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Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 267, SJR: 1.151, h-index: 103)
Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.872, h-index: 26)
Autonomous Mental Development, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.664, h-index: 19)
Bell Labs Technical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.596, h-index: 30)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Reviews in     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.851, h-index: 21)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, 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: 14, 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: 12, SJR: 0.608, h-index: 27)
Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.62, h-index: 23)
Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.325, h-index: 24)
Computer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 94, SJR: 0.599, h-index: 126)
Computing in Science & Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.688, h-index: 47)
Control Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 228, SJR: 0.942, h-index: 83)
Embedded Systems Letters, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 0.578, h-index: 12)
Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.911, h-index: 19)
Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 183, SJR: 1.975, h-index: 168)
Haptics, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.88, h-index: 25)
IEEE Access     Open Access   (Followers: 80, SJR: 0.947, h-index: 12)
IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 173, SJR: 0.463, h-index: 43)
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.193, h-index: 16)
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 84, SJR: 1.016, h-index: 62)
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71, SJR: 1.901, h-index: 69)
IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 50, SJR: 0.937, h-index: 37)
IEEE Communications Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64, SJR: 0.934, h-index: 107)
IEEE Communications Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 91, SJR: 3.133, h-index: 170)
IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 4.187, h-index: 78)
IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 33)
IEEE Computer Architecture Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.348, h-index: 20)
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 52, SJR: 0.377, h-index: 71)
IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43, SJR: 0.328, h-index: 4)
IEEE Design & Test     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.358, h-index: 61)
IEEE Distributed Systems Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41, SJR: 0.626, h-index: 48)
IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, 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: 53, SJR: 0.109, h-index: 12)
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 159, SJR: 1.203, h-index: 60)
IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 71, SJR: 2.451, h-index: 36)
IEEE Industry Applications Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.307, h-index: 41)
IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 82, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 29)
IEEE Intelligent Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 65, SJR: 1.122, h-index: 90)
IEEE Internet Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.833, h-index: 88)
IEEE J. of Biomedical and Health Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.943, h-index: 76)
IEEE J. of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 2.737, h-index: 15)
IEEE J. of Oceanic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.969, h-index: 71)
IEEE J. of Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, 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: 39, 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: 9, 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  
IEEE J. on Selected Areas in Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 2.915, h-index: 186)
IEEE Latin America Transactions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, 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: 23, SJR: 0.942, h-index: 98)
IEEE Microwave Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38, 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: 49, 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: 31, SJR: 0.138, h-index: 20)
IEEE Power and Energy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.681, h-index: 50)
IEEE Power and Energy Technology Systems J.     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
IEEE Power Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 58, 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: 42, 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: 30, SJR: 0.734, h-index: 53)
IEEE Sensors J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 86, SJR: 0.759, h-index: 69)
IEEE Signal Processing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 1.072, h-index: 95)
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 75, SJR: 3.413, h-index: 125)
IEEE Software     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 192, SJR: 0.652, h-index: 84)
IEEE Spectrum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 204, SJR: 0.199, h-index: 52)
IEEE Systems J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, 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: 64, 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: 17, SJR: 1.963, h-index: 108)
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 4.238, h-index: 211)
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.832, h-index: 48)
IEEE Transactions on Big Data     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
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: 17, SJR: 1.606, h-index: 140)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 1.394, h-index: 86)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.747, h-index: 65)
IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, 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: 56, 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: 3)
IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.277, h-index: 2)
IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.71, h-index: 95)
IEEE Transactions on Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70, SJR: 0.924, h-index: 92)
IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 0.732, h-index: 76)
IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.651, h-index: 6)
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70, 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: 24, SJR: 0.826, h-index: 53)
IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.584, h-index: 84)
IEEE Transactions on Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.389, h-index: 53)
IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.329, h-index: 68)
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.436, h-index: 142)
IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
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: 17, SJR: 1.911, h-index: 125)
IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 1.091, h-index: 69)
IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, 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: 10, SJR: 2.377, h-index: 81)
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71, SJR: 2.727, h-index: 198)
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 2.973, h-index: 59)
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.86, h-index: 63)
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.433, h-index: 217)
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69, SJR: 1.022, h-index: 79)
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.3, h-index: 82)
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, 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: 24, SJR: 1.941, h-index: 165)
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.346, h-index: 148)
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, 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: 13, SJR: 1.603, h-index: 88)
IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.572, h-index: 46)
IEEE Transactions On Nanotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 0.708, h-index: 61)
IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.021, h-index: 19)
IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.385, h-index: 97)
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.732, h-index: 95)
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.59, h-index: 94)
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70, SJR: 7.653, h-index: 264)
IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, 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: 62, SJR: 3.005, h-index: 160)
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 4.126, h-index: 174)
IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.632, h-index: 33)
IEEE Transactions on Reliability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 1.93, h-index: 68)
IEEE Transactions on Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 2.884, h-index: 98)
IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.64, h-index: 53)
IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 76, SJR: 2.004, h-index: 187)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
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   (Followers: 1)
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: 22, SJR: 0.698, h-index: 78)
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.917, h-index: 92)
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 2.34, h-index: 146)
IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.897, h-index: 30)
IEEE Wireless Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43, 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: 23, SJR: 1.795, h-index: 140)
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 2.305, h-index: 87)
Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 3.285, h-index: 169)
Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.388, h-index: 138)
Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
IT Professional     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.501, h-index: 31)
J. of Display Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.956, h-index: 44)
J. of Lightwave Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.006, h-index: 158)
J. of Microelectromechanical Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.847, h-index: 114)
Learning Technologies, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, 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: 38, SJR: 3.181, h-index: 149)
Optical Communications and Networking, IEEE/OSA J. of     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.306, h-index: 35)
Photonics J., IEEE     Open Access   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.233, h-index: 34)
Photovoltaics, IEEE J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.968, h-index: 27)
Proceedings of the IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 89, 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: 51, 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: 16, SJR: 4.784, h-index: 66)
Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74, SJR: 1.543, h-index: 128)
Solid-State Circuits Magazine, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.19, h-index: 7)
Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, 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: 23, SJR: 1.08, h-index: 21)
Women in Engineering Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 1)

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  • Cover 2
    • PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Cover 3
    • PubDate: MARCH 2018
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  • Cover 4
    • PubDate: MARCH 2018
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  • ComSoc Membership
    • Pages: 3 - 3
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • The President's Page
    • Authors: Khaled B. Letaif;Nei Kato;
      Pages: 4 - 5
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Conference Calendar
    • Pages: 6 - 6
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Global Communications Newsletter
    • Authors: Jacek Rak;Marion Berbineau;Juliette Marais;Miroslaw Stando;Marco Antoni To;Ewell Tan;
      Pages: 7 - 9
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Key Technology for 5G New Radio
    • Authors: Charlie Jianzhong Zhang;Jianglei Ma;Geoffrey Ye Li;Yoshihisa Kishiyama;Stefan Parkvall;Guangyi Liu;Young-Han Kim;
      Pages: 10 - 11
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Spectrum for 5G: Global Status, Challenges, and Enabling Technologies
