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Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59, SJR: 1.377, h-index: 78)
Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.967, h-index: 8)
Autonomous Mental Development, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Bell Labs Technical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.882, h-index: 22)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Reviews in     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.592, h-index: 10)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.789, h-index: 107)
Broadcasting, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.95, h-index: 49)
Canadian J. of Electrical and Computer Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
China Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.207, h-index: 5)
Communications and Networks, J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.418, h-index: 21)
Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.535, h-index: 8)
Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Computer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Computing in Science & Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.706, h-index: 34)
Control Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Embedded Systems Letters, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 2.206, h-index: 125)
Haptics, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.864, h-index: 15)
IEEE Access     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.434, h-index: 32)
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.306, h-index: 11)
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 52)
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.551, h-index: 46)
IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.987, h-index: 28)
IEEE Communications Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.371, h-index: 90)
IEEE Communications Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 4.919, h-index: 130)
IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 5.903, h-index: 27)
IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 2.329, h-index: 22)
IEEE Computer Architecture Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.444, h-index: 12)
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.917, h-index: 57)
IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
IEEE Control Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.665, h-index: 67)
IEEE Design & Test     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
IEEE Distributed Systems Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.792, h-index: 36)
IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
IEEE Electron Device Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.859, h-index: 98)
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Engineering Management Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 9)
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.221, h-index: 40)
IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.804, h-index: 20)
IEEE Industry Applications Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.575, h-index: 33)
IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.237, h-index: 24)
IEEE Intelligent Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.721, h-index: 71)
IEEE Internet Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.377, h-index: 70)
IEEE J. of Biomedical and Health Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
IEEE J. of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
IEEE J. of Oceanic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.66, h-index: 58)
IEEE J. of Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.238, h-index: 92)
IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 2.409, h-index: 104)
IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.967, h-index: 36)
IEEE J. of Solid-State Circuits     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 5.021, h-index: 133)
IEEE J. of the Electron Devices Society     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
IEEE J. of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
IEEE J. on Selected Areas in Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 4.166, h-index: 155)
IEEE Latin America Transactions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.242, h-index: 5)
IEEE Micro     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.127, h-index: 61)
IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 2.302, h-index: 81)
IEEE Microwave Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.911, h-index: 35)
IEEE Multimedia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.639, h-index: 43)
IEEE Network     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 2.363, h-index: 73)
IEEE Pervasive Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.138, h-index: 62)
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.469, h-index: 102)
IEEE Potentials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.134, h-index: 17)
IEEE Power and Energy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.185, h-index: 41)
IEEE Power Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.571, h-index: 44)
IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.824, h-index: 39)
IEEE Sensors J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.667, h-index: 49)
IEEE Signal Processing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.587, h-index: 74)
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28, SJR: 2.467, h-index: 98)
IEEE Software     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.255, h-index: 67)
IEEE Spectrum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.189, h-index: 42)
IEEE Systems J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.674, h-index: 14)
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.243, h-index: 15)
IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 2.102, h-index: 108)
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.515, h-index: 49)
IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 5.459, h-index: 162)
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.389, h-index: 30)
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.508, h-index: 25)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.835, h-index: 115)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.803, h-index: 59)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
IEEE Transactions on Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 2.696, h-index: 141)
IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems     Full-text available via subscription  
IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.185, h-index: 78)
IEEE Transactions on Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.292, h-index: 75)
IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.832, h-index: 63)
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 2.066, h-index: 77)
IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.114, h-index: 32)
IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.776, h-index: 40)
IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.665, h-index: 64)
IEEE Transactions on Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.672, h-index: 40)

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  • Communications Standards [A Supplement To IEEE Communications Magazine] -
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      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • IEEE Communications Magazine - cover
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      Abstract: Presents the front cover for this issue of the publication.
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  • Table of contents
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  • Global Communications Newsletter
    • Pages: 1 - 5
      Abstract: This is the fourth article in the series of eight, opened in September and published monthly in the Global Communications Newsletter, which covers all areas of IEEE ComSoc Member Relations. In this series of articles, I introduce the seven Member Relations Directors (namely: Sister and Related Societies; Membership Programs Development; AP, NA, LA, EAME Regions; Marketing and Industry Relations) and the Chair of the Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) Standing Committee. In each article, one by one they present their activities and plans.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Expanding the coverage of Communications Standards [Welcome Message]
    • Authors: Fish; R.S.;
      Pages: 2 - 2
      Abstract: As Vice President of Standards Activities of the IEEE Communications Society, I want to welcome you to the first issue of the IEEE Communications Magazine supplement on Communications Standards. This supplement is the culmination of the efforts of many people to create a publication that serves the interests of the members of the global standards community who develop, use, or are otherwise interested in communications and networking standards. The aim of this publication is to cover a broad spectrum of communications and networking standards as well as standards-related disciplines, including innovation and standardization theory and methodologies, standards-related research, and standards regulations, as well as the intellectual property and socio-economic aspects of standards.
