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

Advances and Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Wireless Communications PUBLICATION DATE: June 2020

With recent advances, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) approaches have emerged to show great promise in the wireless communications. Although some researchers are skeptical due to issues concerning complexity and reliability, benefits include the near-optimal performance or the improvement over current state-of-the-art techniques. The big data technology delivers an excellent advantage for studying the essential characteristics of wireless networks that can be integrated with AI and ML approaches. Moreover, the recent advances in deep learning, convolutional neural networks, and reinforcement learning hold significant promise. Indeed, they offer new design approaches for solving some challenging problems that, until recently, were considered intractable.
This IEEE/KICS Journal of Communication Networks special issue aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art development in wireless communications technology that can be integrated with AI and ML approaches (e.g., supervised learning, unsupervised learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning, and learning with generative adversarial networks). Prospective authors are invited to submit original manuscripts on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Deep learning/machine learning on information and signal processing
  • Deep learning/machine learning approaches to wireless networks
  • Deep learning/machine learning approaches to mobility and resource management
  • Deep learning/machine learning approaches to wireless system applications and services.
  • Big data and AI approaches to wireless networks
  • Applications of AI/ML for optimizing wireless communication systems (including channel models, channel state estimation, beamforming, code book design and signal processing).
  • Applications of AI/ML for 5G/6G wireless transmission technologies
  • Applications of AI/ML for 5G/6G mobility/resource management

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

December 20, 2019
Extended paper submission deadline [An earlier note to editors with an intent to submit papers will be appreciated.]
March 5, 2020
Reviews returned to authors. Papers will be either accepted, rejected, or returned to the authors with requests for changes
May 5, 2020
Final revised manuscript due
June 30, 2020
Special issue published

H. Birkan Yilmaz, Assistant Professor, Bogazici University, Turkey birkan.yilmaz@boun.edu.tr

Chan-Byoung Chae, Underwood Distinguished Professor, Yonsei University, South Korea cbchae@yonsei.ac.kr

Yansha Deng, Lecturer, King’s College London, UK yansha.deng@kcl.ac.uk

Tim O'Shea, Chief Technology Officer, DeepSig Inc., USA tim@deepsig.io

Linglong Dai, Associate Professor, Tsinghua University, China daill@tsinghua.edu.cn

Namyoon Lee, Assistant Professor, POSTECH, South Korea nylee@postech.ac.kr

Jakob Hoydis, Member of Technical Staff, Nokia Bell Labs, France jakob.hoydis@gmail.com

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

6G WIRELESS SYSTEMS PUBLICATION DATE: December 2020

While 5G is currently being deployed around the globe, research on 6G is under way aiming at addressing the coming challenges of drastic increase of wireless data traffic and support of other usage scenarios. 6G is expected to extend 5G capabilities even further. Higher bitrates (up to Tbps) and lower latency (less than 1ms) will allow introducing new services – such as pervasive edge intelligence, ultra-massive machine-type communications, extremely reliable low-latency communications, holographic rendering and high-precision communications – and meet more stringent requirements, especially in the following dimensions: energy efficiency; intelligence; spectral efficiency; security, secrecy and privacy; affordability; and customization. Artificial intelligence approaches and techniques, such as machine learning (of which deep learning and reinforcement learning are specific examples), and machine reasoning (which includes planning, scheduling, knowledge representation and reasoning, search and optimization), are the new fundamental enablers to operate networks more efficiently, enhance the overall end user experience and provide innovative service applications. Quantum Optics Computing (QOC) and Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) are almost ready for industrial applications. In particular, massive Internet of Things (mIoT), Industrial IoT (IIoT), fully automated robotic platforms (which include control, perception, sensors and actuators, as well as the integration of other techniques into cyber-physical systems), vehicles and multisensory extended reality are examples of the new data-demanding applications, which will impose new performance targets and motivate 6G design and deployment.
This IEEE/KICS Journal of Communication Networks Special Issue aims to provide the scientific community with a comprehensive overview of the most challenging aspects of 6G mobile networks and present latest research on promising techniques towards the evolution to 6G. Prospective authors are invited to submit original manuscripts on topics including, but not limited to the following:

  • Vision, key drivers, new services and requirements for 6G
  • System and network architectures for 6G
  • Wireless backhaul and fronthaul solutions
  • Spectrum and channel modeling for 5G and towards 6G
  • Energy efficiency and harvesting technologies
  • Multi-level machine learning pipelines in 5G and towards 6G
  • 5G and beyond towards 6G testbeds and experimentation
  • Security, secrecy and privacy schemes for 5G and towards 6G
  • Distributed computing for 5G and towards 6G
  • Optical Quantum computing and QKD in 6G

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

June 19, 2020
Electronic manuscript (.ps or .pdf) submission to JCN website [An earlier note to editors with intent to submit will be appreciated.]
August 5, 2020
Reviews returned to authors. Papers will be either accepted, rejected, or returned to the authors with requests for changes
September 30, 2020
Final revised manuscript due
December 31, 2020
Special Issue published

Prof. Periklis Chatzimisios, International Hellenic University, Greece pchatzimisios@ihu.gr

Dr. David Soldani, Huawei, Australia, david.soldani@huawei.com

Prof. Abbas Jamalipour, The University of Sydney, Australia, abbas.jamalipour@sydney.edu.au

Dr. Antonio Manzalini, Telecom Italia, Italy, antonio.manzalini@telecomitalia.it

Prof. Sajal K. Das, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA, sdas@mst.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, 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

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:

August 30, 2020
Paper submission deadline (Extended) [An earlier note to editors with an intent to submit papers will be appreciated.]
October 30, 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.