UCC 2011
December 5-7, Melbourne, Australia
Call for Workshops

Workshop proposals and invited for UCC 2011 on specific aspects of Utility and Cloud Computing, particularly relating to the subject areas indicated by the topics below. We encourage workshops which will discuss fundamental research issues driven by academic interests or more applied industrial or commercial concerns. The format of the workshop will be determined by the organizers. Workshops can vary in length from a half day to a full day. Having more than one co-organizer for a workshop is strongly advised. Workshop proceedings will be published as part of the UCC 2011 proceedings. So, it is very important that high quality workshops are accepted, and that workshop chairs observe strict quality standards, no more than 50% acceptance, in the selection of papers for their events. 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 mentioned below. Proposals should be submitted in PDF format (printable on A4 paper).
Workshop Proposal Due: May 20, 2011

Notification of Acceptance: June 05, 2011
URL of Workshop: June 20, 2011
Workshops: December 2011
Proposal Requirements
Proposals for workshops should be no more than 2 pages in length. They should contain the following information.
  • Title and brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the goals and the technical issues that will be its focus.
  • A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of interest.
  • A list of related workshops or similar events held in the last 3 years, or to be held in 2011.
  • The names and contact information (web page, email address) of the proposed organizing committee. This committee should consist of two or three people knowledgeable about the technical issues to be addressed, preferably not members of the same institution.
  • A description of the qualifications of the proposed organizing committee with respect to organizing this workshop (e.g., papers published in the proposed topic area, previous workshop organization, other relevant information).
Each workshop organizing committee will be responsible for the following:
  • Producing a web page and a "Call for Papers/Participation" for their workshop. The URL should be sent to the workshop chair. The call must make it clear that the workshop is open to all members of the Grid and Cluster Computing community.
  • It should mentions that at least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and that all workshop participants must pay the UCC 2011 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.
  • 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 of the proceedings chair.
  • Provide a brief description of the workshop for the conference web page and program.
  • 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 organisers to set.
  • Advertising the workshop beyond the conference web page.
  • Assistance in producing a camera-ready version of the workshop proceedings.
  • Important matter: The UCC 2011 Organizing Committee may decide, if the workshop is too small (i.e. does not attract enough submissions) to merge this with another. So we encourage workshop organisers to attract a large community. In extreme situations we may also cancel workshops if there are not enough submissions.

Important Note

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 Programme Committee (with a minimum of 3 reviews per paper). The organizers should also try to observe an acceptance rate of around 45% (but not more than 50% of the submitted papers).

The UCC 2011 Organizing Committee will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing a link to a workshop's local page.
  • Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the workshop.
  • In conjunction with the organizers, determining the workshop date and time.
  • Providing copies of the workshop proceedings to attendees.
Conference Topics of Interest and Area Keywords
Topics of interest to the conference include (but are not restricted to):
  • Utility Compuitng Architecture, Model and Solutions
  • Sensor Networks and Cloud Integrated Applications
  • Body Sensor Networks
  • Semantic Data Management in Clouds
  • Information Management and Stream Processing
  • Web 2.0 Technologies
  • Workflow Tools and Applications
  • Programming Models
  • Energy Management in Data Centres
  • Service Level Agreements and Scheduling
  • Cloud-based Image Processing and Visualization
  • Data Intensive Computational Biology Applications in Clouds
Workshop Chair
Mukaddim Pathan, Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia
Professor Omer Rana, Welsh eScience Center and Cardiff University, UK

Additional questions may also be directed to UCC 2011 chairs:
Rajkumar Buyya , University of Melbourne & Manjrasoft Pty Ltd, Australia