Cluster Computing

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 1225–1229 | Cite as

Introduction to cloud computing: platforms and solutions

  • Jesus CarreteroEmail author
  • Javier Garcia Blas


This special issue of the cluster computing journal will feature articles that discuss tools and applications for cloud computing. Specifically, it aims at delivering the state-of-the-art research on current cloud computing tools topics, and at promoting the cloud applications discipline by bringing to the attention of the community novel problems that must be investigated.


Cloud computing Platforms Special issue 



We would like to thank all the authors, reviewers and editors involved in the elaboration of this special issue, including also the reviewers that were involved in the ISPA 2012 conference, where short versions of the papers were previously selected. We are especially grateful to the editor in chief of the Cluster Computing Journal, Prof. Salim Hariri, for approving this special issue and for his help along the process of its preparation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Science and Engineering DepartmentUniversity Carlos III of MadridMadridSpain

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