[hpc-announce] CfP: 8th Cloud Computing on Infrastructure as a Service and its Applications (CCISA) at PDP2020

Kecskemeti, Gabor G.Kecskemeti at ljmu.ac.uk
Tue Sep 10 07:18:33 CDT 2019

Call for Papers

for the
special session at the
28th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and
network-based Processing

Vasteras, Sweden
Conference dates: 11-13th March, 2020.


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, this session also aims to provide a forum for case
studies on integrated use of clouds, edge and fog systems in support of
IoT scenarios. 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)
- 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, Edge and Fog Computing deployment models
- Cloud, Edge and Fog storage and I/O
- Cloud, Edge and Fog services for the Internet of Things
- Scalability issues of IoT systems
- Autonomous control in Internet of Things, multi-clouds and software
defined networks

Submission guidelines
Prospective authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages in
length (and in the IEEE Conference proceedings format – IEEEtran, double
column, 10pt) including a 150-200 word abstract. To facilitate an
anonymous reviewing process, the first page of the paper should contain
only the title and abstract (i.e., no author names and affiliations
should be included) and reference entries to the author’s own work
should be substituted with the string "omitted for blind review".

Papers submitted for the special session must be submitted through the
conference submission system with an indication of the name of the
special session. Papers must adhere to the formatting rules of the
conference and will undergo the same review process as other papers
submitted to the conference.

Proceedings will be published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS) in
the same volume as the main conference proceedings. Authors of accepted
papers are expected to register and present the paper 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

Important dates
Paper submission: 15th Sept 2019 (extended from 25th Aug. 2019)
Acceptance notification: 15th Oct. 2019
Camera ready due: 10th Nov. 2019
Conference: 11th - 13th Mar. 2020

Session Chairs
Gabor Kecskemeti, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Attila Kertesz, University of Szeged, Hungary

Programme Committee
Valeria Cardellini, University of Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Vincent Chimaobi Emeakaroha, University College Cork, Ireland
Radhika Garg, Syracuse University, USA
Jozsef Kovacs, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary
Vincenzo De Maio, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Zoltan Mann, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Radu Prodan, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Ivan Rodero, Rutgers University, USA
Sasko Ristov, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Vlado Stankovsky, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Posco Tso, Loughborough University, UK

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