Journal Information
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Impact Factor:

Call For Papers
Each issue of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (J-SAC) is devoted to a specific technical topic and thus provides to J-SAC readers a collection of up-to-date papers on that topic. These issues are valuable to the research community and become valuable references. The technical topics covered by J-SAC issues span the entire field of communications and networking. J-SAC publishes only papers that are submitted in response to a Call-for-Papers. These calls are published in J-SAC issues and other publications of the IEEE Communications Society as appropriate to the subject area of the call. Papers submitted for review for possible publication in a J-SAC issue must be submitted to one of the Guest Editors listed in the Call-for-Papers. 

Recent issue themes included:

    Speech and Image Coding.
    Medical Communications.
    HDTV and Digital Video Communications.
    B-ISDN Applications and Economics.
    Wireless Personal Communications.
    Advances in Satellite Communication.
    Fading Channels and Equalization.
    Spread Spectrum.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2016-10-17
Special Issues
Special Issue on Emerging Technologies in Software-driven Communication
Submission Date: 2017-04-01

Computer networks fundamentally changed the way we communicate and interact with each other. In fact, they now form the backbone of our modern societies. While early networks were merely a mechanism for exchanging data between end-hosts, current computer and telecommunication networks are way more than that. Compared to the early days of the networking not only the hardware of networks has changed fundamentally, but with it also the software deployed to control and manage these networks. To reduce the significant management cost of large networks, automated management, including autonomic computing and communications evolved. In addition, one fairly recent trend with strong impact on the network architecture was the emergence of cloud computing, with the promise of inherent scalability, availability, and better resource utilization. This led to a centralization of (virtual) network functions in data centers with clear cost benefits, but at the same time introducing new limitations. To address these limitations, some intelligence of the control plane is being shifted from the inner network nodes and data centers to the edge of the network, which is then referred to as edge or fog computing. At the same time, the network control logic moved from lower into higher layers, i.e., from hardware into software.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2016-11-08
Special Issue on Advances in Satellite Communications
Submission Date: 2017-05-01

Satellite Communications are becoming an instrumental component of the future communication network able to support the implementation of the required flexibility and coverage for the provision of fixed and mobile broadband and broadcast services in commercial, professional, and emergency scenarios. In this scenario, the integration of satellite service with the emerging 5G standard, as well as the evolution of LEO constellations (mega-constellations) is expected to play a pivotal role to provide anywhere-anytime connectivity and foster new industrial use-cases. The aim of this special issue is to gather advances in satellite communication technologies to provide a unique collection of non-incremental research papers that will serve as references for scientific and industrial actors willing to build on the consolidated know-how in the sector. We solicit high-quality original research papers on aspects of satellite communications systems including but not limited to the following topics: 1.Theory, Techniques, and Technologies - Coding, modulation and synchronization schemes - OFDM and spread spectrum techniques for satellite communications - Network Coding and multi-path offloading techniques - MIMO, multi-user detection & diversity techniques - Advanced fading and interference mitigation/management techniques - Linear and non-linear channel distortion countermeasures - Propagation measurements and channel models - Antennas and user-terminal technologies - Multiple access strategies, with particular emphasis on random access - Networking and radio resource management - Network function Virtualization in Satellite and Terrestrial 5G networks - Software-defined networking (SDN) applied to integrated 5G networks - Opportunistic and Cognitive Communications - Optical Free Space Communications - Architectures for Hybrid Satellite and HAPs - GEOs/LEOs - On board processing techniques, advanced payload architectures, and RF filters design - Advance high-rate digital modems for space communications 2.Systems and Applications - M2M and SCADA applications - Information Centric Network (ICN) architectures to enable Future Internet over satellite - Integration of satellite telecommunication, navigation, and earth observation services/assets - Applications to sensor networks and environmental monitoring - Systems and technologies for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS, e.g., drones) - Satellite-based solutions for aeronautical, maritime, and/or railways applications - e-health
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-02-18
Special Issue on Physical Layer Security for 5G Wireless Networks
Submission Date: 2017-07-01

Exploiting propagation properties of radio channels in physical layer to design efficient secure transmission schemes for 5G wireless networks has attracted wide research interests recently. This approach is referred to as physical layer security for 5G wireless networks. Physical layer security approaches are robust to more advanced passive and active eavesdroppers.With careful management and implementation, physical layer security and conventional encryption techniques can provide a well-integrated security solution that efficiently safeguards the confidential and privacy communication data in 5G wireless networks. This special issue solicits high-quality original research papers which design physical layer security schemes for 5G wireless networks or provide the industry a fresh/timely insight into the development of practical physical layer security wireless networks. Prospective authors are invited to submit original manuscripts on topics including, but not limited to: - Fundamental aspects of physical layer security in 5G systems - Security threats and countermeasures for massive MIMO technology - Security for millimeter wave communications - Secure transmission in heterogeneous networks - Security for full duplex communications - Security provisioning in NOMA - Cross-layer design for secure communications - Practical test beds for physical layer security
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-02-18
Related Publications
Related Journals
CCFFull NameImpact FactorPublisherISSN
cSpeech Communication1.038ELSEVIER0167-6393
IEEE Wireless Communications4.148IEEE1536-1284
bAI Communications0.837IOS Press0921-7126
cComputer Communications2.099ELSEVIER0140-3664
Communications in Mobile Computing Springer2192-1121
International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications AIRCC0975-2293
China Communications0.424China Communications Magazine, Co., Ltd.1673-5447
cIET Communications0.624IET1751-8628
Full NameImpact FactorPublisher
Speech Communication1.038ELSEVIER
IEEE Wireless Communications4.148IEEE
AI Communications0.837IOS Press
Computer Communications2.099ELSEVIER
Communications in Mobile Computing Springer
International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications AIRCC
China Communications0.424China Communications Magazine, Co., Ltd.
IET Communications0.624IET
Related Conferences
CCFCOREQUALISShortFull NameSubmissionNotificationConference
MONAMIInternational Conference on Mobile Networks and Management2015-05-082015-07-062015-09-16
AFINInternational Conference on Advances in Future Internet 2013-05-172013-08-25
ConTELInternational Conference on Telecommunications2013-03-082013-04-192013-06-26
SMARTCOMPInternational Conference on Smart Computing 2017-02-032017-03-272017-05-29
baa1MobiHocInternational Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing2017-01-132017-04-012017-07-10
CCSNAInternational Workshop on Cloud Computing Systems, Networks, and Applications2015-01-312015-03-012015-06-08
ITSTInternational Conference on ITS Telecommunications2017-01-142017-03-012017-05-29
cWPMCInternational Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications2016-06-262016-08-282016-11-13
cb2ISMInternational Symposium on Multimedia2015-07-172015-09-042015-12-14
FITInternational Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology2016-07-312016-09-202016-12-19