Journal of High Speed Networks


27, 4 issues

Latest issue

27:3 online 24 September 2021

Next issue

27:4 scheduled for December 2021

Back volumes

From volume 1, 1992

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Aims & Scope

The Journal of High Speed Networks is an international archival journal, active since 1992, providing a publication vehicle for covering a large number of topics of interest in the high performance networking and communication area. Its audience includes researchers, managers as well as network designers and operators. The main goal will be to provide timely dissemination of information and scientific knowledge.

The journal will publish contributed papers on novel research, survey and position papers on topics of current interest, technical notes, and short communications to report progress on long-term projects. Submissions to the Journal will be refereed consistently with the review process of leading technical journals, based on originality, significance, quality, and clarity.

Papers, written entirely in English, must contain original work not published or under revision elsewhere.

The journal will publish papers on a number of topics ranging from design to practical experiences with operational high performance/speed networks. The topics covered will include but not be limited to:

Communication network architectures

  • Design, Optimization, Operation and Management of Wired and Wireless Local Area Network (LAN), Metropolitan Area Network (MAN), Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructures
  • Traffic engineering, metering, monitoring
  • Network control and service architectures, quality of service and service level agreements
  • Next generation networks principles, protocol design and evaluation
  • Network signaling, pricing and billing
  • Unicast and Multicast Routing
  • Control and Optimization of Communication Systems
  • Congestion and Flow Management and Control
  • Optical networks and related switching technologies and control plane paradigms
  • Access and home high-speed networks (Passive Optical Networks and last-mile distribution systems)
  • Wireless, Cellular, and Mobile Communications
  • High speed network devices, interfaces and controllers
  • Reliability, availability, serviceabiliy, Fault-Tolerance and Error Recovery
  • Economic and Regulatory Issues in Network Communications
  • Performance evaluation, tools, modeling and simulation
  • Network Applications and case studies

Evolutionary networking protocols, services and architectures

  • Management of Evolutionary Network Services
  • Energy Efficient and Energy Saving Network Protocols and Architectures
  • Overlay and Programmable Networks
  • Content Delivery Networks
  • Network solutions for fully distributed architectures (Clouds, Grids)
  • Decoupled control/forwarding plane architectures
  • Agents, Mobile Agents, and Knowledge Based Technologies in High Speed Networks communications
  • Genetic and swarm-based networking architectures and protocols
  • Peer-to-Peer Networking and Network-related Services
  • Real Time Communication and Multimedia Services (VoIP, Online Games, Audio and Video Streaming)
  • Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks
  • On-demand networks, Pervasive and Ubiquitous Networking technologies
  • Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Network middleware
  • New Storage area networking solutions

Network security

  • Security and privacy enforcement in telecommunication systems and networked applications
  • Secure content management in network communications
  • Network attacks, intrusion and anomaly detection, intelligent firewall solutions
  • modern network security architectures for adaptive access-control and cooperative intervention

All the above topics are open to both academy research and industry contributions and can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, emerging standards and technologies, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies.


Editorial Board


Francesco Palmieri
Department of Computer Science
University of Salerno

Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132 - I-84084 Fisciano, Salerno, Italy

Founding Editor

Prof. Deepinder Sidhu

Editorial Board

Anthony Acampora
University of California
San Diego, USA

Biswanath Mukherjee
University of California - Davis
Davis, USA

Sandeep Kulkarni
Michigan State University
East Lansing, USA

Srikanta Kumar
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA - ITO)
Arlington, USA

‪Fang-Yie Leu
Thungai University
Taichung, Taiwan

Jin Li
Guangzhou University
Guangzhou, China

Michele Mastroianni
University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Caserta, Italy

Alessio Merlo
University of Genova
Genova, Italy

Mauro Migliardi
Padua University
Padova, Italy

Debasis Mitra
AT&T Bell Laboratories
Murray Hill, USA

Raffaele Pizzolante
Salerno University

Leonard Kleinrock
University of California - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, USA

Sergio Ricciardi
Technical University of Catalonia
Barcelona, Spain

Martha Steenstrup
BBN Technologies
Cambridge, USA

Alireza Souri
Islamic Azad University
Tehran, Iran

Fouad Tobagi
Stanford University
Stanford, USA

Anjuli Varma
University of California – Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, USA

