Call for Papers

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research manuscripts that demonstrate current research in all areas of Cloud and Utility computing including design and analysis of distributed and centralized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 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
  • Designs and deployment models for Clouds: private, public, hybrid, federated, aggregated
  • Cloud Computing middleware, stacks, tools, delivery networks and services at all layers (XaaS)
  • Virtualization technologies and other enablers
  • Economic models and scenarios of use
  • Scalability and resource management: brokering, scheduling, capacity planning, parallelism and elasticity, as well as marketplaces
  • Cloud management: autonomic, adaptive, self-✱, SLAs, performance models and monitoring
  • Applications: games, social networks, scientific computing (e-science) and business, as well as large-scale foundations for Big Data and analytics
  • Mobile and energy-efficient use of Clouds
  • Beyond technology: Cloud business and legal implications, such as security, privacy, trust and jurisdiction especially in Utility contexts

Manuscript Guidelines:          

Submitted manuscripts should be structured of high technical quality and may not exceed ten (10) single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5×11 inch pages (IEEE conference style), including figures, tables, and references. Borderline papers may be accepted as short papers but all submissions must be full papers. The proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society, USA, and will be made available online through the IEEE Digital Library, as well as through the ACM Digital Library.

Electronic submissions must be in the form of a readable PDF file. Manuscripts must be received in EasyChair by July 03, 2016. All manuscripts will be reviewed by the Program Committee and evaluated on originality, relevance of the problem to the conference theme, technical strength, rigour in analysis, quality of results, and organization and clarity of presentation of the paper. Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected without review and further action may be taken, including (but not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of the authors. Further details on the publication and registration regulations are published on the UCC website and need to be followed.

At least one author of each paper must be registered for the conference in order for the paper to be published in the proceedings. There is NO student rate for the author who is responsible for registration for his/her published paper. If you have more than one accepted paper, you have to register for each one individually. There is no discount if you have two or more papers accepted. Presentation of an accepted paper at the conference is a requirement of publication. Any paper that is not presented at the conference will not be included in IEEE Xplore.

Templates: http://www.ieeeconfpublishing.org/cpir/authorKit.asp?Facility=CPS_Dec&ERoom=UCC+2016

Submissions: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ucc2016

Contact:  Alan Sill <alan.sill@ttu.edu>  and Josef Spillner <josef.spillner@zhaw.ch>

Important Dates:

  • Workshop proposals due:  08 May, 2016
  • Tutorials proposals due:  03 July, 2016 (see separate calls for workshops, tutorials and other tracks)
  • Paper Submissions due:  31 July, 2016 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: 21 August, 2016
  • Camera ready papers due: 10 October, 2016
  • Early registration deadline: 21 October, 2016