[ecoop-info] CFP: Special Issue on "Signal Processing for Internet-of-Things" in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine

Chenren Xu chenren.xu at gmail.com
Sat Sep 30 22:55:46 CEST 2017

IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
Special issue on "Signal Processing for Internet-of-Things"

The notion of “Internet of Things” has emerged as a last-mile solution for
connecting various cyber technologies to our everyday life. It envisions a
three-tier architecture that highly distributed and heterogeneous sensor
data will be collected through a gateway and be made available to the
Internet, and be readily accessible to a wide range of applications. Today,
with an ever-increasing number and type of Internet-of-Thing devices, as
well as the increasing demands being placed on the end user, sensing
platform, and computing and storage infrastructure, more is being asked of
engineers, designers, and scientists. Signal processing is playing an
increasingly substantial role in this domain, including such general topics
as analyzing, summarizing, and protecting signals and information exchanged
or shared by connected things. The diversity of these problems requires a
more collaborative effort from engineers and scientists from a diverse set
of specialties – and yet, there is no one real domain for which to publish
and communicate to this general community.   The impact to society is
massive, including such broad aspects as (i) energy efficiency and
accuracy, (ii) security and privacy considerations, (iii) big data
application. How will signal processing advance today’s autonomous
networked sensor/device into inter-connected ones in an energy efficient,
secure and privacy-preserving manner? How to leverage today’s pervasive
cloud and network infrastructure to foster more intriguing applications
with more demanding signal processing, machine learning techniques? There
are clearly new and emerging challenges that need to be addressed.

This special issue invites well thought-out tutorial-style surveys and
overviews of recent research and development in Internet-of-Things,
covering their infrastructure support and applications including edging and
cloud computing, wireless networking, mobile computing, ubiquitous sensing,
machine learning, security, and automotive navigation. As such, this
special issue aims to cover a wide variety of aspects with a focus of the
enabling and synergistic roles that signal processing plays. The scope of
this special issue is interdisciplinary and seeks collaborative
contributions from academia and industrial experts in the areas of computer
system, wireless networking, embedded system, signal processing, security,
and machine learning/data mining.

Topics of Interest include (but are not limited to):

   - Energy efficient algorithm design
   - Video and audio analytics associated with the IoT platform
   - Machine learning, data mining and big IoT data analytics
   - Mobility and network connectivity in IoT applications
   - Wireless and mobile technologies in IoT connectivity
   - Security and privacy for IoT applications and systems
   - Cloud (internet, edge) support for IoT applications
   - Multi-sensor fusion IoT applications
   - Human factors and cognitive science in IoT
   - Autonomous, semi-autonomous and IoT control
   - DSP technologies in IoT
   - IoT in healthcare and other novel applications

White papers are required, and full articles are invited based on the
review of white papers. Articles submitted to this issue must be of
tutorial and overview/survey nature and in accessible style to a broad
audience, and contain significant relevance to the signal processing and
its use in Internet-of-Things (authors of original research articles should
submit instead to the appropriate journals or transactions). Submissions
will be reviewed according to the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
guidelines, and should not have been published or under review elsewhere.

Submissions should be made online at:

For guidelines and information on paper submissions, visit:

Important Dates: Expected publication date for the special issue is
September 2018.
White paper due:                            31 October 2017
Notification of white paper review: 15 November 2017
Submission of invited full-articles:  5 January 2018

Guest Editors

   - Chenren Xu, Peking University, China, chenren at pku.edu.cn
   - Nic Lane, University College London, London, UK, niclane at acm.org
   - Yan Sun, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA,
   yansun at ele.uri.edu
   - Konstantinos Plataniotis, University of Toronto, Canada,
   kostas at ece.utoronto.ca

Chenren Xu


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