Second Call for Papers Issued for IEEE NCCA 2014

November 11, 2013

Nov. 11 — The 3rd edition of the IEEE Symposium on Network Cloud Computing and Applications, to be held in Rome on February 5-7 2014, builds on the success of the 2011 and 2012 editions. The conference is devoted to promoting the diffusion of research results in the area of networked applications and cloud computing.

The perspective of the conference is oriented to the study of how distributed applications and distributed platforms, or even their support, can be designed or reshuffled and/or optimized in order to take full advantage from cloud technologies. The conference focuses on both architecture/protocol design and quantitative studies and assessments. Cloud Computing is defined as a pool of virtualized computer resources. Based on this virtualization the Cloud Computing paradigm allows workloads to be deployed and scaled-out quickly through the rapid provisioning of virtual machines.

Topics of Interest Are:

  • Cloud Computing Infrastructure: Operating systems, Control services, Distributed infrastructures, Distributed composite services, Kernel-exchange modules, Application exchange modules, Basic services, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for Cloud Computing.
  • Scalable, Self-managing and Autonomic Cloud Computing platforms: Dynamic instantiation, Vertically scaling platforms, Dynamic composition, Self-managing platforms, Dynamic configuration, Dynamic reconfiguration of services, Horizontally scaling platforms, Self-Healing Cloud computing platforms, Software Defined Networks (SDN) for Cloud Computing.
  • Security of Cloud Computing Platforms: Authentication, Self-protecting platforms, Increasing resilience against Cyber attacks of Software as a Service (SaaS), Increasing resilience against Cyber attacks of Platforms as a Service (PaaS).
  • Cloud Computing Applications: E-Commerce, Media processing and Streaming search engines, Development and testing, Web hosting, Application hosting, Collaboration tools, Store and share, Social networking for businesses and web applications, Bio-informatics, Biomedical applications, Scientific computing.

All manuscripts must be written in English. Two categories of papers are considered:

  • full papers, which must not exceed 8 double-column single-spaced pages IEEE conference style (inclusive of figures, tables and references)
  • short papers, which must not exceed 4 double-column single-spaced pages IEEE conference style (inclusive of figures tables and references)

Full papers are expected to present research results, which are demonstrated to be robust in terms of their theoretical foundation and/or via experimental analysis. Short papers are expected to provide research results at their early stage, which have however already reached a level of maturity leading them to be of interest for the community. All the submissions must describe original unpublished research. All accepted papers (either full or short) will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. The papers must be submitted in PDF format electronically via the EasyChair system.

Important Dates:

  • paper submission deadline: November 25, 2013
  • acceptance notification: December 20, 2013
  • camera ready and author registration: December 30, 2013

Steering Committee:

D. R. Avresky (Chair), IRIANC, Munich, Germany

M. Diaz, CNRS (Chair), LAAS, Toulouse, France E. Gelenbe, Imperial College, London, UK

General Chair:

B. Ciciani, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

General Co-Chair:

D. R. Avresky, IRIANC, Munich, Germany

Program Chair: 

F. Quaglia, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Publication Chair:

S. Distefano, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Publicity Chairs:

M. Couceiro, INESC-ID, Lisbon, Portugal

R. Palmieri, Virginia Tech, USA

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Source: IEEE

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