Confirmed Tutorials

Good Bye Vendor Lock-in: Getting your Cloud Applications Multi-Cloud Ready!

Marta Różańska, Kyriakos Kritikos, and Katarzyna Materka, Poland and FORTH-ICS, Greece

Call for Tutorials

Deadline Extensions! See main conference page here for deadline extensions across the BDCAT programme!

Tutorial Submissions by e-mail to the Tutorials Chairs

Tamara Matthews
Yan Tang

UCC 2019 invites half-a-day tutorial proposals (preferably 3 hours in length, although longer tutorials can be considered) relating to the subject areas indicated in the list of topics below. We seek proposals across a wide range of topics and levels, from fundamentals to the latest advances in hot topic areas.

Accepted tutorials are eligible to submit a two page extended abstract to appear in the conference proceedings.

Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):

• Principles and theoretical foundations of Utility Computing, including pricing and service models
• Policy languages and programming models, such as cloud-native and cloud-enabled applications
• Machine Learning applied to Cloud management systems
• Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Approaches
• Big Data and Deep Learning
• Big Data Applications for Internet of Things
• Big Data Applications for Smart City
• High Performance Computing Clouds
• Utility-driven models and mechanisms for Cloud federations
• Autonomic techniques for Cloud applications
• Utility-/comfort-driven platforms for Clouds
• Architectural models to achieve Utility in Clouds
• Designs and deployment models for Clouds: private, public, hybrid, federated, aggregated
• Cloud Computing middleware, stacks, tools, delivery networks and services at all layers (XaaS)
• Virtualization technologies, Analytics Reasoning and Sense-making on Big Data
• Economic models and scenarios of use
• Scalability and resource management: brokering, scheduling, capacity planning, parallelism and elasticity, as well as marketplaces
• Cloud management: autonomic, adaptive, self-*, SLAs, performance models and monitoring
• Applications: games, social networks, scientific computing (e-science) and business
• Mobile and energy-efficient use of Clouds
• Green cloud computing applications and optimizations, Energy-Efficient Algorithms
• Beyond technology: Cloud business and legal implications, such as security, privacy, trust and jurisdiction in Utility contexts
• Many-Core Computing and Accelerators
• Big Data Privacy and Security
• In-Memory Systems and Platforms for Big Data Analytics
• Resource Management Approaches for Big Data Systems


The tutorial review and selection process will be coordinated by the chairs.
Tutorial proposals (in PDF format) and any other enquiries should be sent by email to the tutorial chairs.

Proposal Requirements

Each tutorial proposal must contain the following items:

  1. Title

  2. Name and Affiliation of the Speaker(s)

  3. Abstract (one paragraph, 200 words maximum, including previous experience with such tutorials)

  4. Intended Audience (one paragraph) and prerequisites: Describe the background assumed of tutorial attendees (i.e. beginner, intermediate, advanced), and any requirements needed (e.g. bring own laptop)

  5. Learning Outcome (one paragraph): Describe the benefit, knowledge or skill that will be gained by attendees.

  6. Description (no more than 2 pages): A statement giving clear motivation/justification for the topic to be presented at UCC 2019 and a comprehensive outline of the proposed content.

  7. Statement on if this tutorial has been given before and if so how this presentation will be different.

  8. Materials (one paragraph): A description of materials to be provided to attendees on the conference website – course slides, annotated bibliography, code snippets, etc. NOTE: the materials themselves do not need to be provided in the proposal.

  9. Bio-sketch: A single paragraph bio-sketch per tutorial presenter.

  10. Requested tutorial length (preferably half a day – 3 hours).

  11. Responsibilities

Materials for the tutorial must be emailed by the 30th of November 2019 at the latest.

The UCC 2019 Conference Organizing Committee will be responsible for the following:

• Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the tutorial.

• In conjunction with the organisers, determining the tutorial date and time.

• Providing copies of the tutorial materials to attendees.