[hpc-announce] QAC 2016 [Deadline extended to Sep.7]: Second International Workshop on Quality of Service Assurance in the Cloud -- in conjunction with IEEE CloudCom 2016

Parisa Heidari pheidar2 at uwo.ca
Tue Aug 30 16:28:40 CDT 2016

[Our apologies for possible cross posting]

-- **QAC 2016** --
**2nd International Workshop on Quality of Service Assurance in the Cloud **
in conjunction with IEEE CloudCom 2016

December 12th, 2016, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg



Submission Deadline............  September 7th, 2016 - EXTENDED
Notification of acceptance.....  September 15th, 2016
Camera Ready Due...............  September 22nd, 2016

Workshop Date..................  December 12th, 2016


Cloud computing offers a computational model where network, storage, and compute domains can be abstracted into virtual resources offered on demand. While these abstractions offer opportunities to significantly simplify the management and optimize the use of resources, they impose additional
challenges on assuring the quality of service (QoS).

In the context of multi-tenancy, the same physical resources are shared by different users that do not necessarily share the same service level agreements; hence the QoS distinction has to be enforced at a finer grain. Moreover, certain attributes of the QoS may contradict with others, for instance, high availability favors replication and distributed redundancy while energy efficiency favors de-duplication and consolidation. The multi-layered architecture of the distributed cloud requires not only a thorough orchestration between layers to ensure the required QoS, but also makes the root cause analysis even more complicated in case of the SLA violation. Continuous changes and migrations of the resources allocated at all layers of abstraction pose further challenges to detecting problems, identifying their location and reasoning about causality.

The aim of this workshop is to raise awareness of the challenges of the QoS assurance in the cloud, and bring together practitioners and researchers to discuss potential solutions.


The workshop solicits high-quality papers authored by both industry and academic contributors that address
(but not limited to) the following topics:

- Security assurance, and regulations compliance in the Cloud
- Multi-level isolation orchestration for the Cloud tenants
- High Availability and fault tolerance approaches and techniques in the Cloud
- Dynamic performance assessment and prediction
- Telemetry and smart metering in the Cloud
- Managing Carbon Footprint versus QoS trade-offs
- Requirement modeling and specification for the QoS
- Orchestration and refinement for cloud QoS policies
- Dynamic verification and validation of cloud service quality
- Automated generation of multi-layer QoS test cases
- Autonomic approaches for assurance of cloud service quality
- Real-time analytics integration with QoS control loops
- Evaluations of cloud QoS impact on application or service QoE
- Automatic generation of workflows related to assuring QoS in cloud
- Machine learning and data mining techniques for optimizing QoS assurance processes
- The effect of virtualization (VMs vs. Containers, NFV vs. specialized HW) on QoS

More details can be found at the following URL: http://2016.cloudcom.org/conf/workshops/qac.html


See https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qac2016

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are  simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings.
Authors must submit their papers by the deadline indicated above, using the Easychair submission system available on the following URL:


Only PDF files will be accepted. Manuscripts need to be prepared according to the IEEE CS format. All regular paper submissions should be written in English
with a maximum paper length of 6 pages. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three experts.

Accepted papers **must be presented** at the workshop.
At least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and all workshop participants must pay at least the CloudCom 2016 workshop
registration fee. All accepted papers will be published by the IEEE. All presented papers will be subject to peer review process.



* Ali Kanso, IBM Research, USA
* Catalin Meirosu, Ericsson Research, Sweden

__Publicity Chair__

* Parisa Heidari, Ericsson Research, Canada

__Program Committee__

* Michela D'Errico, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, UK
* Daniel Migault, Ericsson Research, Canada
* Abdelouahed Gherbi, Ecole de Technology Superieure, Canada
* Rami Bahsoon, Birmingham University, United Kingdom
* Ferhat Khendek, Concordia University, Canada
* Pietro Colombo, Insubria University, Italy
* Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria
* Simin Nadjm-Tehrani, University of Linkoping, Sweden
* Khoder Shamy, BlackBerry Limited, Canada
* Hai Huang, IBM Research, USA
* Catalin Meirosu, Ericsson Research, Sweden
* Ricardo Koller, IBM Research, USA

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