Instructions for 2018

CompSimFP2018 | DataCloud2017 | DCCPS2018 | ICETIETR2018 | ICASISET2018 | SMA2018 | RACS2018 | CogInnov2018 | NAS2018 | ICCASA2018 | ISAIR2018 | ATCI2018 | MCSA2018 | HCW2018 | BLKchn2018 | CUG2018 | ACCVI2018 | I4CS-iNetSApp2018 | HUCAA2018 | KEIA2018 | SORT2018 | IIMSS2018 | SDNWNV2018 | ICEC2017 | ITBDIOT2018 | ICICS 2018 | MILACBD2018 | CSPIoT 2018 | CDC-FDC2018 | WSCAD2017 | MLCSec2018 | PPAM2017 | ICAMMAET-ICTPACT2018 | Pricom2017 | SDS-2018 | CloudTech17 | CECC2018 | DLPPBioeng2018 | ISPEC/SocialSec2017 | CBD2017 | BWCCA2017 | PDP2017-2018 | PRMV2018 |


Instructions for CompSimFP2018 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 2019 in Krakow, Poland
  • The detailed call is available at the webpage and directly
  • 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 CompSimFP2018 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 2018
    • 1st review round 23rd December 2018
    • Revised version: 20th February 2019
    • Conference: End of February 2019
    • 2nd review round: 31st March 2019
    • Final manuscript due: 31st May 2019

Instructions for Special Issue on Data-Intensive Computing in the Clouds (DataCloud2017)

  • DataCloud2017 Special Issue is a call for extended papers of presentations held during the 8th international workshop on Data-Intensive Computing in the Clouds (DataCloud2017), In conjunction with SC17, Denver, CO, November 12, 2017.
  • The guest editor of the special issue is Bing Xie Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
    • Data-intensive cloud computing infrastructure, applications, characteristics and challenges
    • Case studies of data intensive computing in the clouds
    • Performance evaluation of data clouds, data grids, and data centers
    • Energy-efficient data cloud design and management
    • Data placement, scheduling, and interoperability in the clouds
    • Accountability, QoS, and SLAs
    • Data privacy and protection in a public cloud environment
    • Distributed file systems for clouds
    • Data streaming and parallelization
    • New programming models for data-intensive cloud computing
    • Scalability issues in clouds
    • Social computing and massively social gaming
    • 3D Internet and implications
    • Future research challenges in data-intensive cloud computing
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as DataCloud2017 special issue.
    • Authors should follow the Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience Journal manuscript format described at the journal site.
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Invitation to Special Issue: April 29, 2018.
    • Submission deadline for Special Issue: June 30, 2018.
    • First round of review: August 31, 2018.
    • Final manuscript due: October 31, 2018.
    • Estimated publication date: second Quarter 2019
    • No paper limit

Instructions for Special Issue on Distributed and Concurrent Algorithms for Cyber Physical Systems DCCPS2018

  • DCCPS2018 special issue on Distributed and Concurrent Algorithms for Cyber Physical Systems will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the AICV’ 2018: International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision, September 26-28, 2018, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India, but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Dr. M. Gulam Nabi Alsath, Department of Electronics & Communication, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, India.
    • Dr. P. Uma Maheswari, Department of Computer Technology, MIT Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
    • Synchronization Primitives in CPS
    • Distributed Programming models in CPS
    • Resource Allocation methods in CPS
    • Message Ordering methods in CPS
    • Nondeterministic algorithms in CPS
    • Parallel algorithms in CPS
    • Mutual exclusion avoidance methods for CPS
    • Many-Core Processors for CPS
    • Blocking and Non-Blocking Synchronization for CPS
    • Memory management in CPS
    • Load Balancing in CPS
    • Hardware and software models for CPS
    • Visualization Model for Concurrent Systems
    • Robust Concurrent Computing algorithms in CPS
    • Hadoop MapReduce for CPS
    • Asynchronous System models for CPS
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as DCCPS2018 special issue.
    • Authors should follow the Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience Journal manuscript format described at the journal site.
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Submission deadline: Nov 31, 2018. This issue is CLOSED
    • Author notification: Feb 15, 2019
    • Revised papers due: Apr 1, 2019
    • Final notification: May 15, 2019
    • Camera-ready due: Jun 31, 2019
    • Up to 10 papers

Instructions for Special Issue on High Performance computing for Autonomous Cloud ICETIETR2018

  • ICETIETR2018 special issue is dedicated to High performance computing for autonomous cloud. The key target audience will be the best papers accepted for the International Conference on Emerging Trends and Innovations in Engineering Research and Technology, ICETIETR2018, Kerala, India , July 11-13, 2018. An open call for papers in this area is also included.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
    • New models for the distributed cloud infrastructure
    • Distributed analytics – considering data and usage patterns across the network and federated Cloud
    • Intelligent Cloud responses to application and usage behaviours
    • Cloud security and dynamic security management
    • High performance computing for embedded, mobile, and networking environments
    • High performance green communication systems and networks
    • Heterogeneity of edge systems
    • Modelling and evaluation of high performance computer based systems
    • High performance data networking, management, and analytics
    • Related theory and modelling of high-performance computing
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as ICETIETR2018 special issue.
    • Authors should follow the Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience Journal manuscript format described at the journal site.
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work
    • Manuscripts should not exceed 12 pages in length
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Paper Submission: December 30, 2018.
    • First Round of Reviews: February 28, 2019.
    • Submission of Revision: April 30, 2019.
    • Decision of Acceptance: May 30, 2019.
    • Up to 8 papers

Instructions for Special Issue on Artificial Intelligent Techniques for IoT services in Big Data and Cloud Computing ICASISET2018

  • ICASISET2018 special issue is open by invitation only to high quality papers presented at the International Conference on Advanced Scientific Innovation in Science, Engineering and Technology ( ICASISET 2018) , April 11-13, 2018.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
    • Nature-Inspired Smart Hybrid Systems for IoT Context-Aware Systems
    • Machine learning and data analytics and decision automation in IoT
    • Knowledge-Based Discovery with Evolutionary Algorithms for QoS in IoT devices
    • Meta-Heuristic Algorithms for IoT and Cloud Computing
    • Big Data analytics, machine learning algorithms and scalable/parallel/distributed algorithms, and computing for the IoT
    • Innovative Cloud Infrastructure for Big Data in Industrial applications
    • Big Data for Cloud-assisted, IoT-based Cyber-Physical Systems
    • Security models for cloud computing and the Internet of Things
    • Big Data architectures for large-scale context-aware applications
    • Context-aware dynamic decision making on streaming Big Data
    • IoT platforms, architectures, and protocols supporting Big Data
    • Distributed computing, data fusion, and aggregation over large-scale IoT deployments
    • Cloud Computing as infrastructure in supporting IoT, Big Data Analytics and cyber physical systems
    • Deep learning and Artificial neural network for optimizing big data
    • Heterogeneous computing for Big Data architecture
    • Hybrid Intelligent models and applications for IoT applications
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as ICASISET2018 special issue.
    • A copy of the manuscript should also be emailed to the following email: varatharajan_profece@sriramanujar.ac.in.
    • Authors should follow the Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience Journal manuscript format described at the journal site.
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Manuscript submission deadline: November 30, 2018
    • Notification of acceptance: January 30, 2019
    • Submission of final revised paper: March 15, 2019
    • Publication of special issue (tentative): July 2019
    • Up to 10 papers

