Instructions for 2017

PEARC17 | MATHHCE2017 | PEDISWESA2017 | ParDistFP2017 | HCW2017 | GreenCloud2017 | CCGrid-Life2017 | TrustCom2017 | CUG2017 | DaIoD2017 | PISCES-2017 | HPDeepL2017 | SecFog2017 | ITME2016 | PACO2017 | AROSA2017 | HiPINEB2017 | HLPP2017 | BioCog2017 | PDCAT2016 | WSCAD2016 | SocialSec2016 | WorldCIST2017 | GRAPH2017 | HUCAA2017 | STASC2017 | IAST2017 |


Instructions for PEARC17 Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing

  • The special Issue is open to extended high-quality papers presented at first Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing conference (PEARC17), held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, July 9–13, 2017.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • David Hart, National Center for Atmospheric Research.
    • Maytal Dahan, Texas Advanced Computing Center.
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as PEARC17 special issue
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% extension from the conference original papers.
    • Manuscripts should not exceed 12 pages in length
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: September 1, 2017.
    • First round notification (minor/major revision): October 15, 2017.
    • Final Acceptance Notification: December 1, 2017.
    • Camera ready version: December 15 2017.

Instructions for MATHHCE2017 Models, Algorithms and Tools for Highly Heterogeneous Computing Environments

  • This Issue on the Models, Algorithms and Tools for Highly Heterogeneous Computing Environments is open by invitation to extended versions of high-quality papers presented at the 4th International Workshop on Models, Algorithms and Methodologies for Hybrid Parallelism in new HPC Systems ( MAMHYP17 ) in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics PPAM 2017 . This is also an open special issue where everyone is encouraged to submit papers.
  • The detailed call is available
  • The Topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:
    • Heterogeneous algorithms with multiple forms of parallelism
    • Auto tuning techniques for heterogeneous and parallel environments
    • Techniques for multi-/many-core platforms, NUMA architectures, or accelerator devices
    • Synchronization and access to shared resources
    • Multi-level cache management
    • Task scheduling and load balancing among computing elements
    • Fault tolerant implementations of scientific algorithms
    • Performance and scalability models
    • Tools and programming environments supporting efficient usage of different form of parallelism.
    • Resources virtualization for High Performance Computing on low power devices
    • Programming environments for high performance cloud computing with GPGPUs and FPGAs
    • algorithms for scientific computing on Internet of Things environments
    • Data science oriented multi-level algorithms for low-power embedded and mobile devices systems
    • Solution of real world applications with new heterogeneous systems
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Sokol Kosta, University of Aalborg, Denmark (guest editor)
    • Giuliano Laccetti, University of Naples Federico II, Italy (guest editor)
    • Marco Lapegna, University of Naples Federico II, Italy (guest editor)
    • Raffaele Montella, University of Naples Parthenope, Italy (guest editor)
    • Ian Foster, Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago, USA (associate guest editor)
    • Paul Messina, Argonne National Laboratory, USA (associate guest editor)
    • Almerico Murli, SPACI, Italy (associate guest editor)
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as MATHHCE2017 special issue
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% difference from any other published paper
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: 15 December 2017
    • 1st review round 15 February 2018
    • Submission deadline for revised versions of the manuscripts: 15 March 2018
    • Final Decision: 15 April 2018
    • Electronic Publication: four months after all final papers submitted.

Instructions for PEDISWESA2017 Performance Evaluation of Communications in Distributed Systems and Web based Service Architectures

  • This Issue on the Performance Evaluation of Communications in Distributed Systems and Web based Service Architectures is open by invitation to extended versions of high-quality papers presented at the 9th International Workshop on the Performance Evaluation of Communications in Distributed Systems and Web based Service Architectures (PEDISWESA 2017) in conjunction with the 22nd IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications ISCC 2017. This is also an open special issue where everyone is encourage to submit papers.
  • The Topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:
    • Routing optimization
    • Quantitative analysis
    • Stochastic comparisons
    • Bandwidth management
    • Web services composition
    • Measurement, analysis, modeling
    • QoS for Web services architectures
    • Simulation and measurements techniques
    • Tools and software for performance evaluation
    • Network Protocols design for Web service devices
    • Performance evaluation of distributed and web-based systems
    • Communication performance evaluation of distributed and mobile systems
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as PEDISWESA2017 special issue
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% difference from any other published paper
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: 15 September 2017
    • 1st review round 15 February 2018
    • Submission deadline for revised versions of the manuscripts: 15 March 2018
    • Final Decision: 15 April 2018
    • Electronic Publication: four months after all final papers submitted.

