[hpc-announce] CFP 11th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2018)

Valeria Cardellini cardellini at ing.uniroma2.it
Tue Jun 26 13:36:18 CDT 2018

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Do not miss the opportunity for discussing a full week of cloud and big data advances in central Europe at the end of the year on the 11th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2018)! The conference will take place December 17-20, 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland (http://ucc-conference.org/).

* 01 August, 2018 is a deadline for:
    - Main conference paper submissions
    - Tutorial proposals
    - Cloud Challenge proposals
    - Doctoral Research Papers

* Poster submissions due: 01 September, 2018
* Notification of acceptance for main papers: 15 September, 2018
* Camera ready papers due: 08 October, 2018
* Early and author registration deadline: 08 October, 2018
* Conference: 17-20 December 2018

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 2018, to be held in Zurich, Switzerland, 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.

UCC 2018 will have a co-located 5th International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies (BDCAT 2018, http://bdcat-conference.org/), an embedded Cloud Challenge and a subsequent European Symposium on Serverless Computing and Applications (ESSCA 2018, http://essca2018.servicelaboratory.ch)

UCC conference topics of interest include but are not limited to:
* Architectural models to achieve Utility in Clouds
* Cloud business and legal implications beyond technology
* Cloud Computing middleware, stacks, tools, delivery networks and services at all layers (XaaS)
* Cloud large-scale foundations for Big Data, IoT, and real-time analytics
* Cloud management: autonomic, adaptive, self-*, SLAs, and monitoring
* Cloud-native application design and engineering
* Cloud, Fog and edge/mobile devices management, hierarchy models, and business models
* Designs and deployment models for Clouds: private, public, hybrid, federated, aggregated
* Economic and business models of Clouds and services
* HPC and the Cloud
* Innovative cloud applications and experiences
* Integration of Cloud systems with edge and IoT devices
* Mobile and energy-efficient use of Clouds
* Networking for clouds and data centres
* Performance analysis and modeling of cloud systems and applications
* Policy languages and programming models
* Principles and theoretical foundations of Utility Computing
* Resource management and scalability: brokering, scheduling, capacity planning, and elasticity
* Security, trust and privacy in Clouds
* Utility-driven platforms for Clouds
* Utility-driven models and mechanisms for interclouds / federations
* Virtualization, containerization, composition, orchestration and other enablers


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research manuscripts that demonstrate current research in all areas of Cloud and Utility as well as Big Data 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.

Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed ten (10) single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages, IEEE conference style, including figures, tables, and references. The proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society and will be made available online through the IEEE Digital Library, as well as through the ACM Digital Library.

Authors should submit the manuscript in PDF format. All manuscripts will be reviewed and will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, rigour in analysis, quality of results, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees. Papers conforming to the above guidelines can be submitted through the UCC 2018 paper submission system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ucc2018

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.

We invite you to visit the Call for Papers page for more information: http://ucc-conference.org/pages/ucc-2018-call-for-papers.html


Nine workshops are confirmed to take place in conjunction with the main conference:
   * 7th International Workshop on Clouds and (eScience) Applications Management - CloudAM 2018. Submission deadline: July 15, 2018
   * 5th International Workshop on Smart City Clouds: Technologies, Systems and Applications - SCCTSA 2018. Submission deadline: July 31, 2018
   * 4th International Workshop on Serverless Computing - WoSC 2018
   * 3rd International Workshop on Trust in Cloud Computing - IWTCC 2018. Submission deadline: July 30, 2018
   * 1st Industry/University Joint International Workshop on Data-center Automation and Software Provisioning - DCASP 2018
   * 1st Workshop on Quality Assurance in the Context of Cloud Computing - QA3C 2018. Submission deadline: September 3, 2018
   * 1st Workshop on Managed Fog-to-Cloud - mF2C 2018. Submission deadline: August 1, 2018
   * 1st Workshop on Cloud-Native Applications Design and Experience - CNAX 2018. Submission deadline: September 1, 2018
   * 1st Workshop on Big Data Analytics for Sustainable Environments - BDASE 2018. Submission deadline: August 1, 2018

All the additional information on the workshops is available on the conference website: http://ucc-conference.org/workshops.html

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