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Call for Papers and Special Issues

Co-Sponsored by IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society and IEEE Computer Society

IEEE Transaction on Computational Social Systems began publication in 2014 and welcomes paper submissions that fall within its scope. IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems focuses on such topics as modeling, simulation, analysis and understanding of social systems from the quantitative and/or computational perspective. "Systems" include man-man, man-machine and machine-machine organizations and adversarial situations as well as social media structures and their dynamics. More specifically, the transactions publishes articles on modeling the dynamics of social systems, methodologies for incorporating and representing socio-cultural and behavioral aspects in computational modeling, analysis of social system behavior and structure, and paradigms for social systems modeling and simulation. The journal also features articles on social network dynamics, social intelligence and cognition, social systems design and architectures, socio-cultural modeling and representation, and computational behavior modeling, and their applications.

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Upcoming Special Issues:

 

Special Issue on Integrating Social Networks with IoT Solutions

Social networks are one of the most popular services in the last decade yet are still growing quickly. The Internet of Things (IoT) promises billions of smart devices interconnected that potentially will kickstart the next industrial revolution. Rapid advances in social networks, IoT, and other symbiotic technologies derive a strong need to integrate social networking into IoT and converge at a new paradigm named social Internet of Things (SIoT). The symbiosis of IoT and social networks integrates computing, communication, sensing and system engineering, which is to produce significant social implications for both the devices and humans.

Guest Editors:

  • Prof. Jun Zhang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Denver, USA
  • Dr. Shancang Li, Department of Computer Science, University of the West of England, UK
  • Dr. Shuangshuang Han, The State Key Laboratory for Management and Control of Complex Systems, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Prof. Bill Buchanan, School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
  • Dr. Xiao Wang, Qingdao Academy of Intelligent Industries, China
  • Dr. Theo Tryfonas, Faculty of Engineering, University of Bristol, UK

Submissions for this issue will close on February 28, 2018.

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Special Issue on Parallel and Distributed Processing for Computational Social Systems

Computational methods to represent, model and analyze problems using social information have come a long way in the last decade. Computational methods, such as social network analysis, have provided exciting insights into how social information can be utilized to better understand social processes, and model the evolution of social systems over time. Meanwhile, the emergence of parallel architectures, in the form of multi-core/many-core processors, and distributed platforms, have provided new approaches for large-scale modeling and simulation, and new tools for analysis. This special issue provides a platform to bring together interdisciplinary researchers from areas, including computer science, applied mathematics, social sciences, and computer engineering, to showcase innovative research in computational social systems that leverage the emerging trends in parallel and distributed processing, computational modeling, and high performance computing.

Guest Editors:

  • Dr. Eunice E. Santos, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
  • Dr. John Korah, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Submissions for this issue will close on January 31, 2018.

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Special Issue on Augmenting Urban Brain with Visual and Social Intelligence

Cities are complex systems that comprise physical infrastructure, cyber information, and social communities. Urban brain is conceptualized to shape the way a city runs in almost every aspect, from individuals’ daily lives to governments’ city management, such as urban planning and intelligent transportation systems. Visual intelligence combines automatic analysis with interactive visualizations, and social intelligence manages complex social relations and environments. This special issue aims to bring together researchers from both visualization and social computing communities to push forward the R&D for urban brain by leveraging the most recent progress in visual and social intelligence.

Guest Editors:

  • Prof. Wei Chen, State Key Lab of CAD&CG, Zhejiang University, China
  • Prof. Yisheng Lv, The State Key Laboratory for Management and Control of Complex Systems, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Qingdao Academy of Intelligent Industries, China
  • Prof. Andreas Kerren, Department of Computer Science, Linnaeus University, Sweden
  • Dr. Jing Xia, Ali-cloud, Alibaba, China
  • Dr. Wei Zeng, Future Cities Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Submissions for this issue will close on May 31, 2018.

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Special Issue on Computational Social Science for Public Policy and Citizen Wellbeing

This special issue is interested in papers that demonstrate how computational methods are used to solve social science problems related to public policy and citizen wellbeing. In other words, the special issue seeks social science studies using computational methods.

Guest Editors:

  • Jonathan Zhu, City University of Hong Kong, China
  • Xiaofeng Meng, Renmin University of China, China
  • Xiaoming Li, Peking University, China

Submissions for this issue will close on June 30, 2018.

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Special Issue on Blockchain-based Secure and Trusted Computing for IoT

Both the IoT and blockchain are two of the most transformative technologies in the world today. By employing the blockchain, IoT solutions can enable secure, trusted messaging between devices and maintain a decentralized, trusted leger of all transactions without the need to of centralized authority and management. This special issue aims to bring together researchers from both academia and industry to discuss the most recent advances on integrating social network with IoT solutions.

Guest Editors:

  • Dr. Shancang Li, Department of Computer Science, University of the West of England, UK
  • Dr. Yong Yuan, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Prof. Jun Zhang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Denver, USA
  • Prof. Bill Buchanan, School of computing, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Submissions for this issue will close on May 31, 2018.

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