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Special Sessions

Special sessions are very small and specialized events to be held during the conference as a set of oral and poster presentations that are highly specialized in some particular theme or consisting of the works of some particular international project. The goal of special sessions (minimum 4 papers; maximum 9) is to provide a focused discussion on innovative topics. All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and on digital support. All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). The proceedings are submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


FedCloudGov 2014Special Session on Federated Cloud Governance
Chair(s): Víctor Méndez Muñoz

MultiCloud 2014Special Session on Multi-Clouds
Chair(s): Dana Petcu

Special Session on Federated Cloud Governance - FedCloudGov 2014


Víctor Méndez Muñoz
Mind the Byte & Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB

Federated Cloud Governance is an emerging topic which is to become one of the major issues in computer science, theoretical and practical, in the following years, as the Federated Clouds goes to production level. The target of the Special Session is to encourage discussion on the presented contributions and guidance for the general public of the conference, readers of the conference proceedings and to promote the dissemination of ideas among the eScience community.
Special Session on Federated Cloud Governance aims to formalize the problem domain and to define sensible approaches for the Governance of Federated Clouds. The scope is the eScience domain, including not only multi-community aggregations (NGI portals, multi-community portals, scientific gateways) but also the integration of large and minor use cases ( pilot factories, job factories, science workflows, science applications).

Special Session on Multi-Clouds - MultiCloud 2014


Dana Petcu
West University of Timisoara

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.