Calls for papers


International Journal of Information and Communication Technology
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology


Special Issue on: "Cloud Computing and Data Centre Security"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Fatos Xhafa, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Prof. Jin Li, Guangzhou University, China

Many emerging computing technologies have been proposed and researched recently, including cloud computing, green computing and mobile computing, etc. These new computing technologies could be applied to cope with big data applications and have been found to be critical applications in information systems. With the advent of cloud computing, more and more sensitive information is moving from local storage to public cloud servers.

Therefore, there is a growing demand to manage, control and protect the security of cloud computing and data centres. This special issue aims to bring together researchers to exchange state-of-art research results in advances in cloud computing and data centre security.

This issue will concentrate on both theoretical aspects and practical applications, including new computing cloud technologies and information security methods.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 9th International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing (3PGCIC 2014), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Access control
  • Secure authentication
  • Secure cloud storage techniques
  • Deduplication in data centres
  • Secure mobile cloud techniques
  • Secure virtualisation
  • Secure outsourcing techniques
  • Hybrid cloud security
  • Secure mobile computing technologies
  • Cryptographic techniques for secure cloud
  • Remote data integrity auditing

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 has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Article submission deadline: 1 October, 2014

Notification of article acceptance: 15 November, 2014

Revisions deadline: 10 December, 2014

Final notification: 30 December, 2014