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Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 212, SJR: 1.151, h-index: 103)
Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.872, h-index: 26)
Autonomous Mental Development, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.664, h-index: 19)
Bell Labs Technical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.596, h-index: 30)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Reviews in     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.851, h-index: 21)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 1.201, h-index: 138)
Broadcasting, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.114, h-index: 62)
Canadian J. of Electrical and Computer Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.208, h-index: 17)
China Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 9)
Communications and Networks, J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.608, h-index: 27)
Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.62, h-index: 23)
Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.325, h-index: 24)
Computer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 81, SJR: 0.599, h-index: 126)
Computing in Science & Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.688, h-index: 47)
Control Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 198, SJR: 0.942, h-index: 83)
Embedded Systems Letters, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.578, h-index: 12)
Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.911, h-index: 19)
Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 140, 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: 57, SJR: 0.947, h-index: 12)
IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 139, SJR: 0.463, h-index: 43)
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.193, h-index: 16)
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 1.016, h-index: 62)
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 1.901, h-index: 69)
IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45, SJR: 0.937, h-index: 37)
IEEE Communications Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50, SJR: 0.934, h-index: 107)
IEEE Communications Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 75, SJR: 3.133, h-index: 170)
IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 4.187, h-index: 78)
IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 33)
IEEE Computer Architecture Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.348, h-index: 20)
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42, SJR: 0.377, h-index: 71)
IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36, SJR: 0.328, h-index: 4)
IEEE Design & Test     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.358, h-index: 61)
IEEE Distributed Systems Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.626, h-index: 48)
IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.241, h-index: 4)
IEEE Electron Device Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.791, h-index: 117)
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
IEEE Engineering Management Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37, SJR: 0.109, h-index: 12)
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 126, SJR: 1.203, h-index: 60)
IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 56, SJR: 2.451, h-index: 36)
IEEE Industry Applications Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.307, h-index: 41)
IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 58, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 29)
IEEE Intelligent Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 54, SJR: 1.122, h-index: 90)
IEEE Internet Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.833, h-index: 88)
IEEE J. of Biomedical and Health Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.943, h-index: 76)
IEEE J. of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 2.737, h-index: 15)
IEEE J. of Oceanic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, 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: 8, SJR: 1.632, h-index: 130)
IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.759, h-index: 62)
IEEE J. of Solid-State Circuits     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 3.278, h-index: 165)
IEEE J. of the Electron Devices Society     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.026, h-index: 7)
IEEE J. of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.262, h-index: 3)
IEEE J. on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE J. on Selected Areas in Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 2.915, h-index: 186)
IEEE Latin America Transactions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.249, h-index: 10)
IEEE Life Sciences Letters     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Micro     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.686, h-index: 76)
IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.942, h-index: 98)
IEEE Microwave Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.528, h-index: 49)
IEEE Multimedia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.948, h-index: 53)
IEEE Nanotechnology Express     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
IEEE Network     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41, SJR: 1.654, h-index: 90)
IEEE Pervasive Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.602, h-index: 77)
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.433, h-index: 128)
IEEE Potentials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.138, h-index: 20)
IEEE Power and Energy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.681, h-index: 50)
IEEE Power and Energy Technology Systems J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
IEEE Power Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.532, h-index: 3)
IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.281, h-index: 5)
IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 1.792, h-index: 63)
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.734, h-index: 53)
IEEE Sensors J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 80, SJR: 0.759, h-index: 69)
IEEE Signal Processing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 1.072, h-index: 95)
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 65, SJR: 3.413, h-index: 125)
IEEE Software     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 118, SJR: 0.652, h-index: 84)
IEEE Spectrum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 164, SJR: 0.199, h-index: 52)
IEEE Systems J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.143, h-index: 27)
IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Magazine     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.265, h-index: 22)
IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46, SJR: 2.13, h-index: 143)
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.381, h-index: 62)
IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.963, h-index: 108)
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, 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: 8)
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.104, h-index: 42)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.606, h-index: 140)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.394, h-index: 86)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.747, h-index: 65)
IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.186, h-index: 9)
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
IEEE Transactions on Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 1.659, h-index: 167)
IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.277, h-index: 2)
IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.71, h-index: 95)
IEEE Transactions on Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61, SJR: 0.924, h-index: 92)
IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.732, h-index: 76)
IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.651, h-index: 6)
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 2.986, h-index: 105)
IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 2.886, h-index: 27)
IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.155, h-index: 44)
IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.826, h-index: 53)
IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.584, h-index: 84)
IEEE Transactions on Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.389, h-index: 53)
IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.329, h-index: 68)
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, 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: 13, SJR: 1.911, h-index: 125)
IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.091, h-index: 69)
IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 4.308, h-index: 131)
IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 5.8, h-index: 144)
IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 2.377, h-index: 81)
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 2.727, h-index: 198)
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 2.973, h-index: 59)
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.86, h-index: 63)
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.433, h-index: 217)
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56, SJR: 1.022, h-index: 79)
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.3, h-index: 82)
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 2.087, h-index: 119)
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.602, h-index: 99)
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.941, h-index: 165)
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.346, h-index: 148)
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 1.826, h-index: 98)
IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.603, h-index: 88)
IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.572, h-index: 46)
IEEE Transactions On Nanotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 0.708, h-index: 61)
IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.021, h-index: 19)
IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.385, h-index: 97)
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.732, h-index: 95)
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.59, h-index: 94)
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61, SJR: 7.653, h-index: 264)
IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.537, h-index: 83)
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 2.341, h-index: 126)
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55, SJR: 3.005, h-index: 160)
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 4.126, h-index: 174)
IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.632, h-index: 33)
IEEE Transactions on Reliability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 1.93, h-index: 68)
IEEE Transactions on Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 2.884, h-index: 98)
IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.64, h-index: 53)
IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68, SJR: 2.004, h-index: 187)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.84, h-index: 10)
IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.91, h-index: 98)
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.203, h-index: 116)
IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.698, h-index: 78)
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.917, h-index: 92)
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 2.34, h-index: 146)
IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.897, h-index: 30)
IEEE Wireless Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42, SJR: 2.803, h-index: 112)
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.706, h-index: 43)
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.795, h-index: 140)
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 2.305, h-index: 87)
Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 3.285, h-index: 169)
Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, 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: 11, SJR: 2.006, h-index: 158)
J. of Microelectromechanical Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.847, h-index: 114)
Learning Technologies, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.733, h-index: 28)
Magnetics Letters, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.488, h-index: 11)
Nanotechnology Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.187, h-index: 9)
Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 3.181, h-index: 149)
Optical Communications and Networking, IEEE/OSA J. of     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.306, h-index: 35)
Photonics J., IEEE     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.233, h-index: 34)
Photovoltaics, IEEE J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.968, h-index: 27)
Proceedings of the IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71, SJR: 1.586, h-index: 205)
Pulse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.311, h-index: 66)
Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 1.196, h-index: 37)
Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.726, h-index: 36)
Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 4.784, h-index: 66)
Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62, SJR: 1.543, h-index: 128)
Solid-State Circuits Magazine, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.19, h-index: 7)
Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 3.646, h-index: 45)
Terahertz Science and Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.079, h-index: 26)
Tsinghua Science & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.42, h-index: 24)
Wireless Communications Letters IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.08, h-index: 21)
Women in Engineering Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 1)

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      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
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  • Bundeswehr University
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  • The President's Page
    • Authors: Harvey Freeman;Luigi Fratta;
      Pages: 4 - 6
      Abstract: Presents the President’s message for this issue of the publication.
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      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Comsoc Membership
    • Pages: 7 - 7
      Abstract: Advertisement, IEEE.
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  • Conference Calendar
    • Pages: 8 - 8
      Abstract: Presents the ComSoc society upcoming calendar of events and meetings.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Global Communications Newsletter
    • Authors: Stefano Bregni;Lola Awoniyi-Oteri;Wahab Almuhtadi;Sreevas Sahasranamam;Carlos Andres Lozano-Garzon;
      Pages: 9 - 12
      Abstract: Presents key events and topics in the global communications industry.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • IEEE Gift of Membership
    • Pages: 13 - 13
      Abstract: Advertisement, IEEE.
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  • Advances in Networking Software
    • Authors: Alexander Clemm;Alex Galis;Luciano Paschoal Gaspary;Phil Laplante;Filip De Turck;
      Pages: 14 - 15
      Abstract: The six articles in this special section focus on advancements in networking software. Networking and communications systems are currently undergoing a substantive transformation on several fronts, promising substantially lower cost, simplified operations, and dramatically faster innovation cycles as traditional barriers to the deployment of innovations are removed. Where in the past networking functions were predominantly implemented using purpose-built hardware, custom protocols, and firmware images, those networking functions are increasingly instantiated through software that is abstracted from hardware, freely programmable, and relying on algorithmic invocation of generic application programming interfaces (APIs). This transformation is best summarized as “softwarization” of the network, which is, in turn, realized through advances in networking software. These articles exemplify this transformation, providing an excellent cross-section across these facets.
