Instructions for 2019

CUG2019 | Infocom2019 | AdvInfoProc2019 | IOTITBDE2019 | TMSEIoT2019 | HPBDIS19 | ICDS19 | IOTSEC19 | AMMCS19 | HCW2019 | ATCI2019 | SPSDM2019 | CITIMA2018 | FPDAPP18 | GoodTechs19 | DigAfrica2019 | EXAMPI2018 | NAS2019 | HPML2019 | SKG2019 | MPP2019 | PMAM2019 | ICSSC19 | LSDVE2018 | ISIT2018 | ICCBB2018 | RASPSS19 | RBchain2018 | CANDAR2018 | CBD2018 | AMOA2018 | VECPAR2018 | TIOT2018 |


Instructions for CUG2019 Special Issue on Cray User Group conference

  • This issue is by invitation only to selected papers from Cray User Group conference in Montreal, Canada, from May 5-9, 2019.
  • The detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as CUG2019 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:
    • Invitation to Special Issue July 1 2019.
    • Submit paper online July 19 2019.
    • Referee comments back to author August 9 2019.
    • Camera Ready Copy September 1 2019

Instructions for IEEE INFOCOM 2019 Special issue

  • We solicit journal (Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience) special issue papers from submissions to the IEEE International conference on computer communications (INFOCOM 2019) describing significant and innovative research contributions to the field of computer and data communications networks. We invite submissions on a wide range of research topics, spanning both theoretical and system research. This is also an open call special issue where everyone is encouraged to submit papers.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
  • Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
    • Low latency transmission technologies
    • Interference coordination in 5G/6G mobile communications
    • Energy harvesting wireless communication technologies
    • Software-defined wireless networks
    • Distributed caching in 5G/6G mobile communications for IOT applications
    • Device-to-device/machine-to-machine communications for IOT
    • Tactile internet applications
    • Cloud-assist wireless transmission
    • Big data analytical modeling and solutions for wireless networks
    • Mobile Cloud architecture and platform
    • Radio resource management technique for multiservice networks
    • Multi meter wave communication technologies
    • Full duplex radios for 5G
    • Energy-efficient technologies in 5G/6G mobile communications
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as INFOCOM 2019 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 papers.
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Paper submission due date : 30 October 2019
    • Notification to authors : 30 December 2019
    • Revised version due date : 30 January , 2020
    • Final version due date : 30 March , 2020

Instructions for Special Issue on Advanced approaches for information processing in multimedia, decision making and security systems (AdvInfoProc2019)

  • In recent years we can observe how new advanced computing technologies, and computational approaches are successfully used in many application areas like VR/AR and multimedia technologies, decision making and information retrieval solutions, pattern classification, and security systems. The big progress in application of intelligent information processing techniques is possible thanks to the development of new computing approaches and techniques oriented on using of innovative models for information processing or cognitive computing, which is based on human thinking models and perceptual abilities (bio-inspired computation etc.). Such human-oriented information processing methods allow to intelligently analyze a great amount of data (multimedia, Cloud, classified etc.), store them, manage in secure manner, and transmit over communication networks. Further development of such technologies will depend on future computing approaches for information fusion, understanding, reasoning and encryption of analyzed data. These subjects, as well as a number of others, connected with advanced information processing and securing methodologies, for pervasive computing, IoT, smart infrastructure, 5G communication networks, VR/AR technologies, will form the subject of a Special Issue on “Advanced approaches for information processing in multimedia, decision making and security systems (AdvInfoProc2019)
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editor of the special issue is Prof. Marek R. Ogiela, AGH University of Science and Technology, Cryptography and Cognitive Informatics Research Group, Krakow, Poland with website.
  • The Topics of interest for this special issue are:
    • Behavioral and perceptual models for data analysis and management
    • Bio-inspired approaches for information processing and understanding
    • New computational models for security and cryptography
    • Application of cognitive information systems
    • Innovative decision making approaches
    • Secure data and services management
    • Human oriented protocols
    • Visual pattern analysis and application
    • Steganography and authentication
    • Information retrieval and decision support systems
    • Computational intelligence and telecommunications
    • VR/AR, and multimedia systems
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as AdvInfoProc2019 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 papers.
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
    • Each paper submitted for this Special Issue will go through peer-review process by at least two reviewers.
  • Important dates:
    • Manuscript submission deadline: September 1, 2019
    • Notification of acceptance: November 1, 2019
    • Submission of final revised paper: December 1, 2019
    • Publication of special issue (tentative): 4 months after receipt of papers and editorial

Instructions for Special Issue on Internet of Things in the big data era(IOTITBDE2019)

  • The IOTITBDE2019 special issue calls for high quality and up-to-date technology related to Internet of Things and serves as a forum for researchers all over the world to discuss their works and recent advancements in the field. In particular, the special issue is going to showcase the most recent progress and development in Internet of Things discovery and exploration. Both theoretical studies and state-of-the-art practical applications are welcome for submission. All the submitted papers will be peer-reviewed and selected on the basis of their quality and relevance to the theme of this special issue.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
  • Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
    • Big data research in the IoT
    • Industrial IoT in the big data era
    • Internet of Medical Things and intelligent medical process in the big data era
    • Intelligent supply chain management in the big data era
    • Intelligent medical waste management
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as IOTITBDE2019 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 papers.
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline for Special Issue: December 30 2019.
    • First round of review: March 30 2020.
    • Final manuscript due: August 30, 2020.
    • Estimated publication date: December 30, 2020.

