7th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2014) December 8-11, 2014, London, UK

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Ashiq Anjum

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7th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2014)
December 8-11, 2014, London, UK

Context and Scope
Cloud Computing promises to deliver computational resources on demand as services that are commoditised and delivered as in traditional utilities such as electricity, gas, water and telephony. Utility with Cloud services can already be achieved for compute, storage and communication resources but also for hosted software and data. UCC is the premier IEEE/ACM conference covering all areas related to Cloud Computing as a Utility. There is also increasing interest from commercial providers to offer business and revenue models around the services they offer. Understanding how these model could be used to provide utility for both users, intermediary brokers (aggregators) and providers will also be of interest for this conference.
This will be the 7th UCC in a successful conference series. Previous events were held in Shanghai, China (Cloud 2009), Melbourne, Australia (Cloud 2010 & UCC 2011), Chennai, India (UCC 2010), Chicago, USA (UCC 2012), and Dresden, Germany (UCC2013). UCC 2014 happens while cloud providers worldwide add new services and increase utility at an accelerated pace and is therefore of high relevance for both academic and industrial research.

Topics of interest include:

* Big Data and Analytics
* Principles and theoretical foundations of Utility Computing, including pricing and service models
* Policy languages and Programming models
* 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)
* Virtualisation 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
* Mobile and energy-efficient use of Clouds
* Beyond technology: Cloud business and legal implications, such as security, privacy, trust and jurisdiction especially in Utility contextsImportant Dates

Workshop Proposals: 12 May, 2014
Paper Submissions Due: 18 July, 2014
Notification of Acceptance:29 August, 2014
Early Registration Deadline:29 September, 2014

Paper Submission
Authors are invited to submit papers electronically through EasyChair(https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ucc2014) . Manuscripts may not exceed 8 letter size (8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables and references using the IEEE format for conference proceedings (print area of 6-1/2 inches (16.51 cm) wide by 8-7/8 inches (22.51 cm) high, two-column format with a 3/8 inch (0.81 cm) space between them, single-spaced 10-point Times fully justified text). Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected without review and further action may be taken, including (but not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of the authors and sponsors of the conference. The proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society, USA, and will be made available online through the IEEE Digital Library.

Chairs and Committees

Conference Co-Chairs
Nikos Antonopoulos, University of Derby, UK (n.anton...@derby.ac.uk)
Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK (o.f....@cs.cardiff.ac.uk)

Programme Committee Co-Chairs
Shrideep Pallickara, Colorado State University, USA
Chunming Rong, University of Stavanger, Norway

Organising Chair
Ashiq Anjum, University of Derby, UK (a.a...@derby.ac.uk)

Workshops Chair
Josef Spillner, TU Dresden, Germany 

Publications Chairs
Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
Nik Bessis, University of Derby, UK
Lee Gillam, University of Surrey, UK

We encourage high quality workshops from the community, which relate to one or more of the topics identified above. Individuals interested in organising a workshop are encouraged to consult the separate Call for Workshops.

UCC 2014 will take place in the Hilton London Paddington, in the centre of the lively capital of United Kingdom.
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