Blue Skies

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I lead the Blue Skies section (department) of IEEE Cloud Computing, where my principle role is to identify and write about most important, cutting edge research issues at the intersection of multiple, inter-dependent research disciplines within distributed systems research area including Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, and Edge Computing. Relevant write-ups till date include:

  1. R. Ranjan, O. Rana, S. Nepal, M. Yousif, P. James, Z. Wen, S.  Barr, P. Watson, P. P. Jayaraman, D. Georgakopoulos, M.Villari, M. Fazio, S. Garg, R. Buyya, L. Wang, A. Y. Zomaya, and S. Dustdar, “The Next Grand Challenges: Integrating the Internet of Things and Data Science,” Volume 5,  Issue 3, Pages 12-26, May./Jun. 2018, doi: 10.1109/MCC.2018.032591612,  (Reviewed by Editorial Board) [WoS ESCI indexed]
  2. T. Rausch, S. Dustdar, and R. Ranjan,”Osmotic Message-Oriented Middleware for the Internet of Things,” IEEE Cloud Computing, IEEE Computer Society. (To Appear May 2018, Reviewed by Editorial Board) [WoS ESCI indexed]
  3. Juan F. Perez, L. Chen, M. Villari and R. Ranjan, Holistic Workload Scaling: A New Approach to Compute Acceleration in the Cloud,” IEEE Cloud Computing, IEEE Computer Society. (To Appear January 2018, Reviewed by Editorial Board) [WoS ESCI indexed]
  4. A. Morshed, P. P. Jayaraman, T. Sellis, D. Georgakopoulos, M. Villari, and R. Ranjan, Deep OSMOSIS: Holistic Distributed Deep Learning in Osmotic Computing,” IEEE Cloud Computing, IEEE Computer Society. (To Appear December 2017, Reviewed by Editorial Board) [WoS ESCI indexed]
  5. K. Alwasel, Y. Li, P. P. Jayaraman, S. Garg, R. N. Calheiros, and R. Ranjan, “Programming SDN-Native Big Data Applications: Research Gap Analysis,”  IEEE Cloud Computing, IEEE Computer Society. (To Appear September 2017, Reviewed by Editorial Board) [WoS ESCI indexed]
  6. M. VillariM. Fazio, S. Dustdar, O. Rana, L. Chenand R. Ranjan, Software- Defined Membrane: Policy-Driven Edge and IoT Security,” IEEE Cloud Computing, IEEE Computer Society. (To Appear July 2017, Reviewed by Editorial Board) [WoS ESCI indexed]
  7. R. Ranjan, S. Garg, A. Khoskbar, E. Solaiman, P. James, and D. Georgakopoulos, “Orchestrating BigData Analysis Workflows,” IEEE Cloud Computing, IEEE Computer Society. (To Appear May 2017, Reviewed by Editorial Board) [WoS ESCI indexed]
  8. Matteo Nardelli, Stefan Nastic, Schahram Dustdar, Massimo Villari, R. Ranjan, “Osmotic Flow: Osmotic Computing + IoT Workflow,” IEEE Cloud Computing, IEEE Computer Society. (To Appear April 2017, Reviewed by Editorial Board) [WoS ESCI indexed]
  9. G. Kecskemeti, G. Casale, D. N. Jha, J. Lyon, R. Ranjan, “Modelling and Simulation Challenges in the Internet of Things,” IEEE Cloud Computing, IEEE Computer Society. (To Appear January 2017, Reviewed by Editorial Board) [WoS ESCI indexed]
  10. M. Villari, M. Fazia, S. Dustdar, O. Rana, and R. Ranjan, “Osmotic Computing: A New Paradigm for Edge/Cloud Integration,” IEEE Cloud Computing, IEEE Computer Society. (To Appear December 2016, Reviewed by Editorial Board) [WoS ESCI indexed]
  11. M. Fazia, A. Celesti, R. Ranjan, L. Chen, C. Liu, and M. Villari, “Open Issues in Scheduling Microservices in the Cloud“, IEEE Cloud Computing, IEEE Computer Society. (To Appear October 2016, Reviewed by Editorial Board) [WoS ESCI indexed]
  12. D. Georgakopoulos, P. P. Jayaraman, M. Fazia, M. Villari, and R. Ranjan, “Internet of Things and Edge Cloud Computing Roadmap for Manufacturing,” IEEE Cloud Computing, Volume 3, Issue 5, 2016, IEEE Computer Society. [WoS ESCI indexed]
  13. D. Puthal, S. Nepal, R. Ranjan, and J. Chen, “Threats to Networking Cloud and Edge Data Center in the IoT,”  IEEE Cloud Computing, Volume 3, Issue 4, 2016, IEEE Computer Society. [WoS ESCI indexed]
  14. M. Vogler, J. M. Schleicher, C. Inzinger, S. Dustdar, and R. Ranjan, “Migrating Smart City Applications to the Cloud,” IEEE Cloud Computing, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2016, IEEE Computer Society. [WoS ESCI indexed]
  15. J. Natu, R. K. Ghosh, R. K. Shyamsundar, and R. Ranjan, “Holistic Performance Monitoring of Hybrid Clouds: Complexities and Future Directions,” IEEE Cloud Computing, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2016, IEEE Computer Society. [WoS ESCI indexed]
  16. E. Bertina, S. Nepal, and R. Ranjan, “Building Sensor-Based Big Data Cyberinfrastructures,” IEEE Cloud Computing,  Volume 2, Issue 5, 2015, IEEE Computer Society. [WoS ESCI indexed]
  17. R. Ranjan, J. Kołodziej, L. Wang, and A. Zomaya, “The Cross-Layer Cloud Resource Configuration Selection Challenge in the Big Data Era,” IEEE Cloud Computing, BlueSkies Column, Volume 2, Issue 3, IEEE Computer Society. [WoS ESCI indexed]
  18. S. Nepal, R. Ranjan, and K-K. R. Choo, “ Trustworthy Processing of Healthcare Big Data in Hybrid Clouds,”  IEEE Cloud Computing, Volume 2, Issue 2, 2015, BlueSkies Column, IEEE Computer Society. [WoS ESCI indexed]
  19. L. Wang and R. Ranjan, “Processing Distributed Internet of Things Data in Clouds, ” IEEE Cloud Computing, Volume 2, Issue 1, BlueSkies Column, IEEE Computer Society.
  20. R. Ranjan, “Modeling and Simulation in Performance Optimization of Big Data Processing Frameworks,” IEEE Cloud Computing, Volume 1, Issue 4, BlueSkies Column, IEEE Computer Society. [WoS ESCI indexed]
  21. R. Ranjan, “The Cloud Interoperability Challenge“, IEEE Cloud Computing, Volume 1, Issue 2, BlueSkies Column, IEEE Computer Society. [WoS ESCI indexed]
  22. R. Ranjan, “ Streaming Big Data Processing in Datacentre Clouds“, IEEE Cloud Computing, BlueSkies Column, Volume 1, Issue 1, IEEE Computer Society. [WoS ESCI indexed]