1st IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Cloud Management (CloudMan 2010)

In conjunction with the 12th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2010)
23 April 2010, Osaka, Japan

Cloud computing and virtual networking are currently hot topics and have been generating substantial interest in the community and it is anticipated that this interest will expand. It is also important to the management community as it is challenging traditional management methods by its sheer size and high level of automation. Clouds must provide appropriate levels of performance to large groups of diverse users, and those clouds are accessed through virtualized wide area networks. Management systems are essential for that and thereby for the future success of the cloud paradigm. New systems, methods, and approaches for cloud and virtualization management from an IT as well as a networking perspective are to be discussed at this workshop.

For the CloudMan 2010 workshop researchers from the various Cloud Management and Virtual Network communities are encouraged to submit and present original work to be considered for publication. Overall topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* Performance evaluation & modeling
* Cloud computing environments
* Cloud service orchestration
* Cloud APIs and usage control
* Cloud data management
* Cloud scalable monitoring
* Cloud load balancing
* Customer cloud management
* Managing data centers
* Management as a service
* Management of virtual slices
* Virtual resource description
* Accounting and economic models for Clouds
* Managing cloud services, or the Internet of services
* Management of virtualized hardware resources
* Network-specific mechanisms for optimized cloud access
* Energy management, green computing, green communication
* Management tools for infrastructure virtualization
* Integration of wireless and optical virtual infrastructures
* Policy driven service/resource life-cycle management
* Security issues with virtualized infrastructure
* Applications and services enabled by virtualized infrastructure
* IaaS, Paas, Saas, NaaS management

The CloudMan workshop invites authors to submit original and unpublished work. Papers should not exceed 8 pages IEEE style (single-spaced 2-column of text using 10-point size type on A4 paper). Authors should submit a PostScript (level 2) or PDF file via the submission server at https://jems.sbc.org.br/cloudman2010.

Submission requires the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. All selected papers for this workshop are peer-reviewed and will be published with IEEE Xplore. Selected (extended) papers will be invited to a journal special issue.

Tentative Deadlines:
* Paper registration: January 4, 2010
* Paper submission: January 4, 2010
* Notification of acceptance: February 8, 2010
* Final camera-ready papers: February 19, 2010
* Workshop date: April 23, 2010

Organizing Committee:
* Bruno Schulze, LNCC, BR
* Marcus Brunner, NEC Labs, DE
* Omar Cherkaoui, UQAM, CA
* Carlos Westphall, UFSC, BR
* Laurent Mathy, London College, UK
* Peer Hasselmeyer, NEC Labs, DE
* Sergi Figuerola, i2cat, ES