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International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems
International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems


Special Issue on: "Resilient Network Design"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Yousef S. Kavian, Shahid Chamran University, Iran
Prof. Habib Rashvand, University of Warwick, UK
Prof. Lena Wosinska, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Prof. Bin Wang, Wight State University, USA

Today, many lives, businesses and social activities are dependant on the availability of global internet services. Any failure or drop in quality in the provision of access, availability or delivery of information over the Internet or associated local, national or global networks can lead to extensive loss of resources and opportunities which can ultimately result in a deficiency for users and a significant drop in efficacy at various levels in the economy.

In order to ensure a safe, secure and dependable future, networking infrastructures in all of our systems, gateways and networks should be enhanced to work reliably in the presence of all predictable and unpredictable errors and disturbances, under a common umbrella of ‘network design resilience’, as we pave the road towards high-speed next generation communication networks.

The aim of this special issue is to address network resiliency and analyse associated problems, and to propose new solutions to unresolved problems and improvements to existing solutions. For this we welcome research papers addressing network resilience issues in association with the topics listed below.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Dependability and fault-tolerance
  • Topology and architecture
  • Optical networks
  • Wireless and radio networks
  • Reliability and integrity
  • Accessibility and availability
  • Performance evaluation
  • Risk assessment
  • Green communications
  • Traffic engineering issues
  • Human errors
  • Quality of service
  • Application scenarios and practical case studies

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Paper submission: 1 November, 2011

Review results: 1 January, 2012

Resubmission: 1 March, 2012

Final notification of acceptance: 1 May, 2012

Submission of final manuscript: 1 June, 2012