Special Issue: "Social Networks and Social Ubiquitous Computing", PUC, Springer (JCR: 1.924, Q2)

Published on Tuesday, 11 June 2019 - 16:43

Personal and Ubiquitous Computing journal, Springer, Special Issue


Javier Jaen, Polytechnic University of Valencia fjaen [@] upv.es
Diego Lopez-de-Ipiña, Deusto University
Zaheer Khan, University of the West England
Diego Casado, Deusto University

The rise of wearable/embodied technologies and personal area networks has successfully bridged the physical and digital worlds.

The Internet of People (IoP) represents the mapping of individuals and their interactions with smart devices to the Internet. It focuses on data collection, modelling, and ubiquitous intelligence for a wide range of applications. IoP has quickly emerged as an important interdisciplinary field encompassing social networks, IoT, HCI, bio-inspired algorithms and behavioral and social sciences.

There are many research challenges, including: discovering what ubiquitously-sensed information users are willing to share in social networks and to make social networks more engaging and interactive for users; deciding which interactions may benefit from context information gathered on social networks; determining the potential risks of sharing data in pervasive social contexts; and developing new technologies to support interactions with ever-changing configurations of distributed devices, applications, users and interfaces.


In this theme issue, we seek to advance our knowledge about the interplay between social networks and ubiquitous computing.

We welcome original contributions including application, methodological, technological, and review papers.

Special attention will be given to papers that address application contexts and scenarios for smart cities including the management of crisis scenarios, participatory sensing, government and city planning.

Alongside papers submitted as a result of this CFP, the issue will also contain extended papers from the 5th IEEE International Conference on Internet of People (IoP 2019) and the 9th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2019).


Please submit a full-length paper through the journal online submission system


indicating it is to this theme issue.

Papers must be original and must not be under consideration for publication in any other journal.

For submissions that are based on a published conference paper, the paper submitted to this issue must contain at least 30% new material and reference the publication on which it is based.

All papers will be peer reviewed.

Important Dates

Manuscript Due: October 31st 2019
First Round of Reviews: November 15th 2019
Final manuscripts due: December 31st 2019
Publication Date: early 2020