Instructions for 2020

PMBS2020 | HPBDIS2020 | ParaMo2020 | P2S2-2020 | IWoSeMC2020 | Transformative2020 | S2World2020 | CloudTech2020 | INISTA2020 | Gateways2020 | ACI2019 | ACMSAC2019 | RACS2020 | FiCloud2019 | PMAM2020 | CBD2019 | ParaMo2019 | DiCES-N2019 | ISAIR2019 | CANDAR2019 | PDCAT2019 | WSCAD2019 | HHAMA19 |


Instructions for Performance Modeling, Benchmarking and Simulation of HPC Systems (PMBS) Special issue

  • This Special Issue is by invitation only to selected papers presented at the tenth and eleventh International Workshop on Performance Modeling, Benchmarking and Simulation of High Performance Computing Systems (PMBS’20) held on November 16, 2020 in Atlanta, GA in conjunction with the Supercomputing 2020 conference. See 2019 Edition.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Dr. Steven Wright, University of York (UK).
    • Prof. Stephen Jarvis, University of Warwick (UK).
    • Dr. Simon Hammond, Sandia National Laboratories (NM, US)
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as the PMBS2020 special issue.
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • Latex if used must use Wiley template
    • Submissions must be original and must not be under consideration in any other venue. All submissions will be reviewed by at least three reviewers.
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Paper Submissions: 31 December 2020 (to Manuscript Central as PMBS2020 special issue)
    • 1st review round: 31 March 2020
    • Revision: 31 May 2021
    • 2nd review round: 30 June 2021
    • Final manuscript due: 16 July 2021

Instructions for Special Issue on High Performance Big Data and Intelligent Systems (HPBD&IS 2020)

  • The HPBD&IS 2020 Special Issue on “High Performance Big Data and Intelligent Systems” is open to high-quality papers presented at The 2020 International Conference on High Performance Big Data and Intelligent Systems (HPBD&IS 2020) held in Shenzhen, China on May 22-25, 2020.
  • A detailed call is available
  • 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.
  • Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following scope:
    • 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 Blockchain Technology
    • 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
    • Blockchain System
    • Adaptive Surveillance System
    • Virtual System
    • Complex Systems and Networks
    • Intelligent Manufacturing
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as HPBD&IS 2020 special issue.
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • Latex with Wiley template must be used.
    • There is an 18 page max length limit (inclusive of figures and tables).
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Submission deadline: August 31, 2020
    • First round of reviews: October 30, 2020
    • Second round of reviews [if needed]: December 31, 2020
    • Final Decision: January 31, 2021
    • Camera-ready due: February 28, 2021

Instructions for Special Issue on Parallel Programming Models in High Performance Cloud

  • This Special Issue is open by invitation to extended versions of high-quality papers presented at the 2nd International Workshop on Parallel Programming Models in High-Performance Cloud, ParaMo2020 held in conjunction with Euro-Par 2020 (Warsaw, Poland August 24/25, 2020). A detailed workshop call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Scope: The notion of cloud computing has changed the way how we utilize computing resources. Since High-Performance Computing (HPC) has long been suffered from under- or over-utilization of resources, many HPC researchers are trying to adapt HPC applications to the cloud environment. With proper adaptation, HPC applications are able to enhance their resource utilization ratio and scalability by using virtualized and on-demand resources on clouds. While we discuss HPC on clouds, we should discuss the parallel programming models as well. Various parallel programming models and their frameworks (e.g., MPI, OpenMP, OpenCL, CUDA, and MapReduce) has been proposed for parallel computing. For example, the MapReduce programming model has been used for various big data processing applications since it helps to reduce the complexity of problem parallelization, such as decomposition, communication, and scheduling. However, a parallel programming model should be carefully selected for HPC applications to achieve high-performance and efficient resource usage because their target hardware architectures (e.g., many-core, GPU, interconnect, etc.) are different as well as the abstraction levels. For example, MapReduce may not be a suitable selection of parallel programming model for a large-scale graph data processing problem. In addition, since traditional parallel programming models, such as MPI, are implemented for a single-tenant cluster environment, applying these models to HPC applications on the cloud is a challenging in terms of resource management.
  • The journal invites submissions for a special issue on “Parallel Programming Models in HP Cloud” that aims to attract high-quality papers that describe state-of-the-art technologies and new findings. Some of the most important areas include, but are not limited to:
    • Parallel programming models for large scale data processing (e.g., MapReduce) in the cloud
    • Parallel programming models for massively parallel computing (e.g., MPI, OpenMP, and OpenCL) in the cloud
    • High-performance networking for parallel programming models in the cloud
    • High-performance storage for parallel programming models in the cloud
    • Heterogeneous resource management (e.g., many-core and GPU) for parallel programming models in the cloud
    • Load balancing schemes for HPC applications in the cloud
    • Runtime support for parallel programming models in the cloud
    • Energy efficient resource management and parallel programming models in the cloud
    • Resource management for virtualized environments
    • Performance evaluation for parallel applications in the cloud
    • Configurational optimization for parallel applications in the cloud
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as the ParaMo2020 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
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Paper Submission: 30 November, 2020.
    • First Round of Reviews: 25 January 2021.
    • Submission of Revision: 29 March 2021.
    • Decision of Acceptance: 12 April 2021.

