7th Cloud Control Workshop

The 7th Cloud Control Workshop is aimed to foster multidisciplinary research in cloud management, leveraging expertise in areas such as autonomic computing, control theory, distributed systems, energy management, machine learning, mathematical statistics, performance modeling, systems management, etc. By providing an understanding of the research challenges ahead and by fostering multi-disciplinary research collaborations, the ambition is to shape the future of cloud management. Expected attendees are leading researchers from any scientific discipline with potential to contribute to this multidisciplinary topic. Continue reading

6th Cloud Control Workshop

6th Cloud Control Workshop, Dec 8-11 (one day), 2014

The 6th Cloud Control Workshop is aimed to foster multidisciplinary research in cloud management, or Cloud Control, leveraging expertise in areas such as distributed systems, control theory, autonomic computing, systems management, mathematical statistics, energy management, performance management, and many more. By providing an understanding of the research challenges ahead and by fostering multi-disciplinary research collaborations, the ambition is to shape the future of cloud management. Expected attendees are leading researchers from any scientific discipline with potential to contribute to this multidisciplinary topic.

Workshop Format
For the first time in this workshop series, the The 6th Cloud Control Workshop is open for contributed papers. The workshop will include invited and contributed presentations as well as discussion sessions. The workshop will be held during one day in conjunction with the 7th IEEE/ACM Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2014). Accepted papers will be published in the main UCC 2014 proceedings, published by the IEEE Computer Society, USA, and made available online through the IEEE Digital Library.

Keynote Speakers

  • John Wilkes, Google
  • (Two additional names are to be confirmed)

Participation
The workshop will take place on some day during the UCC 2014 conference (preliminary December 8). Workshop attendance requires UCC 2014 registration, which gives admission to all UCC 2014 activities, including all workshops.

Call for papers
The call for papers is available here.

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5th Cloud Control Workshop

The 5th Cloud Control Workshop will be held on Grand Hotel in Mölle, Sweden,
on August 20-22, 2014.

Cloud computing has become the dominant paradigm to fulfill compute and storage needs while hiding the underlying complexity of resource management. However, under the hood, many parameters at both software and hardware level need to be controlled to ensure the reliability, performance, and energy efficiency of cloud applications. Furthermore, workload variability and software heterogeneity make optimal parameter selection complex, which combined with the large scale of clouds call for distributed resource management solutions.

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20 million to Cloud Computing

Erik Elmroth at umeå University

Energy-efficient computer resources which adapt its capacity to the needs of the application. This is the objective of the project “Cloud Control” which was recently awarded 20 million SEK from the Swedish Research Council. A group of researchers from Umeå and Lund under the leadership of professor Erik Elmroth from the Department of Computer Science at Umeå University, will develop methods and tools to handle resources and services in future computer centers with distributed systems of virtual machines.
The main goals of the project are:

  • to optimize the usage of servers
  • to predict the usage peaks for specific applications so that the number of virtual machines that are needed can adapt in time
  • to optimize the physical placement of the servers in order to reduce cooling requirements

The project will receive funding during five years.