SN Computer Science welcomes Topical Issues

SN Computer Science welcomes Topical Issues in emerging, hot topics that are relevant to the aims and scope of the journal. These issues could also originate from well-established, upcoming conferences (as part of conference Journal-track) or from a selection of best extended papers.

We accept proposals and nominations from Guest Editors. Please contact Suvira Srivastav-suvira.srivastav@springer.com (Publishing Editor), Teena Bedi- teena.bedi@springer.com (Managing Editor) and/or Nidhi Chandhoke- nidhi.chandhoke@springer.com (Publishing Contact).

More details of Topical Issue submission requirements are outlined in the Topical Issue Proposal submission template. Submissions are open for all Topical Issues listed below and articles can be submitted through Editorial Manager.

Closed Topical Issues

Advances in Internet Research and Engineering
Guest Editors: Dr. Mohit Sethi, Aalto University, Finland; Prof. Debabrata Das, Professor and Hewlett Packard Chair, IIIT-Bangalore, India; Dr. P. V. Ananda Mohan, Technology Advisor, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Bengaluru, India and Dr. Balaji Rajendran, Joint director, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Bengaluru, India

Future Data and Security Engineering 2018
Guest Editor: Tran Khanh Dang, Faculty of Computer Science & Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam

Modelling methods in Computer Systems, Networks and Bioinformatics
Guest Editor: Erol Gelenbe, Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Privacy, Data Protection and Digital Identity
Guest Editors: Fernando Boavida, University of Coimbra, Portugal; Andrea Praitano, Maticmind S.p.A, and Hermes University of Rome, Rome, Italy; Georgios V. Lioudakis, ICT ABOVO, Greece

Real-Time Contextual Data Collection in Smart Cities
Guest Editors: Khaled Shaalan, Faculty of Engineering & IT, The British University in Dubai, Dubai; May El Barachi, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong, Dubai

• Applications of Software Engineering and Tool Support
Guest Editors: Nabendu Chaki, University of Calcutta, Kolkata; Agostino Cortesi, Ca Foscari University, Venice, Italy; Anirban Sarkar, NIT Durgapur, West Bengal, India

Upcoming Topical Issues

 ACML 2020
Guest Editors: Masashi Sugiyama, RIKEN/The University of Tokyo, Japan;  Sinno Jialin Pan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Thanaruk Theeramunkong, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thailand;  Wray Buntine, Monash University, Australia

Advanced Computing and Data Sciences
Guest Editors: Dr. Mayank Singh, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa; Prof. Vipin Tyagi, Jaypee University of Engineering & Technology, Guna, MP, India; Dr. P.K. Gupta, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan, HP, India

• Advances in Computational Approaches for Artificial Intelligence, Image Processing, IoT and Cloud Applications
Guest Editors: Dr. Bhanu Prakash K N, Group Leader, Signal & Image Processing, Laboratory of Molecular Imaging Singapore Bioimaging Consortium, A*STAR, Singapore; Dr. M. Shivakumar, Principal, GSSS Institute of Engineering & Technology for Women, Mysuru, India

Advances on Signal Image Technology and Internet based Systems
Guest Editors: Albert Dipanda, University of Bourgogne, France; Luigi Gallo, ICAR-CNR, Italy; Kokou Yetongnon, University of Bourgogne, France

•Advances in Computational Intelligence, Paradigms and Applications
Guest Editors: Dr. Young Lee, Department of Computing and Cyber Security, Texas A&M University, San Antonio, USA; Dr. S. Meenakshi Sundaram, Professor & Head, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, Mysuru, Karnataka, India

• Advances in Multi-Agent Systems Research: EUMAS 2020 Extended Selected Papers
Guest Editors: Nick Bassiliades, Professor, School of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; Georgios Chalkiadakis, Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece

• Advanced Machine Learning Approaches in Cognitive Computing 
Guest Editors: Kuntpong Woraratpanya , Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Information Technology, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand;  Phayung Meesad, Associate Professor, Faculty of Information Technology and Digital Innovation, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok(KMUTNB), Thailand

• Advanced Theories and Algorithms for Next-generation Recommender Systems
Guest Editors: Shoujin Wang, Macquarie University, Australia; Lin Xiao, Hunan Normal University, China; Marko Tkalcic, University of Primorska, Slovenia; Julian McAuley, University of California San Diego, USA

• Advances in Machine Vision and Augmented Intelligence
Guest Editors: Manish Kumar Bajpai, PDPM IIITDM, Jabalpur, India; Ranjeet Kumar, VIT University, Chennai Campus, India; Koushlendra Kumar Singh, NIT Jamshedpur,  India; George Giakos, Manhattan College, New York, USA; 

