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Context and Scope

Cloud Computing promises to deliver computational resources on demand as services that are commoditised and delivered as in traditional utilities such as electricity, gas, water and telephony. Utility with Cloud services can already be achieved for compute, storage and communication resources but also for hosted software and data. UCC is the premier IEEE/ACM conference covering all areas related to Cloud Computing as a Utility. There is also increasing interest from commercial providers to offer business and revenue models around the services they offer. Understanding how these model could be used to provide utility for both users, intermediary brokers (aggregators) and providers will also be of interest for this conference.

This will be the 7th UCC in a successful conference series. Previous events were held in Shanghai, China (Cloud 2009), Melbourne, Australia (Cloud 2010 & UCC 2011), Chennai, India (UCC 2010), Chicago, USA (UCC 2012), and Dresden, Germany (UCC2013). UCC 2014 happens while cloud providers worldwide add new services and increase utility at an accelerated pace and is therefore of high relevance for both academic and industrial research.

Topic of interest include (but not limited to):

  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Principles and theoretical foundations of Utility Computing, including pricing and service models
  • Policy languages and Programming models
  • 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)
  • Virtualisation 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
  • 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

Important Dates

  • Workshop  Proposals: 12 May, 2014  (closed)
  • Tutorial Proposals: 18 July, 2014   August 30, 2014 (Extended Deadline)
  • Paper Submissions Due: 18 July, 2014 August 6, 2014 (Extended Deadline)
  • Notification of Acceptance: 29 August, 2014  September 17, 2014 
  • Camera ready papers due: 29 September, 2014
  • Early Registration Deadline: 29 September, 2014  October 20, 2014 (Extended deadline)

Camera Ready Papers

  • All Camera reader papers are due by September 29th.
  • At least one author of an accepted paper should have registered by September 29th (Register here).
  • Please find submission link and submission preparation/specifications for camera ready papers here.

Special Issues

Selected papers from the conference will be invited to submit an extended version to the following journals. Papers will be selected based on their reviewers’ scores and appropriateness to the Journal’s theme. All extended versions will undergo reviews and must represent original unpublished research work. Further details will be made available at a later stage.

 trans_cloud_computing IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing
 505611 Future Generation Computer Systems
 cover (1) Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience
 cover Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications
 IJDST International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST)

Call for Presentations on TCC

We will be running a TCC (Transactions on Cloud Computing) session at UCC 2014.  In cooperation with IEEE TCC , authors of eligible TCC papers will be invited to present their papers in oral presentation sessions at UCC 2014. A paper is eligible if (1) it is accepted from July 31, 2013 to September 30, 2014, and (2) it is not an extension of a previously accepted conference paper.

This offers the authors of TCC papers an opportunity to attend UCC 2014 in London, and increases the visibility of their work. No new publication will be included in UCC 2014 proceedings. As the first experiment, UCC 2014 will accept up to 10 TCC paper presentations. We will employ a “first-come-first-served” approach when our invitations are sent out (at the same time). Invitations will be sent out on September 25, 2014

An author will have to register like a normal participant to present their work. No financial support will be available from UCC 2014 to present their work.