The application of intelligent technologies in communication systems could be tracked back into 1990s. The emerging of cognitive radio targeted on the revolutionary spectrum access paradigm has sparked a radical change on wireless system design, development and performance analysis. Since then the state-of-the art of wireless communications has been significantly advanced, from substantial improvement on spectrum usage, smart adaptation and coexistence in radio and network environments, fundamental enhancement on performance and capacity, to considerable reduction of complexity in network management. After a decade of research on cognitive radio and networks, the concept of cognition has been naturally and widely extended to whole communication areas, not limited to wireless systems, but also in wired networks. This trend will strengthen even more with the advent of fifth-generation (5G) communication networks that will impose new challenges, related mainly to the heterogeneity of such networks, the improvement of the quality of experience of users, and the efficient and sustainable use of network resources. Cognitive technologies become promising tools for the communication industry to meet the challenge of coming data traffic tsunami. Solutions for energy efficient, sustainable future Internet are heavily relied on advanced cognitive technologies, new ways of thinking on network design and development, as well as new theoretic foundations. Communication ecosystems need to be equipped with advanced intelligence coming from machine learning, data analytics, and cognitive computing to meet the aforementioned challenges. We believe cognitive communication technologies will remain an important and active area of research for the next several decades. It becomes necessary to provide a common forum to publish high quality papers, and to offer readers a single source to get inspiring ideas and important findings in this area. It is our honor to provide dedicated transactions on cognitive technologies for communications, to fulfill this purpose. The aims of the transactions are:
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Vincent A. Cicirello, Ph.D. is a Professor of Computer Science at Stockton University in Galloway, NJ, USA, where he has been a faculty member since 2005. He is also among the founding faculty of Stockton University's Behavioral Neuroscience program, an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor. He earned a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003, and also graduated from Drexel University in 1999 with an M.S./B.S. in Computer Science, and a B.S. in Mathematics. His research interests include artificial intelligence, computational intelligence, evolutionary computation, machine learning, and swarm intelligence. He was designated an ACM Senior Member in 2011, received the 2005 AAAI Outstanding Paper award, and was nominated for the 2006 GECCO Best Genetic Algorithm Track Paper award. He received a U.S. Patent in 2010, and has published over 50 journal and conference publications. He is a member of AAAI (Life member), ACM (Senior Member), ACM SIGCSE, ACM SIGAI, ACM SIGEVO, CCSC, IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and SIAM.
Arianna D’Ulizia graduated in Computer Science Engineering from the “La Sapienza” University in Rome in 2005 and obtained a PhD in Computer Science and Automation from the “Roma Tre” University in Rome in 2009. She is currently a researcher with the Italian National Research Council Institute of Research on Population and Social Policies, Rome.
She is author of more than 70 papers in international journals, conferences and books. She is mainly interested in human-computer interaction, multimodal interaction, visual languages, geographical query languages, social computing, risk governance, knowledge management and innovation.
From 2006 to 2018, she was programme chair for several international workshops and conferences, such as the Workshop on Mobile and Networking Technologies for Social Applications (MONET 2006, MONET 2007, MONET 2008, MONET 2009, MONET 2010, MONET 2011), the Workshop on SOcial and MObile COmputing for Collaborative Environments (SOMOCO 2012, SOMOCO 2013), the Workshop on Mobile and Social Computing for Collaborative Interactions (MSC 2014, MSC 2015), and the International Conference on Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society (RRI-SIS 2017, RRI-ICT 2018).
She is associate editor of the IEEE Access Journal. She is involved in the editorial board of several international journals in the field of computer science, such as the Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS), the International Journal of Applied Logistics (IJAL) and the International Journal of Mobile Computing and Multimedia Communications (IJMCMC), the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Scalable Information Systems.
She is also a reviewer for several international journals, such as Multimedia Tools And Applications (MTAP), PLoS One, Control & Cybernetics, Sensors, Applied sciences, IEEE Access, International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, Advanced Robotics, etc.
She has been a guest editor for several special issues of various international journals, such as the Journal of Computing Science and Engineering, Journal of Next Generation Information Technology, Multimedia Tools and Applications, and ISPRS International Journal of geo-information.
Since 2016, she has been a scientific reviewer for several PRIN, FCS-H2020 PON and Italian “Rita Levi Montalcini” young researchers’ projects. She is part of many programme committees for national and international conferences and workshops.
From 2005 to date, she has participated in 19 European and national projects.