Instructions for ParDistFP2017 Special Issue on Parallel and Distributed Computing based on The Functional Programming Paradigm

  • This issue is open to all and is built around the Lambda Days Conference at end of February 2018 in Krakow, Poland
  • The detailed call is available
  • Topics of Interest
    • Design of functional programming languages for parallel and distributed computing,
    • Decentralized and parallel computing and simulation algorithms based on functional programming,
    • Functional frameworks for distributed and parallel applications,
    • Application of functional software in distributed and parallel environments for computing and simulation,
    • Computing and simulation frameworks based on functional languages,
    • Hybrid hardware architectures (GPGPU, FPGA) and functional programming languages,
    • Concurrency and synchronization models in functional languages,
    • Scalability and robustness of highly concurrent systems implemented with functional languages,
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as ParDistFP2017 special issue
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% difference from any other published paper
    • The submitted papers must be original and must not be under consideration in any other venue. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers.
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: 31st October 2017
    • 1st review round 23rd December 2017
    • Revised version: 20th February 2018
    • Conference: End of February 2018
    • 2nd review round: 31st March 2018
    • Final manuscript due: 31st May 2018

Instructions for HCW 2017 and HeteroPar 2017

  • This issue is open to selected papers of the Twenty Sixth International Heterogeneity in Computing workshop (HCW 2017) and the Fifteenth International Workshop on Algorithms, Models and Tools for Parallel Computing on Heterogeneous Platforms (Heteropar 2017).
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as HCW2017 special issue
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% extension from the conference original papers.
    • Manuscripts should not exceed 16 pages in length
    • Prospective authors should prepare manuscripts using Latex with Class Files
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: October 20, 2017.
    • Reviews due: January 12, 2018
    • Final Manuscript Due: April 27, 2018.

Instructions for GreenCloud2017 Special Issue on Green Cloud Computing: Methodology and Practice

  • This issue is open to all in the area of green cloud computing including the topics of modeling, algorithm development, implementation and execution
  • The detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as GreenCloud2017 special issue
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% extension from the conference original papers.
    • The submitted papers must be original and must not be under consideration in any other venue. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers and selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. The editors will approve final decisions on accepted papers.
    • Manuscripts should not exceed 16 pages in length
    • Prospective authors should submit full manuscripts with MS Word format or PDF format.
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: Augest 31, 2017.
    • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision: October 31, 2017
    • Final Manuscript Due: December 31, 2017

Instructions for Special issue of the Workshop on Clusters, Clouds and Grids for Life Sciences (CCGrid-Life 2017)

  • This is a call for extended papers of presentations held at the Workshop on Clusters, Clouds and Grids for Life Sciences (CCGrid-Life 2017) during the CCGrid Conference May 14-17 2017, Madrid. It is expected that submissions will address the topic presented during the workshop and contain at least 50% new content regarding any previously published paper. Any questions about the special issue should be addressed to workshop chairs: Dagmar Krefting or Silvia D. Olabarriaga
  • Link to the call: http://lsgc.org/ccgrid-life/index.html#Special-Issue
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Manuscripts should not exceed 12 pages in length (single column, single space)
    • Submit at Manuscript central as CCGrid-Life2017 special issue
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines.
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% difference from any other published paper.
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline September 30, 2017.
    • First round of review: November 30, 2017.
    • Final manuscript due: January 5, 2018.
    • Estimated publication date: First Quarter 2018

Instructions for TrustCom2017 Special Issue on 2017 16th IEEE International conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications

  • This issue is by invitation only to selected papers from 2017 16th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications held at Sydney, Australia, August 1 - 4, 2017. A strict review procedure will be organized further for selected papers from IEEE TrustCom to the special issue based on the following criteria:
    • 1. Quality and originality in theory and methodology of security, privacy and trust in computing and communications.
    • 2. Application oriented exhibiting originality with reasonable theory involved.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as TrustCom2017 special issue
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines.
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% difference from any other published paper.
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline October 15, 2017.
    • First round of review: January 15, 2018.
    • Final decision (Acceptance/Rejection) notification: March 15, 2018.
    • Final manuscript due: April 15, 2018.

Instructions for CUG2017 Special Issue on Cray User Group conference

  • This issue is by invitation only to selected papers from Cray User Group conference in Redmond, WA, from May 7-11, 2017.
  • The detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as CUG2017 special issue
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines. Note Wiley is changing page layout and currently doesn't have a valid Latex template.
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% difference from any other published paper.
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline to CUG Conference: April 7 2017.
    • Invitation to Special Issue April 28 2017.
    • Camera Ready Copy June 2 2017.

Instructions for DaIoD2017 Special Issue on Datamining for IoT and Data Fusion in the Internet of Data

  • This issue is open to all on the theme " Data Fusion in the Internet of Data " and topics from the 2nd edition of the International Workshop on Data Mining on IoT Systems (DaMIS 2017) held at Lund, Sweden (18-20 September 2017). This is also an open special issue where everyone is encouraged to submit papers
  • The detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Francesco Piccialli, University of Naples Federico II, Italy.
    • Professor Jason J. Jung, Chung-Ang University, Korea.
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as DaIoD2017 special issue
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines but only Latex is accepted. Note Wiley is changing page layout and currently doesn't have a valid template. Check on submission for this.
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% extension from the conference original papers.
    • There is a 18 page max length limit (inclusive of figures and table)
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: October 1 2017.
    • Decision: December 1 2017.
    • Camera Ready Copy January 1 2018.
    • Electronic Publication: four months after all final papers submitted.

Instructions for PISCES-2017

  • This special Issue PISCES-2017 on Processors, Interconnects, Storage and Caches for Exascale Systems is open by invitation only to extended versions of high-quality papers presented at the 1st Workshop on Processors, Interconnects, Storage and Caches for Exascale Systems (PISCES-2017) held in Santiago de Compostela on 28-29 August within Europar-2017 conference.
  • The detailed call is available
  • The Topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:
    • Heterogeneous node designs: CPU, GPUs/ Accelerators and FPGAs.
    • On-chip and off-chip cache designs.
    • Interconnects for Exascale: electrical and optical networks.
    • Cache coherence in Exascale Computing.
    • Coherent DRAM-based cache designs.
    • Storage in Exascale systems.
    • Power saving policies at different hardware levels.
    • Hardware prototyping (FPGA hardware implementation and timing and energy characterization).
    • Applications characterization (bandwidth requirement, traffic, scalability, …) for exascale computing.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as PISCES-2017 special issue
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% extension from the original conference or any other papers.
    • Papers should not exceed 16 pages in length.
  • Important dates:
    • Invitation for selected papers: September 2017.
    • Submission deadline: 1 December 2017.
    • First round review results due by 1 February 2018.
    • Submission deadline for revised versions of the manuscripts: 1 March 2018.
    • Final decision: May 2018.
    • Electronic Publication: four months after all final papers submitted.

Instructions for HPDeepL2017

  • This special Issue HPDeepL2017 on High Performance Deep Learning Techniques for Big Data Analytics is open for submission September 2017, and includes Selected Papers from the 13th International Conference on Natural Computation, Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (ICNC-FSKD 2017). This is also an open special issue where everyone is encouraged to submit papers.
  • The detailed call is available
  • Topics
    • Parallel deep neural networks for data analytics of high volumes
    • High performance deep neural networks for data stream analytics
    • Semantic modeling in big data analytics
    • Data driven deep learning for feature extraction
    • Large-scale heterogeneous data acquisition
    • Deep learning for time series data analytics
    • Optimized architectural designs of deep neural networks
    • Parameter tuning in deep neural networks
    • Distributed deep neural networks for big data analytics
    • Brain inspired novel deep neural networks
    • Cognition based deep neural networks
    • Deep learning applications such as object detection and identification, natural language processing, multiple object tracking, human action recognition, cross-modal and multimodal data analysis.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as HPDeepL2017 special issue
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% extension from the original conference or any other papers.
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: 29 September 2017.
    • First round review results due by 5 January 2018.
    • Final decision: 6 April, 2018.
    • Electronic Publication: four months after all final papers submitted.

