IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC) Scope
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.
First issue coming September 2013.
A Welcome Letter from Thomas M. Conte
It is a great pleasure to welcome everyone to the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, an open access journal that recently launched in 2013. This journal has been anxiously awaited by those interested in emerging aspects of computing not currently covered by other IEEE Computer Society Transactions...
Dr. Fabrizio Lombardi appointed as Editor in Chief
We are pleased to announce that Fabrizio Lombardi, a professor at Northeastern University, Boston, has been appointed as the inaugural EIC for the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Technologies in Computing, effective immediately. Dr. Lombardi is an IEEE fellow, a member of the Computer Society Board of Governors, and is a past EIC and Associate EIC of the IEEE Transactions on Computers.
Call for Papers
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.
Submission deadline: May 1, 2013. View PDF.
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.
Submission deadline: May 31, 2013. View PDF.
A word from the Guest Editors Abel Gomes & Edmond Prakash seeking original manuscripts for the Special Section on Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) Technologies and Applications for the new Open Access Journal IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC).
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.
Submission deadline: June 15, 2013. View PDF.
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.
Submission deadline: October 15, 2013. View PDF.
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.
Submission deadline: December 2, 2013. View PDF.
A word from the Guest Editors Sandeep K. Shukla and Arpan Pal seeking original manuscripts for the Special Section on Emerging Computing Technologies for Resilient & Robust Intelligent Infrastructure for the new Open Access Journal IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC).
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.
Submission deadline: February 1, 2014. View PDF.
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.
Submission deadline: June 1, 2014. View PDF.
General Call for Papers: IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing
Submit your manuscript at www.computer.org/tetc. TETC aggressively seeks proposals for Special Sections and Issues focusing on emerging topics. TETC is an open access journal, which allows for wider dissemination of information. Prospective Guest Editors should contact the TETC EIC Fabrizio Lombardi at email@example.com for further details.
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