Communications of the ACM’s regional special sections—designed to spotlight
a region of the world with the goal of introducing readers to new voices,
innovations, and technological research—is calling for interested authors
to participate in the Special Section on East Asia and Oceania.
This region includes Japan, Korea, Taiwan, South East Asia (Singapore, Malaysia,
Indonesia, Brunei, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia), and
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia).
Articles can cover any aspect or field of computing, including research, education, or
innovation. Submissions are sought from academia, industry, and government agencies
throughout the region.
Potential areas of interest include:
• Technical and governance challenges that
can benefit from data science and AI;
• Key advances in cybersecurity and privacy;
• Key technological advances to aid healthcare
and the aging population;
• Technology to advance sustainable social
and environmental development;
• Key technological advances to aid and
• Regional advances in supercomputing; and
• Regional advances in consumer electronics,
embedded systems, and robotics.
Interested authors are requested
to send a one-page, free-format
PDF file with title, full list of
author names, and description
of the planned article to:
by 15th July 2019.
The types of articles chosen for
inclusion will be designated as
either Hot Topics (800– 1,200
words max) or Big Trends
( 1,500– 1,800 words max).
Selected authors will be invited
to a workshop at the National
University of Singapore on
Aug. 30, 2019 to participate in
discussions to shape the narrative
for the Special Section on East
Asia and Oceania.