CLOUD 2015 News

2015 ICWS/SCC/CLOUD/MS/BigDataCongress/SERVICES Conferences Awards Recipients

Steve Yau Services Computing Award: Ephraim Feig

Peter Chen Big Data Young Researcher Award: Yi Chen

IEEE-CS TCSVC Outstanding Leadership Award: Liang-Jie Zhang

22nd IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS)
Best Paper Award: Xumin Liu, Isankumar Fulia
Incorporating User, Topic, and Service Related Latent Factors into Web Service
Best Student Paper Award: Nariman Ammar, Zaki Malik, Brahim Mejahed, Mohammed Alodib
K-Anonymity Based Approach for Privacy-Preserving Web Service Selection

12th IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC)
Best Paper Award: Mai Xuan Trang, Yohei Murakami, Toru Ishida
Policy-Aware Optimization of Parallel Execution of Composite Services
Best Student Paper Award: Sergei Chichin, Bao Quoc Vo, Ryszard Kowalczyk
Towards Efficient Greedy Allocation Schemes for Double-sided Cloud Markets

8th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD)
Best Paper Award: Jiawei Wen, Lei Lu, Giuliano Casale, Evgenia Smirni
Less can be More: micro-Managing VMs in Amazon EC2
Best Student Paper Award: Kianoosh Mokhtarian, Hans-Arno Jacobsen
Server Provisioning in Content Delivery Clouds

4th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services (MS)
Best Paper Award: Mohan Liyanage, Chii Chang, Satish Narayana Srirama
Lightweight Mobile Web Service Provisioning for Sensor Mediation
Best Student Paper Award: Huijun Wu, Dijiang Huang
POEM: Establishing A Personal On-demand Execution Environment for Mobile Cloud

4th IEEE International Congress on Big Data (BigData Congress)
Best Paper Award: Avrilia Floratou, Jignesh M.Patel
Replica Placement in Multi-Tenant Database Environments
Best Student Paper Award: Robertus Nugroho, Jian Yang, Youliang Zhong, Cecile Paris,
Surya Nepal
Deriving Topics in Twitter by Exploiting Tweet Interactions

IEEE CLOUD/ICWS/BigDataCongress/MS/SERVICES 2015 Conference hotel reservation (6/27/2015)
Special conference rate of Millennium Broadway Hotel (any time between 6/27 - 7/5): $229/night instead of its public rate of $349/night - right now all sold out to public and only available through conference links. Free Wi-Fi included in guest room. Hotel is 1 minute to Time Square.

To enjoy conference rate of IEEE CLOUD/ICWS/BigDataCongress/SCC/MS/SERVICES 2015, please use one of the two options below. You have two special rate options for two room types:

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The poster preparation is Optional. It is a benefit to authors provided by IEEE ICWS/CLOUD/BigDataCongress/SCC/MS/SERVICES 2015. The posters will stay on wall for the conference week, for facilitating communication and discussions. The conferences will print out all posters for authors, and ship to the conference hotel. It is not a requirement; however, if you would like to have a poster, we will provide this service for free.

Conference poster templates:
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IEEE CLOUD/ICWS/BigDataCongress/MS/SERVICES 2015 Advance Program 6/3 Version (6/3/2015)

IEEE CLOUD/ICWS/BigDataCongress/MS/SERVICES 2015 Advance Program 5/29 Version (5/29/2015)
Please check 5/29 Advance Program tentative version, to check your presentation time etc. If you have any question, please send an email to

IEEE CLOUD/ICWS/BigDataCongress/MS/SERVICES 2015 Advance Program Full Schedule Published (5/22/2015)
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IEEE CLOUD/ICWS/BigDataCongress/MS/SERVICES 2015 Advance Program Full Schedule Published (5/12/2015)
Please check today's Advance Program tentative version, to check your presentation time etc. Not the final version, but would like to give you a good picture.

IEEE CLOUD/ICWS/BigDataCongress/MS/SERVICES 2015 Author Kits just received (4/29/2015)
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IEEE CLOUD 2015 Author Kit to be distributed on 4/28 (4/27/2015)
IEEE just notified us they would establish FTP site for IEEE CLOUD 2015 on 4/28/2015. Author Kit will be distributed to authors on 4/28.

IEEE CLOUD 2015 Author Kit to be distributed on 4/27 (4/24/2015)
IEEE will establish FTP site for IEEE CLOUD 2015 on 4/27/2015. Author Kit will be distributed to authors on 4/27. Please register your accepted papers by 4/25/2015. These are handled by two different departments.

