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Conference Call For Papers, Workshop Proposals, Demo and Participation (ordered by submission deadline)

1. BDC 2014 (December 8-11, 2014, London, UK) IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Big Data Computing *Submission deadline: Sep. 15, 2014

2. FUSION 2014 (December 9-12, 2014, Bali, Indonesia) IEEE International Workshop on Future Trends in Computing System Technologies and Applications (In conjunction ScalCom 2014) *Submission deadline: Sep. 27, 2014

3. ISPAN 2014 (December 19-21, 2014, Chengdu, China) The 13th International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms, and Networks *Submission deadline: Sep. 30, 2014

4. PUDA 2014 (December 9-12, 2014, Bali, Indonesia) IEEE UIC 2014 Workshop on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Data Analytics *Submission deadline: Oct. 10, 2014

5. CICT 2014 (December 1-14) Annual Global Online Conference on Information and Computer Technology *Submission deadline: Oct. 12, 2014

Journal Special Issues CFP (Ordered by submission deadline)

1. International Journal of Big Data Intelligence Special Issue on: “High Performance Data Intensive Computing: Methodology and Practice” *Manuscript Due: Sep. 15, 2014

2. IEEE System Journal Special Issue on: “Hybrid Intelligence for Internet of Vehicles” *Manuscript Due: Sep. 30th, 2014

3. International Journal of Big Data Intelligence Special Issue on: “Big Data, Semantics and the Cloud” *Manuscript Due: Sep. 30, 2014

4. International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks Special Issue on: “Sensor Communications Towards Intelligent Vehicle Networking” *Manuscript Due: October 3rd, 2014

* BDC 2014 * *

Call for Papers

IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Big Data Computing (BDC) 2014 December 8-11, 2014, London, UK

In conjunction with: 7th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2014) Sponsored by: IEEE Computer Society and ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)


Rapid advances in digital sensors, networks, storage, and computation along with their availability at low cost is leading to the creation of huge collections of data – dubbed as Big Data. This data has the potential for enabling new insights that can change the way business, science, and governments deliver services to their consumers and can impact society as a whole. This has led to the emergence of the Big Data Computing paradigm focusing on sensing, collection, storage, management and analysis of data from variety of sources to enable new value and insights.

To realize the full potential of Big Data Computing, we need to address several challenges and develop suitable conceptual and technological solutions for dealing them. These include life-cycle management of data, large-scale storage, flexible processing infrastructure, data modelling, scalable machine learning and data analysis algorithms, techniques for sampling and making trade-off between data processing time and accuracy, and dealing with privacy and ethical issues involved in data sensing, storage, processing, and actions.

The IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Big Data Computing (BDC) 2014 – held in conjunction with 7th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2014), December 8-11, 2014, London, UK, aims at bringing together international researchers, developers, policy makers, and users and to provide an international forum to present leading research activities, technical solutions, and results on a broad range of topics related to Big Data Computing paradigms, platforms and their applications. The conference features keynotes, technical presentations, posters, workshops, tutorials, as well as competitions featuring live demonstrations.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: I. Big Data Science * Analytics * Algorithms for Big Data * Energy-efficient Algorithms * Big Data Search * Big Data Acquisition, Integration, Cleaning, and Best Practices * Visualization of Big Data

II. Big Data Infrastructures and Platforms * Programming Systems * Cyber-Infrastructure * Performance evaluation * Fault tolerance and reliability * I/O and Data management * Storage Systems (including file systems, NoSQL, and RDBMS) * Resource management * Many-Task Computing * Many-core computing and accelerators

III. Big Data Security and Policy * Management Policies * Data Privacy * Data Security * Big Data Archival and Preservation * Big Data Provenance

IV. Big Data Applications * Scientific application cases studies on Cloud infrastructure * Big Data Applications at Scale * Experience Papers with Big Data Application Deployments * Data streaming applications * Big Data in Social Networks * Healthcare Applications * Enterprise Applications


* Papers Due: September 15th, 2014 (submission system will be kept open upto Sept 22 - pls see below notes for details) * Notification of Acceptance: October 15th, 2014 * Camera Ready Papers Due: October 31st, 2014

Note: Those who submit their paper by the deadline, they will be given 1 week time to upload any updated version. After that submission system will be closed.