      PubDate: December 2014
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  • Table of contents
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      Abstract: Presents the table of contents for this issue of this magazine.
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  • Launching point: the openstand vision [Commentary]
    • Authors: Bartleson; K.;
      Pages: 3 - 3
      Abstract: As I serve the remaining days of my tenure as the president of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), I ponder the future of technology: what's been achieved today and where would this amazing world be without standards?
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  • Standards news
    • Pages: 4 - 7
      Abstract: Presents a brief description of recent communications standards and briefly explains their specifications and applications supoorted.
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  • Honoring our colleagues: COMSOC awards [The President's Page]
    • Authors: Benedetto; S.;Hanzo, L.;
      Pages: 6 - 8
      Abstract: The December page is devoted to IEEE Communications Society Awards and the Awards Committee that receives the nominations and processes them to identify the recipients. ComSoc Awards are meant to honor colleagues who in some ways, either via scientific/technical contributions or exemplary services, have reached significant, widely recognized achievements in our telecommunications community. Owing to their high significance and value, they need to be awarded through a fair and transparent process, and this is the essential, yet difficult and heavy task of the Awards Committee. It is my pleasure to introduce Lajos Hanzo, the Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Awards Committee, who will describe the awards and the procedure followed by the Awards Committee.
      PubDate: December 2014
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  • Welcome to the inaugural issue [Guest Editorial]
    • Authors: Parsons; G.;
      Pages: 8 - 9
      Abstract: I am honored to have been given the opportunity to initiate this supplement on Communications Standards. It is clear to me that standards enable the global market place to offer interoperable products and services at affordable cost. Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) bring together stake holders to develop consensus standards for use by a global industry. The importance of standards to the work and careers of communications practitioners motivated the creation of this publication on standards. This new quarterly publication will be incubated as a Communication Standards Supplement to IEEE Communications Magazine, which if successful, may transition into a new magazine. It is a platform for presenting and discussing standards-related topics in the areas of communications, networking, and related disciplines.
      PubDate: December 2014
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  • Standards collisions around SDN
    • Authors: Halpern; J.M.;
      Pages: 10 - 15
      Abstract: A review of a number of ongoing SDN standardization and open-source activities, this article also discusses the interactions both actual and potential in various standards bodies.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Book reviews [2 books reviewed]
    • Pages: 10 - 10
      Abstract: The following two books are reviewed: IPV6 Deployment and Management (Michael Dooley and Timothy Rooney;2013); Flow networks: Analysis, and Optimization of repairable flow networks, with disturbed flow, static flow networks and reliability networks (Michael T. Todinov;2013).
      PubDate: December 2014
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  • MPLS-TP linear protection for ITU-T and IETF
    • Authors: Ryoo; J.-D.;Cheung, T.;King, D.;Farrel, A.;van Helvoort, H.;
      Pages: 16 - 21
      Abstract: The MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) is a framework for the construction and operation of reliable packet-switched transport networks based on the architectures for MPLS and Pseudowires. Its development has been shared between the IETF, where the MPLS expertise resides, and the ITU-T, with its historic understanding of transport networks. MPLS-TP adds two significant features to the MPLS toolkit: Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM), and linear protection switching. Unlike OAM, which resulted in two application specific and incompatible standards being approved at the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA) in November 2012, the MPLS-TP linear protection specification has resulted in a single unified solution that has been published in IETF RFCs and in ITU-T Recommendation G.8131. This article outlines the novel concepts and operation principles of the unified MPLS-TP linear protection switching mechanism and discusses how it differs from pre-existing solutions. In addition, the issues of compatibility with pre-existing solutions and the applicability to other network topologies are discussed.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • User-centric networking and services: part 2 [Guest Editorial]
    • Authors: Sofia; R.;Bogliolo, A.;Sivrikaya, F.;Zhu, H.;Marce, O.;Valerdi, D.;
      Pages: 16 - 16
      Abstract: Iser-centric networks (UCNs) can be seen as a recent architectural trend of self-organizing autonomic networks where the Internet end user cooperates by sharing network services and resources. UCNs are characterized by spontaneous and grassroots deployments of wireless architectures, where users on such environments roam frequently and are also owners of networking equipment. Common to UCNs is a social behavior that heavily impacts network operation from an end-to-end perspective.
