Call: Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments thematic issue: A Software Engineering Perspective on Smart Applications for AmI


ISSN: 1876-1364
Published by IOS Press

Thematic Issue: A Software Engineering Perspective on Smart Applications for AmI

Deadline for manuscript submission: June 15th, 2011


This thematic issue addresses software engineering perspectives on the design, use and evaluation of Smart Applications for Ambient Intelligence and solicits contributions on recent developments and experiments with such applications in simulated smart environments as well as successful deployments in the real world. Currently, we witness various futuristic application domains that promise smart interaction between humans and computers, with smart objects enabling the internet of things, intelligent transportation systems, and smart grids being some of the more notorious examples receiving a lot of attention nowadays. However, do the advanced computing capabilities of a mobile phone justify calling it a smart-phone? How can software engineering complement artificial intelligence to create smart applications for Ambient Intelligence? What kind of intelligent behavior do users expect from smart software architectures? What are good programming paradigms to implement such systems? The particular focus of this thematic issue is on software engineering best practices and methodologies to develop intelligent applications, case studies on software requirements and testing of smart behavior, and success stories from various application domains.

As this topic covers many different software engineering disciplines we encourage submissions that cover the broad range of research topics that include practical applications and case studies, user studies, middleware, programming languages, application design methodologies, empirical evaluation of systems and metrics, underpinning theories and formal methods, and more technical/scientific research topics. Some specific relevant application areas to be considered, but not exclusively are:

  • Smart home automation
  • Intelligent web applications
  • Mobile applications for smartphones
  • Intelligent interfaces
  • Smart mobs
  • Intelligent machines and systems
  • Smart grid
  • Intelligent personalization and recommender systems
  • Ambient assisted living
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Smart healthcare
  • Intelligent multi-agent systems
  • Smart surveillance and tracking
  • Intelligent sensor networks
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Intelligent behavior and context-aware applications
  • Smart energy systems
  • Mobile and wearable intelligence

Submissions that use experimental data derived from real or simulated test-beds of smart applications and intelligent environments are especially encouraged.

We are pleased to inform you that JAISE is indexed by Scopus, ACM Digital Library and DBLP. From January 2012, all JAISE issues will be indexed in JCR.

Submission and Proceedings

Papers should be of 12 pages or longer and adhere to the guidelines given on the webpage:

When submitting, authors should highlight in the cover letter that the submission is for this particular Thematic Issue. Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the special issue editors in advance, indicating their interest and a tentative title of the paper.

Important Dates and Dissemination Plan

Deadline for manuscript submission: June 15th, 2011
Notification to authors: October 31th, 2011
Submission of revised versions: January 15th, 2012
Targeted publication date: March 2012

Guest Editors

Davy Preuveneers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium,

Paulo Novais, University of Minho, Portugal,
Juan M. Corchado, University of Salamanca, Spain,

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