What is CrossCloud?Recent years have witnessed the tremendous growth in the cloud computing market in terms of both, provider competition and customer adoption. However, despite this growth, the cloud computing world still lacks (1) well-defined standards to allow smooth cloud federation, (2) standard programming interfaces to avoid vendor lock-in and (3) large-scale management schemes to harness multi-cloud heterogeneous resources. Systems able to overcome these limitations are called cross-cloud systems. Today’s application providers resorting to multi-cloud architectures still face several challenges in application development and management due to the heterogeneity, high distribution and complexity of cross-cloud systems. CrossCloud is an international workshop series that aims to bring to light issues related to cross-cloud systems, i.e., those that span across multiple cloud provisioning boundaries. CrossCloud’s goal is to bring together a congregation of systems researchers, both from academia and industry, who have relevant knowledge and experience pertaining to designing and assembling cross-cloud architectures, hybrid infrastructures, cloud federations and multi-cloud applications.
The current edition of CrossCloud will be held in conjunction with CCGrid2019 14th – 17th May, Larnaca, Cyprus. In this edition, we call on to researchers and professionals to present their latest work on addressing cross-cloud related challenges and to share their experiences and best practices in the deployment of such systems.
In its past editions, this workshop has been successful in providing a forum for presenting challenges and novel approaches in overcoming challenges and mitigating different costs associated with building cross-cloud systems. The workshop attracted high-quality researchers not only from the academic community but also from industry and standards organizations. This enriched the discussions with the latest progress and experiences from different involved parties. In the past, CrossCloud was held in conjunction with top systems and networking conferences:
- The first edition was co-located with IEEE INFOCOM 2014.
- The second workshop, held in conjunction with ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware 2014, focused specifically on cloud brokers as a means to facilitate the adoption of cross-cloud systems.
- The third edition was held in conjunction with Eurosys’16.
- The fourth edition was held in conjunction with Eurosys’17.
- The fifth edition was held in conjunction with Eurosys’18.