[hpc-announce] WoC 2018 (second CFP)- IEEE 4th International Workshop on Container Technologies and Container Clouds

Parisa Heidari parisa.heidari at polymtl.ca
Sat Dec 30 21:21:26 CST 2017

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--** WOC 2018 **--
**IEEE 4th International Workshop on Container Technologies and  
Container Clouds**


April 17-20, 2018
Orlando, Florida, USA
Held in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Cloud  
Engineering (IC2E) 2018

Submission Deadline: Jan 10, 2018
Author Notification: Jan 30, 2018
Camera-ready Deadline: Feb 5, 2018
Workshop date (TBD): April 17-20, 2018


Containers are a lightweight OS-level virtualization abstraction  
primarily based on namespace isolation and control groups. In the  
recent years, container-based virtualization for applications has  
gained immense popularity thanks to the success of technologies like  
Docker. Container packaging mechanisms like Docker, LXD and Rkt, as  
well as management frameworks like Kubernetes, Mesos, etc., are  
witnessing widespread adoption in the industry today. Container  
technologies have eliminated the feature parity between development  
and production environment by enabling developers to package  
applications and their dependencies as a single unit that can be run  
across diverse operating environments.
Though containers provide a great amount of flexibility and  
portability from a developer's perspective, there are several  
important challenges that need to be addressed by the infrastructure  
provider, in order to run these virtualized applications in a cloud  
environment. The fourth workshop on container technologies and  
container clouds solicits contributions in this area from researchers  
and practitioners in both the academia and industry. The workshop  
welcomes submissions describing unpublished research, position papers  
as well as deployment experiences on various topics related to  
containers as outlined below:
Topics of interested include but are not limited to:

--Security, isolation and performance of containers
--Network architectures for multi-host container deployments
--Orchestration models for cloud scale deployments
--High availability systems for containerized workloads
--Leveraging hardware support for containers and containerized workloads
--Migrating and optimizing traditional workloads for containers
--Operational issues surrounding management of large clusters of containers
--Container use cases and challenges for HPC, Big Data and IoT applications
--Leveraging cognitive techniques for containers
--Performance enhancement of containers
--Use cases of using containers such as serverless computing and PaaS
--Comparative studies between containers, uni-kernels, and any other  
virtualization technologies
--Other topics relevant to containers


Submissions are single blind and should follow the IEEE conference  
guidelines for formatting. They can be in one of the two formats: a  
traditional 5 page paper (excluding references) or a 2 page extended  
abstract/proposal for operational experiences and position pieces. The  
category of submission (paper or extended abstract) should be  
mentioned in the title. Please upload your papers in PDF form to  
easychair [https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=woc18].
Submissions will be judged on novelty, relevance, clarity of  
presentation, and correctness. Authors of accepted submissions are  
required to present their work. Accepted papers and abstracts will be  
made available in the conference website at least one week before the  
workshop, so that the participants can come prepared having read the  
*Accepted submissions will be published via IEEExplore.*


__ Workshop chair:

* Seetharami R. Seelam – IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
* Ali Kanso – IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

__ Publicity Chair:

* Parisa Heidari – Ericsson, Canada

__ Program Committee:

* Michela Taufer, University of Deleware
* Gregor von Laszewski, Indian University
* Olivier Sallou, INRIA
* Wei Tang, Google Inc.
* Ming Zhao, Arizona State University
* Abhishek Gupta, Intel
* Abdelouahed Gherbi, ETS University, Montreal, Canada
* Wubin Li, Ericsson Research, Montreal, Canada
* Timothy Wood, George Washington University
* Shriram Rajagopalan, IBM T.
* Marco Cello, Nokia Bell Labs
* Wei Tan, Citaldel
* Vatche Ishakian, Bentley University

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