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  • Cooperative relaying in user-centric networking under interference
    • Authors: Jamal; T.;Mendes, P.;
      Pages: 18 - 24
      Abstract: An ever-growing demand for pervasive Internet access has boosted the deployment of wireless local networks in recent decades. Nevertheless, wireless technologies face performance limitations due to unstable propagation conditions and mobility of devices. In face of multi-path propagation and low-data-rate stations, cooperative relaying promises gains in performance and reliability. However, cooperation procedures are unstable, due to their dependence on current channel conditions, and introduce overhead that can endanger performance, especially when nodes are mobile. This article presents an introduction to cooperative relaying, and describes a novel link layer protocol, called RelaySpot, able to implement cooperative relaying in dynamic networks, based on opportunistic relay selection, cooperative relay scheduling, and switching.
      PubDate: December 2014
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  • Advanced WLAN integration with the 3GPP evolved packet core
    • Authors: Roeland; D.;Rommer, S.;
      Pages: 22 - 27
      Abstract: The large growth in mobile broadband traffic, wide support of Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) technology in mobile devices, and the desire of operators to provide services anywhere at any time, have led to a need to integrate WLANs with the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Evolved Packet Core (EPC). This paper starts with a description of an architecture that 3GPP has defined to achieve this. It describes how a mobile device can set up an IP connection over WLAN routed via EPC without imposing new requirements on the mobile device. It also describes how more advanced features that do impose new requirements on the mobile device can be supported in an incremental fashion.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Spontaneous smartphone networks as a user-centric solution for the future
    • Authors: Aloi; G.;Felice, M.D.;Loscr??, V.;Pace, P.;Ruggeri, G.;
      Pages: 26 - 33
      Abstract: In this article we focus on a special case of user-centric networks, spontaneous smartvphone-based networks, SSNs, where the role of the end-user devices is played by smartphones that are "evolutionary" and more active in supporting communication services. SSNs present key features like spontaneity in the creation of the network and redefinition of the devices??? role in order to make them continuously adaptive to both network and user requirements. This work is devoted to identifying the potential advantages of SSNs by also providing a clear definition of the challenges and issues that need to be faced in order to make this emerging paradigm effective and practically deployable.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Self-organizing networks in 3GPP: standardization and future trends
    • Authors: Jorguseski; L.;Pais, A.;Gunnarsson, F.;Centonza, A.;Willcock, C.;
      Pages: 28 - 34
      Abstract: Self-Organizing Networks (SON) is a common term for mobile network automation, critical to the cost-efficient deployment, operation and maintenance of mobile networks. This article provides an overview of SON standardization in 3GPP, including both existing and planned functionalities. It also provides an operator perspective on the relevance and use of 3GPP SON functionalities at different stages of the network design-and-operations cycle. In the long-term it is envisaged that automation will become a natural component in network operations, although the success of SON will depend on automation???s benefits in relation to its cost.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Content dissemination in vehicular social networks: taxonomy and user
    • Authors: Mezghani; F.;Dhaou, R.;Nogueira, M.;Beylot, A.-L.;
      Pages: 34 - 40
      Abstract: Social networking applications have gained huge popularity. With the widespread use of smart devices (e.g., on-board units, smartphones), these social networks are increasingly going mobile. As a result, a new trend of networking has emerged, referred to as vehicular social networking (VSN), which combines the wireless communications between vehicles with their social relationships. In a broader view, VSNs are social networks formed on roadways by users who have social relationships, interactions, and common interests. The exploitation of vehicular users??? social properties provides better networking and social support to innovative applications and services. This article overviews recent achievements in VSN by providing an organized view of existing approaches. Its contribution lies in a taxonomy for content dissemination approaches in the context of VSN. Also, a framework is outlined to tackle a major new challenge: supporting user satisfaction. Finally, this article emphasizes open research and future trends.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • 6TiSCH: deterministic IP-enabled industrial internet (of things)
    • Authors: Dujovne; D.;Watteyne, T.;Vilajosana, X.;Thubert, P.;
