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Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 148, SJR: 1.151, h-index: 103)
Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.872, h-index: 26)
Autonomous Mental Development, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.664, h-index: 19)
Bell Labs Technical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.596, h-index: 30)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Reviews in     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.851, h-index: 21)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.201, h-index: 138)
Broadcasting, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.114, h-index: 62)
Canadian J. of Electrical and Computer Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.208, h-index: 17)
China Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 9)
Communications and Networks, J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.608, h-index: 27)
Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.62, h-index: 23)
Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.325, h-index: 24)
Computer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 70, SJR: 0.599, h-index: 126)
Computing in Science & Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.688, h-index: 47)
Control Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 82, SJR: 0.942, h-index: 83)
Embedded Systems Letters, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 0.578, h-index: 12)
Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.911, h-index: 19)
Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61, SJR: 1.975, h-index: 168)
Haptics, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.88, h-index: 25)
IEEE Access     Open Access   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.947, h-index: 12)
IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 113, SJR: 0.463, h-index: 43)
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.193, h-index: 16)
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 1.016, h-index: 62)
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.901, h-index: 69)
IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.937, h-index: 37)
IEEE Communications Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.934, h-index: 107)
IEEE Communications Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 64, SJR: 3.133, h-index: 170)
IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 4.187, h-index: 78)
IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 33)
IEEE Computer Architecture Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.348, h-index: 20)
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37, SJR: 0.377, h-index: 71)
IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.328, h-index: 4)
IEEE Control Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 64)
IEEE Design & Test     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.358, h-index: 61)
IEEE Distributed Systems Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.626, h-index: 48)
IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.241, h-index: 4)
IEEE Electron Device Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.791, h-index: 117)
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Engineering Management Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.109, h-index: 12)
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59, SJR: 1.203, h-index: 60)
IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 47, SJR: 2.451, h-index: 36)
IEEE Industry Applications Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.307, h-index: 41)
IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 56, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 29)
IEEE Intelligent Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44, SJR: 1.122, h-index: 90)
IEEE Internet Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.833, h-index: 88)
IEEE J. of Biomedical and Health Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.943, h-index: 76)
IEEE J. of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 2.737, h-index: 15)
IEEE J. of Oceanic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.969, h-index: 71)
IEEE J. of Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.128, h-index: 108)
IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.632, h-index: 130)
IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.759, h-index: 62)
IEEE J. of Solid-State Circuits     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 3.278, h-index: 165)
IEEE J. of the Electron Devices Society     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.026, h-index: 7)
IEEE J. of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.262, h-index: 3)
IEEE J. on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE J. on Selected Areas in Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 2.915, h-index: 186)
IEEE Latin America Transactions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, 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: 16, SJR: 0.942, h-index: 98)
IEEE Microwave Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.528, h-index: 49)
IEEE Multimedia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.948, h-index: 53)
IEEE Nanotechnology Express     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Network     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38, SJR: 1.654, h-index: 90)
IEEE Pervasive Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.602, h-index: 77)
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.433, h-index: 128)
IEEE Potentials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.138, h-index: 20)
IEEE Power and Energy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.681, h-index: 50)
IEEE Power and Energy Technology Systems J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Power Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40, 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: 33, SJR: 1.792, h-index: 63)
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.734, h-index: 53)
IEEE Sensors J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 79, SJR: 0.759, h-index: 69)
IEEE Signal Processing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 1.072, h-index: 95)
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 58, SJR: 3.413, h-index: 125)
IEEE Software     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 87, SJR: 0.652, h-index: 84)
