UCC 2018 : 11th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing
Conference Series : Utility and Cloud Computing
Call For Papers
11th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2018)
5th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies (BDCAT 2018)
December 17-20, 2018 – Zurich, Switzerland
Websites: http://ucc-conference.org/ and http://bdcat-conference.org/
Submissions: Open from 01 February 2018
Help Advance Utility and Cloud Computing as well as Big Data!
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 compute, 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. UCC and BDCAT are the premier IEEE/ACM conferences covering all areas related to Cloud Computing as a Utility as well as Big Data and provide an international forum for leading researchers and practitioners in this important and growing field. UCC and BDCAT 2018, to be held in Zurich, Switzerland, 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.
Please submit proposals for co-located workshops to the UCC 2018 Workshops co-chairs, Khalid Elgazzar email@example.com and Eva Marín Tordera firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Call for Workshops with all further details and deadlines will be released later in February 2018.
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research manuscripts that demonstrate current research in all areas of Cloud and Utility as well as Big Data computing, including design and analysis of distributed and centralized Cloud systems, data centre 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 for UCC 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
- HPC in the Cloud
- 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
- Cloud, Fog and edge/mobile devices hierarchy models and management
- Virtualization technologies and other enablers
- Economic models and scenarios of use
- Performance analysis and modeling
- Scalability and resource management: brokering, scheduling, capacity planning, and elasticity
- Cloud management: autonomic, adaptive, self-*, SLAs, and monitoring
- Applications: games, social networks, scientific computing (e-science), and business
- Cloud large-scale foundations for Big Data, IoT, 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
Topics of interest for BDCAT include but are not limited to:
- Big data science
- Big data infrastructure and platforms
- Big data applications
- Big data trends and challenges
- Visualisation of big data
Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Manuscripts shall be formatted in IEEE conference style and may not exceed ten pages.