[Om-announce] Special Issue CFP: Computers & Electrical Engineering Journal - Advanced Techniques and Emerging Trends in Cyber-Social Computing - Deadline Nov. 30, 2018

Xiaokang Zhou zhou at biwako.shiga-u.ac.jp
Thu Oct 4 06:07:48 CEST 2018

[Apologies for multiple postings]

                       Computers & Electrical Engineering

Special Issue on Advanced Techniques and Emerging Trends in Cyber-Social


Aims and Scope

The rapid development of Web 2.0, IoT and Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) has
increasingly brought the physical, social and mental spaces intertwined
together into the cyberspace. The cyber social networks have made people’s
routine life and social activities seamlessly integrate together. This
scenario is calling for the diversified computing paradigms and
computational intelligence algorithms, to systematically model the new
phenomena, behaviors, properties and practices in the cyberspace. New
models, strategies, and technologies, ranging from network dynamics,
cognitive informatics, and data analytics, can be developed to effectively
process the heterogeneous human individual information along with the broad
applications in the cyber-social computing environments. Numerous
challenges to be tackled in this context include: How to efficiently manage
and handle the massive available cyber social data generated from various
sources? How to systematically understand and recognize behavior patterns
associated with the new phenomena across social-physical world? How to make
best use of cyber social networks along with the computational intelligence
hidden in tremendous human associations and interconnections in cyberspace,
among others.

This special issue on Advanced Techniques and Emerging Challenges in
Cyber-Social Computing aims at bringing together researchers and engineers
from both academia and industry to disseminate their innovations on the
fundamental theories, models, and technological solutions in terms of
development of intelligent applications with cyber-social analytics.
Therefore, this special issue will have a great significance and profound
impact on: (i) addressing original theoretical researches and
practice-oriented developments in the cyber-physical-social-related field;
(ii) presenting the foundational models, methodologies, and architectures,
which can improve technologies to deal with emerging challenges in
cyber-social computing; (iii) promoting the practical technologies to
realize infrastructural frameworks, functional tools, and adaptive services
regarding to cyber-enabled applications and (iv) exploring interests to
seek potential collaborations, and push forward the development of
cyber-social computing with other related frontiers.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

• Analysis of Network Dynamics in Cyberspace
• Knowledge Modeling and Management in Cyber-Social Networks
• Biological Neural Network Modeling across Social-Physical World
• Computational Learning Theory in Cyber Environment
• Information Diffusion and Sharing across Multiple Social Cyberspaces
• Cyber-Social Data Processing and Intelligence Mining
• Cyber-Physical Hybrid System Design
• Trust and Reputation in Social Cyberspace
• User Behavior Analysis and Modeling in Social Cyberspace
• User Influence Measure and Model in Social Cyberspace
• Community Detection and Structural Analysis in Social Cyberspace
• Semantic Social Network Analysis
• Data-Driven Interdisciplinary Modeling and Analysis
• Cyber-Enabled Learning Analytics
• Cyber-Physical Healthcare Services
• Privacy and Security in Social Cyberspace
• Cyber-Empowered Sentiment Analysis and Mental Computing


Prospective authors are invited to submit research contributions
representing original, previously unpublished work. All articles will be
peer reviewed and accepted based on quality, originality, novelty, and
relevance to topics of the special issue. All submissions should be
prepared according to the Guide for Authors of the Computers and Electrical
Engineering Journal at
and submitted online at https://www.evise.com/profile/#/COMPELECENG/login.
To ensure that the manuscript is correctly identified for inclusion into
the special section, authors must select the Article Type “SI-csc” from the
drop-down "Issues" tab.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Due:                                 Nov. 30, 2018
Completion of first review cycle:                     Feb. 28, 2019
Deadline for submitting the revised papers:           Apr. 30, 2019
2nd review completion:                                Jun. 30, 2019
Notification of Final Acceptance:                     Jul. 31, 2019
Final Manuscript Due:                                 Aug. 31, 2019
Publication:                                          November 2019

Guest editors:

Xiaokang Zhou, Shiga University, Japan
Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Jia Hu, University of Exeter, UK

Contact Information
Main Guest Editor, Dr. Xiaokang Zhou (zhou at biwako.shiga-u.ac.jp)

Xiaokang Zhou (周 暁康), Ph.D.

Faculty of Data Science,
The Center for Data Science Education and Research, Shiga University
1-1-1 Banba, Hikone, Shiga 522-8522, Japan
Email: zhou at biwako.shiga-u.ac.jp
Phone: +81-749-27-1290
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