11 April 2011

Call for Papers: Advanced Challenges and Research Trends in Cloud and Grid Interoperability

A special issue of International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering

"Cloud" is a common metaphor for an internet accessible infrastructure, which hides most of the implementation and deployment details in the field of ICT. Cloud computing is becoming a scalable services delivery and consumption platform. Its backbone includes Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and the virtualisation of hardware and software. The goal of cloud computing is to share resources amongst cloud service consumers, cloud partners and cloud vendors in the cloud value chain. Cloud computing has been envisaged to be one of the mainstream powering technologies of future ICT and next generation networks.

This special issue will be focussed on the interoperability issues of grid and computing domains. It will mainly focus on designing interoperable components, and experiences and lessons learnt from developing interoperable services in the cloud and grid environment. The issue aims to provide a forum for researchers to share and exchange cloud and grid computing-related research, technologies, experience, and lessons for building clouds of interoperability and coordination capabilities and services.

We believe this issue will be a place for the research community to define their novel ideas in the current state of grid-cloud interoperability issues. In addition, it will help to define the future goals and services that cloud computing needs to support in various intensive commercial and enterprise applications.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Cloud architectures
  • Software, platform, hardware and infrastructure as a service
  • Novel architectural models for cloud computing and grid-cloud interoperability
  • Scalable resource management solutions
  • Cloud resource provisioning with QoS
  • High availability with failure detection, prediction and recovery
  • Identity, metering and privacy in clouds
  • Management of virtualised resources
  • Workload and resource scheduling
  • New parallel/concurrent programming models for cloud computing
  • Content delivery networks using storage clouds
  • Interoperability/portability of applications and data between different cloud providers
  • Virtualisation technologies
  • Service-oriented computing
  • Management of clouds
  • Security issues in cloud and grid computing
  • Fault tolerance, reliability of applications and services running on the cloud
  • Case studies of the cloud and grid computing
Important Dates
Submission deadline: 30 September, 2011
Acceptance notification: 30 December, 2011
Final papers due: 30 January, 2012

No comments: