Call for Papers


Cloud computing is positioning itself as a new emerging platform for delivering information infrastructures and resources as IT services. Customers (enterprises or individuals) can then provision and deploy these services in a pay-as-you-go fashion and in a convenient way while saving huge capital investment in their own IT infrastructures. It has evoked a high degree of interest internationally with many challenges such as security and privacy remaining open. Green computing, in general, aims to enable computing and IT infrastructures to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly. With dramatically increasing demand on computing and storage systems, IT infrastructures have been scaled tremendously which results in huge amount of energy consumption, heat dissemination, greenhouse emission and even part of climate change. As such, green computing has come to the picture seeking solutions for computing and IT infrastructures to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly.


While customers can enjoy green atmosphere as well as cost saving and convenience because cloud computing accommodates their IT infrastructures in the cloud, how to green the cloud becomes increasingly challenging and extremely important in terms of global energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.  


CGC (Cloud and Green Computing) is created to provide a prime international forum for both researchers, industry practitioners and environment experts to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Cloud computing and Green computing as well as joint-venture and synergic research and development across both areas. 


Scope and Topics

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

·   Fundamentals of cloud computing

·   Architectural cloud models

·   Programming cloud models

·   Provisioning/pricing cloud models 

·   Data storage and computation in cloud computing

·   Resource and large-scale job scheduling in cloud computing

·   Security, privacy, trust, risk in cloud computing

·   Fault tolerance and reliability in cloud computing

·   Access control to cloud computing

·   Resource virtualisation

·   Monitoring and auditing in cloud

·   Scalable and elastic cloud services

·   Social computing and impacts on the cloud

·   Innovative HCI and touch-screen models and technologies to cloud

·   Mobile commerce, handheld commerce and e-markets on cloud

·   Intelligent/agent-based cloud computing

·   Migration of business applications to cloud

·   Cloud use case studies

·   Fundamentals of green computing

·   Energy aware software, hardware and middleware

·   Energy efficient IT architecture

·   Energy efficient resource scheduling and optimisation

·   Energy efficient clustering and computing

·   Large-scale energy aware data storage and computation

·   Energy aware control, monitoring and HCI design

·   Energy efficient networking and operation

·   Energy efficient design of VLSI and micro-architecture

·   Intelligent energy management

·   Green data centers

·   Green IT

·   Green IS

·   Energy aware resource usage and consumption

·   Smart power grid and virtual power stations

·   Energy policy, social behaviour and government management

·   Teleworking, tele-conferences and virtual meeting

·   Low power electronics and energy recycling

·   Green computing case studies

·   Energy efficient Internet of Things

·   Energy efficient cloud architecture

·   Energy aware data storage and computation in cloud computing

·   Energy aware scheduling, monitoring, auditing in cloud

·   Case studies of green cloud computing.


Submission Guidelines

Submissions must include an abstract, keywords, the e-mail address of the corresponding author and should not exceed 8 pages for main conference, including tables and figures in IEEE CS format. The template files for LATEX or WORD can be downloaded here. All paper submissions must represent original and unpublished work. Each submission will be peer reviewed by at least three program committee members. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register for the conference and present the work. Submit your paper(s) in PDF file at the CGC2011 submission site:



Accepted and presented papers will be included into the IEEE Conference Proceedings published by IEEE CS Press (indexed by EI). Authors of accepted papers, or at least one of them, are requested to register and present their work at the conference, otherwise their papers may be removed from the digital libraries of IEEE CS and EI after the conference.


Distinguished papers presented at the conference, after further revision, will be published in special issues of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Computing (Springer), Journal of Computer and System Sciences.


Important Dates

Workshop Proposal: Ongoing as received

Submission Deadline: extended to September 5, 2011 (firm)

Authors Notification: September 30, 2011 (extended)

Final Manuscript Due: October 15, 2011

Registration Due: October 18, 2011