*** Final Call for Tutorial Proposals ***
8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud
Computing (UCC 2015)
December 07-10, 2015, St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus
*** Final Extended Deadline: August 7th, 2015 ***
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).
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 7th of August, 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: 07 August, 2015 (final extended deadline)
• Notification of tutorial proposals: 14 August, 2015
• Final description of accepted proposals: 14 September, 2015
• Tutorial slides due: 13 November, 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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