Authors are invited to submit papers electronically. Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 10 letter size (8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables and references using the IEEE format for conference proceedings (print area of 6-1/2 inches (16.51 cm) wide by 8-7/8 inches (22.51 cm) high, two-column format with columns 3-1/16 inches (7.85 cm) wide with a 3/8 inch (0.81 cm) space between them, single-spaced 10-point Times fully justified text). Submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be returned without review. Authors should submit the manuscript in PDF format and make sure that the file will print on a printer that uses letter size (8.5 x 11) paper. The official language of the meeting is English. All manuscripts will be reviewed and will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees. Papers conforming to the above guidelines can be submitted through the BDC 2014 paper submission system (

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected without review and further action may be taken, including (but not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of the authors and sponsors of the conference. Submissions received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately structured may also not be considered. Authors may contact the conference PC Chair for more information. The proceedings will be published through the IEEE Computer Society Press, USA and will be made online through the IEEE Digital Library. Selected papers from BDC 2014 will be invited to extend and submit to the Special Issue on Many-Task Computing in the Cloud in the IEEE Transaction on Cloud Computing (


General Co-Chairs: * Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia * Divyakant Agrawal, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA

Program Co-Chairs: * Ioan Raicu, Illinois Institute of Technology and Argonne National Lab., USA * Manish Parashar, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

Area Track Co-Chairs: * Big Data Science o Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK o Ilkay Altintas, University of California, San Diego, USA

* Big Data Infrastructures and Platforms o Amy Apon, Clemson University, USA o Jiannong Cao, Honk Kong Polytechnic University

* Big Data Security and Policy o Bogdan Carbunar, Florida International University

* Big Data Applications o Dennis Gannon, Microsoft Research, USA

Cyber Chair * Amir Vahid, University of Melbourne, Australia

Publicity Chairs * Carlos Westphall, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil * Ching-Hsien Hsu, Chung Hua Univ., Taiwan & Tianjin Univ. of Technology, China * Rong Ge, Marquette University, USA * Giuliano Casale, Imperial College London, UK

Organizing Chair: * Ashiq Anjum, University of Derby, UK

* FUSION 2014 * *

Call for Papers

The International Workshop on Future Trends in Computing System Technologies and Applications (FUSION 2014) December 9 ~12, 2014, Ayodya Resort, Bali, Indonesia (In conjunction with ScalCom 2014)

IMPORTANT DATES September 27, 2014 UTC (Extended): Deadline of Abstract and Full Paper Submission October 15, 2014: Authors Notification and Start of Early Bird Registration October 31, 2014: Submission Deadline of Camera Ready Papers October 31, 2014: Deadline of Authors/Early-bird Registration

Advances, developments in computing systems and innovative technologies are fast growing towards more complex, heterogeneous, dynamically scalable, ubiquitous, autonomic, and trustworthy computing systems. The cloud computing technology, as an abstraction of concealed complex infrastructure of virtualized resources and provided as web services, has spurred the grand challenges in computing. The aim of FUSION-2014 workshop is to provide a venue of scientific interaction of grand challenging research areas of and development of future infrastructure/platforms of complex network computing system technologies, innovations and applications.

Topics include, but are not limited to the following: Cloud/Grid/Cluster Computing/Systems, Green Computing/Communication, Sustainable Cloud, Intelligent/Mobile Agents, Ontologies in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Web and Grid Service-based Applications, Wireless Mobile/Pervasive Computing, Autonomic Computing, Service Oriented Computing, Parallel/Distributed Computing Techniques, Future Internet

Workshop Organizers: Ching-Hsien (Robert) Hsu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan Bernady O. Apduhan, Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan Rafael Santos, Brazilian National Institute for Space Research, Brazil

Technical Program Committee: (TBA) Agustinus Borgy Waluyo, Monash University, Australia Andrew Flahive, Department of Defense, Australia Atsuko Takefusa, AIST, Japan Fenghui Yao, Tennessee State University, USA Guifeng Shao, Tennessee State University, USA Hai V. Tran, GAO Center for Technology and Engineering, USA Hiroaki Higaki, Tokyo Denki University, Japan Hiroaki Nishino, Oita University, Japan Hui-Huang Hsu, Tamkang University, Taiwan Kaori Yoshida, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan Kazuaki Tanaka, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan Mario Koeppen, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan Masaru Okumura, Fukuoka University, Japan Masato Oguchi, Ochanomizu University, Japan Mohd Amril Nurman Mohd Nazir, MIMOS Berhad, Malaysia Toshihiro Uchibayashi, Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan Toshihiro Yamauchi, Okayama University, Japan Xueyan Tang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Paper Submission Guidelines: The submitted papers must be between 6 to 8 pages long prepared according to IEEE Computer Society CPS format and will be peer reviewed by two to three reviewers. Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors should register and orally present the work in the conference. Submit your papers to < >.

