Special Issue Call for Papers
Special Issue on Disaster Resilience through Big Open Data and Smart Things
Theme
Recent technological and infrastructure advances in areas related to disaster risk reduction have enabled authorities in developed regions to generate accurate early alerts of common types of natural disasters; encode the alerts in CAP (Common Alert Protocol) format, a widely adopted, machine-readable international standard format, and disseminate the alerts via all communication pathways. Today, the common practice is to have emergency alert systems/services (EAS) translate the alert messages into textual and audio warnings and then broadcast them to people. Typical warnings provide individuals with little or no specific instructions on how to respond at their locations. This fact and limitation in human reaction time limit the effectiveness of early warnings. A better alternative is to send early alerts from authorized senders directly to active devices and applications that can process the alerts and automatically take appropriate location-specific actions to reduce the chance of injuries and minimize property damages based on not only the parameters of each alert but also on attributes of nearby environment and objects in general and properties of the building and interior layout indoors. Emergent results from applied research efforts on disaster preparedness, smart buildings and related areas have demonstrated the concept of such active devices and mobile applications and active emergency response systems containing them, in particular, the potential of such systems to significantly enhance the disaster preparedness/emergency response of our homes, work places, large public buildings and open spaces.

Scopes
This special issue will provide a serve as a platform to publish state-of-the-art advancements in disaster management, IoT, smart buildings, building management and safety systems, and related areas. The goal is to identify challenges, exchange ideas, share solutions and establish future collaborations needed to pave the road of transforming research prototypes into matured, widely deployable active emergency response systems: Such a system for a large public building can contains a vast number of diverse active smart devices, local sensors and mobile applications, i.e., smart things. They must respond reliably to concurrent multiple alerts that call for conflicting responses, alerts that are cancelled and reissued, and so on. Other complicating factors include the presence of people and crowds, who are also active smart entities and may respond to alerts on their own. The special issue seeks papers that describe original research and development results on issues arisen from these factors. Topics of interest include the following:
  • Security and safety of active emergency response systems
  • Testbed and tools for assessing functionalities, performance and dependability
  • Interfaces and interoperability with diverse sensors and actuators in smart world
  • Disaster resilient decision support infrastructure
  • Building/environment data cloud/fog/mist for fine-scale, location specific responses
  • Building information models and facility management data to support location specificity
  • Use of sensors and surveillance devices in smart world for real-time damage assessment
  • Innovative dual usages of active smart devices, applications and systems
  • Regulatory and legal issues
Author’s Guidelines
The submission should follow the formatting guidelines of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering (http://jise.iis.sinica.edu.tw/pages/authors/index.html). Any questions regarding this special issue should be sent to the guest editors. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers and selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Prospective authors should submit full manuscripts with PDF format electronically to http://journal.iis.sinica.edu.tw/url/jise-drbst by 4/21/2018.

Publication Schedule
  • Manuscript submission deadline: April 21, 2018
  • Authors Notification Date: June 17, 2018
  • Camera-ready Deadline: July 10, 2018
  • Tentative Publication Date: January 2019
For more information, please contact the guest editors:

Guest Editors
Prof. Jane W. S. Liu
Academia Sinica
Taipei, 116 Taiwan
janeliu@iis.sinica.edu.tw
Prof. Chi-Sheng Shih
National Taiwan University
Taipei, 106 Taiwan
cshih@csie.ntu.edu.tw
Prof. Edward T.-H. Chu
National Yunlin University of Science and Technology
Yunlin, 640 Taiwan
edwardchu@yuntech.edu.tw
Prof. Peter Edwards
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
p.edwards@abdn.ac.uk


