[hpc-announce] ACCO 2017: The IEEE Workshop on Automation of Cloud Configuration and Operations, Tucson, Arizona, USA September 18-22, 2017

Yaser Jararweh yaser.amd at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 03:42:37 CST 2017

*The IEEE Workshop on Automation of Cloud Configuration and Operations
(ACCO) *

**** will be held in conjunction with ICCAC 2017 *** *

*Tucson, Arizona, USA *

*September 18-22, 2017 *

Email: acco.workshop.2017 at gmail.com


Cloud computing is emerging as the next generation IT paradigm due to its
elasticity, scalability, availability, on demand, and pay only for services
that you use. However, cloud systems face major challenges to provide and
validate the required Service Level Agreement (SLA) as well as the security
requirements for a wide range of cloud applications and services. Current
cloud configuration and management are manual intensive, ad-hoc and
error-prone. Manual processes are inherently inconsistent and they cannot
support the cloud requirements for rapid provisioning of new applications
or scale up/down resources on demand. To satisfy these emerging
requirements and to support government and industry security requirements,
it is critically important that cloud computing infrastructures support
efficient automation. Cloud automation will result in efficient operations,
consistent configurations that meet security and SLA requirements, dynamic
and rapid provisioning of cloud resources on demand, elastic scalability up
or down, and support cost savings. The goal of this workshop is to solicit
original and unpublished research papers that describe techniques
supporting efficient cloud automation to meet application’s SLA and
security requirements. The topics of interest include, but are not limited

* Dynamic configuration of cloud system resources to improve performance,
security, and availability.

* Automated data storage configuration and management in cloud systems.

* Techniques to aggregate cloud infrastructures into well-defined
components or structures that support automatic configuration and runtime

* Intelligent cloud workload characterization and prediction to achieve
fault tolerance, reliability and greater resilient operations.

* Tools to automatically configure, monitor, and validate security of cloud
systems and their applications.

* Tools and techniques to pre-certify virtual machine (VM) templates, cloud
template configurations and applications.

* Tools to provide cloud users full visibility into security and operations
of cloud systems and applications.

The papers must be formatted in a two-column layout up to 6 pages and must
follow the IEEE proceedings format. All manuscripts will be reviewed and
judged on merits including originality, significance, interest,
correctness, clarity, and relevance to the broader community. Submitted
papers must include original work and may not be under consideration for
another workshop, conference or journal during the Automation of Cloud
Configuration and Operations (ACCO) workshop review process.

Authors should submit their papers electronically following the
instructions from the ICCAC 2017 conference website (
http://autonomic-conference.org) using

At least one author of the accepted paper is expected to register and
present their work during the workshop, for publication in IEEEXplore.

*** There will be also a special issue on the Cluster Computing Journal
that will include an extension of the best paper of the workshop. *


Full paper submission June 2, 2017 11:59PM (AoE)

Author notification June 30, 2017

Camera-ready version July 21, 2017


Abdella Battou, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA


- Cihan Tunc, University of Arizona, USA

- Charif Mahmoudi, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
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