TSNM 2012 : IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Special Issue on Management of Cloud Services
Call For Papers
Cloud computing is becoming recognized as a revolutionary new way to use computing
and storage services more efficiently. Revenues for public cloud services for one
company, Amazon Web Services, have reached almost $1 billion a year. Yet cloud
computing is challenging traditional management methods as it encompasses the
business support, provisioning, configuration, portability, and interoperability of cloud providers supporting cloud consumers and brokers as outlined in the NIST Cloud
Computing Reference Architecture. Business support includes the management of
customers, contracts, and inventory as well as accounting, billing, reporting, auditing,
pricing, and rating. Provisioning and configuration must consider rapid provisioning,
resource changing, monitoring, reporting, metering, and service level agreements
(SLA). Portability and interoperability concerns both efficient and inexpensive data and
application migration across multiple cloud environments. This can include data
portability, data object migration, bulk data transfer; a unified management interface to support service interoperability across multiple cloud providers; and the migration of applications, services, machine images or virtual machine instances from one cloud
provider to another. Cloud provisions like multi-tenancy, interoperability, scalability,
reliability, efficiency, support of on-demand service composition, privacy, security and
advanced audit are posing a set of challenges to the management field still largely to
This special issue is intending to serve as a work of reference compiling the major
achievements in the management of cloud services with emphasis on the field of
network and service management. The final objective is to make cloud services and
technologies more mature so as to boost and to facilitate a higher widespread uptake
of cloud systems in the industry.
About the issue
Topics of interest, include, but are not limited to the following:
• Cloud service orchestration, APIs and usage control.
• Cloud service auditing, monitoring, and metering.
• Design of components of a management as a service layer.
• Management of cloud federations.
• Mobility management in cloud scenarios.
• Multi-cloud applications.
• New models and paradigms for cloud service management.
• Novel and emerging standards for interoperability between clouds.
• QoS/QoE and SLA management in the cloud.
• Secure and private management of cloud data.
Papers will be evaluated based on their originality, presentation, relevance and
contribution to the field of cloud computing management, as well as their overall quality and suitability for the special issue. The submitted papers must be written in a good English and describe original research which has not been published nor currently
under review by other journals or conferences. Previously published conference papers
should be clearly identified by the authors (at the submission stage) and an explanation
should be provided of how such papers have been extended in order to be considered
for this special issue. Guest editors will make an initial determination of the suitability and scope of all submissions. Papers that either lack originality, clarity in presentation or fall outside the scope of the special issue will not be sent for review and the authors will be promptly informed in such cases.
Author guidelines for preparation of manuscript can be found at the
For more information, please contact guest editors at
All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through the IEEE
ManuscriptCentral service located at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnsm
Authors must make clear in an enclosing letter that the submission is for the
“Management of Cloud Services” Special Issue.