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      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • NFV Orchestration Framework Addressing SFC Challenges
    • Authors: Marouen Mechtri;Chaima Ghribi;Oussama Soualah;Djamal Zeghlache;
      Pages: 16 - 23
      Abstract: In the context of NFV and agile service production, virtualization of resources and SFC play a key role in automating network services deployment. Designing NFV management and orchestration to provide dynamic SFC as a service is addressed by the proposed NFV orchestration framework.1 The framework is designed to facilitate the development of NFV architecture components with a focus on SFC orchestration, placement algorithms, required monitoring, and network services stitching. The proposed framework can be used to compare placement algorithms as well as develop and evaluate other service function chaining solutions using a variety of SDN controllers to interact with heterogeneous underlying networking technologies. This article presents the SFC orchestration framework, an implementation, and a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of its components in an experimental environment.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Container Network Functions: Bringing NFV to the Network Edge
    • Authors: Richard Cziva;Dimitrios P. Pezaros;
      Pages: 24 - 31
      Abstract: In order to cope with the increasing network utilization driven by new mobile clients, and to satisfy demand for new network services and performance guarantees, telecommunication service providers are exploiting virtualization over their network by implementing network services in virtual machines, decoupled from legacy hardware accelerated appliances. This effort, known as NFV, reduces OPEX and provides new business opportunities. At the same time, next generation mobile, enterprise, and IoT networks are introducing the concept of computing capabilities being pushed at the network edge, in close proximity of the users. However, the heavy footprint of today's NFV platforms prevents them from operating at the network edge. In this article, we identify the opportunities of virtualization at the network edge and present Glasgow Network Functions (GNF), a container-based NFV platform that runs and orchestrates lightweight container VNFs, saving core network utilization and providing lower latency. Finally, we demonstrate three useful examples of the platform: IoT DDoS remediation, on-demand troubleshooting for telco networks, and supporting roaming of network functions.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Programmable Overlays via OpenOverlayRouter
    • Authors: Alberto Rodriguez-Natal;Jordi Paillisse;Florin Coras;Albert Lopez-Bresco;Lorand Jakab;Marc Portoles-Comeras;Preethi Natarajan;Vina Ermagan;David Meyer;Dino Farinacci;Fabio Maino;Albert Cabellos-Aparicio;
      Pages: 32 - 38
      Abstract: OpenOverlayRouter (OOR) is an open source software router to deploy programmable overlay networks. OOR leverages the Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) to map overlay identifiers to underlay locators, and to dynamically tunnel overlay traffic through the underlay network. LISP overlay state exchange is complemented with NETCONF remote configuration and VXLANGPE encapsulation. OOR aims to offer a flexible, portable, and extensible overlay solution via a user-space implementation available for multiple platforms (Linux, Android, and OpenWrt). In this article, we describe the OOR software architecture and how it overcomes the challenges associated with a user-space LISP implementation. Furthermore, we present an experimental evaluation of OOR performance in relevant scenarios.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Garbage Collection of Forwarding Rules in Software Defined Networks
    • Authors: Md Tanvir Ishtaique ul Huque;Guillaume Jourjon;Vincent Gramoli;
      Pages: 39 - 45
      Abstract: Software defined networking has brought new interesting challenges by externalizing the task of controlling the network to some generic computer software. In particular, the controller software can modify the network routes by introducing new forwarding rules and deleting old ones at a distributed set of switches, a challenge that has received lots of attention in the last six years. In this article, we survey the different techniques to update rules, sometimes relying on redundant paths to reroute the traffic during the update, sometimes activating rules at distinct switches in a specific order, to avoid looping packets. This state of the art helps understand another, often overlooked, problem that consists of determining the appropriate point in the update where it is safe to garbage collect old rules. To illustrate the difficulty of the problem, we list the previously proposed assumptions, like the upper bound on the transmission delay of every packet through the network. Finally, we propose a solution that alleviates these assumptions and speeds up the original two-phase rule update by about 80 percent through the use of dedicated clean-up packets that detect the absence of in-flight packets.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • NEAT: A Platform- and Protocol-Independent Internet Transport API
    • Authors: Naeem Khademi;David Ros;Michael Welzl;Zdravko Bozakov;Anna Brunstrom;Gorry Fairhurst;Karl-Johan Grinnemo;David Hayes;Per Hurtig;Tom Jones;Simone Mangiante;Michael Tuxen;Felix Weinrank;
      Pages: 46 - 54
