Enabling societal applications such as air quality prediction, water quality analysis, cloud assisted agricultural solutions for food security, precision farming, and so forth creates enormous societal benefits due to smart living.

In general, Internet of Things (IoT), merged with cloud and/or the other high end technologies such as fog, edge, and so forth, is considered as the most primordial technology for solving societal problems in an automatic fashion. The vision of IoT Cloud is to provide smart configurable connectivity of inexpensive devices (sensors, RFID tags, actuators) and robust cloud servers (servers, workstations, supercomputers, Datacenters) based on specialized communication protocols at runtime. Emerging IoT Cloud based applications, therefore, do promote tens of thousands of societal solutions in the near future for the sophisticated living.

The Special Issue on IoT Cloud Solutions for Societal Applications targets to publish high quality unpublished manuscripts relating to the application of IoT cloud to societal problems. The issue encourages both the academic and entrepreneurial/industrial sectors to submit their research findings and the state-of-the-art study on the domain.


This Special Issue expects original and high quality submissions related (but not limited) to one or more of the following topics:

  • Internet of Things and Cloud Technology
  • Edge computing
  • Social Analytics
  • Big Data Analytics in IoT cloud
  • Machine Learning algorithms for IoT Cloud applications
  • Artificial Intelligence for societal applications
  • Energy aware computing for IoT cloud
  • IoT Cloud microservices and their challenges
  • Societal application developments using IoT cloud

Important dates:

  • Submission: March 31, 2019  February  15, 2019
  • Author notification: May 31, 2019 April  15, 2019
  • Revised papers: June 30, 2019 June  15, 2019
  • Final decision: July 31, 2019   July 15, 2019
  • Camera Ready papers due: August 31, 2019 August  31, 2019
  • Publication: September 15, 2019 September 1, 2019

Submission guidelines:

Original and unpublished works on any of the topics aforementioned or related are welcome. The SCPE journal has a rigorous peer-reviewing process and papers will be reviewed by at least two referees. All submitted papers must be formatted according to the journal's instructions, which can be found at: 


Special issue editors:

  • Shajulin Benedict, Indian Institute of Information Technology Kottayam, India
  • Michael Gerndt, Technical University Munich, Germany