2nd International Workshop on Cloud Computing Applications (IWCA)

Theme:    Designing and scalable and high-performance applications for cloud.

Cloud Computing and its promise of scale, elasticity, and “pay-as-you-go” pricing models, presents an attractive proposition to corporate IT, academic researchers, as well as individual software application developers. Cloud is not just another new platform to develop and host applications, it presents opportunity to leverage unprecedented scale and performance at a reasonable cost. To harness the true potential of Cloud in terms of scalability and agility, one needs to rethink the way applications are architected and developed. Decisions across the different cloud layers – virtual machines to the app-services to data – have significant implications on an application’s behaviour in the cloud.

Many large-scale batch and HPC workloads are now being developed in Cloud. Architecture for Extreme Transaction Processing (with millions of read-write operations per minute) applications on cloud is evolving. Processing of large volume of data in so called “Big Data” paradigm is also getting hosted on cloud. So are large scale collaboration, gaming and content delivery networks.

This workshop invites papers in the broad area of Cloud Computing Applications across, but not limited to, the various research areas mentioned below. We welcome theoretical research treatise as well as practitioner reports. The workshop will also try to organize a good quality keynote presentation and a discussion panel on Cloud Application challenges.


We seek submissions on broad topics which include, but not limited to:
  • Handling scalability, availability and failure tolerance
  • Workload migration to cloud
  • Dealing with multi-tenancy in the platform and databases
  • Data locality and  placement aware computation
  • Event-driven programming paradigms
  • Benchmarking and profiling applications on cloud
  • Caching and replication
  • Writing effective map-reduce code
  • Monitoring and Performance Management

Important Dates

  • July 15 - Paper Submission deadline
  • August 15 - Author Notification
  • August 25 - Camera ready paper deadline
  • December 18 - Workshop date


In this workshop, we invite both researchers and the practitioners to share their works, findings and experiences on the above topics. We seek submission of high-quality and original research works. The manuscripts should not be under review at any other conference / workshop. Please do not exceed eight (8) pages following the IEEE paper formatting guidelines (at http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/authors/author_submission.html). Each paper will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. Accepted papers will be published in the electronic proceedings of HiPC and will be indexed and available at IEEE Digital Library publication site. Please submit your work at EasyChair ( https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwca2013). Do not use the HiPC Conference submission system. In case you have difficulty using EasyChair, you can also directly mail your manuscript to the workshop co-chairs.

Please note that HiPC has mandated that atleast one of the authors of the selected workshop paper (preferably the presenting author) should REGISTER before submitting the CAMERA READY version of their paper.

Workshop Schedule

08:00 - 09:30 
Globus Online: A Cloud-hosted Service for Accelerating Science
Invited Talk by Rajkumar Kettimuthu, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago
Abstract: The vision of Grid computing, in which computing is delivered on demand as a service, and virtual organizations link scientists and resources worldwide, is now a reality. Big science projects can afford to create and operate dedicated Grid infrastructures, but smaller research teams do not have the time or expertise to install and operate complex software. Globus Online leverages cloud technologies and offers an easy way to start using the grid without requiring installation and configuration of complex, costly IT. In this talk, I will present the architecture of Globus Online and how it enables researchers to move, sync and share data in a simple, yet efficient way through cloud-based services.
09:30 - 10:00 
Composite Prediction Model and Task Distribution on a Cloud of Multi-core Prcessors
Khondker S. Hasan, Sridhar Radhakrishnan, John K. Antonio (School of Computer Science University of Oklahoma Norman, OK, USA)
10:00 - 10:30 
Efficient Support of Big Data Storage Systems on the Cloud
Akshay MS, Suhas Mohan, Vincent Kuri, Dinkar Sitaram, H. L. Phalachandra (PES Institute of Technology, CSE Dept., Center for Cloud Computing and Big Data)
11:00 - 11:30 
Proffer the Legacy System to Cloud Environment: An Approach
Ajeet A. Chikkamannur (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering, Bangalore, India), and Dr. Shivanand M. Handigund (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India).
11:30 - 12:30 
HPC in cloud – the state of the art
Panel Discussion

Program Co-Chairs

  • Shubhashis Sengupta, Accenture, India

  • Vikrant Kaulgud, Accenture, India

  • Vibhu Sharma, Accenture, India

Technical Program Committee

Umesh Bellur, IIT Bombay
K. Chandrasekaran, NIT Suratkal
Faiz Currim, University of Arizona
Subhabrata Bhattacharya, Univ. of Central Florida
Chitra Babu, SSN College of Engineering
Sanjoy Paul, Accenture
Santonu Sarkar, Infosys
Abdul Sakib Mondal, IBM
Partha Ghosh, Microsoft
Abhijit Belapurkar, LinkedIn
Chid Kollengode, Nokia