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


Special Issue On: Social Media Data Analysis

Guest Editors
Dr. Gabriel Antoniu, Senior Research Scientist, Inria.
Dr. Louis Thomas, Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Alberta, Canada

Introduction
In the past several years, enormous pioneering research has been performed by numerous researchers in the interdisciplinary fields of data mining, social computing, social network analysis, network science, computer science, and the social sciences. But in the big data era, where hundreds of millions of people spending countless hours on social media to share, communicate, connect, interact, and create user-generated data at an unprecedented rate, social media has become one unique source of big data. This novel source of rich data provides unparalleled opportunities and great potential for research and development. Unfortunately, more data does not necessarily beget more good data, only more of the right (or relevant) data that enables us to glean gems. Social media data differs from traditional data we are familiar with in data mining. Thus, new computational methods are needed to mine the data. Social media data is noisy, free-format, of varying length, and multimedia. Furthermore, social relations among the entities, or social networks, form an inseparable part of social media data; hence, it is important that social theories and research methods be employed with statistical and data mining methods. It is therefore a propitious time for social media mining.

Social media mining is a new and rapidly growing field. It is an interdisciplinary field at the crossroads of disparate disciplines deeply rooted in computer science and social sciences. There is an active community and a large body of literature about social media. The fast-growing interests and intensifying need to harness social media data require research and the development of tools for finding insights from big social media data. Researchers in this emerging field are expected to have knowledge in different areas, such as data mining, machine learning, text mining, social network analysis, and information retrieval, and are often required to consult research papers to learn the state of the art of social media mining. This special issue aims to bring, for academics as well as industrial practitioners, a set of articles discussing the recent patents on core topics of social media mining, including social media data mining, social computing, social network analysis, network science, computer science, the social sciences and so on.

Recommended Topics
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Social media modelling
  • Social computing
  • Social sciences
  • Social network analysis
  • Social media content analysis
  • Social media search
  • Social recommendation systems
  • Social media query, management, and indexing
  • Social media mining
  • Multi-modality fusion
  • Multimedia summarization, visualization and recommendation
  • Multimedia tagging and annotation
  • Geo-tagged social media analysis
  • Integration of social media with location data
  • User behavior analysis
  • Social media monetization
  • Privacy and security issues
  • New opportunities


Submission Procedure
Authors should prepare their manuscript according to the Editor's guide at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All the papers will be peer-reviewed following the International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering (IJITWE) reviewing procedures. All papers should uploaded to the submission system and must follow APA style

Important Dates
December 31, 2017: Full paper submission due
March 31, 2018: Paper acceptance decision
May 30, 2017: Publication

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Gabriel Antoniu
Guest Editor
International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering (IJITWE)
Email:gabriel_antoniu@outlook.com

Guest Editor's bios
Gabriel Antoniu is a Senior Research Scientist at Inria, Rennes. He leads the KerData research team, focusing on storage and I/O management for Big Data processing on scalable infrastructures (clouds, HPC systems). He received his PhD degree in Computer Science in 2001 from ENS Lyon. He leads several international projects in partnership with Microsoft Research, IBM, Argonne National Lab, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He served as Program Chair for the IEEE Cluster 2014 conference and regularly serves as a PC member of major conferences in the area of HPC, cloud computing and Big Data (SC, HPDC, CCGRID, Cluster, Big Data, etc.). He has acted as advisor for 15 PhD theses and has co-authored over 100 international publications.

Louis Thomas received his MSc degree in Pure Mathematics from the Mathematics Institute of Jilin University, Jilin, China, in 2010, and his PhD degree in Applied Mathematics from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, in 2015. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at Laboratoire LIP, ENS de Lyon from March 2015 to August 2016. He is currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow at department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta. His research interests are in the areas of lattice reduction with applications in communications, signal processing and cryptography, and sparse recovery. He was a Guest Editor for 4 special issues including one in ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications. He is also a reviewer of many journals, such as JNCA, IEEE Trans on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He is also the author of more than ten high-quality papers.

Special Issue On: Web-based Computing and Informatics

Guest Editors
Dr. Shadi A. Aljawarneh, Jordan University of Science & Tech., Jordan

Introduction
This special issue summarizes the new advancements of Web-based Computing and Informatics such as services, technologies, embedded devices and applications, and explores one key area of growth: Web-based computing and business informatics. To illustrate the role of Computing Applications and Web Services in the growth of services’ industries, an example focusing on the learning, government and security are used. Recommendations for future areas of research are presented.

Objective
This special issue will be intended for researchers and practitioners with accepted papers from ICEMIS 2018 who are interested in issues that arise from using applications technologies of web- based computing and business informatics advancements. The manuscript must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. The extensions of best conference papers in the ICEMIS 2018 http://www.iares.net/Conference/ICEMIS2018), Istanbul, Turkey can only be submitted if the papers were completely re-written or substantially extended (75%). For additional questions. please contact the guest editor.

