Journal of Networks (JNW, ISSN 1796-2056)
Protocol Design and Nomadic Services and Applications


Nomadic Service has emerged rapidly as an exciting new paradigm that offers a challenging model of
cyber-physical services and poses fascinating problems regarding distributed resource management,
ranging from information sharing to cooperative computing. This special issue is intended to foster state-
of-the-art research in the area of nomadic services and related applications, cloud computing
technologies and services, including the topics of collaboration environment, implementation and
execution of real-world architectures, and novel applications associated with this new paradigm. The
published papers are expected to present high quality results for tackling problems arising from the ever-
growing cloud computing technologies. The issue will serve as a landmark source for education,
information, and reference to professors, researchers and graduate students interested in updating their
knowledge about or active in cloud computing technologies and services. In addition, it will also collect
some of the best papers from The IET International Conference on Frontier Computing - Theory,
Technologies and Applications(IET FC2010) and The International Workshop on Mobile Systems, E-
commerce, Agent Technology (MSEAT'2010).

Subject Coverage:

Areas of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
    •        Cloud architectures and modelling
    •        Services modelling, composition and delivery in cloud systems
    •        Resource management for cloud systems
    •        Case studies and application
    •        Trustworthiness, security and privacy for cloud systems
    •        Services integration and management in cloud systems
    •        Optimal deployment configuration
    •        Virtualization technologies
    •        Middleware frameworks
    •        Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    •        Software as a Service (SaaS)
    •        Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    •        Public cloud, Hybrid cloud, Private cloud
    •        Web services
    •        Utility computing
    •        Electronic Commerce and Electronic Government
    •        RFID Applications
    •        Social Computing on Nomadic Environment

Important Dates:

    Manuscript due date:                           August 15, 2010
    Notification of acceptance:                September 10, 2010
    Submission of final manuscript:      October 10, 2010
    Tentative Publication date:                1st Quarter, 2011

Submission of Papers:

Authors of selected papers will be asked to revise and extend their papers and submit an electronic
version (PDF format) of the full paper via email to by August 15, 2010. Papers should
be written in English. Paper submissions are accepted only in PDF. Submissions should follow the
guidelines of Journal of Networks, which can be found at:

Guest Editors:

    Dr. Jason C. Hung (e-mail: )
    Department of Information Management
    Overseas Chinese University
    No:100, Chiao Kwang Rd., Taichung 407
    Taiwan, R.O.C.