Call for Papers - SI on AAIR5.0BS

Special Issue on Advancements and Applications of IR 5.0 for Benefit of Society

Aims and Scope

The rapid advancement of information retrieval (IR) technologies, especially with the emergence of IR 5.0, has transformed the landscape of data science and its applications. While there are many exciting possibilities, it is essential to ensure that these advancements and applications are beneficial to society. Data science is increasingly important for improving society in the era of Industry 5.0 (IR 5.0), which is characterized by the convergence of physical and digital systems, and the emergence of intelligent, autonomous, and decentralized systems. Data science plays a crucial role in improving society in IR 5.0 such as by enabling more efficient use of resources, reducing waste, improving public health, and enhancing the quality of life for people living in smart cities. Therefore, this special issue seeks to explore how IR 5.0 can be leveraged to address societal challenges, promote social good, and create positive impacts using data science.

Lead Guest Editors

Assoc. Prof. Azwa Bin Abdul Aziz
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia
Research Interests:
Machine Learning, Big Data Analytic, Text Mining

Dr. Kemas Rahmat Saleh Wiharja
Telkom University, Indonesia
Research Interests:
Knowledge Representation, Knowledge Reasoning, Knowledge Management, Semantic Web

Guest Editors

Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Mumtazimah Mohamad
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia
Research Interests: 
Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, Soft Computing, Data Mining

Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Suhailan Safei
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia
Research Interests:
Decision Support System, Software Engineering, Machine Learning, e-Learning

Dr. Hardyman Barawi
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
Research Interests:
NLP, Topic Modeling

Dr. Ebuka Ibeke
Robert Gordon University, UK
Research Interests:
Big Data Analysis, Sentiment Analysis, Topic Modelling, Neural Networks and Deep Learning, Information/Data Extraction, Business Analytics, Clustering Techniques, Social Network Analysis, Data Security


Special Issue Information

We invite researchers and practitioners to submit original research articles, reviews, and case studies that demonstrate the potential of IR 5.0 for the benefit of society. Possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Data Science Application in IR 5.0
  • Applications of IR 5.0 in healthcare, education, and public policy
  • Ethical and societal implications of IR 5.0
  • Data-driven approaches for social impact with IR 5.0
  • IR 5.0 and responsible innovation
  • Evaluation and performance metrics for socially beneficial IR 5.0
  • Human-centered design and IR 5.0
  • IR 5.0 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • IoT in IR 5.0
  • Multimedia Application in IR 5.0 (VR, AR, XAR, Metaverse)
  • Cybersecurity

The papers submitted to this special issue should provide innovative and practical solutions that illustrate how IR 5.0 can benefit society. Theoretical papers that provide a foundation for the advancement of IR 5.0 in this direction are also welcome.

We encourage researchers from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to computer science, data science, social sciences, and humanities, to submit their work. The special issue will provide an interdisciplinary platform for researchers to share their insights, challenges, and solutions on the use of IR 5.0 for the benefit of society.


Manuscript Submission Information

Submission deadline: 30 June 2023

Submissions that pass pre-check will be reviewed by at least two reviewers of the specific field. Accepted papers will be published on early access first and sent for copy editing and typesetting. Then all papers will be included in the special issue when it is published.

If you have any queries regarding the special issue or other matters, please feel free to contact the editorial office: /