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The ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing 2011 (ACM SOCC 2011) is the second in a new series of symposia with the aim of bringing together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners interested in cloud computing. This series is co-sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Groups on Management of Data (ACM SIGMOD) and on Operating Systems (ACM SIGOPS). ACM SOCC is held in conjunction with ACM SIGMOD and ACM SOSP Conferences in alternate years. In 2011 it will be held in conjunction with ACM SOSP.

The scope of SOCC Symposia will be broad and will encompass diverse systems topics such as software as a service, virtualization, and scalable cloud data services. Many facets of systems and data management issues will need to be revisited in the context of cloud computing. Suggested topics for paper submissions include but are not limited to:

Administration and Manageability Data Privacy
Data Services Architectures Distributed and Parallel Query Processing  
Energy Management Geographic Distribution
Grid Computing High Availability and Reliability
Infrastructure Technologies Large Scale Cloud Applications
Multi-tenancy Programming Models
Provisioning and Metering Resource Management and Performance
Scientific Data Management Security of Services
Service Level Agreements Storage Architectures
Transactional Models Virtualization Technologies


The SOCC 11 submission instructions can be found here.



General Chair

Luis Rodrigues, IST/ INESC-ID

Program Chairs

Jeffrey S. Chase, Duke University
Amr El Abbadi, U. California, Santa Barbara 

Program Committee

Gustavo Alonso, ETH Zurich
Shivnath Babu, Duke University
Phil Bernstein, Microsoft Research
Brian Bershad, Google
Ken Birman, Cornell University
Mike Carey, Univ of California, Irvine
Beng Chin OOI, NUS
Brian Cooper, Google
Peter Dinda, Northwestern University
Mike Franklin, Univ of California, Berkeley
Meichun Hsu, HP
Michael Isard, Microsoft Research
Randy Katz, UC Berkeley
Emre Kiciman, Microsoft Research
Chandra Krintz, UC Santa Barbara
Orran Krieger, VMware
Boon Loo, Univ of Pennsylvania
Chris Olston, Yahoo!
Lavanya Ramakrishnan, Lawrence Berkeley Labs
Berthold Reinwald, IBM Almaden
Prashant Shenoy, U. Mass Amherst
Mike Spreitzer, IBM
Bhuvan Urgaonkar, Penn State University
Andrew Warfield, University of British Columbia
John Wilkes,  Google
Alec Wolman, Microsoft Research
Dongyan Xu, Purdue University
Lamia Youseff, MIT

Proceedings Chair

Shivnath Babu, Duke University

Publicity Chair

Paolo Romano, INESC-ID


João Garcia, INESC-ID

Local Organization Chair

João Leitão, INESC-ID

Registration Chair

João Garcia, IST/INESC-ID

Steering Committee

Phil Bernstein, Microsoft Research
Ken Birman, Cornell University
Joseph M. Hellerstein, U. C. Berkeley
John Ousterhout, Stanford University
Raghu Ramakrishnan, Yahoo! Research
Doug Terry, Microsoft Research
John Wilkes, Google

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit original papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum. Manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format and formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates available at This website  will be updated with addition details of the submission procedure. A submission to the symposium may be one of the following three types: (a) Research papers: We seek papers on original research work in the broad area of cloud computing. The length of research papers is limited to twelve pages. (b) Industrial papers: The symposium will also be forum for high quality industrial presentations on innovative cloud computing platforms, applications and experiences on deployed systems. Submissions for industrial presentations can either be an extended abstract (1-2 pages) or an industrial paper up to 6 pages long. (c) Position papers: The purpose of the position papers is to expose a new problem or advocate a new approach to an old idea. Participants will be invited based on the submission's originality, technical merit, topical relevance, and likelihood of leading to insightful technical discussions at the symposium. The position papers can be no more than 6 pages long. SOCC will use single blind review.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: April 30, 2011
  • Acceptance Notification: July 11, 2011
  • Conference: October 27 and 28, 2011
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