International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing (IJCAC)
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International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing (IJCAC)

Editors-in-Chief: B. B. Gupta (National Institute of Technology Kurukshtra, India) and Dharma P. Agrawal (University of Cincinnati, USA)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), INSPEC and 14 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2011
ISSN: 2156-1834|EISSN: 2156-1826|DOI: 10.4018/IJCAC


The International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing (IJCAC) is a peer-reviewed journal that focuses on and publishes research on all aspects of Cloud Computing including practical applications, case studies, and the theoretical foundations. This can be achieved through the presentation and publications of the most up-to-date advances and new directions of research in this domain from various scholarly, professional, and practitioner perspectives. Through an interdisciplinary look at cloud computing including engineering and business aspects, IJCAC covers and encourages high-quality research exposition on topics such as virtualization technology, utility computing, security, risk, trustworthiness, privacy, grid computing, Web services, services computing, and other related areas.

Topics Covered

  • Architecting cloud computing using various enabling technologies
  • Cloud based industry applications such as cloud based search, cloud based e-business, and m-commerce
  • Cloud computing economics and pricing models of cloud computing
  • Cloud programming models
  • Cloud reference architectures and service models
  • Cloud service management
  • Cryptographic protocols against internal attacks in clouds
  • IT service/relationship management, security, risk, trustworthiness, privacy
  • Mobile cloud computing and applications
  • Monitoring and automatic scaling of cloud computing resources
  • Open API and service orchestration on cloud platform
  • Optimization, dynamic sharing and provisioning of virtual resources
  • Privacy-preserving data mining for clouds
  • Scientific, industrial and social implications of cloud computing
  • Security architectures for cloud computing
  • Service level agreements, integration, management
  • Storage, Data, and Analytics Clouds
  • Workload characters and performance evaluation and modeling of cloud computing

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing (IJCAC) is to be the resource for the most innovative scholarly and professional research and information pertaining to aspects of Cloud Applications and Computing. IJCAC also aims to develop, promote and present advancements in the states-of-the-art, standards, and practices of Cloud Computing from the researchers, educators, scholars, engineers, and administrators.

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Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 9: 4 Issues (2019)
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2018)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2011)
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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

B. B. Gupta received PhD degree from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India in the area of Information and Cyber Security. In 2009, he was selected for Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship and awarded by Government of Canada Award ($10,000). He spent more than six months in University of Saskatchewan (UofS), Canada. He has published more than 90 research papers (including 1 book and 14 chapters) in International Journals and Conferences of high repute including IEEE, Elsevier, ACM, Springer, Inderscience, etc. He has visited several countries, i.e. Canada, Japan, China, Malaysia, Hong-Kong, etc to present his research work. His biography was selected and published in the 30th Edition of Marquis Who's Who in the World, 2012. Dr, Gupta received International travel grant award from various organizations i.e. Microsoft Research (MSR) India, ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM) ($525), DST, Govt. of India (Young Scientist travel grant award) (2-times), CSIR, IITR-heritage fund to attend various conferences and present his research work worldwide. He is also serving as Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing (IJCAC) (IGI Global), US, Associate Editor of IEEE Access journal and IJICS, Inderscience and Executive Editor of IJITCA, Inderscience. He is also serving many journals as editorial board member and as member, international advisory board. Moreover, he is serving as reviewer for Journals of IEEE, Springer, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, etc. Currently he is guiding 11 students for their Master’s and Doctoral research work in the area of Information and Cyber Security. He also served as Organizing Chair of Special Session on Recent Advancements in Cyber Security (SS-CBS) in IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics (GCCE), in 2014, and 2015 in Japan. In addition, Dr Gupta received Best Poster presentation award and People choice award for Poster presentation in CSPC-2014, Aug., 2014, Malaysia. He served as Jury in All IEEE-R10 Young Engineers' Humanitarian Challenge (AIYEHUM-2014), 2014. He has also served as founder and organizing chair of International Workshop on Future Information Security, Privacy and Forensics for Complex Systems (FISP-2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) in conjunction with ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers (CF-2015). He has also served as Technical program committee (TPC) member of more than 20 International conferences worldwide. Dr Gupta is member of IEEE, ACM, SIGCOMM, The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC), Internet Society, Institute of Nanotechnology, Life Member, International Association of Engineers (IAENG), Life Member, International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT). He also worked as a post doctoral research fellow in UNB, Canada. He was also visiting researcher with Yamaguchi University, Japan in 2015 and with Guangzhou University, China in 2016, respectively.

At present, Dr. Gupta is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering, National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra (Institute of National Importance), India. His research interest includes Information security, Cyber Security, Mobile/Smartphone, Cloud Computing, Web security, Intrusion detection, Computer networks and Phishing.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Emeriti
Dr. Shadi Aljawarneh, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Sam Goundar, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji ORCID
International Advisory Board
Virendra Bhavsar, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne and Manjrasoft, Australia
Aniello Castiglione, University of Naples Parthenope, Italy ORCID
Mohamed Amine Ferrag, Guelma University, Algeria
Deepak Gupta, LoginRadius, United States
Muhammad Khurram Khan, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Eldon Li, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Ruidong Li, Japan
Gregorio Martinez, University of Murcia, Spain
Amiya Nayak, University of Ottawa, Canada
Meikang Qiu, Columbia University, United States
Arun Kumar Sangaiah, Vellore Institute of Technology, India
Thar Baker Shamsa, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Sugam Sharma, Iowa State University, United States
Michael Sheng, Macquarie University, Australia
Amit Singh, National Institute of Technology Patna, India
Steven Walczak, University of South Florida, United States ORCID
Jinsong Wu, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, China
Shingo Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi University, Japan
Zhiyong Zhang, Henan University of Science and Technology, China
Associate Editors
Xiaojun Chang, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Ahmed Elmisery, Federico Santa María Technical University, Chile ORCID
Anna Goy, Università di Torino, Italy
Gabriele Mencagli, University of Pisa, Italy
Chinthaka Premachandra, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
Nikolaos Preve, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Vanessa Ratten, Deakin University, Australia
Mohammad Shojafar, University of Padua, Italy
Yuzhong Sun, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Sang-Bing Tsai, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Zhongshan Institute, China and Wuyi Univers, Taiwan ORCID
Zheng Yan, Aalto University, Finland
Editorial Review Board
Adewale Adeboye, Southern Wesleyan University, United States
Sanjay Ahuja, University of North Florida, United States
Masoom Alam, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
Mamoun Alazab, Charles Darwin University, Australia ORCID
Mamdouh Alenezi, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia ORCID
Mohammed Ali, United Kingdom
Junaid Arshad, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Akashdeep Bhardwaj, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, India ORCID
Chang Choi, Chosun University, Korea, Republic Of
Kwok Tai Chui, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Christian Esposito, University of Salerno, Italy ORCID
Mohamed Amine Ferrag, Guelma University, Algeria
Mohd Heikal Husin, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia ORCID
Masnida Hussin, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Yaser Jararweh, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Mariam Kiran, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Navin Kumar, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States ORCID
Selvakumar Manickam, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Goreti Marreiros, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Andre Monteiro, Instituto Superior Miguel Torga, Portugal ORCID
Syed Naqvi, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom
Nadia Nedjah, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Kennedy Okafor, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria ORCID
Giovanna Petrone, Università di Torino, Italy
Anton Pljonkin, Southern Federal University, Russian Federation ORCID
Sugam Sharma, Iowa State University, United States
Mohammad Shojafar, United Kingdom ORCID
Shaohua Wan, China
Chao Wang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
Jiaan Zeng, Electronic Arts Inc., United States
Yongqiang Zou, Tencent Corporation, China


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