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Call for papers

Workshop on Management of Cloud Systems (MoCS 2011)

June 28th, 2011 Kerkyra (Corfu), Greece

organized in association with the Fifteenth IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC 2011)

Sponsored by (pending approval) IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Communications Society

Endorsed by the IEEE Technical Committee on Communications Systems Integration and Modeling (CSIM)

Papers of particular merit will be invited to be extended and submitted for a special issue of the Elsevier journal of Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS).

The vision of Cloud computing is becoming a reality thanks to the recent advances in several significant computer and communications research areas, spanning from grid/virtualization/utility computing to Web 2.0 and Service Oriented Computing (SOC). After the initial hype, at the current stage, several ongoing research efforts are focusing on the several open management aspects of the Cloud, such as interoperability, scalability, reliability, power management, and confidentiality/auditability, with the final goal to make Cloud technologies and services more mature so to boost and to facilitate a more widespread industrial uptake of Cloud systems. Despite the several recent efforts on Cloud systems, it is still unclear whether current solutions are able to withstand the abrupt and unpredictably changes imposed by the emergent Cloud application scenarios, where services and the whole software stacks (from the kernel upward) have to scale up and down fast by exploiting highly distributed and heterogeneous virtualized resources. The ambition and mission of MoCS 2011 is to put on the foreground all above issues, and to bring together different ongoing research efforts on the management of Cloud systems. This year, special focus will be on the challenging management issues related to the delivery of efficient Green computing solutions over the Cloud. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • 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 and within/between data centres (intra-/inter-domain);
  • Analytical and simulation models and tools to measure systems ability to scale and to achieve relevant energy savings;
  • New methods and tools able to identify and enforce optimal trade-offs between performance, energy consumption, safety, and security;
  • Emerging standards for interoperability (resource virtualization, specific computing interfaces, etc.), also between public and private Clouds;
  • Experimentation testbeds, field trials and empirical evaluations, and measurement studies.

Paper submission

Papers should be written in English. Manuscripts should not exceed 6 pages in the IEEE proceedings style, including all figures, tables and references, and must be submitted by March 8 2011 using EDAS (IEEE Xplore).

Important dates

Submission of research papers due: 8 March 2011 (extended, firm!)
Notification of paper acceptance: 7 April 2011
Submission of camera-ready papers: 1 May 2011
Workshop date: 28 June 2011

CFP download

Call for Papers (PDF): download. Call for Papers (TXT): download.



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