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                                     ALGOCLOUD 2021
6th International Symposium on Algorithmic Aspects of Cloud Computing
September 6-7, 2021, Lisbon, Portugal - part of ALGO 2021
http://algo2021.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/ALGOCLOUD2021/index.html

Submission deadline: June 28, 2021 (AOE)

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ALGOCLOUD is an annual international symposium aiming to tackle the
diverse new topics in the emerging area of algorithmic aspects of
computing and data management in modern cloud-based systems interpreted
broadly so as to include edge- and fog-based systems, cloudlets, cloud
micro-services, virtualization environments, decentralized systems, as
well as dynamic networks.

ALGOCLOUD aims at bringing together researchers, students, and
practitioners to present research activities and results on topics
related to algorithmic, design, and development aspects of modern
cloud-based systems.

ALGOCLOUD 2021 is co-located with ALGO 2021, a leading international
event of researchers working on algorithms and their engineering.

ALGOCLOUD welcomes submissions on all theoretical, design, and
implementation aspects of modern cloud-based systems. ALGOCLOUD is
particularly interested in novel algorithms in the context of cloud
computing, cloud architectures, as well as experimental work that
evaluates contemporary cloud approaches and pertinent applications.
ALGOCLOUD also
welcomes demonstration manuscripts, which discuss successful system
developments, as well as experience/use-case articles and high-quality
survey papers. Contributions may span a wide range of algorithms for
modeling, practices for building and techniques for evaluating
operations and services in a variety of systems, including but not
limited to, virtualized infrastructures, cloud computing platforms, edge
computing platforms, fog computing platforms, datacenters, cloud-storage
options, cloud data management, non-traditional key-value stores on the
cloud, HPC architectures, decentralized systems, as well as dynamic
networks.

Submissions should focus on aspects of cloud-based systems and their
algorithms, including (but not limited to) the following areas:

-  Analysis of Algorithms and Data Structures
-  Algorithms for Decentralized Systems
-  Algorithms for Dynamic Networks
-  Game-theoretic Approaches for Cloud Computing
-  IoT and Cloud Computing
-  Resource Management and Scheduling
-  Data Center and Infrastructure Management
-  Privacy, Security and Anonymization
-  Cloud-based Applications
-  Virtualization and Containers
-  Performance Models
-  Cloud deployment tools and their analysis
-  Novel programming models
-  Storage management
-  Fog and Edge Computing
-  Economic models and Pricing
-  Energy and Power Management
-  Big Data and the Cloud
-  Network and graph analysis
-  Network Management and Techniques
-  Caching and Load Balancing
-  Machine Learning for Cloud Computing & Systems
-  Cloud Computing & Systems for Machine Learning


IMPORTANT DATES
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Submission deadline: June 28, 2021 (AOE)
Author Notification: July 29, 2021
Symposium: September 6-7, 2021


PAPER SUBMISSION
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Submissions must be in the form of a single PDF file prepared using
Springer's LNCS style file
(https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs).

ALGOCLOUD 2021 asks for the following types of submissions:

- Regular paper submissions: authors are invited to submit high-quality
manuscripts reporting original unpublished research in the topics
related to the symposium. A regular paper submission should clearly
motivate the importance of the problem being addressed, discuss prior
work and its relationship to the paper, explicitly and precisely state
the paper's key contributions, and outline the key technical ideas and
methods used to achieve the main results. A regular paper submission
should not exceed 12 pages including title page and abstract, but
excluding references and an optional appendix. Authors should include
all necessary details in their submission so that the Program Committee
can judge correctness, importance and originality of their work. Any
material (e.g., proofs or experimental results) omitted (from the main
part of 12 pages) due to space limitations can be put into the optional
appendix, which will be read at the Program Committee's discretion.
Regular papers will be allotted up to 20 pages in the proceedings.

- Short paper submissions: a short paper submission may present
work-in-progress on a specific topic, or work appeared elsewhere (but is
worth publicizing it in the symposium), or a demonstration of a system
or library, or an experience/use-case paper, or a vision paper. Authors
should clearly motivate the importance of their contribution, discuss
prior work and its relationship to the paper, and in general provide
sufficient details in their submission so that the Program Committee can
judge the quality and importance of their work. A short paper submission
should be at least 2 and at most 8 pages. Short papers will be allotted
up to 8 pages in the proceedings.

- Survey paper submissions: a survey paper submission concerns the
write-up of a high-quality survey paper on an emerging hot topic.
Authors are asked to submit a proposal between 5 and 10 pages that
clearly motivates the importance of the topic, and contains the
structure of the survey paper along with the most important references
that will be critically reviewed and presented. If the proposal is
accepted, then authors will be given sufficient time (until end of
October 2021) to prepare the full version of their survey paper that
needs to pass a quality control check by the PC, in order to be finally
accepted and appear in the proceedings. Survey papers will be allotted
up to 40 pages in the proceedings.

All papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair
submission system through the link which will be available at the
ALGOCLOUD 2021 website.

By submitting a paper the authors acknowledge that in case of acceptance
at least one of the authors must register at ALGO/ALGOCLOUD 2021 and
present the paper (this holds for all types of papers, including
accepted survey proposals).

Authors should consult Springer's authors' instructions and use their
proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation
of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in
their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper,
acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and
sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the
copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the
paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to
the authorship of the papers cannot be made.
Springer's proceedings LaTeX templates are available in Overleaf.

Accepted papers will be included in the post-proceedings published by
Springer in its Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.


AWARDS
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Awards will be given to the best regular paper and the best student
regular paper. A regular paper is eligible for the best student paper
award if at least one of the authors is a full-time student (Bachelor,
Master, or Ph.D.) at the time of submission and the student(s) must have
made a major contribution to the paper. The program committee can decide
to decline or to split the awards. Awards are sponsored by Springer.


COMMITTEES
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PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Gianlorenzo D'Angelo, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy
Othon Michail, University of Liverpool, UK

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Janna Burman, Universite Paris-Saclay, LISN, France
David Coudert, INRIA, France
Giuseppe Di Luna, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy
Klaus-Tycho Foerster, University of Vienna, Austria
Chryssis Georgiou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Dariusz Kowalski, Augusta University, USA
Gianpiero Monaco, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Dennis Olivetti, University of Freiburg, Germany
Nikos Parotsidis, Google Zurich, Switzerland
Evaggelia Pitoura, University of Ioannina, Greece
Maria Potop-Butucaru, Sorbonne Universite - LIP6, France
Amitabh Trehan, Durham University, UK
Kostas Tsichlas, University of Patras, Greece
Prudence Wong, University of Liverpool, UK

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