6th Workshop on Network Infrastructure Services as part of Cloud Computing (NetCloud 2016) within CloudCom 2016, Luxembourg, December 12, 2016.

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Workshop program: Session I, Session II


NetCloud 2016, collocated with IEEE CloudCom 2016, attempts to address the problem of how the underlying network infrastructure is capable of supporting advanced cloud computing use cases, big data power users for an example. The workshop is intended to bring together network research community, commercial network operators and industry with the major cloud computing players, including IT specialists, researchers and commercial providers.

Topics of interest

  • Definition and architectures for the Network as a Service (NaaS) cloud service model and Cloud Carrier operational model
  • Intercloud and inter-datacenters Software Defined Networks (SDN)
  • Heterogeneous network architectures and frameworks for distributed and high performance computing
  • Cloud and Intercloud architecture frameworks and required on-demand network infrastructure provisioning
  • Unified and converged IT and optical resources description languages and frameworks for cloud oriented infrastructures
  • General Infrastructure services provisioning in clouds, new architecture developments, service delivery and on-demand provisioning frameworks
  • Isolation and flexibility of the cloud oriented virtualized optical networks
  • Network infrastructure optimization for intra- and inter-datacenter communication and resources virtualisation
  • Standardization of optical network service provisioning interfaces for cloud based platforms and services
  • Co-advertisement, co-planning, composition and co-provisioning of any type of optical network resource and IT services (i.e. connectivity + IT resources at the end-points coordinated in a single, optimal procedure)
  • Performance and reliability issues, Service Level Agreement and QoS guarantees in the network layer
  • Dynamically provisioned security infrastructure and its integration with provider and customer legacy services and service provisioning workflow, security policy definition, security context management
  • End-to-end techniques for autonomic management of cloud resources
  • Policy based infrastructure services management
  • Experimental platforms that support network management in cloud computing
  • Experimentation test-beds and measurement studies
  • Multi-cloud applications and topologies
  • OSS/BSS supported solutions for holistic cloud and network self service provisioning

Important Dates

Event Date
Paper submission: Aug 22nd, 2016 Extended: Aug 30th, 2016
Camera-ready version Sept 15th, 2016 Extended: Sept 30th, 2016


Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Authors must submit their papers by the deadline indicated above, using the Easychair submission system available on the following URL: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=netcloud2016.

Only PDF files will be accepted. Manuscripts need to be prepared according to the IEEE Transactions format. All regular paper submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of 6 (six) pages. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three experts.

Accepted papers must be presented at the workshop. At least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and all workshop participants must pay at least the CloudCom 2016 workshop registration fee. All accepted papers will be published by the IEEE. All presented papers will be subject to peer review process.


Name Institute Country
Eduard Escalona I2CAT Spain
Sonja Filiposka Ss. Cyril and Methodius University Macedonia
Paola Grosso University of Amsterdam The Netherlands
Anna Tzanakaki AIT Greece

Program Committee

Name Institute Country
José Ignacio Aznar I2CAT Spain
Katherine Barabash IBM Israel
Davide Careglio Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Spain
Gino Carrozzo Nextworks Italy
Nicola Ciulli Nextworks Italy
Yuri Demchenko University of Amsterdam The Netherlands
Pasquale Donadio Comesvil Italy
Joan-Antoni García Bristol Open UK
Chin Guok Esnet USA
Xavier Hesselbach Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya Spain
Alexander van der Hill SURFnet The Netherlands
Emmanouil Kafetzakis NCSR DEMOKRITOS Greece
Kostas Katsalis Eurecom France
Giada Landi Nextworks Italy
Mathias Slawik TU Berlin Germany
Salvatore Spadaro Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya Spain
Begüm Ilke Zilci TU Berlin Germany
Dimension Datag             NetApp

FNR       SNT       University of Luxembourg       HPC @ Uni.lu

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