DCM 2015 (formerly SVM)


The International
DMTF Academic Workshop

Datacenter and Cloud Management
(DCM 2015)

9 November 2015

DMTF Datacenter and Cloud Management (DCM) Workshop
During the International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM)
In Barcelona, Spain on Nov 9, 2015




The workshop program is now available on our DCM 15 Workshop Program page.



Today, many research organizations in academia, government labs and industry are exploring new areas for the management of Internet connected platforms and devices. For the cloud service providers and enterprise datacenters, the software defined datacenter (network, compute, storage) and subsequent orchestration and management of the service advocates for a larger role for platforms which can be dynamically discovered, configured, and managed. Existing open source cloud management frameworks have provided a rich foundation for additional research avenues. For the Internet of Things, the IoT gateway may be the management access point for management of IoT devices over the Internet. With virtualization, manageability needs to extend from managing virtual machine to containers.

The research may involve: 1) development of management frameworks to support IoT; 2) identification of technological and operational gaps in research and development to increase the capabilities of data center managers (e.g. autonomics and orchestration), and 3) identification of manageability gaps, including opportunities to build in additional levels resilience and management capabilities.


Topics of Interest


This workshop aims to showcase and disseminate new ideas and high quality research on manageability of devices, platforms, system and datacenters. We solicit original research articles, review papers, theoretical studies, and practical software systems incorporating new paradigms, experimental prototypes, and insightful requirement analysis with the above theme. Submittals are encouraged from on-going research, completed research, and experiences from implementations.

  • Cloud Management
    • Management of Compute and Storage Clouds
    • Managing service catalogs and selecting service templates
    • Managing SaaS, IaaS and PaaS
    • Orchestrating the cloud
    • Open source management (e.g. OpenStack)
  • Datacenter Management
    • Software Defined Networking, Storage and Compute
    • Software Defined Datacenter
    • NFV – network function virtualization
    • System virtualization
    • Managing network services and fabric topologies
    • Managing the datacenter facility
  • System Management
    • Managing compute, storage and network platforms
    • Managing desktop platforms and mobile devices
    • Managing the Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Telemetry, control and autonomics for management
    • Fault management and diagnostics
  • Management Protocols and Models
    • Managing with RESTful protocols
    • Managing with web-service protocols
    • Information models


Technical Program Committee


  • Michelle Sibilla - Paul Sabatier University, France
  • Shi Xing Yan - HP Labs Singapore, Singapore
  • Vitalian A. Danciu - Ludwig Maximilians University
  • Juan Ignacio Guerrero Alonso - University of Seville, Spain
  • Hadi Salimi - Iran University of Science and Technology
  • Wolfgang Hommel - Leibniz Supercomputing Center
  • Seyed-Saeid Masoumzadeh - University of Vienna
  • Chrysa Papagianni - National Technical University of Athens
  • Paul Anderson - University of Edinburgh
  • Cheng Li - Rutgers University
  • John Leung – Intel Corporation
  • Jeff Hilland - Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Mark Carlson - Toshiba


Workshop Chairs

  • John Leung, Intel Corporation & DMTF VP of Alliances, USA
  • Jeff Hilland, Hewlett Packard Enterprise & DMTF President, USA
  • Mark Carlson, Toshiba, USA
  • Michelle Sibilla, Paul Sabatier University, France
  • Shannon Keith-Marsoun, Wold Consulting & DMTF Assistant Corporate Secretary, USA

Paper Submission Guidelines

Submitted manuscripts must be formatted in standard IEEE camera ready format (double column, 10 pt font) and must be submitted as PDF files (formatted for 8.5×11 inch paper). It should be no longer than 6 pages. The detailed information can be found in the CNSM 2015 (Barcelona) website. For any workshop related questions or additional information please contact the Workshop Chairs.

Submissions must include a title, abstract, keywords, author(s) and affiliation(s) with postal and email address(es) and phone number(s). Papers must be registered on EasyChair by the deadline indicated below (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dcm15).


Important dates:


Paper Submission: July 19, 2015 (Extended - hard deadline)
Notification of Acceptance: August 15, 2015
Camera Ready Papers: September 20, 2015


Review and Publication of Manuscripts:


Submitted papers will be reviewed by the DCM Program Committee members and judged on originality, technical correctness, relevance, and quality of presentation.

Authors of papers accepted are expected to presented at the workshop. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore, IFIP and ACM digital library (including Open Access – doaj.org). Papers select will also be published in a special issue of the "Journal of Network and Systems Management" on "DCM 2015". Presentations (slides) of accepted papers will be posted on the DMTF website.


Travel Grants to the Workshop


The DMTF offers travel grants of $1000 each to defer the cost of travel to the workshop. The travel grant applications are reviewed and awarded by the Organization Committee. The money is awarded during the workshop.