1st Workshop on Autonomic Management of Large Scale Container-based Systems

co-located with the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Autonomic Computing (ICCAC) , part of the FAS * – Foundations and Applications of Self * Systems

The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, September 18-22, 2017

Workshop Co-Chairs
Emiliano Casalicchio, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Nectarios Koziris, National Technical University of Athens, CSLAB, Greece

Panel chair
Kurt Tutschku, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Publicity Co-chairs
Ioannis Konstantinou,  National Technical University of Athens, CSLAB, Greece
Matteo Nardelli, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Call for Paper

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Aim and Topics

Containers are a lightweight OS-level virtualization abstraction Primarily based on namespace isolation and control groups. A container is a software environment where one can install an application or application component (the so called micro service) and all the library dependencies, the binaries, and a basic configuration needed to run the application. Containers Provide a higher level of abstraction for the process lifecycle management, with the probability not only to start / stop but overpriced to upgrade and release a new version of a containerized service in a seamless way. Container packaging mechanisms like Docker, LXD and RKT, as well as management frameworks like Kubernetes, Cloudify, Mesos, etc., are witnessing widespread adoption in the Cloud, Big Data and the Internet industry today. Indeed, containers May solve many issues, eg, application dependencies; Application portability; performance overhead.

That despite Wide interest in containers, we are far away from the maturity stage and there are still many open research issues. This workshop ice Specifically focused on the challenge of autonomic management of large-scale container based systems.

The workshop is supposed to Share New Findings, exchange ideas, DISCUSS research challenges and report Latest Research Efforts That related but not limited to The Following topics:

  • Performance modeling of container based systems
  • Monitoring of container based systems
  • Characterization of containerized workload
  • Orchestration models, mechanisms and policies for large-scale deployments
  • Resource management at run time
  • Autonomic management of large-scale container-based systems
  • Management of container in cloud networking (eg NFV)
  • Use cases and challenges for the management / orchestration of large-scale container-based systems – Cloud, HPC, Big Data, IoT applications and Internet / Network Services

Submission and publication

We call for original and unpublished papers Describing research results, experience, visions or new Initiative. Full papers Should not Exceed 8 pages and Position papers Should not Exceed 4 pages. The paper Should be in the standard double column IEEE format for conference proceedings  and paper length includes figures, tables, references and appendices.

All manuscripts will be reviewed and judged on merits including originality, significance, interest, correctness, clarity, and relevance. Papers are Strongly Encouraged to report experiences, measurements, and user studies, and to Provide an Appropriate quantitative evaluation.

Presented papers will be included in the Proceedings of the IEEE Conference ICCAC. A special issue Containing few selected paper will be organized in a prestigious ISI Journal (eg IEEE TAA, Cluster Computing Springer, …).

Papers Should be Submitted as PDF files via Easy Chair using The Following Link

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the workshop and present the paper.


Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline June 9, 2017
  • Author notification June 30, 2017
  • Camera-ready papers July 21, 2017

The Venue

The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States


For information you can contact Emiliano Casalicchio

Technical Program Committee

David Bermbach, ISE, TU Berlin, DE
Valeria Cardellini, University of Rome Tor Vergata, IT
Salvatore Distefano, University of Messina, IT / Kazan Federal University, RU
Salvatore Filippone, the Centre for Computational Engineering Sciences, Cranfield University, UK
Roberto Gioiosa, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Håkan Grahn, Blekinge Institute of Technology, SE
Parisa Heidari,  Western University, ON, Canada
Elisa Heymann Pignolo, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
Stefano Iannucci, Mississippi State University, USA
Dharmesh Kakadia, Microsoft Research, IN
accustomed Kalogeraki, Athens University of Economics and Business, GR
Ioannis Konstantinou, National Technical University of Athens, GR
Dimosthenis Kyriazis, University of Piraeus, GR
Lars Lundberg, Blekinge Institute of Technology, SE
Matteo Nardelli, University of Rome Tor Vergata, IT
George Pallis ,   the University of Cyprus CY
Peter Pietzuch, Imperial College London, UK
Antonio Puliafito, University of Messina, IT
Stefano Salsano, University or Rome Tor Vergata, IT
Luiz Angelo Steffenel, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, FR
Ming Zhao, Arizona State University , United States

To be extended …. ….