Call for papers

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The ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing 2012 (ACM SOCC 2012) will be the third in a new series of symposia that brings together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners interested in cloud computing. ACM SOCC is co-sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Groups on Management of Data (SIGMOD) and on Operating Systems (SIGOPS). In the past, SOCC has been held in conjunction with the ACM SIGMOD and ACM SOSP Conferences in alternate years. In 2012, SOCC is growing up: It will be held on its own for the first time, and the setting will be Silicon Valley.

The scope of SOCC Symposia is broad and encompasses diverse systems topics such as software as a service, virtualization, and scalable cloud data services. Many facets of systems and data management issues must be revisited in the context of cloud computing. Suggested topics for paper submissions include but are not limited to:
  • Administration and Manageability
  • Data Privacy
  • Data Services Architectures
  • Distributed and Parallel Query Processing
  • Energy Management
  • Distributed and Cloud Networking
  • High Availability and Reliability
  • Infrastructure Technologies
  • Large Scale Cloud Applications
  • Multi-Tenancy
  • Programming Models
  • Provisioning and Metering
  • Resource Management and Performance
  • Scientific Data Management
  • Security of Services
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Storage Architectures
  • Transactional Models
  • Virtualization Technologies
Conference Officers

General Chair:
Alfred Spector (Google)

Program Chairs:
Michael Carey (UC Irvine)
Steven Hand (Cambridge University)

Local Organization Chair:
Kurt Brown (
Greenplum/EMC)


Steering Committee:
Phil Bernstein (Microsoft Research)
Ken Birman (Cornell University)
Joseph M. Hellerstein (UC Berkeley)
John Ousterhout (Stanford University)
Raghu Ramakrishnan (Yahoo! Research)
Doug Terry (Microsoft Research)
John Wilkes (Google)


Submission: Authors are invited to submit original papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum. Manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format and formatted in 10-point type using the templates available on the submission page. A submission to the symposium may be one of the following types: (a) Research papers: We seek papers on original research work in the broad area of cloud computing. The length of research papers is limited to fourteen. (b) Industrial papers: The symposium is also a forum for high-quality industrial presentations on innovative cloud computing platforms, applications, and experiences on deployed systems. Submissions for industrial papers may be up to fourteen pages long, though shorter papers (e.g., seven pages) will also be considered. (c) Vision papers: Can be up to 7 pages in length, and can be speculative, although should nonetheless articulate an interesting and well-reasoned argument. All SOCC submissions will be evaluated based on their originality, technical merit, topical relevance, and likelihood of leading to insightful technical discussions at the symposium. All paper submissions will be due by midnight PST on Friday, June 15, 2012. Abstracts will be required and will be due one week in advance, by midnight PST on Friday, June 8, 2012.

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Vivian Fontillas,
Apr 30, 2012, 11:39 AM