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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

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The 14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid) 2014

Chicago, USA
May 26-29, 2014

Rapid advances in architectures, networks, and systems and middleware technologies are leading to new concepts and platforms for computing, ranging from Clusters and Grids to Clouds and Datacenters. The 14th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium in Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing (CCGrid 2014) is a forum bringing together international researchers, developers, and practitioners to present leading research activities and results on a broad range of topics related to these concepts and platforms,
and their applications. The conference features keynotes, technical presentations, workshops, tutorials, and posters, as well as the SCALE challenge featuring live demonstrations.

In 2014, CCGrid will return to the USA and be held in Chicago, the third largest city in the United States located on the southwest shore of Lake Michigan. Chicago offers two major airports with direct flights available worldwide including Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport. Weather in Chicago in late May averages 70-74 degrees Fahrenheit (21-23 degrees Celsius). The main conference will be held on May 27-29, 2014, with tutorials and affiliated workshops taking place on May 26, 2014.


  • Papers Due: extended to 11:59PM, November 18, 2013 Anywhere on Earth
  • Author Notifications: January 24, 2014
  • Final Papers Due: March 14, 2014


CCGrid 2014 will have a focus on important and immediate issues that are significantly influencing all aspects of cluster, cloud and grid computing. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications and Experiences: Applications to real and complex problems in science, engineering, business, and society; user studies; experiences with large-scale deployments, systems, or applications
  • Architecture and Accelerators: Design and use of emergent system architectures including but not limited to accelerators; multicores; power and cooling; security and reliability; high availability solutions
  • Autonomic Computing and Cyberinfrastructure: Self-managed behavior, models and technologies; autonomic paradigms and systems (control-based, bio-inspired, emergent, etc.); bio-inspired optimizations and computing
  • Cloud Computing: Development, evaluation, and optimization of cloud architectures; software tools and techniques for clouds
  • Modeling and Evaluation of Performance and Energy: Prediction, modeling, and analysis; monitoring and evaluation tools; benchmarks and testbeds
  • Programming Models, Systems, and Fault-Tolerant Computing: Programming models, systems software and environments for cluster, cloud, and grid computing; fault-tolerant systems, programs and algorithms
  • Scheduling and Resource Management: Techniques to schedule jobs and resources on cluster, cloud, and grid computing platforms; SLA definition and enforcement
  • Storage and I/O Systems: System design and optimization for big data processing in cluster and cloud environment


Authors are invited to submit papers electronically in PDF format. Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 10 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 10 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:

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected without review and further action may be taken, including (but not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of the authors and sponsors of the conference. Submissions received after the due date, exceeding the page limit, or not appropriately structured may not be considered. Authors may contact the conference chairs for more information. The proceedings will be published through the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services.

The paper submission online system is open:


Tutorials and workshops affiliated with CCGrid 2014 will be held on May 26, 2014. For more information on the tutorials and workshops, see the Call for Tutorials and Call for Workshops.

Journal Special Issue

IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC: is organizing a Special Issue which encourages submission of revised and extended versions of 2-3 best/top rated papers in the area of Cloud Computing from our conference. The special issue also seeks direct submission of papers that present 'new' ideas for the first time in TCC. All papers will be peer-reviewed and selected competitively based on their originality and merit as per requirement of TCC. All queries on this special issue should be directed to its guest editors. Details on this special issue will be informed about in a separate Call for Papers at


Honorary General Chair

General Chairs

  • Xian-He Sun, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

  • Ian T. Foster, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Program Committee Chair

  • Kirk W. Cameron, Virginia Tech, USA

  • Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos, Queen's University of Belfast, UK

Program Committee Area Chairs


    • Esmond G. Ng, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA


    • Suren Byna, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA


    • Vladimir Getov, University of Westminster, UK

    • Xiaobo Zhou, University of Colorado, USA


    • Ali R. Butt, Virginia Tech, USA

    • Xiaosong Ma, North Carolina State University, USA


    • David Lowenthal, University of Arizona, USA


    • Kasidit Chanchio, Thammasat University, Thailand

    • Christian Engelmann, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA


    • Matthew Grove, Rackspace, USA

    • Rizos Sakellariou, University of Manchester, UK


    • Dan Feng, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Workshops Co-Chairs

  • Zhiling Lan, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

  • Matei Ripeanu, University of British Columbia, Canada*

Tutorials Co-Chairs

  • Kate Keahey, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory, USA*

  • Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs

  • Judy Qiu, Indiana University, USA

Poster and Research Demo Chair

  • Borja Sotomayor, University of Chicago, USA*

  • Hui Jin, Oracle, USA

SCALE Challenge Coordinator

  • Doug Thain, Notre Dame, USA*

  • David Martin, Argonne National Laboratory, USA*

Student Award Chair

  • Yong Chen, Texas Tech University, USA

Publicity Chair

  • Bruno Schulze, LNCC, Brazil*       

  • Cho-Li Wang, The University of Hong Kong, China*

  • Darren J. Kerbyson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA*

  • Toni Cortes  UPC/BSC, Spain

Cyber Co-Chairs

  • Rong Ge, Marquette University, USA

  • Wei Tang, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Proceedings Chair

  • Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Local Organizing Committee

  • Ioan Raicu, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

  • Kyle Chard, University of Chicago, USA

Finance Chairs

  • Dawn DeBartolo, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Steering Committee

  • Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia (Chair)

  • Craig Lee, The Aerospace Corporation, USA (Co-Chair)

  • Henri Bal, Vrije University, The Netherlands

  • Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

  • Franck Capello, University of Paris-Sud, France

  • Ewa Deelman, University of Southern California/ISI, USA

  • Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee & ORNL, USA

  • Dick Epema, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands

  • Thomas Fahringer, University of Innsbruck, Austria

  • Ian Foster, University of Chicago, USA

  • Wolfgang Gentzsch, DEISA, Germany

  • Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China

  • Laurent Lefevre, INRIA, France

  • Geng Lin, Dell Inc., USA

  • Manish Parashar, Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey, USA

  • Shikharesh Majumdar, Carleton University, Canada

  • Satoshi Matsuoaka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

  • Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK

  • Paul Roe, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

  • Bruno Schulze, LNCC, Brazil

  • Xian-He Sun, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

  • Nalini Venkatasubramanian, University of California, USA

  • Carlos Varela, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA