IEEE Third International Workshop on

Cloud Computing Interclouds, Multiclouds, Federations, and Interoperability

(Intercloud 2014)

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Organised by Cloud Computing Association

Co-Sponsored by IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative



As part of

IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E)


March 11, 2014

Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

at the BU Photonics Center ( located at 8 St Mary’s Street) in room 210




Advances in processing, communication and systems/middleware technologies have led us to new paradigms and platforms for computing – in the form of Cloud Computing. That in its own turn creates a basis for the Big Data and Data intensive technologies. Cloud Computing from Cloud Service Providers is a burgeoning market with a wide variety to choose from, including some of the most notable names in Internet and IT today. Cloud Computing is the go-to platform now for datacenter architecture, scalable application hosting, new application development, and mobile app platform. While cloud Computing enjoys a certain amount of application – or application architecture – portability, there are not really any interoperability standards or common practices in place. Security, SLA, and other concerns are still active areas of interest. Also, while Cloud Computing is different from Grid Computing, there is some Federation and Interoperability in the Grid community, are these appropriate to the Cloud Computing space. It is widely believed that the whole space of Clouds, Grids, and the Intercloud will federate and eventually converge. There are lessons to be learned from the early Internet work as well as Mobile Telephony. Some believe that SDN is the key to making this happen. This workshop focuses on techniques, experiences and lessons learned for interoperable services in Interclouds, Multiclouds, Federations, and Interoperability. This workshop aims at providing a forum to bring together researchers for sharing and exchanging Cloud computing related research, technologies, experience, and lessons for building Clouds with Intercloud, Multicloud, Federation, and Interoperability capabilities and services.



The Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

·      Theory, frameworks, methodologies, architecture for Interclouds, Multiclouds, Federations, and Interoperability

·      Cloud Federation and Interoperability Protocols

·      Trust, Security, Identity for Interclouds, Multiclouds, Federations, and Interoperability

·      Virtual Private Cloud, IP-SEC, MPLS techniques for Domain Management

·      Grid Federation and Interoperability Protocols, Lessons Learned, As Applied to Clouds

·      Experimental Results of Distributed/Multiple Datacenter Cloud Coordination and Interoperability

·      Theory or Experimental Results of SDN used for Federations, and Interoperability

·      Semantic Web Services Definitions for Clouds Resources and Management

·      Using Big Data techniques to solve Federation Constraint based Resource Matching

·      Mobile Roaming applications for for Interclouds, Multiclouds, Federations, and Interoperability

·      Cloud and Grid Federation governance and regulatory issues

·      Traffic and load balancing across Federated and Interoperable Clouds

·      QoS/SLA in Federated and Interoperable Clouds

·      Converged Implementations of Clouds and Grids

·      PaaS for Interclouds, Multiclouds, Federations, and Interoperability

·      Interoperable cloud based infrastructures for Big Data applications

·      Management operations, discovery, configuration, provisioning

·      Geo-balancing for Interclouds, Multiclouds, Federations, and Interoperability

·      Compliance, Reference Definitions and Semantics, for Interclouds, Multiclouds, Federations, and Interoperability

·      Testbeds for Interclouds, Multiclouds, Federations, and Interoperability



Location: The intercloud workshop will be held at the BU Photonics Center (located at 8 St Mary’s Street) in room 210



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Workshop Kickoff


Ø  Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Prof. Chunming Rong

IEEE Intercloud Workshop Series Founder and Intercloud 2014 Workshop Co-Chair

Head, Center of IP-based Services Innovation (CIPSI) University of Stavanger, Norway


Paper Presentations


  1. CompatibleOne: Bringing Cloud as a Commodity

Felipe Díaz-Sánchez,

Sawsan Al Zahr.

Maurice Gagnaire

Jean-Pierre Laisné,

James Marshall,


  1. Communication of Technical QoS among Cloud Brokers

Erbin Lim,

Philippe Thiran,


  1. Highly Available Primary-Backup Mechanism for Internet Services with Optimistic Consensus

Koji Hasebe,

Naofumi Nishita,

Kazuhiko Kato,


  1. Self-Managing Data in the Clouds

Joseph Hurley,

Dag Johansen,


  1. A Scalable K-Anonymization Solution for Preserving Privacy in an Aging-in-Place Welfare Intercloud

Antorweep Chakravorty,

Tomasz Wiktor Wlodarczyk,

Chunming Rong,


  1. Approaches for Virtual Organization Support in OpenStack

Craig Lee,

Nehal Desai,


  1. Federated Access Control in Heterogeneous Intercloud Environment: Basic Models and Architecture Patterns

Yuri Demchenko,

Craig Lee,

Canh Ngo,


  1. Federation and Revenue Sharing in Cloud Computing Environment

Bassem El Zant,

Isabel Amigo,

Maurice Gagnaire,


  1. PSLA: a PaaS Level SLA Description Language

Ge Li,

Frédéric Pourraz,

Patrice Moreaux,


  1. CO2 and Profit-aware Scheduling of HPC Applications on Geo-Distributed Cloud Data Centers

Aboozar Rajabi,

Hamid Reza Faragardi,


  1. Platform-level support for Authorization in Cloud Services with OAuth 2

Jakub Sendor,

Yann Lehmann,

Gabriel Serme,

Anderson Santana de Oliveira,


Closing Panel


Ø  IEEE Cloud Standards and Intercloud Testbed


Steve Diamond, General Manager, Industry Standards Office, and Global Standards Officer, Office of the CTO at EMC; Chairman of the IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative


John Messina, Computer Scientist, NIST,  Information Technology Lab, Working Group Chair P2301 Cloud Standards Profiles


David Bernstein, Managing Director, Cloud Strategy Partners, Working Group Founder P2302 Intercloud Standard, and IEEE Global Intercloud Testbed Project


Joe Weinman, Author “Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing”, Executive Committee Chair, IEEE Global Intercloud Testbed Project


Post-Workshop Networking


Ø  Refreshments – Complements of the IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative



Manuscripts should be prepared in 10-point font using the IEEE 8.5" x 11" two-column format. The full manuscript should be at most 7 pages. All papers should be in PDF. Please include page numbers on all submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. 


Paper submission 


A paper submitted to Intercloud2014 cannot be under review for any other conference or journal during the entire time it is considered for Intercloud2014, and it must be substantially different from any previously published work. All submissions are peer-reviewed. The IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services will publish accepted papers. 


Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews.  Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.  If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizer.



Abstract Submission: ------------------------------------------- December 9, 2013

Paper Submission: ------------------------------------------- December 2, 2013 December 20, 2013 (Closed)

Acceptance Notification: ------------------------------------- December 23, 2013 January 8, 2013

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: -----------January 17, 2014

Conference Dates:  ---------------------------------------------March 11, 2014



David Bernstein

Founder/Chief Architect,

IEEE P2302 Intercloud Standards Working Group and Global Testbed Project

Cloud Strategy Partners, LLC

Silicon Valley, California

E-mail: david at


Yuri Demchenko

University of Amsterdam

Science Park 904

1098XH Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Email: y.demchenko at


Chunming Rong

University of Stavanger

NO- 4036, Stavanger, Norway

E-mail: chunming.rong at


International Program Committee: 

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members, following similar criteria used in IC2E 2014. 


·      Professor Michael Lightner, Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering University of Colorado at Boulder

·      Professor Jon Rokne,  Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary

·      Claude Noshpitz, Cloud Computing Engineering, AT&T

·      Professor Rajkumar Buyya, Dept. of Computer Science and Software Engineering, The University of Melbourne

·      Masum Hassan, Director of Cloud Networking, Office of the CTO, Cisco

·      Pero Subasic, Vice President, Cloud Computing and Big Data at DOCOMO Innovations

·      Jeremy Huylebroeck, Software and IT Architect, Orange/France Telecom

·      Florian Schreiner, Senior Researcher, Fraunhofer FOKUS

·      Krishna Sankar, Principal Architect/Data Scientist, Tata Consultancy Services

·      Prof. Gerard Parr, Chair in Telecommunications Engineering, University of Ulster 

·      Prof, Alan Sill, Adjunct Professor of Physics, Texas Tech University, and Vice President of Standards, Open Grid Forum

·      Rudolf Strijkers, Principal Researcher, Information and Communication Technology, TNO

·      Deepak Vij, Senior Researcher, Cloud and Big Data, Huawei

·      Payal Saluja, Principal Researcher, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, India

·      Joseph Weinman, Senior Vice President at Telx

·      Chathura M.S.Magurawalage, University of Essex UK

·      Bingsheng He, Assistant Professor, Division of Networks & Distributed Systems, Nanyang Technological University


If you have any questions about the IC2E 2014 conference paper submission, please contact Conference Program Chair or consult the conference web site at