Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Mobile Computing and Multimedia Communications (IJMCMC)


Special Issue On: Mobile Technologies for Cultural Heritage

Submission Due Date
1/1/2017

Guest Editors
Francesco Piccialli (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
Angelo Chianese (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)

Introduction

The rapid development and growth of mobile technologies and applications and the hardware evolutions have made it possible to access personal and professional resources anytime, and from anywhere.

The large-scale access to the cultural heritage domain, the current change in the audience expectations, together with an underuse of the potentialities offered by mobile and ubiquitous technologies call for a rethinking of the role of mobile interpretation within cultural spaces. Digital and mobile technologies in particular are often pointed as a driver to achieve new visiting experiences but their employment in cultural spaces is anything but unproblematic. Combining powerful computing activities with several embedded tools, 3G and 4G wi-fi, and wide touch screens, smartphones and tablets now allow users to access contents in museums, exhibitions, monuments and city centre.

Mobile technology and smart services represent a great novel opportunity for cultural institutions and cities to reach a wider audience and to enhance traditional means of exhibiting it.



Objective

The purpose of the Special Issue is to publish recent advances in the application of mobile innovative methodologies, technologies, and service to enhance and support the Cultural Heritage domain.



Recommended Topics
  • Mobile Computing for Cultural Heritage
  • Innovative Mobile applications for Cultural spaces and cities
  • User studies, such as museum and sites applications, human interfaces, interaction and usability
  • Mobile Multimedia
  • Mobile Data management and Analytics
  • Mobile User Experience
  • Mobile User interfaces and Interaction technologies
  • Mobile Wearable technologies
  • Participatory sensing
  • Location-bases systems and applications
  • Mobile Cloud Computing
  • Internet of Things and applications
  • Semantic Web Technologies
  • Social Network Applications to Mobile Computing


Submission Procedure

This special issue CFP is open for all interested to contribute. Extended versions of selected papers from the 3rd edition of the international workshop VICTA (Visions on Internet of Cultural Things and Applications) 2016 are especially invited for consideration. The papers need to be carefully revised and extended significantly (at least 30% of new content). 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.



All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Francesco Piccialli
Guest Editor
International Journal of Mobile Computing and Multimedia Communication (IJMCMC)
E-mail: francesco.piccialli@unina.it

Special Issue On: Mobile Solutions Applied to Social Inclusion

Submission Due Date
8/30/2017

Guest Editors
Sara Paiva
Carlos Abreu

Introduction
Social inclusion is an area with a strong focus nowadays as it aims to prevent the exclusion of benefits to certain members of society, such as blind and visually impaired people, people with motor disabilities, children, etc. The proliferation in the use of mobile phones contribute to the fact that mobile applications can now be used to help people in different situations of their daily lives. Several areas can benefit from mobile applications to promote social inclusion such as the areas of transports, health, education or even leisure, just to name a few. This special issue will gather research papers, state of the art reviews, technical notes, case studies, innovative projects on topics leveraging all aspects of mobile solutions that aim to contribute to social inclusion.

Objective
This issue on Mobile Solutions Applied to Social Inclusion will gather research papers, state of the art reviews, technical notes, case studies, innovative projects on topics leveraging all aspects of mobile solutions that aim to contribute to social inclusion. The coverage of this special issue ranges from mobile apps to help disabled people at home, using public transportation or travelling on foot to important places, guiding themselves inside buildings, etc. All papers accepted will have to clearly explain the purpose of the mobile solution presented and preferably, the case study it has been developed to and achieved results.