Instructions for Special Issue on Trust Management and Security Enforcement in Internet of Things (TMSEIoT 2019)

  • The TMSEIoT 2019 Special Issue is a call for extended versions of of high-quality papers from the 13th IFIP International Conference on Trust Management (IFIPTM 2019), the 5th International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Big Data (SocialSec 2019), and the 15th International Conference on Information Security Practice and Experience (ISPEC 2019). This is also an open special issue where everyone is encouraged to submit papers.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
    • Dr. Weizhi Meng, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.
    • Dr. Christian D. Jensen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.
    • Prof. Piotr Cofta, University of Science and Technology (UTP), Poland.
    • Dr. Tyrone W A Grandison, Data-Driven institute, USA
    • Dr. Wun-She Yap, Universiti Tunku Adbul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia
  • The Topics of interest for this special issue are:
    • Trust and security in Information Technology
    • Formal aspects (specification, reasoning, and analysis)
    • Trust-based and trust-aware IT policy management
    • Trust and security in social networks and emerging contexts
    • Trust and security in collaborative applications, crowd-sourcing and wiki systems
    • Trust in human-computer interaction and usable systems
    • Intrusion detection and prevention
    • Firewall and honeypot
    • Ethical, sociological, psychological, legal aspects
    • Trust and Identity Management
    • Benchmarks, metrics and computation
    • Blockchain and its use in trust and security
    • Edge Computing in trust and security
    • Big data technology in trust and security
    • Trust and security in Cloud environments
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as TMSEIoT2019 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 papers.
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline for Special Issue: November 30, 2019.
    • First round of review: December 30, 2019.
    • Final manuscript due: March 30, 2020.
    • Estimated publication date: May, 2020.

Instructions for ICDS19 Special Issue on Data Integration and Distribution for Smart City

  • This Special Issue on “High Performance Big Data and Intelligent Systems” is open to high-quality papers presented at sixth international conference ICDS19 on data science held at Ningbo, China May 18-19, 2019.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
    • Prof. Jie Cao, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, China
    • Prof. Yong Shi, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
    • Prof. Philip S. Yu, University of Illinois at Chicago, U. S. A.
    • Prof. Jing He, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, China
  • The Topics of interest for this special issue are:
    • Traceability Data Management
      • Visualization of IoT based Traceability system
      • Intelligent Data Fusion and Aggregation
      • Storage Management Technologies
      • Deep Learning
      • Big (Sensor) Data
      • Pattern Discovery
      • Multiple Representation Structure
      • Spatiotemporal Data Management and Analysis
    • IoT based Traceability Data Acquisition and Architecture
      • Chips
      • Operating System
      • Computer System Architecture
      • RFID Related Technologies;
      • Wireless Sensor Network
      • Online Quality Estimation;
      • Data Acquisition based on Smart Phones
      • User Analysis based on Social Network
      • Communication system
    • Smart City
      • Data Security
      • Data Integration
      • Data Distribution
      • Data Integration
      • Data Infrastructure
      • Big Data Analytics Framework
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as ICDS19 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 papers.
    • The submitted papers must be original and must not be under consideration in any other venue.
    • All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: 31st October 2019
    • 1st review round 23rd December 2019
    • Revised version: 20th February 2020
    • 2nd review round: 31st March 2020
    • Final manuscript due: 31st May 2020

Instructions for Special Issue on High Performance Big Data and Intelligent Systems (HPBD&IS 2019)

  • This Special Issue on “High Performance Big Data and Intelligent Systems” is open to high-quality papers presented at The 2019 International Conference on High Performance Big Data and Intelligent Systems (HPBD&IS 2019) held in Shenzhen, China on May 9-11, 2019.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The Topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:
    • High Performance Computer Architecture
    • High Performance Computer System Software
    • High Performance Computing Environments
    • High Performance Micro Processor
    • High Performance Storage Technology
    • Multi-Core and Multi-Threaded Architecture Methods
    • Architecture, Software and Algorithm of Parallel and Distributed System
    • High Performance Ubiquitous Computing
    • High Performance Adaptive and Evolutionary Computing
    • High Performance Application
    • Parallel Processing of Big Data
    • Big Data Model, Processing Algorithm and Programming Technology
    • Representation of Multimedia Big Data
    • Big Data Analytics and Metrics
    • Big Data Durability and Storage
    • Big Data Quality and Source Control
    • Big Data Protection Integrity and Privacy
    • Big Data Storage and Computing Fusion Technology
    • Big Data Search and Mining
    • Big Data Visual Analysis
    • Big Data Business Model Innovation
    • Big Data Security Application
    • Neural Network and Learning Systems
    • Computer Vision
    • Machine Art
    • Robotic Science and Control Engineering
    • Smart Sensor and Sensor Fusion
    • Intelligent Storage Device and System
    • Real Time Surveillance
    • Adaptive Surveillance System
    • Virtual System
    • Complex Systems and Networks
    • Intelligent Manufacturing
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
    • Xian-He Sun, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA (Lead Guest Editor).
    • Cheng-Zhong Xu, University of Macau, China.
    • Weijun Li, Institute of Semiconductors Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen DAPU Microelectronics Co., Ltd., China.
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as HPBD&IS 2019 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 papers.
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
    • Please prepare manuscripts using Latex with Class Files.
    • There is a 18 page max length limit (inclusive of figures and tables).
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: August 31, 2019
    • First round of reviews: October 30, 2019
    • Second round of reviews [if needed]: December 15, 2019
    • Final Decision: January 15, 2020
    • Camera-ready due: February 15, 2020

Instructions for security and privacy aspects in IoT communication (IOTSEC19)

  • This special issue focuses on all security and privacy aspects in IoT communication. It will benefit the research community towards identifying challenges and disseminating the latest methodologies and solutions to security and privacy issues in modern IoT communication technologies. Its objective is to publish high-quality articles presenting open issues, algorithms, protocols, policies, frameworks, standards, and solutions for IoT communication related to security and privacy.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The Topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:
    • Secure Data Management in IoT
    • IoT Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Firewalls, Packet Filters
    • Malware, Botnets, and Distributed Denial of Service in IoT
    • IoT Communication Privacy and Anonymity
    • IoT Forensics Techniques
    • Public Key Infrastructures, Key Management, and Credential Management
    • Secure Routing in IoT
    • Security & Privacy in Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
    • Security & Privacy for IoT applications.
    • Disaster Recovery in IoT Communication and Networks.
    • Reliability of IoT Communication.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
    • Sheng Wen, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia,
    • Zhen Ling, China Southeast University, China,
    • Weizhi Meng, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as IOTSEC19 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 papers.
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: December 16, 2019
    • 1st review round notification: April 16, 2020
    • Final Notification: June 15, 2020
    • Electronic Publication: four months after all final papers submitted.

Instructions for Special Issue on Quantum computation for Big Data Processing in Large Scale Applications (AMMCS19)

  • This special issue aims to address broad challenges in both theoretical and application aspects of big data processing for intelligent real-life applications in quantum computing environment. This Special Issue includes selected papers from the Special Session on Quantum Information and Quantum Computation at the interdisciplinary international conference in a series of AMMCS meetings August 18-23, 2019 held in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada as well as an open call.
  • Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
    • Quantum information theory,
    • Quantum computer science,
    • Quantum entanglement,
    • Quantum measurement,
    • Quantum circuits,
    • Quantum logic,
    • Quantum algorithms,
    • Quantum communication protocols,
    • Quantum imaging and sensing,
    • Quantum dot cellular automata,
    • Quantum big data analysis
    • Quantum information processing in smart applications
    • Quantum Image Processing
    • Quantum information protocols for cryptography,
    • Quantum information protocols for communications,
    • Quantum information protocols for computation,
    • Quantum information protocols for sensing.
    • Quantum Mechanics
    • Quantum computing for big data analysis
    • Quantum Wireless Sensor network
    • quantum algorithms
    • models of quantum computation
    • Quantum complexity theory
    • Quantum Intelligent Systems
    • Quantum Machine learning
    • Evolutionary Computation for quantum applications
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
    • Dr. Ahmed Farouk, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada (Lead Guest Editor).
    • Dr Saru Kumari, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, India.
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as the AMMCS19 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 papers.
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: July 10 2019
    • First Round of Reviews: August 31, 2019
    • Final Decision: September 30, 2019

Instructions for HCW 2019 and HeteroPar 2019

  • This issue is open to selected papers of the Heterogeneity in Computing Workshop (HCW 2019) held together with the IPDPS conference and the 17th International Workshop on Algorithms, Models and Tools for Parallel Computing on Heterogeneous Platforms (Heteropar 2019), held in conjunction with Euro-Par Conference in Göttingen, Germany.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as the Joint HCW-HeteroPar 2019 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
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
    • Prospective authors should prepare manuscripts using Latex with Class Files
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: October 20, 2019.
    • First Notification: December 20, 2019.
    • Final Notification: February 20, 2020.

Instructions for Special Issue on Applications and Techniques in Cyber Intelligence ATCI2019

  • 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 2019 International Conference on Applications and Techniques in Cyber Intelligence (ATCI2019) June 22-24 2019 Huainan as well as an open call.
  • 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
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
    • Zheng Xu, Shanghai University, China (Lead Guest Editor).
    • Shunxiang Zhang, Anhui University of Science and Technology, China.
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as the ATCI2019 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 papers.
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: July 10 2019
    • First Round of Reviews: August 31, 2019
    • Final Decision: September 30, 2019

Instructions for Special Issue SPSDM2019 on "Security and Privacy in Social Data Mining"

  • This special issue is open to all on the topics in Security and Privacy in Social Data Mining described below.
  • A detailed call is available
  • Topics: This special issue aims to investigate the impact of the adoption of advanced and innovative Computational Intelligence techniques in industrial and medical applications including the ones that takes advantage of recent Big Data Architectures. This edition of the special issue is focused primarily on signal processing for industrial and medical applications with special emphasis to stream processing and big data platforms.
    • Security and privacy in social networks
    • Social data mining
    • Multi-media data mining
    • Social network abuse
    • Big data security and privacy
    • Database and software security
    • Information propagation in social networks
    • Spam and phishing problems in social networks
    • Privacy preserving theories, algorithms, and metrics
    • Privacy preserving in heterogeneous data fusion
    • Privacy in multi-media data
    • Differential privacy theories and applications
    • Forensics in social big data
    • Social big data outsourcing
    • Applied cryptography for social big data
    • User authentication
    • Adversarial machine learning
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as Security and Privacy in Social Data Mining SPSDM2019 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 papers.
    • Authors are encouraged to use the journal's Latex template
    • There is a 16 page max length limit (inclusive of figures and tables)
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Submission Deadline: 01 November 2019
    • Decision Notification: 01 February 2020
    • Camera Ready Paper: 01 May 2020

Instructions for CITIMA2018 Special Issue on “Computational Intelligence Techniques for Industrial and Medical Applications”

