CLOSED: Middleware for Multicloud – Call for Papers


Submission deadline: CLOSED
Publication date: July/August 2017

As Cloud Computing evolved to a widely used computing as a service model, limitations and intrinsic characteristics of monolithic cloud provider offerings emerged. Moreover, specialized computing power such as clusters, GPUs, solid state storage, and specific applications at different service levels can now be acquired as services from different providers. The use of a combination of cloud services from various providers can be performed to contour limitations of a single provider and enhance application execution by gathering together the necessary specific, on demand resources for a wide range of applications. Multicloud Middleware has a central role in providing a combination of resources from different cloud providers by implementing a distributed system platform that is able to efficiently coordinate them.

This IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine Special Issue on Middleware for Multicloud aims to cover all aspects of design and implementation, as well as deployment and evaluation of multicloud middleware and its components. A middleware for multicloud connects multiple clouds to allow automatic, transparent, and on demand application execution that takes advantage from the synergy among resources of different providers. For this synergy to become effective and efficient, connecting different providers across their boundaries brings new, challenging efforts. Multicloud middleware design and deployment must solve challenges that include resource management and scheduling, identity management, trust and security issues, business models, and incentive mechanisms in multicloud environments. We invite authors to submit outstanding and original manuscripts on all aspects related to middleware for multiclouds, including, but not limited to:

  • cloud middleware design and implementation,
  • middleware performance and evaluation,
  • middleware for data management,
  • middleware for cloud federations,
  • middleware for hybrid clouds,
  • brokering mechanisms,
  • auditing and accounting,
  • resource discovery and management,
  • multicloud middleware for the Internet of Things,
  • scheduling and load balancing, and
  • cross-service-level management (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and XaaS)

Guest Editors

  • Dr. Luiz F. Bittencourt, University of Campinas
  • Dr. Rodrigo N. Calheiros, University of Melbourne
  • Dr. Craig A. Lee, Aerospace Corporation

Submission Information
Submissions should be 3,000 to 5,000 words long, with a maximum of 15 references, and should follow the magazine’s guidelines on style and presentation (see for full author guidelines). All submissions will be subject to single-blind, anonymous review in accordance with normal practice for scientific publications. For more information, contact the guest editors at

Authors should not assume that the audience will have specialized experience in a particular subfield. All accepted articles will be edited according to the IEEE Computer Society style guide (
Submit your papers through Manuscript Central at