11th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2018)
December 17-20, 2018 – Zurich, Switzerland – Call for Papers
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Context & Scope
Cloud Computing delivers computational resources on-demand as services that are commoditized and delivered comfortably 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. 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 2018, to be held in Zurich, Switzerland, reflects the need to bring academics and industrial researchers together to discuss how to improve existing services and how to bring new applications into the cloud.
UCC 2018 offers a main conference track, a co-located BDCAT 2018 conference, as well as workshops, tutorials, doctoral symposium and cloud challenge. Separate calls exist for all satellite events.
Call for Papers
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research manuscripts that demonstrate current research in all areas of Cloud and Utility computing, including design and analysis of distributed and centralized Cloud systems, data centre design and engineering, economic and market models for cloud systems, revenue and business models and their applications in scientific and commercial deployments.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Architectural models to achieve Utility in Clouds
- Cloud business and legal implications beyond technology
- Cloud Computing middleware, stacks, tools, delivery networks and services at all layers (XaaS)
- Cloud large-scale foundations for Big Data, IoT, and real-time analytics
- Cloud management: autonomic, adaptive, self-*, SLAs, and monitoring
- Cloud-native application design and engineering
- Cloud, Fog and edge/mobile devices management, hierarchy models, and business models
- Designs and deployment models for Clouds: private, public, hybrid, federated, aggregated
- Economic and business models of Clouds and services
- HPC and the Cloud
- Innovative cloud applications and experiences
- Integration of Cloud systems with edge and IoT devices
- Mobile and energy-efficient use of Clouds
- Networking for clouds and data centres
- Performance analysis and modeling of cloud systems and applications
- Policy languages and programming models
- Principles and theoretical foundations of Utility Computing
- Resource management and scalability: brokering, scheduling, capacity planning, and elasticity
- Security, trust and privacy in Clouds
- Utility-driven platforms for Clouds
- Utility-driven models and mechanisms for interclouds / federations
- Virtualization, containerization, composition, orchestration and other enablers
Manuscript Guidelines and Submission
Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed ten (10) single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages (IEEE conference style), including figures, tables, and references. The proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society and will be made available online through the IEEE Digital Library, as well as through the ACM Digital Library.
Authors should submit the manuscript in PDF format. All manuscripts will be reviewed and will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, rigour in analysis, quality of results, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees. Papers conforming to the above guidelines can be submitted through the UCC 2018 paper submission system.
Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Further details on the publication instructions and registration information will be published on the UCC website.
Awards and Special Issues
A selection commission chaired by the UCC 2018 TPC chairs will select and acknowledge the best paper and best student paper to receive an award during the conference.
Authors of highly rated papers from UCC 2018 will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue of a prestigious journal in the area of utility and cloud computing which is currently being defined.
- Paper submission due: August 01, 2018
- Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2018
- Camera-ready papers due: October 08, 2018
- Early + author registration deadline: October 08, 2018
- Conference: December 17-20, 2018
UCC 2018 Technical Programme Committee
- Valeria Cardellini, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy (chair)
- Luiz Fernando Bittencourt, University of Campinas, Brazil (chair)
The international programme committee for UCC is listed on the committees page.