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UCC 2014 Workshops

The accepted workshop papers can be found here.

The call for workshops page has been archived here.

Cloud Plugfest
The Cloud Interoperability Plugfest project (or “Cloud Plugfests” for short) is a co-operative community series designed to promote interoperability efforts on cloud-based software, frameworks, and standards among vendors, products, projects and implementations. The mission of each Cloud Plugfest is defined in advance to focus on particular aspects of software, standards or implementations in a collaborative setting, with active developers present or remotely connected to allow real-time testing and interchange regarding the results.

Workshop Site: http://www.cloudplugfest.org/events/december-2014-interop-event

BDC 2014International Symposium on Big Data Computing 2014
Rapid advances in digital sensors, networks, storage, and computation along with their availability at low cost is leading to the creation of huge collections of data — dubbed as Big Data. This data has the potential for enabling new insights that can change the way business, science, and governments deliver services to their consumers and can impact society as a whole. This has led to the emergence of the Big Data Computing paradigm focusing on sensing, collection, storage, management and analysis of data from variety of sources to enable new value and insights. The Symposium on Big Data Computing (BDC) 2014  aims at bringing together international researchers, developers, policy makers, and users and to provide an international forum to present leading research activities, technical solutions, and results on a broad range of topics related to Big Data Computing paradigms, platforms and their applications.

Workshop Site: http://www.cloudbus.org/bdc2014
Submission Site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bdc2014

CloudControl66th Cloud Control Workshop
The 6th Cloud Control Workshop is aimed to foster multidisciplinary research in cloud management, or Cloud Control, leveraging expertise in areas such as distributed systems, control theory, autonomic computing, systems management, mathematical statistics, energy management, performance management, and many more. By providing an understanding of the research challenges ahead and by fostering multi-disciplinary research collaborations, the ambition is to shape the future of cloud management. Expected attendees are leading researchers from any scientific discipline with potential to contribute to this multidisciplinary topic.
Workshop Site: http://cloudresearch.org/workshops/6th/
Submission Site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cloudcontrol6

CFM 2014 - Cloud Federation Management: Identity, Resources and Applications Workshop
This workshop will explore the fundamental concepts, design options, and challenges for managing cloud federation. The notion of federation can be applied in many different ways, at different levels in the cloud system software stack, e.g., identity, resource, or application federation. Across all of these areas, though, secure federation management is a key issue, i.e., how federations are initiated, how trust is established, how policies are decided and enforced, either unilaterally or jointly, etc. Effectively addressing these issues will entail not only an enormous amount of technical work, but also an enormous amount of cultural adaptation to fully realize the benefits of cloud federation.
Workshop Site: http://www.cloudfederationmanagement.org
Submission Site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cfm2014

Incorporated with SCBDA 2014.

ITaaU 2014 - ITaaU Network+ Symposium 
The IT as a Utility Network+ (http://www.itutility.ac.uk) will host a 1-day symposium at Utility and Cloud Computing 2014. We invite short papers in the form of either research reports, position papers or reflective scenario reports. We are specifically interested in gaining deeper understanding of situations where distributed and disparate computing services were or could be rapidly coupled in domains such as the environment, healthcare, travel and conflict. Examples could be: flooding, disaster management, rescue missions, terrorist incidents, financial crises and disease control. Other scenarios would be welcome too.
Workshop Site: http://www.itutility.ac.uk/ai1ec_event/itaau-network-symposium-rapid-deployment-of-cloud-and-utility-services-for-fast-moving-emergency-situations
Submission Email : info@itaau.ac.uk

CloudAM 2014 - Clouds and eScience Applications Management Workshop
Cloud computing, virtualization and virtual (eScience) applications are currently hot topics and have been generating substantial interest in the community, and it is anticipated that this interest will expand. It is also important to the research community as it is challenging traditional methods by its sheer size and high level of automation. Clouds must provide appropriate levels of performance to large groups of diverse users, and those clouds are accessed through virtualized wide area networks. Management systems are essential for that and thereby for the future success of the cloud paradigm. New systems, methods, and approaches for cloud, virtualization and (eScience) applications management are to be discussed at this workshop.
Workshop Site: http://cloudam2014.lncc.br/
Submission Site:https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cloudam2014

CGCloud 2014 - Crowdsourcing and Gamification in the Cloud Workshop
The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers and technicians to share their experiences and requirements in the domains of crowdsourcing, gamification and cloud computing. It should especially foster discussions between researchers working in technical and non-technical fields to carve out the manifold aspects and perspectives on this highly inter-disciplinary field and to stimulate collaborative work towards highly reusable cloud based solutions for crowdsourcing and gamification as a Service.
Workshop Site: http://percol.inf.tu-dresden.de/cgcloud2014/
Submission Site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cgcloud14

Recomputability 2014 - Recomputability in the Cloud Workshop
Recomputability 2014 will provide an interdisciplinary forum for academic and industrial researchers, practitioners and developers to discuss challenges, ideas, policy and practical experience in reproducibility, recomputability, reusability and reliability across utility and cloud computing. It will provide an opportunity to share and showcase best practice, as well as to provide a platform to further develop policy, initiatives and practical techniques for researchers in this domain.
Workshop Site: http://recomputability.researchcomputing.org.uk/
Submission Site:  https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=recomp2014

CLASP 2014 - Advances in CC Legislation, Accountability, Security and Privacy Workshop
The success of cloud computing hinges on striking an effective balance between security, trust and privacy concerns. In addition, governments have to ensure that both domestic and international legislations align with the evolving challenges resulting from the maturity of cloud computing as a mainstream IT business model. The nature of a trusted third party (e.g. an offshore cloud service provider) has also pushed policy making to the limits. For example, what should institutions consider when they are employing a cloud service provider, which hosts their data in an offshore data center? There are many technical and policy aspects relating to this research area, and in this workshop, we seek to provide a platform for the engagement and discussion of this interesting, multi-disciplinary topic. We also welcome emerging innovative concepts and analysis which will shape the cloud computing landscape from a technical perspective.
Workshop Site: https://crow.org.nz/clasp2014.html
Submission Site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=clasp2014

