International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking (IJBDCN)
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International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking (IJBDCN)

Editor-in-Chief: Zoubir Mammeri (IRIT - Paul Sabatier University, France)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, INSPEC and 17 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2005
ISSN: 1548-0631|EISSN: 1548-064X|DOI: 10.4018/IJBDCN


The International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking (IJBDCN) examines the impact of data communications and networking technologies, policies, and management on business organizations, capturing their effect on IT-enabled management practices. This journal includes analytical and empirical research articles, business case studies, and surveys that provide solutions and insight into challenges facing telecommunication service providers, equipment manufacturers, enterprise users, and policy makers. IJBDCN covers the principles of both wired and wireless communications of voice, data, images, and video and the impact of their business values on the organizations in which they are used. This journal includes theoretical and practical works, relevant case studies, topical surveys, and research articles that address problems faced by telecommunication service providers, equipment manufacturers, enterprises, and policy makers in the areas of data communications and networking.

Topics Covered

  • Adoption and diffusion of networking technologies
  • Business applications of telecommunications
  • Business implications of public WWANs and WLANs deployment
  • Business re-engineering issues associated with networking
  • Cross-border network-based information systems
  • Designing, deploying, and using networked systems in specialized sectors (i.e. health, education, and manufacturing)
  • Effects of legislation and regulation on telecommunications
  • Emerging networking trends
  • Frameworks for wireless security
  • Impact of the open source movement on business data communications
  • Management of business data communications projects
  • Management of telecommunications in organizations
  • Mobility and m-commerce issues
  • Network management contingency issues
  • Organizational impact of e-commerce connectivity
  • Outsourcing of networking and data communication services
  • Policy-based network management systems
  • Policy-based security systems
  • Quality of service issues associated with networked systems
  • Security of interconnected systems (procedures, implementation, mechanisms, protocols, and compatibility)
  • Standards and network interoperability issues
  • Strategic use of networking technologies
  • Success factors of networked systems
  • Telecommuting, remote access, and virtual private networks
  • Usability of business data communication networks
  • Use of distributed services (Web services/DCOM/CORBA) over wireless networks

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking (IJBDCN) is to disseminate practical and theoretical information, which will enable readers to understand, manage, use, and maintain business data communication networks more effectively. IJDBCN addresses key technology, management, and policy issues for utilizing data communications and networking in business and the current best practices for aligning this important technology with the strategic goals of the organization.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 16: 2 Issues (2020)
Volume 15: 2 Issues (2019)
Volume 14: 2 Issues (2018)
Volume 13: 2 Issues (2017)
Volume 12: 2 Issues (2016)
Volume 11: 2 Issues (2015)
Volume 10: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 9: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2010)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2009)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2008)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2007)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2006)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2005)
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Reviews and Testimonials

The increasing business use of wireless and mobile technologies on a variety of devices has accelerated the need for a better understanding of the technologies involved. Readers of this journal will be able to keep up to date with the important developments in this area and be better prepared to assess how they fit into the wider information systems field.

– Jairo Gutierrez, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Communications and networking technologies continute to fuel the flat world revolution. While there are many technical sources, IJBDCN continues to be the most authorative source for network technologies that matter to business. The blend of business, policy, management and technology as applied to communications and networking makes it a must read for all ICT students.

– Samir Chatterjee, Claremont Graduate University, USA

With the advent of the Internet, businesses worldwide have transformed dramatically. Telecom infrastructure is undergoing revolutionary changes everywhere. To keep pace with the developments in these two fields, leading researchers and practitioners should update themselves with the best practices in communications and networking. The International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking offers a timely and critical platform to foster further understanding of how data communication technologies can improve organizational performances.

– Debashis Saha, Indian Institute of Management - Calcutta, India

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Zoubir Mammeri is a Professor of Computer science and engineering at Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France since 1996. He received his Ph.D. in 1985 in Real-time distributed systems form National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine (INPL), Nancy, France. Then he received his “habilitation to supervise researches” in 1995 from the same university. From 1983 to 1996, he was a member of CRIN (Centre of Research in Informatics of Nancy). He was Director of Le Havre Informatics Lab (LIH) in 1996-1998. In 1998, he joined the IRIT (Institute of Research in Informatics at Toulouse). From 2005 to 2011 he was leading the ASTRE (Architectures, Real-time and Embedded Systems, and Networks) research group at IRIT. Since 2011, he is the leader of T2RS (Real-Time in Systems and Networks) group. So far, he has been the General chair of six international conferences. He is member of the editorial board of four journals. He served on the TPC of more than 100 international conferences. He was involved in a dozen of industrial and academic projects. He has co-authored six books and over 100 papers in refereed journals and conferences in the fields of real-time systems and communication networks. His research interests include: quality of service, QoS-based routing, packet scheduling, mobile ad hoc networks, sensor networks, security in sensor and vehicular networks, real-time systems, and task scheduling. He is an IEEE senior member and he is a member of IFIP TC6 WG.8.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Lucia Lo Bello, University of Catania, Italy
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute-Alsace, France ORCID
Rachid Benlamri, Lakehead University, Canada ORCID
Robert Bestak, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Sherali Zeadally, University of Kentucky, United States
Varadharajan Sridhar, Sasken Communication Technologies, India
Editorial Review Board
Alan Smith, Robert Morris University, United States
Augusto Casaca, INESC-ID, Portugal
Bijan Raahemi, Unviersity of Ottawa, Canada
Christos Bouras, University of Patras, Greece ORCID
Congduc Pham, University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour, France
David Sundaram, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Debashis Saha, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India ORCID
Deo Vidyarthi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Dora Maros, Óbuda University, Hungary
Farid Naït-Abdesselam, Paris Descartes University, France
Fernando Beltran, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Gaetano Patti, University of Catania, Italy
Hamada Alshaer, University of Edinburgh, United Arab Emirates
Ivan Izonin, Lviv Polytechnic National Univercity, Ukraine ORCID
Javier Silvestre-Blanes, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Joel Rodrigues, Federal University of Piauí (UFPI); Instituto de Telecomunicações, Brazil ORCID
Maria Fazio, University of Messina, Italy
Oriol Sallent, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Philip Tse, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Subhankar Dhar, San Jose State University, United States
Usman Ashraf, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Vincent Lecuire, Université de Lorraine, France


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

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Varadharhajan Sridhar and Debashis Saha

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