    • Authors: Juho Lee;Erika Tejedor;Karri Ranta-aho;Hu Wang;Kyung-Tak Lee;Eliane Semaan;Eiman Mohyeldin;Juyeon Song;Christian Bergljung;Sangyeob Jung;
      Pages: 12 - 18
      Abstract: Availability of widely harmonized mobile spectrum is crucial for the success of 5G mobile communications, fulfilling the visions and requirements and delivering the full range of potential capabilities for 5G. This article introduces the global situation of spectrum for 5G, both below and above 6 GHz, in both the regulatory status and technical aspects. In particular, the technical challenges of supporting 5G in millimeter-wave spectrum, such as coverage limitation and implementation aspects, are discussed.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Toward the Standardization of Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access for Next
           Generation Wireless Networks
    • Authors: Yan Chen;Alireza Bayesteh;Yiqun Wu;Bin Ren;Shaoli Kang;Shaohui Sun;Qi Xiong;Chen Qian;Bin Yu;Zhiguo Ding;Sen Wang;Shuangfeng Han;Xiaolin Hou;Hao Lin;Raphael Visoz;Razieh Razavi;
      Pages: 19 - 27
      Abstract: Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) as an efficient method of radio resource sharing has its roots in network information theory. For generations of wireless communication systems design, orthogonal multiple access schemes in the time, frequency, or code domain have been the main choices due to the limited processing capability in the transceiver hardware, as well as the modest traffic demands in both latency and connectivity. However, for the next generation radio systems, given its vision to connect everything and the much evolved hardware capability, NOMA has been identified as a promising technology to help achieve all the targets in system capacity, user connectivity, and service latency. This article provides a systematic overview of the state-of-theart design of the NOMA transmission based on a unified transceiver design framework, the related standardization progress, and some promising use cases in future cellular networks, based on which interested researchers can get a quick start in this area.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Design of Low-Density Parity Check Codes for 5G New Radio
    • Authors: Tom Richardson;Shrinivas Kudekar;
      Pages: 28 - 34
      Abstract: Turbo codes, prevalent in most modern cellular devices, are set to be replaced by LDPC codes as the code for forward error correction. This transition was ushered in mainly because of the high throughput demands for 5G New Radio (NR). The new channel coding solution also needs to support incremental-redundancy hybrid ARQ, and a wide range of blocklengths and coding rates, with stringent performance guarantees and minimal description complexity. In this article, we first briefly review the requirements of the new channel code for 5G NR. We then describe the LDPC code design philosophy and how the broad requirements of 5G NR channel coding led to the introduction of novel structural features in the code design, culminating in an LDPC code that satisfies all the demands of 5G NR.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Initial Access, Mobility, and User-Centric Multi-Beam Operation in 5G New
    • Authors: Jin Liu;Kelvin Au;Amine Maaref;Jun Luo;Hadi Baligh;Hui Tong;Alexander Chassaigne;Javier Lorca;
      Pages: 35 - 41
      Abstract: 5G radio access networks are expected to provide very high capacity, ultra-reliability and low latency, seamless mobility, and ubiquitous end-user experience anywhere and anytime. Driven by such stringent service requirements coupled with the expected dense deployments and diverse use case scenarios, the architecture of 5G New Radio (NR) wireless access has further evolved from the traditionally cell-centric radio access to a more flexible beam-based user-centric radio access. This article provides an overview of the NR system multi-beam operation in terms of initial access procedures and mechanisms associated with synchronization, system information, and random access. We further discuss inter-cell mobility handling in NR and its reliance on new downlink-based measurements to compensate for a lack of always-on reference signals in NR. Furthermore, we describe some of the user-centric coordinated transmission mechanisms envisioned in NR in order to realize seamless intra/inter-cell handover between physical transmission and reception points and reduce the interference levels across the network.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • NR Wide Bandwidth Operations
    • Authors: Jeongho Jeon;
      Pages: 42 - 46
      Abstract: The 3GPP is in the process of developing the next generation radio access technology, named New Radio (NR), which will be proposed as a candidate technology for IMT-2020. This article outlines the wide bandwidth operation of NR, among other new features being considered, based on the up-to-date discussions and decisions made in 3GPP standardization meetings. The much wider channel bandwidth of NR, compared to LTE, enables more efficient use of resources than the existing carrier aggregation framework with lower control overhead. The support of multiple sub-carrier spacing options allows NR to operate in a wide range of carrier frequency from sub-6 GHz band to mmWave band with appropriate handling of multi-path delay spread and phase noise depending on the carrier frequency. In addition, the introduction of the new bandwidth part concept allows flexible and dynamic configuration of UE's operating bandwidth, which will make NR an energy-efficient solution despite the support of wide bandwidth. Other NR wideband operation related issues, such as the support of UEs with limited RF capability and frequency domain resource indexing, are also explained in this article.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • IEEE Access
    • Pages: 47 - 47
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Modular and High-Resolution Channel State Information and Beam Management
           for 5G New Radio
    • Authors: Eko Onggosanusi;Md Saifur Rahman;Li Guo;Youngwoo Kwak;Hoondong Noh;Younsun Kim;Sebastian Faxer;Mark Harrison;Mattias Frenne;Stephen Grant;Runhua Chen;Rakesh Tamrakar;and Qiubin Gao;
      Pages: 48 - 55
