5th International Workshop on Clouds and (eScience)
Applications Management - CloudAM 2016

In conjunction with the 9th IEEE/ACM Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC)

Tongji University - Shanghai, China. December, 2016

Important Dates

Paper submission due: August 28, 2016 (Extended)
Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2016
Final camera-ready papers due: September 21, 2016
Workshop celebration: December 7, 2016


Cloud computing, virtualization and virtual (eScience) applications are currently hot topics and have been generating substantial interest in the community, and it is anticipated that this interest will expand. It is also important to the research community as it is challenging traditional methods by its sheer size and high level of automation. Clouds must provide appropriate levels of performance to large groups of diverse users, and those clouds are accessed through virtualized wide area networks. Management systems are essential for that and thereby for the future success of the cloud paradigm. New systems, methods, and approaches for cloud, virtualization and (eScience) applications management are to be discussed at this workshop.

For the CloudAM 2015 workshop, researchers from Clouds and (eScience) Applications communities are encouraged to submit and present original work to be considered for publication. Overall topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Cloud computing environments
  • Cloud service orchestration
  • Cloud APIs and usage control
  • Cloud data management
  • Cloud scalable monitoring
  • Cloud load balancing
  • Multi-cloud/Inter-clouds
  • Customer cloud management
  • Managing data centers
  • Management as a service
  • Management of virtual slices
  • *aaS Management
  • Application and Management Portals
  • Cloud Scheduling
  • Hybrid Clouds
  • Fog Computing
  • Cloud case studies
  • Cloud surveys and taxonomies
  • Social clouds
  • Accounting and economic models for clouds
  • Managing cloud services
  • Management of virtualized hardware resources
  • Network-specific mechanisms for optimized cloud access
  • Performance modeling and evaluation
  • QoS/QoE management in the cloud
  • Management tools for infrastructure virtualization
  • Automated resource slicing
  • Integration of the wireless and optical domains
  • Policy driven service/resource life-cycle management
  • Applications and services enabled by virtualized infrastructure
  • Optimization of data center and workload energy consumption
  • Green Cloud Computing
  • Scientific Workflows on Clouds
  • Mobile clouds
  • Big Data / complex processing in Cloud Computing
  • Automated cloud computing
  • Cloud - IoT/Smart Cities integration

Paper Submission

The Clouds and Applications Management workshop invites authors to submit original and unpublished work. Papers should not exceed 6 pages IEEE style (single-spaced 2-column text using 10-point size type on A4 paper). Authors should submit a PostScript (level 2) or PDF file that will print on a PostScript printer.

  • Electronic submission only (via submission server)
  • Submission requires the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper
  • All selected papers for this workshop are peer-reviewed and will be published in IEEE Xplore
  • Selected (extended) papers should be invited to submit to a high quality Journal special issue

Selected (extended) papers will be invited to submit to a Special Issue in Cloud Computing of the Elsevier's Computers and Electrical Engineering journal. Invited papers will undergo standard review process.

To submit your paper, please access the easychair submission system at: EasyChair


Date/Time Activity Program
7th December
14:00-15:30 Service Composition, Scheduling & Performance Session Chair: Luiz Bittencourt


Kuo-Chan Huang, Yu-Chun Lu, Meng-Han Tsai, Ying-Jhih Wu and Hsi-Ya Chang: "Performance-Efficient Service Deployment and Scheduling Methods for Composite Cloud Services"

Bilkisu Larai, Muhammad-Bello, Masayoshi Aritsugi: "TCloud: A Transparent Framework for Public Cloud Service Comparison"

Jorge Mario Cortés-Mendoza, Andrei Tchernykh, Alexander Drozdov and Loic Didelot: "Robust Cloud VoIP Scheduling with VMs Startup Time Delay Uncertainty"

Vojtech Uhlir, Ondrej Tomanek, Lukas Kencl: "Latency–based Benchmarking of Cloud Service Providers"
15:50-17:20 Resource Management Session Chair: Bruno Schulze

Luiz Henrique Nunes, Julio Cezar Estrella, Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, Alexandre Claúdio Botazzo Delbem and Charith Perera: "The Effects of Relative Importance of User Constraints in Cloud of Things Resource Discovery: A Case Study"

Victor Medel, Omer Rana, Jose Angel Bañares and Unai Arronategui: "Modelling Performance and Resource Management in Kubernetes"

Rafael Tolosana-Calasanz, Javier Diaz-Montes, Luiz F. Bittencourt, Omer Rana and Manish Parashar: "Capacity Management for Streaming Applications over Cloud Infrastructures with Micro Billing Models"


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Workshop Co-Chairs

Bruno Schulze - LNCC, BR

Luiz Bittencourt - UNICAMP, BR

Rafael Tolosana-Calasanz - Unizar, ES

Technical Program Committee

Ashiq Anjum - Univ. of Derby, UK

Antonio Gomes - LNCC, BR

Claudio Geyer - UFRGS, BR

Craig Lee - Aerospace Corporation

Daniel Batista - USP, BR

David Abramson - Univ. Queensland, AU

Edmundo Madeira - UNICAMP, BR

Ewa Deelman - USC Information Science Institute, USA

Felix Freitag - UPC, ES

Hai Jin - HUST, CH

Hélio Guardia - UFSCar, BR

Ivan Rodero - Rutgers U., USA

Ioan Petri - Cardiff University, UK

Javier Diaz - Rutgers Univ., USA

Jose Bañares - Unizar, ES

Josef Spillner - ZHAW, CH

José Luis Vázquez Poletti - UC MAdrid, ES

Khalid Elgazzar - Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Laurent Lefevre - INRIA, FR

Luis Carlos Erpen De Bona - UFPR, BR

Luis Tomas - DCS Umea University, CH

Luís Veiga - INESC ID, PRT

Mariza Ferro - LNCC, BR

Marco Netto - IBM Research, USA

Michael Bauer - Univ. of Western Ontario, CA

Omer Rana - Cardiff University, Uk

Rafael Ferreira Da Silva - USC information Sciences Institute, USA

Rizos Sakellariou - University of Manchester, UK

Vinod Rebello - Universidade Federal Fluminense, BR

Wolfgang Gentzsch - The UberCloud

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