Instructions for Special Issue for Smart Media & Application (SMA2018)

  • SMA2018 Special Issue is a call for extended papers of presentations held during the 7th international conference on Smart Media & Application (SMA2018), June 25-June 29, 2018 at Salamanca University, Spain.
  • A detailed call is available.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Hoon Ko Chosun University, Gwangju-City, South Korea.
    • Goreti Marreiros Departamento Engenharia Informática Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Porto, Portugal.
  • Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
    • Computational Intelligence
    • Applied Soft Computing and Fuzzy Logic and Artificial Neural Networks
    • Intelligent Contents Security
    • Model Driven Architecture and Meta-Modeling
    • Multimedia Contents Processing and Retrieval
    • Sensors and Networks (wireless ad hoc N/W, Vehicular N/W)
    • Big Data, Intelligence Information Processing
    • Convergence / Complex Contents, Smart Learning
    • Culture Design, Universal Design, UI/UX, Interaction Design and Information Theory
    • Intelligent Contents Design Management, Methodology and Design theory
    • Intelligent Media Contents Convergence / Complex Media
    • Social media and collective intelligence
    • Social Media Big Data Analytics
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as SMA2018 special issue.
    • Authors should follow the Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience Journal manuscript format described at the journal site.
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Invitation to Special Issue: July 31 2018.
    • Submission deadline for Special Issue: November 30, 2018.
    • First round of review: December 31, 2018.
    • Final manuscript due: January 31, 2019.
    • Estimated publication date: fourth Quarter 2019

Instructions for Special Issue for Novel Data Mining Paradigms based on Soft Computing and Machine Learning in the current and upcoming Information Society Revolution RACS2018

  • RACS2018 Special issue on Novel Data Mining Paradigms based on Soft Computing and Machine Learning in the current and upcoming Information Society Revolution, will publish extended version of the high-quality papers presented at ACM RACS 2018 conference that will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, from 9 to 12 October 2018 (Sponsored by ACM SIGAPP).
  • A detailed call is available.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
    • Machine learning for data mining and knowledge extraction
    • Soft computing for big data analytics
    • Data mining and knowledge extraction enhanced with computational intelligence
    • Data mining and Knowledge extraction in the Internet of Things
    • Cloud-based services for large data sets processing
    • Data processing in Cloud-Edge Systems
    • Information forecasting with Machine learning and soft computing
    • Knowledge classification with Deep Learning-based solutions
    • Processing large data sets with heterogeneous features from multiple different sources
    • Big Data Analytics using Soft Computing and Machine Learning
    • Information fusion
    • Soft computing and Machine Learning Data fusion in large-scale computing solutions
    • Feature selection/classification from SNS
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as RACS2018 special issue.
    • Authors should follow the Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience Journal manuscript format described at the journal site.
    • Manuscripts should not exceed 16 pages in length
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Submission Due : 31 December, 2018
    • 1st Round Notification : 31 Match, 2019
    • Revision : 30 April, 2019
    • Final version Submission : 30 June, 2019

Instructions for Special Issue for Cognitive and innovative computation paradigms for big data and cloud computing applications CogInnov2018

  • This special issue is on Cognitive and innovative computation paradigms for big data and cloud computing applications. Authors of selected best accepted and presented papers at track on Cognitive and Neural Computing with Application at AINA 2018 Conference will be invited to submit an extended version. An open call for papers in this area is also included.
  • A detailed call is available.
  • The guest editor of the special issue is Prof. Lidia Ogiela (leading Guest Editor), AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland.
  • Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
    • New computational approaches for Big data and Cloud security
    • Cognitive information systems with application
    • Personalized cryptography and biometrics security
    • Ambient intelligence for Big data analysis
    • Innovative security and privacy protocols
    • Security of Cognitive Information systems
    • Visual cryptography and secret data management
    • Computational intelligence in services management
    • Security and privacy for mobile and distributed systems
    • Visual and cognitive CAPTCHA
    • Advanced steganography systems
    • Behavioral features in security solutions
    • Cognitive approaches for Big data analytics
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as CogInnov2018 special issue.
    • Authors should follow the Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience Journal manuscript format described at the journal site.
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Manuscript submission deadline: November 1, 2018
    • Notification of acceptance/revision/rejection: January 1, 2019
    • Submission of final revised paper: February 1, 2019
    • Publication of special issue (tentative): middle 2019

Instructions for Special Issue for the 13th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (NAS 2018)

  • This special issue is on networking, high-performance computer architecture, and parallel and distributed data storage technologies. Authors of selected best accepted and presented papers at 13th IEEE international conference on Networking, Storage, and Architectures (NAS 2018) on Oct. 11-14, 2018 in Chongqing, China will be invited to submit an extended version. An open call for papers in this area is also included.
  • A detailed call is available.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Xubin He Professor of Temple University.
    • Weijun Xiao Assistant Professor of Virginia Commonwealth University.
  • Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
    • Processor, cache, memory system architectures
    • Parallel and multi-core architectures
    • GPU architecture and programming
    • Data-center scale architectures
    • Architecture for handheld or mobile devices
    • Accelerator-based architectures
    • Application-specific, reconfigurable or embedded architectures
    • HW/SW co-design and tradeoffs
    • Power and energy efficient architectures and techniques
    • Effects of circuits and emerging technology on architecture
    • Cloud and grid computing
    • Architecture, networking or storage modeling and simulation methodologies
    • Non-volatile memory technologies
    • Mobile and wireless networks Ad hoc and sensor networks
    • Network security
    • Network information theory
    • Software defined networking
    • Network applications and services
    • Network architecture and protocols
    • Virtual and overlay networks
    • Network modeling and measurement
    • Storage management
    • Storage performance and scalability
    • File systems, object-based storage
    • Energy-aware storage
    • SSD architecture and applications
    • Parallel I/O
    • Cloud storage
    • Storage virtualization and security
    • Software defined storage
    • Big Data infrastructure
    • Big Data services and analytics
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as NAS2018 special issue.
    • Authors should follow the Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience Journal manuscript format described at the journal site.
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Submission Deadline: December 31, 2018
    • Notification: Feb. 28, 2019
    • First round of reviews: Feb. 28, 2019
    • Second round of reviews: April 30, 2019
    • Final Decision: April 30, 2019
    • Camera-ready due: May 15, 2019

Instructions for Special Issue on Context-Aware Systems and Applications ICCASA2018

  • This special issue on Context-Aware Systems: and Applications is a place for highly original ideas about how CA is going to shape computing systems of the future. Hence, it focuses on rigorous approaches and cutting-edge solutions which break new ground in dealing with the properties of CA. Its purpose is to make a formal basis more accessible to researchers, scientists, professionals and students as well as developers and practitioners in computer science by providing them with state-of-the-art research results and future opportunities and trends. Authors of selected best accepted and presented papers at ICCASA 2018 - 7th EAI International Conference on Context-AwareSystems and Applications will be invited to submit an extended version. An open call for papers in this area is also included.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Prof. Phan Cong Vinh (corresponding editor) Nguyen Tat Thanh University 300A Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, Ward 13, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
    • Prof. Leonard Barolli Fukuoka Institute of Technology 3-30-1 Wajiro-Higashi, Higashi-Ku, Fukuoka 811-0295, Japan.
    • Dr. Emil Vassev University of Limerick Tierney Building, University of Limerick, Ireland.
  • Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
    • Context-aware formal models and methods
    • Context-aware algorithms and mechanisms
    • Context-aware properties in computing systems
    • Design and performance issues of CA
    • Tools, testbeds and deployment issues of CA
    • Real-world applications/implementations and standardization of CA
    • Socially-inspired, game theoretic and other metaphor-driven interdisciplinary approaches to CA of computing systems
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as ICCASAI2018 special issue.
    • A copy of the manuscript should also be emailed to the following email: pcvinh@ntt.edu.vn.
    • Authors should follow the Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience Journal manuscript format described at the journal site.
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Manuscript submission deadline: September 17, 2018
    • Notification of acceptance: November 17, 2018
    • Submission of final revised paper: December 17, 2018
    • Publication of special issue (tentative): Early 2019