Instructions for SecFog2017 Security and Privacy Issues in Fog Computing

  • This SecFog2017 special Issue on Security and Privacy Issues in Fog Computing is open for submission December 2017, and includes invited, high-quality papers presented at the 9th International Symposium on Cyberspace safety and Security (CSS 2017). This is also an open special issue where everyone is encouraged to submit papers
  • The detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as SecFog2017 special issue
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% extension from the conference original papers.
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: 31 December 2017.
    • First round review results due by March 1 2018.
    • Final decision: April 1 2018.
    • Electronic Publication: four months after all final papers submitted.

Instructions for ICA3PP-2017

  • This ICA3PP-2017 special Issue on Parallel and Distributed Algorithms is open for submission August 2017, and includes invited, high-quality papers presented at the 17th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing (ICA3PP-2017) held in Helsinki, Finland on August 21-23, 2017.
  • The detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Guillaume Aupy, Inria, France
    • Xueyan Tang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as ICA3PP 2017 special issue
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% extension from the conference original papers.
  • Important dates:
    • Invitation for selected papers: June 2017.
    • Submission deadline: 30 September 2017.
    • First round review results due by 30 November 2017.
    • Submission deadline for revised versions of the manuscripts: 31 December 2017.
    • Final decision: March 2018.
    • Electronic Publication: four months after all final papers submitted.

Instructions for ITME 2016

  • Special Issue ITME 2016 is open by invitation only to high quality papers presented at the 8th International Conference on Information Technology in Medicine and Education (ITME2016), 23 - 25 Dec. 2016
  • The detailed call is available
  • The guest editor of the special issue is Professor Jinjun Chen
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as ITME 2016 special issue
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% extension from the conference original papers.
  • Important dates:
    • Invitation for selected papers: January 2017.
    • Submission deadline: 30 May 2017.
    • First round review results due by 30 August 2017.
    • Submission deadline for revised versions of the manuscripts: 30 September 2017.
    • Final decision: October 2017.
    • Electronic Publication: four months after all final papers submitted.

Instructions for Power-Aware Computing PACO2017

  • This special Issue on Power-Aware Computing is open for submission August 2017, and includes invited, high-quality papers presented at the 2nd Workshop on Power-Aware Computing (PACO 2017) held at Ringberg castle, Germany on July 5-8, 2017.
  • The detailed call is available at the Workshop's Web site.
  • The topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:
    • Development of algorithms that facilitate energy savings
    • Exploitation of low-power hardware architectures
    • Tools, libraries and environments for the development of power-aware software
    • Measurement and control of the power consumption
    • High-performance power-aware applications
    • Communication avoiding algorithms
    • High-performance implementations of tensor methods
    • Multi-precision algorithms in numerical linear algebra and related fields
  • The papers must satisfy
    • Authors are invited to submit extended versions of their contributions presented at the PACO 2017 worksho
    • Extended versions of conference papers must contain at least 50% new content.
    • Manuscripts must be prepared for publication according to the journal’s Author Guidelines
    • Papers should not exceed 16 pages in length
    • Papers should be submitted via Manuscript Central to special issue “PACO2017”.
  • Important dates:
    • The deadline for submission: September 20, 2017
    • Notification: December 20, 2017
    • Final Version Submission: February 15, 2018
  • The editors of the special issue are:

Instructions for New Trends in Adaptive Smart Systems, Services, and Architectures AROSA2017

  • This special issue AROSA2017 invites extended papers from Adaptive and Reconfigurable Systems and Architectures track of the 26th IEEE WETICE Conference Poznan Poland, June 21-23, 2017.
  • The detailed call is available
  • Overview: Smart Systems are composed of interconnected nodes (devices, services, components, etc.) that can be intelligent, mobile, embedded, cloud-based, or/and adaptive. These nodes interact together through new communication protocols. Architectures of such system needs to adapt its behavior and deals with change in the environment. An adaptive and reconfigurable architecture can repair itself if any execution problems occur, in order to successfully complete its own execution. In the design of an adaptive and reconfigurable software system, several aspects have to be considered. Also other emerging areas such as Big data can also be used to solve traditional problems of Smart Systems, like scalability and performance
  • The topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:
    • Monitoring simple and composite architectures, components and services
    • Dynamic reconfiguration of cloud and smart applications
    • Internet of things for smart systems
    • Cloud-based Smart Systems
    • Design for the diagnosability and repairability
    • Big data for smart systems
    • Mobile collaboration platforms and services
    • Predictive management of adaptability
    • Experiences in practical adaptive and reconfigurable architectures, services, and smart applications
    • Tools and prototypes for managing adaptability of smart applications
    • Smart systems architectures: Modeling, Validation, Verification, Scaling
  • Extended versions of conference papers must contain at least 50% new content.
  • Manuscripts must be prepared for publication according to the journal’s Author Guidelines
  • Papers should be submitted via Manuscript Central to special issue “WETICE2017”.
  • Important dates:
    • The deadline for submission: September 1, 2017
    • Final Version Submission: September 1, 2018
  • The editors of the special issue are:
    • Khalil Drira, LAAS-CNRS and Université de Toulouse, France
    • Mohamed Jmaiel, ReDCAD, University of Sfax, Tunisia

