Advancing Cloud Computing

Submission deadline: 1 April 2014
Publication: November/December 2014

As cloud computing is entering into mainstream adoption, it's poised for the next phase of its evolution. Driven by the benefits that cloud computing offers, business, industry, governments, and individuals are increasingly using the cloud for their information processing, computational, and developmental needs. Cloud computing is also opening up several new opportunities previously unimaginable. However, the cloud still poses some risks and key challenges. This issue of IT Professional aims to discuss unresolved issues and challenges and also present a snapshot of ongoing advances in cloud computing.

We seek submissions on all aspects of cloud computing, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Cloud services (traditional and new)
  • Cloud deployment: models, options and considerations
  • Cloud architecture and technologies
  • Cloud and grid technology
  • Mobile cloud
  • Green cloud
  • Cloud portability and interoperability
  • Cloud integration and federation
  • Cloud standards
  • Security and privacy in the cloud
  • Cloud forensics
  • Cloud simulation, testing and validation
  • Big data and data analytics in cloud
  • Cloud gaming
  • Cloud adoption by business, industry and government
  • Cloud governance
  • Coping with cloud failures
  • Cloud economics
  • Business processes in cloud
  • Impact of cloud computing on IT industry and IT professionals
  • Cloud education and training
  • Case studies

Submission Information

Feature articles should be no longer than 4,200 words and have no more than 20 references (with tables and figures counting as 300 words each). Illustrations are welcome. For author guidelines, including sample articles, see

Submit your article at

For more information, please contact the Guest Editors:

Back to ITProfessional's Homepage »

Back to ITProfessional's Calls for Papers »