[ecoop-info] CrossCloud Brokers'14, Workshop in conjunction with with ACM/IFIP/USENIX International - Final CFP

Rolando Martins rolandomartins at cmu.edu
Wed Aug 20 17:45:20 CEST 2014

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CrossCloud Brokers 2014

Workshop in conjunction with with ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware
Bordeaux, France, December 8-12 2014


Contact: CrossCloudRsrch at gmail.com

The CrossCloud event series builds upon the increasing relevance of
multi-cloud and federated cloud architectures. The high degree of
distribution and heterogeneity in such architectures leads to a massive
development and management complexity for application providers. The
concept of a cloud broker is therefore introduced as a way to outsource
this complexity to facilitate the adoption of multi-cloud architectures.
This edition of the workshop focuses on the architecture of such cloud
brokering systems, and more specifically the concept of Broker as a
Service (BaaS): How could a broker be provided as an intermediate
middleware service to different stakeholders?

The objective of the workshop is to foster a lively discussion about the
theory and practice of cloud brokers, including an interactive and
hands-on session (cf. design (te)charrette,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charrette). The desired outcomes are to
develop a new collective understanding of the key architectural aspects in
this field, to come to a holistic architecture of the cloud broker
concept, and hopefully to affect future research agendas. We invite
researchers from diverse domains to identify important issues in the form
of open research questions, state of the art reviews, standardization
efforts, and to propose solutions and experiences including early-stage


Paper submission due                      September 5, 2014 (23:59 GMT)
Workshop paper acceptance notification    September 30, 2014
Camera-ready workshop papers due          October 10, 2014 (23:59 GMT)


Authors are encouraged, but not limited, to cover the following topics:
- Holistic architecture of Broker as a Service (BaaS)
- Efficient and open decision support system
- Scalable multi-cloud and multi-application monitoring
- Application (re)deployment in heterogeneous, multi-cloud environment
- Experiences with multi-cloud architectures or approaches


The workshop is open for two types of submissions (via
- Position papers, not exceeding the limit of 3 pages, ACM SIG Proceedings
Alternate style
- Technical papers, not exceeding the limit of 6 pages, ACM SIG
Proceedings Alternate style
Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library as part of
the Middleware 2014 companion.

Authors of the best (technical) papers will also be invited to submit an
extended version of their work to a special article collection at the
SpringerOpen Journal of Internet Services and Applications (JISA)

We also strongly encourage multi-cloud submissions to the main
conference’s demo and posters session


** Organization committee / Technical program co-chairs:
Yehia Elkhatib (Lancaster University, UK)
Stefan Walraven (iMinds-DistriNet, KU Leuven, Belgium)

** 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-chair:
Rolando Martins (ISTC, Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Jatinder Singh (University of Cambridge, UK)

** Technical program committee:
Danilo Ardagna (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Adam Barker (University of St Andrews, UK)
Daniel M. Batista (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Theophilus Benson (Duke University, USA)
Antonio Celesti (University of Messina, Italy)
Félix Cuadrado (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
Tobias Distler (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
Paul Grace (IT Innovation, University of Southampton, UK)
Ross Horne (Kazakh British Technical University, Kazakhstan)
Hongxin Hu (Clemson University, USA)
Rüdiger Kapitza (TU Braunschweig, Germany)
Attila Kertész (MTA SZTAKI, Hungary)
Bert Lagaisse (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Thomas Ledoux (Mines de Nantes, France)
Mark Little (JBoss, UK)
Philippe Merle (INRIA Lille, France)
Christine Morin (INRIA Rennes, France)
Peter Pietzuch (Imperial College London, UK)
Luis Rodero-Merino (Gradiant, Spain)
Gareth Tyson (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
Luís Veiga (INESC-ID, Portugal)
Eric Wohlstadter (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Maxwell Young (Drexel University, USA)
Mohamed Faten Zhani (University of Waterloo, Canada)

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