Journal Information
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking (TCCN)

Call For Papers
The IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking (TCCN) is committed to timely publishing of high-quality manuscripts that advance the state-of-the-art of cognitive communications and networking research. The focus of the Transactions will be on “cognitive” behaviors in all aspects of communications and network control, from the PHY functions (including hardware) through the applications (including architecture), and in all kinds of communication networks and systems regardless of type of traffic, transmission media, operating environment, or capabilities of communicating devices. IEEE TCCN will welcome papers dealing with the design, analysis, evaluation, experimentation and testing of cognitive communications and network systems. Inter-disciplinary approaches are encouraged. Papers that focus on experimental infrastructures or tools for cognitive communications and networking will also be considered, provided that they contain significant original contributions in the communications or networking areas.

Since the term “cognitive” may be interpreted in multiple ways, we define here a cognitive entity as one that is capable of selecting and carrying out actions depending on its own goals and its perception of the world and that may also be capable of learning from experience by interacting with the world. Thus, a cognitive entity means an intelligent entity which possesses the following basic components: perception, learning/reasoning and decision making. Papers that will be considered for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking must BOTH explicitly include approaches related to the “intelligent entity” AND provide original contributions on communications or networking.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

    Machine learning and artificial intelligence for communications and networking
    Distributed learning, reasoning and optimization for communications and networking
    Architecture, protocols, cross-layer, and cognition cycle design for intelligent communications and networking
    Information/communications theory and network science for intelligent communications and networking
    Ontologies, languages, and knowledge representation for intelligent communications and networking
    Security and privacy issues in intelligent communications and networking
    Cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access
    Cognitive technologies supporting software-defined radios, systems and networks
    Emerging services and applications enabled by intelligent communications and networks

Special issues will form an integral part of IEEE TCCN. Guest editorial teams are welcome to propose special issues on new emerging areas in cognitive and intelligent communications and networking. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief if you are interested in submitting a proposal.

Co-Sponsors: IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Signal Society Processing
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2020-05-07
Special Issues
Special Issue on Intelligent Surfaces for Smart Wireless Communications
Submission Date: 2020-09-01

While 5G is still at an initial commercialization stage, to maintain the sustainability and competitiveness of wireless communication systems, it is time for both the industry and academia to think about what 6G will be. In contrast to previous generations, 6G will be transformative and will revolutionize the wireless evolution from “connected things” to “connected intelligence.” Specifically, 6G is expected to evolve towards an intelligent and software-based functionality paradigm, where wireless networks are not only allowing people, mobile devices, and objects to communicate with each other, but also capable of sensing, controlling, and optimizing the environment to realize the vision of low powered, high throughput and low latency communications. Achieving this intelligent and software-based functionality paradigm, wireless communication with ultra-low latency as well as spectral and energy efficiency represent the most demanding challenges 6G networks are facing. Following the recent breakthrough on the fabrication of programmable metamaterials, reconfigurable intelligent meta-surfaces have the potential to materialize the intelligent software-based control of the environment in wireless communication systems when coated on the otherwise passive surfaces of various objects. Being a newly proposed concept going beyond massive MIMO, Intelligent Surfaces (including Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface, Intelligent Reflecting Surface, Holographic MIMO Surfaces, etc.) are low cost, ultra-thin size, light weight, and low power consumption hardware structures that provide a transformative means of the wireless environment into a programmable smart entity. This special issue aims at reporting the latest most promising research advances in modeling, analysis, fabrication design, algorithms, and communication protocols of intelligent surfaces-based future wireless networks, and to envision new research directions in this emerging field of research. The topics of interest include, but are not limited: Physics- and electromagnetic-compliant modeling of intelligent surfaces Communication-theoretic foundation of intelligent surfaces-based wireless networks Fundamental performance limits of intelligent surfaces-based wireless networks AI-inspired control and orchestration of intelligent surfaces-empowered wireless networks Optimal configuration and resource allocation for distributed intelligent surfaces networks Spectrum sharing in intelligent surfaces networks Algorithms and protocols design for intelligent surfaces-based wireless networks Massive access for intelligent surfaces-based wireless networks Hardware architectures and designs of intelligent surfaces The impact of optical design/feeders/processing with respect to electronic feeders Experimental results, measurements, and testbed implementations of intelligent surfaces Software-defined design and implementation of intelligent surfaces-based wireless networks Definition of uses cases, application scenarios, and techno-economic analysis Integration of intelligent surfaces with state-of-the-art wireless technologies (e.g., free cells, millimeter-wave communications, visible light communications, Internet of Things) Submission Guidelines Authors must adhere to the IEEE TCCN guidelines regarding the manuscript and its format. For details and templates, please refer to the IEEE TCCN guidelines. All papers are to be submitted via Manuscript Center according to this schedule: Important Dates Submission Deadline: 1 September 2020 First Reviews Complete: 1 December 2020 Revision Due: 15 January 2021 Final Review Decision: 15 March 2021 Final to Publisher: 1 April 2020 Publication: Second Quarter 2021 Guest Editors Chau Yuen Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore George C. Alexandropoulos National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece Xiaojun Yuan University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China Marco Di Renzo CNRS & Paris-Saclay University, France Mérouane Debbah Huawei Technologies & CNRS & Paris-Saclay University, France
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2020-05-07
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