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 CAS for Flexible Electronics

Extended Submission Deadline: 21 June 2021

Flexible electronics have a huge growth potential in many applications ranging from wearables, smartphones, robots to entertainment, automotive, healthcare, and more. According to ReportLinker’s recent report, the global flexible electronics market will reach $22.6 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 17% over the next seven years. This growth is further fueled by the rapid development of the Internet-of-Things, 5G, and artificial intelligence, where sensors for data collection are essential. While novel devices and printing technologies provide the basic components and manufacturing process for flexible electronics, it is the innovation in circuits and systems that brings flexible sensors, interfacing circuits, embedded artificial intelligence, wireless communications, energy harvesting, and wireless power transfer together to form a complete flexible system. Flexible electronics opens a new field for the CAS community to apply low power circuit techniques, design tools and methodologies, computationally efficient algorithms, and many more to tackle the challenges in making flexible systems.

The purpose of this OJCAS Special Section is to report the recent progress in circuits and systems for the emerging field of flexible electronics. Manuscripts describing original research as well as reviews of emerging directions are solicited for this Special Section.

The range of topics includes, but is not limited to:
  • Circuits for flexible electronics
  • System architecture for extreme, low power flexible electronics
  • Energy-efficient signal processing algorithms for flexible electronics
  • Embedded AI for flexible electronics
  • Flexible energy harvesting devices and circuits
  • Wireless power transfer for flexible electronics
  • Flexible heterogeneous/hybrid integration
  • Skin-electrode interference in flexible wearables
  • Wearable/implantable healthcare devices
  • Applications of flexible electronics
To be considered within the OJCAS scope, submissions must demonstrate synergies between circuits, algorithms, and systems.
Important Dates
  • Submission deadline: 21 June 2021
  • First decision: 12 July 2021
  • Revision due: 2 August 2021
  • Final decision: 6 September 2021
  • Online publication: December 2021
Instructions for Authors
Manuscripts must be submitted online using the IEEE OJCAS Manuscript Template via Manuscript Central. During submission, the answer to question “Type” in Step 1 of the submission process, is “Flexible Electronics Special Issue”.

Guest Editors

Special Section on Optimized Image/Video Coding Based on Deep Learning

Extended Submission Deadline: 1 July 2021

Over the past several years, we have witnessed the impressive progress of image/video coding schemes based on deep learning approaches. Despite the short history of this field, end-to-end trained coding models have evolved as a promising nonlinear signal processing framework and recent works have shown that learned models can achieve significant performance gains over traditional methods. However, there are still unsolved problems and compelling research challenges remaining to be addressed, including 1) energy-efficient and fast architectures for low-complexity image/video encoding and decoding, which are essential for practical applications; 2) improved compression for different target applications such as object detection or high-quality video streaming for machine-to-machine communication; 3) novel network architectures designed for higher coding efficiency to better exploit bandwidth requirements; and 4) variable rate control and efficient bit allocation with deep learning frameworks, which are barely studied yet. Hence, this special section invites original contributions addressing important innovative and timely challenges of the community, which is deep learning for image/video coding in energy-aware real-world environments.

This OJCAS Special Section provides a forum for presenting the latest advances in algorithms, implementations, and applications related to optimized image/video coding technologies based on deep learning.

Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Efficient and fast hardware/network architectures for learning-based image/video coding
  • Automated machine learning for image/video coding
  • End-to-end learning framework for image/video coding
  • Quality assessment models reflecting the human perception of quality and its applications in image/video coding
  • Deep learning techniques for optimizing traditional image/video codecs
  • Image/video coding for machine vision applications

Important Dates

  • Manuscript submission deadline: 1 July 2021
  • First-round revision notification due: 20 August 2021
  • Revised manuscripts due: 20 September 2021
  • Second-round revision notification due: 20 October 2021
  • Final manuscripts due: 20 November 2021
  • Online publication: December 2021

Instructions for Authors

Manuscripts must be submitted online using the IEEE OJCAS Manuscript Template via Manuscript Central. During submission, the answer to the question requesting “Type” in Step 1 of the submission process is “Video Coding”.

Guest Editors

OJCAS Special Section on Algorithms, Circuits, and Systems
for Signal Processing at the Edge 

Extended Submission Deadline: 1 July 2021

The near future will bring us a variety of emerging technologies that will fundamentally change our everyday life while posing new challenges. Amongst these, Internet of Things, vehicle-to-vehicle communication, smart cities, machine translation, enhanced, virtual and augmented reality, industry 4.0, and biomedical and healthcare systems are examples of applications that have received the most attention. Intelligent information processing is expected to be the key to boost innovation and productivity in different economic sectors to fulfill ever-growing societal needs. Sensing at the wireless network edge is expected to grow to feed the new afore-mentioned applications and information processing platforms. 

Most of the applications and use cases mentioned above require complex signal processing and fast computation while demanding quick response time (i.e., low latency). While these applications may run on resource-constrained mobile devices, they must distribute their high-performance compute and core services to nearby communicate-compute network platforms or cloud servers. Leveraging services of distributed and cloud computing by mobile devices may result in high latency, communication network, and mobility-related issues, which can be potentially mitigated by bringing the processing and compute to the network edge. By using resource-rich cloudlets in close proximity to users reduces execution and response time while aggregating data near the source.

With a focus on bridging the gaps between theory and practical implementations, the goal of the special section is to demonstrate the latest research progress on algorithms, circuits, and systems for signal processing at the edge. The co-optimization of the signal processing algorithms, software tools, architectures, and circuits for computing and communication are bringing new challenges and open opportunities for investigation and innovation. Original and unpublished research results in any of the following topics are solicited.

Specific Topics of Interest (but are not limited to):

  • Optimization of signal processing algorithms for the edge
  • Co-design of digital signal processors for edge computing
  • System-on-chip and network-on-chip for signal processing on the edge
  • Heterogeneous edge computing systems based on VLIW, multi-core CPU, and GPU architectures
  • Reliability and security of edge devices and systems
  • Deep learning/machine learning/AI for platforms with restrictions
  • Edge AI computing platforms
  • Edge computing in Massive MIMO, particularly signal processing, and hardware challenges
Important Dates:
  • Manuscript submission deadline: 1 July 2021
  • First-round revision notification due: 23 July 2021
  • Revised manuscripts due: 10 September 2021
  • Second-round revision notification due: 8 October 2021
  • Final manuscripts due: 5 November 2021
  • Online publication: December 2021
Instructions for Authors

Manuscripts must be submitted online using the IEEE OJCAS Manuscript Template via Manuscript Central. During submission, the answer to the question requesting “Type” in Step 1 of the submission process is “Algorithms, CAS and SP at the Edge”.

Guest Editors