Quality Assurance in the Context of Cloud Computing

Quality Assurance in the Context of Cloud Computing 2018, Zürich Switzerland.

A Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC) Workshop


One of the key properties of cloud technologies is their promise for scalability, resilience, along with the ability to use many services provided and managed by cloud providers. During the last years the release of a mature set of technologies enabled the possibility to experiment new concepts and scenarios, however there is still a lack of consolidated methods tackling quality assurance of Cloud solutions by systematically influencing the analysis, the design, and the validation of Cloud-based Platforms and Services. In fact, being able to scale on-demand, or to monitor the status of a virtual resource do not contribute per-se to the quality of a solution.  On one side, Cloud-based Platforms and Services might need to be conceived in order to properly ensure desired sets of quality attributes. On the other side, quality enablers tools (e.g. code generators, policy enforcement modules, verification frameworks, testing tools, monitoring and reporting suites) need to be brought to the cloud, and they also need to be aware of the cloud in order to assess target quality aspects.

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The UCC QA3C workshop aims to bring together researchers from both Academia and Industry with the aim of sharing ideas, perspective and approaches supporting the engineering of a new generation Cloud-based Platforms and Services. Proceedings will be published by the IEEE in the same volume as UCC18.


The agenda of the QA3C workshop is available and is as following:



The co-chairs are glad to host in the program of the QA3C workshop a keynote on "Observability in Testing" for Cloud-based Platforms and Services. The keynote is given by Dr. Francisco Gortázar available from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos; further details can be found at: http://ucc-conference.org/speakers.html.

Topics of Interest

Given the objectives of QA3C, the topics of interest of the QA3C workshop include, but are not limited to:

Target Audience

The targeted audience includes researchers, professionals and practitioners working on approaches enabling quality assurance of cloud-based platform and services. Specifically the list of profiles targeted by the workshop includes but is not limited to: researchers in software engineering, cloud analysts, software architect, IT operations engineers, software developers, and testers.


If you want to submit your paper to QA3C then please do so using the EasyChair submission site.


All papers will be reviewed by the Technical Program Committee with a minimum of 3 reviews per paper. 


Technical Programme Committee:

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