The EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cloud System (ToCS) is an international venue for publishing innovative and cutting edge results on the convergence of next-generation technologies and methodologies reshaping our way of living. The emerging converged platform for growth and innovation is built on four technology pillars: mobile computing, cloud services, big data and analytics, and social networking.
Researchers and practitioners involved in cloud systems can publish information on theory, engineering principles, enabling technologies, and practical experiences related to cloud systems.
ToCS will offer an end-to-end view on the challenges and technologies in cloud systems, foster research that addresses the interaction between and across the different technology pillars, and ultimately help shape the future of cloud systems as they transform business and society.
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Vijayakumar Varadarajan is currently a Professor and an Associate Dean for School of Computing Science and Engineering at VIT University, Chennai, India. He has more than 18 years of experience including industrial and institutional. He also served as a Team Lead in industries like Satyam, Mahindra Satyam and Tech Mahindra for several years. He has completed Diploma with First Class Honors. He has completed BE CSE and MBA HRD with First Class. He has also completed ME CSE with First Rank Award. He has completed his PhD from Anna University in 2012. He has published many articles in national and international level journals/conferences/books. He is a reviewer in IEEE Transactions, Inderscience and Springer Journals. He has initiated a number of international research collaborations with universities in Europe, Australia, Africa, Malaysia, Singapore and North America. He had also initiated joint research collaboration between VIT University and various industries. He is also the Guest Editor for few journals in Inderscience, Springer and IGI Global. He also organized several international conferences and special sessions in USA, Vietnam, Africa, Malaysia and India including IEEE, ACSAT, ISRC, ISBCC, ICBCC etc. His research interests include computational areas covering grid computing, cloud computing, computer networks, cyber security and big data. He received his university-level Best Faculty Award for 2015–2016. He is also a member of several national and international professional bodies including EAI, BIS, ISTE, IAENG, CSTA, IEA etc.
Neelanarayanan Venkataraman received his Master of Science in Computer Science from Madurai Kamaraj University, India in 1995 and PhD from IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark in 2012. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at VIT University, Chennai, India. Before joining VIT University he has worked as a Scientist at Centre for Advanced Computing (CDAC), India and as a Lecturer in Madurai Kamaraj University, India and its affiliated institutions. His areas of research include distributed computing such as grid and cloud computing, context-aware computing, network management and security, XML-based security technologies and e-communities. He has initiated a number of international research collaborations with universities in Europe, Australia and South Korea as a Research Group Coordinator and Chief Investigator at VIT University. He was instrumental for initiating joint research collaboration between VIT University and industries such as CDAC and DLink. He has published more than 35 papers in various peer-reviewed international conferences and journals. He has organized various national workshops, international conference and symposium. Currently, he is heading the Cloud Computing Research Group at VIT University, Chennai campus. He is also the overall research coordinator for the School of Computing Science and Engineering and five students are pursuing their PhD and one student has completed her PhD under his guidance. He is a member of transdisciplinary research group at VIT University, Chennai. He is also the technical lead of the “Smart Village” initiative at VIT University, Chennai. He has also established the IPv6 Research Lab at VIT University, Chennai that under takes research and development in next generation Internet / network. He received the research award in VIT University for the year 2015 for his achievements, exemplary commitment, dedication and motivation towards research publication during 2015–16.