Message from the General Co-chairs

Welcome to the 7th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science! CloudCom 2015 will be held in Vancouver, Canada from 30 November to 3 December, 2015 at the Robson Square Campus of the University of British Columbia in downtown Vancouver.  One of the premier conferences on cloud computing, CloudCom 2015 is sponsored by the Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) and the Special Technical Community on Cloud Computing of the IEEE Computer Society, the IEEE Vancouver Section, the IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative, and the Cloud Computing Association, in cooperation with Compute Canada. We extend a warm welcome to delegates from industry and academia to join us for four exciting days of new ideas dissemination and technical discussions.

The Technical Program Committee under the outstanding leadership of TPC Co-chairs, Dr. Sathish Gopalakrishnan and Dr. Bingsheng He, and the respective Track Co-chairs, have put in a tremendous amount of efforts to assemble an excellent technical program, for which we show our sincere appreciation. The technical program is made possible by the high-quality submissions from the authors and the rigorous reviews by the  reviewers and TPC members, for which we are truly grateful. We thank the keynote speakers, Mr. Peter Ashwood-Smith, Dr. Jiannong Cao, Dr. Greg Newby and Dr. Mazin Yousif, for contributing their valuable time to share their unique perspectives of cloud computing with us in CloudCom 2015. We anticipate informative and enlightening keynote presentations from them.  The technical program is rounded out by two tutorials, two panel sessions, a poster session, and a PhD consortium, in addition to three workshops that are integrated into the conference.  We thank the fellow members of the Organizing Committee, the organizers of the collocated workshops, and the student volunteers for their efforts in bringing such variety to the technical program, helping to stimulate interesting discussions in the conference, and making sure that the conference runs without a glitch. The strong support of the CloudCom Steering Committee chaired by Dr. Chunming Rong and Dr. Martin Gilje Jaatun is also very much appreciated. 

Special thanks go to our Diamond Corporate Sponsor, TELUS, our Gold Corporate Sponsors, Huawei and IBM, and our Silver Corporate Sponsor, Bravolol.  Their financial contributions allow us to plan an outstanding conference program. Delegates should not miss the social events, including the reception at the TELUS Innovation Centre in downtown Vancouver, and the banquet at the Cloud 9 Revolving Restaurant.  We sincerely hope that you will find the conference program and the networking opportunity rewarding. Our best wishes to you and yours for a most enjoyable visit to Vancouver, ranked third among the most liveable cities in the world in 2015 by the Economist Magazine, and to the Province of British Columbia, Canada, where natural beauties and the opportunities for outdoor adventures abound.    

Albert Y. Zomaya, The University of Sydney, General Co-Chair

Victor C.M. Leung, The University of British Columbia, General Co-chair

 

Message from the CloudCom 2015 Program Chairs

We are excited to present the Proceedings of CloudCom 2015, the 7th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology & Science. CloudCom 2015 is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, the Cloud Computing Association, and the IEEE Vancouver Section.

Research in cloud computing continues to grow, and this is marked by the emergence of several related conferences and journals in the field. CloudCom 2015 received 250 submissions across the main conference, the PhD consortium, and the posters & demonstrations session. 190 of these 250 submissions were for the main conference, of which 46 (24% acceptance rate) were selected by the program committee to be presented at the conference and for inclusion in the proceedings.

The program committee was organized into different tracks:

●Architecture and Virtualization

●Services and Applications

●Internet of Things and Mobile in the Cloud

●Big Data

●High Performance Computing in the Cloud

●Security and Privacy

Each track had two track chairs who, with assistance from an able track committee, drove the review process and the selection of articles for the conference. The average number of reviews per submission was (about) 3.85. The overall program committee for the main conference comprised of more than 175 scholars working on different aspects of cloud computing. We thank the track chairs and the PC members for the excellent work they did in reviewing the submissions and providing feedback to authors.

CloudCom is a great conference because of the high-quality of submissions. We thank all the authors who submitted their work to CloudCom 2015; only a fraction of them will present their work at the conference but everyone who submitted their work deserves some credit for advancing the technology and practices around cloud computing.

As Program Co-Chairs, we also want to acknowledge the support and guidance from the CloudCom Steering Committee, particularly the Steering Committee Chairs, Dr. Martin Gilje Jaatun and Prof. Chunming Rong, as well as from the General Chairs, Profs. Victor Leung and Albert Zomaya.

We hope you will find the final program for CloudCom 2015 stimulating and inspiring, and trust that the symposium will provide you with a valuable opportunity to network and discuss ideas with researchers and practitioners from around the world. 

Sathish Gopalakrishnan, The University of British Columbia, Canada -- Program Co-Chair

Bingsheng He, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore -- Program Co-Chair

 

Message from the Cloud Computing Association – CloudCom.org

The Cloud Computing Association initiated the annual "International Conference on Cloud Computing (CloudCom)" in 2009, which since 2010 has been known as the "IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science". CloudCom was successfully held in Beijing, China (2009), Indianapolis, USA (2010), Athens, Greece (2011), Taipei, Taiwan (2012), Bristol, UK (2013), and Singapore (2014). In addition, we have also organized a large number of international workshops as part of other conferences. 

As the latest installment of our main conference, CloudCom 2015 has confirmed its position as one of the premier international conferences in the cloud computing space, experienced sustained interest, contributions and sponsorship from many academic and industrial research groups. We would like to thank the local organizers from the University of British Columbia for an impressive job – and the sponsors IEEE, IEEE CS, IEEE TCSC, IEEE Vancouver Section, and IEEE Cloud Computing for their support. 

The number of submissions confirms the enduring interest in cloud computing from the international research community. We are immensely grateful to the contributing authors, and we offer special thanks to our technical program committee members and external reviewers who did a great job in reviewing the large amount of high-quality papers.

We also extend our thanks to the keynote speakers, tutorial speakers, panelists, and the members of the CloudCom Steering and Advisory Committees. Special thanks to those who helped promote the conference, particularly the program chairs, track chairs and workshop chairs. Academic conferences like CloudCom rely on such hard-working volunteers for their existence!

                       

Chunming Rong   

Chair, Steering Committee, CloudCom.org 

Martin Gilje Jaatun   

Vice Chair, Steering Committee, CloudCom.org 

The Cloud Computing Association (www.cloudcom.org) is a global, nonprofit member organization that shall promote the development of cloud computing technology and related matters. The Cloud Computing Association is registered in Norway and was founded by a global group of experts interested in cloud computing technology. You may join us through LinkedIn (gid=1864932) and follow us on Twitter (@CloudCom_Org).