International Journal of Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks


  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Prof. Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada
  • ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Dr. Haroon Malik, Marshall University, USA
  • Medium: Online
  • ISSN: 1923-7332
  • Country: Canada

The International Journal of Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (JUSPN) is a high-quality scientific journal devoted to fields of Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks. It aims to provide a highly readable and valuable addition to the literature which will serve as an indispensable reference tool for years to come. The coverage of the journal includes all new theoretical and experimental findings in the fields of Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks or closely related fields. The journal also encourages the submission of critical review articles covering advances in recent research of such fields as well as technical notes.

INTRODUCTION

The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board are very committed to build the Journal as one of the leading international journals in Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks in the next few years. With the support of the International Association for Sharing Knowledge and Sustainability (IASKS), it is expected that a heavy resource to be channeled into the Journal to establish its international reputation. The Journal’s reputation will be enhanced from arrangements with several organizers of international conferences in publishing selected best papers of the conference proceedings. The journal is planning to publish 4 issues per year.

AIMS AND SCOPE

The International Journal of Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (JUSPN) is a refereed international journal to be of interest and use to all those concerned with research in various fields of, or closely related to Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks disciplines. The International Journal of Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks aims to provide a highly readable and valuable addition to the literature which will serve as an indispensable reference tool for years to come. The coverage of the journal includes all new theoretical and experimental findings in the fields of Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks or closely related fields. The journal also encourages the submission of critical review articles covering advances in recent research of such fields as well as technical notes.


Latest Articles of JUSPN

Low Rank Graph Regularization Embedding for 2D+3D Facial Expression Recognition

JUSPN, volume-17 , Issue 2 (2022), PP 67 - 72

Published: 14 Dec 2022

DOI: 10.5383/JUSPN.17.02.003

by Yunfang Fu, Yujuan Deng ,Yuekui Zhang, Zhengyan Yang, Ruili Qi from School of Computer Science & Engineering, Shijiazhuang University, Shijiazhuang, China, 050035 and Hebei Province Internet of Things Intelligent Perception and Application Technology Innovation Center,Shijiazhuang, China, 050035

Abstract: In this paper, a novel low rank graph regularization embedding for 3D facial expression recognition (LRGREFER) approach is proposed, in which the core read more...

Keywords: Low rank, Graph regularization embedding, Facial expression recognition, Tucker decomposition


An Optimized Kappa Architecture for IoT Data Management in Smart Farming

JUSPN, volume-17 , Issue 2 (2022), PP 59 - 65

Published: 07 Dec 2022

DOI: 10.5383/JUSPN.17.02.002

by Jean Bertin Nkamla Penka, Saïd Mahmoudi, Olivier Debauche from University of Mons, Faculty of Engineering - ILIA Lab / InforTech, Place du parc 20, Mons, Belgium, 7000, University of Liège - GxABT, Terra, Passage des Déportés 2, Gembloux, Belgium, 5030, University of Liège - GxABT, BioDynE - DEAL, Passage des Déportés 2, Gembloux, Belgium, 5030

Abstract: Agriculture 4.0 is a domain of IoT in full growth which produces large amounts of data from machines, robots, and sensors networks. This data must be read more...

Keywords: Agriculture 4.0, IoT, Internet of Things, Kappa Architecture, Smart Farming, Smart Agriculture


New and Reliable Points Shifting - Based Algorithm for Indoor Location Services

JUSPN, volume-17 , Issue 2 (2022), PP 51 - 58

Published: 07 Dec 2022

DOI: 10.5383/JUSPN.17.02.001

by Tarek El Salti, Nelson Shaw, Joseph Chun-Chung Cheung, Edward R. Sykes from School of Applied Computing, Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario, Canada, L6H 2L1 TELUS Communication Inc., 200 Consilium Place, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, M1H 3E4 Centre for Mobile Innovation, Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario, Canada, L6H 2L1

Abstract: Indoor localization is of great importance to several fields such as healthcare and asset tracking. However, many factors (e.g., multipath propagation read more...

Keywords: : Indoor Location Services, Fingerprinting, Wi-Fi, Path Loss exponent, K-Nearest Neighbor


Towards Low-Cost IoT and LPWAN-Based Flood Forecast and Monitoring System

JUSPN, volume-17 , Issue 1 (2022), PP 43 - 49

Published: 04 Aug 2022

DOI: 10.5383/JUSPN.17.01.006

by Nassima Tadrist, Olivier Debauche, Saïd Mahmoudi, Adriano Guttadauria from University of Blida 1 Saâd Dahlab, Department of Water and Environmental Sciences, BP 270 Route Soumâa, Blida, Algeria, 09000 , University of Liège, TERRA / BioDynE - DEAL, Passage des Déportés 2, Gembloux, Belgium, 5030, University of Mons, Infortech Institute / Faculty of Engineering - ILIA, Place du Parc 20, Mons, Belgium, 7000

Abstract: t The recent floods have shown that the classic monitoring systems for watercourses are no longer adapted because other phenomena such as the insuffic read more...