      Abstract: This article provides an overview of key features pertaining to CSI reporting and beam management for the 5G New Radio (NR) currently being standardized in 3GPP. For CSI reporting, the modular design framework and high-resolution spatial information feedback offer not only flexibility in a host of use cases and deployment scenarios, but also improved average user throughput over state-of-the-art 4G LTE. To accommodate cellular communications in the milimeter-wave regime where a combination of analog and digital beamforming is typically used at both a base station and user equipment, beam management procedures such as measurement, reporting, and recovery are introduced. The utility and joint usage of these two features are demonstrated along with some potential upgrades for the next phase of 5G NR. Introduction
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Multi-Panel MIMO in 5G
    • Authors: Yi Huang;Yuanjie Li;Haibao Ren;Jianmin Lu;Wei Zhang;
      Pages: 56 - 61
      Abstract: Massive MIMO is one of the key enabling technologies in 5G wireless communications. A large number of antenna elements bring extra degrees of freedom for increasing the throughput and considerable beamforming gains for improving the coverage. In practice, a large number of antenna elements can be assembled into multiple antenna panels for the purpose of cost reduction and power saving. Multi-panel MIMO is expected to become promising for millimeter-wave massive MIMO systems. This article gives an overview of multi-panel MIMO systems, including downlink, uplink, and non-coherent transmissions, and discuss research challenges and future directions of multi-panel MIMO. We also propose new multi-panel codebook design and corresponding CSI feedback design for 5G systems as well as non-coherent MIMO transmission.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • 3D MIMO for 5G NR: Several Observations from 32 to Massive 256 Antennas
           Based on Channel Measurement
    • Authors: Jianhua Zhang;Zhe Zheng;Yuxiang Zhang;Jie Xi;Xiongwen Zhao;Guan Gui;
      Pages: 62 - 70
      Abstract: By placing active antennas in a 2D grid at a BS, 3D MIMO is considered as a promising and practical technique for 5G New Radio (NR). So far, 3D MIMO studies reported are mostly done with antenna elements from 32 up to 128 in the limited scenario at one frequency. To gain further insights into the 3D massive MIMO channel and performance, field measurements from 32 to 256 antenna elements at the transmitter and 16 antenna elements at the receiver are performed in three typical deployment scenarios, including outdoor to indoor, urban microcell, and urban macrocell at both 3.5 and 6 GHz frequencies with 200 MHz bandwidth. Based on the extracted channel information from measured data, power angle spectrum, root mean square angle spread, channel capacity, and eigenvalue spread have been studied. Several observations, including 3D MIMO channel spatial dispersive properties and multi-user performance varying with antenna number, scenario, and frequency are given. These findings can provide valuable experimental insights for efficient utilization of 3D MIMO with massive antenna elements.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • IEEE Collabratec
    • Pages: 71 - 71
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Point-to-Multipoint Communications and Broadcasting in 5G
    • Authors: Hsiao-Chun Wu;Cristiano Akamine;Bo Rong;Manuel Velez;Chenwei Wang;Jintao Wang;
      Pages: 72 - 73
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Convergence of a Terrestrial Broadcast Network and a Mobile Broadband
    • Authors: Wenjun Zhang;Yihang Huang;Dazhi He;Yiwei Zhang;Yizhe Zhang;Runnan Liu;Yin Xu;Yiyan Wu;Liang Zhang;
      Pages: 74 - 81
      Abstract: With the proliferation and diversification of mobile communication services, the current mobile broadband networks face severe challenges. The progressive video service that will make up the majority of future network traffic has more demands for transmission bandwidth, network capacity, and management flexibility. Moreover, denser connectivity, higher reliability, lower latency, and better interaction impose some great challenges to existing networks. In order to meet these growing demands, a promising approach is to integrate a broadcast network with a cellular network. In this article, we briefly set forth the latest progress on the cellular network and the broadcast network, respectively. Then the logic architecture of the integrated network is given to clarify the functional partitioning. In addition, the physical architecture of the integrated network is presented to enable coordination in different aspects. Some feasible strategies are discussed and several promising technologies are presented.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Layered-Division Multiplexing: An Enabling Technology for
           Multicast/Broadcast Service Delivery in 5G
    • Authors: Liang Zhang;Yiyan Wu;Wei Li;Khalil Salehian;Sebastien Lafleche;Xianbin Wang;Sung Ik Park;Heung Mook Kim;Jae-young Lee;Namho Hur;Pablo Angueira;Jon Montalban;
      Pages: 82 - 90
      Abstract: Future 5G systems will include a point-to-multipoint (P2MP) transmission mode to achieve high capacity and high spectrum efficiency for multiple use cases, such as IoT, lifeline communications, and broadcast-type services. Layered-division-multiplexing (LDM) is a novel non-orthogonal multiplexing technology recently adopted by the next generation digital TV broadcast system, ATSC 3.0, which is capable of providing significant capacity improvement when delivering multiple broadcast services simultaneously. This article explores the application of LDM as an enabling technology for 5G to achieve high-efficiency P2MP transmission and to deliver more diversified broadcast-type services using the mobile broadband infrastructure. The potential advantages that can be offered by LDM are demonstrated by capacity analysis and computer simulations. Coverage studies show that a 5G P2MP subsystem with LDM can deliver high-quality broadcast services using the broadband infrastructure. Finally, some general guidelines on the receiver implementation are presented to minimize the hardware complexity of consumer devices.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Opportunistic Multicast NOMA with Security Concerns in a 5G Massive MIMO
    • Authors: Ke Xiao;Liang Gong;Michel Kadoch;
      Pages: 91 - 95