      Pages: 36 - 41
      Abstract: Industrial and IP-enabled low-power wireless networking technologies are converging, resulting in the Industrial Internet of Things. On the one hand, low-power wireless solutions are available today that answer the strict reliability and power consumption requirements of industrial applications. These solutions are based on Time- Synchronized Channel Hopping, a medium access control technique at the heart of industrial standards such as the WirelessHART and ISA100.11a, and layer 1 and 2 standards such as IEEE802.15.4e. On the other hand, a range of standards have been published to allow low-power wireless devices to communicate using the Internet Protocol (IP), thereby becoming true ???fingers of the Internet,??? and greatly simplifying their integration into existing networks. This article acknowledges the standardization effort to combine those capabilities. The networks resulting from this convergence exhibit reliability and power consumption performances compatible with demanding industrial applications, while being easy to integrate, and following the end-to-end paradigm of today???s Internet. In particular, this article presents the work being done in 6TiSCH, a newly-formed working group in the Internet Engineering Task Force, which is standardizing the mechanisms making the Industrial Internet of Things a reality.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • A trajectory-based recruitment strategy of social sensors for
           participatory sensing
    • Authors: Hao; F.;Jiao, M.;Min, G.;Yang, L.T.;
      Pages: 41 - 47
      Abstract: Participatory sensing, a promising sensing paradigm, enables people to collect and share sensor data on phenomena of interest using mobile devices across many applications, such as smart transportation and air quality monitoring. This article presents a framework of participatory sensing and then focuses on a key technical challenge: developing a trajectory-based recruitment strategy of social sensors in order to enable service providers to identify well suited participants for data sensing based on temporal availability, trust, and energy. To devise a basic recruitment strategy, the Dynamic Tensor Analysis algorithm is initially adopted to learn the time-series tensor of trajectory so that the users??? trajectory can be predicted. To guarantee reliable sensing data collection and communication, the trust and energy factors are taken into account jointly in our multi-objective recruitment strategy. In particular, friend-like social sensors are also defined to deal with an emergency during participatory sensing. An illustrative example and experiment are conducted on a university campus to evaluate and demonstrate the feasibility and extensibility of the proposed recruitment strategy.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • 5G wireless access: requirements and realization
    • Authors: Dahlman; E.;Mildh, G.;Parkvall, S.;Peisa, J.;Sachs, J.;Sel??n, Y.;Sk??ld, J.;
      Pages: 42 - 47
      Abstract: 5G, the mobile communication technology for beyond 2020, will provide access to information and the sharing of data anywhere and anytime for anyone and anything. This paper describes the current status of the processes moving toward 5G, or "IMT for 2020 and beyond," in ITU-R. We also provide a view of 5G opportunities, challenges, requirements and technical solutions.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Security and performance challenges for user-centric wireless networking
    • Authors: Frangoudis; P.A.;Polyzos, G.C.;
      Pages: 48 - 55
      Abstract: User-centrism has emerged as a disruptive new communication paradigm. In this article, we lay out its basic principles, study the key factors that have given rise to its adoption, and focus on the new set of challenges it brings about in various aspects of wireless networking. We study user-centric solutions on a case-by-case basis, along the dimensions of wireless access, provision of communication services, and wireless network management. We tackle specific security and performance challenges by designing and implementing architectures for secure VoIP communication tailored to user-centric wireless networks, and for robust user-driven wireless topology monitoring, a critical network management task. In both cases, we quantify the tradeoff between security and performance, showcasing the potential of relying on users to carry out traditionally provider-centric tasks.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Disaster resilience in communication networks: part 2 [Guest Editorial]
    • Authors: Nogueira; M.;Cho??da, P.;Medhi, D.;Doverspike, R.;
      Pages: 56 - 57
      Abstract: We experience society???s growing dependence on electronic communication networks in every aspect of our lives. With this comes the expectation that communication networks are readily available all the time. Networking protocols are designed to address some simple failures, such as when a packet is dropped, a retransmission occurs, or the size of the transmission window is adjusted to accommodate congestion. Similarly, routing protocols have the functionality to route around a failure. That is, communications networks have certain built-in resilience for certain specific types of failure situations. Furthermore, networks can be designed with backup paths and capacity to protect against a failure as part of critical infrastructure protection.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Network adaptability to disaster disruptions by exploiting
