Calls for papers


International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems
International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems


Special issue on: "Advances in Secure and Trusted Cloud Computing and Distributed Data Storage"

Guest Editor:
Prof. Fatos Xhafa, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain

The explosion in interest towards cloud computing architectures is fuelled by tangible savings in power consumption, higher resource utilisation, and abstraction of platforms from technical infrastructure, scalability and business models of ‘computing as a utility’.

However, it is evident that our existing understanding of distributed computing is already tested by new and exciting use cases such as the private and secure use of public cloud resources.

The aim of this special issue is to explore emerging trends in secure, transparent use of cloud computing for business and research activities. Articles that explore theoretical and empirical research are appropriate, and industrial case studies contextualised in the research literature are particularly welcome.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Trusted cloud computing architecture
  • Trusted cloud computing operating systems
  • Trusted virtualisation technologies
  • Trusted cloud applications
  • Distributed trust mechanisms
  • Provenance mechanisms
  • Workflow provenance in cloud computing
  • Cloud security and privacy models
  • Security as a service
  • Provenance as a service
  • Encryption techniques
  • Authentication techniques

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: 1 November, 2012

First round review reports and decision: 30 December, 2012

Second round of review reports and final decision: 30 January, 2013

Final paper deadline: 25 February, 2013