CloudNG 2017 – The 1st International Workshop on Cloud-Next Generation

The First International Workshop on Cloud-Next Generation (CloudNG 2017) took place on Sunday, 23rd April in Belgrade, Serbia. The workshop was co-located with European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys 2017) and brought together cloud computing researchers and industry.

The focus of workshop was on novel cloud architectures, HPC in the cloud, decentralized cloud management, energy aware clouds, modelling clouds at scale, novel cloud computing environments and service-oriented architectures, cloud orchestration and cloud automation, self-organizing and self management clouds, and finally applications of the self-* principles in the cloud which can alleviate current issues on large scale and heterogeneous clouds.


The workshop was chaired by the CloudLightning coordinator Prof. John P. Morrison and technical coordinator Dr. Gabriel González- Castañé (University College of Cork). The technical program committee included:

  • Shoukat Ali, MiddleScholars San Jose, USA (previously IBM Research, Intel Corporation)
  • Ioana Banicescu, Mississippi State University, USA
  • Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Jesus Carretero, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
  • Anne Elster, Norwegian University of Science and Technology of Trondheim, Norway
  • George Gravvanis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Marcin Paprzycki, Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • Dana Petcu, University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Florin Pop, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
  • Omer Rana, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • Brian Vinter, Neils Bohr Institutet, University of Copenhagen

Six papers have been accepted to be published as part of the ACM Digital Library:

  1. On the power consumption modeling for the simulation of Heterogeneous HPC clouds.
    Konstantinos Giannoutakis (Centre for Research and Technology Hellas), Antonios Makaratzis (Centre for Research and Technology Hellas), Dimitrios Tzovaras (Centre for Research and Technology Hellas), Christos Filelis-Papadopoulos (Democritus University of Thrace), and George Gravvanis (Democritus University of Thrace)
  2. CloudLightning Simulation and Evaluation Roadmap.
    Christos Filelis-Papadopoulos(Democritus University of Thrace), George Gravvanis (Democritus University of Thrace), and John Morrison(University College Cork)
  3. A Self-Healing Approach Towards Autonomic Cloud Services
    Paul Stack (University College Cork), Huanhuan Xiong (University College Cork), Dali Mersel (Université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne), Maxime Makhlouf (Université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne), Guillaume Terpend (Université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne), and Dapeng Dong (University College Cork)
  4. The CloudLightning approach to cloud-user interaction.
    Teodora Selea (Institute e-Austria Timisoara), Ioan Dragan (Institute e-Austria Timisoara), and Teodor-Florin Fortis (West University of Timisoara)
  5. Integrating Dataflow Engines in Self-Organisation Self-Management Cloud Architectures.
    Nemanja Trifunovic (Maxeler Technologies), Hristina Palikareva (Maxeler Technologies), Tobias Becker (Maxeler Technologies), and Georgi Gaydadjiev (Maxeler Technologies)
  6. Imaging Data Management System.
    Brian Vinter (University of Copenhagen), Jonas Bardino (University of Copenhagen), Martin Rehr (University of Copenhagen), Klaus Birkelund (University of Copenhagen), and Mads Ohm Larsen (University of Copenhagen)

The organisers hope that with CloudNG 2017 workshop they will create a lasting forum for interdisciplinary exchange which will highlight current and future drawbacks and solutions benefiting both communities.

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