Special Issue Call for Papers
Special Issue on Advanced Networking and Communication Solutions for Wireless Mobile Networks
Aims and Scopes
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 Proposed submissions should be original and unpublished.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:
    • Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks, Ad hoc and Opportunistic Networks, Vehicular Networks
    • Trust, security, and privacy in wireless mobile networks
    • Data storage, data centers and cloud computing in wireless mobile networks
    • Content centric networking
    • Mobility management and modeling in wireless mobile networks
    • Wireless applications, mobile e-commerce, multimedia
    • Wireless network architectures
    • High performance network virtualization
    • Context and location-aware wireless mobile services & applications
    • Cross-layer design and optimization for wireless mobile networks
    • Multipath communication over wireless mobile networks
    • Wireless & mobile network management and data services
    • Energy-saving and QoE-oriented applications
Author’s Guidelines
The submissions should follow the formatting guidelines of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering (https://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 https://journal.iis.sinica.edu.tw/url/jise-ncs

Publication Schedule
Manuscript Submission Deadline: 30th September, 2021
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision: 31st October, 2021
Final Manuscript Due: 15th November, 2021
Tentative Publication Date: March, 2022

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


Special Issue on Recent Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence (2020TAAI)
Theme
The innovations in AI (artificial intelligence), including its methodologies and applications, has a long history and has been growing significantly in the past decades. The result is that many real-world products and services now incorporate some AI technologies and demonstrate exciting outcomes. This phenomenon pushes worldwide researchers and software engineers to develop innovative AI technologies and applications continuously at a rapid pace. The proposed special issue on Recent Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence will address these new techniques and innovative applications of AI. The special issue will be based on the 25th International Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence (TAAI2020), which is sponsored in part by the Taiwanese Association for Artificial Intelligence (TAAI) and hosted by the National Central University, Taoyuan City, Taiwan. This special issue will include the extended version of selected papers of TAAI 2020 with additional peer-review processes. The guest editors will solicit recent results from the advancement in technologies and applications of AI, machine learning, soft-computing, and all forms of intelligent methodologies.
Scopes
Proposed submissions should be original and unpublished. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Agents
  • AI Applications
  • AI Architectures
  • Automated Reasoning
  • Machine Learning
  • Cloud Computing in AI
  • Cognitive Modeling
  • Computer Games
  • Logics in AI
  • Intelligent Environments
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Mobile Intelligence
  • Computer Supported
  • Data Science
  • Computer Vision
  • Planning
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Mining
  • Distributed AI
  • Fuzzy Systems
  • Hybrid Systems
  • Information Retrieval
  • Semantic Web
  • Social Computing
  • Web Intelligence
  • Big Data Analysis
  • Intelligent Human-Computer Interaction
  • Collaborative Learning and Personalized Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Evolutionary Computation and Genetic Algorithms
  • Probabilistic and Uncertain
  • Reasoning
  • Problem Solving and Search
  • Robotics
  • Speech Recognition and Synthesis
  • Intelligent E-Learning and Tutoring
  • Ubiquitous Intelligent Applications
Author’s Guidelines
A manuscript must be an extended version of the one submitted to the conference. It must contain a significant amount, at least 30%, of new material. In addition, it must cite the conference paper. In particular, a new title, abstract, experimental or simulation results with more detail discussion and analysis should be added. The submissions should follow the formatting guidelines of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering (https://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) template and converted into a PDF for auto-submission system. Electronic paper should be submitted to SI_Auto_Submit_System at https://journal.iis.sinica.edu.tw/surl/2020ta

Publication Schedule
  • Manuscript submission deadline: March 1, 2021
  • Authors Notification Date: April 30, 2021
  • Camera-ready Deadline: May 31, 2021
  • Tentative Publication Date: November, 2021
For more information, please contact the guest editors:

Guest Editors
Yao-Yi Chiang
University of Southern California, USA
yaoyic@usc.edu
Po-Chi Su
National Central University, Taiwan
pochyisu@csie.ncu.edu.tw
Yasufumi Takama
Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
ytakama@tmu.ac.jp
Chia-Hui Chang
National Central University, Taiwan
chia@ncu.edu.tw
Chang-Tie Lu
Virginia Tech University, USA
clu@vt.edu



Special Issue on Interdisciplinary Study on Dependability and Scalability of Software Systems
Theme
Since software systems are ubiquitous in our daily lives, ensuring their quality is undoubtedly a high priority for software developers. Dependability and scalability are two fundamental quality attributes for software users. Dependability represents the ability of providing services that can defensibly be trusted within a time-period. It is also a measure of system’s availability, reliability, safety, security, and other characteristics of dependable systems. On the other hand, scalability indicates a system’s ability to cope with increased load. Due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, some policies (e.g., the mask-rationing plan in Taiwan, working from home, distance learning) have been accompanied by a drastic growth of software users, thus further confirming the importance of developing dependable and scalable software systems. This special issue is meant primarily to contain selected papers presented at the 2020 16th Taiwan Conference on Software Engineering (TCSE), for which the theme is “Dependability and Scalability of Software Systems”, to be held in Chiayi, Taiwan. Founded in 2005, TCSE provides a forum for researchers to exchange their research results in software engineering. Nevertheless, the special issue is also open to submission of papers from other authors. We encourage submissions on presenting and discussing the most recent innovations, trends, experiences, and concerns in developing dependable and scalable software systems. Major topics of interest are listed but not limited to the following:
Scopes
Proposed submissions should be original and unpublished. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Debugging, fault localization, and repair
  • Empirical software engineering
  • Fault tolerance
  • Formal methods
  • Security, privacy and trust
  • Service-oriented architecture
  • System dependability
  • System scalability
  • Software analysis
  • Software applications
  • Software engineering tools and environments Software reliability
  • Testing, verification, and validation
  • Author’s Guidelines
    A manuscript must be an extended version of the one submitted to the conference. It must contain a significant amount, at least 30%, of new material. In addition, it must cite the conference paper. In particular, a new title, abstract, experimental or simulation results with more detail discussion and analysis should be added. The submissions should follow the formatting guidelines of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering (https://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) template and converted into a PDF for auto-submission system. Electronic paper should be submitted to SI_Auto_Submit_System at https://journal.iis.sinica.edu.tw/url/jise-se

    Publication Schedule
    • Manuscript submission deadline: October 31, 2020
    • Authors Notification Date: March 31, 2021
    • Camera-ready Deadline: April 30, 2021
    • Tentative Publication Date: July 1, 2021
For more information, please contact the guest editors:

Guest Editors
Chin-Yu Huang
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
cyhuang@cs.nthu.edu.tw
Gregory M. Kapfhammer
Allegheny College, USA
gkapfham@allegheny.edu
Nai-Wei Lin
National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
naiwei@cs.ccu.edu.tw
Chu-Ti Lin
National Chiayi University, Taiwan
chutilin@mail.ncyu.edu.tw
Chih-Yi, Chiu
National Chiayi University, Taiwan
cychiu@mail.ncyu.edu.tw



Special Issue on Recent Trends on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
Theme
Cryptocurrency is a digital currency that uses cryptography to manage the development and exchange of unit transactions in the present digital world. The introduced Multiple cryptocurrencies that have been fully decentralized to improve the robustness based on the interference by banks. Cryptocurrencies have become an important research topic due to bitcoin's anticipation. The transaction rate of cryptocurrencies is currently estimated at more than $100 million a day. A distributed consensus protocol called blockchain is at the core of such a new development, and the public leader serves as a fundamental infrastructure for preserving online transactions. As a modern technological development, blockchain gives a consistent approach to ensure that data and transactions are registered securely and verifiably by utilizing the safest and transparent public directory. It is Specially developed to secure Bitcoin transactions, in which blockchain is the backbone of all prominent cryptocurrencies, and the technology community, which is identified enormously in various areas. Blockchain technology may be anticipated in the future for the widely deployed in multiple Information networks and business areas like Smart Systems, the Internet of Things, financial structures, and supply chain management. The rapid development of these innovative technologies introduces various technological challenges, which include privacy and reliability concerns. Therefore, virtual currencies are considered as the significant concern that needs to be ensured through the blockchain method. A balance between privacy and regulatory standards is required to address these challenges based on confidentiality concerns. This special issue is designed to bring researchers, developers, and experts in the industrial sector together to publish the latest developments and advanced solutions to address security, privacy, and accountability issues in the blockchain and applications such as cryptocurrency.
Scopes
In particular, this special issue is looking for the following topics but not limited to:
  • Improved security and privacy for blockchain and cryptocurrency technology
  • Blockchain transparency and blockchain auditing
  • Secure distributed consent, smart Agreement
  • Application and implementation of blockchain
  • Secured payment system and electronic cash handling
  • Online transaction auditing
  • Smart agreements and financial services
  • Technology of Blockchain
  • Blockchain applications
  • Privacy in accounting
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency accountability
  • Cryptocurrency and Blockchain security
  • Cryptocurrency and Network Scalability
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency legal and regulatory issues
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency integrity
  • Advanced fraud detection and forensics systems in blockchain environments
  • Effective blockchain applications
  • Blockchain clustering and classification algorithms
Author’s Guidelines
A manuscript must be an extended version of the one submitted to the conference. It must contain a significant amount, at least 30%, of new material. In addition, it must cite the conference paper. In particular, a new title, abstract, experimental or simulation results with more detail discussion and analysis should be added. The submissions should follow the formatting guidelines of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering (https://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) template and converted into a PDF for auto-submission system. Electronic paper should be submitted to SI_Auto_Submit_System at https://journal.iis.sinica.edu.tw/surl/jise-tcb

Publication Schedule
  • Manuscript submission deadline: April 15, 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision: October 31, 2021
  • Final Manuscript Due: November 30, 2021
  • Tentative Publication Date: Januray, 2022
For more information, please contact the guest editors:

Guest Editors
Carlos Enrique Montenegro Marin
District University Francisco José de Caldas, Bogotá, Colombia
cemontenegrom@udistrital.edu.co
Paulo Alonso Gaona Garcia
District University Francisco José de Caldas, Bogotá, Colombia
pagaonag@udistrital.edu.co
Edward Rolando Nuñez Valdez
University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain
nunezedward@uniovi.es
Jiun-Long Huang
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
jlhuang@cs.nctu.edu.tw


Special Issue on Advances in HCI for Intelligent Transportation Systems
Theme
Due to the recent advancements in today's connected world, the transportation sector has transformed in profound and unimaginable ways due to the intelligent processors embedded inside the vehicles. Since intelligent traveling is now becoming multimodal with enhanced forms of transportation, the travelers seamlessly connected across every means of travel. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) by its firm and remarkable benefits such as navigation support, effective communication, traffic management, and users’ entertainment becomes an extension of peoples' digital lifestyle. Besides, the technological progression in transportation systems helps proponents across the world by offering many applications like electronic toll collection, license plate detection, traveler information systems, intelligent parking systems, automatic speed control, railway track crossing public safety, and tracking mechanisms. As beneficial, it promotes substantial changes in various sectors such as government, tourism, trade, and logistics. In this context, ITS is likely to be fascinating by adopting some modern technologies, which include automation, ubiquitous sensing, and robust tracking systems. Many learning algorithms facilitate the intelligent transport systems to a greater extent by employing supervised models for vehicle movement prediction, expert systems for damage mitigation by pavement monitoring, and deep learning systems for traffic signal automation. At the same time, the primary goal of Intelligent transport system is to mitigate transportation bottlenecks by ensuring better decision making and to maintaining the sustainability of available resources. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is useful for providing excellent user experience features for making decisions and intelligent traveler information with existing information and communication technologies. It also encompasses the usage of ubiquitous computing, advanced sensor technologies, seamless storage efficiency, and ad-hoc nature to provide travelers with information ensuring safety and improving efficiency in transportation. With the rapid proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) and automation capabilities, HCI offers diversified advancements in transports for instance: a) Informing nearby fuel or recharging stations offers lowest prices b) Vehicle passenger monitoring to adapt seating navigation and entertainment preferences c) Vehicle drift and collision monitoring to respond in case of potential dangers d) Congestion detecting and notifying when heavy traffic detected and e) Enabling automated intelligent real-time decisions to optimize safe travel. This special issue aims to invite papers to discuss the research ideas to explore current trends and innovative advancements of HCI for intelligent transportation systems. The potential submissions may also outline technological challenges faced by HCI, state-ofthe- art modalities in building intelligent transportation systems.
Scopes
Possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Role of HCI in facilitating urban transportation and management
  • Human-Robot Interaction in transportation systems
  • Traffic accident monitoring and traffic signal monitoring using connected intelligence
  • Electronic toll system using deep learning methods to reduce traffic congestion in urban areas
  • Managing congestion through Integrated corridor management
  • Active arterial management on routes of significance
  • Standardization and management of traffic signal assets
  • Remote car diagnostics and fleet management using V2I
  • Intelligent in-car applications using HCI
  • Processing, storing and analyzing traffic data using GIS
  • Multimodal modalities of smart transportation systems
  • Users' online activity recognition using HCI
Author’s Guidelines
A manuscript must be an extended version of the one submitted to the conference. It must contain a significant amount, at least 30%, of new material. In addition, it must cite the conference paper. In particular, a new title, abstract, experimental or simulation results with more detail discussion and analysis should be added. The submissions should follow the formatting guidelines of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering (https://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) template and converted into a PDF for auto-submission system. Electronic paper should be submitted to SI_Auto_Submit_System at https://journal.iis.sinica.edu.tw/surl/jise-hci

Publication Schedule
  • Manuscript submission deadline: January 31, 2021
  • Author Notification: April 30, 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision: August 31, 2021
  • Final Manuscript Due: September 30, 2021
  • Tentative Publication Date: January, 2022
For more information, please contact the guest editors:

Guest Editors
Seifedine Kadry
Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon
s.kadry@bau.edu.lb
Yu‐Dong Zhang
University of Leicester, UK
yz461@le.ac.uk
Shuai Li
Swansea University, UK
shuai.li@swansea.ac.uk
Chun-Hung Richard Lin
National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
lin@cse.nsysu.edu.tw


Special Issue on Neural Computing for Computer Vision and Image Processing: Advancing The State-of-the-Art
Theme
The human visual perception system, including the brain and eye, can visualize almost everything in this world and interpret images and videos for extracting information. However, image interpretation through human eyes has limited visibility as it falls under the visible spectrum band of the electromagnetic spectrum. From the human eye perspective, the feature observation of images in the visible spectrum is limited because of the various characteristic properties of objects, including size, distance, vision in the fog, covered structure, and vision in the dark. This challenging task is achieved through image processing that visualizing objects in all of the situations mentioned above by enhancing image visibility with mathematical function and image transformation. Computer vision has emerged as a promising solution that revolutionizes the imaging field by bringing out the semantic associations between the objects in videos and images. Computer vision comes from modeling image processing using the techniques of machine learning. After the evolution of computer vision, researchers have tried to recognize and detect all the objects in diverse situations and use image processing technology to perform vision emulation at the human scale and retrieves useful information with image transformation, feature extraction, and analysis.

The field of computer vision and image processing has seen advances continually thanks to innovation in neural computing. Today, with neural computing technologies, computer vision and image processing solve any problem, which was supposed to be insolvable by the machines. It would become possible only because of the re-invention of neural computing capabilities. In the last decade, various neural computing algorithms have been introduced for unsupervised, supervised, and reinforcement learning algorithms and applications. Convolution Neural Network (CNN), Recurrent Neural Network (RNN), Generative Adversarial Network (GNN), Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM), etc., are a few neural computing algorithms that achieve significant success in computer vision and image processing. This is because neural computing is based on the human brain models composed of many artificial neurons that execute parallel, unlike conventional machine learning approaches. Recently lots of research has been conducted in the computer vision field and developed various real-world applications that demonstrate how neural computing-based computer vision endeavors in healthcare, business, entertainment, law and order, transportation, and everyday life.

In the future, with the refinement of technology, computer vision, and image processing will perform a broad range of functionality by the conjunction of various neural computing with deep learning and machine learning. The integration of these technologies can build more potential applications like image captioning application in which natural language generation (NLG) is combined with neural and AI-based computer vision techniques to interpret the objects in the surroundings for visually challenged people. Even though computer vision with neural computing shows tremendous achievement, neural computing for computer vision faces significant challenges. First is the revelation of output in uncertain because of the black box testing demystification of the neural network and AI. Second, neural computing applications are computationally intensive. Third, neural computing requires a large amount of data to train a system. However, this shortcoming can restrict the performance of neural computing for computer vision and image processing in real-time critical applications that need to be addressed further.

This special issue aims to bring together all the potential research scholars worldwide to contribute and submit their original research articles that include algorithm, architecture, and empirical results for computer vision and image processing applications using neural computing and AI-related technologies. The special issue will cover the following topics but not restricted:
Scopes
  • Analysis of deep neural network for real-time imaging application
  • Neural computing-based feature extraction for computer vision and image processing
  • AI-assisted neural computing for image captioning using computer vision and image processing
  • Deep neural computing model for underwater image and video analysis using computer vision
  • Computer vision enabled image processing using neural computing for healthcare imaging data
  • Deep learning-based neural computing algorithm for image de-hazing with dense-haze and haze-free images using computer vision and image processing
  • Computer vision assisted data augmentation and image processing for medical imaging segmentation using neural network techniques
  • State-of-the-art neural computing for agriculture application using computer vision and image processing
  • Challenges and opportunities of neural computing-based mage analysis for computer vision and image processing algorithm
  • Computer vision-enabled neural network computing with intra-frame iterations for video de-blurring
  • Land cover classification from satellite imagery using neural computing-based computer vision technologies
  • Application of neural computing assisted CV in entertainment
  • Research towards computer vision for efficient transportation using neural computing and image processing techniques
  • Real-time disease detection model from imaging data using neural computing and computer vision
  • Marine animal activity detection from underwater imaging using deep neural network-based computer vision and image processing
Author’s Guidelines
The submissions should follow the formatting guidelines of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering (https://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 https://journal.iis.sinica.edu.tw/url/jise-ncv

Publication Schedule
  • Manuscript submission deadline: July 31, 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision: October 31, 2021
  • Final Manuscript Due: November 30, 2021
  • Tentative Publication Date: March, 2022
For more information, please contact the guest editors:

Guest Editors
Ching-Hsien Hsu
Fellow of IET, Asia University, Taiwan
robertchh@asia.edu.tw
Sotiris Moschoyiannis
University of Leicester, UK
s.moschoyiannis@surrey.ac.uk
Liang Zhao
Shenyang Aerospace University, China
lzhao@sau.edu.cn
Yingyuan Xiao
Tianjin University of Technology, China
yyxiao@tjut.edu.cn
Mu-Yen Chen
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
mychen.academy@gmail.com


Green Sustainable Technologies for Creating a Better World
Aim
The special issues on Green Sustainable Technologies for Creating a Better World address the timely issue of developments and applications related to the challenges of securing green and clean energy sources for the 21st century to protect the environment. It is based on the 1st International Conference on Green Energy, Computing and Sustainable Technology (GECOST 2021), which will be held virtually on July 7-9, 2021 (https://gecost.curtin.edu.my /).
The special issues include the selected extended best papers of GECOST 2021 after going through the review process.
Scopes
Papers are solicited on the latest results from the recent advancement in technologies and applications of green computing and security, green communications, networks and signal processing, and intelligent embedded systems and analytics. Topics include, but not limited to:
  • Green Computing and Security
  • High Performance Cloud Computing; Computing for Sustainability; IoT, CPS, CPSS; Data mining; Data and Information Quality Control; Computer Vision; Distributed Computing; Software Engineering; Bioinformatics; Semantics Web; Cryptography; Digital Forensics; Mobile Security; Cloud Security; Energy Constrained Network Devices; Algorithms and Game Theory.
  • Green Communications, Networks, and Signal Processing
  • Energy Efficient Physical Layer; Power Harvesting; 5G networks; MIMO Systems; Cognitive Radio and Cognitive Networks; Signal Processing for Communications; Communication Architecture; Delay Tolerant Networks; Fault Tolerance, Reliability and Survivability; Flow and Congestion Control; Multimedia and Real--Time Networking; Optical Networks and Systems Protocols and Standards; Satellite and Space Communications; Sensor/Embedded Networks and Pervasive; Personal Area Networks; Social Network Behaviors; Modeling, And Analysis; Vehicular, Underground and Underwater Networks; Software Defined Networking, Smart Grid Communications, Power--line Communications, Antenna and Wave Propagation; Green Communication Management.
  • Intelligent Embedded Systems and Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning; Agricultural Informatics and Communication; Big Data Analytics; Bio--‐inspired Optimization; Community Information Systems; Remote Sensing; GIS and GPS; Disaster Management; E--Systems; Informatics Hybrid Evolutionary Algorithms; Hybrid Intelligent Systems; Neural Networks; Neuro-‐Fuzzy Models and Applications; Neuro Informatics Open Source: Challenges and Opportunities; Smart grid and Renewable Energy; Low Power Electronics; VLSI Systems; Nano Electronics; FPGA Development; System on Chip; Embedded Applications; Embedded Memory Architecture; System Automation; Power Electronics and Control Scheme.
Author’s Guidelines
A manuscript must be an extended version of the one submitted to the conference. It must contain a significant amount, at least 30%, of new material. In addition, it must cite the conference paper. In particular, a new title, abstract, experimental or simulation results with more detail discussion and analysis should be added. The submissions should follow the formatting guidelines of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering (https://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) template and converted into a PDF for auto-submission system. Electronic paper should be submitted to SI_Auto_Submit_System at https://journal.iis.sinica.edu.tw/surl/jise-gec

Publication Schedule
  • Manuscript submission deadline: August 15, 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision: November 30, 2021
  • Final Manuscript Due: December 20, 2021
  • Tentative Publication Date: July 2022
For more information, please contact the guest editors:

Guest Editors
Jiann-Liang Chen
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
lchen@mail.ntust.edu.tw
Lenin Gopal
Curtin University, Malaysia
lenin@curtin.edu.my
Ling Huo Chong
Curtin University, Malaysia
huochong.ling@curtin.edu.my
Garenth Lim King Hann
Curtin University, Malaysia
glkhann@curtin.edu.my
Filbert Hilman Juwono
Curtin University, Malaysia
filbert.hilman@curtin.edu.my
Wong Wei Kitt
Curtin University, Malaysia
weikitt.w@curtin.edu.my


Special Issue on Software Engineering and DevOps
Overview
Taiwan's software industry has poised itself to become one of the most important industries with its growing annual revenues. As a result, software engineering is also getting more and more attention in Taiwan. As an emerging sub-discipline of software engineering, DevOps (Development & Operations) aims to shorten the software development life cycle and enable continuous delivery with high software quality. Presently, the theories and practices of DevOps have become hot topics in Taiwan. This special issue is meant primarily to contain selected papers presented at the 2021 Software Engineering in Taiwan Workshop (SETaiwan2021), co-located with the 28th Asia Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC 2021). The workshop brings together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Software Engineering, especially DevOps, in Taiwan. In addition, the authors of the English Abstract Session in TCSE 2021 (2021 Taiwan Conference of Software Engineering) will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to the SETaiwan2021 Workshop. Nevertheless, the special issue is also open to submission of papers from other authors. Major topics of interests are listed but not limited to the following:
    • DevOps Processes
    • DevOps Tools
    • DevOps Infrastructure
    • DevOps Quality
    • Continuous Integration and Testing
    • Continuous Delivery and Automation
    • Microservices and Service-Oriented Architecture
    • Monitoring and Observability
    • DevSecOps
Author’s Guidelines
The submissions should follow the formatting guidelines of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering (https://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 https://journal.iis.sinica.edu.tw/surl/jise-cse

Publication Schedule
Manuscript Submission Deadline: 31st December, 2021
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision: 31st March, 2022
Final Manuscript Due: 30th July, 2022
Tentative Publication Date: November, 2022

Guest Editors
Hung-Yu Kao
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
E-mail:hykao@mail.ncku.edu.tw
Shin-Jie Lee
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
E-mail:jielee@mail.ncku.edu.tw
Chih-Hung Chang
Department of Computer Science and Communication Engineering
Providence University, Taiwan
E-mail:ch.chang@gm.pu.edu.tw
Tse-Hsun (Peter) Chen
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
E-mail:peterc@encs.concordia.ca


Special Issue on AI Drives our Future Life
Theme
While Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes the mainstream of application techniques breakthrough, its impacts to our future life is unprecedented. AI becomes increasingly important for understanding complex data and offering intelligent processing to foster innovative business applications, self-driving cars, voice recognition, drug design, and new medical applications in the future. Recently, new technologies with explainable AI, such as federated learning, meta-learning, active learning, multi-task learning, inductive graph learning, transfer learning, and ensemble learning, have emerged and attracted considerable interests from both academic and industrial communities. Meanwhile, the rising prominence of AI has dramatically transformed a variety of domains. For intelligent wireless networks, due to privacy constraints and limited communication resources, distributed multi-agent reinforcement learning and federated learning are employed to solve complex convex and nonconvex optimization problems and collaboratively learn shared prediction models for user clustering, resource management, and interference alignment. For smart automatic driving, robust deep learning models that are capable to avoid adversarial examples are developed to analyze world state representations and behavior models, as well as forecast and control the car trajectory according to various sensors (e.g., cameras, HD maps, inertial measurement units, wheel encoders, LiDAR).
Moreover, for immersive VR and AR, Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) have been widely adopted to address scene segmentation, depth estimation, realistic 3D modeling, image fusion, whereas effective gaze estimation and prediction algorithms are designed to reduce the computation time for immersive view rendering. For health and digitized education, AI is also the cornerstone to infer indicators of disease activities for early detection of emerging outbreaks, and to facilitate knowledge tracing for online courses. To support the above applications, domain-specific software and hardware co-design in DNN accelerators is crucial to boost the performance and energy efficiency for various computation and memory-intensive tasks, making these models usable on smaller devices at the edge of the Internet. Researchers and practitioners are jointly devoting efforts to develop solutions for related problems using various AI methods. Therefore, this special issue aims to bring together recent advances in AI for various domains to share new findings among the community and bridge the gaps between research and practice. It is based on the 2020 International Computer Symposium (ICS2020), which is mainly sponsored by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in Taiwan, and is hosted by the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. This special issue will include the selected extended papers of ICS2020 after going through the review process.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
    • Artificial Intelligence Learning Theory and Statistics
    • AI for Healthcare and Bioinformatics
    • Artificial Intelligence on Education
    • AIoT Applications
    • AR/VR and Human Computer Interaction
    • Autonomous Driving
    • Algorithms and Computation Theory
    • Big Data
    • 5G / 6G Communications, Protocols, and Applications
    • Cyber Security
    • Image Processing, Computer Graphics, and Multimedia Technologies
    • Intelligent Network
    • Intelligent Manufacturing
    • Web Intelligence and Social Network
    • Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems, SoC, and VLSI/EDA to support AI
    • Parallel, Distributed, and Cloud/Edge Computing for AI
    • AI for Software Engineering/ Software Engineering for AI
Author’s Guidelines
The submissions should follow the formatting guidelines of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering (https://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 https://journal.iis.sinica.edu.tw/surl/jise-ics

Publication Schedule
Manuscript Submission Deadline: 31st October, 2021
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision: January 31, 2022
Final Manuscript Due: 28th February, 2022
Tentative Publication Date: November, 2022

Guest Editors
De-Nian Yang
Academia Sinica, Taiwan
E-mail:dnyang@iis.sinica.edu.tw
Wei-Ta Chu
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
E-mail:wtchu@gs.ncku.edu.tw
Shin-Jie Lee
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
E-mail:jielee@mail.ncku.edu.tw
Meng-Hsun Tsai
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
E-mail:tsaimh@csie.ncku.edu.tw