Call for Papers: Special issue on “Secure Smart Solutions for High Performance and Cluster Computing”

GUEST EDITORS:

Xiaochun Cheng, Middlesex University, London, UK

Sun-Yuan Kung, Princeton University, USA



BACKGROUND:

“Cluster Computing” journal attracts the state of art in distributed computing, such as using computer clusters. Due to epidemic spreading of COVID-19, many organisations have to stop old fashioned face to face team working and face to face service to clients. While each employee and each client is networked remotely from home, secure smart solutions for high performance data processing are important for data driven business decision making, which can avoid epidemic spreading of the contagious virus, save some travel and traffic, hence reduce usage of petrol and air pollution; which is important for sustainable development of environment and economy in the long run. 


The main goal of the proposed special issue is to attract the most recent innovative secure smart solutions for high performance and cluster computing, to support remote working team members and to serve clients connected through available cabled or wireless networks. The focus on security is to meet the need to keep the organisational secrets and to protect the individual privacy for such emerging working and service modality. We want to best support diverse needs, personalised requirements, different organisational and individual constraints with available limited telecommunication and computing facilities, hence a range of smart solutions can be applied to optimise the infrastructural communication and computing services, to most effectively support co-workers and clients.


SCOPE:

The following is a list of example topics to illustrate the scope of this special issue:

• Secure Smart High Performance and Cluster Computing Solutions for Crowd Sourcing

• Secure Smart High Performance and Cluster Computing Solutions for Medical Science

• Secure Smart High Performance and Cluster Computing Solutions for Healthcare

• Secure Smart High Performance and Cluster Computing Solutions for Mobile Shopping

• Secure Smart High Performance and Cluster Computing Solutions for Delivery

• Secure Smart High Performance and Cluster Computing Solutions for Transportation

• Secure Smart High Performance and Cluster Computing Solutions for E-government

• Secure Smart High Performance and Cluster Computing Solutions for Finance Service

• Secure Smart High Performance and Cluster Computing Solutions to Fight Crimes

• Secure Smart High Performance and Cluster Computing Solutions for Emergency Response

• Secure Smart High Performance and Cluster Computing Solutions for Video Conferencing

• Secure Smart High Performance and Cluster Computing Solutions for Knowledge Service

• Secure Smart High Performance and Cluster Computing Solutions for Geoscience

• Secure Smart High Performance and Cluster Computing Solutions for Environment Protection

• Secure Smart High Performance and Cluster Computing Solutions for Weather Forecast


The contributors are welcomed to provide relevant latest secure smart high performance and cluster computing solutions with real world applications, case studies, problems, challenges, and recommendations.


IMPORTANT DATES:

Initial paper submission deadline:  October 26, 2021

First round review results due: December 26, 2021

Deadline for revised paper submission: February 26, 2022

Final decisions of acceptance: May 26, 2022


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please follow the submission guidelines for Cluster Computing when preparing a manuscript for the special issue (https://www.springer.com/journal/10586/submission-guidelines).

The paper submission website is at https://www.editorialmanager.com/clus/default.aspx.

Authors should select this special issue in the submission process. For further questions or inquiries, please contact the corresponding Guest Editor Xiaochun Cheng through following contact details.


CONTACT:

Xiaochun Cheng

Corresponding Guest Editor

Middlesex University, London, UK

Email: xiaochun.cheng@gmail.com