Special Session on:

Cloud Computing on Infrastructure as a Service and its Applications (CCISA)

Cloud Computing covers a broad range of distributed computing principles from infrastructure (e.g distributed storage, reconfigurable networks) to new programming platforms (e.g MS Azure, Google Appe Engine), and internet based applications. Particularly, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud systems – such as Amazon EC2, Rackspace or Google Compute Engine - allow the dynamic creation, destruction and management of virtual machines (VMs) on virtualized clusters. IaaS Clouds provide a high-level of abstraction to the end user, one that allows the creation of on-demand services through a pay as you go infrastructure combined with elasticity. This special session on Cloud Computing is intended to be a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences on the use of Cloud Computing technologies and applications with compute and data intensive workloads. The special session also aims at presenting the challenges and opportunities offered by the development of academic Cloud Computing solutions – such as OpenNebula, OpenStack or Eucalyptus – themselves, as well as case studies in applications of Cloud Computing. The general venue will be a good occasion to share, learn, and discuss the latest results in this field of research. The special session program will include presentations of peer-reviewed papers. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Virtualization technologies and their effects on IaaS solutions,
  • Incorporating beyond-CPU virtualization (e.g. I/O, GPU) aspects to cloud infrastructures,
  • Virtual Machine scheduling and management algorithms,
  • Operational challenges in private, hybrid and public IaaS systems,
  • Cost and pricing models in virtualized infrastructures,
  • Enterprise level infrastructure clouds,
  • Solutions that meet demands of HPC clouds,
  • Federative aspects of hybrid (mixed private-public) clouds,
  • Novel IaaS architectures, platforms and applications,
  • Virtual Appliance storage management (e.g. caching, repositories, marketplaces),
  • Virtual Machine migration techniques,
  • Big Data and Infrastructure clouds,
  • Security and Privacy aspects of data management in Clouds,
  • Cloud Computing for scientific applications,
  • Performance evaluation, modeling and prediction,
  • Programming models and tools,
  • Cloud computing for compute and/or data intensive applications,
  • Workflows on the Cloud,
  • CPU and GPU Clouds, Desktop Grids,
  • Cloud Computing resource management,
  • Cloud Computing deployment models,
  • Interoperability solutions for multi-Cloud and federated management,
  • Cloud storage and I/O.

Important dates

Paper submission: 25th Aug. 2014, 1st Sept. 22nd Sept. 2014
Acceptance notification: 25th Oct. 2014 2nd Nov. 2014
Camera ready due: 20th Nov 2014
Registration due: 20th Nov. 2014
Conference: 4th - 6th Mar 2015

Session Chair

Session Co-Chairs


Programme Committee:

Tentative, changes are expected.

  • E. Feller, Inria Rennes Bretagne Atlantique (France)
  • F. Guim, Intel (Spain)
  • P. Heinzlreiter, Risc Software GMBH, Hagenberg, (Austria)
  • E. Huedo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
  • A. Cs. Marosi, MTA SZTAKI (Hungary)
  • A. Oleksiak, Poznan University of Technology (Poland)
  • A-C. Orgerie, Nyruads/IRISA, Rennes (France)
  • I. Rodero, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (USA)
  • G. Terstyanszky, University of Westminster (United Kingdom)
  • M. Villari, University of Messina (Italy)
  • Y. Wei, University of Notre Dame (USA)

Submission guidelines

Prospective authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages in length (and in the Conference proceedings format (double column, 10pt) including a 150-200 word abstract. To facilitate a double blind reviewing process, the first page of the paper should contain only the title and abstract and reference entries to the author’s own work should be substituted with the string “omitted for blind review”.


All accepted papers will be included in the same volume, published by the Conference Publishing Services (CPS). The Final Paper Preparation and Submission Instructions will be published after the notification of acceptance. Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present their papers at the Conference. Conference proceedings will be submitted to IEEE explore, CSDL, DBLP, Scopus ScienceDirect, and ISI Web of Knowledge.

Past sessions


Gabor Kecskemeti
Thierry Delaitre
Attila Kertesz

Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems
Institute of Computer Science and Control
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Budapest, Hungary
e-mail: kecskemeti.gabor at sztaki.mta.hu

School of Electronics and Computer Science
University of Westminster
London, United Kingdom
e-mail: T.Delaitre at wmin.ac.uk

Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems
Institute of Computer Science and Control
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Budapest, Hungary
e-mail: kertesz.attila at sztaki.mta.hu