Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA)


Special Issue On: The Impact of IoT: Forces and Trends in Business

Guest Editors
Dr. Soraya SEDKAOUI, University of Khemis Miliana - Algeria / SRY Consulting, Montpellier – France
Dr. Salim MOUALDI, University of Khemis Miliana - Algeria

Introduction
The possibility of a framework that would allow direct machine-to-machine (M2M) communication over the Internet has led researchers to envision the benefits of bringing more machines online and allowing them to participate in the web as a vast network of autonomous, self-organizing devices. This vision has produced a paradigm being referred to the Internet of Things (IoT). Such an Internet of Things (IoT) promises to improve efficiency in transportation, power grids, buildings, retail, manufacturing, and agriculture, creating new opportunities in homes, the environment, healthcare, and smart cities.

Bringing the IoT to business requires a comprehensive systems approach, inclusive of intelligent processing and sensing technology, connectivity, software and services, along with an ecosystem to address the smart environments applications. According to IoT development, IoT business evolves through several stages from expediting logistics to tele-operation and tele-presence as a result of the interaction forces of both market pull and technology push. This development roadmap indicates that the progress in relevant technology will continuously contribute to the development of IoT, while the commercialization in the market place is another key issue relating to the progress of IoT. Therefore, we argue that IoT business is promoted by industrial driving forces of both technology push and market pull.

Objective
Focusing on key issues, practical applications, and theoretical perspectives, the motivation of this special issue is to solicit the efforts and ongoing research work to understand the IoT, its complexity, promises and applications, as well as its models and mechanisms in the business world. This will provide the opportunity for research community across the globe to share their ideas on these exciting fields of IoT. We strongly encourage results from industry and academia, and solicit research that facilitates functional scalability for a truly survivable version of IoT.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

- IoT Architectures (Things-Centric, Data-Centric and Service-Centric Architectures)
- IoT ecosystem, its impact and promises
- Digital world and business transformation
- Beyond IoT applications: the analytics of things
- IoT’s potential to drive business value
- Big data analytics for IoT systems: opportunities and challenges
- Smart technologies applications for driving innovation
- IoT Privacy and Security Concerns
- IoT’s best practices and new business models
- Industrial IoT and Factory of Things
- Innovative IoT incentive schemes
- Machine Learning and Data Analytics Techniques in IoT for Industry
- IoT Application and Services: Creation and Management Aspects
- Priorities and future directions for businesses in IoT context
- Case studies and applied research


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on The Impact of IoT: Forces and Trends in Business on or before 15 October 2018. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. Soraya SEDKAOUI and Dr. Salim MOUALDI
Guest Editors
International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA)
E-mail: soraya.sedkaoui@gmail.com / moualdis@yahoo.com

Special Issue On: Programmed Death in Dynamic Systems: Natural, Artificial, and Social

Submission Due Date
9/30/2017

Guest Editors
Dr. Jeremy Horne, IAL CEO, Science Advisor and Curriculum Coordinator

Introduction
Much has been written (Varella and Maturana, for examples) concerning autopoiesis, or self-organization within systems, that which enables the system to self-organize and maintain its identity. This presentation focuses upon self-destruction and entropy, the state of complete disorganization, the logical opposite of autopoiesis. The interaction between self-organization and entropy occurs within putative closed and open systems, or viability in the context of mere homeostasis (self-maintaining) or adaptation. To a certain extent, we may tell the difference between system sustaining processes and processes that are leading to a system’s demise in terms of externally determined goal states, but attention should be given to a system’s ability to acquire a self-destructive goal state as part of its core (the same core allowing for autopoiesis). When this occurs, there appears a seeming paradox of the system’s tendency to be homeostatic or adaptive and drawing upon that core with the autodestructive element. Autodestructive elements already exist in systems, an example being the IL-18 T-cells in humans. The question is whether a process or mechanism, such as cell apoptosis (cell death) as an analogue programmed into systems, especially organic (artificially and naturally) systems. One may include societies as organic systems, as well. More controversial is social entropy in this species, such as it not having the collective wisdom to meet challenges posed by advanced technologies and the will not to destroy the environment necessary to sustain them, let alone commit suicide of the species, itself.

Objective
Autodestruction may exist as an abstraction, but one may want to pause and reflect upon any dynamic system, many of which are alleged to have assumed lives of their own, the Internet being a case in point. In the political philosophical arena, it may be asked whether societies, themselves as organic units have life cycles, the endpoint also being a form of apoptosis. Oriented more towards applications environments, one sees the emergence of technology under the rubric of “Smart Cities”, suggesting that the artifacts of social units (cities) may be “verbalized” by descriptive systems (the “Smart” Cities) that also may have their own lives, similar to the Internet. A major question is whether autodestruction exists here, as well. In summary, this special issue aims to address the question of system sustainability in terms of programmed self-destruction and its implication for systems and societies.

Recommended Topics
Programmed self-destruction (natural, artificial, and social)
The state of complete disorganization
Autodestructive elements that already exist in systems
Autodestruction as a counterpart to autopoiesis in dynamic systems
Social entropy
Societies as organic units
Cell apoptosis (cell death) programmed into systems
Artifacts of social units
Life cycles in mobile, ubiquitous, or embedded systems
Dynamic system adaptability against the backdrop of programmed system death
Homeostasis vs. adaptation in terms of viability
System sustaining processes and processes that are leading to a system’s demise
Emergence of technology under the rubric of "Smart Cities" and its political philosophical significance


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Programmed Death in Dynamic Systems: Natural, Artificial, and Social on or before September 30, 2017. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/journals/guidelines-for-submission.aspx. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.



Follow the submission link below to begin your contribution.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. Jeremy Horne
Email: JHorne.IAL@gmail.com