International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking (IJITN)
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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking (IJITN)

Editors-in-Chief: Michael R. Bartolacci (Pennsylvania State University-Berks, USA) and Steven R. Powell (California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, USA)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC and 10 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2009
ISSN: 1941-8663|EISSN: 1941-8671|DOI: 10.4018/IJITN


The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking (IJITN) examines timely and important telecommunications and networking issues, problems, and solutions from a multidimensional, interdisciplinary perspective for researchers and practitioners. IJITN emphasizes the cross-disciplinary viewpoints of electrical engineering, computer science, information technology, operations research, business administration, economics, sociology, and law. The journal publishes theoretical and empirical research findings, case studies, and surveys, as well as the opinions of leaders and experts in the field. The journal's coverage of telecommunications and networking is broad, ranging from cutting edge research to practical implementations. Published articles must be from an interdisciplinary, rather than a narrow, discipline-specific viewpoint. The context may be industry-wide, organizational, individual user, or societal.

Topics Covered

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking (IJITN) Areas of interest include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Emerging telecommunications and networking technologies
  • Global telecommunications industry business modeling and analysis
  • Network management and security
  • New telecommunications applications, products, and services
  • Social and societal aspects of telecommunications and networking
  • Standards and standardization issues for telecommunications and networking
  • Strategic telecommunications management
  • Telecommunications and networking cultural issues and education
  • Telecommunications and networking hardware and software design
  • Telecommunications investments and new ventures
  • Telecommunications network modeling and design
  • Telecommunications regulation and policy issues
  • Telecommunications systems economics

Mission and Scope

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking (IJITN) seeks the submission of high-quality original interdisciplinary academic and practitioner research, surveys, and case studies that address telecommunications and networking issues, answer telecommunications and networking questions, or solve telecommunications and networking problems.

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Michael R. Bartolacci is a full professor of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University’s Berks Campus. He teaches courses in the areas of telecommunications and computer networking, systems integration, information security, and business information systems. He has a PhD in industrial engineering with a concentration in information systems from Lehigh University and a MBA from Lehigh University. He was formerly an elected member of the INFORMS Telecommunications Section’s governing board and sits on the editorial boards of several telecommunications journals. His research interests include wireless telecommunications modeling, and cultural aspects of information technology.
Steven R. Powell is Professor Emeritus at California State Polytechnic University (Pomona, USA), where he led the university's efforts in interdisciplinary telecommunications education and research. He is the founder and General Chair of the Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, a leading interdisciplinary mobile communications and wireless networking conference supported by the IEEE Communications Society. Dr. Powell has taught telecommunications, engineering management, electrical engineering, IS, and computer science courses at the California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, Claremont Graduate University, Long Island University – C.W. Post Campus, and the University of Southern California. His industrial experience includes positions as Director of Corporate Planning at American Express Company and Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories. He organized and chairs the IEEE Communications Society Foothill Chapter. Powell's research interests are primarily in the areas of telecommunications strategy, telecommunications management, telecommunications policy, international telecommunications, and wireless communications. He holds an MBA from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business, a PhD and MS in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, and a BS in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Kijpokin Kasemsap, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
Dhirendra Sharma, National Institute of Technology, India
Associate Editors
Yupo Chan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States
Theofilos Chrysikos, University of Patras, Greece
Nirode Mohanty, Indus Systems, United States
Ehsan Sheybani, University of South Florida, United States
J.P. Shim, Georgia State University, United States
Upkar Varshney, Georgia State University, United States
Qing-An Zeng, North Carolina A&T State University, United States
Editorial Review Board
Jae-Hyeon Ahn, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic Of
Irma Becerra-Fernandez, St. Thomas University, United States
Cristian Borcea, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Kemal Cakici, George Washington University, United States
Suk-Gwon Chang, Hanyang University, Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of
Vassiliki Cossiavelou, University of the Aegean, Greece
Karlene Cousins, Florida International University, United States
Floriano De Rango, University of Calabria, Italy
Sasha Dekleva, DePaul University, United States
Mohamad Haidar, Ecole de Technolgie Superieure, Canada
Jan Holub, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Weijia Jia, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Thomas Ketseoglou, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, United States
Benjamin Khoo, New York Institute of Technology, United States
Rajendra Kumar, California State University - Long Beach, United States
Yun Liu, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Izabella Lokshina, SUNY Oneonta, United States
Koji Nakano, Hiroshima University, Japan
Robert Nickerson, San Francisco State University, United States
Eli Olinick, Southern Methodist University, United States
Ye Ouyang, Verizon Wireless, United States
Radisalv Smid, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Robert Stewart, Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland
Ondrej Tomiska, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Homero Toral-Cruz, University of Quintana Roo, Mexico
Roger Whitaker, University of Cardiff, United Kingdom
Jie Wu, Florida Atlantic University, United States


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:

Michael R. Bartolacci, Ph.D
International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking

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