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International Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Services (HotTopiCS 2013)

Registration is now available here. Advance registration deadline is March 15, 2013. Tentative programTopics of Interest

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following areas:

  • Resource management in the Cloud for elasticity and/or cost-minimisation
  • Virtualization platforms and management of virtual appliances
  • Cloud storage architectures
  • Network virtualization approaches for cloud computing
  • Autonomic/self-managed cloud architectures
  • Quality-of-service management including performance, reliability, availability, resilience, security and privacy aspects
  • Power and energy efficiency
  • Service-level agreement definition and enforcement
  • Design-time analysis and prediction of non-functional properties of service-based Cloud applications
  • Design and implementation of service-based Cloud applications
  • Design of scalable cloud applications
  • Provision and design of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS systems
  • Cloud programming models and interoperability
  • Transition from traditional data centre hosting into cloud-services
  • Migrating traditional on-premise applications to the cloud
  • Hybrid models (private & public cloud)
  • Economic models of the Cloud and related pricing schemes and business models
  • Technical & non-technical constraints (e.g., legal, privacy, security)
  • Monitoring, reporting, and failure recovery
  • Multi-tenant architectures and related aspects such as performance isolation
  • Mobile clouds
  • Big data applications
  • Novel cloud applications and case studies
  • Methods and metrics for quantitative evaluation of Cloud systems with respect to performance, elasticity, isolation, scalability, dependability (availability, reliability and resilience), power consumption and energy efficiency.
  • Benchmarking methodologies
  • Workload characterization and reproducibility

Submission Format, Publication

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers that are not being considered in another forum. Duplicate submissions will be rejected without review. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the workshop and present the paper. Only the accepted and presented papers will be included in the Workshop Proceedings which will be published by ACM in the ACM Digital Library.

Papers should be up to 8 pages in the standard ACM format for conference proceedings and must be written in English. We explicitly invite work-in-progress papers as well as position or vision papers. Papers can be submitted through EasyChair until the deadline.


Alexandru Iosup (TU Delft) will be giving a keynote talk at HotTopiCS. More details will be posted here soon.

Important Dates

  • Submission of abstracts: February 1, 2013
  • Submission of papers: February 1, 2013 February 5, 2013
  • Notification of acceptance: February 18, 2013 February 21, 2013

Programme Committee (More to be confirmed)

  • Vasilios Andrikopoulos, IAAS, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Alberto Avritzer, Siemens Corporate Research, USA
  • Spiros Alexakis, CAS Software AG, Germany
  • Salman Baset, IBM T.J. Watson Research Lab, USA
  • Steffen Becker, University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Walter Binder, University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Tomas Bures, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
  • Radu Calinescu, University of York, UK
  • Simon Caton, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Alexander Gebhart, SAP, Germany
  • Alexandru Iosup, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Dimitrios Kourtesis, SEERC - South East European Research Centre
  • Heiko Koziolek, ABB Corporate Research, Germany
  • Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Iraklis Paraskakis, SEERC - South East European Research Centre
  • Ralf Reussner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Jerry Rolia, Hewlett Packard Labs, USA
  • Stefan Tai, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Marco Vieira, DEI-CISUC, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Workshop Co-Organisers

  • Samuel Kounev, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Kai Sachs, SAP, Germany It is also technically co-sponsored by the SPEC Research Group and its Cloud Working Group.