5 January 2015

Call for papers: "Trends in Mobile and Cloud Computing"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing.

Mobile cloud computing (MCC) at its simplest refers to an infrastructure where both data storage and data processing happen away from mobile devices and are done via powerful and centralised computing platforms located in clouds, which are then accessed over wireless connections based on a thin native client. The resource sharing at different levels results in various cloud avenues such as infrastructure clouds (hardware, IT infrastructure management), software clouds (SaaS focusing on middleware as a service, or traditional CRM as a service), application clouds (application as a service, UML modelling tools as a service, social networks as a service), and business clouds (business processes as a service).
The goal of mobile cloud computing is to share resources among cloud service consumers, cloud partners and cloud vendors in the cloud value chain. Mobile and cloud computing has now become a scalable service in the field of services computing. This special issue will cover various areas of mobile and cloud computing as listed below.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Mobile operating systems
  • Content distribution architectures
  • Cooperation in mobile multimedia
  • Databases for mobile systems
  • Effect of mobility on computing
  • Emerging access networks
  • Enabling infrastructures for mobile computing and multimedia
  • Home networking
  • Middleware support for mobile multimedia
  • Mobile CSCW (computer-supported cooperative work)
  • Multimedia and integrated services
  • Multimedia traffic management
  • Personal area networks
  • Personalisation, privacy and security issues
  • Portable devices and smart sensors
  • Ubiquitous and pervasive computing
  • Wearable computers and PDAs
  • Wireless and mobile multimedia network management
  • Cloud computing architectures and cloud solution design patterns
  • Infrastructure, platform, application, business, social and mobile clouds
  • Storage, data and analytics clouds
  • Self-service cloud portals, dashboards and analytics
  • Security, privacy and compliance management for public, private and hybrid clouds
  • Cloud quality management and service level agreement (SLA)
  • Cloud configuration, performance and capacity management
  • Cloud migration
  • Cloud composition, federation, bridging and bursting
  • Cloud resource virtualisation and composition
  • Autonomic business process and workflow management in clouds
  • Green cloud computing
Important Dates
Submission deadline: 15 August, 2015
Acceptance/rejection notification: 15 October, 2015
Final paper due: 15 December, 2015

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