IEEE Spectrum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 131, SJR: 0.199, h-index: 52)
IEEE Systems J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, 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: 5, 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: 35, SJR: 2.13, h-index: 143)
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.381, h-index: 62)
IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.963, h-index: 108)
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 4.238, h-index: 211)
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.832, h-index: 48)
IEEE Transactions on Big Data     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.104, h-index: 42)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.606, h-index: 140)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.394, h-index: 86)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.747, h-index: 65)
IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.186, h-index: 9)
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Transactions on Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, 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: 1)
IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.277, h-index: 2)
IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.71, h-index: 95)
IEEE Transactions on Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.924, h-index: 92)
IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.732, h-index: 76)
IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.651, h-index: 6)
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, 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: 12, SJR: 1.155, h-index: 44)
IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.826, h-index: 53)
IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.584, h-index: 84)
IEEE Transactions on Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.389, h-index: 53)
IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Capability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.329, h-index: 68)
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.436, h-index: 142)
IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.396, h-index: 6)
IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.911, h-index: 125)
IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.091, h-index: 69)
IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 4.308, h-index: 131)
IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 5.8, h-index: 144)
IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 2.377, h-index: 81)
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 2.727, h-index: 198)
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 2.973, h-index: 59)
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.86, h-index: 63)
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.433, h-index: 217)
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 1.022, h-index: 79)
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.3, h-index: 82)
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 2.087, h-index: 119)
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.602, h-index: 99)
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.941, h-index: 165)
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.346, h-index: 148)
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.826, h-index: 98)
IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.603, h-index: 88)
IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.572, h-index: 46)
IEEE Transactions On Nanotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.708, h-index: 61)
IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.021, h-index: 19)
IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.385, h-index: 97)
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.732, h-index: 95)
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.59, h-index: 94)
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 7.653, h-index: 264)
IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.537, h-index: 83)
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 2.341, h-index: 126)
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 3.005, h-index: 160)
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 4.126, h-index: 174)
IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.632, h-index: 33)
IEEE Transactions on Reliability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.93, h-index: 68)
IEEE Transactions on Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 2.884, h-index: 98)
IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.64, h-index: 53)
IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59, SJR: 2.004, h-index: 187)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.84, h-index: 10)
IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.91, h-index: 98)
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.203, h-index: 116)
IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.698, h-index: 78)
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.917, h-index: 92)
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 2.34, h-index: 146)
IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.897, h-index: 30)
IEEE Wireless Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34, SJR: 2.803, h-index: 112)
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.706, h-index: 43)
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.795, h-index: 140)
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 2.305, h-index: 87)
Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 3.285, h-index: 169)
Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.388, h-index: 138)
Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
IT Professional     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.501, h-index: 31)
J. of Display Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.956, h-index: 44)
J. of Lightwave Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 2.006, h-index: 158)
J. of Microelectromechanical Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, 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: 5, SJR: 0.488, h-index: 11)
Nanotechnology Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.187, h-index: 9)
Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 3.181, h-index: 149)