           degraded-service tolerance
    • Authors: Savas; S.S.;Habib, M.F.;Tornatore, M.;Dikbiyik, F.;Mukherjee, B.;
      Pages: 58 - 65
      Abstract: The rapid increase in network traffic with new bandwidth-hungry applications such as cloud computing and telemedicine makes disaster survivability a crucial concern as the data (and revenue) loss caused by large-scale correlated cascading failures can be very high. To alleviate their impact, new measures should be taken since the nature of the network changes dramatically as available resources decrease during disasters. We develop a metric, called degraded-service tolerance, which can reduce protection cost and network disruption, and support maximal carried traffic in case of disasters. Degraded-service-tolerant connections can be admitted and recovered with reduced bandwidth under resource crunch. Our scheme re-assigns resources among connections by leveraging their degraded-service tolerance. A case study shows how our proposal can be applied to boost network performance during the resource crunch following a disaster.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Enabling disaster-resilient 4G mobile communication networks
    • Authors: Gomez; K.;Goratti, L.;Rasheed, T.;Reynaud, L.;
      Pages: 66 - 73
      Abstract: 4G Long Term Evolution is the cellular technology expected to outperform previous generations and to some extent revolutionize the experience of users by taking advantage of the most advanced radio access techniques. However, the strong dependencies between user equipment, base stations, and the Evolved Packet Core limit the flexibility, manageability, and resilience of such networks. If the communication links between UE-eNB or eNB-EPC are disrupted, mobile terminals are unable to communicate. In this article, we reshape the 4G mobile network to move toward more virtual and distributed architectures to improve disaster resilience and drastically reduce the dependency between UE, eNBs, and EPC. First, we present the flexible management entity, a distributed entity that leverages on virtualized EPC functionalities in 4G cellular systems. Second, we introduce a novel device-to-device communication scheme allowing the UE in physical proximity to communicate directly without resorting to coordination with an eNB or EPC entity.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Emergenet: robust, rapidly deployable cellular networks
    • Authors: Iland; D.;Belding, E.M.;
      Pages: 74 - 80
      Abstract: Cellular phone networks are often paralyzed after a disaster, as damage to fixed infrastructure, loss of power, and increased demand degrade coverage and quality of service. To ensure disaster victims and first responders have access to reliable local and global communication, we propose EmergeNet, a portable, rapidly deployable, small-scale cellular network. In this article, we describe EmergeNet, which addresses the challenges of emergency and disaster areas. EmergeNet provides free voice calling and text messaging within a disaster area, and enables users of unmodified GSM handsets to communicate with the outside world using the Skype VoIP network. We evaluate EmergeNet???s ability to provide robust service despite high load, limited bandwidth, and software or hardware failures. EmergeNet is uniquely well suited to providing reliable, fairly allocated voice and text communication in emergency and disaster scenarios.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Exploiting the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to provide resilience in
           wireless sensor networks
    • Authors: Ueyama; J.;Freitas, H.;Faical, B.S.;Filho, G.P.R.;Fini, P.;Pessin, G.;Gomes, P.H.;Villas, L.A.;
      Pages: 81 - 87
      Abstract: A wireless sensor network is liable to suffer faults for several reasons, which include faulty nodes or even the fact that nodes have been destroyed by a natural disaster, such as a flood. These faults can give rise to serious problems if WSNs do not have a reconfiguration mechanism at execution. It should be noted that many WSNs designed to detect natural disasters are deployed in inhospitable places and depend on multihop communication to allow the data to reach a sink node. As a result, a fault in a single node can leave a part of the system inoperable until the node recovers from this failure. In light of this, this article outlines a solution that entails employing unmanned aerial vehicles to reduce the problems arising from faults in a sensor network when monitoring natural disasters like floods and landslides. In the solution put forward, UAVs can be transported to the site of the disaster to mitigate problems caused by faults (e.g., by serving as routers or even acting as a data mule). Experiments conducted with real UAVs and with our WSN-based prototype for flood detection (already deployed in S??o Carlos, State of S??o Paulo, Brazil, have proven that this is a viable approach.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Network virtualization for disaster resilience of cloud services
