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Overview

Enterprise-scale cloud platforms and services systems, present common and cross-cutting challenges in maximizing power efficiency and performance while maintaining predictable and reliable behavior, and at the same time responding appropriately to environmental and system changes such as hardware failures and varying workloads. Autonomic computing systems address the challenges in managing these environments by integrating monitoring, decision-processing and actuation capabilities to autonomously manage resources and applications based on high-level policies.

Research in cloud and autonomic computing spans a variety of areas, from distributed systems, computer architecture, middleware services, databases and data-stores, networks, machine learning, and control theory. The purpose of the Fifth International Conference on Cloud and Autonomic Computing (ICCAC) is to bring together researchers and practitioners across these disciplines to address the multiple facets of cloud and autonomic computing.

Papers are solicited on a broad array of topics of relevance to cloud and autonomic computing and their intersections, including  those that bear on connections and relationships among different research areas or report on prototype systems or experiences. The ICCAC conference seeks also papers on autonomic aspects of combining cloud computing with fog and edge computing. The goal is to continue our  international forum focused on the latest research, applications, and technologies aimed at making cloud and autonomic computing systems and services easy to design, to deploy, and to implement, while also being self-manageable, self-regulating and scalable with little involvement of humans or system administrators.

Topics

Autonomic Cloud Computing
  • Self-managing cloud services
  • Autonomic resource and energy management in cloud computing
  • Autonomic cloud applications and services
  • Autonomic virtual cloud resources and services
  • Cloud workload characterization and prediction
  • Monitoring, modeling and analysis of cloud resources and services
  • Anomaly behavior analysis of autonomic systems and services
  • Autonomic aspects of combining cloud computing with fog and edge computing
Autonomics for Extreme Scales
  • Large scale autonomic systems
  • Self-optimizing and self-healing at petacomputing scale
  • Self-managing middleware and tools for extreme scales
  • Experiences in autonomic systems and applications at extreme scales (peta/exa-computing)
Autonomic Computing Foundations and Design Methods
  • Evaluation, validation and quality and correctness assessment of autonomic loops
  • Theoretical frameworks for modeling and analyzing autonomic computing systems, control and decision theory
  • Model-based design, software engineering, formal methods, testing, programming languages and environments support
  • Knowledge representation and visualization of behavior of autonomic systems and services
Autonomic Computing Systems, Tools and Applications
  • Self-protection techniques of computing systems, networks and applications
  • Stochastic analysis and prediction of autonomic systems and applications
  • Benchmarks and tools to evaluate and compare different architectures to implement autonomic cloud systems
  • High performance autonomic applications
  • Self-* applications in science and engineering
  • Self-* Human Machine Interface
  • Autonomic systems and applications combining cloud computing with fog computing and edge computing

Paper/Poster Submission and Publication

Full papers (a maximum of 12 pages in length), industrial experience reports (a maximum of 8 pages) and posters (a maximum of 4 pages) are invited on a wide variety of topics relating to cloud and autonomic computing as indicated above. All papers must follow the IEEE proceedings format. All manuscripts will be reviewed and judged on merits including originality, significance, interest, correctness, clarity, and relevance to the broader community. Papers are strongly encouraged to report experiences, measurements, and user studies, and to provide an appropriate quantitative evaluation.

Submitted papers must include original work, and may not be under consideration for another conference or journal. They should also not be under review or be submitted to another forum during the ICCAC 2017 review process. Authors should submit full papers or posters electronically following the instructions from the ICCAC 2017 conference web site. Accepted papers and posters will appear in proceedings distributed at the conference and available electronically. Authors of accepted papers/poster are expected to present their work at the conference.

Authors are also encouraged to submit a poster or demo that summarizes and highlights the main points of their paper.

Submission Instructions

Please register and submit your ICCAC paper using the submission link below:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iccac2017

Important dates

  • Abstract registration: May 5, 2017
  • Papers submission deadline: May 19, 2017
  • Author notification: June 23, 2017
  • Camera-ready papers due: July 21, 2017

Call for Workshop Proposal

The FAS* 2017 Steering Committee invites proposals for the Workshop Program to be held along with the technical conferences SASO 2017 and ICCAC 2017. FAS*W workshops will provide a meeting for presenting novel ideas in a less formal and possibly more focused way than the conferences themselves. Their aim is to stimulate and facilitate active exchange, interaction, and comparison of approaches, methods, and ideas related to specific topics, both theoretical and applied, in the general area of Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems as well as Cloud and Autonomic Computing. To motivate the discussion and participation of all the workshop attendants, we encourage organizers to get away of the typical "mini-conference" format of a workshop, and include more discussion sessions, panels, etc. Members from all areas of the SASO and ICCAC communities are invited to submit workshop proposals for review. Workshops on global challenges, applications or on new and emerging topics are particularly encouraged. Workshops can vary in length, but most will be one full day in duration. Optionally, if desired by the organizers, workshop proceedings can be published through IEEE. Attendance of workshops will be included in the registration fee for the main SASO/ICCAC conference

Call for Workshop Proposals 

Important Dates

Workshop proposal submission deadlineApril 7, 2017*
Workshop acceptance notificationApril 14, 2017*
CfP submission deadlineApril 21, 2017
Workshop paper submission deadlineJuly 7, 2017
Workshop paper acceptance notificationJuly 21, 2017
Early registration DeadlineTBD
Camera-ready workshop papers dueJuly 26, 2017
Workshop notes submission to WS chairsJuly 28, 2017
Workshops datesSeptember 18 & 22, 2017

* Please submit your workshop proposals as soon as possible (i.e. before April 7)! We will try to decide earlier on workshop acceptance in order to give the organizers more time to solicit papers.

