Second International Workshop on Optimization techniques for Resources Management in Clouds
co-located with the 23rd ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing

Vancouver, Canada
June 23-27 2014

Time to deadline
[March, 21st, 2013]



General Chair

Ranieri Baraglia
Senior Researcher at High Performance Computing Lab.
Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione "A. Faedo"
National Research Council of Italy
email: ranieri.baraglia [at] isti [dot] cnr [dot] it

Program Chair

Patrizio Dazzi
Researcher at High Performance Computing Laboratory
Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione "A. Faedo" (ISTI)
National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Steering Committee

Christine Morin
Senior Scientist at INRIA Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique
Scientific Leader of Myriads INRIA project-team

Ramin Yahyapour
Managing Director of the Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung Göttingen mbH (GWDG)
Professor at the Institute of Computer Science at Göttingen University.

Pedro Garcia Lopez
Head of Architecture and Telematic Services Research Group
Professor at the Computer Engineering and Mathematics Department
University Rovira i Virgili

Massimo Coppola
Researcher at High Performance Computing Laboratory
Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione "A. Faedo" (ISTI)
National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Patrizio Dazzi
Researcher at High Performance Computing Laboratory
Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione "A. Faedo" (ISTI)
National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Publicity Co-chairs

Gaetano Anastasi, ISTI-CNR,
email: gaetano.anastasi [at] isti [dot] cnr [dot] it

Kleopatra Konstanteli, Nat. Tech. Univ. of Athens,
email: kkonst [at] mail [dot] ntua [dot] gr

Technical Program Committee

Emanuele Carlini, ISTI-CNR
Roberto Cascella, INRIA Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique
Paolo Costa, Imperial College London
Marco Danelutto, University of Pisa
Karim Djemame, University of Leeds
Dick Epema, Delft University of Technology
Yvon Jegou, INRIA Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique
Dimosthenis Kyriazis, Nat. Tech. University of Athens
Gabriele Mencagli, University of Pisa
Alberto Montresor, University of Trento
Matteo Mordacchini, IIT-CNR
Francesco Nidito, Microsoft-Bing
Raffaele Perego, ISTI-CNR
Guillaume Pierre, University of Rennes 1
Laura Ricci, University of Pisa
Hana Rudova, Masaryk University
Paolo Tunfio, University of Calabria
Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti, University of Madrid
Massimo Villari, University of Messina
Philipp Wieder, Göttingen University
Yongwei Wu, Tsingua University

Important Dates

March, 21st 2014 Paper Submission
April, 18th 2014 Author notification
April, 30th 2014 Final papers due
June, 23rd/24th 2014 Workshop

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Call for Papers

The Cloud Computing paradigm is gaining an increasing degree of popularity and interest both in the industrial and in the scientific community, allowing customers to outsource the management of physical resources, and to rent a variable amount of resources according to their actual needs, in a pay-per-use fashion. In order to hide to customers the details of physical resources and to provide a flexible and efficient environment to users, Cloud Resource Management (acronym CloudRM) targets a multitude of constraints and objectives, with the burden of optimizing physical resource usage to ensure feasible business model placed entirely on Cloud providers. Due to the typical scale of Cloud systems, these goals are achieved mainly by infrastructures characterized by a high degree of automation. Such infrastructures allow resource provisioning and dynamic management of compute, storage and network resources.

General Description

The OrmaCloud workshop will focus on management and optimization issues related to dependability, scalability, economicity and performance at each level of cloud computing infrastructures, but also on green computing concerns, i.e. issues related with energy efficiency and carbon footprint limitation. The workshop aims at providing a venue for investigating and discussing these issues and state of the art techniques to solve them from a number of different viewpoints. Like:

  • Different Cloud Platforms:single-tenant Clouds, Cloud brokering platforms, Cloud Federations;
  • Features required by Scientific, Real-time, 24/7, and Big Data Applications, as well as other classes of Applications;
  • CloudRM and advanced QoS management for performance, networking, power efficiency, security, reliability;
  • Unified programming models and impact of the IaaS/PaaS interaction on CloudRM;
  • Supporting techniques and methodologies for CloudRM: resource mapping and scheduling, autonomic management, service monitoring and modeling;
  • Interplay of CloudRM and Cloud business models;

Topics of Interest

According to the above desciption, the topics of interest for the workshop include but are not limited to:
  • Optimization Algorithms for CloudRM in Clouds, Cloud Brokers and Cloud Federations
  • CloudRM solutions targeting specific classes of applications including Scientific, Real-time, 24/7, and Big Data Applications
  • Design of energy efficient Cloud IaaS software stacks and middlewares
  • Design of QoS aware Cloud IaaS software stacks and middlewares
  • Computing models for PaaS in Clouds allowing advanced CloudRM: QoS-, Green- and Security-aware
  • Abstractions for new types of resource: CloudRM of multicore CPUs and GPUs
  • Autonomic approaches to CloudRM
  • Multicriteria Scheduling for CloudRM
  • Advanced monitoring solutions for CloudRM
  • Benchmarks for CloudRM evaluation
  • CloudRM impacts on Cloud business models

Paper Submission Guidelines for full and short papers

Papers should be formatted in the ACM Proceedings Style and submitted via the workshop web site. No changes to the margins, spacing, or font sizes as specified by the style file are allowed. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, and will be incorporated into the ACM Digital Library. Papers must be self-contained and provide the technical substance required for the program committee to evaluate their contributions. Papers should thoughtfully address all related work. Submitted papers must be original work that has not appeared in and is not under consideration for another conference or a journal. See the ACM Prior Publication Policy for more details.

Papers can be submitted to ORMaCloud workshop either as full papers or as short papers.
Full papers should present, innovative works whose claims are supported by solid justifications.
Full papers should not exceed 8 pages.
Short papers should target position-papers and work-in-progress. Short papers should not exceed 4 pages.
Work-in-progress papers are expected to present work that is less mature but holds promise, but do not merit a full submission.
Position-papers articulate a high-level vision, describe challenging future directions in the area of Cloud Resources Management.

Journal Special Issue We are working to organise a Journal Special Issue dedicated to the ORMaCloud 2014
workshop. We plan to invite authors of the ORMaCloud 2014 papers, after the workshop,
to submit their extended papers to that special issue. Currently, we are waiting for the confirmation from the publisher.