Instructions for Special Issue on Cognitive Computing for Intelligence Web Systems ISAIR2018

  • This Special Issue is dedicated on Cognitive Computing for Intelligence Web Systems. The key target audience will be the best papers accepted for the Third International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, ISAIR2018 (Nanjing(China), November 17-19, 2018). An open call for papers in this area is also included.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Huimin Lu, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan.
    • Dong Wang, Dalian University of Technology, China.
  • Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
    • Cognitive support and cognitive automation for human sense-making and decision making processes
    • Linguistic intelligence - computational linguistics, spoken language recognition and synthesis, etc.
    • Spatial intelligence – AI, computer vision, spatial and imagery reasoning
    • Interpersonal intelligence - AI agents that interact to each other, self-awareness and emotion in AI
    • Formal conceptual models of human brain data, architectures and machine intelligence.
    • Novel feature representation via deep learning, biometric modalities to enhance cognitive computing environments
    • Machine learning techniques (e.g., deep learning) with cognitive knowledge acquisition frameworks
    • Cognitive computing approaches, reactive and proactive systems particular to engineering psychology
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as ISAIRI2018 special issue.
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work
    • Manuscripts should not exceed 12 pages in length
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Paper Submission: November 30, 2018.
    • First Round of Reviews: January 30, 2019.
    • Submission of Revision: March 30, 2019.
    • Decision of Acceptance: April 30, 2019.

Instructions for Special Issue on Applications and Techniques in Cyber Intelligence ATCI2018

  • This special issue focuses on all aspects on techniques and applications in cyber intelligence research. The purpose of this special issue is to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of innovative ideas, cutting edge research results, and novel techniques, methods and applications on all aspects of cyber intelligence. It includes selected papers from 2018 International Conference on Applications and Techniques in Cyber Intelligence (ATCI2018) July 11-13 2018 Shanghai as well as an open call
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Zheng Xu, Shanghai University, China.
    • Zhiguo Yan, Fudan University, China.
  • Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
    • Detection and analysis of advanced Cyber Intelligence tactics, techniques and procedures
    • Analytics techniques for detection and analysis of Cyber Intelligence
    • Application of machine learning tools and techniques in cyber intelligence
    • Theories and models for detection and analysis of advanced persistent threats
    • Cyber Intelligence techniques for constructing, detecting, and reacting to advanced intrusion campaigns
    • Applying machines learning tools and techniques for Cyber Intelligence
    • Intelligent analysis of different types of data collected from different layers of network
    • Threat intelligence in cyber security domain utilizing big data solutions such as Hadoop
    • Interpretation of cyber threat and forensic data utilizing intelligent data analysis techniques
    • Automated and intelligent methods for adversary profiling
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as ACTI2018 special issue.
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • The submitted papers must have at least 60% different material beyond any other previously published work
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Submission deadline: November 30 2018
    • First Round of Reviews: January 31, 2019
    • Final Decision: March 31, 2019

Instructions for the special issue on Modern Computer Science and Applications (MCSA 2018)

  • This special issue will be based on extended versions, at least 50% new content, of the 2018 International Conference on Modern Computer Science and Applications (MCSA 2018) which will be held on May 18, 2018 in Wuhan, China. This conference is sponsored by Information Technology & Industrial Engineering Research Center.
  • Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
    • Session 1: Computational Methods, Algorithms and Scientific Applications
    • Session 2: High Performance Computing and Networks Parallel and Distributed Computing
    • Session 3: Geometric Modeling, Graphics and Visualization
    • Session 4: Modern and Emerging Applications
    • Session 5: Information Systems and Technologies
    • Session 6: Business and Social Applications
  • The guest editors of the special issue are Zhenyu Du (chair of Hong Kong Information Technology & Industrial Engineering Research Center and the publication chair of this conference) and Dr. Jun Liu, Wuhan Institute of Technology. Associate professor and Associate Dean of the School of computer science and engineering, Wuhan Institute of Technology.
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as MCSA2018 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.
    • Latex documents must use template Class Files
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: July 31, 2018.
    • Publication 4 months after all final papers are submitted.

Instructions for HCW 2018 and HeteroPar 2018

  • This issue is open to selected papers of the Twenty Seventh International Heterogeneity in Computing workshop (HCW 2018) and the Sixteenth International Workshop on Algorithms, Models and Tools for Parallel Computing on Heterogeneous Platforms (Heteropar 2018).
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as HCW2018 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 19, 2018.
    • Reviews due: January 11, 2019
    • Final Manuscript Due: April 26, 2019.

Instructions for the Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains for Distributed Systems special issue BLKchn2018

  • BLKchn2018 special issue calls for submissions on the thematic areas of cryptocurrencies and blockchain based systems and applications. This call is open for all contributions, but also invites selected papers from the CryBlock2018 workshop, held in conjunction with the ACM MobiSys 2018 conference.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The editors of the special issue are
  • Topics of interest include but are not limited to
    • All kind of blockchain based distributed systems
    • Distributed (smart) systems relying on cryptocurrencies and smart contracts
    • Blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Blockchain and mobile systems
    • Vehicular services based on cryptocurrencies and blockchain
    • Use of blockchain to support mobile smart services and applications
    • Blockchain in crowdsourcing and crowdsensing
    • Blockchain in 5G
    • Blockchain in edge and cloud computing
    • Use of blockchain in Smart Cities
    • Blockchain schemes for decentralization
    • Blockchain-inspired or alternative byzantine fault tolerance
    • Performance optimization of blockchain and decentralized schemes
    • Use of blockchain in healthcare applications
    • Blockchains’ energy consumption issues
    • Security related issues in cryptocurrencies and blockchain
    • Use of blockchain in distributed simulation
    • Use of cryptocurrencies in public volunteer computing
    • Cryptocurrencies and blockchain usage in online gaming architectures and digital virtual environments
    • Multi-Agent Systems for modelling the usage of cryptocurrencies
    • Decentralized processing, computing, and storage infrastructure
    • Testing mechanisms to increase interoperability, robustness, stability, and confidence in blockchain systems
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Submit your paper to Manuscript central as BLKchn2018 special issue.
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond the conference original papers or any other previously published work.
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Manuscript submission deadline: October 31, 2018.
    • Manuscript reviews to authors: December 31, 2018.
    • Manuscript revision due: January 31, 2019.
    • Final notification of acceptance: March 31, 2019
    • Final manuscript submission deadline: April 30, 2019.
    • Electronic Publication: four months after all final papers submitted.

