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CCSNA 2016 : The 5th IEEE International Workshop on Cloud Computing Systems, Networks, and Applications 2016


When Dec 4, 2016 - Dec 8, 2016
Where Washington, DC USA
Submission Deadline Jul 1, 2016
Notification Due Sep 1, 2016
Final Version Due Oct 1, 2016
Categories    cloud computing   security   internet of things   mobile cloud computing

Call For Papers

The Fifth IEEE International Workshop on Cloud Computing Systems, Networks, and Applications (CCSNA)

organized in conjunction with
IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2016)
4-8 December 2016, Washington, DC USA

Cloud Computing, as well as Cloud-inspired business models, enable on-demand access to a shared pool of resources, namely computing, storage, networks, services, and applications. With the advent of Cloud-based systems, cloud operators have been aiming at reliable, secured, privacy-preserving and cost-efficient cloud design and management. As the Cloud infrastructure aims at offering various IT resources as services, requirements of Cloud applications vary based on the resources which are requested as services. Thus, the resources may refer to heavy computation resources, massive storage resources, high-capacity network resources and so on. The heterogeneity of cloud applications leads to the challenge of holistic design of a robust Cloud system which can oversee and handle the diverse needs of numerous types of applications. On the other hand, these challenges enforce cooperation of various players in the Cloud system, each of which focuses on a different segment such as network, computing, applications, and systems. The International workshop on Cloud Computing Systems, Networks, and Applications (CCSNA-2016) aims at the crossroads between scientists, researchers, practitioners and students from diverse domains in Cloud computing research. The workshop aims at attracting contributions of system and network design that can support existing and future applications and services. Researchers are encouraged to submit original research contributions in all major areas which include, but are not limited to:

Cloud computing systems and networking- principles, designs, analyses, and performance

Theoretical analysis for cloud systems
Cloud system and network design
Optimization for cloud computing, networking, and applications
Green cloud systems and networking
Storage, data, and analytics for clouds design and networking
Virtualization for cloud computing systems and networking
Modeling and performance analysis for cloud system, network and storage
Intra-cloud/inter-cloud computing and networking
Cloud computing architectures and cloud solution design patterns
Cloud migration, composition, federation, bridging, and bursting
Cloud provisioning and migration
Cloud DevOps
Cloud system design with FPGA, GPU, APU
Network Programmability, Software-Defined Networking and Virtual Ethernet Switching

Big data, data centers, and cloud managements

Big data storage and networking
Real-time resource reporting and monitoring for cloud management
Cloud quality management and service level agreement (SLA)
Cloud configuration, performance, and capacity management
Cloud workload profiling and deployment control
Autonomic business process and workflow management in clouds
Collaboration, management, and administration of clouds and services
Quality of service on clouds and applications, including reliability, availability
Scalability, performance, and load balance
Knowledge engineering and data mining techniques and systems on clouds
Data center network management, reliability, optimization, and bridging
Distributed data center architectures
Cloud traffic engineering and control-plane architectures

Cloud services, applications, security, and interdisciplinary topics

Cloud system and storage security
Mobile cloud system design
Cloud media and storage design
Security, privacy, and compliance management for clouds
Self-service cloud portal, dashboard, and analytics
Infrastructure, platform, application, business, social, and mobile clouds
Security, privacy, and compliance management for public, private, and hybrid clouds
Innovative cloud applications and experiences
Economic, business and ROI models for cloud computing
Mobile-aware networking, protocols, and infrastructures
Content and service distribution in clouds
Audit, authentication and authorization in clouds
Service-oriented architecture in clouds
Cloud support for IoTs and their services
Cloud for service discovery
Image processing and efficient video transmission on clouds
Multimedia service provisioning on clouds
Resilience, fault tolerance
Cloud forensics


Surveys on any topics above

[Important Dates]
– Submission deadline: July 15, 2016
– Author notification: September 1, 2016
– Camera ready: October 1, 2016

[Submission Procedure]

Submission papers at: php?c=22556&track=80774.

Submitted papers must represent original material which is not currently under review in any other conference or journal and has not been previously published. Please see the Author Information page for submission guidelines in the IEEE GLOBECOM 2016 website All submitted papers will go through a peer review process. All accepted and presented papers will be included in the IEEE GLOBECOM 2016 proceedings and IEEE digital library. IEEE reserves the right to exclude an accepted and registered but not presented paper from the IEEE digital library.

Organizing Committee

General Co-Chairs:

Periklis Chatzimisios (Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Elhadj Benkhelifa (Staffordshire University, UK)

Technical Program Co-Chairs:​

Constandinos Mavromoustakis (University of Nicosia, Cyprus)
Houbing Song (West Virginia University, USA)
Peng Li (University of Aizu, Japan)
Deze Zeng (China University of Geosciences, China)

Invited Speaker and Panel Co-Chair:

Andy Rindos (IBM Research, USA)

Publication and EDAS Co-Chairs:

Tolga Soyata (University of Rochester, USA)

Publicity Co-Chairs:

Ranga Rao Venkatesha Prasad (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
Al-Sakib Khan Pathan (UAP and SEU, Bangladesh/Islamic University in Madinah, KSA)
William Liu, Auckland (University of Technology, New Zealand)
Youssif Al-Nashif (Florida Polytechnic University, USA)
Haijun Zhang (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Steering Committee:

Chuan Heng Foh (University of Surrey, UK)
Jinsong Wu (Universidad de Chile, Chile)
Periklis Chatzimisios (Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Yaser Jararweh (Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan)
Song Guo (University of Aizu, Japan)
Andy Rindos (IBM Research, USA)
Mladen Vouk, (North Carolina State University, USA)

Please send any inquiry on CCSNA 2016 to Periklis Chatzimisios : and Elhadj Benkhelifa :

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