• AI and Deep Learning Trends in Healthcare
Guest Editors: KC Santosh, PhD, Department of Computer Science, University of South Dakota, Vermillion,SD; Paolo Soda, PhD, Associate Professor in Computer Science at the Department of Engineering, University Campus Bio-Medico di Roma (UCBM), Rome, Italy; Zalelam Temesgen, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist, Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis, Rochester, MN

• AI, Data Analytics and IOT for Decision Making in Manufacturing Intelligence 
Guest Editors: KC Santosh, Department of Computer Science, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, USA; Marzieh Khakifirooz, Department of Industrial Engineering, Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM), Mexico

Applications of Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, and Building Secure Networks
Guest Editors: Rajnish Sharma, Chitkara University, Punjab, India; Pao-Ann Hsiung, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan; Sagar Juneja – Chitkara University, Punjab, India

• Artificial Intelligence for HealthCare
Guest Editors: Lydia Bouzar-Benlabiod ,Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique (ESI), Algiers, Algeria; Stuart H. Rubin, NIWC PACIFIC (SSC-Pacific), San Diego, USA ; Edwige Pissaloux, Université de Rouen Normandy, France 

•Artificial Intelligence Based Deep Video Data Analytics for High Performance Multimedia Computing Applications
Guest Editors: S.Vimal, Department of Information Technology,National Engineering College,Tamil Nadu, India; Seungmin Rho, Department Software, Sejong University,Republic of Korea; Noor Zaman Jhanji, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Taylor’s University, Malaysia; A.Suresh, Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology,Tamilnadu, India; Ashish Kr.Luhach, The PNG University of Technology, Australia

• Cloud Computing and Services Science
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2021
Guest Editors: Donald Ferguson, Columbia University, United States; Markus Helfert, Maynooth University, Ireland; Claus Pahl, Free University of Bozen- Bolzano, Italy

• Computer Aided Methods to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic
Submission Deadline:  November 30, 2020
Guest Editors:  Dr. David Clifton, University of Oxford, UK;  Dr. Matthew Brown, University of California Los Angeles, US; Dr. Yuan-Ting Zhang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Dr. Tapabrata Chakraborty, University of Oxford, UK

Computational Biology and Biomedical Informatics
Guest Editors: Dhruba Kr Bhattacharyya, Professor, Department of CSE, Tezpur University, Tezpur, India; Sushmita Mitra, INAE Chair Professor, Machine Intelligence Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India; Jugal Kr Kalita, Professor, Department of Computer Science,University of Colorado at Colorado Spring, USA

• Computational Statistics
Guest Editors: Prof. (Dr.) Anish Gupta, Amity University, Greater Noida Campus, India; Prof. (Dr.) Mike Hinchey, University of Limerick, Ireland; Prof. (Dr.) Vincenzo Puri, University of Milano, Italy; Dr. Zeev Zalevsky, Barllan University, Israel; Dr. Wan Abdul Rahim, University Teklnologi MARA, Malaysia

Cyber Security and Privacy in Communication Networks
Guest Editors: Rajiv Misra, IIT, Patna, India; R K Shyamasunder, IIT Bombay, India; Alexiei Dingli, University of Malta, Malta, India; Natalie Denk, Danube-University Krems, Austria; Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK; Alexander Pfeiffer, The MIT Education Arcade, USA; Ashok Patel, Florida Polytechnic University, USA; Nishtha Kesswani, CURAJ, India    

•  Data Management for Machine Learning Applications
Guest Editors: Dr Pit Pichappan, Digital Information Research Labs, UK & India; Dr Pavel Losket, Senior Lecturer, Swansea University, UK; Dr Simon Fong, Associate Professor and PhD Advisor of Computer and Information Science, University of Macau, Macau

•  Data Science and Communication
Guest Editors: Dr. Kamesh Namudri, Professor, University of North Texas, United States of America; Dr. Naveen Chilamkurti, Director of Cyber Security Systems, Department of Computer Science and IT, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia; Dr Sushma S J, Associate Professor, Dept. of ECE,  GSSSIETW, Mysuru; Dr.S.Padmashree, Professor, Dept. of ECE, GSSSIETW, Mysuru

• Deep learning approaches for data analysis: A practical perspective
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2020
Guest Editor: Dr. D. Jude Hemanth, Associate Professor, ECE Department, Karunya University, Coimbatore, India; Dr. Lipo Wang, Professor, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University Singapore; Dr. Anastasia Angelopoulou, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, University of Westminister, UK

Document Analysis and Recognition
Guest Editors: Michael Blumenstein, Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney; Seiichi Uchida, Professor, Human Interface Laboratory, Department of Advanced Information Technology, Kyushu University, Japan and Cheng-Lin Liu, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