Recommended Topics

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

  • Mobile applications for the elders
  • Mobile applications for blind and visually impaired people
  • Mobile applications for motor disabled people
  • Mobile applications for deaf and dumb people
  • Mobile applications for children
  • Mobile applications for indoor navigation
  • Mobile applications applied to public transportation
  • Mobile applications to promote independency
  • Mobile applications to assure safety at home
  • Mobile applications to support disabled people in a educational environment
  • Context-aware mobile applications


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Mobile Solutions Applied to Social Inclusion 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/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.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Sara Paiva
Carlos Abreu
Guest Editor
International Journal of Mobile Computing and Multimedia Communications (IJMCMC)
Emails: sara.paiva@estg.ipvc.pt; cabreu@estg.ipvc.pt

Special Issue On: Advanced Theory and Application for Mobile Hybrid Information

Submission Due Date
8/15/2018

Guest Editors
Lead guest editor: Prof. Shuai Liu, cs_liushuai@imu.edu.cn/shuailiu3@acm.org, College of Computer Science, Inner Mongolia University, China
His areas of interest include machine vision and data processing. He acted as an associate editor of IEEE Access (IEEE), guest editor of “mobile networks and applications (Springer)”, “multimedia tools and applications (Springer)”, “computer and electrical engineering (elsevier)” etc. and has been a reviewer of many journals, including IEEE trans Image Processing, IEEE trans Fuzzy Systems, etc., for years. He was named outstanding reviewer and recognized reviewer for “Elsevier” in 2016. He published more than 20 papers in journals of Elsevier, Springer, IEEE and Oxford publishers.

Guest Editor: Zhaojun(Steven) Li, Zhaojun.li@wne.edu, Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Western New England University, MA, USA
His research interests focus on Reliability, Quality, and Safety Engineering, Diagnostics and Prognostics of Complex Engineered Systems. Dr. Li has over 50 publications in international journals and conference proceedings including IIE transactions, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Quality Engineering, RAMS, ISERC, etc. He currently serves as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Reliability and the International Journal of Performability Engineering. He has been actively serving on conference program committees and frequently invited to give keynote speeches at many international conferences.

Guest Editor: Dr. Xiaochun Cheng, xiaochun1312@163.com, School of Computing Science, Middlesex University, UK
He served as a guest professor at Northeast Normal University. His area of interest is information processing. He acts as an editor of International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems and a TPC member in IEEE SMC. He has been actively serving on conference program committees and published many papers in IEEE, Elsevier and Springer.

Introduction
Mobile Hybrid Information (MHI) is a piece of mobile information which consists of diversified types of information. For example, one piece of hybrid information may consist of sound, illumination, temperature and different kinds of signals which are collected by multiple instruments for one target. Therefore, encoding, integration and transmission of them to users is an important research spot in this domain. Furthermore, diversified types of information need a hybrid database to store and a hybrid system to process. Today, MHI has a variety of applications in mobile communication and computing and has acted as an important research domain in data processing and computing. Though many researchers focus on this domain, there are other remaining issues that are waiting to be solved, both in theory and application. For example, there are many problems in theory of long distance communication, such as effective computing framework (deep learning/fog computing etc.); compression and encoding; information restoration; and big data processing. Furthermore, application of mobile hybrid data also has many problems: tracking and recognition; content understanding; and information processing in specified hybrid data; etc. All of these problems need more attention if they ever want to be solved.

Objective
Indeed, more effective theories and applications are needed to solve in this area. First of all, sophisticated and robust application is important in specified MHI communication. However, improvement of framework and information processing in MHI system with higher efficiency are encouraged.

So, this special issue aims to provide an opportunity for researchers to publish their gifted theoretical and technological studies of emerging theory with mobile hybrid information, and their novel engineering applications within this domain.

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

Application of MHI Processing
  • Mobile Social Networks
  • Processing of web information (image/text/audio/video)
  • Internet of Things
  • Edge computing
  • Other emerging engineering application in MHIP

Theory of MHI System
  • Cloud computing
  • Big mobile data processing
  • Hybrid Information System
  • Emerging computing method
  • Other emerging theory in MHIS


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Advanced Theory and Application for Mobile Hybrid Information on or before August 15, 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.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Shuai Liu
Guest Editor
International Journal of Mobile Computing and Multimedia Communications (IJMCMC)
E-mail: cs_liushuai@imu.edu.cn