Important Dates

Paper registration deadline:
March 15, 2015 (final extension)
Full paper deadline:
March 22, 2015 (final extension)
September 07, 2015
September 08-10, 2015
September 11, 2015



The program includes an extra workshop on Friday, September 11. 

Local registration opens 08:15


COST Action ACROSS on "Engineering and Control for Reliable Cloud Services"

The emergence of advanced cloud concepts like cloud brokerage, fast cloud migration, cloud-bursting, cloud-bridging and mobile cloudlets -  complemented with the nearly unlimited data access in the Internet of Things – will provide unbounded possibilities and flexibility in the creation and implementation of new, innovative services. However, a challenging factor in service reliability and quality provisioning here is the highly dynamic nature, imposing a high degree of uncertainty in many respects (e.g., in terms of number and diversity of the service offerings, the system load of services suddenly jumping to temporary overload, demand for cloud resources, etc.). This raises the need for online control methods with self-learning capabilities that quickly adapt to – or even anticipate to – changing circumstances. The workshop addresses fundamental scientific challenges for autonomous, quality-driven control in such complex environments. Particular focus will be on: (i) quantitative methods and algorithms for quality-driven autonomous control of advanced cloud infrastructures and services, (ii) concepts and methods for QoS/QoE monitoring and prediction (as a crucial element for quality-driven autonomous control), and (iii) pricing and competition in the future cloud ecosystem.

The workshop is organized by the European COST Action IC1304 “Autonomous Control for a Reliable Internet of Services” (COST ACROSS,

For more information, please contact Hans van den Berg


Tentative Program

("Abstracts and Speakers' Bios" can be downloaded at the bottom of this page)


09.00 – 09.15 Welcome

09.15 – 10.00 Challenges in Developing an Efficient Cloud Management
                       Eliot Salant (IBM Research, Haifa, Israel)

10.00 – 10.30 Energy Efficient Control of Virtual Machine Consolidation
                       under Uncertain Input Parameters for the Cloud

                       Andreas Kassler (Karlstad University, Sweden)

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 11.30 Resource Pricing and Provisioning Strategies in Cloud
                       Systems: A Stackelberg Game Approach

                       Francesco Lo Presti (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy)

11.30 – 12.00 Price/Quality Integrated Modelling of Cloud-based
                       Composite Services Performance

                       Ivan Ganchev (University of Limerick, Ireland) (To be confirmed)

12.00 – 12.30 On Modelling Cloud Federations
                       Wojtek Burakowski (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.00 NFV and Telco-Clouds: Introduction and Challenges
                       Erwin Six (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Belgium)

14.00 – 14.30 Cloud Services in Community Networks and by Citizen Participation
                       Felix Freitag (UPC, Barcelona, Spain)

14.30 – 14.45 Coffee Break

14.45 – 15.15 QoE for Cloud Services
                       Martin Varela (VTT, Finland)

15.15 – 15.45 Towards Multi-layer Performance Management in Cloud Networking
                       and NFV Infrastructures
                       Kurt Tutschku (BTH, Karlskrona, Sweden) (To be confirmed)

"Abstracts of Presentations" and Speakers' Bios"