IEEE Transaction on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC) seeks original manuscripts for a Special Issue/Section on Coordination in Large-Scale Socio-Technical Systems scheduled to appear in the Second Issue of 2015.The massive diffusion of networked ICT devices, increasingly entangled with our physical and social world, is leading to the emergence of large-scale distributed computing systems. These can provide us with a variety of innovative service and new functionalities, once we understand how to direct and coordinate their activities. You can consider sensor/actuator networks; robot swarms; platforms for collective sensing and actions; platforms for global collaboration and production. All of these, to be of some use, require the capability of effectively coordinating the activities of a very large number (up to the millions) of heterogeneous components, such as humans, software agents, robots, and generic ICT devices. And this in spite of components that are: situated in dynamic and unpredictable environments; inherently context-aware in their interaction; inherently autonomous; and, thus, practically impossible to be controlled at the individual level.
This special issue welcomes theoretical and practical contributions focusing on systemic issues for large-scale sociotechnical systems, and providing either innovative viewpoints or novel models, technologies, and methodologies on the subject. Contributions can address (but are not limited to) the following topics of interests:
As an author, you are responsible for understanding and adhering to our submission guidelines. You can access them at the IEEE Computer Society web site, www.computer.org. Please thoroughly read these before submitting your manuscript. TETC is the newest Transactions of the IEEE Computer Society with Open Access only. Please submit your paper to Manuscript Central at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tetc-cs.
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DISMI - Università di Modena e Reggio
Emilia - Italy
DISI – Alma Mater Studiorum
Università di Bologna - Italy