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

Valeria Cardellini cardellini at ing.uniroma2.it
Tue May 22 14:47:49 CDT 2018

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11th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2018)
December 17-20, 2018 - Zurich, Switzerland 

Co-sponsored by IEEE TCSC & ACM SIGARCH / in-cooperation with ACM SIGHPC

Website: http://ucc-conference.org
Submissions: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ucc2018

Context & Scope

Cloud Computing delivers computational resources on-demand as services
that are commoditized and delivered comfortably analogous to traditional
utilities such as electricity, gas, water and telephony. Cloud service
offerings for compute, storage and communication resources as well as
for hosted software and data are growing at a tremendous rate. It is
essential to understand how to effectively transform these services into
Utilities that provide value to both users and providers. There is also
increasing interest from commercial providers to offer business and
revenue models around the services they offer. Understanding  how these
models could be used to provide utility for users, intermediary brokers
(aggregators), and providers is also an area of active research. 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 offers a main conference track, a co-located BDCAT 2018 conference,
as well as workshops, tutorials, doctoral symposium and cloud challenge.
Separate calls exist for all satellite events.


This will be the 11th UCC in a successful conference series of
community-driven events. Previous events were held in Shanghai, China
(Cloud 2009), Chennai, India (UCC 2010), Melbourne, Australia (Cloud
2010 & UCC 2011), Chicago, USA (UCC 2012), Dresden, Germany (UCC 2013),
London, UK (UCC 2014), Limassol, Cyprus (UCC 2015), Shanghai, China (UCC
2016), and Austin, USA (UCC 2017). Big Data Computing, Applications and
Technologies (BDCAT) and workshops will be co-located with UCC like for
the past several events.


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research manuscripts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

Important Dates

Paper submissions due: August 01, 2018
Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2018
Camera ready papers due: October 08, 2018
Early + author registration deadline: October 08, 2018
Conference: December 17-20, 2018

Manuscript guidelines

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

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.

Awards and Special Issues

A selection commission chaired by the UCC 2018 TPC chairs will select
and acknowledge the best paper and best student paper to receive an
award during the conference.

Authors of highly rated papers from UCC 2018 will be invited to submit
an extended version to a special issue of a prestigious journal in the
area of utility and cloud computing which is currently being defined.

UCC 2018 Technical Programme Committee

Valeria Cardellini			University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy (chair)
Luiz Fernando Bittencourt	University of Campinas, Brazil (chair)

Sherif Abdelwahed			Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Vasilios Andrikopoulos		University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Danilo Ardagna			Politecnico of Milan, Italy
Marcos Assuncao			INRIA, France
Peter Bloodsworth			University of Oxford, UK
Luiz Carlos Erpen de Bona	Federal University of Parana, Brazil
Francisco Brasileiro			University of Campina Grande, Brazil
Torsten Braun				University of Bern, Switzerland
Andrey Brito				Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil
Rodrigo Calheiros			Western Sydney University, Australia
Giuliano Casale			Imperial College London, UK
Emiliano Casalicchio		Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Harold Castro				Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
Yong Chen				Texas Tech University, USA
Tim Cockerill				Texas Advanced Computing Center, USA
Miguel Correia				INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
Alexandru Costan			Inria / INSA Rennes, France
Marilia Curado				University of Coimbra, Portugal
Andrew Edmonds			Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Khalid Elgazzar			University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
Vincent Emeakaroha		Cork IT, UK
Julio Cezar Estrella			University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Luciano Paschoal Gaspary	Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Thiago Genez				University of Bern, Switzerland
Madhu Govindaraju			Binghamton University, USA
Yanfei Guo				Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Rui Han					Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Nikolas Herbst				University of Wurzburg, Germany
Kenneth Johnson			Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Attila Kertesz				University of Szeged, Hungary
Ryan Ko					University of Waikato, New Zealand
Craig Lee					The Aerospace Corporation, USA
Jianxin Li					Beihang University, China
Marin Litoiu				York University, Canada
Ling Liu					Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Francesco Lo Presti		University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Xiaoyi Lu					The Ohio State University, USA
Edmundo Madeira			University of Campinas, Brazil
Maciej Malawski			AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Zoltan Adam Mann			University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Daniel Menasce			George Mason University, USA
Gabriele Mencagli			University of Pisa, Italy
Ningfang Mi				Northeastern University, USA
Edmundo Monteiro			University of Coimbra, Portugal
Priya Narasimhan			Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Philippe Navaux			Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Marco Netto				IBM Research, Brazil
Sangmi Pallickara			Colorado State University
Shrideep Pallickara			Colorado State University, USA
Nikos Parlavantzas			INSA Rennes and IRISA/Inria Rennes, France
Guillaume Pierre			University of Rennes, France
Ilia Pietri					University of Athens, Greece
Radu Prodan				University of Innsbruck, Austria
Rajiv Ranjan				Newcastle University, UK
Robert Ricci				University of Utah, USA
Ivan Rodero				Rutgers University, USA
Christian Esteve Rothenberg	University of Campinas, Brazil
Yogish Sabharwal			IBM Research - India, India
Rizos Sakellariou			University of Manchester, UK
Bruno Schulze				National Laboratory for Scientific Computing, Brazil
Mohammad Shojafar		University of Padua, Italy
Alex Sim					Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Yogesh Simmhan			Indian Institute of Science, India
Evgenia Smirni			College of William and Mary, USA
Stefan Tai				TU Berlin, Germany
Andrey Tchernykh			CICESE Research Center, Mexico
Ruppa Thulasiram			University of Manitoba, Canada
Rafael Tolosana-Calasanz	Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Adel Nadjaran Toosi		University of Melbourne, Australia
Hong-Linh Truong			TU Wien, Austria
Srikumar Venugopal		IBM Research Ireland, Ireland
Massimo Villari			University of Messina, Italy
Cho-Li Wang				The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Shangguang Wang			Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Ramin Yahyapour			GWDG - University of Gottingen, Germany
Jianfeng Zhan				Institute of Computing Technology - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dongfang Zhao			University of Nevada, USA

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