Call for Papers


Advances in architectures, networks, systems and middleware technologies are leading to new concepts and platforms for computing, ranging from Clusters and Grids to Clouds and Datacenters, and result in an outstanding impact to numerous aspects of the modern world. The 19th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium in Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing (CCGrid 2019) is a forum bringing together international researchers, developers, and practitioners to present leading research activities and results on a broad range of topics related to these concepts, platforms, and their applications. The conference features keynotes, technical presentations, workshops, and posters, as well as the Doctoral Symposium and the SCALE challenge featuring live demonstrations. CCGrid has travelled over the world. Its next stop is in beautiful Larnaca, Cyprus, in May 2019.

The Republic of Cyprus is a European Union member state and a major financial, business, tourist, and educational hub in the Eastern Mediterranean. For millennials, Cyprus has been at the cross-roads of major civilizations. At present times, it combines a modern European culture with ancient enchantment and world-class tourist and archaeological attractions. One of the safest countries in the world, Cyprus epitomizes the ideal weather of the Mediterranean with sunny days and fine temperatures almost every day throughout the year. Larnaca, the city where CCGrid 2019 will take place, is the location of the island’s major international airport with daily direct connections to major hubs (Athens, London, Vienna, Tel Aviv, Cairo, Dubai, Abu Dhabi etc.). Larnaca features blue-flag beaches and seaside promenades, a modern marina, and various archaeological attractions with Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman antiquities.

General Chairs:

  • Marios Dikaiakos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria

Program Chairs:

  • Sarunas Girdzijauskas, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • George Pallis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Yongwei Wu, Tsinghua University, China

Papers Due December 14, 2018 (AOE) - Extended
Notification of Acceptance, Rejection or Revision February 15, 2019
Revised Submission March 1, 2019
Notification of Acceptance or Rejection March 15, 2019
Camera Ready Paper March 28, 2019
Deadline for Workshop Proposals September 30, 2018
Deadline for Tutorial Proposals January 15, 2019
Deadline for Doctoral Symposium Papers January 31, 2019 - Extended
Deadline for SCALE 2019 Proposals January 31, 2019

CCGrid 2019 will have a focus on important and immediate issues that are significantly influencing all aspects of cluster, cloud, grid and edge computing.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications and Data Science: Applications to real and complex problems in science, engineering, business, and society; user studies; experiences with large-scale deployments, systems, or applications.
  • Architecture and Networking: Design and use of emergent system architectures; multicores; power and cooling; power-efficient ("green") computing; security and reliability; high availability solutions; high performance GPU applications.
  • Cloud Computing: Development, evaluation, and optimization of cloud architectures; software tools and techniques for clouds; virtual machines (VMs), containers, unikernels and microservices.
  • Autonomic Computing, Datacenters, and Cyberinfrastructure: Self-managed behavior, models and technologies; autonomic paradigms and systems (control-based, bio-inspired, emergent, etc.); datacenter-level security; rack-scale systems.
  • Programming Models and Runtime Systems: Programming models, systems software and environments for cluster, cloud, and grid computing; fault-tolerant systems, programs and algorithms.
  • Performance Modelling and Evaluation: Prediction, modeling, and analysis; monitoring and evaluation tools; benchmarks and testbeds.
  • Scheduling and Resource Management: Techniques to schedule jobs and resources on cluster, cloud, and grid computing platforms; SLA definition and enforcement.
  • Storage and I/O Systems: System design and optimization for big data processing in cluster and cloud environment.
  • Edge Computing: Micro-datacenter, cloudlet, edge, or fog computing infrastructure; edge and stream processing.

Authors are invited to submit papers electronically in PDF format. Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 10 letter-size (8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables and references using the IEEE format for conference proceedings. Submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be returned without review. Authors should make sure that their file will print on a printer that uses letter-size (8.5 x 11) paper. The official language of the conference is English. All manuscripts will be reviewed and will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees. Paper submissions are limited to 10 pages in 2-column IEEE format including all figures and references. Submitted manuscripts exceeding this limit will be returned without review. For the final camera-ready version, authors with accepted papers may purchase additional pages.

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected without review and further action may be taken, including (but not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of the authors and sponsors of the conference. Submissions received after the due date, exceeding the page limit, or not appropriately structured may not be considered. Authors may contact the conference chairs for more information. The proceedings will be published through the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services.

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