Welcome to UCC 2018

Zurich skyline

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 will have a co-located 5th International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies (BDCAT 2018), an embedded Cloud Challenge along with other satellite events, and a subsequent Serverless Symposium. Do not miss the opportunity for discussing a full week of cloud and big data advances in central Europe at the end of the year!

This will be the 11th UCC along with the 5th BDCAT in a successful conference series of community-driven events. For more information, consult the conference history and the listing of previous awards given to top papers presented at the conference.

Important Dates

  • ~~Workshop proposals due: 01 May, 2018~~

  • Paper submissions due: 01 August, 2018

  • Tutorial and Cloud Challenge proposals as well as Doctoral Research Papers due: 01 August, 2018

  • Posters due: 01 September, 2018

  • Notification of acceptance for main conference papers: 15 September, 2018
  • Camera ready papers due: 08 October, 2018
  • Early and author registration deadline: 08 October, 2018


12.06.2018: Three hotels with attractive conference rates can be booked through our website. For details, see the venue and hotels page.

17.05.2018: Nine workshops are confirmed to take place in conjunction with the main conference. As their websites go live, please check the workshops page regularly.

30.04.2018: UCC 2018 call for doctoral symposium papers is published. Present your early-stage research in the context of a well-run doctoral student/candidate research forum!

25.04.2018: Tentative dates for authors were updated and are no longer tentative as the proceedings production schedule is being confirmed.

21.02.2018: UCC 2018 calls for posters and tutorials published.

07.02.2018: UCC 2018 calls for papers, workshops and cloud challenge have been made available.

05.01.2018: UCC 2018 website is active.

08.12.2017: UCC 2018 preparations are kicked off. The preliminary Call for Papers and Workshops has just been published.


UCC is co-sponsored by IEEE TCSC & ACM SIGARCH and executed in-cooperation with ACM SIGHPC.

ACM IEEE Computer Society TCSC SIGARCH SIGHPC Service Prototyping Lab and ICCLab at Zurich University of Applied Sciences