  • This special issue is open to all on the topics from the International Workshop on Computational Intelligence Techniques for Industrial and Medical Applications (CITIMA2018) held at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (26-29 November 2018).
  • A detailed call is available
  • Topics: This special issue aims to promote research and reflect the most recent advances of the security and privacy in social data mining. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the ones listed below.
    • Imaging for Industrial applications
    • Computational Intelligence approaches in Biomedical Signal Processing
    • Computational Intelligence approaches in Consumer Electronics
    • Real-time Multimedia Signal Processing
    • Intelligent User Interfaces
    • Virtual-augmented reality for Healthcare
    • Demosaicking and denoising in digital image acquisition pipeline
    • Spatial and temporal estimation and protection of media streams
    • Learning systems for signal and information processing and evidential reasoning for recognition
    • Soft computing approaches for embedded multimedia systems
    • Real time signal processing & vision
    • Big Data architectures for Computational Intelligence
    • Big Data processing for industrial and medical applications
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as CITMA2018 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 papers.
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
    • Please use Latex for paper with template
    • There is a 18 page max length limit (inclusive of figures and tables)
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: 31 July 2019.
    • First round notification: 30 September 2019
    • Date that revised papers are due: 30 November 2019
    • Date of final decision notification: 31 January 2020
    • Camera Ready Copy 29 February 2020.

Instructions for Special Issue on GoodTechs International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good GoodTechs19

  • This Special Issue on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good is open to all and, in particular, to extended version of the papers accepted and presented at the International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good, Valencia, Spain, September 2019
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
  • Papers submitted to the special issue should cover topics of interests that include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Blockchain for social good
    • Communication between mobile devices
    • Content Distribution
    • E-learning solutions
    • Data collection, organization and dissemination methods
    • Delay-tolerant aerial networks and ferrying approaches
    • Deployment and field-testing
    • Digital tools for art and feelings
    • Environment sensing, monitoring and preservation
    • Experimental results of communication testbeds
    • Game, entertainment, and multimedia applications
    • Health and social care
    • Human-object interaction
    • ICT for development
    • Mobile service architectures and frameworks
    • Mobility and handover management
    • New application scenarios for vehicular communications
    • Pervasive and ubiquitous services in cloud and IoT
    • Platforms and frameworks for mobile devices
    • Privacy issues and solutions
    • Protocol design, testing and verification
    • Security issues, architectures and solutions
    • Smart cities and transportation
    • Smart economy solutions: e-banking, e-business
    • Smart governance and e-administration
    • Smart living and E-health
    • Technology addressing the digital divide
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as GoodTechs19 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 papers.
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
    • There is a 20 page max length limit (inclusive of figures and tables)
    • For any questions, please contact Armir Bujari
  • Important dates:
    • Manuscript submission deadline: 15 November 2019
    • First Review Notification: 15 December 2019
    • Revision due: 15 January 2020

Instructions for Special Issue on FPDAPP18, Future Perspectives on Decentralized Applications

  • This Special Issue on "Future Perspectives on Decentralized Applications" primarily will carry revised and substantially extended versions of papers presented at FPDAPP2018, held in conjuction with EUROPAR2018. We also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate to FPDAPP2018 to submit articles for this call.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
    • Andrea Bracciali, Stirling University
    • Claudio Schifanella, University of Turin
  • Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    • Decentralized democracy
    • Smart voting
    • Blockchain for common goods
    • Decentralized governance
    • Healthcare
    • Smart home
    • Decentralized IoT management
    • Supply chain management
    • Blockchain in social networking
    • Decentralized privacy
    • Identities management
    • Token economy
    • Blockchain analysis and monitoring tools
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as FPDAPP2018 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 papers.
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
    • For any questions, please contact Claudio Schifanella
  • Important dates:
    • Manuscript submission deadline: 15 June 2019
    • Review Notification: 31 July 2019
    • Final manuscript due: 31 August 2019

Instructions for Special Issue on Towards Understanding and Harnessing the Potential of Africa in Digitalization (DigAfrica2019)

  • This special issue aims at giving the opportunity to young researchers from Africa contributing in digitalization efforts in terms of data management and analytics to promote, disseminate their findings in well-known venues, align their research to international requirements.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
    • Soumia Benkrid, ESI, Algiers, Algeria
    • Rim Moussa, University of Carthage, Tunisia
    • Hassan Badir, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tanger, Morocco
    • Moussa Lo, University of Gaston Berger, Saint-Louis, Senegal
    • Ladjel Bellatreche, LIAS/ISAE-ENSMA, Poitiers, France
  • Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    • Data Warehouse and OLAP
    • Business Intelligence
    • Big Data Analytics -Algorithms, techniques
    • Big Data Applications in Science, Education, Telecommunication, Energy, Agriculture, healthcare, …
    • Data Science
    • Blockchain
    • Social Network Analytics
    • Linked Open Data
    • Education Improvement
    • Transportation
    • Business Information Systems
    • Data Integration
    • Data Analytics in E-learning
    • Cloud Computing
    • Data Storage
    • Smart Applications (smart cities, smart buildings, …)
    • Energy (e.g., smart grids)
    • Conflict and crisis management
    • Open Source Software and Software Ecosystems in Africa
    • Internet of People, Things and Services (IoPTS)
    • Data Security and Risk
    • Inventory/resource optimization
    • Geophysical applications: seismic data processing, petroleum data, etc.
    • Logs analysis Logs interpretation
    • Simulations
    • Web Services
    • Quality of Data and Software
    • Edge Analytics
    • Financial Services
    • Text analysis
    • Automatic Analysis of Dialects
    • Applications, and algorithm and software technologies
    • Concurrent algorithms and computational methods
    • Unification of computing and communication; unification of parallel and distributed computing
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as DigAfrica2019 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 papers.
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Manuscript submission deadline: 08 April 2019
    • Notification of Review: 27 may 2019
    • Revision due: 1 July 2019
    • Notification of 2nd Review: 12 August 2019
    • 2nd Revision [if needed] due: 16 September 2019
    • Notification of Final Acceptance: 30 September 2019

