Call for Papers

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Call For Papers
The Fourth Symposium on Network Cloud Computing and Applications (NCCA15)
June 11-12, 2015, Munich, Germany
Patron: International Research Institute for Autonomic Network Computing (IRIANC)
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Cloud Computing is defined as a pool of virtualized computer resources. Based on this virtualization the Cloud Computing paradigm allows workloads to be deployed and scaled-out quickly through the rapid provisioning of virtual machines. A Cloud Computing platform is expected to support redundant, self-recovering, highly scalable programming models that allow workloads to recover from many inevitable hardware/software failures and monitoring resource usage in real-time for provisioning purposes and run time optimization of the hosted applications. A Cloud Computing platform is more than a collection of computer resources because it provides a mechanism to manage those resources. In a Cloud Computing platform software is migrating from the desktop into the "clouds" of the Internet, promising users anytime, anywhere access to their programs and data. What challenges does it presents to users, programmers, and telecommunications providers?  The goal of this Cloud Computing Symposium series is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss all aspects of Cloud Computing.  All topics of design, theory and realization are of interest.

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TOPICS OF INTEREST ARE:
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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;
- Proactive management of cloud resources based on Machine Learning.

Security of Cloud Computing Platforms:
- Authentication;
- Self-protecting platforms;
- Privacy self-protection 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 Cyber attacks of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

Cloud Computing Applications:
BIG Data, 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.   

Additional 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, HORIZON 2020 EU Work Program 2014-2015, EU Future Internet, European Research Counsil (ERC), Germany Research Programs in the area of Cloud Computing) 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, which can be formatted in a truly poster-style (e.g. sequence of slides) - these will not be included in the proceedings, but will be shown in a poster session at the conference.

For each accepted paper or fast abstract or poster, 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 the Conference Publishing Services. Please prepare the final version of the manuscript to be submitted using the templates available at http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html (except for posters, which can be formatted according to any rule). Manuscripts in any category must be submitted in PDF format electronically via the EasyChair system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ieeencca2015.


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******* IMPORTANT DATES *******
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- paper submission deadline:                   May 9, 2015 (FIRM)
- acceptance notification:                        May 13, 2015
- camera ready and author registration:   May 25, 2015

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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Steering Committee Chair:

D. R. Avresky, International Research Institute on Autonomic Network Computing (IRIANC), Munich, Germany


Steering Committee Members:

A. Bode, LRZ Bavarian Academy of sciences/TU Munich, Germany

D. Kranzlmueller, LRZ Bavarian Academy of  Sciences/LMU Munich, Germany


General Chair: 

E. Maehle, University of Luebeck, Germany


Financial Chair:

S. Distefano, Politecnico di Milano, Italy


Program  Committee Co-Chairs: 

Cloud Computing Infrastructure:

K. Tutschku, Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Karlskrona, Sweden

Security of Cloud Computing Platforms: 

E. Anceaume, CNRS, INRIA, Rennes, France

Scalable, Self-managing, and Autonomic Cloud Computing platforms:

A. Puliafito, University of Messina, Italy


Publication/Publicity Chairs:

F. Longo, University of Messina, Italy


NCCA 2015 Programme Committee:

E. Anceaume,
IRISA / CNRS, Rennes, France

F. Araujo, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Y. Busnel, Univeristy of Nantes, France

B. Ciciani, Sapienza  Università di Roma, Italy

M. Colajanni,
University of Modena, Italy

M. Diaz, CNRS-LAAS, Toulouse,  France

P. Di Sanzo, DIAG – Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy

S. Distefano,
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

E. Dekel,
IBM Research, Haifa, Israel

R. Deters,
University of Saskatchewan, Canada

N. Gentschen Felde, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

M. Goranova,
Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

D. Hoang,
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

B. Kemmler, Leibniz-Rechenzentrum München, Garching, Germany

N. Koziris,
NTUA, Greece

M. Krieger, RISC Software GmbH, Austria

F. Longo, University of Messina, Italy

E. Maehle,
University of Luebeck, Germany

A. Manzalini, Telecom, Italy

S. Margenov,
IICT-Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

A. Nanos,
NTUA, Greece

P. Owezarski,
CNRS-LAAS, France

A. Puliafito,
University of Messina, Italy

K. Pentikousis,
EUREF, Berlin, Germany

F. Quaglia,
Sapienza  Università di Roma, Italy

P. Sens,
UPMC, LIP6, INRIA, Paris, France

P. Senac,
ISAE, Toulouse, France

L. Schubert, ULM University, Germany

H. Schwefel,
FTW Vienna, Austria, and Aalborg University, Denmark

L. Silva,
University of Coimbra, Portugal

K. Tutschku, Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Karlskrona, Sweden

J. Urban, Nokia, Munich, Germany

M. Vouk, North Carolina State University, USA

S. Wesner,
ULM University, Germany