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Special Issue – a Proposal

The Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technologies invites all prospective Guest Editors to participate in the process of preparing a Special Issue focusing on various current topics related to communications, networking and information technology. Each Special Issue (SI) may serve as a platform promoting the exchange of knowledge and experience among researchers and practitioners specializing in specific fields. The Guest Editors are responsible for promoting the SI using their own advertising channels, and for ensuring a proper balance between research- and application-oriented papers, as well as overview articles. They should also guarantee a proper geographical distribution of the authors’ affiliation – an SI being a collection of papers originating from a single institution or country cannot be accepted.

The Special Issue proposal shall now be subject to review. Once the idea has been approved, JTIT will publish, at its website, a Call-for-Papers. All publications submitted will be subjected to a blind review process by the Guest Editors (two or three reviews per paper in each review round). Having completed the review, the Guest Editors will suggest whether to accept/reject the specific articles and will submit them to the JTIT Handling Editor for final decision.
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Title of the Special Issue:
Inspiring Technologies for Digital Inclusivity

Scope of the Special Issue:
(please provide a short description of the scope of the publication, justifying why the specific area is of potential interest)
The special issue focuses on research area related to ICT to achieve digital inclusion. The main scopes include wireless network technology, Internet of Things, cloud computing, trust and privacy, information security, rural ICT, digital transformation and digital economy for sustainability. A pandemic like COVID-19 has put the greatest test on human and digitalisation has never been more important. Therefore, the proposed scopes will be potentially of high interest among researchers. The contributions of this special issue will be benefiting all societies in urban and rural through the breakthrough of ICT in solving the digital inclusivity, digital divide and digital equality.

Topics covered in the Special Issue:
(please provide a bullet list of topics addressing the research issues the SI is concerned with)
• Wireless Communication & Mobile Computing
• Ubiquitous & Mobile Applications
• Internet, & Web Applications
• Digital System, Logic Design & Embedded Systems
• Cloud Computing
• Internet of Things
• Rural ICT
• Database & Information Systems
• Data security/protection
• Information Security
• Artificial Intelligent
• Social value of ICT

Submission schedule:
(please provide a tentative schedule for the SI, the submission deadlines, notifications based on the first round of reviews, final notifications based on the second round of decisions)
Submission deadline: 01 April 2021
First Review Notification: 01 June 2021
Final Decision Notification: 15 July 2021
Camera Ready: 01 August 2021

Guest Editors:
(please provide details of the Guest Editors; there should be one Leading Guest Editor and some supporting Guest Editors, they should be neither from the same institution nor from the same country, unless well justified; for each Guest Editor provide the following: name, surname, title, affiliation, email address, mailing address and titles of some papers related to the scope of the SI that the Guest Editors are authors of)

Leading Guest Editor

Name Title Affiliation Email Publication
Kang Leng Chiew Associate Professor

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

94300 Kota Samarahan
Sarawak, Malaysia

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A Graph-Theoretic Approach for the Detection of Phishing Webpages

A new hybrid ensemble feature selection framework for machine learning-based phishing detection system


Guest Editor

Name Title Affiliation Email Publication
Josef Pieprzyk Professor

Queensland University of Technology

2 George Street, Brisbane
Queensland 4000, Australia

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Novel quantum key distribution with shift operations based on Fibonacci and Lucas valued orbital angular momentum entangled states

Continuous authentication for VANET


Potential contributions:
(the Guest Editors should preferably provide a list of potential contributors)
The papers submission will be from our CITA 2021 flagship conference which has been organised since 1999 bi-annually. CITA 2021 will be the 12th international conference. Below are the expected contribution and contributions from the past last 3 conferences organised.
Expected submission: 120 papers
Estimated acceptance rate: 25.0%
Expected accepted: 30 papers
Expected geographical distribution: Australia (3), France (1), HK (2), Indonesia (2), Malaysia (20), Japan (1), Thailand (1)

Expected Shortlisted best paper for special issue JTIT: 10 - 12 papers

Accepted papers and geographical distribution for the past three conferences: Afghanistan (1), Australia (4), France (1), Jordan (1), Malaysia (50), New Zealand (1), Nigeria (1), Pakistan (1), Philippines (1), Saudi Arabia (12), UK (1), Vietnam (1)

* the number inside the bracket indicates the number of papers

Call for Papers
(based on the information provided above, please specify the prospective Call for Papers that may be published with the use of electronic communication channels and that may be uploaded to the JTIT webpage)

Call for Papers: Inspiring Technologies for Digital Inclusivity

Digitalisation has never been more important than ever. Many countries have already channelled their effort to embrace digital inclusion as their main national agenda. The way forward is to inspire technologies for digital inclusivity. It is necessary for all societies including the disadvantage group to have access and use of telecommunication and information technology. Effort to eliminate barriers to access technology is highly required. Organic participation and adaptability by the societies in new technology is important to improve and enrich the quality life of individual in all societies.

Although various initiatives have been proposed, the practicality and penetration level are still in question. Many are still less optimistic on the infrastructure, facilities and services. There are still exist incompleteness in digital structure and facilities, awareness, user-friendliness, affordability, trust and security that require high attention. In this Call for Papers, we urge varies researchers to propose and submit papers that focus on the new technologies of telecommunication and information technology to achieve digital inclusivity.

Review Plan
Submitted papers will be evaluated based on their originality, presentation, contributions, and relevance to CITA 2021. The paper will be double blind reviewed by at least two independent experts in the field. Only technical sound papers with scientific contribution will be accepted. The structure of the paper should include introduction, methodology, results and discussion, and conclusion. Framework- or modal- based paper is acceptable provided the content is complete and justified.
The best papers selected from the CITA 2021 conference will be published in the special issue journal.