Special Session

Cognitive Cloud Continuum


Dear colleagues,

The opportunities and potential advantages of the cloud continuum come with new challenges. Orchestration and scheduling in the cloud continuum is a complex problem that needs to be intelligent enough to guarantee responses upon the uncertainty of the runtime environment, requiring efficient resource management of limited, highly segregated, and relatively unreliable processing and storage resources. Moreover, the edge side of the cloud computing continuum contains nodes that typically have resource and hardware limitations, and are generally heterogeneous with different characteristics. The deployment and management of next-generation applications and services on the cloud continuum poses new challenges and opportunities for developing new AI methods, algorithms, and tools that can support DevOps operations and decision making.

This Special Session will bring researchers, academicians, and practitioners together to discuss new AI-driven methods, algorithms, and tools for overcoming the challenges of deploying and managing next-generation applications and services on the cloud continuum. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) autonomic, intelligent and/or AI-driven approaches for:

  • DevOps operations on the cloud continuum
  • Function as a service (FaaS) provisioning, deployment, and management
  • Cloud serverless architectures
  • Secure communications management at the cloud continuum
  • Data portability, privacy, and security for preserving the confidentiality of data and protecting users’ privacy within the cloud computing continuum
  • Secure data portability and computation on sensitive data across heterogeneous resources
  • Adaptive deployment on heterogeneous computation resources
  • Prediction, detection, and reaction to workload fluctuations
  • Application lifecycle support and optimization
  • Workflows, monitoring of execution platforms, application deployment, adaptation, and optimization of execution
  • Fault recovery of cloud continuum computing resources
  • Scalability and QoS at the cloud continuum
  • Optimizing energy efficiency of cloud continuum infrastructures
  • Swarm computing architectures

Important Dates:

Paper submission: March 29, 2024 April 26, 2024
Author notification: April 26, 2024 May 20, 2024

Camera-ready paper submission: May 31, 2024 June 3, 2024

Guidelines to Authors: https://easyconferences.eu/iisa2024/instructions-for-authors/

Prof. Dimitris Apostolou, University of Piraeus, Greece
Prof. Yiannis Verginadis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Prof. Gregoris Mentzas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Dr. Gregoris Koronakos, University of Piraeus, Greece

Special Session Organisers