[PlanetKR] Elsevier Information Sciences -- Special Issue on "Cloud Computing Service and Architecture Models" (First Call for Papers)

Gregorio Martinez gregorio at um.es
Tue Oct 12 01:18:35 EST 2010

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Call for Papers

Elsevier Information Sciences (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ins)

Special Issue on "Cloud Computing Service and Architecture Models"

CfP URL: http://www.elsevierscitech.com/cfp/Elsevier-INS-CfP-SI-Cloud_Computing.pdf

Paper submission deadline: March 31, 2011

Cloud computing represents a new paradigm where computing resources are being offered as services and accessed by others from anywhere in the world 
via Internet. In this approach, the cloud is the single point of access to the computing needs of the cloud users. The cloud services are 
characterized by being fully managed by the provider, being sold on demand, and being elastic as users can have as much of a service as they need in a 
particular moment. This new approach provides important benefits such as cost reduction, higher device and location independence, higher reliability 
and scalability, improved resource utilization, etc. However, there are several open issues that still need to be addressed such as the loss of 
control over sensitive data, the definition of new management and integration models or the lack of standards.

This special issue of Information Sciences will present a set of articles that cover recent research results on cloud computing. In particular, it 
aims to present highly technical papers describing novel cloud computing service and architecture models addressing any of the following specific 
topics: security, privacy, and trust, mobile users support and mobile clouds, (self-) management, infrastructure-platform-application integration, and 
federation of and internetworking between clouds.

This special issue is aimed at readers interested in recent and novel cloud computing models providing a solution to key open problems existing 
nowadays at the service and architecture levels.

About the issue
This special issue seeks original articles on the following specific cloud computing topics:

- Security, Privacy, and Trust models
- Models for supporting mobility in the cloud and mobile clouds
- Fault-tolerance, reliability and consistency models
- Maintenance and (self-)management models
- Infrastructure-platform-application integration models
- Models for creating and managing federations of clouds and internetworking between clouds (InterClouds)

Important dates
Paper submission: 31-03-2011
Acceptance notification: 31-07-2011
Final papers: 15-10-2011

Submission format
Papers will be evaluated based on their originality, presentation, relevance and contribution to the field of cloud computing, as well as their 
suitability to the special issue, and for their overall quality. The submitted papers must be written in excellent English and describe original 
research which has not been published nor currently under review by other journals or conferences. Previously published conference papers should be 
clearly identified by the authors (at the submission stage) and an explanation should be provided how such papers have been extended to be considered 
for this special issue. Guest editors will make an initial determination of the suitability and scope of all submissions. Papers that either lack 
originality, clarity in presentation or fall outside the scope of the special issue will not be sent for review and the authors will be promptly 
informed in such cases.

Author guidelines and additional information
Author guidelines for preparation of manuscript can be found at www.elsevier.com/locate/ins

For more information, please contact the Editor-in-Chief:
Witold Pedrycz
pedrycz at ee.ualberta.ca

Or the corresponding guest editor:
Gregorio Martinez
gregorio at um.es

Submission Guideline
All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through Elsevier Editorial System (EES). The authors must select as “Special Issue: 
Cloud Computing” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. The EES website is located at: http://ees.elsevier.com/ins/

Guide for Authors
This site will guide you stepwise through the creation and uploading of you article. The guide for Authors can be found on the journal homepage 

Guest Editors
Gregorio Martinez (corresponding guest editor)
University of Murcia
30.100 Murcia, Spain
gregorio at um.es

Sherali Zeadally
University of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC, USA
szeadally at udc.edu

Han-Chieh Chao
National Ilan University
I-Lan, Taiwan
hcc at niu.edu.tw

Gregorio Martinez, PhD
University of Murcia, Spain

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