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) on virtualized clusters. 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. 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 academic Cloud Computing solutions - such as OpenNebula, OpenStack or Eucalyptus - themselves, as well as case studies in applications of Cloud Computing. 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.

Examples of topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Virtualization technologies and their effects on IaaS solutions
  • Incorporating beyond-CPU virtualization (e.g. I/O, GPU) aspects to cloud infrastructures
  • Virtual Machine scheduling and management algorithms
  • Operational challenges in private, hybrid and public IaaS systems
  • Cost and pricing models in virtualized infrastructures
  • Enterprise level infrastructure clouds
  • Solutions that meet demands of HPC clouds
  • Federative aspects of hybrid (mixed private-public) clouds
  • Novel IaaS architectures, platforms and applications
  • Virtual Appliance storage management (e.g. caching, repositories, marketplaces)
  • Virtual Machine migration techniques
  • Big Data and Infrastructure clouds
  • Security and Privacy aspects of data management in Clouds
  • Cloud Computing for scientific applications
  • Performance evaluation, modeling and prediction
  • Programming models and tools
  • Cloud computing for compute and/or data intensive applications
  • Workflows on the Cloud
  • Cloud Computing resource management
  • Cloud Computing deployment models
  • Interoperability solutions for multi-Cloud and federated management
  • Cloud storage and I/O

Important dates

Paper submission: 26th Aug 2013
Acceptance notification: 7th Oct 2013 21st Oct 2013
Camera ready due: 31st Oct 2013 21st Nov 2013
Conference: 12th - 14th Feb 2014


Session Chair:

Session Co-Chairs:


Programme Committee:


Submission guidelines

Prospective authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages (including a 150-200 word abstract) in the IEEE Conference proceedings format (IEEEtran, double-column, 10pt). To facilitate an anonymous reviewing process the conference applies a double-bind review procedure. Thus the first page of the submission should contain only the title and abstract (no author information should be present); in the reference list, references to the authors’ own work should appear as "omitted for blind review" entries. Papers must adhere to the formatting rules of the conference and will undergo the same review process as other papers submitted to the conference.

Papers submitted for the special session must be submitted through the conference submission system with an indication of the name of the special session.

Manuscript submission


Proceedings will be published by the Conference Publishing Services (CPS) in the same volume of the main track. Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present their papers at the Conference. Conference proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in Xplore and the CSDL, and for indexing, among others, to DBLP, Scopus ScienceDirect, and ISI Web of Knowledge.

Past sessions


Gabor Kecskemeti
University of Innsbruck
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Thierry Delaitre
University of Westminster
United Kingdom
Email: T.Delaitre@wmin.ac.uk
Attila Kertesz
MTA SZTAKI and University of Szeged
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