CE Sponsored Call for Papers

IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine (CEM)

Posted 7-10-2017

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on 

Intelligent Systems for Smart Healthcare

Recently, intelligent systems have emerged as a promising tool for solving healthcare problems. With the advent of IoT technologies, users’ healthcare status can be easily collected and analysis in real-time. As a result, intelligent systems provide more opportunities to leverage the information to proactive and preventive healthcare. It also offers a bridge for incorporating patients as important actors in disease management, reducing costs and improving diagnostics and treatment outcomes. By making measurements and analysis automatic on people, it triggers new smart healthcare leading to a revolution in human medicine together with progress in computer science, data science, and telecommunications. This special issue welcomes papers addressing a range of topics associated with wearable healthcare devices, body sensor networks, smart healthcare systems, healthcare data analysis, and biomedical applications. Therefore, the topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

l   Smart Devices for Healthcare

l   Intelligent Medical Devices and Sensors

l   VR/AR for Healthcare

l   Intelligent systems for Healthy Life Styles and Better Self-care

l   Data Analytics for Clinical Care

l   Medical Signal Analysis and Processing

l   Biomedical Image Processing

l   Intelligent IoT Systems for Electronic Health Records

l   Computer-aided diagnosis

l   Visual Analytics for Healthcare

l   Smart User-interface for Medical Devices and Software

l   Intelligent Systems for Telemedicine

Submission Procedure:

Submissions should follow IEEE standard template and should consist of the following: (i) A manuscript of maximum 8-page length: A pdf of the complete manuscript layout with figures, tables placed within the text, (ii) A source file in Word or Latex format, and (iii) High resolution original photos and graphics as JPEG files are required for the final submission. Images embedded in Word or Excel documents are not suitable; however, figures and graphics may be provided in a PowerPoint slide deck, with one figure/graphic per slide. Articles which have been previously published at a conference needs to have at least 40% new material as clarified in the cover letter of the submission The manuscripts need to be submitted online using the following URL: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cemag. The authors need to select "Special Section: Intelligent Systems for Smart Healthcare" in Step-1 of submission process to ensure that the article is reviewed for this Special Call. For any questions, please contact guest editor Prof. Shanq-Jang Ruan.

Schedule (Tentative):   

·        Submission Deadline: Feb. 28, 2018

·        Author Notification:  April 30, 2018

·        Publication Date:  Fall 2018

Guest Editors:      

Shanq-Jang Ruan, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan: Email: sjruan@mail.ntust.edu.tw

Himanshu Thapliyal, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA: Email: hthapliyal@uky.edu

 

Saraju Mohanty, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA: Email:  Saraju.Mohanty@unt.edu


IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine (CEM)

Posted 7-7-2017

Call for Papers

Special Issue on:  Electronicsfor Sustainable Development (E4SD)

Authors are invited to submit papers for a special issue on ‘Electronics for Sustainable Development (E4SusD)’ in the IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine. This special issue will showcase ongoing projects and recent advances in the domain of electronics engineering, enabling the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (sustainabledevelopment.un.org).

In the year 2000, The International Community took a bold step toward tackling some of the most urgent challenges holding back human development by defining a set of goals termed the Millennium Development Goals (www.unmillenniumproject.org/goals). In 2015, these goals were replaced with a set of more pragmatic goals termed as the Sustainable Development Goals

One of the most important enablers in achieving these goals is engineering innovations. Electronics engineering innovations will be a major force in this endeavour. There are a number of electronics engineering related projects running around the globe, working towards a sustainable world. The projects have both societal and economic benefits attached to them. In this special issue, we aim to highlight some of these projects.

Technical articles are welcome but these should be of general interest to an engineering audience and of broader scope than archival journal/transaction papers. Articles should be broadly scoped as typically review and tutorial articles are suited to the Magazine.