Optical Communications and Networking, IEEE/OSA J. of     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.306, h-index: 35)
Photonics J., IEEE     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.233, h-index: 34)
Photovoltaics, IEEE J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.968, h-index: 27)
Proceedings of the IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63, SJR: 1.586, h-index: 205)
Pulse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.311, h-index: 66)
Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 1.196, h-index: 37)
Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.726, h-index: 36)
Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 4.784, h-index: 66)
Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52, SJR: 1.543, h-index: 128)
Solid-State Circuits Magazine, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.19, h-index: 7)
Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 3.646, h-index: 45)
Terahertz Science and Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.079, h-index: 26)
Wireless Communications Letters IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.08, h-index: 21)
Women in Engineering Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 1)

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Journal Cover IEEE Communications Magazine
  [SJR: 3.133]   [H-I: 170]   [64 followers]  Follow
    
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  • Communications Standards [A Supplement To IEEE Communications Magazine] -
           Cover
    • Abstract: Presents the front cover for the Communications Standards supplement issue.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • IEEE Communications Magazine - Cover
    • Abstract: Presents the front cover for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Table of Contents [Communications Standards]
    • Pages: 1 - 1
      Abstract: Presents the table of contents for Communications Standards supplement of the magazine.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Global Communications Newsletter
    • Authors: Stefano Bregni;
      Pages: 1 - 4
      Abstract: Presents key events and topics in the global communications industry.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Table of contents
    • Pages: 1 - 2
      Abstract: Presents the table of contents for this issue of the periodical.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • The Standardization Challenges of Trust [Editor's Note]
    • Authors: Glenn Parsons;
      Pages: 2 - 3
      Abstract: Presents the introductory editorial for this issue of the Communications Standards supplement.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Using technology for a perfect fit
    • Authors: Bruce Kraemer;
      Pages: 4 - 4
      Abstract: As mentioned in a previous article, the IEEE Standards Association provides a home for communities who are investigating new technologies, but are not specifically focused on generating standards. Additional details regarding the complete set of 18 active projects can be found on the Industry Connections website: http://standards.ieee.org/develop/indconn/activities.html But for this article I want to focus on body scanners, one of the projects from the amazingly diverse set.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Ethernet, the networking standard: more mature, more powerful where the
           whole world is going with ethernet
    • Authors: Yatin Trivedi;
      Pages: 5 - 11
      Abstract: Many people, especially technology historians, often ponder "Where would the world be without Ethernet?" Now, such a rhetorical question typically has no answer because you cannot rewind time, remove Ethernet from being invented, and let time fast forward to the present day. However, we have many active contributors amongst us who have been part of that history as it has evolved over the past 30 years. The Evolution of Ethernet Standards in 802.3 Working Group covers great details on the history of not just Ethernet standards development, but many dot standards that have led to support of wide-ranging applications. For me, just the first sentence captures the past, the present, and the future that I'd like to know more about: Ethernet is constantly evolving, adapting to the needs of the networking world, addressing the requirements of both operators and end-users, while making sure that the resulting technology is cost-efficient, reliable, and operates in a plug and play manner.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Calling All Young Professionals to ComSoc's "Technical Haven" [The
           President's Page]
    • Pages: 6 - 7
      Abstract: Presents the President's message for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Conference calendar
    • Pages: 8 - 8
      Abstract: Provides a notice of upcoming conference events of interest to practitioners and researchers.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Communications standards news
    • Pages: 12 - 15
      Abstract: Reports on standards development in the area of telecommunications.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Communications, caching, and computing for content-centric mobile
           networks: part 2 [Guest Editorial]
    • Authors: Meixia Tao;Wei Yu;Wei (Andrew) Tan;Sumit Roy;
      Pages: 14 - 14
      Abstract: This is Part 2 of a Feature Topic (FT) series covering the convergence of communications, caching, and computing for next generation wireless mobile networks. The design and engineering philosophy of modern wireless networks is witnessing a fundamental shift from being "connection-centric" to being "content-centric". This FT aims to provide a comprehensive overview of recent progress in the theoretical foundation, architectural advances, modeling/analytics, protocol engineering, and prototyping of content-centric mobile networks. The response to our Call for Papers was overwhelming, with a total of 54 articles submitted by leading researchers and practitioners from around the world. Following a rigorous review process, Part 1 of this FT series, containing 12 articles, appeared in the August issue of IEEE Communications Magazine. The following additional six papers are selected to be included in Part 2 of the series.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • The three primary colors of mobile systems
