The Ninth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization


February 18, 2018 to February 22, 2018 - Barcelona, Spain



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Published by IARIA XPS Press

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Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal

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CLOUD COMPUTING 2018 - The Ninth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization

February 18, 2018 - February 22, 2018


ISSN: 2308-4294
ISBN: 978-1-61208-607-1

CLOUD COMPUTING 2018 is colocated with the following events as part of ComputationWorld 2018.

  • SERVICE COMPUTATION 2018, The Tenth International Conferences on Advanced Service Computing
  • CLOUD COMPUTING 2018, The Ninth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization
  • FUTURE COMPUTING 2018, The Tenth International Conference on Future Computational Technologies and Applications
  • COGNITIVE 2018, The Tenth International Conference on Advanced Cognitive Technologies and Applications
  • ADAPTIVE 2018, The Tenth International Conference on Adaptive and Self-Adaptive Systems and Applications
  • CONTENT 2018, The Tenth International Conference on Creative Content Technologies
  • PATTERNS 2018, The Tenth International Conferences on Pervasive Patterns and Applications
  • COMPUTATION TOOLS 2018, The Ninth International Conference on Computational Logics, Algebras, Programming, Tools, and Benchmarking
  • BUSTECH 2018, The Eighth International Conference on Business Intelligence and Technology

CLOUD COMPUTING 2018 conference tracks:

TRENDS: New trends

Fog-computing; Mobile Edge Computing; Cloudlets; Hosted Cloud services (WebRTC, Containers, Cloud micro-services); Cloud computing and SDN/NFV; Cloud computing and 5G; Cloud computing and LTE Pro 4.5; Cloud computing ad Big Data; High performance computing (HPC) in the Cloud; Superfluid Clouds; Mobile Apps to the public Clouds; Vehicular Cloud networks; Cloud orchestration features; Converged edge systems; Cloud federation; Micro-cloud provider federation; Open-implementation Cloud infrastructures; Untrusted Cloud environments; Multiple Clouds and data centers; Power Constrained VMs; Cloud Green abstraction layer

CLOUD: Cloud computing

Cloud economics; Core cloud services; Cloud technologies; Cloud computing; On-demand computing models; Hardware-as-a-service; Software-as-a-service [SaaS applications]; Platform-as-service; Storage as a service in cloud; Data-as-a-Service; Service-oriented architecture (SOA); Cloud computing programming and application development; Scalability, discovery of services and data in Cloud computing infrastructures; Trust and clouds; Client-cloud computing challenges; Geographical constraints for deploying clouds

CLOUD: Challenging features

Privacy, security, ownership and reliability issues; Performance and QoS; Dynamic resource provisioning; Power-efficiency and Cloud computing; Load balancing; Application streaming; Cloud SLAs; Business models and pricing policies; Cloud service subscription models; Cloud standardized SLA; Cloud-related privacy; Cloud-related control; Managing applications in the clouds; Mobile clouds; Roaming services in Clouds; Agent-based cloud computing; Cloud brokering; Cloud contracts (machine readable); Cloud security; Security and assurance properties in cloud environments; Big Data Analytics in clouds; Cloud computing back-end solutions; Cloud applications portability; Cloud-native application design; Security by design for cloud services; Data privacy guarantee at run-time

CLOUD: Platforms, Infrastructures and Applications

Custom platforms; Large-scale compute infrastructures; Data centers; Processes intra- and inter-clouds; Content and service distribution in Cloud computing infrastructures; Multiple applications can run on one computer (virtualization a la VMWare); Grid computing (multiple computers can be used to run one application); Cloud-computing vendor governance and regulatory compliance; Enterprise clouds; Enterprise-centric cloud computing; Interaction between vertical clouds; Public, Private, and Hybrid clouds; Cloud computing testbeds

GRID: Grid networks, services and applications

GRID theory, frameworks, methodologies, architecture, ontology; GRID infrastructure and technologies; GRID middleware; GRID protocols and networking; GRID computing, utility computing, autonomic computing, metacomputing; Programmable GRID; Data GRID; Context ontology and management in GRIDs; Distributed decisions in GRID networks; GRID services and applications; Virtualization, modeling, and metadata in GRID; Resource management, scheduling, and scalability in GRID; GRID monitoring, control, and management; Traffic and load balancing in GRID; User profiles and priorities in GRID; Performance and security in GRID systems; Fault tolerance, resilience, survivability, robustness in GRID; QoS/SLA in GRID networks; GRID fora, standards, development, evolution; GRID case studies, validation testbeds, prototypes, and lessons learned

VIRTUALIZATION: Computing in virtualization-based environments

Principles of virtualization; Virtualization platforms; Thick and thin clients; Data centers and nano-centers; Open virtualization format; Orchestration of virtualization across data centers; Dynamic federation of compute capacity; Dynamic geo-balancing; Instant workload migration; Virtualization-aware storage; Virtualization-aware networking; Virtualization embedded-software-based smart mobile phones; Trusted platforms and embedded supervisors for security; Virtualization management operations /discovery, configuration, provisioning, performance, etc.; Energy optimization and saving for green datacenters; Virtualization supporting cloud computing; Applications as pre-packaged virtual machines; Licensing and support policies