Instructions for Special Issue on the Workshop on Exascale MPI (EXAMPI2018)

  • This Special Issue is open to high-quality papers presented at sixth Workshop on Exascale MPI, held in Dallas, TX, USA, November 12, 2018 in conjunction with SC'18.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
    • Ryan E. Grant, Sandia National Laboratories.
    • Daniel Holmes, EPCC.
    • Anthony Skjellum, University of Tennessee Chattanooga.
    • Purushotham V. Bangalore, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as EXAMPI2018 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 20 pages in length
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: January 14, 2019
    • First review round completed: March 2, 2019
    • Camera Ready copy for Journal, April 6, 2019

Instructions for Special Issue on networking, high-performance computer architecture, and parallel and distributed data storage technologies (NAS2019)

  • This Special Issue focuses on all the aspects for the latest research on networking, high-performance computer architecture, and parallel and distributed data storage technologies. The purpose of this special issue is to provide a high-quality international forum for presentations and discussions of innovative ideas, recent research results on networking, storage, and architectures. This call is open for all contributions, but also invites selected best papers from the 14th IEEE international conference on Networking, Storage, and Architectures (NAS 2019) on Aug. 15-17, 2019 in Enshi, China.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
    • Xubin He, Professor of Temple University
    • Weijun Xiao, Associate Professor of Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    • Accelerator-based architectures
    • Ad hoc and sensor networks
    • Application-specific, reconfigurable or embedded architectures
    • Architecture for handheld or mobile devices
    • Architecture, networking or storage modeling and simulation methodologies
    • Big Data infrastructure
    • Big Data services and analytics
    • Cloud and grid computing
    • Cloud storage
    • Data-center scale architectures
    • Effects of circuits and emerging technology on architecture
    • Energy-aware storage
    • File systems, object-based storage
    • GPU architecture and programming
    • HW/SW co-design and tradeoffs
    • Mobile and wireless networks
    • Network applications and services
    • Network architecture and protocols
    • Network information theory
    • Network modeling and measurement
    • Network security
    • Non-volatile memory technologies
    • Parallel and multi-core architectures
    • Parallel I/O
    • Power and energy efficient architectures and techniques
    • Processor, cache, memory system architectures
    • Software defined networking
    • Software defined storage
    • SSD architecture and applications
    • Storage management
    • Storage performance and scalability
    • Storage virtualization and security
    • Virtual and overlay networks
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as NAS2019 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.
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Submission Deadline: Oct 31, 2019
    • Notification: Dec. 31, 2019
    • First round of reviews: Dec. 31, 2019
    • Second round of reviews: Jan. 31, 2020
    • Final Decision: Jan. 31, 2020
    • Camera-ready due: Feb. 15, 2020

Instructions for Special Issue on Advances in Parallel and High Performance Computing for Artificial Intelligence Applications (HPML2019)

  • This Special Issue on Advances in Parallel and High Performance Computing for Artificial Intelligence Applications invites innovative research work on themes related to the interplay of High Performance Computing (HPC), Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The objective of this special issue is to bring together the HPC and AI/ML communities to present their applications and solutions to performance issues, and to present how AI/ML can be used to solve HPC problems. This is an open call for contributions. Besides, best papers from the High Performance Machine Learning Workshop (HPML2019) held with CCGrid2019 will be selected and their authors invited to submit extended versions with at least 50% of new material to be considered for this special issue.
  • Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    • Machine learning (including deep learning) models
    • Large scale machine learning applications
    • Statistical models
    • Large scale data analytics
    • Machine learning applied to HPC
    • Accelerated Machine Learning
    • HPC applied to Machine Learning
    • Benchmarking, performance measurements, and analysis of ML models
    • Hardware acceleration for ML and AI
    • Parallel ML and AI models
    • HPC infrastructure and resource management for ML
    • Parallel Causal Models
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as HPML2019 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.
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Paper Submission: 30 August 2019
    • 1st Notification of Initial Decision: 2 October 2019
    • Final Manuscripts Due: 13 December 2019
    • Publication Date: Early 2020

Instructions for Special Issue on Semantics, Knowledge and Computing for Advanced Intelligent Systems SKG2019

  • This issue is open for submissions, including extended high-quality papers presented at SKG2018 and SKG 2019 (15th International Conference on Semantics, Knowledge and Grids, September, 2019, China).
  • Intelligent systems are surpassing human experts from one area to another with the growing ability for collecting big data. This movement of artificial intelligence and big data challenges not only computing infrastructure but also the fundamental computing model and research paradigm. Semantics, Knowledge and advanced computing infrastructure (including edge computing, cloud computing, Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Society) represent three communities of practice that are significantly influencing research on advanced intelligent systems. This special issue is to report the latest advance on this direction, promote cross-area research and accelerate the development of relevant areas.
  • Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    • Semantics modeling, including semantic link networks and multi-dimensional resource space, including automatic construction, discovery, reasoning, analysis and management.
    • Automatic summarization and integration of various data including texts, pictures and videos for advanced information services.
    • Advanced question answering systems, research and practice.
    • Knowledge discovery in big data and the methods for transforming big data into knowledge.
    • Knowledge modeling and management, including knowledge graph and services.
    • Advanced data models, software tools, and computing infrastructures for big data management and advanced intelligent systems.
    • Applications in education, healthcare, city, environment and business.
  • The guest editor of the special issue is Professor Hai Zhuge
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as SKG2019 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.
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Paper submission due: September 29, 2019
    • Completion of first review: November 7, 2019
    • Revision due: November 30, 2019
    • Notification of acceptance: December 25, 2019

Instructions for Special Issue on Novel Parallel Processing Techniques for IoT-based Machine Learning Applications MPP2019

  • This Special Issue on "Novel Parallel Processing Techniques for IoT-based Machine Learning Applications" will receive extended versions of the best papers accepted and presented at the MPP 2019: 8th Workshop on Parallel Programming Models - Special Edition on IoT and Machine Learning, May 24 2019 held in conjunction with IPDPS 2019 conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Topics of interest:
    • Novel execution models and languages for parallelism
    • Novel parallel programming techniques and architectures
    • Heterogeneous programming models
    • Synchronization mechanisms
    • Storage techniques
    • Load-balancing and scheduling mechanisms
    • Error detection/recovery
    • Theoretical analysis of systems
    • Smart network devices
    • Software-defined networks
    • Integration of IoT, Fog, Edge and Cloud Computing
    • Neural Networks inference and training on IoT, Fog, Edge and cloud environments
    • Performance analysis
    • Applications
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Gabriele Mencagli, University of Pisa, Italy
    • Cristiana Bentes, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brazil
    • Felipe M. G. França, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil
    • Leandro A. J. Marzulo, Google, USA
    • Mauricio Pilla, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as MPP2019 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.
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue with 5 to 8 expected
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: 6th September 2019
    • 1st review round 15th November 2019
    • Revised version: 17th January 2020
    • 2nd review round: 14th February 2020
    • Final manuscript due: 6th March 2020

Instructions for Special Issue on Programming Models and Applications for Multicores and Manycores PMAM2019

  • This Special Issue is by invitation only to selected papers presented at the 10th International Workshop on Programming Models and Applications for Multicores and Manycore PMAM 2019 held on February 17, 2019 in Washington, DC, USA in conjunction with PPoPP 2019 conference
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Quan Chen, Associate Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
    • Zhiyi Huang Associate Professor University of Otago, New Zealand
    • Min Si, Assistant Computer Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as PMAM2019 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.
    • Only Latex will be accepted (Wiley template).
    • There is a 20 page max length limit (12 point single space, inclusive of figures and tables).
  • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Invitation for selected papers: 20 February 2019
    • Please submit your full paper to Manuscript Central as PMAM 2019
    • Special issue submission deadline: 1st May 2019
    • Reviews due: 2nd September 2019
    • Final version of the paper: 6 December 2019

Instructions for Special Issue on High-Performance Interconnection Networks in the Exascale and Big-Data Era ICSSC19

  • This Special Issue on "High-Performance Interconnection Networks in the Exascale and Big-Data Era" will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the ICSSC’ 2019: International Conference on Signals systems and Communication, January 07-09, 2019, College of Engineering, Guindy, 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.
  • Papers submitted to the special issue should cover topics of interests that include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Interconnect architectures and network technologies for high-speed, low-latency interconnects.
    • Scalable network topologies, suitable for interconnecting a huge number of nodes.
    • Power saving policies in the interconnect devices and network infrastructure, both at software and hardware level.
    • Good practices in the configuration of the network control software.
    • Network communication protocols: MPI, RDMA, MapReduce, etc.
    • APIs and support for programming models.
    • Routing algorithms.
    • Quality of Service (QoS).
    • Reliability and Fault tolerance.
    • Load balancing and traffic scheduling.
    • Network Virtualization.
    • Congestion Management.
    • Applications and Traffic characterization.
    • Modeling and simulation tools.
    • Performance Evaluation.
    • Interfacing accelerators through the interconnect (GPUs, Xeon Phi, etc).
    • Network infrastructure in distributed storage, distributed databases and Big-Data.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Dr. Edmond Prakash, Professor and Head of Creative Technologies, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom.
    • Dr. M. A.Bhagyaveni, Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai, India.
    • Dr. Abdennour El Rhalibi, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as ICSSC19 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.
  • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Manuscript submission deadline:30-March-2019
    • Peer Review Due: 30-May-2019
    • Revision Due: 30-July-2019
    • Final manuscripts due: 30-September-2019

Instructions for Special Issue on LSDVE2018 Distributed Large Scale Applications and Environments

  • This Special Issue on Distributed Large Scale Applications and Environments is open to all and, in particular, to extended version of the papers accepted and presented at the 6th Workshop on Large Scale Distributed Virtual Environments on Clouds and P2P held in conjunction with EUROPAR 2018 conference, Torino, August 2018.
  • A detailed call is available.
  • Papers submitted to the special issue should cover topics of interests that include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Distributed cryptocurrencies
    • Block-chain applications: IoT, e-health, supply chain
    • Distributed online social networks
    • Internet of Things (IoT) applications
    • Distributed sensing
    • Distributed gaming
    • Platforms for large scale distributed applications: peer to peer, cloud, hybrid
    • Modelling distributed applications as complex networks
    • Security and Privacy in large scale distributed applications
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Laura Ricci, University of Pisa, Italy,
    • Barbara Guidi, University of Pisa, Italy,
    • Radu Prodan, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as LSDVE2018 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.
    • There is a 20 page max length limit (inclusive of figures and tables)
    • For any queries, contact: Laura Ricci
  • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline : 30 April 2019
    • First Review Notification: 15 June 2019
    • Revision Due: 15 July 2019

