UCC 2018 Call for Tutorials

This call is closed. Please submit papers to the workshops and satellite events which are open a bit longer than the main tracks.

Deadline Extension: September 1, 2018

11th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2018)

December 17-20, 2018 – Zurich, Switzerland – Call for Tutorials

Website: http://ucc-conference.org/

Submissions: by e-mail to the Tutorials Chairs: Matthew Malensek and Marco Netto

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Call for Tutorials

UCC 2018 invites half-a-day tutorial proposals (preferably 3 hours in length, although longer tutorials can be considered) relating to the subject areas indicated in the list of topics below. We seek proposals across a wide range of topics and levels, from fundamentals to the latest advances in hot topic areas.

Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):

  • Principles and theoretical foundations of Utility Computing, including pricing and service models
  • Policy languages and programming models, such as cloud-native and cloud-enabled applications
  • Machine Learning applied to Cloud management systems
  • High Performance Computing Clouds
  • Utility-driven models and mechanisms for Cloud federations
  • Autonomic techniques for Cloud applications
  • Utility-/comfort-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, as well as large-scale foundations for Big Data and analytics
  • Mobile and energy-efficient use of Clouds
  • Green cloud computing applications and optimizations
  • Beyond technology: Cloud business and legal implications, such as security, privacy, trust and jurisdiction especially in Utility contexts


Tutorial proposals (in PDF format) and any other enquiries should be sent by email to the tutorial chairs.

  • Matthew Malensek mmalensek(*)usfca.edu
  • Marco Netto mstelmar(*)br.ibm.com

Proposal Requirements

Each tutorial proposal must contain the following:

  1. Title
  2. Name and Affiliation of the Speaker(s)
  3. Abstract (one paragraph, 200 words maximum, including previous experience with such tutorials)
  4. Intended Audience (one paragraph) and prerequisites: Describe the background assumed of tutorial attendees (i.e. beginner, intermediate, advanced), and any requirements needed (e.g. bring own laptop)
  5. Learning Outcome (one paragraph): Describe the benefit, knowledge or skill that will be gained by attendees.
  6. Description (no more than 2 pages): A statement giving clear motivation/justification for the topic to be presented at UCC 2018 and a comprehensive outline of the proposed content.
  7. Statement on if this tutorial has been given before and if so how this presentation will be different.
  8. Materials (one paragraph): A description of materials to be provided to attendees on the conference website – course slides, annotated bibliography, code snippets, etc. NOTE: the materials themselves do not need to be provided in the proposal.
  9. Bio-sketch: A single paragraph bio-sketch per tutorial presenter.
  10. Requested tutorial length (preferably half a day – 3 hours).


Materials for the tutorial must be emailed by the 30th of November 2018 at the latest. The UCC 2018 Conference Organizing Committee will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the tutorial.
  • In conjunction with the organizers, determining the tutorial date and time.
  • Providing copies of the tutorial materials to attendees.

Important Dates

  • Tutorial submissions due: September 01, 2018 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: September 08, 2018
  • Camera-ready tutorial content summaries due: October 15, 2018
  • Early + tutor registration deadline: October 15, 2018
  • Tutorial slides and materials due: November 30, 2018
  • Tutorials at the conference: December 17-20, 2018