IEEE Systems Journal

Call for Papers

The Systems Council Journal is published on a quarterly basis - March, June, September, December. To view past issues, visit IEEE Xplore.

Special Issue Call for Papers

Special Issue on “Advanced Malware Analysis in IoT”

Scope: Malware analysis is an ever-green research area which is becoming challenging day by day with the evolution of new technologies such as Cloud Computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile Cloud, Edge & Fog Computing, Virtualization, etc. The emergence of new technologies opens new doors for the attackers because of the introduction of new vulnerabilities and threats. The conventional security tools and approaches may not be sufficient enough to deal with the emerging threats and vulnerabilities. In fact, the attackers are now shifting their target from conventional computer systems to IoT devices, virtualization servers, mobile cloud platforms and end-user devices etc. Moreover, due to extensive exploitation of the Android platform in the IoT devices creates a task challenging of securing such kind of malwareactivities. The IoT applications are integrated with cloud servers and android devices; data privacy and security have become a very strong concern. As a real-world large-scale blackout, one can refer the malware against smart cities is the ransomware in health system in Ireland in May 2021 which affected the healthcare system over the country, putting the life of people in danger. The detection and prevention of the new malware variants becomes more difficult due to the invisible aspects, introduced by emerging technologies.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: Jan 31, 2022
First round of review: April 01, 2022
Second round of review: May 30, 2022
Final Decision: Jun 30, 2022

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Special Issue Call for Papers

Special Issue on “Control and Management of Electric Power Systems with High Shares of IBR”

Scope: The growing interest in the integration of variable renewable energy (VRE) and distributed energy resources (DER) on both policy and economic grounds is driving the transformation of electric power systems. The significant deployment of VRE and DER can effectively displace conventional synchronous generator-based power plants that for decades have been almost universally the main technology for power generation in electric power systems. Additionally, these inverter-based resources (IBR) introduce a high level of uncertainty and variability into the operation of electric power networks. This transformation raises a wide range of technical questions and operational challenges including voltage stability, frequency response, system synchronization, power electronics-driven stability, scheduling and mitigation of variability, system protection and coordination, etc. The optimal coordination of these resources requires a greater interoperability, significant upgrades of grid automation and the capabilities for real-time monitoring and adaptive actuation to be adopted by system operators.

Important Dates

Submission deadline for full papers and beginning of 1st review cycle: 15 May 2022
End of 1st review cycle and notification to authors: 31 August 2022
Revised paper submission and beginning of 2nd review cycle: 31 October 2022
End of 2nd review cycle and final notification to authors: 31 January 2023
Publication of Special Section (early access on IEEE Xplore): March 2023 (tentative)

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Special Issue Call for Papers

Special Issue on “Knowledge Graph Applications in Intelligent Decision”

Scope: Almost all decisions have complex backgrounds and collaborative requirements. Big data and artificial intelligence
development allow machines to assist us in making decisions, enabling us to deal with problems more quickly, efficiently,
and flexibly. However, the increasingly complex and unpredictable social environment bring more problems for intelligent decision, which dramatically increases the difficulty of decision-making. In a complex decision-making environment, technologies like Complex Network Analysis, Knowledge Graph have been put forward and applied to decision support systems. Knowledge Graph technologies, represented by knowledge acquisition, knowledge representation, and knowledge enhancement, have become an indispensable part of AI to make machines possess a higher level of human intelligence. The Knowledge Graph allows the intangible knowledge to transfer into structural data through the triples with entities and relations. Knowledge Graph has been used in wisdom medical, decision support,product and project scheduler, etc.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 30 September 2022
First round of review: 1 December 2022
Second round of review: 30 January 2023
Final Decision: 30 March 2022

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Call for Papers - Regular Issues (as of November 2021)

 

Scope: This journal is created to provide a systems-level focused forum for application-oriented manuscripts that address complex systems and system-of-systems of national and global significance. It is intended to encourage and facilitate cooperation and interaction among IEEE societies, and other professional societies, with systems-level and systems engineering interest.

Journal Need: The journal is intended to stimulate awareness, appreciation and utilization of systems thinking and the supporting systems engineering disciplines, especially for complex systems, systems-of-systems, complex cyber-physical systems, and complex smart systems, across many domains and application areas. Attention will be directed to theory, technology, design methodology, management, applications, successful lessons, impact in the real life, and social implications. In particular, but not only, themes that will be addressed include architectures, complexity, dynamics, integration, interoperability, adaptability, completeness, effectiveness, modeling, analysis, simulation, development tools and environments, engineering, science, mission assurance, regulatory compliance, robustness, reliability, availability, safety, maintainability, quality, risk management, interaction, usability, human factors, privacy, deployment, management, operations, communications, security, standards, applications, ethics, and education.
Typical domains encompass, but not limited to: autonomous vehicles and systems, disaster response, energy, environmental monitoring and control, exploratory exploration (space, terrestrial, underwater), global Earth observation and prediction, Earth science, biological systems, biotechnological systems, infrastructure monitoring and control, manufacturing systems, automation, cyber-physical systems, human health and life science, medical systems, transportation systems, logistics, service systems, decision support systems, management of large-scale systems, national defense and security, information and computer systems, cyberspace, internet, distributed networks, information systems security, privacy, educational systems, social and political systems, banking and trading systems, and socio-economic systems.
Interdisciplinarity is increasingly interesting due to its relevance in the modern and future complex systems, including aspects in engineering areas as well as in biology, chemistry, physics, material sciences, mathematics, life science, physiology, psychology, sociology, law, ethics, management, economy, finance, and many others.
This publication fills therefore a void un-addressed by most other journals, both within IEEE and outside, aiming to serve the broad community interested

Manuscript Submission: Prepare and submit your manuscript by following the detailed instructions provided in Authors page at http://ieeesystemsjournal.org. The manuscripts should present original work in the scope of the journal and must be exclusively submitted to this journal, must not have been published before, and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Significantly extended and expanded versions of papers published in conference proceedings can be submitted, providing also a detailed description of the additions. Three types of manuscripts are considered: regular, short, and survey/tutorial papers. See details at http://ieeesystemsjournal.org.

Open Access: This publication is a hybrid journal, allowing traditional manuscript publication and open-access manuscripts. If the paper will be accepted for publication, you can choose to have your manuscript published open access.

Page Limits and Charges: Regular papers are limited to a maximum of 12 pages of the journal (up to 8 pages will be complimentary, the 4 allowable extra pages will cost US$150 per page). Short papers are limited to 4 pages. For surveys/tutorial papers, contact in advance the Editor-in-Chief. For more information about charges for accepted papers, please visit the Authors page at http://ieeesystemsjournal.org.

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