The Publication Fees/Article Processing Charges (APCs) for the accepted papers will be completely subsidized by the CAS Society. Hence these publications will be completely free of charge to the authors.

OJCAS Special Section on Circuits, Systems, and Algorithms for Beyond 5G and towards 6G

Submissions Due: 26 July 2020

In order to fulfill the ever-growing cultural and economic needs of human society, the information industry continues to boost innovation and productivity of other economic sectors. The near future will bring a variety of emerging technologies that will fundamentally transform our everyday lives and pose new challenges to researchers and engineers. The key transforming technologies that recently have received the most attention include the Internet of Things, vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, machine translation, (enhanced) virtual (and augmented) reality, e-learning, and robotization. These technological trends heavily rely on wireless communication and pose extreme, partially contradictory requirements to the communications networks and the associated infrastructure and devices, e.g., complexity/power vs. data rate, and so on. Though 5G has started to be launched in 2020, the present wireless networks are approaching their fundamental limits. To this end, intensive research has been initialized towards 5G mobile communication systems and beyond (6G) technologies.

This special issue emphasizes the unique challenges of circuits, systems, and algorithms, associated with the design of beyond 5G and 6G wireless systems, and state-of-the-art and future directions will be showcased from a circuits and systems perspective. The special issue will bring together academic and industrial researchers to identify the key technical challenges and propose area, throughput, and power-efficient solutions.

Original and unpublished research results with topics in any of the following areas or beyond are hereby solicited.

Specific Topics of Interest (but are not limited to):
  • Algorithm-hardware and hardware-software co-design for B5G and 6G
  • Advanced channel coding algorithms and implementations for B5G and 6G
  • Massive MIMO and beyond, with focus on signal processing, architecture, and hardware challenges
  • Hardware implementations related to non-orthogonal multiple-access schemes
  • Baseband processing algorithms and hardware designs for mmWave and terahertz systems
  • Software-defined and cognitive radio-related signal processing implementations
  • Cost-efficient algorithms and implementations for estimation, detection, synchronization, and equalization
  • Parallel DSP, multi-core, and configurable architectures and algorithms for high-data rate transmission
  • System integrations, testbeds, and demos for B5G and 6G wireless
  • Circuits, systems, and algorithms for wireless communications based on deep learning
  • Other (industrial) applications of emerging signal and information processing tasks

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OJCAS Special Section on Edge AI and Accelerators

Submissions Due: 26 July 2020

In recent years, the number of mobile and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices have grown exponentially. The deployment of 5G networks is expected to cause further proliferation of these devices thereby multiplies the amount of data generated at the network edge. In traditional systems, the data generated in IoT edge devices are sent to cloud servers for processing and analytics. However, due to performance advancements of system-on-chips, IoT devices now possess enough computing capacity to run various AI algorithms on themselves resulting in computation at the network edge. Edge computing helps to reduce inaccuracies and redundancies in acquired data, obtain preliminary inference locally to reduce the storage resource, and reduce network traffic burdens. Besides, more sophisticated AI computations on data from edge devices can be offloaded to dedicated hardware accelerators. Deploying AI techniques on edge require considerations on computational complexity, resource consumption, accuracy/efficacy, etc.

This special section highlights the need to explore 1) AI and data processing techniques to be deployed at network edge; 2) methods used for data fusion to reduce inaccuracies in data acquired by IoT sensors; 3) design of AI accelerators for processing data from IoT sensors.

The purpose of this special section is to invite authors to submit manuscripts describing original research as well as reviews of emerging directions over a range of topics related to edge AI and computing, including but not limited to:
  • Architectures for edge AI
  • AI software systems on the edge
  • AI HW/circuit implementations for edge computing
  • Hardware-software co-design for edge computing
  • Novel AI techniques for wearables/IoT
  • Intelligent data and sensor fusion at edge
  • Complexity vs performance trade-offs for edge AI
  • Hardware accelerators for computation offloading of IoT sensor data
  • Implementation/deployment of edge AI

More information can be found here

OJCAS Special Section on High-Speed Wireline and Optical Communication Circuits and Systems

Submissions Due: 26 July 2020

The explosive growth of data traffic requires advances in both wireline and optical communication circuits with the ever-increasing data rate. To promote techniques in both circuit and system levels to tackle various challenges as the data rate keeps increasing and provides insightful guidelines for interconnects in the years to come, OJCAS is introducing a Special Section focused on High-Speed Wireline and Optical Communication Circuits and Systems.

Innovative and original submissions are solicited in areas including (but not limited to) the following:
  • Receivers/transmitters/transceivers for intra-chip, chip-to-chip, and 2.5/3D interconnections, memory and graphics interfaces, backplanes, optical links, and long-haul communications
  • Innovative I/O circuits for advancing data rates and improving power efficiency
  • Clock generation and distribution including PLLs and CDRs
  • Building blocks such as equalizers, ADC/DAC-based transceivers, silicon photonic and optical interface circuitry

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OJCAS Special Section on IEEE ICME 2020

Submissions Due: 9 November 2020

The IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME) has been the flagship multimedia conference since 2000. It aims at promoting the exchange of the latest advances in multimedia technologies, systems, and applications from both the research and development perspectives of the circuits and systems, communications, computer, and signal processing communities. ICME attracts more than 1000 submissions and 500 participants each year, serving as the prime forum for the dissemination of knowledge in the multimedia field.

This special issue will present extended versions of high-quality papers presented at ICME 2020. The focus is on papers that contribute to the theory, analysis, design, tools, and implementation of circuits and systems for multimedia. The extended version must introduce original content over the conference version. Articles may be up to 12 pages long, including references and authors' biographies.

Authors of selected ICME 2020 papers will be invited, based on the quality of the conference paper and its relevance to the aims and scope of the journal. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Audio, image and video processing
  • Immersive multimedia
  • Multimedia analysis and understanding
  • Multimedia communications
  • Multimedia databases and data mining
  • Multimedia quality assessment and metrics
  • Multimedia security, privacy and forensics
  • Multimedia hardware
  • Multimedia standards
  • Multimedia for society and health
  • Social media analysis and applications

More information can be found here