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UCC 2022 : 15th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing


Conference Series : Utility and Cloud Computing
When Dec 6, 2022 - Dec 9, 2022
Where Portland, Oregon, USA
Submission Deadline Aug 8, 2022
Notification Due Sep 15, 2022
Final Version Due Sep 30, 2022

Call For Papers

The digital transformation of all areas of life is accelerated in this decade by novel cloud services, e-infrastructures, data platforms and cyber-physical system integration. This broader scope of cloud computing calls for technically sound contributions that combine scale with convenience and reliability. Society and economy depend on cloud applications delivering compute power on demand in every location along data paths as a general service to the public, in analogy to conventional utilities. The engineering of such systems and applications calls for scientifically proven approaches, methods, tools and technologies.

Providing a forum to review and discuss possible solutions, UCC is the premier IEEE/ACM conference for areas related to Cloud Computing as a Utility where leading researchers and practitioners in this important and growing field gather on an annual basis.

This will be the 15th UCC in a successful conference series of community-driven events. Previous events were held in Shanghai, China (Cloud 2009), Melbourne, Australia (Cloud 2010 & UCC 2011), Chennai, India (UCC 2010), Chicago, USA (UCC 2012), Dresden, Germany (UCC 2013), London, UK (UCC 2014), Limassol, Cyprus (UCC 2015), Shanghai, China (UCC 2016), Austin, Texas, USA (UCC 2017), Zurich, Switzerland (UCC 2018), Auckland, New Zealand (UCC 2019), online during the pandemic (UCC 2020), and Leicester, UK (UCC 2021).

UCC 2022 will be hosted at Washington State University. Portland, Oregon’s largest city, sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood.

UCC 2022 offers a technical programme, workshops, tutorials, and a doctoral symposium. The event will have a co-located 9th International Conference on Big Data Computing Applications and Technologies (BDCAT 2022).

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research manuscripts in all areas of Cloud and Utility Computing and related computing paradigms such as Fog/Edge, Serverless and Distributed Computing.

Authors of accepted papers can opt into reproducible research decoration to publish according to open science conventions; the details are described below.
Topics of interest include (but not limited to)

Formal and qualitative aspects of Cloud technology
Security, trust, privacy and policies in Clouds, and Cloud-hosted Blockchains
Artificial intelligence in Clouds, and Cloud applications
Architectural models and patterns to achieve Utility in Clouds
Cloud business and legal implications beyond technology
Cloud Computing middleware, stacks, tools, delivery networks and services at all layers (XaaS)
Cloud large-scale foundations for Big Data, IoT, and real-time analytics
Cloud management: autonomic, adaptive, self-*, SLAs, and monitoring
Cloud-native application design, programming models, engineering and serverless/microservice implementation
Cloud, Micro data centers, Fog and edge/mobile devices management, hierarchy models, and business models
Designs and deployment models for Clouds: private, public, hybrid, federated, aggregated, intercloud
Economic and business models of Clouds and services
High Performance Computing and the Cloud
Innovative cloud applications and experiences, including quantum clouds and IoT-fog/edge-cloud continuums
Mobile and energy-efficient use of Clouds
Networking for clouds and data centers
Performance analysis and modelling of cloud systems and applications
Principles and theoretical foundations of Utility Computing
Resource management and scalability: brokering, scheduling, capacity planning, and elasticity
Utility-driven platforms for Clouds
Utility-driven models and mechanisms for cloud applications in all domains (smart cities, mobility, e-health, industry etc.)
Virtualization, containerization, composition, orchestration and other enablers

Paper Submission

Submitted manuscripts must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Manuscripts are submitted in PDF format and may not exceed ten (10) single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages (IEEE conference style), including figures, tables, and references. The limit is six (6) pages for workshop papers.

All manuscripts will be reviewed and judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, rigor in analysis, quality of results, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees.

Accepted papers will be invited to undergo an artefact evaluation process that will determine availability of code/data or even reproducibility. An independent committee will handle this process and send the invite along with instructions after the acceptance notification.

At least one author of each paper must be registered for the conference in order for the paper to be published in the proceedings. The proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society and will be made available online through the IEEE Digital Library, as well as through the ACM Digital Library.


Main track submissions:

Workshop submissions: see respective workshop information

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