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IEEE Access

Call For Papers
 IEEE Access® is an interdisciplinary, applications-oriented, all-electronic archival publication continuously presenting the results of original research or development across all of IEEE's fields of interest. Supported by author publication fees, its hallmarks are a rapid peer review and publication process with open access to all readers. Articles are reviewed for technical substance and presentation quality. But, unlike IEEE's traditional Transactions or Journals, reviewers are asked to assess the technical correctness of a paper and its potential interest to readers. Readers will evaluate the work through their comments and usage metrics, updated frequently, will be displayed with the abstract of each paper published. Especially encouraged are submissions on:

    Interdisciplinary topics, or applications-oriented articles that don't naturally fit into one of IEEE's existing primary Transactions or Journals;
    Practical discussions of new experimental or measurement techniques, including negative results;
    Applications articles describing interesting solutions to engineering or information system design challenges;
    Development of new or improved fabrication or manufacturing techniques;
    Reviews of new or evolving fields oriented to assist others in understanding the new area.

To be accepted for publication in IEEE Access, articles must satisfy the following criteria:

    The article presents the results of original engineering research, development, or design work.
    Results reported have not been submitted or published elsewhere (although expanded versions of conference publications are eligible for submission).
    Experiments, statistics, and other analyses are performed to a high technical standard and are described in sufficient detail.
    Conclusions are presented in an appropriate fashion and are supported by the data.
    The article is presented in an intelligible fashion and is written in standard English.
    Appropriate references to related prior published works must be included.

IEEE Access editors, and any invited external peer reviewers, will evaluate submissions against these criteria.
Last updated by Xin Yao in 2016-06-23
Special Issues
Special Issue on Future Networks: Architectures, Protocols, and Applications
Submission Date: 2017-01-30

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Future Networks: Architectures, Protocols, and Applications. Wireless communications and networking have been continually evolving to improve and be a part of our lifestyle. This uninterrupted development is due to a lot of research projects and practices that are being carried out to improve the quality of services and applications supported by networking technologies. Initially, the plethora of computer networks research was designed to allow users to share the thoughts and facts using textual data through addressing devices. Meanwhile, we have witnessed that the users actually play the role of both producers and consumers at the same time. These new emerging requirements gave birth to the Cloud Computing (CC), Data Centric Networking (DCN), and other advancements in IEEE standards. Moreover, the researchers also intended to redesign the networking architectures and protocols with the focus on content rather than the host. The resulting new architectures are Information Centric Networks (ICN) with various extensions like Content Centric Networks (CCN), Named Data Networks (NDN), Data-Oriented Network Architecture, and so on. Alternatively, enormous efforts in cellular networks have also been made to improve the user experience and as a result, today we are able to use LTE-Advanced and other emerging technologies. In this context, the upcoming 5G networking architectures tend to support the massive number of connected devices with diverse bandwidth requirements and minimum content retrieval latency. Furthermore, the deployment of supporting operational mechanisms such as network functions virtualization (NFV), cloud-based deployments, mobile edge computing (MEC), and new use cases are under consideration. Moreover, all these new technologies are being applied in other networking domains as well, including Vehicular Ad Hoc Network (VANETs), Smart Grid, Smart Cities, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, etc. In the scope of this Special Section in IEEE Access, we collectively term them as “Future Networks”, that aims to bring together researchers, academics, and individuals working on the selected areas of Future Networks and share their new ideas, latest findings, and results on the following topics, but are not limited to: Future Networks and Wireless Ad hoc Networks Future Networks in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) Future Internet applications in IoT Steps towards Future of Smart Grid Communications Routing in Machine to Machine (M2M) and Future Networks Fusion of Future Networking Technologies and Big Data / Fog Computing Future Internet and 5G architectural designs 5G advancements in VANETs Information Centric/Content Centric/Named Data Networking (ICN/CCN/NDN) Mobile edge computing Security and Privacy in future Networks Networking Protocols for Future Networks Data Forwarding in Future Networks New Applications for Future Networks Transport Layer advancements in Future Networks Cloud based IoT architectures and use cases We also highly recommend the submission of multimedia with each article as it significantly increases the visibility, downloads, and citations of articles. Associate Editor: Safdar Hussain Bouk, Kyungpook National University, Korea Guest Editors: 1. Houbing Song, West Virginia University, USA 2. Waleed Ejaz, Ryerson University, Ontario, Canada 3. Syed Hassan Ahmed, Kyungpook National University, Korea 4. Danda B. Rawat, Howard University, USA
Last updated by Xuan Liu in 2016-12-13
Special Issue on Emergent Topics for Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems in Smartphone, IoT, and Cloud Computing Era
Submission Date: 2017-02-10

