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CfP SI SPE Journal (Wiley Press) 2017 : CfP SI Metaheuristics in Cloud Computing - Journal of Software: Practice and Experience (Wiley Press)


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Submission Deadline Sep 15, 2017
Notification Due Nov 15, 2017
Final Version Due Jan 15, 2018
Categories    cloud computing   metaheuristics   optimization   brokerage

Call For Papers

Journal of Software: Practice and Experience (Wiley Press) / International Conference on Metaheuristics (MIC)
Special Issue on Metaheuristics in Cloud Computing
Guest Editors: Leonard Heilig, Eduardo Lalla-Ruiz, Stefan Voß, Rajkumar Buyya

** Apologies for cross-postings. Please forward this CfP to anyone who may be interested to contribute to this Special Issue. **

Dear colleagues,

We cordially invite you to contribute to this special issue of the Journal of Software: Practice and Experience. The peer-reviewed journal has a long and successful history (1971-now) of publishing and has expanded its coverage to specifically include cloud computing in recent years.

Please submit your manuscript electronically via ScholarOne ( by selecting the manuscript type Special Issue - Metaheuristics in Cloud Computing until September 15, 2017.

Accepted peer-reviewed manuscripts will be indexed by Web of Science (WoS), Scopus, ProQuest, EBSCO, ACM Digital Library, Google Scholar, among others.


We invite high quality papers either on the use of metaheuristics for solving related optimization problems or the application and assessment of metaheuristics within cloud environments for solving well-known optimization problems. Topics of interests include but are not limited to:

* Mathematical modeling and optimization of cloud-related problems (e.g., resource allocation, scheduling, redundancy allocation, (big) data management)
* Application of metaheuristics in cloud computing and fog computing environments
* Metaheuristics for energy management, (big) data management, security, and reliability
* Metaheuristics for cloud brokerage
* Application of metaheuristics to support decision making in different domains (e.g., logistics, smart cities, etc.)
* Distributed and parallel metaheuristics
* Design and development of cloud-based decision support systems

For more information, please visit and select Special Issue on: Metaheuristics in Cloud Computing


Submission: September 15, 2017
Notification: November 15, 2017
Revision due: January 15, 2018
Notification of final acceptance: February 15, 2018
Notification of final revised paper: March 15, 2018


This special issue seeks submission of papers that present novel and innovative ideas. It also welcomes submissions of extended versions of the best selected papers presented in the related special track of the International Conference on Metaheuristics (MIC). All submissions including invited papers go under regular peer review process. We seek submission of papers that present new, original and innovative ideas for the "first" time in SPE. Submission of "extended versions" of already published works (e.g., conference papers) is not encouraged unless they contain a significant number of "new and original" ideas/contributions along with more than 50% brand "new" material. If you are submitting an extended version, you must submit a cover letter/document detailing (1) the "Summary of Differences" between the SPE paper and the earlier paper, (2) a clear list of "new and original" ideas/contributions in the SPE paper (identifying sections where they are proposed/presented), and (3) confirming the percentage of new material. Otherwise, the submission will be "desk" rejected without being reviewed. If you have a paper on cloud computing which does not match the requirements of the Special Issue, we encourage you to submit it as a regular paper to Software: Practice and Experience. The journal has expanded its coverage to specifically include cloud computing.

While submitting paper to this issue, please select Special Issue - Metaheuristics in Cloud Computing in the submission system (


Leonard Heilig (contact for submission queries)
Institute of Information Systems,
University of Hamburg, Germany

Eduardo Lalla-Ruiz
Institute of Information Systems,
University of Hamburg, Germany

Stefan Voß
Institute of Information Systems,
University of Hamburg, Germany

Rajkumar Buyya
Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory,
University of Melbourne, Australia

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