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Cognitive Communications

Editorial Board
Editors in Chief:
  • Vincent Cicirello (Stockton University)+ BioVincent A. Cicirello, Ph.D. is a Professor of Computer Science at Stockton University in Galloway, NJ, USA, where he has been a faculty member since 2005. He is also among the founding faculty of Stockton University's Behavioral Neuroscience program, an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor. He earned a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003, and also graduated from Drexel University in 1999 with an M.S./B.S. in Computer Science, and a B.S. in Mathematics. His research interests include artificial intelligence, computational intelligence, evolutionary computation, machine learning, and swarm intelligence. He was designated an ACM Senior Member in 2011, received the 2005 AAAI Outstanding Paper award, and was nominated for the 2006 GECCO Best Genetic Algorithm Track Paper award. He received a U.S. Patent in 2010, and has published over 50 journal and conference publications. He is a member of AAAI (Life member), ACM (Senior Member), ACM SIGCSE, ACM SIGAI, ACM SIGEVO, CCSC, IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and SIAM.
  • Arianna D'Ulizia (CNR - IRPPS)+ BioArianna D’Ulizia graduated in Computer Science Engineering from the “La Sapienza” University in Rome in 2005 and obtained a PhD in Computer Science and Automation from the “Roma Tre” University in Rome in 2009. She is currently a researcher with the Italian National Research Council Institute of Research on Population and Social Policies, Rome. She is author of more than 70 papers in international journals, conferences and books. She is mainly interested in human-computer interaction, multimodal interaction, visual languages, geographical query languages, social computing, risk governance, knowledge management and innovation. From 2006 to 2018, she was programme chair for several international workshops and conferences, such as the Workshop on Mobile and Networking Technologies for Social Applications (MONET 2006, MONET 2007, MONET 2008, MONET 2009, MONET 2010, MONET 2011), the Workshop on SOcial and MObile COmputing for Collaborative Environments (SOMOCO 2012, SOMOCO 2013), the Workshop on Mobile and Social Computing for Collaborative Interactions (MSC 2014, MSC 2015), and the International Conference on Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society (RRI-SIS 2017, RRI-ICT 2018). She is associate editor of the IEEE Access journal. She is involved in the editorial board of several international journals in the field of computer science, such as the Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS), the International Journal of Applied Logistics (IJAL) and the International Journal of Mobile Computing and Multimedia Communications (IJMCMC). She is also a reviewer for several international journals, such as Multimedia Tools And Applications (MTAP), PLoS One, IEEE Access, Sensore, Applied Sciences, Control & Cybernetics, International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, Advanced Robotics, etc. She has been a guest editor for several special issues of various international journals, such as the Journal of Computing Science and Engineering, Journal of Next Generation Information Technology and Multimedia Tools and Applications. Since 2016, she has been a scientific reviewer for several PRIN, FCS-H2020 PON and Italian “Rita Levi Montalcini” young researchers’ projects. She is part of many programming committees for national and international conferences and workshops. From 2005 to date, she has participated in 19 European and national projects.
Area Editors:
  • Pinyi Ren (xi'an Jiaotong university)
  • Mikko Valkama (Tampere University of Technology)
  • Xianfu Chen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)
  • Javier Del Ser (Tecnalia and University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU)
  • Marcos Katz (false)
  • Yan Zhang (Simula Research Laboratory)
  • Antti Anttonen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)
  • Zhiwei Mao (Fairleigh Dickinson University)
  • Tao Han (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
  • Xiang Chen (Tsinghua University)
  • Lijun Qian (Prairie View A&M University)
  • Zhenyu Na (School of Information Science and Technology, Dalian Maritime University)
  • Xiaolong Yang (Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications)+ BioXiaolong Yang, IEEE memeber,received his M.Sc degree and Ph.D. degree in communication engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2012 and 2017 respectively. From 2015 to 2016, he was a visiting scholar at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is currently a lecturer in Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications.
  • Bo Li (Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai)
  • F Wang (NUAA)
  • Xuanheng Li (Dalian University of Technology)
  • hong jiang (South West University of Science and Technology)
  • yong wang (Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications)
  • weidang lu (Zhejiang University of Technology)
  • Xiangping Zhai (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
  • Zheng Chang (University of Jyväskylä)
  • Xueyan Zhang (Dalian University of Technology)
  • zhengquan li (School of Iot Engineering, Jiangnan.University)
  • Klaus Moessner (Technische Universität Chemnitz)
  • Murat Kuscu (Koc University)
  • Pandelis Kourtessis (University of Hertfordshire)
  • AMANDO P. SINGUN JR. (University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Muscat, Oman)+ BioDR. AMANDO PIMENTEL SINGUN, JR. completed all his academic degrees, ‘Doctor in Information Technology', ‘Master of Science in Information Technology', and ‘Bachelor of Science in Information Technology', at Saint Paul University Philippines (an ISO 9001 Certified University by TUV Rheinland & fully-accredited university by International Accreditation Organization (IAO); Also, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), Philippines recognized him as a Licensed Professional Teacher (LPT). He started his teaching career in 2002. In the Philippines, he taught at Saint Paul University Philippines (Full-time, AY2002-2005), Cagayan State University (Full-time, AY2005-2007), and Cagayan Colleges of Tuguegarao (Part-time, AY2005-2007). From 2007 up to present date, he has been working as IT Faculty member at the Higher College of Technology, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Simultaneously, he is given some official designations such as: Department Quality Assurance Coordinator, Head of Information Systems Specialization of the IT Specialization Sub-Committee (2013-2017), Member of the Institutional Standards Accreditation Assessment Application Support Team of the College, the College Representative to the Oman Quality Network in Higher Education (OQNHE), and the Editor-in-Chief of the IT Newsletter (2016-2018). His research areas are the following: Human-Computer Interaction (Human Factors), Curriculum and Pedagogy Theories and Development, Classroom Assessment, Educational Technologies, Information and Computing Sciences, and Total Quality Management. His published research papers are summarized in the links: or Moreover, all the research papers he previously reviewed had been verified by Publons as shown in the link:
Aims & Scope

