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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 Full-Duplex Transceivers for Future Networks: Theory and Techniques
Submission Date: 2020-10-01

IEEE OJ-COMS invites manuscript submissions in the area of Full-Duplex Communication Systems (both wired and wireless). Conventional wireless communication systems operate in half-duplex mode, i.e., current radios cannot transmit and receive at the same time and on the same frequency. Full-duplex (FD) wireless operation was generally assumed to be impossible due to the great difference in transmit and receive signal power levels. However, recent advances in antenna, hardware, and signal processing techniques have shown that FD operation is practically feasible. Thanks to novel combinations of antenna, analog, and digital cancellation techniques, self-interference (SI) suppression of 80-110 dB can be made possible. The feasibility in building a practical full-duplex radio using off-the-self hardware and software radios therefore alleviates many problems in wireless network design. While the vivid FD research continues soaring at its flat peak of popularity, the opportunity for innovation and research in FD radio remains tremendous. The FD capability is as important also in wired communications when aiming at realizing cables’ two-way capacity to the maximum. In fact, historically, FD capability has already been adopted in digital subscriber line (DSL) systems/standards in the form of echo cancellation decades before the research on wireless FD systems started. Thus, there is no question about the overall feasibility of FD wired networking, but interesting new research problems and innovation opportunities emerge from developing FD transceiver hardware, signal processing and networking concepts to outperform their half-duplex counterparts optimally in terms of different objectives and under varying design constraints. Recently, echo cancellation and FD operation were introduced into data over cable service interface specification (DOCSIS). This enables new architectures in cable network systems such as distributed access architecture (DAA) along with new access schemes like full duplex, dynamic spectrum split between upstream and downstream, and guard band elimination. FD communication in DOCSIS and DSL wired systems provides symmetric data rate and low latency to enable heterogeneous communication architecture that combines wired backhaul network with wireless access. This Special Issue solicits papers that provide novel contributions to the theory and practice of echo/self-interference cancellation and FD operation, targeting a broad range of physical and MAC layer issues as well as important applications of FD operation in future wireless and wired network designs. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Advanced full-duplex antenna and antenna array designs Advanced full-duplex transceiver designs (both wired and wireless) Experimental evaluation of FD transceivers and networks (both wired and wireless) Advanced self-interference/echo cancellation techniques Modelling of self-interference/echo and channel measurements in wireless and wired systems Massive MIMO and mmWave full-duplex transceiver design Performance analysis of FD transceivers, systems, and networks (both wired and wireless) Interference cancellation in full-duplex multi-user systems Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) in full-duplex systems Full-duplex and self-interference cancellation techniques based on deep learning/machine learning applications Physical layer security and full-duplex techniques Full-duplex relaying and cooperative communications UAV communications with FD radios Full-duplex techniques with wireless power and energy harvesting Full-duplex device-to-device and M2M communications Full-duplex small cell deployments and heterogeneous networks Ultra-reliable low-latency communications and MAC and routing protocols with FD radios Cross-layer design, virtualization and wireless caching with full-duplex operation Echo cancellation in cable systems and hybrid fiber-coaxial architectures Submission Guidelines Submit manuscript to Manuscript Central. For information regarding IEEE OJ-COMS including its publication policy and fees, please visit the website. Lead Guest Editor Nghi Tran, University of Akron, USA Guest Editors Himal A. Suraweera, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka Taneli Riihonen, Tampere University, Finland Negar Reiskarimian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Hardik Jain, GenXComm Inc., USA Robert Schober, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany For inquiries regarding this Special Issue, please contact
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2020-05-07
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