Instructions for Special Issue on Parallel Programming Models and Systems Software for High-End Computing (P2S2 2020)

  • This Special Issue is by invitation only to selected papers presented at the thirteenth International Workshop on Parallel Programming Models and Systems Software for High-End Computing (P2S2 2020) held on August 17, 2020 in Edmonton, AB, Canada in conjunction with the ICPP 2020 conference.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • John Leidel, Chief Scientist, Tactical Computing Laboratories
    • Min Si, Assistant Computer Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as the P2S2 2020 special issue.
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • Latex with Wiley template must be used.
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Invitation for selected papers: August 24, 2020
    • Special issue submission deadline: December 4, 2020
    • Reviews due: March 5, 2021
    • Final version of the paper: June 4, 2021

Instructions for Special Issue on Edge Computing Accelerated Deep Learning - Technologies and Applications

  • The goal of this special issue is to promote innovative technologies and applications that accelerate deep learning in the distributed edge computing environment, including 1) accelerating deep neural network (DNN) inference to reduce latency and avoid interruptions, 2) accelerating the convergence of DNN training in the distributed environment, e.g., federated learning, gossip training, etc., 3) accelerating the system performance of DNN applications with low latency and enhanced privacy, 4) innovative edge-enabled deep learning applications in the areas such as smart health, smart traffic, autonomous vehicles, business, and scientific workflows, etc.
  • This Special Issue on “Edge Computing Accelerated Deep Learning - Technologies and Applications” is open for submission, and includes high-quality papers presented at a workshop on “5th International Workshop on Emerging Computing Paradigms and Context in Business Process Management – CCBPM2020” in CCGrid2020 to be held in Melbourne, Australia, 11-14 May 2020.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following scope:
    • System architectures and applications for deep learning in edge computing
    • Modeling, analysis, and measurement for deep learning in edge computing
    • Algorithms and systems for accelerating deep learning inference in edge computing
    • Distributed algorithms for training deep learning models in edge computing
    • Deep learning-based networking and communication protocols for edge computing
    • Deep learning in mobile edge computing
    • Resource management and scheduling for deep learning application at the edge
    • Security and privacy of deep learning applications in edge computing
    • Programming models and toolkits for deep learning in edge computing
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as the CCBPM2020 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
    • Submissions should be up to 16 pages in length (inclusive of figures and tables)
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Paper Submission Deadline: 30 August 2020
    • First-Round Notification: 30 October 2020
    • Revision Submission: 30 November 2020
    • Final Decision: 20 December 2020
    • Publication Date: 2021

Instructions for Special Issue on SECURE MOBILE CLOUD COMPUTING

  • This Special Issue on “SECURE MOBILE CLOUD COMPUTING” is open for submission, and includes high-quality papers presented at a workshop on Secure Mobile Cloud Computing in CCGRID held in Melbourne, Australia May 11-14 2020.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Prof. Joanna Kolodziej, NASK/ Cracow University of Technology (Poland).
    • Dr. Martin Gilje Jaatun, University of Stavanger (Norway).
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as IWoSeMC2020 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
    • Submissions should be up to 16 pages in length (inclusive of figures and tables)
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Paper Submission: 15 July 2020
    • 1st Notification of Initial Decision: 30 September 2020
    • Final Manuscripts Due: 10 December 2020
    • Publication Date: 2021

