Special Issue Call for Papers
Special Issue on Interdisciplinary Study on Software Engineering and Data Science
Theme
Data science is a cross-domain research field which integrates information technologies and statistical methods to extract knowledge and insights from various kinds of data. Along with the maturity of big data techniques and infrastructures, a huge amount of data can now be collected, stored, and processed for further exploration of hidden information and values. Recommendation systems, internet of things, and applications adopting machine learning and deep learning etc. are all developed on the basis of the rapid growth of data science. However, the development of a data system, an information technology system working together with data deluge, is now still more an art than an engineering process. Conventional software engineering methods do not suit the development of a data system. For example, the capability of a data set, e.g., what a data set can be adopted for, cannot be revealed without data discovery. In other words, the requirements of a data system are gradually discovered during system development. The bugs within a data system which corrupt the data may dramatically influence the performance of a data system without generating any faulty behavior. Since data and data science techniques would play an essential role for future information systems, studies of software engineering methods and tools on the development of data systems can be essential. On the other hand, the statistical data generated from conventional software engineering methods can also be used on improving the methods. Developing and running software generates a large amount of data about the software engineering process and the user usage, which can become useful information with the help of data science. Mining design patterns and performance impact factors are two interesting examples. Adopting data analytics techniques on software engineering becomes an important issue for software engineering study in software development life cycle.

Scopes
The special issue welcomes the original contribution that addresses (1) the software engineering methods for data systems/products and data techniques, and (2) the data analytics techniques for software engineering methods.
  • Utilities and environments for data engineering, analytics, and applications
  • Software engineering for big data infrastructure
  • Software engineering for data systems/products
  • Software engineering for IoT
  • Software engineering for data processing and engineering
  • Inductive software engineering
  • Data mining on software engineering repositories
  • Data analytics for software engineering
  • Validation and Verification of data systems/products
  • Systematic methods for data de-identification
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-seds by 8/30/2017.

Publication Schedule
  • Manuscript submission deadline: 8/30/2017
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision: 11/30/2017
  • Final Manuscript Due: 12/31/2017
  • Tentative Publication Date: 2018
For more information, please contact the guest editors:

Guest Editors
Prof. Yu-Chin Cheng
National Taipei University of Technology
Taipei, 116 Taiwan
yccheng@csie.ntut.edu.tw
Prof. Ji Zhang
The University of Southern Queensland
Australia
Ji.Zhang@usq.edu.au
Prof. Chang-Shing Lee
National University of Tainan
Tainan, Taiwan
leecs@mail.nutn.edu.tw
Prof. Don-Lin Yang
Feng Chia University
Taichung, Taiwan
dlyang@fcu.edu.tw


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/jise-ncs.

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