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

THZ WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS PUBLICATION DATE: April 2021

Terahertz wireless communications in the frequency band from 100GHz to 10THz is a rapidly growing and is considered as very feasible new area which can enable an order of 0.1 Tbps personal communications over vast available channels as well as chip-to-chip, massive IoT connections, and many other applications. Especially, the recent significant progress on RF technologies anticipates the THz wireless systems realizable in the near future and is discussed in the academy and the industry for possible new frequency band in beyond 5G cellular systems. Recent works on THz wireless communications have been focused on the propagation studies, channel capacity of MIMO systems, general consideration of system characteristics, RF transceiver design.
Despite the enormous studies in THz wireless communications in the last decade, the state-of-art is far from meeting the challenges of the near-future communication systems in terms of communication system design and usage model considering the characteristics of THz band. In particular, the possible coverage of a cell using THz band needs to be clearly studied based on the current and the near coming RF technologies.
This special issue on Terahertz Communications seeks original research articles as well as expository and survey papers, addressing the challenges of future THz wireless communications systems. Example topics of interest:

  • Information theoretic foundation of THz wireless communications
  • RF technologies for personal communications
  • Beamforming and MIMO
  • Machine learning aided THz communications
  • Resource allocation and multiple-access schemes for THz communications
  • Protocol design for THz networking
  • Demonstrations of wireless links beyond 100 GHz band
  • Beam propagation and channel model
  • Channel estimation
  • Waveform design for THz wireless communications
  • Backhaul and Fronthaul of THz systems
  • Application scenarios of THz wireless communications

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

September 30, 2020
Paper submission deadline (Extended) [An earlier note to editors with an intent to submit papers will be appreciated.]
November 15, 2020
Reviews returned to authors. Papers will be either accepted, rejected, or returned to the authors with requests for changes
February 15, 2021
Final revised manuscript due
April 30, 2021
Special Issue published

Prof. Young-Chai Ko, Korea University, Korea, koyc@korea.ac.kr

Prof. Mohamed-Slim Alouini, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, slim.alouini@kaust.edu.sa

Prof. Xin-Weil Yao, Zhejiang Univ. of Tech, China, xwyao@zjut.edu.cn

Prof. Ho-Jin Song, POSTECH, Korea, hojinsong@postech.ac.kr

Dr. Iwao Hosako, NICT, Japan, hosaka@nict.go.jp

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. 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

Communications and Networking Approaches for Combatting COVID-19 PUBLICATION DATE: October 2021

Communication and Networking researchers have much to offer to help address the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Wireless networks can be utilized to help facilitate contact tracing and other forms of remote health monitoring. Ideas such as those from coding theory and compressed sensing can be applied to improve group testing algorithms. Epidemic models developed for studying the propagation of information and viruses in communication networks can be adapted to study the propagation of a true epidemic like COVID-19. Techniques such as machine learning can be utilized to make better predictions from limited data. Approaches for privacy and security can be leveraged to protect confidential health information. This special issue seeks original research papers as well as expository and survey papers, addressing such work. Example topics of interest include:

  • Modeling and prediction of epidemics over networks
  • AI/ML applied to epidemic data
  • Approaches for resource constrained testing
  • Adaptive interventions
  • Contact tracing
  • Mobile sensing for health monitoring
  • Privacy in E-health
  • Technologies to mitigate misinformation around epidemics
  • Other communications and networking approaches relevant for combatting COVID-19

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

March 31, 2021 (Extended)
Electronic manuscript (.ps or .pdf) submission to JCN website [An earlier note to editors with intent to submit will be appreciated.]
May 30, 2021
Reviews returned to authors. Papers will be either accepted, rejected, or returned to the authors with requests for changes
August 20, 2021
Final revised manuscript due
October 30, 2021
Special issue published

Prof. Randall Berry, Northwestern University, rberry@northwestern.edu

Prof. Zhu Han, University of Houston, zhan2@uh.edu

Prof. Krishna Narayanan, Texas A&M University, krn@tamu.edu

Prof. H. Vincent Poor, Princeton University, poor@princeton.edu

Dr. Christos Verikoukis, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, cveri@cttc.es

Prof. Osman Yağan, Carnegie Mellon University, oyagan@andrew.cmu.edu

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. JCN accepts double column FULL papers without page limits that follow the standard of JCN (or similar IEEE) publication format. however, we strongly recommend keeping the page count under 20 pages in double columns for ease of readability. Please direct inquiries and intent to submit notifications to the Lead Guest Editor. 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 and is available in IEEE Xplore.

JCN SPECIAL ISSUE ON

Aerial Access Networks for 6G PUBLICATION DATE: April 2022

The current development of 5G networks represents a breakthrough in the design of communication networks, for its ability to provide a single platform enabling a variety of data services. With these significant enhancements enabled by 5G, it is already possible to envision the needs towards 6G. Providing “connectivity from the sky” is one innovative trend for coming 6G communication systems. Satellites, high and low altitude platforms (HAP and LAP), drones, aircrafts, and airships are being considered as candidates for deploying wireless communications complementing the terrestrial communication. Combining these network elements, Aerial Access Networks (AANs) have attracted many attentions from both academia and industry, and recognized as a potential solution for the 6G systems. AANs are heterogeneous networks that are engineered to utilize satellites, HAPs, and LAPs to build network access platforms. Unlike terrestrial wireless networks, AANs are characterized by frequently changed network topologies and more vulnerable communication connections. However, AANs are not intended to replace the existing technologies, but instead to work with them in a complementary and integrated fashion. Therefore, AANs have the demand for the seamless integration of heterogeneous networks such that the network quality-of-service (QoS) can be improved. Therefore, it is essential to develop new communications, signal processing, and optimization techniques to accommodate diverse services and applications with different QoS requirements in various scenarios. This IEEE/KICS Journal of Communication Networks special issue aims to solicit high-quality unpublished research papers by experts from mobile communication industries (operators, telecom vendors, as well as consulting firms) and academia in the fields of AANs. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Channel measurement and modeling
  • Integrations of AANs with terrestrial communications in future heterogeneous networks
  • Network architecture and protocols including Information Centric Networking (ICN)
  • Cross-layer MAC-PHY design
  • AI-enabled techniques for AANs
  • Transmission technologies, e.g., mmWave/THz, Massive MIMO, intelligent surfaces, etc.
  • Interference cancellation, management, and coordination
  • QoS-aware trajectory and topology optimization
  • Safety and security issues
  • Prototype results, testbeds, and new applications

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

August 31, 2021
Paper submission deadline
October 31, 2021
First round of review
December 30, 2021
Revised paper due
January 30, 2022
Final acceptance notification
February 28, 2022
Final paper due
April 30, 2022
Special issue published

Zhu Han, University of Houston, TX, USA, hanzhu22@gmail.com

Hongliang Zhang, Princeton University, NJ, USA,hz16@princeton.edu

George C. Alexandropoulos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, alexandg@di.uoa.gr

Nguyen Hoang Tran, The University of Sydney, Australia, nguyen.tran@sydney.edu.au

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 or MS Word file and uploaded in PDF version. JCN accepts double column FULL papers without page limits that follow the standard of JCN (or similar IEEE) publication format. However, we strongly recommend keeping the page count under 20 pages in double columns for ease of readability. Please direct inquiries and intent to submit notifications to the Lead Guest Editor. 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 and is available in IEEE Xplore.