4 January 2011

Call for papers: Techniques and Applications for Merging Mobile and Cloud Services

A special issue of International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems

Mobile and cloud computing has emerged rapidly as an exciting new paradigm that offers a challenging model of service computing and poses fascinating problems regarding distributed resource management, ranging from information sharing to cooperative computing.

This special issue is intended to foster state-of-the-art research in the area of integration of mobile and cloud services, including the topics of virtualization, dynamic resource provisioning, energy efficient, collaboration environment, implementations, running experiments, deployment on real systems and novel applications associated with this paradigm. Papers are expected to focus on state-of-the-art technology advances towards realizing mobile and ubiquitous service environments for advanced applications and services in mobile clouds. The issue will serve as a landmark source for education, information, and reference to researchers, professionals, and graduate students interested in this fascinating area.

Topics of solicited original research papers include, but not limited to:
  • Power-aware profiling, modeling, and optimization
  • Software as a service (SaaS)
  • Virtualization technologies
  • Cloud-based services and education
  • Novel programming models for cloud computing
  • Mobility, location and handoff management
  • Traffic and congestion control, QoS, resource management
  • Management of wireless and mobile networks
  • Security in wireless and mobile environment
  • Networks convergence and integration
  • Applications and services based on wireless infrastructures
  • Cross-layer optimizations in wireless networks
  • Emerging wireless technologies
  • Wireless and mobile network deployment
  • Circuits for wireless communications
  • Spectrum allocation and management
  • Performance analysis, simulation and testing of wireless and mobile systems
Important Dates
Manuscript submission deadline: 15 April, 2011
Notifications: 30 June, 2011
Revised submission: 31 July, 2011
Final notification: 15 September, 2011

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