Topics of interest for this Special Issue include but are not limited to the following:

·        Innovations to ameliorate the digital divide

·        Frugal instruments for affordable health care and security

·        Innovations to save our forests

·        Innovations to save our oceans

·        Innovations to save our flora and fauna

·        Innovations towards affordable infrastructure monitoring

Submission Procedure:

Submissions should follow the IEEE standard template and should consist of the following: (i) A manuscript of maximum 8-page length: A pdf of the complete manuscript layout with figures, tables placed within the text; (ii) A source file in Word or Latex format; (iii) High resolution original photos and graphics as JPEG files are required for the final submission. Images embedded in Word or Excel documents are not suitable; however, figures and graphics may be provided in a PowerPoint slide deck with one figure/graphic per slide. Articles which have been previously published at a conference need to have at least 30% new material as clarified in the cover letter of the submission.The manuscripts need to be submitted online using the following URL: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cemag.The authors need to select "Special Section: Electronics forSustainable  Development (E4SD)" in Step-1 of the submission process to ensure that the article is reviewed for this Special Call. For any questions, please contact guest editor Dr.Amit Mishra.

Schedule (Tentative):   

·        Submission Deadline: November15, 2017

·        Author Notification:  January 30, 2018

·        Publication Date: First half of 2018

Guest Editors:      

Amit Kumar Mishra

Department of Electrical Engineering

University of Cape Town, South Africa

            Email: akmishra@ieee.org

Mh. Zafar Khan

Department of Electrical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

            Email:zafar@iith.ac.in

 


IEEE ICCE 2018 - DEADLINE: July 03, 2017 - Extended: July 31, 2017 - CFP - 6 Keynotes Confirmed

36thIEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS (ICCE)

January 12-14, 2018, Las Vegas, USA.

http://www.icce.org/

The IEEE Consumer Electronics (CE) Society is soliciting technical papers for oral and poster presentations at their 36th annual flagship conference, IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE) in Las Vegas. ICCE is the established forum for innovative research in all areas of consumer electronics and is co-located with the CTA’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). CES is world’s largest consumer electronics trade-conference. The theme of ICCE 2018 is “Cybersecurity”. Topics consistent with this theme include all aspects of foundation technologies and robust architectures that support privacy, reliability, anti-counterfeiting, authentication, content protection for consumer electronics devices, their networks, and the services connected to these devices.

Confirmed Keynotes:

(1)   Smart Healthcare - Niraj Jha, Princeton University

(2)   2020: Life with 50 Billion Connected Devices- Gary Davis, McAfee, Inc.

(3)   Emerging NUI-based Methods for User Authentication- Nasir Memon, New York University

(4)   Deep Learning Networks in CE - Petronel Bigioi, FotoNation

(5)   Internet of Things Security: Are We Paranoid Enough?- Swarup Bhunia, University of Florida

(6)   Information Security -Koji Nakao, National Information Communication Technologies, Japan

Paper contributions are sought in but are not limited to following areas:

(1)        Security and Privacy of CE Hardware and Software Systems (SPC)

(2)        Energy Management of CE Hardware and Software Systems (EMC)

(3)        Application-Specific CE for Smart Cities (SMC)

(4)        RF, Wireless,andNetwork Technologies (WNT)

(5)        Internet of Things and Internet of Everywhere (IoT)

(6)        Entertainment, Gaming, and Virtual and Augmented Reality (EGV)

(7)        Audio, Music and VideoSystems, and Cameras and Acquisition (AVS)

(8)        Automotive CE Applications (CEA)

(9)        CE Sensors and MEMS (CSM)

(10)     Consumer Healthcare Systems (CHS)

(11)     Enabling and HCI Technologies (HCI)

(12)     Smartphone and Mobile Device Technologies (MDT)

(13)     Other Technologies Related with CE (MIS)          

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished manuscripts of 2- to 6-page length at https://edas.info/showConferenceDetails.php?c=23404. Previously published papers or papers under review for other conferences/journals should not be submitted for consideration. Authors may prepare original work of maximum 6 pages with an 200-word abstract using double-column IEEE conference-format template: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html.

All accepted papers (including regular papers, special session papers, and SRF papers) will be published in the ICCE 2018 Digest or Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore. Instructions for authors and document templates are available on the conference website. A selected set of papers from ICCE 2018 program will be invited for submission to special issues of peer-reviewed journals (e.g. CE Magazine/Transactions) based on reviewer’s feedback and quality of conference presentation.

