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