The Call for Workshops is now closed for UCC 2013. Please consider submissions to the accepted workshops.

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General Information: The 6th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2013) will be held in Dresden, Germany from December 9-12, 2013. Workshop proposals are invited for UCC 2013 on specific aspects of Utility and Cloud Computing, particularly relating to the subject areas indicated in the list of topics below. We encourage workshops that will discuss fundamental research issues driven by academic interests or applied workshops with an industry focus. The format of the workshop will be determined by the organizers of that workshop. Workshops can vary in length from a half day to a full day. Having a Co-Chair for the workshop is strongly advised. Workshop proceedings will be published as part of the UCC 2013 proceedings. Workshop attendees are required to register for the main conference.

Important Dates: Workshop proposals and any enquiries should be sent by e-mail to the workshop chairs

  1. Shrideep Pallickara shrideep {aT} and
  2. Francisco Brasileiro fubica {aT}
Proposals should be submitted in PDF format.
Workshop Proposals Due: 10 May, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: 24 May, 2013
URL of Workshop: 10 June, 2013
Workshops: December 2013

Proposal Requirements: Proposals for workshops should be no more than 2 pages in length. This should contain the following information.

  1. Title and brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the goals and the technical issues that will be the focus of the workshop.
  2. A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of interest.
  3. A list of related workshops or similar events held in the last 3 years, or to be held in 2013.
  4. The names and contact information (web page, email address) of the proposed technical program committee. This committee should consist of at least 10 people knowledgeable about the technical issues to be addressed and preferably not more than two members of the same institution.
  5. A description of the qualifications of the organizers (who would be the Workshop Chairs) with respect to organizing this workshop. This can include papers published in the proposed topic area, previous workshop organization, and other relevant information.

Responsibilities: Workshop chair(s) will be responsible for the following:

  1. Producing a web page and a "Call for Papers/Participation" for their workshop. The URL should be sent to the UCC-Workshops chairs. The call must make it clear that the workshop is open to all members of the Cloud, Grid and Cluster Computing community. It should mention that at least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and that all workshop participants must pay the UCC 2013 workshop registration fee as well as the conference fee. Finally, it should also clearly describe the process by which the Organizing Committee will select the participants.
  2. Ensure that all workshop papers are a maximum of 6 pages in length (in IEEE format). It is the responsibility of the workshop organizers to ensure that this page limit has been adhered to. Additional pages may be purchased (in some circumstances) subject to approval by the proceedings chair.
  3. Provide a brief description of the workshop for the conference web page and program.
  4. Selecting the participants and the format of the workshop. The publication of proceedings will be by the IEEE in the same volume as the main conference. The acceptance notification (by workshop chairs) therefore should be the same as "conference paper acceptance" notification (i.e. the dates should be the same). All other details can be up to workshop organizers to set. Advertising the workshop beyond the conference web page.
  5. Assistance in producing a camera-ready version of the workshop proceedings.

Important Note:

  1. If the workshop is too small (i.e. does not attract enough submissions) the UCC 2013 Organizing Committee may decide to merge that workshop with another. So we encourage workshop organizers to attract a large community. In extreme situations we may also cancel workshops if there are not enough submissions.
  2. Workshop organizers must ensure that suitable quality measures have been taken to ensure that the accepted papers are of high quality. All papers must be reviewed by an International Technical Program Committee with a minimum of 3 reviews per paper. The workshop organizers should also try to observe an acceptance rate that is no higher than 50%.

The UCC 2013 Conference Organizing Committee will be responsible for the following:

Topics of interest to the conference include (but are not restricted to):

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