In addition to regular oral and poster sessions based on the above tracks, ICCE 2018 will have many special sessions on current hot topics related to CE. ICCE 2018 will also feature industry tracks and a student research forum as an integral part. The technical program committee invites proposals for special sessions, industry tracks, and expert panels. These proposals as well as the student research forum papers can be submitted at the EDAS link.

Call for Special Session and Expert Panel Proposals:

The organizing committee invites proposals for Special Sessions and Expert Panels on the current hot topics in CE areas. These proposals can be submitted at the EDAS link. The deadline is same as the regular submissions deadline. The Special Session and Expert Panel Proposals should follow these guidelines:

(1)   Not exceed two pages.

(2)   Should describe the topic, the format and intended audience.

(3)   Must include the session title, the organizers, and a list of suggested participants with their biographical data and presentation topics. It is preferred to have three talks in each special session (maximum of three papers can be included in a session).

(4)   Sessions with two talks of 30 mins duration each as well as Sessions of 1hr tutorial/talk are also considered.

(5)   Submit online at EDAS choosing the following track:

ST01: Special Session Proposals (SSP)

ST02: Expert Panel Proposals (EPP)

The Special Sessions can be either oral presentations or poster presentations. Speaker presenting the work at the special session needs to register at the conference, and has the opportunity to include a paper up to 6 pages (minimally a 1-page extended abstract required) in the proceedings. Papers will be reviewed and published in the conference proceedings.

Call for Student Research Forum (SRF) Papers:

ICCE 2018 will feature a student research forum (SRF) as an integral part. The ICCE 2018 organizing committee invites perspective authors to submit their original unpublished work of maximum 4 pages using IEEE double-column conference format-template. Manuscripts in PDF format should be submitted to the “Student Research Forum” track at the online submission link at EDAS choosing the following track:

FT01: Student Research Forum (SRF).

The submission deadline is the same as specified for the regular paper submissions. All the accepted student research forum papers after reviewing will be published in the conference proceedings.The mode of presentation of Student Research Forum (SRF) papers is “poster”. The primary/first of the SRF papers need to be a student.

Presenters presenting the work at the Student Research Forum (SRF) needs to register at the conference, and has the opportunity to include a paper up to 4 pages (minimally a 2-page extended abstract required) in the proceedings. Papers will be reviewed and published in the conference proceedings.

Important dates of ICCE 2018 are the following:

Submission Deadline: July 03, 2017

Acceptance Notification: September 05, 2017

Submission of Final Version: September 25, 2017

ICCE 2018 Organizing Committee

General Chair:

Saraju P. Mohanty, University of North Texas, USA

General Vice-Chairs:

Peter Corcoran, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland

Hai (Helen) Li, Duke University, USA

Program Chairs:

Anirban Sengupta, IIT Indore, India

Jong-Hyouk Lee, Sangmyung University, Korea

Muhammad Khurram Khan, King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Publication Chair:

Himanshu Thapliyal, University of Kentucky, USA

Finance Chair:

Brian Markwalter, Consumer Electronics Association

Special Session Chairs:

Fernando Pescador, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Shiyan Hu, Michigan Techn. University, USA

Web Chair:

Daniel Díaz Sánchez, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain

Student Research Forum Chairs:

Joonki Paik, Chung-Ang University, Korea

Scott Linfoot, MASS, UK

Publicity Chairs:

Xavier Fernando, Ryerson University, Canada

Konstantin Glasman, Saint Petersburg State University of Film and Television, Russia

Alak Majumder, NIT Arunachal Pradesh, India

Local Arrangement Chair:

Stuart Lipoff, IP Action Partners Inc, USA

Registration Chair:

Si Jung Kim, University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA

Audio-Visual Chair:

Soumya Kanti Datta, Eurecom, France

Poster Session Chair:  

Fabrizio Lamberti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Partnership Chair:

Thomas Coughlin, Coughlin Associates, USA

Sponsorship Chairs:    

