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IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine (CEM)

Call for Papers

Special Issue on:  Recent Advances on IoT-based Consumer Electronics

Guest Editor:      

Himanshu Thapliyal

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA


Authors are invited to submit papers for a special issue on ‘Recent Advances on Internet of Things (IoT)-based Consumer Electronics’ in the IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine that will provide a comprehensive review on fundamentals as well as the current state-of-the-art in research and technology. IoT-based consumer electronics are playing a key role in boosting the global economy by improving the quality of life, creating new markets, creating new products, and creating new research paradigms. The special issue will provide a publication medium for articles that either address the review of existing IoT-based consumer electronic devices, systems, and platforms, or explore novel research paradigms. Smart environments such as smart cities, smart homes, smart transport systems, and smart grids will be deeply impacted by the research progress on IoT devices and systems, therefore these topics are of special interest. Technical articles may be welcome but these should be of general interest to an engineering audience and of broader scope than archival journal/transaction papers. Articles should be broadly scoped as typically review and tutorial articles are suited to the Magazine.

Topics of interest for this Special Issue include but are not limited to the following:

  • IoT sensors, actuators, and consumer electronics
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Security and Privacy of IoT-based consumer electronics
  • Smart Environments
    • smart transport systems
    • smart cities
    • smart homes
    • smart grids
    • other consumer electronics based smart systems
  • Smart Healthcare
  • IoT standards and test-beds for consumer electronics
  • Hardware and software design of IoT-based consumer electronics

Submission Procedure:

Submissions should follow the IEEE standard template and should consist of the following: (i) A manuscript of maximum 8-page length: A pdf of the complete manuscript layout with figures, tables placed within the text; (ii) A source file in Word or Latex format; (iii) High resolution original photos and graphics as JPEG files are required for the final submission. Images embedded in Word or Excel documents are not suitable; however, figures and graphics may be provided in a PowerPoint slide deck with one figure/graphic per slide. Articles which have been previously published at a conference need to have at least 30% new material as clarified in the cover letter of the submission. The manuscripts need to be submitted online using the following URL: The authors need to select “Special Section: Recent Advances on IoT-based Consumer Electronics” in Step-1 of the submission process to ensure that the article is reviewed for this Special Call. For any questions, please contact guest editor Dr. Himanshu Thapliyal.


Schedule (Tentative):   

  • Submission Deadline: February 28, 2017
  • Author Notification: May 30, 2017
  • Publication Date: Fall 2017