Calls

Call for Papers

This call for papers applies to the main UCC conference. Authors may also wish to consult the calls for the associated conference workshops and for the co-located BDCAT conference.

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research manuscripts that demonstrate current research in all areas of Cloud and Utility computing including design and analysis of distributed and centralized Cloud systems, data center design and engineering, economic and market models for cloud systems, revenue and business models and their applications in scientific and commercial deployments.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Principles and theoretical foundations of Utility Computing, including pricing and service models
  • Policy languages and programming models, such as cloud-native and cloud-enabled applications
  • Utility-driven models and mechanisms for Cloud federations
  • Autonomic techniques for Cloud applications
  • Utility-/comfort-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)
  • Integration of Cloud systems with edge devices
  • 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, as well as large-scale foundations for Big Data and analytics
  • Mobile and energy-efficient use of Clouds
  • Cloud business and legal implications beyond technology, such as government regulation, security, privacy, trust and jurisdiction especially in Utility Computing contexts
  • Hands-on activities, tutorials, and instructional sessions on new technologies and methods

Important dates

Workshop proposals due* 22 June, 2017
Tutorial and special event proposals due* 31 July, 2017
Paper submissions due* 15 August, 2017 30 August, 2017
Notification of acceptance* 15 September, 2017 23 September, 2017
Camera ready papers due 30 September, 2017 2 October, 2017
Early registration deadline 5 October, 2017
Regular registration deadline5 November, 2017
Late registration deadline At the conference

* Extended!

(Note: separate calls for submissions apply for each workshop or tutorial.)

Manuscript guidelines

Authors are requested to submit papers electronically. Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 10 letter size (8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables and references using the templates available at http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template, which include an optional free collaborative cloud-based LaTeX authoring tool. Papers should be prepared in two-column single-spaced format.

Authors should submit the manuscript in PDF format and make sure that the file will print on a printer that uses letter size (8.5 x 11) paper. The official language of the meeting is English. All manuscripts will be reviewed and will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees. Papers conforming to the above guidelines can be submitted through the UCC 2017 paper submission system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ucc2017).

Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and need to conform to the ACM conference format guidelines.

Manuscript submissions must be received by the announced submission deadline. All manuscripts will be reviewed by the Program Committee and evaluated on originality, relevance of the problem to the conference theme, technical strength, rigour in analysis, quality of results, and organization and clarity of presentation of the paper.

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Further details on the publication instructions and registration information will be published on the UCC website.

Awards and Special Issues

One or more best paper awards will be given for outstanding contributed papers. Selected papers from the conference will be invited to submit an extended version to reputable journals for special issues. Papers will be selected based on their reviewers’ scores and appropriateness to the journal’s theme. All extended versions will undergo reviews and must represent original unpublished research work. Further details will be made available at the conference webpage.

Important Dates


* Extended!

(Note: separate calls for submissions apply for each workshop or tutorial.)

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