Cyber-Physical-Social-Systems (CPSS) is an emerging cross-disciplinary research area that features the combination of Cyber-Physical-Systems (CPS) and Social Networks. It is also an extension of CPS, which emphasizes sensing and processing the combined information from cyberspace, physical assets, and human social knowledge. In practice, CPSS is a complex system integrating the objects in cyber, physical, and social space to enable proactive services and applications. Recently CPSS has raised in multiple sectors such as Internet-of-Things (IoT), smart cities, healthcare, intelligent transportation, to name a few.
CPSS poses fundamental challenges and opens research issues in multiple aspects due to the deeply complex intertwining among different components. For example, CPSS is expected to deal with data directly from trans-domain applications, which can be in various forms such as GPS coordinates, temperature, vehicle speed, electricity consumption, etc. Moreover, the high velocity of data accumulation rate leads to the ever-increasing huge volume of large-scale CPSS data. Therefore, innovative technologies coordinating various applications of heterogeneous systems and facilitating an efficient collection, storage, and processing of massive amounts of CPSS data are highly desired.
High-Performance-Computing-Communications (HPCC) describes the technology of parallelization and distribution algorithms to perform complex tasks faster with strong data processing power and computing abilities. As a result, HPCC is increasingly becoming a prevalent solution to a wide range of CPSS applications. Large and complex CPSS data management problems must cope with very various constraints such as tight timing schedules.
Topics of Interest
This “High-Performance-Computing-Communications for Cyber-Physical-Social Systems” special issue aims to cover the most recent research and development on the enabling technologies for HPCC in CPSS and to stimulate more discussions in this field. Original and unpublished high-quality research results are solicited to explore various challenging topics which include, but are not limited to:
Parallel and distributed system architectures for CPSS
Information fusion and data mining for CPSS
High-performance computing and many-task computing for CPSS
Parallel resource and service management, scheduling, and migration for CPSS
Enabling information, communication and control technologies for CPSS
Exploring social cloud networks and social cloud computing for CPSS
CPSS for novel applications such as smart cities, smart grid, smart transportation, etc.
M2M and D2D communication technologies for CPSS
Big data analytics for CPSS
Mobile computing and wireless communications for CPSS
Submission Format and Guideline
General information for submitting papers to JSA can be found at https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-systems-architecture (please note the “Guide for Authors” link). Submissions to this Special Issue (SI) should be made using Elsevier’s editorial system at the journal website (https://www.evise.com/profile/api/navigate/JSA), under the “Submit Your Paper” link). Please select the “SI: HPCC-CPSS” option as the paper’s type during the submission process.
JSA has adopted the Virtual Special Issue model to speed up the publication process, where Special Issue papers are published in regular issues, but marked as SI papers. Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis. Therefore, authors are encouraged to submit papers early, and need not wait until the submission deadline.
Requests for additional information should be addressed to the Guest Editors.
Submission of manuscript: 30 December 2020
First-round peer review: 30 March 2021
Revised version due: 30 May 2021
Final notifications: 30 June 2021
Tentative Publication: Late 2021
Dr. Xiaokang Wang (Leading GE)
St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Dr. Wei Jiang
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
University of Salerno, Italy
Dr. Parimala Thulasiraman
University of Manitoba, Canada