[hpc-announce] Special Issue Metaheuristics in Cloud Computing - Journal of Software: Practice and Experience (Wiley Press)

Rajkumar Buyya rbuyya at unimelb.edu.au
Fri Sep 8 22:59:13 CDT 2017

*Journal of Software: Practice and Experience (Wiley Press) / 
**International Conference on Metaheuristics (MIC)*
*Special Issue on Metaheuristics in Cloud Computing*
Guest Editors: Leonard Heilig, Eduardo Lalla-Ruiz, Stefan Voß, Rajkumar 

*** Apologies for cross-postings. Please forward this CfP to anyone who 
may be interested to contribute to this Special Issue. ***

Dear colleagues,

We cordially invite you to contribute to this special issue of the 
Journal of Software: Practice and Experience. The peer-reviewed journal 
has a long and successful history (1971-now) of publishing and has 
expanded its coverage to specifically include cloud computing in recent 

Please submit your manuscript electronically via ScholarOne 
(https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/spe) by selecting the manuscript type 
*Special Issue - Metaheuristics in Cloud Computing* until *September 15, 

Accepted peer-reviewed manuscripts will be indexed by Web of Science 
(WoS), Scopus, ProQuest, EBSCO, ACM Digital Library, Google Scholar, 
among others.


We invite high quality papers either on the use of metaheuristics for 
solving related optimization problems or the application and assessment 
of metaheuristics within cloud environments for solving well-known 
optimization problems. Topics of interests include but are not limited to:

  * Mathematical modeling and optimization of cloud-related problems
    (e.g., resource allocation, scheduling, redundancy allocation, (big)
    data management)
  * Application of metaheuristics in cloud computing and fog computing
  * Metaheuristics for energy management, (big) data management,
    security, and reliability
  * Metaheuristics for cloud brokerage
  * Application of metaheuristics to support decision making in
    different domains (e.g., logistics, smart cities, etc.)
  * Distributed and parallel metaheuristics
  * Design and development of cloud-based decision support systems

For more information, please visit 
<http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291097-024X/homepage/special_issues.htm> and 
select Special Issue on: Metaheuristics in Cloud Computing 


Submission: September 15, 2017
Notification: November 15, 2017
Revision due: January 15, 2018
Notification of final acceptance: February 15, 2018
Notification of final revised paper: March 15, 2018


This special issue seeks submission of papers that present novel and 
innovative ideas. It also welcomes submissions of extended versions of 
the best selected papers presented in the related *special track of the 
International Conference on Metaheuristics (MIC)*. All submissions 
including invited papers go under regular peer review process. We seek 
submission of papers that present new, original and innovative ideas for 
the "first" time in SPE. Submission of "extended versions" of already 
published works (e.g., conference papers) is not encouraged unless they 
contain a significant number of "new and original" ideas/contributions 
along with more than 50% brand "new" material. If you are submitting an 
extended version, you must submit a cover letter/document detailing (1) 
the "Summary of Differences" between the SPE paper and the earlier 
paper, (2) a clear list of "new and original" ideas/contributions in the 
SPE paper (identifying sections where they are proposed/presented), and 
(3) confirming the percentage of new material. Otherwise, the submission 
will be "desk" rejected without being reviewed. If you have a paper on 
cloud computing which does not match the requirements of the Special 
Issue, we encourage you to submit it as a regular paper to Software: 
Practice and Experience. The journal has expanded its coverage to 
specifically include cloud computing.

While submitting paper to this issue, please select *Special Issue - 
Metaheuristics in Cloud Computing* in the submission system 


*Leonard Heilig (contact for submission queries)*
Institute of Information Systems,
University of Hamburg, Germany
Email: leonard.heilig at uni-hamburg.de <mailto:leonard.heilig at uni-hamburg.de>

*Eduardo Lalla-Ruiz*
Institute of Information Systems,
University of Hamburg, Germany

*Stefan Voß*
Institute of Information Systems,
University of Hamburg, Germany

*Rajkumar Buyya*
Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory,
University of Melbourne, Australia

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