Instructions for CUG2018 Special Issue on Cray User Group conference

  • This issue is by invitation only to selected papers from Cray User Group conference in Stockholm, Sweden, from May 20-24, 2018.
  • The detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as CUG2018 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 to CUG Conference: April 15 2018.
    • Invitation to Special Issue May 18 2018.
    • Camera Ready Copy June 18 2017.

Instructions for the special issue on Accelerator Virtualization (ACCVI 2018)

  • This Special issue calls for submissions on Accelerator Virtualization. The call is open for all contributions. A detailed call is available
  • The editors of the special issue are Carlos Reaño, Blesson Varghese and Federico Silla
  • Topics of interest, but not limited to:
    • Virtualization of FPGAs, GPUs or other accelerators
    • Use of accelerators in virtual machines
    • Quantum computing: offloading computation to accelerators or sharing accelerators among computers
    • Resource management and scheduling for accelerator virtualization in heterogeneous clusters
    • Communication methods for accelerator virtualization
    • Energy-aware accelerator virtualization techniques
    • Application-specific cluster and datacenter accelerator virtualization
    • Software cluster-level virtualization for consolidation purposes
    • Techniques for aggregation of virtual accelerators
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as ACCVI2018 special issue.
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • We recommend using the Latex template provided by Wiley.
    • Submitted manuscripts may not exceed 25 pages using this format
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Submission deadline: October 29 2018
    • Notification: December 17, 2018
    • Revision Due: January 21, 2019
    • Final decision due: February 25, 2019
    • Camera-ready paper due: March 12, 2019
    • Electronic Publication: four months after all final papers submitted

Instructions for the Innovations for Community Services & Innovative Network Systems and Application 2018 (I4CS-iNetSApp2018) special issue

  • This special issue calls for original submissions that encompass the latest research on innovations for community services together with innovative network systems and applications. This call is open for all contributions, but also invites selected best papers from the I4CS2018 and FedCSIS iNetSApp2018 conferences.
  • The editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Submit your paper to Manuscript central as I4CS-iNetSApp2018 special issue.
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • We recommend using the Latex template provided by Wiley
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond the conference original papers or any other previously published work.
    • There is a 18 page max page limit (inclusive of figures and tables)
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Submission deadline: October 14, 2018.
    • Notification: November 21, 2018.
    • Revision Due: December 17, 2018.
    • Final decision due: January 18, 2019.
    • Camera-ready paper due: January 31, 2019.
    • Electronic Publication: four months after all final papers submitted.

Instructions for the HUCAA2018 Heterogeneous and Unconventional Cluster Architectures and Applications special issue

  • This special issue 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 HUCAA2017 and HUCAA2018 workshop editions, held in conjunction with the ICPP conference
  • The editors of the special issue are Holger Fröning and Federico Silla
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Submit your paper to Manuscript central as HUCAA2018 special issue.
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • We recommend using the Latex template provided by Wiley
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond the conference original papers or any other previously published work.
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Submission deadline: July 29 2018. CLOSED
    • Notification: September 17, 2018.
    • Revision Due: October 21, 2018.
    • Final decision due: November 30, 2018.
    • Camera-ready paper due: December 17, 2018.
    • Electronic Publication: four months after all final papers submitted.
  • For additional information please refer to: Workshop Special Issue Web Site

Instructions for the “Knowledge Engineering in Concurrent and Intelligent Applications” (KEIA 2018) special issue

  • This special issue is open to all on the thematic area of “Knowledge Engineering in concurrent and Intelligent Applications”.
  • It is also open to the recipients of “Best paper award” and selected papers of the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Engineering (ISKE 2017), held at Nanjing, China (24-26 November 2017).
  • The editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Submit your paper to Manuscript central as KEIA 2018 special issue.
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond the conference original papers or any other previously published work.
    • There is a 18 page max page limit (inclusive of figures and tables)
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Submission deadline: 31st March 2018.
    • 1st round review results: 15th May 2018.
    • Camera Ready version (for accepted papers): 15th June 2018 - 1st July 2018
    • Electronic Publication: four months after all final papers submitted.

Instructions for “Self-Organizing Real-Time Systems” SORT2018

  • This special issue is open to all on the thematic area of “Self-Organizing Real-Time Systems”. It will also carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the ISORC 2018 symposium for research in the fields of self-organizing and adaptive systems.
  • The editors of the special issue are Uwe Brinkschulte, M. Teresa Higuera-Toledano, and Achim Rettberg.
  • Topics: Self-organizing computing systems have become an established research area in the last years as they promise to handle the increasing complexity resulting from highly distributed systems and ubiquitous applications. In addition, real-time properties are required in many areas (such as embedded systems and distributed systems) self-organizing computing systems are dealing with. Combining the flexible and – to some extent – uncertain behavior of self-organizing systems with time-predictability necessary for real-time systems is a grand challenge. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
    • Self-building computing systems
    • Self-organizing embedded systems
    • Self-organizing sensor and actor networks
    • Self-organization in automotive, avionics and space
    • Real-time aspects in Organic and Autonomic Computing
    • Modelling and behaviour prediction of self-organizing systems
    • Self-X versus trust, dependability, reliability, safety, and security
    • Bio-Inspired real-time Computing
    • Applications of self-organizing real-time systems
    • Overviews and comparisons
    • Cloud Computing
    • Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing
    • Model-Based and Model-Driven Engineering
    • Programming Languages, Paradigms, Models and Tools
    • Requirements Specification and Software Engineering
    • Smart Systems and Devices
    • Wearable Computing, Next Generation Computing
    • Wireless Systems and Mobile AdHoc Networks
    • Cyber-physical Systems and Internet of Things
  • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond the conference original papers or any other previously published work.
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • Wiley has LaTeX templates but no special templates for Word. Either LaTeX or Word accepted, but LaTeX is preferred. Please ignore any Wiley instructions that do not agree with these rules.
    • Latex should use the Wiley template.
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as SORT2018 special issue by August 31, 2018.
    • Notification of Acceptance/Reviewer comments will be given by November 30, 2018.
    • Final Papers are due December 30, 2018.
    • Electronic Publication: four months after all final papers submitted.

Instructions for IIMSS2018 Special Issue on Real-time Behavioral Monitoring in IoT Applications using Big Data Analytics

