International Workshop on Cloud Convergence: challenges for future infrastructures and services

International Workshop on Cloud Convergence: challenges for future infrastructures and services

workshop held within
ICC 2013 - IEEE International Conference on Communications, June 9-13, 2013


In the era of cloud computing, multimedia and Internet of Things, the research challenges in computing and communication are strictly related. Moreover, advancements in one field drive and stimulate progress in the other and vice-versa. This strong connection among such disciplines should be supported and enforced by adequate research efforts leading to their convergence.
In particular new and emerging technologies such as distributed and Cloud computing, on one hand, and network-communication technologies (Future Internet, Internet of things) on the other hand, should deal with issues arising from smart services and applications, involving several stakeholders (providers, customers, third parties, etc.), dynamically adapting to variable contexts and interacting with the environment.
An ecosystem of technologies and people that need to interact for providing solutions from a global perspective, having the Internet of Things on the background.
The solutions needed to address these challenges can only come by considering the problem from all perspectives: from network to distributed computing, from service engineering to context awareness, from data management to m2m.
Only collaborative efforts among researchers with different expertise, including end users, domain experts, communication and computer scientists, practitioners could lead to significant breakthroughs.

This workshop aims at bringing together scientists with all these different backgrounds to discuss, define and design methods and technologies for efficiently supporting Cloud technologies towards the Internet of Things.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

machine-to-machine (M2M) interaction
Internet of Things
interaction between sensor networks and Cloud
multi-site Cloud and Cloud federations
mobile Cloud, mobile Cloud media computing
design and development of Cloud on multicore architectures
new paradigms for infrastructures (e.g., RFC 6077 challenges)
multimedia services and others demanding applications
context-aware infrastructures, services and applications
augmented reality
isochronous applications
critical applications (e.g. the use of Cloud platforms in critical sectors such as finance, energy, transportation, health)
convergence and integration of Infrastructure and Services (Cloud, SOA/IoS/WoS, IoT, IoC, etc.)
scalability, mobility, probing, heterogeneity
QoS and SLA management, metering, monitoring, enforcement
crosscutting concerns, e.g., pervasiveness, context- and resource-awareness, semantic- awareness, seamlessness, adaptiveness, energy-awareness
autonomic management of resources and services
Cloud-enabled real-time communication services
Cloud-enabled networks and Software Defined Networking
smart grid technologies
cyber security for smart grid data and control data streams
real-time communication with smart objects
searching and discovering things and their services on the Web

Important Dates:

  1. Abstract registration: January 4, 2013   extended 25 January 2013

  2. Paper Submission: January 11, 2013 (23:59 PST)   extended 25 January 2013

  3. Notification of acceptance: February 22, 2013

  4. Camera-Ready: March 8, 2013

  5. Workshop: 9-13 June 2013



Important Dates

Abstract registration: January 25, 2013

Paper Submission: January 25, 2013 (23:59 PST)

Notification of acceptance: February 22, 2013

Camera-Ready: March 8, 2013

Workshop: 9-13 June 2013