[hpc-announce] Call for Proposals: Cloud Challenge 2014 (in conjunction with UCC 2014)

Ivona Brandic ivona at infosys.tuwien.ac.at
Thu Jun 12 06:50:42 CDT 2014

Call for Proposals: Cloud Challenge 2014



The Cloud Challenge 2014 will be held in conjunction with the ACM/IEEE 
International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing 2014 (UCC), 
December 8-11th, in London, UK.


Call for Proposals

Cloud Challenge is a competition where participants develop solutions 
for real-world problems by utilizing virtualization technologies and 
Cloud computing. The competitors have to submit their proposals 
outlining the nature of the problem that might range from business, 
scientific to socio-lifestyle applications, the methodology used to 
solve the problem and the means of validation of the solution. Further 
the competitors have to outline how characteristics of Cloud computing 
and virtualization can lead to business value, or to improve existing 
processes, practices, tools and applications. The steps that lead to the 
successful adoption of Cloud computing and virtualization services have 
to be explained.

 From those proposals, finalists will be selected to present their work 
at the conference, including a demonstration of the system or software. 
The judges will award a first prize winner at the conference.

Competitive submissions will have clearly identified a significant 
real-world problem that requires Cloud Computing and can benefit form 
the utilization of Cloud infrastructures. Cloud infrastructures can be 
of any kind like private, public, or hybrid Clouds.

Proposals may be up to 6 pages long in the standard IEEE paper format. 
Proposals should clearly indicate:

An overview of the real-world problem that requires and/or can benefit 
from Cloud Computing.

Precise definition of several qualitative and/or quantitative metrics 
that will be utilized to measure the efficacy of the Cloud solution, 
e.g., energy consumption, level of software maintenance, performance, or 

The software and hardware systems used to address the problem.

An analysis of the impact, significance, and novelty of the solution.

Finalists selected to present their work at the conference will give a 
technical talk, provide a demonstration of the system, and answer 
questions posed by the judges.

Proposals will be judged according to the criteria listed above, and 
finalists will be invited to present their solution at the conference. 
At least one member from each selected team must register, present and 
demonstrate their project at UCC 2014. Winners and runners up will get 
prizes and certificates that will be announced soon.


Proposals selected for the presentation (finalist) will be included in 
the proceedings of the conference as short papers.


Cloud challenge 2014 proposals can be submitted at the Cloud Challenge 
submission site

Important Dates

Proposal papers due: 15th August 2014

Finalists selected: 15th Sep 2014

Final presentations: Dec 08th - 11th 2014


Ivona Brandic, Vienna University of Technology, Austria


Vincent Emeakaroha, University College Cork, Ireland

Philipp Leitner, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Attila Kertesz, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary

Georges Da Costa, Toulouse University, France

Srikumar Venugopal, University of New South Wales, Australia

Marco Netto, IBM, Brazil
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