Journal Information
Computer Networks (CN)
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Computer Networks is an international, archival journal providing a publication vehicle for complete coverage of all topics of interest to those involved in the computer communications networking area. The audience includes researchers, managers and operators of networks as well as designers and implementors. The Editorial Board will consider any material for publication that is of interest to those groups.


The topics covered by the journal but not limited to these are:

1. Communication Network Architectures:
New design contributions on Local Area Networks (LANs), Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs) including Wired, Wireless, Mobile, Cellular, Sensor, Optical, IP, ATM, and other related network technologies, as well as new switching technologies and the integration of various networking paradigms.

2. Communication Network Protocols:
New design contributions on all protocol layers except the Physical Layer, considering all types of networks mentioned above and their performance evaluation; novel protocols, methods and algorithms related to, e.g., medium access control, error control, routing, resource discovery, multicasting, congestion and flow control, scheduling, multimedia quality of service, as well as protocol specification, testing and verification.

3. Network Services and Applications:
Web, Web caching, Web performance, Middleware and operating system support for all types of networking, electronic commerce, quality of service, new adaptive applications, and multimedia services.

4. Network Security and Privacy:
Security protocols, authentication, denial of service, anonymity, smartcards, intrusion detection, key management, viruses and other malicious codes, information flow, data integrity, mobile code and agent security.

5. Network Operation and Management:
Including network pricing, network system software, quality of service, signaling protocols, mobility management, power management and power control algorithms, network planning, network dimensioning, network reliability, network performance measurements, network modeling and analysis, and overall system management.

6. Discrete Algorithms and Discrete Modeling
Algorithmic and discrete aspects in the context of computer networking as well as mobile and wireless computing and communications. Fostering cooperation among practitioners and theoreticians in this field.


The primary purpose of the journal is to publish original and complete papers covering a specific topic or project in the above mentioned areas in sufficient detail and depth to be of practical use to interested readers. The readers should benefit from the novel solutions and analyses presented in the papers. Enhanced, extended versions of quality papers presented at conferences or workshops can be submitted to our journal for review. Note that papers which were already published with the same contents or simultaneous submission of the same paper to other journals or conferences will not be considered for publication in our journal and will be immediately rejected.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2018-08-11
Special Issues
Special Issue on 5G-Enabled Internet of Things, Applications and Services
Submission Date: 2019-09-30

The Internet of Things (IoT) is shaping the evolution of the future Internet. According to the vision underlying the IoT, the next step in increasing the ubiquity of the Internet, after connecting people anytime and everywhere, is to connect inanimate objects. By providing objects with embedded communication capabilities and a common addressing scheme, a highly distributed, ubiquitous and dense network of seamlessly connected heterogeneous devices is formed, which can be fully integrated into the current Internet and mobile networks, thus allowing for the development of new intelligent applications and services available anytime, anywhere, by anyone and anything. Many applications with high social and business impact fall under the IoT umbrella. Many application areas are emerging such as public safety, smart city environments, personal healthcare, smart grid, surveillance, building automation, intelligent transportation, smart vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles systems, smart agriculture and aquaculture, as well as tactile Internet applications. Nevertheless, it is expected that new areas will emerge once the enabling technologies reach a stable state. In this context, the upcoming 5G wireless network technology promises to be responsive, fast and power efficient. The combination of speed, responsiveness and reach of 5G will provide both opportunities and challenges for new IoT applications and services, relying on software defined networks within virtualized environments with the aim to provide optimal performance targets regarding latency, bandwidth, resilience and energy consumption. The goal of this special issue is to bring together state-of-the-art research contributions that describe original and unpublished work addressing IoT applications and services within the 5G context. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: Architectures, protocols and algorithms for an efficient interconnection of smart objects, both between themselves and with the Internet within the 5G context. Resource description, provisioning, scheduling, allocation and orchestration for IoT-enabled infrastructures, including the use of reinforcement learning approaches to address the dynamicity, stochasticity and uncertainty of emerging environments and applications. Real life modeling approaches regarding applications, objects' and users' interdependencies and decision making, including application workload profiling, user behavior modeling, utility maximization, QoS satisfaction. The creation of value-added services in cross-domain applications, especially open and interoperable, enabled by the interconnection of things / machines / smart objects, in such a way that they can be integrated with current and new business and development processes. The support of a virtualized IoT, --based on the concepts of virtualized components and functions within dense and heterogeneous environments, as expected for the massive growth of IoT 5G services and applications. Security, privacy and trust for IoT applications and services, for ensuring that the provided services will protect the users' data, provide guarantees that no malicious users/devices will affect the system decisions and that the IoT applications will be secure and privacy-preserving "by design".
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2019-04-12
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