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Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 115, SJR: 1.337, h-index: 85)
Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.824, h-index: 16)
Autonomous Mental Development, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Bell Labs Technical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.411, h-index: 26)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Reviews in     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.462, h-index: 14)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.184, h-index: 118)
Broadcasting, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.314, h-index: 53)
Canadian J. of Electrical and Computer Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.119, h-index: 14)
China Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.189, h-index: 6)
Communications and Networks, J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.364, h-index: 23)
Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.638, h-index: 14)
Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Computer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42, SJR: 0.717, h-index: 112)
Computing in Science & Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.579, h-index: 40)
Control Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.83, h-index: 75)
Embedded Systems Letters, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.63, h-index: 8)
Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 2.458, h-index: 139)
Haptics, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.808, h-index: 19)
IEEE Access     Open Access   (Followers: 43)
IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 76, SJR: 0.402, h-index: 35)
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.134, h-index: 13)
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.757, h-index: 57)
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.499, h-index: 54)
IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37, SJR: 0.737, h-index: 32)
IEEE Communications Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.19, h-index: 96)
IEEE Communications Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42, SJR: 3.196, h-index: 144)
IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 3.561, h-index: 52)
IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.066, h-index: 26)
IEEE Computer Architecture Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.871, h-index: 14)
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.501, h-index: 62)
IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
IEEE Control Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 48)
IEEE Design & Test     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
IEEE Distributed Systems Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.577, h-index: 41)
IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
IEEE Electron Device Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.191, h-index: 105)
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Engineering Management Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.11, h-index: 9)
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.481, h-index: 46)
IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36, SJR: 2.105, h-index: 27)
IEEE Industry Applications Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.67, h-index: 36)
IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.245, h-index: 26)
IEEE Intelligent Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.941, h-index: 79)
IEEE Internet Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.044, h-index: 79)
IEEE J. of Biomedical and Health Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.157, h-index: 61)
IEEE J. of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
IEEE J. of Oceanic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.687, h-index: 63)
IEEE J. of Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.594, h-index: 98)
IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 2.588, h-index: 114)
IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 2.705, h-index: 45)
IEEE J. of Solid-State Circuits     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 3.574, h-index: 144)
IEEE J. of the Electron Devices Society     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
IEEE J. of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IEEE J. on Selected Areas in Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 3.335, h-index: 165)
IEEE Latin America Transactions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.162, h-index: 7)
IEEE Micro     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.506, h-index: 67)
IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.915, h-index: 87)
IEEE Microwave Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.59, h-index: 41)
IEEE Multimedia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.639, h-index: 47)
IEEE Network     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.796, h-index: 80)
IEEE Pervasive Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.923, h-index: 69)
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.805, h-index: 111)
IEEE Potentials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.153, h-index: 18)
IEEE Power and Energy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.671, h-index: 45)
IEEE Power Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.1, h-index: 3)
IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.09, h-index: 51)
IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.588, h-index: 44)
IEEE Sensors J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63, SJR: 0.733, h-index: 56)
IEEE Signal Processing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.016, h-index: 82)
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49, SJR: 1.831, h-index: 106)
IEEE Software     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 55, SJR: 0.842, h-index: 72)
IEEE Spectrum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 98, SJR: 0.191, h-index: 48)
IEEE Systems J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.034, h-index: 17)
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.348, h-index: 17)
IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.598, h-index: 52)
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.837, h-index: 118)
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.46, h-index: 54)
IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 2.992, h-index: 175)
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.287, h-index: 35)
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.876, h-index: 29)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.47, h-index: 124)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.406, h-index: 68)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.932, h-index: 53)
IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
IEEE Transactions on Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 2.035, h-index: 150)
IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.71, h-index: 50)
IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.77, h-index: 83)
IEEE Transactions on Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.768, h-index: 81)
IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.731, h-index: 69)
IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 1.543, h-index: 87)
IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.866, h-index: 36)
IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.785, h-index: 45)
IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.635, h-index: 71)
IEEE Transactions on Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.205, h-index: 44)
IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Capability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.199, h-index: 58)
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.451, h-index: 122)
IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.366, h-index: 36)
IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 2.532, h-index: 103)
IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.673, h-index: 57)
IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 3.102, h-index: 111)
IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 3.59, h-index: 119)
IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.98, h-index: 169)
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 2.666, h-index: 39)
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.407, h-index: 46)
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 3.397, h-index: 192)
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 0.788, h-index: 67)
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.533, h-index: 65)
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.763, h-index: 103)
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.624, h-index: 83)
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 2.081, h-index: 143)
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.019, h-index: 133)
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 2.258, h-index: 80)
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.256, h-index: 77)
IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.396, h-index: 37)
IEEE Transactions On Nanotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.713, h-index: 50)
IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.502, h-index: 14)
IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.663, h-index: 128)
IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.497, h-index: 85)
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.778, h-index: 84)
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.252, h-index: 78)
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 6.594, h-index: 221)
IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.537, h-index: 74)
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.92, h-index: 105)
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 2.866, h-index: 128)
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 3.293, h-index: 144)
IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.733, h-index: 27)
IEEE Transactions on Reliability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.425, h-index: 55)
IEEE Transactions on Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 2.626, h-index: 77)
IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.474, h-index: 48)
IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 2.817, h-index: 162)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.033, h-index: 70)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.436, h-index: 7)
IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.887, h-index: 86)
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.807, h-index: 100)
IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.624, h-index: 69)
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.402, h-index: 78)
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 2.722, h-index: 118)
IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.924, h-index: 21)
IEEE Wireless Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 3.83, h-index: 98)
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.72, h-index: 35)
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.042, h-index: 124)
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.671, h-index: 74)
Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.911, h-index: 130)
Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.351, h-index: 115)
Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.76, h-index: 10)
IT Professional     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.303, h-index: 25)
J. of Display Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.984, h-index: 34)
J. of Lightwave Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 2.01, h-index: 134)
J. of Microelectromechanical Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.972, h-index: 104)
Learning Technologies, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.982, h-index: 18)
Magnetics Letters, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.624, h-index: 7)
Nanotechnology Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.192, h-index: 7)
Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.309, h-index: 16)
Optical Communications and Networking, IEEE/OSA J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.83, h-index: 22)
Photonics J., IEEE     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.767, h-index: 20)
Photovoltaics, IEEE J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.378, h-index: 12)
Proceedings of the IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 1.951, h-index: 178)
Pulse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.485, h-index: 59)
Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.632, h-index: 19)
Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.176, h-index: 27)
Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 4.072, h-index: 35)
Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 1.674, h-index: 111)
Solid-State Circuits Magazine, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 2.826, h-index: 24)
Terahertz Science and Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 2.32, h-index: 16)
Wireless Communications Letters IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.258, h-index: 9)
Women in Engineering Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 1)

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Journal Cover IEEE Communications Magazine
  [SJR: 3.196]   [H-I: 144]   [42 followers]  Follow
    
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  • IEEE Communications Magazine - Cover
    • Abstract: Presents the front cover for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • Table of contents
    • Pages: 1 - 2
      Abstract: Presents the table of contents for this issue of the periodical.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • Global Communications Newsletter
    • Pages: 1 - 4
      Abstract: Presents key events and topics in the global communications industry.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • The internet of things and the connect ed world [The President's Page]
    • Pages: 3 - 4
      Abstract: Presents the President's message for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • Conference calendar
    • Pages: 9 - 9
      Abstract: Provides a notice of upcoming conference events of interest to practitioners and researchers.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • Society members named to IEEE fellow grade [Society News]
    • Pages: 10 - 13
      Abstract: Lists the ComSoc members who were elevated to the status of IEEE Fellow.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • Critical communications and public safety networks, part 2: technical
           issues, security, and applications [Guest Editorial]
    • Pages: 14 - 15
      Abstract: As we mentioned in the Guest Editorial of Part 1 of this Feature Topic, which was published in March 2016, due to a high number of high quality submissions, we divided the accepted papers into two parts. While the articles in Part 1 focused on general topics such as overview, spectrum policies, and economics, the articles of Part 2 in this issue of the magazine focus on more technical issues and solutions.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • Group communication over LTE: a radio access perspective
    • Pages: 16 - 23
      Abstract: Long Term Evolution, which has its roots in commercial mobile communications, has recently become an influential solution to future public safety communications. To verify the feasibility of LTE for public safety, it is essential to investigate whether an LTE system optimized for one-to-one communications is capable of providing group communication, which is one of the most important service concepts in public safety. In general, a number of first responders for public safety need to form a group for communicating with each other or sharing common data for collaboration on their mission. In this article, we analyze how the current LTE system can support group communication from the aspect of radio access. Based on the requirements for group communication, we validate whether each LTE-enabled radio access method can efficiently support group communication. In addition, we propose a new multicast transmission scheme, called index-coded HARQ. By applying the index coding concept to HARQ operations, we show that the LTE system can provide group communication that is more sophisticated in terms of radio resource efficiency and scalability. We finally evaluate the performance of LTE-enabled group communication using several radio access methods and show how the proposed transmission scheme enhances performance via system-level simulations.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • Public safety networks evolution toward broadband: sharing infrastructures
           and spectrum with commercial systems
    • Pages: 24 - 30
      Abstract: Nowadays, efficient communication technologies are of paramount importance to provide effective and reliable emergency management systems. New wireless communications engineering approaches and value-added services could lead to great benefits, improving situational awareness and enhancing life-saving capabilities. For these reasons, governments and organizations involved in public safety and security (PSS) are devoting great interest in the transition from existing narrowband wireless systems toward broadband. For this purpose, a viable solution is to adapt the new LTE-A technology in order to provide IP-based broadband services with security and reliability characteristics typical of PSS networks. However, the migration of these systems to LTE-A is currently a critical issue. Costs, timing, and spectrum availability for the deployment of a PSS-dedicated network are demanding. In addition, providing mission-critical services on an LTE-based PSS system needs a proper network architecture solution in order to achieve and maintain required performance and reliability levels. To fully accomplish this task, research efforts can result in significant improvements and adjustments of future releases of the LTE-A standard. This article focuses on critical issues that impact PSS communications evolution toward new technologies and describes the related possible steps, starting from the exploitation of the already deployed LTE-A commercial networks up to a fully PSS-dedicated network infrastructure. Finally, advanced solutions are described and critically discussed.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • Aerial base stations with opportunistic links for next generation
           emergency communications
    • Pages: 31 - 39
      Abstract: Rapidly deployable and reliable mission-critical communication networks are fundamental requirements to guarantee the successful operations of public safety officers during disaster recovery and crisis management preparedness. The ABSOLUTE project focused on designing, prototyping, and demonstrating a high-capacity IP mobile data network with low latency and large coverage suitable for many forms of multimedia delivery including public safety scenarios. The ABSOLUTE project combines aerial, terrestrial, and satellites communication networks for providing a robust standalone system able to deliver resilience communication systems. This article focuses on describing the main outcomes of the ABSOLUTE project in terms of network and system architecture, regulations, and implementation of aerial base stations, portable land mobile units, satellite backhauling, S-MIM satellite messaging, and multimode user equipments.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • Enhanced interworking of LTE and wi-fi direct for public safety
    • Pages: 40 - 46
      Abstract: Mission-critical communications for public safety (PS) is of significant interest and a very high priority item for various organizations such as national regulatory agencies, telecom service providers, network vendors, device manufacturers, and third party public safety service providers. LTE has been selected as the next-generation platform to support new mission-critical realtime broadband services to the PS community [1]. To address high performance and seamless user experience, LTE networks interwork with Wi-Fi for direct communication. Wi-Fi Direct provides the ability to create groups for efficient dissemination of information needed for critical communication directly between devices. In realizing LTE for PS, it is also necessary to provide enhanced interworking between LTE and Wi-Fi for adequate emergency group communication. This article provides an overview of the PS-related efforts in 3GPP, interworking aspects of LTE, Wi-Fi and its application to PS, as well as a mechanism to enhance the interworking between the two technologies to deliver an effective solution for mission-critical communication and applications.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • Cloud-centric multi-level authentication as a service for secure public
