Special Issue "Cloud Brokering Mechanisms and Services"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Emiliano Casalicchio

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden
Department of Computer Science, Sapienza University of Rome, Roma, Italy
Website | E-Mail
Interests: Cloud and Inter-Cloud systems; Autonomic Computing; Performance evaluation; Critical information infrastructures

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A cloud broker is an entity that manages the use, performance, and delivery of cloud services, and negotiates relationships between cloud providers and cloud consumers.

Service brokering is expected to simplify the matching of users’ needs and the management of service level, to increase dependability, to rise trust in cloud computing, to facilitate the procurement of cloud services in the public sector, to support service and data migration among cloud service provider, to guarantee the composition/selection of legal rule compliant services.

The need for brokering mechanisms and policies particularly arises in federated clouds, Internet-of-things and edge/fog computing architectures, infrastructures and applications.

This special issue seeks high-quality contributions in theoretical and experimental research for cloud service brokering. We invite high-quality paper: presenting solutions solving cloud service broker challenges; and/or describing experiences in designing, implementing and using cloud service brokering to solve real problems; and/or presenting performance studies and comparisons of brokering solutions and technologies.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to

  • Brokering policies
  • Dependability
  • Interoperability of services and data
  • Legislation/regulation compliance, legal-rule management
  • Migration of services and data
  • Monitoring
  • Orchestration, service selection and resource management
  • Performance assurance, dependability assurance and trust assurance
  • Quality of Service and energy efficiency
  • Security and privacy issues/management
  • Standardization and certification issues/solutions for Cloud service provider and cloud service broker

Dr. Emiliano Casalicchio
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Information is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 850 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Dependability
  • Energy efficiency
  • Interoperability
  • Legislation/regulation compliance
  • Migration of service/data
  • Orchestration
  • Performance
  • Quality of Service
  • Security, privacy, trust
  • Service selection
  • Standards and certification

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
Back to Top