1st International Workshop on Optimization in Modern Computing Systems (OptiMoCS 2018)

Modern computing paradigms (e.g., service-oriented computing, cloud computing, edge and fog computing, mobile computing, network function virtualization) allow the construction, deployment, and operation of systems of ever larger scale and complexity. Such systems must satisfy several important, often contradicting, quantifiable goals. Metrics of interest include performance, consumption of computing and network resources, energy consumption, and financial costs. Optimization of these goals is an important concern in the design and operation of many different systems, leading to challenging optimization problems. Improved algorithms for these problems directly translate to more effective and more efficient systems.

The workshop provides a platform for discussing recent work on optimization in modern computing systems. By focusing on optimization as a domain- and technology-independent concern, synergies between different domains and technologies can be identified and used. In particular, the optimization of different systems gives rise to similar challenges, e.g., with respect to search space explosion, handling uncertainties, multiple objectives, or soft constraints. The workshop fosters the discussion on possible approaches to such challenges and the transfer of ideas between different technical domains.

OptiMoCS 2018 will be co-located with ESOCC 2018 - the 7th European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing. The workshop will take place on 12th September 2018 in Como (Italy).

Accepted papers are planned to be published in a joint workshop post-proceedings by Springer. In addition, selected and extended papers are planned to be published in a journal special issue.

To encourage both high-quality submissions and high-quality presentations, an award is planned for the best paper and for the best presentation.