Stefan Mozar, Dynexsys Pvt Ltd, Australia

Haruhiko Okumura, Toshiba Corporation, Japan

Industry Liaison Chairs:

L. Dennis Shapiro, Arzak Corporation, USA

Stephen Dukes, Imaginary Universes LLC, USA

Conference Coordinator:

Charlotte Kobert, CESoc staff, USA

Contact email: icce2018@ieee-cesoc.org


IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine

Special issue on:

Secure and Resource Efficient Computing in Internet of Things

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2017

The current activities in Internet of Things (IoT) are focused on architectures & protocols for efficient interconnection of heterogeneous Things, Infrastructure deployment and creation of Value-Added Services. IoT is the latest Internet evolution that incorporates billions of Internet-connected devices that range from cameras, sensors, RFIDs, smart phones, and wearables, to smart meters, vehicles, medication pills, signs and industrial machines. IoT devices can deliver timely and accurate information that is needed to solve Internet-scale problems that have been too difficult to tackle before. Current IoT infrastructure deployed with smart sensing devices with limited computational capabilities (named as edge devices). Real time computing in such resource constraint edge devices is a challenging task whereas edge computing plays a vital role in IoT systems while implementing real-time computing. Edge computing is a novel paradigm that extends distributed computing and related services to the edge of the IoT networks with limited resources and computational power. As a result, edge computing became Quality of Service (QoS) parameter for IoT infrastructure.

The heterogeneous nature of the IoT networks as well as the computational constraints of many of the building blocks of IoT systems make security a challenging problem to solve on the one hand, while security play a critical role for most if not all applications of IoT in domains such as surveillance, healthcare, security, transport, food safety, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain management. Without effective solutions for security, privacy and trust-reliable data fusion and mining, qualified services with context-aware intelligence and enhanced user acceptance and experience cannot be achieved. This special issue focuses on cutting-edge research from both academia and industry, with an emphasis on novel techniques and tools in secure and resource-efficient computing in Internet-of-Things to these problems, with a multidisciplinary approach.

Topic of interest include, but not limited to following

·        Theoretical analysis for IoT computing systems

·        Edge computing architectures and solution design patterns

·        Edge computing for Internet of Things

·        Storage, data, and analytics for edge computing design and networking

·        Cryptography algorithms for IoT          

·        Secure and efficient implementation of cryptographic algorithms for IoT

·        Security, Privacy and Trust (PST) management of IoT

·        Big-data trust, security and privacy in IoT

·        Sensor Key Management Protocols

·        Key management and distribution        

·        Validations and Testbed           

Author Guidelines

The authors are required to submit full papers describing original research. All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of eight pages (10-point font) in a standard IEEE two-column format - http://goo.gl/1yszpb.

Submission instructions:

Submissions should follow IEEE standard template and should consist of the following: (i) A manuscript of maximum 8-page length: A pdf of the complete manuscript layout with figures, tables placed within the text, (ii) A source file in Word or Latex format, and (iii) High resolution original photos and graphics as JPEG files are required for the final submission. Images embedded in Word or Excel documents are not suitable; however, figures and graphics may be provided in a PowerPoint slide deck, with one figure/graphic per slide. Articles which have been previously published at a conference needs to have at least 40% new material as clarified in the cover letter of the submission The manuscripts need to be submitted online using the following URL: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cemag. The authors need to select "Special Section: Secure and Resource Efficient Computing in IoT" in Step-1 of submission process to ensure that the article is reviewed for this Special Call. For any questions, please contact guest editor Dr. Deepak Puthal.

Timeline (Tentative):

Submission deadline: September 30, 2017

Reviews due (accept/reject notification): November 30, 2017

Notification of final acceptance: February 28, 2017

Publication: End of 2018

Editor-in-Chief:

Saraju P. Mohanty

University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA

Guest editors:

Deepak Puthal (Corresponding guest editor)

School of Computing and Communications

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Email:Deepak.Puthal@uts.edu.au

Xuyun Zhang

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Email: xuyun.zhang@auckland.ac.nz   


IEEEConsumerElectronics Magazine(CEM)

Call for Papers

Special Issue on:  Blockchain Technologies for Consumer Electronics

Deadline: September 30, 2017

Guest Editor:       Jong-Hyouk Lee

                Department of Software

                      Sangmyung University, Republic of Korea

       Email: jonghyouk@smu.ac.kr

Authors are invited to submit papers for a special issue on ‘Blockchain Technologies for Consumer Electronics’ in the IEEEConsumerElectronics Magazine. This special issue aims at providing a comprehensive review on fundamentals as well as the current state-of-the-art on Blockchain technologies. Recent developments in cryptocurrencies and consensus algorithms are creating new Blockchain based services, while various Blockchain technologies are being developed. Various Blockchain based services are becoming integrated with our daily lives and applied for consumer electronics. This special issue seeks articles that review current Blockchain technologies or explore new Blockchain applications and usage scenarios for consumer electronics. Technical articles may be welcome but these should be of general interest to an engineering audience and of broader scope than archival journal/transaction papers. Articles should be broadly scoped as typically review and tutorial articles are suited to the IEEEConsumerElectronics Magazine.

Topics of interest for this special issue include but are not limited to the following:

  • New Blockchain backbone network and protocol
  • Smart contracts for consumer electronics
  • Decentralized organizations for consumer electronics
  • Security and privacy issues on Blockchain technologies
  • Blockchain applications for consumer electronics
  • Blockchain usage scenarios for consumer electronics
  • Blockchain based automations for consumer electronics
  • Blockchain based payment system for consumer electronics
  • Real use cases and business models in consumer electronics areas

Submission Procedure:

Submissions should follow IEEE standard template and should consist of the following: (i) A manuscript of maximum 8-page length: A pdf of the complete manuscript layout with figures, tables placed within the text, (ii) A source file in Word or Latex format, and (iii) High resolution original photos and graphics as JPEG files are required for the final submission. Images embedded in Word or Excel documents are not suitable; however, figures and graphics may be provided in a PowerPoint slide deck, with one figure/graphic per slide. Articles which have been previously published at a conference needs to have at least 30% new material as clarified in the cover letter of the submission The manuscripts need to be submitted online using the following URL: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cemag.The authors need to select "Special Section: Blockchain Technologies for Consumer Electronics" in Step-1 of submission process to ensure that the article is reviewed for this Special Call. For any questions, please contact guest editor Prof. Jong-Hyouk Lee.

Schedule (Tentative):   

 

·        Submission Deadline: September 30, 2017

·        Author Notification:  December 15, 2017

·        Publication Date: Mid 2018


IEEEConsumerElectronics Magazine(CEM)

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on: 

Vehicular Security, Trust and Privacy

Authors are invited to submit papers for a special issue on ‘Vehicular Security, Trust and Privacy’’ in the IEEEConsumerElectronics Magazine that will provide a comprehensive review on fundamentals as well as the current state-of-the-art in research and technology. New-model vehicles include an average of 100 million lines of code and 60 control units. It is estimated that there will be220 millionconnected cars globally by 2020. With the growth of Internet-of-Things(IoT) enabled technologies in vehicles such as power and infotainment systems, remote locking and unlocking, remote engine start, navigation, and autonomous driving features, the potential threat vectors for malicious cyber-attacks are rapidly expanding. As an example, software vulnerabilities could be exploited to remotely take control of safety-critical systems including the brakes in the vehicle.Thus, there is a growing concern that vehicles can be hacked and the user data can be stolen. These cyberattacks arethreat to the reliability and safety of the car and to the privacy of the driver. Therefore, this special issue will provide a publication medium for articles that either address the review of existing vehicularsystems, and platforms, or explore novel research paradigms in vehicular security, trust and privacy. Technical articles arewelcome but these should be of general interest to an engineering audience and of broader scope than archival journal/transaction papers. Articles should be broadly scoped as typically review and tutorial articles are suited to the Magazine.

