Call For Papers

The wide adoption of Cloud Computing architectures for utility computing, big-data solutions, Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) and highly scalable and resilient commodity hardware, have allowed the developers and consumers to access a wide range of services and computational resources through a pay-per-use model.

Moreover, the ever increasing need to consume and the associated need for assuring services in larger and larger scale are forcing the providers to optimize resources efficiently in order to meet the web-scale demand of current computing landscape.

The computing, management and programming models have to evolve to address the complexity and the resulting tool fatigue in current distributed data centers. Novel unified computing theories and implementations are required to address the resiliency and efficiency of global web-scale services creation, delivery and assurance.

One of the main problems is that the current generation virtualization technologies cannot scale in a distributed environment where multiple owners provide infrastructure that is heterogeneous and is evolving rapidly. As a consequence, new architectures focusing on intelligent services deployed using dumb infrastructure on fat and stupid pipes must evolve.

Traditional grid computing elements, frameworks, middlewares, and computing models used by scientists and business analysists need to be integrated into a unified computing framework.This Conference, having successfully demonstrated in the past a path to self-managing workloads in multi-cloud infrastructures, is focusing now on high-performance and low-latency edge clouds bringing computing closer to the data sources and consumers.

The goal of CDCGM is to attract young researchers, Ph.D. students, practitioners, and business leaders to bring contributions in the area of distributed Clouds, Grid and their management, especially in the developments of computing, management and programming models, technologies, framework and middleware.

Since the inception of CDCGM track in 2009, participants have contributed to new computing models and demonstrated many applications of emerging technologies to improve the resiliency, scalability and efficiency of information processing and networking systems.

The new decade promises more advances in our understanding of post-Church-Turing thesis computing, application of distributed self-managing edge clouds, and a path toward strong AI that goes beyond deep learning. The 2021 CDCGM track provides an opportunity to present your contributions and shape the future of IT as we know it.

You are invited to submit research papers to the following areas:

  • Discovering new application scenarios, proposing new operating systems, programming abstractions and tools with particular reference to distributed Grids and Clouds and their integration.
  • Identifying the challenging problems that still need to be solved such as parallel programming, scaling and management of distributed computing elements.
  • Reporting results and experiences gained in building dynamic Grid-based middleware, Computing Cloud and workflow management systems.
  • New models and technologies for management, configuration, accounting of computational resources within Cloud and Grid systems.
  • Cloud/Grid Composition, Federation and Orchestration.
  • High Performance Cloud Computing.
  • Interoperability between native High Performance Infrastructures and Public/Hybrid Cloud.
  • Inter-cloud, large scale Workflow Management with particular reference to unified computing infrastructures.
  • Green Cloud Computing.
  • Emerging problems and recent trends in the field of IoT and Ubiquitous Clouds.
  • Architectures and models for large scale, federated utility computing infrastructures.
  • Big Data models and frameworks with particular emphasis to the integration of existing systems into Public/Hybrid Cloud.
  • Intelligent systems for Cloud Data management.
  • Emerging policies, algorithms and architectural frameworks for Service Level Agreement (SLA) for unified computing infrastructures
  • Intelligent systems for deploying and configuration of Clouds and Grid Services.
  • Infrastructures, models and frameworks for Utility Computing Service Migration.
  • Emerging infrastructures, middleware, frameworks for Unified computing platforms.
  • Intelligent systems for unified and federated utility computing infrastructures.
  • Security, Privacy, Trustworthiness for Public, Private, and Hybrid Clouds.
  • New software architectures for unified and interoperable Grid and Cloud platforms.
  • Virtualization of Grid resources and their management within private/hybrid Cloud.

Committee Members

Corrado Santoro University of Catania, Italy
Fatos Xhafa Universita Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Giancarlo Fortino University of Calabria, Italy
Marzio Pennisi Università di Catania, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Italy
Valentina Casola Università Federico II di Napoli, Italy
Douglas D.J. de Macedo Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil.
Alessandra de Benedictis Università Federico II di Napoli, Italy
Fabio Leonardi Universitá di Catania, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Italy
Lucas NussbaumUniversité de Lorraine, France
Massimiliano RakII Università di Napoli, Italy
Eric RenaultInstitut Mines-Télécom -- Télécom SudParis, France
Matthias SteinbauerInstitut of Telecooperation, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Domenico RosaciUniversità Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy
Giuseppe M.L SarnéUniversità Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy
Ilias SavvasUniversity of Thessaly, Greece
Mauro TurturUniversità del Sannio, Benevento, Italy
Pasquale De MeoUniversità di Messina, Italy
Lidia FotiaDIIES, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy
Federico Santoro Universitá di Catania, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Italy
Fabio Longo Universitá di Catania, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Italy
Fabio D'Urso Universitá di Catania, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Italy

Track Chairs

Fabrizio Messina

Fabrizio Messina

Rao Mikkilineni

Rao Mikkilineni

Giovanni Morana

Giovanni Morana

Important dates

Submission Deadline March 31, 2021
Notification to authors April 25th, 2021
IEEE Camera Ready May 15th, 2021

Paper submission

All the papers submitted will be reviewed by peers and selected papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings by IEEE.

Participants are expected to submit an original research paper or a position paper, not submitted or published elsewhere, through the EasyChair web site: SUBMISSION LINK

Submission should follow the IEEE format (single spaced, two columns, 10pt, Times font) at most SIX PAGES, including figures.

The paper should be in either PS or PDF format. Papers using different formats could be not considered for review. Please check also that the submission will include the title of the paper, the names and affiliations of the authors, a 150-word abstract, at most eight keywords.

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