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

Deepak Puthal Deepak.Puthal at student.uts.edu.au
Sat May 23 00:16:44 EDT 2015

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Call for papers:
IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems
Special Issue on "Cyber-Physical-Social Systems"

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

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

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

l  New architecture, protocols, and services for CPSS
l  Green and energy efficiency design principles and technologies for CPSS
l  Information fusion and data mining for CPSS
l  Fault tolerance and reliability for CPSS
l  High performance computing and many-task computing for CPSS
l  Security, privacy and trust for CPSS
l  Resource and service management, scheduling, and migration for CPSS
l  Applications, simulations, and field test for CPSS
l  Enabling information, communication and control technologies for CPSS
l  Exploring social cloud networks and social cloud computing for CPSS
l  CPSS for novel applications such as smart city, smart grid, smart transportation, etc.
l  Content and service distribution for CPSS
l  M2M and D2D communication technologies for CPSS
l  Big data analytics for CPSS
l  Quality of experience and quality of protection issues for CPSS
l  Mobile cloud sensing for CPSS

Paper submission due: June 15th, 2015
First round decisions: August 1st, 2015
Submission of revised manuscripts:  September1st, 2015
Final decisions: October 1st, 2015
Publication date: Oct/Nov 2015 Issue.

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

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

Selection and Evaluation Criteria
-      Significance to the readership of the journal
-      Relevance to the special issue
-     Originality of idea, technical contribution, and significance of the presented results
-      Quality, clarity, and readability of the written text
-      Quality of references and related work
-      Quality of research hypothesis, assertions, and conclusion


George Cybenko, Dartmouth College, USA
Eunice E. Santos, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Guest Editors

Mianxiong Dong, mx.dong at csse.muroran-it.ac.jp<mailto:mx.dong at csse.muroran-it.ac.jp>, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan
Rajiv Ranjan, rajiv.ranjan at csiro.au, CSIRO, Australia
Albert Y. Zomaya, albert.zomaya at sydney.edu.au<mailto:albert.zomaya at sydney.edu.au>, The University of Sydney, Australia
Man Lin, mlin at stfx.ca<mailto:mlin at stfx.ca>, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada ​

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