[hpc-announce] CFP: The first international workshop FedICI'2013, Federative and interoperable cloud infrastructures

Gabor Kecskemeti gkecskem at dps.uibk.ac.at
Thu Mar 28 10:59:55 CDT 2013

The first international workshop FedICI'2013

Federative and interoperable cloud infrastructures

August 26 or 27 2013, Aachen, Germany
organized in conjunction with Euro-Par 2013

Call for papers

Workshop theme:
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud systems allow the dynamic 
creation, destruction and management of Virtual Machines (VM) on 
virtualized clusters. IaaS clouds provide a high-level of abstraction to 
the end user that allows the creation of on-demand services through a 
pay as you go infrastructure combined with elasticity. As a result, many 
academic infrastructure service providers have started transitions to 
add cloud resources to their previously existing campus and shared grid 
deployments. To complete such solutions, they should also support the 
unification of multiple cloud and/or cloud and grid solutions in a 
seamless, preferably interoperable way. Hybrid, community or 
multi-clouds may utilize more than one cloud system, which are also 
called as a cloud federations. The management of such federations raise 
several challenges and open issues that require significant research 
work to be done in this area.
This workshop will provide a dedicated forum for sharing the latest 
results, exchanging ideas and experiences, presenting new research, 
development and management of interoperable, federated IaaS cloud 
systems. The aim of the workshop is to help the community with defining 
the current state, determining further goals and presenting 
architectures and service frameworks to achieve highly interoperable 
federated cloud infrastructures. Priority will be given to submissions 
that focus on presenting solutions to interoperability and efficient 
management challenges faced by current and future infrastructure clouds. 
Selection will prioritize papers that document and present measured 
comparisons or practical information on realistic, real-world solutions.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed and judged on correctness, 
originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation 
and relevance to the topics of interest.

Papers may be submitted on any topic relevant to the theme of the 
workshop, including but not limited to:
- Case studies of interoperable and federated solutions across multiple 
infrastructures including mixed grid and cloud systems
- Application programming interfaces and standards for interoperability 
and federation
- Federation-compatible service agreements, SLAs and quality of service 
- Virtual machine scheduling, management and deployment algorithms in 
federated systems (considering multi-objective solutions, scalability, 
energy efficiency etc.)
- Accounting, identity management and security solutions that support 
federation-level models
- Legal issues and data privacy in federated Cloud management
- Performance evaluation, prediction and comparison of federated cloud 
- Storage management, focusing on interoperability and multi cloud placement
- Novel IaaS architectures incorporating federative constructs in their 
- Virtual appliance marketplaces and repositories meeting the demands 
and serving multi-cloud systems

Authors are required to submit original, unpublished research or 
overviews on Federative and interoperable cloud infrastructures. 
Manuscripts should be limited to 10 pages in Springer LNCS format and 
submitted through the EasyChair submission system 
(https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fedici2013). Accepted 
papers that are presented at the workshop will be published in revised 
form in a special Euro-Par Workshop Volume in the Lecture Notes in 
Computer Science (LNCS) series after the Euro-Par conference.

Important dates:
Deadline for paper submission: May 31, 2013
Author notification: July 8, 2013
Camera ready paper due: July 28, 2013
Workshop: August 26 or 27, 2013

The program committee:
Chair: Gabor Kecskemeti
Co-chairs: Radu Prodan, Attila Kertesz, Attila Csaba Marosi

Workshop webpage:

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