3rd IEEE International Symposium on Software Defined Systems
in conjunction with
2016 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E 2016)
April 4-8, 2016, Berlin, Germany
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 editions (SDS'2014 and SDS'2015), The third International
Sympoium on Software Defined Systems 2016 (SDS'2016) 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 Radio
* Cognitive Radio Networks
* Software Defined Storage:
* Storage Automation andAbstraction
* Policy-driven storage provisioning
* Software Defined Servers:
* VM migration techniques and challenges
* 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: November 01, 2015
Author's Notification: January 1, 2016
Camera-ready paper submission : January 22, 2016
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=sds2016>.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
Publishing Services. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after
the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if none of the authors attends the
conference to present their paper.
Accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a Special Issue of either
the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems. IJCNDS
or the International
Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking IJHPCN
* Elhadj Benkhelifa, Staffordshire University, UK.
* Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Technical Program co-Chairs:
* Danda Rawat, Georgia Southern University, USA.
* Jaime Lloret Mauri - Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
* Mahmoud Al-Ayyoub, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Invited Speaker and Panel co-Chairs:
* Abdullah Khreishah, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA.
* Yaser Jararweh, 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
* Mladen Vouk, N.C. State University, USA (Chair).
* Yaser Jararweh, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan.
* Andy Rindos, IBM research, USA.
* Elhadj Benkhelifa, Staffordshire University, UK.
* Yojiro UO, IIJ Innovation Institute Inc., Japan.
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