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International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing (IJCAC)

International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing (IJCAC)

This journal was converted to full Gold Open Access on January 1, 2023
*It is with a heavy heart that IGI Global announces the passing of Dr. Dharma P. Agrawal of the University of Cincinnati, USA, who served in a number of capacities with IGI Global, including as co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing (IJCAC). Dr. Agrawal has also served as a guest editor for various journals of IGI Global as well as a co-editor of several book publications including casebooks, handbooks of research, and edited monographs. We offer our deepest condolences to his friends, colleagues, and family.
Editor-in-Chief: B. B. Gupta (Asia University, Taichung City, Taiwan)
Indexed In: INSPEC, SCOPUS and 14 more indices
Published: Continuous Volume |Established: 2011
ISSN: 2156-1834|EISSN: 2156-1826|DOI: 10.4018/IJCAC
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Published: Feb 3, 2023
DOI: 10.4018/IJCAC.317220
Volume 13
The concept of cloud computing makes it possible to have a shared pool of reconfigurable computing resources that can be deployed and released with little involvement from administration work or... Show More
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Rao, B. V. Subba, et al. "A Secure Framework to Prevent Three-Tier Cloud Architecture From Malicious Malware Injection Attacks." vol.13, no.1 2023: pp.1-22.


Rao, B. V., Sharma, V., Rathore, N., Prasad, D., Anandaram, H., & Soni, G. (2023). A Secure Framework to Prevent Three-Tier Cloud Architecture From Malicious Malware Injection Attacks. , 13(1), 1-22.


Rao, B. V. Subba, et al. "A Secure Framework to Prevent Three-Tier Cloud Architecture From Malicious Malware Injection Attacks," 13, no.1: 1-22.

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Published: Jan 20, 2023
DOI: 10.4018/IJCAC.316868
Volume 13
The purpose of the research is to describe the sociocultural factors that emerge in times of global crisis. The study is qualitative. Netnography is used as a research method and Twitter as a data... Show More
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Perez, Maximiliano, and David Coello. "Sociocultural Factors in Times of Global Crisis." vol.13, no.1 2023: pp.1-21.


Perez, M. & Coello, D. (2023). Sociocultural Factors in Times of Global Crisis. , 13(1), 1-21.


Perez, Maximiliano, and David Coello. "Sociocultural Factors in Times of Global Crisis," 13, no.1: 1-21.

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Published: Nov 30, 2022
DOI: 10.4018/IJCAC.308276
Volume 12
Cloud computing offers a variable-cost payment scheme that allows cloud customers to specify the price they are willing to pay for renting spot instances at much lower costs than fixed payment... Show More
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Alourani, Abdullah, and Ajay D. Kshemkalyani. "Cost-Effective Spot Instances Provisioning Using Features of Cloud Markets." vol.12, no.1 2022: pp.1-27.


Alourani, A. & Kshemkalyani, A. D. (2022). Cost-Effective Spot Instances Provisioning Using Features of Cloud Markets. , 12(1), 1-27.


Alourani, Abdullah, and Ajay D. Kshemkalyani. "Cost-Effective Spot Instances Provisioning Using Features of Cloud Markets," 12, no.1: 1-27.

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Description, Mission, Scope & Coverage
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... Show More
Mission & 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... Show More
  • 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
Editorial Board

Editorial Board

Brij Gupta, Asia University, Taiwan, Taiwan
Associate Editors
Ahmed Elmisery, Federico Santa María Technical University, Chile ORCID
Anna Goy, Università di Torino, Italy
Ching-Hsien Hsu, Asia University, Taiwan
Chinthaka Premachandra, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
Gabriele Mencagli, University of Pisa, Italy
Manish Kumar Goyal, Indian Institute of Technology, Indore, India
Mohamed Elhoseny, American University in the Emirates, Egypt ORCID
Mohammad Shojafar, University of Padua, Italy
Nikolaos Preve, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Pandi Vijayakumar, University College of Engineering Tindivanam, India
Sang-Bing Tsai, International Engineering and Technology Institute, Hong Kong, Taiwan ORCID
Vanessa Ratten, Deakin University, Australia
Yuzhong Sun, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Zheng Yan, Aalto University, Finland
Editorial Review Board
Adewale Adeboye, Emerson Corp, United States
Ahmed A. Abd EI-Latif, Menoufiya University, Egypt ORCID
Akashdeep Bhardwaj, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, India ORCID
Andre Monteiro, University of Aveiro, Portugal ORCID
Anton Pljonkin, Southern Federal University, Russian Federation ORCID
Arcangelo Castiglione, University of Salerno, Italy
Chang Choi, Chosun University, Korea, Republic Of
Chao Wang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
Christian Esposito, University of Salerno, Italy
George Ho, Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Giovanna Petrone, Università di Torino, Italy
Goreti Marreiros, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Imran Razzak, Deakin University, Australia
Jiaan Zeng, Electronic Arts Inc., United States
Junaid Arshad, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Justin Zhang, University of North Florida, United States
Kennedy Okafor, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria ORCID
Kwok Tai Chui, Hong Kong Metropolitan University, Hong Kong
Mamdouh Alenezi, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia ORCID
Mamoun Alazab, Charles Darwin University, Australia ORCID
Mariam Kiran, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Masnida Hussin, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Masoom Alam, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
Md Whaiduzzaman, Queensland University of Technology, Australia ORCID
Mohamed Amine Ferrag, Guelma University, Algeria
Mohammad Alomari, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia ORCID
Mohd Heikal Husin, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia ORCID
Nadia Nedjah, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Navin Kumar, Optum, United States ORCID
Phuc Do, University of Information Technology, VNU-HCM, Viet Nam
Sanjay Ahuja, University of North Florida, United States
Sanjay Misra, Covenant University, Nigeria ORCID
Selvakumar Manickam, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia ORCID
Sugam Sharma, Iowa State University, United States
Surya Prakash, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India ORCID
Syed Naqvi, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom
Yaser Jararweh, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Yining Liu, Guilin University Of Electronic Technology, China
Yongqiang Zou, Tencent Corporation, China
International Advisory Board
Amiya Nayak, University of Ottawa, Canada
Andrew Ip, University of Saskatchewan, Canada ORCID
Aniello Castiglione, University of Naples Parthenope, Italy ORCID
Arun Kumar Sangaiah, Vellore Institute of Technology, India
Deepak Gupta, LoginRadius, United States
Eldon Li, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Gregorio Martinez, University of Murcia, Spain
Jinsong Wu, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, China ORCID
Meikang Qiu, Columbia University, United States
Michael Sheng, Macquarie University, Australia
Muhammad Khurram Khan, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne and Manjrasoft, Australia
Shingo Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi University, Japan
Steven Walczak, University of South Florida, United States ORCID
Thar Baker Shamsa, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Virendra Bhavsar, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Zhiyong Zhang, Henan University of Science and Technology, China
Editor-in-Chief Emeriti
*Dharma Agrawal, University of Cincinnati, United States
Hong Cai, ZTE, United States
Miltiadis Lytras, The American College of Greece, Greece
Sam Goundar, RMIT University, Viet Nam ORCID
Shadi Aljawarneh, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan ORCID
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Dr. B. B. Gupta
International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing (IJCAC)

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