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CDCGM 2014 : Convergence of Distributed Clouds, Grids and their Management - WETICE 2014


When Jun 23, 2014 - Jun 25, 2014
Where Parma, Italy
Submission Deadline Feb 28, 2014
Categories    cloud   grid   distributed systems   computer science

Call For Papers

4th CDCGM track- Convergence of Distributed Clouds, Grids and their Management.

June, 23-25, 2014 - Parma, Italy.

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=== CDCGM CFP ===
Cloud Computing is becoming the reference model in the field of Distributed Service Computing. The wide adoption of Virtualization technology, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) within powerful and widely distributed data centers have been allowing developers and consumer to access to a wide range of services and computational resources through a pay-per-use model.

There is an ever increasing demand to share computing resources among cloud service developers, users and service providers (operators) to create, consume and assure services in larger and larger scale. In order to meet the web-scale demand, current computing, management and programming models are evolving to address the complexity and the resulting tool fatigue in current distributed data centers and clouds. New unified computing theories and implementations are required to address the resiliency, efficiency and scale of global web-scale services creation, delivery and assurance. While current generation virtualization technologies that focus on infrastructure management and infusing application awareness in the infrastructure have served us well, they cannot scale in a distributed environment where multiple owners provide infrastructure that is heterogeneous and is evolving rapidly. New architectures that focus on intelligent services deployed using dumb infrastructure on fat and stupid pipes must evolve.

Grid computing elements, frameworks, middlewares, and computing models used by scientists and business analysists need to be integrated into a unified computing framework.

The goal of CDCGM 2014 is to attract young researchers, Ph.D. students, practitioners, and business leaders to bring contributions in the area of distributed Clouds, Grid and their management, especially in the developments of computing, management and programming models, technologies, framework and middleware.

You are invited to submit research papers to the following areas:

Discovering new application scenarios, proposing new operating systems, programming abstractions and tools with particular reference to distributed Grids and Clouds and their integration.

Identifying the challenging problems that still need to be solved such as parallel programming, scaling and management of distributed computing elements.

Reporting results and experiences gained in building dynamic Grid-based middleware, Computing Cloud and workflow management systems.

New infrastructures, middleware, frameworks for Grid and Cloud computing platforms.

Architectural and Design patterns for building unified and interoperable Grid and Cloud platforms.

Virtualization of Grid resources and their management within private/hybrid Cloud.

Programming Models and Paradigms to deploy, configure and control Cloud and Grid Services.

Infrastructures, models and frameworks for Service Migration to/from Cloud and Grid platforms.

Integration of suitable trust systems within Grid and Cloud platforms.

Security, Privacy, Trustiness for Public, Private, and Hybrid Clouds.

Policies, algorithms and frameworks for Service Level Agreement (SLA) within Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds.

New models and technologies for management, configuration, accounting of computational resources within Cloud and Grid systems.

Cloud/Grid Composition, Federation and Orchestration.

High Performance Cloud Computing.

Interoperability between native High Performance Infrastructures and Public/Hybrid Cloud.

Workflow Management within Clouds, Grid and unified computing infrastructures.

Green Cloud Computing.

Big Data models and frameworks with particular emphasis to the integration of existing systems into Public/Hybrid Cloud.

Cloud Storage and Data management within Cloud platforms.

=== Important dates ===
** Paper submissions deadline: February 28, 2014 **
** Notification to authors: March 26, 2014 **
** IEEE Camera Ready: April 11, 2014 **

=== Steering committee ===
Prof. Antonella Di Stefano....University of Catania, ITALY
Dr. Rao Mikkilineni,PhD...............C3DNA, California, USA
Prof. Giuseppe Pappalardo...University of Catania, ITALY
Prof. Corrado Santoro...........University of Catania, ITALY
Prof. Emiliano Tramontana....University of Catania, ITALY

=== CDCGM Chairs ===
Dr. Fabrizio Messina, PhD
University of Catania,
( )

Eng. Giovanni Morana, PhD
C3DNA R&D Labs,
( )

Dr. Rao Mikkilineni, PhD
C3DNA, California

=== Program committee ===
Mauro Andreolini......... University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Cosimo Anglano .......... University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Mario Cannataro ......... University of Calabria, Italy
Giancarlo Fortino ....... University of Calabria, Italy
Pilar Herrero ........... Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Maciej Koutny ........... University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Carlo Mastroianni ....... ICAR-CNR, Italy
Rani Mikkilineni ........ Santa Clara University, CA, USA
Agostino Poggi .......... University of Parma, Italy
Eric Renault ............ Institut Mines-Télécom -- Télécom SudParis, France
Ilias Savvas ............ T.E.I of Thessalia, Greece
Brian Vinter ............ University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Luca Vollero ............ CINI ITeM, Italy
Ian Welch ............... Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Luyi Wang ............... West Virginia University, USA
Zhuzhong Qian ........... Nanjing University, P.R.China
Lucas Nussbaum .......... Université de Lorraine, France
Rosario Giunta .......... Universitá di Catania, Italy
Giuseppe M.L Sarné ...... Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy
Domenico Rosaci ......... Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy

=== Submission instructions ===
All the papers submitted will be reviewed by peers and selected papers will be published in WETICE2014 Conference Proceedings by IEEE.

Participants are expected to submit an original research paper or a position paper, not submitted or published elsewhere, through the EasyChair web site:

If you do not have an EasyChair account, you can submit the paper to,

Submission should follow the IEEE format (single spaced, two columns, 10pt, Times font) at most SIX PAGES, including figures.

The paper should be in either PS or PDF format. Papers using different formats could be not considered for review. Please check also that the submission will include:

The title of the paper.
The names and affiliations of the authors.
A 150-word abstract.
At most eight keywords.

=== Indexing ===
All the paper published in the Wetice 2014 Proceedings will be indexed, among others, in the following DBs:

Google Scholar

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