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Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 200, SJR: 1.151, h-index: 103)
Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.872, h-index: 26)
Autonomous Mental Development, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.664, h-index: 19)
Bell Labs Technical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.596, h-index: 30)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Reviews in     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.851, h-index: 21)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.201, h-index: 138)
Broadcasting, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.114, h-index: 62)
Canadian J. of Electrical and Computer Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.208, h-index: 17)
China Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 9)
Communications and Networks, J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.608, h-index: 27)
Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.62, h-index: 23)
Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.325, h-index: 24)
Computer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 78, SJR: 0.599, h-index: 126)
Computing in Science & Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.688, h-index: 47)
Control Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 157, SJR: 0.942, h-index: 83)
Embedded Systems Letters, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.578, h-index: 12)
Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.911, h-index: 19)
Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 129, SJR: 1.975, h-index: 168)
Haptics, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.88, h-index: 25)
IEEE Access     Open Access   (Followers: 56, SJR: 0.947, h-index: 12)
IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 131, SJR: 0.463, h-index: 43)
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.193, h-index: 16)
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52, SJR: 1.016, h-index: 62)
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 1.901, h-index: 69)
IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45, SJR: 0.937, h-index: 37)
IEEE Communications Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 0.934, h-index: 107)
IEEE Communications Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 70, SJR: 3.133, h-index: 170)
IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 4.187, h-index: 78)
IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 33)
IEEE Computer Architecture Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.348, h-index: 20)
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41, SJR: 0.377, h-index: 71)
IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.328, h-index: 4)
IEEE Design & Test     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.358, h-index: 61)
IEEE Distributed Systems Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.626, h-index: 48)
IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.241, h-index: 4)
IEEE Electron Device Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.791, h-index: 117)
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
IEEE Engineering Management Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36, SJR: 0.109, h-index: 12)
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 122, SJR: 1.203, h-index: 60)
IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 52, SJR: 2.451, h-index: 36)
IEEE Industry Applications Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.307, h-index: 41)
IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 58, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 29)
IEEE Intelligent Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 50, SJR: 1.122, h-index: 90)
IEEE Internet Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.833, h-index: 88)
IEEE J. of Biomedical and Health Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.943, h-index: 76)
IEEE J. of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 2.737, h-index: 15)
IEEE J. of Oceanic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.969, h-index: 71)
IEEE J. of Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.128, h-index: 108)
IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.632, h-index: 130)
IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.759, h-index: 62)
IEEE J. of Solid-State Circuits     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 3.278, h-index: 165)
IEEE J. of the Electron Devices Society     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.026, h-index: 7)
IEEE J. of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.262, h-index: 3)
IEEE J. on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE J. on Selected Areas in Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 2.915, h-index: 186)
IEEE Latin America Transactions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.249, h-index: 10)
IEEE Life Sciences Letters     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Micro     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.686, h-index: 76)
IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.942, h-index: 98)
IEEE Microwave Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.528, h-index: 49)
IEEE Multimedia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.948, h-index: 53)
IEEE Nanotechnology Express     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
IEEE Network     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40, SJR: 1.654, h-index: 90)
IEEE Pervasive Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.602, h-index: 77)
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.433, h-index: 128)
IEEE Potentials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.138, h-index: 20)
IEEE Power and Energy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.681, h-index: 50)
IEEE Power and Energy Technology Systems J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
IEEE Power Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46, SJR: 0.532, h-index: 3)
IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.281, h-index: 5)
IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 1.792, h-index: 63)
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.734, h-index: 53)
IEEE Sensors J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 81, SJR: 0.759, h-index: 69)
IEEE Signal Processing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.072, h-index: 95)
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 62, SJR: 3.413, h-index: 125)
IEEE Software     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 112, SJR: 0.652, h-index: 84)
IEEE Spectrum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 149, SJR: 0.199, h-index: 52)
IEEE Systems J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.143, h-index: 27)
IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Magazine     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.265, h-index: 22)
IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43, SJR: 2.13, h-index: 143)
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.381, h-index: 62)
IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.963, h-index: 108)
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 4.238, h-index: 211)
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.832, h-index: 48)
IEEE Transactions on Big Data     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.104, h-index: 42)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.606, h-index: 140)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.394, h-index: 86)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.747, h-index: 65)
IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.186, h-index: 9)
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
IEEE Transactions on Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 1.659, h-index: 167)
IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.277, h-index: 2)
IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.71, h-index: 95)
IEEE Transactions on Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55, SJR: 0.924, h-index: 92)
IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.732, h-index: 76)
IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.651, h-index: 6)
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 2.986, h-index: 105)
IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 2.886, h-index: 27)
IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.155, h-index: 44)
IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.826, h-index: 53)
IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.584, h-index: 84)
IEEE Transactions on Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.389, h-index: 53)
IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.329, h-index: 68)
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.436, h-index: 142)
IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.396, h-index: 6)
IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.911, h-index: 125)
IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.091, h-index: 69)
IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 4.308, h-index: 131)
IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 5.8, h-index: 144)
IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 2.377, h-index: 81)
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55, SJR: 2.727, h-index: 198)
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 2.973, h-index: 59)
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.86, h-index: 63)
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.433, h-index: 217)
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52, SJR: 1.022, h-index: 79)
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.3, h-index: 82)
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 2.087, h-index: 119)
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.602, h-index: 99)
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.941, h-index: 165)
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.346, h-index: 148)
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.826, h-index: 98)
IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.603, h-index: 88)
IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.572, h-index: 46)
IEEE Transactions On Nanotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 0.708, h-index: 61)
IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.021, h-index: 19)
IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.385, h-index: 97)
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.732, h-index: 95)
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.59, h-index: 94)
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56, SJR: 7.653, h-index: 264)
IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.537, h-index: 83)
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 2.341, h-index: 126)
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 3.005, h-index: 160)
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 4.126, h-index: 174)
IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.632, h-index: 33)
IEEE Transactions on Reliability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 1.93, h-index: 68)
IEEE Transactions on Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 2.884, h-index: 98)
IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.64, h-index: 53)
IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64, SJR: 2.004, h-index: 187)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.84, h-index: 10)
IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.91, h-index: 98)
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.203, h-index: 116)
IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.698, h-index: 78)
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.917, h-index: 92)
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 2.34, h-index: 146)
IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.897, h-index: 30)
IEEE Wireless Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 2.803, h-index: 112)
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.706, h-index: 43)
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.795, h-index: 140)
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 2.305, h-index: 87)
Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 3.285, h-index: 169)
Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.388, h-index: 138)
Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
IT Professional     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.501, h-index: 31)
J. of Display Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.956, h-index: 44)
J. of Lightwave Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 2.006, h-index: 158)
J. of Microelectromechanical Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.847, h-index: 114)
Learning Technologies, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.733, h-index: 28)
Magnetics Letters, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.488, h-index: 11)
