Introduction

NetCloud 2017, collocated with IEEE CloudCom 2017, attempts to address the problem of how the underlying network infrastructure is capable of supporting advanced cloud computing use cases, big data power users for an example. The workshop is intended to bring together network research community, commercial network operators and industry with the major cloud computing players, including IT specialists, researchers and commercial providers.

Topics of interest

  • Definition and architectures for the Network as a Service (NaaS) cloud service model and Cloud Carrier operational model
  • Intercloud and inter-datacenters Software Defined Networks (SDN)
  • Cloud and Intercloud architecture frameworks and required on-demand network infrastructure provisioning
  • Unified and converged IT and optical resources description languages and frameworks for cloud oriented infrastructures
  • General Infrastructure services provisioning in clouds, new architecture developments, service delivery and on-demand provisioning frameworks
  • Isolation and flexibility of the cloud oriented virtualized optical networks
  • Standardization of optical network service provisioning interfaces for cloud based platforms and services
  • Co-advertisement, co-planning, composition and co-provisioning of any type of optical network resource and IT services (i.e. connectivity + IT resources at the end-points coordinated in a single, optimal procedure)
  • Performance and reliability issues, Service Level Agreement and QoS guarantees in the network layer
  • End-to-end techniques for autonomic management of cloud resources
  • Policy based infrastructure services management
  • Experimental platforms that support network management in cloud computing
  • Multi-cloud applications and topologies
  • Support systems for holistic cloud and network self service provisioning enabling agile transformation and open market exchange for composed services
  • Network support for fog and dew computing

Important Dates

Paper submission: August 20th, 2017
Camera-ready version: September 22nd, 2017

Submissions

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Authors must submit their papers by the deadline indicated above, using the Easychair submission system available HERE.

Only PDF files will be accepted. Manuscripts need to be prepared according to the IEEE Transactions format. All regular paper submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of 6 (six) pages. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three experts.

Accepted papers must be presented at the workshop. At least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and all workshop participants must pay at least the CloudCom 2017 workshop registration fee. All accepted papers will be published by the IEEE. All presented papers will be subject to peer review process.

Organizers

Name Institute Country
Eduard Escalona Fundació i2CAT Spain
Sonja Filiposka Ss. Cyril and Methodius University Macedonia
Paola Grosso University of Amsterdam The Netherlands
Yuri Demchenko University of Amsterdam The Netherlands

Program Committee

To be confirmed.

Name Institute Country
Katherine Barabash IBM Israel
Davide Careglio Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Spain
Gino Carrozzo Nextworks Italy
Nicola Ciulli Nextworks Italy
Yuri Demchenko University of Amsterdam The Netherlands
Pasquale Donadio Comesvil Italy
Chin Guok Esnet USA
Xavier Hesselbach Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya Spain
Alexander van der Hill SURFnet The Netherlands
Emmanouil Kafetzakis NCSR DEMOKRITOS Greece
Kostas Katsalis Eurecom France
Giada Landi Nextworks Italy
Mathias Slawik TU Berlin Germany
Salvatore Spadaro Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya Spain

Workshop Programme

To be available since September 2017.