CE Sponsored Call for Papers

Posted 6-18-2018                                                             Call for Paper for IEEE CE Magazine

 

Special Section on AR&VR Display and Human Interface Technologies for Automobile

 

Submissions should follow IEEE standard template and should consist of the following: (1) A manuscript of maximum 6-page length: A pdf of the complete manuscript layout with figures, tables placed within the text, (2) A source file in Word or Latex format, and (3) 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: AR&VR Display and Human Interface for Automobile (AVA)" 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. Haruhiko Okumura.

Contributed papers are solicited in the following areas:

 (1)   Automotive market

 (2)   Display, lighting and system tech. applicable to vehicular applications or other devices for lighting, signaling, etc.

 (3)   Human machine interface (HMI) and system solutions to improve driver performanceand user experience, including Head-Up Display and HMI for semi-autonomous driving.

 (4)   Application issues with vehicular displays, lighting, and HMI

 (5)   Advanced technologies for displays, touchscreens, sensors and processors.

TIMELINE (Tentative):

 Submission deadline: July 31, 2018

 URL: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cemag

 Reviews due (accept/reject notification): September 30, 2018

 Notification of final acceptance: October 31, 2018

 Publication: Mid 2019

 GUEST EDITOR:

Haruhiko Okumura, Toshiba Corporation, Japan, haruhiko.okumura@toshiba.co.jp


 

POSTED 12-11-2017                                                         IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine(CEM)

Special Issue on:Implementable Humanitarian Technology (IHT)

IEEE Consumer Electronic Magazine is preparing a special issue for articles specifically related to Humanitarian Technology that falls within the scope of the Magazine. This special issue will highlight papers on implementable technologies that will benefit the humanity as defined the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Natural and manmade disasters are on the rise worldwide. Poverty and the gap between wealthy and poor are increasing. Access to basic needs is still a challenge many parts of the world. The globe is warming up every day and there is no foreseeable means to reverse the trend. Internally and externally displaced refugee crisis is at all time high. Rapid advancement in technology must play a meaningful role in this situation. Although health services, food aid, food security, and water and hygiene promotion are still the core focus of humanitarian effort, other areas listed below have also gained considerable attention.Authors are invited to submit innovative research or descriptive articles on technologies that will benefit and advance humanity. Topics include, but are not limited to:

·        Disaster management mitigation, relief, and recovery- technologies

·        Connectivity and communications technologies

·        Technologies for water and sanitation

·        Mobile health (mHealth), medical technology, and telemedicine

·        Data and personal security technologies for humanitarian and development applications

·        Energy technologies including microgrids, renewable energy, and smart power grids

·        Technologies for sustainable educational programs related to humanity 

·        Community engagement; social and economic factors in humanitarian engineering

·        Food security, micro-farming, and urban agriculture

·        Technologies for the disabled and/or aged population

·        Social impact of technology

Submission Procedure: Submissions should follow the IEEE standard template (see http://ieeeauthorcenter.ieee.org/) and should consist of the following: (i) A manuscript of maximum 6-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 at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cemag. The authors need to select "Special Section: Implementable Humanitarian Technology (IHT)” in Step-1 of the submission process to ensure that the article is reviewed for this Special Call. For any questions, please contact guest editors.

Schedule (Tentative):   

·        Submission Deadline: May 31, 2018

·        Author Notification:  August, 2018

·        Publication Date: Mid 2019

Guest Editors:      

Xavier Fernando, Chair, IEEE Humanitarian Initiatives Committee, Ryerson University (xavier@ieee.org)

Rozita Dara, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada(drozita@uoguelph.ca)



Posted 11-24-2017                                                                        IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on:

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Consumer Applications

Nowadays, UAVs are deployed for surveillance, monitoring, and various other operations in a wide range of non-military, commercial and consumer applications, let that be leisure or business. This heterogenous UAV network offers dynamic solutions to provision Internet connectivity to devices, sensors, and machines in various situations, such as natural disasters, mountainous terrain, etc. Recently, Amazon, Dominos, and DPDHL have tested product delivery options using UAVs. Due to extreme power and weight limitations, significant emphasis for computations in UAV applications depended on cloud offloading, where software applications could be offloaded from the UAV to the cloud or a datacentre. The focus now has shifted in the other direction; the functionality moves from the cloud to the edge. In this direction, offloading from edge to UAVs is also possible in near future along with the network capacity enhancements. However, despite of all the advancement in communication protocols and revolution in the radio technology, it is quite difficult to satisfy the communication, computation and security challenges in such systems. Moreover, there are lot of challenges attached to the applicability of UAVs in consumer applications. Because of these challenges, the academia, research, and industrial communities are making collaborative attempts to study the impact of UAVs in consumer applications. This evolutionary transformation in consumer applications can help to improve the quality of service and quality of experience to end users. So, keeping these aspects in view, the theme of this Feature Topic is to provide both theoretical and analytical insight of the enabling technologies and architectures for UAVs when deployed in commercial application in future smart ecosystem.

