MICAS 2013


Management of resources and services in Cloud and Sky computing


2nd Workshop organized in conjunction with SYNASC 2013

AMICAS workshop jointly organized with the FP7-ICT projects MODAClouds and ARTIST

23-26 September 2013, 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
  • tools, frameworks and processes to enable the transition from the traditional IT delivery model to the (multi)cloud delivery model
  • Cloud provider selection mechanisms to achieve performance and other non-functional requirements


  • Call for papers: May 2013
  • Full paper submissions: 22 June 2013  15 July 2013 (extended) 31 July 2013 (final deadline)
  • Notifications: 22 July 2013 30 July 2013 (extended) 23 August 2013
  • Registrations: 1 Sept 2013
  • Revised papers: 8 Sept 2013
  • Event: 23-24 Sept 2013
  • Publication in Conference Publishing Services (CPS) proceedings of SYNASC 2013: Jan 2014
  • Extended version of selected papers for SCPE: Feb 2014
  • Notifications: March 2014
  • Publication of selected papers in SCPE: April 2014

Submission system:

The papers should be submitted at Easychair account of SYNASC workshops.
Up to 8 pages CPS Format.

Programme Chairs:

  • Arnor Solberg, SINTEF, Norway
  • Dana Petcu, West University and Institute e-Austria Timisoara, Romania

Programme Committee:

  • Andreas Menychtas, National Technical University of Athen, Greece
  • Andrey Sadovykh, SOFTEAM, France
  • Aida Omerovic, SINTEF, Norway
  • Danilo Ardagna, Politehnico Di Milano, Italy
  • Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politehnico Di Milano, Italy
  • George Kousiouris, National Technical University of Athen, Greece
  • Giuliano Casale, Imperial College London, UK
  • Florin Fortis, West University Timisoara, Romania
  • Francesco D’Andria, ATOS, Spain
  • Harald Kühn, BOC, Austria
  • Leire Orue-Echevarria Arrieta, Tecnalia, Spain
  • Peter Matthews, CA Technologies, Spain
  • Victor Muntes, CA Technologies, Spain

Multi-Cloud tutorial

The aim of the tutorial is to offer the knowledge and to acquire practical skills related to Multi-Cloud.

Tentative agenda:

  1. Introduction in Cloud Computing
  2. The challenges of multiple Clouds
  3. Tools, demos and hands-on
    1. MODAClouds
    2. mOSAIC
    3. Cloud4SOA
    4. ARTIST
    5. SPECS

Trainers: project representatives



Download here the full programme of SYNASC

Monday, 23 September

09:10-09:30 [SYNASC] Opening

09:30-10:20 [SYNASC] Invited talk: Leonardo de Moura. Model-Driven Decision Procedures for Arithmetic

10:20-10:40 [SYNASC] Coffee break

10:40-12:20 Session 1:

  • Elisabetta Di Nitto. Supporting the Development and Operation of Multi-Cloud Applications: The MODAClouds Approach
  • Juan Perez and Giuliano Casale. Assessing SLA Compliance from Palladio Component Models
  • Marcos Aurélio Almeida Da Silva, Antonin Abhervé and Andrey Sadovykh. From the Desktop to the Multi-clouds: The case of ModelioSaaS
  • Silviu Panica and Dana Petcu. Distributed Resource Identification Service for Cloud Environments

12:20-13:10 [SYNASC] Lunch break

13:10-14:00 [SYNASC] Invited talk

14:00-14:20 [SYNASC] Coffee break

14:20-16:00 Session 2:

  • Stefan Meyer, Philip Healy, Theo Lynn and John Morrison. Quality Assurance for Open Source Software Configuration Management
  • Andreas Menychtas, Christina Santzaridou, George Kousiouris, Theodora Varvarigou, Leire Orue-Echevarria, Juncal Alonso, Jesus Gorronogoitia, Hugo Bruneliere, Oliver Strauss, Tatiana Senkova, Bram Pellens and Peter Stuer. ARTIST Methodology and Framework: A novel approach for the migration of legacy software on the Cloud
  • Massimiliano Rak, Valentina Casola, Ficco Massimo, Ermanno Battista and Nicola Mazzocca. Developing Secure Cloud Applications: A Case Study
  • Gabriel Ciobanu and Ross Horne. Non-Interleaving Operational Semantics for Consistent Geo-Replicated Databases

16:20-18:00 Session 3:

  • Alexander Gunka, Harald Kühn and Stepan Seycek. Selecting Cloud Services for Legacy Applications – Success Criteria and Requirements for a Decision Support System
  • Alexandru Stanciu. A Hybrid IaaS – Paas Cloud Infrastructure Managed by an Autonomous Element
  • Florin Manaila, IBM Hyperscale Computing Solutions – NeXtSCALE
  • Daniel Pop, SEED – A Cloud of Public Sector Information and Public Advertising

18:30-20:00 [SYNASC] Welcome reception

Tuesday, 24 September

09:00-09:50 Session 4: [SYNASC] Invited talk: Ivona Brandic. Automatic and SLA aware Cloud management

09:50-10:10 [SYNASC] Coffee break

10:10-12:10 Session 5: Multi-Cloud Tutorial

  • Danilo Ardagna, MODAClouds
  • Roman Sosa Gonzalez, Cloud4SOA
  • Leire Orue-Echevarria Arrieta, ARTIST
  • Massimiliano Rak, Ciprian Craciun, mOSAIC & SPECS

12:10-13:30 [SYNASC] Lunch break

13:30-14:20 [SYNASC] Invited talk

14:20-14:40 [SYNASC] Coffee break

14:40-16:00 Session 6: Projects’ collaboration meeting [based on invitation]

16:00-16:20 [SYNASC] Coffee break

18:20-19:40 [SYNASC] Distributed Computing

Wednesday, 25 September

09:00-18:00 [SYNASC tracks| Distributed Computing | HPCSP workshop | Invited talks]

18:00- 21:00 Conference dinner

Thursday, 26 September

09:00-15:00 [SYNASC tracks | HPC tutorial| HPCSP workshop | Invited talks ]


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