[ecoop-info] An International Workshop on the Next-Generation Cloud Computing

Pethuru Raj Chelliah peterindia at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 18:29:53 CET 2012

*Dear all*

The 2nd Workshop on the Emerging Trends and Applications of Cloud Computing
(ETACC) is being planned as a value-addition to the 3rd International
Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies will be held in
Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, on August 27-29, 2012.

*A Brief about the Cloud Idea*

The much-hoped cloud paradigm is seeing an unprecedented adoption and
adaption across the globe. The breakthrough cloud idea is actually a smart
and sensible combination of several proven and promising technologies such
as consolidation, virtualization, optimization, service orientation (SO),
and an array of computing paradigms such as cluster, grid, on-demand, and
utility computing. The complete and compact automation of several
complicated IT infrastructure management and maintenance tasks such as job
scheduling, resource provisioning, workload management, asset management,
capacity planning, configuration management, virtual machine creation and
control, self-servicing, etc. remains the key aspects for the upswing of
the pioneering cloud technology.

The noteworthy aspect is that cloud infrastructures fulfill myriad quality
attributes (Non-functional requirements such as scalability / elasticity,
availability, adaptability, alacrity, high performance, etc.). The cloud
paradigm has come as a boon and blessing for enterprise IT as it could
introduce and incorporate a series of innovations and improvisations there
in order to realize the long-pending target of business-IT alignment. Cloud
is undoubtedly the transformative and disruptive technology that has the
wherewithal to effectively accomplish the long-standing needs such as IT
agility, autonomy and affordability. Due to the inherent harmonization with
service oriented architecture (SOA), an offshoot of the popular and
pervasive service orientation (SO), the goal of establishing adaptive,
lean, green, instant-on and smart enterprises is to see the reality soon.
Several IT concerns, constraints and challenges are being easily tackled by
the cloud paradigm in sync up with other enterprise-scale technologies.
Enhanced IT utilization is to see the light through the consolidated,
virtualized, automated and shared IT infrastructures.

*Next-Generation Cloud Computing - *Any promising technology or paradigm
has to evolve continuously. Issues and limitations are being identified,
potential solutions are being conceived and constructed, and newer
techniques are being explored, experimented and expounded. There are
different directions and dimensions in the holistic journey of cloud. The
extraordinary successes of cloud computing in the enterprise space is being
spectacularly leveraged and replicated in the vast and varied embedded
space. All kinds of physical and embedded devices are being connected and
linked up with clouds inducing a kind of deeper and deft connectivity among
disparate, distributed, and decentralized devices. This cloud-centric
connectivity has the potential for enabling elegant and exotic
applications. Newer cloud types, models, applications and services are
being formulated to keep up the cloud momentum. Sensor, device, knowledge,
science, service clouds etc are being given newer thrusts these days. Cloud
brokerage services comprising cloud integration, composition
and inter-mediation aspects are fast- emerging with a series of
collaborative initiatives among cloud service providers, academic
researchers, and service organizations, consortiums for standards,
government institutions and IT professionals.

Cloud, being a generic technology, is bound to raise a storm of
advancements and accomplishments across a variety of domains in the days to
unfold. In other words, the cloud space is all set to join as the third
major force along with the enterprise and embedded spaces in accurately
understanding peoples' needs, conceiving, conceptualizing and concretizing
the identified requirements in the form of people-centric services and
applications that can be delivered unobtrusively to the right people at the
right time at the right place. Thus there is a close linkup between cloud
and people IT. Cloud is bringing the much-needed transition from the
expensive IT to elastic, elegant and finally exotic IT. The cloud space is
seeing much more value and verve as entrepreneurs, employees and executives
are on the knowhow of the path-breaking nature of cloud technology.

The workshop is to act as a knowledge sharing platform for researchers from
academic institutions and professionals from the industry to share their
ideas, algorithms, prototypes and solutions related to the cloud computing
and its evolution. The topics include but not limited to

ü  The emerging Application Domains

ü  Cloud Brokerage Services and Cloud Middleware

ü  Policy-based Cloud Management and Governance

ü  Cloud Reliability, Security, Availability and Performance Modeling

ü  Newer Cloud Development, Deployment and Delivery Models

ü  Device-to-Cloud Integration

ü  Cloud Security & Privacy Issues and Solutions

ü  Science, Business, Government, Green, Knowledge and Service Clouds

ü  High-Performance Cloud Computing

ü  Mobile and Social Cloud Computing

ü  Cloud Standards, Best Practices, Patterns, and Metrics

ü  Cloud Service Development Trends, Techniques and Tips

ü  Cloud Databases

ü  Cloud Storage, Federated Clouds and Intercloud


Every submitted paper will be carefully reviewed by at least two members of
the International Program Committee. All accepted papers will be published
by Elsevier Science in the open-access Proceedings Computer Science series
(on-line and CD).  Authors should submit paper with no more than 6 pages
length as an attachment (in PDF or doc format or Latex with PDF) by email
to: peterindia at gmail.com

The submitted paper must be formatted according to the guidelines of
Procedia Computer Science. MS Word Template, Latex, etc. are acceptable.
The details of Procedia Computer Sciences are hosted on
www.Elsevier.com<http://www.elsevier.com/> and
on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com), and
will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will also be
indexed by Scopus (www.scopus.com) and Engineering Village (Ei) (
www.engineeringvillage.com). This includes EI Compendex (
www.ei.org/compendex <http://www.peterindia.net/www.ei.org/compendex>). The
papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI
numbers. You will be able to provide a hyperlink to all delegates and
direct your conference website visitors to your proceedings.

*Important Dates:*

*Paper Submission:*                    March 31, 2012
*Acceptance Notification:*          April 10, 2012
*Final Draft/Manuscript Due:*     May 10, 2012

*Workshop Organizers*

Pethuru Raj PhD
Senior Manager, Enterprise Architecture Practice

Wipro Consulting Services (WCS) Division

Wipro Technologies, Bangalore, India

Mohanavadivu Periasamy PhD
Scientific Research Invision – Canada
Email : sriinccanada at gmail.com
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