CFP: Cloud Computing as a Service

Call For papers

Special Issue on: “Cloud Computing as a Service.”

Guest Editors: Yingdong Lu, Cathy H. Xia

Cloud computing is a new way of delivering computing services. The flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness of cloud computing provides tremendous business opportunities to customers. The related customer expectation, however, poses daunting challenges to cloud service providers, whether they are traditional data centers or fresh players in the arena. These practical challenges raise new research questions to communities that are either computer science oriented or service science oriented. Performance analysis and service management are required to be knitted together for the success of the end game.

Service Science aims to facilitate the development of new theories, as well as their permeation to the practice fields. Our goal is to provide a platform for both researchers and practitioners to communicate their new ideas, so that important problems in cloud computing services can be addressed from more complete point of view. We also expect interface papers between academia and industry that stimulate new topics, models and analytical methods.

This special issue provides a global forum for presenting research results on various aspects of cloud computing as a service.  We are specifically interested in the development and implementation of quantitative methods, such as those developed in the field of statistics, computer science, operations research and machine learning.

   Subject Coverage

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

· Issues, gaps, and unmet needs in cloud computing practice
· Service business trends and transformation
· Analytic methods for performance and Quality of Service
· Data analytics issues in cloud computing
· Data driven decision making in cloud computing
· Cloud-related control and dynamic resource provisioning
· Power-efficiency and cloud computing
· Customer satisfaction, business models and pricing policies

   Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers will be refereed through a rigorous peer review process. Instructions for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page (
  Important Dates
Full paper deadline: 1 July, 2012
Notification of acceptance and review results: 1 September, 2012
Revised submission deadline: 1 November, 2012
Final acceptance: 15 December, 2012
Editors and Notes
All submissions should be online to the journal’s website (
Please indicate that the submission is for the special issue when you submit your manuscript to the website.
Guest editor’s contact information
Yingdong Lu,
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center,
Yorktown Heights,
NY 10598,
Cathy H. Xia
210 Baker Systems Engineering Bldg
1971 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
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