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1st International workshop on multi-cloud applications and federated clouds


22 April 2013, Prague


In conjunction with 4th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering
Jointly organized by FP7-ICT projects MODAClouds, PaaSage and ARTIST
Call for papers in PDF format


Aims and objectives

Cloud computing is becoming day by day wider providing a vibrant technical environment where innovative solutions and services can be created. Cloud promises cheap and flexible services to end-users. However, Cloud business models and technologies introduce critical issues, such as proprietary API, lack of interoperability, unpredictable performance, and unexpected outages.
The abilities to use multiple Clouds and to migrate, at design or at run-time, applications from one Cloud to another could mitigate the risk of Cloud adoption and would allow building high performance and reliable applications.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners who investigate concepts, models and tools for running applications on multiple and heterogeneous Cloud systems.


Session 1. 10:00-11:15. Multi-Cloud Background and General Issues. Chair: Prof. Elisabetta Di Nitto

  • Welcome from the chairs
  • Dana Petcu. Multi-Cloud: Expectations and Current Approaches
  • Keith Jeffery, Geir Horn and Lutz Schubert. A vision for better Cloud applications

Session 2. 11:40-12:40. Development of Multi-Cloud Applications. Chair: Dr. Arnor Solberg

  • George Baryannis, Panagiotis Garefalakis, Kyriakos Kritikos, Kostas Magoutis, Antonis Papaioannou, Dimitris Plexousakis and Chrysostomos Zeginis. Lifecycle Management of Service-based Applications on Multi-Clouds: A Research Roadmap
  • Davide Franceschelli, Danilo Ardagna, Michele Ciavotta and Elisabetta Di Nitto. SPACE4CLOUD: A tool for System PerformAnce and Cost Evaluation of CLOUD systems

Session 3. 14:00-16:00. Monitoring and Execution Support. Chair: Dr. Clara M Pezuela Robles

  • Piotr Bar, Rudy Benfredj, Jonathon Marks, Deyan Ulevinov, Bartosz Wozniak, Giuliano Casale, William J. Knottenbelt. Towards a Monitoring Feedback Loop for Cloud Applications
  • Claudia Canali and Riccardo Lancellotti. Automatic Virtual Machine Clustering based on Bhattacharyya Distance for Multi-Cloud Systems
  • Fawaz Paraso, Philippe Merle and Lionel Seinturier. Managing Elasticity Across Multiple Cloud Providers
  • Foued Jrad, Jie Tao and Achim Streit. A Broker-based Framework for Multi-Cloud Workflows

Session 4. 16:30-18:30. Cloud Migration and Panel Discussion. Chair: Dr. Claudia Canali

  • Alexander Gunka, Stepan Seycek and Harald Kuehn. Moving an application to the cloud – an evolutionary approach
  • Clément Quinton, Nicolas Haderer, Romain Rouvoy and Laurence Duchien. Towards Multi-Cloud Configurations Using Feature Models and Ontologies
  • Panel: Moderator: Dr. Clara M Pezuela Robles. Panelist: Dr. Keith Jeffery, Prof. Paola Inverardi, Prof. Dana Petcu, Dr. Miguel Vidal.
  • Conclusions

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Performance, availability, and scalability of Cloud services
  • Model-driven design for multi-cloud applications
  • Dynamic capacity allocation and load balancing for applications running on multiple Clouds
  • Auto-scaling techniques
  • Cloud federations and interoperability among Clouds
  • Job scheduling and workload placement in multi-cloud environments
  • Architectures for self-management of applications exploiting multiple and federated Clouds
  • Self-management solutions for multi-Clouds and run-time selection of Cloud services
  • Portability of Cloud based applications
  • Open-source support for Cloud computing
  • Early prototyping, automatic code generation, and automatic deployment of applications on multi-Clouds
  • Risk analysis for Cloud, multi-Cloud and federated systems
Intended audience

Researchers and practitioners, both from the Academia and from the Industry, working in the areas of Cloud system development, performance evaluation and management, model-driven design, and self-adaptation.


Original contributions are invited to be reported to the event. The paper can have up to 8 pages in the two-column ACM conference style. The accepted papers will be published within the proceedings of the ACM Digital Library. Best papers authors will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to a special issue on Cloud computing by the Springer Computing Journal.

Submission system

The papers should be submitted on Easychair account


Full paper submissions: 20 January 2013 3 February 2013 (Extended deadline)
Notifications: 18 February 2013
Camera ready: 28 February 2013 (hard deadline)
Registrations: 7 April 2013
Event: 22 April 2013

Workshop Co-chairs
  • Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Lutz Schubert, University of Stuttgart, HPC Center Stuttgart, Germany
Program Committee
  • Anne Koziolek, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Arnor Solberg, SINTEF, Norway
  • Dana Petcu, West University and Institute e-Austria Timisoara, Romania
  • Francesco D’Andria, ATOS, Spain
  • Geir Horn, SINTEF, Norway
  • Hangwei Qian, VMWare, USA
  • Jesus Gorroñogoitia, ATOS Research, Spain
  • Keith Jeffery, Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK
  • Leire Orue Echevarria, TECNALIA, Spain
  • Manuel Wimmer, Technical University of Wien, Austria
  • Peter Matthews, CA Technologies, Spain
  • Pierre Guisset, ERCIM, France
  • Rui Zhang, Parc, USA
  • Sébastien Mosser, University Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
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