[hpc-announce] SCPE Special Issue: Context-aware Architectures and Services on Emerging Infrastructures

Frincu G. Marc - Eduard mfrincu at info.uvt.ro
Fri Mar 1 03:43:28 CST 2013

Call for papers for the Scalable Practice: Computing and Experience 
SI on Context-aware Architectures and Services on Emerging Infrastructures

Future information society is full of exciting and new applications and services, may it be a smart transportation system, an ambient living environment, or large-scale sensor networks for climate prediction. These services, among other requirements, rely on context-awareness (e.g. user behaviours, user intentions, the environmental status/ambience, etc.). Consequent systems can adapt themselves through resource management or reconfiguration to achieve specific goals, such as functions, performance, energy budget and reliability. This area of research is challenging yet instrumental for the incoming digital era.

This special issue gathers innovative works on context-aware architectures (hardware, software, middleware or hybrid), applications and services on emerging computing and communication systems. A broad range of such systems are relevant, including (but not limited to) cloud computing, pervasive sensor networks, parallel and distributed systems, adaptive wireless communication, cooperative networks, etc. Context-awareness can be designed for improving performance, user experience, energy-efficiency, QoS (quality of services), dependability or other desirable features foreseeable in the future.

Topics of interest include (but not limited to): 

    System architectures, modelling and simulation, in-the-field test
    Ubiquitous and/or cognitive radio sensor networks, cooperative diversity techniques in wireless sensor networks
    Context-aware energy saving techniques on wireless communication systems
    Context-aware security systems, mobile systems, etc.
    Contextual and situational models, situation awareness
    Requirements engineering, and model-driven development
    Resource management and run-time reconfiguration of massively parallel computers
    Adaptive energy-performance trade-off on multi-/many-core processors
    Environment-aware variability and reliability
    Service-Oriented Architectures and Cloud Computing
    Energy Efficiency and Clouds
    Cyber-physical systems (CPS), internet-of-things (IoT) or other emerging systems
    Industrial applications and case studies
    Formal methods
    Visions and retrospectives

Important deadlines:
Paper Submission: June 30, 2013
Notification of acceptance: August 31, 2013
Final papers due: September 20, 2013

Special Issue Editors:
Ethiopia Nigussie, University of Turku, Finland
Andreas Riener, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Liang Guang, University of Turku, Finland

All correspondence should be addressed to Dr. Ethiopia Nigussie (ethnig @ utu.fi).

Papers must conform with the journal format and use the template found at:

Scalable Practice: Computing and Experience, is a quarterly open access journal indexed in Scopus, DBLP, DOAJ and EBSCO. The journal is currently under ISI Thomson review. More information about it can be found at http://www.scpe.org/ .

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