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International Journal of Cloud Computing
International Journal of Cloud Computing


Special Issue on: "Transparent Computing and Services"

Guest Editors:
Yaoxue Zhang, Tsinghua University, China
Jianhua Ma, Hosei University, Japan
Xiaoming Fu, Georg-August-University of Goettingen, Germany
Martin Stiemerling, NEC Europe Ltd., Germany

In cloud computing all computation and storage resources are virtualised, and everything including software, platform and infrastructure is as a service which can be deployed and scaled out quickly on demand.

Transparent Computing (TC) has many things in common with cloud computing, but with emphasis on user-controllable cloud services. To achieve such user controllability, underlying computing platforms, especially operating systems, have no need to be closely bounded with a computer, and thus can be treated as a special kind of service.

Any computational device, including desktops, laptops, pads, mobile phones and even sensors, can be dynamically installed according to its user’s preference and the device’s specifications. A selected OS is streamed on demand and temporarily resides on a device so in a way that allows the transparent computer/device (TC/D) to be very light, low cost and highly reliability. It is OS select-ability that enables a TC/D to get services across OS-dependent clouds and allows a user to get desired transparent services (TS) from different clouds.

The objective of this special issue is to invite highly state-of-art research contributions, tutorials and position papers that address the broad challenges of transparent computing and transparent services, covering transparent computing OSs, communications, management, security, applications, etc . Original papers describing completed and unpublished work are solicited.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Transparent and cloud computing architecture
  • Transparent PaaS and cloud computing OSs
  • Transparent computers and devices including pads, phones and sensors
  • Transparent virtualisation technologies
  • Transparent streamed data communications
  • Transparent computing over wired/wireless networks
  • Transparent computing user controllability
  • Transparent computing security, privacy and trust
  • Transparent services and QoS
  • Transparent computing applications

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 of paper: 20 November, 2011

First-round acceptance notification: 20 January, 2012

Revised papers deadline: 20 February, 2012

Final decision: 20 March, 2012