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Computer Science - Communication Networks | Aims and Scope: Photonic Network Communications

Aims and Scope: Photonic Network Communications

The primary goal of this journal is to publish high-quality, peer-reviewed papers focussing on research activities, major achievements, and trends involving optical communication networks.

 

Photonic Network Communications: Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

 

NETWORK AND SYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES

 

Transport, access, and customer premises networks;

Local, regional, and global networks;

100G/400G Networks;

Elastic Optical Networks;

Optical Wireless Networks;

Visible light communications;

Free space optics;

Transoceanic and undersea networks;

Optical transparent networks;

WDM and OTDM networks;

Subcarrier and code-division-multiplexed networks;

Space division multiplexing (SDM) technologies;

Direct-detection and coherent-detection optical systems;

Soliton-based networks;

Wavelength routed networks;

Optical packet-switched networks;

Passive optical networks (PON) including FTTx networks;;

Digital and optical signal processing;

Optical Devices for Switching and Interconnects;

Energy- and Power-Efficient Component and System Design;

Photonic networks in space

 

NETWORK AND SYSTEM ARCHITECTURES

 

Network architectures and topologies

Cloud and Data-Center Networking based on Optical Networks

Architecture and design of network nodes

High-performance optical LANs

Optical crossconnects and add/drop multiplexers

Design and architecture of interconnection networks

Waveguide and free-space interconnection networks

Network-on-Chip (NoC) based on Optical Networks

Optical interfaces and optical terminals

Storage Area Networks based on Optical Communications and Networking

Security and Privacy in Optical Communications and Networking

Silicon Photonics and Integrated Photonics

Universal photonic infrastructures

 

NETWORK CONTROL

 

Software Defined Networks

Network Virtualization

Network Function Virtualization

Network access protocols

Optical quality-of-service admission control

Signaling and connection set-up protocols

Routing and wavelength assignment algorithms, including impairment-aware

Network reconfiguration and restoration techniques

Photonic-based end-to-end communication protocols

Network and traffic control

 

NETWORK DESIGN, PLANNING, AND OPERATION

 

System and network performance modeling

Scalability, cascadability, upgradeability

Network operation, maintenance, and management

Measurement, monitoring, and supervision techniques

Network planning and design

Field trials and experiments

Standardization

 

INTERWORKING WITH OTHER NETWORKS

 

Cascaded heterogeneous photonic networks

Interoperability and interworking with other networks

Integration with mobile communication networks