2nd IEEE International Workshop on Software Defined Systems
(SDS -2015)

in conjunction with

2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E 2015)

09-13 March 2015, Tempe, AZ, USA



Call for papers

Next generation cloud systems will require a paradigm shift in how they are constructed and managed. Conventional control and management platforms are facing considerable challenges regarding flexibility, dependability and security that next generation systems will require. The cloud computing paradigm has gone part of the way towards alleviating some of the problems associated with resource allocation, utilization and managements (e.g., via elasticity). However, many of the elements of a well-designed cloud environment remain “stiff” and hard to modify and adapt in an integrated fashion. This includes underlying networking topologies, many aspects of the user control over IaaS, PaaS or SaaS layers when such is needed, construction of XaaS services, provenance and meta-data collection, and so on. In many situations the problem may be because service abstraction is inadequate. Software Defined Systems (SDS) are systems that have added software components which help abstract actual IT equipment and other layers. One classical example, of course, are hypervisors. Such separation provides a great opportunity for system administrators to more easily construct and managing their systems through flexible software layers. Software Defined Systems include Software Defined Networking (SDN), Software Defined Storage, Software Defined Servers (Virtualization), Software Defined Datacenters (SDD), Software Defined Security (SDSec), and ultimately Software Defined Clouds (SDCloud) to name a few possibilities. Individual solutions and seamless integration of these abstractions remains in many respects a challenge. After the high success of the previous edition (SDS'2014), The second International workshop on Software Defined Systems (SDS'2015) will continue to be a forum for scientists, researchers, students, and practitioners to present their latest research results, ideas, and developments in the area of software defined systems – both components and their integration - and by implication advancement of next generation clouds.

Topics of interest
Researchers are encouraged to submit original research contributions in all major areas, whichinclude, but not limited to:

  • Software Defined Systems support for Cloud Computing
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN):
    • SDN concepts, architecture, and APIs
    • Network Virtualization
    • SDN and OpenFlow protocol
    • Software Defined Radio
    • Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Software Defined Storage:
    • Storage Automation andAbstraction
    • Policy-driven storage provisioning
  • Software Defined Servers:
    • Virtualization
    • VM migration techniques and challenges
  • Software Defined Datacenters:
    • Facility control integration
    • Large scale sensor system management
  • Software Defined Security o Security policies automation
  • Self-management systems
  • Autonomic Computing techniques.
  • Software Defined Systems Scalability
  • Software Defined Systems optimization
  • Software tools and frameworks to support SDS
  • Software Defined Systems challenges and opportunities.
  • Software Defined Systems surveys

Important Dates :

Paper Submission: December 08, 2014
Author's Notification: January 3, 2015
Camera-ready paper submission : January 17, 2015

Papers Submissions Guidelines:

Manuscripts should be prepared in 10-point font using the IEEE 8.5" x 11" two-column format. All papers should be in PDF format, and submitted electronically at Paper Submission Link.A full paper should not exceed 6 pages (including all figures, tables and references).A paper submitted to SDS 2015 cannot be under review for any other conference or journal during the entire time it is considered for SDS 2015. All submissions are peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers. Accepted papers will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if none of the authors attends the conference to present their paper.

Accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a Special Issue of either the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems. IJCNDS Link or the International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking IJHPCN Link

General co-Chairs:

  • Yaser Jararweh, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan. yijararweh@just.edu.jo
  • Mladen Vouk, N.C. State University, USA.

Technical Program co-Chairs:

  • Andy Rindos, IBM research, USA.
  • Elhadj Benkhelifa, Staffordshire University, UK.
  • Yojiro UO, IIJ Innovation Institute Inc., Japan.

Invited Speaker and Panel co-Chairs:

  • Abdullah Khreishah, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA.
  • Mahmoud Al-Ayyoub, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

Publication Co-Chairs:

  • Haythem Bany Salameh, Yarmouk University, Jordan
  • Hideaki Nii, IIJ Innovation Institute Inc., Japan.

