Special Issue on Big Data in Ubiquitous Computing
Scope and Aims
With the continuous expansion of ubiquitous sensors, devices, networks and Internet of Things, all kinds of data become widely available and large in amount. Generation of huge amounts of data, called big data, reflects the dynamics of physical world and can be the basis for ubiquitous intelligence. Big data in ubiquitous intelligence scenarios exhibit some specific characteristics, like multi-source, heterogeneous, large-scale, real-time streaming, continuous, ever-expanding and spatial-temporal. Traditional ubiquitous computing approaches or systems began to show their limitations. It is difficult to manage and utilize all kinds of big data to accelerate ubiquitous intelligence in real-world. We believe that we need a new way for ubiquitous intelligence and computing where big data is immensely involved, especially for the data trace collected from ambient sensors, wearable, social media and so on. Intensive research is required on the collaboration between big data and ubiquitous computing. This special issue, as a dedicated forum, aims for the scientific and industrial community to present their novel models, methodologies, techniques and solutions which can address theoretical and practical issues.
We invite authors from academia and industry to submit their original research as well as review articles to present latest progresses for current development or future goals in this field.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
This issue will contain papers directly submitted from the wider research community along with selected papers from the 14th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2017) . Papers selected from UIC will be substantially extended with at least 30% difference from its conference version. All submissions will go through a two-round peer-review process by at least three international researchers.
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Instructions for Authors for IEEE Transactions on Big Data (TBD). The complete manuscript should be submitted through TBDs submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct special issue, please select "Special Issue on Big Data in Ubiquitous Computing" in the dropdown menu upon submission. In your cover letter, please also clearly mention the title of the SI.
The page limit is 14 double column pages including references and author biographies. For submissions from conference paper extensions, all of them must include a summary of differences and a copy of the previous paper(s) as supplemental material.
Special Issue Guest Editors