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International workshop on Cloud for Business, Industry and Enterprises (C4BIE 2012)

Dr. G Subrahmanya VRK Rao, Cognizant Technology Solutions, India

Prof. Rajkumar Buyya, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Raj Bala, CTO, Cognizant Technology Solutions, India

Enterprises are looking forward to adopt cutting edge innovative technologies that could cut costs and maximize value. Cloud is getting into every Business, Industry and Enterprise applications ensuring economic and agility benefits. While Cloud seems to be disruptive, it’s still a long way to go to completely materialize the Cloud. While Cloud getting embraced, dependability on cloud is yet to mature. C4BIE workshop intends to gather the best minds of the field to discuss and visualize a way ahead for the cloud towards making sense for Business, Industry and Enterprises. The current workshop seeks original, high quality and unpublished research contributions as well as implementation experiences from potential A uthors, Professionals, Practitioners, Researchers in the area of Cloud computing. Work MUST show a current or future benefit for Business/Industry/Enterprise. Target audience for the workshop include senior technologists from various vertical industries such as Finaicial, Retail, Hospitality, Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Telecom, Media& Entertainment etc including CIOs, CTOs, VPs of technology, IT directors, Engineers, Architects, Specialists, managers and business executives. The workshop is also of interest to researchers & scientists from academia and other research institutes of repute who are currently working in the field of cloud computing.

Workshop on Policies for Configuring and Operating Management Services in a Cloud (PCOMSC 2012)

Hanan Lutfiyya, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Bradley Simmons, York University, Canada

Cloud computing envisions that services, platforms and computing resources can be provided, on-demand, in a self-service fashion by a set of cooperating and/or competing providers to clients over the Internet. The emergence of cloud computing stems from the availability of numerous, massive data centers, improvements in virtualization technologies and the availability and abundance of high speed networks. Challenges for the cloud computing provider include the following: (i) Manage resources allocated to clients based on client requirements; and (ii) Manage the allocation of resources among clients. This requires that management software be given as inputs both the client management requirements and the provider management requirements in order to make effective decisions. This can be done through the use of policies. For large-scale systems, it must be possible to take policies in machine-readable form and use these policies to configure management services. There are many challenges e.g., policy conflict (detection, avoidance,resolution), mapping process. Furthermore, policies are needed to support multiple management dimensions including security, privacy, pricing, performance, availability, resilience, energy, etc. This workshop will address challenges with realizing operational policies in a cloud-based system.

Workshop on Cloud Computing Optimization (CCOPT 2012)

Murray Woodside, Carleton University, Canada

John Chinneck, Carleton University, Canada

Marin Litoiu, York University, Canada

Jim Zhanwen Li, NICTA, Australia

Cloud computing poses many large and complex problems for system management. An increasingly important requirement is the ability to maximize service performance at minimum cost subject to diverse goals and constraints. This necessitates advanced management approaches for reducing costs while maintaining high availability, scalability, elasticity, flexibility, reliability and efficiency. Solutions are sought in the broad area of system management, including resource and application management for cloud providers and users, self-reconfiguration to enable adaptation to changes, management processes and technologies, economically-driven decisions, models for cloud management, disaster recovery and backup etc.

The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners to address the many facets of optimization in cloud-based computing systems and applications from different perspectives. Researchers will engage in stimulating dialogue regarding the fundamental principles, state of the art, and critical problems and challenges in optimization for cloud computing. A main goal is to bridge the gap between the fields of operations research and service system management.

2nd International Workshop on Cloud Computing and Scientific Applications (CCSA 2012)

Dr. Suraj Pandey, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia

Dr. Ruppa Thulasiram, University of Manitoba, Canada

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CCSA workshop has been formed to promote research and development activities focused on enabling and scaling scientific applications using distributed computing paradigms, such as cluster, Grid, and Cloud Computing. With the rapid emergence of software systems and their applicability, the volume of users are growing exponentially. User requirements are getting more and more complex. Existing computing infrastructure, software system designs, and use cases will have to take into account the enormity in volume of requests, size of data, computing load, locality and type of users, and so forth.

In this workshop, we are interested in receiving innovative work on enabling and scaling computing systems to support the execution of scientific applications. The target audience include researchers and industry practitioners who are interested in distributed systems, particularly focusing on scaling of applications using Cloud computing.

Cloud Security and Privacy Workshop (CSPW 2012)

Prof. Eric Jul, University of Oslo/Bell Labs, Ireland

Dr. Davide Cherubini, Bell Labs Ireland

Moving applications into “The Cloud” increases security requirements as application data now is stored outside the domain of the data owner who must either trust the Cloud provider to a high degree, or use a security model that allows data to be stored, accessed, and manipulated in a secure manner in the cloud itself. This workshop will focus on the security challenges in the cloud specifically concerning Privacy and Confidentiality and how to achieve it. The workshop will be divided into several sections each containing 3-5 short (10 minute) presentations followed by a panel discussion of the issues raised; the panelist will consist of the presenting authors. We solicit papers that either present security challenges, or proposed solutions. Topics covered include, but is not limited to, authentication, sharing of confidential data, delegation of access authority, revocation of rights, encryption, and schemes that allow partial access to encrypted data. The workshop will be limited to 25 participants. It is likely that there will be one longer "keynote" talk.

Workshop on Modeling and Simulation on Grid and Cloud Computing (MSGC 2012)

Gabriel A. Wainer, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Simon Taylor, Brunel University, UK

David R. C. Hill, ISIMA, Université Blaise-Pascal, France

1st International Workshop on Data-­intensive Process Management in Large-­Scale Sensor Systems (DPMSS 2012)

Alfredo Cuzzocrea, ICAR/CNR, Italy

Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy

Due to recent advances in electronics and communication technologies, Sensor Networks (SNs) have been introduced and are currently emerging as one of the most disruptive technologies enabling and supporting next generation ubiquitous and pervasive computing scenarios. In recent years there has been a great surge of interest in SN-based applications, mainly focused on developing hardware, software, and networking architectures needed to enable such applications. In the future, SN will be often seamlessly integrated with decentralized distributed systems based on other networks, particularly IP-based networks. Such integration will raise new issues in the development, deployment and management of such large-scale SN- based systems. The convergence of processes and data management over large-scale SN-based systems results in the definition of the so-called data-intensive processes over large-scale SN-based systems, which represents a novel and leading context for a wide research community. In this respect, relevant issues concern with methodologies for modeling and supporting data-intensive processes, integration and fusion approaches over data-intensive processes, activation and enactment paradigms for data-intensive processes over large-scale SN-based systems, development approaches for SN-based systems, large- scale wireless sensor network systems. The aim of this workshop is to capture the new research trends and results in terms of design, architecture and applications for the management of processes and data in large- scale systems based on sensors, optimization of the processing of sensor data streaming, definition and use of innovative paradigms to develop applications in large-scale sensor networks.

Carleton University, Canada
Indiana University, USA
The University of Melbourne, Australia