Calls for Papers for Journals
The IEEE Computer Society Transactions publish archive-quality research papers on a variety of topics related to computer science and technology. If you are interested in publishing with us, please view our list of on-going calls for papers to determine which journal best suits your area of expertise.
- IEEE Computer Architecture Letters
- IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing
- IEEE Transactions on Computers
- IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing
- IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
- IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing
- IEEE Transactions on Haptics
- IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering
- IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies
- IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
- IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems
- IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence
- IEEE Transactions on Services Computing
- IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
- IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics
- IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
IEEE Computer Architecture Letters (CAL), a bi-annual forum for fast publication of new, high-quality ideas in the form of short, critically refereed, technical papers, is seeking submissions on any topic in computer architecture.
The IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing (TAC), a new bi-annual online-only publication, is seeking submissions of original research on the principles and theories explaining why and how affective factors condition interaction between humans and technology, on how affective sensing and simulation techniques can inform our understanding of human affective processes, and on the design, implementation, and evaluation of systems that carefully consider affect among the factors that influence their usability. Surveys of existing work will be considered for publication when they propose a new viewpoint on the history and the perspective on this domain.
Special Section on Computer Arithmetic
IEEE Transactions on Computers seeks original manuscripts for a Special Section on Computer Arithmetic scheduled to appear in the August issue of 2014. Computer arithmetic is fundamental to the design of general-purpose and domain-speci?c processors. Novel arithmetic algorithms and hardware designs are needed to satisfy the power-performance requirements of numerically-intensive applications in a variety of areas including scienti?c computing, cryptography, multimedia, graphics and digital signal processing. Specialized number representations and encodings play a signi?cant role in the design of arithmetic algorithms and their implementations. Additionally, understanding the fundamental properties of ?nite precision number systems is essential in the engineering of ef?cient arithmetic algorithms, as well as the current and future emerging technologies are important in in?uencing the design and the implementation of such algorithms.
IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), a monthly archival publication, is seeking submissions of papers, brief contributions, and comments on research in areas that include, but are not limited to, computer organizations and architectures; operating systems, software systems, and communication protocols; real-time systems and embedded systems; digital devices, computer components, and interconnection networks; and new and important applications and trends.
Special Issue on "Utility and Cloud Computing Science and Technology"
Computing is rapidly moving towards a model where it is provided as services that are delivered in a manner similar to traditional utilities such as water, electricity, gas, and telephony. In such a model, users access services according to their requirements, without regard to where the services are hosted or how they are delivered. Several computing architectures have evolved to realize this utility computing vision, including Grid computing, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Cloud computing, which has recently shifted into the center of attention in the ICT industry. Increasing numbers of IT vendors are promising to offer applications, storage and computation hosting services with conforming Service-Level Agreements (SLA) to ensure Quality of Services (QoS) and performance. Considering many of these services are hosted in traditional data centers, there is significant complexity involved in ensuring the scalability, availability, manageability and accessibility of applications, services and data, as the scale of the systems as well as the users grows. As a result, it is becoming important to investigate the use of cloud computing techniques and its interoperability with utility computing. This special issue focuses on principles, paradigms and applications of "Utility computing" and its practical realization especially in the context of Cloud Computing.
Special Issue on Autonomic Provisioning of Big Data Applications on Clouds
This special issue solicits papers that advance the fundamental understanding, technologies, and concepts related to autonomic provisioning of cloud resources for Big Data applications. The research advancement is in this area is important because such large, heterogeneous, and uncertain Big Data applications are becoming increasingly common, yet current cloud resource provisioning methods do not scale well and nor do they perform well under highly unpredictable conditions (data volume, data variety, data arrival rate, etc.). If these problems are resolved, then cloud-hosted Big Data applications will operate more efficiently, with reduced financial and environmental costs, reduced under-utilisation of resources, and better performance at times of unpredictable workload.
IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), will publish peer-reviewed articles that provide innovative research ideas and applications results in all areas relating to cloud computing. Topics relating to novel theory, algorithms, performance analyses and applications of techniques relating to all areas of cloud computing will be considered for the transactions. The transactions will consider submissions specifically in the areas of cloud security, tradeoffs between privacy and utility of cloud, cloud standards, the architecture of cloud computing, cloud development tools, cloud software, cloud backup and recovery, cloud interoperability, cloud applications management, cloud data analytics, cloud communications protocols, mobile cloud, liability issues for data loss on clouds, data integration on clouds, big data on clouds, cloud education, cloud skill sets, cloud energy consumption, cloud applications in commerce, education and industry. This title will also consider submissions on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Business Process as a Service (BPaaS).
