Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Underwater Communications and Networking

Publishing date
01 Jun 2012
Submission deadline
13 Jan 2012

1Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK

2The University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK

3Telecom Bretagne, 29200 Brest, France

4National University of Singapore, Singapore 119223

5University of Padova, 35131 Padova, Italy

6Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA 02543, USA

Underwater Communications and Networking


In the last two decades, we have witnessed growing research interest in underwater communications and networks for civilian and scientific, as well as, military types of applications. Despite the plethora of studies in the area, many issues still remain to be solved due to the challenging nature of the propagation medium. In this special issue, original technical contributions will be solicited that focus on performance analysis of novel algorithms and techniques that will enhance and support the development of next-generation underwater communication technologies. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Ad hoc underwater sensor networks
  • Advanced modulation schemes
  • Arrayed receivers
  • Channel modelling
  • Channel estimation
  • Cross-layer design
  • Error control coding
  • Experimental systems
  • Hybrid networks
  • Localization in underwater networks
  • MIMO systems
  • Modem technologies
  • Multiuser communications
  • Network and physical layer coding
  • Optical underwater communications
  • Real-time receiver designs
  • Routing protocols
  • Turbo and iterative receivers

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:

Manuscript DueFriday, 13 January 2012
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 6 April 2012
Publication DateFriday, 1 June 2012

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