Call for Papers: Ubiquitous Computing and Edge Intelligence for Sustainable Society


The past two decades of mobile and ubiquitous computing research have solved many social problems. These developed technologies have been gradually matured and became more widespread. However, the recent integration of artificial intelligence into ubiquitous computing technologies brings a new era of computing and new research challenges in information and communication technologies. For example, artificial intelligence is becoming more ubiquitous and embedded into the environment and smaller devices, bringing about new generation computing. This is often called edge intelligence, where devices are becoming smaller and more power-efficient, and some are operated without batteries. Meanwhile, artificial intelligence gives individual devices autonomous, innovative functionalities, which are orchestrated together to recognize more complex real-world events. To realize such new technologies, various novel ideas, innovative system design, and related technologies are required, including distributed machine learning, decision making at the edge, collaborative and federated learning, IoT-enabled AI, robust and secure edge computing. 

Our society is on the verge of a significant shift toward sustainability. Edge intelligence and AI-empowered mobile and ubiquitous computing technologies are essential to solving social issues. To form sustainable social communities and realize a comfortable, safe, and secure quality of life. This special issue aims to be a valuable venue for novel and original research efforts on cutting-edge mobile and ubiquitous computing technologies and edge intelligence technologies to realize such a sustainable society. We will also invite selected papers from the 18th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (Mobiquitous 2021).


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following scope:

  • Next Generation Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence
  • Edge Intelligence
  • Edge-Cloud Computing and Optimization Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing with B5G/6G networks
  • Security and Privacy in/for Edge Computing Energy-Efficient AI/ML Distributed Machine Learning / Federated Learning
  • Green and Sustainable Computing
  • Smart City and Applications
  • AI/ML support for IoT/CPS
  • Smart Transportation System

Important Dates:

  • Manuscript submission deadline: April 20th, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: June 30th, 2022
  • Submission of final revised paper: July 30th, 2022
  • Publication of special issue (tentative):  August 30th, 2022

Submission Procedure:

Authors should follow the MONET Journal manuscript format described at the journal site. Manuscripts should be submitted on-line through

A copy of the manuscript should also be emailed to the Guest Editors at the following email address:

Guest Editors:

Takahiro Hara (Osaka University, Japan)

Takahiro Hara received the BE, ME, and Dr.E degrees in information systems engineering from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, in 1995, 1997, and 2000, respectively. Currently, he is a full professor in the Department of Multimedia Engineering, Osaka University. His research interests include database systems, distributed systems, mobile computing, and social computing. He has published more than 500 Journal and international conference papers in the areas of databases, mobile computing, distributed systems, social computing, and wireless networking. He served as a General Chair of IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS’14) and International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (Mobiquitous’16, and 21). He served as a Program Chair of a number of international conferences including IEEE International Conferences on Mobile Data Management (MDM’06, 10 and 18), Mobiquitous’13, and IEEE SRDS’12. He served and is serving as a Program Committee Member of more than 200 international conferences including top-ranked ones such as VLDB, WWW and CIKM. He is a distinguished scientist of ACM and a senior member of IEEE.

Hirozumi Yamaguchi (Osaka University, Japan)

Hirozumi Yamaguchi received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in information and computer science from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan in 1994, 1996 and 1998, respectively. He is currently a professor at Osaka University and leading Mobile Computing laboratory. He has been working in mobile and pervasive computing and networking research areas and has published papers in top-quality journals and conferences. He has served on the editorial board of Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal and Springer Journal of Reliable Intelligent Environments. He has also served on ICDCN2021 and Mobiquitous 2021 as general co-chairs, and many conferences such as IEEE PerCom as technical committee members. He was awarded Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2018.

Takuya Maekawa (Osaka University, Japan) 

Takuya Maekawa is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University. He received his bachelor degree from School of Engineering, Osaka University in 2003. In 2004, he received his master degree from Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University. In 2006, he received his doctor degree (Information Science and Technology) from Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University. After that he worked for NTT Communication Science Laboratory for six years. He was awarded the IPSJ/IEEE Computer Society Young Computer Researcher Award on the topic of zero-shot and few-shot unobtrusive context recognition for pervasive computing in 2019. He served as a TPC co-chair of Mobiquitous 2021.  

Vaskar Raychoudhury(Miami University, United States)

Vaskar Raychoudhury is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA. Prior to this, he served as an assistant professor in the Computer Science department of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India since 2011. His research interests include smart system development using mobile and pervasive computing and networking techniques, Internet of Things (IoT), Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), and intelligent decision making using large-scale sensor data. He was a visiting assistant professor to the Informatik department, TU Darmstadt in summer 2015 under the DAAD-IIT joint fellowship on bilateral academic exchange. He is a senior member of ACM, a senior member of IEEE, and a member of the editorial board of Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA). Vaskar is currently working as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the University of Mannheim, Germany. He has organized several special sessions and workshops (IEEE AIST 2017, ACM Mobile Health 2017) in various conferences related to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart City. Vaskar has organized the PerAwareCity workshop during Percom for the past 3 years. He has also proposed and served as the first-ever artifact evaluation co-chair for Percom2020.

Stephan Sigg (Aalto University, Finland)

Stephan Sigg is an Associate Professor at Aalto University in the Department of Communications and Networking. With a background in the design, analysis and optimization of algorithms for distributed and ubiquitous systems, he focuses on sensing systems for environmental perception and Usable (perception-based) Security. Especially, his work covers proactive computing, distributed adaptive beamforming, context-based secure key generation and device-free passive activity recognition. Stephan is an editorial board member of the Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT), the Elsevier Journal on Computer Communications and has been a guest editor for the Springer Personal and Ubiquitous Computing Systems Journal. He has served on the organizing and technical committees numerous prestigious conferences including IEEE PerCom, ACM Ubicomp, IEEE ICDCS.