The Internet continues to witness an explosive growth in terms of hosts, services, and users. Recent technological developments in networking, hardware, and software are enabling a wide range of services and applications. Significant advances have been made at all levels in the network hierarchy ranging from new applications to service-aware networking protocols and hardware. New challenges have also emerged. Many of these challenges are strongly related to the management of heterogeneous networking infrastructures and resources, the collaboration between service providers, the monitoring of access to services, and Quality of Service (QoS) issues.This special issue is dedicated to original and state-of-the-art results achieved by active researchers, designers, and developers working on various issues and challenges related to emerging networking technologies and services.

Vol 2, No 2 (2011): JULY 2011 ISSUE : Special Issue on Cloud Computing


Cloud computing is emerging as a new paradigm for next generation software and services.  Cloud computing encompasses the concepts of software-as-a-service (SaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) over a network such as the Internet. The cloud model provides an illusion of infinite computing resources to applications and offers elasticity of resources enabling applications to scale up and down as needed. It has already created a huge marketplace for the IT industry.

Today, it is easy and cheap for anyone with internet connectivity to rent desired computing resources (e.g., servers, storage, network bandwidth) from a cloud provider such as Amazon EC2, Windows Azure, etc., and run software and deploy applications (e.g.,). The pay-as-you-go pricing model of cloud computing is particularly attractive to small and medium sized enterprises because they can avoid up-front investment in setting up their own infrastructure. Users are also relieved of the burden of administration and maintenance of computing resources-software and hardware.. 

Cloud computing introduces several new challenges for developing next generation software and services.


This special issue on cloud computing presents to the scientific community a set of original research works on important topics in cloud computing. We received many papers for this special issue and were reviewed by experts from both the industry and academia. The final decision to accept or reject the papers was made by the guest editors based on reviewers' recommendations. The issue contains 5 accepted and one invited paper, which we hope shall serve as useful reference to the research community.



Vol 1, No 1 (2010): Inaugural Issue

The International Journal of Next-Generation Computing (IJNGC) is a peer-reviewed journal aimed at providing a platform for researchers to showcase and disseminate high-quality research in the domain of next-generation computing. With the introduction of new computing paradigms such as cloud computing, IJNGC promises to be a high-quality and highly competitive dissemination forum for new ideas, technology focus, research results and sicussions in these areas.

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