Cloud Computing on Infrastructure as a Service

and its Applications

Cloud Computing covers a broad range of distributed computing principles from infrastructure (e.g distributed storage, reconfigurable networks) to new programming platforms (e.g MS Azure, Google Appe Engine), and internet-based applications. Particularly, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud systems - such as Amazon EC2, Rackspace or Google Compute Engine - allow the dynamic creation, destruction and management of virtual machines (VMs) as part of virtual computing infrastructures. IaaS Clouds provide a high-level of abstraction to the end user, one that allows the creation of on-demand services through a pay as you go infrastructure combined with elasticity. The increasingly large range of choices and availability of IaaS toolkits has also allowed creation of cloud solutions and frameworks even suitable for private deployment and practical IaaS use on smaller scales. This special session on Cloud Computing is intended to be a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences on the use of Cloud Computing technologies and applications with compute and data intensive workloads. The special session also aims at presenting the challenges and opportunities offered by the development of open-source Cloud Computing solutions - such as OpenStack or OpenNebula - themselves, as well as case studies in applications of Cloud Computing. With the rapid evolution and proliferation of Internet of Things systems, we this session also aims to provide a forum for case studies on integrated use of clouds and IoT systems. The general venue will be a good occasion to share, learn, and discuss the latest results in this field of research. The special session program will include presentations of peer-reviewed papers.

Important Dates:

Paper submission:   10th Sep 2018 5th Oct 2018 15th Oct 2018 30th Oct 2018
Acceptance notification:   17th Oct 2018 15th Nov 2018 23rd Nov 2018 27th Nov 201830th Nov 2018
Camera ready due:   12th Nov 2018 15th Dec 2018 19th Dec 2018
Conference: 13th - 15th Feb 2019


    Notification extended
    November 27, 2018
    November 30, 2018

    July 21, 2018:
    List of accepted special sessions

    July 21, 2018:
    Call for paper available


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Virtualization and container technologies and their effects on IaaS solutions
  • Incorporating beyond-CPU virtualization (e.g., I/O, GPU) aspects to cloud infrastructures
  • Cloud Computing resource management (e.g., Virtual Machine scheduling and management algorithms)
  • Operational challenges, federative and interoperability aspects of private, hybrid and public IaaS systems
  • Novel IaaS architectures, platforms and applications (e.g., incorporating IoT systems)
  • Virtual machine/container image and virtual appliance storage management (e.g., caching, repositories, marketplaces)
  • Virtual Machine migration techniques
  • Security and Privacy aspects of data management in clouds and IoT systems
  • Cloud Computing for scientific, compute and/or data intensive applications
  • Performance evaluation, modeling, simulation and prediction of IaaS clouds and their relation to IoT (including cost and price models)
  • Programming models, tools, orchestration techniques and workflows involving Cloud and IoT systems
  • Cloud Computing deployment models
  • Cloud, edge and fog storage and I/O
  • Cloud services for the Internet of Things
  • Scalability issues of IoT systems
  • Emerging techniques in Edge and Fog Computing
  • Autonomous control in Internet of Things, multi-clouds and software defined networks

Session Chair:

Gabor Kecskemeti, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Session Co-chairs:

Thierry Delaitre, University of Westminster, UK

Attila Kertesz, University of Szeged and MTA SZTAKI, Hungary

Programme Committee:

Vlado Stankovsky, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Vincent Chimaobi Emeakaroha, University College Cork, Ireland

Thomas Fahringer, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Eduardo Huedo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Philipp Leitner, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Jozsef Kovacs, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary

Anne-Cecile Orgerie, CNRS, France

Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Ivan Rodero, Rutgers University, USA

Gabor Terstyanszky, University of Westminster, UK

Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy

Valeria Cardellini, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Posco Tso, Loughborough University, UK

Zoltan Mann, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany