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 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 security. In 2009, he was selected for Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship award by Government of Canada. Dr. Gupta also received Sir Visvesvaraya Young Faculty Research Fellowship Award in 2017 from Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. He has published more than 125 research papers in International Journals and Conferences of high repute including IEEE, Elsevier, ACM, Springer, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, Inderscience, etc. He has visited several countries, i.e. Canada, Japan, Australia, China, Hong-Kong, Malaysia, etc to present his research work. He is also working as principal investigator of various R&D projects sponsored by various government of India funding agencies. He is serving as Associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Access, Executive editor of IJITCA, Inderscience, respectively. Moreover, Dr. Gupta is also leading International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing (IJCAC), IGI Global, USA as Editor-in-Chief. He has also served as guest editor of various high quality journals.

Moreover, he has won numerous other awards and recognitions including Travel Grant by Microsoft Research (MSR), International Travel Support (ITS) award (Young Scientists), by SERB, DST, Govt. of India and ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication Grant and has been awarded outstanding paper awards in both regular and student categories in 5th IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics (GCCE), Kyoto, Japan and Best Poster presentation award and People choice award for Poster presentation in CSPC-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) in conjunction with ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers (CF-2015), Ischia, Italy in May 2015. He has also served as publicity chair in 10th International Conference on Network and System Security Taipei, Taiwan, and publicity co-chair in IFSA-SCIS 2017, Otsu, Japan, respectively. Dr. Gupta is also serving as visiting researcher in various leading universities across the globe. At present, he is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering, National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, India. His research interest includes information security, cyber security, 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, Victoria University of Wellington, Malaysia
International Advisory Board
Virendra Bhavsar, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne and Manjrasoft, Australia
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
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, CSIRO, Australia, Australia
Amit Singh, Jaypee University of Information Technology Waknaghat Solan HP, India
Steven Walczak, University of South Florida, United States
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
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
Yuzhong Sun, Chinese Academy of Science, China
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
Mamdouh Alenezi, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia
Junaid Arshad, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Akashdeep Bhardwaj, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, India
Chang Choi, Chosun University, Korea, Republic Of
Kwok Tai Chui, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Nadya El Moussaid, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco
Christian Esposito, University of Salerno, Italy
Mohamed Amine Ferrag, Guelma University, Algeria
Mohd Heikal Husin, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
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
Selvakumar Manickam, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Goreti Marreiros, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Andre Monteiro, Instituto Superior Miguel Torga, Portugal
Syed Naqvi, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom
Kennedy Okafor, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
Giovanna Petrone, Università di Torino, Italy
Anton Pljonkin, Southern Federal University, Russian Federation
Chao Wang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
Jiaan Zeng, Electronic Arts Inc., United States
Yongqiang Zou, Tencent Corporation, China


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Dr. Dharma Agrawal
International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing (IJCAC)

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