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Special Workshop Track – Smart Scalable Secure Architectures 

This is the 1st International IEEE Smart Scalable and Secure Architecture(SSSA2021) workshop - a  one(1 )Day event depending on submissions. The workshop Smart Scalable and Secure Architectures (SSSA2021 ) will be taking place in a virtual format on the 15th of December 2021 (EDT), co-hosted with IEEE CIC (Collaboration and Internet Computing), IEEE CogMI (Cognitive Machine Intelligence) and IEEE TPS (Trust, Privacy and Security of Intelligence Systems, and Applications). Target audience: PhD students, early career researchers, industry practitioners and experts focusing on tools , case studies, industry and government experience, vision, and architectural solutions in virtualization.

We would like to solicit papers in the area of  Smart Scalable  and Secure Architectures . Virtualization is facing an unprecedented infrastructure challenge – as  we see  the  integration  and collaboration  of  data  cloud  devices , internet of things , and  Fog  computing services now becoming all mainstream to deliver intelligent  critical infrastructure protection  in areas such as healthcare , education , telecommunications,  transportation , agriculture,  banking , supply chain among many other areas. The expectation is by 2030 as many countries develop emergent smart scalable  and secure architectures these observations will become commonplace. This is a major area for which academic and industry partnered research needs to keep building out in earnest . This smart scalable and secure architecture must be achieved by more efficient methods and  effective data management  to meet global sustainability goals. Disruptive information technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics and the industry 4.0  internet-of-things  and industry 5.0 human augmented intelligence services continue to harness the power  of  "on demand" virtualization infrastructure. This goal  has given birth to the emergent space of scalable computing architectures.  This special session seeks position and technical papers discussing scalable architectural  problems and innovative solutions covering all areas.

The 2021 Scalable Architectures session (SSSA-2021) will provide a forum where researchers and
technical parties interested can share their latest research insights, and present key and emerging
results in terms of this field. All papers are subject to peer review as guided by IEEE
policies. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Fog (including IOT) Architecture
  • Scalable cloud
  • Serverless Computing
  • Microservices, Clusters and Containers
  • DevOps and Virtualization
  • Usability studies in virtualization
  • Virtualization and pandemic case studies
  • Cyber-physical compute engines


Submission Process: EasyChair login  ( https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ieeesssa2021 )

Proposed Important Dates

Call for papers - August 31 2021

Submission Deadline - October 30 2021 (extended deadline)
Author Notification : November 05 2021
Camera Ready paper - November 12 2021


Paper Submission

  • Research Track Paper Submission We invite original research papers that have not been previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Papers submitted to Research track should be no longer than 10 pages in the standard two column IEEE proceedings format, which can be found at IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings . The papers should be submitted at the research track of the conference in EasyChair.
  • Vision Track Paper Submission We invite original research vision papers that have not been previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Vision contributions should focus on blue-sky ideas and research vision in the area that at least one of the lead senior authors are known for. Vision paper can be as short as 2 pages but should be no longer than 10 pages in the standard two column IEEE proceedings format, which can be found at IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings . The papers should be submitted at the version track of the conference in EasyChair.
  • Industry/Government Paper Submission We invite original industry papers that have not been previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. At least one co-author must be affiliated with industry or Government organizations, such as labs in DoE, DoD, NIH, NSA Labs. Papers submitted to Regular or Industry/Gov track should be no longer than 10 pages in the standard two column IEEE proceedings format, IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings . The papers should be submitted at the industry/gov track of the conference in EasyChair.
  • Doctorial Symposium Paper Submission We invite original research student papers that have not been previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Papers submitted to the symposium should be no longer than 2 pages in the standard two column IEEE proceedings format, which can be found at IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings . The papers should be submitted at the Doctorial Symposium track of the conference in EasyChair.

                                                                                  


Organizing Committee

General Chair:  Sean Thorpe(UTech, Ja, sthorpe@utech.edu.jm)

Program Chair:  Tyrone Grandison ( The Data-Driven institute)

Program Committee 

Julian Jarrett, University of Technology Jamaica

Iman Saleh, Intel, USA

Geoff Stoker , University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Hani Ragab Hassen, Heriot-Watt University  

Mac Malone, Researcher - University North Carolina ,  Chapel Hill   

 Ali Muzaffar, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland 

 Salih Ismail, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland

 Mahmoud Elsheikh, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland

 Larkland Morley , Google , USA

Lavare Henry , College William and Mary , USA 

 

Review Policy

IEEE Policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate use of the special knowledge, which that access provides. Contents of abstracts submitted to conference program committees should be regarded as privileged as well, and handled in the same manner. The Conference Publications Chair shall ensure that referees adhere to this practice. Organizers of IEEE conferences are expected to provide an appropriate forum for the oral presentation and discussion of all accepted papers. An author, in offering a paper for presentation at an IEEE conference, or accepting an invitation to present a paper, is expected to be present at the meeting to deliver the paper. In the event that circumstances unknown at the time of submission of a paper preclude its presentation by an author, the program chair should be informed on time, and appropriate substitute arrangements should be made. In some cases, it may help reduce no-shows for the Conference to require advance registration together with the submission of the final manuscript.



Speakers


Peter Bodorik

PETER BODORIK is a Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University

Pablo Pérez

Pablo Pérez is a Customer Engineer at Google Cloud based in Mexico City. Pablo’s main focus is to help customers design modern solutions to tackle some of the biggest challenges in multiple industries

SPEAKER Schedule


Session  Name: Automated generation of smart contracts from user specification.

Speaker: Peter Bodorik

Session Duration: 45 minutes

Intended Audience:
Beginner.


Session Name: Workload Optimization on Google Kubernetes Engine

Speaker: Pablo Pérez

Session Duration: 45 minutes

Intended Audience:
Beginner. Previous knowledge of Kubernetes (high level) is recommended.

Session Description:
Performance tuning of Kubernetes is becoming more critical as Kubernetes becomes more prevalent. Kubernetes is a powerful orchestration tool, and with this power comes the responsibility to correctly configure the system to operate in your best interest. This talk will focus on ways to maximize your infrastructure utilization rather than blindly ‘scaling’ up in response to environmental demands.


Session Name: [Special hands -on lab ] Orchestrating the Cloud with Google Kubernetes Engine

Speaker: Pablo Pérez

Session Duration: 1 hour

Special Requirements: Access to a computer with a web browser installed

Intended Audience: Beginner. Previous knowledge of Kubernetes (high level) is recommended.

Session Description:

In this lab you will learn how to:
Provision a complete Kubernetes cluster using Kubernetes Engine.
Deploy and manage Docker containers using kubectl.
Break an application into microservices using Kubernetes' Deployments and Services.

Kubernetes is all about applications. In this part of the lab you will use an example application called "app".

App is hosted on GitHub and provides an example 12-Factor application. During this lab you will be working with the following Docker images:
kelseyhightower/monolith - Monolith includes auth and hello services.
kelseyhightower/auth - Auth microservice. Generates JWT tokens for authenticated users.
kelseyhightower/hello - Hello microservice. Greets authenticated users.
nginx - Frontend to the auth and hello services.

Lab URL:
https://www.qwiklabs.com/focuses/557?&parent=catalog









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