11th Cloud Control Workshop, June 12-14, 2017

The 11th Cloud Control Workshop is held at the Swedish Castle Haga Slott, by the Mälaren Sea (not to be confused by the Haga Slott of the Swedish Royal family). The format of the workshop mimics that of the successful 7th and 9th Cloud Control Workshops.


As always, the aim of the 11th Cloud Control Workshop is to foster multidisciplinary research in cloud management, leveraging expertise in areas such as autonomic computing, control theory, distributed systems, energy management, machine learning, mathematical statistics, performance modeling, systems management, etc.

By providing an understanding of the research challenges ahead and by fostering multi-disciplinary research collaborations, the ambition is to shape the future of cloud management. Expected attendees are leading researchers from any scientific discipline with potential to contribute to this multidisciplinary topic.


Workshop format
The workshop format will be to mainly focus on multi-disciplinary research discussions in parallel sessions but also include some keynotes and some short scientific presentations on planned, ongoing, or completed research. Participants are encouraged to propose discussion topics beforehand and to take active part in any discussions with the ambition to make progress on any topic of interest to the participants. The 11th edition will strive for a strong focus on cloud management using the techniques listed above, rather than on cloud in general. The format will to a large extent resemble the format of the 7th and 9th edition. Hence, there will be no papers and no proceedings, but plenty of time for presentations and discussions among an interesting and multidisciplinary group of researchers from academia and industry.

The workshop presentations include some keynotes, invited short presentations, very short presentations by young researchers, and a substantial number of longer discussion sessions (typically held in 3- or 4-way parallel sessions). An important part of the meeting is also the opportunity to informal discussions in a nice atmosphere, with all participant at the same place and not many other people around. For an example of the program, see the Program of the 7th edition and the Program of the 9th edition.

Workshop Details

The workshop will take place at Haga Slott, Enköping, by the Mälaren Sea. This is an old Castle at a beautiful and remote location that will provide not only excellent conditions for the workshop sessions but also a relaxed atmosphere for further discussions or outdoor activities during the long summer nights.


The venue is located 1 hour drive from Arlanda airport and there will be a chartered bus before the start and after the end of the workshop. Preliminary times for local transport are:

  • Bus leaves Arlanda Airport at 8.40 on June 12. Gathering immediately outside the exit of Terminal 4 at 8.30.
  • Bus arrives Arlanda Airport (Terminal 4) around 16.30 on June 14.

Participation is by invitation only. If interested to participate, please send an email to Erik Elmroth (elmroth@cs.umu.se). Note, however, that the number of participants is limited.

Accommodation fee
There is no true workshop fee, but each participant is to cover the cost for her/his own stay, including 2 nights hotel room, 2 breakfast buffé, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, and 6 coffees with sandwiches, cookies, fruit etc. The substantially discounted rate for this whole package, to be paid directly to the hotel, is:

  • Total for 2 nights in single room: 4580 SEK + tax (5294 SEK incl tax), incl. all meals, excluding drinks at dinner
  • Total for 2 nights in shared twin room: 3980 SEK + tax (4622 incl tax), incl. all meals, excluding drinks at dinner

By registering, you commit to pay this to the hotel.

Any additional costs for the arrangement and the joint bus transfer to and from Arlanda airport is covered by the workshop organizers.


Although we expect the venue to make discussions last into the bright summer nights, we recommend also other outdoor activities as various kinds of games and sport, simply enjoying the, going for a swim in Mälaren (on short walking distance), or enjoying the indoor SPA with pools and Sauna.


The venue is Haga Slott, Enköping


Program Committee

Erik Elmroth, Umeå University (Workshop Chair)
Ahmed Ali-ElDin, Umeå University
Maria Kihl, Lund University
Mina Sedaghat, Umeå University
Karl-Erik Årzén, Lund University