Topics of interest of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

Ø  Cross layer architectures and protocols for UAV communications.

Ø  Energy efficiency and power control mechanisms in UAV applications.

Ø  Edge to UAV offloading, network capacity enhancement through offloading.

Ø  The role of IoT, Cloud, Edge/Fog Computing and UAVs in commercial applications.

Ø  Smart network management and SDN in heterogenous UAV networks

Ø  Heterogeneity and interoperatibility challenges in UAV networks.

Ø  Wireless charging mechanisms for handling power limitations of UAVs.

Ø  Energy harvesting issues in UAVs.

Ø  Amalgamation with latest technology vibrant such as--Cloud-of-things, sensing-as-a-service, Internet-of-vehicles, osmotic computing, and catalytic computing.

Ø  System, design, modelling and evaluation for UAVs in commercial applications

Ø  Security, Safety, Trust-worthiness and Privacy issues.

Ø  Reliability, dependability, and fault tolerance – UAVs as Mixed criticality systems.

Ø  Social Integration

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

Submissions should follow IEEE standard template and should consist of the following: (i) A manuscript of maximum 6-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: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Consumer Applications (UAV)" in Step-1 of submission process to ensure that the article is reviewed for this Special Call.

TIMELINE (TENTATIVE):

·        Submission deadline: May 30, 2018

·        Reviews due (accept/reject notification): July 30, 2018

·        Notification of final acceptance: August 30, 2018

·        Publication: Mid 2019

GUEST EDITORS:

·        Neeraj Kumar, Thapar University, India, neeraj.kumar@thapar.edu

·        Deepak Puthal, University of Technology Sydney, Deepak.Puthal@uts.edu.au

·        Sahil Garg, Thapar University, India, garg.sahil1990@gmail.com

·        Theocharis Theocharides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus, ttheocharides@ucy.ac.cy

 

·        Saraju P. Mohanty, University of North Texas, USA, saraju.mohanty@unt.edu

 

 

 

Posted 10-9-2017

IEEEConsumerElectronics Magazine(CEM)

 

 

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on: 

 

Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence for Human Cognition and Communication in Engineering Psychology

 

 

Authors are invited to submit papers for a special issue on “Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence for human cognition and communication in Engineering Psychology (CSAI)” 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. Cognitive computing has broad horizons, which covers different characteristics of cognition. Moreover, cognitive science is interdisciplinary, scientific study of the human reasoning, emotions, language, perception, attention, and memory. However, artificial intelligence (AI) is to explore the design of computers and software that would capable of intelligent behavior. The integration of cognitive science and AI offers with a deep understanding of human cognition and communication. In addition, the creative and technical skills are applying the knowledge in AI solutions and applications in engineering psychology. This special issue is forming connections between cognitive science and AI that examines human performance and design ofengineering psychology. The earlier studies have been revealed powerful principles, methodologies, and algorithms, prompting in human self-examination and perception for building AI systems that match or better human performance.  Thus, this special issue focusing on convergence of cognitive science and AI principles and methods would be helpful to improve the thinking ability skills of the humans in engineering psychology. Technical articles are welcome but these should be of general interest to an engineering audience and should be broadly scoped as typically review and tutorial articles are suited to the Magazine.

 

 

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

 

•           Cognitive support and cognitive automation for human sense-making and decision making processes

 

•           Linguistic intelligence - computational linguistics, spoken language recognition and synthesis, etc.

 

•           Logical-mathematical intelligence - logical reasoning, problem solving, etc.

 

•           Spatial intelligence – AI, computer vision, spatial and imagery reasoning

 

•           Interpersonal intelligence - AI agents that interact to each other, self-awareness and emotion in AI

 

•           Formal conceptual models of human brain data, architectures and machine intelligence.

 

•           Novel feature representation via deep learning, biometric modalities to enhance cognitive computing environments

 

•           Machine learning techniques (e.g., Deep Learning) with cognitive knowledge acquisition frameworks

 

•           Cognitive computing approaches, reactive and proactive systems particular to engineering psychology

 

 

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: Cognitive Science and AI for Human Cognition and Communication in Engineering Psychology (CSAI)” 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. Arun Kumar Sangaiah, Email: arunkumarsangaiah@gmail.com

 

 

Schedule (Tentative):   

 

·        Submission Deadline: March 1, 2018

 

·        Author Notification:  July 1, 2018 (Tentative)

 

·        Publication Date: End of 2018 (Tentative)

 

 

Guest Editors:      

 

Dr. Arun Kumar Sangaiah,VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India; Email: arunkumarsangaiah@gmail.com

 

Dr. Huimin Lu, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan; Email: dr.huimin.lu@ieee.org

 

Dr. Qing Hu,Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China; Email: hq0518@dlmu.edu.cn.