Selected papers, after revision and improvement, will be invited to submit for further review and possible publication in International Journal of Grid and High-Performance Computing (IJGHPC).

For details/queries, contact: Prof. Bernady O. Apduhan

* ISPAN 2014 * *

Subject: I-SPAN 2014 submission deadline: September 30, 2014 (Final extension)

The 13th International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms, and Networks (I-SPAN 2014) Dec. 19th - 21st, 2014, Chengdu, Sichuan, China


The 13th International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms, and Networks (I-SPAN 2014) is an interesting and engaging forum for scientists, engineers, and practitioners from across the globe to exchange ideas and research results related to the design, use, analysis, and application of pervasive computing systems, parallel and distributed architectures, algorithms, networks, and internet technologies.

The 13th International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms, and Networks (I-SPAN 2014) follows the tradition of previous successful I-SPAN conferences, I-SPAN 1994 (Kanazawa, Japan), I-SPAN 1996 (Beijing, China), I-SPAN 1997 (Taipei, Taiwan), I-SPAN 1999 (Perth/Freemantle, Australia), I-SPAN 2000 (Dallas/Richardson, Texas, USA), I-SPAN 2002 (Manila, Philippines), I-SPAN 2004 (Hong Kong, China), I-SPAN 2005 (Las Vegas, USA), I-SPAN 2008 (Sydney, Australia), I-SPAN 2009 (Kaoshiung, Taiwan), I-SPAN 2011 (Dalian, China), I-SPAN 2012 (San Marcos, Texas).

I-SPAN2014 will be held on Dec. 19th-21st, 2014 in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Topics of interest in this year focus on 8 popular areas in particular, but are not limited to:

Track 1: Graphs, Algorithms and Networks Track 2: Parallel and Distributed Systems Track 3: Mobile Computing and Communication Track 4: Cyber Physical Systems Track 5: Information and Cyber Security


Papers need to be prepared according to the IEEE format, and submitted in PDF format via the I-SPAN2014 submission site:


Accepted and presented papers will be included into the IEEE Conference Proceedings published by IEEE CS Press (indexed by EI). Authors of accepted papers, or at least one of them, are requested to register and present their work at the conference, otherwise their papers will be removed from the digital libraries of IEEE CS and EI after the conference. Distinguished papers accepted and presented in I-SPAN 2014, after further extensions, will be published in special issues of SCI/EI Indexed journals.


Paper submission deadline: Sep. 30, 2014 (firm) Paper result notification: Oct. 30, 2014


General Chair Francis Lau, The University of HongKong, HongKong Xingang Liu, UESTC, China

Program Chair Robert C. H. Hsu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan

Program Area Chairs

Track 1: Graphs, Algorithms and Networks Xinde Jia, Texas State University, USA Xiaohong Jiang, Future University, Hakodate, Japan

Track 2: Parallel and Distributed Systems Xiaosong Ma, North Carolina, State University, USA Wenguang Chen, Tsinghua University, China

Track 3: Mobile Computing and Communication Neil Yen, University of Aizu, Japan Der-Jun Deng, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan

Track 4: Cyber Physical Systems Thanos Vasilakos, University of Western Macedonia, Greece Daqiang Zhang, Tongji University, China

Track 5: Information and Cyber Security Hung-Min Sun, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan Jyh-haw Yeh, Boise State University, USA

* PUDA 2014 * *


UIC 2014 Workshop on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Data Analytics, PUDA2014 December 9, 2014 Ayodya Resort, Bali, Indonesia

Research in pervasive and ubiquitous computing environments is now turning to novel concepts to address the challenge of data processing and analysing. The PUDA workshop addresses issues of data management in ubiquitous computing environments with a special focus on data processing. The goal of the workshop is to build a forum for researchers from academy and industry to investigate challenging and innovative research issues in the subject, which combines data analytics within pervasive and ubiquitous environment and to explore creative concepts, theories, innovative technologies and intelligent solutions. We intend this workshop to act as an initial place where people from different areas can find a forum to discuss issues of data management and processing in new and emerging ubiquitous computing environments. Potential participants may come from communities of ubiquitous computing, intelligent computing, or any other areas related to data mining, processing and analysing a! nd etc., in order to present their state-of-the-art progress and visions on the various overlaps across those disciplines.

The PUDA topics include but are not limited to the following: 1.Activity Recognition in Pervasive and Ubiquitous Environments 2.Ambient Context-Aware Search and Recommendation 3.Big Data Ming in Mobile Social Networks 4.Mobile Cloud Computing Techniques for Big Data 5.Big Data Protection, Integrity and Privacy in Pervasive and Ubiquitous Environments 6.Variation-Aware Data Analytics and High-Speed Data Stream Mining in Ubiquitous Environment 7.Big Data Ming in E-education

IMPORTANT DATE Paper SubmisSion Deadline October 10, 2014 Author Notification October 20, 2014 Final Manuscript October 27, 2014 Workshop Date December 9, 2014

Paper Submission All papers must be submitted electronically and in PDF format. The material presented should be original and not published or under submission elsewhere. Authors should submit full papers of up to 6 pages, following strictly the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript style, using two-column, single-space format, with 10-point font size. Figures and references must be included in the 6 pages. Oversized papers will be automatically rejected by the PC chairs. About 10 每 12 papers will be accepted by this workshop under the reviews of at least 2 reviewers. This workshop will last for only 1 day. All participants with accepted papers will be able to present their works. There will be plenty of time for discussion of presentations and subsequent discussions in workshop. Paper submission link: or

Structured Presentation and Discussion In order to enable maximum interaction and constructive feedback, the presentation and discussion of papers will be structured. Each presenter has 15 minutes for his presentation as structured following: Presentation (10 minutes)-The presenter gives a short presentation, focusing on the “best” part of the paper, or the most challenging one. Each presenter must speak in English and use slides. Discussion with author (5 minutes)-Now, everyone in this workshop has the opportunity to ask the presenter(s) questions for clarification, answer previous questions, and initiate further discussions that he/she wants to participate in. At last, the workshop will provide a group discussion session to allow participants to exchange their ideas, to share their findings.

PAPER PUBLICATION Accepted workshop papers will be contained in the proceeding of the UIC2014 main conference which will be published by IEEE CPS (submitted to the IEEE-DL and EI index). At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present their work at the conference; otherwise the paper will not be included in the proceedings. Best Paper Awards of the main conference will be presented to high quality papers. Selected papers, after further extensions and revisions, will be published in special issues of prestigious journals (IEEE System Journal, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia).

Organisation Co-chairs Shiping Chen, CSIRO, Australia Ching-Hsien Hsu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan Guandong Xu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia Xiangliang Zhang, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia Li Liu, National University of Singapore, Singapore

PC Member Li Li, Southwest University, China Zigang Huang, Arizona State University, USA Jiong Jin, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia Ming Liu, Southwest University, China Darren Carlson, National University of Singapore, Singapore Tingshao Zhu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Weibin Chen, Huaqiao University, China Xiaoyun Chen, Lanzhou University, China Bin Wang, Xiamen Road & Bridge Information Engineering Co.Ltd, China

Web Administrators Ye Wei, LanZhou University, China Yaozhi Zhang, ShanDong University, China

* CICT 2014 * *

Dear Colleagues: It is my honor to invite you to participate in CICT 2014. The conference is completely online or virtual, that is, it requires no physical travel to the conference location. Using CITRIX web conferencing tools, presentation (PowerPoint, video/audio) and conference events are shared among participants through the Internet. Conference participants need only a networked computer and a microphone on their computers to contribute and participate in this conference. Below is the Call for Paper of the CICT 2014 with the impending deadlines. Kindly email this call for paper to your faculty members, students and professional colleagues as well as paste the flyer on your notice board. Immense thanks for your kind assistance.

