UCC 2017 : IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing
Conference Series : Utility and Cloud Computing
Call For Papers
UCC is the premier IEEE/ACM conference covering all areas related to utility computing, cloud computing services, and other forms of advanced distributed computing. UCC provides an international forum for leading researchers and practitioners in this important and growing multidisciplinary area. UCC 2017 in Austin reflects the need to bring academics and industrial researchers together to discuss how to improve existing services and how to bring new applications into the cloud.
CONTEXT AND SCOPE
Cloud Computing delivers computational resources on-demand as services that are commoditized and delivered comfortably analogous to traditional utilities such as electricity, gas, water and telephony. Cloud service offerings for computing, storage, and communication resources as well as for hosted software and data are growing at a tremendous rate. It is essential to understand how to effectively transform these services into Utilities that provide value to both users and providers. There is also increasing interest from commercial providers to offer business and revenue models around the services they offer. Understanding how these models could be used to provide utility for users, intermediary brokers (aggregators) and providers is also an area of active research.
This will be the 10th UCC in a successful conference series of community-driven events. Previous events were held in Shanghai, China (Cloud 2009), Melbourne, Australia (Cloud 2010 & UCC 2011), Chennai, India (UCC 2010), Chicago, USA (UCC 2012), Dresden, Germany (UCC 2013), London, UK (UCC 2014), Limassol, Cyprus (UCC 2015) and Shanghai, China (UCC 2016).
UCC 2017 will be co-located with the 4th International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies (BDCAT 2017)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research manuscripts that demonstrate current research in all areas of Cloud and Utility computing including design and analysis of distributed and centralized Cloud systems, data center design and engineering, economic and market models for cloud systems, revenue and business models and their applications in scientific and commercial deployments.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Principles and theoretical foundations of Utility Computing, including pricing and service models
- Policy languages and programming models, such as cloud-native and cloud-enabled applications
- Utility-driven models and mechanisms for Cloud federations
- Autonomic techniques for Cloud applications
- Utility-/comfort-driven platforms for Clouds
- Architectural models to achieve Utility in Clouds
- Designs and deployment models for Clouds: private, public, hybrid, federated, aggregated
- Cloud Computing middleware, stacks, tools, delivery networks and services at all layers (XaaS)
- Integration of Cloud systems with edge devices
- Virtualization technologies and other enablers
- Economic models and scenarios of use
- Scalability and resource management: brokering, scheduling, capacity planning, parallelism and elasticity, as well as marketplaces
- Cloud management: autonomic, adaptive, self-*, SLAs, performance models and monitoring
- Applications: games, social networks, scientific computing (e-science) and business, as well as large-scale foundations for Big Data and analytics
- Mobile and energy-efficient use of Clouds
- Cloud business and legal implications beyond technology, such as government regulation, security, privacy, trust and jurisdiction especially in Utility -
- Computing contexts
- Hands-on activities, tutorials, and instructional sessions on new technologies and methods
- Workshop proposals due* 22 June, 2017
- Tutorial and special event proposals due* 31 July, 2017
- Paper submissions due* 15 Aug, 2017
- Notification of acceptance* 15 September, 2017
- Camera ready papers due 30 September, 2017
- Early registration deadline 30 September, 2017
- Regular registration deadline 31 October, 2017
- Late registration deadline At the conference
** Separate calls for submissions will be issued by each workshop or tutorial accepted
Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and need to conform to the IEEE conference format guidelines.
Electronic submissions must be in the form of a readable PDF file. Manuscript submissions must be received by July 15, 2017. All manuscripts will be reviewed by the Program Committee and evaluated on originality, relevance of the problem to the conference theme, technical strength, rigour in analysis, quality of results, and organization and clarity of presentation of the paper.
Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Further details on the publication instructions and registration information will be published on the UCC website.
AWARDS AND SPECIAL ISSUES
One or more best paper awards will be given for outstanding contributed papers. Selected papers from the conference will be invited to submit an extended version to reputable journals for special issues. Papers will be selected based on their reviewers’ scores and appropriateness to the journal’s theme. All extended versions will undergo reviews and must represent original unpublished research work. Further details will be made available at the conference webpage.