[hpc-announce] Final deadline extension and CfP: 6th Cloud Computing on Infrastructure as a Service and its Applications (CCISA) at PDP2018

Kecskemeti, Gabor G.Kecskemeti at ljmu.ac.uk
Sun Nov 5 05:55:41 CST 2017

Call for Papers

for the
special session at the
26th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and
network-based Processing

Cambridge, UK
Conference dates: 21-23th March, 2018.


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) as part of virtual computing infrastructures.
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. With the rapid evolution and proliferation of Internet
of Things systems, we this session also aims to provide a forum for case
studies on integrated use of clouds and IoT systems. 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 and container technologies and their effects on IaaS
- 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)
- Operational challenges, federative and interoperability aspects of
private, hybrid and public IaaS systems
- Novel IaaS architectures, platforms and applications (e.g.,
incorporating IoT systems)
- Virtual machine/container image and virtual appliance storage
management (e.g., caching, repositories, marketplaces)
- Virtual Machine migration techniques
- Security and Privacy aspects of data management in clouds and IoT systems
- Cloud Computing for scientific, compute and/or data intensive
- Performance evaluation, modeling, simulation and prediction of IaaS
clouds and their relation to IoT (including cost and price models)
- Programming models, tools, orchestration techniques and workflows
involving Cloud and IoT systems
- Cloud Computing deployment models
- Cloud, edge and fog storage and I/O
- Cloud services for the Internet of Things
- Scalability issues of IoT systems
- Emerging techniques in Edge and Fog Computing
- Autonomous control in Internet of Things, multi-clouds and software
defined networks

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=pdp2018
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: 10th Nov. 2017 (extended from 3rd of Nov/15th of Sep)
Acceptance notification: 1st Dec. 2017 (extended from 13th of Oct)
Camera ready due: 22th Dec. 2017 (extended from 17th of Nov)
Conference: 21th - 23th Mar. 2018

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
Vincent Chimaobi Emeakaroha, University College Cork, Ireland
Thomas Fahringer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Eduardo Huedo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
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
Valeria Cardellini, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Thar Baker Shamsa, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Posco Tso, Loughborough University, UK
Zoltan Mann, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

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