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