[ecoop-info] CFP- Workshop CrossCloud'16 @ EuroSys'16

Thomas Ledoux Thomas.Ledoux at mines-nantes.fr
Tue Nov 24 17:32:00 CET 2015

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============================ Call for Papers ==========================

                   The 3rd Workshop on CrossCloud Infrastructures & 

            Collocated with European Conference on Computer Systems 
                                          April 18-21, 2016 - London, UK



CrossCloud is an international workshop series that aims to bring to 
light several issues related to cross-cloud systems: cloud federation, 
multi-cloud architectures, cross-cloud applications, and hybrid clouds.

CrossCloud aims to attract researchers from both academia and industry 
to share and discuss their recent research and experiences in designing 
and  operating multiple cloud systems. Work in this area extends over 
various topics including cross-cloud resource management, monitoring,  
service migration, API interoperability, portability, policy 
enforcement, benefit–cost analysis, and fault mitigation.


Authors are encouraged, but not limited, to cover the following topics:

- Cross-cloud  systems: resource  management across multiple clouds 
(e.g., load balancing, performance optimization, security and privacy 
policy enforcement).

- Containers and Virtual Machine (VM) management across several cloud 
infrastructures (e.g., VM placement and migration).

- Micro-services: system design, monitoring and management using 
containers and/or microkernels to achieve cloud provider independence.

- Cross-Cloud agility: dynamic application deployment across multiple 
cloud platforms, flexibility in moving between different providers and 

- Hybrid cloud infrastructures management: public and private clouds, 
heterogeneous cloud systems, cloud and cluster/grid systems.

- Cloud-bursting: workload offloading, multi-cloud resource scheduling 

- Cross-cloud SDKs and APIs: design, maintenance, support and 
performance evaluation.

- Application portability: priorities, restrictions and lock-in 
mitigation techniques and measures.

- API interoperability: study cases and experiences with data and 

- Interoperability between managed services (e.g., MapReduce, DB, 
message queues, etc.).

- Decision support systems: efficient and open application deployment 
and monitoring across different cloud platforms and providers, cloud 
brokerage as a means of complexity outsourcing.

- Scalable multi-cloud monitoring: monitoring among different cloud 
environments, relevant metrics at the different levels of the stack 
(e.g., network access), monitoring overhead analysis.

- Experiences: assembling and (re)deploying in heterogeneous 
multi-cloud  environments, costs and benefits of cross-cloud management 
and deployment, challenges in existing cross-cloud platforms, case 
studies on building or federating multi-cloud systems.

- Cross-Cloud security: identity and access management across 
infrastructure boundaries, reconciling application security and privacy 
requirements across multiple SLAs.


Paper submission: February 8, 2016
Author notification: February 29, 2016
EuroSys Grant application: March 11, 2016
Camera-ready version: March 21, 2016

All deadline times are Anywhere on Earth.


We  solicit  two  types  of  submissions:  (1)  technical  papers (max 6 
double-column pages), and (2) posters (max  2  double-column pages).
Each submission will  receive at least 3 single-blind peer reviews.
Authors of technical papers are also encouraged to prepare a  poster to 
be displayed in a joint poster session on the workshop day.


Like in  the former editions  of  the workshop, authors of  the best 
technical papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their 
work to the Springer Open Journal of Internet Services and Applications 
thematic series on cross-cloud computing (JISA-CCC).


General and Technical Program Co-Chairs:
     Yehia Elkhatib (Lancaster University, UK)
     Mohamed Faten Zhani (École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada)

Steering Committee:
     Gordon S. Blair (Lancaster University, UK)
     Raouf Boutaba (University of Waterloo, Canada)
     Renato Cerqueira (IBM Research, Brazil)
     Wouter Joosen (iMinds-Distrinet, KU Leuven, Belgium)

Publicity Co-chairs:
     James Hadley (Lancaster University, UK)
     Liang Wang (Cambridge University, UK)


CrossCloudRsrch at gmail.com


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