[hpc-announce] Extended deadline and final call: Cloud Computing: Principles, Systems & Applications, 2nd Edition (CC:PSA-2E)

l.gillam at surrey.ac.uk l.gillam at surrey.ac.uk
Thu May 26 08:54:37 CDT 2016

Cloud Computing: Principles, Systems & Applications
2nd Edition
 Second Call for Book Chapter Proposals

  -- Deadline for chapter proposals extended to 17 June --


****   IMPORTANT DATES   ****
JUN 17: 2 to 3 page proposal for chapters
Jun 30: Invitation for full chapters
Aug 31: Full chapter submission
Sep 30: Feedback on revisions to authors
Oct 31: Camera Ready submission
Late 2016 / Early 2017: 2nd edition published

****   OVERVIEW   ****
Since the publication of the first edition of this popular book in 2010, Cloud Computing has both become an entrenched part of the industrial and academic landscape, and evolved quite significantly. This has led to increased sophistication and diversification in how we now think about, characterise, create, and use Cloud - and we now take for granted the key characteristics that previously necessitated extensive debate.

Current notions of Clouds relate very large scale and highly complex systems that embrace services, containers, mobile, cloud-of-clouds/multicloud/internet-of-clouds and brokers across and between these, big data and analytics, and the internet-of-things including the operation and off-loading of data for various autonomous vehicles. Given such uses, Cloud security, along with privacy, legislation, regulation, and standardization have come to the fore and even help to shape the thinking about non-Cloud or Cloud-related systems. And the underlying importance of topics such as energy efficiency and economics is also never far removed. Clouds now support patterns of both regular and predictable, and are particularly adept for bursty, resource use for applications and services across the entire IT spectrum, from online office software to high-throughput transactional services and high-performance computations involving substantial quantities of processing cycles and storage. Growth of Clouds, and the sheer multiplicities in provision, has created new opportunities for service selection and composition, and flexibility and agility have become motivators for adoption where previously focus was on cost.

The major IT and e-commerce vendors are still Microsoft, Amazon, IBM and Google, although what each offers, and how, has shifted some way since the first edition of  this work. Microsoft is embracing open source software and supports Linux use in infrastructure; IBM seems to have made a very strategic acquisition to bolster their offering; Google has worked quickly to position itself alongside these, however Amazon's scale and service offerings have expanded substantially throughout, and by many measures Amazon's Web Services is proclaimed the present market leader. Given scale of investment, it is difficult to see any of these four being displaced quickly, but it would be unwise to believe that this could not happen.

In turn, the volume of technically-motivated and research-oriented literature has grown substantially, as workshops, conferences books and journals have grown in number, breadth and depth. The first edition of the book was published at a time when such literature was relatively scarce; the 2nd edition will have to stand amongst a number of other good research collections.

The main purpose of the 2nd edition is to capture the state-of-the-art in Cloud Computing. As such, it is expected to have some structural similarities to the 1st edition, but will be quite different in composition as would reflect the substantial evolution of the subject over the past five years. We again aim for a thorough and advanced treatment of a variety of Cloud Computing topics, and will endeavour to ensure all-round coverage to the best extent possible.

****   CALL TOPICS   ****
Chapters are solicited that address major topics and sub-topics in Cloud Computing, including but certainly not limited to:
* Redefining, or rescoping, Cloud
* Architecting Clouds
* High Performance and High Throughput Clouds
* Cloud storage and persistence
* Cloud data processing: SQL, NoSQL and NewSQL
* Cloud scalability, resilience and fault-tolerance
* Virtualization, Containerization, Microservices
* Cloud service Orchestration and Choreography
* Autonomic Clouds
* Cloud Peers
* Cloud migrations
* Redesigning and refactoring to exploit Cloud
* Burstability and scalability for public, private, and hybrid Cloud
* Supply and demand limitations in Clouds
* Cloud Brokerage
* Cloud Service Management
* Cloud Performance monitoring
* Cloud-of-clouds/multicloud/internet-of-clouds
* Cloud Identity Management
* Mobile Cloud
* Clouds and the Internet of Things
* Clouds of Big Data and Analytics
* Cloud governance
* Security, Privacy and Trust in the Cloud
* Legislative and regulatory challenges
* Cloud economics (Cloudonomics) and cost management
* Energy efficient Clouds and data centres
* Shortcomings of Cloud
* Negative Results from the adoption of Cloud
Chapters addressing pertinent topics that have not been listed will certainly be considered. Please contact the editors if you have concerns over proposing a chapter on a given topic.
The intended audiences for this work include:
* technical managers and IT consultants interested in the use of certain methods for delivering efficient and secure commercial electronic services to customers globally
* researchers and doctoral students in cloud computing, distributed computing, software engineering and Web Services
* professional system architects and developers needing to apply Cloud Computing techniques and processes
* academics delivering research-oriented teaching in the above fields.

****   SUBMISSION   ****
A 2 to 3 page proposal for a chapter should be submitted to: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ccupdate2016

For further information about the first edition, please visit

****   EDITORS   ****
Professor Nick Antonopoulos, University of Derby, n.antonopoulos at derby.ac.uk<mailto:n.antonopoulos at derby.ac.uk>
Dr Lee Gillam, University of Surrey, l.gillam at surrey.ac.uk<mailto:l.gillam at surrey.ac.uk>

Senior Lecturer, Department of Computing,
University of Surrey, UK

Editor-in-Chief, Springer Journal of Cloud Computing Advances, Systems and Applications (JoCCASA): http://www.journalofcloudcomputing.com/

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