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DIFCA 2015 : Developing Interoperable and Federated Cloud Architectures


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Abstract Registration Due Apr 30, 2015
Submission Deadline Jun 7, 2015
Notification Due Jul 30, 2015
Final Version Due Aug 30, 2015
Categories    cloud computing   cloud   distributed systems   IAAS

Call For Papers

Call for Book Chapter proposals and book chapters for the book titled
"Developing Interoperable and Federated Cloud Architectures".

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud systems allow the dynamic creation, destruction and management of Virtual Machines (VM) on virtualized clusters. IaaS clouds provide a high-level of abstraction to the end user that allows the creation of on-demand services through a pay as you go infrastructure combined with elasticity. The increasing range of choices and availability of IaaS toolkits has also allowed creation of cloud solutions and frameworks suitable for private deployment and practical use even on smaller scales. As a result, many academic infrastructure service providers have started transitions to add cloud resources to their previously existing campus and shared grid deployments. To complete such solutions, they should also support the unification of multiple cloud and/or cloud and grid solutions in a seamless, preferably interoperable way. Hybrid, community or multi-clouds may utilize more than one cloud systems, which are also called as cloud federations. The management of such federations raise several challenges and open issues that require significant research work to be done in this area.

This book will provide a dedicated forum for sharing the latest results, exchanging ideas and experiences, presenting new research, development and deployment efforts in developing and running interoperable, federated IaaS cloud systems. This book will be an excellent venue to help the community define the current state, determine further goals and present architectures and service frameworks to achieve highly interoperable federated cloud infrastructures. The book will focus on presenting solutions to interoperability and efficient management challenges faced by current and future infrastructure clouds. The book will document and present measured comparisons or practical information on realistic, real-world solutions.

The more widespread cloud computing technologies are, the more likely people will face the interoperability issues when several cloud infrastructures must be used in parallel. So, the book should be well suited to the practicioners who utilize cloud infrastructures and they would like to avoid lock in issues or to increase the reliability of their virtual infrastructures. On the other hand, with the raise of private cloud infrastructures, hybrid clouds, cloud bursting technologies and partial outsourcing solutions planned to be offered in the book will aid the private infrastructure providers to help efficiently dealing with temporal under-provisioning situations

Target Audience
This book, Developing Interoperable and Federated Cloud Architectures, is aimed at people involved in any aspects of cloud practices such as infrastructure cloud administrators, cloud developers and cloud users. Furthermore, as opposed to “general” cloud related books, this book's specific focus on cloud federation aims at readers with specific interest in topics not addressed elsewhere such as federation policies, energy awareness, federation use cases, legal aspects of federation, scheduling and interoperability.

Topic coverage:
Case studies of interoperable and federated solutions across multiple infrastructures
Application programming interfaces and standards for interoperability and federation
Practical experiences in increased energy-efficiency of interclouds and federations
Federation, inter- and multi-cloud compatible service agreements, SLAs and quality of service systems
Virtual machine scheduling, management and deployment algorithms in interoperable and federated cloud systems (considering multi objective solutions, energy efficiency etc.)
Federation and interoperability challenges in mixed grid and cloud systems
Accounting and identity management solutions that support federation-level models
Legal issues and data privacy in federated Cloud management
Security problems, considerations and solutions for hybrid mixed public/private clouds
Performance evaluation, prediction and comparison across multiple federated cloud systems
Scalability issues and comparisons of different cloud federation approaches
Storage management, focusing on interoperability and multi cloud placement
Novel IaaS architectures incorporating federative constructs in their foundations
Virtual appliance marketplaces and repositories meeting the demands and serving multi-cloud systems
Cloud federation-aware Big Data management solutions
New use cases to support workflow systems in multi-clouds and in federative contexts (predictive VM scheduling, advanced reservation etc.)

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 30, 2015, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by May 5, 2015 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by May 30, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Developing Interoperable and Federated Cloud Architectures.
All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.
References within each chapter must be in APA style or the chapter will be returned to the book editor for correction.
LaTEX files cannot be accepted.
Further details for authors:

All proposals should be submitted through the following link:

About the Publisher
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2015.

Important Dates
Proposal submission deadline: April 30, 2015
Notification of acceptance: within a week of proposal submission
Full Chapter Submission: June 07, 2015 (extended, strict)
Review Results Returned: July 30, 2015
Final Chapter Submission: August 30, 2015
Final Acceptance Notification: September 15, 2015

Dr. Gabor Kecskemeti
MTA SZTAKI & University of Miskolc
Budapest, Hungary

Dr. Attila Kertesz
MTA SZTAKI & University of Szeged
Budapest, Hungary

Dr. Zsolt Nemeth
Budapest, Hungary


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