Welcome to UCC 2017
co-located with the
Austin, Texas, USA
December 5-8, 2017
Context & Scope
UCC is the premier IEEE/ACM conference covering all areas related to utility computing, cloud computing services, and other forms of advanced distributed computing. UCC provides an international forum for leading researchers and practitioners in this important and growing multidisciplinare area. UCC 2017 in Austin reflects the need to bring academics and industrial researchers together to discuss how to improve existing services and how to bring new applications into the cloud.
Cloud Computing delivers computational resources on-demand as services that are commoditized and delivered comfortably 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. 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.
This will be the 10th UCC in a successful conference series of community-driven events. 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), London, UK (UCC 2014), Limassol, Cyprus (UCC 2015) and Shanghai, China (UCC 2016).
UCC 2017 will be co-located with the 4th International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies (BDCAT 2017)
UCC 2017 Student Travel Awards
The ACM/IEEE UCC 2017 conference pleased to announce the availability of student travel grants sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF) to support student attendance at the UCC conference. Students may also wish to refer to the separately available BDCAT 2017 student travel award program on the BDCAT 2017 site.
To qualify, a student must be studying at an accredited U.S. institution. (U.S. citizenship is not required.) Student recipients will be reimbursed (based on valid receipts) after the conference. Reimbursement will be available only for one or the other of the UCC or BDCAT award programs, but applications may be submitted to both.
An application for a student travel grant will consist of the following documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- A request letter from the student (see below).
- The student's Curriculum Vitae.
- A recommendation letter from the student's graduate advisor.
The letter from the student should be at most one page, and include the following information:
- Whether the student has an authored paper being accepted by UCC/BDCAT 2017 or the workshops and the paper title (if available). Students with papers accepted by the conference will be given higher priority.
- A brief summary of research interests;
- Whether and when the student has received US NSF travel grants before.
The advisor's recommendation letter for the student should include:
- Confirmation that student is a full-time Ph.D. or M.S. candidate at the given institution.
- The suitability of the UCC/BDCAT 2017 program material to the student’s research area.
- The advisor’s commitment to covering the student’s travel cost in excess of the travel grant.
Applicants should create their application as a single PDF file, following the format described above, and submit this by email to the following address. (Replace (at) with @ in the email address shown.)
student-travel-awards (at) ucc-conference.org
(Students selected for an award will be given a special code to apply during registration in addition to the funds provided by the travel award.)
If you have any questions, please send your inquiries to the Travel Award Chair Dong Dai (dong.dai (at) ttu.edu) or to the email address above.