PDP 2013 - The 21th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-Based Computing.
to be held at the Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, from 27th February – 1st March 2013

Special session on
"Cloud Computing on Infrastructure as a Service and its Applications"


Cloud Computing covers a broad range of distributed computing principles from infrastructure (e.g distributed storage, reconfigurable networks) to new programming platforms (e.g MS Azure, Google Appe Engine), and internet based applications. Particularly, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud systems allow the dynamic creation, destruction and management of virtual machines (VMs) on virtualized clusters. IaaS Clouds provide a high-level of abstraction to the end user, one that allows the creation of on-demand services through a pay as you go infrastructure combined with elasticity. This special session on Cloud Computing is intended to be a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences on the use of Cloud Computing technologies and applications with compute and data intensive workloads, the challenges and opportunities offered by the development of Cloud Computing solutions themselves, as well as case studies in applications of Cloud Computing. The general venue will be a good occasion to share, learn, and discuss the latest results in this field of research. The special session program will include presentations of peer-reviewed papers. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Important dates


The special session has received 9 submissions, out of 3 was accepted as a full paper (8 pages). The PC also accepted 2 submissions as short papers (4 pages). As a result, the session has had a 56% acceptance rate.

In the following list you can find the papers accepted by the Program Committee:

Submission guidelines

Prospective authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 5000 words in length and including a 150-200 word abstract. To facilitate an anonymous reviewing process, the first page of the paper should contain only the title and abstract. Proceedings will be published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS). Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present the paper at the Conference.

Papers submitted for the workshops or special sessions must be submitted through the conference submission system with an indication of the name of the workshop/special session. Papers must adhere to the formatting rules of the conference and will undergo the same review process as other papers submitted to the conference.

The submission period is over.


Session Chairs

Thierry Delaitre, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Gabor Kecskemeti, MTA SZTAKI and University of Miskolc, Hungary

Program Committee

Ivona Brandic, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Thierry Delaitre, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Eugen Feller, INRIA Centre Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique, France
Eduardo Huedo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Gabor Kecskemeti, MTA SZTAKI and University of Miskolc, Hungary
Attila Kertész, MTA SZTAKI and University of Szeged, Hungary
Attila Csaba Marosi, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary
Michael Maurer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Gabor Terstyanszky, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy

Past sessions

Contact chairs

Dr Thierry DelaitreDr Gabor Kecskemeti

School of Electronics and Computer Science  
University of Westminster
115 New Cavendish Street
London W1W 6UW

Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems
Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1111 Budapest
Kende st. 13-17.

Email:T.Delaitre@wmin.ac.ukOfficial contact card