Recent Advances on Sustainability for green Cloud and Fog Computing

  in Special Issue   Posted on November 2, 2017

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Tue 30 Jan 2018
Journal Impact Factor : 1.800
Journal Name : Sustainable Computing-Informatics & Systems
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Special Issue Call for Papers:

Scope: The substantial growth of the Sustainable computing using Cloud and Fog and mobile edge computing has enabled great expansions in developing cross-thematic applications and providing necessary computation power to perform data analytics and present new knowledge to city stakeholders for awareness raising, city planning, green computing, policy development and decision making. Combining Sustainable computing with Cloud and Fog computing is an alternative approach for increasing sustainability of the system such as high-performance visual processing techniques providing opportunity to intuitively present temporal and geo-coded information from neighborhood scale to city or city-region scale and fosters innovation, co-creation and co-designing sustainable future cities. However, execution of resource management in cloud systems is still encountering a few challenges, including the bottlenecks of the Web server capacities and task assignments in the heterogeneous cloud. The unstable service demands often result in service delays, which embarrass the competitiveness of the enterprises. Moreover, there are growing concerns over the control ceded to large organizations, especially the lack of information privacy. Furthermore, the data centers required for Sustainable Computing are growing exponentially, creating an ever-increasing carbon footprint and therefore raising environmental concerns.

Therefore, it essentially to reformulates the Internet to reflect its current uses and scale, while maintaining the original intentions for sustainability in the face of adversity. Including extra capabilities embedded into the infrastructure which would become as fundamental and invisible as moving packets is today. Moreover, as in every new technology, some challenges face the vision of sustainability for green cloud and fog Computing. This special issue aims to investigate the opportunities, requirements and recent advances on sustainability for green cloud and fog computing. In addition, it seeks for novel contributions that help mitigating sustainable computing challenges.

Specific topics include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Energy efficiency for applications running on green clouds
  • Quality of Service (QoS) improvements techniques in green clouds
  • Sustainable future generation enterprise deep learning based on Cloud Computing
  • Resources and power management in sustainable cloud and fog networks
  • Multi-party machine learning in sustainable cloud and fog networks
  • Security, privacy and trust of green Cloud computing and data centers
  • Green Cloud and fog Computing and performance evaluation
  • Sustainable Cloud computing resources allocation and management
  • Energy Efficient routing protocols in cloud and fog networks
  • Sustainability and disposal of networking resources in cloud and fog networks
  • Energy-efficient protocols and algorithms in Cloud and fog networks
  • High-performance and parallel learning in sustainable computing
  • Network communication energy requirements and solutions in green clouds and fog network.
  • Attacks affecting cloud & fog computing and countermeasures using energy parameter
  • Privacy-preserving decision-making, learning and classification in sustainable computing
  • Energy-efficient data management in cloud and fog computing

Submission Details:

General information for submitting papers to SUSCOM can be found at (please note the “Guide for Authors” link). Submissions to this Special Issue (SI) should be made using Elsevier’s editorial system at the journal website (, under the “Submit Your Paper” link). Please make sure to select the “SI: Sustainable Cloud & Fog Computing” option for the type of the paper during the submission process. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. A submission based on one or more papers that appeared elsewhere has to comprise major value-added extensions over what appeared previously (at least 30% new material). Authors are requested to attach to the submitted paper their relevant, previously published articles and a summary document explaining the enhancements made in the journal version. All submitted papers will be peer reviewed using the normal standards of SUSCOM. By submitting a paper to this issue, the authors agree to referee one paper (if asked) within the time frame of the SI.

Important Dates:

  • Manuscript due date: January 30, 2018
  • First decision notification: April 30, 2018
  • Tentative publication schedule: January 2019

Special Issue Editors:

Dr. B. B. Gupta, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India


Dr. Dharma P. Agrawal, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA


Dr. Shingo Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi University, Japan


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