A half-day workshop co-located with the Seventh IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing
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Cloud computing involves abstraction of computation, storage, and communication resources so that they can be treated as utilities. This allows flexibility in their use, deployment, and maintenance. The resulting configuration of the resources and the infrastructure allowing their use typically reflects performance or cost requirements.
However, this configuration may reflect the physical world. The most familiar example of this is ``availability zones'', where physical locations of portions of the cloud infrastructure are exposed to software because co-located resources are expected to share failures. Similarly, data may be stored in various locations, each in a different legal jurisdiction. %This creates a set of equivalence %classes based on the legal status of the data. More generally, cloud applications or infrastructure may interact with the physical world to effect (i) selection or discovery of sensor and actuator nodes to meet application requirements for interactivity; (ii) adjustment of resource provisioning in response to physical phenomena (such as by migrating VMs ahead of predicted natural disasters or moving them towards power that is less environmentally damaging); or (iii) reflection of the physical environment in infrastructure and policy (as is done for availability zones and storage locations jurisdictions).
These issues sit at the intersection of distributed systems, cloud management, phenomenon modelling, data visualisation, and ubiquitous computing. Thus this workshop will be interesting to researchers and practitioners in any of these areas.
The goal of this workshop is to explore the following questions:
The above questions are intended to shape but by no means limit the discussion.