Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering (IJITWE)


Special Issue On: Blockchain Enabled IoT Platforms

Submission Due Date
2/15/2020

Guest Editors
Dr. V.Vinoth Kumar
MVJ College of Engineering, Karnataka, India

Dr. David Asirvatham
Taylor’s University, Malaysia

Dr. Biplab Sikdar
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Introduction
The Internet of Things (IoT) is experiencing exponential growth in research and industry, but it still suffers from security vulnerabilities. Conventional security approaches tend to be inapplicable for IoT, mainly due its decentralized topology and the resource constraints of the majority of its devices. Blockchains (BC) have recently been proposed to provide security, data immutability, and non-repudiation in peer-to-peer networks with similar topologies to IoT. Due to their truly decentralized nature, BC-based solutions could be, in many aspects, superior to the current IoT ecosystem, which mainly relies on centralized cloud servers. However, many BC technologies have computational, communication, and energy costs that may challenge the resources of the average IoT device.

Objective
The aim of the special issue provides a forum wherein academics, researchers and practitioners may publish high-quality, original and state-of-the-art papers, analysis, design tools and techniques, next generation information systems and implementation experiences in IoT and Blockchain applications.

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

• AI and ML based blockchain solutions for IoT
• Management of blockchain using machine learning
• Blockchain for validating AI decisions
• Machine learning based blockchain for data storage
• Machine learning based blockchain transactions
• Machine learning techniques for blockchain data exchanges
• IoT and Cloud Applications
• IoT and blockchain: the broader picture and future
• Machine learning techniques for optimization of IoT
• Big data based learning analytics platform
• Natural Language Processing using IoT
• Blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies for biomedical research and healthcare
• Blockchain and IoT across industries
• Blockchain-based intelligent transportation systems

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Blockchain enabled IoT platforms on or before 15th Feb 2020. 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. V.Vinoth Kumar
Guest Editor
International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering (IJITWE)
E-mail: pvkumar243@gmail.com

Special Issue On: Advancements in Web-based Applications and Engineering using Cloud, Fog and Edge Computing

Submission Due Date
3/1/2020

Guest Editors
Dr. Parveen Singla, Associate Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, Mohali, India.
Dr. Vinay Bhatia, Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran, Mohali, India.
Dr. Ashutosh Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Lovely Professional University, India

Introduction
The World Wide Web (WWW) and its associated technologies such as cloud, fog and edge have become a major implementation and delivery platform for a large variety of applications ranging from simple institutional information web-sites to sophisticated supply-chain management systems, financial applications, e-government, e-healthcare, smart city, distance learning, and entertainment. In other words, such applications, in addition to their intrinsic functionality, also exhibit the more complex behavior of distributed applications. In the current era, there have been some advances towards re-framing the development - both design and implementation of Web applications as a disciplined and systematic endeavor. However, the vast majority of existing applications have been developed in an ad-hoc way, leading to problems of maintainability, quality and reliability.

Presently, the application implementation and development has been shifted more toward user centric using cloud, fog and edge computing for business growth such as e-commerce, e-government, and e-learning. Web applications for cloud, fog and edge computing are the software artifacts which can benefit by making use of established practices stemming from several related disciplines such as Software Engineering, Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction and Organizational Science, enabling creation, management and reuse of structures of the information space as well as enhancing the end-user experience toward the Web-based application using cloud, fog and edge computing.

Objective
The objective of this special issue is to concentrate on all aspects and future research directions related to web-based applications using web engineering and cloud computing. The main aim of this issue is to bring researchers and practitioners from various disciplines together in academia and industry to tackle the emerging challenges in the Web-based applications and the problems associated with its technologies, as well as the impact of these technologies on society.

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

• Web engineering for cloud, fog and edge computing and network security
• Web of Things (WoT) applications for cloud, fog and edge computing
• Social Web applications for cloud, fog and edge computing
• Web-based smart city applications and services using cloud, fog and edge computing
• Web-based healthcare applications and medical services using cloud, fog and edge computing
• Web based applications (e.g., e-commerce, e-government, and e-learning)using cloud, fog and edge computing
• Deep Learning Concepts in Web engineering

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Advancements in Web-based Applications and Engineering using Cloud, Fog and Edge Computing on or before March 1, 2019. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST 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. Also, submitted papers must NOT have more than 20% from other previously published work.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. Parveen Singla
Dr. Vinay Bhatia
Dr. Ashutosh Sharma
Guest Editors
International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering (IJITWE)
E-mail: parveen.ece@cgc.edu.in and sharmaashutosh1326@gmail.com