Call for papers



Int. J. of Grid and Utility Computing (IJGUC)


Special Issue on: "Innovative Applications for the Cloud"


Guest Editors:
Ajith Abraham, Machine Intelligence Research Labs, USA
Kun Ma, University of Jinan, China


With rapid advances in information technologies, future generation networks will face challenges in providing highly reliable and high-quality performance. Cloud computing has rapidly emerged as an exciting new paradigm shift from existing IT infrastructures to using the services of software applications, computing and storage over wide-area distribution networks.


This trend is being empowered by the drastic performance improvements of IT infrastructure components together with key innovations in the way cloud computing infrastructure is built (e.g. grid computing, utility computing, services computing, ubiquitous computing) to provide computing and communication services anytime and anywhere.


Recently, cloud computing technology has been widely used for a variety of applications. Innovative applications for the cloud, such as services and smart mobile applications, have become increasingly popular. The great demands of economic globalisation also foster the spreading of applications. In addition, security and privacy have become important issues for applications in the cloud.


This special issue aims to foster the dissemination of state-of-the-art research in the area of innovative cloud computing applications. This includes design, architecture and utility, particularly related to the use of cloud computing technologies and the presentation of future trends. We invite the submission of high-quality papers describing future potential or ongoing work.


The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the Fourth World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT 2013) and the Eighth International Conference on Next Generation Web Services Practices (NWeSP 2013), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conferences to submit articles for this call.


Subject Coverage


Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Architecture, development, middleware, framework of innovative applications for the cloud
  • Cloud-based services for emerging cloud computing
  • Innovative cloud applications and experiences
  • Monitoring framework for innovative applications for the cloud
  • Mobile, peer-to-peer and pervasive services in clouds


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).


All papers are refereed through a peer review process.


All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.


Important Dates


Original paper submission: 15 September, 2013 (extended)


Notification of first revisions/acceptance: 30 October, 2013


Submission of revised versions by authors: 10 November, 2013


Final notification of acceptance/rejection: 30 November, 2013