    • Authors: Hui Liu;Zhiyong Chen;Liang Qian;
      Pages: 15 - 21
      Abstract: In this article, we present the notion of "mobile 3C systems" in which communications, computing, and caching (i.e., 3C) make up the three primary resources/functionalities, akin to the three primary colors, of a mobile system. We argue that in future mobile networks, the roles of computing and caching are as intrinsic and essential as communications, and only the collective usage of these three primary resources can support the sustainable growth of mobile systems. By defining the 3C resources in their canonical forms, we reveal the important fact that caching affects the mobile system performance by introducing non-causality into the system, whereas computing achieves capacity gains by performing logical operations across mobile system entities. Many existing capacity-enhancing techniques such as coded multicast, collaborative transmissions, and proactive content pushing can be cast in the native 3C framework for analytical tractability. We further illustrate the mobile 3C concepts with practical examples, including a system on broadcast-unicast convergence for massive media content delivery. The mobile 3C design paradigm opens up new possibilities as well as key research problems bearing academic and practical significance.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Selected papers from the seventh itu kaleidoscope academic conference -
           Guest Editorial
    • Authors: Mostafa Hashem Sherif;Kai Jakobs;Christoph Dosch;Martin Adolph;
      Pages: 16 - 17
      Abstract: This issue of the Communications Standards Supplement includes updated versions of selected papers from the seventh International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Kaleidoscope Academic Conference. The conference took place in Barcelona, Spain, 9-11 December 2015, as part of the celebration of the ITU's 150th anniversary. The topic of the conference was "Trust in the Information Society", and the event was technically co-sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the IEEE Communication Society, and the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers of Japan (IEICE). The conference host was the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • 5G transport networks: the need for new technologies and standards
    • Authors: Pham Tien Dat;Atsushi Kanno;Naokatsu Yamamoto;Tetsuya Kawanishi;
      Pages: 18 - 26
      Abstract: Mobile transport networks will play a vital role in future 5G and beyond networks. In particular, access transport networks connecting radio access with core networks are of critical importance. They will be required to support massive connectivity, super high data rates, and real-time services in a ubiquitous environment. To attain these targets, transport networks should be constructed on the basis of a variety of technologies and methods, depending on application scenarios, geographic areas, and deployment models. In this article, we present several technologies, including analog radio-over-fiber transmission, intermediate-frequency- over-fiber technology, radio-on-radio transmission, and the convergence of fiber and millimeter-wave systems, that can facilitate building such effective transport networks in many use cases. For each technology, we present the system concept, possible application cases, and demonstration results. We also discuss potential standardization and development directions so the proposed technologies can be widely used.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Caching at the wireless edge: design aspects, challenges, and future
           directions
    • Authors: Dong Liu;Binqiang Chen;Chenyang Yang;Andreas F. Molisch;
      Pages: 22 - 28
      Abstract: Caching at the wireless edge is a promising way to boost spectral efficiency and reduce energy consumption of wireless systems. These improvements are rooted in the fact that popular contents are reused, asynchronously, by many users. In this article we first introduce methods to predict the popularity distributions and user preferences, and the impact of erroneous information. We then discuss the two aspects of caching systems, content placement and delivery. We expound the key differences between wired and wireless caching, and outline the differences in the system arising from where the caching takes place (e.g., at base stations or on the wireless devices themselves). Special attention is paid to the essential limitations in wireless caching, and possible trade-offs between spectral efficiency, energy efficiency, and cache size.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • ARMY: architecture for a secure and privacy-aware lifecycle of smart
           objects in the internet of my things
    • Authors: Jose L. Hernandez-Ramos;Jorge Bernal Bernabe;Antonio Skarmeta;
      Pages: 28 - 35
      Abstract: The emergence of the Internet of Things paradigm promises a multi-disciplinary revolution covering different spheres of our daily lives. However, the ubiquitous nature of IoT requires inclusive approaches in order to agree on a common understanding about its implications. Particularly, in order to unlock its huge potential and maximize its benefits, it is necessary to minimize the risks that are associated with security and privacy concerns. In this work, we propose a comprehensive architectural design to capture the main security and privacy requirements during the lifecycle of a smart object. The resulting architecture has been designed, instantiated, and implemented within the scope of different European IoT initiatives, in order to promote the design and development of secure and privacy-aware IoT-enabled services.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Communications, caching, and computing oriented small cell networks with
           interference alignment
    • Authors: Nan Zhao;Xiaonan Liu;F. Richard Yu;Ming Li;Victor C. M. Leung;
      Pages: 29 - 35
