February 29, 2012
"Cloud" is a common metaphor for an Internet accessible infrastructure, hiding most of the implementation and deployment details in the field of ICT. Cloud computing is becoming a scalable services delivery and consumption platform. The backbone behind cloud computing includes service-oriented architecture (SOA) and virtualization of hardware and software.
The goal of cloud computing is to share resources among the cloud service consumers, cloud partners and cloud vendors in the cloud value chain. Cloud computing has been envisaged to be one of the main stream powering technologies of future ICT and next generation network.
The Cloud&Grid 2012 focus on Interoperability issues of grid and computing domain. It mainly focus on designing interoperable components, experiences and lessons learnt from developing interoperable services in the cloud and grid environment. This workshop aims at providing a forum to bring together researchers for sharing and exchanging cloud and Grid computing related research, technologies, experience, and lessons for building clouds of interoperability and coordination capabilities and services.
We believe this workshop will be a place to help the research community to define their novel ideas in the current state of grid-cloud interoperability issues. In addition the workshop will help to define the future goals and services that cloud needs to support in various intensive commercial and enterprise application.
The conference is now soliciting papers describing original work, unpublished and not currently submitted for publication elsewhere in the following areas, including but not limited to:
- Cloud Architectures
- Software, platform, hardware, and infrastructure as a Service
- Novel architectural models for cloud computing and grid-cloud interoperability
- Scalable resource management solutions
- Cloud resource provisioning with QoS
- High availability with failure detection, prediction, and recovery
- Identity, metering, and privacy in Cloud
- Management of virtualized resources
- Workload and resource scheduling
- New parallel / concurrent programming models for cloud computing
- Content Delivery Networks using Storage Clouds
- Interoperability / portability of applications and data between different cloud providers
- Virtualization Technologies
- Service-oriented Computing
- Management of Clouds
- Security issues in cloud and grid computing
- Fault tolerance, Reliability of applications and services running on the cloud
- Case studies of the cloud and grid computing
James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park, SeoulTech, Korea
Young-Sik Jeong, Wonkwang University, Korea
Hamid R. Arabnia, The University of Georgia, USA
HeonChang Yu, Korea University, Korea
Bo Hong, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Chao-Tung Yang, Tunghai University, Taiwan
Laurent Lefevre, INRIA, University of Lyon, France
Ching-Hsien Hsu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan
Akihiro Fujiwara, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Jinjun Chen, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Johannes Watzl, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Paper Submission and Proceeding
There will be a combination of presentations including scientific papers. Prospective authors are invited, in the first instance, to submit papers for oral presentations in any of the areas of interest for this workshop.
Papers must strictly adhere to page limits as follows.
- Full Paper: 8 pages (Max 2 extra pages allowed at additional cost)
- Regular Paper: 6 pages (Max 2 extra pages allowed at additional cost)
- Poster Paper: 2 pages (FTRA Publishing Proceeding with ISBN)
Papers exceeding the page limits will be rejected without review. CLOUD&GRID 2012 submission should be made by system to http://www.editorialsystem.net/cloudgrid2012.
Instructions for papers in the Springer's CCIS (Note that the paper format of CCIS is the same as that of LNCS).
- Prepare your paper in the exact format as the sample paper for CCIS. Failure to do so may result in the exclusion of your paper from the proceedings. Please read the authors' instructions carefully before preparing your papers.
- Springer accepts both Microsoft Word and LaTex format in the Lecture Note Series. However, FTRA does not accept the use of LaTex. Therefore, you should use the Microsoft Word instead of using LaTex (The paper will be excluded from the proceeding if you use LaTex). Springer provides the relevant templates and sample files for both PC (sv-lncs.dot) and Mac (sv-lncs) environments.
- Please download word.zip (http://www.springer.com/cda/content/document/cda_downloaddocument/word.zip?SGWID=0-0-45-72919-0).
If you need more help on preparing your papers, visit Springer's LNCS web page (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-2-72376-0).
Distinguished papers accepted and presented in Cloud&Grid 2012, after further revisions, will be published in the special issues of the following international journals:
- The Journal of Supercomputing (JoS) - Springer (SCI)
- Cluster Computing (CC) - Springer (SCI-E)
- Human-centric Computing and Information Science (HCIS) - Springer (Open Access)
- International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence (IJITCC) - Inderscience
- Journal of Convergence (JoC) - FTRA Publishing
- Full paper submission due: March 10, 2012
- Notification of acceptance: April 10, 2012
- Camera-ready paper upload due: May 18, 2012
- Authors registration due: May 18, 2012
- Workshop dates: September 6-8, 2012
Source: Cloud&Grid 2012
Researchers from the Suddhananda Engineering and Research Centre in Bhubaneswar, India developed a job scheduling system, which they call Service Level Agreement (SLA) scheduling, that is meant to achieve acceptable methods of resource provisioning similar to that of potential in-house systems. They combined that with an on-demand resource provisioner to ensure utilization optimization of virtual machines.
Experimental scientific HPC applications are continually being moved to the cloud, as covered here in several capacities over the last couple of weeks. Included in that rundown, Co-founder and CEO of CloudSigma Robert Jenkins penned an article for HPC in the Cloud where he discussed the emergence of cloud technologies to supplement research capabilities of big scientific initiatives like CERN and ESA (the European Space Agency)...
When considering moving excess or experimental HPC applications to a cloud environment, there will always be obstacles. Were that not the case, the cost effectiveness of cloud-based HPC would rule the high performance landscape. Jonathan Stewart Ward and Adam Barker of the University of St. Andrews produced an intriguing report on the state of cloud computing, paying a significant amount of attention to the problems facing cloud computing.
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