The first international FedICI'2013 workshop:
Federative and interoperable cloud infrastructures

August 26 2013, Aachen, Germany
organized in conjunction with Euro-par 2013

Workshop theme

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud systems allow the dynamic creation, destruction and management of Virtual Machines (VM) on virtualized clusters. IaaS clouds provide a high-level of abstraction to the end user that allows the creation of on-demand services through a pay as you go infrastructure combined with elasticity. As a result, many academic infrastructure service providers have started transitions to add cloud resources to their previously existing campus and shared grid deployments. To complete such solutions, they should also support the unification of multiple cloud and/or cloud and grid solutions in a seamless, preferably interoperable way. Hybrid, community or multi-clouds may utilize more than one cloud system, which are also called as a cloud federations. The management of such federations raise several challenges and open issues that require significant research work to be done in this area.

This workshop will provide a dedicated forum for sharing the latest results, exchanging ideas and experiences, presenting new research, development and management of interoperable, federated IaaS cloud systems. The aim of the workshop is to help the community with defining the current state, determining further goals and presenting architectures and service frameworks to achieve highly interoperable federated cloud infrastructures. Priority will be given to submissions that focus on presenting solutions to interoperability and efficient management challenges faced by current and future infrastructure clouds. Selection will prioritize papers that document and present measured comparisons or practical information on realistic, real-world solutions.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed and judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation and relevance to the topics of interest.

Scope

Papers may be submitted on any topic relevant to the theme of the workshop, including but not limited to:

Submission guidelines

Authors are required to submit original, unpublished research or overviews on Federative and interoperable cloud infrastructures. Manuscripts should be limited to 10 pages in Springer LNCS format and submitted through the EasyChair submission system. Accepted papers that are presented at the workshop will be published in revised form in a special Euro-Par Workshop Volume in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series after the Euro-Par conference.

The submission period is over but one can still update their articles in easychair here.

Program

The preliminary program of the workshop is out. One can find it here.

Location details and information on other workshops, and the main conference program can be found here.

One author of every accepted paper should register and present their work at the workshop. To register, follow this link. There is an early registration period that ends at the 20th of July.

Important dates

Organization

Chairs

The workshop is sponsored by the Open Grid Forum with a no-cost sponsorship.
Workshop Chair: Co chairs:

Program Committee

Jameela Al-Jaroodi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Eddy Caron, Parallel Computing Lab, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
Salvatore Distefano, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Gilles Fedak, INRIA Researcher / University of Lyon, France
Francesc Guim, Intel Corporation, Spain
Eduardo Huedo Cuesta, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Gabor Kecskemeti, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Attila Kertesz, MTA SZTAKI and University of Szeged, Hungary
Daniele Lezzi, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Attila Csaba Marosi, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary
Nader Mohamed, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Zsolt Nemeth, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary
Ariel Oleksiak, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Cener, Poland
Anne-Cecile Orgerie, CNRS, Myriads, IRISA, France
Simon Ostermann, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Dana Petcu, Western University of Timisoara, Romania
Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Ivan Rodero, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, USA
Matthias Schmidt, 1&1 Internet AG, Germany
Alan Sill, Texas Tech University
Gergely Sipos, European Grid Infrastructure, Netherlands
Domenico Talia, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy