MICAS 2012

Management of resources and services in Cloud and Sky computing

1st Workshop organized in conjunction with SYNASC 2012

26 September 2012, West University of Timisoara, Romania


The event intends to be an open forum for discussions about the state-of-the-art, the recent achievements and the future in breaking the barriers of Cloud adoption on large scale, barriers that are related to vendor lock-in, lack of common interfaces and standards and so on, shortly the ones hindering the vision of InterCloud or Sky computing.

Call for papers:

Original contributions are invited to be reported to the event.
The paper can have up to 8 pages in the two-columns IEEE conference style.

The suggested topics are the followings (but not restricted to):

  • self-management in Clouds and federation of Clouds
  • applications using multiple Clouds
  • interoperability between Clouds
  • portability of Cloud based applications
  • run-time selection of Cloud services
  • reliability of Cloud services
  • auto-scaling techniques
  • scheduling over heterogeneous Clouds
  • dynamic load balancing between multiple Clouds
  • architectures for automatic management of  applications based on multiple Clouds
  • model-driven architectures for multiple Cloud usage scenarios
  • open-source support for Cloud computing


  • Call for papers: May 2012
  • Full paper submissions: 22 June 2012 20 July 2012 (extended)
  • Notifications: 22 July 2012 15 August 2012 17 August 2012
  • Revised papers and registrations: 1 Sept 2012
  • Event: 26 Sept 2012
  • Publication of selected papers in IEEE proceedings of SYNASC 2012: Jan 2013
  • Extended version of selected papers for SCPE: Feb 2013
  • Notifications: March 2013
  • Publication of selected papers in SCPE: April 2013

Submission system:

The papers should be submitted at Easychair account of SYNASC workshops

Accepted papers, presentations and demos:

  • Full papers (26 September)
    1. Jean Moschetta and Giuliano Casale. OFBench: an Enterprise Application Benchmark for Cloud Resource Management Studies
    2. Sebastien Mosser, Franck Fleurey, Brice Morin, Franck Chauvel, Arnor Solberg and Iokanaan Goutier. SENSAPP as a Reference Platform to Support Cloud Experiments: From the Internet of Things to the Internet of Services
    3. Francesco D’Andria, Jesus Gorroñogoitia Cruz, James Ahtes, Stefano Bocconi and Dimitris Zeginis. Cloud4SOA: Multi-Cloud Application Management Across PaaS Offerings
    4. Filippo Lorenzo Ferraris, Davide Franceschelli, Mario Pio Gioiosa, Donato Lucia, Danilo Ardagna, Elisabetta Di Nitto and Tabassum Sharif. Evaluating the Auto Scaling Performance of Flexiscale and Amazon EC2 Clouds
    5. Simone Benefico, Eva Gjeci, Ricardo Gonzalez, Eros Lever, Santo Lombardo, Danilo Ardagna and Elisabetta Di Nitto. The evaluation of CAP Properties on Amazon SimpleDB and Windows Azure Table Storage
    6. Santo Lombardo, Elisabetta Di Nitto and Danilo Ardagna. Issues in handling complex data structures with NoSQL databases
    7. Massimiliano Rak and Giuseppe Aversano. Benchmarks in the Cloud: The mOSAIC Benchmarking Framework
    8. Daniel Tovarňák and Tomáš Pitner. Towards Multi-Tenant and Interoperable Monitoring of Virtual Machines in Cloud
    9. Marc Frincu and Adrian Spataru. Minimizing Resource Rent Loss while Maximizing User Availability in Cloud Applications through Online Switching of the Scaling Method
    10. Victor Ion Munteanu, Florin Fortis and Viorel Negru. Service lifecycle in the cloud environment
    11. Roxana Marcela Farcasescu. Trust Model Engines in cloud computing
  • Presentations (26 September)
    1. Peter Matthews. Measurement of Services
    2. Harald Kühn and Anke Gericke. Challenges in Porting Legacy Applications to the Cloud – A Case Study
    3. Craig Sheridan and Tabassum Sharif. Cloud Computing, Flexiant and OPTIMIS
    4. Joaquín Guillén, Javier Miranda, Juan Manuel Murillo and Carlos Canal. Developing Cross-Cloud Migratable Applications through the Use of Adaptation
    5. George Suciu. A Case Study of Open Source Cloud Platforms
  • Demos (27 September)
    1. mOSAIC as Open Source Platform as a Service
    2. Using Cloud computing for providing feeds towards citizens in SEED

Programme Chairs:

  • Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politehnico Di Milano, Italy
  • Dana Petcu, West University and Institute e-Austria Timisoara, Romania

Programme Committee:

  • Giuliano Casale, Imperial College London, UK
  • Francesco D’Andria, ATOS, Spain
  • Danilo Ardagna, Politehnico Di Milano, Italy
  • Sébastian Mosser, SINTEF, Norway
  • Andrey Sadovykh, Softteam, France
  • Harald Kühn, BOC, Austria
  • Anke Gericke, BOC, Germany
  • Peter Matthews, CA Technologies, Spain
  • Marc Frîncu, West University and Institute e-Austria Timisoara, Romania


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