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SDS 2014 : IEEE International Workshop on Software Defined Systems


When Mar 11, 2014 - Mar 11, 2014
Where Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Submission Deadline Dec 15, 2013
Notification Due Jan 1, 2014
Final Version Due Jan 17, 2014
Categories    cloud computing   software defined networking   software defined storage   software defined datacenters

Call For Papers

IEEE International Workshop on Software Defined Systems(SDS -2014)
in conjunction with 2014 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E 2014)

March 11, 2014, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Call for papers

Next generation cloud systems will require a paradigm shift in how they are constructed and managed. Conventional control and management platforms are facing considerable challenges regarding flexibility, dependability and security that next generation systems will require. The cloud computing paradigm has gone part of the way towards alleviating some of the problems associated with resource allocation, utilization and managements (e.g., via elasticity). However, many of the elements of a well-designed cloud environment remain “stiff” and hard to modify and adapt in an integrated fashion. This includes underlying networking topologies, many aspects of the user control over IaaS, PaaS or SaaS layers when such is needed, construction of XaaS services, provenance and meta-data collection, and so on. In many situations the problem may be because service abstraction is inadequate. Software Defined Systems (SDS) are systems that have added software components which help abstract actual IT equipment and other layers. One classical example, of course, are hypervisors. Such separation provides a great opportunity for system administrators to more easily construct and managing their systems through flexible software layers. Software Defined Systems include Software Defined Networking (SDN), Software Defined Storage, Software Defined Servers (Virtualization), Software Defined Datacenters (SDD), Software Defined Security (SDSec), and ultimately Software Defined Clouds (SDCloud) to name a few possibilities. Individual solutions and seamless integration of these abstractions remains in many respects a challenge. The first International workshop on Software Defined Systems (SDS -2014) is a forum for scientists, researchers, students, and practitioners to present their latest research results, ideas, and developments in the area of software defined systems – both components and their integration - and by implication advancement of next generation clouds.

Topics of interest
Researchers are encouraged to submit original research contributions in all major areas, which include, but not limited to:

Software Defined Systems support for Cloud Computing
Software Defined Networking (SDN):
SDN concepts, architecture, and APIs
Network Virtualization
SDN and OpenFlow protocol
Software Defined Storage:
Storage Automation andAbstraction
Policy-driven storage provisioning
Software Defined Servers:
VM migration techniques and challenges
Software Defined Datacenters:
Facility control integration
Large scale sensor system management
Software Defined Security o Security policies automation
Self-management systems
Autonomic Computing techniques.
Software Defined Systems Scalability
Software Defined Systems optimization
Software tools and frameworks to support SDS
Software Defined Systems challenges and opportunities.
Software Defined Systems surveys

Important Dates :

Paper Submission: December 1, 2013
Author's Notification: January 1, 2014
Camera-ready paper submission : January 17, 2014

Papers Submissions Guidelines:

Manuscripts should be prepared in 10-point font using the IEEE 8.5" x 11" two-column format. All papers should be in PDF format, and submitted electronically at Paper Submission Link.A full paper should not exceed 6 pages (including all figures, tables and references).A paper submitted to SDS 2014 cannot be under review for any other conference or journal during the entire time it is considered for SDS 2014. All submissions are peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers. Accepted papers will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services. The best papers will be selected for a special? issue of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC). IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if none of the authors attends the conference to present their paper.

General co-Chairs:
Yaser Jararweh, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan.
Mladen Vouk, N.C. State University, USA.

Technical Program co-Chairs:
Andy Rindos, IBM research, USA.
Abdullah Khreishah, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA.
Yojiro UO, IIJ Innovation Institute Inc., Japan.

Invited Speaker and Panel co-Chairs:
Elhadj Benkhelifa, Staffordshire University, UK.
Mahmoud Al-Ayyoub, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

Publicity Chair:
Hideaki Nii, IIJ Innovation Institute Inc., Japan.

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