    • Authors: Harter; I.B.B.;Schupke, D.A.;Hoffmann, M.;Carle, G.;
      Pages: 88 - 95
      Abstract: Today???s businesses and consumer applications are becoming increasingly dependent on cloud solutions, making them vulnerable to service outages that can result in a loss of communication or access to business-critical services and data. Are we really prepared for such failure scenarios? Given that failures can occur on both the network and data center sides, is it possible to have efficient end-to-end recovery? The answer is mostly negative due to the separate operation of these domains. This article offers a solution to this problem based on network virtualization, and discusses the necessary architecture and algorithm details. It also answers the question of whether it is better to provide resilience in the virtual or physical layer from a cost effectiveness and failure coverage perspective.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Communications education and training: expanding the student experience
           [Guest Editorial]
    • Authors: Michelson; D.G.;Trocan, M.;Tong, W.;
      Pages: 96 - 97
      Abstract: This is the second Feature Topic on Communications Education and Training; these will appear regularly in IEEE Communications Magazine henceforth. It has long been appreciated that successful design, implementation, maintenance, optimization, and improvement of modern communications networks require the efforts of a highly educated, well trained, and dedicated workforce. In recent years, various initiatives have been undertaken in both academia and industry that seek to improve our capacity to educate and train both current and future communications workers. These range from new learning technologies and pedagogies and new university accreditation programs to advanced cooperative education programs, training alliances, and industry certification programs.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • A project oriented learning experience for teaching electronics
    • Authors: Amiel; F.;Abboud, D.;Trocan, M.;
      Pages: 98 - 100
      Abstract: This article describes an experiment conducted during six years at the Institut Sup??rieur d???Electronique de Paris based on a Project Oriented Learning approach to teach the fundamentals of Electronics. The proposed teaching framework has a dynamic structure, as it adapts and modifies the terms of annual assessments to foster the motivation and interest of students. Results show the effectiveness and the value of this approach for student motivation.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Bringing an engineering lab into social sciences: didactic approach and an
           experiential evaluation
    • Authors: Cano; J.;Hern??ndez, R.;Ros, S.;
      Pages: 101 - 107
      Abstract: In this work we explore the challenge and experience of developing skills that are typical of information and communications engineering but linked to cybersecurity in an unusual academic context within the branch of social sciences, specifically for law and criminology students. We examine the prior assumptions regarding the technical issues evaluated, the result of putting the designed laboratory into practice, and also student satisfaction with the experience. The engineering skills-based experiences should be incorporated transversally into other subjects of non-technological sciences. Our research contributes experience along these lines, and inspires confidence in this respect for the new and ever more digitally native batches of students.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Radio communications: components, systems and networks [Series Editorial]
    • Authors: Alexander; T.;Mishra, A.;
      Pages: 108 - 109
      Abstract: The history of radio communications has been characterized by a constant march toward ever higher frequencies. Early spark and continuous wave (CW) communications at kilometer wavelengths soon gave way to medium wave transmissions in the 500 kHz range (i.e., wavelengths of hundreds of meters). Increasing spectrum congestion and the discovery of ionospheric reflection shifted focus during the middle of the last century to the shortwave band where wavelengths are measured in meters. Satellite and terrestrial digital communications required much higher bandwidths and better spectrum sharing, pushing the use of UHF (ultra high frequency) wavelengths approaching 1 GHz. In the last two decades the explosion of cellular and high-speed digital links have caused us to reach for the centimeter band in earnest; modern cellular and wireless LAN systems use frequencies in the 2???5 GHz range (15???6 cm).
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Mimo for millimeter-wave wireless communications: beamforming, spatial
           multiplexing, or both?
