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Call for papers

Fourth Workshop on Management of Cloud Systems (MoCS 2014)

June 23rd, 2014 - Madeira, Portugal

organized in association with the Nineteenth IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC 2014)

Sponsored by (pending approval) IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Communications Society

Endorsed by the IEEE Technical Committee on Communications Systems Integration and Modeling (CSIM)

In cooperation with the IEEE Technical SubCommittee on Green Communications and Computing (TSCGCC)

The vision of Cloud computing is becoming a reality thanks to the recent advances in several significant computer and communications research areas, spanning from grid/virtualization/utility computing to Web 2.0 and Service Oriented Computing (SOC). After the initial hype, at the current stage, several ongoing research efforts are focusing on the several open management aspects of the Cloud, such as interoperability, scalability, reliability, power management, and confidentiality/auditability, with the final goal to make Cloud technologies and services more mature so to boost and to facilitate a more widespread industrial uptake of Cloud systems. Despite the several recent efforts on Cloud systems, it is still unclear whether current solutions are able to withstand the abrupt and unpredictably changes imposed by the emergent Cloud application scenarios, where services and the whole software stacks (from the kernel upward) have to scale up and down fast by exploiting highly distributed and heterogeneous virtualized resources.

The ambition and mission of MoCS 2014 is to put on the foreground all above issues, and to bring together different ongoing research efforts on the management of Cloud systems. This year, special focus will be on the challenging management issues related to the delivery of efficient solutions for the processing of real-world Big Data in Smart Cities scenarios.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Novel adaptive management solutions for scalable, maintainable, cost-effective Cloud provision, at all software stack layers;
  • New models and paradigms for the management of Cloud services at the host level and within/between data centres (intra-/inter-domain);
  • Analytical and simulation models and tools to measure systems scalability and to achieve relevant energy savings;
  • New methods and tools able to identify and enforce optimal trade-offs between performance, energy consumption, safety, and security;
  • Emerging standards for interoperability (resource virtualization, specific computing interfaces, etc.), also between public and private Clouds;
  • Experimentation testbeds, field trials and empirical evaluations, and measurement studies.


Important Dates

Submission of research papers due: February 21, 2014 (extended deadline)

Notification of paper acceptance: March 21, 2014

Submission of camera-ready papers due: April 11, 2014

Workshop date: June 23, 2014


Paper submission

Papers should be written in English. Manuscripts should not exceed 7 pages in the IEEE proceedings style (note that accepted papers up to 6 pages will be published with no additional charge), including all figures, tables and references, and must be submitted by February 21, 2014 (extended deadline) using EDAS ( Papers meeting these requirements will be peer-reviewed by at least three independent reviewers, including a TPC member. Papers must present original and unpublished work and should not be currently under review by any other conference or journal. To submit a paper, please follow the instructions on the Workshop web site.

The Workshop Proceedings will be part of the ISCC 2014 Proceedings and will be available on IEEE Xplore.

CFP download

Call for Papers (PDF): download. Call for Papers (TXT): download.

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