Topics of interest for this Special Issue include but are not limited to the following:

  • Cyber intrusion a nd detection in vehicular network
  • Security, trust and privacy in vehicular communications
  • Security, trust and privacy metrics in vehicles
  • Cyber threats and security in modern and autonomous vehicles
  • Security, trust and privacy in vehicular cloud computing
  • Cryptographic algorithms and hardware for vehicular security
  • Hardware security primitives in vehicles
  • Side channel attacks on vehicular hardware
  • Security, trust and privacy in electric and solar vehicles

Submission Procedure:

Submissions should follow the IEEE standard template and should consist of the following: (i) A manuscript of maximum 8-page length: A pdf of the complete manuscript layout with figures, tables placed within the text; (ii) A source file in Word or Latex format; (iii) High resolution original photos and graphics as JPEG files are required for the final submission. Images embedded in Word or Excel documents are not suitable; however, figures and graphics may be provided in a PowerPoint slide deck with one figure/graphic per slide. Articles which have been previously published at a conference need to have at least 40% new material as clarified in the cover letter of the submission.The manuscripts need to be submitted online using the following URL: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cemag.The authors need to select "Special Section: Vehicular Security, Trust and Privacy” in Step-1 of the submission process to ensure that the article is reviewed for this Special Call. For any questions, please contact guest editor Dr. Himanshu Thapliyal, Email: hthapliyal@uky.edu.

Schedule (Tentative):   

·        Submission Deadline: October 31, 2017

·        Author Notification:  Jan 31, 2018

·        Publication Date: Summer 2018

Guest Editors:      

Himanshu Thapliyal, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA: Email: hthapliyal@uky.edu

Saraju Mohanty, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA: Email:  Saraju.Mohanty@unt.edu

Stacy Prowell, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA; Email: prowellsj@ornl.gov


 

IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine (CEM)

Call for Papers

Special Issue on:  Recent Advances onIoT-based Consumer Electronics

Authors are invited to submit papers for a special issue on ‘Recent Advances on Internet of Things (IoT)-based Consumer Electronics’ in the IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine that will provide a comprehensive review on fundamentals as well as the current state-of-the-art in research and technology. IoT-based consumer electronics are playing a key role in boosting the global economy by improving the quality of life, creating new markets, creating new products, and creating new research paradigms. The special issue will provide a publication medium for articles that either address the review of existing IoT-based consumer electronic devices, systems, and platforms, or explore novel research paradigms. Smart environments such as smart cities, smart homes, smart transport systems, and smart grids will be deeply impacted by the research progress on IoT devices and systems, therefore these topics are of special interest. Technical articles may be welcome but these should be of general interest to an engineering audience and of broader scope than archival journal/transaction papers. Articles should be broadly scoped as typically review and tutorial articles are suited to the Magazine.

Topics of interest for this Special Issue include but are not limited to the following:

  • IoT sensors, actuators, and consumer electronics
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Security and Privacy of IoT-based consumer electronics
  • Smart Environments
    • smart transport systems
    • smart cities
    • smart homes
    • smart grids
    • other consumer electronics based smart systems
  • Smart Healthcare
  • IoT standards and test-beds for consumer electronics
  • Hardware and software design of IoT-based consumer electronics

Submission Procedure:

Submissions should follow the IEEE standard template and should consist of the following: (i) A manuscript of maximum 8-page length: A pdf of the complete manuscript layout with figures, tables placed within the text; (ii) A source file in Word or Latex format; (iii) High resolution original photos and graphics as JPEG files are required for the final submission. Images embedded in Word or Excel documents are not suitable; however, figures and graphics may be provided in a PowerPoint slide deck with one figure/graphic per slide. Articles which have been previously published at a conference need to have at least 30% new material as clarified in the cover letter of the submission.The manuscripts need to be submitted online using the following URL: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cemag.The authors need to select "Special Section: Recent Advances on IoT-based Consumer Electronics" in Step-1 of the submission process to ensure that the article is reviewed for this Special Call. For any questions, please contact guest editor Dr. Himanshu Thapliyal.

