[hpc-announce] UCC Cloud Challenge 2019

Valeria Cardellini cardellini at ing.uniroma2.it
Tue Jun 18 03:15:03 CDT 2019

UCC Cloud Challenge 2019
in Conjunction with UCC 2019
Dec 2 - 5, 2019 | Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Cloud Challenge: http://events.cbmi.htw-berlin.de/ucc19-cloudChallenge/
UCC 2019: https://www.ucc-conference.org/

#  What is the UCC Cloud Challenge?

Cloud Challenge is a competition where participants present solutions
that utilize Cloud technologies. Proposals may range from exploratory
approaches to real-world problems benefiting from private, public, or
hybrid Clouds extending to Fog and Edge computing. This year, we
especially encourage proposals with focus on security.

# Key dates

Proposals Due		Sept 19, 2019
Author Notifications	Oct 1, 2019
Camera Ready Papers Due	Oct 15, 2019
Conference		Dec 2-5, 2019

# Call for Proposals

Nowadays, a wide range of Cloud technologies are available, ranging from
containerized applications to XaaS in decentralized Cloud environments.
We invite the submission of proposals related to various aspects of
Cloud computing elucidating novel approaches for extending features of
technologies and/or for advancing paradigms. Suggested topics include,
but are not limited to:

  * Security in Clouds
  * Data management in Clouds
  * Checkpointing container-based applications
  * Energy consumption in applications
  * Distributed repositories or app stores
  * Sharing of technologies and data
  * Portability between different Cloud environments
  * Scheduling in Clouds

The competitors should outline the nature of the problem that might
range from business, science to socio-lifestyle applications. The
solutions need to be implemented and authors should present the
methodology used to solve the problem and the means of validation of the
solution. Important evaluation criteria are impact, novelty, soundness
of the approach, consideration of security and good scientific practice
(reproducibility, open source/access). The competitors must be able to
demonstrate their approach at the conference, if selected, using an
appropriate means e.g. a live demo, a simulation, emulation, or similar.

# Submission

Authors are asked to prepare their manuscripts according to the IEEE
format for conference proceedings.


Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may
not exceed 6 pages (letter-size 8.5'' x 11'') including figures, tables
and references. The initial submission needs to be in pdf format.
Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is
not currently under review for any other conference or journal. We
strongly encourage authors to consider open source code and open data
wherever possible. Manuscripts must be submitted to the submission
online system EasyChair no later than the indicated submission deadline.

Submissions: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ucccloudchallenge20190

Please register for an account as author if you do not already have one.
If you cannot access the submission website or have difficulties
completing your submission, please contact the challenge chairs for
assistance. All papers will be reviewed by at least 2 independent
reviewers from the international program committee. Papers will be
selected based on their originality, their interest for the research
community, the quality of the use-case description, the description of
the technical solution, the impact of the application and/or technical
description and the status of the work. Proposals will be reviewed 
according to the criteria listed above and should present unpublished
work that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. At
least one member from each selected team is expected to give a technical
talk and provide a demonstration of the system.

# Chairs

Dagmar Krefting, University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany
Jesus Carretero, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

# Program Committee

Sorina Camarasu-Pop, CREATIS, France
Jesus Carretero, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
Dario Fiore, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
Javier Garcia Blas, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
Sandra Gesing, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA
Mina Guirguis, Texas State University, USA
Sabbir Hasan, Bull ATOS R&D, France
Zhiyi Huang, University of Ottago, New Zealand
Dagmar Krefting, University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany
Thomas Ledoux, ASCOLA Team (IMT Atlantique, Inria, LS2N), France
John Morrison, University College Cork, Ireland
Eric Rutton, INRIA, France
Mina Sedaghat, Ericsson Research, Sweden
Ian Taylor, Cardiff University and The Center of Computation and Technology, UK
Petr Tuma, Charles University, Czech Republic
Chee Shin Yeo, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore

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