Sunday, June 19, 2016

[DMANET] ALGOCLOUD 2016 - Final Call for Papers

2nd International Workshop on Algorithmic Aspects of Cloud Computing (ALGOCLOUD 2016)

co-located with ALGO 2016
August 22nd - 26th, 2016 - Aarhus, Denmark

Submission deadline: June 27th, 2016


The International Workshop on Algorithmic Aspects of Cloud Computing (ALGOCLOUD 2016) is an annual event co-located with ALGO 2016 aiming to tackle the diverse new topics in the emerging area of algorithmic aspects of computing and data management in the Cloud. The increasing adoption of cloud computing introduces a variety of parallel and distributed algorithmic models and architectures. To leverage elastic cloud resources, scalability has to be a fundamental architectural design trait of new cloud databases. This challenge is manifested in new data models ("NoSQL"), replication, caching and partitioning schemes, relaxed consistency and transaction guarantees as well as new protocols, APIs, indexing and storage services.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners in cloud computing algorithms, service design and data architectures to exchange ideas and contribute to the development of this exciting and emerging new field.

ALGOCLOUD welcomes submission of theoretical, experimental, methodological as well as application papers. Demonstration papers and high quality survey papers are also welcome. As such, contributions may span a wide range of Algorithms for modeling, constructing and evaluating operations and services in a variety of systems, including (but not limited to) virtualized Infrastructures, Cloud Platforms, Datacenters, Mobile ad-hoc networks, Peer-to-Peer and Grid Systems, HPC architectures, etc.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Algorithmic Aspects of Elasticity and Scalability for distributed, large-scale data stores (e.g., NoSQL and columnar databases)
- Search and Retrieval Algorithms for cloud infrastructures
- Monitoring and analysis of elasticity for virtualized environments
- NoSQL, Schemaless Data Modeling, Integration
- Caching and Load-Balancing
- Storage Structures and Indexing for Cloud Databases
- New Algorithmic Aspects of Parallel and Distributed Computing for Cloud Applications
- Scalable Machine Learning, Analytics and Data Science
- High Availability, Reliability, Failover
- Transactional Models and Algorithms for Cloud Databases
- Query Languages and Processing, Programming Models
- Consistency, Replication and Partitioning CAP, Data Structures and Algorithms for Eventually Consistent Stores

Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and included in the proceedings to be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science ARCoSS series by Springer-Verlag

Submissions must have a length of up to 12 pages in LNCS format (excluding references and an optional appendix to be read at the discretion of the Program Committee).

Papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission system.

By submitting a paper the authors acknowledge that in case of acceptance at least one of the authors must register at ALGO 2016 or ALGOCLOUD 2016, attend the conference, and present the paper.

All members of the PC are encouraged to submit papers for consideration. The PC committee and chairs will ensure that processing of papers whose co-authors are PC members or PC co-chairs, will be handled appropriately, ensuring the complete anonymity of reviews and fair decision-making.

Paper submission: June 27th, 2016
Author notification: July 22nd, 2016
Camera-ready submission: September 10th, 2016
Workshop Dates: August 22nd - 26th, 2016

Christos Anagnostopoulos, University of Glasgow, UK
Albert Bifet, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Alexis Delis, University of Athens, Greece
Marios Dikaiakos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Schahram Dustdar, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Anastasios Gounaris, AUTH, Greece
Seif Haridi, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Apostolos Papadopoulos, AUTH, Greece
Ioannis Karydis, Ionian University, Greece
Yannis Konstantinou, NTUA, Greece
George Pallis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Timos Selis, RMIT University, Australia (Co-Chair)
Spyros Sioutas, Ionian University, Greece
Konstantinos Oikonomou, Ionian University, Greece (Co-Chair)
Peter Triantafillou, University of Glasgow, UK
Hong-Linh Truong, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Dimitrios Tsoumakos, Ionian University, Greece
Michail Vassilakopoulos, UTH, Greece
Spyros Voulgaris, University of Patras, Greece

Peter Triantafillou,
Spyros Sioutas,
Zaroliagis Christos

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