CALLS FOR ARTICLES FOR COMPUTER
Computer seeks submissions for a March 2014 special issue on collaborative information seeking (CIS).
For many years, information retrieval has focused on individual users searching for information. Algorithms have assumed that one person is reviewing the results, and user interfaces have supported the needs of individual searchers.
CIS—also referred to as collaborative information retrieval and collaborative search-—focuses on the notion that information seeking is not always a solitary activity and that people working in collaboration to perform information-seeking tasks should be studied and supported. CIS occurs in many contexts, including healthcare, business intelligence, technical fields, strategic research, information analysis, planning tasks, and everyday activities such as shopping and travel.
Submissions should be original manuscripts that describe research, experiences, and software tools/algorithms/architectures focused on support for collaborative information seeking. Specific topics include
• applications of CIS in different domains;
• design guidelines and experiences;
• issues related to collaborators’ awareness of actions, time/space, and participants’ roles;
• theories and models of collaborative information seeking;
• algorithmic mediation of the search process;
• methodologies for studying CIS; and
• software tools and algorithms to support collaborative search.
Direct inquiries to the guest editors: Rob Capra (firstname.lastname@example.org), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Chirag Shah (email@example.com), Rutgers University; and Preben Hansen (firstname.lastname@example.org), Swedish Institute of Computer Science.
Article submissions are due by 15 October 2013. For author guidelines and information on how to submit a manuscript electronically, visit www.computer.org/portal/web/peerreviewmagazines/computer.
Computer seeks submissions for a September 2014 special issue on computing in astronomy.
Computer science has become a key enabler in astronomy’s ability to progress beyond humans’ processing capacity. In fact, computer science is a major bottleneck in the quest to make new discoveries and understand the universe. Sensors of all kinds collect vast amounts of data that require unprecedented storage capacity, network bandwidth, and compute performance in cloud environments.
We are now capable of more sophisticated data acquisition, analysis, and prediction than ever before, thanks to progress in parallel computing and multicore technologies. Social media, open source, and distributed scientific communities have also shed light on new methods for spreading astronomical observations and results quickly. The field of astroinformatics is emerging to unite interdisciplinary efforts across several communities.
This special issue aims to present high-quality articles to the computer science community that describe these new directions in computing in astronomy and astroinformatics. The guest editors want three types of contributions: regular research articles describing novel research results (5,000 words); experience reports describing approaches, instruments, experiments, or missions, with an emphasis on computer science (2,500 words); and sidebars serving as summaries or quick pointers to projects, missions, systems, or results that complement any of the topics of interest (600 words).
Articles should be original and understandable to a broad audience of computer science and engineering professionals.
Submissions are due 1 December 2013. For author guidelines and information on how to submit a manuscript electronically, visit www.computer.org/portal/web/peerreviewmagazines/computer.
Computer seeks submissions for a June 2014 special issue on methodologies and solutions for mobile application security.
With the ubiquitous use of mobile devices, mobile application security has become an important research topic. Compared with PCs or servers, mobile devices store more sensitive personal information and are thus attractive targets for attackers seeking financial gain. Because these devices are always online and have a restricted user interface, it is easier for attackers to hide their malicious activities.
This special issue aims to present articles describing security algorithms, protocols, policies, and frameworks for applications running on modern mobile platforms such as Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, app and app store security and privacy, benchmarking and evaluation of mobile security solutions, cloud security and privacy, security and privacy in mobile device operating systems and middleware, and Web browser security on mobile devices.
Submitted papers should be original and understandable to a broad audience of computer science and engineering professionals, avoiding a focus on theory, mathematics, jargon, and abstract concepts.
Article submissions are due 15 December 2013. For author guidelines and information on how to submit a manuscript electronically, visit www.computer.org/portal/web/peerreviewmagazines/computer.
Computer seeks submissions for an October 2014 special issue on e-government interoperability.
Electronic government, e-government, or digital government refers to the use of information and communication technology (ICT) to provide and improve government services, transactions, and interactions with citizens, businesses, and other arms of government. e-government and e-governance are broad concepts related to a variety of functional areas, including justice, healthcare, and more.
Interoperability is essential to broad success in e-government for all its different facets—semantic, technical, organizational, legal, and so on. For such critical governmental concerns as justice and healthcare, interoperability and its governance are of particular importance. Challenges emerging in this area focus on e-government interoperability in cloud computing, open government, and smart city initiatives.
The goal of this special issue is to introduce e-government inter- operability to a wide audience, report about recent results, and envision challenges ahead.
We solicit papers from all areas of e-government interoperability including policies, infrastructure, and software- and application-level aspects. We especially invite contributions reporting on real deployments, novel applications, new architectures, management, or semantics.
Articles should be original and understandable to a broad audience of computer science and engineering professionals, avoiding a focus on theory, mathematics, jargon, and abstract concepts.
Paper submissions are due 1 February 2014. For author guidelines and information on how to submit a manuscript electronically, visit www.computer.org/portal/web/peerreviewmagazines/computer.
CALLS FOR ARTICLES FOR OTHER IEEE CS PUBLICATIONS
IEEE Internet Computing plans a July/August 2014 special issue on Web-scale data centers.
Data centers are the Internet’s nerve centers. All large-scale Internet services rely on the ability to process enormous amounts of data quickly, with essentially no downtime. This requires enormous scale, geographic distribution and redundancy, finely tuned systems and networks, and other features.
Web-scale datacenters face numerous challenges, including performance, reliability, and security. This special issue encourages submissions from both academic and industrial practitioners, especially as their work pertains to open source tools or products. All articles must have technical content.
