[ecoop-info] CFP - 2nd International Workshop on Cloud Service Brokerage (CSB 2014)

Rustem Dautov rdautov at seerc.org
Mon Apr 14 18:36:44 CEST 2014




The 2nd International Workshop on Cloud Service Brokerage (CSB 2014).

Co-located with the 3rd European Conference on Service-Oriented and 

Cloud Computing (ESOCC 2014), Manchester, UK, 2-4 September, 2014.




The workshop series on Cloud Service Brokerage is the premier workshop 

focusing on enabling technology for realising the multi-cloud ecosystem, 

in which cloud service brokers will play a pivotal role in supporting 

cloud service providers and consumers.  CSB 2014 is the second workshop 

in the series, co-hosted by the EU FP7 projects Broker at Cloud and PaaSage, 

and will be held at ESOCC 2014 in Manchester.  It focuses on enabling 

technology for the multi-cloud ecosystem.  The first CSB 2013 workshop 

was held in conjunction with ICSOC 2013 in Berlin, and focused on 

methods and mechanisms for cloud service brokerage.


CSB 2014 Workshop Website:

ESOCC 2014 Conference Website:


Broker at Cloud Project Website:               http://www.broker-cloud.eu/

PaaSage Project Website:                            http://www.paasage.eu/




This workshop looks to a future in which a multi-cloud ecosystem exists, 

within which many cloud providers and consumers interact to create, 

discover, negotiate and use software services.  Supporting this ecosystem 

are cloud brokers, whose role is to bring together providers and consumers, 

by offering service portals with added value for all parties.  A central 

feature of the broker’s role will be to assist with software service 

generation (from abstract models to platform-specific deployments), 

multi-cloud translation (model-driven adaptation and deployment of services)

and assure quality control (governance; functional testing and monitoring),

service continuity (failure prevention and recovery; service substitution) 

and market competition (arbitrage; service optimization; service 



To promote the creation of this kind of ecosystem, it is necessary to 

develop common standards, service models, methods and mechanisms that will

operate across a wide variety of platforms and infrastructure, and across 

disparate service protocols, which currently include:  WSDL/SOAP-based 

services, RESTful services and Rich Client/AJAX applications.




We solicit original research papers covering the following topics of 



Abstract service models – current service description languages are only 

up to the task of describing the service interface; what is needed are 

abstract models to describe the complete behaviour and performance of 

services, such that model-translation algorithms can generate equivalent 

services on different platforms.


Model-driven generation – current software services are designed in 

vendor-specific ways that prevent them being ported onto different

what is needed are sets of translation algorithms for converting abstract 

service models into platform-specific applications, or sets of equivalent 

applications deployed across multi-clouds.


Service behaviour certification – current quality control is mostly achieved

by in-house developer-based testing; what is needed is a means of

whether alternative services are equivalent, certified by generating

test sets from functional specifications of services, and grounding these

each of the service protocol technologies described above;


Service performance monitoring – current service monitoring technology is 

limited to SLAs for response-times and availability of end-points; what is 

needed is a more sophisticated data fusion approach, such as complex event 

processing, with trend prediction, supporting service optimisation and 



Service optimization – current service platforms offer single-vendor

with failover substitution, or manual selection from several providers; what

is needed is a means of offering multi-vendor services on a competitive

with automatic arbitrage between different providers, to support constrained

optimization of cloud performance.


Service governance – current services and platforms are developed following

in-house software processes; what is needed are explicit standards and

for governing the whole service lifecycle, ensuring common quality standards

and interfaces, supporting convergent service development and service 



This list is not exhaustive; other topics relevant to the Consumer, Provider

and Broker roles (NIST cloud role definitions) will be considered.  Please 

note that service security is out of scope, being a matter for the Auditor 

role.  Please note also that only design-time adaptation will be considered,

since another ESOCC workshop will be devoted to run-time adaptation issues.




* Paper submission:       30 May 2014

* Reviews completed:   30 June 2014

* Camera-ready copy:   15 July 2014




Authors are invited to submit original, previously unpublished research

written in English.  We invite (i) full research papers up to 12 pages in 

length; and (ii) short vision, or position papers up to 6 pages, both

all references and figures, on a topic within the remit of the workshop.


All submissions must be prepared in the Springer LNCS format.  The Springer 

formatting guidelines are available at: 




All submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of the international

committee.  Paper acceptance will be based on originality, significance, 

technical soundness, and clarity of presentation.   Please submit papers in

via EasyChair, following instructions to be published on the CSB 2014




We anticipate a 50% acceptance rate after reviewing has been completed.

full papers will be allowed up to 15 pages; and short vision/position papers

to 8 pages.  At least one author of each accepted paper must register and 

participate in the workshop.  Please see details to be published on the





It is anticipated that publication will be in the Springer CCIS series 

(Communications in Computer and Information Science), in proceedings shared 

jointly with other ESOCC workshops and the PhD symposium.




ESOCC 2014 Organisation:  Workshop Chairs


* Guadalupe Ortiz, University of Cádiz, Spain

* Cuong Tran, The University of Manchester, UK


CSB 2014 Workshop:  Organising Chairs


* Iraklis Paraskakis, SEERC, Thessaloniki, Greece

* Anthony Simons, University of Sheffield, UK

* Alessandro Rossini, SINTEF, Oslo, Norway

* Jens Jensen, STFC, Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK


CSB 2014 Workshop:  Programme Committee


* Gregoris Mentzas, ICCS NTUA, Athens

* Symeon Veloudis, SEERC, Thessaloniki

* Kleanthis Mokios, SEERC, Thessaloniki

* Yiannis Verignadis, ICCS NTUA, Athens

* Raluca Lefticaru, University of Sheffield

* Brice Morin, SINTEF, Oslo, Norway

* Franck Fleurey, SINTEF, Oslo, Norway

* Andreas Friesen, SAP, Karlsruhe, Germany

* Antonia Schwichtenberg, CAS Software, Karlsruhe, Germany

* Volker Kuttruff, CAS Software, Karlsruhe, Germany

* Panagiotis Gouvas, SingularLogic, Athens, Greece

* Christian Pérez, INRIA, Lyon, France

* Nikos Parlavantzas, INRIA/IRISA, Rennes, France

* Jorg Domaschka, University of Ulm, Germany

* Lutz Schubert, University of Ulm, Germany

* Craig Sheridan, Flexiant, Edinburgh, UK

* Anthony Sulistio, HLRS, Stuttgart, Germany









Rustem Dautov

Research Associate

South-East European Research Centre (SEERC)

The University of Sheffield, International Faculty - City College

24 Proxenou Koromila, 54622 Thessaloniki, Greece

Tel: +(30) 2310 253 477

Fax: +(30) 2310 234 205

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Email:  <mailto:rdautov at seerc.org> rdautov at seerc.org

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