9TH International Workshop on Cloud and Edge Computing, and Applications Management

Managing challenges from the Cloud to the Edge

in conjunction with the 13th IEEE/ACM Utility and Cloud Computing Conference (UCC)

7-10 December 2020 – Leicester, UK

=== Covid19 Statement ===

Due to the rapidly changing Covid-19 situation globally, both UCC 2020 and BDCAT 2020 will take place on-line. All papers in the main track and the workshops will be delivered on-line. The registration fees have been adapted to reflect this change. All peer-reviewed accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published by IEEE.


Description & Purpose

Cloud computing, virtualization and virtual (eScience) applications have been generating substantial interest in the community, and it is anticipated that this interest will keep expanding with the emergence of edge computing infrastructures, such as Fog Computing and Mobile Cloud Computing. Cloud and edge infrastructures can work together to fulfill requirements from a variety of applications, composing the so-called Cloud Continuum to the edge. Clouds must provide appropriate levels of performance to large groups of diverse users, and those clouds are accessed through virtualized wide area networks, where edge/fog devices can act as a first layer of computing capacity closer to the user. Management systems are essential for that and thereby for the future success of the fog-cloud hierarchy. New systems, methods, and approaches for cloud and edge computing, virtualization and (eScience) applications management are to be discussed at this workshop.

For the CloudAM 2020 workshop, researchers from Cloud/Fog/Edge and (eScience) Applications communities are encouraged to submit and present original work to be considered for publication. Overall topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Cloud and fog computing environments

  • Cloud and fog service orchestration

  • Cloud and fog APIs

  • Cloud and fog data management

  • Cloud and fog scalable monitoring

  • Cloud and fog load balancing

  • Multi-cloud/Inter-clouds

  • Customer cloud management

  • Managing data centers

  • Management as a service

  • Management of virtual slices

  • *aaS Management

  • Cloud and fog scheduling

  • Hybrid clouds

  • Fog and Edge computing

  • Cloud surveys and taxonomies

  • Social clouds

  • Business models for cloud and fog computing

  • Managing cloud services

  • Management of virtualized hardware resources

  • Network-specific mechanisms for optimized cloud access

  • Performance modeling & evaluation

  • QoS/QoE management in the cloud

  • Security and privacy in the cloud-edge hierarchy

  • Management tools for infrastructure virtualization

  • Automated resource slicing

  • Policy driven service/resource life-cycle management

  • Applications and services enabled by virtualized infrastructure

  • Optimization of data center and workload energy consumption

  • Green cloud computing

  • Scientific workflows on clouds

  • Mobile clouds and mobile edge computing

  • Big data / complex event processing in the cloud-edge hierarchy

  • Autonomic cloud computing

  • Cloud Continuum – IoT/Smart Cities integration


The CloudAM workshop invites authors to submit original and unpublished work. Papers should not exceed 6 pages single-spaced double-column pages using IEEE format. Additional pages might be purchased upon the approval of the proceedings chair.

  • Submission Link at easychair

  • Submission requires the willingness of at least one of the authors to register for an early full and non-student fee and present the paper.

  • All selected papers for this workshop are peer-reviewed and proceedings will be published by IEEE and made available online via the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Digital Library.


  • Paper submission due: 10 August 2020 10 September 2020 (extended)

  • Notification of acceptance: 28 September 2020 10 October 2020

  • Final camera-ready papers due: 1 October 2020 20 October 2020

  • Early full, non-student author registration: 20 October 2020

  • Workshop scheduled dates: 7 December 2020

Workshop Technical Committee

  • Nazim Agoulmine University of Evry Val d'Essone, France

  • Jorge Álvarez, Cardiff University, UK

  • Jose Angel Bañares, University of Zaragoza, Spain

  • Michael Bauer, University of Western Ontario, Canada

  • Andrey Brito, UFCG, Brazil

  • Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa, Italy

  • Agustin Caminero, UNED, Spain

  • Rafael Ferreira Da Silva, USC, USA

  • Mariza Ferro, National Laboratory for Scientific Computing, Brazil

  • Felix Freitag, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

  • Claudio Geyer, UFRGS, Brazil

  • Gabriel Gonzalez-Castane, Cork University, Ireland

  • Hélio Guardia, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil

  • Wilson Higashino, University of Western Ontario

  • Gabor Kecskemeti, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

  • Laurent Lefevre INRIA, France

  • Craig Lee, The Aerospace Corporation, USA

  • Marco Netto, IBM, Brazil

  • Hoang Nguyen, University of Queensland, Australia

  • Ioan Petri, Cardiff University, UK

  • Gleb Radchenko, South Ural State Univ., Russ

  • Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK

  • Ivan Rodero, Rutgers University, USA

  • Murphy Seán, Zurich University of Applied Science (ZHAW), Switzerland

  • Stefan Schulte, TU Wien, Austria

  • Vladimir Vlassov, KTH, Sweeden

Workshop Chairs

  • Luiz Bittencourt - UNICAMP, BR, bit_AT_ic.unicamp.br

  • Zoltán Mann, Univ. Duisburg-Essen, DE, zoltan.mann_AT_gmail.com

  • Bruno Schulze – LNCC, BR, schulze_AT_lncc.br

  • Rafael Tolosana-Calasanz, UNIZAR, ES, rafaelt_AT_unizar.es