Workshop description

The ongoing adoption of Cloud Computing has lead to an increase in the level of complexity of the existing services and inherently new challenges for companies willing to migrate in order to benefit from this new paradigm. Due to this evolving complexity of heterogeneous clouds, new approaches based on the principles of self-management and self-organization are foreseen, such that one can limit the burden of low-level service management (such as provisioning, scheduling, optimization, orchestration etc.), and offer rather a high-level approach with increased accessibility to heterogeneous resources, and reduced effort for development, deployment or optimization.

This workshop intends to bring interested researchers from around the world to explore the challenges and opportunities that exist in relation with the hot topics that can be identified in cloud self-management and optimization, in order to meet the needs of modern cloud applications.

Topics of Interest

It will cover a challenging range of topics including, but not necessarily limited to:

  • Self organizing and self managing of heterogeneous clouds
  • Applications and case studies of end-to-end implementation of cloud management systems
  • Self management and organization under some physical assumptions
  • Support for heterogeneous resources in cloud, resource characterization
  • Self optimization of clouds
  • Big data placement, scheduling and optimization
  • Large-scale big data workflow management
  • Dynamic resource allocation on demand
  • Novel Cloud Architectures, Infrastructures and Workflows
  • Anomaly detection and monitoring in cloud environments
  • Data-intensive applications

Paper submission

  • The workshop page limit is 6 pages

Full papers will be submitted via easychair. The submission format will follow the recommended format of the ICAC conference. By using the template provided by the IEEE publisher one can easily achieve conference’s recommendations. IEEE recommended format. The program committee, potentially assisted by outside referees in limited cases, will do reviewing of full papers. We will assign in the first step at least two reviewers for a submission and, if we don’t have a clear decision we will designate an advocate. The evaluation will be based on originality, scientific significance, technical soundness, and clarity of presentation. Accepted papers will be shepherded through an editorial review process by a member of the program committee. Accepted submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication. Rejected submissions will be permanently treated as confidential. By submitting a paper, the authors agree that, in case the paper is accepted, at least one of them will attend the workshop to present it. This is the strong condition for a submission to be considered for publication in the special issue.

Important dates

The time line we foresee are in line with the recommendation coming from the ICAC organizers, i.e.:

  • Workshop Date: Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
  • Deadline for Workshop Paper Submission: March 1, 2016
  • Acceptance/Rejection announcement: April 15, 2016
  • Final workshop papers due: May 1, 2016