Journal Information
Computer Networks
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/computer-networks/
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ELSEVIER
ISSN:
1389-1286
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Call For Papers
Computer Networks is an international, archival journal providing a publication vehicle for complete coverage of all topics of interest to those involved in the computer communications networking area. The audience includes researchers, managers and operators of networks as well as designers and implementors. The Editorial Board will consider any material for publication that is of interest to those groups.

SUBJECT COVERAGE

The topics covered by the journal but not limited to these are:

1. Communication Network Architectures:
New design contributions on Local Area Networks (LANs), Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs) including Wired, Wireless, Mobile, Cellular, Sensor, Optical, IP, ATM, and other related network technologies, as well as new switching technologies and the integration of various networking paradigms.

2. Communication Network Protocols:
New design contributions on all protocol layers except the Physical Layer, considering all types of networks mentioned above and their performance evaluation; novel protocols, methods and algorithms related to, e.g., medium access control, error control, routing, resource discovery, multicasting, congestion and flow control, scheduling, multimedia quality of service, as well as protocol specification, testing and verification.

3. Network Services and Applications:
Web, Web caching, Web performance, Middleware and operating system support for all types of networking, electronic commerce, quality of service, new adaptive applications, and multimedia services.

4. Network Security and Privacy:
Security protocols, authentication, denial of service, anonymity, smartcards, intrusion detection, key management, viruses and other malicious codes, information flow, data integrity, mobile code and agent security.

5. Network Operation and Management:
Including network pricing, network system software, quality of service, signaling protocols, mobility management, power management and power control algorithms, network planning, network dimensioning, network reliability, network performance measurements, network modeling and analysis, and overall system management.

6. Discrete Algorithms and Discrete Modeling
Algorithmic and discrete aspects in the context of computer networking as well as mobile and wireless computing and communications. Fostering cooperation among practitioners and theoreticians in this field.

TYPES OF CONTRIBUTIONS CONSIDERED

The primary purpose of the journal is to publish original and complete papers covering a specific topic or project in the above mentioned areas in sufficient detail and depth to be of practical use to interested readers. The readers should benefit from the novel solutions and analyses presented in the papers. Enhanced, extended versions of quality papers presented at conferences or workshops can be submitted to our journal for review. Note that papers which were already published with the same contents or simultaneous submission of the same paper to other journals or conferences will not be considered for publication in our journal and will be immediately rejected.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-05-12
Special Issues
Special Issue on Security and Performance of Software-defined Networks and Functions Virtualization
Submission Date: 2017-06-30

Software-defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) are envisioned to massively change network management by enabling a more flexible management of complex networks. While the aim of SDN is to split the control and data plane and to introduce open interfaces between these layers, NFV abstracts network functions from dedicated hardware to virtual machines running on commodity hardware. Consequently, applying SDN/NFV is claimed to have a high business advantage in terms of cost savings and additional revenue sources for network operators, new opportunities for solution providers, and opening new business models. However, major performance challenges arise when realizing SDN/NFV given the overheads imposed by software and virtualization stacks. At the same time, e.g., the outsourcing of network control or the relocation of network functions to cloud services create new challenges on data privacy and network security. This special issue of the Computer Networks Journal solicits original, high-quality papers that present, analyze and discuss solutions to improve the security and privacy in SDN/NFV, mechanisms to achieve high packet processing performances in virtualized environments, as well as performance benchmarking aspects and standards. Related topics, such as new security mechanisms enabled by SDN/NFV (e.g. mitigation of DDoS attacks), validation, verification and certification of network functions, design of energy efficient NFV networks, new algorithms controlling the function placement, as well as new services offerings enabled by SDN/NFV (e.g. to improve the end-user experience), techno-economic aspects (e.g. new pricing and business models), and others are also within the scope of the special issue.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-05-12
Special Issue on Security and Privacy in Cloud-Assisted Cyber-Physical Systems
Submission Date: 2017-06-30

Cloud-assisted Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) feature a tight coupling between embedded computing devices and their physical environment. CPSes can be viewed as the bridge between physical components/processes and the cyber space. Specifically, the notion of CPSes is to use computing (e.g. sensing, analyzing and predicting), communication (e.g. interaction, intervene and interface management), and controlling (e.g. inter-operation, evolving and evidence-based certification) to make intelligent and autonomous systems. Recent years have seen a dramatic rise in the development of CPSes services, including ubiquitous health care, smart electricity grid, and smart buildings. However, the fast-growing data volume is hard to process. The present CPSes cannot support ultra-fast computing, and thus it cannot provide real-time and reliable services to meet the requirements, which are essential for mission-critical systems. Fortunately, cloud infrastructures and platforms can provide flexible and on-demand processing power and high-capacity storage for data streams, as well as provisioning of a variety of services using telecommunication and networking technologies. Thus, the large-scale nature of CPSes can be effectively and efficiently supported and assisted by cloud systems, which is referred to as cloud-assisted CPSes (Cloud-CPS). The coupling of cloud systems and CPSes, though advantageous, is subject to new forms of risks that have not been considered adequately in the traditional computing domain. CPSes often collect sensitive and private information about the physical environment. A loss of security for a CPS can therefore have significant negative impact including loss of privacy, potential physical harm, discrimination, and abuse. Though numerous security primitives have been developed in the cyber domain to address the very same problems, their applicability to the Cloud-CPSes domain is still questionable due to the reason that they are usually complex to implement and oblivious to cyber-physical interactions. The goal of this special issue is to unveil and address the security and privacy aspects associated to the Cloud-CPeSs. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following. - Secure data sharing in Cloud-CPSes - Big data security and privacy in Cloud-CPSes - Secure computation in Cloud-CPSes - Location privacy in Cloud-CPSes - Lightweight block ciphers for low-resource devices in Cloud-CPSes - Searchable encryption in Cloud-CPSes - End to end secure communications in Cloud-CPSes - Access control in Cloud-CPSes - Key management in Cloud-CPSes
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-05-12
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