[hpc-announce] Call for Papers for 5th CLOUD COMPUTING ON INFRASTRUCTURE AS A SERVICE AND ITS APPLICATIONS (CCISA) special session of 25th PDP

Kecskemeti, Gabor G.Kecskemeti at ljmu.ac.uk
Thu Aug 11 07:46:45 CDT 2016

Call for Papers

for the
special session at the
25th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and
network-based Processing

St. Petersburg, Russia
Conference dates: 6-8th March, 2017.


Cloud Computing covers a broad range of distributed computing principles
from infrastructure (e.g distributed storage, reconfigurable networks)
to new programming platforms (e.g MS Azure, Google Appe Engine), and
internet based applications. Particularly, Infrastructure as a Service
(IaaS) Cloud systems - such as Amazon EC2, Rackspace or Google Compute
Engine - allow the dynamic creation, destruction and management of
virtual machines (VMs) on virtualized clusters. IaaS Clouds provide a
high-level of abstraction to the end user, one that allows the creation
of on-demand services through a pay as you go infrastructure combined
with elasticity. The increasingly large range of choices and
availability of IaaS toolkits has also allowed creation of cloud
solutions and frameworks even suitable for private deployment and
practical IaaS use on smaller scales. This special session on Cloud
Computing is intended to be a forum for the exchange of ideas and
experiences on the use of Cloud Computing technologies and applications
with compute and data intensive workloads. The special session also aims
at presenting the challenges and opportunities offered by the
development of open-source Cloud Computing solutions - such as OpenStack
or OpenNebula - themselves, as well as case studies in applications of
Cloud Computing. The general venue will be a good occasion to share,
learn, and discuss the latest results in this field of research. The
special session program will include presentations of peer-reviewed papers.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Virtualization technologies and their effects on IaaS solutions
- Incorporating beyond-CPU virtualization (e.g., I/O, GPU) aspects to
cloud infrastructures
- Cloud Computing resource management (e.g., Virtual Machine scheduling
and management algorithms)
- Container management and orchestration
- Operational challenges, federative and interoperability aspects of
private, hybrid and public IaaS systems
- Cost and pricing models in virtualized infrastructures
- Novel IaaS architectures, platforms and applications (e.g.,
incorpoarating IoT systems)
- Virtual Appliance storage management (e.g., caching, repositories,
- Virtual Machine migration techniques
- Security and Privacy aspects of data management in Clouds
- Cloud Computing for scientific applications
- Performance evaluation, modeling, simulation and prediction of IaaS clouds
- Programming models and tools
- Cloud computing for compute and/or data intensive applications
- Workflows on the Cloud
- Cloud Computing deployment models
- Cloud storage and I/O
- Cloud services for the Internet of Things

ENTICE project links
The session is organised in collaboration with the ENTICE project
(www.entice-project.eu). We expect to receive additional papers in
alignment with the goals of the project:

- Creation of lightweight VM images through functional descriptions
- Distributed lightweight VM image storage
- Autonomous multi-objective repository optimisation
- Elastic resource provisioning
- Information infrastructure for strategic and dynamic reasoning

Additionally, the project will present its use cases/pilot applications
and show how they are aligned to the scope of the special session and to
the wider cloud computing research and industrial communities. Finally,
at the end of the session the project will organise a panel.

Submission guidelines
Authors are required to submit original, unpublished research or
overviews on infrastructure clouds and their applications. Submitted
manuscripts should not exceeding 8 pages in the Conference proceedings
format ( double-column, 10pt). The special session applies double-bind
review: the paper should not contain authors’ names and affiliations; in
the reference list, references to the authors’ own work entries should
be substituted with the string "omitted for blind review”.

Submission site: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pdp2017
Please note, as the first step of the submission procedure, authors must
pick the cloud special session in order to be considered for inclusion
within the session.

All accepted papers will be included in the same volume as the main
conference's material, and they will be published by the Conference
Publishing Services (CPS). The Final Paper Preparation and Submission
Instructions will be published after the notification of acceptance.
Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present their
papers at the Conference. Conference proceedings will be submitted to
IEEE explore, CDSL, and for indexing among others, to DBLP, Scopus
ScienceDirect, and ISI Web of Knowledge.

Important dates
Paper submission: 25th Aug. 2016
Acceptance notification: 25th Oct. 2016
Camera ready due: 20th Nov. 2016
Registration: 20th Nov. 2016
Conference: 6th - 8th Mar. 2017

Session Chair
Gabor Kecskemeti, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

Session Co-Chairs
Thierry Delaitre, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Attila Kertesz, University of Szeged and MTA SZTAKI, Hungary

Programme Committee
Vlado Stankovsky, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Thierry Delaitre, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Vincent Chimaobi Emeakaroha, University College Cork, Ireland
Thomas Fahringer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Eduardo Huedo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Gabor Kecskemeti, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Attila Kertesz, University of Szeged and MTA SZTAKI, Hungary
Steven Latre, University of Antwerp - iMinds, Belgium
Philipp Leitner, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Attila Csaba Marosi, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary
Anne-Cecile Orgerie, CNRS, France
Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Ivan Rodero, Rutgers University, USA
Gabor Terstyanszky, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy

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