Call for Papers

The 6th Workshop on CrossCloud Infrastructures & Platforms

Call for Papers

The CrossCloud workshop aims to attract researchers from both academia and industry to share and discuss their recent research and experiences in designing and operating multiple cloud systems. Work in this area extends over various topics including cross-cloud resource management, service migration, monitoring, policy enforcement, API interoperability, portability, benefit–cost analysis, and fault mitigation.

We will solicit two types of submissions: technical papers (max 6 double-column pages), and posters (max 2 double-column pages). Each submission will receive at least 3 single-blind peer reviews. If the authors wish to, they could alternatively conceal their identities in the submitted manuscript.

Technical paper authors are also encouraged to produce a poster to be displayed in the main conference workshop poster session.


Authors are encouraged, but not limited, to cover the following topics:

  • Multi-cloud systems: resource management across multiple clouds and virtualized infrastructures, including performance optimization, load balancing, security, and privacy policy enforcement.
  • Containers, unikernels, and serverless computing: migration, instrumentation, optimization, and management across separate infrastructures.
  • Cross-Cloud agility: adaptive workload offloading, multi-cloud resource scheduling strategies (e.g. cloud-bursting), dynamic application deployment across multiple platforms, and flexibility in moving between different providers.
  • Decision support systems: efficient and open application deployment, monitoring of relevant metrics among different cloud environments; cloud brokerage as a means of complexity outsourcing.
  • Cross-cloud developer tools and APIs: design, maintenance, support, and performance evaluation.
  • API interoperability: study cases and experiences with data and applications including managed services (e.g., MapReduce, stream processing, DB, message queues, etc.).
  • Fog and edge computing: resource aggregation, segmentation, placement, and orchestration.
  • Experiences: lessons learned on assembling and (re)deploying applications in heterogeneous cloud environments; costs and benefits of cross-cloud management and deployment; priorities, restrictions, and lock-in mitigation techniques and measures; challenges in existing cross-cloud platforms; case studies on building or federating multi-cloud systems.

Submission Checklist

  • Read work published in previous CrossCloud events, and clarify the distinct contribution of your own work. All past proceedings are available online. See the About page.
  • Differentiate your work from related industry efforts and associated frameworks, open source and otherwise.
  • Familiarize yourself with the terminology used in the community. This paper summarizes previous CrossCloud events and the terminology used.
  • Make sure your submission adheres to the formatting guidelines (at the bottom of this page). Submissions that violate the format requirements will be rejected without review.

Publication of Accepted Papers

Papers from the workshop will be archived as part of the CCGrid2019 companion proceedings through the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services.

Like in the former editions of the workshop, authors of the best technical papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to the SpringerOpen Journal of Internet Services and Applications thematic series on cross-cloud computing (JISA-CCC).

Important Dates

Paper submission: February 22, March 4, 2019

Author notification: March 22, March 27, 2019

Camera-ready version: April 4, April 6 2019

Program available: To be confirmed

Workshop day: May 14, 2018


All deadline times are Anywhere on Earth.

Submission Guidelines

We will solicit the two following submission types:

  • Technical papers: max 6 pages, including all figures and references
  • Posters: max 2 pages, including all figures and references

Submitted manuscripts should be structured using the 2-column IEEE format for conference proceedings.

Submissions that violate these requirements will be rejected without review.

The online submission system is available here.

Each submission will receive at least 3 single-blind peer reviews.