IWTCC 2014 - Trust in Cloud Computing Workshop
This workshop aims to explore approaches to the definition and establishment of trust relationships in a dynamic and evolving UCC service environment and to investigate mechanisms, methodologies and technologies to enable the provision of assurances that are needed to fulfil users trust beliefs.
Workshop Site: http://computing.derby.ac.uk/IWTCC2014/
Submission Site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwtcc2014

GCC 2014 - Green Cloud Computing Workshop
There are strong needs for improving energy efficiency of Cloud computing to make Cloud Computing more sustainable and environmentally friendly. This workshop will provide a forum to discuss fundamental issues on research and development of next-generation Green Cloud Computing as well as new challenges in modelling and simulation of novel service- oriented architectures. 
Workshop Site: http://computing.derby.ac.uk/wordpress/disys/gcc/
Submission Site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gcc2014

SCCTSA 2014 - Smart City Clouds: Technologies, Systems and Applications Workshop
This workshop will be suitable for academics, researchers, practitioners and other stakeholders who are engaged in business of smart cities i.e. either providing ICT services or smart solutions or city administrations who are interested in innovative ICT solutions to enable them to transform their internal administrative processes, manage urban environment and lifecycle of big data collected from cities and use it intelligently for urban governance and decision making.
Workshop Site: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/et/research/cccs/events/smartcitycloudsworkshop.aspx
Submission Site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=scctsa2014

CAIMS 2014 - Cloud Automation, Intelligent Management and Scalability Workshop
The emergence of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud computing environments which allow the dynamic scaling of resources provides us with new ways of harnessing computing resources. As both the number and types of IaaS offerings increase it is becoming increasingly difficult to select the right type, to use them efficiently and to ensure that the computing resources fit the demands of large-scale applications with dynamic levels of load. This workshop proposes to bring interested researchers from around the world to explore the challenges and opportunities that exist in deploying intelligent systems to manage and dynamically auto-scale and adjust infrastructures to meet the needs of modern applications.
Workshop Site: http://www.papercalls.com/CAIMS2014
Submission Site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caims2014

NVSDN 2014 - Network Virtualization and SDN for Cloud Data Centres Workshop
In a Cloud infrastructure, multiple Virtual Machines share the same network hardware and the same geographic link. Moreover, the Cloud paradigm relies on the possibility to redefine the network according to the customer needs: security, performance, reliability, flexibility. Today we have several software components, both open-source and commercial, that offer several possibilities to virtualize multilayer switches and routers by using standard protocols. Software Defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging paradigm that provides the decoupling of the control plane, which is the “intelligence” of the network, from the forwarding or data plane. It introduces a layer of interoperability that is a starting point for the deployment of future services. Today all the main networking companies support SDN, or have plans to implement it in the short term. In addition, a number of software networking components (soft routers, virtual switches, etc.) support the OpenFlow protocol or other comparable technologies that enable to implement SDN in Cloud environments. The cartesian product of Cloud Computing and Software-Defined Network opens a formidable range of new opportunities that could change the very nature of the networking in the next future.
Workshop Site: https://sites.google.com/site/nvsdn2014/
Submission Site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nvsdn2014

Incorporated with CPCC 2014.

BDIMA 2014 - Big Data, Intelligence Management and Analytics Workshop
Big Data is the term applied to large and complex datasets that come from many sources such as financial transactions, social media and internet searches and have many applications especially within intelligence management and analytics for law enforcement agencies (LEAs). The handling of such large datasets can lead to a number of challenges, relating to the storage, sharing and analysis of data. The aim of this workshop is to facilitate a discussion around research on various aspects of Big Data, Intelligence management and Analytics with a key focus on the context of LEAs and other security organisations and to disseminate these results to the wider BigData community. The workshop is suitable for Big Data practitioners and researchers in the fields of security, crisis and intelligence management.
Workshop Site: http://bigdataworkshop.altervista.org/
Submission Site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bigdataworkshop2014

BDSN 2014 - Big Data and Social Networking Management and Security Workshop
The 2nd International workshop on Big Data and Social Networking Management and Security will be a forum for scientists, researchers, students, and practitioners to present their latest research results, ideas, developments, and applications in the areas of big data and social networking. We are mainly interested in receiving state of the art work on different aspect of big data management system, big data security and privacy, cloud computing and big data, social networking and big data analytics, and social networking management and security, to mention but few.
Workshop Site: http://www.staffs.ac.uk/personal/engineering_and_technology/eb26/bdsn-2014/
Submission Site:https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bdsn2014

EC 2014 - Education in the Cloud Workshop
Cloud computing represents a major shift in the way we develop and deploy systems and services.  Virtualisation is used to make computational, storage and software resources available on demand as online services.  Major levels of abstraction are categorised as Infrastructure as a Service, Software as a Service and Platform as a Service.  Clouds are described as public, private or hybrid. Which models are useful for education? What benefits and risks are there for education in the cloud? What research is needed to better understand the potential and possibilities?  In this workshop, we invite submissions that show research in the use of cloud computing for educational purposes in areas including computer science, engineering, health science and social sciences etc. Your research should highlight how new techniques and methods enabled by the cloud may solve challenges arising in those diverse areas.
Workshop Site: http://computing.derby.ac.uk/EC2014/
Submission Site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ec2014