[ecoop-info] IEEE International Workshop on Cloud Analytics (IWCA, 2014) Submission Deadline Extended to Dec 1, 2013

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IEEE International Workshop on Cloud Analytics (IWCA, 2014)
(http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~rich/IWCA-1/), March 11, Boston, USA, 2014

in conjunction with

International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E, 2014)
(http://conferences.computer.org/IC2E/2014/) Boston, USA, March 11-14, 2014

Submission Deadline extended to December 1, 2013



Dennis Gannon, Director of Cloud Research Strategy at Microsoft Research
will give the keynote.

Dennis is the Director of Applications for the Cloud Computing Futures
Group. Prior to coming to Microsoft, he was a professor of Computer Science
at Indiana University and the Science Director for the Indiana Pervasive
Technology Labs and, for seven years, Chair of the Department of Computer
Science. His research interests include large-scale cyberinfrastructure,
programming systems and tools, distributed computing, computer networks,
parallel programming, computational science, problem solving environments
and performance analysis of Grid and MPP systems. He led the DARPA HPC++
project and he was one of the architects of the Department of Energy SciDAC
Common Software Component Architecture (CCA). He was a partner in the NSF
Computational Cosmology Grand Challenge project, the NSF Linked
Environments for Atmospheric Discovery and the NCSA Alliance. He served on
the steering committee of the GGF, now the Open Grid Forum and the
Executive Steering Committee of the NSF Teragrid where he managed the
TeraGrid Science Advisory Board. He was the Program Chair for the IEEE 2002
High Performance Distributed Computing Conference, the General Chair of the
1998 International Symposium on Scientific Object Oriented Programming
Environments and the 2000 ACM Java Grande Conference, and Program Chair for
the 1997 ACM International Conference on Supercomputing as well as the 1995
IEEE Frontiers of Massively Parallel Processing. He was the Program Chair
for the International Grid Conference, Barcelona, 2006 and co-chair of the
2008 IEEE e-Science Conference. While he was Chair of the Computer Science
Department at Indiana University, he led the team that designed the
University’s new School of Informatics. For that effort he was given the
School’s Hermes Award in 2006. He has published over 100 refereed articles
and co-edited 3 books. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1980 after receiving a Ph.D. in
Mathematics from the University of California, Davis.


Paper submission due: December 1, 2013
Notification of acceptance: December 22, 2013
Final camera-ready papers due: January 17, 2014


Cloud computing promises unlimited, cost-effective and agile computing
resources for users. However, this new computing paradigm also poses a
unique set of challenges to both cloud providers and users. On the one
hand, cloud providers need to ensure that resources being provided are
highly available and deliver high performance, while optimizing cloud
infrastructure to reduce their operational costs. On the other hand, cloud
users need to ensure that their applications receive the best performance
from the cloud, while maintaining their budgetary constraints and the terms
of any Service Level Agreements (SLAs) they have with their cloud

Given the scale of cloud deployment, systematic analytical approaches are
critically needed to provide insights to both providers and users to
achieve their respective goals. For instance, cloud providers need to
constantly be aware of the running status and/or anomalies in functionality
from their cloud, to be able to quickly fix any issues that may arise, to
adjust physical resource allocations to ensure that their customers get
best performance, or plan which services to offer to get the best return on
investment. Similarly, cloud users need to understand the workload to be
deployed into the cloud, plan the deployment in a cost-effective way, or
ascertain the flexibility and service quality provided by different cloud
environments and use this to decide their deployment strategy. Analytics
can play a pivotal role in all these scenarios. By gathering insights from
the large amount of data from the cloud, both cloud providers and consumers
can develop analytical approaches to achieving their respective objectives
in spite of the scale that clouds provide.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers in the
related fields to
exchange ideas, and share their experiences in developing analytics to
better deploy, operate and use the cloud. Specifically, we seek and wish to
foster research contributions that draw on statistical analysis, analytical
modeling, and machine learning to develop novel solutions in this problem


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Cloud workload measurement and analysis
• Workload behavior modeling
• Analytics for application deployment in cloud
• Performance modeling of cloud applications
• Cloud performance benchmarking
• Resource utilization optimization
• Tracing and problem identification in cloud systems
• Log and monitoring data analysis
• Problem diagnosis and troubleshooting
• Security and intrusion detection
• Reliability engineering, fault management, and disaster recovery
• Design and implementation of analytics systems
• Business optimization in cloud operations


The IWCA workshop invites authors to submit original and unpublished work.
Papers should not exceed 6 pages in IEEE style (single-spaced 2-column text
using 10-point size type on A4 paper). Authors should submit a PostScript
(level 2) or PDF file that will print on a PostScript printer.

• Electronic submission only via the IWCA14 Submission site
• All selected papers will be peer-reviewed
• For each accepted paper, at least one author is required to register and
present the paper at the workshop
• All accepted papers will be published with IEEE Xplore.
• We will submit all accepted workshop papers for possible publication in a
special issue of the International Journal on Big Data Intelligence.


Shu Tao (IBM T J Watson Research)
Rich Wolski (UCSB)

Publicity Chair:
Rahul Singh (IBM T J Watson Research)

Program Committee:
Theophilus Benson (Duke University)
Yanpei Chen (Cloudera)
Yuan Chen (HP Labs)
David Irwin (UMass, Amherst)
Thilo Kielmann (VU University, Amsterdam)
Ningfang Mi (Northeastern University)
Lavanya Ramakrishnan (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)
Prashant Shenoy (UMass, Amherst)
Christopher Charles Stewart (Ohio State University)
Evgenia Smirni (William and Mary)
Chunqiang Tang (Facebook)
Jon Weissman (University of Minnesota)
Timothy Wood (George Washington University)
Lydia Chen (IBM Zurich Research)
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