Instructions for Trends in High-Performance Interconnection Networks in the Exascale and Big-Data Era 2017 (HiPINEB2017)

  • This is an open call for contributions, but also invites extended selected papers from the 3rd IEEE Workshop on High-Performance Interconnection Networks in the Exascale and Big-Data Era (HiPINEB 2017). Extended versions of conference papers must contain at least 50% new content.
  • It is expected that submissions will align with the topics of interest to the above conference, and any questions about the scope of the special issue should be addressed to Conference email hipineb@dsi.uclm.es.
  • Manuscripts should not exceed 25 pages in length and must be prepared for publication according to the journal’s Author Guidelines (Wiley template).
  • Papers should be submitted via Manuscript Central to special issue “HiPINEB2017”.
  • Important dates:
    • The deadline for submission: May 30, 2017
    • Notice of Acceptance: July 30, 2017
    • Final Version Submission: September 30, 2017
    • Estimated publication date: First Quarter 2018
  • The editors of the special issue are:
  • Link to the open call:

Instructions for HLPP 2017

  • This special issue on High Level Parallel Programming and Applications will publish high quality papers presented at HLPP conference to be held in Valladolid, Spain 11-12 July 2017
  • The detailed call is available
  • Overview

    As processor and system manufacturers increase the amount of both inter- and intra-chip parallelism it becomes crucial to provide the software industry with high-level, clean and efficient tools for parallel programming. Parallel and distributed programming methodologies are currently dominated by low-level techniques such as send/receive message passing, or equivalently unstructured shared memory mechanisms. Higher-level, structured approaches offer many possible advantages and have a key role to play in the scalable exploitation of ubiquitous parallelism. The focus of this special issue is on state-of-the-art concepts, tools, and applications for high-level parallel programming, with emphasis on software quality, programming productivity, and high-level performance models.

  • The topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:
    • High-level programming, performance models (BSP, CGM, LogP, MPM, etc.) and tools.
    • Declarative parallel programming methodologies based on functional, logical, data-flow, and other paradigms.
    • Algorithmic skeletons, patterns, etc. and constructive methods.
    • High-level parallelism in programming languages and libraries (e.g, Haskell, Scala, etc.): semantics and implementation.
    • Verification of declarative parallel and distributed programs.
    • Efficient code generation, auto-tuning and optimization for parallel programming.
    • Model-driven software engineering for parallel systems.
    • Domain-specific languages: design, implementation and applications.
    • High-level programming models for heterogeneous/hierarchical platforms with accelerators, e.g., GPU, Xeon Phi, etc.
    • High-level parallel methods for large structured and semi-structured datasets.
    • Applications of parallel systems using high-level languages and tools.
    • Teaching experience with high-level tools and methods
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
    • Prof. J. Daniel Garcia, University Carlos III of Madrid.
    • Prof. Arturo Gonzalez-Escribano. University of Valladolid.
    • Prof. Diego Llanos. University of Valladolid.
  • Manuscripts should not exceed 16 pages in length and must be prepared for publication according to the journal’s Author Guidelines
  • All submissions must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work.
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Paper Submissions:September 15th, 2017 (to Manuscript Central as HLPP 2017 special issue)
    • Results of the First Review: November 17th, 2017
    • Submission of revised manuscripts: December 15th, 2017
    • Results from final review: January 23rd 2018

