Call for Papers

JOURNAL of COMMUNICATIONS and NETWORKS (JCN)

JCN invites submission of high-quality papers in the areas of Communication Theory and Systems, Wireless Communications, and Networks and Services.

A prospective author should submit the manuscript for publication consideration in electronic file (pdf) via JCN ScholarOne Manuscripts website (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jcommnet) to an appropriate Division Editor (for regular papers) or to any Guest Editor of an appropriate Special Issue. (Special Issues may include regular papers to avoid unnecessary publication delays.)

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Upcoming Special Issues

JCN SPECIAL ISSUE ON

WIRELESS SDN PUBLICATION DATE: October 2017

The emergence of software defined networking (SDN), whose key features include separation between the data-plane and the control-plane and logically centralized network control, has potential to completely reshape the field of computer networking. Going beyond conceptual models, the existing deployment of SDN in major data centers (e.g., Google and Microsoft data centers) has demonstrated the substantial gain and flexibility of SDN. However, the existing initiatives of SDN focus mostly on wireline networks such as data center networks, service provider networks, and enterprise networks. Given the substantial potential of SDN, it is imperative that we develop a better understanding of the potential benefits and issues of applying SDN to wireless networks, including networks such as cellular networks, mobile ad hoc networks, and cyber-physical networks. The objective of this special issue is to invite authors to submit original manuscripts that demonstrate and explore current advances in various aspects of SDN in wireless networks, including but not limited to:

Continuing JCN’s tradition of fast turnaround together with full peer reviews, a tentative schedule is set as follows:

July 1, 2017
Electronic manuscript (.ps or .pdf) submission to JCN website [An earlier note to editors with intent to submit will be appreciated.]
August 20, 2017
Reviews returned to authors. Papers will be either accepted, rejected, or returned to the authors with requests for changes
September 15, 2017
Final revised manuscript due
October 31, 2017
Special Issue published

Dr. Derya Cansever, Army Research Laboratory, USA, derya.h.cansever.civ@mail.mil

Dr. Sastry Kompella, Naval Research Laboratory, USA, sastry.kompella@nrl.navy.mil

Prof. Leandros Tassiulas, Yale University, USA, leandros.tassiulas@yale.edu

Electronic submissions should be made through http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com:/jcommnet. Information for authors is available on the JCN web site, http:/www.jcn.or.kr. The manuscript should be formatted in LaTex file and uploaded in PDF version, and its length should be greater than 8 pages in double column. Please direct inquiries and intent to submit notifications to the Lead Guest Editor (email: derya.h.cansever.civ@mail.mil).

JCN is a high-quality bimonthly archival journal, published by the Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences with the technical co-sponsorship of the IEEE Communications Society, covering the fields of Communication Theory and Systems, Wireless Communications, and Networks and Services. JCN began publication in March 1999.

JCN SPECIAL ISSUE ON

FOG NETWORKS PUBLICATION DATE: June 2018

Fog computing as an extension of cloud computing is able to deploy data storage, computing and communication, control and management along the cloud to things continuum. From a systematic perspective, fog networks provide a distributed computing system with a hierarchical topology. Fog networks aim at meeting stringent latency requirements, reducing power consumption of end devices, providing real-time data processing and control with localized computing resources, and decreasing the burden of backhaul traffic to centralized data centers. However, in the era of fog computing and networks, we need to rethink about end-to-end network architecture, fog-enabled service management mechanisms, computing offloading and task allocation among fog-cloud or fog-fog nodes, context-aware computing and communication tradeoff analysis, fogonomics and operational models, and scalability and security issues. The objective of this special issue is to solicit original contributions that demonstrate and explore current advances in various aspects of fog computing and networks, including but not limited to:

Continuing JCN’s tradition of fast turnaround together with full peer reviews, a tentative schedule is set as follows:

November 30, 2017
Electronic manuscript (.ps or .pdf) submission to JCN website[An earlier note to editors with intent to submit will be appreciated.]
February 15, 2018
Reviews returned to authors. Papers will be either accepted, rejected, or returned to the authors with requests for changes
March 15, 2018
Final revised manuscript due
June 5, 2018
Special Issue published

