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[PVS] Call for Papers for UCC 2011 Workshops

Dear Colleagues,


The following workshops, co-located with the 4th IEEE International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2011), to be held in Melbourne, Australia during 5-8 December 2011, are seeking papers according to the following extended deadlines:


Papers Due: August 30, 2011

Notification of Acceptance: September 15, 2011

Camera Ready Papers Due: September 25, 2011


Please consider submitting a paper in any of these events. Also, please feel free to share this information among your colleagues and friends.



1. International Workshop on fault Tolerant Architectures for Reliable Distributed Infrastructures and Services (TARDIS2011)

Website: http://www.dsa-research.org/doku.php?id=tardis2011:tardis2011

Summary: Cloud computing is playing an increasingly important role in current distributed computing, which involves a wide community. The Cloud provides a scalable, computational model where users access services based on their requirements without regard to where the services are hosted or how they are delivered: computing processing power, storage, network bandwidth or software usage can be provided as services over the Internet. In consequence, applications developed over such on-demand infrastructures can be built upon more flexible principles, being more fault tolerant, more resilient and more dynamic. Although fault tolerance in distributed systems has been a matter of research in the past that has generated a wide collection of algorithms for fault detection, identification and correction, these concepts will have to be re-visited in the context of Cloud computing. Papers on all aspects of Fault tolerance and reliability in private, public and hybrid Clouds are expected.


2. PPCloud 2011: Privacy and Provenance in the Cloud

Website: http://ppcloud.org/

Summary: Clouds enable customers to reduce startup costs, amortize operating costs and increase the flexibility of their services through the on-demand acquisition of infrastructure and services. While the cloud presents a compelling and generally attractive scenario, understanding the privacy risks and developing efficient and effective solutions are critical for its success. In tension with the need for privacy, is provenance - that is, the need to know who created or is responsible for a piece of data, through whose hands it has passed, who has modified it (or if). Privacy and, more recently, provenance are both current challenges in cloud computing. The balance between the conflicting requirements of privacy and provenance is a significant challenge for future cloud research. The workshop will cover topics related to practical or theoretical aspects of privacy and/or provenance in cloud computing.


3. STCloud2011: IEEE International Workshop on Security and Trust in the Cloud

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/stcloud2011/

Summary: STCloud 2011 will bring researchers and experts together to present and discuss the latest developments and technical solutions concerning various aspects of security, privacy, trust, SSO, user authentication, authorization, non-repudiation, audit, provisioning, role management, forensic, policing, compliance and legislation challenges in managing the identities in a federated Cloud environment. STCloud 2011 seeks original unpublished papers focusing on theoretical analysis, emerging applications, novel system architecture construction and design, experimental studies, and social impacts of managing the identities in Cloud Computing. Both review/survey papers and technical papers are encouraged. STCloud 2011 also welcomes short papers related to Security, Privacy and Trust in federated identities, which summarize speculative breakthroughs, work-in-progress, industry featured projects, open problems, new application challenges, visionary ideas, and preliminary studies.


4. CCSA 2011: 1st International Workshop on Cloud Computing and Scientific Applications

Website: http://www.cloudbus.org/ucc2011/ccsa/ccsa2011.html

Summary: CCSA workshop brings together researchers and practitioners from around the world to share their experiences on modeling, executing, and monitoring scientific applications on Clouds. In this workshop, we are interested in receiving innovative work on enabling and scaling computing systems to support the execution of scientific applications. The target audience include researchers and industry practitioners who are interested in distributed systems, particularly focusing on scaling of applications using Cloud computing.


5. ITACC 2011: International Workshop on Intelligent Techniques and Architectures for Autonomic Clouds

Website: http://www.derby.ac.uk/computing/itaac2011

Summary: The international workshop on Intelligent Techniques and Architectures for Autonomic Clouds (ITAAC 2011) aims to bring together researchers and practitioners across Cloud Computing, Intelligent Systems, and Autonomic Computing to discuss issues at the intersection of these disciplines. Key questions to be addressed include: How do emerging cloud architectures satisfy or contradict the vision of autonomic computing? How does the vision of autonomic computing satisfy the vision of self managing and self healing clouds? How do contemporary and emerging intelligent techniques support and enable both of these? Academics, researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original work on the theory and practice of intelligent and autonomic clouds.


6. CaPSICuMS 2011: International Workshop on Cyber Physical Systems: Integration of Cloud, Mobility and Sensing

Website: http://cnds.ece.nus.edu.sg/CaPSICuMS2011/

Summary: There has been significant interest in Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) in recent years. CPS refers to systems which have a tight coupling between the digital and physical worlds. Although CPS was initially of interest in defence and security domains, it is increasingly viewed that CPS can play an important role in civilian and commercial domains in a world grappling with climate change and concerned with improving sustainability and efficiency in a wide range of activities. Examples are energy management, congestion control in transportation systems, disaster recovery, healthcare, fleet and supply chain management and business process management etc. However, significant research and development challenges remain. Information resides in silos and it is difficult to correlate different strands of real-time and historical data with evolving physical events, sometimes occurring over a wide geographical area. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from research organizations, academia, government agencies and industry to share information and ideas on leading edge techniques and ‘hot’ areas in CPS so as to advance the field and bring about beneficial impact to society.


7. CSQMC 2011: First International Workshop on Cloud Service Quality Measurement and Comparison

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/smiconf/

Summary: Measuring and comparing business services in terms of their overall business value – regardless of whether they are internally or externally provided – is a requirement for guiding an organisation’s decision making in selecting the most suited service providers for delivering their IT needs.  The Service Measurement Index (SMI) is an emerging standard for providing a standardised measure of business services.  SMI is a set of key performance indicators, which includes measures of a service’s quality, agility, risk, capability, cost and security.  This workshop will explore novel methods for measuring and comparing various aspects of business services, which go beyond the current practices of narrowly defined service level agreements and quality-of-service measures.






Dr Mukaddim Pathan

Research Scientist, CSIRO ICT Center &

Lecturer (Adjunct), Australian National University

Room # S214, 108 North Road, Acton, ACT 2601, Australia

Contact: +61-2-6216 7097 (Office)

Email: mukaddim.pathan@csiro.au

Web: www.ict.csiro.au/staff/mukaddim.pathan