    • Authors: Sun; S.;Rappaport, T.S.;Heath, R.W.;Nix, A.;Rangan, S.;
      Pages: 110 - 121
      Abstract: The use of mmWave frequencies for wireless communications offers channel bandwidths far greater than previously available, while enabling dozens or even hundreds of antenna elements to be used at the user equipment, base stations, and access points. To date, MIMO techniques, such as spatial multiplexing, beamforming, and diversity, have been widely deployed in lower-frequency systems such as IEEE 802.11n/ac (wireless local area networks) and 3GPP LTE 4G cellphone standards. Given the tiny wavelengths associated with mmWave, coupled with differences in the propagation and antennas used, it is unclear how well spatial multiplexing with multiple streams will be suited to future mmWave mobile communications. This tutorial explores the fundamental issues involved in selecting the best communications approaches for mmWave frequencies, and provides insights, challenges, and appropriate uses of each MIMO technique based on early knowledge of the mmWave propagation environment.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Mimo precoding and combining solutions for millimeter-wave systems
    • Authors: Alkhateeb; A.;Mo, J.;Gonzalez-Prelcic, N.;Heath, R.W.;
      Pages: 122 - 131
      Abstract: Millimeter-wave communication is one way to alleviate the spectrum gridlock at lower frequencies while simultaneously providing high-bandwidth communication channels. MmWave makes use of MIMO through large antenna arrays at both the base station and the mobile station to provide sufficient received signal power. This article explains how beamforming and precoding are different in MIMO mmWave systems than in their lower-frequency counterparts, due to different hardware constraints and channel characteristics. Two potential architectures are reviewed: hybrid analog/digital precoding/combining and combining with low-resolution analog- to-digital converters. The potential gains and design challenges for these strategies are discussed, and future research directions are highlighted.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • IEEE 802.11ad: directional 60 GHz communication for
           multi-Gigabit-per-second Wi-Fi [Invited Paper]
    • Authors: Nitsche; T.;Cordeiro, C.;Flores, A.B.;Knightly, E.W.;Perahia, E.;Widmer, J.C.;
      Pages: 132 - 141
      Abstract: With the ratification of the IEEE 802.11ad amendment to the 802.11 standard in December 2012, a major step has been taken to bring consumer wireless communication to the millimeter wave band. However, multi-gigabit-per-second throughput and small interference footprint come at the price of adverse signal propagation characteristics, and require a fundamental rethinking of Wi-Fi communication principles. This article describes the design assumptions taken into consideration for the IEEE 802.11ad standard and the novel techniques defined to overcome the challenges of mm-Wave communication. In particular, we study the transition from omnidirectional to highly directional communication and its impact on the design of IEEE 802.11ad.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Trends in consumer communications [Series Editorial]
    • Authors: Begen; A.C.;Kolberg, M.;Merabti, M.;
      Pages: 142 - 142
      Abstract: The last 15 years have heralded many developments and advances in consumer communications, from early developments of device-specific challenges in interoperability and configuration that are well captured by the concept of plug and play to a more recent emphasis on mobility and service personalization. The one constant technical challenge, and to a great extent a business success, is home networking in its many forms. There is not a modern home without some variant of a set-top box. The three articles in this issue provide a good overview of current and topical requirements in consumer communications.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Homenet3D: a new view on home network state
    • Authors: Armitage; G.;Allan, D.;
      Pages: 143 - 149
      Abstract: Although it performs an increasingly important role in our lives, the home network remains a bit of a mystery when end users wish to know what is ???happening on the inside.??? This article introduces Homenet3D, an open source project that allows users to view their home network???s state as objects in 3D space within a web browser window. Homenet3D maps quantitative state to the shape, size, spin, bounce, and/or color of selected objects to qualitatively communicate what is happening on the network. We describe our Homenet3D implementation for routers running OpenWRT, and discuss the potential for visualizing multirouter/ multi-subnet home networks.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • The greening of spectrum sensing: a minority game-based mechanism design
    • Authors: Elmachkour; M.;Sabir, E.;Kobbane, A.;Ben-Othman, J.;El koutbi, M.;
      Pages: 150 - 156
      Abstract: Cognitive radio technology allows the reuse of the underutilized frequency spectrum on an opportunistic and non-interfering basis by means of introducing, besides the legitimate primary users of the spectrum, a new kind of users called cognitive or secondary users. Thus, reliable spectrum sensing is critical to dynamically detect available licensed frequency bands and mitigate the primary signals, but it remains realistically difficult to carry out. In fact, although distributed collaborative sensing has turned out to be fruitful for the cognitive radio environment, its accuracy is often affected by the selfish and autonomous behavior of users. In this article, we model distributed spectrum sensing and channel allocation as a non-cooperative game, and apply the minority game to bring forth and study the cooperative behavior of users. The novelty brought by our study consists of alleviating the number of users contending for primary channels by giving them the opportunity to choose between the two, either sensing the channel or being inactive during the time slot. To address the trade-off faced by the SUs, we evaluate the performance of two secondary systems in a green communications context: energy consumption and transmission delay.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Video adaptation for consumer devices: opportunities and challenges
           offered by new standards
    • Authors: Nightingale; J.;Wang, Q.;Grecos, C.;Goma, S.;
