[ecoop-info] ACM CAC 2013 - Call for Papers

Ivan Rodero irodero at cac.rutgers.edu
Wed Jan 9 14:46:35 CET 2013


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ACM CAC 2013 - Call for Papers
The ACM Conference on Cloud and Autonomic Computing
  July 29 to August 2, 2013
  Eden Roc Renaissance, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Important Dates
  Paper submission due: March 15, 2013, 11:59 pm EST
  Notification to authors: April 26, 2013
  Final paper due: May 10, 2013

Recent advances in computing, networking, software and mobile technologies have led to the development of cyberspace services that are pervasive and ubiquitous and that touch all aspects of life and economy. Through such advances, cloud and autonomic services will revolutionize the way we do business, maintain our health, conduct education, and how we secure, protect, inform and entertain ourselves. 	

Along with these advances, however, we are experiencing strong challenges to our ability to ensure that our cyberspace resources and services are properly regulated, under appropriate review and control, manageable and secure. The insertion of increasingly automated processes and procedures into normal workflows for personal, scientific and business transactions requires extreme care in design of these systems to ensure that such challenges are properly met.

The main focus of the CAC is to be the premier international forum to present the latest research, applications, and technologies to make cloud and autonomic computing systems and services easy to design, to deploy and to implement, while achieving the simultaneous goals to be self-manageable, self-regulating and scalable with little involvement of human or system administrators. 

Conference Tracks and Workshops

The CAC conference main topics are grouped into four special tracks: Autonomic Cloud Computing; Autonomics for Extreme Scales; Autonomic Cybersecurity; and Autonomic Tools and Applications. Program vice-chairs in each of these research areas will coordinate the efforts regarding papers focused in these tracks. 

Autonomic Cloud Computing: Vice Chair Rosa M. Badia
Self-management cloud services
Autonomic cloud applications and services
Autonomic virtual cloud resources and services
Cloud workload characterization and prediction
Monitoring and analysis of behavior of cloud resources and services
Theoretical frameworks for modeling and analysis autonomic computing systems and services

Autonomics for Extreme Scales: Vice Chair Gregor von Laszewski
Very large and extreme scale autonomic systems
Self-optimizing and self-healing at very large and extreme scale
Self-managing middleware and tools for very large and extreme scales
Experiences in autonomic systems and applications at very large and extreme scales 

Autonomic Cybersecurity: Vice Chair Sherif Abdelwahed
Self-protection techniques of computing systems, networks, and applications
Metrics to evaluate and performance of self-protection algorithms
Anomaly behavior analysis of autonomic systems and services
Data mining, stochastic analysis and prediction of autonomic systems and applications
Metrics to characterize and quantify the cybersecurity algorithms (confidentiality, integrity, and availability of autonomic systems)
Datasets and benchmarks to compare and evaluate different self-protection techniques

Autonomic Tools and Applications: Vice Chair Jim Dowling
Benchmarks and tools to evaluate and compare different architectures to implement autonomic cloud systems
High performance autonomic applications
Self* applications in science and engineering
Self* Human Machine Interface
Full visibility into the behavior of autonomic systems and services
Knowledge representation and visualization of behavior of autonomic systems and services

In addition, a series of workshops will be planned for presentation of tutorials, focused special topics and material otherwise suited for a workshop setting.

Paper Submission 

Papers will be judged on originality, significance, interest, correctness, clarity, and relevance to the broader community. Papers are strongly encouraged to report experiences, measurements, and user studies, and to provide an appropriate quantitative evaluation. Previously published papers and/or papers under review are unacceptable. 

Full papers (a maximum of 10 pages) and short papers (4 pages) are invited on a wide variety of topics relating to autonomic computing. Both full and short papers must follow the official ACM proceedings format with strict adherence to SIGS style (i.e., Option 1). Both kinds of papers should be submitted via the Web submission form, which soon will be available at the conference web site. 

Authors are also encouraged to submit a poster or demo that summarizes and highlights the main points of their paper (see below). Extended versions of the best papers will be considered for a special section of TAAS and a special issue in Cluster Computing Journal. 

Plagiarism Policy 

Respecting intellectual property rights is a foundational principle of the ACM's Codes of Ethics. Plagiarism, in which one misrepresents ideas, words, computer codes, or other creative expression as one's own, is a clear violation of such ethical principles. Plagiarism can also represent a punishable violation of copyright law. Plagiarism manifests itself in a variety of forms, including verbatim copying, near-verbatim copying, or purposely paraphrasing portions of another author's work without citing the source. Proper citing; i.e., accurate use of quotations marks and differentiating copied text from original, is imperative. Copying elements, such as equations or illustrations that are not common knowledge, is also plagiarism. For more information, please visit ACM Plagiarism Policy.

Acceptance Policy 

At least one author of an accepted paper is expected to present the paper in person at the conference. The accepted papers will be available online to registered attendees before the conference and will also appear in proceedings distributed via USB drives at the conference. If your accepted paper should not be published prior to the event, please notify the conference organizers. The papers will be available online to everyone beginning on June 10, 2013. Accepted submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication on the conference Web site; rejected submissions will be permanently treated as confidential. 

Posters, Demonstrations, and Exhibitions 

A poster, demonstration, and exhibition session consisting of research prototypes and technology artifacts that demonstrate autonomic software or autonomic computing principles will be included in the conference. More information will be available soon. 

PhD Thesis Digest Forum 

Current PhD students who are working on topics relevant to autonomic computing are invited to submit a short summary (up to 2 pages) of their theses. Top selected submissions will be presented at a PhD forum during the conference. More information will be available soon. 

Conference Organizers

Manish Parashar (Chair), Rutgers University, USA
Salim Hariri, University of Arizona, USA
John Howie, Cloud Security Alliance, USA
Masoud Sadjadi, Florida International University, USA

Salim Hariri, University of Arizona, USA 

Alan Sill, Texas Tech University, USA

Autonomic Cloud Computing Vice Chair:
Rosa M. Badia, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Autonomic Cybersecurity Vice Chair:
Sherif Abdelwahed, Mississippi State University, USA
Autonomics for Extreme Scales Vice Chair:
Gregor von Laszewski, Indiana University, USA
Autonomic Tools and Applications Vice Chair:
Jim Dowling, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden

Xiaolin (Andy) Li, University of Florida, USA

Andres Quiroz, XEROX, USA

Yeliang Zhang, University of Arizona, USA

John Howie, Cloud Security Alliance, USA

Ivan Rodero, Rutgers University, USA
Erick Passos, Technological University, Brazil
Shihong Huang, Florida Atlantic University, USA
David Villegas, IBM, USA

Masoud Sadjadi, Florida International University, USA

Martha Gutierrez, Florida International University, USA

 ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) 
 NSF Center for Cloud and Autonomic Computing
 University of Arizona
 	     Florida International University

Ivan Rodero, Ph.D.
Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2)                                                         
NSF Center for Cloud and Autonomic Computing (CAC)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering            
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