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Subject: [Deadline Extension to Jun 25, 2010] Special Issue on Cloud Computing
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Please note that this special issue is with Software: Practice and
Experience (SPE, http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/spe) _NOT_ CCPE_ (as
previously mentioned)
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*Special Issue on***

*Software Architectures and Application Development Environments for Cloud
Computing*

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*Software: Practice and Experience*

*Publisher: Wiley InterScience*                         **




**** Call for Papers ****



Cloud computing is positioning itself as a promising platform for delivering
infrastructure (IaaS), platform (PaaS), and software (SaaS) as services. To
this end, developing tools and technologies that can build, access, manage,
deploy, and maintain applications in clouds in a developer-friendly manner
has become critical. Clouds aim to power the next generation data centers by
architecting them as a network of virtual services (hardware, database,
user-interface, application logic) so that users are able to deploy and
access applications globally and on demand at competitive costs depending on
users QoS (Quality of Service) requirements. Cloud infrastructures are
exposed through collections of software services at SaaS and PaaS layers
designed to support creation and deployment of application services.
Currently, public IaaS vendors including Amazon (web services), Microsoft
(.Net), Google (python), and GoGrid offer different level of software
programming abstractions and interfaces. Next, these are implemented using
different programming languages, hence should be accessed through
Vendor-dependent adapter interfaces.



Traditional distributed (RPC, RMI, CORBA) and enterprise programming
technologies (J2EE, .Net, SOA), and tools are insufficient to handle the
complexity posed by Cloud computing platforms. There are significant
programming challenges to be solved, if an enterprise or scientific
application has to be ported to clouds. The application services arriving at
a public cloud also have radically different application characteristics and
workload profiles, ranging from the traditional e-Commerce application
types, to the newer social networking and collaboration applications, to the
enterprise business applications such as CRM and ERP, and to the scientific
computing and data intensive type of applications. Further, there is
possibility to create Cloud mashup applications that can combine data and
functionality from multiple external services that are offered by different
SaaS and PaaS vendors.



Hence, there is a need to develop tools, programming APIs, and plug-ins,
IDEs that can hide the complexity of Cloud platforms from the application
service developers. The primary objective of this special issue is to
capture the state-of-the-art in design and development of Cloud application
service programming environments, tools and technologies.

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*Topics*

Areas of interest for this special issue include the following:

-      Software architectures for SaaS and PaaS


-      Programming models for  cloud applications


-      Cloud application deployment tools


-      Public and private cloud application and data integration
architectures


-      Portability of applications and data between different cloud
providers


-      Programming tools, plug-ins, and technologies for application
monitoring, provisioning


-      Software architectures for cross-cloud integration and
inter-operability


-      Web portals for provisioning, monitoring, and deploying Cloud
applications


-      Experiences with cloud SaaS and PaaS systems


-      Case study involving enterprise, business, and government services
deployment on clouds
Instructions for Special Issue


·        The editors of the special issue are Rajiv Ranjan, Rajkumar Buyya,
and Boualem Benatallah.


- Please submit a paper to Manuscript
Centra<http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/spe>l
for special issue by May 10th (extended to June 25 for new submissions),
2010
- Notification of Acceptance and Reviewer comments will be given by July
10 (extended to August 20 for new submissions), 2010.
- Final Papers are due August 10 (extended to September 20), 2010.
- Accepted papers are expected to appear in Ist Quarter, 2011
(Tentative).
- The submitted papers must have at least 30% difference from the
conference original papers.
- There is a 20 page length limit (12 point single space inclusive of
figures and tables).
- Wiley has Latex
templates<http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jabout/77004395/LaTexClassFile.html>but
no special templates for Word; most papers are submitted in Word.
Either
Latex OR Word accepted.

*Selection and Evaluation Criteria*

-      Significance to the readership of the journal


-      Relevance to the special issue


-      Originality of idea, technical contribution, and significance of the
presented results


-      Quality, clarity, and readability of the written text


-      Quality of references and related work


-      Quality of research hypothesis, assertions, and conclusion




*Guest Editors*

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*Dr. Rajiv Ranjan – Corresponding Guest Editor*

Senior Research Associate, CRC Smart Services

Service Oriented Computing Research Group

School of Computer Science and Engineering

University of New South Wales, Australia

Email: rajiv@???

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*Prof. Rajkumar Buyya*

CEO, Manjrasoft Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia

Director, Grid Computing and Distributed Systems Laboratory

Department of computer science and software engineering

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Email: raj@???



*Prof. Boualem Benatallah *

Professor and Group Leader

Service Oriented Computing Research Group

School of Computer Science and Engineering

University of New South Wales, Australia

Email: boualem@???
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