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 Call for Papers

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

Co-located with ESOCC 2018 - the 7th European Conference on
Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing
12th September 2018, Como (Italy)
Paper submission deadline: 14th July 2018
https://sites.google.com/site/optimocs2018


Background
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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.

Objectives
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The workshop aims to provide 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 will foster the discussion on
possible approaches to such challenges and the transfer of ideas between
different technical domains.

Topics of interest
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The workshop solicits papers that address either general optimization
techniques that are relevant to the optimization of modern computing
systems, or specific optimization problems and approaches in the
optimization of modern computing systems. Topics of interest include, but
are not limited to:

* Optimization problems in
  - Service-oriented computing
  - Cloud computing
  - Edge and fog computing
  - Mobile computing
  - Internet of Things
  - Network function virtualization
  - Business process management
* Optimization techniques
  - Exact algorithms
  - Heuristics, meta-heuristics
  - Approximation algorithms
  - Mathematical programming methods
  - Matheuristics
* Evaluation of optimization approaches
  - Formal quality guarantees
  - Systematic empirical studies
  - Probabilistic and statistical approaches
  - Case studies of real-world applications of optimization
  - Comparison of different algorithms
* Further concerns relating to optimization
  - Multi-objective optimization
  - Handling uncertainty
  - Quantifying quality attributes like security, privacy, or dependability
  - Quality assurance, verification and validation of optimization
algorithms

Submission guidelines
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Original, high-quality papers are solicited, from researchers and
practitioners alike. Both full papers (maximum 15 pages) and short papers
(maximum 8 pages) will be considered. All papers must be written in English
and follow Springer's LNCS formatting instructions and templates. Submitted
papers must be original, not submitted and not published elsewhere.
Accepted papers are planned to be published in Springer's CCIS Series as
post-workshop proceedings. Papers must be submitted in PDF using the online
submission system under the following URL: https://easychair.org/conferen
ces/?conf=optimocs2018.

All submissions will be reviewed by at least three members of the program
committee. Paper acceptance will be based on originality, significance,
technical soundness, clarity of presentation, and relevance to the workshop
topics.

Further information
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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).

At least one author of each accepted paper must register, attend the
workshop, and present the work. Registration is subject to the terms,
conditions and procedure of the main ESOCC 2018 conference.

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

Workshop website: https://sites.google.com/site/optimocs2018

Important dates
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Paper submission: July 14, 2018
Notification: August 13, 2018
Camera-ready: August 27, 2018
Workshop: September 12, 2018

Program committee
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(to be finalized)

Vasilios Andrikopoulos, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Steffen Becker, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Luiz Bittencourt, University of Campinas, Brazil
Pascal Bouvry, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
David Breitgand, IBM Research, Israel
Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa, Italy
Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
Emiliano Casalicchio, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Noel Crespi, Institut Mines-Telecom, France
Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
Marco Guazzone, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Odej Kao, TU Berlin, Germany
Gabor Kecskemeti, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Zoltan Adam Mann (chair), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Francesco Palmieri, University of Salerno, Italy
Roberto Pietrantuono, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Javid Taheri, Karlstad University, Sweden
Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy
Stefan Wesner, University of Ulm, Germany