Cloud Tools Lab


Call for Papers

Cloud Tools Lab Session of the IEEE LatinCloud 2014, on the 24th and 25th of October, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: September 25, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: October 10, 2014
  • Camera-ready deadline: October 14, 2014


General Information

The Cloud Tools Lab is part of IEEE LatinCloud 2014 event. The goal of the Cloud Tools Lab is to create a productive environment for presentation and demonstration of automated solutions tailored to the context of Cloud Computing.

The target audience includes members of the scientific community and industry. Members of the scientific community can present their research results in the fields of cloud computing and communications, virtualization, utility computing, big data, grid computing, service-oriented computing, and software defined networks. The industry is also welcome to show commercial or proprietary tools that provide significant gains in terms of productivity or quality in the field of cloud computing.

Authors of papers submitted to the Cloud Tools Lab will be able to present and advertise their tools to the attendees of IEEE Latin Cloud 2014. The Cloud Tools Lab Session will comprise both an oral and a practical presentation of the tool.


Topics of Interest

Authors are invited to submit papers that describe automated solutions in the context of the LatinCloudEvent.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Cloud Computing architectures
  • Infrastructure core services
  • SaaS/PaaS/IaaS/NaaS
  • Public, private, and hybrid clouds
  • Cloud-based multimedia services
  • Green Cloud Architectures
  • Cloud Infrastructure Management
  • Convergence of Big Data and Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Cloud Computing
  • Social network in Clouds
  • Federated Clouds
  • Virtualization platforms
  • Middleware for cloud environments
  • Network architecture for data centers
  • Optical interconnects
  • Mechanisms and protocols to support QoS/QoE
  • Service Level Agreements (SLA) and business models
  • Resource provisioning and scheduling
  • Cloud platforms and testbeds
  • Policy driven service/resource life-cycle management
  • Privacy and security
  • Measurement and Monitoring
  • Dependability and fault tolerance
  • Performance evaluation and modeling
  • Applications and services enabled by virtualized infrastructures
  • Data management in Clouds
  • Metadata and schemas
  • Service-oriented architecture in Cloud computing
  • Service composition and orchestration
  • Management of scientific models and workflows
  • Cloud computing and communications in industry and IT business
  • Software Defined Networking and Cloud Computing Architectures
  • Network Function Virtualization and Cloud Computing Architectures
  • Integration of Cloud Computing and Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Integration of Cloud Computing and Internet of Things


Submission Instructions

The paper must be original and should not be under review or published in other forums. The content of the paper must include the following points:

  1. A description of the problem handled by the tool and motivation;
  2. A description of the main functionalities and indication of potential users;
  3. Usage example, possibly using a case study and screen shots that illustrates the tool interfaces;
  4. Tool architecture, focusing on the main software components and the interfaces among them;
  5. Brief comparison with other existing related tools;
  6. License (if applicable);

Papers must be written in English, formatted as the standard IEEE double-column conference template and submitted exclusively in PDF on JEMS ( at the Cloud Tools Lab 2014 page. A maximum of 4 pages are allowed for each paper, including all illustrations and references.

PLEASE NOTE: To be published in the IEEE LatinCloud Conference Proceedings and IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member, student member, or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference, unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 2 papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE Latin Cloud Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.


Cloud Tools Lab PC Chairs

FláviaC. Delicato and Paulo F. Pires


Program Committee

  • Americo Sampaio (Universidade de Fortaleza)
  • Bruno Schulze (Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica)
  • Carlos Kamienski (Universidade Federal do ABC)
  • Claudio Miceli (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
  • Danielo G. Gomes (Universidade Federal do Ceará)
  • Fabio Porto (Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica)
  • Flavia C. Delicato (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
  • Francisco Brasileiro (Universidade Federal de Campina Grande)
  • Frederico Lopes (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte)
  • Heitor Ramos (Universidade Federal de Alagoas)
  • José Souza (Universidade Federal do Ceará)
  • Lisandro Z. Granville (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Luciano P. Gaspary (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Nabor Mendonca (Universidade de Fortaleza)
  • Noemi Rodriguez (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro)
  • Paulo F. Pires (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
  • Silvana Rossetto (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
  • Stenio Fernandes (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco)
  • Thais V. Batista (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte)