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SI on Advances in Cloud for Smart Cities 2015 : SPECIAL ISSUE in the International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST)


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Submission Deadline Jan 16, 2015
Notification Due Mar 20, 2015
Final Version Due May 8, 2015
Categories    cloud   smart city   IOT   big data

Call For Papers

SPECIAL ISSUE on Advances in Cloud for Smart Cities.

International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST),

==================== TOPIC ====================

The increasingly pervasive exploitation of ICT in urban environments is improving the sustainability and resilience of the smart future cities. To respond to diverse needs of citizens, to improve urban quality of life and to foster economic development, a smart city need a widespread monitoring of the environment and a real-time processing of context based data and analytics. In this scenario, the Cloud becomes essential to provide appropriate tools and techniques for interacting with the environment and processing and storing data. In addition, Cloud deals with privacy and security issues to support shared information and data among citizen, companies and administrations.
This Special Issue aims to gather innovative works on Cloud solutions for Smart Cities, in order to discuss the limits and/or advantages of existing Cloud solutions for smart cities, and to propose original and innovative contributions for enhancing Cloud service in urban environments.

The topics of the Special Issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Innovative models and system architectures
- Data abstraction and processing
- Mobile Cloud
- Big Data management
- Interaction between sensor networks and Cloud
- Discovery Service
- Wireless Sensor Networks into the Cloud
- Smart Environments
- Ubiquitous computing / pervasive computing
- Real-time communication with smart objects
- IoT and Cloud
- Inter-cloud management: Cloud Federation
- Security and privacy

==================== EDITORS ====================
Dr. Maria Fazio (
Dr. Rajiv Ranjan (
Prof. Massimo Villari (

==================== SUBMISSION GUIDELINES ====================
Papers are expected to be 4,000-6,000 words and/or 15 pages long.
Authors must refer to the journal’s Guide for Authors at ""&HYPERLINK ""detailstype=guidelinesforsubmission
All papers must be submitted sending an email with the pdf format the manuscript in the attachment to theSI editors.
All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by members of the international program committee. Paper acceptance will be based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of presentation.

==================== IMPORTANT DATES ====================

JANUARY 16st, 2015: Submission of the manuscript

MARCH 20th, 2015: Notification of First Results with Reviewers’ Comments

APRIL 3th, 2015: Submission of the revised manuscript

APRIL 24th, 2015: Final Notification to Authors

MAY 8th, 2015: Submission of the Camera Ready version

The special issue will be published in 2015.


CAMERA READY SPECIFICATION: In order for me to proceed with the issue editing and for publishers to typeset it, you must email me with ALL the following electronic documents:
1. The final manuscript in MS Word version
Note: The final manuscript should not include the images within the text. Instead all images must be now submitted in their own folder. Please ensure that images are clearly numbered to reflect their order within the text. All images will be reproduced in b&w, and must be submitted in the Tagged Image File Format (.tif) only, saved between a 180 and 360 dpi setting. It is important that you clearly indicate in the text where the images should be placed. Thus, I kindly recommend you including image captions whenever possible. Tables created in MS Word do not need to be removed from the text and formatted as .tif files. These images can remain embedded within the text.
2. A short biography for each author in MS Word version
3. Complete postal and e-mail addresses of EACH author in MS Word, 2003 version
4. Signed “Author’s Warranty and Transfer of Copyright Agreement” form (form attached). In the case of multiple authors, ALL authors must sign a form; however, each author does not have to sign the same copy of the agreement
5. Completed and signed “Author Checklist for Accepted Manuscripts” form (form attached)
ALL materials must reach me by NO LATER than the specified deadline.


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