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Cloud Computing-eComm 2013 : Cloud Computing and Electronic Commerce


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Submission Deadline Apr 1, 2013
Notification Due Jun 1, 2013
Final Version Due Aug 1, 2013

Call For Papers

Call for Papers: Cloud Computing and Electronic Commerce

Special issue of the Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research
Editors: Harry Bouwman, and Narciso Cerpa

The Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research is planning a special issue on the Cloud Computing and Electronic Commerce.

Cloud Computing has been introduced to address the access to services such as infrastructure platform, and software among others, without having to own these resources. Cloud Computing refers to cloud technology and cloud service. Cloud technology derives from existing distributed and grid computing technologies while Cloud service refers to providing services such as software, infrastructure, and platform to remote customers.

Running operational systems via Cloud Computing promise benefits such reduction of costs of information technology, and of the required infrastructure to support the business operation. Cloud computing is becoming a reality and more important to all size organizations. This has helped large organizations to reduce the burden imposed by traditional information technology solutions and small and medium organizations to provide prospective and tailored approaches. SMEs are usually not capable to afford large and expensive solutions and benefit from scalable solutions.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) are providing companies with alternative ways in which providing and developing information technology solutions. The question is how this affects electronic commerce activities? It might be assumed that starting electronic commerce activities becomes much easier for start-up companies and companies that still have not entered the digital world to provide products and services online, due to low start-up costs, and scalability.

Little is known about how network access to computing, online storage, software, processing, interdependency of access device, web browser access, pay per use, and scalability capacity is going to affect electronic commerce applications? Do changes in cloud architecture have an impact? What are trade-offs with regard to deployment models such as public, private, hybrid or community clouds, seen from the perspective of electronic commerce?

Which infrastructure and cloud software services, related to storage, computing capacity, and service management, file storage, appliances, and cloud management impact electronic commerce? Which generic platform services are relevant to electronic commerce cloud computing for instance with regard to business intelligence and integrations of applications. And finally what SaaS solutions, such as billing, financial services, legal, sales, content management, CRM or social networks are attractive to be integrated in electronic commerce. What are the legal and practical constraints? What is the vulnerability of cloud computer systems in relation to electronic commerce activities?

Research on the combination of cloud computing and electronic commerce is still scarce; therefore we want to dedicate this special issue to this topic. The purpose is to identify and publish innovative and original research in the field of Cloud Computing, with special focus on e-Commerce/e-Business. We are seeking original manuscripts that may be state-of-the-art survey papers on cloud computing and e-Commerce, reviews on emergent topics, comparison and analysis reports, case studies, experimental reports, or industry reports on experience and lessons.

Subject Coverage
Particular topics to be addressed in this issue might include, but are not limited to the following:

1.Cloud and Business models

Business models related to Cloud Computing and the Cloud Service
Cloud Computing and e-Commerce, e-Business, e-Markets, etc.
Cloud Computing and Cloud Service for Value Chain Management
Deployment models (community/private/public/hybrid)
Adoption Issues for Cloud Computing and Cloud Service
Services-Centric Business Models
Impacts on Business Process Management and Business Functions. For example,
Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, Insurance, Logistics, etc.
Mobile cloud computing models, infrastructures, and approaches.
Mobility modeling, management and measurement techniques
Mobile-aware cloud databases and data retrievals

2.Security and Privacy issues

Privacy and integrity for cloud computing services
Access Control for cloud computing services
Security modeling for cloud computing and services
Secure cloud computing resource virtualization
Modeling cloud-centric threat models
Standards of security and privacy for Cloud application

3. Measurements and assessment of cloud security Services and Applications

Cloud services and applications (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS)
Mobile Cloud Services and Applications (MSaaS, MDaaS, MPaaS, MIaaS,
Tools and techniques for developing and managing applications in cloud
Virtualization of Resources, Outsourcing, and Cloud Service
Application of cloud in private and public sectors/ case studies
Marketing and Customer Relationships on Cloud Service
Cloud Service in Government, Education, Finance and Banking, Manufacturing,
Tourism, etc.
Empirical Cases on the Public, Private, Community, and Hybrid Clouds.
Small, Medium, and Large Cloud Applications
Integrating enterprise applications with the cloud
Future Applications
Quality of Service in Clouds and Applications
Mobile context-aware services and computing for clouds
Cloud-based mobile commerce applications and systems
Location-aware mobile applications on clouds
Innovative mobile applications enabled by the cloud
Collaboration, management, and mobile cloud administration
Debugging and performance analysis of cloud applications

4.Technology Issues

Cloud Computing Architecture
Distributed and Cloud Networking
Improving elasticity and availability in cloud infrastructure and cloud services
Cost models and economics
Monitoring systems, troubleshooting, and failure recovery
Cloud management and configuration
Virtual appliance management and composition
Storage architectures
Novel networking approaches
Programming models
Infrastructure Technologies
Provisioning and Metering
Resource Management and Performance
Embedded mobile platforms and technologies for mobile clouds
Mobile cloud data center and storage technology
Emergent barcode/RFID/NFC-based mobile technologies
Innovative mobile platforms and client technologies
Novel mobile-ware database technologies
Energy-saving wireless communication technologies
Mobile-aware networking, protocols, and infrastructures
Urban sensing and crowd-sensing, and smart sensor networks
Mobile cloud design and administration
Mobile connectivity and mobile cloud protocols
Green computing in networking and mobile computing and clouds

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Author guidelines can be found at All submissions will be refereed by at least three reviewers. Authors should submit manuscripts into the JTAER system (

For more information, please visit the following web site:
Important dates
– Initial full paper submission: 1 April 2013
– Notification of acceptance: 1 June 2013
– Submissions in revised form: 1 July 2013
– Final acceptance notification: 15 July 2013
– Camera ready version of paper: 15 August 2013
– Publication: December 2013

Prof. Dr. Harry Bouwman, FiDiPro
Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management
Delft University of Technology
The Netherlands

Dr. Narciso Cerpa
Faculty of Engineering
University of Talca

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