Schedule (Tentative):   

 

·        Submission Deadline: February 28, 2017

·        Author Notification:  May 30, 2017

·        Publication Date: Fall 2017

 

Guest Editor:      

Himanshu Thapliyal

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA

 

Email: hthapliyal@uky.edu

 


IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine

Call for Articles for a Special Issue/Section

Advanced Interaction and Virtual/Augmented Reality

Guest Editors: Fabrizio Lambertiand Fernando Pescador

The level of complexity that has been reached by modern Consumer Electronics devices is urging both industry and academy to improve existing interface technology by developing innovative solutions capable to make interaction with machines ever more natural and effective. Indeed, many approaches have been pursued already, e.g., relying upon tangible, visual, aural and physiologic interfaces. For instance, considering input technology, a number of products have been released for the home automation and automotive sectors supporting touch and voice commands, whereas hand and body gestures are increasinglybeen exploited in entertainment, e.g., tocontrol smart TVs and gaming consoles. Similarly, output methods are trying to make user experience ever more engaging combining, for instance, solutions currently developed by most of the big IT players for Virtual and Augmented reality based on mobile, wearable and projection technologies. Nevertheless, on the one hand, due to the heterogeneity of application contexts, there is not a technology or method that has emerged yet as the one “fits all” interaction solution. On the other hand, it is not easy to foreseen a further expansion of application possibilities for considered technologies, which will make current issues even more taxing. This Special Issue, which is tentatively scheduled to appear in the second or third issue of 2017, solicits articlesdiscussing human-machine interaction approaches tailored toConsumer Electronics with a special emphasis on those pertaining Virtual and Augmented Reality, with the aimto provide a platform for engineers, researchers, industrial experts and other stakeholders to address several related challenges.Suitable topics include:

User Experience, Usability and Interaction Design

Sensing and Actuation Technologies

Adaptive, Personalized and Intelligent Interfaces

Interactive TV and Personal Multimedia Devices

Natural, Multi-Modal and Three Dimension Interfaces

Interaction Paradigms for the Internet of Things

 

Wearable and Mobile       Devices and Applications

Immersive and Mixed Virtual Environments

Gaming, Social Technologies and Entertainment

Articles pertainingongoing technical developments, practical applications and use cases, user studies and evaluations, standardization efforts, current and future trend analysis, as well as next-generation technologies are particularly welcome. While emphasis on the Consumer Electronics-related aspects is required, articles dealingwith interdisciplinary aspects will also be considered. Articles focusingon the societal and economic impacts of approaches and technologies considered are particularly welcome.Tutorials and reviews on all Consumer Electronics-related technologies or systems that are relevant to the above topics are also encouraged. More information about CE magazine is available at: http://cesoc.ieee.org/publications/ce-magazine.html

Submission instructions –The manuscript submissiondeadline is December 15th, 2016 andis handled through https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cemag

Authors submitting to the 34th International Conference on Consumer Electronics – ICCE 2017  (http://www.icce.org/) who feel their work can be expanded into an IEEE Consumer Electronics article are invited to contact the editors including a copy of their accepted ICCE digest paper.

For any query, feel free to writeto the Guest Editors of this Special Sectionat lamberti@polito.it and pescador@sec.upm.es.


IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine

Call for Articles for October 2016 Special Issue

 

Mobile Edge Computing and Internet of Things for Consumers

Associate Editors: Soumya Kanti Datta & Peter Corcoran

The current activities in Internet of Things (IoT) are focused on architectures & protocols for efficient interconnection of heterogeneous things, infrastructure deployment and creation of value-added services. On the other hand, Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) is a novel paradigm that extends cloud computing and services to the edge of the network. Due to dense geographical distribution, proximity to end-users, support for high mobility and open platform, MEC can support applications and services with reduced latency and improved QoS. Thus MEC is becoming an important enabler of consumer centric IoT applications and services that demand real-time operations. Standard development organizations like ETSI have also recognized the benefits IoT & MEC can bring to the consumers. Potential applications for MEC enabled IoT include smart mobility, emergency response, smart cities and environmental monitoring. This special issue solicits articles on MEC and IoT and provides a platform for engineers, researchers, industrial experts and other stakeholders to address several related challenges.


