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IEEE Network Magazine: Cloud Computing Special Issue

Posted in Cloud Computing on January 9, 2011 by swaminathans

I’m co-editing a special issue on Cloud computing for IEEE network magazine. For folks interested, take a look at the CFP below. Submission deadline is Jan 15, 2011.

Call For Papers

Final submissions due 15 January 2011

Cloud Computing is a recent trend in information technology and scientific computing that moves computing and data away from desktop and portable PCs into large Data Centers. Cloud computing is based on a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. Cloud Computing opens new perspectives in internetworking technologies, raising new issues in the architecture, design and implementation of existing networks and data centers. The relevant research has just recently gained momentum and the space of potential ideas and solutions is still far from being widely explored.

This special issue of the IEEE Network Magazine will feature articles that discuss networking aspects of cloud computing. Specifically, it aims at delivering the state-of-the-art research on current cloud computing networking topics, and at promoting the networking discipline by bringing to the attention of the community novel problems that must be investigated. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Data center architecture
    • Server interconnection
    • Routers (switching technology) for data center deployment
    • Centralization of network administration/routing
  • Energy-efficient cloud networking
    • Low energy routing
    • Green data centers
  • Measurement-based network management
    • Traffic engineering
    • Network anomaly detection
    • Usage-based pricing
  • Security issues in clouds
    • Secure routing
    • Security threats and countermeasures
    • Virtual network security
  • Virtual Networking
    • Virtualized network resource management
    • Virtual cloud storage
  • Futuristic topics
    • Interclouds
    • Cloud computing support for mobile users

Guest Editors

Swami Sivasubramanian
Amazon, USA

Dimitrios Katsaros
University of Thessaly, Greece

George Pallis
University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Athena Vakali
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece