Cancelled – 17th Cloud Control Workshop in 2020

CANCELLATION (2020-03-09):

As a consequence of the spread of the covid-19 virus, we have disappointingly had to take the decision to cancel the Cloud Control Workshop in June 2020. The preliminary plan is to run the next edition on the same location and in the same format as described below, but one year later, more exactly on June 22-24, 2021. People registered for the June 2020 edition will get a full refund of their registration fee (no action required).

The information below is still addressing the now cancelled 2020 year version.

The 17th Cloud Control Workshop, to be held at Sånga-Säby, Sweden, is a high-profile workshop targeting academic and industrial technology researchers and leaders from all around the world. Participation is by invitation only.

Aerial view

As always, the aim of the 17th Cloud Control Workshop is to foster multidisciplinary research in cloud management, leveraging expertise in areas such as autonomic computing, control theory, distributed systems, machine learning, energy management, mathematical statistics, performance modeling, systems management, etc.

Outdoor area

By providing an understanding of the research challenges ahead and by fostering multi-disciplinary research collaborations, the ambition is to shape the future of resource management for any type of resources important for the cloud, from single servers to mega-scale datacenters, including, e.g.,  mobile edge clouds, fog infrastructure, and disaggregated and software-definied infrastructures on any scale, from rack-scale to datacenter-scale. The workshop targets leading industrial and academic researchers from any scientific discipline with potential to contribute to this multidisciplinary topic.

Nearby lake

Hotel Entrance

Hotel Entrance

The ambition

The ambition is to create the type of event where people come, not to publish and extend their CV:s, but to discuss and learn, and most importantly, to establish or strengthen connections to people with varying backgrounds, but all highly relevant to solving our problems in cloud control. To facilitate this we, in addition to forming a very discussion-oriented program, host the event on a small, relaxing, and inspiring location, with many opportunities to interact during the three days of the workshop.

Workshop format
The workshop will mainly focus on multi-disciplinary research discussions in parallel sessions but also include some keynotes, some short scientific presentations on planned, ongoing, or completed research, and a combined poster session and welcome reception. The 17th edition will strive for a strong focus on management topics using the techniques listed above, rather than on cloud in general.

Walking tracks

Coffee Area

Coffee Area

Participants

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.

Some of early confirmed participants include the following:

List of some of the confirmed participants (click to enlarge)

List of some of the confirmed participants (click to enlarge)

Workshop Details

Material

Travel
The venue is located on an island, in Mälaren, which is in the western part of the Stockholm archipelago.
We will get there by a just over one hour bus ride from Arlanda airport, using chartered buses just before the start and after the end of the workshop. (There are also public transport available but that takes a bit longer time.) Hence, you need only arrange for travel to and from Arlanda airport.

The preliminary times for local transport are:

  • Bus leaves Arlanda Airport at 9.00 on June 16 (from Terminal 4’s bus stops). Gathering immediately outside the exit of Terminal 4 at 8.45.
  • Bus arrives Arlanda Airport (Terminal 4) no later than 16.30 on June 18.

If you arrive the evening before the workshop, there are plenty of hotels within and nearby Arlanda airport.

Registration fee
The workshop registration fee covers not only participation but also hotel room for two nights from June 16 to June 18, all meals and coffees during the workshop, some drinks for dinners, as well as bus transportation from Arlanda airport to the workshop venue and back.

  • Total workshop and hotel fee for 3 days and 2 nights in single room: 5700 SEK + tax (6716 SEK incl tax), incl. all meals, coffees, some dinner drinks, and bus transportation, etc.

To register please use the link provided in your invitation email. Since participation is by invitation only, the link for registration is provided only in your invitation email.

Other
Notably, this is a cash-free hotel, so bring your credit/debit cards and skip major money exchange before coming.

Venue

Sånga-Säby Hotel & Conference

Program Committee

Erik Elmroth, Umeå University and Elastisys  (Workshop Chair)
Ahmed Ali-Eldin Hassan, University of Massachusetts Amherst & Umeå University
Mina Sedaghat, Ericsson Research