Suitable topics include:

Current and future trends

Resource allocation and management challenges

Distributed mobile applications utilizing MEC and IoT

Performance evaluation of IoT and MEC test beds

Consumer centric IoT applications and services using MEC platforms

M2M data processing, management and storage at MEC platforms

Virtualization of MEC functionalities

Security, privacy and trust

Standards for IoT and MEC


Articles related to test bed deployment, current & future trend analysis, performance evaluation and next-generation technologies are particularly welcome.  While some emphasis on the CE related aspects of these systems is required, articles dealing with interdisciplinary aspects of connected devices, M2M communications, IoT and MEC will also be considered. Articles placing an emphasis on the societal and economic impacts of these technologies are particularly welcome.  Tutorials on all CE related technologies or systems that are relevant to this new CE ecosystem are also encouraged.

Author Guidelines

The authors are required to submit full papers describing original research. All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six pages (10-point font) in a standard IEEE two-column format - http://goo.gl/1yszpb.

Submission instructions:

The manuscript submission is handled through https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cemag. The authors must include a cover note mentioning that the paper is for MEC special issue.

Submission Deadlines:

Deadline for submission – 22nd May, 2016

Reviews due (accept/reject notification) – 15th June, 2016

Revised draft submission for accepted papers – 15th July, 2016

Publication – October, 2016

For any query, do not hesitate to contact the editor at cesmagazine@ieee.org and Soumya Kanti Datta at dattas@eurecom.fr

 



 

IEEE WCNC’2016 Workshop on Mobile Edge Computing and IoT, 3rd April, 2016, Doha, Qatar

https://sites.google.com/site/wcnc2016meciot/

*Scope*

The current activities in Internet of Things (IoT) are focused on architectures & protocols for efficient interconnection of heterogeneous things, infrastructure deployment and creation of value-added services. On the other hand, Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) is a novel paradigm that extends cloud computing and services to the edge of the network. Due to dense geographical distribution, proximity to end-users, support for high mobility and open platform, MEC can support applications and services with reduced latency and improved QoS. Thus MEC is becoming an important enabler of consumer centric IoT applications and services that demand real-time operations. Standard development organizations like ETSI have also recognized the benefits IoT & MEC can bring to the consumers. Potential applications for MEC enabled IoT include smart mobility, emergency response, smart cities and environmental monitoring. This international workshop solicits research and industry papers and provides an international forum for researchers, industrial experts and other stakeholders to address several challenges. This session is proposed and organized by IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Future Directions Committee on IoT.

*Call for papers*

We are seeking full papers describing original research on the following and any other related topics. 

IoT Enabling Technologies and Protocols

IoT and MEC applications and services

Societal impacts of IoT

Test beds for IoT and MEC

Software architecture, Programming model and Service provisioning in IoT and MEC

Current and future trends in MEC

Resource allocation and management challenges in MEC and IoT

Distributed mobile applications utilizing MEC and IoT

Performance evaluation of IoT and MEC based systems

Consumer centric IoT applications and services using MEC platforms

M2M data processing, management and storage at MEC platforms

Virtualization of MEC functionalities

Security, privacy and trust in IoT and MEC

Standardization efforts and initiatives for IoT and MEC

*Paper Submission*

Authors are required to submit full papers describing original research and review papers are also welcome. Submitted papers will be fully peer reviewed.

EDAS system is used for paper submission and review. In order for an accepted paper to be included in the workshop program, and to appear in the proceedings or IEEE Explore website, at least one of paper co-authors must register for the workshop, and must present the paper at the workshop. The accepted papers of this special session will be invited to submit an extended version of their work in an MEC special issue of IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine.

The authors are requested to register and upload their manuscript at - https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=20069&track=76621.

*Important Dates*

Paper submission deadline (extended):     23 November 2015

Acceptance Notification:        15 December 2015

Camera Ready Submission: 12 January 2016

The workshop will also feature a keynote speech and a tutorial on MEC and IoT. For further queries, please contact Soumya Kanti Datta at dattas@eurecom.fr.