Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD)


Special Issue On: IoT, Fog and Cloud Computing Towards Building Intelligent Systems

Submission Due Date
12/1/2017

Guest Editors
Prof. K. G. Srinivasa
CBP Government Engineering College, New Delhi

Prof. Siddesh G M
Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India


Introduction
With the immense growth of information, we are embracing the prevalence of ubiquitously connected smart devices, which are now becoming the main factor of computing. The information storage, processing and sharing has moved to sophisticated smart gadgets. "Fog Computing" deals with the platforms that provide compute, storage, and networking services between end devices and traditional computing datacentre’s. The demand for applications for fog computing are foreseen in areas such as manufacturing, smart cities, connected transportation, smart grids, e-health, and oil and gas. Fog computing is considered as a key enabler for, 4G and 5G mobile networks for providing effective ways to address a wide range of challenges that includes securing resource-constrained endpoints or supporting local analytics.

Cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT) in the current world of smart devices has changed the way of computing, networking and services provided to the users. Even though cloud computing and IoT can provide a scalable solution for deploying and managing applications, it can’t meet the stringent requirements of applications with the present generation of computing devices especially in a mobile environment, that includes challenges of latency-sensitive, security/privacy-sensitive, or geographically constrained applications, scheduling and power management, heterogeneity of devices. Fog computing is proposed to enable computing directly at the edge of the network, which can deliver new applications and services especially for the future of Internet.

Fog computing consists of all the smart devices/systems that surround us, tied together. It adds a new dimensionality with a small datacentre addressing the challenges such as offloading the network traffic, high security, infrastructure reuse and management, scale quickly. It is expected to support wide range of applications such as cognitive wearable science, device-to-device sharing, vehicular systems etc.

Objective
This special issue is devoted to addressing topics in Fog computing. It covers different aspects of fog computing related to interactions between cloud and fog, data services with fog computing and other research topics. The editorial objective is to enhance and communicate knowledge about the different research areas in fog computing and use of it for individuals, groups, organizations, and communities. We are calling for original papers on a wide range of fog computing topics. Authors are invited to submit original papers not published in the proceedings of conferences and archival journals nor submitted for publication in conferences with published proceedings and journals.

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

• Fog computing and networking architectures
• Fog-cloud interactions and enabling protocols
• Object identity management, discovery services in Fog environment
• Mobility and connectivity in Fog Computing
• Heterogeneity and scalability in Fog computing
• Fog-based data services, including distributed data centres, edge data analytics, edge caching
• Software-defined Fog computing
• Edge resource pooling
• Fog-enabled applications
• Development techniques for applications that combine fog and cloud resources
• Modelling approaches for fog and cloud computing
• Fog-to-cloud interfaces and protocols
• Deploying and managing applications in the fog and in the cloud
• Automated service and virtual resource selection and allocation
• Virtualization of edge devices
• Self-adaptation and self-optimization of fog services
• Monitoring of fog and cloud infrastructures and applications
• Resource management for fog data analysis in the cloud
• Energy efficiency aspects in Edge Computing
• Security and privacy issues in fog computing
• Data confidentiality in Fog devices
• Business models for fog computing
• QoS for Fog Computing and IoT services
• Standardization of fog computing activities
• Best practices, success factors, and empirical studies in fog computing
• New delivery models for fog computing application scenarios


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on: IoT, Fog and Cloud Computing Towards Building Intelligent Systems on or before December 01, 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 . 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:
Guest Editors
Prof. K. G. Srinivasa
Prof. Siddesh G M
E-mails: kgsrinivasa@gmail.com, siddeshgm@gmail.com

Special Issue On: Knowledge Management and Information Sharing for Human Development

Submission Due Date
12/8/2017

Guest Editors
Jorge Bernardino
Polytechnic of Coimbra - ISEC, Portugal

Ana Carolina Salgado
Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil

Introduction
Knowledge Management (KM) is a discipline concerned with the analysis and technical support of practices used in an organization to identify, create, represent, distribute and enable the adoption and leveraging of good practices embedded in collaborative settings and, in particular, in organizational processes. Effective knowledge management is an increasingly important source of competitive advantage, and a key to the success of contemporary organizations, bolstering the collective expertise of its employees and partners. Information Sharing (IS) is a term used for a long time in the information technology (IT) lexicon, related to data exchange, communication protocols and technological infrastructures. Although standardization is indeed an essential element for sharing information, IS effectiveness requires going beyond the syntactic nature of IT and delving into the human functions involved in the semantic, pragmatic and social levels of organizational semiotics.The two areas are intertwined as information sharing is the foundation for knowledge management.