Keywords: Monitoring System, Warning System, Flood, Runoff, Moody Flood, Flash Flood, Runoff Flooding, Sewer, IoT, LPWAN, LoRaWan, NB-IoT


Towards Performance of NLP Transformers on URL-Based Phishing Detection for Mobile Devices

JUSPN, volume-17 , Issue 1 (2022), PP 35 - 42

Published: 04 Aug 2022

DOI: 10.5383/JUSPN.17.01.005

by Hossein Shirazi, Katherine Haynes, Indrakshi Ray from Computer Science Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA and Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Abstract: Hackers are increasingly launching phishing attacks via SMS and social media. Games and dating apps introduce yet another attack vector. However, curr read more...

Keywords: Social Engineering Attack, Phishing Detection, Deep learning, Transformers, Mobile Application


The way it made me feel – Creating and evaluating an in-app feedback tool for mobile apps

JUSPN, volume-17 , Issue 1 (2022), PP 27 - 34

Published: 04 Aug 2022

DOI: 10.5383/JUSPN.17.01.004

by Simon André Scherr, Mher Ter-Tovmasyan, Frauke Neugebauer, Steffen Hupp, Frank Elberzhager from Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany, 67663

Abstract: Mobile apps are becoming increasingly important in everyone's daily life. The success of an app is linked to high user acceptance. Therefore, it is ne read more...

Keywords: Mobile Apps, Software Quality, User Feedback, User Experience, In-App Feedback


From Collective Memory to Map Services

JUSPN, volume-17 , Issue 1 (2022), PP 19 - 26

Published: 04 Aug 2022

DOI: 10.5383/JUSPN.17.01.003

by Konstantinos Koukoulis, Dimitrios Koukopoulos from University of Patras, Department of History and Archaeology, Agrinio, Greece and Hellenic Open University, Patras, Greece

Abstract: The route followed by a refugees’ group towards its destination can, in many cases, be regarded as the reference point around which the collective m read more...

Keywords: Crowdsourcing, Collective Memory Management, Big Data, Mobile Services and Platforms


Small Towns and Regional Municipalities Implement SMART Solutions, Identified Issues, and Challenges

JUSPN, volume-17 , Issue 1 (2022), PP 11 - 18

Published: 04 Aug 2022

DOI: 10.5383/JUSPN.17.01.002

by Peter Balco, Dorota Košecká, Peter Bajzík from Comenius University, Faculty of Management, Odbojárov 10, P. O. Box 95, Bratislava, 82005, Slovakia, ATOS IT Solutions and Services s.r.o., Pribinova 19, Bratislava Slovakia

Abstract: In the last decade, SMART services and solutions projects have been concentrated mainly in large and economically strong cities where large population read more...

Keywords: SMART CITY, clusters, SMART Services, SMART Villages, SMART regions


Remote Collaboration Needs for New Work: Concepts, Procedure and Evaluation

JUSPN, volume-17 , Issue 1 (2022), PP 01 - 09

Published: 04 Aug 2022

DOI: 10.5383/JUSPN.17.01.001

by Sven Storck, Kathleen Späth, Claudia Nass Bauer, Frank Elberzhager from Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany, 67663

Abstract: More freedom, more flexibility, and reduced travel time for knowledge workers are just a few advantages of new work models, which have been discussed read more...

Keywords: New Work, Design Thinking, Collaboration, Groupware, Rural Depopulation


Access Control Metamodels: Review, Critical Analysis, and Research Issues

JUSPN, volume-16 , Issue 2 (2022), PP 93 - 102

Published: 22 Apr 2022

DOI: 10.5383/JUSPN.16.02.006

by Nadine Kashmar, Mehdi Adda, Hussein Ibrahim from Université du Québec à Rimouski, Rimouski, Canada, QC G5L 3A1,Institut Technologique de Maintenance Industrielle, Sept-Îles, Canada, QC G4R 5B7

Abstract: The new generation of networking environments such as the internet of things (IoT), cloud computing, etc. is emerging and releases new prospects to tr read more...

Keywords: Access control, metamodels, IoT, Industry 4.0, security and privacy, security policy


Use Cases of Data Reduction to Time Series Data in Sensor Monitoring

JUSPN, volume-16 , Issue 2 (2022), PP 87 - 92

Published: 08 Apr 2022

DOI: 10.5383/JUSPN.16.02.005

by Selvine G. Mathias, Daniel Grossmann from Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Esplanade 10, 85049 Ingolstadt, Germany

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to investigate the use of data reduction techniques using distances and areas for monitoring of sensors using process mining read more...

Keywords: data reduction, sensor, use case, process model


A Novel Micro-services Cluster Based Framework for Autonomous Vehicles

JUSPN, volume-16 , Issue 2 (2022), PP 77 - 86

Published: 08 Apr 2022

DOI: 10.5383/JUSPN.16.02.004

by Henry Alexander Ignatious , Hesham-El-Sayed, Manzoor Khan, Shawqi Kharbash and Sumbal Malik from College of Information Technology, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE

Abstract: Modern technologies like digital spaces, intelligent transportation, and digital operations are faced with technical challenges related to data captur read more...

Keywords: Vehicular Networks, Trust Management, Cloud Computing, Dockers &Containers