UCC 2019 Call for Papers

12th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC2019)

December 2-5, 2019 – Auckland, New Zealand

Paper Submissions: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ucc2019

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Context & Scope

Cloud computing has firmly established itself as an indispensable utility for the digital age. Cloud services consumers expect and rely on sufficient computing power, the availability of data and media, and that these

will be accessible across a range of devices.

The expectation now is that Cloud services providers are capable of maintaining streamed services that are always available. Also, social and technological challenges are met with the development and adoption of new technologies that provide a safer, more secure, and richer digital experience for users and customers. Therefore, it is essential that sound scientific principles underpinning cloud technology and its economic value to both service providers and consumers are expressed and understood.

UCC2019 is the premier IEEE/ACM conference for areas related to Cloud Computing as a Utility and provides an international forum for leading researchers and practitioners in this important and growing field.

UCC2019 will be hosted at Auckland University of Technology in the heart of New Zealand's city of sails.

UCC2019 is co-located with BDCAT2019 and offers a technical programme, workshops, tutorials, doctoral symposium, and cloud challenge.

Call for Papers

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research manuscripts in all areas of Cloud and Utility Computing. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Formal aspects of cloud technology

  • Distributed Ledger Technologies

  • Architectural models to achieve Utility in Clouds

  • Cloud business and legal implications beyond technology

  • Cloud Computing middleware, stacks, tools, delivery networks and services at all layers (XaaS)

  • Cloud large-scale foundations for Big Data, IoT, and real-time analytics

  • Cloud management: autonomic, adaptive, self-*, SLAs, and monitoring

  • Cloud-native application design and engineering

  • Cloud, Fog and edge/mobile devices management, hierarchy models, and business models

  • Designs and deployment models for Clouds: private, public, hybrid, federated, aggregated

  • Economic and business models of Clouds and services

  • High Performance Computing and the Cloud

  • Innovative cloud applications and experiences

  • Integration of Cloud systems with edge and IoT devices

  • Mobile and energy-efficient use of Clouds

  • Networking for clouds and data centres

  • Performance analysis and modelling of cloud systems and applications

  • Policy languages and programming models

  • Principles and theoretical foundations of Utility Computing

  • Resource management and scalability: brokering, scheduling, capacity planning, and elasticity

  • Security, trust and privacy in Clouds

  • Utility-driven platforms for Clouds

  • Utility-driven models and mechanisms for interclouds / federations

  • Virtualization, containerization, composition, orchestration and other enablers

Manuscript Guidelines and Submission

Submitted manuscripts must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Manuscripts are submitted in PDF format and may not exceed ten single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages, including figures, tables, and references.

Please refer to http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template for templates and complete formatting instructions.

Manuscripts are submitted via the Easychair Conference Management System: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ucc2019

All manuscripts will be reviewed and judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, rigour in analysis, quality of results, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees.

The conference proceedings will be published by the ACM and made available online via the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Digital Library.

Awards and Special Issues

A selection commission chaired by the UCC2019 technical programme committee will select and acknowledge the best paper and best student paper to receive an award during the conference.

Authors of highly rated papers from UCC2019 will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue of the prestigious Journal of Cloud Computing and published online by SpringerOpen.

Important Dates

Paper submission due: August 29, 2019

Notification of acceptance: October 7, 2019

Early + author registration deadline: October 15, 2019

Camera-ready papers due: October 17, 2019

Conference: December 2-5, 2019

UCC2019 General Chairs

Kenneth Johnson, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Josef Spillner, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland