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CrossCloud 2017 - 4th Workshop on CrossCloud Infrastructures & Platforms



VenueBelgrade, Serbia Serbia



Topics/Call fo Papers

The 4th Workshop on CrossCloud Infrastructures & Platforms
April 23, 2017
Collocated with European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys'17)
April 23-26, 2017 - Belgrade, Serbia
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 invited to submit papers covering, but not limited to,
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).
- Fog/edge computing: fog-based infrastructures, caching, performance
and services.
- 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 vendors.
- 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: January 7, 2017
Author notification: February 14, 2017
Camera-ready version: March 1, 2017
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 the workshop's poster sessions.
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)
Publicity Co-chairs:
Michele Nogueira (Federal University of Parana, Brazil)
Walter Cerroni (University of Bologna, Italy)

Last modified: 2016-11-23 14:34:32