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Emergent Topics for Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems in Smartphone, IoT, and Cloud Computing Era. The tremendously rapid popularization of smart phones has significantly impacted our daily life. Smartphones are used not only for voice communication but also for various purposes such as information search (e.g., Web, Location-Based Services (LBS), etc.), E-commerce (e.g., on-line shopping, trading, etc.), and establishing social relationships (i.e., Social Networking Services (SNSs)). Meanwhile, in the last decade, various new technical advances such as Internet of Things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M), Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), cloud computing, and crowdsourcing have become a big trend and have had significant impacts on both academic and social aspects. Due to these trends, mobile and ubiquitous systems have become more significant and complex than ever before. More specifically, in all of the above advanced systems, smartphones are expected to play a significant role such as human-machine interface, data source for environmental monitoring (i.e., sensors for context detection) and user profiling, and computing capability (e.g., edge computing and off-loading). While the research communities of mobile and ubiquitous computing have spent considerable research effort in the past decade and established the maturity of some base technologies, a variety of challenges still remain in the new era of mobile and ubiquitous systems that we are now facing. This Special Section in IEEE Access invites researchers who are working on research challenges to further advance the development of systems, applications, social networks, middleware, networking, data management and services, all with special focus on mobile and ubiquitous computing in advanced systems. In particular, this Special Section aims to tightly collaborate with Mobiquitous 2016 Conference and encourages the authors of submissions accepted to the research and industrial tracks of Mobiquitous 2016 to submit an extended version of their Mobiquitous 2016 paper to this Special Section. These submissions will be handled directly by the associate editor or a guest editor to ensure quick decision on acceptance/revision/rejection. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: • Wireless Access Technologies • Networked Sensing, and Applications • Mobile Device Architectures • Mobile Systems and Applications • Mobile Data Management and Analytics • Mobile Multimedia • Mobile User Interfaces and Interaction T echnologies • Mobile User Experience • Toolkit and Languages for Mobile Computing • Energy Aware Mobile Computing • Mobile Cloud Computing • Semantic Web Technologies • Localization and Tracking • Internet of Things - Systems, Data Analytics, and Applications • Crowdsourcing - Platforms and Applications • Participatory Sensing • Social Network Applications to Mobile Computing • Context and Location Aware Applications and Services • Wearable Computing • Body Area Networks • Security and Privacy • Sensor Cloud • Contact-free Sensing We also highly recommend the submission of multimedia with each article as it significantly increases the visibility, downloads, and citations of articles. Associate Editor: Takahiro Hara, Dept. of Multimedia Engineering, Osaka University, Japan Guest Editors: 1. Stephan Sigg, Aalto University, Finland 2. Lei Shu, Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China 3. Francesco De Pellegrini, CREATE-NET, Italy 4. Chiara Petrioli, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy 5. Sanjay Madria, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA IEEE Access Editor in Chief: Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland Paper submission: Contact Associate Editor and submit manuscript to: For information regarding IEEE Access including its publication policy and fees, please visit the website For inquiries regarding this Special Section, please contact: Bora M. Onat, Managing Editor, IEEE Access (Phone: (732) 562-6036,
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2016-03-06
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