Instructions for BioCog2017

  • Special Issue on Bio-inspired and cognitive approaches in cryptography and security applications is open for submission January 2017 with theme given below
  • The rapid advances in Internet technologies and new generation computation technologies are due to the rapid development of the technical infrastructure and methods of secure communication between remoted systems. The big progress in ubiquitous computing is made possible thanks to the use of the state-of-the-art achievements in soft computing approaches, cognitive information systems and a great number of other algorithmic techniques (ambient and artificial intelligence, bio-inspired computation etc.). Recently, such methods have had a great importance and made it possible to intelligently analyze a great amount of complex data as well as manage in secure manner the data transmissions over global communication networks, which also contributing to the development of pervasive and mobile computing. The possibility of further development of such technology will depend on many factors such as designing new generation information systems that apply innovative security models for global communication and secure ubiquitous computing. It may also depend on proper analysis of context around the systems, and the right methods of ubiquitous communication, providing a high level of security and confidentiality of the transmitted and aggregated data. These subjects, as well as a number of others, like the innovative and secure applications, as well as the ways of using innovative (like biologically-inspired, cognitive etc.) protocols and computational models to develop new solutions in the field of secure communication protocols, wireless transmissions or pervasive computing will form the subject of BioCog2017 Special Issue.
  • The detailed call with list of topics is at Web site
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
  • Authors may submit extended versions of the conference paper, but they must have at least 50% new content.
  • Manuscripts must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as BioCog2017 special issue
    • Submissions must be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline : April 15, 2017
    • Notification: July 1, 2017
    • Submission of final revised paper: September 1, 2017

Instructions for PDCAT 2016

  • Special Issue on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies is open for submission January 2017, and includes high-quality papers presented at the 17th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies (PDCAT 2016) held in Guangzhou, China on December 16-18, 2016
  • The detailed call is at Web site
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
  • Authors may submit extended versions of the conference paper, but they must have at least 50% new content.
  • Manuscripts have a 25 page max length limit (inclusive of figures and tables) and must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as PDCAT 2016 special issue
    • Submissions must be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • The Latex template is provided by Wiley
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline : May 31, 2017
    • Notification: August 31, 2017
    • Revisions due: September 31, 2017
    • Camera-ready paper due: October 31, 2017

Instructions for WSCAD 2016

  • Special Issue WSCAD 2016 will be based on extended versions, at least 50% new content, of the best papers from the WSCAD (XVII Brazilian Symposium on High Performance Computational Systems), Aracajú, Sergipe from October 5th to 7th, 2016.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are Professors: Cristina Boeres, Cristiana Bentes and Edward Moreno
  • Submissions should be up to 16 pages in length (inclusive of figures and tables) and must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as WSCAD 2016 special issue
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • The Latex template is provided by Wiley
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline : March 17th, 2017
    • Notification: June 8th, 2017
    • Revisions due: July 10th, 2017
    • Camera-ready paper due: September 28th, 2017

Instructions for SocialSec 2016

  • Special Issue is open for submission January 2017, and invites extended high-quality papers presented at the 2nd IEEE International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Big Data (IEEE SocialSec 2016), Fiji, 8-10 December 2016.
  • The detailed call is available and at Web site
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
  • Authors may submit extended versions of the conference paper, but they must have at least 50% new content.
  • Manuscripts should not exceed 16 pages in length and must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as SocialSec 2016 special issue
    • Submissions must be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • The Latex template is provided by Wiley
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline : March 15, 2017
    • Notification: May 15, 2017
    • Camera-ready paper due: June 15, 2017

Instructions for WorldCIST 2017

  • The special issue WorldCIST 2017 includes extended high-quality papers presented at 5th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (WorldCIST 2017), Porto Santo Island, Madeira, Portugal, April 11-13, 2017.
  • The detailed call for papers will be available at WorldCIST 2017 web site
  • Guest Editors of this special issue are: Prof. Sławomir Żółkiewski, Silesian University of Technology, Institute of Engineering Processes Automation and Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Gliwice, Poland and Prof. Leszek Chybowski, Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland.
  • Authors may submit extended versions of the conference paper, but they must have at least 50% new content. We encourage researchers to submit original work not published elsewhere. The call for papers for the special issue is open to all research.
  • Manuscripts should not exceed 16 pages in length and must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as WorldCIST2017 special issue
    • Submissions must be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • The Latex template is provided by Wiley
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline : July 15, 2017
    • Notification: September 15, 2017
    • Final decision due: November 1, 2017
    • Camera-ready paper due: November 15, 2017