Brief descriptions of proposed articles are due by 15 October 2013. Articles are due 1 November 2013. Visit www.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/iccfp4 to view the complete call for papers.
IEEE Software plans a July/August 2014 special issue on reflective practice.
The capacity to reflect on practice to engage in a process of continuous learning is an integral part of software development. Central to such reflective practice is the integration of theory and practice in a cyclic pattern of experience and the conscious application of that learning experience.
Reflective practice is characterized by an inquiry of engaging in comparison, pondering alternatives, taking diverse perspectives, and drawing inferences. It is particularly important in complex and novel situations that call for high situational awareness.
This special issue aims to present a set of high-quality methods, tools, and techniques that support effective individual and group reflection.
Articles are due 20 October 2013. Visit www.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/swcfp4 to view the complete call for papers.
IEEE Pervasive Computing plans a July-September 2014 special issue on fabrication and printing for pervasive computing.
Digital fabrication is changing the way in which pervasive computing hardware is designed, prototyped, and produced. A broad set of re-searchers and users now have access to tools and techniques that empower them to create new devices and realize new concepts more quickly, cheaply, and easily than ever before.
In particular, advances in additive processes like 3D printing and subtractive processes such as laser cutting have increased the quality, speed, and ease of physical prototyping while simultaneously bringing down cost.
The aim of this special issue is to explore technologies related to all aspects of pervasive printing and fabrication.
Articles are due 25 October 2013. Visit www.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/pccfp3 to view the complete call for papers.
IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications plans a July/August 2014 special issue on computer graphics and animation for visual effects.
From the early years of computer graphics and animation, there has been a close link between the technical community that created technology and the entertainment world that employed it. This brought together programming, mathematics, painting, and storytelling to create the visual-effects industry and transform modern cinema.
The guest editors seek articles that describe the latest computer graphics and animation techniques that create the dazzling visual effects seen in today’s movies. They want contributions both from the research/academic and production communities, with articles ranging from the theoretical to the applied that describe methods with great future potential or ones that are current tricks of the trade.
Articles are due 7 November 2013. Visit www.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/cgacfp4 to view the complete call for papers.
IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications plans a July/August 2014 special issue on business intelligence analytics.
Business intelligence (BI) is one of the most common uses of information visualization. A tremendous number of charts and graphs are created daily to address business analytics problems.
However, BI systems must often appeal to broad audiences, from knowledge workers to CEOs to stockholders, and allow for rapid analysis for both decision making and developing insights, as well as for communicating the results of those insights.
For this special issue, the guest editors solicit stories about the BI aspects of data and information visualization, including tools designed for exploring business data and presenting results. They welcome papers from commercial and academic sources; from researchers as well as practitioners.
Articles are due 7 January 2014. Visit www.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/cgacfp5 to view the complete call for papers.
IEEE Micro plans a July/August 2014 special issue on big data.
Big data is transforming our lives, but it is also placing an unprecedented burden on our compute infrastructure. As data expansion rates outpace Moore’s law and supply voltage scaling grinds to a halt, the IT industry is being challenged in its ability to effectively store, process, and serve the growing volumes of data.
Delivering on the promise of big data calls for specialization and tight integration across the system stack, with the aim of maximizing energy efficiency, performance scalability, resilience, and security.
Articles are due 8 January 2014. Visit www.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/micfp4 to view the complete call for papers.
9-13 September: EDOC 2013, IEEE EDOC Conf., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; http://planet-sl.org/edoc2013/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=109&Itemid=809&lang=en
10-12 September: ITC 2013, Int’l Test Conf., Anaheim, California; www.itctestweek.org
16-18 September: ICSC 2013, 7th IEEE Int’l Conf. Semantic Computing, Irvine, California; http://ieee-icsc.org/icsc2013
23-27 September: Cluster 2013, IEEE 2013 Int’l Conf. Cluster Computing, Indianapolis, Indiana; http://pti.iu.edu/ieeecluster-2013
6-9 October: IEEE BigData 2013, IEEE Int’l Conf. on Big Data 2013, Santa Clara, California; www.ischool.drexel.edu/bigdata/bigdata2013
13-18 October: VIS 2013, IEEE Visualization 2013 Conf., Atlanta, Georgia; http://ieeevis.org
20-23 October: CollaborateCom 2013, 9th Int’l Conf. Collabora-tive Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing, Austin, Texas; http://collaboratecom.org/2013/show/home
23-26 October: FIE 2013, 43rd Annual Frontiers in Education Conf., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; http://fie2013.org
8-10 November: ICMeCG 2013, 7th Intl Conf. Management of e-Commerce and e-Government, Kunming, China; www.icmecg.org
11-15 November: ASE 2013, 28th IEEE/ACM Int’l Conf. Automated Software Eng., Palo Alto, California; http://ase2013.org
18-21 November: ATS 2013, 22nd IEEE Asian Test Symp., Yilan, Taiwan; http://184.108.40.206/ATS2013
1-8 December: ICCV 2013, IEEE Int’l Conf. on Computer Vision, Sydney, Australia; http://www.iccv2013.org/
2-5 December: CloudCom 2013, 5th Int’l Conf. Cloud Computing Technology Service, Bristol, UK; http://2013.cloudcom.org/
9-12 December: UCC 2013, 6th IEEE/ACM Int’l Conf. on Utility and Cloud Computing, Dresden, Germany; http://ucc2013.inf. tu-dresden.de/
11-13 December, ICON 2013, 19th IEEE Int’l Conf. Networks, Singapore; www.ieee-icon.org/2013
18-21 December, HiPC 2013, 20th Int’l Conf. High-Performance Computing, Hyderabad, India; www.hipc.org/hipc2013/index.php