Calls for papers


International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Soft Data Paradigms
International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Soft Data Paradigms


Special Issue on: "Man Machine Interface"

Guest Editors:
Prof. V. Vijayakumar and Prof. M. Sivabalakrishnan, VIT University, India
Prof. Layth Sliman, EFREI Engineering School, France

Machines have become an indispensable part of a man’s life. Some say that humans are enslaved by modern technology and reject progress on principle, while fanatics of new trends simply must have not only the latest useful tools but every gadget as well. We see machines used in daily routines or in research, to make coffee, to save lives, to study the secrets of DNA on the micro scale, and for space travel on the macro scale.

The aim of this special issue is to bring together scientists interested in all aspects of theory and practice related to man-machine interactions, thus providing an international forum for exchanging ideas, setting questions for discussion, and sharing experience.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 3rd International Symposium on Big Data and Cloud Computing Challenges (ISBCC 2016), 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:

  • Computational intelligence
  • Pattern recognition
  • Data processing, storage and transfer
  • Assistive technologies
  • Data mining and decision support
  • AI and simulations in biosciences
  • Socio-cultural effects
  • Interfaces
  • Accessibility
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Interaction devices and tools
  • Autonomous agents

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

Manuscripts due by: 10 June, 2016

Notification to authors: 10 August, 2016

Final versions due by: 30 August, 2016