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Call for papers

Fifth Workshop on Management of Cloud and Smart city systems (MoCS 2015)

July 6th, 2015 - Larnaca, Cyprus

organized in association with the Twentieth IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC 2015)

Sponsored by (pending approval) IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Communications Society

Endorsed by the IEEE Technical Committee on Communications Systems Integration and Modeling (CSIM)

In cooperation with the IEEE Technical SubCommittee on Green Communications and Computing (TSCGCC)

The vision of Cloud computing is becoming a reality thanks to the recent advances in several significant computer and communications research areas. After the initial hype, at the current stage, several ongoing research efforts are focusing on the several open management aspects of the Cloud, such as interoperability, scalability, reliability, power management, and confidentiality/auditability, with the final goal to make Cloud technologies and services more mature so to boost and to facilitate a more widespread industrial uptake of Cloud systems. At the same time, the great amount of data collected by people and sensors in a Smart City scenario represents one of the most valuable resources for a city. However, the integration, the management and real-time processing of these data are very difficult to achieve, while granting system scalability. Despite the several recent efforts on Cloud systems, it is still unclear whether current solutions are able to withstand the abrupt and unpredictably changes imposed by the emergent Smart City application scenarios, where services have to scale up and down fast by exploiting highly distributed and heterogeneous virtualized resources and real objects, such as in the Internet of Things (IoT).

The ambition and mission of MoCS 2015 is to put on the foreground all above issues, and to bring together different ongoing research efforts on the management of Cloud  and Smart city systems. This year, special focus will be on the challenging management issues related to the delivery of efficient solutions for the processing of real-world Big Data in Smart Cities scenarios.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  •  Analytical and simulation models and tools to measure systems scalability and to achieve resource saving in socio-technical Smart City systems;
  • Novel adaptive management solutions for scalable, maintainable, cost-effective Cloud provision, at all software stack layers;
  • New models and paradigms for the management of Cloud services at the host level, within/between data centres (intra- /inter-domain);
  • Big Data flow processing for Smart City scenarios;
  • IoTs interacting with Clouds for Smart City scenarios.


Important Dates 

Submission of research papers due:                April 20, 2015 (extended deadline)

Notification of paper acceptance:                     May 5, 2015 (extended)

Submission of camera-ready papers due:        May 12, 2015 (extended)

Authors registration deadline:                           May 12, 2015 (extended)

Workshop date:                                                 July 6, 2015


Paper submission

Papers should be written in English. Manuscripts should not exceed 8 pages in the IEEE proceedings style (note that accepted papers up to 6 pages will be published with no additional charge), including all figures, tables and references, and must be submitted by April 20, 2015 (extended deadline) using EDAS ( Papers meeting these requirements will be peer-reviewed by at least three independent reviewers, including a TPC member. Papers must present original and unpublished work and should not be currently under review by any other conference or journal. To submit a paper, please follow the instructions on the Workshop web site.

The Workshop Proceedings will be part of the ISCC 2015 Proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore (


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