      Abstract: The sockets API has become the standard way that applications access the transport services offered by the IP stack. This article presents NEAT, a user space library that can provide an alternate transport API. NEAT allows applications to request the service they need using a new design that is agnostic to the specific choice of transport protocol underneath. This not only allows applications to take advantage of common protocol machinery, but also eases introduction of new network mechanisms and transport protocols. The article describes the components of the NEAT library and illustrates the important benefits that can be gained from this new approach. NEAT is a software platform for developing advanced network applications that was designed in accordance with the standardization efforts on transport services in the IETF, but its features exceed the envisioned functionality of a TAPS system.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • ARPIM: IP Address Resource Pooling and Intelligent Management System for
           Broadband IP Networks
    • Authors: Chongfeng Xie;Jun Bi;Heng Yu;Chen Li;Chen Sun;Qing Liu;Zhilong Zheng;Shucheng Liu;
      Pages: 55 - 61
      Abstract: IP address resources work as basic elements for providing broadband network services. However, the increase in number, diversity and complexity of modern network devices and services creates unprecedented challenges for current manual IP address management. Manually maintaining IP address resources could always be sub-optimal for IP resource utilization. Besides, it requires heavy human efforts from network operators. To achieve high utilization and flexible scheduling of IP network address resources, this article introduces APRIM, an innovative SDNbased IP address pooling and intelligent management system, in which we design a centralized address management system to realize dynamic allocation, reclaim, and reallocation of address blocks for the current BRAS/vBRAS deployment. We developed a prototype system and evaluated the system based on real-world networks and users in two provinces from China Telecom. Experimental results demonstrate that our system can largely improve the address utilization efficiently and reduce the network resource maintenance workload.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Agile Radio Resource Management Techniques for 5G New Radio
    • Authors: Athul Prasad;Anass Benjebbour;Omer Bulakci;Klaus I. Pedersen;Nuno K. Pratas;Marco Mezzavilla;
      Pages: 62 - 63
      Abstract: The seven articles in this special section focus on agile radio resource management technologies for use in 5G mobile communications (5G). 5G networks will support a wide range of frequency bands, features, and use cases, with native support for efficient operation. 5G is considered as a significant disruptor to traditional mobile networks. Some of the main motivations behind the design, standardization, and deployment of the new generation of mobile networks include: significant increase of the supported data rates for enhanced mobile broadband, support for ultra-reliable and low-latency communications (URLLC), and support for massive machine type communications (mMTC). The combination of these 5G pillars can further enable new use cases, such as virtual or augmented reality (VR/AR), enabled by combining eMBB and URLLC.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • 5G New Radio: Waveform, Frame Structure, Multiple Access, and Initial
    • Authors: Shao-Yu Lien;Shin-Lin Shieh;Yenming Huang;Borching Su;Yung-Lin Hsu;Hung-Yu Wei;
      Pages: 64 - 71
      Abstract: Different from conventional mobile networks designed to optimize the transmission efficiency of one particular service (e.g., streaming voice/ video) primarily, the industry and academia are reaching an agreement that 5G mobile networks are projected to sustain manifold wireless requirements, including higher mobility, higher data rates, and lower latency. For this purpose, 3GPP has launched the standardization activity for the first phase 5G system in Release 15 named New Radio (NR). To fully understand this crucial technology, this article offers a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art development of NR, including deployment scenarios, numerologies, frame structure, new waveform, multiple access, initial/random access procedure, and enhanced carrier aggregation (CA) for resource requests and data transmissions. The provided insights thus facilitate knowledge of design and practice for further features of NR.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Radio Resource Management for Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency
    • Authors: Changyang She;Chenyang Yang;Tony Q. S. Quek;
      Pages: 72 - 78
      Abstract: Supporting ultra-reliable and low-latency communications (URLLC) is one of the major goals in 5G communication systems. Previous studies focus on ensuring end-to-end delay requirement by reducing transmission delay and coding delay, and only consider reliability in data transmission. However, the reliability reflected by overall packet loss also includes other components such as queueing delay violation. Moreover, which tools are appropriate to design radio resource allocation under constraints on delay, reliability, and availability is not well understood. As a result, how to optimize resource allocation for URLLC is still unclear. In this article, we first discuss the delay and packet loss components in URLLC and the network availability for supporting the quality of service of users. Then we present tools for resource optimization in URLLC. Last, we summarize the major challenges related to resource management for URLLC, and perform a case study.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Fast-RAT Scheduling in a 5G Multi-RAT Scenario
