Thursday, October 23, 2008

International Workshop on Cloud Computing (Cloud 2009)

Come join me in China this Spring.

International Workshop on Cloud Computing (Cloud 2009)

In conjunction with the
9th IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGrid 2009)
May 18-21, 2009, Shanghai, China.

Call for participation:

Cloud computing has recently emerged as one of the buzzwords in the ICT industry. Several IT vendors are promising to offer storage, application and computation hosting services, and provide coverage in several continents, offering Service-Level Agreements (SLA) backed performance and uptime promises for their services. While these 'clouds' are the natural evolution of traditional clusters and data centers, they are distinguished by following a 'utility' pricing model where customers are charged based on their utilisation of computational resources, storage and transfer of data. Whilst these emerging services have reduced the cost of computation, application hosting and content storage and delivery by several orders of magnitude, there is significant complexity involved in ensuring applications, services and data can scale when needed to ensure consistent and reliable operation under peak loads.

This workshop is of interest to researchers and practitioners involved in cluster, grid and cloud computing that are now harnessing clouds in their respective fields to maximise performance, minimise cost and improve the scale of their endeavours.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
* Novel architectural models for cloud computing
* Cloud resource management
* Utility models and service pricing
* New parallel / concurrent programming models for cloud computing
* Scientific computing in the cloud
* Workflows for cloud computing
* Storage as a Service
* Content Delivery Networks using Storage Clouds
* Interoperability / portability of applications and data between different cloud providers
* Reliability of applications and services running on the cloud
* Performance monitoring for cloud applications
* Novel applications of cloud computing

Important Dates:
Papers Due: 15th December 2008
Notification of Acceptance: 15th January 2009
Camera-Ready Papers: 15th February 2009

Organising Committee:

Assoc. Prof. Rajkumar Buyya (raj AT
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
The University of Melbourne, Australia

Dr. James Broberg (brobergj AT
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
The University of Melbourne, Australia

Program Committee:

  • Yoshio Tanaka, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
  • Wolfgang Gentzsch, Duke University, United States
  • Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • Ignacio M. Llorente, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  • Dennis Gannon, Indiana University, United States
  • Walfredo Cirne, Google, United States
  • Hamid Pirahesh, IBM Research, United States
  • Kate Keahey, University of Chicago, United States
  • Reuven Cohen, Enomaly Inc, Canada
  • Wolfgang Theilmann, SAP
  • Stephen Tai, Uni-Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Ivona Brandic, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

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