With the fast development and wide application of computing and network technologies, the Internet has become an important information infrastructure for modern society. Today, there are unprecedented amount of resources over the Internet, e.g. content, storage, computing powers and even human presence, there is an increasing need to build large-scale parallel and distributed system over the Internet to utilize various idle resources to get better overall performance, or simply get the task done.

Resources over the Internet have such intrinsic characteristics as growth, autonomy and diversity, which have brought many challenges to the efficient sharing and comprehensive utilization of these resources. Researches and applications during the past twenty years show that there are essential differences between the Internet environment and the traditional computer environments. A basic conclusion is that the traditional resource management in a single computer will be no longer suitable for the Internet. The computing environment that does not adapt well to the intrinsic characteristics of the Internet is the bottleneck for the effective sharing and utilization of the Internet resources.

After years of research and practice, e.g. grid computing, service-oriented computing, peer-to-peer computing, autonomic computing and cloud computing etc., many advances have been achieved, among which there is the Internet-based Virtual Computing Environment (iVCE)(Download PDF).The iVCE is based on the mechanisms of on-demand aggregation and autonomic collaboration. iVCE can run on the open infrastructure of the internet and provide harmonious, trustworthy, and transparent integrated services for end-users and applications. iVCE can also provide Cloud services by a dynamic combination of data centers and other multi-scale computing resources on the Internet.

The aim of the iVCE series of workshops is to provide a forum for academics as well as practitioners to share their experience, leverage each other's perspectives, and discuss emerging "hot" trends in this challenging area. The five preceding conferences were held in 2009 (Shenzhen China), 2010 (Shanghai China), 2011 (Hongkong), 2012 (Shenzhen, China), and 2013 (San Francisco, USA) respectively, and received overwhelming responses from academia as well as industry. Each conference publishes a proceeding with IEEE Computer Society Press.



iVCE 2014 will be held in Oxford, UK, in conjunction with SOSE 2014.

It solicits research papers, experience reports, and workshop papers on various aspects of Internet-based Virtual Computing Environment (iVCE) as well as its applications on various domains. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


Manuscript are submitted through EasyChair at:
Submissions must not have been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. Manuscript should be limited up to 6 pages in IEEE CS format. All submissions will be fully reviewed by at least two reviewers and will be judged on the basis of originality, contribution, technical and presentation quality, and relevance to the conference.

All accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings, which will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed by EI. At least one author of each accepted paper must attend to present the work.


December 7,*

December 22,


Deadline for Submission of Papers

January 7,

January 12,


Notification of Authors

January 19,


Deadline for Camera-Ready Versions

April 7-10,


Workshop Date

Note *: Deadline time is 23:59, Universal Coordinated Time (UTC), also known as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)




Xicheng Lu

National University of Defense Technology, China





Jinpeng Huai

Beihang University, China


Michael R. Lyu

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Huaimin Wang

National University of Defense Technology, China


Jie Xu

University of Leeds, UK


Program Chair


Donggang Cao

Peking University, China 

Lu Liu 

University of Derby, UK



Ashiq Anjum

University of Derby, UK

Hui Cheng

Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Charles Dickerson

Loughborough University, UK

Orhan Gemikonakli

Middlesex University, UK

Chunming Hu

Beihang University, China

Jia Hu

Liverpool Hope University, UK

Dongsheng Li     

National University of Defense Technology, China

Maozhen Li

Brunel University, UK

Xinran Liu

National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team Coordination Center of China, China

Weining Liu

Chongqing University, China

Graham Morgan

Newcastle University, UK

Neil Speirs

University of Newcastle, UK

Paul Townend

University of Leeds, UK

Colin Venters

University of Huddersfield, UK

Yijie Wang          

National University of Defense Technology, China

Kai Xu

Middlesex University, UK

Hao Yin

Tsinghua University, China

Zibin Zheng

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Yangfan Zhou

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


General Chair


Nick Antonopoulos

University of Derby, UK

Publicity Chair


Maozhen Li

Brunel University, UK




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