[hpc-announce] CloudWay 2015: Call for Papers

Nabor Mendonca nabor at unifor.br
Thu May 14 21:18:28 CDT 2015


CloudWay 2015 - 1st International Workshop on Cloud Adoption and Migration

September 15, 2015
Taormina (Messina), Italy


Co-located with the 4th European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud
Computing (ESOCC 2015)


Paper submission deadline June 26th, 2015
Decision notification July 24th, 2015
Final version due July 31st, 2015
Workshop date Sept. 15th, 2015


Cloud computing has recently been the focus of attention both as academic
research and industrial initiatives. Major IT companies and start-ups
envision cloud computing as i) an economic strategy to meet business
objectives cost effectively and ii) a way to remain competitive by
exploiting technical resources efficiently. From a business point of view,
organizations can benefit from the on-demand and pay-per-use model offered
by cloud services rather than an upfront purchase of costly and
over-provisioned infrastructure. From a technological perspective, the
scalability, interoperability, and efficient (de-)allocation of resources
through cloud services can enable a smooth execution of organizational

Given the potential benefits of cloudification, an increasing number of
organizational business-critical applications – so-called legacy systems –
are being migrated to cloud environments. Regardless of the benefits of
cloudification, many organizations still rely on legacy software systems
developed over the lifetime of an organization using traditional
development methods. In spite of the maintainability issues, (on-premise)
legacy systems are still crucial as they support core business processes
that cannot simply be replaced. Therefore, migrating legacy systems towards
cloud-based platforms allows organizations to leverage their existing
systems deployed (over publicly available resources) as scalable cloud

The 1st International Workshop on Cloud Adoption and Migration (CloudWay
2015) aims to bring together cloud migration experts from academia and
industry from different IT communities, e.g., cloud computing, software
engineering, services computing, big data, information systems, etc. Its
main goals are to promote discussions and collaboration amongst
participants, to help disseminate novel cloud migration practices and
solutions, and to identify future cloud migration challenges and
dimensions. To this end, the workshop will foster a more interactive
participation model, in which authors, invited speakers and attendees will
be encouraged to socially engage beyond the planned workshop activities.


We solicit original high quality papers focused on different areas of
research and practices on cloud adoption and migration based on (but not
limited to) the following topics:

Processes, patterns and frameworks
- Cloud migration strategies
- Cloud migration processes
- Cloud migration best practices
- Cloud migration patterns, styles and tactics
- Cloud migration reference models
- Migration verification and validation

Empirical studies
- Empirical studies, secondary studies or surveys on cloud migration
- Cloud migration lessons learned
- Industrial case studies or experience reports on cloud migration

Crosscutting concerns
- Tool support for cloud migration
- Governance in cloud migration
- Cloud migration project management and planning
- Crosscutting concerns in cloud migrations (security, training,
organizational change)
- Effort and cost estimation in cloud migration
- Business models for cloud adoption and migration
- Pricing models of public clouds for migration
- Quality concerns in cloud migration
- Software licensing and infrastructure procurement in cloud migration
- Privacy and law issues

Architecture evolution, adaptation and transformation
- Evolution, scaling, adaptation of cloud architectures
- Model-driven approaches for cloud migration
- Software architecture recovery for cloud migration
- Single tenant architecture transformation to multi-tenant architectures
- Adaptation of organizational business processes in cloud migration
- Adaptation of services and supporting infrastructure
- Cloud friendly (re)design
- Programming support for cloud migration

Infrastructure and data challenges
- Migration to XaaS (e.g., SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) delivery models
- Organizational data in cloud migration
- Data migration strategies in cloud

Hybrid and multi-cloud migration
- Application distribution and portability in cloud migration
- Hybrid, multi-cloud deployment of application components
- Availability and resiliency in cloud migration

Migrating to cloud using micro services
- Migrating monolithic architecture to micro service architecture
- Migrating to big data systems using Lambda Architecture (LA)
- From centralized governance to decentralized governance for micro services
- Service failure and resiliency in micro services and concerns in
migration processes

DevOps process and cloud migration
- Infrastructure automation for cloud migration
- Restructuring cross-functional teams to team organization around business


We seek submissions of both full and short papers. Full papers (maximum 12
pages) should describe original research, empirical studies or experience
reports on cloud adoption and migration, while short papers (maximum 8
pages) should describe on-going research or early empirical results. All
papers must be written in English and follow Springer's LNCS formatting
instructions <http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0>.
Papers must be submitted in PDF using the EasyChair online submission
system <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cloudway2015>.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the
international program committee. Paper acceptance will be based on
originality, significance, technical soundness, clarity of presentation,
and their adequacy to the workshop. Accepted papers will appear in a joint
ESOCC 2015 Workshops Proceedings to be published in Springer's
Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series (final
approval pending). We are also considering the possibility to invite
authors of the workshop's best papers to publish extended versions of their
work in a special issue of a related international journal or in a book on
cloud migration.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register and attend the
workshop. Registration is subject to the terms, conditions and procedure of
the main ESOCC 2015 conference.


Claus Pahl, IC4, Lero, Dublin City University, Ireland
Nabor Mendonça, University of Fortaleza, Brazil
Pooyan Jamshidi, Imperial College London, UK


Vasilios Andrikopoulos, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Thais Batista, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
William Campbell, Birmingham City University, UK
Fei Cao, University of Central Missouri, USA
Schahram Dustdar, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Wilhelm (Willi) Hasselbring, Kiel University, Germany
Tomayess Issa, Curtin University, Australia
Pooyan Jamshidi, Imperial College London, UK (Co-chair)
Ali Khajeh-Hosseini, RightScale, Inc., UK
Xiaodong Liu, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK
Theo Lynn, Dublin City University, Ireland
Paulo Henrique Maia, State University of Ceará, Brazil
Nabor Mendonça, University of Fortaleza, Brazil (Co-chair)
Claus Pahl, Dublin City University, Ireland (Co-chair)
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Américo Sampaio, University of Fortaleza, Brazil
Amir Sharifloo, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Giovanna Sissa, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
Steve Strauch, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Michelle Zhu, Southern Illinois University, USA


For further information, please email the workshop contact chair:

Nabor Mendonça, University of Fortaleza, Brazil <nabor at unifor.br>

Nabor das Chagas Mendonça, Ph.D.
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Informática Aplicada (PPGIA)
Centro de Ciências Tecnológicas (CCT)
Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR)
Av. Washington Soares, 1321, Bloco J, Sala 30
CEP 60811-905 Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
Tel.: +55 85 3477 3268 Fax: +55 85 3477 3061
E-mail: nabor at unifor.br, nabor.mendonca at gmail.com
Web: https://sites.google.com/site/nabormendonca/
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