Special Issue on "Security and Privacy in Mobile Platforms"
As mobile platforms have become an indispensable part of daily life, mobile users are increasingly relying on them to process personal information with feature-rich applications. This situation requires robust security mechanisms for protecting sensitive applications and data on mobile devices. Even though the operating systems supporting these devices provides two core security mechanisms, recent studies show that these devices are still vulnerable to a variety of attacks which could bypass these existing security mechanisms. The aim of this special issue is to encompass research advances in all areas of security andprivacy in mobile platforms. We welcome contributions relating to novel technologies andmethodologies for securely building and managing mobile platforms and relevant secure mobile applications as well as to cross-cutting issues. This special issue intends to provide a venue for interested researchers and practitioners to share their novel research ideas and results.
IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), a bimonthly archival publication, is seeking submissions of papers that focus on research into foundations, methodologies, and mechanisms that support the achievement—through design, modeling, and evaluation—of systems and networks that are dependable and secure to the desired degree without compromising performance. The focus also includes measurement, modeling, and simulation techniques, and foundations for jointly evaluating, verifying, and designing for performance, security, and dependability constraints.
Special Issue on Emerging Nanoscale Architectures for Hardware Security, Trust, and Reliability
There is an increasing concern involving the security, trust, and reliability of the hardware underlying the information systems on which modern society is reliant for mission-critical and safety-critical functions. Secure, trustworthy and reliable hardware components, platforms and supply chains are vital to all domains including financial, healthcare, transportation, energy and the national defense. Traditionally, authenticity, integrity and confidentiality of information was being protected with security protocols in software with the underlying hardware assumed to be secure, trustworthy and reliable. However this assumption is no longer true with an increasing number of attacks being reported on the hardware root of trust. Whereas security, trust and reliability risks are better understood in software, understanding and addressing threats to the hardware root of trust is a critical emerging challenge and the focus of this special issue. Specific focus will be on the impact and implications of emerging nanoscale technologies on hardware-based system security.
Special Issue on Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) Technologies and Applications
This special issue will cover enabling technologies for MMOGs, as well as applications of MMOGs in other domains like military training, e-learning, among others. The focus will be mostly on the technological aspects of games, i.e., the computing (e.g., load balancing), information (e.g., persistent worlds), and communication (e.g., networking topologies as P2P), but high-quality papers that tackle these technological aspects in non-massive multiuser games may be also considered if they are able to contribute with solutions that can benefit MMOGs too.
Special Issue on Computational Sustainability
The growing field of sustainability science and technology focuses on the design of products, processes, and services to meet economic andsocietal needs with minimal impact on the global ecosystem. Animportant emerging areaof sustainability science isto develop computational models, methods and tools for decision making for a broad range of sustainability related applications such as conservation of natural resources and ecosystem, enhancing human health and well-being, minimizing impact of human activities on the environment, intelligent management and conservation of scarce resources, reducing impact of disasters, managing stress on urban infrastructures, etc.Solutions to many of these sustainability problems depend on the advances in computational areas including optimization, modeling, data management and analytics, advanced sensing techniques, human computer interaction, and intelligent systems.The sustainability of computing itself is an important topic of concern and relates to effective management of energy consumption, operation under energy constraints, and dealing with environmental impact of rapid obsolescence of electronic devices and systems. The computational sustainability is woven into many areas including system design, computer architecture, programming language, compilers, networking, etc. Articles concerning fundamental research and practical experience reports are solicited.
Special Issue on Big Data
Big Data consists of datasets that grow so large that they become awkward to work with using on-hand computer data and computation management tools. Difficulties include, but are not limited to, capture, storage, search, sharing, analytics, and visualizing. Working with data sets of increasing scale allows analysts to "spot business trends, prevent diseases, and combat crime." Big data size is beyond the ability of commonly used computer software and hardware tools to capture, manage, and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time, hence demanding new innovative solutions. It has attracted a high degree of interdisciplinary interest internationally. This special issue is focusing on this new strategic research area to address challenges about big data.
