Cloud and IoT are considered as complimentary technologies. They provide paradigms for the development of distributed, heterogeneous and complex systems which are characterised by requirements such as large scale storage space, large volume of data (or big data), high end compute processing power, greater flexibility and availability, and interoperable networks and communication protocols. Such systems contain a set of smart (physical) devices of IoT which are interconnected and controlled through (software) services using cloud infrastructure. Thus the convergence of cloud with the IoT has the potential to provide new levels of services in various sectors including businesses, education, science and research, public sector and governmental organizations.
This special issue aims to foster the dissemination of high quality research with new ideas, approaches, theories and practice to resolve the challenging issues related to the new developments in Cloud and IoT. Original research articles are solicited which include (but not limited to), the following topics:
Models and architectures
Data processing and management
Service selection and provisioning
Security, privacy and reliability
Performance evaluation and modelling
Big data applications
Papers submitted to this special issue must be original and must not be under consideration for publication in any other journal, conference, or workshop.
This special issue will attract papers via an open call. The main target audience will be the papers accepted for the IEEE 4th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud-2016) and the International Conference on Open and Big Data (OBD-2016), the IEEE-TCI, which are held in Vienna, Austria, 22-24 August 2016.
Extended versions of the papers (accepted for the FiCloud 2016 and OBD 2016) must contain significant amount of new material such as new experiments, results, and related work (e.g., recently published work in FGCS journal or other related publications).
All papers submitted to the special issue will be reviewed by independent reviewers. The EiC of the journal will make final decision on the acceptance of the papers.
Authors should prepare their manuscript according to the Guide for Authors available from the online submission page of the Future Generation Computer Systems at http://ees.elsevier.com/fgcs/. Authors must select “SI: FiCloud-OBD 2016” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.
Submission deadline: 15 November 2016
Review notification: 10 January 2017
Submission of revised papers: 15 February 2017
Final decision: 30 March 2017
Dr Muhammad Younas,
Department of Computing and Communication Technologies
Oxford Brookes University,
Oxford, OX33 1HX, UK
Prof Irfan Awan,
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Bradford
Bradford, BD7 1DP, UK
Dr. George Ghinea,
Department of Computer Science
Brunel University London
Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, United Kingdom
Dr. Tor-Morten Grønli
Westerdals – Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology
Faculty of Technology,
Mobile Technology Lab