Special section on Sensors and Wearable-based Intelligent Systems

in Special Issue   Posted on June 21, 2019 

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Tue 24 Dec 2019
Journal Impact Factor : 2.663
Journal Name : Computers & Electrical Engineering
Journal Publisher:
Website for the Special Issue: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/computers-and-electrical-engineering/call-for-papers/special-section-sensors-wearable-based-intelligent-systems
Journal & Submission Website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/computers-and-electrical-engineering

Special Issue Call for Papers:


Sensor-based IoT (Internet of Things) systems and wearable systems have become popular recently due to their portability, effectiveness, easy-of-use interface, and accurate measurements. Modern smart and intelligent environments need advancements in such sensor and wearable-based applications that can not only thrive on the power of sensor-based systems, but also solve daily life problems in the domains of health, education, governance, security, tourism, etc. Thus, it is important to develop intelligent methods and techniques that can use artificial intelligent algorithms to maximize the use of sensors and wearable devices and produce intelligent and smart IoT systems that are beneficial for humans.

In the past few decades, automated and intelligent Smart Systems have emerged, opening new research directions that are still evolving due to new challenges and technological advances in the field. The aim of this special section is to bring together academics and industrial practitioners to exchange and discuss the latest innovations and applications of IoT and wearable devices in the domain of artificial intelligent-based systems. The International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications (Bahawalpur – Pakistan Oct, 2019, INTAP-2019, http://jdconline.net/intap/) is being organized by Artificial Intelligence Research Group with cooperation of Sir Sadiq Association of Computing and the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. INTAP-2019 focuses mainly on techniques and applications for IoT and wearable-based smart environments. This special section will include a few invited extended versions of the best papers presented at INTAP-2019.


The scope of this special sectin is the application of artificial intelligence techniques and algorithms using IoT and wearable devices to designing and solving problems of smart systems in the domain of education, health, agriculture, business, etc. These techniques might include:

  • Wearable IoT systems
  • Implantable IoT systems
  • IoT-based Connected Vehicles
  • IoT-based Smart Supply Chain and Retail
  • Energy Efficient IoT Systems
  • Wireless Positioning and IoT
  • Smart Environments and IoT
  • RFID and Smart Technologies for IoT
  • Machine Learning for IoT

The papers to be published in this special section would be appropriate for experts in the relevant fields, but also appealing to wider academic audiences and industry people. Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should not exceed 20 double-spaced pages for initial submission. Papers only prepared according to the CAEE’s guidelines for authors and submitted online (see procedure described below) will be considered for the review process. Authors should follow the detailed guidelines at http://www.elsevier.com/journals/computers-and-electrical-engineering/0045-7906/guide-for-authors.

Some authors of INTAP 2019 will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers presented at the conference. Such submissions should include at least 50% new material, and their titles must be clearly and unmistakably differ from the title of the article presented at the conference.

Papers must be submitted online at: https://www.evise.com/profile/#/COMPELECENG/login

by selecting “SI-swis” from the “Issues” pull-down menu during the submission process. Only papers submitted at this address and code will be considered for processing. Any questions regarding this special section should be sent to the managing guest editor at imran.sarwar@iub.edu.pk. Each paper will be subjected to review by at least three reviewers.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 24 December 2019

First notification of Acceptance/Rejection: 26 February 2020

Revised manuscripts Submission Deadline: 30 March 2020

Final notification of Acceptance: 25 April 2020

Final Paper Due: 25 May 2020

Expected publication date: October 2020

Guest Editors:

Dr. Imran Sarwar Bajwa

Associate Professor

Islamia University Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Email: imran.sarwar@iub.edu.pk

Webpage: Link

Dr. Patrick Seeling


Central Michigan University, USA

Email: pseeling@ieee.org

Webpage: Link

Dr. Alexendar Gelbukh,


Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), Mexico

Email: gelbukh@cic.ipn.mx

Webpage: Link

Bios of Guest Editors

Imran Sarwar Bajwa has PhD in Artificial Intelligence from University of Birmingham, UK. He has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience. His major areas of research are Artificial Intelligence, automated systems and smart systems. The proposed guest editor [Dr. Imran] has vast experience of organizing international conferences like IEEE ICDIM 2013 [183 submissions] and IEEE INTECH 2016 [235 submissions], INTAP 2018 [251 submissions]. He has previously guest edited two special issues: CAEE [Elsevier] and J.UCS [Springer]. He is also reviewer of KBS and other Elsevier journals. He has 135 publications, 890 + google citations and google h-index is 17. His personal Impact Factor is 18.9.

Patrick Seeling is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, Michigan, USA). He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona, USA) in 2005. He was a Faculty Research Associate and Associated Faculty with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University from 2005 to 2007. From 2008 to 2011, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computing and New Media Technologies at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA). In 2011, he joined Central Michigan University as Assistant Professor, where he became a tenured Associate Professor in 2015 and a Full Professor in 2018.
He has published over 100 journal articles and conference papers. He is a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Alexendar Gelbukh is research Professor and Head of the Natural Language Laboratory at the Centro de Investigación en Computación (CIC) of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), Mexico. Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, founding member of the Mexican Academy of Computing, and National Researcher of Mexico (SNI level 3, the highest). Honorary Professor at the Amity Institute of Information Technology (AIIT), Amity University, Noida, India. Adjunct Faculty at the National Institute of Technology Mizoram (NIT Mizoram), Aizawl, India. Senior Researcher of the International Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Structural AnalysisNational Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia. Invited Professor at the Institute for Modern Linguistic ResearchSholokhov Moscow State University for the Humanities (2013–2015), Russia. Researcher, All-Union Scientific and Technical Information Center (AUSTIC, 1998–1992). Part-time teacher, Moscow State University (MSU, 1995–1997), Russia.

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