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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 Industrial communication networks in smart factory 4.0
Submission Date: 2020-08-30

With the rapid development of electronics, information technology and advanced manufacturing technology, the production mode of manufacturing enterprises is shifting from digital to intelligent. These exponentially growing developments have accelerated the emergence of a new era of manufacturing that combines virtual reality technology based on the Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs). Emergence of such an intelligent manufacturing technology gives the ability to respond rapidly to design changes and innovation, which has a huge competitive advantage over traditional manufacturing processes. Europe 2020 strategy, Industry 4.0 strategy and China manufacturing 2025 have been proposed as a direct result of countries focusing their attention on this new technology. United States has gradually accelerated the speed of reindustrialization and manufacturing reflow. The transformation of intelligent manufacturing systems will have a profound and lasting worldwide impact on the future of manufacturing. Industry 4.0 settings need to handle challenges with ICT tools, cost efficiency, fault tolerance, autonomous decision-making, full lifecycle traceability control, business-intelligence capabilities, new forms of human-machine interaction, higher capacities to handle data processing, energy-efficiency demands, and cooperative tasks. The use of information communication technologies such as Internet of things (IoT), augmented and virtual reality, fog and edge computing, together with wireless sensor networks, will enable novel cyber-secured, resilient, human-centric, and context-aware applications to face these upcoming challenges. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: Architecture and protocol design for smart factory 4.0 Resource management in industrial IoT systems 5G for future industrial automation Security, safety and privacy issues in industrial wireless networks and applications Performance evaluation, simulation, RF measurements, and modeling of industrial IoT systems Intelligent Machine to machine communications in industrial IoT Cognitive Industrial systems Cloud-based industrial internet of things solutions
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2020-03-18
Special Issue on Secure Artificial Intelligence in Mobile Edge Computing
Submission Date: 2020-08-31

As a key 5G enabler technology, mobile edge computing (MEC) has emerged in recent years as a new computing paradigm that provides end-users with low latency in their access to applications deployed at the edge of the cloud. Many artificial intelligence (AI) applications powered by machine learning demand low latency, e.g., smart assistant, driverless cars, smart manufacturing, etc. The integration of mobile edge computing and AI unlocks unlimited possibilities in people’s daily lives. In the mobile edge computing environment, computing resources are provisioned and managed in a decentralized manner. Accordingly, artificial intelligence applications are deployed in a decentralized manner. However, unlike the centralized cloud computing environment, there is a lack of security techniques and mechanisms specifically designed for the devices and servers operating in the mobile edge computing environment. This further complicates many of the security issues in artificial intelligence applications, e.g., data privacy attacks, adversarial attacks, confidentiality attacks, etc. In this special issue, we look for significant findings in tackling new security issues that challenge artificial intelligence in the mobile edge computing environment. Specifically, we solicit novel contributions on secure artificial intelligence from a variety of perspectives, e.g., architecture, data, algorithms, etc. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: Advanced AI algorithms for MEC security AI-powered privacy protection in MEC Intelligent data preprocess, communications and integration in MEC Attacks vs. Countermeasures in MEC applications AI-based MEC architecture design AI-based energy efficient networking techniques for MEC Smart sensor networks and IoT applications AI-based network resource allocation and optimization in MEC The design of AI-enabled hardware aspects in MEC Distributed and decentralized signal processing via AI algorithms Trust, reliability and dependability in MEC Encryption, Signature and Forensics for MEC applications Important Dates: Deadline of Submissions: 31 August 2020 Notification of First Round: 31 November 2020 Submission of revision: 1st March 2021 Acceptance: 1st May 2021 Guest Editors ● Prof. Lianyong Qi (Managing Guest Editor), Qufu Normal University, China. ● Prof. Qiang Ni, Lancaster University, UK. ● Prof. Shui Yu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. ● A/Prof. Gautam Srivastava, Brandon University, Canada. Submission Guidelines Please visit to submit your manuscript. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, please select "SI: SecAI-MEC" when you reach the Article Type step in the submission process. For further information, please contact the guest editors.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2020-04-15
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