Modeling and Simulation of Hybrid Clouds

in Special Issue   Posted on June 3, 2020 

Information for the Special Issue

Special Issue Call for Papers:


As cloud computing continues to gain momentum, a wide range of applications moved to the cloud. Issues involved with this paradigm shift, such as security and cost, resulted in the adoption of hybrid clouds, especially by organizations with large on-premise infrastructure investments. A hybrid cloud is a combination of private and public clouds. It provides the best of both worlds, a balanced control on performance and security. Applications in hybrid clouds can move between private and public clouds for flexibility and efficient deployment. Additional public cloud resources can be utilized for outsourcing applications when private resources cannot cope with the workload. However, the adoption of hybrid clouds entails many challenges, such as QoS and security-aware workload offloading, cost-efficient public cloud utilization, effective resource management and load balancing.

The scope of this Special Issue is to present state-of-the-art research covering a variety of concepts in hybrid clouds, particularly focused on modelling, simulation and performance evaluation of such platforms.

Papers for the Special Issue must provide a substantial novel contribution, and authors must carefully situate their work with regard to the relevant scientific literature. They must clearly address research issues of Hybrid Clouds and show the role of modeling and simulation in this research area.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Performance evaluation and modeling of hybrid clouds
  • Enterprise applications and services in hybrid clouds
  • Real-time applications in hybrid clouds
  • Storage and data architectures in hybrid clouds
  • Resource management, load balancing and scheduling in hybrid clouds
  • Security and privacy in hybrid clouds
  • Cost-saving strategies in hybrid clouds
  • Big data analytics in hybrid clouds
  • Energy efficiency of hybrid cloud infrastructures
  • Hybrid clouds integration with fog computing, the Internet of Things and multi-clouds


We are currently preparing to migrate to a new manuscript submission platform (Editorial Manager). We will open for submissions from 8th June 2020. For now, we advise to prepare you paper so it will be ready for submission once the site goes live. Please check back very soon.

Once the site is live, authors must select:

Special Issue: Hybrid Clouds

when they reach the “Article Type” step in the on-line submission process. Submitted manuscripts should present original contributions and must not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers will be peer reviewed according to the high standards of the Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory Elsevier journal.

Please feel free to contact the Guest Editors for any questions.

Important Dates

Manuscript submission deadline

August 31, 2020

Manuscript reviews to authors

November 15, 2020

Manuscript revision due

January 15, 2021

Final notification of acceptance

March 15, 2021

Expected publication of the special issue

July, 2021



Email: [email protected]


Email: [email protected]

Department of Informatics
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
54124 Thessaloniki, Greece

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