Resiliency techniques in cloud computing infrastructures and applications (VSI-rtcc)

  in Special Issue   Posted on October 19, 2020

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Special Issue Call for Papers:


Today’s businesses increasingly rely on cloud computing, which brings both great opportunities and challenges. One of the critical challenges is resiliency to cloud system disruptions, which often result in significant revenue loss. Such failures may originate at any component in a cloud system, including application host servers, networks that connect servers to the cloud, as well as the business application itself.

This research area combines topics of cloud computing architectures, network, and application components. A key concept of this is virtualization of infrastructure and components in both physical and virtual layers to improve their resilience. Resilient cloud computing infrastructure refers to the design and operation of facilities, servers, networks and integration, including the middleware infrastructure. This special section aims to present current state-of-the-art research addressing network resiliency and analysis.


Suggested topics include:

  • Resilient ubiquitous system
  • IP networks and service resilience
  • Resilient distributed systems and algorithms
  • Middleware infrastructure for application and integration
  • Intrusion-resilient middleware design and validation
  • High availability, resilient and survivable infrastructure design
  • Detection and response to vulnerabilities and attacks on the internet on IT components in critical infrastructure
  • Models and algorithms of survivable networks design and modelling
  • Methods for measurement, evaluation, or validation of resilience
  • Optimization issues in resilient networks design
  • Resilient cloud computing architectures
  • Resilient content-oriented networks architectures and solutions

Submission Guidelines:

New papers, or extended versions of papers presented at related conferences, are welcome. Submissions must not be currently under review for publication elsewhere. Conference papers may be submitted only if they are substantially extended (more than 50%), and must be referenced. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed using the normal standards of CAEE, and accepted based on quality, originality, novelty, and relevance to the theme of the special section. By submitting a paper to this issue, the authors agree to referee one paper (if asked) within the time frame of the special issue.

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Authors should submit their papers through the journal’s web submission tool at by selecting “VSI-rtcc” under the “Issues” tab.

For additional questions, contact the Main Guest Editor.


Submission of manuscript: March 20, 2021

First notification: May 10, 2021

Submission of revised manuscript: July 15, 2021

Notification of the re-review: August 15, 2021

Final notification: September 30, 2021

Final paper due: October 30, 2021

Publication: February 2022

Guest Editors:

Prof. M. Sundhararajan (Managing Guest Editor)
Bharath University, India


Prof. Imed Ben Dhaou
University of Turku, Finland

Dr. Tomasz Rak
Department of Computer and Control Engineering
Rzeszow University of Technology
Powstancow Warszawy 12, POLAND
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M. Sundhararajan is Dean-Research at Bharath University, India. He has completed his Bachelor degree in Electronics and Communication from Bharathidasan University, Masters of Science (Research) from Birla Institute of Technology and PhD from Bharath University, India. He is senior member of IEEE. He has been serving as Organising Chair and Program Chair of IEEE ICPACT and ICAMMA.

Imed Ben Dhaou (S’97-M’02, SM’2011) was born in 1972 in Tunisia. He received Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland, the Ph.D. degree from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and the docent degree from University of Turku in 1997, 2002, 2019,respectively.His research interests are in the areas of embedded systems for IoT, interconnect optimization, low-power circuit design, high-level power estimation, robust estimation, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and VLSI for DSP and wireless systems.

Tomasz Rak is an assistant professor at the Rzeszow University of Technology in Poland. He received PhD. in Engineering in the field of Informatics from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow (AGH) in 2007. Dr. RAK has extensive experience in teaching, practicing, and research in communications and computer networking. He is a Member of R&D staff at SoftSystem in Poland (part of SCC Soft Computer in the USA) from 2016; was a Member of R&D staff at Advanced Technology Systems International (now NOVOMATIC Technologies Poland S.A.) in the period 2002-2003. His research interests include system engineering, Web system performance modeling and simulation, and Internet systems architectures (clusters). The research activities focus on software engineering, in particular applications of formal methods (Queueing Nets, Petri Nets) for modeling and support of software development of event-based systems. He is an author or co-author of 11 books and more than 40 articles and chapters in standard SCI journals including Springer, IEEE, MDPI, and Hindawi publishers mainly related to the specified above categories. He is a book guest editor (Atlantis Press, IET, IGI Global), a reviewer (TPC) in scientific journals (10), and conferences (26). He is a Polish Expert of European Union national programs (2) and the AAL Programme in Brussels.

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