Call for papers: ITAAC 2011, Melbourne, Australia

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Ashiq Anjum

Jul 19, 2011, 1:10:16 PM7/19/11
International Workshop on Intelligent Techniques and Architectures for Autonomic Clouds (ITAAC 2011)

in conjunction with:

4th IEEE International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2011) December 5-8, Melbourne, Australia

Call for Papers

Autonomic computing refers to principles and techniques for designing, building, deploying and managing computing systems with minimal human involvement. An autonomic system should be capable of adapting its behaviour to suit its context of use through methods of self-management, self-tuning, self-configuration, self-diagnosis, and self-healing. Autonomic approaches are particularly suitable for use in Cloud Computing systems, where rapid scalability is required across a pool of resources to support various unpredictable demands, and where the system should automatically adapt to avoid failures in the underlying hardware impacting on the user experience. Autonomic Clouds emerge as a result of applying autonomic computing techniques to Cloud Computing, resulting into robust, fault tolerant and easy to manage and operate cloud architectures and deployments.

The application of intelligent approaches to Autonomic Clouds is gaining prominence in research and industry. Such intelligent approaches include evolutionary techniques, multi-objective and combinational optimization heuristics, genetic algorithms, neural networks, swarm intelligence, and multi-agents systems. Application of these intelligent approaches to Clouds can improve how computing systems and applications are built, used, managed and optimized, maximizing the benefits for users, applications and systems by reducing the operational, maintenance and usage costs of clouds. The interplay of intelligent approaches and Clouds offers numerous challenges.

The international workshop on Intelligent Techniques and Architectures for Autonomic Clouds (ITAAC 2011) aims to bring together researchers and practitioners across Cloud Computing, Intelligent Systems, and Autonomic Computing to discuss issues at the intersection of these disciplines.  Key questions to be addressed include: How do emerging cloud architectures satisfy or contradict the vision of autonomic computing? How does the vision of autonomic computing satisfy the vision of self managing and self healing clouds? How do contemporary and emerging intelligent techniques support and enable both of these? Academics, researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original work on the theory and practice of intelligent and autonomic clouds.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

•       Theory and foundations of Intelligent Clouds
•       Self-organizing, self-healing and self-managing Cloud systems
•       Intelligent deployment, configuration and maintenance approaches for Clouds
•       Agent based techniques for Clouds
•       Adaptive and Evolutionary Approaches for Clouds
•       Intelligent Cloud Workflows, Planning and Scheduling
•       Intelligent Cloud Resource Management and Discovery in Clouds
•       Autonomic Clouds of Sensors
•       Intelligent Management and Monitoring for Clouds
•       Intelligent approaches to Cloud Service Level Agreement satisfaction
•       Applications, Toolkits and frameworks for Intelligent and Autonomic Clouds
•       Advances in Intelligent Data Analysis due to Clouds

Submissions that offer position statements, theoretical and industrial perspectives, lessons learned, comparisons, evaluations and technical contributions to intelligent autonomic clouds are also welcome.

Journal Special Issue
Revised and extended versions of the accepted papers will be considered for a Special Issue of the Journal of Cloud Computing Advances, Systems and Applications.

Paper Submission Guidelines

All papers must be submitted electronically and in PDF format. The material presented should be original and not published or under submission elsewhere. Authors should submit full papers of up to 6 pages, following strictly the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript style (available at, using two-column, single-space format, with 10-point font size. Figures and references must be included in the 6 pages.  At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register early to attend the conference, in order for the paper to appear in the conference proceedings.

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. The proceedings will be published and will be made online through the IEEE Xplore.

All papers should be submitted online using EasyChair submission system:

Workshop Chairs

1.      Nick Antonopoulos, University of Derby UK
2.      Ashiq Anjum, University of Derby UK
3.      Lee Gillam, University of Surrey UK

Programme Commitee

    Julian Bunn, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA
    Steve Brewer, European Grid Initiative, Amsterdam
    Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK
    Rajkumar Buyya, Melbourne University, Australia
    Richard McClatchey, UWE Bristol, UK
    Adil Taweel, Kings College London
    David Manset, MaatG, France
    Nik Bessis, University of Derby, UK
    Asif Jan, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Richard Hill, University of Derby, UK
    Babak Akhgar, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
    Femida Gwadry-Sridhar, Lawson, Canada
    Maozhen Li, Brunel University, London
    Raihan Rasool, NUST Islamabad Pakistan
    Junaid Zubairi, SUNY at Fredonia, Fredonia, USA
    Erwin Laure, KTH, Sweden
    Muhammad Atif, Australian National University, Australia

Important Dates

Papers Due:      25 July 2011
Notification of Acceptance:      30 August 2011
Camera Ready Papers Due:         25 September 2011

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