Special Issue "Sustainability Technologies and Applications for Green Cloud Computing"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2015).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Young-Sik Jeong
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Department of Multimedia Engineering, Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea
Interests: Cloud computing, Ubiquitous computing, Internet of Things and M2M, Cyber physical system , Ubiquitous intelligent systems, Smart appliances
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Prof. Jiannong Cao
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Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Interests: distributed computing; mobile and pervasive computing; wireless sensor networks; cloud computing; big data
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Prof. Dr. Neil Y. Yen
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System Intelligence Laboratory, Division of Computer Science, School of Computer Science and Engineering, The University of Aizu, Aizu, Japan
Interests: hybrid intelligence for information retrieval, management and optimization; awareness systems for human-centered support and social network analysis; computational intelligence
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Computer resources in cloud computing are usually not only shared by multiple users but are also dynamically reallocated according to demand to develop the future Internet. Sustainability is based on the principle of sustainable use of the computing environment and its resources, and represents an exciting and crucial issue as it determines the future of the Internet. It needs an advanced sustainability theory and technology backbone to flourish and provides interoperability among these. For energy consumption strategy and sustainability, technologies with green cloud computing environments are the most fundamental requirements to support resource managing and discovery as well as storage. Green cloud computing consists of interconnected “computing resources” and their virtual representations, which are addressable by using standard communication protocols. The advanced sustainability technologies have worked on combining knowledge engineering and mathematic theory to sustainably operate, manage, integrate and reason upon applications with cloud computing. This research field needs efficient methods and solutions that can structurally make sense of sustainability on cloud computing service architecture.

This special issue solicits innovative ideas and solutions in all aspects around the Sustainability Technologies and Applications for green cloud computing. The general scope of this issue covers the design, modeling, prototyping, programming and implementation of high performance systems and applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

-       Sustainability of Green Cloud Computing

-       Advanced and Applied Mathematics for Green Cloud Computing

-       Computational Methods in Green Cloud Computing

-       Sustainable Resource Management Scheme

-       Mathematical Models to Manage Cloud Computing with Virtualization Technologies

-       Strategic Management for Sustainability in Green Cloud Computing

-       Energy Efficiency of Green Cloud Computing

-       Advanced Modeling and Theory for Green Cloud Computing for Sustainability

-       Performance Characterization, Evaluation, Optimization and Design Trade-Offs

-       Security and Privacy Issues in for Green Cloud Computing

Young-Sik Jeong
Jian-nong Cao
Neil Y. Yen
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • green
  • cloud
  • computational methods
  • sustainable resource management
  • virtualization
  • energy efficiency
  • performance
  • optimization
  • security and privacy

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An Optimal Path Computation Architecture for the Cloud-Network on Software-Defined Networking
Sustainability 2015, 7(5), 5413-5430; https://doi.org/10.3390/su7055413 - 05 May 2015
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Legacy networks do not open the precise information of the network domain because of scalability, management and commercial reasons, and it is very hard to compute an optimal path to the destination. According to today’s ICT environment change, in order to meet the [...] Read more.
Legacy networks do not open the precise information of the network domain because of scalability, management and commercial reasons, and it is very hard to compute an optimal path to the destination. According to today’s ICT environment change, in order to meet the new network requirements, the concept of software-defined networking (SDN) has been developed as a technological alternative to overcome the limitations of the legacy network structure and to introduce innovative concepts. The purpose of this paper is to propose the application that calculates the optimal paths for general data transmission and real-time audio/video transmission, which consist of the major services of the National Research & Education Network (NREN) in the SDN environment. The proposed SDN routing computation (SRC) application is designed and applied in a multi-domain network for the efficient use of resources, selection of the optimal path between the multi-domains and optimal establishment of end-to-end connections. Full article
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A Generic Software Development Process Refined from Best Practices for Cloud Computing
Sustainability 2015, 7(5), 5321-5344; https://doi.org/10.3390/su7055321 - 30 Apr 2015
Cited by 4
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Cloud computing has emerged as more than just a piece of technology, it is rather a new IT paradigm. The philosophy behind cloud computing shares its view with green computing where computing environments and resources are not as subjects to own but as [...] Read more.
Cloud computing has emerged as more than just a piece of technology, it is rather a new IT paradigm. The philosophy behind cloud computing shares its view with green computing where computing environments and resources are not as subjects to own but as subjects of sustained use. However, converting currently used IT services to Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud computing environments introduces several new risks. To mitigate such risks, existing software development processes must undergo significant remodeling. This study analyzes actual cases of SaaS cloud computing environment adoption as a way to derive four new best practices for software development and incorporates the identified best practices for currently-in-use processes. Furthermore, this study presents a design for generic software development processes that implement the proposed best practices. The design for the generic process has been applied to reinforce the weak points found in SaaS cloud service development practices used by eight enterprises currently developing or operating actual SaaS cloud computing services. Lastly, this study evaluates the applicability of the proposed SaaS cloud oriented development process through analyzing the feedback data collected from actual application to the development of a SaaS cloud service Astation. Full article
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VCC-SSF: Service-Oriented Security Framework for Vehicular Cloud Computing
Sustainability 2015, 7(2), 2028-2044; https://doi.org/10.3390/su7022028 - 13 Feb 2015
Cited by 13
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Recently, as vehicle computing technology has advanced, the paradigm of the vehicle has changed from a simple means of transportation to a smart vehicle for safety and convenience. In addition, the previous functions of the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) such as traffic accident [...] Read more.
Recently, as vehicle computing technology has advanced, the paradigm of the vehicle has changed from a simple means of transportation to a smart vehicle for safety and convenience. In addition, the previous functions of the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) such as traffic accident prevention and providing traffic volume information have been combined with cloud computing. ITS services provide user-oriented broad services in the Vehicular Cloud Computing (VCC) environment through efficient traffic management, traffic accident prevention, and convenience services. However, existing vehicle services focus on providing services using sensing information inside the vehicle and the system to provide the service through an interface with the external infrastructure is insufficient. In addition, because wireless networks are used in VCC environments, there is a risk of important information leakage from sensors inside the vehicle, such as driver personal identification and payment information at the time of goods purchase. We propose the VCC Service-oriented Security Framework (VCC-SSF) to address the limitations and security threats of VCC-based services. The proposed framework considers security for convenient and efficient services of VCC and includes new user-oriented payment management and active accident management services. Furthermore, it provides authentication, encryption, access control, confidentiality, integrity, and privacy protection for user personal information and information inside the vehicle. Full article
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