ESL Call for Papers

Call for Perspective Papers

IEEE Embedded Systems Letters (ESL) is inviting perspective papers in the broad domain of embedded systems and software, cyber-physical systems, and Internet of Things. A perspective paper could present a grand challenge problem in the field that needs to be addressed, charter a new direction of research, express a contradictory viewpoint, or promote an interdisciplinary research area. The journal hopes that the perspective papers will be of lasting value to the community, and of the highest quality.

The perspective papers will go through the same rigorous peer-review process as the regular papers. However, the prospective authors may choose to first submit (at most) one-page title and abstract to the ESL Deputy Editor-in- Chief Tulika Mitra at tulika@comp.nus.edu.sg for a quick feedback on the suitability of the proposal as a perspective paper. Given a positive assessment, the author may then proceed to expound upon the topic and submit the full perspective paper to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/les-ieee.

Note that the first step is not mandatory and is only meant to guide the authors. A positive assessment of the abstract does not imply acceptance of the paper. The full perspective paper will be evaluated by an Associate Editor of the journal and selected peer reviewers just like regular papers.

There is no specific deadline for the submission of perspective papers. Each paper will be evaluated as and when it is submitted.


Call for Special Issue Proposals

IEEE Embedded Systems Letters (ESL) is inviting proposals for special issues in the broad domain of embedded systems and software, cyber-physical systems, and Internet of Things. Special issue proposals can focus on any research area that is consistent with the scope of ESL. The idea of the special issue is to provide an opportunity to capture a snapshot of the state-of- the-art on a specific theme, share new perspective, or enable a new research direction.

The prospective guest editor(s) should submit a short written proposal of up to four pages including the following information:

  • Title of the Special Issue
  • The Guest editor(s) name and affiliation
  • The motivation and importance of the theme in the context of ESL
  • The scope of the topics for the special issue
  • Proposed schedule
  • Potential contributors
  • Short bio of the guest editor(s)
  • A draft one-page call for papers for the special issue

Proposals will be competitively selected through a rigorous review process in response to this public Call for Proposals. The selection of the proposals will be made by the Editor-in- Chief in consultation with the editorial board of the journal. Each submitted proposal will be evaluated based upon the following criteria:

  • Timeliness, relevance, and coherence of the theme
  • Originality of the theme compared to recent special issues in ESL and other related journals
  • Credential of the prospective Guest Editor(s)

There is no specific deadline for the submission of special issue proposals. Each proposal will be evaluated as and when it is submitted.

Contact Details

Perspective Papers and Special Issue Proposals can be submitted to the Deputy Editor-in- Chief Tulika Mitra.