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Say Hello to New Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Surveys and Tutorials

Say Hello to New Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Surveys and Tutorials

The IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials is an online journal published by the IEEE Communications Society, free to all the IEEE and Communications Society members. It covers all aspects of the communications field, and aims to be a premier source of peer-reviewed, comprehensive tutorials and surveys, and pointers to further sources. Under the former Editor-in-chief Nelson Fonseca, IEEE Surveys & Tutorials has grown to be the 3rd in the rank among all journals in the telecommuincations area, with an impact factor of 3.69.

Introducing new Editor-in-chief Ekram Hossain

Starting from 2012, Ekram Hossain is the new Editor-in-chief of IEEE Surveys and Tutorials. Mr. Hossain is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Victoria, Canada, in 2001. Dr. Hossain's current research interests include design, analysis, and optimization of wireless/mobile communications networks and cognitive radio systems. He has authored/edited several books in these areas.

Dr. Hossain served as the Area Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications in the area of "Resource Management and Multiple Access" from 2010-2011. Currently, he serves as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Wireless Communications, and the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (for the term 2012-2013). Dr. Hossain has several research awards to his credit which include the University of Manitoba Merit Award in 2010 (for Research and Scholarly Activities) and the IEEE Communications Society Fred Ellersick Prize Paper Award. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Manitoba, Canada.

Call for Papers -  IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials (COMST)

IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials is a ComSoc Journal publication ( It provides researchers and other communications professionals with the ideal venue for publishing on-line tutorials and surveys, which are exposed to an unlimited global audience. It is available online through the IEEE Xplore Electronic Library and the IEEE ComSoc Digital Library (in which the access is free of charge by setting up a guest account). The journal has also implemented a fast-posting procedure for the accepted papers. 

Surveys & Tutorials is now looking for contributions for all future issues. Topics of interest include all areas of communications and networking – check the website for detailed instructions on paper preparation and submission. 

There are no limits on paper length, number of figures, references, etc. Submissions are accepted on a continuing basis via the ManuscriptCentral website at The first round of reviews takes typically around 8 - 12 weeks. Publication of an accepted paper is done through fast-posting at IEEE Xplore, typically, in the First Quarter following acceptance of the article.

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