International Workshop on Clouds and (eScience)
Applications Management - CloudAM 2017

In conjunction with the HDCC workshop at the 10th IEEE/ACM Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC)

Austin, Texas, USA, December 5-8, 2017


Cloud computing, virtualization and virtual (eScience) applications are currently hot topics and have been generating substantial interest in the community, and it is anticipated that this interest will expand. It is also important to the research community as it is challenging traditional methods by its sheer size and high level of automation. Clouds must provide appropriate levels of performance to large groups of diverse users, and those clouds are accessed through virtualized wide area networks. Management systems are essential for that and thereby for the future success of the cloud paradigm. New systems, methods, and approaches for cloud, virtualization and (eScience) applications management are to be discussed at this workshop.

For the CloudAM 2017 workshop, researchers from Clouds and (eScience) Applications communities are encouraged to submit and present original work to be considered for publication. Overall topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Cloud computing environments
  • Cloud service orchestration
  • Cloud APIs and usage control
  • Cloud data management
  • Cloud scalable monitoring
  • Cloud load balancing
  • Multi-cloud/Inter-clouds
  • Customer cloud management
  • Managing data centers
  • Management as a service
  • Management of virtual slices
  • *aaS Management
  • Application and Management Portals
  • Cloud Scheduling
  • Hybrid Clouds
  • Fog Computing
  • Cloud case studies
  • Cloud surveys and taxonomies
  • Social clouds
  • Accounting and economic models for clouds
  • Managing cloud services
  • Management of virtualized hardware resources
  • Network-specific mechanisms for optimized cloud access
  • Performance modeling and evaluation
  • QoS/QoE management in the cloud
  • Management tools for infrastructure virtualization
  • Automated resource slicing
  • Integration of the wireless and optical domains
  • Policy driven service/resource life-cycle management
  • Applications and services enabled by virtualized infrastructure
  • Optimization of data center and workload energy consumption
  • Green Cloud Computing
  • Scientific Workflows on Clouds
  • Mobile clouds
  • Big Data / complex processing in Cloud Computing
  • Automated cloud computing
  • Cloud - IoT/Smart Cities integration

Paper Submission

Authors are requested to submit papers electronically. Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 6 letter size (8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables and references using the templates available at, which include an optional free collaborative cloud-based LaTeX authoring tool.

  • Electronic submission only (via submission server)
  • Submission requires the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper
  • All selected papers for this workshop are peer-reviewed and will be published in IEEE Xplore
  • Selected (extended) papers should be invited to submit to a high quality Journal special issue

To submit your paper, please access the easychair submission system at: EasyChair


Paper submission due: September 10, 2017
Notification of acceptance: September 25, 2017
Final camera-ready papers due: September 29, 2017
Workshop date: TBD December 2017

Workshop Co-Chairs

Bruno Schulze - LNCC, BR

Luiz Bittencourt - UNICAMP, BR

Rafael Tolosana-Calasanz - Unizar, ES

Program Committee

Daniel Batista - USP, BR

Michael Bauer - Univ. of Western Ontario, CA

Minh Ngoc - UNIZAR, ES

Jose Angel Bañares - UNIZAR, ES

Vojtech Cima - IT4Innovations, VSB, CZ

Claudio Geyer - UFRGS, BR

Nazim Agoulmine - UEV, FR

Hélio Guardia - UFSCar, BR

Augustin Caminero, UNED, ES

Craig Lee - The Aerospace Corporation

Josef Spillner - ZHAW, CH

Wilson Higashino - Western University, CA

Laurent Lefevre - INRIA, FR

Hoang Nguyen - RCC/UQ, AU

Omer Rana - Cardiff University, UK

José Luis Vázquez Poletti - UC Madrid, ES

Ivan Rodero - Rutgers U., USA

Mariza Ferro - LNCC, BR

Alexander Withers - NCSA, USA

Jorge Alvarez - Cardiff, UK

Rafael Ferreira - USC, USA

Ilia Pietri - UOA, GR

Ioan Petri - Cardiff, UK

Edmundo Madeira - UNICAMP, BR

Marco Netto - IBM Research, BR

Felix Freitag - UPC, ES

Alan Davy - TSS

Andrey Brito - UFCG, BR

Workshop Schedule: CloudAM/HDCC 2017 (Tuesday Dec. 5)

Session 1 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon Chair: TBD
9:00-9:30 am Welcoming Remarks and Workshop Goals Workshop Chairs
9:30-10:00 am Towards Reproducible Research in a Biomedical Collaboration Platform following the FAIR Guiding Principles. Christoph Jansen, Maximilian Beier (Charité Berlin, CBMI – HTW Berlin); Michael Witt (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology); Sonja Frey, Dagmar Krefting (CBMI – HTW Berlin).
Morning Break
Session 2 10:30 am - 12:00 noon Chair: TBD
10:30-11:00 am A Distributed Stream Processing based Architecture for IoT Smart Grids Monitoring. Otavio Carvalho , Eduardo Roloff, Philippe Navaux (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul).
11:00-11:30 am Open Orchestration Cloud Radio Access Network (OOCRAN) Testbed. Marti Floriach-Pigem, Guillem Xercavins-Torregrosa (Barcelona Tech-UPC); Vuk Marojevic (Virginia Tech); Antoni Gelonch-Bosch (Barcelona Tech-UPC).
11:30 am-12 noon An Ontological Framework for Determining the Repercussions of Retirement Actions Targeted at Complex Access Control Policies in Cloud Environments. Simeon Veloudis, Iraklis Paraskakis, Christos Petsos (The University of Sheffield, International Faculty CITY College).
Session 3 1:00 - 3:00 pm Chair: TBD
1:00-1:30 pm Robust Deadline-Constrained Resource Provisioning and Workflow Scheduling Algorithm for Handling Performance Uncertainty in IaaS Clouds. Bilkisu L. Muhammad-Bello, Masayoshi Aritsugi (Kumamoto University).
1:30-2:00 pm Towards Quantifiable Boundaries for Elastic Horizontal Scaling of Microservices. Manuel López, Josef Spillner (Zurich University of Applied Sciences).
2:00-2:30 pm Optimized Deployment Plans for Platform as a Service Clouds. Benjamin Byholm, Ivan Porres (Åbo Akademi University).
2:30-3:00 pm MyiFogSim: A Simulator for Virtual Machine Migration in Fog Computing. Márcio Lopes (University of Campinas), Wilson Higashino, Miriam Capretz (Western University), Luiz Bittencourt (University of Campinas).
Afternoon Break
Session 4 3:30 - 5:00 pm Chair: TBD
3:00-3:30 pm Determining an Optimal Mix of Hybrid Cloud Computing for Enterprises In Lee (Western Illinois University)
3:30-4:00 pm Mechanisms for Mutual Attested Microservice Communication. Kevin Walsh (College of the Holy Cross); John Manferdelli (Northeastern University).
4:00-4:30 pm Cloud Robotics: SLAM and autonomous exploration on PaaS. Giovanni Toffetti, Tobias Lötscher, Saken Kenzhegulov, Josef Spillner, Thomas Michael Bohnert (Zurich University of Applied Sciences); Dhananjay Sathe, Vivek Bagade, Bharat Khatri, Alankrita Pathak (Rapyuta Robotics).
4:30-5:00 pm Exploiting price and performance tradeoffs in heterogeneous clouds. Eduardo Roloff, Matthias Diener, Emmanuell Diaz Carreño, Francis Moreira, Luciano Paschoal Gaspary, Philippe Navaux (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul).
5:30-7:00 pm Conference Welcome Reception — ALL ATTENDEES WELCOME — (Sponsor: NSF Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center )

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