Instructions for 2018

ICAMMAET-ICTPACT2018 | Pricom2017 | SDS-2018 | CloudTech17 | CECC2018 | DLPPBioeng2018 | ISPEC/SocialSec2017 | CBD2017 | BWCCA2017 | PDP2017-2018 | PRMV2018 |


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: July 30th, 2018 (to Manuscript Central as Pricom2017 special issue).
    • First round review results due by September 30th 2018.
    • Submission deadline for revised versions of the manuscripts: 30 November 2018.
    • Final decision: December 2018.
    • 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 February 28, 2018.
    • First Round Notification April 30, 2018.
    • Revision Deadline May 30, 2018.
    • Final Round Notification June 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 February, 2018.
    • Decision Notification: 1 April 2018.
    • Camera Ready Paper: 1 May 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 Special Issue on “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 January 15, 2018.
    • First round of review: March 1, 2018.
    • Revised Version: April 1, 2018
    • Second review round: April 20, 2018
    • Acceptance/reject notification: May 15, 2018

Instructions for special issue of the 25th and 26th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing (PDP 2017 and PDP2018).

  • This Special Issue is a call for extended papers of presentations held during the PDP 2018 Conference, March 21-23 2018, Cambridge. A selection of best paper of PDP 2017 Conference at St. Petersburg, Russia will also be considered.
  • 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 May 11, 2018.
    • First round of review: July 27, 2018.
    • Final manuscript due: September 21, 2018.
    • Estimated publication date: Last Quarter 2018

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. 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, May 25, 2018.
    • First round of review: July 25, 2018.
    • Final notification: August 25, 2018.
    • Final manuscript due: September 25, 2018.