Ubiquitous Computing and Internet of People - Models and Applications

Call for papers for: International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications

Submission window closing date: 1st April 2021

Guest editors

Dr. A. Pasumpon Pandian (Managing Guest Editor)
Professor and Head, Department of CSE, KGISL Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India.
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Robert Bestak
Professor, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic.
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Klimis Ntalianis
Professor, University of Applied Sciences, Greece.
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Ram Palanisamy
Professor, StFX University, Canada. 
Email: [email protected]

Overview of special issue

The rapid developments and emerging advances in computing technologies have paved way for the innovations in day-to-day activities of human lives to leverage the improved digital outcomes. More specifically, the current technological era is witnessing the increased adoption of virtual/cyberspace mostly in the form of Internet of Things [IoT] architectures for the societal applications like smart cities, healthcare, education, business, transportation, and so on. Since more and more public and private users in the smart cities are ought to benefit from the interconnectivity offered by internet services, the research study and developments are growing exponentially on the term called “Internet of People” to meet the unprecedented societal demands. Internet of People [IoP] envisions to create a pervasive and hyper-connected society for delivering diversified services to communicate with each other.

Further, a pervasive Internet of People [IoP] architecture should always be: Syntactic where it deploys interconnection, communication and data exchange by considering people as objects; Semantic where it can automatically interpret and exchange the information in a meaningful way without any interruption and connective even for cross-domain applications, where multiple businesses, societal and political entities are working towards a common goal associated with internet-connected societies. In this perspective, interoperability remains as a major concern for the Internet of People [IoP] environment. On the other hand, the diversified computing paradigms in artificial intelligence [AI] like machine learning, deep learning, and congitve computing tends to deploy tremendous research advancements in the Internet of Things [IoT] domain. Wherein, the AI technologies also impose innovations in enhancing the computing and communication capacity of the Internet of People [IoP] architecture. In particular, deep learning algorithms are recently involved in incorporating intelligent data collection, training, processing, and transmission processes in various smart city applications. Nevertheless, the further research exploration on AI-driven Internet of People [IoP] will deploy new technological tools to enhance the interconnectivity among people and benefit both society and workplace environments.

This special issue will deploy a novel augmented society with AI-driven Internet of People [IoP] architecture and examine how effectively these technological tools will influence the virtual environment for long term improvement in both society and workplace environment for deploying a reliable, scalable, and autonomous digital lifestyle. Also this special issue discusses the emerging deep learning interfaces, wearables, and internet-oriented interactions, which will create ubiquitous societal impacts in the near future.

List of Potential Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel pervasive computing architectures
  • Novel internet-driven data provisioning and analysis services
  • Intelligent online workload transformation technologies
  • Deep learning services for Internet of People platforms and applications
  • Emerging social networks and IoP services
  • AI-based Enterprise IoP architectures and services
  • Human, IoP and AI communication protocols
  • Novel IoP models in smart city applications
  • Monitoring QoS and performance of IoP applications
  • AI-based wearable technologies and networks for IoP
  • Affective and cognitive computing for IoP
  • AI-based computational algorithms, architectures and applications for Intelligent IoP
  • Security, privacy, and trust of IoP applications
  • IoP for societal and technical workplace challenges

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