2º WCN e Cloudscape

Workshop on Cloud Networks e Cloudscape Brazil

Cloudscape Brazil 2017

As a sequence of the technical state of the art discussion during the WCN, the Cloudscape Brazil 2017 will be a forum for discussing cloud-friendly policy measures, ensuring safe and fair contracts and a level playing field for the supply side, as well as more informed consumer choices are essential to build trust in the cloud, with the aim of introducing a dialogue demonstrating how you can make the most out of adopting cloud computing. Cloudscape Brazil takes a practical look at some of the major challenges & requirements to the adoption of cloud computing, exploring pathways for closer collaboration between Brazil and Europe on issues of common interest.

EUBrasilCloudFORUM organizes the 4th edition of Cloudscape Brazil with the ambition to shape cloud developments in both Brazil and Europe by bringing insights into current market trends, challenges slowing down mainstream adoption of cloud services and best practices to address them. Further topics include: policy issues around taxation, bandwidth, energy pricing and data protection, which are slowing down cloud adoption in Brazil.

We wish to create a consolidated and continuous platform with Cloudscape Brazil that both promotes EU & BR excellence in the advances made in the area of cloud computing and its links with big data & IoT using cloud as an enabler, from a IaaS, SaaS & PaaS perspective, maturity in the delivery of common templates for Cloud SLAs, delivering novel tools to support EU & BR SMEs & Start-ups to use Cloud computing in a more efficient way, being given informed know-how around data protection, security & legal issues.

What we expect from the integration of discussions of WCN 2017 and Cloudscape?

A special Interest Group on Cloud Computing

During these two days EUBrasilCloudFORUM team and the event delegates will interact with the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) to start a SIG (Special Interest Group) in Cloud Computing, formed by Brazilian academic experts to structure the evolution of this area within the research community in Brazil for the upcoming years. This SIG will also be responsible for organising future technical themed workshops to strengthen the collaboration between academia and industry.

A selection of relevant topics for ICT cooperation between Europe and Brazil

A call for papers has been launched at WCN on the latest challenges, technologies, solutions and techniques related to networking within the cloud and to the efficient and effective cloud deployment and hosting of the various emerging applications and services. In parallel, Cloudscape Brazil will collect a series of Position Papers bringing insights into current market trends, challenges slowing down mainstream adoption of cloud services and best practices to address them, including policy issues around taxation, bandwidth, energy pricing and data protection.

A White Paper for the EU-Brazil Policy Dialogue meeting on ICT in November, Brasília

EUBrasilCloudFORUM has the mandate from the EC and MCTI to support the EU-BR collaborative projects in the collection and promotion of their results and activities. The results will be used to draft a research Roadmap on cloud computing, identifying collaboration needs and opportunities between Europe and Brazil for the European Commission and to MCTI, thus contributing to the definition of future cooperation priorities between the two regions. The outcomes of the meeting will be submitted to the European Commission and to the MCTIC and used during the EU-Brazil Policy Dialogue.

More details

Both WCN and Cloudscape Brazil are organized by EUBrasilCloudFORUM in the frame of the annual Conference of the Brazilian Computing Society (CSBC) 2017. The two events are jointly organized and the agendas complement with attention to research, industry and policy topics around cloud computing. Participation at both events is highly welcome. Be part of our working agenda and growing EU & BR cloud computing community, get involved.

About EUBrasilCloudFORUM

EUBrasilCloudFORUM is the consolidated result of the efforts pooled together by representatives of the EU-Brazil Working Group set up at the EUBrazil workshop held in July 2014, in Brasilia. The project is going to contribute in a strategic way to the definition, scoping and creation of an EU-Brazil Open Science Cloud environment.

EUBrasilCloudFORUM is going to contribute in a strategic way to the definition, scoping and eventual creation of an EU-Brazil Open Science Cloud. The project will facilitate the establishment of an organisational cooperation model that enables the EU and Brazil to formulate and develop a common strategy and approach for Research & Innovation in Cloud Computing in line with the priorities of each region.

Committees

Coordenação Geral

  • Priscila Solis, UNB

Coordenação Local

  • Calebe de Paula Biachini, Mackenzie

Coordenação do Comitê de Programa

  • Wagner Meira Junior, UFMG

Information and Support

WCN 2017

The workshop will bring together researchers, engineers, and practitioners from academia, industry and government to discuss and advance the state-of-the-art research, advances and practice in the emerging area of cloud-based networks and applications. In this second edition, the WCN 2017 is sponsored by the EUBRASILCloudForum Project, with support of CTIC/RNP and the European Commission and the BiGSea and SecureCloud projects.

This workshop will present unpublished research work related to the latest challenges, technologies, solutions and techniques related to networking within the cloud and to the efficient and effective cloud deployment and hosting of the various emerging applications and services. Effective solutions related to the placement, sizing, bursting, and migration of compute, storage, and data resources within the cloud network(s) become critical to the deployment of elastic and agile applications.

Format and Paper Submission

Papers must be original, written in English or Portuguese and must follow the SBC format. Papers cannot have more than 14 pages, including references, figures and tables. The submission is electronic, in PDF format at the JEMS system. At least one of the authors must be registered at the CSBC 2016 Congresss and make the paper presentation at the WCN.

More information about the WCN at this page.

Important Dates

  • 10 april 2017
    Paper submission
  • 20 april 2017
    Paper Acceptance Notification
  • 02 may 2017
    Camera Ready Submission

Main Topics of Interest

  • Network function virtualization
  • SDN-enabled cloud datacenters
  • Cloud-based services for IoT and Smart Cities
  • Virtual private cloud networking
  • Intra and inter-cloud networking
  • Deployment of cloud apps and services
  • Big Data application provisioning on the cloud
  • Cloud bursting techniques
  • Scalability and elasticity techniques
  • Containers vs. VMs
  • Placement and migration of cloud resources within the cloud
  • Impact of network utilization and co-located applications on performance
  • Cloud resource management and capacity engineering
  • Trust, security and privacy in the cloud

Committees

General Chair

  • Wagner Meira Jr., DCC/UFMG
  • Priscila Solis, UnB
  • Marco Vieira, UC

Local Chair

  • Calebe de Paula Bianchini, Mackenzie

TPC

  • Andrey Brito, UFCG
  • Antonio Augusto Frohlich, UFSC
  • Edmundo Monteiro, University of Coimbra
  • Eduardo Alchieri, UnB
  • Flavio Wagner, UFRGS
  • Giovani Gracioli, UFSC
  • João Gondim, UnB
  • Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville, UFRGS
  • Moacyr Martucci, POLI-USP
  • Nuno Laranjeiro, University of Coimbra
  • Philippe Navaux, UFRGS
  • Thais Vasconcelos Batista, UFRN