The last few years have witnessed a tremendous growth of the demand for wireless services and a significant increase of the number of mobile subscribers. A recent data traffic forecast from Cisco reported that the global mobile data traffic reached 1.2 zettabytes per year in 2016, and the global IP traffic will increase nearly threefold over the next 5 years. Based on these predictions, a 127-fold increase of the IP traffic is expected from 2005 to 2021. It is also anticipated that the mobile data traffic will reach 3.3 zettabytes per year by 2021, and that the number of mobile-connected devices will reach 3.5 per capita.
With such demands for higher data rates and for better quality of service (QoS), fifth generation (5G) standardization initiatives, whose initial phase was specified in June 2018 under the umbrella of Long Term Evolution (LTE) Release 15, have been under vibrant investigation. In particular, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has identified three usage scenarios (service categories) for 5G wireless networks: (i) enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), (ii) ultra-reliable and low latency communications (uRLLC), and (iii) massive machine type communications (mMTC). The vast variety of applications for beyond 5G wireless networks has motivated the necessity of novel and more flexible physical layer (PHY) technologies, which are capable of providing higher spectral and energy efficiencies, as well as reduced transceiver implementations.
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Nomination Deadline: 1 August 2019
The IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) invites nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the following journal: IEEE Open Journal of Signal Processing (OJ-SP) for a three-year term starting 1 January 2020. This new gold, fully open access (OA) journal will span the full scope of the Society’s fields of interest.
OJ-SP, which will be fully compliant with funder mandates, including Plan S, will begin accepting submissions in fall 2019 and publish its first articles in early 2020. The new OA journal is calling for nominations for an accomplished expert as Editor-in-Chief (EIC), who will oversee an independent editorial board and an established peer-review process. All articles will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY), enabling authors to retain copyright.
The nominee must be a member in good standing of the IEEE and of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He/she must have served as an Associate Editor or in an editorial capacity for an archival journal. Desirable qualities include: solid technical accomplishments, leadership, integrity and ethical standards, organizational and management skills, and a vision for moving the journal forward.
The duties include the identification of Associate Editors to serve across the scope of the journal; management of the day-to-day operations of the journal through ScholarOne Manuscripts with the assistance of the Signal Processing Society's publications staff; monitoring of quality and timeliness of publications; identification of areas that require strengthening; and working with the Society and its Technical Committees to achieve these goals.
The Editor-in-Chief will report to the Society's Vice President-Publications. He/she chairs the Editorial Board for the publication and serves on and is a voting member of the Society's Publications Board. The Editor-in-Chief is expected to participate in Publications Board meetings at ICASSP in the Spring and in the Fall at either ICIP or GlobalSIP (with limited travel support covered by IEEE SPS) and in additional teleconferences, contributing to decisions about publication policies and priorities. The term of service will be from 1/1/2020 to 12/31/2022.
Nominations should be submitted to Sergios Theodoridis, SPS Vice President-Publications, via email to, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations must include:
Criteria for Nomination:
The OJ-SP Editor-in-Chief should have a high level of management experience; should have previously served the Society in some capacity, such as: former Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor, Senior Area Editor, etc.; and should have experience with the ScholarOne peer review system.
Nominations must be received no later than 1 August 2019!
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