IEEE CLOUD 2015 Applications Track Accepted Papers(4/18/2015)
2015 CLOUD Applications Track Acceptance Rate is: 20%. Congratulations!

IEEE CLOUD 2015 Research Track Notifications Sent(4/15/2015)
CLOUD 2015 Research Track has finished the review and discussion process. All notifications have been sent out. 2015 CLOUD 2015 Research Track Acceptance Rate is: 15%. Below please find the accepted paper information. Congratulations!

• A Cost-Effective Method to Keep Availability of Many Cloud-connected Devices(#7888)
Daisuke Ajitomi (Toshiba Corporation, Japan) Hiroshi Kawazoe (Toshiba Corporation, Japan) Keisuke Minami (CToshiba Corporation, Japan) Naoki Esaka (Toshiba Corporation, Japan)
• Towards Automatic Application Migration to Clouds(#7892)
Jorge Ejarque (Barcelona Supercomputing Center ES) Andras Micsik (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) Rosa Badia (Barcelona Supercomputing Center ES)
• VMcSim: A Detailed Manycore Simulator for Virtualized Systems(#7904)
Alain Tchana (IRIT/ENSEEIHT ) Brice Ekane (University of Toulouse ) Daniel Hagimont
• Why Reading Patterns Matter in Storage Coding & Scheduling Design(#7924)
Ulric Ferner (MIT, USA ) Emina Soljanin (Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, USA) Muriel Medard (MIT, USA)
• Cost-Minimizing Online VM Purchasing for Application Service Providers with Arbitrary Demands(#7930)
Shengkai Shi (The University of Hong Kong) Chuan Wu (The University of Hong Kong) Zongpeng Li (University of Calgary, US)
• Cost-Efficient Scheduling of Elastic Processes in Hybrid Clouds(#7935)
Philipp Hoenisch (Vienna University of Technology ) Christoph Hochreiner (Vienna University of Technology) Dieter Schuller (Technische Universität Darmstadt ) Stefan Schulte (Vienna University of Technology ---) Jan Mendling (Vienna University of Economics and Business ) Schahram Dustdar (Vienna University of Technology )
• Data Vaporizer - Towards a Configurable Enterprise Data Storage Framework in Public Cloud(#7936)
Shubhashis Sengupta (Accenture Technology Labs IN) Annervaz K M (Accenture Technology Labs ) Amitabh Saxena (Accenture Technology Labs ) Sanjoy Paul (Accenture Technology Labs)
• Roboconf: a Hybrid Cloud Orchestrator to Deploy Complex Applications(#7960)
Linh Manh Pham (University of Grenoble ) Alain Tchana (IRIT/ENSEEIHT ) Didier Donsez (LIG ) Noel de Palma (UJF-Grenoble 1 ) Vincent Zurczak (Linagora ) Pierre-Yves Gibello (Linagora )
• Learning from Metadata: a Fuzzy Token Matching Based Configuration File Discovery Approach(#7961)
Han Wang (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute US) Fan Jing Meng (IBM Research – China CN) Xuejun Zhuo (IBM Research – China CN) Lin Yang (IBM Research – China ) Chang Sheng Li (IBM Research – China ) Jing Min Xu (IBM Research – China )
• Application Migration Effort in the Cloud - The Case of Cloud Platforms(#7966)
Stefan Kolb (University of Bamberg DE) Jörg Lenhard (University of Bamberg ) Guido Wirtz (University of Bamberg )
• Service Mobility in Mobile Networks(#7988)
Hany Assasa (KTH Royal Institute of Technology SE) Srinivasa Vinay Yadhav (Ericsson Research AB US) Lars Westberg (Ericsson Research AB )
• Policy-driven Autonomic Configuration Management for NoSQL(#8001)
Xianqiang Bao (National University of Defense Technology, China ) Ling Liu (Georgia Tech, USA) Nong Xiao (National University of Defense Technology, China ) Yang Zhou (Georgia Tech, USA) Qi Zhang (Georgia Tech, USA)
• A Pattern-Based Code Transformation Approach for Cloud Application Migration(#8004)
Zhengong Cai (Zhejiang University CN) Liping Zhao (The University of Manchester ) Xinyu Wang (Zhejiang University CN) Xiaohu Yang (Zhejiang University ) Juntao Qin (Zhejiang University ) Keting Yin (Software College, Zhejiang University )
• CloudArmor: Protecting Cloud Commands from Compromised Cloud Services(#8040)
Yuqiong Sun (Penn State University US) Giuseppe Petracca (Penn State University ) Trent Jaeger (Penn State University ) Hayawardh Vijayakumar (Samsung research ) Joshua Schiffman (Advanced Micro Devices )
• On Exploiting Page Sharing in a Virtualised Environment - an Empirical Study of Virtualisation Verses Lightweight Containers(#8074)
Ashish Sonone Anand Soni Senthi Nathan Umesh Bellur
• A Cloud Controller for Performance-Based Pricing(#8097)
Drazen Lucanin (Vienna University of Technology ) Ilia Pietri (University of Manchester ) Ivona Brandic (Vienna University of Technology ) Rizos Sakellariou (University of Manchester )
