[ecoop-info] MoCS 2016: Sixth Workshop on Management of Cloud and Smart City Systems

Paolo Barsocchi paolo.barsocchi at isti.cnr.it
Thu Feb 4 16:37:49 CET 2016

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Sixth Workshop on Management of Cloud and Smart City Systems (MoCS 2016)

organized in association with The Twenty-First IEEE Symposium on Computers
and Communications (ISCC 2016)

June 27th, 2016, Messina, Italy

Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Communications Society

The last five years have framed a permanent shift in the way Cloud systems
are used. Nowadays, the most important stakeholders such as private
companies, public agencies and research communities rely on the Cloud not
only for sharing hardware infrastructures (such as the IaaS services) but
also, and more importantly, for the software as well as for the data
services. The growing adoption of the Cloud by businesses and educational
institutions is not only due to economic factors, but also to the need for
an infrastructure to support projects that involve big data to analyze and
understand complex systems and phenomena.
The low cost of hardware components and the rapid growth of a business
model for Cloud services are two important drivers for the success of the
Cloud. Nevertheless, most of the players today require also to analyze data
available on the Cloud with a holistic approach provided often by data
mining techniques.
Under this respect, services designed for complex scenarios like Smart
Cities benefit of this new era Cloud. The complexity of human dynamics in a
city can be better analyzed by decentralizing the infrastructure,
integrating and opening the data and sharing the services. All of such
features are the core level of modern Cloud systems.
The MoCS workshop started following the Cloud stream 5 years ago. Our
mission is to track and comprehend the flow of novelty in Cloud systems and
to put on the foreground all the above features and related issues, with a
particular attention to the convergence of Cloud systems together with
Smart City systems and on the (re)use of open Cloud platforms for designing
services for Smart Cities.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
* Experiences on the use of Cloud systems when applied to services designed
for Smart Cities;
* Analytical and simulation models and tools to measure systems scalability
and to achieve resource saving in socio-technical Smart City systems
* Novel adaptive management solutions for scalable, maintainable,
cost-effective Cloud provision, at all software stack layers;
* New models and paradigms for the management of Cloud services at the host
level, within/between data-centres (intra- /inter-domain);
* Big Data flows processing for Smart City scenarios;
* Relationship between IoT and Cloud systems in Smart City scenarios.
* (Re)use of open Cloud-integrated platforms for the design of Smart Cities

Important Dates
Submission of research papers due: April 1st, 2016
Notification of paper acceptance: May 7th, 2016
Submission of camera-ready papers due: May 21st, 2016
Workshop date: June 27th, 2016

Paper submission
Papers should be written in English. Manuscripts should not exceed 6 pages
in the IEEE proceedings style, including all figures, tables and
references, and must be submitted by April 1st, 2016 using EDAS. Papers
meeting these requirements will be peer-reviewed by at least three
independent reviewers, including a TPC member. Papers must present original
and unpublished work and should not be currently under review by any other
conference or journal. To submit a paper, please follow the instructions on
the Workshop web site.
The Workshop Proceedings will be part of the ISCC 2016 Proceedings and will
submitted for publication to IEEE Xplore (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org)

Workshop Co-Chairs
Michele Girolami
Italian National Council of Research, Italy
michele.girolami at isti.cnr.it

Noura Limam
University of Waterloo, Canada
n2limam at uwaterloo.ca

Publicity Chair
Paolo Barsocchi
Italian National Council of Research, Italy
paolo.barsocchi at isti.cnr.it

Chen Liu
Clarkson University, USA
cliu at clarkson.edu

Steering Committee
Antonio Corradi (Chair)
University of Bologna, Italy
antonio.corradi at unibo.it

Luca Foschini
University of Bologna, Italy
luca.foschini at unibo.it

Massimo Villari
University of Messina, Italy
mvillari at unime.it

Burak Kantarci
Clarkson University, USA
bkantarc at clarkson.edu

Inquiries regarding the Workshop should be directed to the Workshop

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