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OTC 2018 : 6th HPI Symposium on Operating the Cloud


When Nov 13, 2018 - Nov 13, 2018
Where Potsdam, Germany
Submission Deadline Oct 5, 2018
Notification Due Oct 15, 2018
Final Version Due Nov 5, 2018
Categories    cloud computing   big data   data science   distributed computing

Call For Papers



6th HPI Symposium "Operating the Cloud" (OtC)
November 13, 2018, Potsdam, GERMANY


The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) invites to the sixth edition of the yearly scientific symposium on the topic “Operating the Cloud”. The Future SOC Lab, a cooperation of HPI and the industry partners Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, and SAP, provides researchers with free of charge access to a complete infrastructure of powerful hardware and soft-ware. Serving as the foundation for state-of-the-art approaches in Data Science applications, cloud computing remains as one of the main research areas at the Future SOC Lab.

Cloud computing is experiencing a growth in attention world-wide. The necessity emerges from ever increasing amounts of data that must be stored and computed by companies of almost any area of business. Additionally, even in our daily private lives we utilize cloud services to synchronize files, keep track of our appointments, etc. However, we are still observing a gap between results of academic research and practical implementations cloud operators use. It is our goal to provide a persistent platform for representatives of academia and industry to bridge this gap.

The symposium aims at connecting industry and academia by inviting speakers and calling for paper presentations. On this occasion, we seek for research papers and practitioners' re-ports in the fields of operating, administrating, and utilizing cloud systems. Please submit your contribution to the electronic submission system we use (see Further Information). Accepted submissions will be presented at the symposium in Potsdam. "Operating the Cloud" aims to present a versatile compilation of talks which allow a deep exchange of experience and knowledge.

### Topics

We seek submissions from industry and academia. Topics include but are not limited to:

* Cloud application scalability and availability
* Data Science & Machine Learning
* Big data cloud services
* Fog & Edge Computing
* Cloud application scalability and availability
* Capacity planning for cloud applications
* Dynamic capacity and performance management
* Cloud-ilities (scalability, availability, reliability, elasticity)
* Physical and virtual hardware on demand
* Network function virtualization (VFN) and software-defined networking (SDN)
* Cloud middleware frameworks
* Cloud applications performance and monitoring
* Security and cyber security in the cloud
* Cloud optimization and automation
* Global data centers and disaster tolerance
* Combining public and private cloud and on-premise solutions

### Submission

Authors are invited to submit high quality unpublished research work that should not exceed 14 pages (including all text, references, appendices, and figures) conforming to the HPI technical report style ( Papers must be written in English and must be submitted in PDF for-mat using EasyChair ( Submitted papers will receive at least three reviews. Accepted papers will be published after the workshop as an HPI technical report. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to attend the workshop and present the paper.

### Important Dates

* Submission Deadline: October 5, 2018 (extended, FIRM)
* Author notification: October 15, 2018
* Camera-ready version: November 5, 2018
* Scientific symposium: November 13, 2018

### Venue

The HPI Future SOC (Service-Oriented Computing) Lab is a cooperation of the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) and the industrial partners Dell EMC, Fujitsu, SAP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Its mission is to enable and promote exchange and interaction between the research community and the industrial partners.

The Lab provides researchers with free of charge access to a complete infrastructure of state of the art hard- and software. This infrastructure includes components, which might be too expensive for an ordinary research environment, such as servers with up to 64 cores. The offerings address researchers particularly from but not limited to the areas of computer science and business information systems. Main areas of research include cloud computing, parallelization, and In-Memory technologies.

You are welcome to hand in a project proposal and to apply for the usage of the lab’s resources. More information: Call for Projects (

### Program Chairs
* Andreas Polze, Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany
* Pasi Sarolahti, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland

### Organizing Committee
* Max Plauth, Hasso Plattner Institute
* Ayleen Oswald, SAP SE

### Program Committee
* Hubertus Schulz, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
* Dieter Kasper, Fujitsu Technology Solutions
* Lars Eggert, NetApp
* Frank Feinbube, SAP SE
* Jörg Nolte, BTU Cottbus
* Olaf Spinczyk, TU Dortmund
* Matthias Werner, TU Chemnitz
* Emmanuel Müller, University of Bonn

### Further Information
* Symposium webpage:
* Symposium email:
* Submission via:
* Submission template:

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