Energy-Efficient Communications in Cloud Computing ECO-CLOUD
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Cloud communications and networking become more and more important fostered by proliferation of cloud offerings. Data centers are becoming containers of virtual provider networks, whose embedding can be optimized as a function of cost, customer demands, energy savings (“Follow-the-Sun” concept), dynamic scaling, Quality-of-Service (QoS) and Quality-of-Experience (QoE). In the access, network offloading protocols and advanced service migration and caching techniques are being leveraged to offload cellular provider networks and improve user QoE (“Follow-Me Cloud” concept). Efficient resource management in data center and cloud networks is an open research challenge, which is particularly important with the increasing reliance on bandwidth-demanding Virtual Machine (VM) migrations for resource consolidation and energy management across geographically distributed data centers.

Call for papers


The 7th Latin-American Conference on Communications (LATINCOM 2015) will be held in Arequipa, Peru on November 4-6, 2015. The IEEE LATINCOM is the most important IEEE ComSoc conference organized in Latin America that has attracted many authors and attendees from all the world since its first editions. This event will be an excellent oportunity to join together researchers, professors, students and the industry. Accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore. Best paper award will be given and  a selection of the best papers will be published in the IEEE Latin America Transactions (an ISI indexed journal).


The IEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking, the premier event dedicated to the 6eld of cloud computing communications and networking, is committed to fostering the latest technological breakthroughs and business policies. IEEE CLOUDNET 2014 ( is expected to attract more than 150 of industry professionals, scientists, and academics to the presentation of keynotes, business panels, technical papers, and tutorials.


Greencloud ( is a sophisticated packet-level simulator for energy-aware cloud computing data centers with a focus on cloud communications. It offers a detailed fine-grained modeling of the energy consumed by the data center IT equipment, such as computing servers, network switches, and communication links. GreenCloud can be used to develop novel solutions in monitoring, resource allocation, workload scheduling as well as optimization of communication protocols and network infrastructures. It can simulate existing data centers, guide capacity extension decisions as well as help to design future data center facilities.

The Special Issue on "Cloud Networking" of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing ( invites original research papers that present novel ideas that not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers should be submitted directly to the IEEE TCC at, and must follow TCC formatting guidelines.


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ECO-CLOUD is an FNR funded project
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