    • Authors: Victor Farias Monteiro;Marten Ericson;Francisco Rodrigo P. Cavalcanti;
      Pages: 79 - 85
      Abstract: The next generation of wireless telecommunications, 5G, is expected to have tight interworking between its novel air interface and legacy standards, such as the LTE. The major difference from interworking between previous RAT generations is that there will be common CN functionalities, enabling faster RAT scheduling due to reduced time spent with signaling. In this context, this article aims at exploiting an FS solution to improve QoS metrics of the system by means of efficient RAT scheduling. Analyses presented here show a better understanding concerning which system measurements are most efficient in a mutliple-RAT scenario. More specifically, we present an analysis concerning the metrics that should be used as RAT scheduling criteria and how frequent these switching evaluations should be done. Finally, we also compare the performance of DC and FS solutions, highlighting the scenarios in which each of them performs better than the other.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Radio Resource Management Considerations for 5G Millimeter Wave Backhaul
           and Access Networks
    • Authors: Yilin Li;Emmanouil Pateromichelakis;Nikola Vucic;Jian Luo;Wen Xu;Giuseppe Caire;
      Pages: 86 - 92
      Abstract: Millimeter-wave frequencies between 6 and 100 GHz provide orders of magnitude larger spectrum than current cellular allocations and allow usage of large numbers of antennas for exploiting beamforming and spatial multiplexing gains. In this article, we describe the main design concepts when integrating mmWave RANs into 5G systems, considering aspects such as spectrum, architecture, and backhauling/fronthauling. The corresponding RRM challenges, extended RRM functionalities for 5G mmWave RAN, and RRM splits are addressed. Finally, based on these discussions, a framework is proposed that allows joint backhaul and access operation for 5G mmWave RAN, which we envisage as one of the key innovative technologies in 5G. The proposed framework consists of a joint scheduling and resource allocation algorithm to improve resource utilization efficiency with low computational complexity and to fully exploit spatial multiplexing gain for fulfilling user demands.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Proceedings of the IEEE
    • Pages: 93 - 93
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      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Resource Allocation and Interference Management for Opportunistic Relaying
           in Integrated mmWave/sub-6 GHz 5G Networks
    • Authors: Junquan Deng;Olav Tirkkonen;Ragnar Freij-Hollanti;Tao Chen;Navid Nikaein;
      Pages: 94 - 101
      Abstract: The 5G networks are envisioned to use mmWave bands to provide gigabit-per-second throughput. To extend the coverage of extreme data rates provided by mmWave technologies, we consider two-hop relaying based on D2D communication in an integrated mmWave/sub-6 GHz 5G network. Compared to single-hop multi-cell networks, two-hop D2D relaying in this network will complicate the network management. Relay selection and beam selection should be considered together as relaying in mmWave bands would use directional beamforming transmissions. MmWave/ sub-6 GHz multi-connectivity has to be managed, and resources have to be allocated across frequencies with disparate propagation conditions. In this article, a hierarchical network control framework is considered to address the relay and beam selection, resource allocation, and interference coordination problems. The sub-6 GHz band is responsible for network control and for providing relatively reliable communications, while the mmWave band provides high-throughput enhancement. Opportunistic relay selection and mmWave analog beamforming are used to limit the signaling overhead. We evaluate mmWave/sub-6 GHz multi-connectivity with and without two-hop relaying in urban outdoor scenarios for different site deployment densities. MmWave/sub-6 GHz multi-connectivity with relaying shows considerable promise for reaching consistent user experience with high end-to-end throughput in a cost-effective network deployment.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Toward Enforcing Network Slicing on RAN: Flexibility and Resources
    • Authors: Adlen Ksentini;Navid Nikaein;
      Pages: 102 - 108
      Abstract: Knowing the variety of services and applications to be supported in the upcoming 5G systems, the current "one size fits all" network architecture is no more efficient. Indeed, each 5G service may have different needs in terms of latency, bandwidth, and reliability, which cannot be sustained by the same physical network infrastructure. In this context, network virtualization represents a viable way to provide a network slice tailored to each service. Several 5G initiatives (from industry and academia) have been pushing for solutions to enable network slicing in mobile networks, mainly based on SDN, NFV, and cloud computing as key enablers. The proposed architectures focus principally on the process of instantiating and deploying network slices, while ignoring how they are enforced in the mobile network. While several techniques of slicing the network infrastructure exist, slicing the RAN is still challenging. In this article, we propose a new framework to enforce network slices, featuring radio resources abstraction. The proposed framework is complementary to the ongoing solutions of network slicing, and fully compliant with the 3GPP vision. Indeed, our contributions are twofold: a fully programmable network slicing architecture based on the 3GPP DCN and a flexible RAN (i.e., programmable RAN) to enforce network slicing; a two-level MAC scheduler to abstract and share the physical resources among slices. Finally, a proof of concept on RAN slicing has been developed on top of OAI to derive key performance results, focusing on the flexibility and dynamicity of the proposed architecture to share the RAN resources among slices.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • IEEE Member Library
