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Calls for Articles for Computer

Computer seeks submissions for a June 2013 special issue on big data, exploring aspects of discovery, productivity, and policy, with a focus on their socioethical implications.

This special issue will address how deeply personal data will likely be scrutinized in the context of data-driven decision making, such as how often and with whom we communicate using our cell phones or other digital devices; our location; what products and services we buy; where we eat, sleep, and work every day; and our photos and videos. In a way, we will be trading our privacy for a new kind of "surveillance" based on the premise of customer care.

The guest editors seek varied perspectives regarding the challenges, possibilities, and benefits of big data. They particularly welcome articles that feature qualitative assessments, case studies from government agencies, perspectives from Internet search companies and other hardware and software vendors, predictive studies demonstrating paradigm shifts, and social impact research.

Articles should appeal to a broad interdisciplinary audience or policy professionals in the information and communications technology sector. The writing should be original, avoiding long discussions about theories, theorems, algorithms, or mathematical notations.

All manuscripts are subject to peer review on both technical merit and relevance to Computer's readership. Accepted papers will be professionally edited for content and style.

The guest editors for this special issue are Katina Michael (, an associate professor on the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Wollongong, Australia, and Keith Miller (, a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois Springfield.

Paper submissions are due by 15 January 2013. Please email the guest editors a brief description of the article you plan to submit by 15 December 2012. Visit to view the complete call for papers.

Computer seeks submissions for an October 2013 special issue on multicore memory coherence.

As we enter an era of large multi-core systems, the question of efficiently supporting a shared memory model has become more important. Massively parallel architectures lacking coherent shared memory have enjoyed great success in niche applications such as 3D rendering, but general programming developers still demand the convenience of a shared memory abstraction.

Efficiently using the Message Passing Interface requires that individual computation tasks must be relatively large to overcome communication latencies. It becomes difficult to use the MPI at the fine-grained level when fast on-chip communication is available. Higher-level mechanisms like MapReduce or shard-based databases are popular in particular application domains, though researchers have not yet efficiently applied them at the chip/node level.

This special issue will focus on approaches to providing scalable, shared on-chip memory, paramount in a future where individual nodes will have on the order of 1,000 cores each.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to private and shared cache hierarchies; scalable memory coherence protocols, directory-based and otherwise; data layout and placement techniques; on-chip interconnects to support shared-memory abstractions; and hardware, software, and hybrid approaches.

Articles are due by 1 March 2013. Visit to view the complete call for papers..

Calls for Articles for Other IEEE CS Publications

IEEE IEEE Internet Computing plans a September/October 2013 special issue on dynamic collective work.

As the Internet has changed the way in which data circulates, we have shifted from a world of paper documents to one of online documents, databases, and provenance systems. This has also increased the size and complexity of systems that support today's globally distributed, rapidly changing, and agile collaborative enterprises. Such systems are becoming increasingly federated and are generating a huge amount of data at different granularity levels that include tweets, blog posts, instant messages, Facebook updates, and other social media content. These systems and data are fueling explosive growth in dynamic collective work in the healthcare, insurance, banking, and other industries.

Dynamic and collective activities are characterized by their flexibility and people-driven nature. Automobile insurance claims handling, order processing of prescription drugs, hospital patient case management, and recovery and response assistance during natural disasters are just a few examples. In these and other tasks, various factors determine the set of actions that must be performed and the order in which they're executed, including human judgment and document contents.

The guest editors seek original articles describing research efforts and experiences concerning Internet-supported dynamic collective work.

Articles are due 4 January 2013. Visit to view the complete call for papers.

IEEE Micro plans a July/August 2013 special issue on reliability.

Over the past decade, designers have sought better ways to balance power, performance, and cost. Of these, power has emerged as a first-order design challenge. In the coming era, this challenge may be subsumed by that of building robust and reliable systems. As technology advances, systems are becoming increasingly susceptible to transient errors such as timing violations, parameter variations, and aging. Without innovations in the areas of microprocessor and software reliability, future systems may face continuous failure. Thus, we need new computing paradigms that incorporate adaptive techniques at both the hardware and software layers to ensure resilient execution. The system, as a whole, must dynamically detect and recover from errors to meet historically established high reliability standards without exceeding power budgets and cost constraints or violating performance targets.

This guest editors seek original articles on all topics related to reliability that span the layers in the system stack, from device, circuit, and architecture design to the role of software in enabling robust and reliable computing.

Articles are due 8 January 2013. Visit to view the full call for papers.

IEEE Internet Computing plans a November/December 2013 special issue on smart cities.