Instructions for Special Issue on ISIT2018 Intelligent Systems for the Internet of Things

  • This Issue on Intelligent Systems for the Internet of Things is open by invitation to extended versions of high-quality papers presented at the 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Systems for the Internet of Things (ICISIT2018). This is also an open special issue where everyone is encourage to submit papers.
  • Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
    • Data Mining for the IoT
    • Soft Computing for the IoT
    • Metaheuristic algorithms for the IoT and M2M
    • Cloud Computing for the IoT
    • Big Data for the IoT
    • Mobile Computing and Sensing for the IoT and M2M
    • Intelligent Network Technologies for the IoT
    • Intelligent Security Framework and Protocol for the IoT
    • Intelligent Privacy Protection for the IoT
    • IoT on eHealth and Ambient Assisted Living
    • IoT on energy management
    • IoT in industry
    • Network Performance Metrics for the IoT
    • Protocols and Standardization of the IoT
    • Internet of Vehicles
    • Applications of the IoT
    • Intelligent Sensing big data computing for social and mobile applications
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Xiaohui Cui, Wuhan University, China
    • Bilial Suman, USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future, USA
    • Lin Jiang, East China University of Technology, China
    • Zhibo Wang, Wuhan University, China
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as ISIT2018 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.
  • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: April 30, 2019
    • 1st review round 20 May 2019
    • Submission deadline for revised versions of the manuscripts: 30 June 2019
    • Final Decision: 31 July 2019

Instructions for Special Issue on 2018 International conference on Cloud (Edge) Computing, big data and Blockchain (ICCBB 2018)

  • The ICCBB 2018 Special Issue is a call for extended papers of presentations held during the 2018 International conference on Cloud (Edge) Computing, big data and Blockchain (ICCBB 2018), Fuzhou, China, November 15-17, 2018.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
    • Edge Computing model and applications
    • Novel models for Data-intensive cloud computing
    • Big data technologies and applications
    • Big data security and privacy
    • Blockchain applied in big data for finance, healthcare, smart cities, smart agriculture, industrial 4.0 and digitization, etc
    • Smart contract for the fusion of blockchain and big data
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as ICCBB2018 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.
  • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline for Special Issue: March 10, 2019.
    • First round of review: April 10, 2019.
    • Final manuscript due: April 30, 2019.
    • Estimated publication date: March, 2020.

Instructions for Special Issue on Recent Advance in Security and Privacy for Smart Society RASPSS19

  • This Special Issue on Recent Advance in Security and Privacy for Smart Society solicits innovative research work on building secure smart society in next generation networking paradigm. The aim is to establish understanding of the potential security vulnerabilities and threat models, as well as to develop security architectures and defending mechanisms for CPS and next generation network infrastructures. This special issue accepts unpublished original research articles and the substantially-extended versions of distinguished conference/workshop papers.
  • A detailed call is available.
  • This special issue is built around the following conferences and workshops
    • The 5th International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Big Data (SocialSec 2019)
    • The 11th International Workshop on Security in e-Science and e-Research (ISSR 2019)
    • The 17th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications (IEEE TrustCom-18)
    • The 14th International Conference on Information Security Practice and Experience (ISPEC 2018)
    • The 11th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking (ICMU 2018)
    • The 2018 International Workshop on Privacy, Security and Trust in Computational Intelligence (PSTCI 2018)
    • The Second International Workshop on Securing IoT Networks 2018 (SITN-2018)
  • Papers submitted to the special issue should cover topics of interests that include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Security and privacy of CPS including IoT
    • Secure 5G networks
    • General network security schemes for next generation networking
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Dr Zhiyuan Tan, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh EH10 5DT, Scotland, UK
    • Dr Chunhua Su Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Pref. 965-8580, Japan.
    • Dr Xuyun Zhang, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand.
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as RASPSS19 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.
  • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: September 30, 2019
    • First review results: November 30, 2019
    • Revised manuscript due: March 31, 2020
    • Final decision: May 31, 2020
    • Final version deadline: June 30, 2020
    • Publication (Tentative): Late 2020

Instructions for Special Issue on Resource brokering with Blockchain (RBchain2018)

  • This Special Issue on “Resource brokering with Blockchain” is open for submission, and includes high-quality papers presented at The 10th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom 2018) held in Nicosia, Cyprus on December 10-13, 2018.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Dr. Chunming Rong, University of Stavanger (Norway)
    • Dr. Marc Makkes, Vrije Universiteit (Netherlands)
    • Dr. Martin Gilje Jaatun, University of Stavanger (Norway)
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as RBchain2018 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
  • A maximum of 15 published papers plus editorial in special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Paper Submission: 1 March 2019.
    • 1st Notification of Initial Decision: 1 June 2019.
    • First round of review: June 20th, 2019.
    • Final Manuscripts Due: 1 August 2019.
    • Publication Date: Late 2019/Early 2020.