Nanotechnology Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.187, h-index: 9)
Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 3.181, h-index: 149)
Optical Communications and Networking, IEEE/OSA J. of     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.306, h-index: 35)
Photonics J., IEEE     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.233, h-index: 34)
Photovoltaics, IEEE J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.968, h-index: 27)
Proceedings of the IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70, SJR: 1.586, h-index: 205)
Pulse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.311, h-index: 66)
Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 1.196, h-index: 37)
Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.726, h-index: 36)
Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 4.784, h-index: 66)
Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57, SJR: 1.543, h-index: 128)
Solid-State Circuits Magazine, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.19, h-index: 7)
Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 3.646, h-index: 45)
Terahertz Science and Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.079, h-index: 26)
Tsinghua Science & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.42, h-index: 24)
Wireless Communications Letters IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.08, h-index: 21)
Women in Engineering Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 1)

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  • IEEE Xpore Digital Library
    • Abstract: Advertisement, IEEE.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Instant Access
    • Abstract: Advertisement.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • IEEE Xpore Digital Library
    • Abstract: Advertisement, IEEE.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • ComSoc Community
    • Pages: 3 - 3
      Abstract: Advertisement.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • The President's Page
    • Authors: Harvey Freeman;Steve Weinstein;
      Pages: 4 - 5
      Abstract: Presents the President’s message for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Society News
    • Pages: 6 - 8
      Abstract: Presents a listing of IEEE Communication Society members who were elevated to the status of IEEE Fellow.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • IEEE ICCC 2017
    • Authors: Jamshid Khun-Jush;Luis M Correia;
      Pages: 9 - 9
      Abstract: Presents information on the ICCC 2017 Conference.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • ICIN 2017
    • Authors: Noel Crespi;
      Pages: 10 - 10
      Abstract: Presents information on the ICIN 2017 Conference.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Global Communications Newsletter
    • Authors: Stefano Bregni;T. Atkinson;Duc-Tan Tran;
      Pages: 11 - 14
      Abstract: Presents key events and topics in the global communications industry.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Conference Calendar
    • Pages: 15 - 15
      Abstract: Presents the IEEE Communications Society upcoming calendar of events and activities.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Fog Computing and Networking: Part 1 [Guest editorial]
    • Authors: Mung Chiang;Sangtae Ha;Chih-Lin I;Fulvio Risso;Tao Zhang;
      Pages: 16 - 17
      Abstract: The articles in this special section focus on fog computing and networking. Fog rises as cloud descends to be closer to the end users. Building on the foundation of past work in related areas and driven by emerging new applications and capabilities, fog computing and networking is now presenting unique opportunities to university researchers and the industry. These articles consists of overview articles that span much of this growing terrain of fog.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Clarifying Fog Computing and Networking: 10 Questions and Answers
    • Authors: Mung Chiang;Sangtae Ha;Chih-Lin I;Fulvio Risso;Tao Zhang;
      Pages: 18 - 20
      Abstract: Fog computing is an end-to-end horizontal architecture that distributes computing, storage, control, and networking functions closer to users along the cloud-to-thing continuum. The word “edge” may carry different meanings. A common usage of the term refers to the edge network as opposed to the core network, with equipment such as edge routers, base stations, and home gateways. In that sense, there are several differences between fog and edge. First, fog is inclusive of cloud, core, metro, edge, clients, and things. The fog architecture will further enable pooling, orchestrating, managing, and securing the resources and functions distributed in the cloud, anywhere along the cloud-to-thing continuum, and on the things to support end-to-end services and applications. Second, fog seeks to realize a seamless continuum of computing services from the cloud to the things rather than treating the network edges as isolated computing platforms. Third, fog envisions a horizontal platform that will support the common fog computing functions for multiple industries and application domains, including but not limited to traditional telco services. Fourth, a dominant part of edge is mobile edge, whereas the fog computing architecture will be flexible enough to work over wireline as well as wireless networks.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Optimizations and Economics of Crowdsourced Mobile Streaming
    • Authors: Ming Tang;Lin Gao;Haitian Pang;Jianwei Huang;Lifeng Sun;
      Pages: 21 - 27
      Abstract: Mobile video traffic accounts for more than half of the global mobile data traffic nowadays, and the ratio is expected to further increase in the near future. However, providing high quality of experience for video streaming in mobile networks is challenging due to the heterogeneous and varying wireless channel conditions. To meet the increasing demand of high-quality mobile video streaming services, researchers have proposed several cooperative video streaming models that enable mobile users to download video contents cooperatively. The key idea is to pool network edge resources so as to either alleviate the load on the video servers and the cellular network, or alleviate the impact of channel variations and improve resource utilization. In this article, we review four types of cooperative video streaming models that pool various network resources effectively in different application scenarios. Then we focus on the crowdsourced mobile streaming model, which aims to pool users' download capacities in order to alleviate the impact of channel variations and achieve efficient utilization of network resources. We introduce the corresponding optimization issue of efficient resource allocation and the economic issue of user cooperation. We also outline future challenges and open issues in cooperative video streaming models.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Fog-Based Transcoding for Crowdsourced Video Livecast
