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:
Cathryn Peoples received the B.A. degree (with honours and diploma in industrial studies) in business studies with computing, M.Sc. degree in telecommunications and internet systems, and Ph.D. degree in networking from Ulster University, U.K., in 2004, 2005, and 2009, respectively. She is currently employed by The Open University in the School of Computing and Communications within the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics as an Associate Lecturer in Software Engineering ((1) South & West & S. Wales, (2) Central & N. Wales) and for the Computing and IT Project (UK and Ireland). Cathryn is also employed on a part-time basis as a Research Associate at Ulster University working on Internet of Things (IoT) research. Prior to these appointments, Cathryn was employed as a Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, with shared teaching on the Joint Programme at the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Teaching in this post includes the Networks and Protocols module on the B.Sc.(Eng) Internet of Things Engineering degree, and the Communications and Networks module on the BEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering degree. Previously, Cathryn has been employed as a Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Computing and Engineering at Ulster University, teaching on an M.Sc. degree in Professional Software Development. Prior to her appointment into this post, she worked as a Research Associate at Ulster University in the area of next generation networking. Her research interests include cloud management, cross-layer protocol optimisation, delay-tolerant networking, smart cities, and green IT. She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Association for Computing Machinery. Cathryn became a Certified Associate in Project Management in August 2008, an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in February 2015, and achieved Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in March 2018. Most recently, Cathryn secured the Cisco Certified Entry Level Technician (CCENT) accreditation in November 2018. In September 2019, Cathryn was awarded Best Reviewer for support to the 16th International System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Design Conference (ISOCC) 2019. She has also won an achievement award in recognition and appreciation of service contributions in the field of network security for the 2013 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing, and the Best Paper award at the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics in 2014. Cathryn achieved Full College membership of EPSRC in August 2018.
Dr. Guanfeng Liu is currently an Assistant Professor in the Computing Department at Macquarie University, Australia. He received his PhD degree in Computer Science from Macquarie University in 2013. His research focus is trust computing, social network, graph databases. Dr. Liu has published over 100 papers in the most prestigious journals and conferences such as ICDE, AAAI, IJCAI, CIKM, ICWS, ACM Transactions and IEEE Transactions. He has received five best (student) paper awards from WISE, IEEE SCC, and APWEB. He served as the General Co-Chair of EAI2019, the Program Committee Co-Chair of AWC2019, AWC2020, the Special Session Chair of DSAA2020. He has been the Guest Editors for three special issues about trust computing, graph database, and knowledge graph in WWWJ and JDM respectively, and served as the Editorial board of Frontiers in Big Data from 2018.