  • This special issue is an open call for papers on "Theoretical and practical aspects on Real-time Behavioral Monitoring in IoT Applications using Big Data Analytics". It will also carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the Session on Real-time image and video processing in Industrial and IoT Applications using Big Data Analytics at the international scientific symposium IIMSS-18 for research in the fields of intelligent interactive multimedia systems and services.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The editors of the special issue are:
  • Topics: Map reduce feature of big data supports massive data oriented process execution using distributed processing. Real-time human feature identification and detection can occur through sensors and internet sources. Starting from the above considerations, this Special Section in IEEE Access aims to bring together researchers coming from both academia and industry, asking them to contribute to refining technologies and services aimed at personalization, monitoring, and recommendation in multimedia applications in using image processing techniques for human behavioural based feature extraction. A behavioural prediction can further classify the information collected for introducing enhanced security extents. Real time sensor devices are producing 24/7 hours’ data for further processing recording each event. IoT based sensors can support in behavioural analysis model of a human. Real-time human behavioural monitoring based on image processing and IoT using big data analytics. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
    • IoT based frame by frame human feature extraction and behaviour recognition
    • IoT based real-time communication system using image processing techniques
    • Interlinked resource measurement expert system
    • Architecture, models, and design for Human Behavioral Monitoring in IoT Big Data
    • Human behavioural monitoring in big data and IoT applications
    • Image processing techniques in big data analysis
    • Image based big data sensing and adaptive collection for IoT
    • Real-time human behavioural measurement, modelling, evaluation, reputation generation, and tools for IoT Big Data
    • Real-time human behavioural monitoring big data processing and analytics for IoT
    • Real-time behaviour assessment in big data transmission with efficiency for IoT
    • Image based big data storage management for IoT applications
    • IoT network security measurement based on big data
    • Administration and interpretation of multimedia big data
    • Image base content and structure-based analytics
    • Behavioral feature based learning from big data to facilitate monitoring
    • Extraction of threat prediction on association rules using big data technologies
    • Multimedia technology for smart surveillance system with IoT environment
    • Scalable and semantics-driven indexing of ever growing multimedia data
    • Human behavioural features extraction techniques for image data analysis in electrical social environment
    • Image data collection, mining, and prediction methods based on big data
  • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work.
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Please submit your full paper to Manuscript central as IIMMSS2018 special issue by October 1, 2018
    • First-Round Review Notification: December 1, 2018.
    • Notification of Acceptance: February 15, 2019.
    • Final version of the paper: March 1, 2019.
    • Publication 4 months after all final papers are submitted

Instructions for SDNWNV2018 Special Issue on SDN-based Wireless Network Virtualization

  • This Special Issue is an open call for papers on theoretical and practical aspects on SDN-based wireless network virtualization.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The editors of the special issue are:
  • Topics: This special issue is devoted to the most recent developments and research outcomes addressing the related theoretical and practical aspects on SDN-based wireless network virtualization, and aims to provide worldwide researchers and practitioners an ideal platform to innovate new solutions targeting at the corresponding key challenges. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
    • SDN framework for wireless network virtualization
    • Wireless virtualization controller design for mobile devices
    • Flow management in support of SDN-based network virtualization
    • Uplink transmission management over shared wireless medium
    • Traffic-awareness in SDN-based wireless network virtualization
    • Convergence of heterogeneous wireless networks in SDN-based network virtualization
    • Business models of SDN-based wireless network virtualization
    • Dynamic resource allocation and scheduling in SDN-based wireless network virtualization
    • Performance metrics for SDN-based wireless network virtualization
    • Traffic characteristics in SDN-based wireless network virtualization under specific wireless technologies
    • Network behavioural modelling for SDN-based wireless network virtualization
    • New applications, use cases, and discussion of industry experience in implementing SDN-based wireless network virtualization
    • Security, protection, integrity, trust and privacy issues for SDN-based wireless network virtualization
  • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work.
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Please submit your full paper to Manuscript central as SDNWNV2018 special issue by 16 November 2018
    • First-Round Review Notification: December 31, 2018.
    • Notification of Acceptance: February 15, 2019.
    • Final version of the paper: April 1, 2019.
    • Publication 4 months after all final papers are submitted

Instructions for ICEC2017 Conference on Intelligence Computation and Evolutionary Computation

  • This special issue will be based on extended versions, at least 50% new content, of the 2017 International Conference of Intelligence Computation and Evolutionary Computation (ICEC 2017) held on December 7-10, 2017 in Wuhan, China. This conference is sponsored by Information Technology & Industrial Engineering Research Center.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are Zhenyu Du (chair of Hong Kong Information Technology & Industrial Engineering Research Center and the publication chair of this conference) and Bin Liu (Professor of Shanxi University of Science & Technology. He is the program chair of ICEC2017.)
  • ICEC 2017 is a forum for presentation of new research results of intelligent computation and evolutionary computation. Cross-fertilization of intelligent computation, evolutionary computation, evolvable hardware and newly emerging technologies is strongly encouraged. The forum aims to bring together researchers, developers, and users from around the world in both industry and academia for sharing state-of-art results, for exploring new areas of research and development, and to discuss emerging issues facing intelligent computation and evolutionary computation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
    • Session 1: Intelligence Computation
    • Session 2: Evolutionary Computation
    • Session 3: Network Computation
  • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond the conference original papers or any other previously published work.
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • Latex should use the Wiley template.
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Please submit your full paper to Manuscript central as ICEC2017 special issue by February 28, 2018.
    • Publication 4 months after all final papers are submitted.

Instructions for ITBDIOT2018 Recent Research Challenges in Intelligent Techniques , Big Data and Internet of Things Special issue

  • ITBDIOT2018: Special issue on "Recent Research Challenges in Intelligent Techniques , Big Data and Internet of Things" will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research (ICCIC), Tamilnadu College of Engineering, Coimbatore, India but we also strongly encourage all researchers to submit articles for this open call.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The editors of the special issue are:
    • Dr. M. Karthikeyan, Professor/ Department of CSE, Tamilnadu college of engineering, Coimbatore, India.
    • Dr. Naveen Chilamkurti, Head of the department, Computer Science and Computer Engineering, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
    • Dr. Xiong Li, Associate Professor, Information security, Hunan University of Science and Technology, China.
  • Topics: This special issue solicits novel and original manuscripts that demonstrate current research in all aspects of intelligent techniques, big data and internet of things. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
    • Security techniques that integrate sensor networks and big data
    • Data communication in the convergence of sensor networks and Cloud computing
    • Data fusion in the convergence of Cloud computing and big data
    • Intrusion detection in IoT
    • Data security and privacy
    • Sensors and actuator networks
    • Software/middleware Industrial IoT
    • Intelligent and interactive interface
    • Future Internet and network design for Industrial applications
    • Novel applications that integrate cloud computing and big data
    • Quality of service enhancement methods that integrate cloud computing and big data
    • IoT services and Applications optimizing the use of big data
    • Regression, classification and clustering for big data analysis
    • Computer vision and Image analysis
    • Intelligent systems &pattern recognition statistical ,structural and syntactic pattern recognition
    • Intelligent Image, signal, and speech processing
    • Intelligent internet modelling and communication systems
    • Intelligent control, robotics and automation mobile robots
    • Cognitive approaches & soft computing affective computing
    • Intelligent business and knowledge management
    • Tools and techniques for designing, implementing, & evaluating ubiquitous computing systems
    • Laboratory and in situ studies of ubiquitous computing technologies in use
    • Location-aware and context-based systems for ubiquitous computing
    • Innovative pervasive computing applications
    • Software evolution and maintenance in pervasive systems communication architectures for pervasive computing
    • Positioning and tracking technologies
    • Sensors and RFID in pervasive systems
    • Any other area of advanced computing algorithms
    • Advance micro architecture techniques
    • Advances in network optimization, security and routing technique
    • Mobile social networking applications for enterprise environments
    • Online mobile targeted advertising
    • Mobile entertainment, mobile multimedia, mobile and context-aware games
  • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond the conference original papers or any other previously published work.
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Please submit your full paper to Manuscript central as ITBDIOT2018 special issue by 30 May , 2018.
    • Notification to authors : 30th July , 2018
    • Revised version due date : 15th September, 2018.
    • Final version of the paper: 30 November, 2018.
    • Publication 4 months after all final papers are submitted.

