Call for Papers

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The CrossCloud workshop aims to attract researchers from both academia and industry to share and discuss their recent research and experiences in designing and operating multiple cloud systems. Work in this area extends over various topics including cross-cloud resource management, service migration, monitoring, policy enforcement, API interoperability, portability, benefit–cost analysis, and fault mitigation.

We will solicit two types of submissions: technical papers (max 6 double-column pages), and posters (max 2 double-column pages). Each submission will receive at least 3 single-blind peer reviews.

Technical paper authors are also encouraged to produce a poster to be displayed in a joint poster session on the workshop day.


Authors are encouraged, but not limited, to cover the following topics:

  • Cross-cloud systems: resource management across multiple clouds (e.g., load balancing, performance optimization, security and privacy policy enforcement).
  • Containers and Virtual Machine (VM) management across several cloud infrastructures (e.g., VM placement and migration).
  • Fog/edge computing: fog-based infrastructures, caching, performance and services.
  • Micro-services: system design, monitoring and management using containers and/or microkernels to achieve cloud provider independence.
  • Cross-Cloud agility: dynamic application deployment across multiple cloud platforms, flexibility in moving between different providers and vendors.
  • Hybrid cloud infrastructures management (e.g., public and private clouds, heterogeneous cloud systems, cloud and cluster/grid systems).
  • Cloud-bursting: workload offloading, multi-cloud resource scheduling strategies.
  • Cross-cloud SDKs and APIs: design, maintenance, support and performance evaluation.
  • Application portability: priorities, restrictions, and lock-in mitigation techniques and measures.
  • API interoperability: study cases and experiences with data and applications.
  • Interoperability between managed services (e.g., MapReduce, DB, message queues, etc.).
  • Decision support systems: efficient and open application deployment and monitoring across different cloud platforms and providers; cloud brokerage as a means of complexity outsourcing.
  • Scalable multi-cloud monitoring: monitoring among different cloud environments; relevant metrics at the different levels of the stack (e.g., network access); monitoring overhead analysis.
  • Experiences: assembling and (re)deploying in heterogeneous multi-cloud environments; costs and benefits of cross-cloud management and deployment; challenges in existing cross-cloud platforms; case studies on building or federating multi-cloud systems.
  • Cross-Cloud security: Identity and access management across infrastructure boundaries, reconciling application security and privacy requirements across multiple SLAs.

Publication of Accepted Papers

Papers from the workshop will be archived as part of the EuroSys'17 companion proceedings through the ACM Digital Library.

Like in the former editions of the workshop, authors of the best technical papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to the SpringerOpen Journal of Internet Services and Applications thematic series on cross-cloud computing (JISA-CCC).

Important Dates

Paper submission: January 30 February 14 2017

Author notification: February 28 March 10 2017

Camera-ready version: March 31, 2017

Workshop day: April 23, 2017


All deadline times are Anywhere on Earth.

Submission Guidelines

We will solicit the two following submission types:

  • Technical papers: max 6 pages, including references
  • Posters: max 2 pages, including references

Submissions must be formatted using the ACM SIG Proceedings Template. Submissions that violate these requirements will be rejected without review.

The online submission system is available here.

Each submission will receive 3 or more single-blind peer reviews.

Camera Ready Guidelines

Use this version of the SIGPLAN style, which has been modified to use 10pt font.

We created this template to help. Make sure to insert your DOI, and the proceedings ISBN (978-1-4503-4934-5). Also make sure that you embed your fonts.

Upload your camera ready by updating your submission on EasyChair by March 31st.