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 (Publishing Editor), Teena Bedi- (Managing Editor) and/or Nidhi Chandhoke- (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: Mohit Sethi, Aalto University, Finland; Debabrata Das, Professor and Hewlett Packard Chair, IIIT-Bangalore, India; P. V. Ananda Mohan, Technology Advisor, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Bengaluru, India; 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

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

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

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

• 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

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

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

• 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 Sais, LRI, Paris Sud University, France

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: Mayank Singh, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa; Vipin Tyagi, Jaypee University of Engineering & Technology, Guna, MP, India; P.K. Gupta, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan, HP, India

Advanced Computing: Innovations and Applications
Guest Editors: Sanjay Madria, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA; Parteek Bhatia, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, India; Priyanka Sharma, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India; Deepak Garg, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Bennett University, Greater Noida, India

• Advances in Computational Approaches for Artificial Intelligence, Image Processing, IoT and Cloud Applications
Guest Editors: Bhanu Prakash K N, Group Leader, Signal & Image Processing, Laboratory of Molecular Imaging Singapore Bioimaging Consortium, A*STAR, Singapore; 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: Young Lee, Department of Computing and Cyber Security, Texas A&M University, San Antonio, USA; 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;

• Advances in Telematics, IA and Security
Guest Editors: Felix Mata (UPIITA-IPN), Laboratorio de Inteligencia GeoEspacialy Cómputo Móvil, UPIITA-IPN, Mexico; Roberto Zagal Flores, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico; Jose Antonio Leon Borges, Universidad de Quintana Roo, Mexico

• Agents and Artificial Intelligence
Guest Editors: Jaap van den Herik, Leiden University, Netherland; Ana Paula Rocha, LIACC / FEUP, University of Porto, Portugal; Luc Steels, ICREA, Institute of Evolutionary Biology (UPF-CSIC) Barcelona, Spain

• AI applications in the GIS Field
Guest Editors: Felix Mata (UPIITA-IPN),  Laboratorio de Inteligencia GeoEspacialy Cómputo Móvil, UPIITA-IPN, Mexico; Roberto Zagal Flores, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico 

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

• 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

• Applications of Bioinspired Computing (to real world problems)
Guest Editors: Aniko Ekart, Aston University, Birmingham, UK; Pedro Castillo, Universidad de Granada, Spain; Juanlu Jiménez-Laredo, Associate professor,University of Le Havre Normandy, France

• 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,Tamil Nadu, India; Ashish Kr.Luhach, The PNG University of Technology, Australia

Artificial Intelligence Enabled Blockchains: Theory, Experimentation, and Applications
Guest Editors: Devrim Unal, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar; Gregory Epiphaniou, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK; Ferhat Ozgur Catak, Simula Research Laboratory, Fornebu, Norway

Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies
Guest Editors: Hugo Gamboa, New University of Lisbon, Portugal; Ana Fred, Instituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon, Portugal 

Blockchain for IoT Architectures: Requirements, Challenges and Solutions 
Guest Editors: AbdelkaderLaouid, University of El Oued, Algeria; Nesrine Kaaniche, Telecom SudParis, Polytechnic Institute of Paris, France; Damiano Di Francesco Maesa, University of Cambridge, UK

Bio-inspired Algorithms for Combinatorial Optimization
Guest Editors: Aniko Ekart, Aston University, Birmingham, UK; Christine Zarges, Department of Computer Science, Aberystwyth University, UK; Sébastien Verel, Université du Littoral Côte d'​Opale, France

• 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: David Clifton, University of Oxford, UK;  Matthew Brown, University of California Los Angeles, US;  Yuan-Ting Zhang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Tapabrata Chakraborty, University of Oxford, UK

• Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications
Guest Editor: Hugo Plácido Silva, IT- Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal

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

• Computational Intelligence
Guest Editors: Kurosh Madani, University of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC), France; Kevin Warwick, University of Reading and Coventry University, UK; Juan Julian Merelo, University of Granada, Spain; Thomas Bäck, Leiden University, Netherlands; Anna Kononova, Leiden University, Netherlands

• Computer Supported Education
Guest Editors: James Uhomoibhi, Ulster University, United Kingdom; Beno Csapó, University of Szeged, Hungary

 • Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications
Guest Editors: Jose Braz, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal; A. Augusto Sousa, FEUP/INESC TEC, Portugal; Alexis Paljic, Mines Paristech, France; Christophe Hurter, French Civil Aviation University (ENAC), France; Giovanni Maria Farinella, Università di Catania, Italy  

Cyber Security and Privacy in Communication Networks
Guest Editors: Rajiv Misra, IIT Patna, Bihar India; R K Shyamasunder, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, 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 Science and Communication
Guest Editors: Kamesh Namudri, Professor, University of North Texas, USA; Naveen Chilamkurti, Director of Cyber Security Systems, Department of Computer Science and IT, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia; Sushma S J, Associate Professor, Department of ECE, GSSSIETW, Mysuru, India; S.Padmashree, Department of ECE, GSSSIETW, Mysuru, India

Data Science, Technology and Applications
Guest Editors: Slimane Hammoudi, Computer Science Department, ESEO, France; Christoph Quix, Hochschule Niederrhein, University of Applied Sciences and Fraunhofer FIT, Germany

