International Journal of Communication Systems

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Edited By: Professor Mohammad S. Obaidat

Impact Factor: 1.099

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 42/82 (Telecommunications); 145/257 (Engineering Electrical & Electronic)

Online ISSN: 1099-1131

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The International Journal of Communication Systems

The International Journal of Communication Systems provides a forum for R&D, open to researchers from all types of institutions and organisations worldwide, aimed at the increasingly important area of communication technology. The Journal's emphasis is particularly on the issues impacting behaviour at the system, service and management levels. Published twelve times a year, it provides coverage of advances that have a significant potential to impact the immense technical and commercial opportunities in the communications sector.

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  1. On the security of an RFID-based parking lot management system

    Masoumeh Safkhani, Nasour Bagheri, Mehdi Hosseinzadeh, Mojtaba Eslamnezhad Namin and Samad Rostampour

    Version of Record online: 24 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/dac.3313

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    In this paper, we evaluate an authentication protocol for parking lot management systems conforming to EPC C1-G2 standard and prove that the proposed protocol is vulnerable to the secret disclosure and the impersonation attack. In addition, we present a new secure and low-cost protocol. We analyze the new protocol based on formal and informal method and show it is secure and appropriate for passive tags with resource limitations.

  2. A comparative study and workload distribution model for re-encryption schemes in a mobile cloud computing environment

    Abdul Nasir Khan, Mazhar Ali, Atta ur Rehman Khan, Fiaz Gul Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed Khan, Waqas Jadoon, Shahab Shamshirband and Anthony T. Chronopoulos

    Version of Record online: 22 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/dac.3308

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    Our contribution is to propose a Workload Distribution Model for re-encryption schemes, which offloads the computational intensive operations, such as encryption and decryption on trusted entity. Moreover, the proposed Workload Distribution Model is compared with the existing re-encryption schemes in terms of resource utilization on trusted entity and mobile device. The experimental result shows substantial improvement in performance compared to the existing schemes.

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    Editorial for the special issue on Energy-efficient Networking

    Panagiotis Sarigiannidis, Petros Nicopolitidis, Xiaolin Zhou and Habib M. Ammari

    Version of Record online: 20 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/dac.3311

  4. A Bayesian recovery technique with Toeplitz matrix for compressive spectrum sensing in cognitive radio networks

    Fatima Salahdine, Naima Kaabouch and Hassan El Ghazi

    Version of Record online: 20 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/dac.3314

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  5. Cognitive radio network with coordinated multipoint joint transmission

    Tahsin Reasat, Abir Saha and Md. Forkan Uddin

    Version of Record online: 20 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/dac.3310

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    We propose a cognitive radio (CR) system with coordinated multipoint (CoMP) joint transmission (JT) technique. We develop an analytical model of the received SNR at a CR to determine the energy detection threshold and the minimum number of required samples for energy detection–based spectrum sensing in a cognitive radio network (CRN) with CoMP JT technique. We provide optimal and heuristic algorithms to configure the channel allocation and user scheduling in CRNs for maximizing the minimum throughput of the users.