Emerging Cloud 2011 : Cloud Computing Emerging Regions: Prospects and Challenges
Call For Papers
Cloud Computing Emerging Regions: Prospects and Challenges
• Submission Deadline: 28th February 2011
• Publication: September 2011
A number of converging factors have given rise to cloud computing’s emergence as a new IT service delivery model that is attractive to businesses and individual users. Cloud computing, in which applications, data and computing resources are provided as a service to users through the Internet, promises to offer utility-like availability of huge computing resources at low cost, higher flexibility and better scalability. This new computing delivery model poised for causing a paradigm shift in IT. According to The Economist, "The rise of the cloud is more than just another platform shift that gets geeks excited. It will undoubtedly transform the information technology (IT) industry, but it will also profoundly change the way people work and companies operate. It will allow digital technology to penetrate every nook and cranny of the economy and of society, creating some tricky political problems along the way." Cloud computing is particularly attractive to emerging regions and developing countries.
As cloud computing now begins to move from the fringe to the mainstream, there is considerable excitement (and hype) surrounding the movement among its various stakeholders. Corporations are eagerly investing in promising cloud computing technologies and services. Several IT companies have begun developing and deploying cloud computing platforms, applications and tools. IT departments in many enterprises are now being asked, or soon might be asked, to explore how their organizations can embrace cloud computing and deploy and monitor applications on a cloud.
Given the current interest in this topic among researchers, IT professionals and the IT industry, an upcoming issue of International Journal on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer) will focus on cloud computing in the emerging regions. We solicit papers for this issue covering a range of topics, including:
• Emergent cloud computing applications for emerging regions
• Current status and future prospects of clouds
• Cloud app development processes and methods
• Cloud computing architectures and frameworks
• Data management within and across clouds
• Business and scientific applications on the clouds
• Software development, testing and delivery on the clouds
• Deployment of cloud applications
• Cloud services in emerging regions
• Cloud economics and pricing
• Performance and reliability issues
• Security, privacy, and portability of cloud applications and data in the clouds
• Testing and evaluation of cloud apps, quality assurance, and QoS
• Service level agreements and liability
• Meeting regulatory and compliance requirements; managing risks
• The Open Cloud: Cloud computing and open source software
• Issues and challenges in embracing cloud computing
• Impact of cloud computing
We welcome articles presenting research work in the related areas, novel cloud apps, best practices, cloud computing strategies and policies, case studies on cloud applications, and essays that identify research issues and challenges. Though specific focus of this issue is on cloud computing in the context emerging regions, articles dealing with all aspects of cloud computing are welcome.
Submit your article by 28th February 2011 at http://www.icter.org/index.php/ICTer/user/register
Select: Special Issue on Cloud Computing as Journal Section.
For author guidelines, see http://www.icter.org/index.php/ICTER/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
If you have any queries, please contact the Guest Editor at san1[at]internode[dot]net or the Journal manager CJ Kumarage, info[at].icter[dot].org
Associate Editor, ICTer Journal
University of Western Sydney & BRITE Professional Services