Wednesday, May 25, 2016

[DMANET] Last CFP: Mobile Information Systems. Special Issue on CONTEXT-AWARE WIRELESS NETWORKS




=== Mobile Information Systems
ISSN: 1574-017X.
Editor-in-Chief: David Taniar (Monash University, Australia).
Impact factor (2014): 0.949.

Aims and Scope:
Growing use of the wireless infrastructures implies optimizing resources
or providing better user experience. There are many interesting aspects
provided by the network context that should be considered in order to
develop better applications or design efficient networks closer to the
user needs. In this sense, it is important to analyze network usage,
human behavior, router placements, and technological constraints, among
other data sources. Analyzing these data and understanding the behavior
patterns allows for a better prediction, useful to generate services
oriented to enhance the quality of service. This way, a new generation
of user-centric features can be promoted, where the selection of the
available information allows having an exact knowledge of the network
context. Many difficulties can appear when we tackle the identification
and selection of heterogeneous and distributed data or when we try to
analyze and understand the involved processes, leading to complex
prediction models or combinatorial optimization problems, for example.
Nevertheless, these difficulties are an exciting research opportunity.
Pursuing these possibilities, there are many trends and open issues that
deserve to be investigated.
In this special issue, we seek original, unpublished high-quality
articles, not currently under review by another conference or journal,
clearly focused on theoretical or practical aspects of the context-aware
wireless networks.
Authors can submit their manuscripts via the Manuscript Tracking System

Topics of Interest:
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
* Human behavior and environment aspects.
* Prediction models.
* Optimization and metaheuristics.
* Data mining.
* Edge network intelligence.
* Technological features.
* Application cases, user studies, and experiences.
* Participatory Sensing.
* Social network applications.

Important Dates:
Manuscript Due --EXTENDED--: Thursday, 30 June 2016.
First Round of Reviews: Friday, 19 August 2016.
Publication Date: Friday, 14 October 2016.

Guest Editors:
Lead Guest Editor:
* Juan A. Gomez-Pulido, University of Extremadura, Extremadura, Spain.
Guest Editors:
* Jorge S. Silva, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.
* Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.
* José M. Lanza-Gutiérrez, University of Extremadura, Extremadura, Spain.

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