    • Authors: Qiyun He;Cong Zhang;Xiaoqiang Ma;Jiangchuan Liu;
      Pages: 28 - 33
      Abstract: Recent years have witnessed the booming popularity of CLS platforms, through which numerous amateur broadcasters live stream their video contents to viewers around the world. The heterogeneous qualities and formats of the source streams, however, require massive computational resources to transcode them into multiple industrial standard quality versions to serve viewers with distinct configurations, and the delays to the viewers of different locations should be well synchronized to support community interactions. This article attempts to address these challenges and to explore the opportunities with new generation computation paradigms, in particular, fog computing. We present a novel fog-based transcoding framework for CLS platforms to offload the transcoding workload to the network edge (i.e., the massive number of viewers). We evaluate our design through our PlanetLab-based experiment and real-world viewer transcoding experiment.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Coding for Distributed Fog Computing
    • Authors: Songze Li;Mohammad Ali Maddah-Ali;A. Salman Avestimehr;
      Pages: 34 - 40
      Abstract: Redundancy is abundant in fog networks (i.e., many computing and storage points) and grows linearly with network size. We demonstrate the transformational role of coding in fog computing for leveraging such redundancy to substantially reduce the bandwidth consumption and latency of computing. In particular, we discuss two recently proposed coding concepts, minimum bandwidth codes and minimum latency codes, and illustrate their impacts on fog computing. We also review a unified coding framework that includes the above two coding techniques as special cases, and enables a trade-off between computation latency and communication load to optimize system performance. At the end, we will discuss several open problems and future research directions.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • RAINA: Reliability and Adaptability in Android for Fog Computing
    • Authors: Karthik Dantu;Steven Y. Ko;Lukasz Ziarek;
      Pages: 41 - 45
      Abstract: The ubiquity and universality of smartphones make them ideal fog devices to bridge edge devices and the cloud. However, to support a wide range of applications, as well as adhere to the resource constraints presented, the software stack on smart phones needs to be reliable and adaptable. We propose RAINA, an architecture to enable reliability and adaptability in Android. While our work is on Android, our ideas can easily be adapted to other mobile OSs. This article describes our software architecture, systems challenges, application challenges, and methods to address these challenges. We also discuss future work to allow smartphones to truly be at the center of the fog.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • 5G Radio Access Network Design with the Fog Paradigm: Confluence of
           Communications and Computing
    • Authors: Yu-Jen Ku;Dian-Yu Lin;Chia-Fu Lee;Ping-Jung Hsieh;Hung-Yu Wei;Chun-Ting Chou;Ai-Chun Pang;
      Pages: 46 - 52
      Abstract: Cloud-based wireless networking system applies centralized resource pooling to improve operation efficiency. Fog-based wireless networking system reduces latency by placing processing units in the network edge. Confluence of fog and cloud design paradigms in 5G radio access network will better support diverse applications. In this article, we describe the recent advances in fog radio access network (F-RAN) research, hybrid fog-cloud architecture, and system design issues. Furthermore, the GPP platform facilitates the confluence of computational and communications processing. Through observations from GPP platform testbed experiments and simulations, we discuss the opportunities of integrating the GPP platform with F-RAN architecture.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • 5G Learning Series
    • Pages: 53 - 53
      Abstract: Advertisement.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Collaborative Mobile Edge Computing in 5G Networks: New Paradigms,
           Scenarios, and Challenges
    • Authors: Tuyen X. Tran;Abolfazl Hajisami;Parul Pandey;Dario Pompili;
      Pages: 54 - 61
      Abstract: MEC is an emerging paradigm that provides computing, storage, and networking resources within the edge of the mobile RAN. MEC servers are deployed on a generic computing platform within the RAN, and allow for delay-sensitive and context-aware applications to be executed in close proximity to end users. This paradigm alleviates the backhaul and core network and is crucial for enabling low-latency, high-bandwidth, and agile mobile services. This article envisions a real-time, context-aware collaboration framework that lies at the edge of the RAN, comprising MEC servers and mobile devices, and amalgamates the heterogeneous resources at the edge. Specifically, we introduce and study three representative use cases ranging from mobile edge orchestration, collaborative caching and processing, and multi-layer interference cancellation. We demonstrate the promising benefits of the proposed approaches in facilitating the evolution to 5G networks. Finally, we discuss the key technical challenges and open research issues that need to be addressed in order to efficiently integrate MEC into the 5G ecosystem.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • SDN Use Cases for Service Provider Networks: Part 2
    • Authors: Ashwin Gumaste;Vishal Sharma;Deepak Kakadia;Jennifer Yates;Axel Clauberg;Mirko Voltolini;
      Pages: 62 - 63
      Abstract: The articles in this special section focus on software defined networking (SDN) and presents use cases for service providers. SDN is being heralded as a major breakthrough for provisioning new services, commoditizing network hardware and reducing service provider capital and operational expenditures. Decoupling the control plane from the data plane has its inherent advantages in terms of offering flexibility and presenting new service capabilities, but also presents operational and functional challenges. Such decoupling would create a new set of use cases, and equipment and network best practices that providers would have to imbibe in the near future. The key scope of these articles is to examine how SDN can be implemented in very large networks using commodity gear or white boxes through use cases.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Orchestration of RAN and Transport Networks for 5G: An SDN Approach
    • Authors: Ahmad Rostami;Peter Ohlen;Kun Wang;Zere Ghebretensae;Bjorn Skubic;Mateus Santos;Allan Vidal;
      Pages: 64 - 70
      Abstract: The fifth generation of mobile networks is planned to be commercially available in a few years. The scope of 5G goes beyond introducing new radio interfaces, and will include new services like low-latency industrial applications, as well as new deployment models such as cooperative cells and densification through small cells. An efficient realization of these new features greatly benefit from tight coordination among radio and transport network resources, something that is missing in current networks. In this article, we first present an overview of the benefits and technical requirements of resource coordination across radio and transport networks in the context of 5G. Then, we discuss how SDN principles can bring programmability to both the transport and radio domains, which in turn enables the design of a hierarchical, modular, and programmable control and orchestration plane across the domains. Finally, we introduce two use cases of SDN-based transport and RAN orchestration, and present an experimental implementation of them in a testbed in our lab, which confirms the feasibility and benefits of the proposed orchestration.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • SDN-Based IP and Layer 2 Services with an Open Networking Operating System
           in the G√ČANT Service Provider Network
    • Authors: Pier Luigi Ventre;Stefano Salsano;Matteo Gerola;Elio Salvadori;Mian Usman;Sebastiano Buscaglione;Luca Prete;Jonathan Hart;William Snow;
      Pages: 71 - 79
      Abstract: The migration of service providers' wide area networks toward SDN is a challenging task. In this article, we consider the critical requirements of GÉANT, the 500 Gb/s pan-European provider interconnecting 38 national research and educational networks, for a total of 50 million users. A long-term evolution path toward the softwarization of GÉANT is discussed, consisting of four steps to be realized in future years, from providing SDN-based connectivity, to the so-called software defined infrastructure (SDI). As a first step, the softwarization of some basic services currently offered by GÉANT is considered: GÉANT IP, GÉANT plus, and GÉANT Open. This article reports the concrete experience in the SDN-based design and implementation of these services, which have been called L3-SDX and L2-SDX. Both use cases have been addressed with the use of the open source Open Network Operating System (ONOS®). The L3-SDX service has been developed on top of an existing ONOS application, called SDN-IP. SDN-IP allows interconnections between SDN and legacy networks through BGP. The L2-SDX service has been realized as a new ONOS application. Both services are currently deployed on the GÉANT Testbed Service, a continental facility offering geographical virtual testbeds to the research community. The article reports the experience gained from this experimental deployment and discusses the benefits for a service provider like GÉANT.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Manufactured by Software: SDN-Enabled Multi-Operator Composite Services
           with the 5G Exchange
    • Authors: Gergely Biczok;Manos Dramitinos;Laszlo Toka;Poul E. Heegaard;Hakon Lonsethagen;
      Pages: 80 - 86
      Abstract: Foreseen 5G verticals hold the promise of being true value-added services, hence bringing significant income to their respective providers. However, the nature of these verticals are very demanding in terms of both economic and technical requirements, such as multi-operator cooperation, end-to-end quality assurance, and the unified orchestration of network and cloud resources. Existing systems fall short of satisfying these requirements, but emerging network softwarization and resource virtualization technologies, such as SDN and NFV, show promise for being key enablers in this context. In this article, we introduce the 5G Exchange (5GEx) concept that builds on SDN and NFV, and facilitates the provisioning of multi-operator 5G services by means of inter-operator management and orchestration of virtualized network, compute, and storage resources. We present potential 5GEx use cases, conceptual architecture, and value proposition. We also outline open research questions on how to exchange information in such a coopetitive environment, and provide an outlook on the impact of 5GEx on a network service provider's business and operation.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Global State, Local Decisions: Decentralized NFV for ISPs via Enhanced SDN
    • Authors: Alberto Rodriguez-Natal;Vina Ermagan;Ariel Noy;Ajay Sahai;Gideon Kaempfer;Sharon Barkai;Fabio Maino;Albert Cabellos-Aparicio;
      Pages: 87 - 93
      Abstract: The network functions virtualization paradigm is rapidly gaining interest among Internet service providers. However, the transition to this paradigm on ISP networks comes with a unique set of challenges: legacy equipment already in place, heterogeneous traffic from multiple clients, and very large scalability requirements. In this article we thoroughly analyze such challenges and discuss NFV design guidelines that address them efficiently. Particularly, we show that a decentralization of NFV control while maintaining global state improves scalability, offers better per-flow decisions and simplifies the implementation of virtual network functions. Building on top of such principles, we propose a partially decentralized NFV architecture enabled via an enhanced software-defined networking infrastructure. We also perform a qualitative analysis of the architecture to identify advantages and challenges. Finally, we determine the bottleneck component, based on the qualitative analysis, which we implement and benchmark in order to assess the feasibility of the architecture.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Resilient Integration of Distributed High-Performance Zones into the
