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Self Organisation Clouds - SOCLO 2015

20 - 22 May, 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal

In conjunction with the 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - CLOSER 2015



Theo Lynn
Dublin City University
Brief Bio
Theo Lynn is Professor of Digital Business and Associate Dean (Industry Engagement and Innovation) at Dublin City University Business School. He is a Principal Investigator of the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4) and the Horizon 2020 projects, CloudLightning and RECAP. His research interests include cloud computing and digital business.
John Morrison
Independent Researcher
Brief Bio
John Morrison is the founder and director of the Centre for Unified Computing. He is a cofounder and co-director of the Boole Centre for Research in Informatics, a co-founder and co-director of Grid-Ireland and co-founder and PI for the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce. Prof. Morrison has held a Science Foundation of Ireland Investigatoraward and has published widely in the field of Parallel Distributed and Grid Computing. He has been the guest editor on many journals including the Journal of Super Computing and the Journal of Scientific Computing. He is on the Editorial Board of Multi-Agent and Grid Systems:An International Journal, published by ISO Press, and the International Journal of Computational Intelligence: Theory and Practice (IJCITP). He is a senior member of the ACM and a senior member of the IEEE. Prof Morrison is a member of the I2Lab Advisory Board in the University of Central Florida. He has served on dozens of international conference programme committees and is a co-founder of the International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing. He is the coordinating PI on the Horizon 2020 project, CloudLightning, researching self-organising, self-managing heterogeneous clouds.


The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers with a shared interest in the topic of designing and developing self-organising clouds. Specifically, we are interested in papers from researchers making use of self-organisation techniques to address the problems emerging from the confluence of issues in the emerging cloud: rising complexity and energy costs, problems of management and efficiency of use, the need to efficiently deploy services to a growing community of non-specialist users and the need to facilitate solutions based on heterogeneous components.

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

  • Approaches to service provision
  • Approaches to decentralised self management
  • Approaches to incorporate and exploit heterogenous resources
  • Ways to minimize performance degradation caused by virtualization
  • Options for multiple HPC software stacks and HPC middleware combinations
  • Support for larger collections of affordable, pay-as-you-go HPC applications
  • Methods to dramatically lower prices for HPC users
  • Use cases and proofs of concept for self organising cloud
  • Foundational concepts
    • Innovative Algorithms for Self-organization in the Cloud
    • Definition, Modelling and Verification of Properties of Cloud based Self-organising Systems
  • Constructive Methods for Self-organizing Systems in the Cloud
    • Software Engineering Approaches to Building Self-organising Cloud Components
    • Architectural Frameworks and Run-time Systems for Self-organizing Clouds
    • Enhancing and Augmenting Cloud Systems with Self-organizing Components and Services
  • Analytical Methods for Self-organization in the cloud
    • Evaluation
    • Assurance, Verification and Validation
  • General Application Areas
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Cyber-physical Systems
    • Mobile Computing
    • Service-oriented Systems
    • Dependable Cloud Computing
    • Smart User Interfaces
    • Genome Processing
    • Ray Tracing
  • Artifacts and Evaluations
    • Model Exemplars
    • Artifacts to Compare Self-organizing Approaches
    • Experiences with Self-organizing Systems Solving Real-world Problems in the Cloud


Philip Healy, Independent Researcher, Ireland
Pooyan Jamshidi, , Ireland
Dan Marinescu, University of Central Florida, United States
Dana Petcu, Computer Science Department, West University of Timisoara, Romania

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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 - SOCLO 2015