Cybermatics: Advanced Strategy and Technology for Cyber-Enabled Systems and Applications

in Special Issue   Posted on July 19, 2016 

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Special Issue Call for Papers:

With the high development of Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Computing, and Social Computing, the physical world and cyber world are increasingly integrating and merging, which can be called the hyper world. An emerging but significant field called cybermatics, which aims to build systematic knowledge about new phenomena, behaviors, properties and practices in the cyberspace and cyberization, is developed to model the human individual information processing along with the broad applications across the cyber-enabled systems. Cybermatics is a holistic field to systematically study cyber entities in cyberspace, their properties and functions as well as their relations and conjugations with entities in physical, social and mental spaces, which is concerned more with the basic attributes, properties, models, representations, interactions, and evolutions of cyber entities, and all their possible relations conjugated with real things. Specifically, it can be regarded as the interdisciplinary or trans-disciplinary research and practice focusing on five major aspects: the cyber entities in cyberspace, cyber-physical conjugation, cyber-social conjugation, cyber-mental conjugation, and cyber-physical-social-mental Integration. For this scientific and systematic study, numerous challenges are raised as: How to establish and improve the foundational theory and methodology for the basic models and data processing in the hyper world? How to find a unified way to study and represent the diversified cyber entities along with their tremendous associations and interconnections? How to systematically extract, create, and fuse the information, knowledge, and intelligence generated across the cyber-physical-social systems for the sustainable utilization? How to deal with the accompanying issues while producing numerous cyber things, such as security, reliability, and etc.

Thus, this special issue on Cybermatics: Advanced Strategy and Technology for Cyber-Enabled Systems and Applications, aims to review, investigate, and exchange the fundamental theories, models, and technological solutions across the cyber-physical-social systems in a holistic and trans-disciplinary view, which will have a great significance and profound impact on: 1) Addressing the emerging trends, issues, and studies in the trans-disciplinary domains to share the common goal of cyber-enabled world. 2) Providing fundamental theory, model, and methodology in the newly established field of cyber science, and pushing forward the practices with other related frontiers. 3) Exploring interesting and practical technologies and applications to provide foundational frameworks, new functions, and adaptive services across cyber-physical-social systems. 4) Bringing together all cyber-related researchers, engineers, and interested pioneers from both academia and industry, to draw up the future direction of cybermatics, and service provision in hyper space.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

Modeling of Cyberspace & Cyber-world
Cyber-Physical Hybrid Interface/System Design
Mechanism for Intelligent Transportation Systems
Wearable Computing and Smart Sensor
Social Internet of Things
Cyber-Social Data Processing and Intelligence Mining
Knowledge Modeling and Management in Cyber-Social Networks
Cyber-Social Sensing and Behavior Analysis
User Influence Measure and Model in Social Cyberspace
Cyber-Based Learning Analytics
Cyber-Empowered Sentiment Analysis and Mental Computing
Cyber Visualization
Cyber Security, Privacy and Reliability
Data Quality Control
Smart Healthcare and Lifecare
Well-being Oriented Life Support


Authors should prepare their manuscript according to the Guide for Authors of Future Generation Computer Systems available from, and submit online at: To ensure that the manuscript is correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, authors must select \”Cyber-Enabled Application\” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.

Tentative Schedule

Paper Submission Due: Sept. 30, 2016
Completion of first review cycle: Nov. 30, 2016
Deadline for submitting the revised papers: Jan. 30, 2017
2nd review completion: Mar. 30, 2017
Camera-ready Manuscript Due: Apr. 30, 2017

Guest editors:

Xiaokang Zhou, Shiga University, Japan
Weimin Li, Shanghai University, China
Ivan Ruchkin, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia

Contact Information

Corresponding Guest Editor, Dr. Zhou ([email protected])

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