[hpc-announce] IJOCI: Delivery and Adoption of Cloud Computing and Big Data Services in Contemporary Organizations due on May 8, 2015

Chang V.I. vic1e09 at soton.ac.uk
Fri Mar 13 09:10:16 CDT 2015

SUBMISSION DUE DATE:  May 8, 2015 (apologies if you've seen this somewhere)

SPECIAL ISSUE ON:  Delivery and Adoption of Cloud Computing and Big Data Services in Contemporary Organizations

International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence (IJOCI) http://www.igi-global.com/journal/international-journal-organizational-collective-intelligence/1140

Guest Editors: 
Dr. Victor Chang, Leeds Beckett University, UK
Dr. Natalia Kushik, Tomsk State University, Russian Federation


Big Data research with Cloud Computing is expected to be one of the hottest topics for the next five years. We will seek recommendations and practices that can be successfully delivered to other disciplines such as healthcare, finance, education and science, providing us quality papers centered on Cloud Computing/Big Data and whose lessons learned will be transferable across disciplines to encourage inter-disciplinary research and funding activities essential for progressive research and development. We will cover extensive studies to ensure that the research and enterprise communities can take our recommendations, guidelines and best practices, which will make real positive impacts to their services and projects. We will ensure that key lessons taken from our journal can be very useful to communities.

The objective of this special issue is to bring together research in the areas of distributed computing, systems and software engineering, frameworks, best practices, Big Data Analytics and service science. This collection of publications is useful for academics, researchers and practitioners seeking the latest practices and knowledge in these fields. Big Data in the Cloud has transformed the way many organizations work and offers added value for operation management and service computing. There are reported benefits such as agility, resource consolidation, business opportunities and green IT. There are cases where organizations can improve on their efficiency, technical performance and usability in using or adopting Cloud Computing and/or Big Data in services due to the fusion of mature technologies such as virtualization, web services, information retrieval, large scale data processing, visualization, storage and backup, high performance calculations, APIs on mobile devices and Big Data. Thus, this makes an interesting observation to understand what types of services are offered and what their contributions can provide. We are seeking papers to demonstrate proofs-of-concept, design and implementations, successful case studies, and use cases of using or adopting Cloud Computing and/or Big Data. We welcome papers discussing the current trend, recommendations and future challenges.

Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

•       Use Cases
•       Evaluation and review
•       Infrastructure as a Service
•       Platform as a Service
•       Application as a Service
•       How businesses and organizations use Cloud Computing/Big Data
•       Technical implementations in healthcare, finance, or education
•       Cloud Computing/Big Data services for healthcare, finance, or education
•       Cloud Computing/Big Data adoption: case studies, frameworks, or models
•       Simulations and experiments with reproducible steps
•       Graphical Processing Unit techniques
•       Cloud Computing/Big Data Storage
•       Quality of Service and Quality of Experience
•       Fuzzy Logics for SaaS, Analytics, Cloud Computing and Big Data
•       New demonstrations in public clouds, private clouds, and hybrid clouds
•       New business models and economics (quantitative or computational only)
•       Architectures and frameworks (preferably quantitative or computational)
•       Security
•       General and in-depth discussion
•       Future research directions and emerging service technology innovation
•       Reviews or challenges from social science, law, businesses, and non-ICT domains

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Delivery and Adoption of Cloud Computing and Big Data Services in Contemporary Organizations on or before May 8, 2015 (Please note website update will be done in about 1 week). All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/Files/AuthorEditor/guidelinessubmission.pdf.  All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

The mission of the International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence (IJOCI) is to provide researchers and practitioners in the communities of computer and information sciences with a forum to advance the practice and understanding of computing theories and empirical analyses for realizing “organizational intelligence and collective intelligence”, i.e., intelligent computing for organizational and collective information from not only technical but also institutional and social aspects.

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