    • Pages: 109 - 109
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      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Toward Interconnected Virtual Reality: Opportunities, Challenges, and
    • Authors: Ejder Bastug;Mehdi Bennis;Muriel Medard;Merouane Debbah;
      Pages: 110 - 117
      Abstract: Just recently, the concept of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) over wireless has taken the entire 5G ecosystem by storm, spurring an unprecedented interest from academia, industry, and others. However, the success of an immersive VR experience hinges on solving a plethora of grand challenges cutting across multiple disciplines. This article underscores the importance of VR technology as a disruptive use case of 5G (and beyond) harnessing the latest development of storage/ memory, fog/edge computing, computer vision, artificial intelligence, and others. In particular, the main requirements of wireless interconnected VR are described followed by a selection of key enablers; then research avenues and their underlying grand challenges are presented. Furthermore, we examine three VR case studies and provide numerical results under various storage, computing, and network configurations. Finally, this article exposes the limitations of current networks and makes the case for more theory, and innovations to spearhead VR for the masses.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Sustainable Incentive Mechanisms for Mobile Crowdsensing: Part 2
    • Authors: Linghe Kong;Kui Ren;Muhammad Khurram Khan;Qi Li;Ammar Rayes;Merouane Debbah;Yuichi Nakamura;
      Pages: 118 - 119
      Abstract: The articles in this special section focus on incentive mechanisms for mobile crowdsensing. Mobile crowdsensing is a promising technique in which a large amount of mobile devices collectively share data to measure, map, analyze, or estimate any processes of common interest. Recent mobile devices can collect vast quantities of data that are useful in a variety of ways. For example, GPS and accelerometer data can be used to locate potholes in cities, and microphones can be used with GPS to map noise pollution. Taking advantage of the ubiquitous presence of powerful mobile computing devices, it has become an appealing method to businesses that wish to collect data without making large-scale investments. Although plenty of sustainable and incentive mechanisms have been developed for mobile crowdsensing, many challenges still need to be addressed. It is significant to explore this timely research topic to support the development of mobile crowdsensing.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Near-Optimal Incentive Allocation for Piggyback Crowdsensing
    • Authors: Haoyi Xiong;Daqing Zhang;Zhishan Guo;Guanling Chen;Laura E. Barnes;
      Pages: 120 - 125
      Abstract: Piggyback crowdsensing (PCS) is a novel energy- efficient mobile crowdsensing paradigm that reduces the energy consumption of crowdsensing tasks by leveraging smartphone app opportunities (SAOs). This article, based on several fundamental assumptions of incentive payment for PCS task participation and spatial-temporal coverage assessment for collected sensor data, first proposes two alternating data collection goals. Goal 1 is maximizing overall spatial-temporal coverage under a predefined incentive budget constraint; goal 2 is minimizing total incentive payment while ensuring predefined spatial-temporal coverage for collected sensor data, all on top of the PCS task model. With all of the above assumptions, settings, and models, we introduce CrowdMind -- a generic incentive allocation framework for the two optimal data collection goals, on top of the PCS model. We evaluated CrowdMind extensively using a large-scale real-world SAO dataset for the two incentive allocation problems. The results demonstrate that compared to baseline algorithms, CrowdMind achieves better spatial-temporal coverage under the same incentive budget constraint, while costing less in total incentive payments and ensuring the same spatial-temporal coverage, under various coverage/incentive settings. Further, a short theoretical analysis is presented to analyze the performance of Crowd- Mind in terms of the optimization with total incentive cost and overall spatial-temporal coverage objectives/constraints.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Crowdsourced Road Navigation: Concept, Design, and Implementation
    • Authors: Xiaoyi Fan;Jiangchuan Liu;Zhi Wang;Yong Jiang;Xue Liu;
      Pages: 126 - 128
