Workshop on

Serverless To sErvE moRe at Scale


May 10 - 13, 2021. Melbourne, Australia

To be held in conjunction with the 21th IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2021


With the widespread popularity of Amazon AWS Lambda, Google Cloud Function, Microsoft Azure Functions, etc., Serverless Computing has gained significant impetus in recent times because of its simplicity. It is the next generation cloud service delivery paradigm and is also known as Function as a Service (FaaS). Almost all big players in the cloud have successfully launched commercially usable serverless computing platforms, although there are many open challenges in terms of their scalability and applicability for widespread deployments. These challenges are many-fold, starting from developing light-weight sandboxing platforms for FaaS supports, deciding optimal deployment strategies for function deployments, increasing the consolidation ratio of the functions, development of economic models for end-users as well as cloud service providers for their individual profit maximization, and so on. Given that majority of the cloud service providers now support serverless computing and direct function execution over the cloud platforms, a thorough investigation of the support systems is necessary through cutting-edge researches in this field.

Important dates

  • Submission Open: December 15, 2020
  • Paper Deadline: January 10, 2021
  • Notification: February 15, 2021
  • Camera-ready: March 3, 2021

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Aim and Scope

This workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange innovative ideas, latest research findings, practical experiences, lessons learned, and future directions to propel the research on serverless computing. The topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Cloud to serverless: Gap, Issues and Challenges
  • Serverless Infrastructure
  • Virtualization platforms for serverless sandboxing
  • Serverless applications: Debugging and Deployment
  • Serverless computing: Benchmarks and Use cases
  • Serverless computing: Models, Businesses, and Marketing
  • Serverless Applications
  • Benchmarks of serverless applications and services
  • Serverless for the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Blockchain-based implementation for Serverless
  • Security challenges in Serverless computing
  • Economic models for serverless function deployments


We invite original research papers that have not been previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Submitted papers should be no longer than 8 pages in two-column IEEE template format. Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 10 letter size (8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables and references using the IEEE format for conference proceedings. All accepted papers will be published as part of the CCGRID proceedings. All previous CCGRID proceedings have been published by the IEEE and available online through IEEE Digital Library (EI indexing).


  • Best Paper Award
  • Best presenter

Submission Link

Manuscript will be submitted through EasyChair
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Key Note Talk

  • TBD

Invited Papers Talk

  • TBD


PDF of the Program Schedule