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[PVS] [Deadline Extension to Jun 25,2010] Special Issue on Cloud Computing

Our apologies, in case you received multiple copies.

Please note that this special issue is with Software: Practice and Experience (SPE, http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/spe) _NOT_ CCPE_ (as previously mentioned)

Special Issue on

Software Architectures and Application Development Environments for Cloud Computing

Software: Practice and Experience

Publisher: Wiley InterScience

*** Call for Papers ***

Cloud computing is positioning itself as a promising platform for delivering infrastructure (IaaS), platform (PaaS), and software (SaaS) as services. To this end, developing tools and technologies that can build, access, manage, deploy, and maintain applications in clouds in a developer-friendly manner has become critical. Clouds aim to power the next generation data centers by architecting them as a network of virtual services (hardware, database, user-interface, application logic) so that users are able to deploy and access applications globally and on demand at competitive costs depending on users QoS (Quality of Service) requirements. Cloud infrastructures are exposed through collections of software services at SaaS and PaaS layers designed to support creation and deployment of application services. Currently, public IaaS vendors including Amazon (web services), Microsoft (.Net), Google (python), and GoGrid offer different level of software programming abstractions and interfaces. Next, these are implemented using different programming languages, hence should be accessed through Vendor-dependent adapter interfaces.

Traditional distributed (RPC, RMI, CORBA) and enterprise programming technologies (J2EE, .Net, SOA), and tools are insufficient to handle the complexity posed by Cloud computing platforms. There are significant programming challenges to be solved, if an enterprise or scientific application has to be ported to clouds. The application services arriving at a public cloud also have radically different application characteristics and workload profiles, ranging from the traditional e-Commerce application types, to the newer social networking and collaboration applications, to the enterprise business applications such as CRM and ERP, and to the scientific computing and data intensive type of applications. Further, there is possibility to create Cloud mashup applications that can combine data and functionality from multiple external services that are offered by different SaaS and PaaS vendors.

Hence, there is a need to develop tools, programming APIs, and plug-ins, IDEs that can hide the complexity of Cloud platforms from the application service developers. The primary objective of this special issue is to capture the state-of-the-art in design and development of Cloud application service programming environments, tools and technologies.


Areas of interest for this special issue include the following:

- Software architectures for SaaS and PaaS

- Programming models for cloud applications

- Cloud application deployment tools

- Public and private cloud application and data integration architectures

- Portability of applications and data between different cloud providers

- Programming tools, plug-ins, and technologies for application monitoring, provisioning

- Software architectures for cross-cloud integration and inter-operability

- Web portals for provisioning, monitoring, and deploying Cloud applications

- Experiences with cloud SaaS and PaaS systems

- Case study involving enterprise, business, and government services deployment on clouds

Instructions for Special Issue

The editors of the special issue are Rajiv Ranjan, Rajkumar Buyya, and Boualem Benatallah.

  • Please submit a paper to Manuscript Central for special issue by May 10th (extended to June 25 for new submissions), 2010
  • Notification of Acceptance and Reviewer comments will be given by July 10 (extended to August 20 for new submissions), 2010.
  • Final Papers are due August 10 (extended to September 20), 2010.
  • Accepted papers are expected to appear in Ist Quarter, 2011 (Tentative).
  • The submitted papers must have at least 30% difference from the conference original papers.
  • There is a 20 page length limit (12 point single space inclusive of figures and tables).
  • Wiley has Latex templates but no special templates for Word; most papers are submitted in Word. Either Latex OR Word accepted.

Selection and Evaluation Criteria

- Significance to the readership of the journal

- Relevance to the special issue

- Originality of idea, technical contribution, and significance of the presented results

- Quality, clarity, and readability of the written text

- Quality of references and related work

- Quality of research hypothesis, assertions, and conclusion

Guest Editors

Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Corresponding Guest Editor

Senior Research Associate, CRC Smart Services

Service Oriented Computing Research Group

School of Computer Science and Engineering

University of New South Wales, Australia

Email: rajiv@unsw.edu.au

Prof. Rajkumar Buyya

CEO, Manjrasoft Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia

Director, Grid Computing and Distributed Systems Laboratory

Department of computer science and software engineering

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Email: raj@csse.unimelb.edu.au

Prof. Boualem Benatallah

Professor and Group Leader

Service Oriented Computing Research Group

School of Computer Science and Engineering

University of New South Wales, Australia

Email: boualem@gmail.com