About STCC

The Services Transactions on Cloud Computing (STCC), formerly the International Journal of Cloud Computing (IJCC), is a refereed, international publication featuring the latest research findings and industry innovations involving all aspects of cloud computing services. STCC is an open publication journal, and is free for publication and download. We particularly encourage contributions containing highly original ideas, new approaches, and/or groundbreaking experimental research results. The major topics of this journal include but not limited to architecture, modeling, development, deployment, analytics, optimization, outsourcing, delivery model, consulting, application, and solutions of cloud computing services.

STCC aims at becoming a prestigious international journal in the field of cloud computing services. STCC only considers extended versions of papers published in reputable conferences, particularly those with open data and/or benchmark based credible experimental evaluations and those advancing the design, implementation, and operations management of industrial cloud services. STCC also welcomes survey and experience-sharing papers on state-of-the-art cloud computing technologies and tools.

Sponsored by Services Society, all published STCC papers are available for free download to facilitate ease of citation and knowledge sharing, in addition to paper copies. Moreover, the published papers are recommended to the communities of related reputable conferences such as CLOUD, ICWS, SCC, BigData Congress, AIMS, ICIOT, Edge, ICCC and SERVICES.

Some Related conferences

The SS creates the following conferences as a means to explore the deep knowledge space of Services Computing in different directions:


Cloud Computing has become a scalable services consumption and delivery platform in the field of Services Computing. The technical foundations of Cloud Computing include Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Virtualizations of hardware and software. The goal of Cloud Computing is to share resources among the cloud service consumers, cloud partners, and cloud vendors in the cloud value chain. The resource sharing at various levels results in various cloud offerings such as infrastructure cloud (e.g. hardware, IT infrastructure management), software cloud (e.g. SaaS focusing on middleware as a service, or traditional CRM as a service), application cloud (e.g. Application as a Service, UML modeling tools as a service, social network as a service), and business cloud (e.g. business process as a service).

The Services Transactions on Cloud Computing (STCC) is designed to be a valuable resource providing leading technologies, development, ideas, and trends to an international readership of researchers and engineers in the field of Cloud Computing.


The Services Transactions on Cloud Computing (STCC) includes topics related to the advancements in the state of the art standards and practices of Cloud Computing, as well as emerging research topics which are going to define the future of Cloud Computing. Topics of interest to include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Cloud Computing Architectures and Cloud Solution Design Patterns
- Infrastructure, Platform, Application, Business, Social, and Mobile Clouds
- Storage, Data, and Analytics Clouds
- Self-service Cloud Portal, Dashboard, and Analytics
- Security, Privacy, and Compliance Management for Public, Private, and Hybrid Clouds
- Cloud Quality Management and Service Level Agreement (SLA)
- Cloud Configuration, Performance, and Capacity Management
- Cloud Workload Profiling and Deployment Control
- Cloud Software Patch and License Management
- Cloud Migration
- Cloud Composition, Federation, Bridging, and Bursting
- Cloud Resource Virtualization and Composition
- Cloud Provisioning Orchestration
- High Performance Cloud Computing
- Cloud Programming Models and Paradigms
- Autonomic Business Process and Workflow Management in Clouds
- Cloud DevOps
- Green Cloud Computing
- Innovative Cloud Applications and Experiences
- Economic, Business and ROI Models for Cloud Computing
- Cloud Computing Consulting

Publication Lead and Editors-in-Chief

Publication Lead

Dr. Liang-Jie (LJ) Zhang

Liang-Jie (LJ) Zhang is Senior Vice President, Chief Scientist, & Director of Research at Kingdee International Software Group Company Limited, and director of The Open Group. Prior to joining Kingdee, he was a Research Staff Member and Program Manager of Application Architectures and Realization at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center as well as the Chief Architect of Industrial Standards at IBM Software Group. Dr. Zhang has published more than 140 technical papers in journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He has 40 granted patents and more than 20 pending patent applications. Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. on Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Control from Tsinghua University in 1996. He chaired the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Services Computing from 2003 to 2011. He also chaired the Services Computing Professional Interest Community at IBM Research from 2004 to 2006. Dr. Zhang has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Web Services Research since 2003 and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing. He was elected as an IEEE Fellow in 2011, and in the same year won the Technical Achievement Award "for pioneering contributions to Application Design Techniques in Services Computing" from IEEE Computer Society. Dr. Zhang also chaired the 2013 IEEE International Congress on Big Data and the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2009).


Dr. Min Luo

Min Luo has over 24+ years of successful professional career, including over 20 years of management position at Huawei, IBM Software Group and Global Services, and two of the Fortune 500 transportation companies. He is an established expert in the field of next negation software defined networking (SDN), enterprise architecture and information systems, whole life cycle software application and product development, business intelligence, and business process optimization. He is also a pioneer and one of the recognized leading experts and educators in Service-oriented architecture (SOA), Model/business-driven architecture and development (MDA-D), business analytics and intelligence, and applied operations research with modern heuristics. He has served as SDN Area Editor for Journal of Computer Networks, Elsevier since May 2015, and editor/guest editor for several other renown publications in service and cloud computing, business process management. He also served as program committee members, track chairs for many international conferences.

