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.
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. We believe cognitive communication technologies will remain an important and active area of research for 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 create, for the first time, dedicated transactions on cognitive technologies for communications, to fulfill this purpose.
The aims of the transactions are:
The transactions provide flexible means to publish latest results in a timely manner. It accepts the submission of:
The scope of the transactions includes, but not limited to:
Xin Liu is currently an associate professor in the School of Information and Communication Engineering at Dalian University of Technology, China. He received the B.S. degree in communication engineering in 2006, the M.E. degree in information and communication engineering in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree in information and communication engineering in 2012, from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China. From Jun. 2012 to Jun. 2013, he did postdoctoral research in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. From Jul. 2013 to Apr. 2016, he was a lecturer in Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China. His recent research interests include Cognitive Radio, Spectrum Sensing, and Green Communications et al. He has published more than 100 papers in refereed journals and international conferences, such as IEEE TWC, IEEE TVT, IEEE Access, EURASIP Journals et al. Dr. Liu is a member of the IEEE. He serves as an Editor of EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, IEEE ACCESS, Wireless Networks, Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks and Internet Technology Letters. Additionally, he serves as a General Co-chair of MLICOM 2017, and a TPC Chair of MLICOM 2016 and CHINACOM 2015. He also serves as a TPC member for many conferences, e.g., Globecom, VTC, WCSP, ICCC.