Welcome to the IEEE Cloud Computing Web Portal, a collaborative source for all things related to IEEE cloud computing. Included are its initiatives on cloud computing, access to articles, conferences, interoperability standards, educational materials, and latest innovations. It also serves as a "portal" to other cloud computing resources throughout the IEEE and beyond.

Technology Spotlight
How software defined networking and cloud computing pave the way towards a digital society

What does a robotocist want want from the cloud?
An interview with Chad Jenkins of Brown University who shares one roboticist's view of opportunities and challenges with cloud and Web technologies. 
Feature Video 
Big data cloud and networking

Big data cloud and networking

Cloud computing has had a great impact on how we access applications, resources, and data. This panel discussion from the 2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference addresses issues and challenges associated with cloud network architectures and the supporting big data services and applications. 
IEEE Cloud Computing Feature Articles

Guest Editors' Introduction: Cloud-Based Smart Evacuation Systems for Emergency Management

Smart evacuation systems must extract meaningful information from multiple sources in real time, while avoiding unnecessary data transmission or storage. Cloud computing is a natural fit for deploying such systems; however, transformational techniques for managing the resulting big data are still needed. Read the introduction to the November 2014 special issue here.

Cloud Economics Column: The Nuances of Cloud Economics

The theory and the practice of cloud economics encompass numerous challenges, ranging from the practical to the theoretical. In this article Joe Weinman, chair of the IEEE Intercloud Testbed executive committee and analyst for GigaOm Research, explores these challenges.
Call for Nominations/Applications for Editor in Chief
IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing New Editor in Chief for 2016-2017 Term

 The IEEE Computer Society seeks nominations and applications for the volunteer position of Editor in Chief (EIC) for the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC) serving a two-year term starting 1 January 2016.

IEEE TCC publishes peer reviewed articles that provide innovative research ideas and applications results in all areas relating to cloud computing. Topics relating to novel theory, algorithms, performance analyses, and applications of techniques relating to all areas of cloud computing are considered for the transactions. The transactions considers submissions specifically in the areas of cloud security; tradeoffs between privacy and utility of cloud; cloud standards; the architecture of cloud computing; cloud development tools; cloud software; cloud backup and recovery; cloud interoperability; cloud applications management; cloud data analytics; cloud communications protocols; mobile cloud; liability issues for data loss on clouds; data integration on clouds; big data on clouds; cloud education; cloud skill sets; cloud energy consumption; and cloud applications in commerce, education, and industry. This title also considers submissions on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Business Process as a Service (BPaaS).

The EIC will be responsible for the day-to-day volunteer leadership of TCC, including coordinating and overseeing the peer review process; recommending candidates for the editorial board; chairing the editorial board; developing editorial plans for the publication; serving as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the Steering Committee for TCC; serving as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the Publications Board; and working in general with volunteers and staff to ensure and maintain the timely publication of an exceptionally high-quality transactions.

Applications should include a complete curriculum vita, a brief plan for the future of TCC, and a letter of support from the candidate’s institution or employer. The plan should include (1) the candidate’s perspective on the challenges and opportunities for the enhancement and improvement of the quality of TCC, (2) specific tasks to be undertaken if appointed EIC, (3) objective milestones associated with each task, and (4) a proposed schedule.

The search committee prefers electronic submissions in Microsoft Word or PDF. Please direct all questions and submit completed applications to Kimberly Sperka, ksperka@computer.org. The due date for nominations and applications is 30 June 2015.

Additional information about the IEEE Computer Society, the co-sponsoring societies, and the IEEE TCC is available at www.computer.org and www.computer.org/tcc.

Cloud Computing and Standardization - Joe Weinman at IEEE CLOUD 2012

Joe Weinman leads TelX's fast-growing cloud service business development and strategy. In this talk at the 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing, he presents his research and views on cloud computing and standardization before participating in a panel on cloud standards.

View this video on our Intercloud Videos page.

Convergence Technologies - David Alan Grier at IEEE ICCE 2014
This is a short version of a talk given at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2014 or more accurately, the International Conference on Consumer Electronics which was in parallel with CES. It looks at a group of new consumer technologies and considers how they are changing social structures.