Welcome to NextGenClouds 2018

The landscape of Cloud computing is rapidly changing to meet future demands of scale and efficiency of emerging paradigms, such as the Internet-of-Things. This Workshop aims to bring together researchers both from academia and the industry to foster discussion and collaboration for tackling the systems oriented challenges of next generation cloud computing.

Topics of Interest
We welcome papers that impact all avenues of next generation cloud computing, but not limited to:
1. Infrastructure – hardware, middleware and software
2. Architecture – emerging distributed and decentralised clouds using fog/edge, serverless computing, and container technologies
3. System – programming models, algorithms, virtualization technologies, hardware accelerators, and runtime systems
4. Management – scheduling, resource scaling, deployment, monitoring, benchmarking, and metering
5. Application – novel applications in deep learning, mobile apps, IoT, smart cities, health care

Our ethos include encouraging early career researchers (at all levels – pre-doctoral, doctoral and post-doctoral) to take an active role in building the future Clouds community. Lead authors of accepted papers can avail a specialised mentoring scheme – an expert from the Committee will be assigned to provide additional support for developing their research.

Submission Guidelines
We invite two types of submissions:
– Regular papers (6-8 double-column pages), and
– Short papers (2-5 double-column pages).

It is expected that Regular papers will make a novel research contribution and present preliminary experimental results. Short papers may discuss a provocative idea or highlight a work-in-progress.

Submissions must be formatted using the ACM Proceedings template available here.

Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nextgenclouds2018.

Important Dates
Submission deadline – April 16, 2018 April 30, 2018 May 4, 2018 (Firm)
Notification date – May 24, 2018
Camera­ ready due – May 31, 2018
Workshop date – August 13, 2018

All deadlines are Anywhere on Earth (AOE).

Accepted Papers
All accepted papers will be published in the ICPP 2018 conference proceedings.

Special Issue
Selected papers on ‘Accelerator Virtualization’ that are presented at the Workshop will be invited to submit an extended version for a special issue in the Concurrency and Computation, Practice and Experience (CCPE) journal.