Calls for papers


International Journal of Cloud Computing
International Journal of Cloud Computing


Special Issue on: "Advanced Cloud and Big Data"

Guest Editors:
Yi Pan, Georgia State University, USA
Junzhou Luo, Southeast University, China
Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

Cloud computing and big data share similar intrinsic features, such as distribution, parallelisation, space-time and being geographically dispersed. Utilising these intrinsic features would help provide cloud computing solutions for big data with computing infrastructure capability to process and obtain unprecedented information. At the same time, big data poses grand challenges as opportunities to advance cloud computing.

This special issue aims to provide a fresh and state-of-the-art report on relevant recent advances in cloud and big data technologies. It will attempt to address the different technical challenges related to cloud and big data technologies from different perspectives by providing a good overview of the differentiated approaches that are currently possible and promising. The issue also aims to introduce readers to the challenging, multi-faceted and broad scope of cloud and big data technologies, and to present an up-to-date picture of current hot topics and state-of-the-art solutions in the field.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the First International Conference on Advanced Cloud and Big Data (ICCD 2013), 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:

  • Research
    • Cloud storage and data management
    • Cloud resource management and performance optimisation
    • Cloud computing security
    • Economic models and energy management
    • Big data modelling, processing, storage and management
  • Industry
    • Cloud computing standards, integration and solutions
    • Big data economic analytics
    • Big data business cases and experiences
  • Application
    • Cloud computing platforms and realisations
    • Mobile cloud computing applications
    • Big data as a service
    • Big data platforms and toolkits

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

Manuscripts due by: 15 January, 2014

Notification to authors: 15 April, 2014

Final versions due by: 30 May, 2014