Special Issue "Cloud Computing for Big Data Analysis"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Computing and Artificial Intelligence".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Fabrizio Marozzo
Guest Editor
Department of Electronics, Computer Science and System Sciences (DIMES), University of Calabria Via Pietro Bucci – Cubo 41C (5th floor), 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
Interests: distributed systems; data mining; cloud computing; social media and Big Data analysis; peer-to-peer networks
Dr. Loris Belcastro
Guest Editor
Department of Electronics, Computer Science and System Sciences (DIMES), University of Calabria Via Pietro Bucci – Cubo 41C (5th floor), 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
Interests: cloud computing; social media and Big Data analysis; distributed knowledge discovery; data mining

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce the opening of a new Special Issue in Applied Science. The main topic for the Issue is cloud computing for big data analysis.

In the era of the Internet of Things, huge amounts of digital data are generated and collected by several sources, such as sensors, mobile devices, and social media. This huge amount of data, commonly referred as big data, represents a challenge for the current storage, process, and analysis capabilities.

Novel technologies, architectures, and algorithms have been and are being developed to capture and analyze big data. For example, in the scientific and business fields, researchers and data scientists are analyzing big data to extract information and knowledge useful for making new discoveries and supporting decision processes. 

In this context, cloud computing is a valid and cost-effective solution for supporting big data storage and executing data analytic applications. Due to elastic resource allocation and high computing power, cloud computing represents a compelling solution for big data analytics, allowing faster data analysis, resulting in more timely results and then greater data value.

From this perspective, this Special Issue aims to contribute to the field, presenting the most relevant advances in this research area.

The following are some of the topics proposed for this Special Issue (but not limited to):

  • Programming models and algorithms for distributed computing environments;
  • Systems for data processing on cloud platforms;
  • Data analysis workflows for distributed environments;
  • Scalable data mining algorithms;
  • Programming models and scalable algorithms for big data;
  • Big data analytics and applications;
  • Applications of machine learning in big data;
  • Cloud-based data mining applications; and
  • Libraries, algorithms, and applications for big social data analysis.

We hope you will contribute your high quality research and we look forward to reading your results.

Dr. Fabrizio Marozzo
Dr. Loris Belcastro
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Cloud computing
  • Big data
  • Scalable data mining
  • Data analysis workflows
  • Social media analysis
  • Parallel and distributed algorithms
  • High performance computing
  • Machine learning applications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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