Cloud Computing


International Workshop on Cloud Computing (Cloud 2009)
In conjunction with the
9th IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGrid 2009)
May 18-21, 2009, Shanghai, China.
Call for participation:
Cloud computing has recently emerged as one of the buzzwords in the ICT
industry. Several IT vendors are promising to offer storage, application and
computation hosting services, and provide coverage in several continents,
offering Service-Level Agreements (SLA) backed performance and uptime promises
for their services. While these ‘clouds’ are the natural evolution of
traditional clusters and data centers, they are distinguished by following a
‘utility’ pricing model where customers are charged based on their utilisation
of computational resources, storage and transfer of data. Whilst these emerging
services have reduced the cost of computation, application hosting and content
storage and delivery by several orders of magnitude, there is significant
complexity involved in ensuring applications, services and data can scale when
needed to ensure consistent and reliable operation under peak loads.
This workshop is of interest to researchers and practitioners involved in
cluster, grid and cloud computing that are now harnessing clouds in their
respective fields to maximise performance, minimise cost and improve the scale
of their endeavours.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
* Novel architectural models for cloud computing
* Cloud resource management
* Utility models and service pricing
* New parallel / concurrent programming models for cloud computing
* Scientific computing in the cloud
* Workflows for cloud computing
* Storage as a Service
* Content Delivery Networks using Storage Clouds
* Interoperability / portability of applications and data between different
cloud providers
* Reliability of applications and services running on the cloud
* Performance monitoring for cloud applications
* Novel applications of cloud computing
Important Dates:
Papers Due: 15th December 2008
Notification of Acceptance: 15th January 2009
Camera-Ready Papers: 15th February 2009