Cloud Computing: Principles and Paradigms

Publisher: Wiley Press, New York, USA

Introduction Objectives Topics of Interest Important Dates Target Audience Manuscript Submission Editor's Contact Details

LATEST: A tentative ToC (Table of Contents) based on accepted chapter proposals can be found here.

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Introduction

Call for Chapters in PDF format

Introduction

Cloud computing has recently emerged as one of the buzzwords in the ICT industry. Several IT vendors are promising to offer computation, data/storage, and application hosting services, and provide coverage in several continents, offering Service-Level Agreements (SLA) backed performance and uptime promises for their services. While these ‘clouds’ are the natural evolution of traditional clusters and data centers, they are distinguished by following a ‘utility’ pricing model where customers are charged based on their utilisation of computational resources, storage and transfer of data. They offer subscription-based access to infrastructure, platforms, and applications that are popularly termed as IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), and SaaS (Software as a Service). Whilst these emerging services have reduced the cost of computation, application hosting and content storage and delivery by several orders of magnitude, there is significant complexity involved in ensuring applications, services and data can scale when needed to ensure consistent and reliable operation under peak loads.

Objectives

The primary purpose of this book is to capture the state-of-the-art in Cloud Computing technologies and applications. The book will also aim to identify potential research directions and technologies that will facilitate creation a global market-place of cloud computing services supporting scientific, industrial, business, and consumer applications. We expect the book to serve as a reference for larger audience such as systems architects, practitioners, developers, new researchers and graduate level students.

Topics of Interest

Topics for potential chapters include, but are not limited to:

 

Important Dates

Important Dates - Proposed

Chapter Proposal: You are invited to submit a 1-2 pages proposal describing the topic of your chapter. The proposal should include the chapter organization, anticipated number of pages of the final manuscript and brief biography of authors.  We plan to follow the timeline given below:

* Proposal deadline: May 30, 2009 (Early expression of interest is highly encouraged)

* Notification of proposal acceptance: June 30, 2009

* Full draft chapter submission: Aug. 30, 2009

* Chapter review report to authors: Sept. 20, 2009

* Final version submission: Oct. 20, 2009

 

However, early submission is highly appreciated as the editors would like to have progressive dialogue and work with prospective authors to bring out a book of wide appeal.

If we receive more than one proposal for a chapter on the same topic, the editors may request authors to collaborate to develop an integrated chapter.

 

Target Audience

We expect the book to serve as a valuable reference for larger audience such as systems architects, practitioners, developers, researchers and graduate level students. John Weily & Sons, Inc. will publish the proposed book.

Manuscript Submission

Each accepted chapter should be about 20-25 pages. Please use attached MS Word template and Author's Guide OR if have any problem with it, please download the Word style from http://www.wiley.com/authors/guidelines/stmguides.html for preparing your chapter for submission to the publisher. We expect to receive significant, high quality, and innovative contributions that are not yet fully published or that are not currently under review elsewhere. To make the book accessible to larger audience, contributions from the authors can also be based on the concepts learned from previously published works. The book is intended to be used as graduate level courseware. Therefore, each chapter should be written as tutorial type, rather than as a conference paper. Each chapter should include the following mandatory sections (with exact heading) among others of choice of the authors: keywords (at least 5, not more than 10), introduction, background/related work, visionary thoughts for practitioners, future research directions, conclusion, and references. Submission of a chapter for review would imply the readiness of the author(s) to publish the chapter in the book. Early submission is highly appreciated as the editors would like to have progressive dialogue and work with prospective authors to bring out a book of wide appeal. Authors of accepted chapters would be required to sign an agreement of copyright transfer and an originality statement to the publisher, since the editors expect to deliver CRC of the book to the publisher.

Primary Editor's Contact Details

Dr. Rajkumar Buyya

Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems Laboratory

Dept. of Computer Science and Software Engineering

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Email: raj@csse.unimelb.edu.au

Co-Editors:

Dr. James Broberg
Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems Laboratory
Dept. of Computer Science and Software Engineering
The University of Melbourne, Australia
Email: brobergj@csse.unimelb.edu.au

Prof. Andrzej M. Goscinski
School of Information Technology
Deakin University, Geelong, Australia
Email: ang@deakin.edu.au

Editorial Advisory Board