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.

Still time to submit a lightning talk until October 15! Just hop over here: LT submission

Symposium Technical Program

The following talks have been confirmed already. A second round of talks will be confirmed once the lightning talks and scientific track submissions have been reviewed around October 17.

  • Andreas Nauerz: Developing Event-driven and Serverless Applications with IBM Cloud Functions & Apache OpenWhisk (tutorial) and Insights into real-world customer scenarios: What customers are really building using serverless platforms
  • Soubhik Das: Serverless Computing- The biggest game changer having entrepreneurship within...
  • Erwin vs Eyk: Going FaaSter: Cost-Performance Optimizations of Serverless on Kubernetes
  • Smruthi Venkatesh: Canary Deployments and Monitoring for Serverless Applications - Using the Open Source Fission FaaS
  • Erez Freiberger: Monitoring/debugging AWS Lambda applications (tutorial)
  • Diego Martín: Building a serverless application using FaaS workflows (tutorial)
  • Soenke Ruempler: Knowledge Management: How Serverless forces organizations to *un*learn
  • 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.

    The website sections pertaining to the calls for contribution are archived below.

    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.

    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.


    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)

    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.