Instructions for GRAPH2017

  • Selected best papers of IEEE ICPADS 2016 will be recommended to the journal for a second-round review. The 21st IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems ICPADS’16 conference will be held at Wuhan, December 13-16 2016, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society. Established in 1992, ICPADS has been a major international forum for scientists, engineers, and users to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and latest research results on all aspects of parallel and distributed computing systems.
  • Normal (non-conference) submissions are also solicited for this special issue.
  • The detailed call is available
  • Overview

    Graph computing now is popular in many areas, including social network, gene sequence alignment. Graph computing system and algorithm have a history prior to the use of graph databases and have a future that is not necessarily entangled with typical database concerns. With the data’s increasing size, many distributed graph-computing systems have been developed in recent years to process and analyze massive graphs. Researchers pay more attention on the graph partition schemes on distributed environment. But, other researchers think single system can avoid the network overhead and may have better performance, even if the data size is too big for the memory space. With the rapid development of coprocessors, some researchers think it is promising to build a domain specific computer, just for graph computing.

  • The topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:
    • Graph data management in disk/memory
    • Graph partition and execution mode
    • Single system for graph computing
    • Distributed system for graph computing
    • Graph computer and design
    • Applications of graph computing
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
    • Dr. Hai Jin, , Professor of School of Computer Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, Link
    • Dr. Xipeng Shen, Associate Professor of Computer Science Department, North Carolina State University, USA, Adjunct Associate Professor of William and Mary, IBM Canada CAS Research Faculty Fellow, Link
    • Dr. Robert Lovas, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Link
    • Dr. Xiaofei Liao, Professor of School of Computer Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, Link
  • Manuscripts should not exceed 16 pages in length and must be prepared for publication according to the journal’s Author Guidelines
  • All submissions must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work.
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Paper Submissions: 20 February, 2017 (to Manuscript Central as GRAPH2017 special issue)
    • Results of the First Review: 10 April, 2017
    • Revision, 10 May, 2017
    • Results of the Second Review: June 30, 2017
    • Final version Submission: 10 August, 2017

Instructions for HUCAA2017

  • The special issue HUCAA2017 calls for submissions on heterogeneous and unconventional cluster architectures and applications. This call is open for all contributions, but also invites selected papers from the HUCAA2015 and HUCAA2016 workshop editions, held in conjunction with IEEE CLUSTER respectively ICPP .
  • The editors of the special issue are Holger Fröning and Federico Silla.
  • At most 50% overlap allowed with any article such as previous conference or workshop paper
  • Manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages in length and must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as HUCAA special issue
    • Submissions must be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • We recommend using the Latex template provided by Wiley
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline : Feb 15, 2017
    • Notification: April 30, 2017
    • Revision Due: May 30, 2015
    • Final decision due: June 30, 2017
    • Camera-ready paper due: July 30, 2017
    • Publication: early 2018 (estimated)
  • For additional information please refer to: http://www.hucaa-workshop.org/ccpe2017

Instructions for STASC2017

  • Special issue on "Selected Technologies and Applications in Smart City Computing" to publish original papers in this field. The detailed call is available
  • Overview

    Developing smart city is the key to the next generation urbanization process for improving the efficiency, reliability, and security of a traditional city. The concept of smart city includes various aspects such as environmental sustainability, social sustainability, regional competitiveness, natural resources management, cybersecurity, and quality of life improvement. With the massive deployment of networked smart devices/sensors, unprecedentedly large amount of sensory data can be collected and processed by advanced computing paradigms which are the enabling techniques for smart city. For example, given historical environmental, population and economic information, salient modeling and analytics are needed to simulate the impact of potential city planning strategies, which will be critical for intelligent decision making. Analytics are also indispensable for discovering the underlying structure from retrieved data in order to design the optimal policies for real time automatic control in the cyberphysical smart city system. Furthermore, uncertainties and security concerns in the data collected from heterogeneous resources aggravate the problem, which makes smart city planning, operation, monitoring and control highly challenging.