Objective
There are several perspectives on Knowledge Management, but all share the same core components, namely: People, Processes and Technology. The scope of this special issue is to shed new light on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing in this popularized Internet age. Therefore, it will provide a promising discussion on the study and application of all perspectives of Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, and the development of information communication technologies in theory and practice.

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

• ICTs and Knowledge Management
• ICTs and Information Sharing
• ICTs and Business Intelligence
• ICTs and Business Process Management
• ICTs and Customer Relationship Management
• ICTs and e-Government
• ICTs and E-Learning
• ICTs and Enterprise Information Systems
• ICTs and Information Security
• ICTs and Social Networks and the Psychological Dimension
• Impact Measurement of Knowledge Management
• Intelligent Information Systems
• KM Strategies and Implementations
• Knowledge Management Projects
• Learning Organization & Organizational Learning
• Studies, Metrics & Benchmarks
• Tools and Technologies for Knowledge Management


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing for Human Development on or before December 8, 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 . 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:
Jorge Bernardino
Guest Editor
International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD)
E-mail: jorge@isec.pt

Special Issue On: Smart and Innovative Trends in Intelligent Computing Systems

Submission Due Date
2/3/2018

Guest Editors
Dr. T. Padma
Professor, Department of Computer Applications, Sona College of Technology, Salem - 636005,Tamilnadu, India

Dr. S. P. Shantharajahr
Professor, School of Information Technology & Engineering (SITE), VIT University, Vellore - 632014, Tamilnadu, India

Introduction
The proposed special issue aims to addressing smart and innovative trends in intelligent computing systems that are leading to the creation of smart solutions for future. This special issue intent to address advances in the state-of-the-art technologies in Computational Intelligence, Soft Computing, Bio-Inspired Algorithms, Pattern Recognition, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning Computational algorithms and many other topics for exchanging knowledge that encompasses a broad range of disciplines among various distinct communities. In recent years, intelligent computing systems have attracted the attention of academic, researchers and practitioners in a wide range of disparate areas from computing science, engineering, operations research, economics and also management. Intelligent computing systems are of great importance to deal with complex, data driven decision environments, and involve the design of mathematical models for modeling decision problems, the use of different information technologies (such as the Web and social networks) and artificial intelligence tools (such as computational intelligence tools).

Objective
The objective of this special issue is to attract researchers with an interest in the research area described above. Specifically, we are interested in the contributions towards the development of mathematical models for modeling computationally critical decision problems, as well as soft computing approaches that are able to deal with complex decision information (such as uncertain and inconsistency information). Special attentions are to be paid
1) The applications of the intelligent computing approaches on various domains, and 2) The development of technologies in mathematics, operations research, technology management, the hard and soft sciences, and technical, social and environmental issues.

Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged.

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

• Intelligent algorithms for computing
• Intelligent algorithms for control & instrumentation
• Intelligent algorithms for signal processing & communication
• Intelligent algorithms for automation
• Intelligent computing in complex and dynamic contexts
• Intelligent computing systems for decision making systems

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Smart and Innovative Trends in Intelligent Computing Systems on or before 02/03/2018. 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. T. Padma
Dr. S. P. Shantharajah
Guest Editors
International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD)
E-mails: padmatheagarajan@gmail.com; spshantharaj@gmail.com

Special Issue On: Social Networks in the Arab World: Phenomena and Influences

Submission Due Date
6/1/2018

Guest Editors
Abdullah K. Al-Kindi
Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman

Mohammed N. Al-Saqri
Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman

Introduction
Issues related to communication and information fields are countless and occupy discussions and studies worldwide today. Most of these issues intersect with human development in various aspects; political, economic and social. The complexity of these issues and their accelerated development confirms the need of direct and ongoing research to provide appropriate solutions to some of the problems that arise continuously. Contemporary communication and information issues related to a wilder context; ‘’Information Revolution’’ which is started in the mid of 20th century and gradually enhanced and developed-still developing- in the 21st century. One of the most important tools of that revolution was the internet and its related applications.