The application of intelligent technologies in communication systems could be tracked back into 1990s. The emerging of cognitive radio targeted on the revolutionary spectrum access paradigm has sparked a radical change on wireless system design, development and performance analysis. Since then the state-of-the art of wireless communications has been significantly advanced, from substantial improvement on spectrum usage, smart adaptation and coexistence in radio and network environments, fundamental enhancement on performance and capacity, to considerable reduction of complexity in network management. After a decade of research on cognitive radio and networks, the concept of cognition has been naturally and widely extended to whole communication areas, not limited to wireless systems, but also in wired networks. This trend will strengthen even more with the advent of fifth-generation (5G) communication networks that will impose new challenges, related mainly to the heterogeneity of such networks, the improvement of the quality of experience of users, and the efficient and sustainable use of network resources. Cognitive technologies become promising tools for the communication industry to meet the challenge of coming data traffic tsunami. Solutions for energy efficient, sustainable future Internet are heavily relied on advanced cognitive technologies, new ways of thinking on network design and development, as well as new theoretic foundations. Communication ecosystems need to be equipped with advanced intelligence coming from machine learning, data analytics, and cognitive computing to meet the aforementioned challenges. We believe cognitive communication technologies will remain an important and active area of research for the next several decades. It becomes necessary to provide a common forum to publish high quality papers, and to offer readers a single source to get inspiring ideas and important findings in this area. It is our honor to provide dedicated transactions on cognitive technologies for communications, to fulfill this purpose. The aims of the transactions are:

  • to provide a dedicated platform for timely publishing of high quality, peer-reviewed, original papers in fields of cognitive communications;
  • to be a highly cited source of latest findings in cognitive radio and cognitive communication networks; and
  • to be a leading journal that publish contributions from a wide range of cross-disciplinary and collaborative domain knowledge related to cognitive technologies for communications, such as cognitive science, information science, computer science, mathematics, physics, and statistics.

The transactions provide flexible means to publish latest results in a timely manner. It accepts the submission of:

  • regular research papers, for original scientific contributions,
  • fast-track communications, for short findings,
  • topical reviews.

The scope of the transactions includes, but not limited to:

  • Information-theoretic aspects of cognitive communication systems
  • Spectrum sensing and dynamic spectrum access
  • Spectrum pricing, economics models and game-theoretical strategies
  • Interference analysis and statistical models of spectrum usage
  • Physical (PHY) layer design for cognitive radios
  • Dynamic medium access control techniques for cognitive communication systems
  • Dynamic resource allocation in cognitive communication systems
  • Co-existence of heterogeneous networks
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning for cognitive communication systems
  • Context-aware, emotion-aware, as well as personalized cognitive communication systems
  • (Big) data analytics for cognitive communication systems
  • Cognitive communication systems for the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Bio-inspired communication systems
  • Cooperative techniques in cognitive communication systems
  • Cross-layer optimization for cognitive communication systems
  • Routing and network technologies for cognitive communication systems
  • Trust, security, and privacy issues in cognitive communication systems
  • Energy-efficiency design in cognitive communication systems
  • Software defined radio
  • Self-organizing, self-aware, and self-adaptive networks
  • Applications enabled by cognitive communication systems
  • Open source for cognitive communications
Artificial intelligence, bio-inspired communication systems, cognitive communication system, cognitive radio, energy-efficiency, machine learning, self-organizing network, Smart grid, software defined network, software defined radio, spectrum sensing, trust and security