The IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) has inaugurated a new series of special issues, under the banner of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), on “Emerging Technologies in Communications”. This series is unique in that it will be published online and distributed to JSAC subscribers. The first special issue will be published online in 2012 and the second one will be published online in 2013. These issues will deal with eight emerging technical areas selected from ComSoc’s Technical Committees and Technical Sub-committees.

Special Issues on Emerging Technologies in Communications (2012)

This special issue will cover the following four technical areas.
Please visit each area’s Web site for detailed CFPs.

Area 1: e-Health

Area 2: Peer-to-peer Networking

Area 3: Vehicular Networks and Telematics Applications

Area 4: Social Networks:

Prospective authors should prepare their submissions in accordance with the rules specified in the “Information for Authors” section of the JSAC guidelines ( Authors should submit a PDF version of their complete manuscript to The timetable is as follows:

2012 Issue Schedule

Initial Paper Submission 3/01/2012
First Reviews Complete 6/1/2012
Second Reviews Complete/Decision Made 8/15/2012
Final to Publisher 11/1/2012

Series Editorial Board

Dr. Naohisa Ohta (Editor-in-Chief) Keio University (
Dr. Atsushi Takahara (Co Editor-in-Chief: 2012 issue) NTT Network Innovation Labs. (
Dr. Andrzej Jajszczyk (Co Editor-in-Chief: 2013 Issue) AGH University of Science and Technology (
Dr. Roberto Saracco (Co Editor-in-Chief for Overview/Visionary papers) Telecom Italia (
Dr. Ray Pradeep (Area 1) University of New South Wales (
Dr. Sherman Shen (Area 2) University of Waterloo (
Dr. Tao Zhang (Area 3) Telcordia (
Dr. Kwang-Cheng Chen (Area 4) National Taiwan University (

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