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International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing
International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing


Special Issue on: "Grid and Cloud Computing"

Guest Editors:
Associate Prof. Yue-Shan Chang, National Taipei University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Prof. Chao-Tung Yang, Tunghai University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Associate Prof. Cho-Li Wang, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong , China
Prof. Shyan-Ming Yuan, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Grid and cloud computing have been one of the most popular research topics in recent years. They earn increasing attention because they can integrate various geographically distributed and heterogeneous resources into a single computing platform. Users can transparently access the resources without caring about how many resources the platform has and where the resources will be located. Cloud computing can be seen as a natural next step from the grid-utility model. Both need advanced technologies, such as platform, architecture, service, resource discovery and management, job scheduling, replication, and so on, to provide transparent, secure, reliable, and efficient resource access behind the platform.

The new possibilities of grid and cloud computing on the Internet go beyond traditional distributed computing. Therefore, advances in middleware, programming models and tools, components models, and standards will be important issues in developing the grid platform and cloud applications. In addition, a well-defined model and effective economics are useful for coordinating resources scattered over virtual organisations in the computing model. In addition, various valuable applications and implementation experiences will drive sustained development and success in the topic.

This special issue aims to foster state-of-the-art research in the area of grid and cloud computing and is expected to focus on all aspects of cloud technologies and to present novel results and solutions to solve the various problems and challenges in grid and cloud platforms.

Subject Coverage
We encourage the submission of innovative and mature results in designing, analysing, and developing technology, services, and applications of grid and cloud computing. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
  • Grid computing
  • Cloud computing
  • Grid architectures and systems
  • Grid and cloud resource management
  • Utility models and service pricing
  • Grid economics and service architectures
  • Middleware for grid and cloud computing
  • Community and collaborative computing networks
  • Support for autonomic grid infrastructure
  • Scheduling and load balancing
  • Programming models, tools, and environments
  • Performance evaluation and modelling
  • Grid-based problem solving environment
  • Grid and cloud services and components
  • Information retrieving in the cloud computing
  • Novel architectural models for cloud computing
  • New parallel/concurrent programming models for cloud computing
  • Scientific computing in the cloud and grid
  • Workflows for grid and cloud computing
  • Performance monitoring for grid and cloud applications
  • Novel applications of grid and cloud computing

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for Submission: 1 June, 2009

Acceptance notification: 1 September, 2009

Camera ready papers due: 15 October, 2009