Instructions for 2020

ACI2019 | ACMSAC2019 | RACS2020 | FiCloud2019 | PMAM2020 | CBD2019 | ParaMo2019 | DiCES-N2019 | ISAIR2019 | CANDAR2019 | PDCAT2019 | WSCAD2019 | HHAMA19 |


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: Wednesday 1 January 2020.
    • First Round of Reviews: Friday, 21 February 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: 1 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 5, 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.