Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP)

Special Issue On: Key Problems of Online Learning and Education Based Software

Submission Due Date

Guest Editors
Prof. Shuai Liu
College of Computer Science, Inner Mongolia University, China
His related area contains 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 became a reviewer of many journals “IEEE trans Image Processing”, “IEEE trans Fuzzy Systems”, etc. for years. He achieve outstanding reviewer and recognized reviewer for “Elsevier” in 2016. He published more than 20 papers in journals of Elsevier, Springer, IEEE and Oxford publishers.

Zhaojun (Steven) Li
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.

Dr. Xiaochun Cheng
School of Computing Science, Middlesex University, UK
He is a guest professor of Northeast Normal University. His related area contains 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.

Today, ever-increasing requirement for network and wireless services have led to novel type of education. Indeed, online learning and online teaching become next generation educational style. By using online learning and education based software, both students and teachers have benefited from the novel educational style. E-learning and e-education based software provide distanced teaching and studying with more smooth educational relations, including more flexible time, more comfortable course and so on. To this end, online learning and education software have been recognized as an important part in next generation education.

Though there are many open source of online learning and education based software, such as “efrontlearning” (, “moodle” ( and “dokeos” (, there are many challenges remaining unsolved in online learning and education based software. First of all, usability of information transformation is a big concern in e-learning and e-education. For example, accessibility and learning analytics of e-education based software. In addition, online learning and education are often deployed in a distributed complex environment. Therefore, how to improve service quality of software such as system reliability and enhance the system resilience in various conditions is another challenge in large scale e-education based software applications. Moreover, security and privacy in e-learning systems also need to be carefully considered. Finally, large amount data is generated and collected in e-education systems, which needs effective big data transmission and analytics. The critical data and information should be transmitted within a very short period of time, which requires a secure, reliable and real-time data transmission and analysis mechanism.

Indeed, more effective theories and applications are needed to solve in this area. First of all, software with sophisticated and robust applications is important in e-education. However, improvement of framework and information processing in e-education system with higher efficiency are also encouraged. So, this special issue aims to provide an opportunity for researchers to publish their gifted theoretical and technological studies of emerging theory with e-education based software, 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:

• Accessibility and usability of e-education based software
• Assessment
• Big Data in e-learning
• Collaborative learning and social networks
• Informal e-Learning solutions
• Learning analytics
• Mobile learning
• Security and privacy in education and e-learning systems
• Service quality of e education based software system
• Open source in Education Based Software

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Key Problems of Online Learning and Education Based Software on or before May 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 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 Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP)