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International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering
International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering


Special Issue on: "Urban Computing and Smart Grids"

Guest Editors:
Ruay-Shiung Chang and Sheng-Lung Peng, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
Tai-hoon Kim, Hannam University, Korea

Urban computing is an emerging field of study that focuses on the use of technology in public environments such as cities, parks, forests and suburbs. It also studies the interaction between humans and such environments, which is becoming increasingly common as access to computing devices extends beyond home and office.

A smart grid is a form of electricity network using digital technology. Smart grids are being promoted by many governments as a way of addressing energy independence, global warming and emergency resilience issues. Technologies in urban computing and smart grids have gained more and more attention in recent years.

This special issue strives to foster state-of-the-art research pertaining to urban computing and smart grids in the areas of advanced technologies and innovative applications.

Subject Coverage
  • Urban computing
  • Smart grids
  • Bioscience and biotechnology
  • Control and automation
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity
  • Database theory and application
  • Future generation communication and networking
  • Grid and distributed computing
  • Multimedia, computer graphics and broadcasting
  • Security technology
  • Signal processing, image processing and pattern recognition
  • u- and e-services, science and technology

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 31 December, 2011 (extended)

Notification of acceptance: 1 March, 2012

Final paper due: 15 March, 2012