[hpc-announce] UCC 2017, Austin, Texas, USA: Final Call for Papers

Ashiq Anjum Ashiq.Anjum at cern.ch
Fri Aug 18 17:58:24 CDT 2017

10th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2017)

December 5-8, 2017 – Austin, Texas, USA – Call for Participation

Website: http://ucc-conference.org


AT&T Hotel & Executive Education Conference Center

1900 University Avenue

Austin, TX 78705

Context & Scope

Cloud Computing delivers computational resources on-demand as services that are commoditized and delivered comfortably analogous to traditional utilities such as electricity, gas, water and telephony. Cloud service offerings for compute, storage and communication resources as well as for hosted software and data are growing at a tremendous rate. It is essential to understand how to effectively transform these services into Utilities that provide value to both users and providers. There is also increasing interest from commercial providers to offer business and revenue models around the services they offer. Understanding how these models could be used to provide utility for users, intermediary brokers (aggregators) and providers is also an area of active research. UCC is the premier IEEE/ACM conference covering all areas related to Cloud Computing as a Utility and provides an international forum for leading researchers and practitioners in this important and growing field. UCC 2017, to be held in Austin, reflects the need to bring academics and industrial researchers together to discuss how to improve existing services and how to bring new applications into the cloud.


This will be the 10th UCC in a successful conference series of community-driven events. Previous events were held in Shanghai, China (Cloud 2009), Melbourne, Australia (Cloud 2010 & UCC 2011), Chennai, India (UCC 2010), Chicago, USA (UCC 2012), Dresden, Germany (UCC2013), London, UK (UCC 2014), Limassol, Cyprus (UCC 2015) and Shanghai, China (UCC 2016). BDCAT and predecessor conferences have been co-located with UCC for the past several events.


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research manuscripts that demonstrate current research in all areas of Cloud and Utility computing including design and analysis of distributed and centralized Cloud systems, data centre design and engineering, economic and market models for cloud systems, revenue and business models and their applications in scientific and commercial deployments.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  *   Principles and theoretical foundations of Utility Computing, including pricing and service models

  *   Policy languages and programming models, such as cloud-native and cloud-enabled applications

  *   Utility-driven models and mechanisms for Cloud federations

  *   Autonomic techniques for Cloud applications

  *   Utility-/comfort-driven platforms for Clouds

  *   Architectural models to achieve Utility in Clouds

  *   Designs and deployment models for Clouds: private, public, hybrid, federated, aggregated

  *   Cloud Computing middleware, stacks, tools, delivery networks and services at all layers (XaaS)

  *   Integration of Cloud systems with edge devices

  *   Virtualization technologies and other enablers

  *   Economic models and scenarios of use

  *   Scalability and resource management: brokering, scheduling, capacity planning, parallelism and elasticity, as well as marketplaces

  *   Cloud management: autonomic, adaptive, self-*, SLAs, performance models and monitoring

  *   Applications: games, social networks, scientific computing (e-science) and business, as well as large-scale foundations for Big Data and analytics

  *   Mobile and energy-efficient use of Clouds

  *   Cloud business and legal implications beyond technology, such as government regulation, security, privacy, trust and jurisdiction especially in Utility Computing contexts

  *   Hands-on activities, tutorials, and instructional sessions on new technologies and methods

Important Dates

Paper submissions due

30 Aug 2017

Notification of acceptance

23 Sep 2017

Camera ready papers due

30 September, 2017

Early registration deadline

30 September, 2017

Regular registration deadline

31 October, 2017

* (Separate calls for submissions will be issued by each workshop or tutorial accepted)

Manuscript guidelines

Authors are requested to submit papers electronically. Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 10 letter size (8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables and references using the templates available at http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template, which include an optional free collaborative cloud-based LaTeX authoring tool. Papers should be prepared in two-column single-spaced format.

Authors should submit the manuscript in PDF format and make sure that the file will print on a printer that uses letter size (8.5 x 11) paper. The official language of the meeting is English. All manuscripts will be reviewed and will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees. Papers conforming to the above guidelines can be submitted through the UCC 2017 paper submission system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ucc2017).

Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and need to conform to the ACM conference format guidelines.

Manuscript submissions must be received by the announced submission deadline. All manuscripts will be reviewed by the Program Committee and evaluated on originality, relevance of the problem to the conference theme, technical strength, rigour in analysis, quality of results, and organization and clarity of presentation of the paper.

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Further details on the publication instructions and registration information will be published on the UCC website.

See also the call for posters and the workshop pages on the ucc-conference.org web site.

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