Instructions for Special Issue on Transformative computing in security, big data analysis, and cloud computing applications

  • In advanced data processing systems, one of the most important paradigm to distributed data analysis is the use of innovative and transformative computing approaches. Such solutions allow not only to facilitate data analytics tasks but also intelligent and secure information analysis-oriented especially for the application of new technologies and computational intelligence techniques. Nowadays, there is a great demand to efficiently store and analyze a huge amount of information, originated from distributed sources or sensors, as well as the expectation to manage such information , for application in ubiquitous and mobile computing. The possibility of the creation and development of such computation technologies will be connected with the introduction of new transformative computing procedures dedicated to security, big data analysis and cloud computing technologies. These subjects, as well as others, connected with innovative computational models for transformative computing technologies, data security, security protocols, and distributed data analysis, will form the subject of Transformative2020 Special Issue.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Prof. Lidia Ogiela (leading Guest Editor), Head of Department of Cryptography and Cognitive Informatics, Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland.
    • Prof. Dr. Fang-Yie Leu Database Systems and Network Security Laboratory, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan.
    • Dr. Ugo Fiore Department of Management and Quantitative Studies Parthenope University, Napoli, Italy.
  • Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following scope:
    • New computational approaches for Big data and Cloud security
    • Transformative computing applications
    • 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 data and services management
    • Security and privacy for mobile and distributed systems
    • Visual and cognitive CAPTCHA
    • Cognitive approaches for Big data analytics
    • Ambient intelligence for transformative computing
    • Cryptography and secret data management
    • Advanced cognitive steganography systems
    • Behavioral features in data analysis and security solutions
    • Transformative approaches for Big data analytics
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Quality of papers and relevance to the special volume's topic are the most important criteria for accepting contributions. Each selected paper must be extended by more than 30% of its content upon the first submission of similar papers. Each paper submitted for this Special Issue will go through a rigorous peer-review process by at least two international researchers.
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as Transformative2020 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
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Manuscript submission deadline: May 1, 2020
    • Notification of acceptance/revision/rejection: July 1, 2020
    • Submission of final revised paper: September 1, 2020
    • Publication of special issue (tentative): end 2020

Instructions for Special Issue on Secure Smart World (S2World2020)

  • This special issue on Secure Smart World (S2World2020) is open by invitation to extended versions of high-quality papers presented at TrustCom 2020 held November 10-13, 2020 in Guangzhou, China, SpaCCS 2020 held July 14-17, 2020 in Nanjing, China, and ICCCN 2020 held August 3- 6, 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. This is also an open special issue where everyone is encouraged to submit papers.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Prof. Guojun Wang, Guangzhou University, China
    • Prof. Qin Liu, Hunan University, China
    • Prof. Prof. Richard Hill, University of Huddersfield, UK
    • Prof. Jiankun Hu, The University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Scope: This smart world is set to be the next important stage in human history, where numerous smart things communicate and collaborate so that many tasks and processes could be simplified, more efficient, and enjoyable. As the cornerstone technologies enabling a smart world, Internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) have been interacting with each other to stitch everything smart towards smart life. However, a myriad of sensitive data is generated, processed, and exchanged through the IoT devices and AI technologies, one of the fundamental problem is how to organically integrate IoT and AI to provide intelligent services in smart world without compromising security and privacy. This special issue aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in IoT, AI, and network security to share their novel ideas and latest findings to show how IoT and AI can work together to enable a secure smart world.
  • This special issue will tackle the enabling technologies of a smart world. Original research articles are solicited, which include (but not limited to), the following topics:
    • Novel IoT devices and infrastructure platforms in secure smart worlds
    • Trust evaluation and management in smart worlds
    • Secure smart city applications, including secure IoT/AI applications
    • Authentication and access control in secure smart worlds
    • Secure policies, models and architectures for IoT and AI
    • Novel cryptographic mechanisms for IoT and AI
    • Threat intelligence for IoT and AI
    • Intrusion detection theories and techniques for IoT and AI
    • Secure experiments, test-beds and prototyping systems for IoT and AI
    • Software security for IoT and AI
    • Secure communication technologies and their optimisation for IoT
    • Secure multi-party computation techniques for ML
    • Privacy-preserving ML
    • Adaptive side-channel attacks
    • Security and privacy in data mining and analytics
    • Event alert and prediction in smart world
    • Privacy and anonymity techniques for IoT and AI
    • Security protocols for IoT and AI
    • Privacy-preserving crowdsensing
    • Biometrics security
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as S2World2020 special issue.
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • Latex must be used with Wiley template
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work
    • Submissions should be up to 35 pages in length (inclusive of figures and tables)
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Submissions Deadline: October 15, 2020
    • First-round pass notification: November 30, 2020
    • Review result notification: February 1, 2021
    • Acceptance/rejection: June 30, 2021

