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UCC 2021: International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing
Submission Date:
2021-09-05 Extended
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Conference Date:
Leicester, UK
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Call For Papers
The digital transformation of all areas of life is accelerated in this decade by novel cloud services, e-infrastructures, data platforms and cyber-physical system integration. This broader scope of cloud computing calls for technically sound contributions that combine scale with convenience and reliability. Society and economy depend on cloud applications delivering compute power on demand in every location along data paths as a general service to the public, in analogy to conventional utilities. The engineering of such systems and applications calls for scientifically proven approaches, methods, tools and technologies.

Providing a forum to review and discuss possible solutions, UCC is the premier IEEE/ACM conference for areas related to Cloud Computing as a Utility where leading researchers and practitioners in this important and growing field gather on an annual basis.

This will be the 14th UCC in a successful conference series of community-driven events. Previous events were held in Shanghai, China (Cloud 2009), Melbourne, Australia (Cloud 2010 & UCC 2011), Chennai, India (UCC 2010), Chicago, USA (UCC 2012), Dresden, Germany (UCC 2013), London, UK (UCC 2014), Limassol, Cyprus (UCC 2015), Shanghai, China (UCC 2016), Austin, Texas, USA (UCC 2017), Zurich, Switzerland (UCC 2018), Auckland, New Zealand (UCC 2019) and online during the pandemic (UCC 2020).

UCC 2021 will be hosted at the University of Leicester. The city of Leicester is a major city in the middle of country and is well connected to the rest of the world with road, rail and air networks.

UCC 2021 offers a technical programme, workshops, tutorials, and a doctoral symposium. The event will have a co-located 8th International Conference on Big Data Computing Applications and Technologies (BDCAT 2021).

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research manuscripts in all areas of Cloud and Utility Computing and related computing paradigms such as Fog/Edge, Serverless and Distributed Computing.

NEW in 2021: UCC submissions continue to use a double column format for review based on the new single-column template to facilitate the new ACM production process; the details are described in separate submission instructions.

Also NEW in 2021: Authors of accepted papers can opt into reproducible research decoration; the details are described below.

Topics of interest include (but not limited to):

    Formal and qualitative aspects of Cloud technology
    Security, trust and privacy in Clouds, and Cloud-hosted Blockchains
    Architectural models and patterns to achieve Utility in Clouds
    Cloud business and legal implications beyond technology
    Cloud Computing middleware, stacks, tools, delivery networks and services at all layers (XaaS)
    Cloud large-scale foundations for Big Data, IoT, and real-time analytics
    Cloud management: autonomic, adaptive, self-*, SLAs, and monitoring
    Cloud-native application design, engineering and serverless/microservice implementation
    Cloud, Fog and edge/mobile devices management, hierarchy models, and business models
    Designs and deployment models for Clouds: private, public, hybrid, federated, aggregated
    Economic and business models of Clouds and services
    High Performance Computing and the Cloud
    Innovative cloud applications and experiences
    Integration of Cloud systems with Fog/edge and IoT devices, continuum computing
    Leading edge topics such as hybrid quantum clouds, coded computing and FHE
    Mobile and energy-efficient use of Clouds
    Networking for clouds and data centres
    Performance analysis and modelling of cloud systems and applications
    Policy languages and programming models
    Principles and theoretical foundations of Utility Computing
    Resource management and scalability: brokering, scheduling, capacity planning, and elasticity
    Utility-driven platforms for Clouds
    Utility-driven models and mechanisms for interclouds / federations
    Virtualization, containerization, composition, orchestration and other enablers
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2021-08-19
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