Physical-Cyber-Social Computing: Looking Back, Looking Forward

May/June 2015

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Physical-cyber-social (PCS) computing involves a holistic treatment of data, information, and knowledge from the physical, cyber, and social worlds to integrate, understand, correlate, and provide contextually relevant abstractions to humans and the applications that serve them. PCS computing extends current progress in cyber-physical, socio-technical, and cyber-social systems.

Here, the guest editors consider powerful ways to exploit data available through various Internet of Things (IoT), citizen and social sensing, Web, and open data sources that are seeing explosive growth. This special issue highlights a variety of PCS applications, such as smart firefighting, intelligent infrastructure, and user guidance in an airport. Read full article »

About IEEE Internet Computing

IEEE Internet Computing covers all aspects of Internet computing, from programming and standards to security and networking. Published bimonthly, the magazine offers peer-reviewed feature, department, and column articles for both industry and academic readers.


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