Calls for papers


International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms
International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms


Special Issue on: "Sensor Networks and Cloud Computing"

Guest Editors:
Prof. V. Vijayakumar and Prof. D. Rekha, VIT University, India
Prof. X. Z. Gao, Aalto University, Finland

Sensor networks and cloud computing (SNCC) have received tremendous attention from both academia and industry, as they are emerging to present numerous exciting applications in the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine and cyber-physical systems (e.g. industrial process control, video surveillance, structural health monitoring, mobile commerce, mobile learning, mobile gaming), which can fundamentally change the way people interact with the physical world.

Recently, integrating sensor networks with cloud computing is widely acknowledged as further enhancing the performance of sensor networks or cloud computing applications by utilising the powerful cloud to store, process and share the data gathered by a variety of sensors.

However, new research challenges need to be addressed in order to accelerate the development of these SNCC-integrated applications. For instance, mobile network bandwidth is still quite limited, with dramatically increasing mobile and cloud users. Intelligent resource management is required to provide users with services in an on-demand and scalable fashion. A secure mobile computing model is necessary to protect user privacy and data secrecy.

In this special issue, we solicit research papers addressing all aspects of SNCC. The goal of the issue is to bring together state-of-the-art research contributions, tutorials and position papers that address various aspects of analysis, design, optimisation, implementation and applications of SNCC.

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:

  • Mobile-aware cloud computing models, infrastructures and approaches
  • Mobility modelling, management solutions and measurement techniques in cloud computing
  • Mobile-aware cloud databases, data retrieval
  • Cloud-based mobile applications and systems
  • Distributed, edge and fog computing
  • Middleware for enabling sensors to join the cloud
  • Sensing data aggregation and processing over the cloud
  • Sensing data dependability over the cloud
  • Secure sensing data over the cloud
  • Quality of service of sensor cloud-based services
  • Architecture of sensor clouds
  • Self-configuring, self-healing of sensors interacting with cloud
  • Sensing as a service
  • Novel sensor-cloud systems and applications
  • Sensor cloud architecture for distributed wireless sensor networks
  • Theory and technology of infrastructure for sensor cloud systems
  • Technologies for data management and integration in sensor cloud systems
  • Scalability, reliability and other quality assurances in sensor cloud systems
  • Massive data processing in sensor cloud systems
  • Data analysis and mining in sensor cloud systems
  • Integration of heterogeneous sensor information for sensor cloud systems
  • Security, privacy and system integrity in sensor cloud systems
  • Commercial and industrial applications of sensor cloud systems
  • New applications of sensor cloud systems
  • Experience and case studies on sensor cloud systems
  • Demos and prototype testing
  • Localisation and tracking of WSNs with sensor cloud infrastructure
  • Architectures and models for integrated big data and sensor networks
  • Big sensor data semantics
  • Large-scale sensor data modelling, storage and visualisation
  • Big sensor data analytics
  • Data analysis and mining for sensor networks
  • Big data processing in sensor networks
  • Big sensor data aggregation and filtering
  • Big sensor data querying
  • Complex event processing and big data
  • Data transfer protocol for big sensor data
  • Secure big sensor data management
  • Spatial data warehouses for sensor networks
  • Sensor data streaming via cloud computing systems
  • Sensor cloud systems for remote and real-time monitoring
  • Sensor-cloud protocols
  • Cloud-based communication for sensor networks
  • Computation and storage in sensor networks
  • Data analysis and mining in sensor networks
  • Distributed algorithms for data and computation placement in sensor networks
  • Big data analytics in large sensor networks
  • Big data mining and processing in sensor networks
  • Efficient sensor data dissemination
  • Mining big data collected from large-scale smartphone sensing deployments

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.

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editors:
Prof. V. Vijayakumar:
Prof. D. Rekha:
Prof. X. Z. Gao:

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 10 April, 2016

Review notification: 10 May, 2016

Submission of revised papers: 10 June, 2016

Notification of final review results: 1 August, 2016