MICAS 2015


Management of resources and services in Cloud and Sky computing


4th Workshop organized in conjunction with SYNASC 2015
AMICAS workshop jointly organized with the FP7-ICT project SPECS
21-22 September 2015, 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 Multi-Clouds.

Call for papers:
Original contributions are invited to be reported to the event.
The suggested topics are the followings (but not restricted to):

  • security-as-a-service
  • SLA management for Clouds
  • self-organisation 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
  • Cloud provider selection mechanisms

Accepted papers:

  1. Ansar Rafique, Dimitri Van Landuyt and Wouter Joosen. Expressive Data Storage Policies for Multi-cloud Storage Configurations
  2. Massimiliano Rak, Umberto Villano, Valentina Casola and Alessandra De Benedictis. SLA-based Secure Cloud Application Development: the SPECS Framework
  3. Michele Guerriero, Michele Ciavotta, Giovanni Paolo Gibilisco and Danilo Ardagna. A Model-Driven DevOps framework for QoS-aware Cloud applications
  4. Stefan Meyer and John Morrison. Supporting heterogeneous pools in a single Ceph storage cluster
  5. Iuhasz Gabriel and Ioan Dragan. An Overview of Monitoring Tools for Big Data and Cloud Applications (short paper)

Preliminary programme (final programme at SYNAC 2015 site ):

21 Sept

10:30-12:10 Papers presentations
14:40-16:00 Project presentations (I)
16:20-17:40 SPECS session

22 Sept

10:10-11:50 Project presentations (II)

Project presentations:

  • Session 1:
    1. Peter Deussen, AppHub: Showcase your open source project!
    2. Daniel Vladusic, MIKELANGELO – flexible HPC, fast Cloud
    3. Zhimming Zhao, Developing and operating time critical applications in Clouds: state of the art and the SWITCH approach
    4. Radu Prodan, The ENTICE project: dEcentralized repositories for traNsparent and efficienT vIrtual maChine opErations
  • Session 2:
    1. Lara Muniz Lopez, Mobile Acceleration Service Infrastructure
    2. Daniel Pop, DICE
    3. Dana Petcu, MODAClouds
    4. Marian Neagul, CloudLightning


  • Call for papers: May 2015
  • Full paper submissions: 30 June 2015 14 July 2015
  • Notifications: 30 July 2015 3 August 2015
  • Registrations: 1 September 2015
  • Revised papers: 8 September 2015
  • Event: 21-22 September 2014
  • Publication in Conference Publishing Services (CPS) proceedings of SYNASC 2015: January 2016
  • Extended version of selected papers for SCPE: December 2015
  • Notifications: February 2016
  • Publication of selected papers in SCPE: March 2016

Submission system:
The papers should be submitted at Easychair account of SYNASC workshops.
The paper can have up to 8 pages in the two-columns CPS conference style.
The papers selected for presentation and publication according to the reviewing results will be published in the SYNASC 2015 proceedings.

Programme Chair:
Dana Petcu, West University and Institute e-Austria Timisoara, Romania

Programme Committee:

  • Maria Fazio, University of Messina, Italy
  • Teodor-Florin Fortis, West University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Horacio Gonzalez-Velez, National College of Ireland, Ireland
  • Dan Marinescu, School of EECS University of Central Florida, USA
  • John Morrison, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Bogdan Nicolae, IBM Research, Ireland
  • Massimiliano Rak, Second University of Naples, Italy
  • Juan-Manuel-Murillo Rodr√≠guez, University of Extremadura, Spain
  • Jose-Luis Vazquez-Poletti, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

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