International Journal of Crowd Science

ISSN 2398-7294
Editors-in-Chief: Yueting Chai, Chunyan Miao, Cyril Leung
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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Cyber-Physical-Social Systems and Smart Environments

International Journal of Crowd Science
ISSN  2398-7294
DOI: 10.26599/IJCS.2022.9100018


Today, social devices are interpreted as a part of cyber-physical human systems (CPHS) towards intelligent and pervasive surveillance, and social internet of things (S-IoT) in various aspects of our life. With the rapid development of many technologies related to cyber-physical systems (CPS), there is a crucial need to produce high-performance joint sensing-computing-communication platforms for use in different aspects of industrial/social/health informatics using computational intelligence and distributed, scalable, and adaptive computing as well as cybernetics, cyber-safety and cyber-control.

One main direction of cutting-edge developments is the challenge of integrating computing, communication, and sensing through cooperative and cross-layer strategies of cyber-physical human systems in social monitoring systems, aiming to improve the efficiency, integrity, and reliability of these systems in terms of physical/mental health of human, and, security, sustainability and safety of the societies, industries, and cities. Another interesting challenge in the field is the creation of new intelligent architecture for combining data communications, computing, and sensing in different areas of the S-IoT. These have a wide range of social applications considering ethical use of IoT/CPS technologies, cyber-crimes, and monitoring of human interactions through cyber tools (artificial intelligence (AI), web, social networks, etc.), and physical devices (drones and surveillance platforms, cameras and visual/biosensors, detectors, actuators, etc.) as key nodes of S-IoT to realize CPHS and Metaverse.

This special issue aims to highlight the latest advances in the efficient combination of sensors, computing and communications in CPHS, where a new architecture concerning cybernetic issues, human-machine interaction (and interfaces), and ethical concerns is introduced. Potential topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Computational intelligence for biosensors in CPHS
  • Cognitive computing in social systems enabling CPHS
  • New trends on CPHS architecture
  • Cybernetics and ethics for CPHS and S-IoT
  • Human-machine interfaces (HMI) for CPHS
  • Virtual Reality (VR)/Augmented Reality (AR)/Mixed Reality (MR) in Metaverse-assisted CPHS
  • Actuators and electronic detectors for Extended Reality (XR) in Metaverse-assisted CPHS
  • Intelligent sensors for smart monitoring through CPHS platforms
  • Adaptive and scalable computing architecture for heterogeneous CPHS and S-IoT
  • Computational intelligence for integration of physical tools (sensors, etc.) and cyber-services (networking, processing, etc.) in CPHS and S-IoT
  • Reliable data embedding, fusion, compression, and communications for CPHS and S-IoT
  • Distributed and parallel computing, and high-performance hardware implementation for CPHS
  • Deep learning and advanced neural networks systems for CPHS and S-IoT
  • Visual sensing and vision computing for CPHS and S-IoT
  • Security, privacy, cyber-safety for CPHS and S-IoT
  • Multi-sensor data fusion for S-IoT
  • Low-cost, low-power and low-resource devices for CPHS and S-IoT

International Journal of Crowd Science (IJCS) is an international, peer-reviewed open-access academic journal, which publishes inter-disciplinary research on crowd intelligence. It is indexed by Scopus, DOAJ, etc. The authors are requested to submit their full research papers complying with the general scope of the journal. The submitted papers will undergo peer review process before they can be accepted. Notification of acceptance will be communicated as we progress with the review process.


Papers submitted to this journal for possible publication must be original and must not be under consideration for publication in any other journals. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their completed manuscript to with manuscript type as “Special Issue on Cyber-Physical-Social Systems and Smart Environments”. Further information on the journal is available at:


Deadline for submissions: February 28, 2023                              2nd round of acceptance notification: June 30, 2023

1st round of acceptance notification: April 30, 2023                    Publication online (tentative): August 31, 2023

Submission of revised papers: May 31, 2023


Dr. Mohammad Khosravi (IJCS Associate Editor), Persian Gulf University, Iran. Email:

Prof. Lianyong Qi (Guest Co-Editor), Qufu Normal University, China. Email: