Calls for papers


International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems
International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems


Special Issue on: "Techniques and Applications for Merging Mobile and Cloud Services"

Guest Editors:
Professor Ching-Hsien (Robert) Hsu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan
Professor Yingyuan Xiao, Tianjin University of Technology, China

Mobile and cloud computing has emerged rapidly as an exciting new paradigm that offers a challenging model of service computing and poses fascinating problems regarding distributed resource management, ranging from information sharing to cooperative computing.

This special issue is intended to foster state-of-the-art research in the area of integration of mobile and cloud services, including the topics of virtualization, dynamic resource provisioning, energy efficient, collaboration environment, implementations, running experiments, deployment on real systems and novel applications associated with this paradigm. Papers are expected to focus on state-of-the-art technology advances towards realizing mobile and ubiquitous service environments for advanced applications and services in mobile clouds. The issue will serve as a landmark source for education, information, and reference to researchers, professionals, and graduate students interested in this fascinating area.

Subject Coverage
Topics of solicited original research papers include, but not limited to:
  • Power-aware profiling, modeling, and optimization
  • Software as a service (SaaS)
  • Virtualization technologies
  • Cloud-based services and education
  • Novel programming models for cloud computing
  • Mobility, location and handoff management
  • Traffic and congestion control, QoS, resource management
  • Management of wireless and mobile networks
  • Security in wireless and mobile environment
  • Networks convergence and integration
  • Applications and services based on wireless infrastructures
  • Cross-layer optimizations in wireless networks
  • Emerging wireless technologies
  • Wireless and mobile network deployment
  • Circuits for wireless communications
  • Spectrum allocation and management
  • Performance analysis, simulation and testing of wireless and mobile systems

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 was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

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

Important Dates

Manuscript submission deadline: 30 April, 2011 (extended)

Notifications: 30 June, 2011

Revised submission: 31 July, 2011

Final notification: 15 September, 2011