24 April 2015

Call for papers: "New Scopes in Embedded Computing"

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

Today's society needs new developments in the field of computing, and requires interconnection between several technological fields. The integration of computing and technology in even more and more user devices has turned it into a reality. New issues related to computer science and engineering and communications and their interactions suggest new directions of research and applications.

For instance, in current information systems development, areas such as computer-aided design and computer graphics and visualisation are critical when a system needs to present information to users in a simple, effective way that’s responsive to the needs they have on each occasion. Furthermore, thanks to contextual systems which have been made possible by the incorporation of hardware devices into users’ everyday devices, information systems can get massive amounts of information. This information – thanks largely to the techniques of applied data mining, big-data and parallel computing – provides intelligence and adaptability to user technologies. Thus, interfaces adapted to the specific needs of users become a reality.

Moreover, the implementation of embedded systems in the field of communications raises new issues related to the interaction between computer science and communications, both from the theoretical and technological points of view. Special attention is being focused on important aspects such as resource constraints, power saving, data management, quality of service and security issues, in consideration of different fields of application (automotive, sensor networks, transport systems such as railways systems, mobile communications and networked embedded systems).

This special issue aims to present innovative works in the field of (traditional and ubiquitous) computing using cross techniques in order to achieve high-value targets for society. These aims include energy efficiency; adaptability; technological gap reduction and assistive environments; continuous monitoring systems generation; and secure, reliable and efficient transport and communications systems.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Computer Science and Engineering (MIC-Computing 2014), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Computer-aided design
  • Embedded computing and applications
  • Artificial intelligence and applications
  • Computer graphics and visualisation
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Green computing and networking
  • Peer-to-peer computing
  • Mobile computing and applications
  • Computer science foundations
  • Software engineering and applications
  • Computer engineering and technology
  • Parallel and distributed computing
  • Computer vision and applications
  • Mobile communications
  • Quality of service over embedded systems
  • Security
  • Transport systems

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 31 October, 2015

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