Welcome To The 1st International Workshop on Multi and Hybrid Clouds: Technical Challenges and Business Opportunities!
2 - 4 May, 2019 - Heraklion, Crete, Greece
colocated with CLOSER 2019
MaTCHBOx 2019
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The objective of the workshop is to provide a forum to discuss ongoing research activities on the hybrid cloud model with special focus on the multicloud approach and the business opportunities it brings. Advantages of the multicloud model range from increase of flexibility to reduction of reliance on a single cloud vendor, which in turn brings concrete benefits such as cost effectiveness, service continuity, disaster mitigation, etc. Countersides are the need of plans for data governance and compliance following the recent GDPR directive, higher costs for the management of the cloud sprawl, increase of application delivery’s complexity, deployment and management and more. This workshop encourages submissions that propose experimental solutions, case studies, deployed systems and best practices


We have two confirmed keynote speeches that will focus on research-oriented and business related aspects of the multi-cloud model respectively.

Prof. Nectarios Koziris

Professor of Computer Science and Dean of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, will give a keynote speech titled (draft) : "Bringing resource demanding applications to the cloud native world".

Dr. Giovanni Morana

CEO of Aucta Cognitio s.r.l., will deliver a keynote on the business opportunities for companies that opt for a multi-cloud strategy, titled (draft): "Adopting a Multi-cloud strategy: a business opportunity for enterprises".


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Workshop topics include, but are not limited to:


  • Service provisioning and monitoring in a multicloud environment
  • Orchestration and automation of management activities,
  • Quality of service and SLA in a multi-cloud environment,
  • Cross cloud service migration
  • Service continuity
  • Orchestration of microservices


  • Multicloud Resource Elasticity
  • Multi-cloud Deployment and Orchestration
  • Open-source Private Multicloud Solutions
  • Algorithms and Systems for Automated elasticity
  • Autonomic cloud


  • Data migration
  • Data governance across multi-cloud
  • Cloud Federations
  • Multi-cloud Storage


  • Fault management in multi-cloud provisioning
  • Disaster mitigation
  • Security policies
  • Cost mitigation strategies
  • Exploitation of Cloud Spot Pricing

Technical Program Committee

General chairs

Dr. Giuseppe Di Modica

Program Comittee

Jose M. Alcaraz Calero, University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom
Jorge Bernal Bernabe, University of Murcia, Spain
Jens-Matthias Bohli, Hochschule Mannheim, Germany
Antonio Celesti, University of Messina, Italy
Nikolaos Chalvantzis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Antonella Di Stefano, University of Catania, Italy
Katerina Doka, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece
Antonino Galletta, University of Messina, Italy
Tingjian Ge, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, United States
Ioannis Giannakopoulos, Google, Ireland
Giorgos Goumas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Nils Gruschka, University of Applied Science Kiel, Germany
Dragi Kimovski, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Christos-Efthymios Kotselidis, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Zheng Li, Amazon, United States
Luigi Lo Iacono, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Thanassis Loukopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
George Pallis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Mukaddim Pathan, Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Sashko Ristov, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Ravi Sandhu, University of Texas San Antonio, United States
Mukesh Singhal, University of California, United States
Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
Demetris Trihinas, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Hao Wei, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Publicity Chairs

Antonino Galletta, University of Messina, Italy
Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
Nikolaos Chalvantzis National Technical University of Athens, Greece


  • May 2 - 4, 2019.

    Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

    Workshop on Multi and Hybrid Clouds: Technical Challenges and Business Opportunities - MaTCHBOx 2019 In conjunction with the 9th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - CLOSER 2019 .

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Important dates

Paper Submission Deadline: February 28, 2019

Paper Submission Deadline extended to: March 6, 2019

Notification of Acceptance: March 15, 2019

Camera-ready Submission Deadline: March 25, 2019

Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.
After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).


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