Workshop 02- InterCloud

The Second International Workshop on Cloud Computing Interoperability and Services

(InterCloud 2011)

Call for Papers

Organized in cooperation with the Cloud Computing Association

As part of

The 2011 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation

(HPCS 2011)

In Conjunction With

The International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2011)

July 4 – 8, 2011

Istanbul, Turkey

(Submission Deadline: February 28, 2011)


“Cloud” is a common metaphor for an Internet accessible infrastructure, hiding most of the implementation and deployment details of the system from users. Cloud computing delivers IT-related capabilities as services over the Internet, allowing resources to be managed and accessed at an Internet scale. Cloud computing has been envisaged to be one of the main stream powering technologies of future IT systems.

The Second International Workshop on Cloud Computing Interoperability and Services focuses on techniques, experiences and lessons learned for interoperable services in the cloud. This workshop aims at providing a forum to bring together researchers for sharing and exchanging cloud computing related research, technologies, experience, and lessons for building clouds of interoperability and coordination capabilities and services.

The Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Cloud Architectures

  • Middleware Frameworks

  • Virtualization Technologies

  • Cloud Broker, Exchange, Arbitrage Architectures

  • Converged Implementations of Clouds and Grids

  • Semantic Web for Clouds

  • Semantic Web Services Definitions for Clouds

  • Service-oriented Computing

  • Services Relationships and Composition

  • Directory of Services for Clouds

  • Cloud Interoperability and Federation Protocols

  • Management of Interoperability and Federation for Clouds

  • Interoperable and Federated Cloud Security and Trust

  • Cloud Interoperability and Federation Governance and Regulatory

  • QoS/SLA in Interoperable and Federated Clouds

  • Cloud Protocols

  • Common Programming Models across Clouds

  • Management of Clouds

  • Cloud Applications

  • Experiences and Lessons


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Cloud Computing. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 450 words. The full manuscript should be at most 7 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged at additional fee. Please include page numbers on all submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via email to the Workshop organizers at

Only PDF files will be accepted. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, contributions, technical clarity and presentation. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings which will be available at the time of the meeting. If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizer.

Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register for the HPCS conference and present the paper in the workshop. Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance. Note that InterCloud does not require anonymized submissions.

All accepted papers will be published as ISBN proceedings by the IEEE and will be available online through IEEE Xplore Digital Library (EI indexing).

Important Dates:

  • Full Paper Submission Deadline: February 28, 2011

  • Notification of Acceptance: March 24, 2011

  • Extended Registration & Camera Ready Manuscripts Due: April 29, 2011

  • Conference Date: July 4-8, 2011


Gansen Zhao

  • School of Computer Science

  • South China Normal University

  • Guangzhou, China

  • Email: zhaogansen at

Chunming Rong

  • University of Stavanger

  • NO- 4036, Stavanger, Norway

  • Email: chunming.rong at

David Bernstein

  • VP and Special CTO

  • Huawei – China Division

  • San Francisco, California, USA

  • Email:

International Program Committee:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2011.

  • David A. Bader, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

  • Mark Baker, University of Reading, UK

  • Franck Cappello, INRIA, France

  • Hongbing Cheng, JSCVC and Nanjing University of Posts&Telecommunications,China

  • Fabio M. Costa, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil

  • Frederic Desprez, INRIA, France

  • Antonio Maña Gomez, University of Malaga, Spain

  • Jörg Hähner, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany

  • Kuo-Chan Huang, National Taichung University, Taiwan

  • Xiao Huang, China Mobile Communications Group, Jiangsu Branch

  • Alexandru Iosup, TU Delft, Netherlands

  • Hiroaki Kikuchi, Tokai University, Japan

  • Romain Laborde, University Paul Sabatier, France

  • Ho-fung Leung, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

  • Yong Li, Beijin Jiaotong University, China

  • Jin Liu, Wuhan University, China

  • Gero Mühl, Technical University of Berlin, Germany

  • Simin Nadjm-Tehrani, Linköping University, Sweden

  • Åsmund Ahlmann Nyre, SINTEF ICT, Norway

  • Luca Spalazzi, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

  • Chien-Ming Wang, Academic Sinica, Taiwan

  • Yan Zhang, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers. If you have any questions about the HPCS 2011 conference paper submission, please contact Conference Program Chair: Waleed W. Smari, Voice: +1 (937) 681-0098, Email: