SDMCMM Workshop

Secure and Dependable Middleware for Cloud Monitoring and Management

Workshop Program - 4 December 2012

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9:00 Welcome

9:00-10:30 Session 1
9:00-9:30 Tobias Distler, Frank Fischer, Rüdiger Kapitza and Siqi Ling. Enhancing Coordination in Cloud Infrastructures with an Extendable Coordination Service
9:30-10:00 Kyoungho An, Subhav Pradhan, Faruk Caglar and Aniruddha Gokhale. A Publish/Subscribe Middleware for Dependable and Real-time Resource Monitoring in the Cloud
10:00-10:30 Leander Bessa Beernaert, Miguel Matos, Ricardo Vilaça and Rui Oliveira. Automatic Elasticity in OpenStack

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Session 2
11:00-11:30 Faraz Faghri, Sobir Bazarbayev, Mark Overholt, Reza Farivar, Roy Campbell and William Sanders. Failure Scenario as a Service for Hadoop Clusters
11:30-12:00 Bernardo Ferreira and Henrique Domingos. Management and Search of Private Data on Storage Clouds
12:00-12:30 Masoomeh Rudafshani, Paul Ward and Bernard Wong. MemRed: Towards Reliable Web Applications

12:30 Conclusions and closing


Workshop on Secure and Dependable Middleware for Cloud Monitoring and Management (SDMCMM), held in conjunction with ACM/IFIP/USENIX ACM International Middleware Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 4 December, 2012.
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End users and businesses are increasingly relying on large-scale cloud computing systems to support Internet and telecommunication services such as e-Commerce, VoIP, business analytics etc., demanding quality of service (QoS) as well as quality of protection (QoP) guarantees from the system. Cloud providers typically use monitoring and management middleware to ensure that they can provide these guarantees to their end users.

The monitoring middleware needs to be able to detect failures when they occur in the system. The monitoring mechanisms should be capable of automatically inferring the root cause of any failures that occur in the system or be able to generate effective visualizations that allow system administrators to quickly verify the results of the automatic diagnosis or to quickly infer an alternative root cause of the problem. The monitoring middleware itself must be trustworthy and be capable of withstanding accidental as well as malicious faults. Building such a middleware is challenging due to the large amount of monitoring data that needs to be collected and analyzed, the necessity to recover and adapt in the presence of overloads or attacks, and ensuring the consistency of distributed and replicated monitoring activities. Furthermore, the networking support needed for resilient communications that provide the above mentioned dependability and security guarantees for the monitoring and management middleware raises security issues that have not been addressed by the conventional networking community.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers and system administrators who share the common goals of managing a cloud computing system to discuss new ideas and techniques for building resilient and trustworthy monitoring/management middleware for such systems. Participants will discuss novel ways of architecting cloud middleware, how to verify its resilience and trustworthiness, their experience with such middleware and other hot topics in the area of secure and trustworthy monitoring and management of cloud computing systems.

Topics of Interest

• Architectures for dependable, secure and trustworthy monitoring
• Techniques for analysis and visualization of system data
• Determination of malfunction or misuse based on system data
• Novel instrumentation sources and techniques for monitoring
• Intrusion tolerance in data centers and cloud infrastructures
• Dependability and security in virtualization technology
• Network architectures for the cloud monitoring
• Network resilience in cloud monitoring
• Energy efficient networking in the cloud
• Service tailored transport for resilience in the cloud
• Traffic and load balance monitoring in the cloud

Important Dates

August 29, 2012 (deadline extension) -- Paper Submission
September 21, 2012 -- Notification of Acceptance
October 5, 2012 -- Camera-ready paper due

Submission and Publication

Papers should be no longer than 6 pages in the standard ACM format and must be submitted through EasyChair. All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers with expertise in the area. Accepted papers will appear in a Middleware 2012 companion proceedings including all workshop papers, which will be available in the ACM Digital Library. At least one of the authors will have to register for the workshop and present the paper.
More information about the format of the paper could be found here:

All papers should be submitted in PDF format via Easy Chair here:

The best papers will be invited for publicatin on a special issue of the Journal of Internet Services and Applications, edited by Fabio Kon and Gordon Blair.

Information for Authors of Accepted Papers

Please make sure that your paper follows the ACM templates: and that it adheres to the following rules:

• 6-page limit;
• No page numbers;
• ACM classification;
• Figure readability;
• All fonts should be embedded (check with Adobe Reader: properties, fonts or pdffont) and Type 3 fonts should not be used.
• Copyrights notice on first page.

Copyrights notice should be generated with the following LaTeX instructions:
\conferenceinfo{SDMCMM'12,} {December XX, 2012, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.}

When available, refer to the top of this page or to the Middelware conference main site to determine the exact date of SDMCMM, which is necessary in the conference information.

Please upload your camera ready version on the SDMCMM EasyChair site: no later than October 5th 2012.

Workshop Committee

Workshop Co-Chairs

António Casimiro, University of Lisbon, Portugal (
Rajeev Gandhi, Carnegie Mellon University (
Filipe Araújo, University of Coimbra, Portugal (

Program Committee

Filipe Araújo, Univ. of Coimbra, Portugal
Torsten Braun, Universitšt Bern, Switzerland
António Casimiro (Co-chair), Univ. of Lisboa, Portugal
Patrício Domingues, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Rajeev Gandhi (Co-chair), CMU, USA
Aniruddha Gokhale, Vanderbilt University, USA
Kaustubh Joshi, AT&T Labs Research, USA
Rüdiger Kapitza, TU Braunschweig, Germany
Paulo Maciel, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Rolando Martins, CMU, USA
Aad van Moorsel, Univ. of Newcastle
Rui Oliveira, Univ. of Minho, Portugal
Paul Townend, Univ. of Leeds, UK
Paulo Veríssimo, Univ. of Lisboa, Portugal