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Special Issue on Service and Cloud Based Data Integration

Springer Journal of Grid Computing


Integration and synthesis of heterogeneous, autonomous and distributed data sources have been an essential and hard issue in enterprise computing, scientific computing and social computing. It is not always feasible to achieve effective data integration around definite schemas when there are mismatches in cross-domain integration and when such issues as compatibility, scalability, timeliness, and user manipulation are concerned. Many traditional data integration approaches/frameworks begin to show their limitations, especially when dealing with situations like data deluge and data source evolution. Service Oriented Architecture, Cloud computing and Web 2.0 techniques have brought light to dealing with these hard issues. Recent years have seen some important progresses and potentials. Some "Data as a Service" applications target fast, on-demand data integration and latest data provisioning. Meanwhile, SOA is being employed by many large projects to deal with data collection, integration and discovery challenges across data repositories.

The Special Issue on Service and Cloud Based Data Integration will provide the scientific and industrial community a dedicated forum, within the prestigious Springer Journal of Grid Computing, for presenting novel models, methodologies, and solution patterns that address the data integration issue and fit in the service and cloud based settings. This special issue will focus on the use of service and/or cloud based technologies to meet the new data integration challenges that are not well served by the current approaches. We believe this venue will be an excellent place to help researchers, practitioners and vendors in this community show latest progresses, determine future goals, and present techniques for future development of data integration.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Service Abstraction and Virtualization for Distributed Data Integration
  • Modeling and Composition of Data Services
  • Scalability, Reliability and other Quality Assurance of Data Integration
  • Correctness Verification and Freshness of Distributed Data Integration Results
  • Performance Analysis and Optimization of Distributed Data Integration Process
  • Agile and Ad-hoc Integration of Heterogeneous Data Sources
  • Automatic Tracing and Response of Changes and Updates
  • Real-time Integration and Processing of Large-scale Sensor Data
  • Enterprise Mashup
  • User-friendly Mashup of Distributed Data Sources
  • Data Flow Modeling and Management in Cloud
  • Cloud-based Architectures for Distributed Data Integration
  • Applications of SOA and Cloud Infrastructure in Data Integration

    Important Dates

  • Papers Due (extended): November 15, 2012
  • First Round Decisions (extended): February 15, 2013
  • Revision After Frist Round if needed: May 1, 2013
  • Second Round Decisions: July 1, 2013
  • Revision After Second Round if needed: September 1, 2013
  • Final Decision: October 1, 2013
  • Publication Date (tentative): April 2014

    Paper Submission

    Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished technical papers. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and relevance to the special issue topics of interest. Submitted papers may not have appeared in or be under consideration for another workshop, conference or a journal, nor may they be under review or submitted to another forum during the review process. Submitted papers may not exceed 20 single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages (1" margins), including figures, tables, and references. Note that accepted papers will likely be between 15 to 20 pages, depending on a variety of factors. For more information for preparing the submitted papers, please see, under "Instructions for Authors". The papers must be submitted online at before the deadline. Please specify the article type to be "special issue: data integration" when submitting the paper on the website. For any questions on the submission process, please email the guest editors at

    Special Issue Guest Editors

  • Yanbo Han (, Research Center for Cloud Computing, North China University of Technology, China
  • Jianwu Wang (, San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California, San Diego, U.S.A.


  • Peter Kacsuk, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Ian Foster, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory

    More Information

  • The Call For Paper (CFP) information can also be found from the Springer Journal of Grid Computing web site at its left side. It's under 'Author Academy: Training for Authors' item, so you may need click the downward arrow first. The direct link for the CFP is CFP at Springer Website.
  • The CFP page at the web site of Research Center for Cloud Computing, North China University of Technology: The CFP page at Research Center for Cloud Computing.

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