           BelWue Network Using OpenFlow
    • Authors: Michael Menth;Mark Schmidt;Daniel Reutter;Robert Finze;Sebastian Neuner;Tim Kleefass;
      Pages: 94 - 99
      Abstract: BelWue is the Internet service provider for higher education and research institutions in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. Recently, high-performance zones (HPZs) have been established on major university campuses and interconnected with a high-speed network for innovation and research (NeIF). This work presents the SDN-NeIF architecture, a resilient integration of the HPZs into the NeIF and the legacy infrastructure of BelWue and its connected universities, leveraging OpenFlow and BGP. The concept is validated by a prototype, results from a field trial are provided, and additional benefits of using SDN are discussed.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Toward Highly Available and Scalable Software Defined Networks for Service
    • Authors: Dongeun Suh;Seokwon Jang;Sol Han;Sangheon Pack;Myung-Sup Kim;Taehong Kim;Chang-Gyu Lim;
      Pages: 100 - 107
      Abstract: Software-defined networking is moving from its initial deployment in small-scale data center networks to large-scale carrier-grade networks. In such environments, high availability and scalability are two of the most prominent issues, and thus extensive work is ongoing. In this article, we first review the state of the art on high availability and scalability issues in SDN and investigate relevant open source activities. In particular, two well-known open source projects, OpenDaylight (ODL) and Open Network Operating System (ONOS), are analyzed in terms of high availability (i.e., network state database replication/synchronization and controller failover mechanisms) and scalability (i.e., network state database partition/ distribution and controller assignment mechanisms) issues. We also present experimental results on the flow rule installation/read throughput and the failover time upon a controller failure in ONOS and ODL, and identify open research challenges.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Enabling Highly Dynamic Mobile Scenarios with Software Defined Networking
    • Authors: Alberto Huertas Celdran;Manuel Gil Perez;Felix J. Garcia Clemente;Gregorio Martinez Perez;
      Pages: 108 - 113
      Abstract: Mobile devices have promoted users' mobility; therefore, there is a necessity to provide services that accomplish users' requirements at any place and time. With this, location becomes a key aspect of providing the dynamism required by solutions like the provisioning of reasonable mobile services by service provider networks. In that sense, the SDN paradigm arose to evolve from current static networks, which are manually configured by administrators, toward dynamic networks able to manage on their own at runtime and on demand. Solutions managing the SDN resources by using policies have been proposed, but they do not consider one of the main aspects to network dynamism: mobility. This article presents a mobility-aware and policy-based on-demand control network solution oriented to the SDN paradigm. This is in charge of managing, at runtime, the service and/or system state with high-level policies, which consider the mobility of users and services, the network statistics, and the infrastructure location. In this context, we define different use cases with the concerns of end users when they are in very crowded places, and the solutions provided by our solution through policies: balancing the network traffic between the infrastructure located close to the overloaded one; creating or dismantling geolocated virtual network infrastructure when the existing one is not enough, or is misused to meet end-user demands; and restricting specific network traffic in critical scenarios, like in sports events where crowds consume services with large bandwidth.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Design and Implementation
    • Authors: Vijay K. Gurbani;Salvatore Loreto;Ravi Subramanyan;
      Pages: 114 - 114
      Abstract: The articles in this special section highlight the need and the mechanisms for ever faster data networks.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • LSMP: A Lightweight Service Mashup Platform for Ordinary Users
    • Authors: Bo Cheng;Zhongyi Zhai;Shuai Zhao;Junliang Chen;
      Pages: 116 - 123
      Abstract: With the telecom market reaching saturation in many regions and revenues from voice calls decreasing, telecom operators are attempting to identify new sources of revenue. For this purpose, these operators can take advantage of their core functionalities, such as location and call control, by exposing them as services to be composed by developers with third-party offerings available over the web. Mashups enable technology to compose those services into new applications. However, existing mashup tools have some limitations in such convergent web-service-based integration, such as extra programming efforts for ordinary users. To address these limitations, we propose a novel LSMP, which includes the SDM, SRM, SCM, and SEM. The SDM defines a unified structure for atom-services to reduce the development complexity. The SRM defines a structurized data flow to reduce the coupling of data transfer between atom-services. The SCM provides a design method for the service process, with key data as the driving characteristic. The SEM provides a container for the service logic execution. With these models, ordinary users can create new personalized services freely via an intuitive and easy-to-use UI on a web browser.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • On the Split-TCP Performance over Real 4G LTE and 3G Wireless Networks
    • Authors: Bong Ho Kim;Doru Calin;
      Pages: 124 - 131
