May 11-14, 2020, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Message from the General Chair-from the IEEE Published Proceedings
Message from the Program Chairs from Proceedings

CCGRID 2020 Update - Physical Meeting Postponed to May 2021


The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. After evaluating the current COVID-19 situation, the conference leadership decided to postpone the physical meeting of CCGrid 2020 this year to 2021 (May). This decision does not impact the publication of accepted papers and IEEE will still be publishing the proceedings (and also hosting in Xplore soon, most likely by the end of May 2020). Therefore, your paper will be considered a 2020 publication!

Your author registration fee will be applied to your 2020 publication and you will be presenting your paper in 2020 sessions organised in May 2021 along with CCGrid 2021. Should you submit another paper to CCGrid 2021, additional paper fees will apply.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause, and your understanding is appreciated. Thank you for your patience in these challenging times.

We look forward to hosting your meeting in May 2021 (where you will be able to attend talks of CCGrid 2020 along with new ones of CCGrid 2021).

- IEEE Computer Society Conference Registration Services (CRS)


Rationale: Shared by the Organizing Team

One of the key benefits of a conference is the networking opportunities provided especially for early-career community members: PhD students get to give a talk and be nominated to post-doctoral and faculty positions, junior tenure-track faculty get to meet senior faculty who can later write recommendation letters for tenure/promotion, PIs discuss future grants and collaboration, etc.

Furthermore, sessions enable paper authors of similar directions to exchange ideas in ways that virtual meetings truly lack. Coffee breaks, meals, elevator speeches, birds-of-a-feather sessions are where most interaction happens.

We decided that given the uncertainties associated to the Covid-19 pandemic, it would be in the best interest of authors to postpone the conference but still hold it physically. In this way, social interaction is not undermined, particularly given the worldwide audience we have and the difficulty even finding a time zone that would work for everyone or even the majority. While we initially postponed it to November, it became more clear that it is not obvious whether we can still do it in that timeframe. So, we decided that we would merge with 2021. Of course, we are taking risks: (1) will we be able to have the 2021 conference physically? (2) is the work presented one year later going to be stale? (3) will there be people unwilling/unable to travel in 2021?

It was not an easy decision, but putting all the pros and cons, we decided it would be best to co-locate CCGrid 2020 and CCGrid 2021, and have one big celebration of the first two decades of the conference in Australia, its birth place. The proceedings will get published this year, and therefore, the work can still be timely read/cited.



The CCGrid symposium series serves as a major international forum for presenting and sharing recent research accomplishments and technological developments in the field of Cluster, Cloud and Internet computing.

The first CCGrid Conference started in Brisbane, Australia, in 2001. Since then, the conference has successfully been hosted around the world. Returning back to its originating country, the 20th International conference is going to be held in Melbourne, Australia.

Call for Papers ( CFP Download link)

Tremendous advances in processing, communication and systems/middle-ware technologies are leading to new paradigms and platforms for computing, ranging from computing Clusters to widely distributed Clouds and emerging Internet computing paradigms such as Fog/Edge Computing for Internet of Things (IoT)/Big Data applications. CCGrid is a series of very successful conferences, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) and ACM, with the overarching goal of bringing together international researchers, developers, and users and to provide an international forum to present leading research activities and results on a broad range of topics related to these platforms and paradigms and their applications. The conference features keynotes, technical presentations, posters, workshops, tutorials, as well as the SCALE challenge featuring live demonstrations and the ICFEC 2020 conference.

In 2020, CCGrid will return to Melbourne, Australia, to celebrate its 20th anniversary. CCGrid 2020 will have a special focus on three important issues that are significantly influencing all aspects of Cluster, Cloud, and Internet computing: Adaptive Elastic Computing, Green Computing, and Cyber-Physical Computing. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Internet Computing Frontiers: Edge, Fog, Serverless, Lambda, Streaming, etc.
    More decentralized approaches to cloud computing. Edge/fog/mist computing, sensor data streaming and computation on the edges of the network. Function as a Service (Faas), Backend as a Service (BaaS), serverless computing, lambda computing.
  • Architecture, Networking, Data Centers
    Service oriented architectures. Utility computing models. IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, *aaS paradigms. Service composition and orchestration. Micro-datacenter, cloudlet, edge, or fog computing infrastructure. Virtualized hardware: GPUs, tensor processing units, FPGAs.
  • Storage and I/O Systems
    Distributed storage, cloud storage, Storage as a Service, data locality techniques for in-memory processing, storage in the edge.
  • Programming Models and Runtime Systems
    Programming models, languages, systems and tools/environments. Virtualization, containers, and middleware technologies. Actors, agents, programming decentralized computing systems.
  • Resource Management and Scheduling
    Resource allocation algorithms, profiling, modeling. Cluster, cloud, and internet computing scheduling and meta-scheduling techniques.
  • Performance Modelling and Evaluation
    Performance models. Monitoring and evaluation tools. Analysis of system/application performance.
  • Cyber-Security and Privacy
    Cloud security and trust. Access control. Data privacy and integrity. Regulation.
  • Sustainable and Green Computing
    Environment friendly computing ecosystems. Hardware/software/application energy efficiency. Power, cooling and thermal awareness.
  • Applications: Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber-Physical Systems, etc.
    Applications to real and complex problems in science, engineering, business and society. User studies. Experiences with large-scale deployments systems and data science applications. Distributed AI/Machine Learning on the cloud. Data streaming analytics for intelligent transportation systems.

CCGrid 2020 Template

You can find the accepted template for the CCGrid 2020 via this link: IEEE Template

Chairs and Committees

  • General Chair:
    Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne and Manjrasoft Pty Ltd, Australia.
  • General Vice Chairs:
    Dhabaleswar Panda, Ohio State University, USA
    Jin Hai, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
    Massimo Villari, The University of Messina, Italy
  • Program Committee Co-Chairs:
    Carlos A Varela, RPI, USA
    Laurent Lefevre, INRIA, France
  • Workshops Co-Chairs:
    George Pallis, The University of Cyprus, Cyprus
    Borja Sotomayor, The University of Chicago, USA
  • Doctoral Symposium Chairs :
    Anne-Cecile Orgerie, Inria, France
    Ivan Rodero, The State University of New Jersey, USA
  • Posters Co-Chairs :
    Hari Subramoni, Ohio State University, USA
    Joanna Kolodziej, National Research Institute (NASK), Poland
  • Student Travel Awards Chair:
    Lena Mashayekhy, University of Delaware, USA
  • SCALE Challenge Chair :
    Yogesh Simmhan, Indian Institute of Science, India
    Daniel S. Katz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Research/Product Demonstrations Chairs :
    Rodrigo Calheiros, Western Sydney University, Australia
    Deepak Puthal, Newcastle University, UK
  • Proceedings Co-Chair :
    Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK
    Adel N. Toosi, Monash University, Australia
  • Publicity Co-Chairs:
    Jithin Jose, Microsoft, USA
    Stefan Schulte, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
    Bahman Javadi, Western Sydney University, Australia
    Mohsen Amini, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
    Ching-Hsien Hsu, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
    Carlos Westphall, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
    Minxian Xu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Finance Chair:
    Shashikant Ilager, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Cyber Chair :
    Mohammad Goudarzi, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Important Dates

    • Paper Due: 10 December 2019
    • Acceptance Notification: 8 February 2020
    • Camera Ready Papers Due: 3 March 2020