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

• Enabling Innovative Computational Intelligence Technologies for IOT
Guest Editors: Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK; Rajiv Misra, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India; Alexander Pfeiffer, Danube-University, Austria; The MIT Education Arcade, USA; Luigi Troiano, University of Salerno, Italy; Nishtha Kesswani, Central University of Rajasthan, India

• Enterprise Information Systems
Guest Editors: Michal Smialek, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland; Slimane Hammoudi, ESEO, ERIS, France; Alexander Brodsky, George Mason University, USA; Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal   

• 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

• Evolutionary Art and Music
Guest editors: Aniko Ekart, Aston University, Birmingham, UK; Juan Romero, University of A Coruña, Spain; Tiago Martins, University of Coimbra, Portugal   

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

Frontiers in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Social Good
Guest Editors: Fernando De la Prieta, University of Salamanca, Spain; Frank Dignum, Utrecht University, Netherlands;  

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

Future Data and Security Engineering 2021
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

• Genetic Programming
Guest Editors: Aniko Ekart, Aston University, Birmingham, UK; Ting Hu, School of Computing, Queen's University, Canada; Nuno Lourenço, Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra, Portugal

Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management
Guest Editors: Lemonia Ragia, ATHENA Research & Innovation Information Technologies, Greece; Cédric Grueau, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal/IPS, Portugal; Robert Laurini, Knowledge Systems Institute, France

• 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

• Hardware for AI, Machine Learning and Emerging Electronic Systems
Guest Editors: Himanshu Thapliyal, University of Kentucky, USA; Saraju Mohanty, University of North Texas, USA; VS Kanchana Bhaaskaran, VIT Vellore, Chennai, India

• Image Processing and Vision Engineering
Guest Editors: Sebastiano Battiato, University of Catania, Italy; Francisco Imai, Apple Inc., USA; Cosimo Distante, CNR, Italy 

• Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics 
Guest Editors: Kurosh Madani, University of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC), France; Oleg Gusikhin, Ford Motor Company, USA; Henk Nijmeijer, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

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

• Innovative AI in Medical Applications
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

• Information Systems Security and Privacy
Guest Editors: Steven Furnell, University of Nottingham, UK; Paolo Mori, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy

• Innovative Intelligent Industrial Production and Logistics
Guest Editors: Kurosh Madani, University of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC), France; Hervé Panetto, University of Lorraine, France; Marco Macchi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

• Intelligent Systems
Guest Editors: Geetha Ganesan, Advanced Computing Research Society, Chennai, India; Lalit Garg, University of Malta, Malta; Renu Dhir, NIT-Jalandhar, Punjab, India; Vijay Kumar, NIT-Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India; Manik Sharma, DAV University, Punjab, India

• 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

• Innovation in Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers
Guest Editors:  Laura Ricci, University of Pisa, Italy; Mohammad Hammoudeh, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

• 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

Machine Learning for Offensive and Highly Emotional Content on Social Media
Guest Editors: Bharathi Raja Asoka Chakravarthi, Data Science Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland; Anand Kumar M, National Institute of Technology Karnataka Surathkal, India; Sandip Modha, LDRP-ITR & Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, India; Thomas Mandl, University of Hildesheim, Germany; Prasenjit Majumder, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, India 

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

Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development
Guest Editors: Slimane Hammoudi, ESEO, ERIS, France; Luis Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, Netherlands

• 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

• New Digital Technologies for Health, Accessibility, and Wellbeing
Guest Editors: Edwige Pissaloux, University of Rouen Normandy, France; George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Assistive Technologies, Egypt; Ramiro Velázquez, Universidad Panamericana, Wearables & Human-Machine Interaction, Mexico; Achilleas Achilleos, University of Cyprus, Egypt

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

• Operations Research and Enterprise Systems
Guest Editors: Federico Liberatore, Cardiff University, UK; Greg H. Parlier, NCSU, USA; Marc Demange, RMIT University, School of Science - Mathematical Sciences, Australia

• Predictive Artificial Intelligence for Cyber Security and Privacy
Guest Editors: Hardik A. Gohel, University of Houston, Victoria, Texas; S. Margret Anouncia, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, India; Anthoniraj Amalanathan, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, 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

• Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods
Guest Editors: Ana Fred, Instituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon, Portugal; Maria De Marsico, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy; Gabriella Sanniti di Baja, Italian National Research Council CNR, Italy  

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

Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications
Guest Editors: Andrew Sung, The University of Southern Mississippi, USA; Simone Santini, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

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

Sensor Networks
Guest Editors: César Benavente-Peces, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain; Nirwan Ansari, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

 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

Social Data Science: Research Challenges and Future Directions
Guest Editors: Sarbani Roy, Jadavpur University, Kolkata India; Chandreyee Chowdhury, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India; Samiran Chattopadhyay, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 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

• Soft Computing for Real Time Engineering Applications
Guest Editors: Kanubhai K. Patel, Charotar University of Science and Technology, Changa, India; Pritpal Singh, The Jagiellonian University, Poland

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

• 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 

 • Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems
Guest Editors: Oleg Gusikhin, Ford Motor Company, USA; Markus Helfert, Maynooth University, Ireland

• Web Information Systems and Technologies
Guest Editors: Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal; Francisco Domínguez Mayo, University of Seville, Spain; Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy  

• Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems
Guest Editors: Jaime Lloret Mauri, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain; Joel Rodrigues, Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Teresina - Pi, Brazil; Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal