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International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing
International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing


Special Issue on: "Pervasive Computing: New Advances and Challenges"

Guest Editors:
Ass. Prof. Jinjun Chen, University of Technology, Australia
Ass. Prof. Shonali Krishnaswamy, Monash University, Australia

Pervasive computing has been investigated for many years with various research outcomes delivered and published. However, with the emerging evolution of computing infrastructures such as cloud computing and social computing, new challenges require innovative solutions such as pervasive computational intelligence, nature-inspired soft computing, social-oriented agent technology and cyber-physical integrated ubiquitous intelligence.

This special issue aims to address a variety of new challenges and advanced technologies. It solicits high-quality theoretical as well as practical works on a broad range of issues important to pervasive computing.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 9th International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing (PICom2011, 12-14 December 2011, Sydney, Australia), but we also strongly encourage researchers who cannot participate in the conference to submit papers.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Pervasive knowledge computing
  • Autonomous systems
  • Pervasive soft computing
  • Pervasive social computing
  • Cloud service provisioning
  • Energy management in pervasive devices
  • Pervasive wearable computers, RFIDs, sensor technology
  • Pervasive smart home networks
  • Pervasive services such as EaaS, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS
  • Pervasive innovative HCI design
  • Pervasive e-market, e-health and commerce
  • Pervasive and ubiquitous data mining
  • Software agents for pervasive computing
  • Semantic technologies for pervasive computing
  • Context and situation awareness for pervasive computing
  • Activity recognition

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

Deadline for submission: 30 April 2012 (extended)

Acceptance notification (1st round): 31 May, 2012

Revision submission: 31 July, 2012

Final notification of acceptance: 31 August, 2012