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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 2021-03-16
Special Issues
Special Issue on Survivability Analysis of Wireless Networks with Performance Evaluation
Submission Date: 2022-03-10

Wireless communication is one of the key constituents of this technological revolution, particularly when considering the edge of the architecture: wireless enables mobility and flexibility, reduces the cost and weight of equipment and often simplifies system deployment. Because of this, there is increasing interest in adapting wireless networks to the strict requirements of diverse application domains, such as industrial automation, intelligent transportation, autonomous robotics and healthcare.Recent developments in mobile and wireless networks have paved the way for them to become an indispensable form of technology that is used by technology-savvy, business, and lay people, everywhere and at any time. Despite considerable advancements and merits, mobile and wireless networks are still lacking robustness and susceptible to cyberattacks. Overwhelming network traffic may not only affect performance of user services but may also cause service or network outage. Moreover, network failures may cause drastic effects on network performance and hinder network operation. Furthermore, cyberattacks are continuously on the rise during this pandemic and severely affecting the network performance. These problems emphasize the need for mechanisms to enhance the network performance and survivability to sustain the flow of information in the case of failures or attacks. The development of these technologies is impossible without substantial progress in the field of modulation and coding schemes, channel access methods, QoS/QoE support and energy efficiency, the theory and recommended practice of reliable data delivery in multi-hop wireless networks (wireless mesh networks, MANET, VANET, FANET, etc.), analytical modelling, of wireless networks and their protocols. This special issue aims to seek high-quality submissions focusing on the development of efficient algorithms for wireless networks and mathematical frameworks for the performance evaluation and survivability of Wireless networks. Visionary, work-in-progress, and unpublished original research and survey/tutorial articles are solicited on survivability, performance evolution, safety, and security aspects of wireless networks. Brief Highlights about this Special Issue: 1. Includes the new technologies for survivability and performance evolution of wireless networks which will be a novel and promising field approximately in 10 years, 2. Provide a comprehensive overview of the different Wireless Networks Protocols. 3. Identify promising directions and future trends for those seeking to contribute and to the future literature of the field of Wireless Networks. Topics and Techniques Submissions of papers describing original work in following topics are enthusiastically encouraged. - Survivability techniques for IoT/M2M/IoE - Network analytics for efficient and reliable network operation - Transmission Reliability Evaluation for Wireless Sensor Networks - Queues and queueing networks for wireless network performance evaluation - Simulation tools for wireless network performance evaluation - Improving Wireless Sensor Network Survivability using Human-Inspired Deep Learning - Reliability and dependability of mobile and wireless communication networks - Assessing dependability of wireless networks using Data Mining - Real-time support in heterogeneous wireless networks - Reliable Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication for future networks; - Decision Making for Wireless Networks - Energy-efficient real-time wireless networks - Network coding-based survivability - Safety, security, and privacy for network survivability - Availability Evaluation of Wireless Sensor Networks for Industrial Applications; - Reliability of Software Defined Wireless Sensor Network; - Fuzzy Inference System for Increasing of Survivability in Wireless Sensor Networks
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2021-10-16
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