Requirements for Submission

Proposals for workshops should be separated in two parts. The first part should be organized as preliminary call for papers or call for participation, depending on the intended format of the workshop, with a maximum of two pages and contain the following information:

  • Title of the workshop.
  • A brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the workshop goals, the technical issues that it will address, and the relevance of the workshop to the main conferences. Please specify, which of the two main conferences the workshop assigned to (if any)!
  • Description of paper review process (if any) and acceptance standards in order to keep the workshop high in quality. Note that papers must be in the same format as the conference proceedings and may not be more than 6 pages in length.
  • The names, affiliations, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the proposed workshop organizing committee. This committee should consist of three or four people knowledgeable about the technical issues to be addressed. The organizing committee should include individuals from multiple institutions.
  • The primary email address for contacting the organizing committee.
  • Expected duration of the workshop (half or full day).
  • A brief description of the workshop format.
  • List of potential program committee members (if applicable), including their title and affiliations.
  • List of potential invited speakers, panelists, or disputants (if applicable).

The second part with a maximum of three pages should contain additional information not suitable for a Call for Papers, including:

  • A discussion of why and to whom the workshop is of interest.
  • A list of related workshops held within the last three years, if any, and their relation to the proposed workshop.
  • Information about previous offerings of the proposed workshop: when and where it has been offered in the past, organizers names and affiliations, number of submissions, acceptances and registered attendees.
  • An indication of the envisaged acceptance rate (if applicable).
  • A description of the qualifications of the individual committee members with respect to organizing a SASO or ICCAC workshop, including a list of workshops previously arranged by any members of the proposed organizing committee, if any.
  • A list of places (distribution lists, web sites, journals, etc.) where the workshop is planned to be advertised.

All proposals should be submitted in plain ASCII text or PDF format by electronic mail to the FAS*W 2017 Workshop Chairs, via Stefano Iannucci, as described below.

The selection of the workshops to be included in the final FAS* 2017 Workshop program will be based upon multiple factors, including:

  • the scientific/technical interest of the topics,
  • the quality of the proposal,
  • complementarity with the conference topics,
  • balance and distinctness of workshop topics, and
  • the capacity of the conference workshop program.

Note that authors of proposals addressing similar and/or overlapping content areas and/or audiences may be requested to merge their proposals.

Responsibilities of FAS* 2017 Workshop Organizers

For all accepted proposals, FAS* 2017 will be responsible for:

  • Providing publicity for the workshop series as a whole.
  • Providing logistical support and a meeting place for the workshops.
  • Together with the organizers, determining the workshop date and time.
  • Liaising and coordinating between the workshop chairs and the finance chair, publicity chair, registration chair, and web chair for FAS*.
  • Arranging for publication of proceedings.

Workshop organizers will be responsible for the following:

  • Setting up a web site for the workshop.
  • Advertising the workshop (and the main FAS* conference), and issuing a call for papers and a call for participation.
  • Collecting and evaluating submissions, notifying authors of acceptance or rejection on a timely basis, and ensuring a transparent and fair selection process. All workshop organizers commit themselves to adopt the deadlines set by the committee.
  • Making the pdf of the whole workshop notes available to the workshop chair, as well as a list of audio-visual requirements and any special room requirements.
  • Writing a 1-page organizers’ introduction for the workshop proceedings.
  • Ensuring that the workshop organizers and the participants register for the workshop and/or the main conference (at least one author must register for the paper to appear in the proceedings).

FAS* reserves the right to cancel any workshop if the above responsibilities are not fulfilled, or if too few attendees register for the workshop to support its running costs.

Submissions and Inquiries

Please send proposals (as a PDF document) and inquiries to: Stefano Iannucci stefano@dasi.msstate.edu

FAS*W Workshops Chair

Stefano Iannucci
Distributed Analytics and Security Institute (DASI)
Mississippi State University, USA
E-Mail: stefano@dasi.msstate.edu

Call For Doctoral Symposium Submissions

Foundations and Applications of Self* Systems (FAS*) is the umbrella for two closely related but independent conferences, the International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO) and the International Conference on Cloud and Autonomic Computing (ICCAC). The FAS* Doctoral Symposium provides an international forum for PhD Students working in research areas addressed by FAS*. In this forum, PhD students will get unique opportunities to subject their research to the scrutiny of external experts, gain experience in the presentation of research, connect to peers and experts addressing similar problems, and get advice from a panel of internationally leading researchers. Different from the technical tracks of the conference, the FAS* Doctoral Symposium focuses on the specific needs of young researchers at the beginning of their career. As such, emphasis will be placed on a critical and constructive feedback that shall help participants to successfully conclude their PhD studies.