Publicity Chair:

  • Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia.
  • Lo'ai Tawalbah, Umm AlQura, University, KSA

Programme Committee

  • Al-Sakib Khan Pathan - International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Jaime Lloret - Polytechnic University of Valencia
  • Zhao Yongli - BUPT
  • Jiann-Liang Chen - ntust
  • Haibo Zhou - SJTU
  • Fawaz Al-Hazemi - KAIST
  • Hamada Alshaer - KUSTAR, UAE
  • Stuart Clayman - UCL
  • Izzat Alsmadi - Yarmouk University
  • Zuqing Zhu - University of Science and Technology of China
  • Alex Galis - UCL
  • Honggang Hu - University of Science and Technology of China
  • Antonio Manzalini - Telecom Italia Lab
  • Yawei Yin - University of California, Davis
  • Hao Jin - InterDigital Communications, Inc.
  • Antonio Pescape - University of Napoli
  • Yu Su - The Ohio State University
  • Zhili Sun - University of Surrey
  • Liqiang Zhang - Indiana Univeristy South Bend
  • Weiwei Chen - University of Southern California
  • Lei Liu
  • Weidong Shi - University of Houston
  • Yi Wei
  • Dong Yang
  • Cristian Lumezanu - NEC Laboratories
  • Sergio Beker - Huawei Technologies
  • Xiao Zhang - northwestern polytechnical university

SDS-2015 Programme

    8:00-9:00 :Registration
    9:00-10:00 :Welcome/Opening and the Keynote Speech I.

    10:15 -12:00 : Technical Session I Software Defined Networks:

    SmartPacket: Re-Distributing the Routing Intelligence among Network Components in SDNs
    Reza Farrahi Moghaddam and Mohamed Cheriet.

    Dynamic Analysis of Application Delivery Network for Leveraging Software Defined Infrastructures
    Lav Gupta, Raj Jain and Mohammed Samaka.

    An SDN Based Intra-Domain Routing and Resource Management Model
    Mahmud Çelenlio?lu and Ali Mantar.

    Software-Defined Flow Table Pipeline
    Xiaoye Sun, T. S. Eugene Ng and Guohui Wang.

    ASETS: A SDN Empowered Task Scheduling System for HPCaaS on the Cloud
    Saba Jamalian and Hassan Rajaei.

    12:00-1:00 :Lunch

    1:00- 4:45 Technical Session II: Cloud Computing and Software Defined Systems:

    Keynote Speech II.

    An Expressive Simulator for Dynamic Network Flows
    Pradeeban Kathiravelu and Luís Veiga.

    SDStorage: A Software Defined Storage Experimental Framework
    Ala' Darabseh, Mahmoud Al-Ayyoub, Yaser Jararweh, Elhadj Benkhelifa, Mladen Vouk and Andrew Rindos.

    Break: 2:30-2:45pm

    A Two-level Cluster-based Cognitive Radio Sensor Network: System Architecture, Hardware Design, and Distributed Protocols
    Haythem Bany Salameh, Mohammed Dhainat, Ali Al-Hajji, Raed Aqeli and Mohammad Fathi.

    Multi-Cloud Distribution of Virtual Functions and Dynamic Service Deployment: OpenADN Perspective
    Deval Bhamare, Raj Jain, Mohammed Samaka, Gabor Vaszkun and Aiman Erbad.

    Efficient Software-Based Mobile Cloud Computing Framework
    Lo'Ai Tawalbeh, Yousef Haddad, Omar Khames, Fahd Aldosari and Elhadj Benkhelifa.

    Design and Implementation of a Cloud-Federation Agent for Software Defined Networking
    Constantin Gaul, Marc Koerner and Odej Kao.

    4:40 : Closing

SDS-2015 Keynote Speakers
Keynote Speaker 1

Dr Ammar Rayes, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems

Talk Title: Internet of Things from Hype to Realty

Abstract: The number of devices connected to the Internet has already surpassed 12 Billion and is expected to reach 25 Billion soon. This is more than three devices for every human being on earth with potential revenue of $17 trillion over the next decade. The new effusively connected world poses a great challenge and opportunity for device suppliers, service providers and networking companies. The challenge lies in providing scalable and superior degree of automation to ensure smooth services  for end customers. The opportunity lies in the ability to define a new model that automatically collects essential device and user related information and then uses the outcome to provide enhanced features and services. This talk  starts by presetting the end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) architecture that comprises of devices, network, compute, storage, platform, applications along with management and security. It then describes the key challenges to manage IoT-based solution and shows specific solutions. 

Speaker Biography: Ammar Rayes, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems and the Founding President of The International Society of Service Innovation Professionals, www.issip.org. He is currently chairing Cisco Services Research Program. His research areas include:  Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Services, Analytics, Cloud  and IP strategy.He has authored / co-authored over a hundred papers and patents on advances in communications-related technologies, including a book on Network Modeling and Simulation and another one on ATM switching and network design. He is an Editor-in-Chief for “Advances of Internet of Things” Journal and served as an Associate Editor of ACM “Transactions on Internet Technology” and on the Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. He received his BS and MS Degrees in EE from the University of Illinois at Urbana and his Ph.D. degree in EE from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Telecommunications.

Keynote Speaker 2

Prof Salim Hariri, Director of Autonomic Computing Laboratory (ACL), The University of Arizona