[hpc-announce] Call for Book Chapters: New Frontiers in IoT and Cloud Computing for Post-COVID-19 Era

Rajkumar Buyya rbuyya at unimelb.edu.au
Sat Oct 3 20:35:50 CDT 2020

Call for Book Chapters: New Frontiers in IoT and Cloud Computing for 
Post-COVID-19 Era

Publisher: Springer Nature

​Indexing: Scopus and Ei-Compendex

Proposal deadline: October 15, 2020 (Early expression of interest is 
highly encouraged)
Notification of proposal acceptance: October 31, 2020
Full draft chapter submission: November 30, 2020
Chapter review report to authors: December 31, 2020
Final version submission: January 15, 2021
Early submission is highly appreciated as the editors would like to have 
progressive dialogue and work with prospective authors to bring out a 
book of broad appeal.

Chapter Proposal Submission​
You are invited to submit a 1-2 pages proposal describing the topic of 
your chapter with a short abstract (200-400 words), the chapter 
organisation, anticipated number of pages in the final manuscript and 
brief biography of authors. The submission link is 

Manuscript Submission
Each accepted chapter should have about 20-35 A4 pages. We expect to 
deliver CRC of the book to the publisher. An MS Word template will be 
provided later.
All questions about submissions should be emailed to lalit.garg at um.edu.mt.


Prof. Rajkumar Buyya
CEO, Manjrasoft, Melbourne, Australia
Director, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems Laboratory
School of Computing and Information Systems
The University of Melbourne, Australia
rbuyya at unimelb.edu.au

Dr Lalit Garg
Department of Computer Information Systems,
Faculty of Information and Communication Technology,
The University of Malta, Msida, Malta
Lalit.garg at um.edu.mt

Prof. Giancarlo Fortino
DIMES - Department of Informatics, Modeling, Electronics and Systems,
University of Calabria, Rende (CS), ITALY
g.fortino at unical.it
Prof Sanjay Misra
Department of Electrical and Information Engineering,
Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria
sanjay.misra at covenantuniversity.edu.ng

COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed our lives. Countries are 
introducing social distancing measures, including lockdown, to avoid the 
spread of infection. Organisations are implementing new ways of 
continuing their business by facilitating work from home and avoiding 
contacts using the Internet of Things (IoT) for remote monitoring. 
Schools and other educational institutes are implementing e-learning. 
Hospitals and health organisations are also using e-medicine and remote 
patient monitoring utilising Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). Online 
shopping, contactless delivery and virtual social events are becoming 
popular. Authorities are using sensors for contact tracing, traffic 
control and safety. Thanks to secure and reliable cloud infrastructure 
to make these applications possible. Cloud computing and IoT are 
becoming ever more essential in the post-COVID-19 era. However, 
security, privacy, reliability, sustainability, performance, user 
experience, power requirements, management and compliance are some of 
the challenges, cloud and IoT based applications are facing. 
Researchers, developers and practitioners need to develop solutions to 
address these challenges.

The primary objective of this book is to provide an account of the 
latest developments in IoT and cloud computing, and their practical 
applications in various industrial, scientific, business, education, and 
government domains in the post-COVID-19 era. The book also aims to 
identify challenges and their solutions, shaping the direction for 
future research and offer emerging topics to investigate further in the 
post-COVID-19 age. We expect the book to serve as a reference for a 
broader audience such as researchers, application designers, solution 
architects, teachers, graduate students, enthusiasts, practitioners, IT 
managers, decision-makers and policymakers.

Topics of Interests
Topics for potential chapters include, but are not limited, to:

IoT Platforms
IoT infrastructure
IoT architecture
IoT data processing and intelligence
Cyber-Physical Systems
IoT data management
IoT testing
IoT data analytics for the post-COVID-19 Era
Wireless sensor networks
Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)
Internet of Everything (IoE)
IoT applications in healthcare
IoT applications in the supply chain
IoT applications in the automotive industry
IoT applications in smart retail
IoT applications smart cities
IoT applications in smart grids
IoT wearables
Health 4.0 and pervasive healthcare
IoT security
IoT Privacy
Performance of IoT applications
Ethical issues in IoT applications
Sustainability of IoT infrastructure
Scalability in IoT
Reliability in IoT
IoT applications maintenance
IoT applications integration and compatibility
The energy efficiency of IoT devices and applications
Interoperability in IoT applications
Edge computing
Fog Computing
Resource pooling
Service deployment
Cloud resource management
Virtual desktop infrastructure
Server virtualisation
Storage virtualisation
Network virtualisation
IoT as a service (IOTaaS)
Sensing as a service
Anything as a service (AaaS)
Data as a service (DAAS)
Software as a service (SaaS)
Platform as a service (PaaS)
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
Network as a service (NaaS)
Health cloud
Cloud computing security and privacy
Reliability in cloud computing
Quality of Service in cloud computing
Cloud performance management
Scalability in cloud computing
Downtime in cloud computing
Vendor lock-in
Cloud interoperability and portability
Cost management and containment
Cloud compliance

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