Posted 9-8-2017                                          IEEEConsumerElectronics Magazine(CEM)

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on: 

Medical Information Hiding for Reliable Health Data Management

The Information and communication technology (ICT) has been potentially useful for cost effective and speedy transmission of electronic medical record (EMR) over open channels for tele-health applications. However, attempts of malicious attacks or hacking for unauthorized access, alteration, modification, deleting or even preventing the transfer of EMR posses challenging problems in implementation of dependable E-health systems. In addition, medical identity theft is a growing and dangerous crime in the current time. Therefore, the authenticity of the medical information and related images is of prime concern as they form the basis of inference for diagnostic purposes. Potential researchers are using information hiding techniques that has the potential of being a value-added tool for a range of issues relevant to health data management systems, such as medical confidentiality protection, patient and examination related information hiding, access and information integrity control, and retrieval.The objective of this special issue/section is to attract high-quality research articles and reviews that promote research and reflect the most recent advances in addressing the range of issues relevant to health data management systems for medical applications.Therefore, the topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

·        Medical watermarking, steganography, hidden data

·        Survey on the recent advances and progress in information hiding

·        Protection systems against patient identity theft

·        Medical information management

·        Medical information/dataarchiving and retrieval

·        Medical images processing

·        Applications in Medical Imaging and Privacy Preservation

·        Medical data hiding techniques with cryptographic algorithms/protocols

·        Protection systems against person identity theft

·        display or secure transmission of medical data

·        Novel applications and emerging trends of medical information hiding and management

·        Biometrics for medical

·        Medical data compression

·        Cyber Security in telemedicine

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:Medical Information Hiding for Reliable Health Data Management (MIH)” 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 Kumar Singh, Email: amit_245singh@yahoo.com.

Schedule (Tentative):   

·        Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018

·        Author Notification:  May30, 2018 (Tentative)

·        Publication Date: End of 2018 (Tentative)

Guest Editors:      

Amit Kumar Singh, Jaypee University of Information Technology, India; Email:  amit_245singh@yahoo.com

ZhihanLv, University College London, UK; Email: lvzhihan@gmail.com

Xiaojun Chang, Carnegie Mellon University, USA; Email:  cxj273@gmail.com

Haoxiang Wang, GoPerception Laboratory, USA; Email:  hw496@goperception.com

 

Mohamed Elhoseny, Mansoura University, Egypt; Email: Mohamed_elhoseny@mans.edu.eg

 


Posted 8-17-2017                                  IEEEConsumerElectronics Magazine(CEM)

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on: 

Innovative Applications of Machine Learning for End Consumers

Authors are invited to submit papers for a special issue on “Innovative Applications of Machine Learning for End Consumers (MLE)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. Machine learning has received much attention recently with advances in things that affect our everyday lives, e.g. autonomous vehicles, lifelike chatbots, speech recognition, intelligent web search, financial forecasting, and many other consumer applications. Machine learning can be used to construct predictive pattern-based model as well as help understand hidden trends in data. These hidden trends can be used to formulate actionable knowledge. This special issue is devoted to innovative applications of machine learning techniques (supervised, unsupervised, semi-supervised, evolutionary, transfer, deep, and reinforcement learning), and how these techniques become helpful in extracting actionable knowledge. Applications can be in any area that will benefit end consumers, e.g. shopping, banking, healthcare, social issues, security, education, etc. Therefore, this special issue will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to identify and implement machine learning approaches that address existing and impending real-world problems and opportunities, and exchange ideas on how these approaches are helping create actionable knowledge. 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 interestfor this Special Issue include but are not limited to the following:

·        Theoretical framework for actionable knowledge discovery

·        Consumer domain driven data mining

·        Novel machine learning applications

·        Mining actionable patterns from complex datasets

·        Home healthcare informatics

·        Text understanding (web search, anti-spam)

·        Speech recognition

·        Smart bots

·        Image processing

·        Intrusion detection

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: Innovative Applications of Machine Learning for End Consumers (MLE)” 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. Alvis Fong, Email: alvis.fong@wmich.edu.

Schedule (Tentative):   

·        Submission Deadline: January 31, 2018

·        Author Notification:  April 30, 2018

·        Publication Date: End of 2018 (Tentative)

Guest Editors:      

Alvis Fong, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA; Email: alvis.fong@wmich.edu

 

Muhammad Usman, SZABIST, Islamabad, Pakistan; Email: dr.usman@szabist-isb.edu.pk


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.