Instructions for ICICS 2018

  • This special issue will be based on extended versions, at least 50% new content, of the best papers from The 9th International Conference on Information and Communication Systems (ICICS 2018), Irbid, Jordan, from April 3rd to 5th, 2018.
  • The guest editor of the special issue is Mahmoud Al-Ayyoub (JUST))
  • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond the conference original papers or any other previously published work.
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • Latex should use the Wiley template.
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Please submit your full paper to Manuscript central as ICICS 2018 special issue by September 1, 2018.
    • Reviews due: November 1, 2018.
    • Revisions of the paper: November 15, 2018.
    • Camera-ready paper due: December 15, 2018.
    • 8 Papers

Instructions for MILACBD2018 Multi-modal Information Learning and Analytics on Cross-Media Big Data

  • This Special Issue is an open call for papers on Multi-modal Information Learning and Analytics on Cross-Media Big Data.
  • A detailed call is available.
  • The editors of the special issue are:
    • Prof. Mei Lin, TRIMPS, China.
    • Dr. Junchi Yan, IBM Research, USA.
    • Dr. Shao Jie, Fudan University, China.
  • Topics: This special issue focuses on learning methods to achieve high performance Multi-modal Information analysis and understanding under uncontrolled environments in large scale, which is also a very challenging problem. Moreover, it attracts much attention from both the academia and the industry. We hope this topic will aggregate top level works on the new advances in Multi-modal Information from cross-media data. The purpose of this SI is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas and progress in related areas. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
    • Cross-Media Big Data Representation
    • Large-scale multimodal media data acquisition
    • Novel dataset and benchmark for cross-media big data analytics
    • Cross-Media Big Data Management
    • Large-scale multimodal information fusion
    • Domain adaptation for cross-media big data
    • Cross-media big data organization, retrieval and indexing
    • Learning methods to bridge the semantic gap among media types
    • Cross-Media Big Data Understanding and Applications
    • Multi-modal Information for feature representation
  • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond the conference original papers or any other previously published work.
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Please submit your full paper to Manuscript central as MILACBD2018 special issue by July 30, 2018
    • Reviews due: September 30, 2018.
    • Final version of the paper: October 31, 2018.
    • Publication 4 months after all final papers are submitted

Instructions for CSPIoT 2018 Cyber Security and Privacy of IoT-enabled Infrastructures in Smart Grid, Smart vehicle, Smart cloud and Smart home Special issue

  • CSPIoT 2018: Special issue on "Cyber Security and Privacy of IoT-enabled Infrastructures in Smart Grid, Smart vehicle, Smart cloud and Smart home" will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 5th EAI International Conference on Big data and Cloud Computing Challenges, March 8–9, 2018, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India, but we also strongly encourage all researchers to submit articles for this open call.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The editors of the special issue are:
  • Topics:The vital role of this special issue is to deliver a foremost global platform for an extensive range of professions including academicians, scholars, researchers, and individuals who works in industry to deliberate and present the most recent privacy and cyber security issues, challenges and advancements in multimedia big data in Smart Grid, Smart vehicle, Smart cloud and Smart home from an outlook of providing security awareness and its best practices for the everyday life. Particular topics include.
    • Smart grid security
    • Urban transportation system security
    • Access control of Big Data
    • Privacy aware data fusion of Big Data
    • Cryptographic protocols against attacks
    • Big data forensics
    • Security protocols in IoT
    • Privacy protocols in IoT
    • Cryptography and Big Data
    • Multimedia big data
    • Security and privacy of big data in IoT
    • Intrusion detection systems in IoT
    • Storage and system security for Big Data
    • Wireless sensor network security and privacy
    • Security and privacy of multimedia information
  • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond the conference original papers or any other previously published work.
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Please submit your full paper to Manuscript central as CSPIoT 2018 special issue by 28 July, 2018.
    • Reviews due: 30 Sep, 2018.
    • Final version of the paper: 15 Nov, 2018.
    • Publication 4 months after all final papers are submitted

Instructions for CDC-FDC2018 Recent Advances in Cloud Data Centers Toward the Fog Data Centers Special issue

  • This Special Issue is an open call for papers on Recent Advances in Cloud Data Centers Toward the Fog Data Centers.
  • A detailed call is available.
  • The editors of the special issue are:
  • Topics: An increasing interest is growing around Fog and Cloud Data centers FDCs/CDCs that allows the delivery of various kinds of agile services and applications over telecommunication networks and the Internet including resource provisioning, data streaming/transcoding, analyzing of the high definition videos across the edge of the network, IoE application analyzing, etc. Motivated by the above issues, this special section solicits original research and practical contributions that advance the use of CDC/FDC in new technologies such as smart city and industries. Results obtained by simulations must be validated in bounds by experiments or analytical results. We invite authors to contribute with both original research articles and review articles to this Special Collection. Particular topics include.
    • CDC/FDC networking principles, designs, analyses, and performance
    • Content and service distribution models for FDC/CDC
    • Orchestration across computation, storage and communication resources for for FDC/CDC
    • Theoretical and experimental evaluation of information-centric networks for FDC/CDC
    • Security and privacy challenges for FDC/CDC
    • Testing and evaluation tools for FDC/CDC
    • The future for FDC/CDC: challenges and open issues
  • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond the conference original papers or any other previously published work.
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Please submit your full paper to Manuscript central as CDC-FDC2018 special issue by May 31, 2018
    • Reviews due: August 31, 2018.
    • Final version of the paper: October 31, 2018.
    • Publication 4 months after all final papers are submitted

Instructions for WSCAD2017

  • This special issue will be based on extended versions, at least 50% new content, of the best papers from the WSCAD XVIII Brazilian Symposium on High Performance Computational Systems, Campinas, São Paulo, from October 17th to 20th, 2017.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are Professors: Cesar A. F. De Rose (PUCRS) and Marcio Castro (UFSC)
  • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond the conference original papers or any other previously published work.
  • Submissions should be up to 18 pages in length (inclusive of figures and tables) and must follow these guidelines:
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • Latex should use the Wiley template.
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Please submit your full paper to Manuscript central as WSCAD2017 special issue by April 2, 2018.
    • Reviews due: July 2, 2018.
    • Revisions of the paper: September 3, 2018.
    • Camera-ready paper due: November 2nd, 2018.

Instructions for MLCSec2018 Machine Learning for Cyber-security Special issue

  • This Machine Learning for Cyber-security Special issue includes selected papers from the Australasian Workshop on Machine Learning for Cyber-security (AWMLC 2018). This is also an open special issue where everyone is encouraged to submit papers.
  • A detailed call is available.
  • The editors of the special issue are:
  • Topics: The aim of the proposed Special Issue of CCPE is to promote research and reflect the most recent advances of cyber security applications and solutions using machine learning, data mining and big data technologies, with emphasis on the following aspects, but certainly not limited to
    • Malware detection and/or classification
    • Spam and phishing detection
    • Botnet detection
    • Intrusion detection and intrusion prevention
    • Social network abuse
    • Cyber forensics
    • Anomaly detection
    • Vulnerability identification and/or testing
    • Game theory related to machine learning and/or security
    • Privacy issues related to machine learning for cyber security
    • User authentication
    • Adversarial machine learning
  • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond the conference original papers or any other previously published work.
  • Each paper (including the selected papers from the conference) will go through a rigorous peer-review process by at least three international researchers. In total, we plan to include 8- 12 papers in this special issue.).
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Please submit your full paper to Manuscript central as MLCSec2018 special issue by September 1, 2018
    • Reviews due: November 1, 2018.
    • Final version of the paper: December 1, 2018.

