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SDS 2016 : 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Software Defined Systems


When Apr 4, 2016 - Apr 8, 2016
Where Berlin, Germany
Submission Deadline Dec 8, 2015
Notification Due Jan 1, 2016
Final Version Due Jan 22, 2016
Categories    software defined systems   SDN   cognetive radio   cloud computing

Call For Papers

3rd IEEE International Symposium on Software Defined Systems

in conjunction with

2016 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E 2016)

April 4-8, 2016, Berlin, Germany

Call for papers

Next generation cloud systems will require a paradigm shift in how they are constructed and managed. Conventional control and management platforms are facing considerable challenges regarding flexibility, dependability and security that next generation systems will require. The cloud computing paradigm has gone part of the way towards alleviating some of the problems associated with resource allocation, utilization and managements (e.g., via elasticity). However, many of the elements of a well-designed cloud environment remain “stiff” and hard to modify and adapt in an integrated fashion. This includes underlying networking topologies, many aspects of the user control over IaaS, PaaS or SaaS layers when such is needed, construction of XaaS services, provenance and meta-data collection, and so on. In many situations the problem may be because service abstraction is inadequate. Software Defined Systems (SDS) are systems that have added software components which help abstract actual IT equipment and other layers. One classical example, of course, are hypervisors. Such separation provides a great opportunity for system administrators to more easily construct and managing their systems through flexible software layers. Software Defined Systems include Software Defined Networking (SDN), Software Defined Storage, Software Defined Servers (Virtualization), Software Defined Datacenters (SDD), Software Defined Security (SDSec), and ultimately Software Defined Clouds (SDCloud) to name a few possibilities. Individual solutions and seamless integration of these abstractions remains in many respects a challenge. After the high success of the previous editions (SDS'2014 and SDS'2015), The third International Sympoium on Software Defined Systems 2016 (SDS'2016) will continue to be a forum for scientists, researchers, students, and practitioners to present their latest research results, ideas, and developments in the area of software defined systems – both components and their integration - and by implication advancement of next generation clouds.

Topics of interest
Researchers are encouraged to submit original research contributions in all major areas, whichinclude, but not limited to:

Software Defined Systems support for Cloud Computing
Software Defined Networking (SDN):
SDN concepts, architecture, and APIs
Network Virtualization
SDN and OpenFlow protocol
Software Defined Radio
Cognitive Radio Networks
Software Defined Storage:
Storage Automation andAbstraction
Policy-driven storage provisioning
Software Defined Servers:
VM migration techniques and challenges
Software Defined Datacenters:
Facility control integration
Large scale sensor system management
Software Defined Security o Security policies automation
Self-management systems
Autonomic Computing techniques.
Software Defined Systems Scalability
Software Defined Systems optimization
Software tools and frameworks to support SDS
Software Defined Systems challenges and opportunities.
Software Defined Systems surveys

Important Dates :

Paper Submission: Dec 8, 2015
Author's Notification: January 1, 2016
Camera-ready paper submission : January 22, 2016

Papers Submissions Guidelines:

Manuscripts should be prepared in 10-point font using the IEEE 8.5" x 11" two-column format. All papers should be in PDF format, and submitted electronically at Paper Submission Link.A full paper should not exceed 6 pages (including all figures, tables and references).A paper submitted to SDS 2015 cannot be under review for any other conference or journal during the entire time it is considered for SDS 2015. All submissions are peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers. Accepted papers will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if none of the authors attends the conference to present their paper.

Accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a Special Issue of either the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems. IJCNDS Link or the International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking IJHPCN Link

General co-Chairs:

Elhadj Benkhelifa, Staffordshire University, UK.
Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Technical Program co-Chairs:
Danda Rawat, Georgia Southern University, USA.
Jaime Lloret Mauri - Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Mahmoud Al-Ayyoub, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

Invited Speaker and Panel co-Chairs:

Abdullah Khreishah, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA.
Yaser Jararweh, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

Publication Co-Chairs:

Haythem Bany Salameh, Yarmouk University, Jordan
Hideaki Nii, IIJ Innovation Institute Inc., Japan.

Publicity Chair:

Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, UAP and SEU, Bangladesh; Islamic University in Madinah, KSA
Lo'ai Tawalbah, Umm AlQura, University, KSA

Steeting Committee:

Mladen Vouk, N.C. State University, USA (Chair).
Yaser Jararweh, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan.
Andy Rindos, IBM research, USA.
Elhadj Benkhelifa, Staffordshire University, UK.
Yojiro UO, IIJ Innovation Institute Inc., Japan.

Programme Committee

Al-Sakib Khan Pathan - International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Jaime Lloret - Polytechnic University of Valencia
Zhao Yongli - BUPT
Jiann-Liang Chen - ntust
Haibo Zhou - SJTU
Fawaz Al-Hazemi - KAIST
Hamada Alshaer - KUSTAR, UAE
Stuart Clayman - UCL
Izzat Alsmadi - Yarmouk University
Zuqing Zhu - University of Science and Technology of China
Alex Galis - UCL
Honggang Hu - University of Science and Technology of China
Antonio Manzalini - Telecom Italia Lab
Yawei Yin - University of California, Davis
Hao Jin - InterDigital Communications, Inc.
Antonio Pescape - University of Napoli
Yu Su - The Ohio State University
Zhili Sun - University of Surrey
Liqiang Zhang - Indiana Univeristy South Bend
Weiwei Chen - University of Southern California
Lei Liu
Weidong Shi - University of Houston
Yi Wei
Dong Yang
Cristian Lumezanu - NEC Laboratories
Sergio Beker - Huawei Technologies
Xiao Zhang - northwestern polytechnical university

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