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Workshop on Multi and Hybrid Clouds: Technical Challenges and Business Opportunities - MaTCHBOx 2019

2 - 4 May, 2019 - Heraklion, Crete, Greece

In conjunction with the 9th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - CLOSER 2019


Giuseppe Di Modica
University of Catania
Brief Bio
Giuseppe Di Modica is a Research Assistant at the Computer Engineering Faculty of University of Catania (Italy). He received his M. Sc. in Computer Engineering and his PhD from the University of Catania in 2000 and 2005 respectively. His research interests include Service oriented architectures, Big Data and Cloud Computing. He has co-authored more than 75 papers in top-tier peer-reviewed conferences and journals (IEEE Transaction on Cloud Computing, Elsevier JNCA, Elsevier FGCS, IEEE SERVICES, IEEE/ACM UCC, IEEE/ACM BDCAT, etc.) with more than 540 citations (h-index 13). He is in the Program Committee of prestigious conferences (IEEE/ACM CCGrid, IEEE ISCC, IEEE InnovateData, IEEE ICICS, CN4IOT) and has made many reviews for several international scientific journals (Elsevier Journal of Systems and Software, Elsevier Information Sciences, Elsevier Knowledge-Based Systems, IEEE Transaction on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Transaction on Emerging Topics in Computing, IEEE Access, etc.). He has been participated, as technical coordinator, in the design and the development of EU and IT funded research projects (SIMPATICO, VESPER, SeNSori, SERVIFY, Cloud@Home, PI2S2, ICT E1, etc.). He is currently the technical and scientific coordinator of the BEng partner in the EU funded project SIMPATICO (H2020-EU.3.6. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES). He is the owner and co-founder of BEng Business Engineering srl, an SME based in Italy working in the field of Business Process Management. He has been involved, and is currently involved, in many teaching activities at the University of Catania in the following subjects: Computer Basics, Databases, Software Engineering, Web Programming.
Ioannis Konstantinou
National Technical University of Athens
Brief Bio
Dr. Ioannis Konstantinou is a senior researcher at the Computing Systems Laboratory of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Thessaly where he regularly teaches Operating Systems, Advanced Databases and Programming courses. Dr. Konstantinou received his Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from NTUA in 2004, his M.Sc. in Techno-Economic Systems from NTUA in 2007 and his PhD from NTUA in 2011. His research interests lie in the field of large scale distributed data management systems (Cloud Computing and big-data technologies). He has co-authored more than 40 papers in top-tier peer-reviewed conferences and journals in the Database (i.e., SIGMOD, ICDE, IEEE BigData) and Systems (i.e, ACM SoCC, CCGRID, IEEE TPDS, etc.) domains with more than 690 citations (h-index 13). He has served in the program committee of more that 18 prestigious conferences (IEEE/ACM CCgrid, ACM CIKM, CLOSER, etc.) and he has been external reviewer for more than 20 journals (i.e., ACM Comp. Surveys, IEEE TPDS, TKDE, Trans. On Cloud Computing, Trans. On Services Computing, Elsevier FGCS, etc.). He has worked in the proposal preparation, the technical coordination, the design and the development of numerous EU and GR funded research projects (E2Data, SELIS, CELAR, ARCOMEM, Modissense, CLARIN-El, StratusLab etc.). Currently, he is the technical leader of SELIS, a 3-year research project with a budget of more than 18M establishing a strong consortium of more than 40 European logistics stakeholders and ICT providers.


The objective of the workshop is to provide a forum to discuss ongoing research activities on the hybrid cloud model with special focus on the multicloud approach and the business opportunities it brings. Advantages of the multicloud model range from increase of flexibility to reduction of reliance on a single cloud vendor, which in turn brings concrete benefits such as cost effectiveness, service continuity, disaster mitigation, etc. Countersides are the need of plans for data governance and compliance following the recent GDPR directive, higher costs for the management of the cloud sprawl, increase of application delivery’s complexity, deployment and management and more. This workshop encourages submissions that propose experimental solutions, case studies, deployed systems and best practices


  • Service Provisioning and Monitoring in a Multicloud Environment;
  • Orchestration and Automation of Management Activities;
  • Quality of Service and SLA in a Multi-cloud Environment;
  • Cross Cloud Service Migration;
  • Service Continuity;
  • Orchestration of Microservices;
  • Multicloud Resource Elasticity;
  • Multi-cloud Deployment and Orchestration;
  • Open-source Private Multicloud Solutions;
  • Algorithms and Systems for Automated Elasticity;
  • Autonomic Cloud;
  • Data Migration;
  • Data Governance Across Multi-cloud;
  • Cloud Federations;
  • Multi-cloud Storage;
  • Fault Management in Multi-cloud Provisioning;
  • Disaster Mitigation;
  • Security Policies;
  • Cost Mitigation Strategies;
  • Exploitation of Cloud Spot Pricing


Paper Submission: March 10, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 15, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2019 (expired)


The following keynotes are planned to be delivered:

- "Bringing resource demanding applications to the cloud native world" - Nectarios Koziris (, Professor of Computer Science and Dean of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens

- "Adopting a Multi-cloud strategy: a business opportunity for enterprises" - Dr. Giovanni Morana (, CEO of Aucta Cognitio s.r.l.


Jose M. Alcaraz Calero, University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom
Jorge Bernal Bernabe, Department of Inormation and Communications Engineering (DIIC), University of Murcia, Spain
Jens-Matthias Bohli, Hochschule Mannheim, Germany
Antonio Celesti, University of Messina, Italy
Nikolaos Chalvantzis, Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Antonella Di Stefano, University of Catania, Italy
Katerina Doka, Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece
Antonino Galletta, c.da di di Dio n1 Dipartimento di Ingegneria Università degli Studi di Messina, University of Messina, Italy
Tingjian Ge, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, United States
Ioannis Giannakopoulos, Google, Ireland
Giorgos Goumas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Nils Gruschka, University of Applied Science Kiel, Germany
Dragi Kimovski, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Christos-Efthymios Kotselidis, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Zheng Li, Amazon, United States
Luigi Lo Iacono, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Thanassis Loukopoulos, Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, University of Thessaly, Greece
George Pallis, Computer Science, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Mukaddim Pathan, Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia
Dana Petcu, Computer Science Department, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Sashko Ristov, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Ravi Sandhu, University of Texas San Antonio, United States
Mukesh Singhal, CSE, University of California, United States
Orazio Tomarchio, Dip. di Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica e Informatica, University of Catania, Italy
Demetris Trihinas, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Hao Wei, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain


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.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee, 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).


CLOSER Workshops - MaTCHBOx 2019