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CCSA 2012 Announces Call for Papers

Feb. 1 — The 2nd International Workshop on Cloud Computing and Scientific Applications (CCSA 2012) will take place May 13-16, 2012, Ottawa, Canada, in conjunction with the 12th IEEE/ACM International Symposium
on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid 2012).

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.

Cloud computing promises reliable services delivered through next-generation data centers that are built on compute and storage virtualization technologies. Users will be able to access applications and data from a "Cloud" anywhere in the world on demand. In other words, the cloud appears to be a single point of access for all the computing needs of users. The users are assured that the cloud infrastructure is robust and will always be available at any time.

CCSA brings together researchers and practitioners from around the world to share their experiences on modeling, executing, and monitoring scientific applications on Clouds.

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.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

- Enabling applications using distributed systems
- Architectural Models for scaling of applications
- Novel applications for cloud computing, including games and social networks
- Novel cloud programming models
- Innovative cloud service models
- Support for scalable and elastic cloud services
- Cloud support for mobile applications and Content Delivery Networks
- Reliability of applications and services running on the cloud
- Performance monitoring for cloud applications
- Cloud use case studies
- Scientific computing in the cloud
- Business computing in the cloud
- Social computing in the cloud

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: Feb 20, 2012
Author Notification: March 10, 2012
Camera Ready Submission: March 20, 2012

Paper Submission Guidelines

All papers must be submitted electronically and in PDF format through EasyChair system:

The material presented should be original and not published or under submission elsewhere. Authors should submit full papers of up to 6 pages, strictly following the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript style (available at, using two-column, single-space format, with 10-point font size. Figures and references must be included in the 6 pages. Oversized papers will be automatically rejected by the committee. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register early to attend the conference, in order for the paper to appear in the conference proceedings.

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected without review and further action may be taken, including (but not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of the authors and sponsors of the conference. Submissions received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately structured may also not be considered.

As the special issue is being published by the FGCS journal, we will make sure that only high-quality papers are accepted. Once accepted, the papers will need to be updated taking into consideration reviewers' suggestions/comments before submitting to the FGCS journal.

Best Paper Award

DELL Inc. is sponsoring a Best Paper Award to one paper presented at the workshop. A certificate and a cash prize of $US 1000 will be awarded to one author.

Journal Special Issue

Top quality papers, after presentation at the conference, will be invited to submit their revised version to a special issue of Future Generation Computing System (FGCS) (Impact Factor 2.365, 2012).
Editor-in-Chief: Peter Sloot.

Program Chairs

Dr. Suraj Pandey, The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Dr. Ruppa Thulasiram, University of Manitoba, Canada

International Program Committee

Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia
Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA
Ivona Brandic, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Bruno Schulze, National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC), Brazil
Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Massimo Villari University of Messina, Italy
Satish Srirama University of Tartu, Estonia
Craig Lee, Open Grid Forum, USA
Bahman Javadi, University of Melbourne, Australia
Richard O. Sinnott, e-Research at University of Melbourne, Australia
Christian Simone Vecchiola, IBM Research and Development Australia
Surya Nepal, CSIRO, Australia
Tomasz Bednarz, CSIRO, Australia
Anton Beloglazov, University of Melbourne, Australia
Abedelaziz Mohaisen, University of Minnesota, USA
William Voorsluys, University of Melbourne, Australia
CŽcile Germain-Renaud, UniversitŽ Paris-Sud, France


Source: CCSA 2012

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