International Editorial Board

Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Janaka Balasooriya, Arizona State University, USA
Roger Barga, Microsoft Research, USA
Viraj Bhat, Yahoo, USA
Rajdeep Bhowmik, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA
Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Buqing Cao, Hunan University of Science and Technology, China
Keke Chen, Wright State University, USA
Haopeng Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Malolan Chetlur, IBM India, India
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, ICAR-CNR & University of Calabria, Italy
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
De Palma, University Joseph Fourier, France
Claude Godart, Nancy University and INRIA, France
Nils Gruschka, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Paul Hofmann, Saffron Technology, USA
Ching-Hsien Hsu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan
Hai Jin, HUST, China
Li Kuang, Central South University, China
Shiyong Lu, Wayne State University, USA
J.P. Martin-Flatin, EPFL, Switzerland
Surya Nepal, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
Norbert Ritter, University of Hamburg, Germany
Josef Schiefer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Jun Shen, University of Wollongong, Australia
Weidong Shi, University of Houston, USA
Liuba Shrira, Brandeis University, USA
Kwang Mong Sim, University of Kent, UK
Byungchul Tak, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Kunal Verma, Accenture Technology Labs, USA
Qingyang Wang, Louisiana State University—Baton Rouge, USA
Shangguang Wang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Raymond Wong, University of New South Wales & NICTA, Australia
Jia Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University – Silicon Valley, USA
Gong Zhang, Oracle, USA


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished extended versions of papers published from related reputable conferences. At least 30% of new substantial content must be added from the published conference versions. A cover letter must be submitted together with the journal version and conference version, explaining in detail the extension and difference between the journal version and the conference version.

Submitted manuscripts will be limited to 14-16 pages, and REQUIRED to be formatted using the STCC journal template in Microsoft Word format. The submitted papers can only be in the format of WORD. An electronically submitted abstract will be required prior to the submission of the full paper. Electronic submission of manuscripts (in Word formats) is required. Submissions should include paper title, abstract, name of authors, their affiliations, and email addresses. Once your paper is accepted, you must submit your final paper in Word format for camera-ready production.

In order to submit a paper, visit STCC submission system powered by ConfHub.com Services, and follow the below steps:

Step 1. For existing confhub.com users, sign-in and jump to step 5; For a new user, move to step 2;
Step 2. Click the "New User, Create a New Account" link;
Step 3. Fill in the confhub.com registration form, and read the registrations agreements carefully, then click "I agree and Register" button;
Step 4. You will get a new account and be logged into the user default page automatically;
Step 5. Click "Submit a Paper";
Step 6. Fill-out the Paper Submission form;
Step 7. Click Submit;
Step 8. Click "Back to My Papers List";
Step 9. Click on the ID/Title of the abstract of the paper you would like to upload;
Step 10. You will now have an upload section on at the bottom of the form;
Step 11.Click Browse;
Step 12. Select your paper;
Step 13. Click Submit
Step 14. Email a cover letter explaining in detail the differences between the journal version and the conference version.

Journal Indices

All published papers will be shared in the entire professional community on the Internet. The published STCC papers will be recommended to the potential authors of the future versions of related conferences such as CLOUD, ICWS, BigData, SERVICES, MS, and SCC.

All published papers will be sent to major indexing systems such as GoogleScholar ,Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), Web of Science, and others for future indexing.

Review Policy

STCC aims to become a prestigious international journal in the field. STCC only considers extended versions of papers published from reputable related conferences. The published STCC papers will be recommended to the potential authors of the future versions of related reputable conferences such as CLOUD, ICWS, BigData, SERVICES, MS, and SCC. In addition to their original conference reviewers, STCC will assign extra reviewers. At least 30% of new substantial content must be added from the published conference versions. A cover letter must be submitted together with the journal version and conference version, explaining in detail the extension and difference between the journal version and the conference version.

STCC is sponsored by Services Society, to support professional reviewers and volunteers to conduct peer-review process for all paper submissions. STCC's policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others until the date of publication. Therefore it is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will divulge or make any use of its contents unless and until the paper is approved and published. Contents of abstracts submitted to reviewers will also be regarded as privileged information, and handled in this manner. Editors-in-Chief of STCC shall ensure that referees adhere to this practice.

About the Services Society

The Services Society (SS) is a non-profit professional organization that has been created to promote worldwide research and technical collaboration on Services Computing (SC) among academia and industrial professionals. Its members are volunteers from industry and academia with common interests. SS is registered in the USA as a "501(c) organization", which means that it is an American tax-exempt nonprofit organization." SS collaborates with other professional organizations to sponsor conferences and to promote an effective services curriculum in colleges and universities. The SS initiates and promotes a "Services University" program worldwide to bridge the gap between industrial needs and university instruction.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or queries on the International Journal of Cloud Computing, please send email to ijcc DOT HiPore AT gmail.com.