The TSCloud demo challenge is a separate track within the TSCloud workshop.
Nature of challenge
It is an open problem demo competition, and teams can choose any context to demonstrate elegant, practical solutions which will directly address cloud computing’s security and trust.
A TSCloud Demo Challenge team is made up of at most 5 members, and each team must submit 2 items: (1) a technical paper submitted to EasyChair, and (2) an online demonstration hosted on the participant’s own website. All submissions will be subject to academic peer review.
On-site evaluation for finalists
There will be 2 rounds of evaluation. In the first round, the technical papers and the online demos will be evaluated by the PC members, and from which, three finalists will be selected for the final round of the Challenge. In the second round, the three finalist teams will be required to do a presentation and a session of on-site demonstration. Selected finalist teams must register and attend the conference and workshop. The on-site evaluation committee is composed of the PC members and professional attendants of IEEE TrustCom. In the presentation session, each team has 20 minutes for presentation and questions. In the demonstration session, the teams will demo their systems to the evaluation committee, as well as TrustCom conference attendees.
The winning team as judged by the panel will receive a framed certificate. The technical papers of the three shortlisted finalist teams will be included into the proceedings of TSCloud 2011.
Challenge submissions will be judged based on the following weightage:
- Technical Paper (50%): the novelty and impact of the application, the technical depth and presentation of the paper.
- Online Demo System (50%): accessibility via Internet, elegance of design, practicality and technical depth.
Submission Instructions for TSCloud 2011 Demo Challenge
All teams must submit both technical paper and details of login to the online demo system.
1. Technical Paper
All submissions should be written in English, with a maximum length of 4 pages in the IEEE Proceedings Format. All submissions must be submitted into EasyChair system:
- Login at the following URL: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tscloud2011
- Choose the “TSCloud 2011 Demo Challenge – Technical Paper Submission” option.
2. Online demo system
Each team should build an online demo system. Teams can choose their preferred platforms for the contest. The demo must address key issues and novelty highlighted in the technical paper. The system should be accessible using a common Web browser and be made available until the actual conference dates.
Paper submission Deadline: July 8, 2011
Notification of Decision: August 30, 2011
Camera-Ready Papers due on: September 30, 2011
TSCloud 2011 Workshop (tentative): November 16, 2011