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Photonic Network Communications

Photonic Network Communications

Editor-in-Chief: Byrav Ramamurthy

ISSN: 1387-974X (print version)
ISSN: 1572-8188 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11107

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Byrav Ramamurthy
University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA 

Advisory Board:

Imrich Chlamtac, University of Texas, Dallas, USA; Piet Demeester, University of Gent, BelgiumLeonid Kazovsky, Stanford University, USA; Eytan H. Modiano, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; Biswanath Mukherjee, University of California, Davis, USA; C. Sivaram Murthy, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India; Paul Prucnal, Princeton University, USA; Krishna Sivalingam, IIT Madras, India; Kumar N Sivarajan, Tejas networks, India; Fouad Tobagi, Stanford University, USA; Godehard Walf, Fraunhofer HHI, Germany

Editorial Board:

Pierpaolo Boffi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy; Maite Brandt-Pearce, University of Virginia, USA; Xiaojun (Matt) Cao, Georgia State University, USAGautam Das, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India; Chris Develder, Ghent University, Belgium; Ahmad Dhaini, American University of Beirut, Lebanon; Sudhir Dixit, HP Labs, India; Rudra Dutta, North Carolina State University, USAVincenzo Eramo, Sapienza-Università di Roma, Italy; Ashwin Gumaste, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India; Lei Guo, Northeastern University, P. R. ChinaMohan Gurusamy, National University of SingaporePin-Han Ho, University of Waterloo, Canada; Changcheng Huang, Carleton University, Canada; I-Shyan Hwang, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan; Arunita Jaekel, University of Windsor, CanadaBrigitte Jaumard, Concordia University, Canada; Jason Jue, University of Texas at Dallas, USA; Yuanqiu Luo,  Huawei Technologies, USA; Idelfonso Tafur Monroy,  Technical University of DenmarkSergei Popov, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden; Carla Raffaelli, University of Bologna, Italy; Ravi Ravindran, Huawei Technologies, USA; Galen Sasaki, University of Hawaii, USA; Gangxiang (Steven) Shen, Soochow University, P.R. China; Basem Shihada, KAUST, Saudi Arabia; Vijay Sivaraman, University of New South Wales, AustraliaArun Somani, Iowa State, USA; Salvatore Spadaro, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain; Suresh Subramaniam, George Washington University, USA; Ioannis Tomkos, Athens Information Technology, Greece; János Tapolcai, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary; Massimo Tornatore, Politecnico di Milano, Italy; Deepa Venkitesh, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India; Vinod Vokkarane, University of Massachussetts Lowell, USA; Lena Wosinska, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden; Ming Xia, Ericsson, USA; Myungsik Yoo, Soongsil University, South Korea; Changyuan Yu, National University of Singapore; Zuqing Zhu, University of Science and Technology of China, China

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    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:




    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 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




    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




    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





    Cascaded heterogeneous photonic networks

    Interoperability and interworking with other networks

    Integration with mobile communication networks

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