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

  • Data Mining and IDSs
  • Applications with clear lessons learned or evaluations
  • Web for large scale applications
  • Web for desktops or personal information management
  • Web technologies for multimedia, sensors, and situational awareness
  • Web technologies for P2P, services, agents, grids and middleware
  • Web technologies for software and systems engineering
  • E-government
  • Mobile Web
  • Database, IR and AI technologies for the Semantic Web
  • Search, query, integration, and analysis on the Semantic Web
  • Social networks and processes on the Web
  • Web technologies for collaboration and cooperation
  • Representing and reasoning about trust, privacy, and security
  • Cloud computing techniques and approaches
  • Frameworks for developing Web applications
  • Security issues for Web applications
  • Management techniques for large-scale Web applications
  • Scalability issues and techniques
  • Techniques for creating highly interactive Web applications
  • Applications that illustrate interesting new features or implementation techniques
  • Performance measurements of Web applications
  • Web services
  • M-commerce applications, issues, and security
  • Technologies and issues in the business informatics.


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Web-based Computing and Informatics on or before July 31, 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 Shadi A. Aljawarneh
Guest Editor
International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering (IJITWE)
E-mail: saaljawarneh@just.edu.jo

Special Issue On: Web-Bases Systems and Management

Submission Due Date
2/5/2018

Guest Editors
Dr C P Gupta, Associate Professor, Rajasthan Technical University, Kota, India
Dr. R.K. Banyal, Associate Professor, Rajasthan Technical University, Kota, India

Introduction
People and knowledge are the keys to high functioning organizations. Today, innovations in collaboration, cognitive computing, AI and other technologies are enabling incredible strides in knowledge sharing, decision making, and customer experience in all types of enterprises

Objective
The objective is to provide an issue for promoting new visionary approaches and interdisciplinary researches. The conference brings researchers together from academia and industry, encourages the exchanges of ideas and information for the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Information Management, Communication Technology and Techniques.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include the following:

Information Management

  • Internet search/ Security
  • Portals/ UCC management
  • Online communities
  • Databases/ XML/ Data mining
  • Information integration
  • Information personalization
  • O2O, W2W, B2B and B2C

Intelligent Information Processing

  • Machine learning/ Machine vision/ Expert system / AI
  • Context-awareness
  • Autonomous computing
  • Natural language processing
  • Affective computing
  • Human-robot interaction/ Cognitive robotics

Recent advances in Web-based systems, accessibility, and social web

  • Ubiquitous and mobile computing
  • Mobile multimedia QoS
  • IoT and WoT software platform
  • Grid and cloud computing - Social computing/Informatics/ Social web
  • User modeling, Human-computer interaction/ Digital human, Usability/ User Experience



Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Web-based Systems and Management on or before February 05, 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 C P Gupta
Dr R K Banyal
Guest Editor
International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering (IJITWE)
E-mail: iccm@iaasse.org

Special Issue On: Recent Advances in Information Technology and Web of Things

Submission Due Date
3/25/2018

Guest Editors
Dr. A. Suresh, Professor, Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India. E-Mail: prisu6esh@gmail.com
Dr. S. Koteeswaran, Professor, Veltech Dr.RR & Dr.SR University, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. E-Mail: s.koteeswaran@gmail.com

Introduction
The web of Things (WoT) is the network of things embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity to enable it to achieve greater value and service by exchanging data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure. While Web of Things (WoT) is a term used to describe approaches, software architectural styles and programming patterns that allow real-world objects to be part of the World Wide Web.

Objective
Continuing advances in electronics have dramatically reduced the cost for devices functioning as tags, sensors and actuators for the physical environment, i.e. the Internet of Things (IoT). The market potential for the IoT is currently held back by fragmentation due to a plethora of communication technologies and the lack of common standards and approaches to enabling services. Information systems are getting closer to our surroundings and our bodies, and the boundary between the user and the machine is blurring. IoT & WoT are not just a consumer phenomenon; they have the potential to change the way organizations conduct business. There is need for research to investigate this phenomenon. In this special issue recent research will be presented on various fields related to IoT & WoT e.g. on standards as a basis for services, either between devices or in the cloud.

The purpose of the special issue is to draw researchers’ attention to the emerging area of internet & Web of things technologies. This special issue will focus on the role of IoT & WoT technologies and the data collected through such computing systems. Areas of IoT & WoT computing research include user interface design, augmented reality, pattern recognition, and wireless and personal area network technologies. We encourage authors to submit conceptual, design and empirical work relevant to IoT & WoT.

