News about Transactions

Don't Miss the Deadline to Apply for Editor-in-Chief

The June 1st deadline to apply for the position of inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems or the IEEE Transactions on Big Data is fast approaching. Terms are for three years starting 1 Jan. 2015, and prospective candidates are asked to provide a complete curriculum vitae, a brief plan for the publication's future, and a letter of support from their institution or employer (as PDF files) to Kimberly Sperka, Learn more.

Volunteer Spotlight Interview: Network Science and Engineering

Volunteer Spotlight - Ali Jadbabaie

Learn more about the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, Ali Jadbabaie, in our latest Volunteer Spotlight interview. The new journal, which publishes peer-reviewed technical articles dealing with the theory and applications of network science and the interconnections among the elements in a system that form a network, is now accepting submissions. Read more.

March Spotlight on Transactions in Computer

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Spotlight on Transactions, a monthly column in Computer, highlights outstanding journal articles with an overview written in plain language. The March 2014 issue features "Collective Class Wisdom: Collaborative Lecture Annotation" from the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, summarized by the journal's Editor-in-Chief, Peter Brusilovsky. Read more.




Spotlight Papers


A paper from each issue of our Transactions is highlighted on the journal's homepage and made available to the public for free for a limited time. See our most current list of spotlight papers below.

IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing

Vol. 4, No. 3, July-September 2013

Computational Modeling of Emotion: Toward Improving the Inter- and Intradisciplinary Exchange

This cross-disciplinary journal disseminates research that explains why and how affective factors influence interaction between humans and technology; how affective sensing and simulation techniques can inform our understanding of human affective processes; and the design, implementation, and evaluation of systems that consider affect as a factor that influences their usability.

IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing

Vol. 1, No. 2, July-December 2013

Probabilistic Consolidation of Virtual Machines in Self-Organizing Cloud Data Centers

Access innovative research ideas and results in all areas relating to cloud computing, including topics such as cloud security, backup and recovery, applications management, mobile cloud, liability issues for data loss on clouds, big data on clouds, cloud energy consumption, and cloud applications in commerce, education and industry.

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Vol. 10, No. 6, November/December 2013

Wavelet Analysis in Current Cancer Genome Research: A Survey

Receive the latest research results on algorithmic, mathematical, statistical, and computational methods that are central in bioinformatics and computational biology, as well as proteomics, functional genomics, and important biological results that are obtained from the use of these methods, programs, and databases.

IEEE Transactions on Computers

Vol. 63, No. 1, February 2014

Resource Selection for Tasks with Time Requirements Using Spectral Clustering

Widely used by researchers, developers, and educators to keep up-to-date on issues such as computer organizations and architectures, operating and software systems, performance, fault tolerance, specification, design, prototyping, and testing. Also includes case studies, new applications, and trends.

IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing

Vol. 11, No. 1, January/February 2014

k-Zero Day Safety: A Network Security Metric for Measuring the Risk of Unknown Vulnerabilities

The expectation that modern computing systems be highly available and secure despite accidental failures and malicious attacks is a major challenge. This journal provides the latest research on architecture for secure systems, intrusion detection and recovery, firewall and network technologies, safety-critical systems, system management and administration, cryptology techniques, key management and use of COTS techniques.

IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing

Vol. 1, No. 2, July-December 2013

Special Issue on Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)--Part II

Offers open access, special topic issues on emerging aspects of computer science, computing technology, and computing applications, such as IT for green, social/occupational computing, location-based/client computer systems, morphic computer design, electronic game systems, and healthcare IT.


IEEE Transactions on Haptics

Vol. 6, No. 4, October-December 2013

The Physical Basis of Perceived Roughness in Virtual Sinusoidal Textures

Addresses the science, technology, and applications associated with information acquisition and object manipulation through touch. Covers all aspects of manual exploration and manipulation of machines by humans and interactions between the two, performed in real, virtual, teleoperated and networked environments.

IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering

Vol. 26, No. 3, March 2014

Automatic Itinerary Planning for Traveling Services

Publishes information designed to inform researchers, developers, managers, strategic planners, users, and others interested in state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice activities in the knowledge and data engineering area. Gain insight into topics such as data mining methods, outlier detection, personalization, spatial and temporal data mining, machine learning, data and knowledge visualization and representation, Web mining, computational platforms, and emerging applications.

IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies

Vol. 6, No. 4, October-December 2013

A Multiparadigm Intelligent Tutoring System for Robotic Arm Training

Get access to archival research and original critical surveys on advances in online learning systems, intelligent tutors, educational software applications and games, collaborative learning tools, and similar learning technologies.

IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing

Vol. 13, No. 3, March 2014

The Places of Our Lives: Visiting Patterns and Automatic Labeling from Longitudinal Smartphone Data

This popular journal focuses on technology for mobile networks and architectures, wireless systems, power management, multi-user/multi-access techniques, wearable computers, and mobile agents and proxies. Readers will find issues related to security, reliability, and performance in mobile systems and environments.

IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems

Vol. 25, No. 3, March 2014

An Optimized FFT-Based Direct Poisson Solver on CUDA GPUs

Get to the heart of parallel and distributed networking with research on the design, analysis, and implementation of multiple-processor systems. Other topics include parallel processing, distributed systems, cache memories, communication system routing, resource management, reliability, and fault tolerance.

IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence

Vol. 36, No. 3, March 2014

Good Practice in Large-Scale Learning for Image Classification

Topics covered include statistical and structural pattern recognition, image analysis, artificial intelligence, knowledge representation, biometrics, clustering, face and gesture recognition, computer vision, and machine learning.

IEEE Transactions on Services Computing

Vol. 7, No. 1, January-March 2014

A Scalable Architecture for Automatic Service Composition

Services computing is a unique cross-discipline that leverages IT and computing technology to model, create, and manage business solutions, scientific applications, and modernized services. This publication emphasizes the algorithmic mathematical, statistical and computational methods that are central in services computing. Includes service oriented architecture, Web services, business process integration, solution performance, management services operations, and management.

IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering

Vol. 39, No. 12, December 2013

Supporting Domain Analysis through Mining and Recommending Features from Online Product Listings

For more than 30 years, this journal has delivered groundbreaking research results on the construction, analysis, and management of software. Topics covered include development and maintenance methods, software tests and validation, cost models, organizational issues, tools and environments, and hardware-software tradeoff issues.

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

Vol. 20, No. 2, February 2014

Personal Photograph Enhancement Using Internet Photo Collections

Get important research results and seminal papers on computer graphics and visualization. Topics covered include techniques, systems, software, hardware, user interface issues, and rendering techniques and methodologies. Coverage also includes flow visualization and analysis; virtual, augmented, and mixed reality; animation and simulation; perception, human computer interaction, and user interfaces; and graphics aspects of computer games and edutainment.

IEEE Computer Architecture Letters

Vol. 12, No. 2, July-December 2013

High Performance, Energy Efficient Chipkill Correct Memory with Multidimensional Parity

A peer-reviewed forum for publishing early, high-impact results in the areas of uni- and multiprocessor computer systems, computer architecture, workload characterization, performance evaluation and simulation techniques, and power-aware computing.

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Recent Special Issues and Sections

From the February 2014 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems

Special Issue on Trust, Security, and Privacy in Parallel and Distributed Systems

"In modern computing paradigms, most computing systems, e.g., cluster computing, grid computing, cloud computing, the Internet, telecommunication networks, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), and Machine-to-Machine communication networks (M2M), are parallel and distributed systems. While providing improved expandability, manageability, efficiency, and reliability, parallel and distributed systems increase their security weaknesses to an unprecedented scale."

From the November/December 2013 issue of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Special Section on the Eighth International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Application

"The selected papers cover a broad range of bioinformatics topics, including biological networks, computational complexity of problems in structural biology and geomics, and phylogenetic inference and analysis."

From the September/October 2013 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing

Special Section on Cloud Computing Assessment: Metrics, Algorithms, Policies, Models, and Evaluation Techniques

"Dependability and performance issues are strategic in Cloud computing, especially in business context where they often become mandatory. To investigate such issues and present the most recent findings to the scientific community we arranged this special issue on Cloud computing assessment: metrics, algorithms, policies, models, and evaluation techniques."