Luca Verderame
University of Genoa
Genoa, Italy

Richard Watson
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, USA

Ishan Weerakoon
Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.
Arlington, USA

Fatos Xhafa
Polytechnic University of Catalonia
Barcelona, Spain

Arvind Krishna
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Ossining, USA

Raj Jain
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, USA

Leonard Barolli
Fukuoka Institute of Technology
Fukuoka, Japan

Jorge A. Cobb
The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, USA

Ali Bicak
Marymount University
Arlington, USA

Davide Careglio
Polytechnic University of Catalonia
Barcelona, Spain

Arcangelo Castiglione
Salerno University
Salerno, Italy

Luigi Catuogno
University of Salerno
Salerno, Italy

Chein-I. Chang
University of Maryland-BC
Baltimore, USA

Fow-Sen Choa
University of Maryland-BC
Baltimore, USA

Hyeong-Ah Choi
George Washington University
Washington, USA

Anthony Chung
DePaul University
Chicago, USA

Raul Cruz
University of California
Santa Cruz, USA

Mauro Iacono
Second University of Naples
Naples, Italy

Khalid Darabkh
The University of Jordan
Amman, Jordan

Gianni D'Angelo
Salerno University
Salerno, Italy

Sonia Fahmy
Purdue University
West Lafayette, USA

Massimo Ficco
Second University of Naples
Naples, Italy

Inder Gopal
IBM Research Division
San Jose, USA

Mohamed G. Gouda
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, USA

Marco Gribaudo
Politecnico of Milan
Milan, Italy

‪Zygmunt Haas
Cornell University
Ithaca, USA

Chin-Tser Huang
University of South Carolina
Columbia, USA

Ilsun You
Soonchunhyang University
Asan, Korea

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Journal of High Speed Networks Peer Review Policy

The Journal of High Speed Networks is a peer-reviewed journal. Articles submitted to the journal undergo a single-blind peer review process. This means that the identity of the authors is known to the reviewers but the identity of the reviewers is not communicated to the authors.

All submitted manuscripts are subjected to initial appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief and, if found suitable for further consideration, to rigorous peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. Reasons to reject a paper in the pre-screening process could for example be that the work does not fall within the aims and scope, the writing is of poor quality, the instructions to authors were not followed or the presented work is not novel.

For papers deemed suitable to be reviewed, the Editor-in-Chief will invite reviewers to comment on the work and might consider inviting the reviewers suggested by the author(s). Reviewers are asked to excuse themselves from reviewing a submission if a conflict of interest makes them unable to make an impartial scientific judgment or evaluation. Conflicts of interest include but are not limited to: collaboration with the authors in the past three years; any professional or financial affiliations that may be perceived as a conflict of interest; a history of personal differences with the author(s).

As a standard policy, decisions are based on two reviews, in some specific circumstances one review may be deemed sufficient to make a decision on a paper. The Editor-in-Chief strives to ensure a typical turnaround time of 3 months.

Reviewers are asked to judge a paper on at least:

  • Logical, concise ordering of idea
  • Use of sound research methods
  • Adequacy of documentation    
  • Material has good applied use in the field    
  • Readability and interest level

Based on the received reviews the Editor-in-Chief will make a decision:

  1. Accept article as submitted
  2. Accept article revision by the author according to suggestions made in review
  3. Revise and resubmit
  4. Reject
  5. Consider for another issue/publication

They mean the following:

  1. The manuscript is suitable for publication and only requires minor polishing; thus, no further reviews are requested.
  2. The authors are required to make moderate changes to their manuscript. The manuscript becomes acceptable for publication if the changes proposed by the reviewers and editors are successfully addressed. The revised manuscript will be examined by the Editors-in-Chief and possibly sent back to all (or a selection of) reviewers for a second round of reviews. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
  3. In its current form, the manuscript is not suitable for publication. A resubmission would require substantial revisions and is only encouraged in special cases. The resubmitted manuscript will be considered as a new submission.
  4. The manuscript is rejected as it is deemed to be out of scope, not relevant, or not meeting the journal’s quality standards in terms of significance, novelty, and/or presentation.
  5. The manuscript is rejected as it is deemed to be better suited for a different journal or publication.

Authors are notified by the Editor-in-Chief, whose decision is final.


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