PhD students working in any area addressed by cloud and autonomic computing are invited to submit a Doctoral Symposium paper in which they describe the key motivation and objectives of their research project, and reflect on the methodology as well as the status of their PhD studies. Complementing the thematic focus of the conference, we particularly solicit contributions in the following areas:

  • Autonomic and cloud computing
  • Self-* approaches in Massive-Scale Decentralized Systems
  • Complex Cyber-physical and socio-technical systems
  • Application of Self-* in Robotics and Spatial Computing
  • Engineering of self-organizing and self-adaptive systems
  • Scalable and applied machine learning / data mining

Submission Instructions

Submissions should have a length of max. two pages (not including references) and be formatted per the IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style guide. Authors should submit their papers using the EasyChair installation of the main conference, which is available at:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iccac2017

Please note that only single-author submissions are accepted, which focus on the topic of the doctoral work. The name of the supervisor should be clearly marked below the author’s name in the paper. Submissions should further adhere to the following structure:

  • Motivation: motivate the open problem that you want to address and briefly summarize existing approaches along with their deficiencies.
  • Objectives: describe the key objectives of your PhD project and argue how achieving them will solve the open problem outlined in the motivation.
  • Methodology: outline what methodology you will adopt to meet the objectives of your project. Clearly state on what existing works your work will build.
  • Research Plan: describe what preliminary results – if any – you have already achieved and summarize your plans for future work.

Authors of accepted papers shall prepare a final, camera ready version of the paper, considering all feedback from reviewers, and formatted per the IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style guide. Doctoral Symposium papers will be advertised in the final program, and will be submitted to IEEE Xplore as part of the SASO proceedings. Papers will also be made available in the IEEE Digital Library.

Review Process

Each submission will be reviewed by at least two Doctoral Symposium experts that cover the different areas of interest of the conference. Submissions will be evaluated based on their relevance, the motivation and quality of the proposed research, as well as the suitability of the chosen methodology.

Authors of accepted papers will have different opportunities to present their project at the conference. Besides a full presentation during the PhD Symposium session, an “Elevator Pitch Session” will be organized during the main conference, where authors get the chance to briefly showcase their research. In addition, the Best Doctoral Symposium paper will be selected and the award will be presented during the main conference. Finally, selected authors will have the additional chance to present their work via a poster in the poster session of the main conference.

Any questions related to the Doctoral Symposium should be directed to Gregory Ditzler ( ditzler@email.arizona.edu ).

Call for sponsorship

IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Autonomic Computing (ICCAC) 2017 Tucson, Arizona, USA
September 18-22, 2017


IEEE ICCAC sponsorship opportunities are available for your company! The 2017 edition of the ICCAC conference series will be held at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ in the week of September 18-22, 2017. ICCAC is part of FAS*, a common umbrella for two closely related but independent conferences (ICCAC and SASO) with shared events including workshops, tutorials, doctoral symposia, etc. 

All levels of sponsorship will enable corporations to be visible at a prestigious meeting expecting approximately 200 international experts from research and industry in the following areas:

  • Autonomic Cloud Computing: • Self-managing cloud services • Autonomic resource and energy management in cloud computing • Autonomic cloud applications and services • Autonomic virtual cloud resources and services • Cloud workload characterization and prediction • Monitoring, modeling, and analysis of cloud resources and services • Anomaly behavior analysis of autonomic systems and services • Autonomic aspects of combining cloud computing with fog and edge computing
  • Autonomics for Extreme Scales: • Large scale autonomic systems • Self-optimizing and self-healing at petacomputing scale • Self-managing middleware and tools for extreme scales • Experiences in autonomic systems and applications at extreme scales (peta/exa-computing)
  • Autonomic Computing Foundations and Design Methods: • Evaluation, validation and quality and correctness assessment of autonomic loops • Theoretical frameworks for modeling and analyzing autonomic computing systems, control and decision theory • Model-based design, software engineering, formal methods, testing, programming languages and environments support • Knowledge representation and visualization of behavior of autonomic systems and services
  • Autonomic Computing Systems, Tools and Applications: • Self-protection techniques of computing systems, networks and applications • Stochastic analysis and prediction of autonomic systems and applications • Benchmarks and tools to evaluate and compare different architectures to implement autonomic cloud systems • High performance autonomic applications • Self-* applications in science and engineering • Self-* Human Machine Interface • Autonomic systems and applications combining cloud computing with fog computing and edge computing

Sponsorship levels and benefits

Contact Information

For more information about ICCAC and to discuss sponsoring ICCAC 2017, please email the ICCAC 2017 Industry/Sponsorship Chair Heiko Ludwig at hludwig@us.ibm.com and General Chair Salim Hariri at hariri@email.arizona.edu

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