Instructions for CANDAR 2018 Special Issue on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networking

  • CANDAR’18 Special Issue is a call for selected papers presented on the Sixth International Symposium on Computing and Networking (CANDAR 2018) and its Workshops at Takayama, Japan, from November 27-30, 2018.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Jacir Luiz Bordim, University of Brasília, Brazil
    • Akihir Fujiwara, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
    • Yasuaki Ito, Hiroshima University, Japan
    • Sayaka Kamei, Hiroshima University, Japan
    • Susumu Matsumae, Saga University, Japan
    • Fukuhit Ooshita, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as CANDAR2018 special issue
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% extension from the conference original papers.
    • The submitted papers must be original and must not be under consideration in any other venue. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers.
  • A maximum of 12 published papers plus editorial in special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Invitation to Special Issue: December 15th 2018.
    • Submission deadline for Special Issue: April 30th, 2019.
    • First round of review: June 20th, 2019.
    • Revised papers due: July 20th, 2019
    • Final notification: September 1st, 2019
    • Camera-ready due: October 1st, 2019

Instructions for Special Issue on Cloud Computing based Big Data Processing and Intelligent Analytics CBD2018

  • This Special Issue on “Cloud Computing based Big Data Processing and Intelligent Analytics” is open for submission, and includes high-quality papers presented at The 6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Cloud and Big Data (CBD 2018) held in Lanzhou, Gansu, China on August 12-15, 2018.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as CBD2018 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
  • Important dates:
    • Paper Submission: 31 January 2019
    • 1st Notification of Initial Decision: 30 April 2019
    • Final Manuscripts Due: 27 June 2019
    • Publication Date: Late 2019

Instructions for Special Issue on Advances in Metaheuristic Optimization Algorithms AMOA2018

  • This Special Issue on Advances in Metaheuristic Optimization Algorithms is a call for extended papers of presentations held during the 2018 International Conference on Intelligent Computing, August 15-18, 2018 Wuhan, China, Special Session on Advances in Metaheuristic Optimization Algorithm.
  • A detailed call is available.
  • Papers submitted to the special issue should cover topics of interests that include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Swarm Intelligence algorithms with applications
    • Nature Inspired algorithms with applications
    • Glowworm Swarm Optimization (GSO) algorithms with applications
    • Bat Algorithm (BA) with applications
    • Cuckoo Algorithm (CA) with applications
    • Grey Wolf Optimization Algorithm (GWOA) algorithms with applications
    • Moth Swarm Algorithm (MSA) with applications
    • Dragonfly Algorithm(DA) with applications
    • New metaheuristic optimization algorithms convergence analysis and parameter choice method
    • Two-stage metaheuristic optimization algorithms with applications
    • Hybrid metaheuristic optimization algorithms with applications
    • Hyper metaheuristic optimization algorithms with applications
    • Various improved version metaheuristic optimization algorithms with applications
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as AMOA2018 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.
  • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: January 2, 2019
    • Author notification: Feb 15, 2019
    • Revised papers due: Mar 30, 2019
    • Final notification: May 10, 2019
    • Camera-ready due: Jun 1, 2019

Instructions for Special issue on high performance computing for computational science (VECPAR’18)

  • This Special Issue is a call for extended papers of presentations held during the 13th International Meeting on High-Performance Computing for Computational Science (VECPAR’18), September 17-19 2018, in São Pedro - Brazil. Authors of selected papers of the conference will be invited to submit extended versions which can be published in special issue upon evaluation.
  • An open call for papers in this area is also included.
  • The detailed call is available
  • Papers submitted to the special issue should cover topics of interests that include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Large-scale Simulations in computational science and engineering
    • Parallel and Distributed Computing
    • Parallel Algorithms
    • Numerical Algorithms on Multicore, GPUs and Emerging Architectures
    • Symbolic algorithms on Multicore, GPUs and Emerging Architectures
    • Support Tools and Environments
    • Scheduling and Load Balancing
    • Performance Analysis, Evaluation and Tuning
    • Parallel and high performance machine learning algorithms and applications
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as VECPAR2018 special issue
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% extension from the conference original papers.
    • The submitted papers must be original and must not be under consideration in any other venue. Any questions about the special issue should be addressed to guest editors.
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline to VECPAR Conference: June 15 2018.
    • Invitation to Special Issue October 15 2018.
    • Submission deadline for Special Issue February 28, 2019.
    • First round of review: April 30, 2019.
    • Final manuscript due: July 28, 2019.
    • Estimated publication date: fourth Quarter 2019

Instructions for TIOT2018 Special Issue on “Towards the Internet of Things of year 2020: Applications and future trends”

  • This special issue is open to all on the theme "Towards the Internet of Things of year 2020" and topics from the 5th edition of the International Workshop on Data Mining on IoT Systems (VICTA 2018) held at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (26-29 November 2018).
  • The detailed call is available
  • Topics: We envisage that IoT will continue to evolve as new computing and communication paradigm will arrive at a mature stage, and therefore it is important to research independent IoT solutions of the specified technologies involved, including but not limited to the following aspects:
    • Technological needs - encompassing existing technologies (and those to come) with their own peculiarities;
    • Finalization needs - addressing issues with remarkable social impact;
    • Service design needs - integrates several technologies to convey information from sources that are not only people but also real and virtualized objects;
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Francesco Piccialli, University of Naples Federico II, Italy.
    • Gwanggil Jeon, Ph.D., Incheon National University, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as TIOT2018 special issue
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines but only Latex is accepted. Note Wiley is changing page layout and currently doesn't have a valid template. Check on submission for this.
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% extension from the conference original papers.
    • There is a 18 page max length limit (inclusive of figures and table)
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: February 1 2019.
    • First round notification: 1 Mar. 2019
    • Date that revised papers are due: 1 Apr. 2019
    • Date of final decision notification: 15 May. 2019
    • Camera Ready Copy June 15 2019.
    • Electronic Publication: four months after all final papers submitted.