The 11th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology
31 August-02 September 2011 Pafos Cyprus


International Workshop on Resource Discovery Mechanisms for P2P Systems (P2P-RDM 2011)

In the last years Peer-to-Peer (P2P) computing has emerged as a milestone in distributed computing. It enables large-scale aggregation of resources (e.g. files, applications, services, storage, processing cycles and services) geographically distributed and belonging to unrelated administrative domains. P2P computing is characterized by the presence of an equivalent set of nodes, peers, able to self-organize and to share a set of distributed resources within the network.

Despite the results obtained by many researchers on theoretical and application aspects, advancing in ICT poses many challenges in terms of protocols, infrastructures, secure and efficient access and allocation of resources, fault tolerance, scalability and performance.

Particular interest has been expressed on resource discovery, in which an important aspect is the expressiveness in the selection criteria of resources. Being able to select in efficient way a set of resources that meets specific criteria is a requirement of many systems and applications such as Grid systems and online-gaming applications.

This workshop will focus on new methods and algorithms to efficiently and effectively access data distributed over large-scale P2P overlay networks. The workshop particularly encourages papers that address these aspects as well as papers presenting novel architectural solution for these systems. However, more broadly, papers are solicited on any topic related to P2P computing, including the topics listed below.

  • P2P for Grids, Clouds, and Datacenters
  • Publishing, Searching and Query Processing
  • Overlay P2P Networks
  • Self-organization of P2P overlays
  • Performance, robustness, and scalability
  • Trust, Integration and Security
  • Epidemic protocols and algorithms
  • Mobile P2P computing
Important dates
  • Paper submission deadline: April, 15th Extended to May 1st
  • Notification of acceptance: May, 15th
  • Camera ready deadline: May, 31st
  • Workshop date: August, 31st – September, 2nd

4th Workshop on Model-based Testing in Practice (MOTIP 2011)

The objective of the workshop is to bring together industry and science by providing a platform for discussion, interaction and collaboration. Industrial papers should either describe challenges of system or software testing that could trigger future research activities or present comparable results of applying model-based testing in practise. Research papers are expected to present promising ideas or possible solutions to industrial challenges in the field of model-based testing. Submitted papers should cover at least one of the following topics:

  • Model-based test design and specifications
  • Test languages and methodologies (e.g. TTCN-3, UML testing profile)
  • Guidelines and best practices for model-based testing
  • Model-based test approaches for emerging technologies like SOA or Cloud
  • Model-based test processes and standard compliance (e.g. IEC 61508, ISO 26262, IEEE 829, ISO 14971)
  • Executable test models and simulation
  • Derivation of test models from system models
  • Architecture-driven testing
  • Requirements-driven testing
  • Risk-based testing with model-based technologies
  • Test models for non-functional quality properties (e.g. reliability, safety, performance)
  • Quality and validation of test models
  • Optimization and prioritization of test case suites
  • Combination of model-based testing, model-based inspections, and formal model analysis
  • Tool automation and tool support
  • Cost and economic impact of model-based testing
  • Experience reports and case studies
Important Dates
  • Submission deadline: 15th April 2011
  • Notification of acceptance for participation & presentation: 15th May 2011
  • Camera-ready papers due: 31st May 2011
  • Workshop date: 31st August 2011 - 2nd September 2011

2nd International Workshop on Dependable Service-Oriented and Cloud computing (DSOC 2011)

As emerging technologies, Clouds and Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs) attract attention worldwide, ranging from casual Internet users to IT giants (e.g. Microsoft and Google). At the same time, the innovations of Clouds and SOAs also offer many interesting avenues of research for scientific communities. Recent advances in Cloud and SOAs, including computational power, storage, and networking, and infrastructure innovations, are providing exciting opportunities to make significant progress in understanding and solving complex real-world challenges. Such challenges typically require a system-level approach that models a complex system at different levels of abstraction, helps to develop sound architectures for addressing separate system requirements and concerns, and integrates diverse sources of knowledge on the system's components and their interactions.

There are strong needs for improving dependability of service-oriented computing to make service-oriented systems more reliable, secure and robust for service provision and delivery. Following the success of the first workshop held in 10th IEEE CIT last year, the Second International Workshop on Dependable Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing aims at collating efforts and achievements on the research of system of system engineering for dependable Clouds and SOAs. This workshop will provide a forum to discuss fundamental issues on research and development of clouds and service-oriented systems as well as new challenges in modelling and simulation of novel service-oriented architectures. The relevant topics include, but not limited to:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Service-Oriented Computing (SOC)
  • Internet-based Virtual Computing Environment (iVCE)
  • Grid Computing
  • Service-Oriented System Engineering (SoSE)
  • System Engineering for Cloud Computing
  • Web Services
  • Peer-to-Peer Computing (P2P)
  • Service Composition and Integration
  • Real-time systems
  • Dependable Cloud Systems
  • Sensor networks
  • Industrial Case Study
Important Dates
  • Deadline for paper submission: 31st March Extended to 15th April
  • Notifications to authors: 15th May 2011
  • Camera ready papers: 31st May 2011
  • Registration Due: 31st May 2011

Accepted Papers (New)

- An efficient Role Based Access Control System for Cloud Computing, Tianyi Zhu, Weidong Liu and Jiaxing Song
- WSRank?A Collaborative Ranking Approach for Web Service Selection, Linlin Meng, Jianxin Li and Hailong Sun
- SCENETester: A Testing Framework supporting Fault Diagnosing for Web Service Composition, Zekun Zhu, Jianxin Li, Yongwang Zhao and Zhuqing Li
- Automated Management Services for Clouds' Virtual Layer, Imad Abbadi
- Cloud Computing: Characteristics and Deployment Approaches, Zaigham Mahmood
- Towards a Data Complexity Metric Set for Web Service Composition, Chengying Mao
- Critical Review of Analytical Modelling Approaches for Performability Evaluation of the Handover Phenomena in Mobile Communication Systems, Yonal Kirsal, Enver Ever, Orhan Gemikonakli and Glenford Mapp
- SOHO Network Performance Optimization via Local Caching With the Presence of a Main Bottleneck, the Accessing WAN Link, Daniel Waters and Jianjun Zhang