      Abstract: In future generation mobile systems, hyperdense small cell networks will be deployed to meet the tremendous growth of mobile traffic, in which interference is a key limitation. Interference alignment, IA, is a potential technique for interference management of small cell networks. However, there are still some practical challenges that hinder the development of IA-based small cell networks. On the other hand, to better cope with the shift from the sender-driven end-to-end communication paradigm to the receiver-driven content retrieval paradigm, content-centric communication has attracted great attention. Together with recent advances in computing, a communications, caching, and computing - 3C - oriented design paradigm for mobile networks is emerging. In this article, we propose a framework of 3C-oriented small cell networks with IA, in which caching and computing are exploited to simplify the network topology, improve the throughput, reduce the backhaul load, and guarantee the quality of experience of users. Furthermore, some research challenges are discussed for 3C-oriented small cell networks with IA.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Strengthening trust in the future social-cyber-physical infrastructure: an
           ITU-T perspective
    • Authors: Tai-Won Um;Gyu Myoung Lee;Jun Kyun Choi;
      Pages: 36 - 42
      Abstract: Evolving toward a knowledge society requires a trusted ICT infrastructure for sharing information and creating knowledge. To advance the efforts to build converged ICT services and reliable information infrastructures, ITU-T has recently started to work on future trusted ICT infrastructures. This article proposes a possible future Social-Cyber-Physical infrastructure that acts as the glue for integrating the physical, cyber, and social worlds with ICT, and outlines proposals toward an effort to find viable solutions for trust related problems while developing advanced technologies from an ITU-T standards perspective along with the trust conceptual model and the trust architectural framework.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Big data caching for networking: moving from cloud to edge
    • Authors: Engin Zeydan;Ejder Bastug;Mehdi Bennis;Manhal Abdel Kader;Ilyas Alper Karatepe;Ahmet Salih Er;Merouane Debbah;
      Pages: 36 - 42
      Abstract: In order to cope with the relentless data tsunami in 5G wireless networks, current approaches such as acquiring new spectrum, deploying more BSs, and increasing nodes in mobile packet core networks are becoming ineffective in terms of scalability, cost, and flexibility. In this regard, context- aware 5G networks with edge/cloud computing and exploitation of big data analytics can yield significant gains for mobile operators. In this article, proactive content caching in 5G wireless networks is investigated in which a big-data-enabled architecture is proposed. In this practical architecture, a vast amount of data is harnessed for content popularity estimation, and strategic contents are cached at BSs to achieve higher user satisfaction and backhaul offloading. To validate the proposed solution, we consider a real-world case study where several hours worth of mobile data traffic is collected from a major telecom operator in Turkey, and big-data-enabled analysis is carried out, leveraging tools from machine learning. Based on the available information and storage capacity, numerical studies show that several gains are achieved in terms of both user satisfaction and backhaul offloading. For example, in the case of 16 BSs with 30 percent of content ratings and 13 GB storage size (78 percent of total library size), proactive caching yields 100 percent user satisfaction and offloads 98 percent of the backhaul.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Internet of things standardization in ITU and prospective networking
           technologies
    • Authors: Ved P. Kafle;Yusuke Fukushima;Hiroaki Harai;
      Pages: 43 - 49
      Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) is envisioned to connect things of the physical world and of the cyber world to make human life more productive, safe, healthy, and comfortable by solving numerous challenges related to the environment, energy, urbanization, industry, logistics, and transportation, to name a few. Consequently, IoT has been an important topic of standardization in the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in different Study Groups. ITU-T Study Group 20 was established recently to further promote coordinated progress of global IoT technologies, services, and applications. This article first presents a review of IoT related activities in ITU, and then describes a number of key requirements the IoT infrastructure should satisfy to make it economically and technologically deployable for useful services and applications. It presents several key networking concepts, such as software-defined networking, information-centric networking, and ID-based communication, while highlighting the prospective technologies that are worth further study in ITU.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • IC-MCN: An architecture for an information-centric mobile converged
           network
    • Authors: Reza Tourani;Satyajayant Misra;Travis Mick;
      Pages: 43 - 49
      Abstract: Rapid increases in bandwidth-intensive communications on mobile devices is challenging the Internet's scalability. Mobile converged networking, with its threefold convergence of technology, service, and network, is receiving significant attention as a potential solution to this problem. Unfortunately, proposed mobile convergence approaches are limited by the prevailing IP-based Internet infrastructure. The inherently host-centric IP lacks scalability to accommodate an explosion in multimedia content traffic, especially in the context of mobile convergence. Information-centric networking, a new networking paradigm, has been proposed to overcome IP's scalability problems. By routing requests and data using content names instead of host addresses, information-centric networking enables the exploitation of in-network caching, multi-homing, and multiple radio technologies, and avoids the restrictions of a host-centric foundation. We believe that information- centric networking can play a central role in a mobile converged network. We use named data networking, a popular information- centric networking architecture, as the foundation for a novel information-centric mobile converged network (IC-MCN). Our architecture allows different networks, multiple interfaces, and in-network caching to all be leveraged effectively by mobile devices. We discuss the details of the architecture, identify its advantages, and explore open challenges to the creation of a practical IC-MCN for the future.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Toward standardized internet speed measurements for end users: current
           technical constraints
    • Authors: Eneko Atxutegi;Fidel Liberal;Eduardo Saiz;Eva Ibarrola;
      Pages: 50 - 57
      Abstract: Many years of research have been dedicated toward the definition of sophisticated quality of service (QoS) measurement tools and methods. Nonetheless, the results given to end users by most commonly used online speed measurement tools are still far from being accurate. Among other factors, the reliability of the measurement methods is affected by different static and dynamic constraints of involved network nodes and TCP/IP implementations. The clarification of such uncertainties will help establish the baseline for the definition of any comparable and technically feasible measurement methodology, in terms of measurement periods, number of concurrent connections, and convergence time. This article presents a comprehensive description of the research work and proposes mechanisms, aiming to obtain a full understanding of cross-layer effects during a speed test targeting end users.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Information-Centric Connectivity
    • Authors: Konstantinos V. Katsaros;Vasilis Sourlas;Ioannis Psaras;Sergi Rene;George Pavlou;
      Pages: 50 - 57
      Abstract: Mobile devices are often presented with multiple connectivity options, usually making a selection either randomly or based on the wireless medium's conditions, as is the case for current offloading schemes. In this article we propose that link-layer connectivity can be associated with information availability and in this respect connectivity decisions should be information-aware. To achieve information awareness at the link layer, we leverage on the information-centric networking paradigm and introduce the concept of information-centric connectivity (ICCON). We elaborate on different types of information availability and connectivity decisions in the context of ICCON, present specific use cases, and discuss emerging opportunities, challenges, and technical approaches. We illustrate the potential benefits of ICCON through preliminary simulation and numerical results in an example use case.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • On the role of network synchronization for future cellular networks: an
           operator's perspective
    • Authors: Daniel Philip Venmani;Olivier Le Moult;Fabrice Deletre;Yannick Lagadec;Yves Morlon;
      Pages: 58 - 64
      Abstract: Synchronization is fundamental for cell acquisition, detection of frame timing, handover, etc., in cellular networks. Focusing on this concept, in this article we begin by explaining the challenges and limitations of already existing synchronization solutions developed and standardized by the IEEE and ITU-T. Moving forward, we propose a novel potential synchronization architecture for future wireless networks. Through this work our aim is to provide a fundamental base, from an operator's perspective, to design, deploy, operate, and optimize synchronization solutions and architectures for the next generation of mobile communication systems.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Radio communications: components, systems, and networks [Series Editorial]
    • Authors: Amitabh Mishra;Tom Alexander;
      Pages: 58 - 58
      Abstract: The pace of development in radio communications continues to be rapid and unceasing. The field originally began as a way to exchange brief messages with ships at sea, then moved to supporting information and entertainment broadcasting, advanced to permit individuals to communicate over long distances, and has now progressed as far as enabling machines of all sizes to talk to each other without human intervention. Of course, each step of this seemingly unstoppable march is facilitated by the efforts of thousands of scientists and engineers to advance the state of the art in small increments. Over the years, we have taken pleasure in introducing some of these advancements in our issues. This issue of the Radio Communications Series has no less than four articles dealing with cutting-edge topics in wireless communications. The topics themselves are relatively diverse, beginning with high-level aspects of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and ending with PHY layer processing for full-duplex communications. However, they all share the same characteristics, in that they seek to extend the reach and efficiency of wireless communications technologies into the furthest nooks and crannies of our world.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Massive machine-type communications in 5g: physical and MAC-layer
           solutions
    • Authors: Carsten Bockelmann;Nuno Pratas;Hosein Nikopour;Kelvin Au;Tommy Svensson;Cedomir Stefanovic;Petar Popovski;Armin Dekorsy;
      Pages: 59 - 65
      Abstract: MTC are expected to play an essential role within future 5G systems. In the FP7 project METIS, MTC has been further classified into mMTC and uMTC. While mMTC is about wireless connectivity to tens of billions of machinetype terminals, uMTC is about availability, low latency, and high reliability. The main challenge in mMTC is scalable and efficient connectivity for a massive number of devices sending very short packets, which is not done adequately in cellular systems designed for human-type communications. Furthermore, mMTC solutions need to enable wide area coverage and deep indoor penetration while having low cost and being energy-efficient. In this article, we introduce the PHY and MAC layer solutions developed within METIS to address this challenge.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Patents and standardization, part 3: commitments to license
           standard-essential patents under reasonable and non-discriminatory (RAND)
           terms
    • Authors: Krista S. Jacobsen;
      Pages: 66 - 71