      Abstract: This article concentrates on the multicast service in massive MIMO systems, and develops a hierarchical security model-based opportunistic NOMA scheme for 3D massive MIMO channel. In the considered scenario, the base station communicates with different security level users, where eavesdroppers are randomly deployed. Different security level users are classified into NOMA users and non-NOMA users, where NOMA users employ successive interference cancellation to cancel the low security multicast interference and separate their own data streams. The proposed scheme employs multicast beamforming in the multicast group, and applies null-space-based interference cancellation to eliminate the signal leakage generated by other groups. Numerical results revealed that hierarchical security model-based opportunistic NOMA schemes can significantly improve the network throughput and secrecy capacity in typical massive MIMO scenarios.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Multimedia Multicast Services in 5G Networks: Subgrouping and
           Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access Techniques
    • Authors: Jon Montalban;Pasquale Scopelliti;Mauro Fadda;Eneko Iradier;Cristina Desogus;Pablo Angueira;Maurizio Murroni;Giuseppe Araniti;
      Pages: 91 - 95
      Abstract: The expected growth in mobile video demand over broadband cellular networks is one of the key factors driving the wireless industry to develop the fifth generation of network technology. This scenario is fueling the need for group-oriented services (i.e., multicast and broadcast) in order to efficiently manage the radio resources, and consequently grant different groups of users simultaneous access to the same multimedia content with differentiated quality of service. The evolved multimedia broadcast multicast service (eMBMS), standardized by the Third Generation Partnership Project, is one of the technologies likely to be extended to 5G systems with the aim of addressing point-to-multipoint services. In addition, non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) techniques are also being considered as a driver to increase the efficient use of the spectrum in multi-user environments with asymmetric data delivery. The present article proposes the joint use of subgrouping multicast techniques and NOMA in an eMBMS-like scenario. Performance is evaluated in envisaged 5G environments, where different quality video services are delivered to a group of users interested in the same contents.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Multi-Tier Drone Architecture for 5G/B5G Cellular Networks: Challenges,
           Trends, and Prospects
    • Authors: Silvia Sekander;Hina Tabassum;Ekram Hossain;
      Pages: 96 - 103
      Abstract: Drones (or unmanned aerial vehicles) are expected to be an important component of 5G/ beyond 5G (B5G) cellular architectures that can potentially facilitate wireless broadcast or point-to-multipoint transmissions. The distinct features of various drones such as the maximum operational altitude, communication, coverage, computation, and endurance impel the use of a multi-tier architecture for future dronecell networks. In this context, this article focuses on investigating the feasibility of multi-tier drone network architecture over traditional single-tier drone networks and identifying the scenarios in which drone networks can potentially complement the traditional RF-based terrestrial networks. We first identify the challenges associated with multi-tier drone networks as well as drone-assisted cellular networks. We then review the existing state-of-the-art innovations in drone networks and drone-assisted cellular networks. We then investigate the performance of a multi-tier drone network in terms of spectral efficiency of downlink transmission while illustrating the optimal intensity and altitude of drones in different tiers numerically. Our results demonstrate the specific network load conditions (i.e., ratio of user intensity and base station intensity) where deployment of drones can be beneficial (in terms of spectral efficiency of downlink transmission) for conventional terrestrial cellular networks.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Resource Allocation for 5G D2D Multicast Content Sharing in Social-Aware
           Cellular Networks
    • Authors: Lei Feng;Pan Zhao;Fanqin Zhou;Mengjun Yin;Peng Yu;Wenjing Li;Xuesong Qiu;
      Pages: 112 - 118
      Abstract: As the traffic of local content sharing grows rapidly, device-to-device multicast (D2MD) is introduced into 5G cellular networks, enabling traffic offloading from base stations to device direct transmissions and improved energy and spectrum efficiency. In the content sharing context, the social attributes of mobile users have special concerns to generate effective D2MD groups and D2MD links, and due to reuse of licensed cellular spectrum, the interference between D2MD groups and cellular users should be carefully mitigated. This article presents a D2MD scheme for content sharing in cellular networks by taking into account social and physical attributes in D2MD cluster formation, and jointly optimizing power and channel allocation among D2MD clusters. Simulation results validate the significant throughput gain for D2MD-based content sharing in 5G cellular networks.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Wideband Broadcasting: A Power-Efficient Approach to 5G Broadcasting
    • Authors: Jordi Joan Gimenez;David Gomez-Barquero;Javier Morgade;Erik Stare;
      Pages: 119 - 125
      Abstract: Efficient and flexible use of spectrum will be inherent characteristics of 5G communication technologies with native support of wideband operation with frequency reuse 1 (i.e., all transmit sites use all available frequency resources). Although not in the very first 5G release of 3GPP, it is expected that broadcast/multicast technology components will later be added and fully integrated in the 5G system. The combination of both wideband and frequency reuse 1 may provide significant gains for broadcast transmissions in terms of energy efficiency, since it is more efficient to increase capacity by extending the bandwidth rather than increasing the transmit power over a given bandwidth. This breaks with the traditional concept of terrestrial broadcast frequency planning, and paves the way to new potential uses of UHF spectrum bands for 5G broadcasting. This article provides insight into the fundamental advantages in terms of capacity, coverage, as well as power saving of wideband broadcast operation. The role of network deployment, linked to frequency reuse in the UHF band, and its influence on the performance of a wideband broadcasting system are discussed. The technical requirements and features that would enable such a power-efficient solution are also addressed.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Emerging Trends, Issues, and Challenges in Big Data and Its Implementation
