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Computer Communications
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/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
    LAN/WAN/MAN
    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 Xin Yao in 2017-08-21
Special Issues
Special Issue on Energy-aware Design for Sustainable 5G Networks
Submission Date: 2017-09-01

Energy efficiency has been identified by industry and academia as one of the main drivers for sustainable wireless network design during the last few years. However, it is questionable whether the existing approaches could be applied to the upcoming fifth generation (5G) mobile communications, which encompasses new technologies (e.g., mmWave transmissions, device-to-device communications, network softwarization, virtualization, network slicing, etc.) and architectures (e.g., Cloud Radio Access Network, Mobile Edge Computing, etc.). In addition, the involvement of different stakeholders in next generation networks (such as network operators, service providers and third party infrastructure providers) with possible different strategies makes the design of energy-aware network solutions even more challenging. To that end, taking into account the vital importance of sustainable 5G networking, novel solutions, i.e., architectures, techniques and communication protocols, need to be devised to enable the energy efficient network operation with the ultimate goal to achieve energy neutral operation (ENO). The design of energy-aware solutions is further leveraged, at least in some environments, by the exploitation of alternative energy sources, reducing the dependence of the wireless networks on the energy grid. For instance, renewable energy sources (e.g., solar, wind) and wireless energy harvesting (defined as the scavenging of the radiated power from data transmissions or by dedicated power beacons) could be exploited to power different network parts, either in the network infrastructure equipment or in the end user side. In this context, this special issue aims at collecting original high-quality papers with innovative solutions in the domain of energy efficient 5G mobile networks, as well as comprehensive overviews in this field, highlighting the different communication and networking aspects of a “green” 5G ecosystem and proposing novel energy-aware technologies and architectures. The topics of interest include (but are not limited to): - Energy-aware network management, including base station switching off - Energy harvesting solutions for 5G networks - Energy-aware design for new 5G technologies, including cloud-RAN, network function virtualization (NFV), software defined networking (SDN) and reconfigurable software defined radio (SDR) - Energy management versus scalable and resource efficient design of massive MIMO and mmWave in 5G - Energy-aware network slicing and infrastructure sharing strategies - Stochastic modeling and performance evaluation of 5G renewable energy networks - Energy-aware design, management and control of small cells in 5G networks - Energy-aware user association and mobility management in 5G networks - Renewable energy sharing and management techniques for 5G networks - Design and exploitation of renewable energy prediction models in 5G networks - Deployment and security issues for solar-powered Power Beacons (PBs) - Wireless power transfer for mobile device charging in 5G scenarios - Energy efficient physical (PHY) layer design for 5G communications - Energy-oriented standardization activities for 5G networks - Specifications and network planning optimization for energy neutral operation of 5G networks - Techno-economic studies, network economics and business models for energy efficient 5G networks - Testbed deployments and realistic case studies for energy efficient 5G systems
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-08-05
Special Issue on Cloud-based Media Computing and Communications
Submission Date: 2017-10-15

With the proliferation of the Internet and user-generated content and the growing prevalence of cameras, mobile phones, and social media, huge amounts of multimedia data are being produced, forming a unique kind of big data. Multimedia big data brings tremendous opportunities for applications and services-such as multimedia searches, recommendations, advertisements, healthcare services, and smart cities. Media cloud systems which perform multimedia storage, processing, delivery, service are a natural solution to deal with the multimedia big data problem. Cloud-based media computing and communications are promising technologies to orchestrate the multimedia services between the mobile clients and the media cloud system. However, media cloud also suffers from immense obstacles due to the discrepant computational ability, the dynamic communication environment, the random network establishment, and the diverse services of the large-scale media applications. Therefore, how we transmit such massive datasets presents challenges and opportunities in the big data era. This issue aims to foster the growth of a new research community, acting as an international forum for researchers and practitioners in academia and industry to present research that advances the state of the art and practice of communication for multimedia big data, identifies emerging research topics, and defines the future of the field. We expect original and high quality articles covering: a) novel theoretical and practical applications of transmitting multimedia big data, b) surveys of the recent progress and challenges in this area, and c) the intelligence that can be leveraged from multimedia classification, search, recommendation towards cloud-based communications, etc. Topics of primary interest are centered on cloud-based media computing and communications, including but not being limited to: - Cloud-based multimedia content sharing network - Advanced network architecture design for cloud-based multimedia delivery - Cooperative schemes for cloud-based multimedia communications - Resource management and QoS/QoE provisioning for media cloud - Data security, privacy and reliability for media cloud - Transmission standardization activities related to media cloud - Automatic and interactive multimedia data collection and analysis. - Multimedia modeling with collective intelligence and applications, including classification, clustering, recommendation, etc. - Social media propagation and mining in the cloud
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-08-05
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