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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
    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 Dou Sun in 2017-03-10
Special Issues
Special Issue on Mobile Video in the 5G/IoT Era
Submission Date: 2017-04-30

The enormous popularity of smart phones and other mobile hand-held devices has led to a dramatic increase in wireless video traffic. Until just recently, there were very few mobile devices with any capability for video reception. According to recent estimations, mobile video traffic is expected to be 60-75% of the global mobile traffic by 2020, and this percentage will only increase with the myriad applications of the "everything connected" Internet of Things upcoming era. However, a number of significant challenges need to be addressed and overcome before the full potential of mobile video networking is reached. Such challenges include, among others: - New sets of traffic control procedures must be implemented in order for networks to cope with the high variance in video traffic Quality of Service (QoS) requirements and guarantee the required Quality of Experience (QoE) for users; - The small display size, limited battery and processing capabilities of mobile devices are constraints which can negatively influence user QoE; - Pricing models for mobile video services; - User discomfort in holding their phones at a set distance from their faces for the time of a video conference; - Compatibility issues between the equipment and the software of mobile video users. All of the challenges related to mobile video networking are further hindered by user mobility and by the high error rates in wireless networks. Given the small display size, even a relatively low video packet dropping probability may considerably deteriorate the viewer's QoE. Additionally, errors due to packet loss in a reference frame propagate to the dependent difference frames. Depending on the effectiveness of the encoding/decoding scheme, this phenomenon can have a significant impact on the quality of the received video sequence. This special issue is devoted to covering all aspects of current work on mobile video and to providing a forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss their most recent contributions in the field. Previously unpublished, original papers of high quality that are not currently under review by another journal or conference are solicited on (but not limited to) the following topics of interest: - Mobile video services and applications (social networking, gaming, surveillance) - Cloud-based mobile video delivery - Power management for mobile video - QoS issues and performance evaluation of mobile video over wireless networks - Mobile video streaming in cloud and mobile cloud computing environments - Video for wireless sensor networks - Reducing video transport cost over mobile networks - Mobilevideo traffic modeling - Mobile video QoE metrics and optimization - Protocols and algorithms maximizing bandwidth utilization for mobile video traffic transmission - Mobility management for mobile video users and applications - Wireless video coding - 3D Video compression for mobile devices - Pricing of mobile video services - Peer-to-peer mobile video - Mobile video in m-health networking - Video in hybrid networks, e.g., WLAN-to-cellular, mobile hotspot to cellular - Mobile video services supported by mobile cloud computing techniques
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-03-10
Special Issue on Technical Challenges and emerging opportunities for 5G enabled IoT systems
Submission Date: 2017-05-15

With the fast growth and success of fourth generation (4G) mobile networks, the forthcoming fifth generation (5G) have gained worldwide attention from academia, industry and government organizations. The evolution from 4G to 5G focuses on various technical aspects, including data rate, latency, reliability, mobility and connection density, which is partially due to the the ongoing paradigm shift from people-centric to machine-oriented communications . As an important application scenario of 5G systems, the Internet of Things (IoT) has also attracted significant interest in recent years with its promise to radically transform our everyday lives with a variety of applications that exploit billions of smart objects deployed everywhere around us. IoT systems have very diverse requirements depending on the use case, and rely on large scale network connectivity for a variety of highly heterogeneous sensor and/or actuator devices. Diversity and scalability are most critical requirements of IoT systems that cannot be fully met by current network technologies. However, 5G networks are expected to overcome such limitations due to their ubiquitous coverage, scalable connectivity in dense environments, and plug-and-play configuration, and are therefore expected to play a major role in supporting future IoT systems. In addition, developing IoT systems in 5G networks opens new opportunities for the design of novel computing and control techniques for IoT applications that are able to unleash the full potential of 5G network technologies. However, the advent of the 5G technologies, combined with proliferation of IoT devices in diverse applications, have brought multifaceted technical challenges for the design of future communication system and networks. In order to better support IoT applications, many technical challenges need to be overcome in 5G including network architectures, cooperative communication, network resource allocation, data analysis methods, etc. The objective of this special issue is to provide the academic and industrial communities an excellent chance to present their vision, research, and dedicated efforts on communication and computing techniques in the field of IoT towards 5G. Submission of original, high quality and unpublished papers is expected. Interdisciplinary work demonstrating advancements in the development of IoT systems leveraging the unique features of 5G networks is especially encouraged. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Industry cases and deployment of IoT systems towards 5G Advanced network architecture design for IoT towards 5G Mobile edge computing for IoT applications Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications towards 5G Energy-efficiency in 5G for IoT applications Cooperative schemes for IoT towards 5G Network resources (e.g., communication and computation, storage ) management and QoS provisioning for IoT towards 5G SDN and NFV in 5G networks for IoT D2D communication for supporting IoT Smart object management in IoT systems towards 5G Mobility management of 5G networks for IoT applications IoT big data in 5G mobile networks Data security, privacy and reliability for IoT towards 5G Testbed, prototype, and practical IoT system development in 5G networks 5G standardization activities related to IoT Important Dates Paper submission deadline: May 15 2017. Author Notification: September 15, 2017. Submission Instruction Please see for preparation guidelines and visit to submit your manuscript. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, please select "SI: 5G-IoT (zheng)" when you reach the Article Type step in the submission process. For further information, please contact the guest editors. Guest Editors Professor Kan Zheng, Beijing University of Posts &Telecommunications, China Professor Xianbin Wang, Western University, Canada Professor Enzo MINGOZZI, University of Pisa, Italy Dr. Bin Fan, China Unicom, China
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-03-30
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