           toward Future Smart Cities: Part 3
    • Authors: Guangjie Han;Mohsen Guizani;Jaime Lloret;Sammy Chan;Liangtian Wan;Wael Guibene;
      Pages: 126 - 127
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Big Data Reduction for a Smart City’s Critical Infrastructural
           Health Monitoring
    • Authors: Tian Wang;Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan;Guojun Wang;Md. Arafatur Rahman;Jie Wu;Jiannong Cao;
      Pages: 128 - 133
      Abstract: Critical infrastructure monitoring is one of the most important applications of a smart city. The objective is to monitor the integrity of the structures (e.g., buildings, bridges) and detect and pinpoint the locations of possible events (e.g., damages, cracks). Regarding today's complex structures, collecting data using wireless sensor data over extensive vertical lengths creates enormous challenges. With a direct BS deployment, a big amount of data will accumulate to be relayed to the BS. As a result, traditional models and schemes developed for health monitoring are largely challenged by low-cost, quality-guaranteed, and real-time event monitoring. In this article, we propose BigReduce, a cloud based health monitoring application with an IoT framework that could cover most of the key infrastructures of a smart city under an umbrella and provide event monitoring. To reduce the burden of big data processing at the BS and enhance the quality of event detection, we integrate real-time data processing and intelligent decision making capabilities with BigReduce. Particularly, we provide two innovative schemes for health event monitoring so that an IoT sensor can use them locally; one is a big data reduction scheme, and the other is a decision making scheme. We believe that BigReduce will result in a remarkable performance in terms of data reduction, energy cost reduction, and the quality of monitoring.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Privacy Preservation in Location-Based Services
    • Authors: Shengling Wang;Qin Hu;Yunchuan Sun;Jianhui Huang;
      Pages: 134 - 140
      Abstract: Based on spatial and temporal big data, location- based services (LBSs) obtain considerable attention due to their potential to make cities smarter. However, LBS provides the functionality by extracting personal data from users, which may incur privacy leakage risk, such as intrusion, theft, and unauthorized sale of sensitive information. Hence, the mass market share of LBS depends on how well the privacy of citizens can be protected. In this article, we specifically study the privacy issues in LBSs. In detail, we start with classifying different types of LBSs and analyzing the privacy leakage presented in each type. After summarizing the state-of-the-art work on location privacy and query privacy, we propose a query content preservation approach with the aim of providing accurate LBS answer with zero server knowledge on query content. Finally, we present some open problems that may foster future research on LBS privacy preservation.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • myIEEE
    • Pages: 141 - 141
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Exploring Human Mobility Patterns in Urban Scenarios: A Trajectory Data
    • Authors: Feng Xia;Jinzhong Wang;Xiangjie Kong;Zhibo Wang;Jianxin Li;Chengfei Liu;
      Pages: 142 - 149
      Abstract: Smart cities have been recognized as a promising research focus around the world. To realize smart cities, computation and utilization of big data are key factors. More specifically, exploring the patterns of human mobility based on large amounts of multi-source data plays an important role in analyzing the formation of social-economic phenomena in smart cities. However, our acquired knowledge is still very limited for smart cities. In this article, we propose an integrated computing method to rescale heterogeneous traffic trajectory data, which leverages MLE and BIC. Our analysis is based on two real datasets generated by subway smart card transactions and taxi GPS trajectories from Shanghai, China, which contain more than 451 million trading records by 14 subway lines and 34 billion GPS records by 13,695 taxis. Specifically, we quantitatively explore the patterns of human mobility on weekends and weekdays. Through logarithmic binning and data fitness, we calculate the Bayesian weights to select the best fitting distributions. In addition, we leverage three metrics to analyze the patterns of human mobility in two datasets: trip displacement, trip duration, and trip interval. We obtain several important human mobility patterns and discover quite a few interesting phenomena, which lay a solid foundation for future research.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Mobile Edge Computing for Big-Data-Enabled Electric Vehicle Charging
    • Authors: Yue Cao;Houbing Song;Omprakash Kaiwartya;Bingpeng Zhou;Yuan Zhuang;Yang Cao;Xu Zhang;
      Pages: 150 - 156
      Abstract: As one of the key drivers of smart grid, EVs are environment-friendly to alleviate CO2 pollution. Big data analytics could enable the move from Internet of EVs, to optimized EV charging in smart transportation. In this article, we propose a MECbased system, in line with a big data-driven planning strategy, for CS charging. The GC as cloud server further facilitates analytics of big data, from CSs (service providers) and on-the-move EVs (mobile clients), to predict the charging availability of CSs. Mobility-aware MEC servers interact with opportunistically encountered EVs to disseminate CSs' predicted charging availability, collect EVs' driving big data, and implement decentralized computing on data mining and aggregation. The case study shows the benefits of the MEC-based system in terms of communication efficiency (with repeated monitoring of a traffic jam) concerning the long-term popularity of EVs.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • IoT in the Fog: A Roadmap for Data-Centric IoT Development