      Abstract: The global mobile traffic is growing exponentially, and currently more than 90 percent of the internet traffic depends on TCP for reliable transmission. However, it is well known that TCP performs quite poorly over unreliable wireless networks, while its dynamic TCP flow control is sensitive to congestion events and tends to underutilize the available network capacity. Despite these known limitations, the industry believes that significant network performance enhancement can be achieved through TCP optimization, and in particular through solutions centered on Split-TCP. In this article we share a sample of TCP throughput performance measurements after implementing Split-TCP on commercial 4G LTE and 3G networks. Experimental results show that Split-TCP provides average TCP throughput gains on the order of 60 percent over a 4G LTE network and on the order of 5 percent over a 3G network. Furthermore, TCP throughput gains superior to 200 percent were measured for individual TCP connections over the 4G LTE network. We expect such throughput gains to be even greater when advanced radio technologies, such as 5G, are deployed. For these reasons, Split-TCP has the potential to be widely deployed in both current and next generation networks.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Integrated Circuits for Communications [Series Editorial]
    • Authors: Charles Chien;Zhiwei Xu;
      Pages: 132 - 132
      Abstract: The articles in this special section focus on integrated circuits for communication networks.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • LTE-Advanced Pro RF Front-End Implementations to Meet Emerging Carrier
           Aggregation and DL MIMO Requirements
    • Authors: David R. Pehlke;Kevin Walsh;
      Pages: 134 - 141
      Abstract: RF front-end (RFFE) architectures and implementations are developing new ways to optimize LTE-Advanced PRO (Rel 13) multi-component carrier aggregation, advanced features to increase spectral efficiency such as higher order modulation and higher order MIMO, and the concurrent operation of all of these features together. In this article, we describe best practices for meeting the challenging coexistence, harmonic management, linearity, and efficiency performance related to the functional partitioning, optimized integration, and technology selection of the RFFE. Recent trends to improve radio performance are driving specific blocks (e.g., the low noise amplifier) into the RFFE, with associated architecture changes in both primary and diversity paths. Carrier aggregation features are supported in a number of different methods with different insertion loss, isolation, and noise figure trade-offs, and here we examine benefits of a new category of highly integrated diversity receive modules to enhance receiver sensitivity across all use cases. Movement toward higher order MIMO in the DL is compounding additional RF Rx path support and requirements, and cost-effective solutions for optimum performance trade-offs require a holistic and complete RF system view of both Tx and Rx in order to address these emerging requirements.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Integrated Full Duplex Radios
    • Authors: Jin Zhou;Negar Reiskarimian;Jelena Diakonikolas;Tolga Dinc;Tingjun Chen;Gil Zussman;Harish Krishnaswamy;
      Pages: 142 - 151
      Abstract: Full duplex wireless has drawn significant interest in the recent past due to the potential for doubling network capacity in the physical layer and offering numerous other benefits at higher layers. However, the implementation of integrated full duplex radios is fraught with several fundamental challenges. Achieving the levels of self-interference cancellation required over the wide bandwidths mandated by emerging wireless standards is challenging in an integrated circuit implementation. The dynamic range limitations of integrated electronics restrict the transmitter power levels and receiver noise floor levels that can be supported in integrated full duplex radios. Advances in compact antenna interfaces for full duplex are also required. Finally, networks employing full duplex nodes will require a complete rethinking of the medium access control layer as well as cross-layer interaction and co-design. This article describes recent research results that address these challenges. Several generations of full duplex transceiver ICs are described that feature novel RF self-interference cancellation circuits, antenna cancellation techniques, and a non-magnetic CMOS circulator. Resource allocation algorithms and rate gain/improvement characterizations are also discussed for full duplex configurations involving IC-based nodes.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • 3D Channel Models: Principles, Characteristics, and System Implications
    • Authors: Reham Nemer Almesaeed;Araz Sabir Ameen;Evangelos Mellios;Angela Doufexi;Andrew Nix;
      Pages: 152 - 159
      Abstract: This article presents a comprehensive review of the principles and characteristics of 3D channel models. We propose a framework for a 3D channel extension of the widely used 2D 3GPP/ ITU generic channel model. We describe the main components and challenges of the newly proposed 3D channel model and the motivations that lie behind them. 3D channel models specify multipath elevation angles as well as azimuth (or horizontal plane) angles. This enables the evaluation of 3D MIMO techniques such as FD MIMO and per user 3D beamforming. We also provide a state-of-the-art review on the evolution of channel models. The article ends with a discussion on the impact of 3D channel modeling on system-level performance.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Blended Antenna Wearables for an Unconstrained Mobile Experience
    • Authors: Matilde Sanchez-Fernandez;Antonia Tulino;Eva Rajo-Iglesias;Jaime Llorca;Ana Garcia Armada;
      Pages: 160 - 168
      Abstract: We envision a world in which everyday life experiences can be augmented on-demand via the real-time cloud processing of information sourced at multiple wireless end points. While current wireless systems focus their effort on improving downlink capacity, these life-changing augmented experiences will only become a reality if the uplink capacity increases at the same or even higher rate. As a catalyzer for the capacity increase in both directions of the wireless communication link, we propose an innovative idea that brings the spectral and energy efficiency benefits of massive MIMO systems directly to the end user without compromising device size, weight, or power consumption. We propose a radio enhanced garment composed of blended textile antennas for seamless high data rate connectivity anytime, anywhere, addressing immediate and future needs. The real-world applications for such a solution are tremendous, including enhanced connectivity in crowded spaces and remote areas, as well as symmetric extremely high data rates for access to next generation real-time services (e.g., augmented reality and cognition, real-time computer vision, telepresence, 3D video sharing) from ever lighter end user devices (e.g., Google Glass).
