The International Journal of eScience: submission due - Dec 31, 2017

Call for Special Issue on Autonomous Cloud, The International Journal of eScience: submission due - Dec 31, 2017


Dear Researcher,

Greetings from ELEBC Lab, NTHU!

We are Calling for Papers (CfP) for a special issue on autonomous cloud in the International Journal of eScience, Future Generation Computer Systems. Autonomous Cloud is an exciting area of development and research that utilizes artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics to aid in intelligent cloud management and decision making. Such techniques can support automation of operations such as services mapping, scaling, network design, data organization and security management. However, the drawback with machine learning is that the learning period can be long. Furthermore the priority of particular performance indicators can vary with changing stakeholder requirements adding more complexity and learning time. . To what extent can the Cloud be self-organizing? This special issue brings together high-standard research and review papers that reveal the edge of the art in this important, challenging area.


Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

· New models for the distributed cloud infrastructure

· Autonomous and distributed cloud management systems

· Novel methods for predictive load modelling possibly using application semantics and considering time zones and location

· Distributed analytics – considering data and usage patterns across the network and federated Cloud

· Load balancing, data balancing and task scheduling in dynamic environments

· Services and application mapping considering both Cloud and Cloud edge locations

· Intelligent Cloud responses to application and usage behaviours

· Application agents that determine best placement for applications

· Machine learning for autonomous Cloud

· Vertical and horizontal tuning for application areas and application examples

· Dynamic network design to meet changing requirements and loading

· Cloud security and dynamic security management


Paper Submission Deadline: Dec 31, 2017

The CFP is live online:

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Selected Papers after significant revision will be published in a Special Edition of the International Journal of eScience. We look forward to receiving your excellent papers on interesting scientific aspect related to Autonomous Cloud.

Best regards,

Amy Trappey 

Tsing Hua Distinguished Professor

National Tsing Hua University