Special Section on Smart City Oriented Cyber-Physical Systems

in Special Issue   Posted on June 21, 2019 

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Special Issue Call for Papers:

With the popularization of information technology and the continuous progress of big data technology, it has been urgent to generate various types of network intelligence and dynamic information collection systems. The Internet of Things (IoT) and computers with powerful functions can simulate urban operation by operating under reasonable safety regulation. However, a series of practical problems should be solved to make breakthroughs and realize sustainable development of a new urban generation.

Information technology is widely used for multi-dimensional aggregation in smart cities. By using technologies, such as networking, intelligent sensor placement can be applied in cities for the creation of object-linked information integration. Moreover, the collected information can be integrated with the Internet and other networks based on intelligent analyses. Such systems can implement analyses according to the requirements for intelligent decision support and communication. Practical systems can be established through information technology for public service, public industry, and public management. Also, the service efficiency of the government and the life quality of the public can be improved. A smart city emphasizes high-efficiency information processing ability, information resource integration ability, and management ability to coordinate various activities. Interdisciplinary, multi-level, cross-sectional, and cross-regional cooperation can realize the interconnection and mutual understanding among people, objects, networks and industries. Consequently, new models and new forms of urban development can be realized, which reflect the wisdom of smart cities.

As a complex multi-dimensional system, Cyber-Physical System (CPS) is a comprehensive computing, network and physical environment. The information world can be closely integrated with the physical world through the combination of control technology, communication technology and computing technology. With close relation to human life and social progress, IoT has been widely used in various fields such as industrial control, environmental monitoring, intelligent medical, intelligent transportation, intelligence grid, military reconnaissance and aerospace. As a typical application of IoT, intelligent medical systems can provide reliable, safe and real-time medical services in a wired or wireless way. The key information in intelligent transportation system, such as traffic signals, can be monitored in real time. The system analyzes, computes, and publishes a great deal of information, so that real-time road information can be shared by vehicles. By observing and real-time monitoring the system, road managers can release information and guide vehicles to improve urban traffic conditions.

High quality and up-to-date technology of CPS and IoT are the target of this special issue. It can be taken as a forum for researchers from different countries to discuss their works and progresses. Particularly, the issue aims to show the latest progress and development in the discovery and exploration of IoT. Both state-of-the-art practical applications and theoretical studies can be submitted. The submitted papers will be peer-reviewed and selected according to their quality and relevance to the special issue.


Topics of interest include the following:

– Integration of provenance into Cyber-Physical Systems(CPS) and Internet-of-Things

– Internet of Vehicles and Internet of Things

– Real-time meanings in different application spaces: energy, transportation, medical and aeronautics

– Pervasive and Ubiquitous Technology in IoT

– Mining of spatial data in IoT

– Multimedia Communications and Visual Signal Processing in IoT

– Physical/virtual testbeds for real-time closed-loop control

– Robot navigation in IoT

– Knowledge reasoning in physical systems

– Machine learning and other approaches for real time data analytics

– Data-driven urban transportation management

Submission Guidelines:

Unpublished manuscripts or extended versions of papers presented at the conference are welcome. All submissions must not be currently under review for publication elsewhere. Conference papers may be submitted only if the paper is completely re-written or substantially extended (50%).

For additional questions please contact the guest editors. All submitted papers will be peer reviewed using the normal standards of CAEE. By submitting a paper to this issue, the authors agree to referee one paper (if asked) within the time frame of the special issue.

Before submission, authors should carefully read the journal\’s Author Guidelines available at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/367/authorinstructions. Selected authors will be invited to submit their through the journal\’s web submission tool at evise.com/profile/#/COMPELECENG/login by selecting “SI-cps” from the “Issues” pull-down menu during the submission process.


Submission of manuscript: December 30 2019.

First notification: March 30 2020.

Submission of revised manuscript: June 30 2020.

Notification of the re-review: July 30 2020.

Final notification: August 30, 2020

Final paper due: November 30, 2020

Publication: February 2021

Guest Editors:

Dr. Zhihan Lv (Main contact)

Associate Professor of Qingdao University, China

Email: lvzhihan@gmail.com

Dr. Jaime Lloret

Professor of Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Email: jlloret@dcom.upv.es

Dr. Wei Xiang

Professor of Electronic Systems and IoT Engineering, James Cook University, Australia

Email: wei.xiang@jcu.edu.au

Dr. Zhihan Lv is currently a Associate Professor at Qingdao University of China. He received his PhD from Ocean University of China in 2012. He worked in CNRS (France) as Research Engineer, Umea University as Postdoc Research Fellow, Fundacion FIVAN (Spain) as Experienced Researcher. He was a Research Associate at University College London (UCL). He is the guest editors for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Access, Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems, Springer Neural Computing and Applications, IET Image Processing, Elsevier Computers & Electrical Engineering, Neurocomputing.

Prof. Jaime Lloret received his B.Sc.+M.Sc. in Physics in 1997, his B.Sc.+M.Sc. in electronic Engineering in 2003 and his Ph.D. in telecommunication engineering (Dr. Ing.) in 2006. He is a Cisco Certified Network Professional Instructor. He worked as a network designer and administrator in several enterprises. He is currently Associate Professor in the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He is the Chair of the Integrated Management Coastal Research Institute (IGIC) and he is the head of the \”Active and collaborative techniques and use of technologic resources in the education (EITACURTE)\” Innovation Group. He is the director of the University Diploma “Redes y Comunicaciones de Ordenadores” and he has been the director of the University Master \”Digital Post Production\” for the term 2012-2016.

Wei Xiang (S’00–M’04–SM’10) received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees, both in electronic engineering, from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, in 1997 and 2000, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications engineering from the University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, in 2004. During 2004 and 2015, he was with the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia. He is currently the Founding Professor and Head of Discipline of Internet of Things Engineering at James Cook University, Cairns, Australia.

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