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[HTCondor-users] IEEE/ACM UCC 2015: Call for Posters & Demos and Doctoral Symposium

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*** Call for Posters & Demos and Doctoral Symposium ***

8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud
Computing (UCC 2015)

December 07-10, 2015, St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus


*** DEADLINE: 28 August, 2015 ***


Cloud Computing delivers computational resources on-demand as services
that are commoditized and delivered analogous to traditional utilities such as
electricity, gas, water and telephony. Cloud service offerings for compute,
storage and communication resources as well as for hosted software and data
are growing at a tremendous rate, and it is essential to understand how to
effectively transform these services into Utilities that provide value to both
users and providers. There is also increasing interest from commercial
providers to offer business and revenue models around the services they
offer. Understanding how these models could be used to provide utility for
users, intermediary brokers (aggregators) and providers is also an area of
active research. UCC is the premier IEEE/ACM conference covering all areas
related to Cloud Computing as a Utility and provides an international forum
for leading researchers and practitioners in this important and growing field.
UCC 2015, to be held in Cyprus, will happen as Cloud providers worldwide
add new services and increase Cloud utility at an accelerated pace, and Cloud
service users explore new usage modes.

This will be the 8th UCC in a successful conference series. Previous events
were held in Shanghai, China (Cloud 2009), Melbourne, Australia (Cloud 2010
& UCC 2011), Chennai, India (UCC 2010), Chicago, USA (UCC 2012), Dresden,
Germany (UCC2013), and London, UK (UCC 2014).


· Formal Modeling and analysis of Cloud Computing

· Big Data and Analytics

· Principles and theoretical foundations of Utility Computing, including
pricing and service models

· Policy languages and Programming models

· Utility driven model and mechanisms for Cloud federations

· Autonomic techniques for Clouds and Cloud applications

· Utility-driven platforms for Clouds

· Architectural models to achieve Utility in Clouds

· Designs and deployment models for Clouds: private, public, hybrid,
federated, aggregated

· Cloud Computing middleware, stacks, tools, delivery networks and
services at all layers (XaaS)

· Virtualization technologies and other enablers

· Economic models and scenarios of use

· Scalability and resource management: brokering, scheduling, capacity
planning, parallelism and elasticity, as well as marketplaces

· Cloud management: autonomic, adaptive, self-*, SLAs, performance
models and monitoring

· Applications: games, social networks, scientific computing (e-science)
and business

· Mobile and energy-efficient use of Clouds

· Beyond technology: Cloud business and legal implications, such as
security, privacy, trust and jurisdiction, especially in Utility contexts

All accepted contributions (Posters & Demos and Doctoral Symposim) will
appear in the UCC 2015 Conference Proceedings. The proceedings will be
published by the IEEE Computer Society and will be made available online
through the IEEE Digital Library.


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research posters and
demos to the UCC 2015 conference. The submission areas of interest
include but are not limited to the topics listed above.

Authors are required to submit a 2-page short paper describing the
poster/demo content, research, relevance and importance to the cloud
computing community. If accepted, these 2-page short papers will be
published in the proceedings of the conference. Participants will be able to
display the poster and showcase the demo during the conference. Authors
are invited to submit their contributions electronically through EasyChair:


The authors of accepted posters will be given a 3-minutes time slot to
present their work, following the three minutes thesis (3MT) style, at the
UCC 2015 Poster Session. The authors will also present their posters and
discuss their research with the conference attendees and visitors in the
poster exhibition session. The recommended poster size is A0
(33.1 x 46.8 in, portrait).

The best poster will receive a best poster award based on evaluation rating
from the Award/Review Committee.


The aim of the Doctoral Symposium of UCC 2015 is to provide PhD
students at all stages of their research a supportive environment to
discuss their research proposal, practices and methods, and to promote
networking and collaboration.The Doctoral Symposium is an opportunity
for students to obtain helpful feedback of their research from leading
academics and practitioners in cloud computing technology.

PhD Students are invited to submit new contributions describing their
research. The submission areas of interest include but are not limited to
the topics listed above.

Submissions will be assessed by at least three members of the Program
Committee. They will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance to the
UCC conference series, research potential, and the quality and rigour of
the research methods described.

All contributions must be in IEEE double-column format, available for download:


and should describe, in English, original work that has not been published
or submitted for publication elsewhere. PDF versions of papers should be
submitted electronically via EasyChair, using the link:


We solicit three categories of contributions:

· Doctoral Research Papers, maximum 6 pages
· Extended Research Abstracts, maximum 4 pages
· Posters presentations, maximum 2 pages.


· All types of submissions due: 28 August, 2015
· Notification of Acceptance for Doctoral Symposium: 7 September, 2015
· Notification of Acceptance for Posters/Demos: 18 September, 2015
· Camera-Ready version due for all types of submission: 21 September, 2015


General Chairs

· Ashiq Anjum, University of Derby, UK
· George Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus

Program Committee Chairs

· Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA (parashar AT rutgers.edu)
· Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK (ranaof AT cardiff.ac.uk)

Standards/Plug-fest Chair

· Alan Sill, Texas Tech, USA & Open Grid Forum

Workshops Chairs

· Ilkay Altintas, SDSC, USA (altintas AT sdsc.edu)
· Josef Spillner, TU Dresden, Germany (josef.spillner AT tu-dresden.de)

Tutorials Chairs

· Ewa Deelman, USC, USA (deelman AT isi.edu)
· Rafael Tolosana, Univ. of Zaragoza, Spain (rafaelt AT unizar.es)

Posters/Demos Chair

· Khalid Elgazzar, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada

PhD Symposium Chair

· Kenneth Johnson, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Cloud Challenge 2015 Chairs

· Sandra Gesing, University of Notre Dame, USA
· Ian Taylor, Cardiff University, UK

Industry Chair

· Achilleas Achilleos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Proceedings Chairs

· Nick Antonopoulos, University of Derby, UK
· George Palis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Publicity Chair

· Georgia Kapitsaki, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Program Committee


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