Call for Papers for Special Track on

Emerging Topics Outside the Box of FCST 2011


Organizers: School of Information Science and Engineering & School of Software, Central South University, China

Venue & Dates: Changsha, China, November 16-18, 2011


Technically Co-Sponsored by
IEEE and IEEE Computer Society
CCF Technical Committee on Pervasive Computing
CCF Technical Committee on Office Automation



Original papers are solicited that describe emerging and especially *outside the box* topics for the 'Emerging Topics Outside the Box' Track within FCST 2011. Papers that discuss paradigm-shifting ideas, controversial issues, or a future beyond current technology are highly welcome. As a rough guideline, papers that fit typical technical conferences are not suitable for this track.


The following directions may be interesting, although other directions are also welcome, as long as they are thinking outside the conventional box.

(1) controversial technologies

(2) emerging interdisciplinary research

(3) human-centered computing and networking

(4) new tasks for humans in human-involved networks

(5) human channels and humans in the loop

(6) human-centered computing and networking

(7) future biometrics

(8) radical identity management

(9) new kinds of privacy e.g. for humans interacting with machines

(10) new paradigms for computational modelling

(11) social network based computations

(12) novel solutions to open problems in critical infrastructure protection

(13) new issues, problems and/or solutions for energy efficiency & green technology

(14) economics modelling of new computer science problems


Journal Special Issue

Selected best papers from this track that are relevant to human-involved issues will feature in a special issue of the Future Generation Computer Systems journal [] published by Elsevier (SCI & EI indexed; 2010 impact factor 2.229). More details are available in the journal special issue CFP at


Submission and Publication Information

The accepted papers from this conference will be published by IEEE Computer Society in IEEE proceedings (indexed by EI Compendex and ISTP). Papers should be written in English conforming to the IEEE conference proceedings format (8.5" x 11", Two-Column). Papers should be submitted through the paper submission system at the conference website.In the "Main topic" dropdown listbox, please make sure to choose "(15) Emerging Topics Outside the Box". Each paper is limited to 8 pages (or 12 pages with the over length charge). Distinguished papers, after further revisions, will be published in two special issues: (1) Elsevier's Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS); (2) IEICE's Transactions on Information and Systems, both to be indexed by SCI and EI. The program committee will select one winner for the Best Paper Award for this special track. Submitting a paper to the conference means that, if the paper is accepted, at least one author should attend the conference and present the paper. For no-show authors, their papers will be removed from the IEEE Computer Society digital library after the conference and their affiliations will be notified.


Important Dates


(1)  Track paper submissions due:                     July 20, 2011 (Extended Firm Deadline)

(2)  Notification of track paper decision:            August 30, 2011

(3)  Track camera-ready papers due:                 September 30, 2011 

(4)  Journal special issue invitation to selected track papers:          October 30, 2011 

(5)  Conference dates:                                      November 16-18, 2011 

(6)  Journal paper deadline:                               December 1, 2011 

(7)  Notification of journal paper decision:          February 1, 2012 

(8)  Camera-ready journal papers due:                March 1, 2012 

(9)  Journal special issue publication:                  Late 2012 



Program Track Co-Chairs


Raphael C.-W. Phan, Loughborough University, UK

Zhen Jiang, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA



Track Program Committee


Jean-Philippe Aumasson, Nagravision, Switzerland

Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, USA

Markus Jakobsson, PayPal, USA

Zhen Jiang, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA (chair)

Michael S. Lew, Leiden University, the Netherlands

Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada

Raphael C.-W. Phan, Loughborough University, UK (chair)

Kui Ren, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Albert Ali Salah, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Chiu-Chiang Tan, Temple University, USA

Haodong Wang, Cleveland State University, USA



Publicity Chair


Jean-Philippe Aumasson, Nagravision, Switzerland





Linlin Shan, Central South University, China

Xiaofei Xing, Central South University, China





Please email inquiries concerning FCST 2011 to:

Raphael C.-W. Phan: AT gmail DOT com and the conference organizers: FCST2011 AT gmail DOT com



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