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Melodia Appointed Editor in Chief of Computer Networks

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ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia was appointed Editor in Chief (together with Prof. Antonio Iera from the University of Reggio Calabria, Italy), of Elsevier’s Computer Networks Journal.

Computer Networks is a highly reputable journal established as one of the first publication venues in the field as “Computer Networks and ISDN Systems”. In 1998, Computer Networks published the original paper by Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page “The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Search Engine” that introduced Google [1], “a prototype of a large-scale search engine which makes heavy use of the structure present in hypertext.”

Computer Networks has now reached an impact factor of 3.1, and according to Google Scholar metrics, it is one of the most impactful publication venue (including all conferences and journals) in the area of communication and networking.

Computer Networks will continue in its tradition of impactful and high-quality publications. At the same time, the new EiCs will introduce a number of innovations to further increase the journal’s influence and footprint in the field.

Among others, going forward Computer Networks will feature:

  • Renewed focus on cutting-edge and principled experimental research in networking (thus contributing to creating a new science of rigorous experimental evaluation of networked systems);
  • A focus on high-quality interdisciplinary research at the intersection between networking and other emerging fields, including (but not limited to) artificial intelligence, quantum science, computing and control, and network security;
  • A new section devoted to publication of peer-reviewed open-source software artifacts for experimental evaluation of networked system;
  • A new section devoted to publication of peer-reviewed large-scale datasets, promoting reproducibility and dissemination of complex experiments;
  • A new series on topics of current interest, with a rolling deadline. The initial series will include:
    • Computer Networks “Vision Papers”;
    • Network Softwarization and Experimental Evaluation;
    • Artificial Intelligence for Communications;
    • Internet of Things;
    • Future Cellular Networks (5G and Beyond);
    • Blockchain and distributed ledgers;
    • Computer Networks “Tutorial Papers”;
    • Integration of Space and Terrestrial 5G Networks

Related Faculty: Tommaso Melodia

Related Departments:Electrical & Computer Engineering