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Special Session
Special Session on
 - MultiCloud 2014

3 - 5 April, 2014 - Barcelona, Spain

Within the 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - CLOSER 2014


Dana Petcu
West University of Timisoara
Brief Bio
Dana Petcu is Professor at Computer Science Department of West University of Timisoara, and CEO of the research Institute e-Austria Timisoara (Romania). Her interest in distributed and parallel computing is reflected in more than hundred papers about Cloud, Grid, or HPC computing. She is chief editor of the open-access journal Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience. She was and is involved in several projects funded by European Commission; the most recent and relevant ones in the session context are mOSAIC (Open-source API and Platform for Multiple Clouds), MODAClouds (MOdel-Driven Approach for design and execution of applications on multiple Clouds) and HOST (HPC as a service).


Using resources and services from multiple Clouds for reasons like high availability, cost reductions or special features is a natural evolution from in-silo Clouds.
Being able to move, at design or at run-time, applications from one Cloud to another can reduce the risk of Cloud adoption and can ensure the reliability of the deployed applications.

Two basic delivery models in place for the multiple Clouds: Federations and Multi-Clouds. The session is focusing on the second case, when a third party is building unique entry point for multiple Clouds, without a prior agreement with and between the Cloud providers.

The aim of the Special Session is to offer a snapshot of the current state-of-the-art in using Multi-Clouds and to provide the framework for discussions related to the current problems to be solved and emerging solutions. The session organizers welcome researchers and practitioners who investigate concepts, models and tools for deploying applications on multiple Clouds.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Model-driven design for Multi-Cloud applications
  • Portability and interoperability among Clouds
  • Scheduling, dynamic capacity allocation and load balancing in Multi-Cloud environments
  • Self-adaptivity of applications and auto-scaling mechanisms
  • Open-source support for Multi-Clouds
  • Automatic code generation and deployment of applications on Multi-Clouds
  • Risk analysis for Cloud and Multi-Clouds
  • Cloud service discovery, monitoring, metering, performance, availability and other non functional requirements
  • Brokering and selection of Cloud services and providers
  • Multi-Clouds governance
  • Service level agreements and quality of services
  • Case studies and success stories of applications exploiting multiple clouds
  • Business and organzational impact of deploying applications on (Multi-)Cloud
  • Migration of legacy application to a (Multi-)Cloud environment
  • Security-as-a-Service, security services in Multi-Clouds
  • Service Level Agreements, Security Level Agreements
  • Security Mechansims, Evaluation and Monitoring


Paper Submission: January 29, 2014 (expired)
Authors Notification: February 10, 2014 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: February 20, 2014 (expired)


Marcos Almeida, Softeam, France
Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Alysson Bessani, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Massimo Ficco, Second University of Naples, Italy
Leire Orue-Echevarria, Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain
Juan Fernando Perez Bernal, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Massimiliano Rak, Second University of Napoli, Italy
Arnor Solberg, SINTEF, Norway
Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Umberto Villano, Universit√† degli Studi del Sannio, Italy


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines and Templates.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at: http://www.insticc.org/Primoris


All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


CLOSER Special Sessions - MultiCloud 2014
e-mail: closer.secretariat@scitevents.org