Special Issue on Emergences in Computing and Information Technologies: Towards a Sustainable Wellbeing Environment

In the wake of unprecedented technological growth, our society is at a crossroads where integrating advanced computing and information technologies, including generative AI and the metaverse, can profoundly impact human well-being and environmental sustainability. As generative AI and the metaverse redefine the boundaries of digital interaction, there is a pressing need to ensure these technologies are developed and implemented in ways that prioritize human and environmental wellbeing. This special issue seeks to illuminate the path forward, fostering a dialogue that can guide responsible innovation and adopting these transformative technologies, it also addresses the urgent need to ensure that technological advances contribute positively to human well-being without exacerbating environmental degradation or social inequality. This special issue explores the complex interplay between these technologies and sustainable digital well-being, comprehensively examining the challenges, opportunities, and best practices that emerge at this intersection, focusing on how digital technologies can be harnessed to promote sustainable digital well-being. This special issue aims to inspire a collective effort toward creating digital ecosystems that are inclusive, equitable, and aligned with global sustainability goals. By bringing together a diverse array of voices and insights, the issue will significantly impact the future of digital wellbeing.

This special issue will delve into a wide array of topics, with a particular focus on the following areas but are not limited to:

• Emerging framework, theory, and techniques for sustainable wellbeing environment
• Emerging computing and information technologies for the development of wellbeing environment
• Emerging computing and information technologies to support environmental, economic, and social sustainability
• Sustainable computing for the development of digital wellbeing
• Emerging techniques for digital wellbeing (e.g., physical healthcare, metal healthcare, personalized healthcare, etc.)
• Emerging techniques for personalization and customized services
• Wearable technology for the development of wellbeing environment
• Human-technology interaction and design for the development of wellbeing environment
• Applications, services, and products that implement sustainable wellbeing environment
• Privacy, security, and ethics issues in the development of wellbeing environment
• Social responsibility and technology use for the development of wellbeing environment

Submission Guidelines

Each paper for submission should be formatted according to the style and length limit of Computer Science and Information Systems. Please refer complete "Guide for Authors" at http://www.comsis.org/information.php. Note that the published papers and those currently under review by other journals or conferences are prohibited. Each paper will be reviewed rigorously, and possibly in two rounds, i.e., minor/major revisions will undergo another round of review.

Prospective authors are invited to contact the leading guest editor (Prof. Jia-Wei Chang) first for an explanation of the submission procedure. Authors should send an email with the full-length manuscript to special issue managing team for preliminary review. Leading GE will give further instructions for submission if the manuscript is approved by guest editors.

Approved manuscripts can be submitted to the journal submission site at https://ojs.pmf.uns.ac.rs/index.php/comsis.

Important Dates

Paper submission: October 31, 2024
1st round review notification: January 31, 2025
1st revision due: February 28, 2025
2nd round review notification: March 31, 2025
2nd revision due: April 30, 2025
Final acceptance: May 31, 2025
Publication: 4th quarter, 2025 <tentative>

Guest Editors

Prof. Jia-Wei Chang (Leading Editor)
National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Email: jwchang@nutc.edu.tw

Prof. Hwa-Young Jeong
Kyunghee University, Korea

Dr. Nigel Lin
Santa Clara University, USA