[hpc-announce] Submission Deadline extension to Feb. 15th, Special Issue of IEEE TC on "Selected Topics in Smart City Computing"

WangLizhe lizhewang at icloud.com
Fri Jan 30 18:49:00 CST 2015

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Call for papers:
IEEE Transactions on Computers
Special Issue on "Selected Topics in Smart City Computing"

Open for submissions in ScholarOne Manuscripts: Nov. 1, 2014 
Closed for submissions: February 1, 2015 --> Feb. 15th. 2015
Results of first round of reviews:	May 1, 2015 
Submission of revised manuscripts:  June 1, 2015   
Results of second round of reviews:	Aug. 1, 2015 
Publication materials due:  Sep. 1, 2015

Developing smart city is the key to the next generation urbanization process for improving the efficiency, reliability, and security of a traditional city. The concept of smart city includes various aspects such as environmental sustainability, social sustainability, regional competitiveness, natural resources management, cybersecurity, and quality of life improvement. With the massive deployment of networked smart devices/sensors, unprecedentedly large amount of sensory data can be collected and processed by advanced computing paradigms which are the enabling techniques for smart city. For example, given historical environmental, population and economic information, salient modeling and analytics are needed to simulate the impact of potential city planning strategies, which will be critical for intelligent decision making. Analytics are also indispensable for discovering the underlying structure from retrieved data in order to design the optimal policies for real time automatic control in the cyberphysical smart city system. Furthermore, uncertainties and security concerns in the data collected from heterogeneous resources aggravate the problem, which makes smart city planning, operation, monitoring and control highly challenging.
The topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to: 
•	Advanced big data modeling and analytics for smart city planning, monitoring and control 
•	Social media, crowdsourcing and collaborative behavior management  
•	Outdoor/indoor geolocation and cartography continuity 
•	Design and implementation of embedded system for smart city applications 
•	Advanced control techniques in the smart city as a cyberphysical system 
•	Technologies in electrical vehicle, smart building and smart home 
•	Cybersecurity and privacy issues related to smart city 
•	Heterogeneous sensor network and cooperative sensing for smart city 
•	Renewable energy and smart energy management for smart city 
•	Design and synthesis of computing schemes and architectures for smart city 
•	Development of fault detection and diagnosis techniques for smart city 
•	Modeling and computing techniques for environmental and social issues in smart city 
•	Sustainable technologies for smart city

Prospective authors are invited to submit their manuscripts electronically after the “open for submissions” date, adhering to the IEEE Transactions on Computers guidelines (http://www.computer.org/portal/web/tc/author). Please submit your papers through the online system (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tc-cs) and be sure to select the special issue or special section name. Manuscripts should not be published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Please submit only full papers intended for review, not abstracts, to the ScholarOne portal. If requested, abstracts should be sent by e-mail to the Guest Editors directly.

Lizhe Wang, 
Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China
Lizhe.Wang at gmail.com 

Shiyan Hu, 
Michigan Technological University, USA 
shiyan at mtu.edu 

Gilles BETIS, 
Current EIT ICT Labs, France
gilles.betis at eitictlabs.eu 

Rajiv Ranjan, 
CSIRO, Australia
rranjans at gmail.com

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