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Abstract—Information about upcoming events of interest to Computer Society members.

Keywords—IEEE Computer Society


Computer seeks submissions for an October 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. For author guidelines and information on how to submit a manuscript electronically, visit


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.

IT Professional plans a September/October 2014 special issue on the consumerization of IT.

In today's enterprise, the consumerization of IT is being pushed by a younger, more mobile workforce consisting of active users of new technologies and applications.

Employees now expect to be able to use their personal devices—and applications they are familiar with—at work.

This special issue will review trends, risk factors, and approaches that businesses must consider to capitalize on demographic and technological shifts in the information environment and avoid the pitfalls brought about by the blurring line between consumer and business technologies.

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

Computing in Science & 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 codes, the 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 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 Gbits per second.

Designing practical high-speed interconnects to deliver on the promise of next-generation data-centers 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.

IEEE Computer Graphics and 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.

They 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 Software plans a November/December 2014 special issue on virtual teams.

Projects with team members located around the globe have become increasingly common in software, R&D, and business processes across all industry sectors. Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of virtual teams is therefore an increasingly business-critical issue.

This special issue aims at collecting empirically validated solutions that help increase the efficiency and effectiveness of virtual teams or that increase the quality of their outcomes.

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

IEEE Software plans a January/February 2015 special issue on software engineering for Internet computing: Internetware and beyond.

The Internet, once just a network of networks, has become not only the platform of choice for delivering services to increasingly mobile users but also the connective tissue among people, information, and things.

The open, dynamic, and evolving environment of Internet computing continues to demand new software technologies.

This special issue seeks articles that explore state-of-the-art software-engineering research and industry practices for Internet computing.

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

IEEE MultiMedia plans a July-September 2015 special issue on social multimedia and storytelling: using social media to capture, mine, and re-create experiences, events, and places.

The pervasive use of media-capturing devices and the wide adoption of social-networking platforms have led to the proliferation of online content captured at various places and events. Such content holds great potential for deriving richer representations of the depicted places and events.

However, the uncontrolled nature of user-contributed content and the social media life cycle's complexity raise significant research challenges related to the effective collection, mining, and indexing of social multimedia and to their combination, creative reuse, and presentation.

This special issue's objective is to revisit how social multimedia is transforming the way multimedia content is captured, shared, and made available to others.

Articles are due 20 July 2014. Visit to view the complete call for papers.


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

MARCH 2014

4-7 March: PacificVis 2014, 7th IEEE Pacific Visualization Symp., Yokohama, Japan;

24-26 March: WACV 2014, IEEE Winter Conf. Applications of Computer Vision, Steamboat Springs, Colorado;

24-28 March: PerCom 2014, IEEE Int’l Conf. Pervasive Computing and Communications, Budapest, Hungary;

APRIL 2014

6-8 April: SSIAI 2014, IEEE Southwest Symp. Image Analysis and Interpretation, San Diego;

7-11 April: WICSA 2014, 11th IEEE Conf. Software Architecture, Sydney, Australia;

14-17 April: RTAS 2014, IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symp., Berlin, Germany;

14-17 April: ICCPS 2014, ACM/IEEE Int’l Conf. Cyber-Physical Systems, Berlin, Germany;

MAY 2014

13-16 May: AINA-2014, 28th IEEE Int’l Conf. Advanced Information Networking and Applications, Victoria, BC, Canada;

14-16 May: SeGAH 2014, 3rd Int’l Conf. Serious Games and Applications for Health, Rio de Janeiro;

26-29 May: CCGrid 2014, 14th IEEE/ACM Int’l Symp. Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing, Chicago;

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 computing-related conferences.


The 2014 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2014) is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, the Scientific Association for Infocommunications Hungary (HTE), and the University of Texas at Arlington's Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Pervasive computing and communications have evolved into active R&D areas due to advances in a broad spectrum of technologies and topics including wireless networking, mobile and distributed computing, sensor systems, RFID technology, and the mobile phone.

PerCom 2014 will provide a leading-edge, scholarly forum for researchers, engineers, and students to share their state-of-the art work on pervasive computing and communications.

The conference will take place 24-28 March 2014 in Budapest, Hungary. Visit for complete conference information.

Events in 2014


15-19 HPCA 2014

MARCH 2014

4-7 PacificVis 2014

24-26 WACV 2014

24-28 PerCom 2014

APRIL 2014

6-8 SSIAI 2014

7-11 WICSA 2014

14-17 RTAS 2014

14-17 ICCPS 2014

MAY 2014

13-16 AINA-2014

14-16 SeGAH 2014

26-29 CCGrid 2014

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