• Emerging Technologies for 5G and Beyond
Guest Editor: Dr. Aloknath De, CTO/CVP - Samsung Research India, Bangalore, India

• Evolution, the New AI Revolution
Guest Editors: Anna Isabel Esparcia-Alcazar, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain; Aniko Ekart, Director of Research Degree Programmes, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

• Emerging Trends in Sensors, IoT and Smart Systems
Guest Editors: Saraju P. Mohanty, University of North Texas, USA; Himanshu Thapliyal, University of Kentucky, USA

Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation
Submission Deadline: April, 2020
Guest Editors: Mandar Mitra, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India and Prasenjit Majumder, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar, India

Future Data and Security Engineering 2019
Guest Editor: Tran Khanh Dang, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam

Future Data and Security Engineering 2020
Guest Editor: Tran Khanh Dang, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam

From Geometry to Vision: The Methods for Solving Visual Problems
Guest Editors: Wei Qi Yan, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand; Harvey Ho, University of Auckland, New Zealand; Minh Nguyen Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand; Zhixun Su, Dalian University of Technology, China

• Hardware-Assisted Security Solutions for Electronic Systems
Guest Editors: Himanshu Thapliyal, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA; Saraju P. Mohanty, University of North Texas, Denton, USA; Wujie Wen, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, USA; Yiran Chen, Duke University, Durham, USA

Innovation and Technology for Smart Learning
Guest Editors: Lam-for Kwok, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Junjie Shang, Peking University, China;  Shinichi Sato, Nihon Fukushi University, Japan;  Richard Li, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

• Intelligent Computing in HealthCare 
Guest Editors: Mohamed Lazaar, ENSIAS, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco; Claude Duvallet, Le Havre University, Le Havre, France; Abdellah Touhafi, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

• Intelligent Computing and Networking
Guest Editors: Sangeeta Vhatkar, Thakur College of Engineering and Technology, Mumbai, India; Seyedali Mirjalili, Torrens University Australia; Jeril Kuriakose, Senior Data Scientist, Mizuho, Singapore; P.D. Nemade, SBPCOE, Pune, India; Arvind W. Kiwelekare, Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Technology University,  Lonere, India; Ashok Sharma, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India; Godson Dsilva, Here Technologies, Sr. Data Scientist, Thane, India

• Interaction between Energy Consumption, Quality of Service, Reliability and Security, Maintainability of Computer Systems and Network
Guest Editor: Erol Gelenbe, Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics and Paris Scientific Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

• Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management
Guest Editors: Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal; Ana Fred, Instituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon, Portugal; Jan Dietz, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands; Ana Salgado, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil; Jorge Bernardino, Polytechnic of Coimbra - ISEC, Portugal

• Machine Learning in Pattern Analysis
Guest Editors: Reinhard Klette, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand; Brendan McCane, University of Otago, New Zealand; Gabriella Sanniti di Baja, Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking, Italy; Palaiahnakote Shivakumara, University of Malaya, Malaysia; Liang Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Machine Learning for Pandemic Prediction and Control
Guest Editors: Anand J Kulkarni, Symbiosis Center for Research and Innovation (Deemed University), Pune, India; Akash Tayal, Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical of University for Women, Delhi, India; Patrick Siarry, Université de Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne (UPEC), France; Arun Solanki, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, India; Ali Husseinzadeh Kashan, Faculty of Industrial and Systems Engineering Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

Models and Methods in ICT for Research and Applications
Guest Editors: Vadim Ermolayev, Zaporizhzhia National University, Ukraine; Stephen W Liddle, Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Business, Provo, USA; Heinrich C Mayr, Universität Klagenfurt, Austria; Elisabeth Métais, National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts, France; Jolita Ralyté, Université de Genève, Switzerland

• Nature Inspired Metaheuristics
Guest Editors: Farouk Yalaoui, University of Technology of Troyes, Troyes, France; Gonzalo Mejia, Universidad de La Sabana, Bogota, Colombia

• New Paradigms of Software Production and Deployment
Guest Editors: Alfredo Capozucca, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Jean-Michel Bruel, University of Toulouse, France; Manuel Mazzara, Innopolis University, Russia; Bertrand Meyer, Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Innopolis University,Russia

• Next-Generation  Digital  Transformation  through  Intelligent Computing
Guest Editors: PN Suganthan, Nanyang Technological  University, Singapore; Paramartha  Dutta, Siksha Bhavana Visva-Bharati, India; Jyotsna  Kumar  Mandal, University of Kalyani, India; Somnath Mukhopadhyay, Assam University Silchar, India

• Progresses in Image Processing
Guest Editors: P. Nagabhushan, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India; Peter Peer, Head of the Computer Vision Laboratory, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Partha Pratim Roy, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India; Satish Kumar Singh, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India