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Impact of IEEE 802.15.7 Standard on Visible Light Communications Usage in
           Automotive Applications
    • Authors: Alin-Mihai Cailean;Mihai Dimian;
      Pages: 169 - 175
      Abstract: As the demand for wireless communication technologies is exponentially increasing, using the visible light electromagnetic spectral region is a logical option. This article provides a general analysis of the IEEE 802.15.7 standard for optical communications using visible light, focusing on the PHY I, intended for outdoor applications. Moreover, the article discusses how the standard's specifications apply to visible light communication use in vehicular networking applications. The article concentrates on the standard's applicability in this domain, and points out the fact that it has not been widely accepted, as most of the VLC developers are focused on decreasing system complexity and implementation costs, rather than complying with the standard's requirements. Furthermore, the article points out the necessity of a novel vehicular applications VLC specific standard, which should focus on the requirements imposed in this specific area.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Graph-based Cyber Security Analysis of State Estimation in Smart Power
    • Authors: Suzhi Bi;Ying Jun Angela Zhang;
      Pages: 176 - 183
      Abstract: The smart power grid enables intelligent automation at all levels of power system operation, from electricity generation at power plants to power usage in the home. The key enabling factor of an efficient smart grid is its built-in ICT, which monitors the real-time system operating state and makes control decisions accordingly. As an important building block of the ICT system, power system state estimation is of critical importance to maintain normal operation of the smart grid, which, however, is under mounting threat from potential cyber attacks. In this article, we introduce a graph-based framework for performing cyber-security analysis in power system state estimation. Compared to conventional arithmetic- based security analysis, the graphical characterization of state estimation security provides intuitive visualization of some complex problem structures and enables efficient graphical solution algorithms, which are useful for both defending and attacking the ICT system of the smart grid. We also highlight several promising future research directions on graph-based security analysis and its applications in smart power grid.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
  • Full-Duplex Cellular Networks
    • Authors: Rongpeng Li;Yan Chen;Geoffrey Ye Li;Guangyi Liu;
      Pages: 184 - 191
      Abstract: Full-duplex (FD) communications with simultaneous transmission and reception on the same carrier have long been deemed a promising way to boost spectrum efficiency, but hindered by the techniques for self-interference cancellation (SIC). Recent breakthroughs in analog and digital signal processing yield the feasibility of over 100 dB SIC capability, and make it possible for FD communications to demonstrate nearly doubled spectrum efficiency for pointto- point links. Now it is time to shift at least partially our focus to FD networking, such as in cellular networks. FD networking has more complicated interference environments. Therefore, its performance improvement is not that straightforward compared with half-duplex networking. Before putting FD networking into practice, we need to understand to which scenarios FD communications should be applied under the current technology maturity, how bad the performance will be if we do nothing to deal with the newly introduced interference, and most importantly, how much improvement could be achieved after applying advanced interference management solutions. We will discuss all these questions in this article. In particular, we will investigate advanced interference management solutions, including power control and user scheduling, and show that up to 91 percent spectrum efficiency gain and 110 percent energy efficiency gain of FD cellular networks over its HD counterpart can be achieved by applying these solutions.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 4 (2017)
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