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Calls for Articles for 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

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

Computer seeks submissions for an September 2014 special issue on e-government interoperability.

Electronic government refers to the use of information and communication technology to provide and improve government services, transactions, and interactions with citizens, businesses, and other arms of government.

Interoperability is essential to broad success in e-government. For such critical governmental concerns as justice and healthcare, interoperability and its governance are of particular importance. Challenges emerging in this area focus on interoperability in cloud computing, open government, and smart city initiatives.

The guest editors solicit papers from all areas of e-government interoperability including policies, infrastructure, and software- and application-level aspects. They especially invite contributions reporting on real deployments, novel applications, new architectures, management, or semantics.

Final submissions are due 1 February 2014, and final papers are due 1 June 2014. For author guidelines and information on how to submit a manuscript electronically, visit

Calls for Articles for Other IEEE CS Publications

IIEEE Internet Computing plans a September/October 2014 special issue on Web and social-graph mining.

Social networking offers new tools to improve users' experience and facilitate their communication. This evolution presents opportunities and challenges for data miners, with pressure to provide approaches that are suitable at the big-data scale and in highly dynamic contexts.

This special issue will present recent results both at the methodological level and on the application side, with a twofold aim: to let researchers share their experience in this new and multifaceted field, and to help industry provide new social networking applications for users.

Brief descriptions of proposed articles are due by 15 December 2013. Articles are due 4 January 2014. Visit to view the complete call for papers.

IEEE Security & Privacy plans a November/December 2014 special issue on energy-sector control systems.

Energy-sector control systems present unusual security and reliability challenges. The installed base is often decades old, systems are commonly installed in adverse physical conditions, bandwidth and communication reliability can be very low with tight performance timelines, and failure can result in the destruction of critical physical systems or loss of life.

This special issue seeks articles that can help lead to solutions that improve the security and reliability of power systems, including control systems related to generation, transmission, distribution, consumption, and use. Such solutions might be purely technical, or they could be policy-related or social.

Abstracts are due by 1 January 2014. Articles are due 1 March 2014. Visit to view the complete call for papers.

Computing in Science and Engineering plans a September/October 2014 special issue on leadership computing.

Leadership computing focuses on large-scale, computationally intensive projects that address grand challenges in science and engineering.

Exploiting the capabilities of the largest and most advance computing systems, these projects aim to accelerate scientific discoveries and technological innovations in a broad range of science and engineering domains.

The goal of this special issue is to explore how leadership computing is being effectively used to support real-world science and engineering applications.

Articles are due 3 January 2014. Visit 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.

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 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 to view the complete call for papers.

IEEE Software plans a September/October 2014 special issue on new directions in programming languages.

Programming languages have evolved to satisfy a diverse range of requirements for many different groups of programmers.

The guest editors are seeking contributions describing how modern programming languages cope with the challenges posed by varied requirements from different programmer groups, combined with the rapid evolution of hardware platforms.

All submissions must take the form of case studies of language use, design, and/or implementation.

Articles are due 1 February 2014. Visit to view the complete call for papers.

Computing in Science and Engineering plans a November/December 2014 special issue on Scientific Software Days.

Scientific software has many distinct features when compared to more typical software projects. For example, the communities are smaller and the software is made to run on high-performance distributed clusters.

Scientific Software Days is a small meeting of consumers and producers of scientific software that addresses these broad issues as well as specific projects in the field.

This special issue highlights many topics presented at SSD over the years. Participants are invited to present their work on the practice of building scientific code, interaction with scientific communities around code, and the place of code in science.

Articles are due 4 March 2014. Visit to view the complete call for papers.

IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications plans a November/December 2014 special issue on The Next Big Thing.

The guest editors seek papers on topics that authors believe are the start of the next new wave in computer graphics. They are looking for coverage of risky ideas, and work that is significantly different from current mainstream topics but that has some evidence of potential.

The editors welcome papers—from commercial and academic sources, from researchers and practitioners—on topics such as insights or techniques from other disciplines that accelerate or improve a computer graphics method, and new applications of graphics to other disciplines.

Articles are due 7 March 2014. Visit to view the complete call for papers.

IEEE Micro plans a September/October 2014 special issue on high-speed datacenter interconnects.

The demands on datacenter networks continue to expand. Today's massive datacenters interconnect tens to hundreds of thousands of machines while attempting to deliver high bisection bandwidths and low latency under power and cost constraints.

Meeting these challenges is becoming increasingly difficult as the port speed of individual servers' network interface controllers moves past 10 Gbps.

Designing practical high-speed interconnects to deliver on the promise of next-generation datacenters and cloud-based computing calls for new architectural advances.

This special issue seeks original papers on a range of topics related to such interconnects.

Articles are due 7 March 2014. Visit to view the complete call for papers.

November 2013

8-10 November: ICMeCG 2013, 7th Intl Conf. Management of e-Commerce and e-Government, Kunming, China;

11-15 November: ASE 2013, 28th IEEE/ACM Int'l Conf. Automated Software Eng., Palo Alto, California;

18-21 November: ATS 2013, 22nd IEEE Asian Test Symp., Yilan, Taiwan;

December 2013

9-12 December: UCC 2013, 6th IEEE/ACM Int'l Conf. on Utility and Cloud Computing, Dresden, Germany;

11-13 December, ICON 2013, 19th IEEE Int'l Conf. Networks, Singapore;

18-21 December, HiPC 2013, 20th Int'l Conf. High-Performance Computing, Hyderabad, India;

February 2014

15-19 February: HPCA 2014, 20th IEEE Int'l Symp. High Performance Computer Architecture, Orlando, Florida;

Submission 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 computer-related conferences.

HiPC 2013

The 20th annual IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing (HiPC) is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society.

HiPC 2013 serves as a forum to present current work by researchers from around the world as well as highlight activities in Asia in the high-performance-computing area. The conference has a history of attracting participation from reputed researchers from all over the world.

Focusing on the design and analysis of high performance computing and networking systems and their scientific, engineering, and commercial applications, the conference will include technical sessions consisting of contributed papers, invited presentations, a student research symposium, tutorials, and vendor presentations in the industry, user, and research areas.

HiPC 2013 will take place 18-21 December 2013 in Bangalore. Visit for complete conference information.

Events in 2013–2014

November 2013

8–10 ICMeCG 2013

11–15 ASE 2013

18–21 ATS 2013

December 2013

9–12 UCC 2013

11–13 ICON 2013

18–21 HiPC 2013

February 2014

15–19 HPCA 2014

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