[hpc-announce] CFP: IEEE TCSS SI on "Cyber-Physical-Social Systems"

DEEPAK PUTHAL dputhal88 at gmail.com
Fri May 22 23:08:04 CDT 2015

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  *Call for papers:*

IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems

Special Issue on "Cyber-Physical-Social Systems"



Cyber-physical-social systems (CPSS) integrates the computational physical
elements (seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical
components) capable of interacting with, reflecting and influencing each
other as well as the complicated system and information exhibited by
human's social behaviour. Rapid advances in mobile cloud computing,
man-machine, machine-machine communications, smart phone networks will
cause a new paradigm shift in CPSS design, applications, and operations by
bringing improvements not only to the quality of service (QoS) but also to
quality of experiment (QoE) and quality of protection (QoP) in terms of the
cost efficiency, reliability, security, and energy efficiency from the
human perspective of view. The integration of cyber-physical systems and
social networks also provides a novel platform to addresses challenges in
cyber-physical-social interactions and human-centric technologies
development by using powerful tools such as social computing, social
cooperation, and social sensing, etc. Application examples of employing
mobile computing in CPSS include traffic accidents detection in smart
transportation, energy management in smart grid, health monitoring and

The introduction of social elements into CPS poses new system design
challenges and open research issues. Therefore, safety and reliability
requirements of physical components are qualitatively different from
general-purpose distributed computing infrastructures and lack of
consistent and unified system modelling and design principles. Resources in
data centers and cloud infrastructures have to be efficiently managed and
scheduled to optimize reliability and scalability of CPSS under various
constraints of QoE and QoP. Besides, CPSS are expected to deal with data
directly coming from trans-domain applications, which could be in various
forms such as GPS coordinates, flood level, temperature, rainfall rate,
vehicle speed, electricity consumption, etc. How to coordinate various
applications of heterogeneous systems and facilitate a deeper integration,
interaction and personalization of the physical, cyber, and social domains
is another important challenge.

This "Cyber-Physical-Social Systems" special issue aims to cover the most
recent research and development on the enabling technologies for CPSS, and
to stimulate more discussions in this field. Original and unpublished
high-quality research results are solicited to explore various challenging
topics which include, but are not limited to:

l  New architecture, protocols, and services for CPSS

l  Green and energy efficiency design principles and technologies for CPSS

l  Information fusion and data mining for CPSS

l  Fault tolerance and reliability for CPSS

l  High performance computing and many-task computing for CPSS

l  Security, privacy and trust for CPSS

l  Resource and service management, scheduling, and migration for CPSS

l  Applications, simulations, and field test for CPSS

l  Enabling information, communication and control technologies for CPSS

l  Exploring social cloud networks and social cloud computing for CPSS

l  CPSS for novel applications such as smart city, smart grid, smart
transportation, etc.

l  Content and service distribution for CPSS

l  M2M and D2D communication technologies for CPSS

l  Big data analytics for CPSS

l  Quality of experience and quality of protection issues for CPSS

l  Mobile cloud sensing for CPSS


Paper submission due: June 15th, 2015

First round decisions: August 1st, 2015

Submission of revised manuscripts:  September1st, 2015

Final decisions: October 1st, 2015

Publication date: Oct/Nov 2015 Issue.

*Submission & Major Guidelines*

This special issue invites original research papers that make significant
contributions to the state-of-the-art in "Cyber-Physical-Social Systems".
Submitted articles must not have been previously published or submitted for
journal or conference publications. However, the papers that have been
previously published with reputed conferences could be considered for
publication in the special issue if they contain significant number of "new
and original" ideas/contributions along with more than 49% brand "new"
material.  Every submitted paper will receive at least three reviews. The
editorial review committee will include well known experts in the area.

Submissions must be directly submitted via the IEEE TCSS submission web
site at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tcss, and must follow instructions
for formatting and length listed there.

*Selection and Evaluation Criteria*

-      Significance to the readership of the journal

-      Relevance to the special issue

-     Originality of idea, technical contribution, and significance of the
presented results

-      Quality, clarity, and readability of the written text

-      Quality of references and related work

-      Quality of research hypothesis, assertions, and conclusion

*Co-Editor-in-Chief *

George Cybenko, Dartmouth College, USA

Eunice E. Santos, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

*Guest Editors*

Mianxiong Dong, mx.dong at csse.muroran-it.ac.jp, Muroran Institute of
Technology, Japan

Rajiv Ranjan, rajiv.ranjan at csiro.au, CSIRO, Australia

Albert Y. Zomaya, albert.zomaya at sydney.edu.au, The University of Sydney,
Man Lin, mlin at stfx.ca, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
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