*** Fourth Call for Papers and Tutorial Proposals ***
8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud
Computing (UCC 2015)
December 07-10, 2015, St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus
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).
CALL FOR PAPERS
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research manuscripts that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,
engineering, and commercial deployment.
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
One or more best paper awards will be given for outstanding contributed
papers. Further details as well as submission guidelines are available at the
conference website and below.
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.
Electronic submissions must be in the form of a readable PDF file.
Manuscripts must be received by July 03, 2015. All manuscripts will be
reviewed by the Program Committee and evaluated on originality, relevance
of the problem to the conference theme, technical strength, rigor in analysis,
quality of results, and organization and clarity of presentation of the paper.
Please use the following Easy Chair link to update your submission:
Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not
currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not
following these guidelines will be rejected without review and further action
may be taken, including (but not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of
the institutions of the authors and sponsors of the conference. Submissions
received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately
structured may also not be considered. Authors may contact the Program
Chairs at the email addressed below for further information or clarification.
Notification of review decisions will be mailed by August 21, 2015. Camera
-ready papers are due by September 21, 2015. Published proceedings will
be available at the conference.
At least one author of each paper must be registered for the conference in
order for the paper to be published in the proceedings. There is NO student
rate for the author who is responsible for registration for his/her published
paper. If you have more than one accepted paper, you have to register for
each one individually. There is no discount if you have two or more papers
accepted. Presentation of an accepted paper at the conference is a
requirement of publication. Any paper that is not presented at the
conference will not be included in IEEE Xplore.
Selected papers from the conference will be invited to submit an extended
version to the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. Papers will be selected
based on their reviewers' scores and appropriateness to the journal's theme.
All extended versions will undergo reviews and must represent original
unpublished research work. Further details will be made available at the
TUTORIAL PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS
Each tutorial proposal must contain the following:
• Name and Affiliation of the Speaker(s).
• Abstract (one paragraph, 200 words max., including previous experience
with such tutorials).
• Intended Audience (one paragraph) and prerequisites: Describe the
background assumed of tutorial attendees (i.e. beginner, intermediate,
advanced), and any requirements needed (e.g. bring own laptop).
• Learning Outcome (one paragraph): Describe the benefit, knowledge or
skill that will be gained by attendees.
• Description (no more than 2 pages): A statement giving clear motivation
/justification for the topic to be presented at UCC 2015 and a
comprehensive outline of the proposed content.
• Statement on if this tutorial has been given before and if so how this
presentation will be different.
• Materials (one paragraph): A description of materials to be provided to
attendees on the conference website – course slides, annotated
bibliography, code snippets, etc. NOTE: the materials themselves do not
need to be provided in the proposal.
• Bio-sketch: A single paragraph bio-sketch per tutorial presenter.
• Requested tutorial length (preferably half-a-day).
• Tutorial proposals should be submitted in PDF format by email to the
tutorial chairs by the 3rd of July, 2015.
Materials for the tutorial must be emailed by the 13th of November 2015 at
the latest. The UCC 2015 Conference Organizing Committee will be
responsible for the following:
• Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the tutorial.
• In conjunction with the organizers, determining the tutorial date and time.
• Providing copies of the tutorial materials to attendees.
• Tutorial proposals due: 03 July, 2015
• Notification of tutorial proposals: 14 August, 2015
• Final description of accepted proposals: 14 September, 2015
• Tutorial slides due: 13 November, 2015
• Paper submissions due: 03 July, 2015
• Notification of acceptance: 21 August, 2015
• Camera ready papers due: 21 September, 2015
• Early and author registration deadline: 21 September, 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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