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EWDCC 2012 : 1st European Workshop on Dependable Cloud Computing


When May 8, 2012 - May 8, 2012
Where Sibiu, Romania
Submission Deadline Jan 27, 2012
Notification Due Mar 14, 2012
Final Version Due Mar 20, 2012
Categories    cloud computing   distributed systems   dependable systems

Call For Papers

1st European Workshop on Dependable Cloud Computing

EWDCC 2012

In conjunction with 9th European Dependable Computing Conference - EDCC 2012

May 8th, 2012

Sibiu, Romania


With the increasing variety of cloud offerings, ranging from very basic infrastructure services, such as storage and virtual machines, to more complex platform services (e.g., providing database-like functionality), to end-user directed solutions such as web-based office tools, there is an ongoing trend to outsource all kinds of applications to the cloud.

However, recent studies on cloud offerings and hardware in general show that clouds are less reliable than traditional data centers, and hardware faults are more common than previously assumed. Moreover, the very fact that cloud services need to be accessed remotely, through the Internet, make their perceived availability directly dependent from the availability of the communication between clients and providers. In combination, this basically inhibits the outsourcing of critical applications (e.g., financial or medical services) to the cloud.

Besides that, recent failure events on big cloud providers such as Amazon raised an alert about the dangers of running critical applications on such third party infrastructures.

The 1st EWDCC workshop aims to provide a platform for discussion and dissemination of early-stage recent research efforts that explicitly aim at supporting dependability in the context of cloud computing. We expect the workshop to foster discussion between researchers from both industry and academia.


The workshop welcomes submissions on all aspects of dependability in cloud computing, data center architectures, scalable systems and virtualization technology. Some of the topics of interest are:

· Virtualization-based mechanism for tolerating faults and intrusions
· Dependability issues in virtualization technology
· Scalability issues in dependable systems
· Security and privacy in the Cloud
· Data center dependability issues
· Disaster recovery for cloud-based and Internet-scale systems
· Cloud dependability metrics, models, studies and benchmarks
· Large scale problem diagnosis and recovery
· Intrusion detection and tolerance in cloud environment
· Service-oriented architectures dependability
· Dependability issues in "cloud programming models" such as MapReduce
· Service Level Agreement (SLA) and Quality of Service in the cloud

More information about the workshop can be obtained by emailing to


The workshop will accept two formats of papers: regular papers (maximum 6 pages) and position papers (maximum 2 pages). Position papers allow researchers to present more speculative/futuristic ideas to stimulate discussion and further work. All papers will be published at the ACM digital library and thus have to adhere ACM 8.5”x11” two-column camera-ready format. The LaTeX and Word templates can be found here.

Each paper should be submitted as a single PDF file through the submission website:
At least one author of an accepted paper must register at the conference and present the paper at the workshop.


Besides the publication of the workshop proceedings at the ACM digital library, the authors of the best papers of the workshop will be invited to submit a revised (and maybe extended) version of the papers to SIGOPS Operating System Review (


Submission deadline: January 27, 2012

Author notification: March 14, 2012

Final version: March 20, 2012


Alysson Bessani, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Rüdiger Kapitza, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany


Christian Cachin, IBM Zurich, Swiss
Brendan Cully, University of British Columbia, Canada
Sameh Elnikety, Microsoft Research, USA
Ilir Gashi, City University London, UK
Marius Minea, “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania
Henrique Moniz, Microsoft Research, UK
Kaustubh Joshi, AT&T Labs Research, USA
José Orlando Oliveira, Univesity of Minho, Portugal
Marcelo Pasin, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Dana Petcu, Western University of Timisoara, Romania
Peter Pietzuch, Imperial College London, UK
Hans P. Reiser, University of Passau, Germany
Matthias Schunter, IBM Zurich, Swiss
Marco Serafini, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain
Johan Tordsson, Umeå Universitet, Sweden
José Luis Vázquez-Poletti, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Marco Vukolic, Eurecom, France

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