May 10-13, 2021, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


The CCGrid symposium series serves as a major international forum for presenting and sharing recent research accomplishments and technological developments in the field of Cluster, Cloud and Internet computing.

The first CCGrid Conference started in Brisbane, Australia, in 2001. Since then, the conference has successfully been hosted around the world. Returning back to its originating country, the 21th International conference is going to be held in Melbourne, Australia.

Call for Papers( CFP Download link)

The 21st IEEE/ACM international Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Internet Computing (CCGrid 2021) is a leading forum to disseminate and discuss research activities and results on a broad range of topics in distributed systems, ranging from computing Clusters to widely distributed Clouds and emerging Internet computing paradigms such as Fog/Edge Computing for Internet of Things (IoT)/Big Data applications. The conference features keynotes, technical presentations, posters, workshops, tutorials, as well as the SCALE challenge featuring live demonstrations and the ICFEC 2021 conference.

In 2021, IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2021 will be ‘self-colocated’ with its postponed 2020 edition, in Melbourne, Australia. We will jointly celebrate the 20th and 21st anniversary of the conference !

We solicit original contributions on all aspects of distributed systems and applications in the context of Cluster, Cloud, and Internet computing environments. Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Internet Computing Frontiers: Edge, Fog, Serverless, Lambda, Streaming
    Highly decentralized approaches to cloud computing. Edge/Fog computing, sensor data streaming and computation on the edges of the network. Function as a Service (Faas), Backend as a Service (BaaS), serverless computing, lambda computing.
  • Architecture, Networking, Data Centers
    Service oriented architectures. Utility computing models. IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, *aaS paradigms. Service composition and orchestration. Software-Defined Network-enabled Systems. Micro-datacenter, cloudlet, edge, or fog computing infrastructure. Virtualized hardware: GPUs, tensor processing units, FPGAs.
  • Storage and I/O Systems
    Distributed storage, cloud storage, Storage as a Service, data locality techniques for in-memory processing, storage in the edge.
  • Programming Models and Runtime Systems
    Programming models, languages, systems and tools/environments. Virtualization, containers, and middleware technologies. Actors, agents, programming decentralized computing systems.
  • Resource Management and Scheduling
    Resource allocation algorithms, profiling, modeling. Cluster, cloud, and internet computing scheduling and meta-scheduling techniques.
  • Performance Modelling and Evaluation
    Performance models. Monitoring and evaluation tools. Analysis of system/application performance.
  • Cyber-Security, Privacy and Resilient Distributed Systems
    Distributed Systems security and trust. Access control. Data privacy and integrity. Regulation. Resiliency of service attacks.
  • Sustainable and Green Computing
    Environment friendly computing ecosystems. Hardware/software/application energy efficiency. Power, cooling and thermal awareness.
  • Applications
    Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cyber-Physical Systems, e-Health, Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled Smart Systems and Applications.

Chairs and Committees

  • General Co-Chairs:
    Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Gul Agha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Program Committee Co-Chairs:
    Laurent Lefevre, INRIA, France
    Stacy Patterson, RPI, USA
    Young Choon Lee, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Finance Chair:
    Shashikant Ilager, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Cyber Chair :
    Mohammad Goudarzi, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Important Dates

  • "Timezone: Anywhere in the world!"
    Paper Due (Abstract): 8 December 2020 (Final paper submission : 15 December (Firm Deadline))
    *Full Paper Due: 15 December 2020 (Firm Deadline)
  • Acceptance Notification: 8 February 2021
  • Camera Ready Papers Due: 3 March 2021