International Journal of Cloud Computing (IJCC)
ISSN (Online): 2043-9997 – ISSN (Print): 2043-9989
Published in 4 issues per year
Cloud computing has emerged rapidly as an exciting new paradigm that offers a challenging model of cyber-physical services and poses fascinating problems. The term cloud computing comes (at least partly) from the use of a cloud image to represent the Internet or some large networked environment. “Cloud” is a common metaphor for an Internet-accessible infrastructure (e.g. data storage and computing hardware) which is hidden from users.
Cloud computing makes data truly mobile and a user can simply access a chosen cloud with any internet-accessible device. Cloud computing overlaps some of the concepts of cluster, distributed, grid, service, ubiquitous, utility and virtual computing; however it has emerged from these computing domains and now has its own meaning. In cloud computing, a user does not care much what is in the cloud or what goes on there apart from being able to depend on reliably sending data to and receiving data from it. Cloud computing is now associated with a higher level abstraction of the cloud. Instead of there being data pipes, routers and servers, there are now services. The underlying hardware and software of networking is of course still there but there are now higher level service capabilities available to build applications. Behind the services are data and computer resources.
A user of the service does not necessarily know about how it is implemented, what technologies are used or how it is managed, only that there is access to it and that it has a level of reliability necessary to meet the application requirements. Thus, in cloud computing, IT-related capabilities are provided as services, accessible without requiring detailed knowledge of the underlying technology. Of course, many mature technologies are used as components in cloud computing, but there are still many unresolved and open problems due to its unique characteristics which are different from distributed computing, cluster computing, grid computing, utility computing and service computing.
IJCC addresses the most innovative developments, research issues and solutions in cloud computing and its related technologies.
The objectives of IJCC are to develop, promote and coordinate the development and practice of cloud computing. IJCC aims to help professionals working in the field, academic educators and policy-makers to contribute, to disseminate knowledge, and to learn from each other’s work. The international dimension is emphasised in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the needs of accelerating technological change and changes in the global economy. IJCC is an outstanding outlet that can shape a significant body of research in the field of cloud computing and in which results can be shared across institutions, governments, researchers and students, and also industry.
IJCC provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers, graduate students, and managers, working in the field of cloud computing and its related areas such as virtual computing and grid computing, to disseminate information and to learn from each other’s work.
IJCC publishes original and review papers, technical reports, and case studies. Contribution may be by submission or invitation, and suggestions and proposals for special issues devoted to important topics in cloud computing are welcome.
Although the possible set of topics is large and we encourage submission on any area within the scope of cloud computing, the following areas are particularly suitable (but not exhaustive):
- Auditing, monitoring and scheduling
- Automatic reconfiguration
- Autonomic computing
- Cloud architecture and modelling
- Cloud-based services
- Consistency models
- Data grid and semantic web
- Fault tolerance and reliability
- Hardware as a service (HaaS)
- High-performance computing
- Integration of mainframe and large systems
- Innovations in IP (esp. open source) systems
- IT service and relationship management
- Load balancing
- Middleware frameworks
- New and innovative pedagogical approaches
- Novel programming models for large computing
- Optimal deployment configuration
- Peer to peer computing
- Power-aware profiling, modelling, and optimisation
- Resource registration and discovery
- Scalable fault resilience techniques for large computing
- Scalable scheduling on heterogeneous architectures
- Security and risk
- Self healing
- Self monitoring
- Service integration and management
- Service level agreement definitions
- Software as a service
- Trustworthiness, security and privacy
- Utility computing
- Virtualisation technologies
- Web services
Specific Notes for Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
All papers are refereed through a double blind process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Submission of Papers web-page.
To submit a paper, please go to Submissions of Papers.
All papers must be submitted online. If you experience any problems submitting your paper online, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, describing the exact problem you experience. Please include in your email the title of the Journal.