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 Proposed submissions should be original and unpublished.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, 2022
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision: 31st October, 2022
Final Manuscript Due: 30th November, 2022
Tentative Publication Date: May, 2023

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 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 close



Publication Schedule
  • Manuscript submission deadline: March 25, 2022 (extended)
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision: June 30, 2022 (extended)
  • Final Manuscript Due: July 31, 2022
  • Tentative Publication Date: November, 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


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 close

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 close

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


Special Issue on Cryptology and Information Security
Theme and Scope
Information security is a multidisciplinary area that addresses the development and implementation of security mechanisms in order to protect information systems with specific purposes against potential attacks or threats. The security goal can be defined for each type of attacks. The currently relevant set of security goals includes confidentiality, integrity, availability, privacy, authenticity and trustworthiness, nonrepudiation, accountability and auditability. Cryptology is one of the most important tools for developing protection approaches. Recently, lots of modern cryptographic primitives and security protocols are studied. This attracts attention to work on information security research on modern information systems.
The main purpose of this special issue is to publish selected papers with high-quality from “31st Cryptology and Information Security Conference (CISC 2021)” at National Taiwan Normal University (May 20-21, 2021). CISC is an annual conference hosted by Chinese Cryptology and Information Security Association (CCISA for short). The conference will include a peer reviewed program of technical sessions and workshops. In this special issue, we focus mainly on cryptography, network security, system security, application security and fintech security.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
    • Cryptography: Applied Cryptography, Post-Quantum Cryptography, Cryptoanalysis, Lightweight Cryptography
    • Network Security: Cloud Security, NGN Security, Home Network Security, Mobile, Ad-Hoc and Sensor Network Security, VANET Security, Network RFID Security, Wireless PAN/LAN/MAN/WAN Security, P2P Network Security, FW/IDS/IPS, DoS/DDoS Attack Countermeasures, Leakage Resilience
    • System Security: System/Middleware/OS Security, Virtualization Security, Database Security, Secure eHealth/eBusiness/eCommerce/eGoverment, Secure eVode/eContract/eCash, Blockchain, Ubiquitous Security, Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Application Security: Anti-Spam, Web Services security, SNS Security, VoIP Security, Smartphone Security, IPTV Security
    • Information Security: Management Human Resource Security, IT Assurance, Security Policy, Digital Evidence, Big Data
    • Others: Smart Grid Security, Malware Countermeasures, Content Security, ID Management and Privacy Controls, Biometrics, Security Engineering, Usable Security and Privacy, Outsourcing/Verifiable Computing, Fintech Security
Submission
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 close

Publication Schedule
Manuscript Submission Deadline: January 7, 2022
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision: April 30, 2022
Final Manuscript Due: May 31, 2022
Tentative Publication Date: July, 2022

Guest Editors
Po-Wen Chi
National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
E-mail:neokent@gapps.ntnu.edu.tw
Jheng-Jia Huang
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
E-mail:jhengjia.huang@gapps.ntust.edu.tw
Berlin Chen
National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
E-mail:berlin@ntnu.edu.tw


Special Issue on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Theme
The 26th International Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence (TAAI) series of conferences is an annual leading conference on artificial intelligence and a well-established conference series in Taiwan's AI community. TAAI 2021 is mainly sponsored by the Taiwanese Association for Artificial Intelligence (TAAI) and hosted by the Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan. The conference provides a forum for researchers to share their insights in various aspects of artificial intelligence from theory, techniques, applications, and implementation. The special issue includes excellent papers presented on TAAI2021. This special issue also welcomes the original contribution that addresses on technologies and applications of Artificial Intelligence. 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:
    • Autonomous Agents and Distributed AI
    • Computer Games
    • Computer Vision / Pattern Recognition
    • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
    • Federated Learning
    • Fuzzy Systems and Fuzzy Neural Networks
    • Genetic and Evolutionary Computation
    • Knowledge Representation and Automatic Reasoning
    • Knowledge-Based Systems
    • Machine Learning
    • Natural Language Processing
    • Problem Solving and Search
    • Recommender Systems
    • Reinforcement Learning
    • Speech Recognition and Synthesis
    • Web Intelligence and Social Networks
Submission
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-2021ta