Recent Developments in Unsupervised Deep Learning
Guest Editors: Joey Tianyi Zhou, Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR, Singapore; Xi Peng, College of Computer Science, Sichuan University, China;  Zhengming Ding, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA; Ivor W. Tsang, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Recent Trends in Computer Vision
Guest Editors: P. Nagabhushan, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India; Balasubramaniyan Raman, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India; Satish Kumar Singh, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India; Subrahmanyam Murala, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, India

Security and Privacy 2020
Guest Editors: Pantelimon Stanica, Naval Postgraduate School, USA; Odelu Vanga, IIIT Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, India; Sumit Kumar Debnath, National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur, India

Security for Communication and Computing Application
Guest Editors: Karan Singh, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India; Ali Ahmadian, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor Malaysia; Ahmed Mohamed Aziz Ismail, Benha University, Egypt; R S Yadav, Motilal Nehru National Institute, Uttar Pradesh, India
Associate Guest Editors: Md. Akbar Hossain, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand; D. K. Lobiyal, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India; Mohamed Abdel-Basset, Zagazig University, Egypt; Soheil Salahshour, Bahcesehir University, Turkey; Anura P. Jayasumana, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA; Satya P. Singh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Walid Osamy, Benha University, Egypt; Mehdi Salimi, Simon Fraser University, Canada;   Norazak Senu, Institute for Mathematical Research, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia 

Smart Multimedia and Applications
Guest Editors: Dr. Sabu M. Thampi, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management- Kerala (IIITM-K), India; Dr. Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Independent University, Bangladesh; Dr. Domenico Ciuonzo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy; Dr. Maheshkumar H. Kolekar, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India; Dr. Sergey Mosin, Kazan Federal University, Russia

 Social Media Analytics and its Evaluation
Submission Deadline: May 25, 2020 
Guest Editors: Thomas Mandl, Assistant Professor of Information Science, University of Hildesheim, Germany; Prasenjit Majumder, Assistant Professor, DAIICT, Gandhinagar, India; Sandip Modha, Assistant Professor, DAIICT & LDRP-ITR , Gandhinagar, India

• Soft Computing and its Engineering Applications
Guest Editors: Kanubhai K. Patel, Charotar University of Science and Technology, Changa, India; Deepak Garg, Bennett University, Greater Noida, India; Atul Patel, Charotar University of Science and Technology, Changa, India; Pawan Lingras, Saint Mary's University, Nova Scotia, Canada

Software Challenges to Exascale Computing
Guest Editors: Amit Majumdar, San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), University of California San Diego (UCSD) and Ritu Arora, Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin

• Software Technology and Its Enabling Computing Platforms
Guest Editors: Lam-Son Lê, Faculty of Computer Science & Engineering, HCMC University of Technology, Vietnam; Michel Toulouse, Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, Hanoi University of Science & Technology, Vietnam

• Software Technology and Processes for IoT-enabled, AI-powered Smart Society
Guest Editors: Lam-Son Lê, HCMC University of Technology, Vietnam; Maurizio Marchese, University of Trento, Italy; Michel Toulouse, Hanoi University of Science & Technology, Vietnam

• String Processing and Combinatorial Algorithms
Guest Editor: Simone Faro, University of Catania, Italy

• Telematics in the Age of Artificial Intelligence 
Guest Editors: Miguel Felix Mata Rivera, Laboratorio de Inteligencia GeoEspacialy Cómputo Móvil, UPIITA-IPN, Mexico; Roberto Zagal Flores, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico 

• Technologies and Components for Smart Cities
Guest Editors: Himanshu Thapliyal, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA; Saraju P. Mohanty, University of North Texas, Denton, USA; Srinivas Katkoori, University of South Florida, Tampa,  USA; Kailash Chandra Ray, Indian Institute of Technology, Patna, India

• Quantum Computing and Emerging Technologies
Guest Editors: Himanshu Thapliyal, University of Kentucky, USA;  Saraju Mohanty, University of North Texas, USA

• Quantum Computing: Circuits Systems Automation and Applications
Guest Editors: Himanshu Thapliyal, University of Kentucky, USA;Travis S. Humble, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA  

Web for Information and Knowledge Exploration, Sharing and Security
Sections 1: Web2Touch
Section 2: Security
Section 3: Arosa
Guest Editors: Haider ABBAS, Nat. Univ. of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan; Hammad AFZAL, Nat. Univ. of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan; Rodrigo BONACIN, CTI, Brazil; Ismail BOUASSIDA, University of Sfax, ReDCAD lab, Tunisia; Khalil DRIRA, LAAS-CNRS and Univ Toulouse, France; Riccardo MARTOGLIA, UniMoRe, Italy; Olga NABUCO, CTI, Brazil; Fatiha SAÏS, LRI, Paris Sud University, France