      Abstract: Many standards development organizations ask participants who hold patents that may be essential to practice a standard to agree to license those patents under "reasonable and non-discriminatory (RAND)" terms. But what exactly are RAND terms? This article discusses the policy of RAND obligations, explains how disputes can arise about whether a proposed license to a standard-essential patent includes RAND terms, and explains how a particular dispute over RAND terms was resolved in a United States district court.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Industrial wireless communications over the millimeter wave spectrum:
           opportunities and challenges
    • Authors: Michael Cheffena;
      Pages: 66 - 72
      Abstract: The large bandwidth available at the mmWave spectrum can open the way for a wide variety of new industrial automation capabilities. With the use of wireless smart cameras and vision technologies, applications such as remote visual monitoring and surveillance, intelligent logistics product tracking, image guided automated assembly, and fault detection can be realized. Vision capabilities can enable robots, machines, and other industrial automation systems to meaningfully interact with objects and safely navigate through their surroundings. Allowing them to adapt to changing manufacturing-line conditions opens a wide range of new industrial automation applications. In this article, we discuss the opportunities, challenges, and design principles of industrial wireless communication over the mmWave spectrum. Open research issues are identified and discussed. In addition, performance analysis of mmWave industrial systems with respect to channel capacity is conducted using a realistic physical-statistical-based channel model.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Safe and secure wireless power transfer networks: challenges and
           opportunities in RF-based systems
    • Pages: 74 - 79
      Abstract: RF-based WPTNs are deployed to transfer power to embedded devices over the air via radio frequency waves. Up until now, a considerable amount of effort has been devoted by researchers to design WPTNs that maximize several objectives such as harvested power, energy outage, and charging delay. However, inherent security and safety issues are generally overlooked, and these need to be solved if WPTNs are to become widespread. This article focuses on the safety and security problems related to WPTNs and highlights their cruciality in terms of efficient and dependable operation of RF-based WPTNs. We provide an overview of new research opportunities in this emerging domain.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Full-duplex mobile device: pushing the limits
    • Authors: Dani Korpi;Joose Tamminen;Matias Turunen;Timo Huusari;Yang-Seok Choi;Lauri Anttila;Shilpa Talwar;Mikko Valkama;
      Pages: 80 - 87
      Abstract: In this article, we address the challenges of transmitter-receiver isolation in mobile full-duplex devices, building on shared-antenna-based transceiver architecture. First, self-adaptive analog RF cancellation circuitry is required, since the ability to track time-varying self-interference coupling characteristics is of utmost importance in mobile devices. In addition, novel adaptive nonlinear DSP methods are also required for final self-interference suppression at digital baseband, since mobile-scale devices typically operate under highly nonlinear low-cost RF components. In addition to describing the above kind of advanced circuit and signal processing solutions, comprehensive RF measurement results from a complete demonstrator implementation are also provided, evidencing beyond 40 dB of active RF cancellation over an 80 MHz waveform bandwidth with a highly nonlinear transmitter power amplifier. Measured examples also demonstrate the good self-healing characteristics of the developed control loop against fast changes in the coupling channel. Furthermore, when complemented by nonlinear digital cancellation processing, the residual self-interference level is pushed down to the noise floor of the demonstration system, despite the harsh nonlinear nature of the self-interference. These findings indicate that deploying the full-duplex principle can indeed also be feasible in mobile devices, and thus be one potential technology in, for example, 5G and beyond radio systems.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Network Testing and Analytics [Series Editorial]
    • Authors: Ying-Dar Lin;Erica Johnson;Irena Atov;
      Pages: 88 - 88
      Abstract: Welcome to the first issue of the updated IEEE Series on Network Testing and Analytics. The objective of this Series is to provide a forum across academia and the industry to address the application and development of a range of testing and analytics capabilities and practices that are required to model, measure, and evaluate the effectiveness of networks and systems over their life cycles. With the rapidly increasing scale and complexity of communications networks, the role of analytics- based network testing is expected to further increase in the future. The wealth of data available from networks can be used to better inform and direct testing to reduce costs, as well as to enable more effective optimization, management, and troubleshooting given the transition from intermittent testing toward constant, realtime monitoring.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Experimental investigation on a vertical sectorization system with active
           antenna
    • Authors: Weiliang Xie;Qimei Cui;Fengyi Yang;Qi Bi;Yifei Yuan;
      Pages: 89 - 97
      Abstract: Cell splitting is an effective way of implementing network densification in order to boost the capacity of a mobile system. Traditionally, the cell splitting procedure has been carried out in the azimuth dimension. However, another approach known as vertical sectorization has been gaining momentum recently, where the sectors of a conventional cellular system are split vertically instead, creating inner and outer cells by using AAS technology. Then vertical sectorization can use the same communication resources in both inner and outer parts of the cells. Performance of vertical sectorization has been extensively studied in the literature using advanced system simulations. However, field measurements to characterize the actual performance of vertical sectorization with AAS have been scarce so far. In this article, we first identify key issues that may hinder the smooth implementation of commercial cellular systems using vertical sectorization. Then we present the results of a measurement campaign that was carried out to study these limitations and to identify the actual vertical radiation patterns when AAS technology is used. Finally, we reflect on some problems that remain open to make future cellular systems using vertical sectorization with AAS commercially viable.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • A low-latency two-tier measurement and control platform for commodity SDN
