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Hoa Tran-Dang, Dongg-Seong Kim: "Energy-Efficient Cooperative Routing in Underwater Cognitive Acoustic Sensor Networks", IEICE Communication Express, IF: 1.34
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[Notification of Rejection]

February 22, 2018.

Manuscript ID: 2018XBL0016
Paper/Letter: Letter
Issue: XB
Regular/Special: Regular
Title of Special Section:
Title: Energy-Efficient Cooperative Routing in Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks
Date of Evaluation: February 21, 2018.


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Department of ICT convergence, School of Electronic Engineering
Kumoh National Institute of Technology

We regret to inform you that your above-referenced manuscript has been
rejected for publication in the IEICE Communications Express, according to
the review results.
Please find below attached comments to your manuscript.

Thank you for considering the IEICE Communications Express to present the
results of your research. We are looking forward to receiving your
other manuscripts in the future.

Sincerely yours,

Hiroaki Morino
Associate Editor of the IEICE Communications Express
Department of Electrical Communication, Faculty of Engineering
Shibaura Institute of Technology
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This letter investigates energy-efficient cooperative routing in underwater acoustic sensor networks. However, this letter lacks the novelty as the following reasons.

1. The authors describes that this letter investigates the feasibility of combining
routing and cooperative communication. However, this letter considers a simple
two-hop network. Consequently, this letter investigates selection of a relay node
considering cooperative communication rather than combining routing and
cooperative communication.

2. There are a lot of work about cooperative communications in wireless sensor
networks. For example, the following paper investigates the energy-efficient
cooperative communication, like this letter. In the system model, the reviewer
cannot find the difference between wireless sensor networks and UW-ASNs.
Therefore, the past work in wireless sensor networks can be applied to the
system model in this letter, and the novelty of this letter is unclear.

[A] Z. Zhou, S. Zhou, J.H. Cui, and S. Cui, "Energy-efficient cooperative
communication based on power control and selective single-relay in wireless
sensor networks," IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol.7, no.8, pp.3066-3078,
Aug. 2008.

Other comments:

3. Cooperative routing described in 2.2.2 selects a next-hop node and a relay
node. In this system, not only i but also j is a parameter of f2 in (5) and f3 in
(11). At the line 1 in algorithms 2 and 3, "for i in NB(s,d)" should be "for i,j in
NB(s,d)". At the line 4, "relay <- NB(s,d)\{i}" should be "relay <- j".

4. At l.15, p. 3, "b is the bandwidth" should be "B is the bandwidth".

5. In the simulation results, the authors depict figures of minimum transmission
energy for each sample. From these figures, it is slightly difficult to find the
performance difference among routing algorithms. The authors had better show
statistical values of simulation results, for example, the cumulative density
function of the minimum transmission energy of the routing algorithms.

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