Calls for papers


International Journal of Web and Grid Services
International Journal of Web and Grid Services


Special Issue on: "Web Mining and Pervasive Computing in Cloud-based Environments"

Guest Editors:
Chien-Fu Cheng and Ching-Ting Tu, Tamkang University, Taiwan

The study of techniques of mining web data and pervasive computing encompasses a large number of the most important and promising directions for scientific research and development in the era of advanced novel cloud applications. These possible applications explore the fundamental roles and interactions as well as practical impacts of web mining and pervasive computing in the next generation of cloud-based environments.

Web mining and pervasive computing in cloud-based environments includes the Internet of Things, pervasive computing, collaborative work, social networks, content mining and knowledge grids. A list of relevant topics is provided below, though many other topics could be listed.

This special issue aims at attracting original and significant research articles on advanced cloud computing and next-era web mining and pervasive computing, including emerging trends, applications, solutions, theoretical studies and experimental prototypes.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the TKU-UoA Bilateral Workshop 2015, but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Web usage, structure and content mining
  • Data mining in the cloud
  • Data streaming and dynamic applications in clouds
  • Use of web patterns for cloud applications
  • Pervasive teamwork in the cloud
  • Transparency issues in the cloud
  • m-Health applications in the cloud

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 has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 20 December, 2015

1st round review notification: 15 January, 2016

1st revisions due: 15 February, 2016

2nd round review notification: 28 February, 2016

2nd revisions due: 20 March, 2016

Final acceptance: 25 March, 2016