on Open Infrastructure as Code
Decentralized Edge-to-Cloud Apps managed by Blockchain
In conjunction with CloudCom 2022
December 16th 2022
Cloud computing has become the most exciting computing paradigm in information technology today. By efficiently sharing rich computing resources in the cloud, users can economically enjoy on-demand, high-quality cloud applications and services without investing large amounts of money locally. Emerging cloud computing technologies, such as Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and Elastic Computing, provide a way to reimagine how we create, deploy, secure, and operate information systems in the future. Blockchain, a decentralized ledger, establishes a system of trust where data is encrypted and cannot be tampered with or forged. The integration and development of two technologies, cloud computing, and blockchain, further accelerates the expansion of blockchain technology in multiple fields of application and brings changes to the cloud computing market. Blockchain technology can be beneficially integrated with cloud systems to ensure secure access control to data, support resource allocation, and enable secure and fair payment services. Trustworthiness, reliability, and controllability are considered to be the main challenges for cloud computing development, and blockchain technology, with decentralization, anonymity, and data immutability as its main features, is in line with the long-term development goals of cloud computing.
The workshop aims to bring together researchers, developers and practitioners in security, privacy, cloud computing, and blockchain to address the management challenges in cloud computing and blockchain. We encourage submissions on all theoretical and practical aspects and experimental research on deployed systems.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to
- use of blockchain-related technology in Federated Learning (and other forms of Machine Learning);
- examples of well-documented federated data and computing infrastructures where blockchain-related technologies are necessary.
- Zero Trust Architecture using Blockchain and AI
- Availability, recovery and auditing
- Secure data management within and across data centers
- Interplay between blockchain and cloud
- Open and connected infrastructure of shared resources (sensing, storage, computing, 3D printing, etc.) managed by blockchains and federations
- Blockchain-based solutions for Cloud and Edge/Fog IoI systems
- Self sovereign identity (SSI): Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs)
- New platforms, business models, and information ecosystems necessary for 5G and beyond networks
- Decentralized finance (DeFi) in Open Cloud Infrastructures
- Real applications of Non-Fungible Tokens for and in the cloud
- Fungile tokens in a business perspective
- Failure detection and prediction in blockchains
September 24th, 2022
Author Notification: October 5th 2022
Author Registration: October 15th 2022
Proceedings Version: October 8th 2022
Conference: December 13th - December 16th 2022
Chunming Rong, University of Stavanger, Norway
Martin Gilje Jaatun, SINTEF Digital, Trondheim, Norway
Roberto Tonelli, University of Cagliari, Italy
Thomas Hacker, Purdue University, USA
Laura Ricci, University of Pisa, Italy
Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Martin Gilje Jaatun, SINTEF Digital, Trondheim, Norway
Keping Yu, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan
Jiahui Geng, University of Stavanger, Norway
Authors are invited to submit research and application papers using the IEEE template according the following guidelines: two columns, single-spaced, including figures and references, using 10 pt fonts and number each page.
We solicit the submission of research papers (8 pages) representing original, previously unpublished work. Submitted papers will be evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.
Duplicate submissions are not allowed. A submission is considered to be a duplicate submission if it has been submitted to (or if it has been already accepted to be published in) other conferences/workshops/journals. Duplicate submissions thus will be automatically rejected without review.
Contact author must provide the following information: Paper title, author names, affiliations, and e-mail address of the author(s), about 200-250 word abstract, and about five keywords.
Formatting instructions for the paper submission are available on the conference website.
Paper registration and submission is done through the EasyChair Paper Management System at the following address: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cloudcom2022 (choose track "Workshop: Open Infrastructure as Code")
Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register for the CloudCom conference and present the paper in the workshop. No-show papers will be removed from the digital library after the workshop. Guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) will be given after the notification of acceptance.
Journal Special Issue
Distinguished papers submitted to the workshop will be invited to submit revised and extended versions for publication in the Elsevier journal Blockchain: Research and Applications (ISSN: 2096-7209).
International Program Committee
Mario Antunes, Polytechnic of Leiria - ESTG and INESCTEC, CRACS, University of Porto, Portugal
Umit Cali, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
F. Ozgur Catak, University of Stavanger, Norway
Bob Duncan, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Alessia Faccia, University of Birmingham, UK
Tom Hacker, Purdue University, USA
Ronald Jabangwe, Inriver, Sweden
Jeiwu Leng, Guangdong University of Technology, China
Chunlei Li, University of Bergen, Norway
Marc X. Makkes, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Andrea Pinna, University of Cagliari, Italy
Romain Rouvoy, University of Lille, France
René Schwermer, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Ai Songpu, Tsinghua University, China
Magnus Westerlund, Arcada University of Applied Sciences,
Torben Worm, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Guang Yang, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
Kaiwen Zhang, École de technologie supérieure de Montréal, Canada