Zurich, Switzerland, 21 December 2018

11th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2018)
and 5th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies (BDCAT 2018)

In conjunction with:

ESSCA brings together scientific progress with industrial requirements for future serverless development practices and application architectures. A full-day event on December 21 for learning and demonstrating the latest in tech and research on cloud functions!

We are proud to announce that ESSCA 2018 is preceeded by the Fourth International Workshop on Serverless Computing (WoSC 2018) on December 20, a workshop at UCC, clustering presentations of all technical-scientific advances around serverless systems in a single place during two days.

ESSCA is still open for submission of scientific papers (until Oct 1) and lightning talks (until Oct 15)! Regular talks and tutorials are closed, we have received quite a few and are reviewing them.

Scientific Track Call

We welcome original, decent technical and scientific contributions of any form related to cloud functions, Function-as-a-Service (FaaS), serverless computing and applications, as well as related technologies (microservices, cloud platforms, composition, ecosystems). All papers submitted to ESSCA will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 reviewers in single-blind mode.

Please consult the Call for Papers below.

Industry, Community and Education Track Calls

We welcome talk proposals, technical contributions, reports, informal discussions, tutorials and other inspiring and educational contributions. Please see below for submission information. Do not hesitate to submit emerging and unfinished work. We encourage you to consider updated versions of previous talks for these tracks.

Participant Registration

Registration is required to ESSCA 2018. Attendance is free for all properly registered attendees of IEEE/ACM UCC and BCAT 2018 as well as for students (proof required). For all others, a flat fee of CHF 50 or 100 (at your choice) will cover our costs including lunch and drinks for the participants. This rule also applies to speakers.

Registration fees:

Category Fee Comment
Supporter CHF 100
Regular CHF 50 (until 10 December)
Student CHF 0 (until 10 December)
UCC/BDCAT 2018 Attendee CHF 0 (until 10 December)

On-line registration is now available! Register now! via XING Events.

Programme and Venue

ESSCA is planned to happen at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences Toni-Areal tower adjacent to the Technopark. Detailed information about the agenda and how to reach the symposium will be made available in the coming months.

Symposium Proceedings

Proceedings of ESSCA will be submitted to CEUR-WS.org for online publication and rapid dissemination after the symposium. The proceedings will contain all camera-ready papers, as well as abstracts on industry talks, tutorials, discussion rounds and other relevant material.


Scientific Track: EasyChair; see Call for Papers and LaTeX template
Lightning Talks: via CfP solicitation website
Industry and Community Track: closed
Education Track: closed

ESSCA's schedule is driven entirely by its speakers with a rolling agenda. We will jointly advance the state of serverless computing and applications from theory to full-scale practice. Send proposals for talks, tutorials and panels to the respective track chairs. If you want to contribute but are unsure how, do not hesitate to contact us!

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Scientific Track: 1 September 1 October, 2018 (extended)
  • Lightning Talks: 15 October, 2018
  • Acceptance notification: 15 October, 2018 (following the extension)
  • Post-symposium camera-ready version (scientific track): 31 December, 2018
  • Publication of symposium proceedings: ca. late January 2019
  • Industry and Community Track: 1 August 15 September, 2018 (extended)
  • Education Track: 1 August 15 September, 2018 (extended)

Scientific Track Programme Committee

The committee for peer-reviewing submissions to the scientific track consists of the following members.

  • Maria Fazio, University of Messina, Italy
  • Martin Garriga, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Tyler Harter, University of Wisconsin, USA
  • Višnja Križanović, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
  • Theo Lynn, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Maciej Malawski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Manuel Mazzara, Innopolis University, Russia
  • Lucas Nussbaum, LORIA, France
  • Claus Pahl, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Josef Spillner, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland (chair)
  • Dan Williams, IBM Research, USA
  • tbc.

ImageScientific Track
Chair: Josef Spillner, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Accepts scientific paper submissions for peer review, talk presentation and open proceedings publication.

ImageIndustry and Community Track
Chair: Sebastien Goasguen, CloudGeneva

Accepts practical demonstrations and talk proposals on all topics relevant to the wider research community, experience reports and industry challenges.

ImageEducation Track
Chair: Fabio López Pires, Itaipu Technology Park, Paraguay

Accepts tutorials and short educational inputs as talks. Structured tutorials will be considered for inclusion into the symposium proceedings publication.