Call for papers


Int. J. of Grid and Utility Computing


Special Issue on: "Resource Provisioning in Cloud Computing"


Guest Editors:
Prof. D.P. Vidyarthi and Dr. Zahid Raza, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India


This special issue invites research papers on resource provisioning in cloud computing. Cloud computing has become a business model over the years, and therefore there are many stakeholders with their own objectives. The service providers often intend to maximise their revenue along with offering a certain level of quality of service, whereas the cloud users are more interested in getting their job done via the least expensive means. At the same time, the users want to use the cloud services with a better service quality. From the systemís point of view, energy efficient provisioning is also warranted. Thus, the resource provisioning becomes a complex problem in cloud computing and to combat this there are a number of researchers working in this area to address the issues involved.


Subject Coverage


Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Energy-efficient provisioning
  • Provisioning in grid computing
  • Provisioning with pricing aspect
  • Provisioning with big data aspect
  • Provisioning with storage aspect
  • VM provisioning


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.


If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editors:
Prof D. P. Vidyarthi at and Dr. Zahid Raza at


Important Dates


Manuscripts due by: 30 March, 2017


Notification to authors 1st round: 30 May, 2017


Notification to authors 2nd round: 30 June, 2017


Final versions due by: 15 July, 2017