Best regards, Dr. Emmanuel Udoh CICT 2014 Chair

CICT 2014 Virtual Conference, December 1 – 14, 2014 Website: Location: Virtual or online Deadline for Papers: October 12, 2014

Submissions are invited for the 1st edition of the Global Annual Online Conference on Information and Computer Technology. The field of computing continues to make great strides in the modern economy and society as almost everyone is now a computer user. This growth has been sustained by contributions from individuals, government, industry and educational institutions. CICT is an annual conference that captures the growth in the theoretical and practical developments in the field of computing. The CICT 2014 solicits high quality contributions from the global computing community. The works could be conceptual, empirical or novel techniques and should not have been previously published or simultaneously reviewed in other outlets. All works will be carefully appraised in terms of their quality, impact and significance to the discipline. The accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by CPS of IEEE Computer Society and made available at the CICT web! site: All accepted papers will also be indexed in Ei Compendex database and made available to IEEE Xplore and IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL). The conference fee is $400.

The CICT 2014 conference is inherently comprehensive as it covers the gamut of computer science and information technology. It attempts to integrate all aspects of computing and its applications in pursuit of an understanding of the dominant field that has defined the information age. We invite papers from all areas of computer science and information technology. The papers we seek should describe original research, analysis, and practice in the field of computer science and information technology, as well as work that discusses novel and thought-provoking ideas and works-in-progress. Possible topics for submissions include, but are not limited to, the following:

Algorithms and Complexity Architecture and Organization Programming Languages Operating Systems Discrete Structures Software Engineering Graphics/Visualization Cloud Computing/Big Data Analytics Parallel and Distributed Systems Artificial Intelligence Networking and Communication Information Assurance and Security Scientific Computing Databases/Information Systems/Informatics Human Computer Interaction Computers in Education Computers in Industry Special-Purpose (Miscellaneous)


Full paper should be in English and formatted according to the official IEEE Manuscript guidelines for authors: Authors should use the styles as noted in this template: 2014_04_msw_usltr_format (1) All submissions must be forwarded electronically and prospective authors should submit their papers (not to exceed 6 pages) through the EDAS (Editorial Assistant) submission system. If you do not have an account with EDAS, please first create one at: After registration with EDAS, please locate the CICT 2014 conference to submit your paper to the corresponding track. This link provides instructions for authors to use EDAS: The processing of the submissions will be managed at EDAS and authors will be notified accordingly.


The CICT program committees (link) cover all relevant areas of computer science and information technology. The committees consider only original and previously unpublished papers. Each submission will be reviewed by three experts in the relevant fields. The reviews from the reviewers will be used to decide which papers to accept or reject. All accepted papers will by default appear in the CICT Digital Proceedings (CPS of IEEE) and can also be made available through the CSDL digital library.

BEST PAPER AWARD A best paper award will be made in each category for work of high quality presented at the CICT Conference. The technical committee in conjunction with the organizing/steering committee will decide on the qualifying papers. An award comprises a certificate for each of the authors and an honorarium to be shared among the recipients.


Deadline for Paper Submission: October 12, 2014 Notification of Paper Acceptance: October 31, 2014 Deadline for Camera-Ready Submission: November 16, 2014 Deadline for Registration: November 16, 2014 Conference: December 1-14, 2014

* IJBDI Special Issue * *

Guest Editors: Christophe Cerin, University of Paris XIII, France Yuqing Gao, IBM T. J. Watson Research, USA Congfeng Jiang, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China

Currently, data volumes of applications in scientific, engineering, and commercial fields are expected to double every two years. With this continuing data explosion, it is necessary to store and process data efficiently by utilising enormous computing power that is available in the form of cluster and super computers. The data analytics and intelligence retrieving pose crucial challenges for high performance large-scale data processing, including exploiting parallelism of current and upcoming computer architectures, programming models and algorithmic methodology for data intelligence mining, as well as engineering issues for implementation, deployment and operation of commercial data intensive computing systems.

These challenges are significant and expected to grow with the scaling of the data and the whole computing system. More importantly, these new challenges may comprise, sometimes even deteriorate, the performance, efficiency and scalability of the dedicated data intensive computing systems.

There is no doubt in the industry and research community that the importance of data-intensive computing has been increasing and will continue to be among the foremost fields of research. This increase brings up many research issues, in forms of capturing and accessing data effectively and speedily, processing it while still achieving high performance and high throughput, and storing it efficiently for future use.

Programming for high performance yielding data-intensive computing is an important challenging issue. Expressing data access requirements of applications and designing programming language abstractions to exploit parallelism are an immediate need. Application and domain specific optimisations are also parts of a viable solution in data-intensive computing.

While these are a few examples of issues, research in data-intensive computing has become quite intense during the last few years, yielding strong results. Moreover, in a widely distributed environment, data is often not locally accessible and has thus to be remotely retrieved and stored. While traditional distributed systems work well for computation that requires limited data handling, they may fail in unexpected ways when the computation accesses, creates and moves large amounts of data especially over wide-area virtualised cloud environments.

This special issue will contain the significantly revised selected papers of the IPDPS workshops we organised (the forthcoming 2014 International Workshop on High Performance Data Intensive Computing (pending), 2013 International Workshop on High Performance Data Intensive Computing and 2012 International Workshop on High Performance Data Intensive Computing). However, we also welcome external submissions.

Subject Coverage

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Big data science and foundations, analytics, visualisation and semantics Software and tools for big data management Algorithmic, experimental, prototyping and implementation Data-driven innovation, computational modelling and data integration Computing, scheduling and resource management for sustainability High performance distributed cache and optimisation High performance data transfer and ingestion NoSQL data store Machine learning algorithms for big data Data-aware high performance data access toolkits and middleware Service oriented architectures for data-intensive computing Power and energy efficiency for data-intensive computing systems Programming models, abstractions for data-intensive computing Data capturing, management and scheduling techniques MapReduce, Hadoop, Spark and their applications in data-intensive computing Performance measurement, analytical modelling, simulation Distributed ensemble classifier

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Submission of Manuscripts: 15 September, 2014

Notification to Authors: 30 October, 2014

Final Versions Due: 30 November, 2014

* IJBDI Special Issue * *

Guest Editors: Beniamino Di Martino, Second University of Naples, Italy Flora Amato, University Federico II of Naples, Italy

Big data is an emerging research area of computer science and information management. Big data represents a new era in data exploration and utilisation, and has become a ubiquitous term in understanding and solving complex problems in different disciplinary fields such as engineering, applied mathematics, medicine, computational biology, healthcare, social networks, finance, business, government, education, transportation and telecommunications.

This special issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the following events:

This special issue publishes extended version of top selected papers from the following conferences:

The International Workshop on Semantic Web/Cloud Information and Services Discovery and Management (SWISM 2014), collocated with the International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS-2014) The International Workshop on Cloud Computing Projects and Initiatives (CCPI2014), collocated with INCOS' 2014 Conference The 13th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing (ICA3PP-2013) The 10th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing (ATC-2013) The 10th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC-2013)

However, we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in these events to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Big data analytics and semantics Grid and cloud Semantics Big data and the internet of things Cloud infrastructures and programming paradigms Clouds federation and interoperability Semantic web and web Services Big data modelling, simulation and performance evaluation Trust models and algorithms for big data processing Information extraction, retrieval and indexing in big data Software and tools for big data management Security, privacy and legal issues specific to big data Data-driven innovation, computational modelling and data integration Data-intensive computing theorems and technologies Big data visualisation, simulation and performance evaluation Large scale bioinformatics data analysis and management Enabling technologies (social networking, web 2.0, geographical information systems, sensors, smart spaces, smart cities, context-aware computing, web services)

Empirical (qualitative and quantitative) and theoretical/conceptual papers are welcome.

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Submission of manuscripts: 30 September 2014

Notification to authors: 30 November 2014

Final versions due: 30 December 2014

* IEEE Systems Journal Special Issue * *

IEEE Systems Journal Special Issue on “Hybrid Intelligence for Internet of Vehicles”


GUEST EDITORS Robert C. Hsu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan, Shangguang Wang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, Victor E. Malyshkin, Head, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia, Yu Yuan, Vehicular Technology Committee, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, USA,

SCOPE Internet of Vehicles (IoV) refers to dynamic mobile communication systems that communicate between vehicles and public networks using vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-road (V2R), vehicle-to-human (V2H) and vehicle-to-sensor (V2S) interactions. It enables information sharing and the gathering of information on vehicles, roads and their surrounds. Moreover, it features the processing, computing, sharing and secure release of information onto information platforms. Based on this data, the system can effectively guide and supervise vehicles, and provide abundant multimedia and mobile Internet application services. The next generation IoV is an emerging field that crosses multiple disciplines including automotive, intelligent transportation, information technology, communications, energy, etc. In the recent years, there are more and more system technologies and system intelligence being used to make transportation more clean, efficient, connected and safe. Given that transportation represents one seventh of the world's economy, the IoV will play as an important part of the wisdom city in the future. This special issue aims to foster the dissemination of high quality research in complex systems and systems of systems for enabling Internet of Vehicles. Original research articles are solicited in all aspects, including vehicle behavior model, environment awareness, autonomous vehicles and system, telematics, swarm intelligent computing systems, social economics systems, new communication systems, and experimental prototypes or tools realizing IoV. Topics of interest at system level include, but are not limited to:

1. Complex systems and systems-of-systems for IoV Techniques and methods implementing hybrid intelligence in complex system architectures for IoV applications, encompassing client systems, connection system, and cloud systems. Examples include intelligent sensor, ubiquitous communications, heterogeneous networks, real-time systems, intelligent transportation, mobile Internet, big data and information processing, recommendation, personalization and adaptation, optimization, smart services and systems. Innovative techniques and method are considered only if presented for compelx systems or systems-of-systems in IoV applications. 2. Theory, technology, methodology, tools and applications for hybrid intelligence in IoV Architectures, interoperability, modeling, analysis, development tools and environments for system intelligence in IoV applications based on complex systems and systems-of-systems. Examples include network and information services, data visualization systems, cooperative systems, machine learning, awareness, statistical techniques, cognitive models, social implications and standards. Theory, technology, and tools are considered only if presented for complex systems or systems-of-systems in IoV. 3. Case studies of IoV Real-world experiences that demonstrate the value of incorporating systems intelligence and IoV in transportation and mobility applications. Presentation of the system perspective is required. Papers should always address the above specific topics from the system perspective in order to be considered for this special issue.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Authors are invited to submit original research contributions by following the detailed instructions given in the “Information for Authors” at In the cover letter, authors should explicitly state that the paper is submitted to the “Special Issue on Hybrid Intelligence Internet of Vehicles”. Questions about the special issue should be directed to the Guest Editors.


Paper submission deadline: Sept. 30, 2014 Notification of the first review: Dec. 25, 2014 Revised paper submission: Jan. 31, 2015 Notification of the re-review: Feb. 28, 2015 Minor revision deadline: Mar.. 15, 2015 Final notification: Apr. 30, 2015 Final manuscript: May. 15, 2015 Expected publication: Early 2016

* IJDSN Special Issue * *

Sensor Communications towards Intelligent Vehicle Networking Call for Papers

In recent years, more and more sensor technologies are used to make transportation clean, efficient, connected, and safe. Roadside wireless sensor and networking technology represents a cost-effective solution and can leverage the deployment of the system as a whole. Sensors installed in cars continuously gather important information, such as air bags, distance detection, mechanical and electronic parts, tire pressure, collision force, and passengers' conditions. Transmission of such information between cars can be used to implement differentiated mobile services. As a consequence, wireless vehicular sensor network (VSN) has been widely accepted in developing the next generation intelligent transportation application systems and connected vehicles networking. However, VSN does not operate like the traditional wireless sensor network (WSN). For example, the motion of the vehicle, the environment of the roads, and other uncertain traffic conditions all pose challenges to the s! ystem. For safety reason, the vehicle-vehicle and vehicle-gateway communication modes must be stable. Therefore, how to keep link stability becomes an important issue.

This special issue aims to foster the dissemination of high quality research in any new idea, method, theory, technique, and applications of sensors and sensor communications for enabling intelligent vehicle networking. Original research articles are solicited in all aspects, including theoretical studies, practical applications, new communication technology, and experimental prototypes. The papers will be peer-reviewed and selected on the basis of both their quality and their relevance to the theme of this special issue.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

Inter- and intravehicle communications Vehicular networking (GPS, RFID, intelligent sensors, image processing, etc.) Automotive electronics and cooperative driving Vehicular communication and safety network Internet of vehicle systems (IoV) Recommendations and standards in connected vehicles Intelligent and autonomous vehicles Real-world experimental studies and tests Novel application models, such as mobile business support, multimedia services, smart parking, intelligent transportation systems, and traffic prediction system. Manuscript Due Friday, 19 December 2014 First Round of Reviews Friday, 13 March 2015 Publication Date Friday, 8 May 2015 Lead Guest Editor

Robert Hsu, Chung Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan Guest Editors

Nik Bessis, University of Derby, Derby, UK Shangguang Wang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China Victor Leung, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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