29 January 2015

Call for papers: "Advanced Mobile Cloud Computing and Internet of Things Systems and Networking"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Embedded Systems.

With a multi-million dollar predicted market value by 2015, and with more than 1 trillion cloud-ready devices expected over the next four years, mobile cloud computing (MCC) and the internet of things (IoT) are considered to be the hottest new technology markets.

MCC and IoT integrate different major technologies such as smart phones, tablets, services, sensors, big data and cloud computing into one platform provided to end users. Many issues are still challenging the rapid growth of MCC and IoT. These challenges are related to networking, cloud services, security, quality and availability of services, user data management, and many other areas. This special issue aims to focus on new ideas and solutions to tackle these challenges.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Emerging concepts of IoT
  • Design methodologies for IoT
  • Novel services and applications of IoT to facilitate environmental responsibility
  • Green through IoT
  • IoT and social benefits/impact
  • IoT economics
  • Emerging IoT business models and process changes
  • Communication systems and network architectures for IoT
  • IoT and data management
  • Security and privacy of IoT
  • Reliability of IoT
  • Disaster recovery in IoT
  • Applications of IoT
  • Emerging applications and interaction paradigms for everyday citizens
  • Bid data and IoT
  • Self-organising IoT
  • Cloud computing and IoT
  • IoT and sustainable growth
  • MCC theory
  • MCC architecture, models, deployments, platforms and designs
  • MCC challenges, trends and opportunities
  • MCC services and applications
  • MCC networking and communication considerations
  • MCC power efficiency for resources and networking
  • MCC availability and quality of service
  • MCC for m-health
  • MCC and mobile sensing
  • MCC performance evaluation
  • MCC services pricing, SLAs and billing
  • MCC security and privacy management
  • MCC intrusion detection systems
  • MCC resource management, optimisation and migration
  • MCC support for multimedia communication and game computing
  • MCC support for big data management
  • MCC and crowdsourcing
  • MCC data storage, migration and management
  • MCC software development platforms and enabled new applications

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 30 September, 2015
Notification to authors: 15 November, 2015
Final versions due: 20 December, 2015

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