ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing

I’m on the program committee for the ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing. The conference will be held June 10th and 11th 2010 in Indianapolis Indiana. SOCC brings together database and operating systems researchers and practitioners interested in cloud computing. It is jointly sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data (SIGMOD) and the ACM Special Interest Group on Operating Systems (SIGOPS). The conference will be held in conjunction with ACM SIGMOD in 2010 and with SOSP in 2011 continuing to alternate between SIGMOD and SOSP in subsequent years.

Joe Hellerstein is the SOCC General Chair and Surajit Chaudhuri and Mendel Rosenblum are Program Chairs. The rest of the SOCC organizers are at: If you are interested in cloud computing in general and especially if you are interested in systems or database issues and their application to cloud computing, consider submitting a paper (copied below). The paper submission deadline for SOCC is January 15, 2010. Get writing!


The ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing 2010 (ACM SOCC 2010) is the first 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 will be held in conjunction with ACM SIGMOD and ACM SOSP Conferences in alternate years, starting with ACM SIGMOD in 2010.

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


Provisioning and Metering

Resource management and Performance

Scientific Data Management

Security of Services

Service Level Agreements

Storage Architectures

Transactional Models

Virtualization Technologies


General Chair:
Joseph M. Hellerstein, U. C. Berkeley

Program Chairs:
Surajit Chaudhuri, Microsoft Research
Mendel Rosenblum, Stanford University

Brian Cooper, Yahoo! Research

Publicity Chair:
Aman Kansal, Microsoft Research

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

Technical Program Committee:
Anastasia Ailamaki, EPFL
Brian Bershad, Google
Michael Carey, UC Irvine
Felipe Cabrera, Amazon
Jeff Chase, Duke
Dilma M da Silva, IBM
David Dewitt, Microsoft
Shel Finkelstein, SAP
Armando Fox, UC Berkeley
Tal Garfinkel, Stanford
Alon Halevy, Google
James Hamilton, Amazon
Jeff Hammerbacher, Cloudera
Joe Hellerstein, UC Berkeley
Alfons Kemper, Technische Universität München
Donald Kossman, ETH
Orran Krieger, Vmware
Jeffrey Naughton, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Hamid Pirahesh, IBM
Raghu Ramakrishnan, Yahoo!
Krithi Ramamritham, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Donovan Schneider,
Andy Warfield, University of British Columbia
Hakim Weatherspoon, Cornell

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 See the Paper Submission page for details on 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 a 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 a position paper 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. A position paper can be no more than 6 pages long.

Important Dates

Paper Submission: Jan 15, 2010 (11:59pm, PST)
Notification: Feb 22, 2010
Camera-Ready: Mar 22, 2010

James Hamilton



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