10th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom 2018): First Call for Contributions

by George Angelos Papadopoulos, Feb. 4, 2018

CloudCom is the premier conference on Cloud Computing worldwide,
attracting researchers, developers, users, students and practitioners from
the fields of big data, systems architecture, services research, virtualization,
security and privacy, high performance computing, always with an emphasis
on how to build cloud computing platforms with real impact. The conference
is co-sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE),
is steered by the Cloud Computing Association, and draws on the excellence
of its world-class Program Committee and its participants. CloudCom 2018
will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus between 10-13 December, 2018.

**** CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS ****

(Papers, Tutorial/Workshop Proposals, Posters, Demos, PhD cons)


The 10th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing

Technology and Science (CloudCom 2018)


Hilton Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 10-13 December, 2018


http://cyprusconferences.org/cloudcom2018/



CloudCom is the premier conference on Cloud Computing worldwide,

attracting researchers, developers, users, students and practitioners from

the fields of big data, systems architecture, services research, virtualization,

security and privacy, high performance computing, always with an emphasis

on how to build cloud computing platforms with real impact. The conference

is co-sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE),

is steered by the Cloud Computing Association, and draws on the excellence

of its world-class Program Committee and its participants. CloudCom 2018

will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus between 10-13 December, 2018.



TOPICS OF INTEREST


Topics of interest of CloudCom 2018 are grouped into four tracks:


• Architecture, Storage and Virtualization

• Cloud Services and Applications

• Security, Privacy and Trust

• Edge Computing and Distributed Cloud


The (non-exhaustive) list of topics for each track is as follows:


Track 1: Architecture, Storage and Virtualization

Chairs: Luiz F. Bittencourt, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil,

Ivona Brandic, TU-Wien, Austria


• Intercloud architecture models

• Virtual Machines (VMs), containers, unikernels and microservices

• Cloud services delivery models, campus integration & ìlast mileî issues

• Virtualization technology and enablers (network virtualization,

software-defined networking)

• Networking technologies

• Cloud system design with FPGAs, GPUs, APUs

• Storage & file systems

• Scalability & performance

• Resource provisioning, monitoring, management & maintenance

• Operational, economic & business models

• Green data centers

• Computational resources, storage & network virtualization

• Resource monitoring

• Virtual desktops

• Resilience, fault tolerance, disaster recovery

• Modeling & performance evaluation

• Disaster recovery

• Energy efficiency


Track 2: Cloud Services and Applications

Chairs: Laura Ricci, University of Pisa, Italy,

Beniamino Di Martino, Seconda Universitaí di Napoli, Italy


• XaaS (everything as a service including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS)

• Cloud services models & frameworks

• Service deployment and orchestration in the Cloud

• Cloud service management

• Cloud workflow management

• Cloud services reference models & standardization

• Cloud-powered services design

• Cloud elasticity

• Machine learning and systems interactions

• Data management applications & services

• Service for computing-intensive applications

• Mining and analytics

• Data-provisioning services

• Cloud programming models, benchmarks, and tools

• Cloud-based services & protocols

• Fault-tolerance & availability of cloud services and applications

• Application development and debugging tools

• Business models & economics of cloud services


Track 3: Security, Privacy and Trust

Chairs: Martin Gilje Jaatun, University of Stavanger, Norway,

Barbara Carminati, Insubria, Italy


• Accountability & audit

• Authentication & authorization

• Cloud integrity

• Blockchain Cloud services

• Cryptography in the Cloud

• Hypervisor security

• Identity management & security as a service

• Prevention of data loss or leakage

• Secure, interoperable identity management

• Trust & credential management

• Trust models for cloud services

• Usable security Risk management in cloud computing environments

• Privacy policy framework for clouds

• Privacy-preserving data mining for clouds

• Information sharing and data protection in the cloud

• Cryptographic protocols against internal attacks in clouds

• Privacy protection in cloud platforms

• Energy/cost/efficiency of security in clouds


Track 4: Edge Computing and Distributed Cloud

Chairs: Antonio Fernandez Anta, IMDEA, Spain,

Sarunas Girdzijauskas, KTH, Sweden


• Cloudlet-enabled applications

• Distributed Cloud Infrastructure

• Foundations and principles of distributed cloud computing

• Architectural models, prototype implementations and applications

• Cloud brokers and coordination across multiple resource managers

• Interoperability and mobility

• Software infrastructure for cloudlets

• Dynamic resource, service and context management on edge computing

• Fog Computing

• IoT cloud architectures & models

• Cloud-based context-aware IoT

• Economics and pricing

• Experience with and performance evaluation of existing deployments and

measurements (public, private, hybrid, federated environments)



PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES


Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been

published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference

with proceedings. Authors must submit their papers by the deadline indicated

below, using the EasyChair submission system:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cloudcom2018 .


Only PDF files will be accepted. Manuscripts need to be prepared according to

the IEEE CS format (https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html).

All regular paper submissions should be written in English with a maximum

paper length of 8 pages. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least

three experts.


Accepted papers must be presented at the conference. At least one author of

each accepted paper must register to the conference, by the early date

indicated by the organizers, and present the paper.


The conference proceedings of CloudCom 2018 will be published by IEEE

Conference Publishing Service with ISBN and ISSN, and submitted to IEEE

Xplore and indexing services such as Ei Compendex. Distinguished papers

will be recommended for fast-track publication in the IEEE Transactions on

Cloud Computing or invited to be included within a number of special issues

in prestigious international journals.



CALL FOR TUTORIAL AND WORKSHOP PROPOSALS


IEEE CloudCom 2018 is soliciting proposals for full-day / half-day workshops

and Tutorials to be held in conjunction with IEEE CloudCom 2018. For more

information on the tutorials and workshops and for the complete Call for

Tutorial and Workshop Proposals, please see the conference website.



CALL FOR POSTERS, DEMOS & SHORT PAPERS (Late-breaking Results)


Authors are invited to submit their research work as a poster, demo or short

paper (late-breaking results) to the CloudCom 2018 conference. For the

complete Call for Call for Posters, Demos & Short Papers (Late-breaking

Results) please see the conference website.



CALL FOR PH.D. CONSORTIUM


A Ph.D. consortium will be held in conjunction with IEEE CloudCom 2018 in

Nicosia, Cyprus. For the complete Call for Ph.D. consortium, please see the

conference website.



IMPORTANT DATES


• Workshop Proposals Due: 30 April 2018

• Tutorial Proposals Due: 30 June 2018

• Regular Papers Due: 15 June 2018

• Ph.D. Consortium Papers Due: 31 August 2018

• Short Papers, Posters and Demos Due: 31 August 2018

• Notification of Paper Acceptance: 14 September 2018

• Camera Ready: 08 October 2018

• Author Registration: 15 October 2018



ORGANIZING COMMITTEE


GENERAL CHAIR

• George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus


PROGRAM CHAIRS

• George Pallis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

• Sebastien Varrette, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg


PROGRAM TRACK CHAIRS

• Antonio Fernandez Anta, IMDEA, Spain

• Luiz F. Bittencourt, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil

• Ivona Brandic, TU-Wien, Austria

• Barbara Carminati, Insubria, Italy

• Martin Gilje Jaatun, University of Stavanger, Norway

• Sarunas Girdzijauskas, KTH, Sweden

• Beniamino Di Martino, Seconda Universitaí di Napoli, Italy

• Laura Ricci, University of Pisa, Italy


WORKSHOPS & TUTORIALS CO-CHAIRS


• Domenico Talia, University of Calabria, Italy

• Dimitrios Tsoumakos, Ionian University, Greece


PH.D. COMSORTIUM CHAIR

• Achilleas Achilleos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus


SHORT PAPERS, POSTERS & DEMO CHAIR

• Ioannis Konstantinou, NTUA, Greece


PUBLICITY CHAIR

• Achilleas Achilleos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus