Call for Papers

Open Cirrus Summit 2011

The 5th International Event
June 01 – 03, 2011, Moscow, Russia
Hosted by Russian Academy of Sciences


Open Cirrus is an open cloud-computing research testbed designed to support research into the design, provisioning, and management of services at a global, multi-datacenter scale. The open nature of the testbed is designed to encourage research into all aspects of service and datacenter management. In addition, we hope to foster a collaborative community around the testbed, providing ways to share tools, lessons and best practices, and ways to benchmark and compare alternative approaches to service management at datacenter scale.

Papers are solicited in, but not limited to the following areas:

  • Availability
  • Data-intensive computing
  • Hadoop
  • High-performance computing
  • Large scale and geographically distributed Cloud Services
  • Manageability
  • Provisioning and metering
  • Resource management
  • Security
  • Storage
  • Sustainability
  • Virtualization
  • And other Cloud computing related technologies

The proceedings of Open Cirrus Summit 2011 will be published by the IEEE Communication Society. Papers should be no longer than five (5) pages (including abstract, all figures, all tables, and references), typeset in two-column format, and have a minimum font size of 11pt.

Important Dates

Abstract submission due: March 08, 2011 (23:59 EST)
Full paper submission due: March 18, 2011 (23:59 EST)
Author Notification: April 15, 2011
Camera-ready version due: May 20, 2011

General Chair

Arutyun I. Avetisyan, Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Program Chair

Richard Gass, Academic Programs & Research, Intel Labs Pittsburgh, USA

Program Committee

Program Committee Members

Steering Committee

Dejan S. Milojicic, HP Labs, USA
Michael A. Kozuch, Intel Labs Pittsburgh, USA
Thomas T. Kwan, Yahoo! Labs, USA

Open Cirrus sponsors will award the best student paper with a travel grant to attend the Open Cirrus Summit.

Conference Venue

Moscow is the capital of Russian Federation and the most populous city in Europe. It is a city with very long history dating back to 12th century. The city was the residence of Russian Tsars before the first Emperor Peter I moved the capital to Saint Petersburg, and has been serving as the capital since March 1918. Moscow has many historical attractions, numerous architectural monuments, theatres, museums and other places for active cultural life. Among them the Kremlin, a historic fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, which is the current residence of Russian president; Bolshoi Theatre with many world celebrities of opera and ballet; Tretyakov Gallery which is the national treasure of Russian fine art.

The summit will be hosted by Russian Academy of Sciences, consists of the national academy of Russia and a network of scientific research institutes from across the Russian Federation as well as auxiliary scientific and social units like libraries, publishers and hospitals.


For all questions, suggestions and proposals please contact us.