UCC 2010
December 14-16, 2010, Chennai, India
Important Notice
All papers accepted for presentation at the UCC 2010 conference has been selected for submittion for FGCS reviews. UCC 2010 will have "no" pre-conference proceedings. After addressing comments from both the audiences at UCC 2010, and the UCC reviewers, the authors will submit their papers for reviews to FGCS journal, for publication as a special issue. This is the post-conference proceedings. Hence, all the papers submitted by UCC 2010 authors to the Journal for reviews should be considered original papers that have not been published elsewhere.
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Computing is being transformed to a model consisting of services that are commoditized and delivered in a manner similar to traditional utilities such as water, electricity, gas, and telephony. In such a model, users access services based on their requirements without regard to where the services are hosted or how they are delivered. Several computing paradigms have promised to deliver this utility computing vision and these include Grid computing, and more recently Cloud computing.

Cloud computing has recently emerged as one of the buzzwords in the ICT industry. Several IT vendors are promising to offer storage, application and computation hosting services, and provide coverage in several continents, offering Service-Level Agreements (SLA) backed performance and uptime promises for their services. While these ‘clouds’ are the natural evolution of traditional clusters and data centers, they are distinguished by following a "utility" pricing model where customers are charged based on their utilisation of computational resources, storage and transfer of data. These emerging services have reduced the cost of computation, application hosting and content storage and delivery by several orders of magnitude, however there is significant complexity involved in ensuring applications, services and data can scale when needed to ensure consistent and reliable operation under peak loads.

To provide a dedicated forum for sharing recent R&D advances and industrial innovations in "Utility Computing" area, we have initiated this new conference series "International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing". This conference series has emerged out of the past two successful Cloud computing symposiums (Cloud 2009 held in Shanghai, China; and Cloud 2010 held in Melbourne, Australia) and focuses on both principles of "Utility computing" and its practical realisation in industry in different forms including Cloud Computing.

Conference Scope
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
  • Principles of Utility Computing
  • Architectural Models for Utility Computing
  • *aaS: Infrastructure, Platform, Software, Storage as a Service
  • Novel architectural models for cloud computing
  • Novel applications of cloud computing, including games and social networks
  • Novel cloud programming models
  • Innovative cloud pricing models
  • Innovative cloud service models
  • Support for scalable and elastic cloud services
  • New parallel / concurrent programming models for cloud computing
  • Cloud support for mobile applications and Content Delivery Networks
  • Data Security, Privacy, and Jurisdiction in the Cloud
  • Portability of applications and data between different cloud providers
  • Cloud-related virtualization issues
  • Deployment, maintenance, and management of cloud resources and services
  • (Multi-)Cloud resource brokering and scheduling
  • (Multi-)Cloud capacity planning
  • Reliability of applications and services running on the cloud
  • Interoperability between different Utility Computing Platforms including Grids, and Clouds
  • Performance monitoring for cloud applications
  • Cloud use case studies
  • Scientific computing in the cloud
  • Business computing in the cloud
  • Social computing in the cloud
Journal Special Issue
The UCC 2010 papers, after further reviews, will be published in a special issue of the "Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS)" Journal published by Elsevier Press.
Important Dates
Papers Due: 30 September, 2010

Notification of Acceptance: 20 October 2010
Camera Ready Papers Due: 5 November 2010