• Geographical Job Scheduling in Data Centers with Heterogeneous Demands and Servers(#8117)
Xingjian Lu (East China university of science and technology ) Fanxin Kong (McGill University ) Jianwei Yin (Zhejiang University ) Xue Liu (McGill University US) Huiqun Yu (East China university of science and technology ) Guisheng Fan (East China university of science and technology )
• FemtoClouds: Leveraging Mobile Devices to Provide Cloud Service at the Edge(#8142)
Karim Habak (Georgia Tech GE) Mostafa Ammar (Georgia Tech ) Khaled A. Harras (CMU ) Ellen Zegura (Georgia Tech )
• Dynamic Memory and Core Scaling in Virtual Machines(#8151)
Kapil Kumar (IIIT Hyderabad ) Nehal J Wani (IIIT Hyderabad US) Suresh Purini (IIIT Hyderabad )
• Dynamic Tailoring and Cloud-based Deployment of Containerized Service Middleware(#8157)
Santiago Gómez Sáez (University of Stuttgart DE) Vasilios Andrikopoulos (University of Stuttgart ) Roberto Jiménez Sánchez (University of Stuttgart ) Frank Leymann (University of Stuttgart ) Johannes Wettinger (University of Stuttgart )
• Cost-Aware Cloud Metering with Scalable Service Management Infrastructure(#8160)
Ali Anwar (Virginia Tech ) Anca Sailer (IBM TJ Watson ) Andrzej Kochut (IBM TJ Watson ) Charles O. Schulz (IBM TJ Watson ) Alla Segal (IBM TJ Watson ) Ali R. Butt (Virginia Tech )
• Privacy-preserving Data Publishing in the Cloud: A Multi-level Utility Controlled Approach(#8167)
Balaji Palanisamy (University of Pittsburgh US) Ling Liu (Georgia Institute of Technology US)
• PICS: A Public IaaS Cloud Simulator(#8197)
In Kee Kim (University of Virginia US) Wei Wang (University of Virginia ) Marty Humphrey (University of Virginia )
• QoS Prediction for the Cloud Marketplace: A Grassmann Manifold Approach(#8201)
Yao Zhao (University of Calgary ) Zongpeng Li (University of Calgary US) Xiaowen Chu (Hong Kong Baptist University )
• Hierarchical Virtual Machine Placement in Modular Data Centers(#8204)
Linquan Zhang (University of Calgary ) Xunrui Yin (University of Calgary ) Zongpeng Li (University of Calgary US) Chuan Wu (The University of Hong Kong )
• DynTail - Dynamically Tailored Deployment Engines for Cloud Applications(#8213)
Johannes Wettinger (University of Stuttgart DE) Uwe Breitenbücher (University of Stuttgart ) Frank Leymann (University of Stuttgart )
• An Autonomic Computing-based Architecture for Cloud Computing Elasticity(#8222)
• Forget the Deadline: Scheduling Interactive Applications in Data Centers(#8249)
Yousi Zheng (The Ohio State University US) Bo Ji (Temple University) Ness Shroff (The Ohio State University ) Prasun Sinha (The Ohio State University )
• Runtime anomalies occurring to service-based systems (SBSs) must be located and fixed in a timely manner in order to guarantee successful delivery of outcomes in response to user requests. Monitoring all component services constantly is impractical d(#8250)
Qiang He (Swinburne University of Technology AU) Jun Han (Swinburne University of Technology ) Feifei Chen (Swinburne University of Technology AU) Rajesh Vasa (Swinburne University of Technology ) Yun Yang (Swinburne University of Technology ) Hai Jin (Huazhong University of Science and Technology CN)
• Dynamically controlling node-level parallelism in Hadoop(#8258)
Kamal Kc (North Carolina State University US) Vincent Freeh (North Carolina State University )
• Proactive Memory Scaling of Virtualized Applications(#8266)
Simon Spinner (University of Wuerzburg US) Nikolas Herbst (University of Wuerzburg ) Samuel Kounev (University of Wuerzburg ) Xiaoyun Zhu (Vmware, Inc. ) Lei Lu (Vmware, Inc. ) Mustafa Uysal (Vmware, Inc. ) Rean Griffith (Vmware, Inc. US)
• Less can be More: micro-Managing VMs in Amazon EC2(#8270)
Jiawei Wen (College of William and Mary US) Lei Lu (College of William and Mary ) Giuliano Casale (Imperial College London ) Evgenia Smirni (College of William and Mary )
• A Hybrid Cloud Framework for Scientific Computing(#8274)
Brian Peterson (LSU US) Gerald Baumgartner (LSU ) Qingyang Wang (LSU )
• Profit Maximization for a Data Center with Hierarchically Deployed Energy Storage Devices(#8303)
Shuang Chen (University of Southern California US) Yanzhi Wang (University of Southern California US) Massoud Pedram (University of Southern California US)
• Leveraging Metadata in NoSQL Storage Systems(#8640)
Ala Alkhaldi (UIUC) Indranil Gupta (UIUC) Vaijayanth Raghavan (University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign ) Mainak Ghosh (UIUC)
• Server Provisioning in Global Video CDNsServer Provisioning in Content Delivery Clouds(#8644)
