MICAS 2016


Management of resources and services in Cloud and Sky computing


5th Workshop organized in conjunction with SYNASC 2016
26-27 September 2016, 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):

  • 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
  • security-as-a-service
  • SLA management for Clouds


  • Call for papers: May 25, 2016
  • Full paper submissions: June 25, 2016 July 25, 2016
  • Notifications: August 1, 2016 August 15, 2016
  • Registrations: September 4, 2016
  • Revised papers: September 4, 2016
  • Event: 26-27 September 2016
  • Publication in Conference Publishing Services (CPS) proceedings of SYNASC 2016: January 2017
  • Extended version of selected papers for SCPE: March 2017
  • Notifications: April 2017
  • Publication of selected papers in SCPE: May 2017

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 2016 proceedings.

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

Programme Committee:

  • Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
  • Andy Edmonds, Zürich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
  • Maria Fazio, University of Messina
  • Teodor-Florin Fortis, West University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Dan Marinescu, University of Central Florida, USA
  • John Morrison, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Juan Manuel Murillo Rodríguez, University of Extremadura, Spain
  • Giuseppe Valetto, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
  • Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Zhiming Zhao, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

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