Special Session on:

Cloud Computing on Infrastructure as a Service and its Applications

Cloud Computing covers a broad range of distributed computing principles from infrastructure (e.g distributed storage, reconfigurable networks) to new programming platforms (e.g MS Azure, Google Appe Engine), and internet-based applications. Particularly, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud systems - such as Amazon EC2, Rackspace or Google Compute Engine - allow the dynamic creation, destruction and management of virtual machines (VMs) as part of virtual computing infrastructures. IaaS Clouds provide a high-level of abstraction to the end user, one that allows the creation of on-demand services through a pay as you go infrastructure combined with elasticity. The increasingly large range of choices and availability of IaaS toolkits has also allowed creation of cloud solutions and frameworks even suitable for private deployment and practical IaaS use on smaller scales. This special session on Cloud Computing is intended to be a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences on the use of Cloud Computing technologies and applications with compute and data intensive workloads. The special session also aims at presenting the challenges and opportunities offered by the development of open-source Cloud Computing solutions - such as OpenStack or OpenNebula - themselves, as well as case studies in applications of Cloud Computing. With the rapid evolution and proliferation of Internet of Things systems, this session also aims to provide a forum for case studies on integrated use of clouds, edge and fog systems in support of IoT scenarios. The general venue will be a good occasion to share, learn, and discuss the latest results in this field of research. The special session program will include presentations of peer-reviewed papers.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Virtualization and container technologies and their effects on IaaS solutions
  • Incorporating beyond-CPU virtualization (e.g., I/O, GPU) aspects to cloud infrastructures
  • Cloud Computing resource management (e.g., Virtual Machine scheduling and management algorithms)
  • Operational challenges, federative and interoperability aspects of private, hybrid and public IaaS systems
  • Novel IaaS architectures, platforms and applications (e.g., incorporating IoT systems)
  • Virtual machine/container image and virtual appliance storage management (e.g., caching, repositories, marketplaces)
  • Security and Privacy aspects of data management in clouds and IoT systems
  • Cloud Computing for scientific, compute and/or data intensive applications
  • Performance evaluation, modeling, simulation and prediction of IaaS clouds and their relation to IoT (including cost and price models)
  • Programming models, tools, orchestration techniques and workflows involving Cloud and IoT systems
  • Cloud, Edge and Fog Computing deployment models
  • Cloud, Edge and Fog storage and I/O
  • Cloud, Edge and Fog services for the Internet of Things
  • Scalability issues of IoT systems
  • Autonomous control in Internet of Things, multi-clouds and software defined networks


  • G. Kecskemeti
  • A. Kertesz

Programme Committee:

Tentative, changes are expected.

  • Valeria Cardellini, University of Roma “Tor Vergata”, Italy
  • Radhika Garg, Syracuse University, USA
  • Radu Prodan, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Vincent Chimaobi Emeakaroha, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Vlado Stankovsky, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Posco Tso, Loughborough University, UK
  • Vincenzo DeMaio, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Ivan Rodero, Rutgers University, USA
  • Sasko Ristov, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Jozsef Kovacs, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary
  • Zoltan Mann, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


Submission of Papers:

Prospective authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages in the Conference proceedings format (double-column, 10pt) to the conference main track or to the Special Sessions through the EasyChair conference submission system with an indication of the main track or the name of the Special Session.


Double-blind review: the paper should not contain authors names and affiliations; in the reference list, references to the authors' own work entries should be substituted with the string "omitted for blind review”.

Publication: All accepted papers will be included in the same proceedings volume, that will be published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS). The Final Paper Preparation and Submission Instructions will be annoiunced after the notification of acceptance. Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present their papers at the Conference. Conference proceedings will be be submitted for indexing among others, to DBLP, Scopus ScienceDirect, and ISI Web of Knowledge.

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Dr Gabor Kecskemeti,
Department of Computer Science,
Liverpool John Moores University,
3 Byrom Street, Liverpool, L3 3AF, UK,
Email: g.kecskemeti@ljmu.ac.uk

Dr Attila Kertesz,
Department of Software Engineering,
University of Szeged,
6720 Szeged, Dugonics ter 13, Hungary,
Email: keratt@inf.u-szeged.hu