ALGOCLOUD 2024

Scope

The International Symposium on Algorithmic Aspects of Cloud Computing (ALGOCLOUD) is an annual event aiming to tackle the diverse new topics in the emerging area of algorithmic aspects of computing and data management in modern cloud-based systems interpreted broadly so as to include edge- and fog-based systems, cloudlets, cloud micro-services, virtualization environments, decentralized systems, as well as dynamic networks.

ALGOCLOUD aims at bringing together researchers, students, and practitioners to present research activities and results on topics related to algorithmic, design, and development aspects of modern cloud-based systems. The 8th edition of this symposium (ALGOCLOUD 2024) is co-located with ALGO 2024, a leading international event of researchers working on algorithms and their engineering.

Invited Speaker

Peter Triantafillou, University of Warwick, UK
Title: Machine Unlearning at Large
Abstract: What is Machine Unlearning? Why and when is it important? How does the problem change depending on dataset modalities and learning tasks (e.g., from tabular data and database system analytics, to image data and classification tasks, and from there to text data and LLMs)? What are the state-of-the-art solutions? How should new solutions be evaluated? Are there interpretable factors that affect the problem’s hardness? What can we do about them? If you find these questions of interest, this talk will aim to address them during the keynote speech of ALGOCLOUD 2024.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: July 1st, 2024 July 7th, 2024
  • Notification to authors: July 31, 2024
  • Early registration: TBA
  • Camera-ready submission: TBA
  • Conference: September 2-3, 2024

Call for Papers

ALGOCLOUD invites submissions covering theoretical, design, and implementation aspects of modern cloud-based systems. It specifically encourages novel algorithms related to cloud and edge computing, cloud architectures, and the cloud-edge continuum. Experimental work evaluating contemporary cloud-edge approaches and relevant applications is of particular interest. Additionally, ALGOCLOUD welcomes demonstration manuscripts showcasing successful system developments, as well as articles discussing experiences, use cases, and high-quality survey papers. Contributions may encompass a broad spectrum of algorithms, practices, and techniques for modelling, building, and evaluating operations and services across various systems, including virtualized infrastructures, cloud computing platforms, edge computing platforms, fog computing platforms, data centers, cloud storage options, cloud data management, non-traditional key-value stores on the cloud, HPC architectures, decentralized systems, and dynamic networks.

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

Regular papers: Authors are invited to submit high-quality manuscripts reporting original unpublished research in the topics related to the symposium. A regular paper submission should clearly motivate the importance of the problem being addressed, discuss prior work and its relationship to the paper, explicitly and precisely state the paper’s key contributions, and outline the key technical ideas and methods used to achieve the main results. A regular paper submission should not exceed 12 pages, including title page and abstract but excluding references and an optional appendix. Authors should include all necessary details in their submission so that the Technical Program Committee (TPC) can judge correctness, importance and originality of their work. Any material (e.g., proofs or experimental results) omitted (from the main part of 12 pages)due to space limitations can be put into the optional appendix, which will be read at the TPC’s discretion. Regular papers will be allotted up to 20 pages in the proceedings.
Short papers: A short paper submission may present work-in-progress on a specific topic, or work appeared elsewhere but is worth publicizing it in the symposium, or a demonstration of a system or library, or an experience/use-case paper, or a vision paper. Authors should clearly motivate the importance of their contribution, discuss prior work and its relationship to the paper, and in general provide sufficient details in their submission so that the TPC can judge the quality and importance of their work. A short paper submission should be at least 2 and at most 8 pages. Short papers will be allotted up to 8 pages in the proceedings.
Survey papers: A survey paper submission concerns the write-up of a high-quality survey paper on an emerging hot topic. Authors are asked to submit a proposal between 5 and 10 pages, that clearly motivates the importance of the topic, and contains the structure of the survey paper along with the most important references that will be critically reviewed and presented. If the proposal is accepted, then authors will be given sufficient time to prepare the full version of their survey paper that needs to pass a quality control check by the TPC, in order to be finally accepted and appear in the proceedings. Survey papers will be allotted up to 40 pages in the proceedings.

Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Algorithms for Decentralized Systems
  • Algorithms for Dynamic Networks
  • Cloud-Edge Continuum
  • IoT and Cloud Computing
  • Fog and Edge Computing
  • Mobile Edge Computing
  • Stream processing for Cloud-Edge continuum
  • In-network stream processing
  • Machine Learning for Cloud-Edge
  • Federated Learning in Cloud-Edge Architectures
  • Resource Management and Scheduling
  • Resource Management in Mobile Edge Computing
  • Data Center and Infrastructure Management
  • Distributed Caching and Load Balancing
  • Distributed Storage management
  • Privacy, Security and Anonymization
  • Game-theoretic Approaches for Cloud-Edge Computing
  • Economic models and Pricing
  • Cloud-Edge deployment tools and their analysis
  • Novel code deployment models
  • Energy and Power Management
  • Analysis of Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Search and Retrieval Algorithms for cloud infrastructures
  • Caching and Load-Balancing
  • Storage Structures and Indexing for Cloud Database
  • Decentralization and Blockchains

Proceedings

The conference proceedings will be published in the Springer Nature “Lecture Notes in Computer Science” series.

Paper Submissions

All papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission system at:
Submissions website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=algocloud2024

Submissions must be in the form of a single pdf file prepared using the LNCS latex templates and style files (available, together with Springer’s authors’ guidelines, from https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines). Springer’s proceedings LaTeX templates are also available on Overleaf (https://www.overleaf.com/latex/templates/springer-lecture-notes-in-computer-science/kzwwpvhwnvfj#.WsdHOy5uZpg).

By submitting a paper the authors acknowledge that in case of acceptance at least one of the authors must register at ALGO/ALGOCLOUD 2024 and present the paper (this holds for all types of papers, including accepted survey proposals).

Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made. Accepted papers will be included in the post-proceedings published by Springer in its Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Awards

Awards will be given to the best regular paper and the best student regular paper. A regular paper is eligible for the best student paper award if at least one of the authors is a full-time student (Bachelor, Master, or Ph.D.) at the time of submission and the student(s) must have made a major contribution to the paper. The TPC can decide to decline or to split the awards. Awards are sponsored by Springer.

Committees

Chairs
Katerina Doka, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou, University of New Mexico, USA

Program Committee (under constant update)
Dimitrios Amaxilatis, Spark Works Ltd, Ireland
Marios Angelopoulos, Bournemouth University, UK
Marios Avgeris, Carleton University, Canada
Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Florina Ciorba, University of Basel, Switzerland
Lakshmi Prathima Devarasetty, Google, USA
Juan Fumero, University of Manchester, UK
Domenico Garlisi, University of Palermo, Italy
Georgios Goumas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Ioannis Karydis, Ionian University, Greece
Panagiotis Kokkinos, University of Peloponnese, Greece
Bastian Koller, HLRS, Germany
Ioannis Konstantinou, University of Thessaly, Greece
Aris Leivadeas, ETS, Canada
Symeon Papavassiliou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Steering Committee
Spyros Sioutas, University of Patras, Greece
Peter Triantafillou, University of Warwick, UK
Christos Zaroliagis, University of Patras, Greece (Chair)