[ecoop-info] CFP: Autonomic Clouds 2013, Dresden, Germany

Ashiq Anjum Ashiq.Anjum at cern.ch
Tue Jul 16 18:31:06 CEST 2013

The 3rd International Workshop on Intelligent Techniques and Architectures for Autonomic Clouds (ITAAC 2013)


In association with

The 6th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2013), December 9-12, 2013, Dresden, Germany

Call for Papers

Autonomic computing refers to principles and techniques for designing, building, deploying and managing computing systems with minimal human involvement. An autonomic system should be capable of adapting its behaviour to suit its context of use through methods of self-management, self-tuning, self-configuration, self-diagnosis, and self-healing.

Autonomic approaches are particularly suitable for use in Cloud Computing systems, where rapid scalability is required across a pool of resources to support various unpredictable demands, and where the system should automatically adapt to avoid failures in the underlying hardware impacting on the user experience. Autonomic Clouds emerge as a result of applying autonomic computing techniques to Cloud Computing, resulting into robust, fault tolerant and easy to manage and operate cloud architectures and deployments.

The application of intelligent approaches to Autonomic Clouds is gaining prominence in research and industry. Such intelligent approaches include evolutionary techniques, multi-objective and combinational optimization heuristics, genetic algorithms, neural networks, swarm intelligence, and multi-agents systems. Application of these intelligent approaches to Clouds can improve how computing systems and applications are built, used, managed and optimized, maximizing the benefits for users, applications and systems by reducing the operational, maintenance and usage costs of clouds. The interplay of intelligent approaches and Clouds offers numerous challenges.

The international workshop on Intelligent Techniques and Architectures for Autonomic Clouds (ITAAC 2013) aims to bring together researchers and practitioners across Cloud Computing, Intelligent Systems, and Autonomic Computing to discuss issues at the intersection of these disciplines. Key questions to be addressed include: How do emerging cloud architectures satisfy or contradict the vision of autonomic computing? How does the vision of autonomic computing satisfy the vision of self managing and self healing clouds? How do contemporary and emerging intelligent techniques support and enable both of these? Academics, researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original work on the theory and practice of intelligent and autonomic clouds.

Key topics

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  *   Theory and foundations of Intelligent Clouds
  *   Quality of Service and Intelligent Clouds
  *   (auto)scaling of Clouds
  *   Self-organizing, self-healing and self-managing Cloud systems
  *   Intelligent deployment, configuration and maintenance approaches for Clouds
  *   Agent based techniques for Clouds
  *   Adaptive and Evolutionary Approaches for Clouds
  *   Intelligent Cloud Workflows, Planning and Scheduling
  *   Intelligent Cloud Resource Management and Discovery in Clouds
  *   Autonomic Clouds of Sensors
  *   Intelligent Management and Monitoring for Clouds
  *   Intelligent approaches to Cloud Service Level Agreement satisfaction
  *   Applications, Toolkits and frameworks for Intelligent and Autonomic Clouds
  *   Advances in Intelligent Data Analysis due to Clouds

Submissions that offer position statements, theoretical and industrial perspectives, lessons learned, comparisons, evaluations and technical contributions to intelligent autonomic clouds are also welcome.

Paper submission guidelines

All papers must be submitted electronically and in PDF format. The material presented should be original and not published or under submission elsewhere. Authors should submit full papers of up to 6 pages, following strictly the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript style<http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting>, using two-column, single-space format, with 10-point font size. Figures and references must be included in the 6 pages.  At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register early to attend the conference, in order for the paper to appear in the conference proceedings.

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. The proceedings will be published and will be made online through the IEEE Xplore.

All papers should be submitted online using EasyChair submission system https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=itaac2013

High quality articles will be invited to become part of the Journal of Cloud Computing Advances, Systems and Applications (JoCCASA)

Workshop Chairs

  *   Professor Nick Antonopoulos, University of Derby, UK
Email: n.antonopoulos at derby.ac.uk<mailto:n.antonopoulos at derby.ac.uk>
  *   Dr Ashiq Anjum , University of Derby, UK
Email: a.anjum at derby.ac.uk<mailto:a.anjum at derby.ac.uk>
  *   Dr Lee Gillam, University of Surrey, UK
Email: l.gillam at surrey.ac.uk<mailto:l.gillam at surrey.ac.uk>.

Programme Committee

  *  Antonio Liotta, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  *  Manish Parashar, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
  *  Richard McClatchey, UWE Bristol, UK
  *  Morris Riedel, Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  *  Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK
  *  Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
  *  David Wallom, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford, UK
  *  Jianxin Li, Beihang University, China
  *  Kurt Stockinger, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
  *  Adel Taweel, Kings College London, UK
  *  Fatos Xhafa, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
  *  Daniel S. Katz, Computation Institute, University of Chicago, USA
  *  Ciprian Dobre, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
  *  Richard Hill, University of Derby, UK
  *  Muhammad Atif, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  *  Lu Liu, University of Derby, UK
  *  Peter Bloodsworth, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan
  *  Saad Liaquat Kiani, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
  *  Silvio Pardi, University of Naples, Naples, Italy
  *  Zaheer Khan, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
  *  Liangmin Wang, Jiangsu University, China
  *  Taimoor Khan, Johannes Kepler University, Austria

Important Dates

  *  Manuscript Submission Due: 20 August 2013
 *   Notification of Acceptance: 10 September 2013
 *   Final Manuscript Due: 27 September 2013
 *   Author Registration Due: 27 September 2013
 *   Conference Dates: 9 - 12 December 2013

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