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

  • Resource Management for Cloud Services
  • Studies on state of the art in IoT & WoT
  • Theories regarding IoT & WoT intelligence
  • Challenges in managing IoT & WoT and the data collected through them
  • Big Data Cloud Service Science
  • Service Science for Cloud-based Mobile Media Systems and Social Networks
  • New methods to analyze IoT & WoT intelligence
  • Analytical models for the IoT & WoT industry
  • Process-redesign for the IoT & WoT technologies
  • Data Storage in Clouds
  • Cloud Applications Performance and Monitoring
  • Case studies on IoT & WoT and potential for startups
  • Impact on user interface design, augmented reality, and wireless networks
  • Cultural and social implications of adopting IoT & WoT computing systems
  • Privacy, personal safety, and quality of life issues regarding the usage of IoT & WoT computing systems
  • User study approach(es) in the context of IoT and WoT
  • Cloud Business models for Cooperative Information Systems
  • Cloud data analytics, optimization, and cognitive problems, methods and solution approaches
  • Cloud Computing Platforms, Applications and Management
  • Cloud Security and Privacy Management
  • Hybrid Clouds, Cloud federations and multi-cloud applications


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Recent advances in Information Technology and Web of Things on or beforeMarch 25th, 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 https://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.

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

Important Dates
Manuscripts Due by March 25th, 2018
First Round of Reviews by May 25th, 2018
Acceptance by July 25th, 2018
Anticipated Publication by October 25th, 2018

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. A. Suresh
Guest Editor
International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering (IJITWE)
E-Mail: prisu6esh@gmail.com

Special Issue On: Soft Computing Techniques and Web based Applications

Submission Due Date
3/30/2018

Guest Editors
Harry (Haoxiang) Wang, Cornell University, USA
Yufeng Wang, Shanghai Institute of Technology, China
Xiang Wang, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Introduction
Soft computing is a set of methods which are highly consistent at the target level and distinctive at the method level. This feature determines the natural complementarity and integration among the soft computing members. The organic combination of its members can often take into account the different aspects of the problem and perspective, complementary advantages, coordination, and achieved good results. Soft computing mainly includes rough set, fuzzy logic, neural network, genetic algorithm, particle swarm algorithm, chaos and other parts while compared with traditional hard computing, soft computing is closer to the objective things themselves, and human thinking more closely with more intelligent to complete the solution to the problem. With the development of related technologies, soft computing has developed rapidly in recent years, and is widely used in many fields, such as the analysis of complex systems, signal processing, pattern recognition, fault diagnosis, data compression and so on. Soft computing and the other areas of professional and technical knowledge combined to form a specific and effective means to solve the problem. And each member between the soft computing are not mutually exclusive, but cooperation, so in solving specific problems can use soft computing technology to realize the complementary advantages.

Since the concept of Web mining was put forward in 1996, it has attracted the interest of many researchers. They have studied and explored Web knowledge discovery from different aspects and in different ways. Web mining data can be derived from the Web server, client and proxy server and the data types are text, pictures, sounds and tags; data characteristics are unmarked, distributed, heterogeneous, semi-structured and time-varying. Therefore, although Web mining can be seen as a special application of data mining, because of its data characteristics and the relevance of people, Web mining is necessarily to be regarded as an independent research area to explore. Under this background, the integration of soft computing techniques and Web based applications is the trend.

Objective
This special issue aims at bringing together researchers in the world working on soft computing techniques with the special applications on Web engineering. We are seeking for the high-quality and unpublished original work that deliver their research in the soft computing techniques. Contributions may present and solve open technical problems, integrate novel solutions efficiently, and focus on the performance evaluation and comparison with existing standards.

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

  • Big Data for Internet-based Services
  • Metadata and Metamodeling
  • Multimedia and User Interfaces
  • Databases and Data Warehouses
  • Distributed and Parallel Applications
  • Protocols and Standards
  • System Integration
  • Web Programming
  • Web Security and Privacy
  • Computational Intelligence on the Web
  • Web Data Mining
  • Learning User Profiles
  • Peer-to-Peer Approaches for Web Application Architectures
  • Reuse and Integration
  • Systematic Reuse of Web Services
  • Use and Integration of Meta-data in Web Applications
  • Web Design Patterns and Pattern Mining
  • Managing Web Application Design, Evolution and Maintenance
  • Meta-Knowledge Discovery and Representation
  • Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis
  • Intelligent Web and the E-commerce
  • Intelligent Web and the Art Design and Sciences
  • Intelligent Web and the Management
  • Intelligent Web and the Sport Sciences


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Soft Computing Techniques and Web based Applications on or before August 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/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:
Harry (Haoxiang) Wang, Yufeng Wang, Xiang Wang
Guest Editor
International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering (IJITWE)
E-mail: hw496@goperception.com