Call for Participation – UCC/BDCAT 2016

General Information

The International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2016) will be held in Shanghai, China on 6-9th December 2016 and all professionals working in the Cloud Computing field are urged to attend. UCC is the premier IEEE/ACM conference covering all areas related to Cloud Computing as a Utility. This will be the 9th successful running of the conference in a series that included events in Shanghai, China (Cloud 2009), Melbourne, Australia (Cloud 2010 & UCC 2011), Chennai, India (UCC 2010), Chicago, USA (UCC 2012), Dresden, Germany (UCC 2013), London, UK (2014), Limassol, Cyprus (2015).

UCC 2016 will be held in conjunction with the 3rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies (BDCAT). This will be the 3rd BDCAT in a successful conference series of community-driven events. Previous events were held in London, UK (BDC 2014) and Limassol, Cyprus (BDC 2015).

The conferences will include keynote speeches from industry and academic leaders, numerous workshops to help attendees learn from experiences of others and tutorial presentations arranged into concurrent streams. In addition there is a doctoral symposium, and an industry specific stream of presentations and poster displays. The acceptance rate for papers submitted to the conference is only 18% for UCC and 24% for BDCAT ensuring a high quality programme. Notable speakers are participating from IBM, VMWare and world renowned Universities.

The conferences will held at an attractive Shanghai location just around 40 minutes from Pudong International airport and convenient for tube connections. The conference events will be held at the IFCIM centre which is a modern conference centre located in the old campus of Tongji University in the Shanghai city centre.

For more information on the conferences, please visit the following websites.

UCC 2016:

BDCAT 2016:


  • Platform Development for Collaborative Computing with Urban Big Data: Prof Minyi Guo, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Can the Bright Cloud be a Business Model?: Prof Jae Kyu Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
  • Paperbook: Design and Implementation: Prof Xinbing Wang, Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Cloud-Assisted and Data-Driven Knowledge Discovery for Future Internet: Prof Geyong Min, University of Exeter
  • When Big Data Meets Cognitive Computing…on the Cloud: Hui Lei, Watson Health Cloud IBM
  • Performance Modeling and Optimization in Mobile Cloud Computing Environment: Prof Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • The Art of Transforming Traditional Utilities to the Cloud Model: Dharma Rajan, Vmware
  • The Use of Machine Learning in Business: Sonya Zhang, California State Polytechnic University
  • The EDISON Data Science Framework to enhance Big Data Education, Training and Jobs: Stewe Brewer, University of Southampton
  • Big Earth Data – a New Dimension for Digital Earth: Prof Yong Xue, University of Derby
  • Meeting Society Challenges: Big Data Driven Approaches: Dr Liangxiu Han, Manchester Metropolitan University

Keynote in detail can be found here:


  • Deep Learning on Big Data Sets in the Cloud with Apache Spark and Google TensorFlow: Patrick Glauner and Radu State, University of Luxembourg
  • Survey Analytics from Questionnaires and Textual Social Media Analytics: Prof. Fionn Murtagh and Prof Mohsen Farid, University of Derby
  • Use Amazon Elastic MapReduce to Process Big Data: Jiming Wu, California State University

Tutorials in detail can be found here:

UCC/BDCAT 2016 Workshops 

  • 3rd International Workshop on Smart City Clouds: Technologies, Systems and Applications – SCCTSA 2016
  • 5th International Workshop on Clouds and (eScience) Applications Management – CloudAM 2016
  • 5th International Workshop on Bright Internet-based Utility Computing – BIUC 2016
  • 2nd Workshop on Sustainable Data Centers and Cloud Computing – SD3C 2016
  • 5th International Workshop on Intelligent Data Processing – IDP 2016
  • International Symposium on Real-time Data Processing for Cloud Computing – RTDPCC 2016

Doctoral Symposium

The goal of the Doctoral Symposium is to provide a supportive and shepherding environment in which PhD students can present their research proposal and attend UCC/BDCAT. Students will be able to discuss their research objectives, methods and approach and results at various stages of their research. The aim is to solicit feedback on their research from well-established researchers and attendees. We have selected the following papers for the UCC/BDCAT 2016 Doctoral Symposium.

  • Towards a Software Product Line-based approach to adapt IaaS cloud configurations, Carlos Ruiz, Hector A. Duran-Limon, Nikos Parlavantzas
  • A Reference Architecture for a National e-Learning Infrastructure, Salim Saay, Alex Norta
  • A QoS and Energy aware Load Balancing and Resource Allocation Framework for IaaS Cloud, Yatheendraprakash Govindaraju, Hector Duran-Limon
  • Clinical and Genomics Data, Moeez Masroor Subhani, Ashiq Anjum
  • Graph Based Data Integration for System Integrity and Scalable Analytics, Bilal Arshad, Ashiq Anjum


The UCC/BDACT 2016 conference and its co-located workshops will be held at the IFCIM centre which is a modern conference centre located in the old campus of Tongji University in the Shanghai city centre. You could consider to stay in Tongji Kingswell Hotel which is a four-star hotel owned by Tongji University. The walking distance between venue and hotel are about 200 metres, and between hotel and the Shanghai subway system about 100 metres.

UCC/BDCAT 2016 Registration

To register please visit:

If you have any questions about the conference registration then please contact +44 (0) 01332 597911 or email