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


Special Issue on: "Cloud Computing"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Hamid Mcheick, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada
Dr. Mehdi Adda, University of Quebec at Rimouski, Canada

This special issue is intended to publish research contributions that significantly advance the state-of-the-art research in cloud computing (CC) and related technologies. CC has changed many things: requirements, architecture, information and communication, implementation and evolution methodologies for software. It has challenged our ideas as software researchers and practitioners in ways the community still scrambling to find out. We have to rethink software engineering foundations in light of the cloud.

We welcome papers that are theoretical, conceptual, and descriptive in nature of the state-of-the-art, and advanced ideas in this area. High-quality papers reporting practical applications of different theoretical approaches also will be of particular interest to this special issue.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Cloud architectures
  • Interoperability, reliability and high availability on the cloud
  • Cloud computing fault tolerance and consistency
  • Cloud computing scalability
  • Virtualization technologies
  • Attribute-Driven Design (ADD)
  • Middleware frameworks
  • Mobile cloud and wireless sensor network
  • Distributed computing on the cloud
  • Concurrent programming models for cloud computing
  • Service oriented computing
  • Services decomposition and composition
  • Infrastructure-as-a Service (IaaS)
  • Software-as-a Service (SaaS)
  • Platform-as-a Service (PaaS)
  • Cloud security, privacy and trust models
  • Access control in cloud computing systems
  • Agile software development and deployment on the cloud
  • Separation of concerns and services on the cloud
  • Requirements engineering and early aspects
  • Cloud computing maintenance and management
  • High-performance computing on the cloud

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

Paper Submission Deadline: November 14, 2011 (extended)

Notification of acceptance: December 30, 2011

Submission of final revised paper: February 15, 2012