International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing

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Editor in Chief: Dr. Fatos Xhafa
ISSN online: 2044-4907
ISSN print: 2044-4893
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Space-based and situated computing extends the pervasive computing vision of everyday objects communicating and collaborating to provide intelligent and context-aware information and services to users in larger geographical spaces. The ultimate goal is to build context-aware global smart space and location-based service applications that integrate information from independent systems (such as sensor, actuator or mobile information systems), which autonomously and securely support human activities. IJSSC provides a fully refereed international forum for publishing latest research in space-based and situated computing.


 Topics covered include

  • Context-aware computing and intelligent networking
  • Smart objects, labels, e-tags, RFID
  • Smart spaces (homes, schools, libraries, laboratories, factories)
  • Smart community/neighbouring areas, city information systems
  • Sensor/actuator networks, body area/mobile ad hoc networks
  • Middleware and architectures
  • Service-oriented/component-based middleware for embedded devices
  • Programming models, frameworks and simulation tools
  • Transparency, locality, scalability, stability across different systems' devices
  • Human-to-human interfaces
  • Sensing, data acquisition and querying
  • Advances in technologies for smart computing/sensing
  • Access control, anonymity, privacy protection
  • Selected areas of application
  • Emerging topics, ethical/social aspects


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  • Smart Spaces
    • Smart homes, offices, schools, libraries, laboratories and factories
    • Smart hospitals and healthcare
    • Smart shops, buildings and streets
    • Smart community and neighbouring areas
    • Smart city information systems
  • Smart Networks
    • Context-aware and intelligent networking
    • Ad hoc networks
    • Sensor and actuator networks
    • Body area networks
    • Mobile networks
    • Network embedded chip and space networks
    • Vehicular networks
  • Smart Objects
    • Smart labels, e-tags and RFID
    • Smart embedded sensors and actuators
    • Smart biometric devices
    • Smart cards, appliances and wearable devices, and materials
  • Middleware and Architectures
    • Service-oriented and component-based middleware for embedded devices
    • Context frameworks, databases and middleware
    • Autonomic space management
    • Event-based and proactive services and middleware
    • Transparency, locality, scalability and stability across different systems devices
    • Database access middleware for smart objects and spaces
  • Programming Models, Frameworks and Simulation Tools
    • Spatio-temporal programming models
    • Context-aware and location-based programming
    • Reactive programming models
    • Intelligent agents
    • Web services on devices
    • Service deployment and discovery
    • Programming models at small scale
    • Modelling, simulation and tools
  • Human-to-Human Interfaces
    • Smart interaction interfaces
    • Multimodal interaction systems
    • Usability and accessibility
    • Smart unobtrusive and palpable interfaces
    • Human-computer-environment interaction and interfaces
    • Interfaces for mobile interactive systems
  • Sensing, Data Acquisition and Querying
    • Mobile and pervasive sensing
    • Data collection and acquisition
    • Querying information in the space
    • Context querying
    • Query interfaces
  • Advances in Technologies for Smart Computing and Sensing
    • JamVM, Tiny OS, TinyDB, J2ME, JXME, OSGi, Apache CXF
    • Pervasive grid and P2P systems
  • Security in Space-based and Situated Computing
    • Access control, anonymity and privacy protection
    • Security standards
    • Human-centred security
    • Trust and reputation management
    • Security models and services
    • Key management and authentication
  • Selected Areas of Applications
    • Location-aware multimedia applications
    • Context-aware traveller assistance
    • Intelligent transportation systems
    • Urban traffic control
    • Health monitoring systems
    • Trails-based applications
    • Mobile and situated e-learning
    • Entertainment, commercial and advertisement
  • Other
    • Emerging topics, ethical and social aspects on space-based and situated computing



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The objective of IJSSC is to serve as an effective vehicle for the dissemination of original research findings and advanced development results of interest in all areas of space-based and situated computing. It will also serve as a channel of communication between actors in space-based computing, government entities, digital and business organisms, which influence the way space-based and situated systems are deployed, sensed, made secure, etc.

ReadershipIJSSC provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers and software developers working in the field of space-based and situated computing to disseminate information and to learn from each other's work.


IJSSC publishes high quality, original research findings, state-of-the-art reviews, development best practices, book reviews, notes, and news on space-based and situated computing, towards progressively bridging the gap between real world and digital world. Special Issues devoted to important topics and trends on space-based and situated computing will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Xhafa, Fatos, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain

Executive Editors

  • Ikeda, Makoto, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Khan, Zahoor Ali, Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates

Managing Editor

  • Bista, Bhed B., Iwate Prefectural University, Japan

Advisory Board

  • Leung, Victor C. M., The University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Lin, Jason Yi-Bing, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • Pedrycz, Witold, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Taniar, David, Monash University, Australia

Editorial Board Members

  • Bessis, Nik, University of Derby, UK
  • Cheng, Ray-Guang, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Cristea, Valentin, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
  • Durresi, Arjan, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
  • Fenza, Giuseppe, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Guo, Jinhua, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
  • Hara, Takahiro, Osaka University, Japan
  • Hsu, Hui-Huang, Tamkang University, Taiwan
  • Huang, Wen-Tzeng, Minghsin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Hussain, Farookh, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
  • Jackson, Mike, Birmingham City University, UK
  • Javaid, Nadeem, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
  • Kim, Bonam, Chungbuk National University, South Korea
  • Kolici, Vladi, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania
  • Leu, Fang-Yie, TungHai University, Taiwan
  • Naït-Abdesselam, Farid, University of Paris Descartes, France
  • Niewiadomska-Szynkiewicz, Ewa, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  • Ogiela, Marek R., AGH University of Science & Technology, Poland
  • Park, Seungjin, University of Southern Indiana, USA
  • Rahayu, Wenny, La Trobe University, Australia
  • Rawat, Danda B., Howard University, USA
  • Sousa, João Pedro, Robert Bosch Research and Technology Center, USA
  • Spaho, Evjola, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania
  • Suganuma, Takuo, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Sun, Huiping, Peking University, China
  • Takizawa, Makoto, Hosei University, Japan
  • Vitabile, Salvatore, University of Palermo, Italy
  • Yoo, Seong-Moo, University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA
  • You, Ilsun, Soonchunhyang University, South Korea
  • Yuan, Jian, Tsinghua University, China


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