IEEE 3rd Symposium on Network Cloud Computing and Applications

Rome 5-7 February 2014

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Sponsored by: The IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Distributed Processing
Patron: International Research Institute for Autonomic Network Computing
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Keynote Speaker information has been posted, please visit the conference program page


The 3rd edition of the Symposium on Network Cloud Computing and Applications, to be held in Rome on February 5-7 2014, builds on the success of the 2011 and 2012 editions. The conference is devoted to promoting the diffusion of research results in the area of networked applications and cloud computing. The perspective of the conference is oriented to the study of how distributed applications and distributed platforms, or even their support, can be designed or reshuffled and/or optimized in order to take full advantage from cloud technologies. The conference focuses on both  architecture/protocol design and quantitative studies and assessments.

Core topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following ones:

Cloud Computing Infrastructure

       - Operating systems;                           - Control services;

        - Distributed infrastructures;                - Distributed composite services; 

        - Kernel-exchange modules;                 - Application exchange modules;

        - Basic services;                                  - Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for Cloud  Computing

Scalable, Self-managing and Autonomic Cloud Computing platforms


        - Dynamic instantiation;                     - Vertically scaling platforms;

        - Dynamic composition;                     - Self-managing platforms;

        - Dynamic configuration;                    - Dynamic reconfiguration of services;

        - Horizontally scaling platforms;         - Self-Healing Cloud computing platforms;

        - Software Defined Networks (SDN)
          for Cloud Computing

  Security of Cloud Computing Platforms
 
      
- Authentication;                                

        - Self-protecting platforms;

        - Increasing resilience against Cyber attacks of Software as a Service (SaaS);

        - Increasing resilience against Cyber attacks of Platforms as a Service (PaaS); 

        - Increasing resilience against Syber attacks of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS);

 
Cloud Computing Applications


        - E-Commerce, Media processing and Streaming search engines, Development and testing, 
        Web hosting, Application hosting, Collaboration tools, Store and share, Social networking for 
        businesses and web applications, Bio-informatics, Biomedical applications, Scientific computing.
                                                          
Submission categories
All manuscripts must be written in English. Several categories of papers are considered:

Traditional Categories
  • full papers, which must not exceed 8 double-column single-spaced pages IEEE conference style  (inclusive of figures, tables and references) - up to 2 additional pages can be purchased in the conference proceedings 
  • short papers, which must not exceed 4 double-column single-spaced pages IEEE conference style  (inclusive of figures, tables and references) - up to 2 additional pages can be purchased in the conference proceeding
Full papers are expected to present research results which are demonstrated to be robust in terms of their theoretical foundation and/or via experimental analysis. Short papers are expected to provide research results at their early stage, which have however already reached a level of maturity leading them to be of interest for the community.  

NEW Categories
  • fast abstracts, which must not exceed 1 double-column single-spaced pages IEEE conference style  (inclusive of figures, tables and references) - no additional page can be purchased in the proceedings
  • position papers, stating results from challenging research projects (e.g. FP7 EU projects) in the area of Cloud Computing, these must not exceed 8 double-column single-spaced pages IEEE conference style  (inclusive of figures, tables and references)
  • workshop papers, these submissions will be considered as part of a special track of the NCCA conference on topics related to Future Internet and Cloud Computing, these must not exceed 8 double-column single-spaced pages IEEE conference style  (inclusive of figures, tables and references)
  • posters and work-in-progress contributions, which can be formatted in a truly poster-style or as sequence of slides - these will not be included in the proceedings, but will be shown in a poster/work-in-progress session at the conference. Please submit them by sending it directly to the program chair via email)

For each accepted paper or fast abstract or poster/work-in-progress, at last one author must register and attend to the conference.

All the submissions
must describe original unpublished research. All accepted papers or fast abstracts will be published by Conference Publishing Services. Please prepare the final version of the manuscript to be submitted using the templates available here (except for posters, which can be formatted according to any rule). Manuscripts must be submitted in PDF format electronically via the EasyChair system.

                                                          

Important dates:
  • paper submission deadline:                    November 25, 2013 (EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 20 2013  - FIRM)
  • acceptance notification:                         December 20, 2013 (EXTENDED TO JANUARY 3 2014)
  • camera ready and author registration:    December 30, 2013 (EXTENDED TO JANUARY 10 2014)