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IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2014

14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing

May 26-29, 2014 -- Chicago, IL, USA

Call for Doctoral Symposium

The Doctoral Symposium of the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid) provides a forum for students in all areas of Cluster, Grid and Cloud research to obtain visibility, feedback and advice on their Ph.D. dissertation topics and research career. The Symposium promotes fruitful interactions and networking between student researchers at a similar stage in their careers. The program committee consists of experts in the field and will provide their valuable feedback to the ongoing research work of participating students. Selected students will present their work in front of an audience of both their peer and researchers and will also be invited to present their work as a poster in the poster exhibition of CCGrid. The Symposium will present a Best Paper Award where jury researchers will take into account the paper, the presentation, and the poster for each submission.


Authors are invited to submit papers electronically in PDF format. Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 4 letter-size (8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables and references using the IEEE format for conference proceedings. Submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be returned without review. Authors should make sure that their file will print on a printer that uses letter-size (8.5 x 11) paper. The official language of the conference is English. All manuscripts will be reviewed and will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees.

Paper submissions are limited to 4 pages in 2-column IEEE format including all figures and references. Submitted manuscripts exceeding this limit will be returned without review. For the final camera-ready version, authors with accepted papers may purchase additional pages at the following rates: 100 USD for each of the first two additional pages; 200 USD for each of the third and fourth additional pages. See formatting templates for details:

Doctoral symposium papers can be submitted at


The proceedings of the doctoral symposium will be published as part of CCGrid 2014 Proceedings through the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services, and will be distributed electronically at the conference.


  • Papers due: extended to February 10, 2014
  • Author notification: February 24, 2014
  • Final papers due: March 14, 2014


The symposium is open to all Ph.D. students carrying out research on topics related to the theme of CCGrid conference. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Abstractions and Models for Dynamic, distributed and data intensive applications
  • Applications of innovative computing paradigms
  • Architectures, Systems and Scalability issues
  • Autonomic and Nature inspired Computing
  • Community and collaborative computing networks
  • Economic and Utility computing models for clusters, Grids and Clouds
  • Emerging Platform as a Service technologies such as NOSQL and MapReduce
  • Fault-Tolerant and reliable Computing
  • High-performance networking
  • Middleware for scalable distributed and cluster computing
  • Multicore, Accelerator-based and Heterogeneous Computing
  • Programming Models, Tools, Problem Solving Environments and
  • Applications Scheduling, load balancing and Resource management paradigms
  • Service-Oriented Cyberinfrastructure, including discovery, composition and orchestration
  • Software Defined Networks
  • Trust, Security and Data Privacy on public and hybrid clouds
  • Virtualization and other Cloud IaaS issues


The authors of selected papers will be allotted 10 minutes to present their work at the CCGrid Doctoral Symposium. The students will also present their posters and talk one-on-one with the attendees in the poster exhibition session.


  • Judy Qiu, Indiana University, USA
  • Dennis Gannon, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University
  • Thomas Sterling, Indiana University
  • Ian Foster, University of Chicago, USA
  • Jon Weismann, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Manish Parashar, Rutgers Unviersity, USA
  • Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Richard Vuduc, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Adam Coates, Stanford University, USA
  • Lavanya Ramakrishnan, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  • Shicong Meng, IBM Watson, USA
  • Jingjun Chen, University of Technology, Australia
  • Alex Losup, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Kui Ren, University at Buffalo, USA
  • Andy Li, University of Florida, USA
  • Chen Wenguang, Tsinghua University, China
  • Gilles Fedak, INRIA, France