Publication Schedule
Manuscript Submission Deadline: Extended to May 31, 2022
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision: June, 2022
Final Manuscript Due: July 31, 2022
Tentative Publication Date: November, 2022

Guest Editors
Yu-Huei Cheng
Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan
E-mail:yuhuei.cheng@gmail.com
Rung-Ching Chen
Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan
E-mail:crching@cyut.edu.tw
Mu-Yen Chen
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
E-mail:mychen119@gs.ncku.edu.tw


Special Issue on Data Science and Engineering
Theme
The rapid development of computer science and information technology in the last couple of decades has generated massive amount of data and fundamentally changed every field in science and engineering. Many disciplines are now rich in data and tend to adopt data science or data‐intensive engineering methodologies to do research and development. Scientific approach to process data involving the engineering aspects as well, would lead to major strides in the domains of data, information and knowledge which contribute to the evolving knowledge society. Artificial Intelligence is quickly transforming every perspective of our society, from managing a business, socializing and even playing. AI has magnified our productivity and influenced our preferences. AI systems have now become very pervasive and an integral part of human life. They make decisions every minute, invisible to the users and, interestingly, incomprehensible even to the creators. The opaqueness of these systems is becoming a significant cause of worry, and solutions require an interdisciplinary approach. Another concern is whether data‐driven learning inherently has a capability to internalize, propagate or exacerbate biases and engender discriminatory behavior, and how we can address such considerations through developing a new breed of algorithms. Data and assumptions made during algorithm design play an essential role in building AI models. This tries to integrate research across diverse topics related to data science, such as fairness, trust, ethics, confidentiality, transparency, and accuracy. The papers in this special will represent research from different perspectives that offer novel theoretical implications that span multiple disciplines.
It is based on 7th International Conference on Data Science and Engineering (ICDSE 2019) at Indian Institute of Technology Patna (17 to 18 December 2021) (https://www.iitp.ac.in/~icdse2021//). This conference is intended to take stock of the trends and developments in the globally competitive environment as well as to provide indicators for future directions to researchers and practitioners The conference will include a peer reviewed program of technical sessions, workshops, tutorials, and demonstration sessions. This conference provides a forum for leading experts from the Data Science, embedded systems programming and high‐performance computing community to present their latest research, exchange ideas, and conduct brainstorming applications. ICDSE‐2021 has a special theme this year, “Responsible Data Science". Papers are solicited on the latest results from the recent advancement in technologies and applications of Data Science and Engineering. Topics include, but not limited to:
    • Algorithms for Large Data Sets
    • Business Intelligence
    • Cluster, Cloud, & Grid Computing
    • Crowd Sourcing & Social Intelligence
    • Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
    • Data Centric Programming
    • Data Modeling & Semantic Engineering
    • Data, Text, Web Mining, & Visualization
    • Deep Learning
    • Domain Specific Data Management
    • High Performance Scientific/Engineering/ Commercial Applications
    • Interoperability & Data Integration using Open Standards
    • Infoscience& Computational Informatics
    • Information Discovery & Query processing
    • Information Network Analytics
    • Knowledge based Software Engineering
    • Smart Homes, Grids, Transportation, Systems and Cities
    • Machine Learning & Natural Language Computing
    • Management of Very Large Data Systems
    • Peer‐to‐Peer Algorithms & Networks
    • Statistical Computing
    • Activity Detection and Recognition
    • Context Modeling and Recognition
    • Ubiquitous Data Mining
    • Cyber Security and Monitoring
    • Machine Learning for Cybersecurity
Submission
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-dse

Publication Schedule
Manuscript Submission Deadline: March 30, 2022 Exdended to April 15, 2022
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision: July 31, 2022
Final Manuscript Due: August 31, 2022
Tentative Publication Date: January, 2023

Guest Editors
Jimson Mathew
Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India
E-mail:jimson@iitp.ac.in
Ling Huo Chong
Curtin University, Malaysia
E-mail:huochong.ling@curtin.edu.my
Jiann‐Liang Chen
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
E-mail:lchen@mail.ntust.edu.tw


Special Issue on HCI Enabled Augmentative Communication for Ubiquitous Applications
Theme
Ubiquitous computing, also known as ambient or pervasive computing, is the intensity of work, residential, and commute settings with interconnected gadgets. Because of ambient information gathering and application, smooth, simple gateways, and flexible money transfers, such integrated techniques could enhance such environments and transit options significantly more pleasant and efficient. The fundamental goal of ubiquitous computing is to create linked intelligent things that make connectivity and data sharing smoother and much less intrusive. Moreover, autonomous systems increasingly replace people in many activities and will soon be pervasive and part of everyday life. Additionally, ubiquitous computing has increased its position in various industries, such as self-driving cars, Internet of Things applications, health informatics, industrial robotics and autonomous application, advanced agricultural framework, and application related to industrial 4.0. Many technology supplier's specialists are working tirelessly to build next-generation augmentative communication systems that will suit consumers' ever-increasing demands. Hence, considerable advancements in augmentative communication are required for personalized and pervasive applications.
The convergence of augmentative communication with human-computer Interaction enables persons with hearing impairments to express their communicative purpose and interact. It provides an alternate and convenient approach for consumers to share through modern communication equipment facilitated by Human-computer interaction. HCI using augmentative communication is accomplished using digitally outputs derived from the user's facial expressions, gestures, sign language, texts, emails, and pictures. Besides, the primary disadvantages of current augmentative communication devices are their inability to deal with persons who possess non-verbal communication abilities. Hence augmentative communication enabled human-computer interaction framework presents an ideal solution to the issues raised above by providing more inventive methods to express human ideas and emotions. Even though recent achievements in augmentative communication enabled human-computer Interaction, both areas are still in the early stages of research and need more improvement.
The use of human-computer Interaction assisted particular plans and design methodologies for augmentative communication would result in significant advancements in supporting persons with speech difficulties while also increasing the relevance of AC in ubiquitous applications. Further, it has as the convergence of augmentative communication with human-computer Interaction would aid in ubiquitous applications like self-driving cars, Internet of Things applications, health informatics, industrial robotics and autonomous application, advanced agricultural framework, and application related to industrial 4.0. Hence, this special issue focuses on Human-Computer Interaction enabled Augmentative Communication for Ubiquitous Applications. The list of topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
    • Advanced frameworks, tools, and methods in Human-Computer Interaction enabled augmentative communication ubiquitous applications
    • Futuristic HCI enabled augmentative communication for speech and language processing in ubiquitous applications
    • HCI enabled augmentative communication collaborative decision-making systems for individuals with hearing incapacities
    • HCI enabled augmentative communication for overcoming the human hinders in automation of imminent ubiquitous applications
    • Cognitive artificial intelligence for HCI enabled augmentative communication
    • HCI enabled augmentative communication for context-aware ubiquitous applications
    • Security, trust, and privacy in HCI enabled augmentative communication for pervasive applications
    • HCI enabled augmentative communication to content distribution networks for ubiquitous computing
    • Advance data-driven approaches for enhancing the automation in HCI enabled augmentative communication
    • Trends in augmented and virtual reality for HCI enabled augmentative communication
Submission
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-hcu

Publication Schedule
Manuscript Submission Deadline: May 31, 2022
Preliminary Notification: July 31, 2022
Revisions due: September 1, 2022
Final Manuscript Due: October 1, 2022
Tentative Publication Date: March, 2023

Guest Editors
Xiao-Zhi Gao
Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
E-mail:xiao.z.gao@gmail.com
Yan Pei
The University of Aizu, Japan
E-mail:peiyan@u-aizu.ac.jp
Kate Ching-Ju Lin
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
E-mail:katelin@cs.nctu.edu.tw


Special Issue on Emerging and Interdisciplinary Software Technologies and Applications
Theme
Due to the ubiquitous presence of software applications, developing high-quality software systems is important for developers in many fields (e.g., technological art, social communication, financial technology, digital transformation, digitization and translation of ancient classics, and education). It is undoubtedly worthwhile to carry out the study on the integration of software engineering with each of these fields. Therefore, this special issue focuses on “Emerging and Interdisciplinary Software Technologies and Applications.” Primary source of the submissions to this special issue will come from the enhanced version of selected papers presented at the 2022 18th Taiwan Conference on Software Engineering (TCSE), for which the theme is “Research and Education for Interdisciplinary Software Engineering,” to be held in Taipei, Taiwan. Founded in 2005, TCSE provides a forum for researchers to exchange their research results in software engineering. This special issue is also open to the submission of papers from other authors. We encourage submissions on presenting and discussing the most recent innovations, trends, experiences, and concerns in emerging and interdisciplinary software technologies and applications. Major topics of interest are listed but not limited to the following:
    • Interdisciplinary technologies and applications for software engineering
    • Artificial intelligence application on software engineering
    • Cyber physical systems
    • Green and sustainable technologies
    • Model-driven engineering
    • Security, privacy and trust
    • Software engineering for IoT
    • Ubiquitous/pervasive software systems
Submission
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-tse

Publication Schedule
Manuscript Submission Deadline: September 30, 2022
Authors Notification Date: March 31, 2023
Camera-ready Deadline: April 30, 2023
Tentative Publication Date: September, 2023

Guest Editors
Chin-Yu Huang
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
E-mail:cyhuang@cs.nthu.edu.tw
Ka Lok Man
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
E-mail:ka.man@xjtlu.edu.cn
Chun-Feng Liao
National Chengchi University, Taiwan
E-mail:cfliao@nccu.edu.tw
YungYu Zhuang
National Central University, Taiwan
E-mail:yungyu@acm.org
Chu-Ti Lin
National Chiayi University, Taiwan
E-mail:chutilin@mail.ncyu.edu.tw


Special Issue on Information Security Practice and Experience
Theme
The International Conference on Information Security Practice and Experience (ISPEC) solicits papers, posters, practices, and experiences for presenting innovative research results, problem solutions, and new challenges in the field of information security. The whole spectrum of IT systems and application areas, including hardware design and software systems, with stringent relevant to security and privacy concerns are of interest to ISPEC. This year, the 17th International Conference on Information Security Practice and Experience (ISPEC 2022) will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, on November 23-25, 2022. The conference will be organized by National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan, and co-organized by National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan, and National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan. The aim of ISPEC 2022 is to provide a leading edge forum to foster interaction between researchers and developers with the information security practice and experience communities, and to give attendees an opportunity to interact with experts in academia, industry and governments.
This special issue is to publish outstanding researches from ISPEC 2022. We will select the papers relevant to information security practice and experience from the accepted papers based on the reviews (comments and scores) and the presentations during the conferences. Each selected paper must be substantially extended, with at least 40% difference from its conference version.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
    • Access control
    • Applied cryptography
    • Big data security and privacy
    • Biometric Security
    • Cloud security
    • Cryptocurrency
    • Cyber security for urban transportation
    • Cyber-physical security
    • Data security in cloud computing
    • Database security
    • Digital forensics
    • Embedded systems security
    • Formal methods for security
    • Intrusion detection
    • Key management
    • Lightweight security
    • Web security
    • Malware detection
    • Mobile security
    • Network security and privacy
    • Operating system security
    • Privacy enhanced technology
    • Secure data sharing in cloud
    • Security and privacy in edge computing
    • Security and privacy in IoT
    • Security and privacy in ubiquitous computing
    • Security for critical infrastructures
    • Security issues in blockchain
    • Smart grid security
    • Software security
    • Viruses and malware
    • Trust management system for mobile computing
Submission
The manuscript to this special issue must be an extended version of a conference paper recommended by the organization committee of ISPEC 2022 in which at least 40% of new material and a new title are required. In addition, the conference paper must be cited in the extended manuscript. The submission should follow the formatting guidelines of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering (https://jise.iis.sinica.edu.tw/pages/authors/preparation.html). A JISE manuscript Word/Latex template is available at https://jise.iis.sinica.edu.tw/pages/authors/manuscripts.html. When submission, a covering letter, indicating the paper accepted at ISPEC 2022, names of the authors with their affiliations, addresses and e‐mails, is required. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers and selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Any questions regarding this special issue can be sent to the guest editor, Prof. Kuo-Hui Yeh (khyeh@gms.ndhu.edu.tw).
Online Submission System: https://journal.iis.sinica.edu.tw/surl/JISE-SPE

Publication Schedule
Manuscript Submission Deadline: December 15, 2022
Authors Notification Date: March 31, 2023
Camera-ready Deadline: April 30, 2023
Tentative Publication Date: November, 2023

Guest Editors
Kuo-Hui Yeh
National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
E-mail:khyeh@gms.ndhu.edu.tw
Chi-Yuan Chen
National Ilan University, Taiwan
E-mail:chency@niu.edu.tw
Shi-Cho Cha
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
E-mail:csc@cs.ntust.edu.tw
Chun-I Fan
National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
E-mail:cifan@cse.nsysu.edu.tw
Fu-Hau Hsu
National Central University, Taiwan
E-mail:hsufh@csie.ncu.edu.tw


Special Issue on Combinatorial Mathematics and Computation Theory
Aims
The special issues on Combinatorial Mathematics and Computation Theory cover the various aspects of evolving algorithms related to Combinatorial Mathematics. It is based on the 39th Symposium on Combinatorial Mathematics and Computation Theory (CMCT2022) which will be held at National Chengchi University, Taipei on June 24-25, 2022 (https://cmct2022.weebly.com).
The main purpose of this symposium is to provide an opportunity for the experts of combinatorics, discrete mathematics, computational theory, algorithm, network computing, bioinformatics, and other research fields to gather together to discuss their recent research and promote other academic exchange. The special issues include the selected extended best papers of CMCT2022 after going through the review process.
Scopes
Papers are solicited on the latest results from the recent advancement in technologies and applications of combinatorics, discrete mathematics, computational theory, algorithm, network computing, and bioinformatics. Topics include, but are not limited to:
    • Combinatorics: Combinatorial Design; Enumerative Combinatorics; Combinatorial Geometry; Combinatorial Topology; Analytic Combinatorics; Algebraic Graph Theory
    • Discrete Mathematics: Graph Theory; Abstract Algebra; Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computational Theory: Computational Complexity Theory; Computability Theory; Turing Machine; Optimization Problem
    • Algorithm: Quantum Algorithm; Divide and Conquer; Reduction of Complexity; Back Tracking; Dynamic Programming; Linear Programming; Approximation Algorithm; Greedy Algorithm
    • Network Computing: 5G Networks and Internet of Things (IoT); Heterogeneous Networks Web of Things; High Performance Internet Protocols; Internet Security and Privacy Localization; Data Center Networking; Blockchain and Consensus Algorithm
    • Bioinformatics: Sequence Analysis; Gene and Protein Expression; Structural Bioinformatics; Network and System Biology; Phylogenetic Reconstruction; Next Generation Sequencing Analysis; Protein Function Prediction
Submission
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 editor, Dr. Jia-Ming Chang. All submitted papers will be reviewed for originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Electronic paper submissions must follow JISE format requirements at https://jise.iis.sinica.edu.tw/pages/authors/manuscripts.html. Online submission at: https://journal.iis.sinica.edu.tw/surl/JISE-CMT

Publication Schedule
Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 31, 2022
Authors Notification Date: September 30, 2022
Camera-ready Deadline: October 31, 2022
Tentative Publication Date: March, 2023

Guest Editors
Tso, Raylin
National Chengchi University, Taiwan
E-mail:tsoraylin@gmail.com
Yen Hung Chen
University of Taipei, Taiwan
E-mail:yhchen@utaipei.edu.tw
Sheng-Lung Peng
National Taipei University of Business, Taiwan
E-mail:slpeng@ntub.edu.tw
Jia-Ming Chang
National Chengchi University, Taiwan
E-mail:chang.jiaming@gmail.com
Wen-Yu Chung
National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
E-mail:wychung@nkust.edu.tw


Green Sustainable Technologies for Creating a Better World
Aims
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 2nd International Conference on Green Energy, Computing and Sustainable Technology (GECOST 2022), which will be held virtually on October 26 - 28, 2022 (https://gecost.curtin.edu.my). The special issues include the selected extended best papers of GECOST 2022 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
Submission
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 for originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Electronic paper submissions must follow JISE format requirements at http://jise.iis.sinica.edu.tw/pages/authors/manuscripts.html.
Please submit to online submission at: https://journal.iis.sinica.edu.tw/surl/jise-gec

Publication Schedule
Manuscript Submission Deadline: November 30, 2022
Authors Notification Date: February 28, 2023
Final manuscript due: March 31, 2023
Tentative Publication Date: June, 2023

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