Emerging Trends, Issues, and Challenges in Energy-Efficient Cloud Computing

Submission Deadline: 31 May 2017

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Emerging Trends, Issues, and Challenges in Energy-Efficient Cloud Computing.

Cloud computing is an economical computing paradigm, and has gained much popularity in the industry for its ability to scale computing resources on demand and provide a simple pay-as-you-go business model for customers. Leveraging the cloud to maintain or scale up business will be the norm for customers and enterprises while cutting down on the budget. However, the energy consumption is one of the biggest problems on current cloud computing for further evolution.

Due to the explosive increase of energy consumption, it is essential for governmental and industrial institutions to address this problem. Therefore, the development of energy-efficient cloud computing has recently become a hot issue in cloud computing area. The advancement of energy-efficient cloud computing relies on development of several key technologies. At the platform level, we expect some more energy-efficient mediums can be used in cloud computing. At the hypervisor level, we expect energy-efficient scheduling algorithms, memory systems, storage systems, resources management policies, etc. At the virtual machine level, we expect energy-efficient scheduling, communications, and applications.

Moreover, with the market of mobile phone growing at a very high speed, the mobile cloud computing has been introduced to be a potential technology for mobile services. In order to overcome the most obstacles related to the battery life, mobile cloud computing integrates the cloud computing into mobile environment. Therefore, the energy-efficient mobile cloud computing will have challenges, involving research in green networking and wireless communications, cloud-based mobile applications, limited resources management, and others.

Research communities for energy-efficient cloud computing and mobile cloud computing have recognized the need during the past few years. However, many challenges remain unaddressed. This Special Section in IEEE Access aims to encourage high-quality research in energy-efficient cloud computing, and push the theoretical and practical boundary forward for a deeper understanding in fundamental algorithms, modelling, and analysis techniques from academics and industry viewpoints. Authors from both academia and industry are invited to submit articles presenting new research related to the theory or practice of energy-efficient cloud computing, including algorithms, modelling, technologies and applications. The topics suggested can be discussed in terms of concepts, the state of the art, standards, implementations and evaluation, and running experiments and/or applications.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Energy-efficient memory systems for cloud computing
  • Energy-efficient storage systems for cloud computing
  • Theory and modeling for energy-efficient scheduling
  • Energy-efficient resource management
  • New energy-efficient storage medium
  • Green data center
  • Green networking technologies for data center
  • Energy-efficient cloud computing benchmarks
  • Modeling and energy evaluation
  • Green mobile cloud computing
  • Cloud-based mobile networks and applications
  • Multimedia applications in mobile cloud environments
  • Architecture, strategies and/or algorithms for green networking
  • Protocols, scheduling, and/or designs for green networking
  • Security, privacy, and trust issues of green networking
  • Data storage, data centers and data offloading for green networking
  • Energy efficient hardware, devices and designs for cloud computing platform
  • New technologies and research trends


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Associate Editor: Guangjie Han, Hohai University, China

Guest Editors:
1. Gangyong Jia, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China
2. Jaime Lloret, Univ. Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
3. Yuanguo Bi, University of Waterloo, Canada

IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief: Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland

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For inquiries regarding this Special Section, please contact: Bora M. Onat, Managing Editor, IEEE Access (Phone: (732) 562-6036, specialsections@ieee.org)