One of the most prominent internet applications turned into a phenomenon is social networks. Statistically, there are about 1.9 billion of Facebook users, 1 billion users of You Tube, and 320 million users of Twitter. Academically, journals, universities, and research centers are showing great interest in the phenomenon of social media worldwide. In this context, the Department of Mass Communication at Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman, is organizing an international conference entitled “Arab Society and Social Media Networks In a Changing World”, from 30-10-2017 to 1-11-2017, deals with many phenomena related to social networks in the Arab World.

The IGI is glad to announce publishing a special issue from its journal (IJICTHD) on “Social Networks in the Arab World: Phenomena and Influences”, for some selected papers going to be presented in that conference.

Objective
This special issue will present articles diagnosing issues and phenomena related to social networks in the Arab World and study them scientifically and methodically. It will also help transferring knowledge about social networks in the Arab World to the rest of the world. The IGI by this initiative will encourage Arab researchers to publish their research and studies in scientific, reputable and international journals.

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

1- Social media theories.
2- Social media position among new media.
3- Social media relationships with both traditional and new media.
4- Social media related phenomena.
5- Social media penetration and utilization in the Arab World.
6- Social media affects in the Arab World.
7- Social media roles in the fields of education, pedagogy and communication.
8- Social media and censorship in the Arab world.
9- Social media and legal and ethical dimensions in the Arab World.
10- Social media and future developments in the Arab World.

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Social Networks in the Arab World: Phenomena and Influences on or before June 1st, 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:
All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Abdullah K. Al-Kindi
Guest Editor
International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD)
E-mail: kindik@squ.edu.om

Special Issue On: Using Systematic Review To Support Research in Human Development With Information Communication Technologies

Submission Due Date
9/30/2018

Guest Editors
Patrick Letouze
Universidade Federal do Tocantins, Brazil

Introduction
The growth of studies regarding Human Development is tremendous and, in particular, the application of Information Communication Technologies in these studies is a new frontier that requires attention. This crossroad is inducing decision-making, shaping governmental policies and modifying behaviors. This reality demands scientific evidence gathered from these studies. Therefore, methods for secondary and tertiary studies have an important role to play.

Systematic Review is a well-established method for secondary and tertiary studies, and it is a suitable research method for research on Human Development. Nonetheless, due to the specificities of researches on Human Development regarding Information Communication Technologies, there exists a need to debate the benefits, techniques, practices, obstacles and difficulties in the application of this method, or even, to establish its Best Practices in this new frontier.

This special edition of the International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD) intends to promote such a debate. Although it is ambitious, hopefully, it will support the critical thinking required of the next generation of researchers to take further the studies of Human Development regarding Information Communication Technologies, and to pave the way in this new field for well-grounded research, that is, based on scientific evidence.

Objective
Systematic Review is an important method for secondary and tertiary studies, its relevance is growing within many fields, and it is spreading to new frontiers. Additionally, the ever-growing number of studies regarding humans requires a systematic approach to synthesizing knowledge. Therefore, the crossroad of Human Development studies and Information Communication Technologies is in need to debate the benefits, methods, practices, obstacles and difficulties of Systematic Reviews applied to this new frontier.

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

• Best practices of Systematic Reviews in Human Development (HD) with Information Communication Technologies (ICT)
• Decision Modeling based on Systematic Reviews in HD with ICT
• Decision Making based on Systematic Review in HD with ICT
• Protocols for Systematic Reviews in HD with ICT
• Quantitative analysis in Systematic Review in HD with ICT
• Qualitative analysis in Systematic Review in HD with ICT
• Research Methods applied to Systematic Reviews in HD with ICT
• Systematic Review and Human Development
• Systematic Review and Information Communication Technologies
• Systematic Review and Education
• Systematic Review and Training
• Systematic Review as a tool for improving Human Development, Education and Training
• Update and Evolution of Systematic Reviews in HD with ICT

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Using Systematic Review to Support Research in Human Development with Information Communication Technologies on or before September 30th, 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:
Patrick Letouze
Guest Editor
International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD)
E-mail: letouze@uft.edu.br