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The design and fielding of military communications systems capable of enabling network centric operations remains one of the greatest challenges facing military institutions today. Military operations can encompass enterprise and tactical networks. The challenges are particularly acute in the area of tactical wireless communications, which are typically characterized by user mobility and unpredictable transmission channels – so-called Disconnected, Intermittent and Limited (DIL) networks. Together with demanding security requirements and the need for interoperability among disparate systems, including legacy systems and those of allies, these characteristics make it difficult to leverage commercial wireless technologies to meet the needs and expectations of military applications. Several new wireless system and network design paradigms are emerging today including software-defined radio and networks, and named data networking; along with progress in network security, routing, dynamic resource allocation, and media access control. These developments are playing important role to improve the feasibility of truly network centric operations for military applications.

This Series brings together the most recent advances in military communications and networks. Papers focusing on research, development, experimentation, and deployment are solicited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Network Science for military communications
  • Cognitive radio and cognitive networking for national and coalition forces
  • Military applications of software defined radio/networks, named data networking, cross-layer design, and peer-to-peer networking
  • Tactical network characterization, modeling and emulation
  • Management and control in tactical networks
  • Protocol efficiency in DIL networks
  • Signaling and Quality of Service provisioning in DIL networks
  • Network security and information assurance in DIL networks
  • Dynamic spectrum allocation and management in military networks
  • Service-Oriented Architecture for national and coalition military systems
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence for military communications and networks

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts must be submitted through the magazine’s submissions website, Manuscript Central. You will need to register and then proceed to the author center. On the manuscript details page, please select Military Communications and Networks Series from the drop-down menu. Manuscripts should be tutorial in nature and should not be under review for any other conference or journal. They should be written in a style comprehensible and accessible to readers outside the specialty of the article. Mathematical equations should not be used. For detailed submission guidelines please refer to the magazine website for the list of Manuscript Submission Guidelines that must be followed by all submissions to the IEEE Communications Magazine

Papers can be submitted anytime during the year. They will receive a review process, and, if accepted, they will be published in the first slot available for this Series.

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