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Published: 7 Jul 2022

IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking (TCCN) logo

The IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) invites nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking (TCCN) for a two–year term starting on January 1, 2023. The term is renewable for two additional years.

TCCN is jointly sponsored by the IEEE ComSoc, IEEE Signal Processing Society and IEEE Computer Society. The focus of the journal is on “cognitive” behaviors in all aspects of communications and network control, from the PHY functions (including hardware) through the applications (including architecture), and in all kinds of communication networks and systems regardless of type of traffic, transmission media, operating environment, or capabilities of communicating devices. TCCN publishes papers on topics like machine learning and artificial intelligence for communications and networking; distributed learning, reasoning and optimization for communications and networking; architecture, protocols, cross-layer, and cognition cycle design for intelligent communications and networking; information/communications theory and network science for intelligent communications and networking; ontologies, languages, and knowledge representation for intelligent communications and networking; security and privacy issues in intelligent communications and networking; cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access; cognitive technologies supporting software-defined radios, systems and networks; emerging services and applications enabled by intelligent communications and networks.


The nominee must be a member in good standing of IEEE ComSoc. He/she must have extensive IEEE editorial experience. Desirable qualities include excellence in: technical accomplishments, leadership, integrity and ethical standards, organizational and management skills; and a strong vision and set of ideas for moving the journal forward. Applicants will be considered for this position without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or political affiliation.

The duties include, among others, the interaction with authors, initiating and monitoring the review process to its completion, identifying candidates for Associate Editors, interacting with the Steering Committee on matters related to the journal management and development, ensuring that the Periodical follows the IEEE Policy and Procedures, preparing a report for the IEEE Periodicals Review and Advisory Committee (PRAC) when requested, the execution of the policies established by the Editorial Board, maintaining the intellectual integrity, technical rigor, and timely operation of the journal.

The Editor-in-Chief will report to the Steering Committee. He/She will serve on and be a voting member of the ComSoc Journals Board. The Editor-in-Chief is expected to participate in the ComSoc Journals Board meetings during the ComSoc Publications Council meetings, and to organize/lead Editorial Board meetings at least at IEEE ICC and IEEE Globecom. The term of service will be from 01/01/2023 to 12/31/2024 and be renewable for up to additional two years.

Please submit nominations by September 10, 2022 via Email to:

Octavia A. Dobre, Director of Journals, IEEE ComSoc

Nominations must include:

  1.  Names of candidate and nominator (self-nominations are possible).
  2.  A brief biography of the nominee of no more than one page.
  3.  A summary statement of the candidate’s editorial experience, also including name(s) and contact information of EiCs who have worked with the candidate.
  4.  Statement of interest of up to 500 words stating the nominee’s vision for the journal and special qualifications for the position.
  5.  The candidate’s full CV.

The elements of the nomination package should be combined as a single pdf file with the nominee’s CV appended at the end and a labeling clearly indicating the name of the nominee.