    • Authors: Sharief M. A. Oteafy;Hossam S. Hassanein;
      Pages: 157 - 163
      Abstract: Our interactions with the world are increasingly dependent on context-aware services, and the future of smart cities is coupled with how efficiently and reliably we can deliver these services to end users. In this article we present the premise of personalized IoT systems, by leveraging novel advancements in user-centric technologies under the fog computing architecture. This means leveraging the connectivity and processing potential of the fog to bring IoT control and analytics closer to the user, and improve the coupling of services with local IoT components in user-centric contexts. The potential gain in access latency and context-sensitive service matching will enable a multitude of smart city services. On one hand, data management (collection, pruning, denaturing [1], and encryption) can take place closer to the edge, thereby leveraging network load and service times. On the other hand, service matching in smart city applications will witness higher responsiveness and resource visibility in areas with intermittent connectivity or high mobility. We first present the challenges in migrating cloud-IoT architectures to the network edge, and detail the hindrances in transitioning the control and management of IoT systems to the user end. As a remedy, we survey recent advancements in the IoT, ubiquitous computing, and user-centric services, which enable us to advance personalized IoT architectures. We finally present a framework for IoT in the fog to synergize these advancements, and present a proof-of-concept use case to highlight its utility and impact. We conclude this article with prime directions for future work to realize a personalized IoT architecture, and highlight the potential gain in prioritizing five high-yield potential research issues.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • SPHA: Smart Personal Health Advisor Based on Deep Analytics
    • Authors: Min Chen;Yin Zhang;Meikang Qiu;Nadra Guizani;Yixue Hao;
      Pages: 164 - 169
      Abstract: According to a report by the World Health Organization, diseases caused by an unhealthy lifestyle represent the leading cause of death all over the world. Therefore, it is crucial to monitor and avoid users' unhealthy behaviors. Existing health monitoring approaches still face many challenges of limited intelligence due to insufficient healthcare data. Therefore, this article proposes a smart personal health advisor (SPHA) for comprehensive and intelligent health monitoring and guidance. The SPHA monitors both physiological and psychological states of the user. The SPHAScore model is proposed to evaluate the overall health status of the user. Finally, a testbed for verification of feasibility and applicability of the proposed system was developed. The experimental and simulation results have shown that the proposed approach is efficient for proper user state monitoring.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Network Testing and Analytics
    • Authors: Ying-Dar Lin;Irena Atov;Antonio Pescape;
      Pages: 170 - 170
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • IEEE Standards Education
    • Pages: 171 - 171
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • On the Use of TCP BBR in Cellular Networks
    • Authors: Eneko Atxutegi;Fidel Liberal;Habtegebreil Kassaye Haile;Karl-Johan Grinnemo;Anna Brunstrom;Ake Arvidsson;
      Pages: 172 - 179
      Abstract: TCP BBR is a new TCP variant developed at Google, which, as of this year, is fully deployed in Google's internal WANs and used by services such as and YouTube. In contrast to other commonly used TCP variants, TCP BBR is not loss-based but model-based: It builds a model of the network path between communicating nodes in terms of bottleneck bandwidth and minimum round-trip delay and tries to operate at the point where all available bandwidth is used and the round-trip delay is at a minimum. Although TCP BBR has indeed resulted in lower latency and more efficient usage of bandwidth in fixed networks, its performance over cellular networks is less clear. This article studies TCP BBR in live mobile networks and through emulations, and compares its performance with TCP NewReno and TCP CUBIC, two of the most commonly used TCP variants. The results from these studies suggest that in most cases TCP BBR outperforms both TCP NewReno and TCP CUBIC. However, under precise network conditions, competing TCP BBR flows do not share the available bandwidth in a fair way, something that shows up, for example, when shorter TCP BBR flows struggle to get their fair share from longer ones.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Measuring ECN++: Good News for ++, Bad News for ECN over Mobile
    • Authors: Anna Maria Mandalari;Andra Lutu;Bob Briscoe;Marcelo Bagnulo;Ozgu Alay;
      Pages: 180 - 186
      Abstract: After ECN was first added to IP in 2001, it was hit by a succession of deployment problems. Studies in recent years have concluded that path traversal of ECN has become close to universal. In this article, we test whether the performance enhancement called ECN++ will face a similar deployment struggle as did base ECN. For this, we assess the feasibility of ECN++ deployment over mobile as well as fixed networks. In the process, we discover bad news for the base ECN protocol: contrary to accepted beliefs, more than half the mobile carriers we tested wipe the ECN field at the first upstream hop. All packets still get through, and congestion control still functions, just without the benefits of ECN. This throws into question whether previous studies used representative vantage points. This article also reports the good news that, wherever ECN gets through, we found no deployment problems for the "++" enhancement to ECN. The article includes the results of other in-depth tests that check whether servers that claim to support ECN actually respond correctly to explicit congestion feedback. Those interested can access the raw measurement data online.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Quality of Experience Inference for Video Services in Home WiFi Networks
    • Authors: Amir Ligata;Erma Perenda;Haris Gacanin;
      Pages: 187 - 193
