IEEE/ACM 2011 First International Workshop on

Intercloud Federation and Convergence, Cloud and Grid



Newport Beach, California, May 23 26, 2011

in conjunction with The 11th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing (CCGrid2011)




Call for Papers


Advances in processing, communication and systems/middleware technologies are leading to new paradigms and platforms for computing, ranging from Private Clouds, to Public Clouds, to Grids. The programming models which are used for Grids, are not well implemented on Clouds, and the modes of use for Clouds, are not well suited for Grids. Although there is some Federation and Interoperability in the Grid community, these have yet to widely emerge in the Cloud Computing space. Some point to point application or gateway specific Private to Public cloud connectivity schemes has emerged. Public Cloud operators are beginning to develop some general purpose, multi-cloud interoperability, known as Intercloud.


Areas of Interest


It is widely believed that the whole space of Clouds, Grids, and the Intercloud will federate and eventually converge. In many cases lessons in interoperability and federation from the Grid community are not being leveraged in Cloud scenarios. Learnings from Clouds are not publicized in the Grid community. This workshop focuses on techniques, experiences and lessons learned in all directions, for interoperable services in Clouds, Grids, and the Intercloud. This workshop aims at providing a forum to bring together researchers for sharing and exchanging Cloud and Grid computing related research, technologies, experience, and lessons for building Clouds and Grids with federated and interoperable capabilities and services. Topics of interest include:


         Theory, frameworks, methodologies, architecture for Cloud and Grid Federation

         Cloud and Grid Federation and Interoperability Protocols

         Theory, frameworks, methodologies, architecture for Intercloud

         Experimental Results of Internet Distributed Multi-Cloud Coordination and Interoperability

         Semantic Web Services Definitions for Clouds and Grids

         Management of Federation and Interoperability of Clouds and Grids

         Federated and Interoperable Cloud and Grid Security and Trust

         Cloud and Grid Federation governance and regulatory issues

         Traffic and load balancing across Federated and Interoperable Clouds and Grids

         QoS/SLA in Federated and Interoperable Clouds and Grids

         Converged Implementations of Clouds and Grids

         Grid API implementation on Clouds

         High Performance Computing (HPC) techniques on Clouds

         Re-use of Grid Federation protocols and Techniques for Intercloud or Private/Public Cloud

         Federated and Interoperable Cloud and Grid Testbeds

         Management operations, discovery, configuration, provisioning in Federated and Interoperable Clouds and Grids

         Multi-Cloud/Multi-Grid Management Theory, frameworks, methodologies, architecture

         Geo-balancing in Federated and Interoperable Clouds and Grids

         Common Programming Models across Clouds and Grids

         Compliance, Reference Definitions and Semantics, for Clouds and Grids


We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in standard forums or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics. We also will consider short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.


Submission Guidelines


Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 10 letter size (8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables and references using the IEEE format for conference proceedings (print area of 6-1/2 inches (16.51 cm) wide by 8-7/8 inches (22.51 cm) high, two-column format with columns 3-1/16 inches (7.85 cm) wide with a 3/8 inch (0.81 cm) space between them, single-spaced 10-point Times fully justified text). Submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be returned without review. Authors should submit the manuscript in PDF format and make sure that the file will print on a printer that uses letter size (8.5 x 11) paper. The IEEE templates for submissions are available for download here. The official language of the meeting is English. All manuscripts will be reviewed and will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the International Program Committee.


Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected without review and further action may be taken, including (but not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of the authors and sponsors of the conference. Submissions received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately structured may also not be considered. Authors may contact the conference PC Chair for more information. Accepted papers will be included in the CCGrid 2011 Conference proceedings and appear in IEEE Xplorer digital library.


Papers should be submitted electronically (PDF) via the EasyChair submission system at


Important Dates (EXTENDED)


February 18, 2011: Submission of Papers

February 25, 2011: Notification of Acceptance/ Rejection

March 4, 2011: Camera-Ready and Registration Due

May 23-26, 2011: Workshop Takes Place


Web Site and Email for Inquiries


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Workshop Co-Chairs


David Bernstein, Huawei North America R&D, Vice-Chair, IEEE Cloud Computing Standards Study Group,

Craig Lee, The Aerospace Corporation, President of the Open Grid Forum,


International Program Committee


Bob Marcus, Huawei

Shantenu Jha, Rutgers

Alan Sill, OGF and TTU

Brett Piatt, OpenStack and Rackspace

Tomonori Aoyama, GICTF