Special Issue on Emerging Computing Technologies for Resilient and Robust Intelligent Infrastructure
Recent years have ushered a substantial growth in ubiquitous wireless networking, 'network of things', multi-core processors with massive processing power, continuous improvements in machine learning algorithms and data mining techniques etc. As a result of such a confluence of all these revolutionary efficiency of scale, and predictability, an emergent application field of computing is 'Intelligent Infrastructure'. Intelligent infrastructures are civil infrastructures endowed with computation, communication, and computational intelligence to enable automated decision making by the infrastructure to facilitate efficient, secure, resilient and robust functioning of systems of importance to the civil society. Examples of such systems range from E-Governance, Smart Hospital, E-Health Management, Smart-Home, Smart Buildings, Smart City, Smart Transportation, Smart Grid etc. In all of these, various components of the infrastructure are instrumented with sensors to collect real-time data, a SCADA like system to make various intelligent decisions about resource allocation, scheduling, fault-management, event management and so on. For example, in Smart Grid arena, there is an emerging emphasis on intelligent, self-healing distribution infrastructure which involves smart meters, demand response systems, self-healing distribution feeders etc. Some of the issues that confront the engineers and researchers working on embedding intelligence in the infrastructure include ensuring resilience of such systems in the face of cyber-attacks, unexpected event storms, accidental malfunctions, software/hardware defects, as well as policy questions in terms of implementing such systems in civil society. Robust implementation of such large scale systems is also a challenge. This special section invites articles on emerging technical approaches to building intelligent infrastructures, cyber security/privacy, robust, scalable interoperable and fault tolerant implementation of such systems, real deployment case studies, issues germane to the intersection of technology and policy for deploying such systems etc.
Special Issue on Emerging Systems and Applications for Wireless Health Computing
IEEE Transaction on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC) seeks original manuscripts for a Special Issue on Wireless Health Computing scheduled to appear in the December 2014 Issue. The Wireless Health annual conference series convenes the vanguard international research communities in Wireless and Mobile Health technology. The mission of the Wireless Health conference is to provide the highest?profile academic and industrial research forum and to develop an international community that will accelerate the development and adoption of a new vision for improving health, increasing healthcare quality and, ultimately, the lowering costs health care. To further promote the work presented at Wireless Health 2013, IEEE TETC is planning a special issue in 2014 on "the best of Wireless Health 2013". All authors who presented papers at Wireless Health 2013 are invited to submit extended versions of their papers to IEEE TETC for inclusion in this special issue. Given that the Wireless Health 2013 proceedings will be published, it is required that submissions to the special issue have at least 30% new content.
Special Issue on Advances in Neuromorphic and Analog VLSI Computing
Over the last few years there has been a renewed interest in the area of neuromorphic and analog VLSI computing. As an alternative to digital computation and digital signal processing, neuromorphic and analog VLSI processors exploit computational primitives inherent in the device physics, similar to principles that have been observed in neurobiology. As a result, very high computational densities and energy efficiencies can be potentially achieved using massively parallel architectures. This is particularly true for sensory signal processing and recognition systems where precise computing is not mission critical. On the other end of the spectrum, massive parallel neuromorphic computing systems are enabling near real-time simulations of biological systems ranging from a single neuron to the functional level at the scale of a mammalian brain. As such, there exists a tremendous potential for applying neuromorphic and analog VLSI computing techniques to mobile devices, biomedical systems, unattended sensors for defense and security systems, and cognitive computing systems. The focus of this special issue will be on novel neuromorphic and analog VLSI computing algorithms, non-traditional neuromorphic and analog VLSI circuits, algorithm and circuit co-design, and emerging applications.
IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing is an open access journal that publishes papers on emerging aspects of computer science, computing technology, and computing applications not currently covered by other IEEE Computer Society Transactions. Some examples of emerging topics in computing include: IT for Green, Synthetic and organic computing structures and systems, Advanced analytics, Social/occupational computing, Location-based/client computer systems, Morphic computer design, Electronic game systems, & Health-care IT. TETC aggressively seeks proposals for Special Sections and Issues focusing on emerging topics. Prospective Guest Editors should contact the TETC EIC Fabrizio Lombardi at email@example.com for further details.
Special Issue on Haptics in Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering
Robotic devices have been shown to be effective at delivering the intensive and repetitive therapy that is known to induce brain plasticity and foster restoration of motor coordination after stroke, spinal cord injury, and other neural impairments. Engagement of the sensorimotor system, including haptic feedback to the participant during rehabilitation, is an important factor in regaining motor control. Further, haptic feedback can enhance the natural control, utility, and efficacy of advancement of prosthetic and orthotic devices that restore mobility and manipulability to lower- and upper-extremity amputees. However, advanced prosthetic devices, for example, have decoupled the normal afferent-efferent loop and rely heavily on visual feedback to the amputee for control in the absence of haptics. The science and technology of haptics thus has great potential to affect the outcomes of rehabilitation and adoption of advanced prosthetic and orthotic devices. This special issue is about understanding the role of touch in sensorimotor coordination, including rehabilitation of motor deficits and use of advanced prostheses and orthoses.
The IEEE Transactions on Haptics (ToH), a quarterly archival publication, is seeking submissions that address the science, technology, and applications associated with information acquisition and object manipulation through touch.