      Abstract: Customer experience is becoming of utmost importance for operators in home network management. Hence, a notion of the customers' QoE is vital, but has mostly been neglected in favor of QoS. In this article, we aim to close a significant gap between QoS and QoE in home networks by proposing a framework for inferring QoE from remotely collected network QoS metrics. We focus on video services (e.g., YouTube application) as the main contributor and generator of indoor network traffic. A case study is performed where an experimentally obtained dataset comprising network and application QoS parameters is obtained under varying conditions (i.e., poor coverage, network overload, contention, and interference). Predictive modeling is then used to build a predictor for multiple QoE classes given the network QoS metrics remotely accessible from access points based on industry adopted standards (i.e., TR-181). This enables operators to infer specific QoE metrics using remotely collected passive network measurement with no knowledge of application-specific parameters. We show that the proposed framework achieves accuracy in the range of 85 to 95 percent depending on the QoE class, hence demonstrating the effectiveness and potential of our approach.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Radio Communications: Components, Systems, and Networks
    • Authors: Amitabh Mishra;Tom Alexander;
      Pages: 194 - 194
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • 3GPP LTE-WLAN Aggregation Technologies: Functionalities and Performance
    • Authors: Daniela Laselva;David Lopez-Perez;Mika Rinne;Tero Henttonen;
      Pages: 195 - 203
      Abstract: The use of license-exempt bands offers a promising opportunity to additionally enhance operator networks to meet the future traffic demand. The recent specification efforts in 3GPP have resulted in two major aggregation features that enable LTE networks to benefit from unlicensed spectrum via WLAN. In this article, we provide a thorough overview of these features known as, LTE-WLAN aggregation (LWA) and LTE-WLAN radio level integration with IP security tunnel (LWIP). The article presents and motivates the design choices of protocol architectures, procedures, mobility, and security. It also proposes flow control algorithms suitable for both technologies, which aim at the best usage of licensed and unlicensed spectrum. Simulation results show the performance unveiling the potential gains of these features in different load conditions, also in a comparative manner, showing that LWA substantially outperforms LWIP.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • On Caching and Routing in Information-Centric Networks
    • Authors: Anand Seetharam;
      Pages: 204 - 209
      Abstract: With the exponential growth of content in recent years, users are primarily interested in obtaining particular content and are not concerned with the host housing the content. By treating content as a first class citizen, information- centric networks (ICN) seek to transform the Internet from a host-to-host communication model to a content-centric model. A key component of ICN is to cache content at storage-enabled routers. By caching content at in-network routers, network performance can be improved by delivering content from routers closer to the user and not from the origin servers (content custodians). In this article, we provide an overview of the state-of-the-art cache management and routing policies in ICN. We present a small comparison study of some state-of-the-art algorithms on a real Internet topology to help the reader appreciate how the different strategies compare against one another. Our simulation results demonstrate that it is hard to pick a winner among existing policies. We conclude the article with a discussion of open research questions.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Agile 5G Scheduler for Improved E2E Performance and Flexibility for
           Different Network Implementations
    • Authors: Klaus Pedersen;Guillermo Pocovi;Jens Steiner;Andreas Maeder;
      Pages: 210 - 217
      Abstract: In this article, we present a holistic overview of the agile multi-user scheduling functionality in 5G. An E2E perspective is given, including the enhanced QoS architecture that comes with 5G, and the large number of scheduling related options from the new access stratum sub-layer, MAC, and PHY layer. A survey of the 5G design agreements from the recently concluded 5G Study in 3GPP is presented, and it is explained how to best utilize all these new degrees of freedom to arrive at an agile scheduling design that offers superior E2E performance for a variety of services with highly diverse QoS requirements. Enhancements to ensure efficient implementation of the 5G scheduler for different network architectures are outlined. Finally, state-of-the-art system level performance results are presented, showing the ability to efficiently multiplex services with highly diverse QoS requirements.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
  • Reliable Broadcasting in 5G NFV-Based Networks
    • Authors: Hernani Chantre;Nelson L. S. da Fonseca;
      Pages: 218 - 224
      Abstract: The emerging 5G technology will support high data rates with low latency and high levels of reliability. To satisfy these requirements, mobile operators have deployed enhancements to LTE networks in a move toward the development of future 5G networks. One of these enhancements is the LTE-broadcasting service. Another enhancement is the employment of network functions virtualization, which will provide elasticity of resources, scalability, and flexibility. In a virtualized LTE-broadcasting network, the main components of the LTE-broadcasting service will be implemented as VNFs. This article introduces a scheme to determine the number of redundant VNF components necessary to satisfy the reliability requirements of broadcasting services in 5G networks. A series-parallel redundant model determines the optimum number of virtual components instantiated to achieve a required service reliability level. The model is compared to a parallel-series one and shown to achieve greater effectiveness, achieving five nines reliability and promoting low end-to-end delay.
      PubDate: MARCH 2018
      Issue No: Vol. 56, No. 3 (2018)
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