[hpc-announce] Third Call for Papers: the second international FedICI'2014 workshop "Federative and interoperable cloud infrastructures" of Euro-par 2014 with Extended Deadline to 9th June

Attila Kertesz kertesz.attila at sztaki.mta.hu
Fri May 30 05:43:04 CDT 2014

The second international FedICI'2014 workshop on Federative and
interoperable cloud infrastructures
August 25-29, 2014, Porto, Portugal
organized in conjunction with Euro-par 2014 (http://europar2014.dcc.fc.up.pt/)

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

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 systems
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 systems
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

Submission guidelines

Authors are required to submit original, unpublished research or
overviews on Federative and interoperable cloud infrastructures.
Manuscripts should be limited to 12 pages in Springer LNCS format and
submitted through the EasyChair submission system (during submission
please don't forget to select the track of the workshop):
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=europar2014ws .

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: 9th June 2014 -- Extended Deadline!
Acceptance notification: 4th July 2014
Workshop early registration: 25th July 2014
Workshop: 25th-26th August 2014 (the workshop's actual date will be
decided based on the number of submissions)
Camera ready paper due: 3rd October 2014

Workshop Chair:

Gabor Kecskemeti, MTA SZTAKI and University of Miskolc, Hungary

Co chairs:

Attila Kertesz, MTA SZTAKI and University of Szeged, Hungary
Attila Csaba Marosi, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary
Radu Prodan, Distributed and Parallel Systems group, Institut für
Informatik, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Program Committee
Jameela Al-Jaroodi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Salvatore Distefano, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Eduardo Huedo Cuesta, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Gabor Kecskemeti, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Attila Kertesz, MTA SZTAKI and University of Szeged, Hungary
Philipp Leitner, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Daniele Lezzi, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Attila Csaba Marosi, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary
Nader Mohamed, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Zsolt Nemeth, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary
Ariel Oleksiak, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Cener, Poland
Anne-Cecile Orgerie, CNRS, Myriads, IRISA, France
Simon Ostermann, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Dana Petcu, Western University of Timisoara, Romania
Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Ivan Rodero, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, USA
Matthias Schmidt, 1&1 Internet AG, Germany
Alan Sill, Texas Tech University
Gergely Sipos, European Grid Infrastructure, Netherlands
Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy

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