  • The topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:
    • Advanced big data modeling and analytics for smart city planning, monitoring and control
    • Social media, crowdsourcing and collaborative behavior management
    • Outdoor/indoor geolocation and cartography continuity
    • Design and implementation of embedded system for smart city applications
    • Advanced control techniques in the smart city as a cyberphysical system
    • Technologies in electrical vehicle, smart building and smart home
    • Cybersecurity and privacy issues related to smart city
    • Heterogeneous sensor network and cooperative sensing for smart city
    • Renewable energy and smart energy management for smart city
    • Design and synthesis of computing schemes and architectures for smart city
    • Development of fault detection and diagnosis techniques for smart city
    • Modeling and computing techniques for environmental and social issues in smart city
    • Sustainable technologies for smart city
  • The guest editors of the special issue are Dr. Zheng Xu, The Third Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security and Tsinghua University, China, Neil Yen, The University of Aizu, Japan, Vijayan Sugumaran, Oakland University, USA.
  • The submitted papers must be original and must not be under consideration in any other venue. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers and selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. The editors will approve final decisions on accepted papers. Manuscripts must be prepared according to the following journal’s Author Guidelines. Prospective authors should submit full manuscripts with MS Word format or PDF format.
  • All submissions must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work.
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Paper Submissions: 1 April, 2017 (to Manuscript Central as STASC2017 special issue)
    • 1st Round Notification: 31 June, 2017
    • Revision, 31 July, 2017
    • Final version Submission: 31 August, 2017

Instructions for IAST2017

  • Special issue on "Intelligent Approaches for Security Technologies" to publish the high-quality papers presented at EAI BDTA-ISSB 2016 workshop that will be held in Seoul, Rep. of Korea, from 17 to 18 November 2016, and IEEE CCNC-SeCHID 2017 workshop that will be held in Las Vegas, USA, from 8 to 11 January 2017.
  • Overview

    These days, data size has been increasing and has grown exponentially not only text data but also multimedia data of visual and auditory information due to the development of the IT environment. Intelligent technologies for representing human thinking have a semantic gap between low level and high level information. A lot of research for reducing semantic gap are focus on the representation methods of various logics. Other approaches also used including Neural Network, Semantic Web, Knowledge base, and Heuristic approach among others.

    The intelligent approaches for security are one of the most important research areas due to the fast growing interest of intelligent processing method which offer good opportunities for novel studies. Such systems use semantic approach and can be applied to develop e.g. ontologies, intelligent access control model, context-aware, detection of APT attack and so on. Also advanced security technologies are important issue because the attacks aiming has also been increased due to the merit of being available in anytime and anywhere.

    In this context, it is worth noting research that combines security and defense aspects with achievements in designing advanced systems for the acquisition and sophisticated semantic analysis of complex image patterns and group behaviors.

    This special issue aims at bringing together leading researchers and practitioners from academia, government, and industry to discuss novel research contributions related to Intelligent Approaches for Security Technologies.

  • Preferred topics in this issue include (but are not limited to):
    • Advanced Vision Algorithms for Privacy
    • Authorization and Authentication based on Context-aware
    • Biometric Technologies in Security
    • Cognitive informatics for security
    • Context-aware Services
    • Intelligent Security System
    • Intelligent Social Network Data Analysis
    • Intelligent Surveillance System
    • Location-aware Computing for Privacy
    • Mathematical foundations of computing and cryptography
    • Security and Privacy in Healthcare system
    • Security and Privacy for Internet of Things
    • Security in Ambient Intelligence
    • Security issues and protocols based on Semantic approaches
    • Sensor Security and Privacy
    • Smart Access Control Model
    • Smart Embedded systems in Security
  • The guest editors of the special issue are Dr. Chang Choi , Chosun University, Rep. of Korea, Dr. Marek R. Ogiela, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland, and Dr. Hsing-Chung Chen, Asia University, Taiwan.
  • Manuscripts should not exceed 16 pages in length and must be prepared for publication according to the following journal’s Author Guidelines (Wiley template)
  • Authors may submit extended versions of a conference paper but it must have at least 50% different material beyond the conference original paper or any other previously published work.
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Paper Submissions: 7 March, 2017 (to Manuscript Central as IAST2017 special issue)
    • 1st Round Notification: 31 May, 2017
    • Revision, 30 June, 2017
    • Final version Submission: 31 July, 2017