[hpc-announce] IEEE Cloud Magazine Special Issue on Middleware for Multiclouds

Luiz Fernando Bittencourt bit at ic.unicamp.br
Mon Sep 26 10:51:05 CDT 2016

IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine  - Special Issue on Middleware for Multicloud

As Cloud Computing evolved to a widely used computing as a service
model, limitations and intrinsic characteristics of monolithic cloud
provider offerings emerged. Moreover, specialized computing power such
as clusters, GPUs, solid state storage, and specific applications at
different service levels can now be acquired as services from
different providers. The use of a combination of cloud services from
various providers can be performed to contour limitations of a single
provider and enhance application execution by gathering together the
necessary specific, on demand resources for a wide range of
applications. Multicloud Middleware has a central role in providing a
combination of resources from different cloud providers by
implementing a distributed system platform that is able to efficiently
coordinate them.

This IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine Special Issue on Middleware for
Multicloud aims to cover all aspects of design and implementation, as
well as deployment and evaluation of multicloud middleware and its
components. A middleware for multicloud connects multiple clouds to
allow automatic, transparent, and on demand application execution that
takes advantage from the synergy among resources of different
providers. For this synergy to become effective and efficient,
connecting different providers across their boundaries brings new,
challenging efforts. Multicloud middleware design and deployment must
solve challenges that include resource management and scheduling,
identity management, trust and security issues, business models, and
incentive mechanisms in multicloud environments. We invite authors to
submit outstanding and original manuscripts on all aspects related to
middleware for multiclouds, including, but not limited to:

- Cloud Middleware design and implementation
- Auditing and Accounting
- Middleware performance and evaluation
- Middleware for Data Management
- Multicloud Middleware for the Internet of Things
- Middleware for Cloud Federations
- Middleware for Hybrid Clouds
- Brokering Mechanisms
- Resource Discovery and Management
- Scheduling and Load Balancing
- Cross-service-level Mgmt (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, XaaS)

***** Schedule
Full manuscript due: December 7, 2016
Initial recommendations due: February 22, 2017
Revision due: April 9, 2017
Final decisions due: May 31, 2017
Final manuscript due: June 15, 2017
Publication date: August 2017

***** Submission details
Submissions will go through the IEEE Cloud Computing Magazines’
peer-review process. Articles should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words,
with figures counting for approximately 250 words each and maximum of
15 references should be used. The authors should not assume
specialized audience, thus the manuscript should be understandable to
a broad audience of people interested in cloud computing and
multiclouds. Accepted articles will be edited according to the IEEE
Computer Society style guide. Submit your papers to Manuscript Central
at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ccm-cs.

***** Guest Editors
Dr. Luiz F. Bittencourt, University of Campinas, Brazil, bit at ic.unicamp.br
Dr. Rodrigo N. Calheiros, University of Melbourne, Australia, rnc at unimelb.edu.au
Dr. Craig A. Lee, Aerospace Corporation, United States, Craig.A.Lee at aero.org

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