International Journal of Embedded and Real-Time Communication Systems (IJERTCS)

International Journal of Embedded and Real-Time Communication Systems (IJERTCS)

Editor-in-Chief: Sergey Balandin (FRUCT Oy, Finland)
Indexed In: SCOPUS, INSPEC and 9 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-3176|EISSN: 1947-3184|DOI: 10.4018/IJERTCS


The International Journal of Embedded and Real-Time Communication Systems (IJERTCS) is an international refereed research journal integrating the disciplines of embedded systems, real-time systems, and communications system engineering. IJERTCS encompasses research from computer science, computer engineering, and telecommunication engineering, focusing on how these disciplines interact in the field of embedded and real-time systems for communication. This journal offers its readership both theoretical and practical research facilitating the convergence of embedded systems, real-time computing, and communication system technologies and paradigms.

Topics Covered

  • Asynchronous and synchronous circuit techniques
  • Design methods
  • Embedded networks (built-in networks in embedded communication devices)
  • Emerging new topics
  • Fault-tolerant hardware and software technologies
  • Formal design and verification methods
  • Hardware and software solutions for protocol processing
  • Hardware and software solutions for real-time systems
  • Hardware platforms and technologies
  • Hardware/software co-design
  • Modeling and verification methods
  • On-chip communication in SoC and NoC
  • OWA (open wireless architecture)
  • Platform-based design
  • Real-time computing
  • Reconfigurable systems
  • Security issues and technology
  • Single-chip SDR (software defined radio) solutions
  • Software design
  • Testing techniques

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Embedded and Real-Time Communication Systems (IJERTCS) is to disseminate recent advancements and innovations in this interdisciplinary research area for field researchers, practitioners, scientists, academicians, students, and IT professionals. IJERTCS focuses on overcoming challenges involved in the rapid development of embedded communication systems towards feature-rich multimedia computers.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 12: 4 Issues (2021): Forthcoming, Available for Pre-Order
Volume 11: 4 Issues (2020): 3 Released, 1 Forthcoming
Volume 10: 4 Issues (2019)
Volume 9: 2 Issues (2018)
Volume 8: 2 Issues (2017)
Volume 7: 2 Issues (2016)
Volume 6: 2 Issues (2015)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2010)
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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Sergey Balandin received his M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from St. Petersburg Electro-Technical University “LETI” (Russia, 1999) and in Telecommunications from Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland, 2000). In 2003 graduated from PhD School of Nokia Research Center and got PhD degree in Telecommunications and Control Theory from St. Petersburg Electro Technical University “LETI”. In 2012 Sergey got MBA degree in Finland. He is a founder and president of FRUCT Association and Adjunct Professor at the Tampere University of Technology. In 1999-2011 Sergey Balandin worked for Nokia Research Center, his last position was Principal Scientist of Ubiquities Architectures team. Sergey is IARIA Fellow, Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Embedded and Real-Time Communication Systems (IJERTCS), invited Professor at ITMO University, and author of over 100 papers and 29 international patents. He also holds expert position in various organizations and international programs, including, EURIPIDES², Skolkovo Foundation, Russian Academy of Science, National State Scientific Center of Kazakhstan, etc. He co-edited several books published in LNCS, IEEE Xplore and IGI. His current research interests include various aspects of Smart Spaces, network and services performance evaluation, and Internet of Things.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Alexey Kashevnik, SPIIRAS, Russian Federation ORCID
Dmitry Korzun, Petrozavodsk State University, Russian Federation ORCID
Gul Khan, Ryerson University, Canada ORCID
Jari Nurmi, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Seppo Virtanen, University of Turku, Finland
Valentin Olenev, St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Russian Federation ORCID
Yuriy Sheynin, St.-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Russian Federation ORCID
Editorial Review Board
Andrei Gurtov, Linköping University, Finland
Andrew Ponomarev, SPIIRAS, Russian Federation
Andrey Terekhov, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russian Federation
Antti Hakkala, University of Turku, Finland
Brij Gupta, National Institute of Technology,Kurukshetra, India
Christos Grecos, Independent Imaging Consultant, United Kingdom
Dmitry Namiot, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Elena Suvorova, St.Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Russian Federation
Ethiopia Nigussie, University of Turku, Finland
Hamza Gharsellaoui, Arab Open university, Riyadh Branch, United States ORCID
Jouni Isoaho, University of Turku, Finland
Juha Plosila, University of Turku, Finland
Kennedy Okafor, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria ORCID
Kirill Krinkin, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI", Russian Federation
Leonidas Tsiopoulos, Tallinn University of Technology, Finland ORCID
Michael Blumenstein, Griffith University, Australia
Nikolay Shilov, SPIIRAS, Russian Federation
Nikolay Teslya, SPIIRAS, Russian Federation ORCID
Oleg Medvedev, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Pasi Liljeberg, University of Turku, Finland
Paul Pop, Technical Univ. of Denmark, Denmark
Peeter Ellervee, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Petri Sainio, University of Turku, Finland
Sivaganesan S, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, India
Tero Säntti, University of Turku, Finland
Tomi Westerlund, University of Turku, Finland ORCID
V A Sankar Ponnapalli, Sreyas Institute of Engineering and Technology, India ORCID


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.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Sergey Balandin
International Journal of Embedded and Real-Time Communication Systems (IJERTCS)

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