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*EEE International Workshop on Software Defined Systems (SDS -2014) *

*in conjunction with*



*2014 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E 2014)  March
11, 2014, Boston, Massachusetts, USA*




*         Call for papers*

Next generation cloud systems will require a paradigm shift in how they are
constructed and managed. Conventional control and management platforms are
facing considerable challenges regarding flexibility, dependability and
security that next generation systems will require. The cloud computing
paradigm has gone part of the way towards alleviating some of the problems
associated with resource allocation, utilization and managements (e.g., via
elasticity). However, many of the elements of a well-designed cloud
environment remain “stiff” and hard to modify and adapt in an integrated
fashion. This includes underlying networking topologies, many aspects of
the user control over IaaS, PaaS or SaaS layers when such is needed,
construction of XaaS services, provenance and meta-data collection, and so
on. In many situations the problem may be because service abstraction is
inadequate. Software Defined Systems (SDS) are systems that have added
software components which help abstract actual IT equipment and other
layers. One classical example, of course, are hypervisors. Such separation
provides a great opportunity for system administrators to more easily
construct and managing their systems through flexible software layers.
Software Defined Systems include Software Defined Networking (SDN),
Software Defined Storage, Software Defined Servers (Virtualization),
Software Defined Datacenters (SDD), Software Defined Security (SDSec), and
ultimately Software Defined Clouds (SDCloud) to name a few possibilities.
Individual solutions and seamless integration of these abstractions remains
in many respects a challenge. The first International workshop on Software
Defined Systems (SDS -2014) is a forum for scientists, researchers,
students, and practitioners to present their latest research results,
ideas, and developments in the area of software defined systems – both
components and their integration - and by implication advancement of next
generation clouds.

SDS 2014 link:

http://www.staffs.ac.uk/personal/engineering_and_technology/eb26/SDS-2014/default.php



*Topics of interest *=====
Researchers are encouraged to submit original research contributions in all
major areas, whichinclude, but not limited to:

   - Software Defined Systems support for Cloud Computing
   - Software Defined Networking (SDN):
      - SDN concepts, architecture, and APIs
      - Network Virtualization
      - SDN and OpenFlow protocol
   - Software Defined Storage:
      - Storage Automation andAbstraction
      - Policy-driven storage provisioning
   - Software Defined Servers:
      - Virtualization
      - VM migration techniques and challenges
   - Software Defined Datacenters:
      - Facility control integration
      - Large scale sensor system management
   - Software Defined Security o Security policies automation
   - Self-management systems
   - Autonomic Computing techniques.
   - Software Defined Systems Scalability
   - Software Defined Systems optimization
   - Software tools and frameworks to support SDS
   - Software Defined Systems challenges and opportunities.
   - Software Defined Systems surveys



*Important Dates :
<http://www.staffs.ac.uk/personal/engineering_and_technology/eb26/SDS-2014/default.php#>*
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*Paper Submission:* December 15, 2013
*Author's Notification:* January 1, 2014
*Camera-ready paper submission :* January 17, 2014

*Papers Submissions Guidelines:*

Manuscripts should be prepared in 10-point font using the IEEE 8.5" x 11"
two-column format. All papers should be in PDF format, and submitted
electronically at Paper Submission
Link<https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sds2014>.A
full paper should not exceed 6 pages (including all figures, tables and
references).A paper submitted to SDS 2014 cannot be under review for any
other conference or journal during the entire time it is considered for SDS
2014. All submissions are peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers.
Accepted papers will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Conference
Publishing Services. The best papers will be selected for a special? issue
of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC). IEEE reserves the right to
exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from
IEEE Xplore) if none of the authors attends the conference to present their
paper.

Accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions to the Special
Issue of the International Journal of Grid and High Performance Computing
(IJGHPC). IJGHPC
Link<http://www.igi-global.com/journal/international-journal-grid-high-performance/1105>

*General co-Chairs: *

   - Yaser Jararweh, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan.
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   - Mladen Vouk, N.C. State University, USA.

*Technical Program co-Chairs: *

   - Andy Rindos, IBM research, USA.
   - Abdullah Khreishah, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA.
   - Yojiro UO, IIJ Innovation Institute Inc., Japan.

*Invited Speaker and Panel co-Chairs: *

   - Elhadj Benkhelifa, Staffordshire University, UK.
   - Mahmoud Al-Ayyoub, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

*Publicity Chair: *

   - Hideaki Nii, IIJ Innovation Institute Inc., Japan.
   - Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, International Islamic University Malaysia
   (IIUM), Malaysia



Please send any inquiry on SDS 2014 to *[log in to unmask]
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-- 
Yaser

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