Special Issue on Advanced Networking and Communication Solutions for Wireless Mobile Networks
Theme
With the rapid advent of various expanding research on wireless mobile networks, such as MANETs,VANETs, CCNs, WSNs, and IoT etc., more and more smart mobile devices (e.g. smart phones, smart-watches, smart-glasses, personal wearable communication devices and wearable healthcare devices, etc.) have been designed to adapt to the development of wireless mobile networks, which indicates that we are entering an era of smart society. By leveraging the wireless mobile networks, smart mobile devices can communicate with each other and exchange information to perform the optimal control or display necessary information anytime and anywhere. Although there have been large numbers of research efforts relevant to this area, it is still necessary to address many challenges of wireless mobile networks by utilizing ongoing works. On one hand, the efficient resource utilization in terms of energy consumption, radio resource allocation, routing selection etc., is still a big challenge in wireless mobile networks. On the other hand, the deployment of exiting wireless mobile networks lacks appropriate monitoring, response mechanisms and cognitive ability etc. Therefore, building “advanced” wireless mobile networks with the features of intelligent and cooperative communication, cross-layer optimization, and security-guarantee etc. has become an utmost important and urgent task to be solved. The aim of this special issue is to motivate researchers to publish their latest research, up-to-date issues, and challenges in the field of wireless mobile networks. Proposed submissions should be original and unpublished. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
  1. Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks, Ad hoc and Opportunistic Networks, Vehicular Networks
  2. Trust, security, and privacy in wireless mobile networks
  3. Data storage, data centers and cloud computing in wireless mobile networks
  4. Content centric networking
  5. Mobility management and modeling in wireless mobile networks
  6. Wireless applications, mobile e-commerce, multimedia
  7. Wireless network architectures
  8. High performance network virtualization
  9. Context and location-aware wireless mobile services & applications
  10. Cross-layer design and optimization for wireless mobile networks
  11. Multipath communication over wireless mobile networks
  12. Wireless & mobile network management and data services
  13. Energy-saving and QoE-oriented applications
Author’s Guidelines
The submissions should follow the formatting guidelines of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering (http://www.iis.sinica.edu.tw/page/jise/InstructiontoAuthors.html). Any questions regarding this special issue should be sent to the guest editors. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers and selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers and selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. The manuscript should be prepared in JISE Word (or Latex) standard and converted into a PDF for auto-submission system. Electronic paper should be submitted to SI_Auto_Submit_System at http://journal.iis.sinica.edu.tw/url/.

Publication Schedule
Manuscript submission deadline: 30th August, 2017
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision: 30th October, 2017
Final Manuscript Due: 30th November, 2017
Tentative Publication Date: 2018

Guest Editors
Prof. Xiaohong Jiang
School of Systems Information Science
Future University Hakodate, Hakodate, Japan
E-mail:jiang@fun.ac.jp
Prof. Gabriel-Miro Muntean
School of Electronic Engineering, Network Innovations Center, the RINCE Institute
Dublin City University, Ireland
E-mail:gabriel.muntean@dcu.ie
Prof. George Ghinea
Department of Information Systems and Computing
Brunel University London, Uxbridge, UK
E-mail:george.ghinea@brunel.ac.uk
Prof. Changqiao Xu
Institute of Network Technology
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China
E-mail:cqxu@bupt.edu.cn

Special Issue on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms, and Networks
Theme
Pervasive systems, intelligent algorithms, and multi-faceted Networks are emerging fields of research and revolutionary paradigm for next-generation computing, information and communication technologies. However, many problems related to these research areas remain unsolved. The special issue on pervasive systems, algorithms, and networks aims to motivate international researchers to publish their excellent ideas, latest innovations and experiences on pervasive systems, algorithms, and networks.
This special issue welcomes the original contribution that addresses pervasive systems, intelligent algorithms, and multi-faceted networks. All interested researchers are invited to contribute to this special issue. Any questions regarding this special issue should be sent to the guest editors. All articles will be thoroughly refereed according to the high standards of Journal of Information Science and Engineering. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers and selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  1. Big Data Analytics and Applications
  2. Graphs and Interconnection Networks
  3. Health and Biomedical Informatics
  4. Distributed Algorithms and Graph Computing
  5. Parallel, Distributed and Edge-Computing Systems
  6. Mobile Computing and Communication
  7. Cloud Computing and Data Center Management
  8. Global Networking and Cyber Security
  9. Multimedia Communication and Computing
Author’s Guidelines
The submissions should follow the formatting guidelines of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering (http://jise.iis.sinica.edu.tw/pages/authors/index.html). Any questions regarding this special issue should be sent to the guest editors. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers and selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. The manuscript should be prepared in JISE Word (or Latex) standard and converted into a PDF for auto-submission system. Electronic paper should be submitted to SI_Auto_Submit_System at http://journal.iis.sinica.edu.tw/url/jise-ispan.

Publication Schedule
Manuscript Submission Deadline: 31st December, 2017
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision: 31st March, 2018
Final Manuscript Due: 31st May, 2018
Tentative Publication Date: 2018

Guest Editors
Prof. Sun-Yuan Hsieh
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
E-mail:hsiehsy@mail.ncku.edu.tw
Prof. Ralf Klasing
CNRS, LaBRI
Université de Bordeaux, France
E-mail:ralf.klasing@labri.fr
Prof. Shi-Chun Tsai
Department of Computer Science
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
E-mail:sctsai@cs.nctu.edu.tw
Prof. Chunbo Luo
Computer Science
University of Exeter, UK
E-mail:C.Luo@exeter.ac.uk