International Workshop on Clouds and (eScience)
Applications Management - CloudAM 2015

In conjunction with the 8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing

Limassol, Cyprus. December 7-10, 2015

Important Dates

Paper submission: 01 September 2015
Notification of reviews: 17 September 2015
Camera ready papers due: 21 September 2015
Early registration deadline: 21 September 2015


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 2015 workshop, researchers from the 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:

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
  • Cloud federation management
  • Customer cloud management
  • Managing data centers
  • Accounting and economic models for clouds
  • QoS/QoE management in the cloud
  • Management as a service
  • Management of virtual slices
  • IaaS Management
  • Application and Management Portals
  • Software Defined Networking and Network Virtualization in Clouds
  • Cloud and IoT integration and Applications
  • Cloud Scheduling
  • Hybrid Clouds
  • Accounting and economic models for clouds
  • Management of virtualized hardware resources
  • Managing cloud services
  • Network-specific mechanisms for optimized cloud access
  • Performance modeling and evaluation
  • 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
  • Fog Computing and Applications
  • Big Data processing in Cloud Computing

Programme - December 07, 2015

Session I

14:00 - 14:45


Professor Rajkumar Buyya
14:45 - 15:05

Experimental Evaluation of the Cloud-Native Application Design

Sandro Brunner, Martin Blöchlinger, Giovanni Toffetti, Josef Spillner and Thomas Michael Bohnert
15:05 - 15:25

Clouds4Coordination: Managing Project Collaboration in Federated Clouds

Ioan Petri, Omer Rana, Tom Beach, Yacine Rezgui and Andy Sutton
15:25 - 15:30

Session wrap up

Session II

16:00 - 16:20

An Analysis of the Voluntary Aspect in Cloud Federations

Márcio Assis and Luiz F. Bittencourt
16:20 - 16:40

SLAM: SLA Monitoring Framework For Federated Cloud Services

Saadeldin Moustafa, Khalid Elgazzar, Patrick Martin and Marwa Elsayed
16:40 - 17:00

Public ­Private Cloud Federation Challenges

Boris Parák, David Wallom, Slávek Licehammer and Zdeněk Šustr
17:00 - 17:20

Experiences in Building Micro­Cloud Provider Federation in the Guifi Community Network

Felix Freitag, Roger Baig, Leandro Navarro, Vladimir Vlassov, Agusti Moll and Roger Pueyo
17:20 - 17:30

Wrap up and closing

Paper Submission

The Clouds and Applications Management workshop invites authors to submit original and unpublished work. Papers should not exceed 6 pages IEEE style (single-spaced 2-column text using 10-point size type on A4 paper). Authors should submit a PostScript (level 2) or PDF file that will print on a PostScript printer.

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

  • 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
  • Submission requires the willingness of at least one of the authors to register at full rate (non-student, non-workshop) and present the paper at the workshop

Selected (extended) papers will be invited to submit to a Special Issue in Cloud Computing of the Elsevier's Computers and Electrical Engineering journal. Invited papers will undergo standard review process.

Workshop Co-Chairs

Bruno Schulze - LNCC, BR

Luiz Bittencourt - UNICAMP, BR

Rafael Tolosana-Calasanz - Unizar, ES

Craig A. Lee - The Aerospace Corporation

Silvio Pardi - INFN-Napoli

David Bernstein - Cloud Strategy Partners, LLC

Technical Program Committee (to be confirmed)

David Abramson - Univ. Queensland, AU

Jose Bañares - Unizar, ES

Daniel Batista - USP, BR

Michael Bauer - Univ. of Western Ontario, CA

Luis Carlos Erpen De Bona - UFPR, BR

Francisco Brasileiro - UFGC, BR

Ewa Deelman - USC, USA

Javier Diaz - Rutgers Univ., USA

Minh Ngoc Dinh - Univ. Queensland, AU

Geoffrey C. Fox - Indiana Univ., USA

Wolfgang Gentzsch - The UberCloud

Claudio Geyer - UFRGS, BR

Antonio Gomes - LNCC, BR

Hélio Guardia - UFSCar, BR

Hai Jin - HUST, CH

Luis Tomas - Umea University, SE

Chao Jin - Univ. Queensland, AU

Craig Lee - Aerospace Corporation

Laurent Lefevre - INRIA, FR

Edmundo Madeira - UNICAMP, BR

Marco Netto - IBM, BR

Antonio Mury - LNCC, BR

Manish Parashar - Rutgers Univ., USA

Omer Rana - Cardiff Univ., UK

Vinod Rebello - UFF, BR

Iván Rodero- Rutgers Univ., USA

Rizos Sakellariou - Manchester Univ., UK

Rafael Ferreira da Silva - USC, USA

Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti, UCM, ES

Luís Veiga - INESC ID, P

Srikumar Venugopal - UNSW, AU

Ioan Petri - Cardiff Univ., UK

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