Special Issue Call for Papers


Special Issue on Special issue on Multimedia Processing over Mobile Cloud

Recent advances in smartphones and wireless technologies are fuelling a new wave of user demands for rich mobile experiences. Mobile users not only expect a broadband connection wherever they go and interact with each other via social networks on the go, but also demand ubiquitous access to a wealth of video contents and services. The emerging cloud computing paradigm offers a natural solution to extend the desktop visual experience to mobile devices.

The synergy between image/video and cloud computing requires novel solutions to address many technical challenges arising in this exciting space. For example, the fundamental tension between resource-hungry video applications and power-limited mobile devices has yet to be resolved, and is complicated by operating mobile devices as access points. Effort for providing a universal rich video experience across many screens is typically limited by the heterogeneity amongst ever-evolving mobile devices, as manifested in their different physical form factors, middleware platforms, and interactive features, and rapidly-changing networking technologies (e.g., WiFi, WiMesh, 3G/4G/5G, LTE, SDN, NDN). In the back-end, video processing, distribution, adaptation and analytics need to be revisited under this new paradigm, to best serve the mobile clients with good QoS/QoE at a low cost.

In this special issue, Scientists/Researchers/Students/Other Scholar are invited, to submit their novel, innovative original research and extensive review articles that study the state-of-the-art interactions among advanced mobile video technologies, cloud computing, mobility and social network.

About the issue

Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • • Enhanced QoE/QoS for mobile video with cloud support
  • • Mobile video content delivery in the cloud
  • • Video search on mobile devices with cloud support
  • • Distributed caching for mobile cloud video
  • • Mobile video processing in the cloud
  • • Media cloud resource management for video applications
  • • Metadata management for mobile video applications
  • • Mobile video analytics in the cloud
  • • Context-aware mobile video over the cloud (e.g., location, user, etc)
  • • Video adaptation for mobile cloud
  • • Location-based mobile video services
  • • User-centric video adaptation in the cloud
  • • Interactive video rendering for mobile devices
  • • Service-oriented video management
  • • Cloud-based mobile video system and applications
  • • Security and privacy for mobile cloud video
  • • Mobile video networking in the cloud
  • • Mobility management for cloud video
  • • Mobile cloud video over future Internet (e.g., SDN, NDN)
  • • Synthesis between mobile video and social networking with cloud support
  • • Cost optimization (e.g., energy, monetary cost, etc) in mobile cloud video
  • • Video/image editing/authoring on mobile devices with cloud support
  • • Security of Multimedia over mobile Cloud

Important dates

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: September 18, 2015
Final Version Due: October 05, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: October 15, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Shyam Nandan Kumar
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Lakshmi Narain College of Technology, Indore, India
Email: shyamnandan.mec@gmail.com

Guest Editor

Ciro D'Urso
ICT Department - Italian Senate; LUMSA University; IEEE Senior Member, Italy

Chunhua Weng
Columbia University, United States

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Shyam Nandan Kumar at the address: <shyamnandan.mec@gmail.com>

or through the journal's Paper Submission System.

Special Issue on Cloud Security, Data Engineering

All companies want to be able to save money on operational costs. Usage of cloud technology can help this issue by taking huge capital investments out of the equation. With the pace of technological change it is beneficial to let a server farm take care of processing needs for smaller companies instead of trying to do everything in house. Many companies see this as a major goal when considering the use of cloud computing; however there are other motivations as well.

Many of the largest companies that have cloud computing services available to their customers have in place service level agreements. For those unfamiliar with service level agreements, also known as SLAs, what this entails is a binding contract whereupon service companies agree on a specified level of service or uptime. An SLA gives potential customers the confidence for them to use cloud computing services over what may be a long standing tradition for an organization to have their IT services hosted in-house.

Another goal that cloud technology avails to its users is combined processing power. Instead of users having to always be concerned with updating the hardware on their machines it is easier to just pay someone else to do it. The average user does not care about the technical specifications of their computer. What they are mostly concerned about is getting their work done and not having computer problems in the process of doing so. It is much easier to manage this for people that having to deal with technical questions that are repetitive and unimportant from a technical perspective.

Another sought out goal for the cloud computing movement would be the ability for users to utilize collaboration tools. There is software out there today that makes it appear to people that they are using standalone software when in fact they are using cloud software that can be configured and changed on the fly. Users from all over the world are able to make modifications to documents and pictures. This allows for files themselves to become like living things for their users. People are able to get more done using software like this as it will increase productivity. Using this method, projects can be worked on in real time with several people all at once. The best part is that when files are saved it is done on the cloud where it is stored for safe keeping.

The price of energy has increased a large degree with the fast pace of globalization. As such, cloud computing can also achieve the goal for organizations to have energy efficiency. It is more efficient for power hungry servers to all be in one location so that data center managers can better optimize them using power saving procedures. This can be done through a variety of methods which could include having servers in a timed power saving mode to reduce power usage to even being located near a renewable energy source.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • 1. Cloud Computing Architectures and Cloud Solution Design Patterns
  • 2. Infrastructure, Platform, Application, Business, Social, and Mobile Clouds
  • 3. Storage, Data, and Analytics Clouds
  • 4. Self-service Cloud Portal, Dashboard, and Analytics
  • 5. Security, Privacy, and Compliance Management for Public, Private, and Hybrid Clouds
  • 6. Cloud Quality Management and Service Level Agreement (SLA)
  • 7. Cloud Configuration, Performance, and Capacity Management
  • 8. Cloud Workload Profiling and Deployment Control
  • 9. Cloud Software Patch and License Management
  • 10. Cloud Migration
  • 11. Cloud Composition, Federation, Bridging, and Bursting
  • 12. Cloud Resource Virtualization and Composition
  • 13. Cloud Provisioning Orchestration
  • 14. High Performance Cloud Computing
  • 15. Cloud Programming Models and Paradigms
  • 16. Autonomic Business Process and Workflow Management in Clouds
  • 17. Green Cloud Computing
  • 18. Innovative Cloud DevOps, Cloud Applications and Experiences
  • 19. Economic, Business and ROI Models for Cloud Computing
  • 20. Cloud Computing Consulting

Important dates

Submission Deadline: July 20, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: August 10, 2015
Final Version Due: September 20, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: September 30, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

S. Alaudeen Basha
Dhirajlal Gandhi College of Technology, Salem. Affiliated to Anna University, Chennai-600025
Email: alaudeenbasha.cse@dgct.ac.in

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, S. Alaudeen Basha at the address: <alaudeenbasha.cse@dgct.ac.in>

or through the journal's Paper Submission System.