[hpc-announce] CFP IEEE Communications Magazine:, Context-Aware Networking and Communications

Chris Gniady gniady at cs.arizona.edu
Sun Jul 14 03:18:34 CDT 2013

Call for Papers

/IEEE Communications Magazine/

Context-Aware Networking and Communications

Context-aware communication and computing have attracted increasing 
attention since it allows automatic adaptation of devices, systems, and 
applications to the changing user's context. The context is the 
information characterizing the situation of an entity and providing 
information about the present status of people, places, things and 
devices in the environment. An entity is a person, device, place, or 
object relevant to the interaction between a user and an application, 
such as location, time, activities, and services. Context awareness 
allows for customization or creation of the application to match the 
preferences of the individual user, based on current context such as 
enterprise environment or home network.

A first area of interest concerns the Person Context Awareness. The 
recent emergence of the so-called social networks, the widespread 
presence of smartphones equipped by heterogeneous sensors, such as GPS 
receivers, accelerometers, compasses, microphones and cameras, and the 
availability of geo-referenced information enable analysis of new 
context definitions that may concern individual, social, and urban 
scenarios. Indeed, recently, the available information may include 
mobility patterns of people and also physical activities (movements), 
physical status, and emotional conditions. This information is often 
acquired and shared, in real time, by users. Allowing the reliable 
extraction and sharing of that information is a fundamental research 
issue with important applications. It could improve the experience of 
individual, communities, organizations, and societies by adapting 
context to the environment (home, hospitals, campuses, offices, etc.).

Another area in this field deals with the Object Context 
Awareness.Context awareness may be implemented using quite different 
aspects under different environments, conditions, and layers, such as 
layered context-aware architecture for middleware, context awareness for 
connecting entities of network components, and infrastructure (Internet 
protocol, handoff management, sensing, network requirements, network 
controls and network implementation).

This feature topic's scope will include both computing and 
communications networks, especially mobile computing networks. This 
topic will focus on more recent relevant topics, such as green context 
awareness (which would be supported by Technical Subcommittee on Green 
Communications and Computing [TSCGCC] of the IEEE Communications 
Society), context-aware security, new context-aware network 
architecture, and context-awareness for connecting entities (which would 
be supported by Technical Committee on Satellite and Space 
Communications [SSC] of the IEEE Communications Society), and 
context-aware social networks.

The papers in this feature topic will focus on state-of-the-art research 
and emerging industry technologies in Context-Aware Networking and 
Communications.We solicit papers covering various topics of interest 
that include, but are not limited to, the following:

·Context-aware protocols, algorithms, architecture

·Context-aware green communications and computing networking

·Context-aware modeling and analysis methods

·Context-aware security approaches

·Context-aware distributed systems

·Context-awareness in the Internet of Things

·Context-aware semantic networking, including semantic Web

·Context-aware data storage and cloud computing

·Context-aware recommender systems

·Context-awareness in smart spaces

·Context-awareness in wireless/wired networks

·Context-awareness in multimedia content distribution

·Adaptive and context-based multimodal interaction

·Context-aware communications services and applications

·Location-aware services and/or context-aware location tracking

·Context-aware messaging and/or addressing and/or routing

·Mobile phone sensing

·Personal awareness in smart environments

·Social context understanding and/or social interaction among peers

·Context-aware social networks

·Urban awareness for communications and networking

·Social agents and avatars

·Virtual humans for communications and networking

·Standardizations and regulations for context-aware information 
networking and communications

Prospective authors should follow the /IEEE Communications Magazine/ 
manuscript format described in the Authors Guidelines 
(http://www.comsoc.org/commag/paper-submission-guidelines). All articles 
to be considered for publication must be submitted through the IEEE 
Manuscript Central (http://commag-ieee.manuscriptcentral.com, select 
"June 2014/Context-Aware Networking and Communications" from the 
drop-down menu), according to the following timetable:

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2013

Notification of Acceptance: February 1, 2014

Final Manuscript Due: April 1, 2014

Publication Date: June, 2014

*Guest Editors*

Jinsong Wu, Bell Laboratories, China, wujs at ieee.org

Igor Bisio, University of Genoa, Italy, igor.bisio at unige.it

Haibo Li, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, haiboli at kth.se

Ekram Hossain, University ofManitoba, Canada, ekram at EE.UManitoba.CA

Chris Gniady, University of Arizona, USA, gniady at cs.arizona.edu

Massimo Valla, Telecom Italia S.p.A., Italy, massimo.valla at telecomitalia.it

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