Kianoosh Mokhtarian (University of Toronto US) Hans-Arno Jacobsen (University of Toronto CA)
• Instrumentation and Trace Analysis for Ad-hoc Python Workflows in Cloud Environments(#8646)
Ruben Acuna (Arizona State University US) Rida Bazzi (Arizona State University ) Zoe Lacroix (Arizona State University US)
• Usage Prediction Aware VM Consolidation Approach for Green Cloud Computing(#8649)
Fahimeh Farahnakian (University of Turku FI) Tapio Pahikkala (University of Turku ) Pasi Liljeberg (University of Turku ) Juha Plosila (University of Turku ) Hannu Tenhunen (University of Turku )
• Memory Reclamation and Compression Using Accurate Working Set Size Estimation(#8650)
Tzi-cker Chiueh (Industrial Technology Research Institute US)
• MSSF: User-friendly multi-cloud data dispersal(#8651)
Rafael Libardi (University of Sao Paulo - SP - Brazil ) Stephan Reiff-Marganiec (University of Leicester, Leicester - UK ) Luiz H. Nunes (University of Sao Paulo - SP - Brazil BR) Lucas J. Adami (University of Sao Paulo - SP - Brazil ) Carlos H. G. Ferreira (University of Sao Paulo - SP - Brazil ) Julio C. Estrella (University of Sao Paulo - SP - Brazil BR)
• Hiding Media Data via Shaders: Enabling Private Sharing in the Clouds(#8660)
Kaikai Liu (University of Florida US) Min Li (University of Florida ---) Xiaolin Li (University of Florida US)
• RT-OpenStack: CPU Resource Management for Real-Time Cloud Computing(#8673)
Sisu Xi (Washington University in St. Louis US) Chong Li (Washington University in St. Louis ) Chenyang Lu (Washington University in St. Louis ) Christopher Gill (Washington University in St. Louis ) Meng Xu (University of Pennsylvania ) Linh Phan (University of Pennsylvania ) Insup Lee (University of Pennsylvania ) Oleg Sokolsky (University of Pennsylvania )
• A Self-Cloning Agents Based Model for High-Performance Mobile-Cloud Computing(#8685)
Pelin Angin (Purdue University US) Bharat Bhargava (Purdue University ) Zhongjun Jin (University of Michigan )
• Performance Metrics for Data Center Communication Systems(#8690)
Claudio Fiandrino (University of Luxembourg LU) Dzmitry Kliazovich (University of Luxembourg LU) Pascal Bouvry (University of Luxembourg ) Albert Zomaya (The University of Sydney )
• Network Centric Performance Improvement for Live VM Migration(#8691)
Robayet Nasim (Karlstad University, Sweden) Andreas J. Kassler (Karlstad University, Sweden )
• From Relations to Multi-Dimensional Maps: Towards a Transformation Methodology for HBase(#8696)
Diego Serrano (University of Alberta CA) Dan Han (University of Alberta US) Eleni Stroulia (University of Alberta )
• Airfoil: A Topology Aware Distributed Load Balancing Service(#8734)
Hiroya Matsuba (Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd. US) Kaustubh Joshi (AT&T Labs Research ) Matti Hiltunen (AT&T Labs Research US) Richard Schlichting (AT&T Labs Research )
• aDock: A Cloud Infrastructure Experimentation Environment based on OpenStack and Docker(#8744)
Lorenzo Affetti (Politecnico di Milano ) Giacomo Bresciani (Politecnico di Milano ) Sam Guinea (Politecnico di Milano )
• A Trust and Reputation system for energy optimization in Cloud Data Centers(#8768)
Ignacio Aransay (Electronic Engineering Dpt. Universidad Politecnica de Madrid ) Marina Zapater (Electronic Engineering Dpt. Universidad Politecnica de Madrid ) Patricia Arroba (Electronic Engineering Dpt. Universidad Politecnica de Madrid ) Jose.M Moya (Electronic Engineering Dpt. Universidad Politecnica de Madrid )
• UniCrawl: A Practical Geographically Distributed Web Crawler(#8780)
Do Le Quoc (Dresden University of Technology ) Christof Fetzer (Dresden University of Technology ) Pascal Felber (University of Neuchâtel ) Etienne Riviere (University of Neuchâtel ) Valerio Schiavoni (University of Neuchâtel CH) Pierre Sutra (University of Neuchâtel)
• Shared Memory Optimization in Virtualized Clouds(#8795)
Qi Zhang (Georgia Institute of Technology ) Ling Liu (Georgia Institute of Technology US)
• Dart: A Geographic Information System on Hadoop(#8797)
Hong Zhang Zhibo Sun Zixia Liu Chen Xu Liqiang Wang
• Remote Restart for a High Performance Virtual Machine Recovery in a Cloud(#8806)
Valentina Salapura (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center ) Richard Harper (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center )
• End-to-End QoS Prediction of Vertical Service Composition in the Cloud(#8808)
Raed Karim (Ryerson University CA) Chen Ding (Ryerson University CA) Ali Miri (Ryerson University )