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), a monthly archival publication, is seeking submissions that present well-defined theoretical results and empirical studies that have a potential impact on the acquisition, management, storage, and graceful degeneration of knowledge and data, as well as in provision of knowledge and data services. We welcome treatments of the role of knowledge and data in the development and use of information systems and in the simplification of software and hardware development and maintenance.
Special Issue on Social Computing and Social Knowledge for e-Learning
New Web technologies and especially social networks enable users to share and discuss common interests and provide infrastructures for integrating various user experiences: synchronous and asynchronous communication, game-playing, sharing links and files. Social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter capture vast amounts of implicit knowledge, common beliefs, preferences, and experiences, that could be potentially empower users to learn from each other and together. The trend of using social networks and social media to deliver and exchange knowledge could bring a new era of teaching and learning. Unlike a traditional e-leaning paradigm with pre-defined curriculum and standard textbooks, social knowledge could be aggregated on demand, just in time, and in context of engaging challenges from social networks, making learning more exciting, social and, game-like experience . Therefore, the use of social computing techniques and social knowledge for e-learning must be further investigated. This special issue focuses on technologies and experiences of using social networks in e-learning.
IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (TLT), a quarterly archival online-only publication using a delayed open access publication model, is seeking submissions about all advances in learning technologies, such as innovative online learning systems, personalized and adaptive learning systems, and learning with mobile devices
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), a monthly archival publication, is seeking submissions of mature works of research, typically those that have appeared in part in conferences, and that focus on the key technical issues related to, but not limited to, architectures, support services, algorithm/protocol design and analysis, mobile environments, mobile communication systems, and emerging technologies.
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), a monthly archival publication, is seeking submissions that deal with the parallel and distributed systems research areas of current importance to our readers. Particular areas of interest in parallel systems include, but are not limited to, architectures, software, and algorithms and applications. Particular areas of interest in distributed systems include, but are not limited to, algorithms and foundation, distributed operating systems, and Internet computing and distributed applications.
Special Issue on "Higher Order Graphical Models in Computer Vision: Modelling, Inference and Learning"
Recently, there has been an increasing interest in modelling image priors with higher-order models and global constraints. These models have the ability to encode significantly more sophisticated priors and structural dependencies among image pixels, compared to the traditional pairwise interactions. Examples of such models in computer vision include, second-order smoothness priors in stereo, priors on natural image statistics for de-noising, robust smoothness priors for object labelling, co-occurrence priors for object category segmentation, connectivity and bounding-box priors for segmentation.
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), a monthly archival publication, is seeking submissions that discuss the most important research results in all traditional areas of computer vision and image understanding, all traditional areas of pattern analysis and recognition, and selected areas of machine intelligence. Other areas of interest are machine learning, search techniques, document and handwriting analysis, medical image analysis, video and image sequence analysis, content-based retrieval of image and video, face and gesture recognition, and relevant specialized hardware and/or software architectures.
IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), is a quarterly archival online-only publication, is seeking submissions that emphasize the algorithmic, mathematical, statistical and computational methods that are central in services computing: the emerging field of service-oriented architecture, Web services, business process integration, solution performance management, services operations, and management.
Special Issue on Clouds for Social Computing
In recent time, two complimentary Internet based research areas are emerging: social computing and cloud computing. At one hand, social computing empowers individual users with relatively low technological sophistication in using the Web to engage in social interaction, contribute their expertise and share their content, experience and opinion. On the other hand, cloud computing shifts the computing infrastructures to the individual users as utilities so that individual users with relatively low computing knowledge can have a disposal of high performing computing infrastructure (e.g., compute, storage and applications) with little investment.
IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), a bimonthly archival publication, is seeking submissions of well-defined theoretical results and empirical studies that have a potential impact on the construction, analysis, or management of software. The scope of this Transactions ranges from the mechanisms through the development of principles to the application of those principles to specific environments. Since the journal is archival, it is assumed that the ideas presented are important, have been well analyzed, and/or empirically validated, and are of value to the software engineering research or practitioner community.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), a monthly archival publication, is seeking submissions that present important research results and state-of-the-art seminal papers related to computer graphics and visualization techniques, systems, software, hardware, and user interface issues. Specific topics in computer graphics and visualization include, but are not limited, algorithms, techniques and methodologies; systems and software; user studies and evaluation; rendering techniques and methodologies, including real-time rendering, graphics hardware, point-based rendering, and image-based rendering; and animation and simulation, including character animation, facial animation, motion-capture, physics-based simulation and animation.
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB), a bimonthly archival publication, is seeking submissions that discuss research results related to the algorithmic, mathematical, statistical, and computational methods that are central in bioinformatics and computational biology. This includes, but is not limited to, the development and testing of effective computer programs in bioinformatics; the development and optimization of biological databases; and important biological results that are obtained from the use of these methods, programs, and databases.