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                                Call for papers

   Seventh Workshop on Management of Cloud and Smart City Systems (MoCS 2017)
                   July 3rd, 2017, Heraklion, Crete, Greece 

Organized by:
National Research Council of Italy
University of Messina, Italy

in association with:
The Twenty-Second IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC 2017)

A selection of papers accepted for the MoCS workshop will be invited to submit a
revised version to IEEE Cloud Computing special issue on "Convergence of IoT,
Edge and Cloud Computing in Smart Cities".

Important Dates
Submission: April 12th, 2017
Notification: May 1st, 2017
Camera-ready: May 8th, 2017
Workshop: July 3, 2017

Scope and topics
The last five years have framed a permanent shift in the way Cloud systems are
used. Nowadays, the most important stakeholders such as private companies,
public agencies and research communities rely on the Cloud not only for sharing
hardware infrastructures (such as the IaaS services) but also, and more
importantly, for the software as well as for the data services. The growing
adoption of the Cloud by business and educational institutions is not only due
to economic factors, but also to the need for an infrastructure to support
projects that involve big data to analyze and understand complex systems and
The low cost of hardware components and the rapid growth of a business model for
Cloud services are two important drivers for the success of the Cloud.
Nevertheless, most of the players today require also to analyze data available
on the Cloud with a holistic approach provided often by data mining techniques.
Under this respect, services designed for complex scenarios like Smart Cities
benefit of this new Cloud era. The complexity of human dynamics in a city can be
better analyzed by decentralizing the infrastructure, integrating and opening
the data and sharing the services. All of such features are the core level of
modern Cloud systems.
The MoCS workshop started following the Cloud stream 5 years ago. Our mission is
to track and comprehend the flow of novelty in Cloud systems and to put on the
foreground all the above features and related issues, with a particular
attention to the convergence of Cloud systems together with Smart City systems
and on the (re)use of open Cloud platforms for designing services for Smart

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
- Experiences on the use of Cloud systems when applied to services designed for
Smart Cities;
- Analytical and simulation models and tools to measure systems scalability and
to achieve resource saving in socio-technical Smart City systems
- Novel adaptive management solutions for scalable, maintainable, cost-effective 
Cloud provision, at all software stack layers;
- New models and paradigms for the management of Cloud services at the host
level, within/between data centres (intra- /inter-domain);
- Big Data flows processing for Smart City scenarios;
- Relationship between IoT and Cloud systems in Smart City scenarios;
- (Re)use of open Cloud-integrated platforms for the design of Smart Cities

Submission Guidelines
Papers should be written in English. Manuscripts should not exceed 6 pages in
the IEEE proceedings style, including all figures, tables and references.
To submit a paper, please follow the instructions on the Workshop web site.
The Workshop Proceedings will be part of the ISCC 2017 Proceedings and will
submitted for publication to IEEE Xplore (

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