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Submission Deadline Extension: CfP “Operating the Cloud” Workshop at HPI Future SOC Lab on September 25

The submission deadline has been extended to July, 21. We are looking forward to your papers!

The FutureSOC Lab initiated by the Hasso-Plattner-Institute (HPI) provides resarchers with free-of-charge access to state-of-the-art IT infrastructure including hard- and software. It enables and promotes the exchange and interaction between research communities and its industrial partners, which are EMC², HP, Fujitsu and SAP. The lab hosts a scientific workshop that focuses on the area of operations within the context of cloud


Due to an ever increasing system complexity and handing over control partly to users, traditional approaches to data-center management have become difficult to apply. The workshop focuses on operations in a cloud environment, i.e., how a cloud can be managed, monitored, analyzed and optimized. Academic research has primarily focused either on technology to enable cloud computing or on business aspects of cloud computing. There is also a substantial body of theoretical work on service placement, etc. However, we have experienced a growing gap between these results and the problems that occur in the day-to-day practical experience of cloud operators. The workshop aims to bridge this gap.

It is the goal of this workshop to bring together researchers and industry partners to dis-cuss the most relevant and urgent topics of cloud providers and to present most recent research results in the field. We are looking for scientific papers and practical experience reports that might have an impact on real-world cloud operations. We want to provide a stimulating and fruitful forum to foster collaboration, to discuss ideas, exchange experi-ences, and to find new answers to the overall challenge of improving cloud operations.

Operating The Cloud Workshop

September 25, 2013
Potsdam, Germany




Submission deadline: June 30, 2013

Extended submission deadline: July 21, 2013
Author notification: August 28, 2013
Camera-ready version: September 11, 2013



We seek submissions from industry and academia. Topics include but are not limited to:

* Capacity planning for cloud applications
* Tenant placement
* Dynamic capacity and performance management
* Cloud-ilities (scalability, availability, reliability, elasticity)
* Physical and virtual hardware on demand
* Cloud middleware frameworks
* Cloud applications performance and monitoring
* Big data cloud services
* Database as a service
* Security and cyber security in the cloud
* Cloud optimization and automation
* Global data centers and disaster tolerance
* Combining public and private cloud and on-premise solutions



Authors are invited to submit high quality unpublished research work that should not exceed six pages (including all text, references, appendices, and figures) conforming to the IEEE Conference style. Papers must be written in English and must be submitted in PDF format using the workshop’s electronic submission system (see above). Submitted papers will receive at least three reviews. Accepted papers will be published after the workshop as an HPI technical report. Submission implies the will-ingness of at least one of the authors to attend the workshop and present the paper.



* Christoph Meinel (Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Universität Potsdam)


* Andreas Polze (Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Universität Potsdam)
* Felix Salfner (SAP Innovation Center Potsdam)


– Feng Cheng, Hasso-Plattner-Institut

– Frank Bellosa, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

– Hermann Härtig, Technical University Dresden

– Jörg Nolte, BTU Cottbus

– Peter Tröger, Hasso-Plattner-Institut

– Ralf Reussner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

– Ulrike Steffens, Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg

– Wilhelm Hasselbring, Christian-Albrechts-Univ. Kiel

– Bernhard Schulzki, EMC

– Johannes Diemer, Hewlett Packard

– Krasimir Semerdzhiev, SAP AG

– Rolf Kleinwächter, Fujitsu Technology Solutions

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