Call for Chapters: Enabling Technologies and Architectures for Next-Generation Networking Capabilities


Dr Mahmoud Elkhodr
Western Sydney University
Sydney- Australia

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: January 15, 2018
Full Chapters Due: January 30, 2018
Submission Date: January 30, 2018


The main theme for this book, “Enabling Technologies and Architectures for Next-Generation Networking Capabilities” will explore the research and latest trends in large-scale 5G technologies deployment, Software Defined Networking, Cognitive and Intent-based Networking and Management, amongst other emerging network technologies.


The main goal of this project is to provide both Ph.D. and master students with the latest research on the areas of future networks. It allows them to explore the emerging technologies and help them shape their research interests, and to venture into research. This edited book also provides research practitioners with the opportunity to explore the areas of future networks and to endeavor in multi-disciplinary research.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of computer networking. It is specifically aimed at attracting graduate students, researchers, academicians, institutions, and professionals that are interested in exploring the areas of next-generations networks.

Recommended Topics

  • Network Solutions for IoT
  • Software Defined Networking
  • Network Virtualization
  • Fog, Edge and Multi-Access Computing
  • Cognitive Radio Technologies
  • Spectrum Sensing Solutions
  • Autonomic, Cognitive and Intent-based Networking and Management
  • Network Artificial Intelligence
  • 5G technologies
  • 5G Functional Decomposition and Infrastructure Slicing
  • Service Function Chaining
  • Heterogeneous Networks
  • Performance, QoS/QoE and Scalability Analysis
  • Security, Trust, and Privacy
  • Big Data
  • Open Source and Open Standards

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 15, 2018, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by January 20, 2018, about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 30, 2018, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Trust in Knowledge Management and Systems in Organizations. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer-review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in early 2018.

Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline: January 15, 2018
Full Chapter Submission: January 30, 2018

Review Process: October to December 30, 2017
Review Results to Chapter Authors: January 15, 2018
Revised Chapter Submission from Chapter Authors: February 15, 2018
2018 Final Acceptance Notifications to Chapter Authors
: February 28, 2018


Enquiries can be forwarded to:
The editor Dr Mahmoud Elkhodr