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CFP: Special Issue on "Green Cloud Computing

posted Aug 12, 2014, 2:24 AM by Yan

Special Issue on "Green Cloud Computing"

Journal of Grid Computing (Impact Factor 1.667)


Guest Editors: Bernabe Dorronsoro, Dzmitry Kliazovich, Pascal Bouvry, Albert Zomaya

Editor-in-Chief: Peter Kacsuk

*** Call for Papers ***

Cloud computing is nowadays very popular and extended among Internet users. It provides a wide variety of services, from high performance computing to storage or web services. Behind the cloud, there are huge datacenters that are usually composed of a large variety of computing, storage, and networking devices, among others, that boost their power consumption. This important issue does not only concern the increasing cost of operating these centers, but it also implies an important environmental impact.

Optimizing the energy consumption in datacenters is therefore of high importance not only for companies, but for governments too. There are several ways that may lead to a reduction of the energy consumption in datacenters. An efficient utilization of the resources is obviously one of them, but not the only one. Research on novel more efficient cooling systems, new computing and network architectures, and storage systems is needed for the next generation green datacenters. In addition, the design of highly efficient software and services is a must for the green cloud.

This special issue focuses on novel solutions that contribute to the reduction of energy consumption in the cloud.

The topics covered by this special issue include, but are not limited to:

- Green ICT

- Green data centers and cloud networking

- Energy-efficient networking

- Energy-efficient protocols and algorithms

- Energy-efficient computing

- Energy-efficient data management

- Energy-efficient services

- Energy-efficient resource allocation

- Energy-aware scheduling

- Efficient virtualization and consolidation


Notes for Prospective Authors


This special issue invites original research papers that present novel ideas in the field. Every submitted paper will be peer reviewed according to the usual standards of this journal, and will be evaluated on the basis of originality, quality and relevance to this Special Issue and the journal, and on the basis of clarity and correct use of English. Submitted articles must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers should be submitted directly to the Journal of Grid Computing at When submitting your paper, please be sure that you choose the "Green Cloud Computing" special issue.


Important Dates


Full Paper Regular Submission Due: October 31, 2014

Extended versions of CLOUDNET Best Papers Due: December 1, 2014

Notification of Results: March 15, 2015

Revisions Due: April 15, 2015

Notifications of Final Acceptance: May 15, 2015

Submissions of Final Revised Papers: June 15, 2015

Expected Publication Date: Early 2016