Special Issue "Ubiquitous Systems and Services for IT Convergence"


A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2014

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jason C. Hung
Overseas Chinese University, Taiwan
Website: http://rs2.ocu.edu.tw/~jhung
E-Mail: jasonhung2013@gmail.com
Interests: green IT; ubiquitous computing; mobile storage; mobile computing; distributed software engineering; intelligent agent

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Shu-Ching Chen
School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA
Website: http://users.cis.fiu.edu/~chens
E-Mail: chens@cs.fiu.edu
Interests: Big Data; Mobile Multimedia; Distributed Database Systems; Multimedia Data Mining

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Young-Sik Jeong
Department of Multimedia Engineering, Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea
Website: http://ucloud-lab.dongguk.edu
E-Mail: ysjeong.dk@gmail.com
Phone: +82-2-2260-3374
Interests: Cloud computing, Ubiquitous computing, Internet of Things and M2M, Cyber physical system , Ubiquitous intelligent systems, Smart appliances

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As computing power and networks have advanced, we face a novel environment called “Converged IT”. The term refers to the realization of a new IT environment where information exchange can be made via various devices, such as smart devices, intelligent systems and services, advanced vehicular communications technology, ubiquitous computing, cloud computing, etc. In addition, as pervasive computing is gradually integrated with every aspect our lives and activities, ubiquitous services are also rapidly applied to our real lives.

This Special Issue aims to address advanced IT issues and to encourage researchers to publish their results in Information. The issue will accept both original research papers and review articles that enhance the state-of-the-art in IT Convergence, its applications, and services. The papers will be peer-reviewed and selected on the basis of their quality and relevance to the Special Issue’s theme. Papers on practical as well as theoretical topics and problems are invited.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Ubiquitous Systems and Services for IT Convergence
  • Intelligent Service Framework and Key elements for IT Convergence
  • Advanced Vehicular Communications Technology
  • UI/UX for IT Convergence
  • Wireless sensor and RFID for IT Convergence
  • Cyber Physical System in IT Convergence
  • Context awareness service model for IT Convergence
  • Internet of Things and M2M
  • Grid and Cloud computing
  • Advanced Cryptography and Security Issues for IT Convergence
  • Network middleware and protocols for IT Convergence
  • Intelligent Mobile Multimedia Computing
  • Smartphone and personal devices for SW
  • Security modeling in SW
  • Methods for improving either the efficiency or accuracy of M2M applications
  • Vehicle service models for IT Convergence
  • Haptic interfaces and interactions for IT Convergence

Prof. Dr. Jason C. Hung
Prof. Dr. Shu-Ching Chen
Prof. Dr. Young-Sik Jeong
Guest editors


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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Information is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.


  • IT Convergence
  • Hybrid of IT, BT, NT
  • Ubiquitous Systems
  • Multimodal Ubiquitous Services
  • Haptic interfaces
  • Vehicular Cloud Computing
  • Green IT
  • Cyber Physical System and Embedded SW
  • Internet of Things
  • Intelligent Mobile Multimedia
  • Convergence Security
  • Converged Video Surveillance

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Information 2014, 5(4), 535-547; doi:10.3390/info5040535
Received: 9 July 2014; in revised form: 22 September 2014 / Accepted: 28 September 2014 / Published: 21 October 2014
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Information 2014, 5(4), 526-534; doi:10.3390/info5040526
Received: 25 June 2014; in revised form: 10 October 2014 / Accepted: 13 October 2014 / Published: 17 October 2014
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