Instructions for Special Issue on CloudTech’20 Conference

  • This special issue will be based on extended versions, with at least 50% new content, of the best papers from the CloudTech’20 Conference on Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence: Technologies and Applications, Marrakesh, Morocco, May 28 - 30, 2020.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Professor. Mostapha Zbakh, ENSIAS, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco.
    • Professor. Mohamed Essaaidi, ENSIAS, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco.
    • Professor. Pierre Manneback, FPMs, Umons University, Mons, Belgium.
    • Professor. Tarek El Ghazawi, George Washington University, USA.
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as CloudTech’20 special issue.
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • Latex should use Wiley template but is optional.
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work
    • Submissions should be up to 18 pages in length (inclusive of figures and tables)
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Please submit your full paper to Manuscript central as CloudTech’20 special issue by September 15, 2020
    • 1st Notifications and Reviewers Comments: November 15, 2020
    • 1st Revision Submission: December 15, 2020
    • 2nd Notifications and Reviewers Comments: January 15, 2021
    • 2nd Revision Submission: February 15, 2021
    • Final Notifications: March 15, 2021

Instructions for Special Issue on Advances on Innovative Issues in Intelligent Systems and Applications

  • Special Issue on Advances on Innovative Issues in Intelligent Systems and Applications includes extended high-quality papers presented at IEEE International Conference on INnovations in Intelligent SysTems and Applications (INISTA), that will be held Novi Sad, Serbia, 24-26 August 2020
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Ladjel Bellatreche, ENSMA, Poitiers, France,
    • Igor Kotenko, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia,
    • Mirjana Ivanović, University of Novi Sad, Serbia.
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as INISTA 2020 special issue.
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • Latex should use Wiley template but is optional.
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work
    • Submissions should be up to 18 pages in length (inclusive of figures and tables)
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Please submit your full paper to Manuscript central as INISTA 2020 special issue by November 16, 2020
    • January 18, 2021, First round notification (minor/major revision)
    • March 22, 2021, Final acceptance notification
    • May 17, 2021, Camera-ready copy

Instructions for Special Issue on Science Gateways 2020

  • This Special Issue is open for submissions which are not published elsewhere, and extended, high-quality papers presented at IWSG 2019 (IWSG 2019) held June 12-14, 2019; Ljubljana, Slovenia and, Gateways 2019 (Gateways 2019) held September 23-25; San Diego, USA.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Dr. Vlado Stankovski, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia,
    • Dr. Rajesh Kalyanam, Research Computing, Purdue University, USA,
  • Scope: Science gateways serve as connection points, assembling the various components of advanced cyberinfrastructure - data collections, instruments, supercomputers, clouds, and analytical tools - behind streamlined, user-friendly interfaces. Gateways can provide scalable access to many things: a highly-tuned parallel application running on a supercomputer; a remote instrument like a telescope or electron microscope; a curated data collection; tools to create workflows and visualizations linking these different resources; and collaborative venues to discuss results, share curricula and presentations and more. Gateways enable not only researchers with a common scientific goal but also students and members of the broader community by providing access to top-tier resources. Gateways provide both a user-centric and a community-centric view (with social networking) of the cyberinfrastructure. The triumvirate of technologies – Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the hybridlate Cloud (Cloud, Fog, Edge), complemented with modern software engineering practices, stimulate the emergence of new approaches to science gateways. Blockchain and Smart Contracts can also be instrumental in this respect as they may facilitate decentralized, standards and market driven aggregation of data and computing resources. These technologies may also be useful for the development of new Virtual Research Environments and Virtual Labs.
  • The Topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:
    • Science gateway enabling technologies and development frameworks
    • Ready to use science gateways in different areas and disciplines
    • Management of high-throughput data via science gateways
    • Portal technology and portal construction methods
    • Usage models and gateway tools in different disciplines
    • Security aspects of science gateways
    • Usability studies of science gateways
    • Workflows and service composition in science gateways
    • High level tools for managing grid and cloud portability
    • Demonstrations/success stories
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as Science Gateways 2020 special issue.
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • Latex must be used with Wiley template.
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work
    • Manuscripts should not exceed 15 pages in length (inclusive of figures and tables)
    • There is a limit of 25 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Paper Submission: 30 April 2020.
    • First Round of Reviews: 31 July 2020.
    • Submission of Revision: 31 August 2020.
    • Decision of Acceptance: 30 October 2020.

