*** Last Call for Workshop Proposals ***
8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud
Computing (UCC 2015)
December 07-10, 2015, St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus
Co-located with the 2nd IEEE/ACM International Conference
on Big Data Computing (BDC 2015)
*** Deadline for submitting workshop proposals: May 8th ***
CONTEXT AND SCOPE
Cloud Computing delivers computational resources on-demand as services
that are commoditized and delivered 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, and 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 2015, to be held in Cyprus, will happen as Cloud providers worldwide
add new services and increase Cloud utility at an accelerated pace, and Cloud
service users explore new usage modes.
This will be the 8th UCC in a successful conference series. Previous events
were held in Shanghai, China (Cloud 2009), Melbourne, Australia (Cloud 2010
& UCC 2011), Chennai, India (UCC 2010), Chicago, USA (UCC 2012), Dresden,
Germany (UCC2013), and London, UK (UCC 2014).
TOPICS OF INTEREST
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
• Big Data and Analytics
• Principles and theoretical foundations of Utility Computing, including
pricing and service models
• Policy languages and Programming models
• Utility driven model and mechanisms for Cloud federations
• Autonomic techniques for Clouds and Cloud applications
• Utility-driven platforms for Clouds
• Architectural models to achieve Utility in Clouds
• Designs and deployment models for Clouds: private, public, hybrid,
• Cloud Computing middleware, stacks, tools, delivery networks and
services at all layers (XaaS)
• Virtualization technologies and other enablers
• Economic models and scenarios of use
• Scalability and resource management: brokering, scheduling, capacity
planning, parallelism and elasticity, as well as marketplaces
• Cloud management: autonomic, adaptive, self-*, SLAs, performance
models and monitoring
• Applications: games, social networks, scientific computing (e-science)
• Mobile and energy-efficient use of Clouds
• Beyond technology: Cloud business and legal implications, such as
security, privacy, trust and jurisdiction, especially in Utility contexts
WORKSHOP PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS
Proposals for workshops should be no more than 2 pages in length and
should contain the following information:
• Title and brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the goals
and the technical issues that will be the focus of the workshop.
• A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of interest.
• A list of related workshops or similar events held in the last 3 years, or to
be held in 2015.
• The names and contact information (web page, email address) of the
proposed technical program committee. This committee should consist
of at least 10 people knowledgeable about the technical issues to be
addressed and preferably not more than two members of the same
• A description of the qualifications of the organizers (who would be the
Workshop Chairs) with respect to organizing this workshop. This can
include papers published in the proposed topic area, previous workshop
organization, and other relevant information.
• Workshop proposals should be submitted in PDF format by email to the
workshop chairs by the 8th of May, 2015.
Workshop chair(s) will be responsible for the following:
• Producing a web page and a "Call for Papers/Participation" for their
workshop. The URL should be sent to the UCC Workshops chairs. The call
must make it clear that the workshop is open to all members of the Cloud,
Big Data, Grid and Cluster Computing community. It should mention that
at least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop
and that all workshop participants must pay the UCC 2015 workshop
day or conference registration fee. The CfP should make it clear that the
registration of at least one author requires the full (non-student, non-
• Ensure that all workshop papers are a maximum of 6 pages in length (in
IEEE format). It is the responsibility of the workshop organizers to ensure
that this page limit has been adhered to. Additional pages may be
purchased (in some circumstances) subject to approval by the proceedings
• Provide a brief description of the workshop for the conference web page
• Selecting the participants and the format of the workshop. The publication
of proceedings will be by the IEEE in the same volume as the main
conference. The acceptance notification (by workshop chairs) therefore
should be the same as the conference paper acceptance notification (i.e. the
dates should be the same). All other details can be up to workshop
organizers to set.
• Advertising the workshop beyond the conference web page.
• Assistance in producing a camera-ready version of the workshop
If the workshop is too small (i.e. does not attract enough submissions) the
UCC 2015 Organizing Committee may decide to merge that workshop with
another. So we encourage workshop organizers to attract a large community.
In extreme situations we may also cancel workshops if there are not enough
Workshop organizers must ensure that suitable quality measures have been
taken to ensure that the accepted papers are of high quality. All papers must
be reviewed by an International Technical Program Committee with a
minimum of 3 reviews per paper. The workshop organizers should also try
to observe an acceptance rate that is no higher than 50%.
Unless indicated on the UCC website, there will be no travel support and
no registration discounts for authors and organizers.
Workshops are not automatically endorsed by IEEE or ACM and should not
use the names of these organisations in their titles.
The UCC 2015 Conference Organizing Committee will be responsible for the
• Providing a link to a workshop's local page.
• Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the workshop.
• In conjunction with the organizers, determining the workshop date and
• Providing copies of the workshop proceedings to attendees.
• Workshop proposals due: 08 May, 2015
• Notification of workshop proposals: 22 May 2015
• Ashiq Anjum, University of Derby, UK
• George Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus
Program Committee Chairs
• Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA (parashar AT rutgers.edu)
• Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK (ranaof AT cardiff.ac.uk)
• Alan Sill, Texas Tech, USA & Open Grid Forum
• Ilkay Altintas, SDSC, USA (altintas AT sdsc.edu)
• Josef Spillner, TU Dresden, Germany (josef.spillner AT tu-dresden.de)
• Ewa Deelman, USC, USA (deelman AT isi.edu)
• Rafael Tolosana, Univ. of Zaragoza, Spain (rafaelt AT unizar.es)
• Khalid Elgazzar, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
PhD Symposium Chair
• Kenneth Johnson, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Cloud Challenge 2015 Chair
• Ian Taylor, Cardiff University, UK
• Achilleas Achilleos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
• Nick Antonopoulos, University of Derby, UK
• George Palis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
• Georgia Kapitsaki, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
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