2nd IEEE International Workshop on Software Defined Systems
in conjunction with
2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E 2015)
09-13 March 2015, Tempe, AZ, USA
Call for papers
Next generation cloud systems will require a paradigm shift in how they are constructed
and managed. Conventional control and management platforms are facing considerable
challenges regarding flexibility, dependability and security that next generation systems
will require. The cloud computing paradigm has gone part of the way towards alleviating
some of the problems associated with resource allocation, utilization and managements
(e.g., via elasticity). However, many of the elements of a well-designed cloud environment
remain “stiff” and hard to modify and adapt in an integrated fashion. This includes
underlying networking topologies, many aspects of the user control over IaaS, PaaS or SaaS
layers when such is needed, construction of XaaS services, provenance and meta-data
collection, and so on. In many situations the problem may be because service abstraction
is inadequate. Software Defined Systems (SDS) are systems that have added software
components which help abstract actual IT equipment and other layers. One classical
example, of course, are hypervisors. Such separation provides a great opportunity for
system administrators to more easily construct and managing their systems through flexible
software layers. Software Defined Systems include Software Defined Networking (SDN),
Software Defined Storage, Software Defined Servers (Virtualization), Software Defined
Datacenters (SDD), Software Defined Security (SDSec), and ultimately Software Defined
Clouds (SDCloud) to name a few possibilities. Individual solutions and seamless
integration of these abstractions remains in many respects a challenge. After the high
success of the previous edition (SDS'2014), The second International workshop on
Software Defined Systems (SDS'2015) will continue to be a forum for scientists,
researchers, students, and practitioners to present their latest research results, ideas,
and developments in the area of software defined systems – both components and their
integration - and by implication advancement of next generation clouds.
Topics of interest
Researchers are encouraged to submit original research contributions in all major areas,
whichinclude, but not limited to:
* Software Defined Systems support for Cloud Computing
* Software Defined Networking (SDN):
* SDN concepts, architecture, and APIs
* Network Virtualization
* SDN and OpenFlow protocol
* Software Defined Storage:
* Storage Automation andAbstraction
* Policy-driven storage provisioning
* Software Defined Servers:
* VM migration techniques and challenges
· Software Defined Radio
· Cognitive Radio Networks
* Software Defined Datacenters:
* Facility control integration
* Large scale sensor system management
* Software Defined Security o Security policies automation
* Self-management systems
* Autonomic Computing techniques.
* Software Defined Systems Scalability
* Software Defined Systems optimization
* Software tools and frameworks to support SDS
* Software Defined Systems challenges and opportunities.
* Software Defined Systems surveys
Important Dates :
Paper Submission: December 01, 2014
Author's Notification: January 3, 2015
Camera-ready paper submission : January 17, 2015
Papers Submissions Guidelines:
Manuscripts should be prepared in 10-point font using the IEEE 8.5" x 11"
two-column format. All papers should be in PDF format, and submitted electronically at
Paper Submission Link<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sds20150>.A
should not exceed 6 pages (including all figures, tables and references).A paper submitted
to SDS 2015 cannot be under review for any other conference or journal during the entire
time it is considered for SDS 2015. All submissions are peer-reviewed by at least three
reviewers. Accepted papers will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Conference
Accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions to the Special Issue of the
International Journal of Grid and High Performance Computing (IJGHPC). IJGHPC
* Yaser Jararweh, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan.
* Mladen Vouk, N.C. State University, USA.
Technical Program co-Chairs:
* Andy Rindos, IBM research, USA.
* Elhadj Benkhelifa, Staffordshire University, UK.
* Yojiro UO, IIJ Innovation Institute Inc., Japan.
Invited Speaker and Panel co-Chairs:
* Abdullah Khreishah, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA.
* Mahmoud Al-Ayyoub, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
* Haythem Bany Salameh, Yarmouk University, Jordan
* Hideaki Nii, IIJ Innovation Institute Inc., Japan.
* Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia.
* Lo'ai Tawalbah, Umm AlQura, University, KSA
Please send any inquiry on BDSN 2015 to
SDS 2014: http://www.staffs.ac.uk/personal/engineering_and_technology/eb26/SDS-2014/
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