Special Issue on Computing and Communication Technologies

  1. Background and motivation

IJIPC (Online: ISSN 2645-2960; Print ISSN: 2141-3959) is a double-blind peer reviewed International Journal of Information Processing and Communication, a publication of the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences of the University of Ilorin and currently in its 8th  volume. The journal is currently indexed in Google Scholar, Journal Factor, University of Ilorin Libraries,  Stanford University Libraries, ResearchGate, Journals for free, ACADEMIA, Academic Resource Index ResearchBib, AcademicKeys, JournalSeek, Genamics, ROAD, Bielefeld University Library, IIJIFSIS

It is our great pleasure to introduce the special issue of the IJIPC on computing and Communication technologies targeting general public and the extended versions of the papers presented at the Second Edition of the International Conference on of the IEEE Nigeria Computer Chapter, held during October 14–17, 2019, at the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. The conference drew together researchers and developers from both academia and industry - especially in the domains of computing, networking and communications engineering.


 The special issue will feature recent advancements in computing, networking and communications technologies. To find out the state-of-the-art thought-provoking areas, and to present consolidated expert views on the applicability of ICT for sustainable development for practical applications to the concerned readers and experts in both academia and industry.  

 Scope and topics

 The target audiences of the special issue are from different backgrounds including academia, industries and practitioners. This special issue solicits papers with research contributions that specifically apply the computing, networking and communications technologies to address societal challenges in. The topics for this special issue include, but are not limited to:

 Computing and Communication Technologies

  • ICT in forensics and Cyber security
  • Big data analytics and data mining
  • Digital and wireless communication systems
  • Algorithms and Machine Learning
  • Control and Optimizations
  • IoT, Image Processing, Cryptography and Networking
  • Deep reinforcement learning for BigData and IoT
  • Channel models for 5G and beyond.
  • ICT and disaster risk management
  • Experimental prototypes, testbeds and trials.
  • Machine learning algorithms (e.g. SVM, KNN, ANN, k-means, etc.)


 Type of contributions

High quality original articles, review articles, extended papers with at least 50% new materials (especially results) and industrial experiences that describe significant scientific contributions. As such, both theoretical and empirical manuscripts can be submitted to the special issue.  

 Submission and Author’s Guidelines

Authors should prepare their manuscript according to the Guide for Authors available from the online submission page of the IJIPC  available on: https://ijipc.com.ng/index.php/ijipc/index All papers will be peer-reviewed following the IJIPC reviewing procedures.  The submission to the special issue will be made through the IJIPC electronic email submission system (meditor_ijipc@unilorin.edu.ng). All submissions within the scope of the special issue will be peer-reviewed by at least two experts in the research area according to the IJIPC  reviewer’s guideline and reviewing procedure.   

 Time Table

Scheduled for the provisional timetable for the special collections are as follows:

Manuscript submission                                             March 15th, 2020

Review period                                                               March 20, 2020 – April 10, 2020

First round notification                                              April 12, 2020

Manuscript revising period                                       April 12 to April 19, 2020

Submission of revised paper                                     April 20, 2020

Final Decision                                                               April 30, 2020

Camera ready                                                             May 10, 2020

Publication online                                                     May 30, 2020

Publication On Print                                                  June 30, 2020


 Publication Charges and Copy of print Journal

A publication fee of N 20, 000. 00 should be paid after acceptance. All payment should be made to the following account:

Account Name: International Journal of Information Processing and Communication (IJIPC)
Name of Bank:  Polaris
Account Number: 1140163272


Corresponding author of each paper is entitled to one copy of the print journal. Additional copies could order for at the cost of N 3000 per copy. Articles are freely available for download on the Journal website.


Leading Guest Editor


Dr. A.D. Usman

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

Email: aliyuusman1@gmail.com

Phone: 08066238363


Guest Editors

Dr. Y. A. Sha'aban

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Email: yashaaban@abu.edu.ng

Phone: 07036893646


 Dr. O. C. Abikoye

University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria

Email: abikoye.o@unilorin.edu.ng

Phone: 08034544437


Dr. Haruna Chiroma

FCT (Technical Gombe)

Email: freedonchi@yahoo.com

Phone: 07065393385


  Dr. A.A. Oloyode

University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Email: oloyede.aa@unilorin.edu.ng

Phone: 08132348998

Dr. Habeeb Bello

Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria

Email: bellosalau@gmail.com

Phone: 08036816031


 Dr. S.K Adewole

University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Email: adewole.ks@unilorin.edu.ng

Phone: 08038544348

Dr. L.A. Olawoyin

University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Email: lolawoyin@unilorin.edu.ng

Phone: 08036343063



     Editorial Office Contacts


Dr. Nasir Faruk                                                                                              Dr. A.O Bajeh

Managing Editor                                                                  Assistant Managing Editor

Department of Telecommunication Science,                                    Department of Computer Science,
University of Ilorin.                                                                                         University of Ilorin.

Phone +234 8032428141                                                                              Phone +234 8092272747

Email:  faruk.n@unilorin.edu.ng                                                          Email: bajehamos@unilorin.edu.ng