Call for Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit original research papers and state-of-the-art reviews for publication in the Latin-American Journal of Computing LAJC. Papers are reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other journal at the same time. All submitted research papers will be carefully evaluated based on their originality, relevance, and technical soundness. They will be reviewed on a double-blind basis, which means that the author(s) must remove:

  1. Explicit indications of the authors names and institutions.
  2. Acknowledgments and biography.
  3. The paper should be written in such a way that it does not surely reveal an author’s identity.
  4. No fees or charges are required for manuscript processing or publishing.
Author names, institutions, acknowledgments and biography will be returned to the printed manuscript upon acceptance for publication.

Authors are cordially invited to contribute to the journal by submitting their research papers in the following topics:

  • ■ Information security

    Communication and telecommunication systems, Cryptography, Distributed computing, Distributed systems and databases, Forensic computing, Information security in networks and Internet, Security auditing, Security in financial transactions and electronic commerce and Security policies in organizations.

  • ■ Information systems

    Analysis of business requirements, Business strategy and intelligence, Databases, E-business, Educational information systems (E-learning), Enterprise systems, Free software, Geographical information systems, Human-computer interaction, Information management, IT governance, Management of information systems and Web accessibility.

  • ■ Intelligent systems

    Artificial intelligence, Computational models, Computer assisted language learning systems, Data mining, Distributed control systems, Human x machine dialogue, Image processing, Machine learning, Machine translation, Musical computing, Natural language processing, Pattern recognition, Question-answering systems, Semantic web and Speech processing.

  • ■ Software engineering

    Cloud computing, Design and development of software, Evolution and maintenance of software, Formal methodologies and emerging paradigms of software engineering, Human-computer interfaces, Mobile applications, Software modelling and analysis, Software design, Software evolution, Software process, Software quality, Software verification and validation and Web engineering.

All final submissions should be written in english or spanish with a minimun paper length of six (6) pages and a maximum paper length of fifteen (15) pages. Submissions should be formatted according to the guidelines of IEEE and submitted as pdf files. Please find the template for submission at Manuscript Format.

In order to submit, authors must send your submission through EasyChair.

Important Dates


Call for Papers January - May

Submission Deadline: March 15th

Notificaton Due: April 30th

Final Version Due: May 15th

Publication: May 20th


Call for Papers July - November

Submission Deadline: August 30st

Notificaton Due: October 30th

Final Version Due: November 15th

Publication: November 20th


Special Issue Implementing Systems for supporting Strategic Scanning


It is hard to imagine a manager in today’s business organizations who could avoid performing any kind of Strategic Scanning activity. Ranging from personal, informal or unstructured practices to organized practices on centralized and specialized units in organizations, or even on outsourced services, Strategic Scanning has become an essential tool to help managers to: keep informed of changes, understand the business environment, identify threats and opportunities, enhance innovation, anticipate changes, reduce uncertainty, support decision making, and secure or improve competitiveness.

The process we refer to as Strategic Scanning includes all the activities that allow the acquisition and use of information about events, trends, and relationships in an organization’s external environment, the knowledge of which would assist management in planning the organization’s future course of action.

The latest technological advances in information retrieval and processing have expanded organizational capacity for monitoring their environment. However, the use of such advances for Strategic Scanning could become easily contradictory. Strategic Scanning activities become less effective when managers must deal with information overload due to the ever-increasing use of new information technologies for information gathering. Because of lack of appropriate tools to deal this problem, managers can’t use relevant information they would collect to make strategic decisions at the right time.

The goal of this Special Issue in LAJC is to solicit contributions with clear application background and should focus on the utility of scanning products for strategic decision-making. We welcome articles reporting projects, study cases, or experiences on the use of computer systems, tools, methods for supporting Strategic Scanning on key trends such: identification of changes in the business environment (e.g. new markes, technologies or products), capture of relevant information (from internet, social networks, field notes, ad hoc information), or analysis of non-structured data (e.g. text mining or big data techniques).

This Special Issue will focus on the following topics, and but are not limited to:

  • ■ Information retrieval tools for Strategic Scanning
  • ■ Computer systems for fostering interactions on Strategic Scanning activities
  • ■ Natural Language processing for Strategic Scanning information analysis
  • ■ Applications of computer systems and tools for supporting Strategic Scanning
  • ■ Fuzzy logic applications for Strategic Scanning
  • ■ Social Network Analysis applications for Strategic Scanning
  • ■ Big Data applications for Strategic Scanning
  • ■ Artificial Intelligence tools for Strategic Scanning information retrieval and analysis
  • ■ Text Mining tools for Strategic Scanning information analysis
  • ■ Executive decision support systems
  • ■ Sentiment analysis and opinion mining

Papers are reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other journal at the same time. All submitted research papers will be carefully evaluated based on their originality, relevance, and technical soundness. They will be reviewed on a double-blind basis, which means that the author(s) must remove:

  • ■ Explicit indications of the authors names and institutions.
  • ■ Acknowledgments and biography.
  • ■ The paper should be written in such a way that it does not surely reveal an authors identity.

Author names, institutions, acknowledgments and biography will be returned to the printed manuscript upon acceptance for publication.

All final submissions should be written in English or Spanish with a minimum paper length of six (6) pages and a maximum paper length of fifteen (15) pages. Submissions should be formatted according to the guidelines of IEEE and submitted as pdf files. No fees or charges are required for manuscript processing or publishing.

Important Dates


Submission Deadline: June 30th, 2017

Notification Due: August 15th, 2017

Final Version Due: August 25th, 2017

Publication: August 30th, 2017


Guest Editor: Prof. Humbert Lesca, Ph.D. University of Grenoble Alpes, France

Special Issue Editors: Edison Loza Aguirre, Ph.D. University of Grenoble Alpes, France

Alex Buitrago Hurtado, Ph.D. Universidad Externado de Colombia, Colombia

LAJC Editor in Chief: Jenny Torres, Ph.D. Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Ecuador


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