    • Authors: Ming-Hung Chen;Yen-Chen Tien;Yuan-Ting Huang;I-Hsin Chung;Cheng-Fu Chou;
      Pages: 98 - 104
      Abstract: SDN is a centrally managed network architecture that automatically and dynamically allocates network resources to different types of workloads according to their application characteristics as well as current network conditions. We note that state-of-the-art SDN measurement mechanisms generally are slow, require reserved network resources, or use protocol-specific information when collecting flow-level statistics and constructing global network views. The lack of a fast and accurate SDN measurement mechanism significantly limits the effectiveness of SDN. In this article, we focus on the design of a scalable, accurate, and fast SDN measurement mechanism. We exploit packet-level statistics and propose a low-latency load-aware two-tier measurement and control platform for SDN. The port counter of the SDN switch, which tracks the number of bytes and packets that are sent and received on each port, is used for estimating link utilizations. The SDN switch actively monitors link states and pushes the statistics back to the SDN controller periodically for the detection of network congestion. When necessary, the controller can retrieve the flow statistics of the congested link from the SDN switches for traffic engineering. We implement a small-scale testbed and conduct emulations for evaluation. The experiment results show that compared to OpenSample and Planck, our two-tier mechanism quickly and accurately estimates link utilization and controls flow routes for better bisection throughput.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • A low-cost NDN testbed on banana pi routers
    • Authors: Benjamin Rainer;Daniel Posch;Andreas Leibetseder;Sebastian Theuermann;Hermann Hellwagner;
      Pages: 105 - 111
      Abstract: The computer communication research community has a significant interest in the paradigm of ICN. Continuously, new proposals for ICN-related challenges (caching, forwarding, etc.) are published. However, due to a lack of a readily available testbed, the majority of these proposals are evaluated by either theoretical analysis and/or conducting network simulations, potentially masking further challenges that are not observable in synthetic environments. Therefore, this article presents a framework for an ICN testbed using low-budget physical hardware with little deployment and maintenance effort for the individual researcher; specifically, named data networking is considered. The employed hardware and software are powerful enough for most research projects, but extremely resource-intensive tasks may push both components toward their limits. The testbed framework is based on well established open source software and provides the tools to readily investigate important ICN characteristics on physical hardware emulating arbitrary network topologies. The article discusses the testbed architecture and provides first results obtained from emulations that investigate the performance of various forwarding strategies. The results indicate that further challenges have to be overcome when heading towards a real-world deployment of ICN-based communication.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Management architecture for aggregation of heterogeneous systems and
           spectrum bands
    • Authors: Oliver Holland;Adnan Aijaz;Florian Kaltenberger;Fotis Foukalas;Guillaume Vivier;Mateusz Buczkowski;Slawomir Pietrzyk;
      Pages: 112 - 118
      Abstract: Mobile networks will increasingly need to make use of heterogeneous access and spectrum opportunities to realize required capacity and quality of service. Moreover, aggregation of such resources will routinely be necessary, and there will be a clear need to develop a management architecture for that aggregation. Such an architecture should ascertain what can and should be aggregated by particular systems, networks, and terminals in view of better managing the collection of available resources on a heterogeneous system level, taking into account all systems', networks', and terminals' traffic requirements and technical capabilities. This article proposes such a management architecture and assesses its benefits, quantified by some particular examples.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Communications concerns for reused electric vehicle batteries in smart
           grids
    • Authors: Lluc Canals Casals;Beatriz Amante Garca;
      Pages: 120 - 125
      Abstract: Electric vehicles use 10 to 25 kWh batteries. After their use in cars, these batteries are still in good condition to be used for energy storage in stationary applications and smart grid systems at all stages: generation, transmission, and distribution. However, before their reuse, there are some changes to be made on these batteries, such as those concerning communications. Electric vehicle batteries use a battery management system that controls functionality and safety, transmitting their condition and status, but also containing confidential information. This article studies two strategies to deal with communications difficulties in their second life as storage energy devices.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Errata
    • Pages: 126 - 126
      Abstract: Due to a production error in the March 2016 issue of IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 14-20, the article "Toward Moving Public Safety Networks" by Romain Favraud, Apostolos Apostolaras, Navid Nikaein, and Thanasis Korakis had an incorrect figure on page 15. The correct figure appears below.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
  • Advertisers' index
    • Pages: 128 - 128
      Abstract: Presents the index of advertisers in this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: September 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 9 (2016)
       
 
 
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