Emerging Services Science for Cloud Computing

in Special Issue   Posted on August 13, 2017 

Information for the Special Issue

Special Issue Call for Papers:

Cloud Computing has reached maturity in software architecture, methods and technologies. The research and development work has moved from context of exploration and formalization to the application. Nowadays, Cloud Computing offers unprecedented possibilities in a wide range of new computation areas, becoming a key topic in the academia and industry, not only contributing to the critical questions of the How, but also opening new scientific questions needing foundation for the What and Why matters.

In this sense, in the past years of the International Conference on Cloud Computing and Service Science (CLOSER), we have realized the about specific conformational work in emerging service science for cloud computing. In one hand, pioneers are building the theoretical pillars of the future generation of service science. In the other hand, the service science frontiers for industrial applications are moving ahead in parallel to the foundation, providing new problems definition and also experimental feedback. This virtuous circle between theory and practice has caught our attention because the exciting possibilities offered in the scientific context as well as the social impact of the works.

The present Special Issue is offered to those interested in that powerful vision of Service Science for Cloud Computing, with strong synergies between topics building a common knowledge. Few CLOSER 2017 top papers in the areas are invited to extend their work and to participate in opening competition with other submissions.

Topics of Interest

  • Service Privacy, Security and Trust
  • Resource Management for Cloud Services
  • Fog/Edge Computing Service Oriented Automation
  • Foundation of the Internet of Services
  • Application Service Discovery and Allocation
  • Application Service Adaption Automation
  • Model-driven Web Service Science
  • Service Composition and Mashups
  • Service Modeling and Specification
  • Service Security, Reliability and Access Control for Web Services
  • Business Process Management and Web Services
  • Business Services Realized by IT Services
  • Enterprise Architectures and Services
  • Industrial Applications of Services Science
  • Information and Service Economy
  • Service Marketing and Management
  • Services for Federated Cloud, Bridging and Bursting
  • Big Data Cloud Service Science
  • Service Science for Cloud-based Mobile Media Systems and Social Networks


Authors are required to prepare their manuscripts according to the Guide for Authors available on the journal’s website. Only technical papers describing previously unpublished, original, state-of-the-art research, and not currently under review by a conference or a journal will be considered.

Papers should be submitted on the Journal submission site: https://www.evise.com/evise/jrnl/FGCS

It is important that authors select the correct article type when they submit their articles. When submitting their papers, authors must select \”SI: Emerging Service Cloud\” as the article type.

Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission: September 14, 2017

Completion of first review: November 15, 2017

Revision due: December 30, 2017

Final decision notification: January 31, 2018

Final manuscript due: February 15, 2018

Publication date: First Quarter of 2018

Guest Editors

Markus Helfert, Dublin City University, Ireland

Víctor Méndez Muñoz, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB, Spain

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