Dr. Yang Yang, Shanghai Institute of Fog Computing Technology (SHIFT), ShanghaiTech University, China, yang.yang@wico.sh

Dr. Xiumei Yang, Shanghai Research Center for Wireless Communications, SIMIT, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, xiumei.yang@mail.sim.ac.cn

Dr. WenZhan Song, University of Georgia, USA, wsong@uga.edu

Dr. John K. Zao, National Chiao Tung University, jkzao@pet.cs.nctu.edu.tw

Dr. Mung Chiang, Purdue University, USA, chiang@purdue.edu

Electronic submissions should be made through http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com:/jcommnet. Information for authors is available on the JCN web site, http:/www.jcn.or.kr. The manuscript should be formatted in LaTeX file and uploaded in PDF version, and its length should be greater than 8 pages in double column. Please direct inquiries and intent to submit notifications to the Lead Guest Editor (email: yang.yang@wico.sh).

JCN is a high-quality bimonthly archival journal, published by the Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences with the technical co-sponsorship of the IEEE Communications Society, covering the fields of Communication Theory and Systems, Wireless Communications, and Networks and Services. JCN began publication in March 1999.

JCN SPECIAL ISSUE ON

AMATEUR DRONE AND UAV COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKS PUBLICATION DATE: October 2018

The development of the mini-drones, officially called unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) have captured the attention of hobbyists and the investors due to their enormous applications. Drones have endless commercial applications as well due to the irrelatively small size and ability to fly without an on-board pilot such as in agriculture, photography, surveillance, and numerous public services. The use of drones for achieving high speed wireless communication is one of the most significant applications for next generation communication system (5G). Indeed, drone-based communication network offers encouraging solution to provide wireless connectivity for devices without infrastructure coverage due to e.g., severe shadowing by urban or mountainous terrain, or damage to the communication infrastructure caused by natural disasters.
According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), commercial airline pilots have reported over a 100 close call situations or drones in visible proximity of the aircrafts at the airports. Sales of Drone have been estimated to cross the 140,000 mark in 2016, an increase of 50% over its sales in 2015. However, this would increase the chances of collisions with the commercial flights because in April 2016 British Airways Flight 727 reported to the Metropolitan Police that he believed a drone had struck his aircraft. In order to cope with these security threats, monitoring drones (MDrs) deployment is required for surveillance, hunting, and jamming of the amateur drone (ADr).
Drone-based communication network is the rapidly growing communication network which can be suitable for deployment during the emergency and critical public safety situations. Hence, this topic is the need for emerging 5G systems, but its inclusion in the 5G standardization needs intensive research and development. The contents of this special issue contain all aspect of research on drone-based communication networks, ranging from applications to architecture, and from enabling technologies to public safety issue.
This Special Issue therefore seeks original research articles, as well as expository and survey papers, addressing the challenges of future drone based communication and monitoring network. Examples of topics of interest:

Continuing JCN’s tradition of fast turnaround together with full peer reviews, a tentative schedule is set as follows:

January 31, 2018
Paper submission deadline [An earlier note to editors with intent to submit will be appreciated.]
April 30, 2018
Reviews returned to authors. Papers will be either accepted, rejected, or returned to the authors with requests for changes
July 31, 2018
Final revised manuscript due
October 5, 2018
Special Issue published

Abbas Jamalipour, University of Sydney, Australia (Lead Guest Editor), a.jamalipour@ieee.org

Zeeshan Kaleem, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan, zeeshankaleem@gmail.com

Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute-Alsace, France, lorenz@ieee.org

Wan Choi, KAIST, South Korea, wchoi@kaist.edu

Hassna Moustafa, Intel Corporation, USA, hassnaa.moustafa@intel.com

Electronic submissions should be made through https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jcommnet and please select the article type as special issue on Amateur Drone and UAV Communications and Networks. Information about submissions is available on the JCN web site, http://www.jcn.or.kr. Please direct inquiries and intent to submit notifications to the Lead Guest Editor (email: a.jamalipour@ieee.org).

JCN is a high-quality bimonthly archival journal, published by the Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences with the technical co-sponsorship of the IEEE Communications Society, covering the fields of Communication Theory and Systems, Wireless Communications, and Networks and Services. JCN began publication in March 1999.