10TH International Workshop on Cloud and Edge Computing, and Applications Management

Managing challenges from the Cloud to the Edge

in conjunction with the 14th IEEE/ACM Utility and Cloud Computing Conference (UCC)

7 December 2021 – Leicester, UK

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 2021 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


Tuesday 7 December 2021 - Times in UK time (GMT)

Zoom links to be announced


The CloudAM workshop invites authors to submit original and unpublished work. Papers should not exceed 6 pages single-spaced double-column, using ACM 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 ACM and made available online via the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Digital Library.

    • Note: Accepted papers will later be converted into single-column format through the ACM TAPS process and therefore need to use the new templates that are single-column by default. Switch them to double-column for authoring your paper. This is possible in both the Word and the LaTeX templates.


  • Paper submission due: 3rd October 2021 (hard deadline)

  • Notification of acceptance: 25 October 2021

  • Final camera-ready papers due: 31 October 2021

  • Early full, non-student author registration: 31 October 2021

  • Workshop scheduled dates: 7 December 2021

Workshop Technical Committee

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

  • Luca Davoli, University of Parma, Itali

  • Josef Spillner, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

  • Jose Angel Bañares, University of Zaragoza, Spain

  • Fabio Costa, Federal University of Goias, Brazil

  • Andrey Brito, UFCG, Brazil

  • Balwinder Sodhi, IIT Ropar, India

  • Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa, Italy

  • Agustin Caminero, UNED, Spain

  • Rafael Ferreira Da Silva, ORNL, USA

  • Mariza Ferro, National Laboratory for Scientific Computing, Brazil

  • Felix Freitag, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

  • Gabriel Gonzalez-Castañe, University College Cork, Ireland

  • Hélio Guardia, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil

  • Wilson Higashino, University of Western Ontario, Canada

  • Gabor Kecskemeti, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

  • Roberto Rodrigues Filho, Brazil

  • Laurent Lefevre INRIA, France

  • Marco Netto, IBM, Brazil

  • Gleb Radchenko, South Ural State Univ., Russia

  • Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK

  • Ivan Rodero, University of Utah, USA

  • Srikant Srinivasan, IIT Mandi, India

  • Vladimir Vlassov, KTH, Sweden

Workshop Chairs

  • Nitin Auluck – IIT Ropar, IN, nitin_AT_iitrpr.ac.in

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

  • Bruno Schulze – LNCC, BR, schulze_AT_lncc.br

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