*** Last Mile for Posters & Demos and Doctoral Symposium *** 8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2015) December 07-10, 2015, St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus http://cyprusconferences.org/ucc2015 *** FINAL DEADLINE: 7 September, 2015 *** CONTEXT AND SCOPE Cloud Computing delivers computational resources on-demand as services that are commoditized and delivered analogous to traditional utilities such as electricity, gas, water and telephony. Cloud service offerings for compute, storage and communication resources as well as for hosted software and data are growing at a tremendous rate, and it is essential to understand how to effectively transform these services into Utilities that provide value to both users and providers. There is also increasing interest from commercial providers to offer business and revenue models around the services they offer. Understanding how these models could be used to provide utility for users, intermediary brokers (aggregators) and providers is also an area of active research. UCC is the premier IEEE/ACM conference covering all areas related to Cloud Computing as a Utility and provides an international forum for leading researchers and practitioners in this important and growing field. UCC 2015, to be held in Cyprus, will happen as Cloud providers worldwide add new services and increase Cloud utility at an accelerated pace, and Cloud service users explore new usage modes. This will be the 8th UCC in a successful conference series. Previous events were held in Shanghai, China (Cloud 2009), Melbourne, Australia (Cloud 2010 & UCC 2011), Chennai, India (UCC 2010), Chicago, USA (UCC 2012), Dresden, Germany (UCC2013), and London, UK (UCC 2014). TOPICS OF INTEREST · Formal Modeling and analysis of Cloud Computing · Big Data and Analytics · Principles and theoretical foundations of Utility Computing, including pricing and service models · Policy languages and Programming models · Utility driven model and mechanisms for Cloud federations · Autonomic techniques for Clouds and Cloud applications · Utility-driven platforms for Clouds · Architectural models to achieve Utility in Clouds · Designs and deployment models for Clouds: private, public, hybrid, federated, aggregated · Cloud Computing middleware, stacks, tools, delivery networks and services at all layers (XaaS) · Virtualization technologies and other enablers · Economic models and scenarios of use · Scalability and resource management: brokering, scheduling, capacity planning, parallelism and elasticity, as well as marketplaces · Cloud management: autonomic, adaptive, self-*, SLAs, performance models and monitoring · Applications: games, social networks, scientific computing (e-science) and business · Mobile and energy-efficient use of Clouds · Beyond technology: Cloud business and legal implications, such as security, privacy, trust and jurisdiction, especially in Utility contexts All accepted contributions (Posters & Demos and Doctoral Symposim) will appear in the UCC 2015 Conference Proceedings. The proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society and will be made available online through the IEEE Digital Library. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR POSTERS & DEMOS Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research posters and demos to the UCC 2015 conference. The submission areas of interest include but are not limited to the topics listed above. Authors are required to submit a 2-page short paper describing the poster/demo content, research, relevance and importance to the cloud computing community. If accepted, these 2-page short papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference. Participants will be able to display the poster and showcase the demo during the conference. Authors are invited to submit their contributions electronically through EasyChair: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ucc2015posters The authors of accepted posters will be given a 3-minutes time slot to present their work, following the three minutes thesis (3MT) style, at the UCC 2015 Poster Session. The authors will also present their posters and discuss their research with the conference attendees and visitors in the poster exhibition session. The recommended poster size is A0 (33.1 x 46.8 in, portrait). The best poster will receive a best poster award based on evaluation rating from the Award/Review Committee. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR DOCTORAL SYMPOSIUM The aim of the Doctoral Symposium of UCC 2015 is to provide PhD students at all stages of their research a supportive environment to discuss their research proposal, practices and methods, and to promote networking and collaboration.The Doctoral Symposium is an opportunity for students to obtain helpful feedback of their research from leading academics and practitioners in cloud computing technology. PhD Students are invited to submit new contributions describing their research. The submission areas of interest include but are not limited to the topics listed above. Submissions will be assessed by at least three members of the Program Committee. They will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance to the UCC conference series, research potential, and the quality and rigour of the research methods described. All contributions must be in IEEE double-column format, available for download: https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html and should describe, in English, original work that has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. PDF versions of papers should be submitted electronically via EasyChair, using the link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ucc20150 We solicit three categories of contributions: · Doctoral Research Papers, maximum 6 pages · Extended Research Abstracts, maximum 4 pages · Posters Presentations, maximum 2 pages. IMPORTANT DATES · All types of submissions due: 7 September, 2015 (final deadline!) · Notification of Acceptance for all types of submission: 18 September, 2015 · Camera-Ready version due for all types of submission: 21 September, 2015 COMMITTEES General Chairs · Ashiq Anjum, University of Derby, UK · George Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus Program Committee Chairs · Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA (parashar AT rutgers.edu) · Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK (ranaof AT cardiff.ac.uk) Standards/Plug-fest Chair · Alan Sill, Texas Tech, USA & Open Grid Forum Workshops Chairs · Ilkay Altintas, SDSC, USA (altintas AT sdsc.edu) · Josef Spillner, TU Dresden, Germany (josef.spillner AT tu-dresden.de) Tutorials Chairs · Ewa Deelman, USC, USA (deelman AT isi.edu) · Rafael Tolosana, Univ. of Zaragoza, Spain (rafaelt AT unizar.es) Posters/Demos Chair · Khalid Elgazzar, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada PhD Symposium Chair · Kenneth Johnson, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand Cloud Challenge 2015 Chairs · Sandra Gesing, University of Notre Dame, USA · Ian Taylor, Cardiff University, UK Industry Chair · Achilleas Achilleos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus Proceedings Chairs · Nick Antonopoulos, University of Derby, UK · George Palis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus Publicity Chair · Georgia Kapitsaki, University of Cyprus, Cyprus Program Committee http://cyprusconferences.org/ucc2015/?page_id=281 -------------------------------------------------------------------- This is not SPAM. 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