      Pages: 157 - 163
      Abstract: Video and multimedia streaming services continue to grow in popularity and are rapidly becoming the largest consumers of network capacity in both fixed and mobile networks. In this article we discuss the latest advances in video compression technology and demonstrate their potential to improve service quality for consumers while reducing bandwidth consumption. Our study focuses on the adaptation of scalable, highly compressed video streams to meet the resource constraints of a wide range of portable consumer devices in mobile environments. Exploring SHVC, the scalable extension to the recently standardized High Efficiency Video Coding scheme, we show the bandwidth savings that can be achieved over current encoding schemes and highlight the challenges that lie ahead in realizing a deployable and user-centric system.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Automotive networking and applications [Series Editorial]
    • Authors: Chen; W.;Delgrossi, L.;Kosch, T.;Saito, T.;
      Pages: 164 - 165
      Abstract: In this 14th issue of the Automotive Networking and Applications Series, we are pleased to present three articles that address ??? Release 1 of the cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) standards in Europe ??? The implementation of a virtual traffic lights application with only partial market penetration ??? The usage of multihop wireless communications for intra-car sensor networking By timely information exchanges among vehicles, and between vehicles and roadway infrastructure, vehicles can transform from autonomous systems into cooperative systems, thereby enabling applications such as active road safety and traffic efficiency. Cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) standards are crucial to achieve interoperability among communications equipment made by different manufacturers for vehicles and roadway infrastructure. Release 1 of the C-ITS standards was completed in early 2014, and it covers base standards for ITS-G5 radio (also named wireless access in vehicular environment, or WAVE, in the United States), ad hoc networking and transport with GeoNetworking and Basic Transport Protocol (BTP), the facilities layer such as messaging protocols CAM and DENM, security, privacy and requirements for applications, among others. The first article, "Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems Standards in Europe" by A. Festag, provides a comprehensive overview of release 1 of the C-ITS standards in Europe. The article first gives a brief overview of the C-ITS core standards set and compares it with the U.S. dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) standards in IEEE 1609 and SAE J2735. The author then provides more detailed overviews of the Release 1 C-ITS standards covering the access layer, the networking and transport layers, the facilities layer, and applications, security, and management in the subsequent sections of the article. The article concludes with a brief outlook on the expected C-ITS corridor pilots in Europe starting in 2015, as well- as future standardization directions.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Cooperative intelligent transport systems standards in europe
    • Authors: Festag; A.;
      Pages: 166 - 172
      Abstract: Information exchange among vehicles, and between vehicles and the roadside infrastructure is commonly regarded as a base technology to sustainably reduce road accidents and improve traffic efficiency. After more than a decade of research and development efforts, a technological basis has been established that applies WiFibased, wireless communication in the 5.9 GHz frequency band, ad hoc communication and dedicated message sets, as well as management and security procedures. In Europe, Release 1 of standards for cooperative systems has been completed, indicating deployment of a basic system starting in 2015. This article provides a comprehensive overview of standards and complementary industry specifications for cooperative systems in Europe, covering relevant aspects of access technologies, network and transport protocols, facilities, applications, security, and management.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Implementing virtual traffic lights with partial penetration: a
           game-theoretic approach
    • Authors: Tonguz; O.K.;Viriyasitavat, W.;Roldan, J.M.;
      Pages: 173 - 182
      Abstract: Virtual traffic lights (VTL) is a new technology that holds the promise of revolutionizing traffic control in urban areas. The original VTL idea was based on 100 percent penetration of VTL technology. In this article, contrary to conventional wisdom, it is shown that 100 percent penetration is not a necessary condition for deploying VTL technology as it can be implemented with partial or low levels of penetration. Furthermore, based on game-theoretic arguments, it is shown that the adoption of VTL technology can be accelerated by providing incentives to vehicles equipped with VTL technology.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
  • Intra-car multihop wireless sensor networking: a case study
    • Authors: Hashemi; M.;Si, W.;Laifenfeld, M.;Starobinski, D.;Trachtenberg, A.;
      Pages: 183 - 191
      Abstract: Modern vehicles incorporate dozens of sensors to provide vital sensor data to electronic control units, typically through physical wires, which increase the weight, maintenance, and cost of cars. Wireless sensor networks have been contemplated for replacing the current physical wires with wireless links, although existing networks are all single-hop, presumably because cars are small enough to be covered by lowpower communication, and multihop networking requires organizational overhead. In contradiction with previous works, we experimentally investigate the use of multihop wireless communication to support intra-car sensor networking. Extensive tests, run under various vehicular environments, indicate the potential for significant reliability, robustness, and energy usage improvements over existing single-hop approaches. Our implementation is based on the Collection Tree Protocol, a state-of-the-art multihop data collection protocol.
      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
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      PubDate: December 2014
      Issue No: Vol. 52, No. 12 (2014)
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