      Abstract: Map services and applications have been studied extensively within the mobile computing community in the past two decades, starting from standalone GPS receivers and then moving toward connected smart terminals with live digital maps of transportation networks and even real-time traffic. More recently, with the deep penetration of modern 3G/4G networking and social networking, the crowd intelligence from the social community has been explored toward crowdsourced navigation. In this article, we first provide an overview of the past and present road navigation technologies. We then discuss very recent advances in crowd intelligence, identifying the unique challenges and opportunities therein. We further present a case study that utilizes the crowdsourced driving information to combat the last mile puzzle for road navigation.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • The Accuracy-Privacy Trade-off of Mobile Crowdsensing
    • Authors: Mohammad Abu Alsheikh;Yutao Jiao;Dusit Niyato;Ping Wang;Derek Leong;Zhu Han;
      Pages: 132 - 139
      Abstract: Mobile crowdsensing has emerged as an efficient sensing paradigm that combines the crowd intelligence and the sensing power of mobile devices, such as mobile phones and Internet of Things gadgets. This article addresses the contradicting incentives of privacy preservation by crowdsensing users, and accuracy maximization and collection of true data by service providers. We first define the individual contributions of crowdsensing users based on the accuracy in data analytics achieved by the service provider from buying their data. We then propose a truthful mechanism for achieving high service accuracy while protecting privacy based on user preferences. The users are incentivized to provide true data by being paid based on their individual contribution to the overall service accuracy. Moreover, we propose a coalition strategy that allows users to cooperate in providing their data under one identity, increasing their anonymity privacy protection, and sharing the resulting payoff. Finally, we outline important open research directions in mobile and people- centric crowdsensing.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Mobile Crowdsensing in Software Defined Opportunistic Networks
    • Authors: He Li;Kaoru Ota;Mianxiong Dong;Minyi Guo;
      Pages: 140 - 145
      Abstract: Mobile crowdsensing is a new paradigm, sharing sensing data collected by mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. As mobile devices are usually connected by an opportunistic network for data transfer, it is hard to acknowledge the contribution of each mobile user in network forwarding and find a sustainable incentive mechanism. In this article, we propose a software defined opportunistic network scheme for mobile crowdsensing. We design a centralized control structure to manage the opportunistic network and mobile crowdsensing. By the centralized structure, we also design an incentive mechanism for data forwarding and collection in a software defined opportunistic network and solve the optimal decision of mobile devices and the sensing service provider. From the extensive simulation results, our incentive mechanism performs better than original solutions.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Security, Privacy, and Fairness in Fog-Based Vehicular Crowdsensing
    • Authors: Jianbing Ni;Aiqing Zhang;Xiaodong Lin;Xuemin Sherman Shen;
      Pages: 146 - 152
      Abstract: Fog-based vehicular crowdsensing is an emerging paradigm where vehicles use onboard sensors to collect and share data with the aim of measuring phenomena of common interest. Unlike traditional mobile crowdsensing, fog nodes are introduced specifically to meet the requirements for location- specific applications and location-aware data management in vehicular ad hoc networks. In this article, we examine the architecture, applications, and especially security, privacy, and fairness of fog-based vehicular crowdsensing. Specifically, we first introduce the overall infrastructure and some promising applications, including parking navigation, road surface monitoring, and traffic collision reconstruction. We then study the security, privacy, and fairness requirements in fog-based vehicular crowdsensing, and describe the possible solutions to achieve security assurance, privacy preservation, and incentive fairness. By defining interesting future directions, this article is expected to draw more attention into this emerging area.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • IEEE Standards Education
    • Pages: 153 - 153
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      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Radio Communications: Components, Systems, and Networks
    • Authors: Amitabh Mishra;Tom Alexander;
      Pages: 154 - 154
      Abstract: The articles in this special section focus on components, systems, and networks for radio communications services. Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) antenna technology is becoming a de facto element in all modern wireless communications networks, and has been implemented into wireless systems such as LTE and Wi-Fi. The theory behind MIMO is that if transmitters and receivers are equipped with more antennas, they can take advantage of more than one signal propagation path, which leads to better performance in terms of data rate and link reliability. As always, though, these benefits have costs associated with them; in particular, the intensive signal processing required at both ends of the link lead to increased hardware complexity and high energy consumption.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • An Overview of Massive MIMO Technology Components in METIS
    • Authors: Gabor Fodor;Nandana Rajatheva;Wolfgang Zirwas;Lars Thiele;Martin Kurras;Kaifeng Guo;Antti Tolli;Jesper H. Sorensen;Elisabeth de Carvalho;
