Artificial intelligence (AI) has come a long way from the introduction of fuzzy logic by Zadeh, the applications of Norbert Wiener’s feedback mechanisms in intelligent systems by Newell and Simon, and John McCarthy’s tireless efforts that promoted research on AI. Today, as intelligent systems are emerging to influence many aspects of our lives (from robotics, self-driving cars, and voice recognition systems to medical applications such as healthcare delivery services), businesses and government institutions are deploying and integrating AI into their business process at large scales. So, it’s no wonder that the demand for AI professionals in the job market is so high. At the same time, AI is being integrated into commercial products and services that we use in our daily lives. However, AI is still a maturing and growing technology, and making AI more robust requires extensive research, studies, and innovative ideas.
This special issue of IT Professional seeks to provide readers with an overview and applications of AI and its related technologies such as machine and deep learning and their potential applications in government, business, healthcare, and commercial products and services. We seek high-quality contributions from academia, business, industry, and government that present recent advances in AI. We welcome submission of articles that advance AI along with its related technologies such as natural language processing, robotics, and machine and deep learning. We also welcome papers about incorporation of these technologies into actual products and services. Visionary papers describing futuristic applications and domain advancements are also welcome. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
Natural Language Processing
Space and Underwater Robots
Only submissions that describe previously unpublished, original, state-of-the-art research and that are not currently under review by a conference or journal will be considered. Extended versions of conference papers must be at least 30 percent different from the original conference works. Feature articles should be no longer than 4,200 words and have no more than 20 references (with tables and figures counting as 300 words each). For author guidelines, see our peer review page. All manuscripts must be submitted to ScholarOne Manuscripts (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/itpro-cs) by the deadline in order to be considered for publication. Submissions are subject to peer review on both technical merit and relevance to IT Pro’s readership. Articles should be understandable by a broad audience of computer science and engineering professionals, avoiding a focus on theory, mathematics, jargon, and abstract concepts. Figures and tables should be placed in the appropriate location within the template, ideally in files that are 300 dpi or higher at the dimensions they are used in the document template.
Please direct any correspondence before submission to guest editors Reza Djavanshir (Johns Hopkins University), Jim Liew (Johns Hopkins University), and Maria Lee (Shih Chien University) at email@example.com.