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

1st IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on
Cloud Management (CloudMan 2010)
http://cloudman2010.lncc.br

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The CloudMan workshop invites authors to submit original and unpublished work.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 11, 2010
* Paper submission: January 11, 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

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BDIM 2010 International Workshop on Business-driven IT Management

5th IEEE/IFIP International Workshop on Business-driven IT Management (BDIM 2010) In conjunction with NOMS 2010
12th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium
Osaka International Convention Center, Osaka, Japan, April 19th, 2010 http://www.businessdrivenitmanagement.org/bdim2010/

The fifth edition of the BDIM workshop builds on the success of the first four editions, that were held in conjunction with NOMS 2006, IM 2007, NOMS 2008, and IM 2009. BDIM 2010 aims to continue building the community of researchers in business-driven IT management by inviting complete, original, unpublished contributions in the following, or related topic areas:

Topic Areas

Models for measuring/estimating business-IT alignment

-Models for IT faults and performance degradations
-Data mining techniques for impact model construction
-Modeling of business operations and their relationships to IT -Modeling of business strategies and their relationships to IT
-Modeling IT risk and IT-related business risk- Software tools for Business-driven IT management

-Semantic web models for business-IT alignment

Decision support for IT Management from a business perspective

-Business-driven IT optimization problems
-Business-driven IT planning and decision-making
-IT actions to enhance/optimize business performance

Automation for IT Management from a business perspective

-Adaptive/autonomic computing from a business perspective
-Automated IT management solutions from a business perspective

Business Objectives, Processes and SLM

-Business process modeling for IT management
-Business-driven Service Level Management
-Business-driven dynamic provisioning
-Business-driven inventory management
-Business continuity management and its impact on IT
-Accounting, Billing, Chargeback and linkages to business objectives -IT Governance, ITSM, COBIT
-Business objectives and their impact on new IT paradigms like utility/grid computing

Case studies in Business-driven IT management (in e-commerce, messaging, ?)

-E-commerce, e-business and relation to IT infrastrcutures
-Services infrastructures and QOS concerns (MTBF, MTTR, Response times, latency etc) that have customer impact

Submissions

We are seeking submissions for full papers (8 pages on 2-columns IEEE style) and short papers presenting position statements or preliminary results on relevant work (4 pages on 2-columns IEEE style). All selected works will be included in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Submissions are to be uploaded at https://jems.sbc.org.br/bdim2010

Important dates

-Submission deadline: January 11, 2010
-Notification of acceptance: February 8, 2010
-Final camera-ready papers due: February 19, 2010
-BDIM2010 Workshop: April 19, 2010

Organizing Committee

Workshop co-chairs

-Claudio Bartolini (HP Labs, USA)
-Kamal Bhattacharya (IBM Research – India)
-Jacques Sauvé (UFCG, Brazil)

Publicity chair

-Carlos Becker Westphall (USFC, Brazil)

Program committee

Alexander Keller, IBM Global Technology Services, USA
Issam Aib, University of Waterloo, Canada
Arosha Bandara, The Open University, UK
Michael Brenner, MNM Team, Technische Universität München, Germany Mark Burgess, Oslo University College, Norway
Sandro Etalle, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Sven Graupner, HP Labs, USA
Lundy Lewis, Southern New Hampshire University, USA
Heiko Ludwig, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Hanan Lutfiyya, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Christian Mayerl, Materna GMBH, Germany
Antão Moura, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
José Augusto Oliveira Neto, Vivo, Brazil
Luciano Paschoal Gaspary, UFRGS, Brazil
Maher Rahmouni, HP Labs, USA
Rodrigo Rebouças de Almeida, UFCG, Brazil
Thomas Schaaf, MNM Team, Technische Universität München, Germany Thomas Setzer, Technische Universität München, Germany
Sharad Singhal, HP Labs, USA
John Strassner, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea Rep. Vladimir Tosic, NICTA, Australia
David Trastour SAP Research, France
Christopher Ward, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville, UFRGS, Brazil