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Computer Communications
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Computer and Communications networks are key infrastructures of the information society with high socio-economic value as they contribute to the correct operations of many critical services (from healthcare to finance and transportation). Internet is the core of today's computer-communication infrastructures. This has transformed the Internet, from a robust network for data transfer between computers, to a global, content-rich, communication and information system where contents are increasingly generated by the users, and distributed according to human social relations. Next-generation network technologies, architectures and protocols are therefore required to overcome the limitations of the legacy Internet and add new capabilities and services. The future Internet should be ubiquitous, secure, resilient, and closer to human communication paradigms.

Computer Communications is a peer-reviewed international journal that publishes high-quality scientific articles (both theory and practice) and survey papers covering all aspects of future computer communication networks (on all layers, except the physical layer), with a special attention to the evolution of the Internet architecture, protocols, services, and applications. Topics include, but are not limited to:

    Emerging technologies for next generation network
    Future Internet architecture, protocols and services
    Content- and service-centric architecture
    Mobile and ubiquitous networks
    Self organizing/autonomic networking
    Green networking
    Internet content search
    QoS and multimedia networking
    Opportunistic networking
    On-line social networks
    Internet of things
    Public safety communication networks
    Network applications (web, multimedia streaming, VoIP, gaming, etc.)
    Trust, security and privacy in computer and communication networks
    Modeling, measurement and simulation
    Complex network models
    Internet socio-economic models
    Experimental test-beds and research platforms
    Algorithmic aspects of communication networks
    Network scaling and limits
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2020-02-25
Special Issues
Special Issue on Intelligent Network Communication and Management for Smart Living
Submission Date: 2021-01-31

Smart living is the new emerging technology that is drawing attention worldwide. With limited resources, constrained budget and demographic shifts, there is a need for innovative technology that can improve quality of living and making it economic sustainable and environment-friendly. Smart living consists of procedures that aim to provide not only comfortable and automated life but also to provide energy efficient service to the users. Technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Everything (IoE) and artificial intelligence has increased the smartness quotient through optimizing natural resources, costs and infrastructures. In smart living context, IoE can provide an overlay solution for people, devices and data to get unified digitally. IoE is an emerging concept that found its roots from IoT. This concept comes into practice through the employment of ICT hardware and intelligence in underlying physical infrastructure. IoE allows for automated connections of the physical devices to Internet, with each other and most importantly with humans. Communications taking place through these interconnections generate enormous data which when analyzed could help in effective real time decision making and in adding intelligence to the network itself. It is certain that the combination of smart living and IoE looks very fascinating. However, there exist numerous challenges in the integration of these two concepts. There is a lack of efficient operating models in this concept. Organizations cannot rely on traditional operating models like top-down approaches, centralized management systems or bottom-up model as well as they need a paradigm shift in network infrastructures and communication technologies. As smart living is not only about to meet promised living standards but also to manage user’s expenses who has chosen smart living rather than normal living. Apart from this, this concept lacks a strong deployment plan as smart living must have the power to anticipate and adapt more quickly with the user’s requirements. There is a need of an efficient deployment plan that could ensure cross-functionalities that the power to optimize the installation cost. This special issue aims at providing a platform for academic and industrial researchers and practitioners to exchange and publish the most prominent challengesa as well as the latest research trends and results for the role of IoE and intelligent network communication and management for smart living. This will be accomplished by discussing various aspects of IoE application in smart living and by exploring key concepts that can give a boost to the development of smart living through IoE. The topics relevant to this special issue include but are not limited to: Communications and networking for Smart Living scenarios Smart convergence home appliances Smart healthcare applications Communications and networking for Smart TV and home entertainment Community information services Cloud computing for smart living applications SDN, NFV and MEC solutions for Smart living applications Sensor Technologies in Smart Homes Energy management in smart living scenarios Artificial Intelligence in smart living and smart spaces IoT for smart living Security issues in smart living environments Intelligent resource management for smart spaces
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2020-10-18
Special Issue on Network Management in Beyond 5G/6G Networks
Submission Date: 2021-06-20

Current ongoing deployment of 5G is regularly exposing the integral limits of the system compared to what promised during the last decade such as Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication (URLLC). This pushes the research community to focus on bringing in new, innovative, relevant technologies keeping the vision of 5G beyond/6G networks intact. Futuristic services such connected Robots, autonomous vehicles, e-health, trustable food supply chain mechanisms, entertainment services broadcasting (Netflix, Amazon Prime) etc. will be highly dependent on instantaneous, virtually limitless wireless connectivity. To bring in and make super-fast connectivity sustainable, a number of research issues such as traffic congestion, URLLC, secure and trustable platforms, interference management, integrating innovative technologies are some of key subjects that need to be explored. In this particular workshop, our focus would be using some core key technologies (Quantum Internet, Blockchain, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence etc.) to minimize traffic congestion in the 5G Beyond/6G networks as it is predicted that 10, 000 times traffic will Increase in the next decade. The proposed workshop is second in its series, and we expect a number of quality submissions due to the need of quality research in this direction. Topics will include diverse set of areas related to 5G/6G but not limited to: · Congestion Control using Network Slicing, SDN and NFV · Advanced Machine learning, Deep learning, and AI solutions to improve traffic congestion · Congestion control techniques in improving user experience in Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud, Edge Computing Networks · Quality of Service (QoS) issues such as Dynamic Resource Allocation, Spectrum Allocation, Energy Efficiency · Futuristic paradigms for advanced use cases; adopting blockchain, quantum communication etc. · Handling Traffic congestion in social networks · Parameters like Interoperability, heterogeneity, and bandwidth in congested networks · Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAVs)/Internet of Drones with focus on Traffic Congestion · Emerging cellular architectures for Traffic Congestion · Massive MIMO/Cell free Massive MIMO for Traffic Congestion · Internet Traffic Offloading Mechanisms using AI, Blockchain, Machine Learning · Zero Touch Network for beyond 5G/6G Network · Autonomous Networks for Beyond 5G/6G Networks
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2021-01-01
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