Calls for papers


International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering
International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering


Special Issue on: "Advanced Challenges and Research Trends in Cloud and Grid Interoperability"

Guest Editors:
James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park, SeoulTech, Korea
Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
Ching-Hsien Hsu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan

"Cloud" is a common metaphor for an internet accessible infrastructure, which hides most of the implementation and deployment details in the field of ICT. Cloud computing is becoming a scalable services delivery and consumption platform. Its backbone includes Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and the virtualisation of hardware and software. The goal of cloud computing is to share resources amongst cloud service consumers, cloud partners and cloud vendors in the cloud value chain. Cloud computing has been envisaged to be one of the mainstream powering technologies of future ICT and next generation networks.

This special issue will be focussed on the interoperability issues of grid and computing domains. It will mainly focus on designing interoperable components, and experiences and lessons learnt from developing interoperable services in the cloud and grid environment. The issue aims to provide a forum for researchers to share and exchange cloud and grid computing-related research, technologies, experience, and lessons for building clouds of interoperability and coordination capabilities and services.

We believe this issue will be a place for the research community to define their novel ideas in the current state of grid-cloud interoperability issues. In addition, it will help to define the future goals and services that cloud computing needs to support in various intensive commercial and enterprise applications.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Cloud architectures
  • Software, platform, hardware and infrastructure as a service
  • Novel architectural models for cloud computing and grid-cloud interoperability
  • Scalable resource management solutions
  • Cloud resource provisioning with QoS
  • High availability with failure detection, prediction and recovery
  • Identity, metering and privacy in clouds
  • Management of virtualised resources
  • Workload and resource scheduling
  • New parallel/concurrent programming models for cloud computing
  • Content delivery networks using storage clouds
  • Interoperability/portability of applications and data between different cloud providers
  • Virtualisation technologies
  • Service-oriented computing
  • Management of clouds
  • Security issues in cloud and grid computing
  • Fault tolerance, reliability of applications and services running on the cloud
  • Case studies of the cloud and grid computing

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 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

Submission deadline: 30 September, 2011

Acceptance notification: 30 December, 2011

Final papers due: 30 January, 2012