           safety device networks
    • Pages: 47 - 53
      Abstract: With the advances in IoT, future public safety responders will be well armed with devices that pump data between on-site responders and command centers, carrying useful information about the event scene, the status of a mission, and helping critical decisions to be made in real time. In addition, wearable and on-body sensors will monitor the vital signals and well being of the responders. These connected devices or the so-called IoT surrounding public safety responders generate highly vulnerable data, where security breaches may have life threatening consequences. Authentication of responder devices is essential in order to control access to public safety networks. Most of the existing authentication schemes do not scale well with the large number of devices of IoT, and are not fast enough to work during time-critical public safety missions. On the other hand, for general IoT services, cloud-based solutions provide unlimited resources for storing and accessing IoT data. However, the cloud may have some implications for sensitive data that are collected for public safety. Therefore, authentication solutions are desired to integrate well into the cloud environment. In this article, we propose cloud-centric, multi-level authentication as a service approach that addresses scalability and time constraints, and demonstrate its effectiveness. We draw future research directions for secure public safety networks in the presence of IoT devices and the cloud.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • LTE/LTE-A jamming, spoofing, and sniffing: threat assessment and
           mitigation
    • Pages: 54 - 61
      Abstract: LTE is currently being proposed for use in a nationwide wireless broadband public safety network in the United States as well as for other critical applications where reliable communication is essential for safety. Unfortunately, like any wireless technology, disruption of these networks is possible through radio jamming. This article investigates the extent to which LTE is vulnerable to RF jamming, spoofing, and sniffing, and assesses different physical layer threats that could affect next-generation critical communication networks. In addition, we examine how sniffing the LTE broadcast messages can aid an adversary in an attack. The weakest links of LTE are identified and used to establish an overall threat assessment. Lastly, we provide a survey of LTE jamming and spoofing mitigation techniques that have been proposed in the open literature.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • Mission-critical mobile broadband communications in open-pit mines
    • Pages: 62 - 69
      Abstract: The need for continuous safety improvements and increased operational efficiency is driving the mining industry through a transition toward automated operations. From a communications perspective, this transition introduces a new set of high-bandwidth business-critical and mission- critical applications that need to be met by the wireless network. This article introduces fundamental concepts behind open-pit mining and discusses why this ever-changing environment and strict industrial reliability requirements pose unique challenges to traditional broadband network planning and optimization techniques. On the other hand, unlike unpredictable disaster scenarios, mining is a carefully planned activity. Taking advantage of this predictability element, we propose a framework that integrates mine and radio network planning so that continuous and automated adaptation of the radio network becomes possible. The potential benefits of this framework are evaluated by means of an illustrative example.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • Integrated circuits for communications [Series Editorial]
    • Pages: 70 - 70
      Abstract: In this issue of Integrated Circuits for Communications, we have selected two articles that mark recent progress in the communications semiconductor industry which is enabling digital implementation of communication systems on chip (SoCs). Prior to the late 1980s, communications circuits were mainly analog, and so were the corresponding systems that used them. These systems include the National Television System Committee (NTSC) analog television, the analog cellular Advanced Mobile Phone System (AMPS), and of course old analog radio broadcasting. However, ever since the introduction of the complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) in the early 1970s, the communications circuit landscape began to evolve. Advances in CMOS enabled at the outset the integration of thousands of logic gates per square millimeter to at present tens of million per square millimeter in deep sub-micron technology nodes. This level of integration follows the well-known Moore's Law, which has successfully predicted in the past 40 years that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • High-speed time interleaved ADCs
    • Pages: 71 - 77
      Abstract: Software-defined multi-gigahertz receivers require high-speed ADCs at the frontend. Time interleaving has emerged as the most common method of achieving ultra-fast quantization at reasonably high resolution. However, this multi-path solution introduces systematic errors due to mismatches in signal paths, whereas in non-interleaved versions these were mixed to DC, where they appeared as a harmless offset. Mitigating all possible time-interleaved errors comes at a heavy cost in complexity, risk, and power. Knowing which errors are most important and which can be neglected in any given application is essential for picking an appropriate architecture and calibration scheme. Guidelines for reducing errors lead to potentially different architecture choices. When the goal is to use the fewest slices, an inerleaved pipelined ADC results, whereas when the overriding objective is to use the simplest slice possible, a large array of SAR slices is usually adopted. Both approaches have merit. This article addresses when and where to use each approach by discussing specification requirements and showing that different types of error sources should not be merged into one single metric like ENOB, but should be treated separately to determine their impact on overall system performance. An example of an eight-way interleaved pipelined ADC is presented, which illustrates these principles in the context of a real circuit.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • The successive approximation register ADC: a versatile building block for
           ultra-low- power to ultra-high-speed applications
    • Pages: 78 - 83
      Abstract: Over the past decade, the successive approximation register (SAR) architecture has played a significant role in advancing the state of the art in analog-to-digital conversion. One of the primary reasons for this is that modern SAR ADCs thrive on MOS switches and latches, which strongly benefit from technology scaling. Building on this observation, this article compares the strengths and limitations of SAR ADCs against those of competing topologies and projects and related performance bounds. In this context, we also discuss application-specific considerations, specifically for ultra-low power and ultra-high speed (time-interleaved) application scenarios.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • Network function virtualization in 5G
    • Pages: 84 - 91
      Abstract: 5G wireless technology is paving the way to revolutionize future ubiquitous and pervasive networking, wireless applications, and user quality of experience. To realize its potential, 5G must provide considerably higher network capacity, enable massive device connectivity with reduced latency and cost, and achieve considerable energy savings compared to existing wireless technologies. The main objective of this article is to explore the potential of NFV in enhancing 5G radio access networks' functional, architectural, and commercial viability, including increased automation, operational agility, and reduced capital expenditure. The ETSI NFV Industry Specification Group has recently published drafts focused on standardization and implementation of NFV. Harnessing the potential of 5G and network functions virtualization, we discuss how NFV can address critical 5G design challenges through service abstraction and virtualized computing, storage, and network resources. We describe NFV implementation with network overlay and SDN technologies. In our discussion, we cover the first steps in understanding the role of NFV in implementing CoMP, D2D communication, and ultra densified networks.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • Adaptive and cognitive communication architecture for next-generation PPDR
           systems
    • Pages: 92 - 100
      Abstract: In light of recent natural catastrophes and terrorist activities, it has become evident that new architectural approaches are needed for next generation public protection and disaster relief networks. These architectures should be adaptable to the conditions at the event site and resilient enough to operate under adverse conditions in an emergency. Furthermore, they should enable rapid gathering of crucial event data and its delivery to the responder units at the site as well as the command and control center that is off-site. In this article, we first examine the state of the art in areas related to communication in PPDR systems, and discuss the open research issues for each topic. Then we propose a novel architecture that meets the aforementioned requirements and relies on a novel device called an ICG. An ICG enables flexible use of the spectrum and facilitates data gathering from all lower-tier devices and relays this data to relevant units through the higher-tier public or commercial backhaul networks. Finally, we provide some results that justify the need for these devices in emergency scenarios.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • Scalable and mobile context data retrieval and distribution for community
           response heterogeneous wireless networks
    • Pages: 101 - 107
      Abstract: Recent studies have indicated that community response networks, locally grouping both professional emergency responders and residents by using mobile and social networking technologies, can significantly improve disaster response. In particular, community response networks formed by mobile users/devices communicating by using only heterogeneous wireless ad hoc links, called herein CRHWNs, can exploit context awareness, defined as the capability of providing applications with full awareness of execution context. In fact, the correct and timely distribution of the current situation, such as health state and position of injured people, can substantially improve community coordination, thus increasing the possibility of saving human lives. Unfortunately, real-world context-aware services in disaster area scenarios require efficient, reliable, and scalable context data distribution and retrieval, and these properties clash with the limited resources usually supported by mobile devices and wireless communications. Along that direction, this article presents our context data distribution infrastructure for CRHWNs, which achieves data distribution efficiency and reliability by also exploiting useful quality indicators, such as data retrieval time and trustworthiness. We also show how our solution increases context data distribution/ retrieval scalability by dynamically self-adapting (a limited number of) data distribution paths and optimizing context data pushing to interested consumers. Experimental results validate our main assumptions and demonstrate how our solution introduces a limited runtime overhead.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • A unifying perspective on proximity-based cellular-assisted mobile social
           networking
    • Pages: 108 - 116
      Abstract: Today, the rapid adoption of mobile social networking is changing how and where humans communicate. As a result, in recent years we have been increasingly moving from physical (e.g., face-to-face) to virtual interaction. However, there is also a new emerging category of social applications that take advantage of both worlds, that is, using virtual interaction to enhance physical interaction. This novel form of networking is enabled by D2D communication between/among the laptops, smartphones, and wearables of persons in proximity of each other. Unfortunately, it has remained limited by the fact that most people are simply not aware of the many potential virtual opportunities in their proximity at any given time. This is a result of the very real digital privacy and security concerns surrounding direct communication between "stranger" devices. Fortunately, these concerns can be mitigated with the help of a centralized trusted entity, such as a cellular service provider, which can not only authenticate and protect the privacy of devices involved into D2D communication, but also facilitate the discovery of device capabilities and their available content. This article offers an extensive research summary behind this type of "cellular-assisted" D2D communication, detailing the enabling technology and its implementation, relevant usage scenarios, security challenges, and user experience observations from large-scale deployments.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • A survey on rapidly deployable solutions for post-disaster networks
