CBSA: Cloud-based Services and Applications
Miami Florida, USA
Date: July 5 - 10, 2010
Prof. Mark Baker, SSE, University of Reading, UK.
Email: mark DOT baker AT computer DOT org
Cloud computing is increasingly being used for what was known as "on-demand" and "utility computing". The services provided, the APIs and the applications that can be hosted by these Cloud providers have superseded the use of the grid, and are increasingly becoming popular with users. The Cloud is a paradigm shift, where details are abstracted from the users; they no longer need expert knowledge about using the various technologies and running their applications on service infrastructure. Cloud computing provides a consumption and delivery model for IT services based on Internet, and it typically involves the provision of dynamically scalable and virtualized services.
There services that are provided by various Cloud providers, which include commercial entities, such as Amazon and Google, as well as those that are open-source systems, such as provided by Open Cirrus and Eucalyptus.
In this workshop we will examine and explore the services, interfaces and types of applications that can be executed on Cloud systems. In addition, we are interested in the interfaces used to access the underlying services, the pros and cons of using virtualization, the range and scope of applications that can be executed, the security used by these services, and aspects such a service level agreements and quality of service provided. In addition, we are keen to know about the services that are used, and whether these are appropriate for various types of applications, such as sophisticated workflows and HPC.
- April 1st, 2010, paper submission,
- April 15th, 2010, notification,
- April 30th, 2010, camera-ready version due.
Submission Link for papersCBSA workshop submission system
Details of the paper's length and format are here
List of topics
- Security Policies and Mechanisms,
- Possession and ownership of data,
- Scheduling on Clouds,
- Cloud benchmarks,
- Cloud-based services and protocols,
- Cloud Interoperability,
- Cloud Frameworks and Services,
- Storage and file systems,
- Cloud scalability and performance,
- Application development and debugging tools,
- Business models and economics of cloud services,
- Vituralization of hardware and software resources,
- Performance monitoring and prediction of cloud performance,
- Capacity planning and resource allocation,
- Service Level Agreements and Quality of Services,
- Cloud architectures,
- Use of various Applications on Cloud-based systems.
Special Issue of the Journal of Scientific ProgrammingWe intend to publish the best papers that are submitted to the Cloud Workshop in the Journal of Scientific Programming. We will chose the best papers, and ask the authors to extend them and submit them to the journal.
- Mark Baker, SSE, University of Reading, UK,
- Lee Gillam, University of Surrey, UK,
- Dejan Milojicic, HP, USA,
- Garry Smith, SSE, University of Reading, UK,
- Richard Sinnot, National e-Science Centre, University of Glasgow, UK,
- David Walker, Computer Science, Cardiff University, UK,
- Dave de Roure, ECS, University of Southampton, UK,
- Ken Hawick, Computer Science, Massey University, NZ,
- Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA,
- Guy Tel-Zur, Israeli Association of Grid Technologies,
- Ewa Deelman, USC Information Sciences Institute, USA,
- Jeremy Cohen, Imperial College, UK,
- Terry Harmer, Belfast e-Science (BeSC), UK,
- Daniel S. Katz, University of Chicago, USA,
- David Wallom, Oxford e-Research Centre, UK,
- Marcel Kunze, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany,
- Andrew L Wendelborn, University of Adelaide, Australia,
- Nikolaos Antonopoulos, University of Derby, UK,
- James Farnhill, JISC UK,
- Matthew Dovey, JISC, UK,
- David Bacigalupo, ECS, University of Southampton, UK,
- Xiaoyu Chen, ECS, University of Southampton, UK.
- Gary Wills, ECS, University of Southampton, UK.