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JOURNAL of COMMUNICATIONS and NETWORKS (JCN)
A Publication of the Korea Institute of Communications
and Information Sciences (KICS)
Technically cosponsored by the
IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc)

  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 (http://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.)

  JCN is available in both paper and electronic formats, with the latter available in the JCN Digital Library in the JCN Web site, http://jcn.or.kr. For further details on paper submission and subscription, please visit the JCN Web site.

  Low subscription rates are offered to members of KICS and its Sister Societies, including ComSoc, CIC, and IEICE. Application forms are available in the JCN web site.

 

Upcoming Special Issues
JCN SPECIAL ISSUE ON
GREEN COMMUNICATIONS

PUBLICATION DATE: August 2016

Energy efficiency has been a major objective of the communications research community for many years, but recently there has been a major focus on energy efficient systems and networks. There have been a number of major international research projects and initiatives, which has studied how energy consumption can be reduced significantly in both wired and wireless networks. Communications systems are also critical in saving energy in emerging cyber-physical systems, such as the smart grid. Further, energy harvesting techniques, including extracting energy from ambient wireless signals, will have a major role in future information technology systems in general. The objective of this special issue is to present new research in this area, exploring all aspects of green communications. We solicit papers exploring the following topics:
  • Design and technologies for green communications infrastructure
  • Energy- and power-constrained network devices
  • Physical layer concepts to support energy efficiency
  • Green medium access control protocols
  • Energy efficient signal processing techniques
  • Optimization and analysis in green computing and communications
  • Green concepts for future wireless communications, including 5G
  • Green big data processing
  • Green cloud computing
  • Energy efficient networking, communication and protocols
  • Energy efficiency in wireless and vehicular networks
  • Energy efficiency in data center operation
  • Energy harvesting concepts for network devices
  • Wireless energy harvesting techniques and protocols
  • Communications systems and technology to support the smart grid and other cyber-physical systems
  • Measurement and modeling of energy consumption
  • Standardization and benchmarks
Continuing JCNĄŻs tradition of fast turnaround together with full peer reviews, a tentative schedule is set as follows:

December 15, 2015 Electronic manuscript (.ps or .pdf) submission to JCN website
[An earlier note to editors with intent to submit will be appreciated.]
March 15, 2016 Reviews returned to authors. Papers will be either accepted, rejected,
or returned to the authors with requests for changes
May 1, 2016 Final revised manuscript due
August 2016 Special Issue published

Prof. John Thompson, University of Edinburgh, UK, john.thompson@ed.ac.uk
Prof. Rose Qingyang Hu, Utah State University, USA, rose.hu@usu.edu
Prof. Yu Hua, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, csyhua@hust.edu.cn
Dr. Himal A. Suraweera, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, himal@ee.pdn.ac.lk
Dr. Dejan Vukobratovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, dejanv@uns.ac.rs


Electronic submissions should be made through http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com:80/jcommnet. Information about submissions is available on the JCN web site, http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jcommnet. Please direct inquiries and intent to submit notifications to the Lead Guest Editor (email: john.thompson@ed.ac.uk).

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
NEUTRALITY IN COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

PUBLICATION DATE: December 2016

The Internet is a conglomeration of several network service providers. The monetary interactions among them, and with other users of their services, are largely governed by their economic interests and can impact the socio-economic role of the Internet. Thus, it is necessary to study the interplay between various entities in the Internet, and understand the influence of pricing strategies of an entity on those of the others, and the effects on end users. The past few years have seen many public debates and legislation initiatives concerning access to the global Internet. Some of the central issues concerned the possibility for the Internet service providers (ISPs) to offer preferential treatment to content providers (CPs) at a premium. Much of this debate took place in anticipation of the legislation over Network Neutrality, and several public consultations were launched in 2010 (e.g., in the USA, France, and the E.U.). Network Neutrality (net neutrality in short) asserts that packets should not be discriminated based on their origin, destination or the protocol used. Two of the important issues concerning traffic discrimination are (i) whether an ISP should be allowed to charge CPs in order to reach its end users, and (ii) whether an ISP can have an exclusive agreement with a CP leading to the CP getting preferential services over the ISPĄŻs network.
The objective of this special issue is to invite authors to submit original manuscripts that demonstrate and explore current advances in various aspects of net neutrality in communication networks, including but not limited to:
  • Analysis of neutral and non-neutral pricing schemes related to Internet access
  • Analysis of collusions between CPs and ISPs
  • Incentives for investments in infrastructure under neutrality and under non-neutrality
  • Other aspects of neutrality vs. non-neutrality such as neutrality in search engines
  • Measuring and detecting non-neutral behavior
  • Analysis of vertical and horizontal integration
  • Neutrality issues in the cloud, network function virtualization (NFV)
Continuing JCNĄŻs tradition of fast turnaround together with full peer reviews, a tentative schedule is set as follows:

June 1, 2016 Electronic manuscript (.ps or .pdf) submission to JCN website
[An earlier note to editors with intent to submit will be appreciated.]
July 15, 2016 Reviews returned to authors. Papers will be either accepted, rejected,
or returned to the authors with requests for changes
September 1, 2016 Final revised manuscript due
December 5, 2016 Special Issue published

Prof. Eitan Altman, INRIA, France, eitan.altman@inria.fr
Prof. George Kesidis, Pennsylvania State University, USA, kesidis@engr.psu.edu
Dr. Patrick Maille, Mines-Telecom Institute, France, patrick.maille@telecom-bretagne.eu
Dr. Yezekael Hayel, University of Avignon, France, yezekael.hayel@univ-avignon.fr


Electronic submissions should be made through http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com:80/jcommnet. Information about submissions is available on the JCN web site, http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jcommnet. Please direct inquiries and intent to submit notifications to the Lead Guest Editor (email: eitan.altman@inria.fr).

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
V2X COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKS

PUBLICATION DATE: June 2017

Connected vehicle is one of the key technologies for safer and more efficient transportation systems. Vehicle-to- Everything (V2X) communications including Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) have attracted much attention in the last decade, and the standardization effort for vehicular communications has led to the development of IEEE 802.11p and discussions about 5G-enabled V2X solutions. Despite a number of initiatives, research works, and tests, there are still questions and concerns about how to provide reliable and scalable low latency connectivity, design secure and robust systems, and about the development of applications for improved safety and cooperative driving. The aim of this special issue is to present state-of-the-art technologies in V2X communications and networks, recent development in standardizations and policies, and attractive services. The Special Issue includes (but not limited to) the following topics of interest:
  • PHY and radio channel models for V2X
  • Radio resource and interference management for V2X
  • MAC, routing, and transport protocols for vehicular networks
  • Spectrum policies for vehicular communications
  • 5G, and hybrid 5G/802.11p technologies for V2X
  • Standardization
  • QoS and reliability in vehicular networks
  • Context-awareness in vehicular environments
  • Green car and energy efficiency
  • Mobility management
  • Scalability and dependability
  • Security and privacy in vehicular networks
  • Performance analysis and simulation
  • Experimental systems, testbeds, and pilot studies
  • ADAS and V2X service
  • V2X for autonomous and cooperative driving
Continuing JCNĄŻs tradition of fast turnaround together with full peer reviews, a tentative schedule is set as follows:

October 31, 2016 Electronic manuscript (.ps or .pdf) submission to JCN website
[An earlier note to editors with intent to submit will be appreciated.]
January 31, 2017 Reviews returned to authors. Papers will be either accepted, rejected,
or returned to the authors with requests for changes
March 15, 2017 Final revised manuscript due
June 5, 2017 Special Issue published

Prof. Fredrik Tufvesson, Lund University, Sweden, fredrik.tufvesson@eit.lth.se
Prof. Changhee Joo, UNIST, Republic of Korea, cjoo@unist.ac.kr
Prof. Young-June Choi, Ajou University, Republic of Korea, choiyj@ajou.ac.kr


Electronic submissions should be made through the JCN website, http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jcommnet where the Information about submission guidelines is available. 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: fredrik.tufvesson@eit.lth.se).

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.
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