[hpc-announce] 10th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom 2018): Sixth Call for Contributions

George Angelos Papadopoulos george at cs.ucy.ac.cy
Tue Jul 17 09:50:21 CDT 2018

(Short Papers, Posters, Demos, PhD Consortium)

The 10th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing
Technology and Science (CloudCom 2018)

Hilton Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 10-13 December, 2018


*** Submission Deadline: 31 August, 2018 ***

CloudCom is the premier conference on Cloud Computing worldwide,
attracting researchers, developers, users, students and practitioners from
the fields of big data, systems architecture, services research, virtualization,
security and privacy, high performance computing, always with an emphasis
on how to build cloud computing platforms with real impact. The conference
is co-sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE),
is steered by the Cloud Computing Association, and draws on the excellence
of its world-class Program Committee and its participants. CloudCom 2018
will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus between 10-13 December, 2018.


Topics of interest of CloudCom 2018 are grouped into four tracks:

* Architecture, Storage and Virtualization
* Cloud Services and Applications
* Security, Privacy and Trust
* Edge Computing and Distributed Cloud

The (non-exhaustive) list of topics for each track is as follows:

Track 1: Architecture, Storage and Virtualization
Chairs: Luiz F. Bittencourt, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil,
Ivona Brandic, TU-Wien, Austria

* Intercloud architecture models
* Virtual Machines (VMs), containers, unikernels and microservices
* Cloud services delivery models, campus integration & "last mile" issues
* Virtualization technology and enablers (network virtualization,
software-defined networking)
* Networking technologies
* Cloud system design with FPGAs, GPUs, APUs
* Storage & file systems
* Scalability & performance
* Resource provisioning, monitoring, management & maintenance
* Operational, economic & business models
* Green data centers
* Computational resources, storage & network virtualization
* Resource monitoring
* Virtual desktops
* Resilience, fault tolerance, disaster recovery
* Modeling & performance evaluation
* Disaster recovery
* Energy efficiency

Track 2: Cloud Services and Applications
Chairs: Laura Ricci, University of Pisa, Italy,
Beniamino Di Martino, Seconda Universita' di Napoli, Italy

* XaaS (everything as a service including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS)
* Cloud services models & frameworks
* Service deployment and orchestration in the Cloud
* Cloud service management
* Cloud workflow management
* Cloud services reference models & standardization
* Cloud-powered services design
* Cloud elasticity
* Machine learning and systems interactions
* Data management applications & services
* Service for computing-intensive applications
* Mining and analytics
* Data-provisioning services
* Cloud programming models, benchmarks, and tools
* Cloud-based services & protocols
* Fault-tolerance & availability of cloud services and applications
* Application development and debugging tools
* Business models & economics of cloud services

Track 3: Security, Privacy and Trust
Chairs: Martin Gilje Jaatun, University of Stavanger, Norway,
Barbara Carminati, Insubria, Italy

* Accountability & audit
* Authentication & authorization
* Cloud integrity
* Blockchain Cloud services
* Cryptography in the Cloud
* Hypervisor security
* Identity management & security as a service
* Prevention of data loss or leakage
* Secure, interoperable identity management
* Trust & credential management
* Trust models for cloud services
* Usable security risk management in cloud computing environments
* Privacy policy framework for clouds
* Privacy-preserving data mining for clouds
* Information sharing and data protection in the cloud
* Cryptographic protocols against internal attacks in clouds
* Privacy protection in cloud platforms
* Energy/cost/efficiency of security in clouds

Track 4: Edge Computing and Distributed Cloud
Chairs: Antonio Fernandez Anta, IMDEA, Spain,
Sarunas Girdzijauskas, KTH, Sweden

* Cloudlet-enabled applications
* Distributed Cloud Infrastructure
* Foundations and principles of distributed cloud computing
* Architectural models, prototype implementations and applications
* Cloud brokers and coordination across multiple resource managers
* Interoperability and mobility
* Software infrastructure for cloudlets
* Dynamic resource, service and context management on edge computing
* Fog Computing
* IoT cloud architectures & models
* Cloud-based context-aware IoT
* Economics and pricing
* Experience with and performance evaluation of existing deployments and
measurements (public, private, hybrid, federated environments)


Authors are invited to submit their research work to the CloudCom 2018
conference. Submitted work 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 work by 31 August,
2018 using the EasyChair submission system:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cloudcom2018 .

Only PDF files will be accepted. Manuscripts need to be prepared according to
the IEEE CS format (https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html).


All short paper submissions should be written in English with a maximum
paper length of 4 pages. The short papers will be included in the conference
proceedings, published by IEEE CS Press (IEEE Xplore) and indexed by EI and

Participants submitting posters or demos are required to submit a short
paper describing the poster/demo content, the research supporting it, and
the relevance and importance to the Cloud Computing Association.

Accepted papers must be presented at the conference. At least one author of
each accepted paper must register to the conference, by the early date
indicated by the organizers, and present the paper.

During the conference, posters and demos will be displayed or presented in
specified sessions. The recommended display poster size is A1 (594mm by
841mm, portrait). Demo submissions may include an additional 1-page
appendix describing the specific contents of the demo that conference
attendees would see. Any special technical requirements for the demo
should also be described in this appendix. The contents of this appendix
will be used to evaluate whether the demo is a good fit for CloudCom 2018,
but will not be included in the proceedings.


A Ph.D. consortium will be held in conjunction with IEEE CloudCom 2018.
The Ph.D. consortium aims to provide an opportunity for Ph.D. students in
the early stage of their dissertation and Master students planning to advance
their study in a doctoral program to present their research results and receive
feedback from experienced scholars and industry experts. Accepted Ph.D.
consortium papers will be published in the Proceedings of IEEE CloudCom
2018 and archived in IEEE Xplore.


* Short Papers, Posters, Demos, Ph.D. Consortium Due: 31 August, 2018
* Notification of Acceptance: 14 September, 2018
* Camera Ready: 08 October, 2018
* Author Registration: 15 October, 2018


* George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

* George Pallis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
* Sebastien Varrette, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

* Antonio Fernandez Anta, IMDEA, Spain
* Luiz F. Bittencourt, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil
* Ivona Brandic, TU-Wien, Austria
* Barbara Carminati, Insubria, Italy
* Martin Gilje Jaatun, University of Stavanger, Norway
* Sarunas Girdzijauskas, KTH, Sweden
* Beniamino Di Martino, Seconda Universitaí di Napoli, Italy
* Laura Ricci, University of Pisa, Italy


* Domenico Talia, University of Calabria, Italy
* Dimitrios Tsoumakos, Ionian University, Greece

* Achilleas Achilleos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

* Ioannis Konstantinou, NTUA, Greece

* Achilleas Achilleos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

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