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SIMPAT SI: Containerization 2021 : SIMPAT (IF: 3.272) Elsevier - Special Issue on Containerization, Microservices and Serverless Cloud Computing: Modeling and Simulation


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Submission Deadline Oct 31, 2021
Notification Due Dec 15, 2021
Final Version Due Feb 15, 2022
Categories    modeling and simulation   containers   microservices   serverless cloud computing

Call For Papers



"Containerization, Microservices and Serverless Cloud Computing: Modeling and Simulation"

In recent years, container-based virtualization (or containerization) has gained prominence, especially in cloud platforms.
A container is a lightweight unit of software that contains all the necessary code, system libraries and runtime environment
required to run the application, providing process-level isolation. Multiple containers can run atop the same OS of a single
host, physical or virtual. While containerization enables greater flexibility and easier deployment compared to traditional
application models, it involves several challenges. Security, privacy, scalability and availability are some of the areas
that attract particular attention.

Complex applications are usually structured in a modular architectural style, as a collection of microservices. Microservices
are loosely coupled and independently deployable parts of the application. They provide speed, agility and flexibility in
application development, as well as easier maintenance. Containers have proved to be a great way to develop and deploy
microservices in cloud environments. However, in addition to the issues that containers entail, the communication between
containerized microservices can be particularly challenging.

With the wide adoption of cloud services, serverless computing has emerged as a new paradigm that is poised to become even more
prominent in the near future. Serverless computing enables users to develop applications without thinking about the underlying
computing environment, focusing solely on the code of their application. With serverless computing, applications still run on
servers, but all the infrastructure management, such as capacity provisioning and maintenance, is performed by the cloud
provider. Serverless computing is inherently scalable and cost effective, but since the entire backend is run by the vendor, it
introduces new security concerns that should be addressed.

The scope of this Special Issue is to present state-of-the-art research in the areas of containerization, microservices and
serverless computing in cloud platforms, with particular emphasis on modeling, simulation and performance evaluation of such
frameworks and environments.

Papers for the Special Issue must provide a substantial novel contribution, and authors must carefully situate their work with
regard to the relevant scientific literature. They must clearly address research issues related to containerization,
microservices and serverless cloud computing and showcase the role of modeling and simulation in these domains.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Management, orchestration and scheduling of containers and microservices in cloud computing platforms
- Performance evaluation of containerization engines
- Security, isolation and data privacy issues in communication and management of containers and microservices
- Fault tolerance, high availability and scalability for containerized workloads
- Security concerns in serverless cloud computing models
- Real-time and stream processing applications for serverless cloud computing
- Modeling and benchmarking of Function as a Service (FaaS) applications
- Data management for serverless cloud computing
- Utilizing containers and microservices in serverless cloud computing models
- Serverless cloud computing for Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Manuscripts should be submitted online through the Editorial Manager (EM) submission system at the following link:

Authors must select

"SI: Containerization"

when they reach the "Article Type" step in the on-line submission process.

Submitted manuscripts should present original contributions and must
not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration
for publication elsewhere. All papers will be peer reviewed according
to the high standards of the Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory
Elsevier journal.

Please feel free to contact the Guest Editors for any questions.

- Manuscript submission deadline: October 31, 2021 (FINAL AND FIRM)

- Manuscript reviews to authors: December 15, 2021

- Manuscript revision due: February 15, 2022

- Final notification of acceptance: March 31, 2022

- Expected publication of the special issue: July, 2022

Dr. Helen (Eleni) KARATZA


Department of Informatics
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
54124 Thessaloniki, Greece

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