Smart cities are currently the focus of a broad research community as well as of many government and industry innovation agendas. The Internet plays a fundamental role in communication, information sharing and processing, data transfer and analysis, and distributed computing in many of today's cities. The rise of the Internet of Things and the large-scale adoption of Web technologies in urban environments have proved that Internet-based solutions can successfully address smart cities' multifaceted, cross-domain challenges.

The guest editors seek submissions describing recent or ongoing research efforts and experiences in applying Internet technologies to realize the smart city vision.

Email the guest editors ( a brief description of the article you plan to submit by 15 February 2013. Articles are due 1 March 2013. Visit to view the complete call for papers.

IEEE Intelligent Systems plans a January/February 2014 special issue on the Web of Things.

The new concept of the Web of Things encompasses the ability of mobile devices and sensors to observe and monitor their environments, increasing the coordination between things in the real world and their counterparts on the Web. This Web of Things is expected to produce large volumes of data related to the physical world, and intelligent solutions are required to enable connectivity and internetworking and ensure relevance between the physical world and the corresponding digital world resources.

The guest editors seek innovative contributions to intelligent system and interaction design, information processing and knowledge engineering, and adaptive solutions to assist in efficient utilization of the Web of Things. Submissions that include audio, video, and community content are encouraged.

Articles are due 1 March 2013. Visit to view the complete call for papers.

IEEE Software plans a March/April 2014 special issue on next-generation mobile computing.

We use mobile computing not only when we interact with our smartphones to connect with friends and family, but also when we use ticketing systems on a bus or train, purchase food from a mobile vendor at a park, and watch videos or listen to music on our phones and portable devices.

Any computation system ex-pected to move and interact with end users or other computational systems despite potential network changes such as loss of connectivity represents an aspect of mobile computing. The number of such systems is expected to grow significantly each year over the coming decades. Mobile technology also is expected to evolve, creating new challenges.

IEEE Software seeks articles that explore the next generation of mobile computing within the contexts of mission-critical scenarios, quality-of-service differentiation, and resource constraints.

Articles are due 30 June 2013. Visit to view the complete call for papers.


January 2013

15-18 Jan: WACV 2013, IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, Clearwater Beach, Florida;

28-30 Jan: ICOIN 2013, 2013 Int'l Conf. on Information Networking, Bangkok, Thailand;

28-31 Jan: ICNC 2013, Int'l Conf. on Computing, Networking and Communications, San Diego;

February 2013

23-27 Feb: HPCA 2013, IEEE Int'l Symp. on High-Performance Computer Architecture, Shenzhen, China;

March 2013

6-8 Mar: ISADS 2013, IEEE Int'l Symp. on High-Performance Computer Architecture, Mexico City, Mexico;

16-23 Mar: VR 2013, IEEE Virtual Reality 2013, Orlando, Florida;

25-28 Mar: AINA 2013, 27th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, Barcelona, Spain;

25-28 Mar: SOSE 2013: 7th Int'l Symp. on Service Oriented System Engineering, San Francisco;

April 2013

1-5 Apr: LADC 2013, 6th Latin-American Symp. on Dependable Computing, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;

8-11 Apr: STC 2013, 25th Annual Software Technology Conf., Salt Lake City, Utah;

8-12 Apr: ICDE 2013, 29th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Data Engineering, Brisbane, Australia;

15-18 Apr: SYSCON 2013, IEEE Int'l Systems Conf., Orlando, Florida;

29 Apr-1 May: NSW 2013, IEEE 2nd Intl Workshop on Network Science, West Point, New York;

Submiss ion Instructions

The Call and Calendar section lists conferences, symposia, and workshops that the IEEE Computer Society sponsors or cooperates in presenting.

Visit for instructions on how to submit conference or call listings as well as a more complete listing of upcoming computing-related conferences.

Events in 2012 & 2013

January 2013

15-18 WACV 2013

28-30 ICOIN 2013

28-31 ICNC 2013

February 2013

23-27 HPCA 201 3

March 2013

6-8 ISADS 2013

16-23 VR 2013

25-28 AINA 2013

25-28 SOSE 2013

April 2013

1-5 LADC 2013

8-11 STC 2013

8-12 ICDE 2013

15-18 SYSCON 2013

29 Apr-1 May NSW 2013

ICNC 2013

The International Conference on Computing, Networking and Com-munication is technically cosponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Communications Society. ICNC 2013 will address areas such as cloud computing and networking; cognitive computing and networking; multimedia computing and communications; green computing, com-munications, and networking; mobile computing and vehicle communications; Internet services and applications; optical and grid networking; wireless ad hoc and sensor networks; wireless communica-tions and networks; and communications and information security.

ICNC 2013 will take place 28-31 January 2013 in San Diego, California. Visit for complete conference information.

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