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NetCloud 2012 : The 2nd workshop on Network Infrastructure Services as part of Cloud Computing (NetCloud 2012)


When Dec 3, 2012 - Dec 6, 2012
Where Taipei, Taiwan
Submission Deadline Aug 10, 2012
Notification Due Sep 7, 2012
Final Version Due Sep 28, 2012

Call For Papers

The 2nd workshop on Network Infrastructure Services as part of Cloud Computing (NetCloud 2012)

In conjunction with the 4th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom2012)
3-6 December 2012, Taipei, Taiwan


The workshop is a follow-up of the first successful workshop in 2011,
where a number of enthusiasts of cloud computing and future networking
exchanged ideas and presented results of research projects dealing with
clouds and network integration.

The Cloud computing emerges as a new computing paradigm which aims
to provide secure and reliable, on demand QoS guaranteed computing
environments for the end-users. Cloud computing services usage in
both academia and industry, changed the way of thinking on how users’
needs can be satisfied by computational infrastructures. However,
with the increase of data transferred among different places, it
became critical how to support distributed computing resources with
advanced network infrastructure services. It is envisioned that
network infrastructure services provisioned on-demand could be managed
and reconfigured dynamically by Cloud operators and user applications
to achieve optimal usage criteria. Such dynamic infrastructures reveal
new aspects in network virtualisation, service delivery automation and
general infrastructure resources management that should be supported
by well-defined information models and related middleware. New
components of the required network infrastructure for Cloud services
and applications should create an integrated self-management
environment that can react to changes in workloads and other events
with minimal human interference. Security issues should addressed as
a part of the general service delivery framework/workflow and support
both infrastructure provisioning process and secure virtualised
services/infrastructures operation.

The workshop will address issues of network virtualisation to create
an ecosystem for cloud computing applications. In particular, the workshop will discuss the progress of development of advanced tools
and mechanisms for seamless and efficient integration of network and
IT worlds, not well interconnected so far.

The workshop will consist of a number of sessions, where recent results
of on-going and just-finished research projects will be demonstrated.
The workshop will present also some future research considerations
on the future of cloud computing and networking and expose views
from different perspectives: research projects and industry.

The workshop will be followed by a panel discussion, to allow free
exchange of thoughts and ideas between the workshop speakers and


NetCloud 2012, collocated with IEEE CloudCom 2012, attempts to address
the problem of how the underlying network infrastructure is capable of
supporting advanced cloud computing cases. The workshop is intended to
bring together network research community, commercial network operators
and industry with the major cloud computing players, including IT
specialists, researchers and commercial providers.

Topics of Interest

* Definition and architectures for the Network as a Service
(NaaS) cloud service model and Cloud Carrier operational model
* Heterogeneous network architectures and frameworks for
distributed and high performance computing
* Cloud and Intercloud architecture frameworks and required
on-demand network infrastructure provisioning
* Unified and converged IT and optical resources description
languages and frameworks for cloud oriented infrastructures
* General Infrastructure services provisioning in clouds, new
architecture developments, service delivery and on-demand
provisioning frameworks
* Isolation and flexibility of the cloud oriented virtualised
optical networks
* Network infrastructure optimization for intra- and inter-
datacenter communication and resources virtualisation
* Standardization of optical network service provisioning interfaces
for cloud based platforms and services
* Co-advertisement, co-planning, composition and co-provisioning of
any type of optical network resource and IT services (i.e.
connectivity + IT resources at the end-points coordinated in a
single, optimal procedure)
* Performance and reliability issues, Service Level Agreement and
QoS guarantees in the network layer
* Dynamically provisioned security infrastructure and its
integration with provider and customer legacy services and service
provisioning workflow, security policy definition, security context
* End-to-end techniques for autonomic management of cloud resources
* Policy based infrastructure services management
* Experimental platforms that support network management in cloud
* Experimentation test-beds and measurement studies

Call for papers:

Papers describing original research on both theoretical and practical aspects of dynamic network services for cloud computing are solicited.

Important Dates:

Paper Submissions: August 10, 2012
Notification: September 7, 2012
Camera-ready: September 28, 2012

Paper submission instructions

This workshop will only accept for review original papers that have not been previously published. Papers should be formatted based on the IEEE Transactions journals and conferences style; maximum allowed camera-ready paper length is six (6) pages. Submissions must be in Adobe PDF format, including text, figures and references.
Accepted papers will be published in the CloudCom2012 proceedings, for further information see IEEE CloudCom 2012 web page

Review procedure

All submitted paper will be reviewed by international program committee.

Workshop Organizers

The workshop is organized by the partners of the GEYSERS, the EC-funded FP7 project.
Bartosz Belter, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland
bartosz.belter (at)
Yuri Demchenko, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands,
y.demchenko (at)

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