Write for Us

Submissions are being accepted for a variety of special issues, including:

  • IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing's Special Issue on Reliable and Secure VANETs

    Call for Papers (PDF)

    Submission deadline: 30 June 2014
  • IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing's Special Issue on Emerging Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems

    Call for Papers (PDF)

    Submission deadline: 1 July 2014
  • IEEE Transactions on Haptics' Special Issue on Haptic Assistive Technology for Individuals Who Are Visually Impaired

    Call for Papers (PDF)

    Submission deadline: 1 July 2014
  • IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing's Special Issue on Scientific Cloud Computing

    Call for Papers (PDF)

    Submission deadline: 31 July 2014

View the open Calls for Papers for the following journals:

  • IEEE Transactions on Cloud ComputingOpen Call for Papers (PDF)

    This journal seeks 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.
  • IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure ComputingOpen Call for Papers (PDF)

    This journal welcomes submissions on any topic within the scope, especially but not limited to: design for dependability and security, evaluation, application specific areas, software design, and new technologies.
  • IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in ComputingOpen Call for Papers (PDF)

    This journal aggressively seeks proposals for Special Sections and Issues focusing on emerging topics. Some examples of emerging topics in computing include: IT for Green, Synthetic and organic computing structures and systems, Advanced analytics, etc.
  • IEEE Transactions on HapticsOpen Call for Papers (PDF)

    This journal welcomes submissions on any topic within the scope. Haptic interactions relevant to this journal include all aspects of manual exploration and manipulation of objects by humans, machines and interactions between the two, performed in real, virtual, teleoperated or networked environments.
  • IEEE Transactions on Learning TechnologiesOpen Call for Papers

    This journal welcomes submissions on any topic within the scope, such as innovative online learning systems, intelligent tutors, educational software applications and games, etc.

View the full list of open Calls for Papers



What is the OnlinePlus publication model?

OnlinePlus is a hybrid of online-only and print, giving subscribers the best of both worlds—online access plus a printed book of article abstracts and a searchable interactive disk that allows readers to access content anywhere without an internet connection for less than a traditional print subscription.

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You bet! Print copies of OnlinePlus titles can be ordered on demand directly from our Computer Society Digital Library. Read more.


What's New in Multimedia

From the IEEE Transactions on Haptics

In Their Own Words: Overview of the April-June 2013 issue by William Provancher


This Podcast gives an overview of the articles in the April-June 2013 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Haptics.

From the IEEE Transactions on Computers

In Their Own Words: Video Call for Papers for Special Section on Computer Arithmetic by Guest Editors Alberto Nannarelli, Peter-Michael Seidel, and Ping Tak Peter Tang


The Guest Editors describe the type of original manuscripts they are seeking for the Special Section on Computer Arithmetic.

In Their Own Words: VSPN: VANET-based Secure and Privacy-preserving Navigation by T.W. Chim, S.M. Yiu, Lucas C.K. Hui and Victor O.K. Li

In this paper, the authors propose a navigation scheme that utilizes the online road information collected by a vehicular ad hoc network (VANET) to guide the drivers to desired destinations in a real-time and distributed manner. This video is a supplement to the IEEE Transactions on Computers' article, "VSPN: VANET-based Secure and Privacy-preserving Navigation."

In Their Own Words: QCA Systolic Array Design by Liang Lu, Weiqiang Liu, Maire O'Neill, Earl E. Swartzlander Jr.

Quantum-dot Cellular Automata (QCA) technology is a promising potential alternative to CMOS technology. To explore the characteristics of QCA and suitable design methodologies, digital circuit design approaches have been investigated. This video is a supplement to the IEEE Transactions on Computers' article, "QCA Systolic Array Design."

From the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing

Video Call for Papers for the Special Issue on Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) Technologies and Applications by Guest Editors Abel Gomes and Edmond Prakash

A word from the Guest Editors Abel Gomes and Edmond Prakash seeking original manuscripts for the Special Issue on Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) Technologies and Applications for the new Open Access Journal IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC).

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Volunteer Spotlight

The IEEE Computer Society's Publishing Services Department is proud to introduce our new interview series called "Volunteer Spotlight." Our series features questions answered by our volunteers.

Volunteer Spotlight: GeorgeAConstantinides

Volunteer Spotlight: George A. Constantinides

IEEE Transactions on Computers' Retired Associate Editor George A. Constantinides discusses his interest and accomplishments in the field of computing.

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