CE Sponsored Call for Papers

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.