Journal of Computer Networks and Communications

Lightweight Mobile and Wireless Systems: Technologies, Architectures, and Services

Publishing date
01 Aug 2010
Submission deadline
01 Feb 2010

1Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering (ICSE), University of Aegean, Greece

2Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI), University of Trento, Italy

3Department of Informatics, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, 574 00 Macedonia, Greece

4Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain

5North Carolina State University (NCSU), USA

Lightweight Mobile and Wireless Systems: Technologies, Architectures, and Services


Wireless communications are becoming increasingly pervasive, as the number and diffusion of portable wireless-equipped devices are exponentially increasing (ranging from cellular phones to handheld game consoles, from personal digital assistant and personal navigation devices to still and video cameras). This results in an unprecedented request for lightweight, wireless communication devices with high usability and performance able to support added-value services in a highly mobile environment, following the user everywhere he goes (at work, at home, while traveling, in a classroom, etc.). This scenario clearly demands significant upgrades to the existing communication paradigm in terms of infrastructure, devices, and services to support the Anytime, Anywhere, Any device philosophy.

This special issue aims to publish high-quality research papers relating to Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems. Researchers working in these areas worldwide are invited to contribute original and unpublished papers considering the topics of this special issue. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Wireless communication systems (IEEE 802.11x, WiMAX, IEEE 802.15, Personal Area Networks, Bluetooth, wireless USB, HiperLAN2)
  • Cellular networks (2.5G, 3G, 3G LTE, LTE-A)
  • Ultra-wideband
  • Next-generation networks
  • Next-generation lightweight devices (smart phones, PDAs)
  • Available and emerging solutions for lightweight systems
  • Internetworking and interoperability
  • Protocol stack design (layering, cross-layering)
  • Performance evaluation and optimization
  • Service-oriented architectures
  • Cognitive radios and networks
  • Seamless roaming
  • Voice and Voice over IP
  • Location services
  • Emerging and next-generation services
  • Service provisioning
  • Value-added services
  • Users' needs and requirements

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 420806
  • - Editorial

Lightweight Mobile and Wireless Systems: Technologies, Architectures, and Services

Charalabos Skianis | Fabrizio Granelli | ... | Michael Devetsikiotis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 576243
  • - Research Article

Spatial Diversity Scheme to Efficiently Cancel ISI and ICI in OFDM-OQAM Systems

Nizar Zorba | Faouzi Bader
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 524854
  • - Research Article

Optimized Hybrid Resource Allocation in Wireless Cellular Networks with and without Channel Reassignment

Xin Wu | Arunita Jaekel | ... | Alioune Ngom
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 209617
  • - Research Article

Crafting a Real-Time Information Aggregator for Mobile Messaging

Jenq-Shiou Leu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 256964
  • - Research Article

Service-Aware Retransmission Control in Cellular Networks

Nadhir Ben Halima | Dzmitry Kliazovich | Fabrizio Granelli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 794749
  • - Research Article

Simulation of 802.21 Handovers Using ns-2

Hugo Marques | José Ribeiro | ... | Jonathan Rodriguez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 749298
  • - Research Article

Hidden Anchor: A Lightweight Approach for Physical Layer Location Privacy

Rania El-Badry | Moustafa Youssef | Ahmed Sultan
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