[ecoop-info] CfP: Distributed Cloud Computing

Stefan Schmid stefan at net.t-labs.tu-berlin.de
Mon Jul 15 08:23:20 CEST 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline extended by one week!)


Workshop on

Distributed Cloud Computing (DCC)




held in Dresden, Germany

December 9-12


co-located with 6th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud

Computing (UCC)





Submissions due: 28 July 2013


Notification of acceptance: 10 September 2013


Camera-ready papers due: 27 September 2013




The workshop is interdisciplinary and touches both distributed systems as

well as networking and cloud computing. It is intended as a forum where

people with different backgrounds can learn from their respective field and

expertise. We want to attract both industry relevant papers as well as

from academic researchers working on the foundations of the distributed



DCC 2013 accepts high-quality papers related to the distributed cloud which

fall into at least one of the following categories:


- Novel ideas on how to design and operate/manage the distributed cloud


- Principles and foundations of distributed cloud computing; algorithmic

solutions (resource management, scheduling, embedding, elasticity,


- Architectural models, prototype implementations and applications (content

distribution, games, social networks, scientific computing, business)


- Virtualization technology and enablers (network virtualization,

software-defined networking)


- Experience with existing deployments and measurements (private, public,

hybrid, federated, aggregated clouds)


- Service and resource specification, languages, and formal verification


- Economic, robustness, and energy aspects of the distributed cloud (e.g.,

pricing and service models)





Most of the focus in public cloud computing technology over the last 10

has been on deploying massive, centralized data centers with thousands or

hundreds of thousands of servers. The data centers are typically replicated

with a few instances on a continent wide scale in semi-autonomous zones.

model has proven quite successful in economically scaling cloud service, but

it has some drawbacks. Failure of a zone can lead to service dropout for

tenants if the tenants do not replicate their services across zones. Some

applications may need finer grained control over network latency than is

provided by a connection to a large centralized data center, or may benefit

from being able to specify location as a parameter in their deployment.

Nontechnical issues, such as the availability of real estate, power, and

bandwidth for a large mega data center, also enter into consideration.


Another model that may be useful in many cases is to have many micro or even

nano data centers, interconnected by medium to high bandwidth links, and the

ability to manage these data centers and interconnecting links as if they

were one larger data center. This distributed cloud model is perhaps a

match for private enterprise clouds, which tend to be smaller than the

public mega data centers, and it also has attractions for public clouds run

by telcom carriers which have facilities in geographically diverse

with power, cooling, and bandwidth already available. It is attractive for

mobile operators as well, since it provides a platform on which applications

can be deployed and easily managed that could benefit from a tighter

to the wireless access network. The two models are not mutually exclusive:

for instance a public cloud operator with many large data centers

internationally could manage its network of data centers like a distributed

cloud. The distinguishing characteristic from federated clouds is that the

component data centers are more integrated, especially with respect to

authentication and authorization, so that the computation, storage, and

networking resources are as tightly managed as if they were in a single

data center.




Submissions are single-blind and should not exceed 6 pages in length (in

format). For an accepted paper, at least one author must attend the workshop

(all participants must pay the UCC 2013 workshop and conference fee).


Submissions will be handled by EasyChair.


The DCC 2013 workshop proceedings will be published as part of the UCC 2013

proceedings volume.





James Kempf, Ericsson Research, San Francisco, USA


Stefan Schmid, Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) & TU Berlin, Germany





Chen Avin, Ben Gurion Uni, Israel


Raouf Boutaba, Uni Waterloo, Canada


David Breitgand, IBM Research Haifa, Israel


Marco Canini, T-Labs & TU Berlin, Germany


Yvonne Coady, Uni Victoria, Canada


Paolo Costa, Microsoft Research Cambridge & Imperial College, United Kingdom


György Dán, KTH, Sweden


Xiaoming Fu, Uni Goettingen, Germany


Pan Hui, HKUST, Hong Kong


Holger Karl, Uni Paderborn, Germany


Wolfgang Kellerer, TU Munich, Germany


Hermann de Meer, Uni Passau, Germany


Ruben S. Montero, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain


Joerg Ott, Aalto Uni, Finland


Djamel F. H. Sadok, UFPE, Brazil


Arunabha Sen, Arizona State University, USA


Srini Seetharaman, T-Labs Silicon Valley, USA


Azimeh Sefidcon, Ericsson Research, Sweden


Puneet Sharma, HP Labs Palo Alto, USA


Upendra Sharma, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA


Soren Telfer, AT&T Palo Alto, USA


Benoit Tremblay, Ericsson Research, Canada


Christian Tschudin, Uni Basel, Switzerland




DCC 2013 will take place in the Dorint Hotel Dresden, in the center of the

lively capital of Saxony. Dresden offers much more than the historic center

with its opera house, the 'Semperoper', and the ‘Frauenkirche’ church.

along the approximately 30 km long stretch of the Elbe River which runs

through the city, you will find many treasures: castles, villas, vineyards,

historic funiculars, and steamboats that are up to 130 years old. During the

conference week, the 579th annual Striezelmarkt will welcome all conference

participants for a unique artisanal and culinary experience.


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