    • Pages: 117 - 123
      Abstract: In post-disaster scenarios, for example, after earthquakes or floods, the traditional communication infrastructure may be unavailable or seriously disrupted and overloaded. Therefore, rapidly deployable network solutions are needed to restore connectivity and provide assistance to users and first responders in the incident area. This work surveys the solutions proposed to address the deployment of a network without any a priori knowledge about the communication environment for critical communications. The design of such a network should also allow for quick, flexible, scalable, and resilient deployment with minimal human intervention.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • Multi-comm-core architecture for terabit-per-second wireless
    • Pages: 124 - 129
      Abstract: Wireless communications along with the Internet has been the most transformative technology in the past 50 years. We expect that wireless data growth, driven by new mobile applications and the need to connect all humankind (not just one third of the world's population) as well as billions of things to the Internet, will require terabit-per-second shared links for ground-based local area and wide area wireless access, for wireless backhaul as well as access via unmanned aerial vehicles and satellites. We present a new scalable radio architecture that we refer to as multi-comm-core to enable low-cost ultra-high-speed wireless communications using both traditional and millimeter-wave spectrum.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • Buffer sizing in wireless networks: challenges, solutions, and
           opportunities
    • Pages: 130 - 137
      Abstract: Buffer sizing is an important network configuration parameter that impacts the quality of service characteristics of data traffic. With falling memory costs and the fallacy that "more is better," network devices are being overprovisioned with large buffers. This may increase queueing delays experienced by a packet and subsequently impact stability of core protocols such as TCP. The problem has been studied extensively for wired networks. However, there is little work addressing the unique challenges of wireless environments such as time-varying channel capacity, variable packet inter-service time, and packet aggregation, among others. In this article we discuss these challenges, classify the current state-of-the-art solutions, discuss their limitations, and provide directions for future research in the area.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • Millimeter-wave gigabit broadband evolution toward 5G: fixed access and
           backhaul
    • Pages: 138 - 144
      Abstract: As wireless communication evolves toward 5G, both fixed broadband and mobile broadband will play a crucial part in providing the gigabit-per-second infrastructure for a connected society. This article proposes an MGB system as the solution to two critical problems in this evolution: last-mile access for fixed broadband and small cell backhaul for mobile broadband. The key idea is to use spectrum that is already available in the millimeter-wave bands for fixed wireless access with optimized dynamic beamforming and massive MIMO infrastructure to achieve high capacity with wide area coverage. This article explains the MGB concept and describes potential array architectures for realizing the system. Simulations demonstrate that with 500 MHz of bandwidth (at 39 GHz band) and 28 dBm transmission power (55 dBm EIRP), it is possible to provide more than 11 Gb/s backhaul capacity for 96 small cells within a 1 km radius.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • A scalable architecture for handling control plane failures in
           heterogeneous networks
    • Pages: 145 - 151
      Abstract: The separation between the control plane and the user plane is a key property of the newly proposed heterogeneous networks that will be widely deployed in 5G. In contrast to the failure of a small cell base station in the user plane which can be directly handled by the associated macrocell base station, the solution to handling a macrocell base station failure in the control plane is less investigated, in particular with regard to the signaling scalability issues of having all the affected small cell base stations directly communicate with the core network. In this article, we propose a small cell controller scheme for controlling and managing affected small cell base stations in a clustered fashion during the corresponding macrocell base station fail-over period. The advantage is to achieve substantial reduction of signaling overhead caused by user device handovers across small cell base station boundaries as compared to the existing solution, while maintaining comparable system performance. The proposed scheme is evaluated through realistic simulation studies and compared against the legacy scheme. The results clearly indicate that the proposed scheme can significantly reduce the signaling latency and processing load on the core network during the macrocell base station fail-over period.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • Reducing the complexity of virtual machine networking
    • Pages: 152 - 158
      Abstract: Virtualization is an enabling technology that improves scalability, reliability, and flexibility. Virtualized networking is tackled by emulating or paravirtualizing network interface cards. This approach, however, leads to complexities (implementation and management) and has to conform to some limitations imposed by the Ethernet standard. RINA turns the current approach to virtualized networking on its head: instead of emulating networks to perform inter-process communication on a single processing system, it sees networking as an extension to local inter-process communication. In this article, we show how RINA can leverage a paravirtualization approach to achieve a more manageable solution for virtualized networking. We also present experimental results performed on IRATI, the reference open source implementation of RINA, which shows the potential performance that can be achieved by deploying our solution.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
  • Advertisers' Index
    • Pages: 160 - 160
      Abstract: Presents the index of advertisers in this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: April 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 4 (2016)
       
 
 
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