Instructions for PPAM2017

  • This special issue is by invitation only to selected papers presented at the PPAM 2017 conference held September 10-13, 2017 in Lublin, Poland.
  • The editors of the special issue are Roman Wyrzykowski and Boleslaw Szymanski.
  • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond the conference original papers or any other previously published work.
  • Only Latex will be accepted (Wiley template).
  • There is an 18 page max length limit (12 point single space, inclusive of figures and tables).
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Please submit your full paper to Manuscript central as PPAM2017 special issue by March 15, 2018
    • Reviews due: June 30, 2018.
    • Final version of the paper: September 30, 2018.

Instructions for ICAMMAET-ICTPACT2018 special issue

  • This special issue on “Advanced Algorithms for IoT Cloud computing and Cyber-Enabled Applications” is is open for submission in April 2018 to publish the best papers presented at ICAMMAET’17 and ICTPACT’17 conference that were held at Bharath University, Chennai, India from 16 to 18 Feb 2017 and 6 to 8 April 2017. Also, other high quality papers that fit the special issue topics are also welcome for submission.
  • A detailed call is available.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
    • Sundhararajan , Bharath University, India
    • Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan , Fordham University, New York
    • Xiong Li , Hunan University of Science and Technology
    • Bharat S Rawal , Penn State Abington, USA
  • Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
    • Advanced IoT services algorithms, technologies and applications on cloud computing
    • Interoperable and Interactive middleware for IoT on cloud computing
    • Infrastructure for computing service capabilities for IoT on cloud computing
    • Advanced security, privacy, authentication, trust and verification scheme for IoT on cloud computing
    • Cloud-based IoT mobility management and QoE/QoS enhancement
    • Advanced theory and technologies for High Performance and Communications with IoT
    • Hybrid Platform and Middleware Design for Cyber-Enabled Applications
    • Parallel and Distributed Models for Cyber-Physical Systems
    • Parallel Optimization Algorithm for Cyber-Enabled Applications
    • Cloud-based Parallel and Distributed Algorithms for Wearable Computing
    • High Performance Evaluation Metrics of Distributed Cyber-Physical Systems
    • Real-Time Behavior Analysis and Interaction Measure in Cyberspace
    • Data Transfer Scheduling and Resource Management for Cyber-Enabled Applications
    • Framework and Implementation for Smart Energy Systems in Cyberspace
    • Security, Privacy and Safety in Cyber-Enabled Applications
  • Manuscripts must follow these guidelines:
    • Submit at Manuscript central as the ICAMMAET-ICTPACT2018 special issue.
    • Submissions must have at least 50% new content.
    • Submission must be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines.
    • The Latex template is provided by Wiley
  • Important dates:
    • Paper submission due date : 30th April, 2018.
    • Notification to authors : 30th June , 2018.
    • Revised version due date : 15th August, 2018.
    • Final version due date : 30th September , 2018.

Instructions for Pricom2017 special issue

  • This special issue is open for submission in open for submission in July 2018 and is open by invitation only to high quality papers presented at the 3rd International Symposium on Privacy Computing (PriCom2017), 30 Nov – 3 Dec 2017.
  • A detailed call is available.
  • The guest editor of the special issue is Professor Jinjun Chen
  • Manuscripts must follow these guidelines:
    • Submit at Manuscript central as the Pricom2017 special issue.
    • Submissions must have at least 50% new content.
    • Submission must be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines.
    • The Latex template is provided by Wiley
  • Important dates:
    • Invitation for selected papers: March 2018.
    • Paper Submissions: September 30th, 2018 (to Manuscript Central as Pricom2017 special issue).
    • First round review results due by November 30th 2018.
    • Submission deadline for revised versions of the manuscripts: January 31 2019.
    • Final decision: February 2019.
    • Electronic Publication: four months after all final papers submitted.

Instructions for SDS-2018 special issue

  • This special issue is open for submission in June 2018 and invites extended versions of selected high-quality papers presented at the The Fifth International Conference on Software Defined Systems (SDS 2018) held in Barcelona, Spain. April 23-26, 2018.
  • A detailed call is available.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Prof. Elhadj Benkhelifa, Staffordshire University, UK
    • Prof. Jaime Lloret, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
    • Prof. Yaser Jararweh, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Manuscripts must follow these guidelines:
    • Submit at Manuscript central as the SDS-2018 special issue.
    • Submissions must have at least 50% new content.
    • Submission must be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines.
    • The Latex template is provided by Wiley
  • Important dates:
    • Paper Submissions: June 30th, 2018 (to Manuscript Central as SDS-2018 special issue).
    • Notification of Decision September 15th 2018.
    • Camera Ready Copy: December 1st, 2018.

Instructions for CloudTech17 special issue

  • This special issue on "Cloud Computing, IoT, and Big Data: Technologies and Applications" is to publish the best papers presented at CloudTech’17 conference that was held in Rabat, Morocco, from 24 to 26 October 2017. Other high quality papers that fit the Special Issue topics are also welcome for submission.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Manuscripts must follow these guidelines:
    • Submit at Manuscript central as the CloudTech17 special issue.
    • Submissions must have at least 50% new content.
    • Submission must be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines.
    • The Latex template is provided by Wiley
  • Important dates:
    • Please submit an abstract to Mostapha Zbakh by December 1st 2017.
    • Guest Editors Reply: December 30th, 2017.
    • Paper Submissions: March 30th, 2018 (to Manuscript Central as CloudTech2017 special issue).
    • 1st Notifications and Reviewers Comments: May 30th, 2018.
    • 1st Revision Submission: July 30, 2018.
    • 2nd Notifications and Reviewers Comments: September 30th, 2018.
    • 2nd Revision Submission: October 30th, 2018.
    • Final Notifications: December 30th, 2018.

Instructions for CECC2018 Special Issue on Cloud-Edge Computing and Communications

  • This special issue solicits original technical papers with novel contributions on the cloud-edge computing and communications. Sample topics are how to reasonably process and exchange data to provide high-quality personalized services for humans? How to dynamic schedule the computational tasks between the data center and smart devices with less energy consumption and execution time? How to protect users’ privacy and sensitive data in cloud-edge computing and communications? How to realize highly-efficient communication among the employed smart devices? Tutorial or survey papers are also welcome. This special issue is an open call for original research papers in this area.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
    • Internet-of-Things, and device-to-device communications
    • Data computing and communications (e.g. big data, cloud computing)
    • Parallel and distributed computing of big data
    • Low-power, distributed data processing
    • Green cloud-edge computing and communications
    • Wireless sensor networks and communications
    • Energy efficient in edge computing
    • Energy efficient in cloud-edge computing and communications
    • Energy efficient networking, wireless networks and networking
    • Optimization and analysis of big data
    • Privacy and privacy-preserving technical solutions in cloud-edge computing and communications
    • Quality of experience and quality of services in smart world
    • Cloud-edge-based service
  • Manuscripts must follow these guidelines:
    • Submit at Manuscript central as the CECC2018 special issue.
    • Submissions must have at least 50% new content.
    • Submission must be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines.
    • The Latex template is provided by Wiley
  • Important dates:
    • Submission Deadline Aug. 01, 2018.
    • First Round Notification Sep. 01, 2018.
    • Revision Deadline Sep. 20, 2018.
    • Final Round Notification Oct. 30, 2018.

Instructions for DLPPBioeng2018 Special Issue on Convergence of Deep Machine Learning and Parallel Computing Environment for Bio-Engineering Applications

  • Due to rapid advances in bio-engineering processes, the challenges that exploit the predictive power of deep learning paradigms in parallel computing environment needs to be analyzed in depth for decision making and optimization context. This is an open call for original research papers in this area.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • We seek original and high quality submissions related to one or more of the following topics:
    • Theoretical results on representation of deep learning and parallel architectures for bio engineering
    • Parallel Machine Learning and Deep Learning approaches for Bio-informatics
    • Parallel programming, architectures and machine intelligence for bio engineering
    • Deep Randomized Neural Networks for Bio-engineering applications
    • Artificial Intelligence enhance parallel computing environments
    • Parallel computing, graphics processing unit (GPU) and new hardware for deep learning in Computational Intelligence research
    • Novel feature representation using deep learning, dictionary learning for face, fingerprint, ocular, and/or other biometric modalities
    • Novel distance metric learning algorithms for biometrics modalities
    • Machine learning techniques (e.g., Deep Learning) with cognitive knowledge acquisition frameworks for sustainable energy aware systems
    • Deep learning and semi-supervised and transfer learning algorithms for medical imaging
    • Biological plausibility/inspiration of Randomized Neural Networks
    • Genomic data visualisation and representation for medical information
    • Applications of deep learning and unsupervised feature learning for prediction of sustainable engineering tasks.
    • Inference and optimization with bio-engineering problems
  • Manuscripts must follow these guidelines:
    • Submit at Manuscript central as the DLPPBioeng2018 special issue.
    • Submissions must have at least 50% new content.
    • Submission must be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines.
    • The Latex template is provided by Wiley
  • Important dates:
    • Deadline for paper submission: May 15, 2018.
    • First-round decision notification: August 1, 2018.
    • Revised submissions due: October 1, 2018.
    • Second-round decision notification: December 1, 2018.
    • Final decision notification: January 15, 2019

Instructions for ISPEC/SocialSec2017 Special Issue on “Security, Privacy and Social Networks

  • This special issue is open for submission and invites extended versions of selected high-quality papers presented at the 13th International Conference on Information Security Practice and Experience (ISPEC 2017) and the 3rd International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Big Data (SocialSec 2017), held in Melbourne, Australia, 13-15 December 2017.
  • A detailed call is available
  • 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 the ISPEC/SocialSec2017 special issue.
    • Submission must be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines.
    • The Latex template is provided by Wiley
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: 1 March, 2018.
    • Decision Notification: 1 May 2018.
    • Camera Ready Paper: 1 June 2018.

Instructions for CBD 2017 Special Issue on “Advances in Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics

  • This special issue includes high quality papers presented at The 5th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Cloud and Big Data (CBD 2017) held in Shanghai, China on August 13-16, 2017
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Submit at Manuscript central as the CBD2017 special issue.
    • 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.
    • There is a 20 page max length limit (inclusive of figures and tables) and must be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines (Wiley provides a Latex template to prepare manuscript).
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline January 31, 2018.
    • 1st Notifications and Reviewers Comments: April 30, 2018
    • Final version Submission: 30 June 2018

Instructions for BWCCA 2017 Cloud of Things Applications

  • This Special Issue open to all and is built around the 12th International Conference on Broadband Wireless Computing, Communication and Applications (BWCCA 2017) between 8-10 November 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.
  • The detailed call is available
  • Topics of Interest are as follows (but not limited to):
    • Trust Modeling, Prediction in Cloud of Things mashups
    • Privacy assurance in Cloud of Things
    • Security in Cloud of Things processing
    • Risk and its mitigation in Cloud of things framework
    • Data Aggregation and data management in Cloud of Things
    • Data provenance in integrated Cloud of Things
    • VM management in Cloud of things integrated frameworks
    • Efficient processing in Cloud of Things framework
    • Management of analytics processing from sensors in Cloud of Things framework
    • Fault tolerance of sensors and actuators in Cloud of Things mashup
    • Applications of Cloud of Things framework for next generation computing
    • Scheduling in Cloud of Things mashup environment.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Submit at Manuscript central as the Cloud of Things 2017 special issue.
    • It must have at least 50% difference from any other published paper.
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • 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 February 28, 2018.
    • First round of review: April 1, 2018.
    • Revised Version: May 1, 2018
    • Second review round: May 20, 2018
    • Acceptance/reject notification: June 15, 2018

Instructions for special issue on Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing (including PDP 2017 and PDP2018).

  • This Special Issue is a call for extended papers of presentations held during the 26th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing PDP 2018 Conference, March 21-23 2018, Cambridge. A selection of best paper of 25th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing PDP 2017 Conference at St. Petersburg, Russia will also be considered. An open call for papers in this area is also included.
  • It is expected that submissions will address the topic of the conference (see call) and contain at least 50% new content regarding any previously published paper. The submitted papers must be original and must not be under consideration in any other venue. Any questions about the special issue should be addressed to guest editors given later.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Dr. Ivan Merelli Istituto di Tecnologie Biomediche, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche.
    • Dr. Pietro Liò, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge.
    • Dr. Igor Kotenko, SPIIRAS, ITMO University, St. Petersburg.
    • Dr. Daniele D’Agostino, Istituto di Matematica Applicata e Tecnologie Informatiche, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Manuscripts should not exceed 12 pages in length
    • Submit at Manuscript central as PDP2017-2018 special issue
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline July 27, 2018.
    • First round of review: September 28, 2018.
    • Final manuscript due: December 28, 2018.
    • Estimated publication date: Second Quarter 2019

Instructions for Special Issue on Recent Advances in Pattern Recognition and Machine Vision

  • This Special Issue is dedicated on Recent Advances in Pattern Recognition and Machine Vision. The key target audience will be the best papers accepted for the Second Mediterranean Conference on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, MedPRAI 2018 (Rabat (Morocco), March 27-28, 2018), however other submissions are also welcomed.
  • The detailed call is available
  • A strict review procedure will be organized further for selected papers from MedPRAI 2018 to the special issue based on the following standards.
    • Authors may submit extended versions of the conference paper, but they must have at least 50% new content.
    • Quality and originality in theory and methodology of pattern recognition and machine vision must be highlighted.
    • There is a 16 page max length limit (inclusive of figures and tables) and must be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines.
    • Application oriented exhibiting originality with reasonable theory involved.
  • Topics include but are not limited to
    • Multimedia Systems
    • Image Coding and Processing
    • Shape and Texture Analysis
    • Signal, speech and video processing
    • Image, audio and video watermarking
    • Computer vision
    • Object Detection, Tracking and Recognition
    • Robotics and perception
    • Virtual reality and medical applications
    • Natural language processing
    • Automated reasoning and inference
    • Knowledge representation and reasoning
    • Constraint processing
    • Constraint Satisfaction Problem
    • Heuristic search
    • Intelligent interfaces
    • Multi-agent Systems
    • Machine learning and data mining
    • Unsupervised, semi-supervised, and supervised Learning
    • Active learning
    • Transfer learning
    • Deep learning
    • Applications of Machine Learning
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Submit at Manuscript central as PRMV2018 special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline for full papers, August 25, 2018.
    • First round of review: October 25, 2018.
    • Final notification: November 25, 2018.
    • Final manuscript due: December 25, 2018.