The 16th IEEE/ACM International Conference on

Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2023)


Where: Taormina, Messina, Italy

When: from 4th to 7th December 2023





The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and

Cloud Computing (UCC) is a premier annual conference

series aiming to provide a platform for researchers

from both academia and industry to present new

discoveries in the broad area of Cloud, Edge and

Computing Continuum utility computing and applications.

The conference features keynotes, posters, workshops and

a student symposium. UCC 2023 will be held in

conjunction with the 10th IEEE/ACM International

Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and

Technologies (BDCAT 2023).


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished

research manuscripts in all areas of Cloud-Edge

Continuum for utility computing and related computing

paradigms such as Serverless, Distributed Computing and

Function as a Service. Topics of interest include (but

not limited to):

- Resource Management for Cloud-Edge Continuum:

    Principles and Theoretical Foundations of Utility

    Computing; Architectural Models and Patterns to

    Achieve Utility; Virtualization, Containerization,

    Composition and Orchestration; Formal and

    Qualitative Aspects; Middleware and Stacks;

    Networking and Network Management; Saas, Paas, Iaas

    and XaaS; Resource Management and Scalability:

    Brokering, Scheduling, Capacity planning and

    Elasticity; Security, Trust, Privacy, Policies and

    Blockchains; Autonomic, Adaptive, Self-*, SLAs,

    Management and Monitoring; Designs and Deployment

    Models: Private, Public, Hybrid, Federated,

    Aggregated, Inter-Cloud; High Performance Computing

    (HPC); Performance Analysis and Modeling.

- Artificial Intelligence for Cloud-Edge Continuum:

    Machine Learning Operations (MLOps); Artificial

   Intelligence Solutions for Scheduling, Provisioning

    and Deployment; Artificial Intelligence Solutions

    for Orchestration; GPU as a Service (GPUaaS),

    Artificial Intelligence as a Service (AIaaS);

    Support for Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) or ETL

    Pipelines; Machine Learning Cloud Frameworks;

    Artificial Intelligence Infrastructure; Distributed,

    Federated, and Collaborative Learning.

- Applications and Systems for Cloud-Edge Continuum:

    Native Application Design, Programming Models and

    Engineering; Serverless and Function-Based

    Applications (FaaS); Microservices Architectures

    Quantum Computing; Interfacing to Internet of Things

    (IoT) Applications; Utility-Driven Models and

    Mechanisms in All Domains (e.g., Smart Cities,

    Mobility, Healthcare, Industry 4.0); Micro Data

    Centers; Interfacing to Mobile Devices: Management,

    Hierarchy Models and Business Models;

    Energy-Efficiency and Sustainability; Development

    Operations (DevOps); Economic and Business Models;

    Business and Legal Implications Beyond Technology.




Authors are invited to submit papers electronically

through the following link:



Submitted manuscripts must represent original

unpublished research that is not currently under review

for any other conference or journal. Manuscripts are

submitted in PDF format and may not exceed ten (10)

ACM-formatted *double-column* pages, including figures,

tables, and references. All manuscripts will be reviewed

and judged on correctness, originality, technical

strength, rigor in analysis, quality of results, quality

of presentation, and interest and relevance to the

conference attendees. Your submission is subject to a

determination that you are not under any sanctions by



At least one author of each paper must be registered for

the conference in order for the paper to be published in

the proceedings. The conference proceedings will be

published by the ACM and made available online via the

IEEE Xplore Digital Library and ACM Digital Library.




Timezone: Anywhere in the world!

Paper Submissions Due: August 3, 2023

Acceptance Notification: September 30, 2023

Camera Ready Papers Due: October 21, 2023




General Co-Chair(s)

    Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy

    Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK

Program Co-Chair(s)

    Lorenzo Carnevale, University of Messina, Italy

    Song Fu, University of North Texas, USA



Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou, Associate Professor

Computer Engineering Vice Chair

Director of Recruiting and Admissions


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM, 87131

Office: 326B

Tel.: (505)-277-5501

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Website: PROTON Lab

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