IEEE CLOUD 2015 Paper Notification (4/10/2015)
CLOUD 2015 PC is under intensive discussion phase. We have massive paper submission this year and the competition is very high. PC Chairs, Area Chairs, and PC members are trying to provide a fair decision to every submitted paper. Research Track notifications will be sent out by 4/15. Application Track notifications will be sent out by 4/18. Short Paper Track notifications will be sent out by 4/20. Thanks for your understanding.

Hotel reservation will be open today. Detailed information will be sent out from the system today.

IEEE CLOUD 2015 Paper Notification (3/30/2015)
CLOUD 2015 PC members are busy finalizing the reviews. Paper notifications will be sent out on April 10, 2015. We will soon start logistics things.

IEEE CLOUD 2015 Proudly announce our Keynote Speakers (3/9/2015)
CLOUD 2015 proudly announce our 2015 Keynote Speakers (more to announce soon): Dennis Gannon (Microsoft Research); Ling Liu (Georgia Tech); Carlo Ghezzi (Politecnico di Milano). More details can be found under keynote section.

IEEE CLOUD 2015 Starts Paper Review Process (3/9/2015)
CLOUD 2015 has finished paper submission process and started paper review process. This year we have received 381 papers.

IEEE CLOUD 2015 Paper Submission Deadline Extended to 2/20/2015 (1/21/2015)
Due to numerous requests, IEEE CLOUD 2015 Paper Submission Deadline will be extended to 2/20/2015 (Friday).

IEEE CLOUD 2015 PC Chairs Announced (12/11/2014)
IEEE CLOUD 2015 proudly announces Technical Program Committee Chairs: Calton Pu (Georgia Tech, USA) and Ajay Mohindra (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA).

Technical Committee is under construction and will be published soon. If you have a Ph.D. degree and have experience in the field of cloud computing, and would like to serve on CLOUD 2015 Program Committee, please email to with your resume. PC Chairs will respond you as soon as possible. More details see:

IEEE CLOUD 2015 Organizing Committee Announced (12/1/2014)
IEEE CLOUD 2015 proudly announces Organizing Committee. More details see:

IEEE CLOUD 2015 Hotel Decided - in the center of New York City (12/1/2014)
IEEE CLOUD 2015 happily announces conference hotel: Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. More hotel information and reservation will be announced at the Hotel section

IEEE CLOUD 2015 Website is Launched (11/1/2014)
IEEE CLOUD 2015 website is launched at: All conference-related information will be published on the website promptly. Please check the news items frequently.

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