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Sixth Workshop on Management of Cloud and Smart City Systems

MoCS 2016

organized in association with

The Twenty-First IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC 2016)

with the endorsement of the universAAL FP7 Project 

June 27th, 2016, Messina, Italy  

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Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Communications Society 

The last five years have framed a permanent change of vision of Cloud systems. Nowadays, the most important stakeholders such as private companies, public agencies and research communities rely on the Cloud not only for sharing hardware infrastructures (such as the IaaS services) but also, and more importantly, for the software as well as for the data services. The reasons for such a deep penetration of the Cloud into the intimate business and educational processes depend not only from economic factors, but also from the need of a better understanding of complex phenomena.

The low cost of hardware components and the rapid growth of a business model for Cloud services are two important drivers for the success of the Cloud. Nevertheless, most of the players today require also to analyze data available on the Cloud with a holistic approach provided often by data mining techniques.

Under this respect, services designed for a complex scenarios like the Smart Cities benefit of such a new era of the Cloud. The complexity of human dynamics in a city can be better analyzed by decentralizing the infrastructure, integrating and opening the data and sharing the services. All of such features are the core level of modern Cloud systems.

The MoCS workshop started following the Cloud stream 5 years ago. Our mission is to keep the flow of novelty of Cloud systems and to put on the foreground all the above issues, with a particular attention on the convergence of Cloud systems together with Smart City systems and on the (re)use of open platforms for designing services for Smart Cities.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Experiences on the use of Cloud systems when applied to services designed for Smart Cities;
  • Analytical and simulation models and tools to measure systems scalability and to achieve resource saving in socio-technical Smart City systems
  • Novel adaptive management solutions for scalable, maintainable, cost-effective Cloud provision, at all software stack layers;
  • New models and paradigms for the management of Cloud services at the host level, within/between data centres (intra- /inter-domain);
  • Big Data flows processing for Smart City scenarios;
  • Relationship between IoT and Cloud systems when applied to the Smart City scenarios.
  • (Re)use of open platforms for services designed for Smart Cities integrated  with Cloud systems

Important Dates

Submission of research papers due:                                 April 25th (final DEADLINE) 

Notification of paper acceptance:                                      May 15th

Submission of camera-ready papers due:                       May 30

Workshop date:                                                                          June 27th, 2016


Paper submission

Papers should be written in English. Manuscripts should not exceed 6 pages in the IEEE proceedings style, including all figures, tables and references, and must be submitted by April 1th, 2016 using EDAS. Papers meeting these requirements will be peer-reviewed by at least three independent reviewers, including a TPC member. Papers must present original and unpublished work and should not be currently under review by any other conference or journal. To submit a paper, please follow the instructions on the Workshop web site.

The Workshop Proceedings will be part of the ISCC 2016 Proceedings and will submitted for publication to IEEE Xplore (