Instructions for Special Issue for International Workshop on Applied Computational Intelligence ACI2019

  • ACI2019 Special Issue is by invitation only to selected papers presented at the International Workshop on Applied Computational Intelligence (ACI2019) held on November 26-29, 2019 in Sorrento, Italy in conjunction with SITIS2019 conference. It is expected that submissions will address the topic of the workshop and contain at least 50% new content regarding any previously published paper. Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality, original work that has neither appeared in, nor is under consideration by, other journals.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Gwanggil Jeon, Associate Professor, Incheon National University, Korea,
    • Abdellah Chehri, Assistant Professor, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada,
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as ACI2019 special issue.
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • Latex must be used with Wiley template.
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Invitation for selected papers: 1 April 2020
    • Special issue submission deadline: 1 June 2020
    • Reviews due: 1 August 2020
    • Final version of the paper: 1 October 2020

Instructions for Special Issue on ACMSAC 2019 Converference

  • This special issue will be based on extended versions, with at least 50% new content, of the best papers from the ACMSAC 2019 Symposium on Applied Computing, Limassol , Cyprus , April 8-12, 2019.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as ACMSAC2019 special issue.
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • Latex should use Wiley template.
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work
    • Submissions should be up to 18 pages in length (inclusive of figures and tables)
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Please submit your full paper to Manuscript central as ACMSAC 2019 special issue by February 28, 2020.
    • Reviews due: April 30, 2020.
    • Revisions of the paper: May 30, 2020.
    • Camera-ready paper due: June 30, 2020

Instructions for Special Issue on Multimedia Content Analysis for Explainable Recommendation and Retrieval RACS2020

  • This Special Issue is by invitation only to selected papers presented at the 2020 Conference on Research in Adaptive and Convergent Systems (RACS 2020) held on October 2020 in Gwangju, Rep. of Korea.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Dr. O-Joun Lee, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Rep. of Korea
    • Prof. Christian Esposito, University of Salerno, Italy
    • Prof. Tian Wang, Beihang University, China
  • Scope: The conventional subjects of content analysis (e.g., metadata, user history, genres, audio-visual features) are insufficient to support persuasive and understandable recommendation/retrieval services. This special issue aims to gather various opinions for extracting deeper semantics of multimedia content through multimodal analysis or other approaches that can handle a variety of multimedia formats. Thereby, this issue will discuss various perspectives from different research areas, including computer science, computational linguistics, digital humanities, and so on.
  • The Topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:
    • Computational models for representing content in multimedia
    • Content-aware multimedia analysis
    • Content-based multimedia applications
    • Analysis methods for new media
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as RACS 2020 special issue.
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • Only Latex will be accepted (Wiley template).
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work
    • Manuscripts should not exceed 18 pages in length (inclusive of figures and tables)
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Paper Submission: 31 December 2020.
    • First Round of Reviews: 31 March 2021.
    • Submission of Revision: 31 May 2021.
    • Decision of Acceptance: 30 June 2021.

Instructions for Special Issue on Convergence of Cloud, IoT and Big Data: New Platforms and Applications (FiCloud2019)

  • This special issue is dedicated to the convergence of cloud, IoT and big data with new platforms and applications. It solicits selected papers from the 7th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud-2019), and the 5th International Conference on Big Data Innovations and Applications (Innovate-Data 2019), which were held during 26-28 August 2019, in Istanbul, Turkey. In addition, it solicits good quality papers from open call.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Prof. Irfan Awan, University of Bradford, UK.
    • Dr. Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK.
    • Prof. Salima Benbernou, Université Paris Descartes, France.
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as FiCloud2019 special issue.
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • All the paper must present original work.
    • The submitted papers must have at least 50% different material beyond any other previously published work
    • Manuscripts should not exceed 12 pages in length
    • There is a limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Paper Submission: 31 January 2020.
    • First Round of Reviews: 31 March 2020.
    • Submission of Revision: 30 April 2020.
    • Decision of Acceptance: 15 June 2020.

