CLOSED Call for Papers: Special Issue on Smart Edge Computing and IoT

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Submissions Due: 30 August 2020

The evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the nature of edge-computing devices. End nodes have to support, in place, an increasing range of functionality: multi-sensory data processing and analysis, complex systems control strategies, and, ultimately, artificial intelligence. These new capabilities will enable disruptive innovation in wearable and implantable biomedical devices, autonomous insect-sized drones, autonomous smart environmental sensing, safety-critical real-time applications and structural health monitoring, and more. For this special issue, we are seeking contributions on IoT smart edge-computing architectures, systems, and related hardware-software design approaches. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Hardware-software design approaches for smart edge processing
  • Heterogeneous systems-on-chip and architecture for energy-efficient smart edge processing
  • Low-power analog and mixed signal computing, in-memory computing, and in-sensor computing
  • Edge machine-learning architectures dealing with sensor and signal variabilities
  • Neuro-symbolic and brain- and bio-inspired computing paradigms for edge processing
  • IO and peripherals for energy-efficient interfaces in edge-computing systems
  • Edge processing for biomedical IoT systems and human-machine interaction
  • Smart edge IoT devices for structural health monitoring and predictive maintenance
  • Real-time and safety-critical smart edge sensors for industrial IoT

Submitted papers must include new significant research-based technical contributions in the scope of the journal. Papers under review elsewhere are not acceptable for submission. Extended versions of published conference papers (to be included as part of the submission together with a summary of differences) are welcome, but they must have at least 40% new impacting technical/scientific material in the submitted journal version, and there should be less than 50% verbatim similarity as reported by a tool (such as CrossRef). Guidelines concerning the submission process and LaTeX and Word templates can be found here. While submitting through ScholarOne, please select this special-issue option. As per TC policies, only full-length papers (at least 12 pages and according to TC submission requirements) can be submitted to special issues, and each author’s bio should not exceed 150 words.

Please note the following important dates:

  • Open for Submissions: August 15, 2020
  • Submission Deadline: August 30, 2020
  • Reviews Completed: October 25, 2020
  • Major Revisions Due: November 30, 2020
  • Reviews of Revisions Completed: December 15, 2020
  • Notification of Final Acceptance: January 1, 2021
  • Publication Materials for Final Manuscripts Due: January 15, 2021
  • Publication: March 2021

Please address all correspondence regarding this special issue to Lead Guest Editor Luca Benini (

Guest Editors

Luca Benini
ETH Zürich, Università di Bologna

Taekwang Jang
ETH Zürich

Abbas Rahimi
UC Berkeley

Simone Benatti
Università di Bologna

Corresponding Topical Editor

Roman Lysecky
University of Arizona, Tucson