HCIS Journal - Call for Papers (2021 Edition)
                   Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences (HCIS)
                                    ISSN: 2192-1962 (electronic)
                    Impact Factor: 3.700 (JCR-Q1 ranked in Web of Science)                     


                     Editor-in-Chief: James  (Jong Hyuk) Park, SeoulTech, Korea

  Aims and scope
In Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences (HCIS), KIPS-CSWRG publishes high quality papers which cover the various theories and practical applications related to human-centric computing and information sciences. The published papers present results of significant value to solve the various problems with application services and other problems which are within the scope of HCIS. In addition, we expect they will trigger further related research and technological improvements relevant to our future lives.
Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences stands for the continuously evolving and converging information technologies, including:
.Human-computer interaction and Multi modal
.Internet of Things and Sensors
.Cloud, Edge and Fog computing
.Social computing and Intelligence
.Computer-assisted Learning and Cognition
.Block-chain and data mining
.Privacy, Security and Cryptography
.AI and Big data analytics for HCIS
.Ambient Intelligence
.Cyber-physical systems and Smart devices
.Mobile computing and Wireless communications
.Smart city - applications and services
.HCIS services, applications and implementations

Manuscript type and submission track
There are two manuscript types and two submission tracks in the new HCIS journal as following;

==Manuscript Type== 
.Research paper: the full-length manuscript presents an innovative idea in a complete way, suited for an archival journal, including a clear definition of the problem addressed, the goals, the literature background, the solution proposed, the theoretical proofs if applicable, the experimental results, the discussion and the comparisons with the literature and/or the practice.
.Survey paper: The manuscript is a comprehensive survey of a field or an introductory tutorial on a specific fundamental area or an advanced topic.

==Submission Track==
** Fast track **
.Submission - Evaluation - Registration (Payment) – Editing (Proofreading: English, Paper) - Publishing
.Time from submission to publication: 4 to 6 months

** Regular track **
.Process: Submission - Evaluation - Registration (Payment) – Editing (Proofreading: English, Paper) - Publishing
.Time from submission to publication: 8 to 10 months

Review process:  http://hcisj.com/submission/peer_review_process.php

  Editorial Board
James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park, Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), Korea

**Associate Editors-in-Chief**
Young-Sik Jeong, Dongguk University, Korea
Kim-Kwang Choo, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Qun Jin, Waseda University, Japan

**Managing Editors**
Sahil Garg, École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), Montreal, Canada
Yunsick Sung, Dongguk University, Korea
Dohyun Kim, Catholic University of Pusan, Korea

**Advisory Board**
Hamid Arabnia, University of Georgia, USA
M. Atiquzzaman, University of Oklahoma, USA
Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Han-Chieh Chao, National Ilan University, Taiwan
Hsiao-Hwa Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Mohsen Guizani, University of Idaho, USA
Victor Leung, University of British Columbia, Canada
Mohammad Obaidat, Monmouth University, USA
Yi Pan, Georgia State University, USA
Sethuraman Panchanathan, Arizona State University, USA
Doo-Soon Park, Soonchunhyang University, Korea
Vincenzo Piuri, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Philip Yu, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Wanlei Zhou, Deakin University, Australia

**Senior Editors**
Muhammad Khan, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Jaime Lloret, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Ka Man, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Joel Rodrigues, National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil
Yang Xiao, University of Alabama, USA
Sherali Zeadally, University of Kentucky, USA
Neeraj Kumar, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India
Arun Kumar Sangaiah, VIT University, India
Jin Wang, Changsha University of Science & Technology, China

**Associate Editors**
You can find the details in the following HCIS website;

 Indexing Services
All articles published in Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences are listed in the following indexing services:
Science Citation Index  Expanded (SCIE),  Scopus,  Google Scholar, DOAJ,  OCLC,  SCImago, Summon by ProQuest
(We are also expecting a high impact factor : JCR-Q1 level in 2021.)


=Preparing Manuscript=
All manuscript submissions must be made in electronic format, e.g., PDF format (preferred) or MS Word. Manuscripts should follow the formatting of the sample manuscript and reference.

.You can download them from here:
Download our manuscript format: http://hcisj.com/images/HCIS_Template.docx

.Submit your manuscript http://www.confmanager.net/hcistemporary/index.php
 This submission system is temporarily in operation. When our official submission system (Clarivate's ScholarOne Manuscript) is completed, all records from the temporary system are moved to the official system.

*The policy of HCIS and APC types are newly changed.*
We approved a new policy concerning the page limits, i.e., up to 13 pages are basic APC (including text, figures, and tables, as well as optional authors' biographies and photographs) and up to additional 3 pages are allowed with the extra page charge of $100 per page.
However, for the authors who have submitted in 2020 (via Springer-HCIS system), the overcharge will be 50% off per page.

.Submission enquiries : hcis.manuscript.submission@gmail.com
.General enquiries : hcis.secretary01@gmail.com

==Description for changing the publisher==
 As posted on HCIS's website (https://hcis-journal.springeropen.com), we have terminated contracts with Springer, who has worked with us for the past ten years, as of December 31, 2020.
All of HCIS's articles over the past decade will continue to be serviced on an existing Springer's HCIS Journal homepage. (https://hcis-journal.springeropen.com/)
 We have a new contract with Clarivate (https://clarivate.com/) and are currently setting a new homepage and a manuscript submission system (ScholarOne Manuscript).
The homepage is currently open (http://www.hcisjournal.com), and the manuscript submission system will officially open in mid-January 2021. Once the ScholarOne Manuscript is completed, all the records will be transferred there.
 Therefore, we will temporarily use the KIPS-conference manager system (http://www.confmanager.net/hcistemporary/) as a submission system until then to ensure that your review process continues normally. 
To do this, we will move information about the papers you previously submitted to Springer's Editorial Manager and the editors and reviewers we allocated to the temporary system.
As soon as this work is completed, we will send you the information to check your manuscript information in the temporary submission system again.

The new publisher of HCIS:  KIPS-CSWRG
  KIPS-CSWRG is a research group of the KIPS (http://www.kips.or.kr), one of the leading academic societies in the field of information processing in South Korea, founded on December 1, 1993. 
  KIPS-CSWRG is a non-profit scientific organization whose purpose is to promote research on various areas of future technology, including information technology, communications, convergence, ubiquitous engineering, embedded and multimedia computing, etc.
  KIPS-CSWRG has been publishing the Scopus journal Journal of Information Processing  Systems (JIPS) since 2005. (http://jips-k.org/) JIPS are indexed in ESCI (a new Web of Science index of Thomson Reuters), SCOPUS, DOI, DBLP, EI COMPENDEX, EBSCO, Google Scholar, and Crossref.

New submission system:  ScholarOne - Clarivate (https://clarivate.com/webofsciencegroup/solutions/scholarone)

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