Advances of Neurocomputing for Smart Cities

  in Special Issue   Posted on March 28, 2020

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Sun 31 May 2020
Journal Impact Factor : 4.438
Journal Name : Neurocomputing
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1. Summary and Scope

In recent years, urban environments have been reimagined as “Smart cities of the future” with the intelligent computation capacity to monitor, learn about, and adapt to the people that inhabit them. Innovations in information and communication technologies have made cities smarter at being able to run their systems more efficiently and effectively, connecting them with their residents and communities. The word “Smart” is interchangeable with intelligent, digital, or ubiquitous, to connect a wide range of city- and citizen-related issues based on intelligent technologies.

With the resurgence of deep learning architectures and learning methods, neurocomputing has been applied to a variety of disciplines and proved highly successful in a vast class of intelligent applications cross many domains, e.g., computer vision, speech recognition, text understanding, natural language processing, Game AI, and many more. Some initial attempts of applying neurocomputing on smart cities can be found in the literature. However, many challenging research problems, such as the architecture of neurocomputing, neural network modelling, accurate and efficient learning methods, and neural network based automatic scheduling for smart cities remain unsolved well. This special issue intends to collect and disseminate latest discoveries, researches and results on Neurocomputing for smart cities.

The list of possible topics includes, but is not limited to:

  • Architecture, Algorithm for Intelligent Computing on Smart Cites
  • Neural Networks based Algorithms and Applications for Smart Cites
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Smart Cites
  • Neural network modelling for Smart Cites
  • Urban Planning/Scheduling on Neural Networks for Smart Cities
  • High-performance Computing Architectures for Neurocomputing on Smart Cities
  • Internet of Things (IoT) based on Neurocomputing for Smart Cities

2. Submission Guidelines

Authors should prepare their manuscripts according to the “Instructions for Authors” guidelines of “Neurocomputing” outlined at the journal website All papers will be peer-reviewed following a regular reviewing procedure. Each submission should clearly demonstrate evidence of benefits to society or large communities. Originality and impact on society, in combination with a media-related focus and innovative technical aspects of the proposed solutions will be the major evaluation criteria.

Please choose “NEUCOM for smart cities” as the “Article Type Name” when trying to submit to this special issue. 

3. Important Dates

First submission paper due: Feb 15, 2020

First review notification: Mar 31, 2020

Revision submission: May 31, 2020

Second review notification: July 31, 2020

Final notice of acceptance/rejection: Sep 30, 2020

4. Guest Editors

Professor Kenli Li

College of Information Science and Engineering, Hunan University

Changsha, China

Professor Keqin Li

College of Information Science and Engineering, Hunan University

Changsha, China

Dr. Cen Chen

Institute for Infocomm Research, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)


Dr. Xiaokang Wang

Department of Computer Science, St. Francis Xavier University


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