CLOSED: Call for Papers: Special Issue on Certifying and Regulating AI/ML-Centric Applications

Computer seeks submissions for this upcoming special issue.
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Submissions Due: 19 January 2024

Important Dates

  • Submissions due: 19 January 2024
  • Publication: September 2024

Security, safety, and reliability are important attributes for mission- and life-critical systems. The attribute security attempts to prevent systems from attack, and safety attempts to ensure systems do not end at an undesired state and cause unacceptable consequences. Reliability is the probability of failure-free system operation for a given period of time in a specified environment. As system complexity continues to grow, ensuring security, safety, and reliability is imperative. With the increased use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques, it is important to ensure and assess these three attributes particularly when they are built into mission- and life-critical systems. 

This Computer special issue solicits original work that explores how to certify and regulate AI and ML-based techniques used in mission- and life-critical systems. All submitted papers are to focus on this theme using state-of-the-art technology with consolidated and thoroughly evaluated application-oriented research results from various academic and industry viewpoints.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following that focus on certification and regulation: 

  • AI and Machine Learning-based Techniques for Security, Safety, and Reliability
  • Misinformation and Disinformation
  • Verification and Validation
  • Chatbots
  • Security and Safety Standards
  • Policies and Rules for Social Media
  • Integrity of Data Sets
  • Government Initiatives for Regulation
  • Automation and Anonymous Systems
  • Case studies

Submission Guidelines

All the submissions should follow the template provided by the Computer magazine and should consist of the following:

  • A manuscript of 6,000 words maximum: A PDF of the complete manuscript layout with figures and tables placed within the text. Each figure and table is counted as 300 words.
  • A source file in Word or Latex format.
  • High-resolution photos and graphics such as JPEG files are required for the final submission.
  • Articles that have been previously published at a conference need to have at least 30% new material.

The manuscripts need to be submitted online at ScholarOne. Select this special-issue option in Step 1 of the submission process to ensure that the article is reviewed for this special issue.


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