[Om-announce] [CFP] Submission deadline approaching: April 30th, 2016 : ACM TOIT SI on Emerging Technologies for Connected Communities

Fulvio Frati fulvio.frati at unimi.it
Tue Apr 19 18:15:10 CEST 2016

*** Submission deadline approaching: April 30th, 2016 ***

ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT)

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Emerging Technologies for Connected


As world populations concentrate in urban areas, communities worldwide face
new challenges.
On the one hand, cities face overcrowding, physical and environmental
resource constraints
and increasing pressure on the part of governments and businesses toward
ensuring continuing
economic growth. On the other hand, rural areas may become depopulated and
have a hard time
keeping up with changes in business technology and management. 
Connected Communities is an emerging research area investigating design,
deployment and management
techniques for establishing and maintaining an ICT infrastructure supporting
a highly connected,
data-intensive and sustainable urban community. It also considers
BURD-Bridging the Urban Rural
Divide - looking at means to leverage the advances in  wireless and mobile
communications to
engage and sustain rural communities.
A major objective of  this research is this enabling urban and rural ICT
infrastructures to seamlessly
support all processes and services needed  for citizens' safety, health,
security and quality of life.
Desirable properties of the ICT infrastructure underlying such services
include (i) full scalability by
elastic allocation of resources (such as sensors, actuators, virtual network
and computing devices)
(ii) sustainability and energy-efficiency (iii) effective real-time
monitoring and control 
(iv) certifiable security and privacy.
For example, supporting people mobility across BURD spaces requires handling
in an integrated manner
historic and real-time sensor data on traffic and road conditions, open data
on weather, and user feedback,
reconciling the need for high density of sensor network with its
sustainability energy and maintenance-wise.
The ACM TOIT  Special Issue on "Emerging Technologies for Connected
Communities" aims  to provide a unique 
opportunity for presenting highly innovative research, unlocking the huge
potential of ICT infrastructure 
toward establishing and running communities supporting participation,
prosperity, sustainability, health and
well-being. We list below some indicative topics of interest organized by

* Connected Communities Infrastructure and Supporting Technologies
- Internet of Everything (Iox) And Anything/Everything As A Service (Xaas)
For Connected Communities
- Sustainable Large-Scale Sensor Networks For Urban Environments
- High Performance Computing/Networking For Sensor Data Processing
- Service Frameworks for Connected Communities 
- Privacy-Preservation In The Urban Infrastructure
- Security and Resilience Of The Communications Infrastructure

* Connected Communities Service Frameworks and Protocols to Integrate Rural
- Solutions for Urban Data Storage and Access
- IoT-to-BURD Supply Chain
- Ontology-Based Fusion of Smart City Datasets
- Connected Community Governance and Management

* Connected Communities Applications
- Citizen Participation and E-Democracy
- Healthcare and Lifestyle Data Processing and Analysis
- Support for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Cloud-Based Analytics for Urban Decision-Making 
- Real-Time Scalable Analytics for Large-Scale Datasets

** Deadlines 
Submissions: April 30th, 2016
First decisions: July 15th, 2016
Revisions: October 1st, 2016
Final decisions: December 1st, 2016
Publication materials due: January 1st, 2017

** Submission
To submit a paper, please  follow the instructions on

** Guest Editors
- Ernesto Damiani, Khalifa University, UAE 
- Ryszard Kowalczyk, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
- Gerard Parr, University of Ulster, UK
** Contact
Please send queries about this CFP to
toit.asc.ge at gmail.com

** ACM TOIT Editor in Chief
Munindar P.Singh 
Department  of Computer Science
North Carolina State University
mpsingh at acm.org

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