Special Issue Call for Papers

New Generation Computing

Guest Editors:

Dr. H. Vahdat-Nejad, University of Birjand,

Dr. M. Nematbakhsh, University of Isfahan


Over the past decade, new computing models have emerged around the distributed computing area. In particular, Ubiquitous computing has been proposed as the third era of computing, in which new concept of context-aware computing has emerged. Besides, cloud computing has arisen based on the previous technologies in Grid, Utility and Internet computing, with the aim of providing each resource (i.e. infrastructure, platform, software, and storage) as a service. Although these computing models have been proposed independently, new efforts try to formalize their common concerns. As a result, recently hybrid computing models such as mobile cloud computing and ubiquitous cloud computing have been proposed and some research groups focus on investigating the right model that fits the requirements of modern computing.

This special issue of “Journal of Computing and Security” provides the opportunity for researchers and product developers to review and discuss the requirements, state-of-the-art and trends of new computing models. We strongly encourage researchers to submit their outstanding papers to this special issue. Papers on theoretical, practical, and methodological issues in this subject are welcome.

We invite authors to submit their original papers describing research in all aspects of mobile, ubiquitous and cloud computing as well as related computing models. Topics of interest are included but not limited to:

· Architectural issues of middleware for new computing models

· Operating system support for new computing models

· Common trends of ubiquitous and cloud computing

· Mobile cloud computing

· Ubiquitous cloud computing

· Mobility issues in new computing models

· Expandability & scalability issues in new computing models

· Software engineering techniques for new computing models

· Software development methodology for new computing models

· Evaluating methods of application and middleware for new computing models

· Embodiments of middleware for new computing models

· programming languages for new computing models

· Context-awareness

· Context acquisition

· Quality of context assessment

· Context distribution/dissemination/provision

· Query-based languages for context retrieval

· Context modeling/reasoning

· Privacy protection in new computing models

· Context provenance

· Context-aware mobile programming

· Context-aware applications and systems

· Service management in new computing models

· Mobile crowd sensing

· Ubiquitous commerce


Manuscripts must not have been previously published or be submitted for publication elsewhere. Each submitted manuscript must include title, authors’ names, affiliations, postal and email addresses, a list of keywords, and an extended paper. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically at http://www.jcomsec.org and indicate “Special issue on New Generation Computing” in the submission form and the cover page. All papers will be peer reviewed, and acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: August. 25, 2015

Review decisions: November. 25, 2015

Revisions due: December. 25, 2015

Notification of acceptance: February. 25, 2016

Final manuscript due: March. 25, 2016

Guest Editors

· Dr. Hamed Vahdat-Nejad

University of Birjand, Iran


· Dr. Mohammad-Ali Nematbakhsh

University of Isfahan, Iran


ISSN: 2383-0417