Instructions for Special Issue on Programming Models and Applications for Multicores and Manycores PMAM2020

  • This Special Issue is by invitation only to selected papers presented at the 11th International Workshop on Programming Models and Applications for Multicores and Manycore (PMAM 2020) held on February 22-26, 2020 in San Diego, California, USA in conjunction with PPoPP 2020 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 PMAM2020 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 limit of 15 papers plus an editorial in the special issue
  • Important dates:
    • Invitation for selected papers: 27 February 2020
    • Special issue submission deadline: 8 May 2020
    • Reviews due: 11 September 2020
    • Final version of the paper: 11 December 2020

Instructions for Special Issue on Cloud Computing based Big Data Processing and Intelligent Analytics CBD2019

  • Special Issue on “Special Issue on Emerging Intelligent Big Data Analytics for Cloud and Edge Computing” is open for submission, and includes high-quality papers presented at The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Cloud and Big Data (CBD 2019) held in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China on September 20-21, 2019.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as CBD2019 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 2020
    • 1st Notification of Initial Decision: 30 April 2020
    • Final Manuscripts Due: 27 June 2020
    • Publication Date: Late 2020

Instructions for Special Issue on Parallel Programming Models in HP Cloud ParaMo2019

  • This Special Issue is dedicated on Parallel Programming Models in HP Cloud. The key target audience will be the best papers accepted for the 1st International Workshop on Parallel Programming Models in High-Performance Cloud, ParaMo2019 (Gottingen Germany, August 26, 2019). It is expected that submissions will address the topic of the workshop and contain at least 50% new content regarding any previously published paper. Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality, original work that has neither appeared in, nor is under consideration by, other journals.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
  • Scope: The notion of cloud computing has changed the way how we utilize computing re-sources. Since High-Performance Computing (HPC) has long been suffered from under- or over-utilization of resources, many HPC researchers are trying to adapt HPC applications to the cloud environment. With proper adaptation, HPC applications are able to enhance their resource utilization ratio and scalability by using virtualized and on-demand resources on clouds. While we discuss HPC on clouds, we should discuss the parallel programming models as well. Various parallel programming models and their frameworks (e.g., MPI, OpenMP, OpenCL, CUDA, and MapReduce) has been proposed for parallel computing. For example, the MapReduce programming model has been used for various big data processing applications since it helps to reduce the complexity of problem parallelization such as decomposition, communication, and scheduling. However, a parallel programming model should be carefully selected for HPC applications to achieve high-performance and efficient resource usage because their target hardware architectures (e.g., many-core, GPU, Infiniband, etc.) are different as well as the abstraction levels. For example, MapReduce may not be a suitable selection of parallel programming model for a large-scale graph data processing problem. In addition, since traditional parallel programming models, such as MPI, are implemented for a single tenant cluster environment, applying these models to HPC applications on the cloud is a challenging in terms of resource management.
  • The journal invites submissions for a special issue on “Parallel Programming Models in HP Cloud” that aims to attract high-quality papers that describe state-of-the-art technologies and new findings. Some of the most important areas include, but are not limited to:
    • Parallel programming models for large scale data processing (e.g., MapReduce) in the cloud
    • Parallel programming models for massively parallel computing (e.g., MPI, OpenMP, and OpenCL) in the cloud
    • High-performance networking for parallel programming models in the cloud
    • High-performance storage for parallel programming models in the cloud
    • Heterogeneous resource management (e.g., many-core and GPU) for parallel programming models in the cloud
    • Load balancing schemes for HPC applications in the cloud
    • Runtime support for parallel programming models in the cloud
    • Energy efficient resource management and parallel programming models in the cloud
    • Resource management for virtualized environments
    • Performance evaluation for parallel applications in the cloud
    • Configurational optimization for parallel applications in the cloud
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as ParaMo2019 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: 9 December 2019.
    • First Round of Reviews: 30 December 2019.
    • Submission of Revision: 27 January 2020.
    • Decision of Acceptance: 17 February 2020.

Instructions for Special Issue on DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING FOR SMART NETWORKS: RECENT ADVANCES AND FUTURE TRENDS DiCES-N2019

  • This Issue on Distributed Computing for Smart Networks: Recent Advances and Future Trends is open by invitation to extended versions of high-quality papers presented at the "Distributed Computing for Emerging Smart Networks (DiCES-N) 2019", held in conjunction with the 16th International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing. This is also an open special issue where everyone is encouraged to submit papers. The special issue addresses all practical and conceptual aspects of Distributed Computing, applied to the context Smart Environments.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Prof. Dr. Mohamed Mosbah, Professor, University of Bordeaux, Deputy Director of LaBRI research Laboratory, CNRS, University of Bordeaux, France.
    • Dr. Imen Jemili, Assistant professor, University of Carthage, Tunisia.
  • This special issue will tackle novel and advanced distributed architectures, systems and applications, including their design, modelling, implementation, as well as experimental studies and applications. Original research articles are solicited, which include (but not limited to), the following topics:
    • Artificial intelligence and machine learning applied to Cyber Physical Systems and smart cities applications
    • Machine intelligence in Cyber Physical Systems and real time analytics
    • Optimization, approximation methods for Cyber Physical Systems and smart cities applications
    • Modelling and performance evaluation
    • Performance analysis : complexity, correctness, scalability
    • Robustness, fault-tolerance, scalability and real-time in the context of for Cyber Physical Systems and smart cities applications
    • Verification and validation of algorithms and applications in the context of for Cyber Physical Systems and smart cities applications
    • Distributed algorithms for emergent wireless networks
    • Communication and networking distributed protocols for emergent wireless networks
    • Next generation and converged network architectures
    • Mobile pervasive computing and networking
    • Cognitive networking
    • Wireless and cellular networks
    • Security and privacy of distributed systems in the context of CPS
    • Self-organization, self-stabilization, self-healing and autonomic computing for Cyber Physical Systems and smart cities applications
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as DiCES-N2019 special issue.
    • Submissions should be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • The submitted manuscript should be original, not previously published or submitted to other journals. A paper, published in conference proceedings, may, however, be submitted provided that it is substantially revised with at least 50% new contents which have never been published previously. Authors should indicate its previously published conference name and date and very briefly indicate how the new submission offers substantial novel contributions beyond those previously published. We strictly prohibit plagiarism and self-plagiarism.
    • 50% of the accepted papers should be extended from conference
    • Total number of papers in special issue is at most 15 plus editorial.
  • Important dates are as follows:
    • Paper Submission: 20 January 2020.
    • First Round of Reviews: 2 March 2020.
    • Decision of Acceptance and submission of final copy: Tuesday, 21 April 2020.

Instructions for Special Issue on Cognitive Computing for Robotic Vision ISAIR2019

  • This Special Issue is dedicated on Cognitive Computing for Robotic Vision. The key target audience will be the best papers accepted for the 4th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, ISAIR2019 (Daegu Korea, August 20-24, 2019). An open call for papers in this area is also included. It is expected that submissions will address the topic of the conference and contain at least 50% new content regarding any previously published paper. Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality, original work that has neither appeared in, nor is under consideration by, other journals.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The guest editors of the special issue are
    • Huimin Lu, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan.
    • Jože Guna, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • Scope: Cognitive Computing breaks the boundary between two separate fields, neuroscience and computer science. It paves the way for machines to have reasoning abilities which is analogous to human. The research field of cognitive computing is interdisciplinary, and uses knowledge and methods from many areas such as psychology, biology, signal processing, physics, information theory, mathematics, and statistics. The development of cognitive computing will keep cross-fertilizing these research areas. However, in robotic vision applications there still remain many open problems for cognitive computing. Technologies like cloud computing and deep learning are essential to upgrade the robotic vision systems with near human intelligence by using new capabilities.
  • The journal invites submissions for a special issue on “Cognitive Computing for Robotic Vision” that aims to attract high-quality papers that describe state-of-the-art technologies and new findings. Some of the most important areas include, but are not limited to:
    • Innovative architecture, infrastructure, and techniques for cognitive computing
    • Cognitive sensors and other novel sensor systems
    • Novel computational models and applications for cognitive visual systems
    • Individual and social behavior analysis through cognitive visual systems
    • Tools, algorithms, and methods for data analysis in cognitive visual systems
    • Novel intelligent systems for information fusion in cognitive visual systems
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines:
    • Please submit your paper to Manuscript central as ISAIRI2019 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: April 1, 2020.
    • First Round of Reviews: July 1, 2020.
    • Submission of Revision: August 1, 2020.
    • Decision of Acceptance: October 1, 2020.

Instructions for CANDAR 2019 Special Issue on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networking

  • CANDAR’19 Special Issue is a call for selected papers presented on the Seventh International Symposium on Computing and Networking (CANDAR 2019) and its Workshops at Nagasaki, Japan, from November 26-29, 2019
  • 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 CANDAR2019 special issue
    • Submissions should 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 20th 2019.
    • Submission deadline for Special Issue: March 20th, 2020.
    • First round of review: June 20th, 2020.
    • Revised papers due: July 20th, 2020
    • Final notification: September 1st, 2020
    • Camera-ready due: October 1st, 2020

Instructions for Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies (PDCAT2019) Special issue

  • This special issue is open to all and built on high-quality papers presented at The 20th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies (PDCAT 2019) held in Gold Coast, Australia, 5-7 December 2019, and The 10th International Symposium on Parallel Architectures, Algorithms and Programming (PAAP 2019) held in Guangzhou, China, 12-14 December 2019.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as PDCAT2019 special issue
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • Latex should use the Wiley template.
    • Submissions must be original and must not be under consideration in any other venue. All submissions will be reviewed by at least three reviewers.
    • 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 Submissions: 20  March 2020 (to Manuscript Central as PDCAT2019 special issue)
    • 1st review round: 1 June 2020
    • Revision: 1 August 2020
    • 2nd review round: 1 September 2020
    • Final manuscript due: 15 October 2020

Instructions for WSCAD2019 Special issue

  • This special issue will be based on extended versions, with at least 50% new content, of the best papers from the WSCAD XX Brazilian Symposium on High Performance Computational Systems, Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, from October 16th to 18th, 2019.
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as WSCAD2019 special issue
    • Submissions should be be prepared for publication according to the journal submission guidelines
    • Latex should use the Wiley template.
    • Submissions should be up to 18 pages in length (inclusive of figures and tables)
    • 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:
    • Please submit your full paper to Manuscript central as WSCAD2019 special issue by April 20, 2020.
    • Reviews due: July 5, 2020.
    • Revisions of the paper: September 6, 2020.
    • Camera-ready paper due: November 2nd, 2020

Instructions for Special Issue on High-end Heterogeneous Architectures, Methodologies, and Algorithms (HHAMA19)

  • This Issue on High-end Heterogeneous Architectures, Methodologies, and Algorithms (HHAMA19) is open by invitation to extended versions of high-quality papers presented at the 5th International Workshop on Models, Algorithms and Methodologies for Hybrid Parallelism in new HPC Systems MAMHYP19 in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics PPAM 2019. This is also an open special issue where everyone is encouraged to submit papers.
  • A detailed call is available
  • The Topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:
    • Heterogeneous algorithms with multiple forms of parallelism
    • Auto tuning techniques for heterogeneous and parallel environments
    • Techniques for multi-/many-core platforms, NUMA architectures, or accelerator devices
    • Synchronization and access to shared resources
    • Multi-level cache management
    • Task scheduling and load balancing among computing elements
    • Fault tolerant implementations of scientific algorithms
    • Performance and scalability models
    • Tools and programming environments supporting efficient usage of different form of parallelism.
    • Resources virtualization for High Performance Computing on low power devices
    • Programming environments for high performance cloud computing with GPGPUs and FPGAs
    • algorithms for scientific computing on Internet of Things environments
    • Data science oriented multi-level algorithms for low-power embedded and mobile devices systems
    • Fog computing and computation at the edge
    • Solution of real world applications with new heterogeneous systems
  • The guest editors of the special issue are:
  • Submissions must follow these guidelines: 
    • Submit at Manuscript central as HHAMA19 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: 29 February 2020
    • 1st review round 30 April 2020
    • Submission deadline for revised versions of the manuscripts: 31 May 2020
    • Final Decision: 30 June 2020
    • Electronic Publication: four months after all final papers submitted.