Journal Information
IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society (OJ-COMS)
Call For Papers
The IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society (OJ-COMS) is an open access, all-electronic journal that publishes original high-quality manuscripts on advances in the state of the art of telecommunications systems and networks. Submissions reporting new theoretical findings (including novel methods, concepts, and studies) and practical contributions (including experiments and development of prototypes) are welcome. Additionally, review and survey articles are considered; however, tutorials are not included.

The IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society covers science, technology, applications and standards for information organization, collection and transfer using electronic, optical and wireless channels and networks, including but not limited to: Systems and network architecture, control and management; Protocols, software and middleware; Quality of service, reliability and security; Modulation, detection, coding, and signaling; Switching and routing; Mobile and portable communications; Terminals and other end-user devices; Networks for content distribution and distributed computing; and Communications-based distributed resources control.

Hallmarks of the IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society (OJ-COMS) are a rapid peer review process and open access of all published papers.  The broad scope of the journal comprises, but is not limited to:

Big Data and Machine Learning for Communications
Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, and Internet of Things
Communications and Information Security
Communications Theory and Systems
Green, Cognitive, and Intelligent Communications and Networks
Multimedia Communications
Network and Service Management

Network Science and Economics
Optical Communications and Optical Networks
Resource Management and Multiple Access
Signal Processing for Communications
Underwater Communications and Networks
Wired Communications and Networks
Wireless Communications and Networks
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2020-05-07
Special Issues
Special Issue on Blockchain-enabled Collaborative Cognitive Communication Systems
Submission Date: 2021-12-31

The IEEE Open Journal of Communications Society (OJ-COMS) invites manuscript submissions in the area of Blockchain-enabled Collaborative Cognitive Communication Systems. The 5G, beyond 5G and 6G systems are expected to connect a massive number of smart devices to the Internet. This opening new research dimensions involving human psychology patterns and the systemic-linking method to AI, Data Science, Social Collective Intelligence for applications such as holographic communication, self-driving vehicles, context-aware infrastructure and personalized interfaces to support industry 5.0 applications. Industry 5.0 go beyond Industry 4.0 approach by achieving sustainable, human-centric and resilient industry. The existing centralized architecture for handling the huge volume of data created in the IoT is facing many research challenges, including security and privacy, trustworthiness, operational challenges, business models and the practical aspects, legal and compliance issues. These challenges ask for new approaches to online identity, trustworthy transactions, and resilient networks. Blockchain technology shows great potentials in collaborative cognitive communication systems and has attracted a considerable amount of research attention in solving the above challenges. Blockchain is a key enabler that can provide users, partners, applications with secure access and supply data without the need for central control and management, in which all partners can verify each transaction, preventing disputes and ensuring each partner is held accountable for the individual roles in the overall transactions. This special issue aims to bring together researchers from both academia and industry to discuss the most recent advances towards blockchain applications in 5G, 5G beyond and 6G systems to support industrial IoT, security and privacy in edge computing environments and enabling applications for industry 5.0. The topics of interest to this special issue include, but not limited to Collaborative Communication Systems enabled by Blockchain - Blockchain-enabled Network Orchestration and Automation - Blockchain-enabled Context-aware Communication Systems - Blockchain-enabled Energy-Efficient Communication Systems - Blockchain-enabled Intent-based Networking - Testbeds and Experimentation Blockchain-enabled Social and Collaborative Computing - Blockchain-enabled Social and Collaborative Computing Systems - Blockchain-enabled Recommendation Systems - Blockchain-enabled Virtual Assistant and Chatbots Edge Computing Paradigm enabled by Blockchain - Scalable Blockchain for Edge Computing - Blockchain-enabled Edge Intelligence in IoT and Edge Computing - Blockchain Technology-enabled Artificial Intelligence Application in Edge Computing - Enabling Technologies, e.g., SDN, NFV, CRAN, D2D, in Edge Computing Blockchain Infrastructure for Collaborative Communication Systems - Blockchain Consensus Model for Collaborative Communication Systems - Theories of Zero Trust and Blockchain - Strong Authentication in Zero Trust - Anonymity in the Blockchain and IoT - Blockchain-enabled 5G, 5G beyond, and 6G - Blockchain-enabled Zero Trust Networks Applications of Blockchain-enabled Communication Systems - Blockchain-enhanced Strong Authentication - Blockchain-enabled Identity Management - Blockchain-enabled Legal and Regulation Issues in Blockchain and IoT - Blockchain-enabled IoT Architecture and Security Framework
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2021-07-29
Special Issue on AI Powered Wireless Emergency Communications Networks
Submission Date: 2022-01-15

The topics of interest for the special issue include, but not limited to, the following: - Drone assisted wireless emergency communications systems - Advances in medium access control techniques for wireless emergency communication systems - 5G assisted intelligent network optimization standards and protocols for wireless emergency communications systems - AI assisted virtual assistants to deal with pandemic situations - Robotic process automation in wireless emergency communications networks - Securing wireless emergency communications networks with AI and blockchain techniques - Resource allocation and service management in wireless emergency communications systems - Ultra-reliable low-latency communications systems for wireless emergency networks - Trends in massive machine type communication systems for wireless emergency communications networks - Network planning and scheduling for intelligent wireless networks - Next wireless frontier in emergency communications networks with deep learning and machine learning algorithms - Benefits and challenges of implementing intelligent communication networks for emergency situations
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2021-08-19
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