Proceedings of the IEEE Releases Preview of 2016 Special Issues

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Proceedings of the IEEE provides preview of its 2016 special issues on a variety of hot topics such as Big Data, Biomedical Signal Processing, Microgrids and Energy Sustainable Buildings, Spintronics, and more.

Proceedings of the IEEE, the most highly cited general-interest journal in electrical engineering and computer science.


The lineup for 2016 keeps readers up to date on the latest developments in many different areas of electronics and electrical engineering and computer science.

Proceedings of the IEEE, the most highly cited general-interest journal in electrical, electronics and computer engineering, and computer science, is providing a preview of its 2016 special issues on a variety of hot topics such as Big Data, Biomedical Signal Processing, Microgrids and Energy Sustainable Buildings, Spintronics, and more, that is sure to attract the interest of both academics and technical professionals. Guest editors from universities and research institutes across industries will curate each special issue under the leadership of H. Joel Trussell, Editor-in-Chief of Proceedings of the IEEE.

Big Data-
From a scientific point of view, many of the interesting issues in Big Data lie at the intersection of computer science, statistics, linear algebra, optimization, and cognitive dynamic systems. The fundamental problem of extracting meaning from data, and turning that meaning into good decisions, draws on all these areas, with many variations depending on the type of data and the type of knowledge required. The first part of this special issue will focus mainly on the analytical aspects of Big Data. The second part will focus on systems and applications.

Biomedical Signal Processing-
The significance of biomedical signal processing lies in its highly cross-disciplinary approach. This special issue will emphasize three areas where biomedical signal processing is currently advancing: tackling the complexity of physiological processes in the human body, detecting early signs of disease, and diagnosing and treatment of pathological conditions.

Phased Arrays Technologies-
Phased array technologies have been in use for some decades, but most applications have been confined to military systems. This Special Issue will provide the reader a look into the future of phased arrays by broadly describing emerging core technologies as well as potential new applications covering a diverse range of disciplines.

Control Challenges in Microgrids and the Role of Energy Sustainable Buildings-
The past few years have seen an explosive growth of interest in new opportunities for improved operation of electric power grids. This special issue focuses on recent research in the use of electric energy in commercial, residential, and other types of buildings and facilities.

Structural Health Monitoring-
Many new technologies are now emerging that may finally allow structural health monitoring (SHM) to be widely adopted in practical settings. The issue will provide a comprehensive review of the current technological advances within this multidisciplinary field, exploring areas such as sensing technologies, damage diagnostics, prognostics and decision support, and implementation of SHM technology in the aerospace, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering industries.

Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems-
This special issue will cover Cyber-Physical Systems as the innovation backbone for manufacturing and industrial production and the identification of ongoing strategic CPS research, development and innovation activities in industry and their implications in the structure and the behavioral policies of a digital society. The papers will focus on industrial cyber-physical system (ICPS) architectures and standards, ICPS interoperability, ICPS engineering methods and tools, and applications of ICPS.

Vulnerabilities, Threats, and Authentication in Satellite-Based Navigation Systems-
Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is a satellite system that is used to pinpoint the geographic location of a user's receiver anywhere in the world. This special issue focuses on analyzing the effects of interfering signals at different processing levels of GNSS receivers and the state-of-the-art solutions to counteract interference and malicious jammers.

Spintronics is the study of the intrinsic spin of the electron and its associated magnetic moment, in addition to its electronic charge. This special issue will explore developments in spintronics and cover topics such as sensors for magnetic recording, which provides the basis of cloud systems, nonvolatile memories, the low power logic circuits needed for the coming Internet of Things (IoT), and more.

With the field of plasmonics (surface plasmon photonics) on the rise, this special issue will survey the broad landscape of applications enabled by plasmonics while also providing a gentle introduction to the fundamentals of surface plasmons and localized surface plasmons.

Principles and Applications of Science of Information-
Information today is not just communicated, but it is also acquired, curated, organized, aggregated, analyzed, valued, secured, and used in other ways. This special issue covers recent advances in the core principles underlying the science of information and its applications to diverse fields span theoretical foundations (modeling and analysis), algorithms, and detailed application studies.

Advanced Technologies for Brain Initiatives-
This special issue will highlight the development of novel electronic and photonic devices and techniques for experimental probing, neural simulation studies, and the design and development of human–machine interface systems, artificial vision sensors, and neural prosthesis. These recent technological advances will be highlighted by focusing on advanced technologies that monitor and control brain activities to treat neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, and depression.

For a more detailed breakdown of Proceedings of the IEEE monthly special issues, visit Previous special issues are also available from 1963 through the current issue.

About the Proceedings of the IEEE
Founded in 1912 and first published in early 1913 (originally as Proceedings of the IRE), Proceedings of the IEEE is the most highly cited general-interest journal in electrical engineering and computer science. This journal provides the most in-depth tutorial and review coverage of the technical developments that shape our world, enlisting the help of guest editors and authors from the best research facilities, leading-edge corporations and universities around the world. For more information on Proceedings of the IEEE and the latest ideas and innovative technologies, visit, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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