Call for Papers

JOURNAL of COMMUNICATIONS and NETWORKS (JCN)

JCN invites submission of high-quality papers in the areas of Communication Theory and Systems, Wireless Communications, and Networks and Services.

A prospective author should submit the manuscript for publication consideration in electronic file (pdf) via JCN ScholarOne Manuscripts website (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jcommnet) to an appropriate Division Editor (for regular papers) or to any Guest Editor of an appropriate Special Issue. (Special Issues may include regular papers to avoid unnecessary publication delays.)

JCN is available in both paper and electronic formats, with the latter available in the JCN Digital Library in the JCN Web site, http://jcn.or.kr. For further details on paper submission and subscription, please visit the JCN Web site.

Low subscription rates are offered to members of KICS and its Sister Societies, including ComSoc, CIC, and IEICE. Application forms are available in the JCN web site.

Upcoming Special Issues

JCN SPECIAL ISSUE ON

Age of Information PUBLICATION DATE: June 2019

Information freshness at the destination is of fundamental importance in the dissemination of time-critical information. Applications that rely on information freshness include networked monitoring, situational awareness and automated control (e.g., tactical networks, sensor networks, airplane/vehicular control, and Cyber-Physical Systems) applications. Other commercial applications include information-update and data analytics (e.g., crowdsourcing, financial trading, social networks, and Internet of Things) applications. Age of Information (AoI) is a concept that has recently gained prominence as a performance metric for characterizing information freshness at the receiver. It is interesting to note that improving first-order metrics such as, providing high throughput and / or low delay, that lead to improved performance in traditional data networks, are inadequate when it comes to improving information freshness. Therefore, there is a critical need to re-examine existing metrics and develop new ones for current and future real-time applications. The objective of this special issue is to invite authors to submit original manuscripts that demonstrate and explore current advances in various aspects of Age of Information, including but not limited to:

  • Age of Information Analysis
  • Age of Information and Optimization
  • Age of Information and Information Theory
  • Age of Information and Network Theory
  • Age of Information and Signal Sampling and Estimation
  • Age of Information and Cloud, Fog, Edge Computing
  • Age of Information and Security

Continuing JCN’s tradition of fast turnaround together with full peer reviews, a tentative schedule is set as follows:

December 15, 2018
Paper submission deadline [An earlier note to editors with intent to submit will be appreciated.]
February 28, 2019
Reviews returned to authors. Papers will be either accepted, rejected, or returned to the authors with requests for changes
April 30, 2019
Final revised manuscript due
June 30, 2019
Special Issue published

Dr. Sastry Kompella, Naval Research Laboratory, USA, sk@ieee.org

Dr. Clement Kam, Naval Research Laboratory, USA, ckk@ieee.org

Electronic submissions should be made through http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com:/jcommnet. Information for authors is available on the JCN web site, http:/www.jcn.or.kr. The manuscript should be formatted in LaTex file and uploaded in PDF version, and its length should be greater than 8 pages in double column. Please direct inquiries and intent to submit notifications to the Lead Guest Editor Dr. Sastry Kompella (email: sk@ieee.org).

JCN is a high-quality bimonthly archival journal, published by the Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences with the technical co-sponsorship of the IEEE Communications Society, covering the fields of Communication Theory and Systems, Wireless Communications, and Networks and Services. JCN began publication in March 1999.

JCN SPECIAL ISSUE ON

IOT (INTERNET OF THINGS) SECURITY AND PRIVACY PUBLICATION DATE: October 2019

The emerging Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm aims to connect all kinds of different physical objects together and make them accessible from the Internet, with advanced sensing, actuation, communications, and networking technologies. IoT systems vary in type, scale, and function. They range from Internet of Vehicles, to Industrial Internet of Things, to Internet of Battlefield Things and Internet of Medical Things. Gartner predicts that tens of billions of IoT devices will be in use in the near future. Many low-cost IoT devices have little processing power or storage capacity, resulting in poor built-in security capabilities. This allows these devices to be used as ingress points to access the broader IT or critical infrastructure. Because of the expanded attack surface, IoT security and privacy has become a pressing issue. Every threat against the IoT may constitute a more severe threat to the IT or critical infrastructure behind the IoT. Thus, it is imperative to study and understand the security and privacy risks related to IoT and to propose innovative solutions to deal with these risks.

The purpose of this special issue is to solicit original contributions and publish recent advances in security and privacy for any type of emerging IoT systems and devices, with emphasis on, but certainly not limited to, the following topics:

  • Trust management
  • Access control and authentication
  • Secure and privacy preserving data management
  • Innovative intrusion detection solutions
  • Secure application layer protocols
  • Secure transport layer protocols
  • Secure networking layer protocols
  • Secure MAC layer protocols

Continuing JCN’s tradition of fast turnaround together with full peer reviews, a tentative schedule is set as follows:

February 5, 2019
Paper submission deadline [An earlier note to editors with intent to submit will be appreciated.]
May 5, 2019
Reviews returned to authors. Papers will be either accepted, rejected, or returned to the authors with requests for changes
July 5, 2019
Final revised manuscript due
October 5, 2019
Special Issue published

Prof. Daji Qiao, Iowa State University, USA, daji@iastate.edu

Prof. Farid Naït-Abdesselam, Paris Descartes University, France, naf@parisdescartes.fr

Prof. Ryan Gerdes, Virginia Tech University, USA, rgerdes@vt.edu

Prof. Tie Qiu, Tianjin University, China, qiutie@tju.edu.cn

Electronic submissions should be made through http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jcommnet. Information about submissions is available on the JCN web site, http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jcommnet. Please direct inquiries and intent to submit notifications to the Lead Guest Editor (email: daji@iastate.edu).

JCN is a high-quality bimonthly archival journal, published by the Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences with the technical co-sponsorship of the IEEE Communications Society, covering the fields of Communication Theory and Systems, Wireless Communications, and Networks and Services. JCN began publication in March 1999.