      Pages: 155 - 161
      Abstract: As the standardization of full-dimension MIMO systems in the Third Generation Partnership Project progresses, the research community has started to explore the potential of very large arrays as an enabler technology for meeting the requirements of fifth generation systems. Indeed, in its final deliverable, the European 5G project METIS identifies massive MIMO as a key 5G enabler and proposes specific technology components that will allow the cost-efficient deployment of cellular systems taking advantage of hundreds of antennas at cellular base stations. These technology components include handling the inherent pilot-data resource allocation trade-off in a near optimal fashion, a novel random access scheme supporting a large number of users, coded channel state information for sparse channels in frequency- division duplexing systems, managing user grouping and multi-user beamforming, and a decentralized coordinated transceiver design. The aggregate effect of these components enables massive MIMO to contribute to the METIS objectives of delivering very high data rates and managing dense populations.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Resource and Mobility Management in the Network Layer of 5G Cellular
           Ultra-Dense Networks
    • Authors: Daniel Calabuig;Sokratis Barmpounakis;Sonia Gimenez;Apostolos Kousaridas;Tilak R. Lakshmana;Javier Lorca;Petteri Lunden;Zhe Ren;Pawel Sroka;Emmanuel Ternon;Venkatkumar Venkatasubramanian;Michal Maternia;
      Pages: 162 - 169
      Abstract: The provision of very high capacity is one of the big challenges of the 5G cellular technology. This challenge will not be met using traditional approaches like increasing spectral efficiency and bandwidth, as witnessed in previous technology generations. Cell densification will play a major role thanks to its ability to increase the spatial reuse of the available resources. However, this solution is accompanied by some additional management challenges. In this article, we analyze and present the most promising solutions identified in the METIS project for the most relevant network layer challenges of cell densification: resource, interference and mobility management.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Linearity Challenges of LTE-Advanced Mobile Transmitters: Requirements and
           Potential Solutions
    • Authors: Adnan Kiayani;Vesa Lehtinen;Lauri Anttila;Toni Lahteensuo;Mikko Valkama;
      Pages: 170 - 179
      Abstract: In order to provide higher data rates and to improve radio spectrum utilization, 3GPP has introduced the concept of CA in its Release 10 and onward commonly known as LTE-Advanced. The CA technology, particularly when applied in a noncontiguous manner, poses serious design and implementation challenges for radio transceivers, mainly due to the allowed flexibility in the transmitted signal characteristics and the nonlinear RF components in the TX and RX chains. As a consequence, substantial nonlinear distortion may occur that not only degrades the transmitted signal quality but can also affect the concurrent operation of the coexisting receiver when operating in the FDD mode. In this article, the key technical design challenges in terms of linearity requirements for LTE-Advanced mobile terminals are reviewed, and the corresponding self-interference problem related to the potential desensitization of the device's own receiver is highlighted. Then technical solutions to mitigate the self-interference at the RX band due to a nonlinear PA in the transmitter chain are reviewed, with specific emphasis on digital self-interference cancellation methods. As demonstrated through simulation and actual RF measurement examples, the cancellation solutions can substantially mitigate the RX desensitization problem, thus relaxing the RF isolation requirements between the TX and RX chains. Such cancellation methods are one potential enabling technique toward the full exploitation of the fragmented RF spectrum and the CA technology in future LTE-Advanced and beyond mobile networks.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Automotive Networking and Applications
    • Authors: Wai Chen;Luca Delgrossi;Timo Kosch;Tadao Saito;
      Pages: 180 - 180
      Abstract: The articles in this special section focus on automotive networking and applications.
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      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
    • Pages: 181 - 181
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      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Full-Duplex Radios for Vehicular Communications
    • Authors: Claudia Campolo;Antonella Molinaro;Antoine O. Berthet;Alexey Vinel;
      Pages: 182 - 189
      Abstract: Recent significant advances in self-interference cancellation techniques pave the way for the deployment of full-duplex wireless transceivers capable of concurrent transmission and reception on the same channel. Despite the promise to theoretically double the spectrum efficiency, full-duplex prototyping in off-the-shelf chips of mobile devices is still in its infancy, mainly because of the challenges in mitigating self-interference to a tolerable level and the strict hardware constraints. In this article, we argue in favor of embedding full-duplex radios in onboard units of future vehicles. Unlike the majority of mobile devices, vehicular onboard units are good candidates to host complex full-duplex transceivers because of their virtually unlimited power supply and processing capacity. Taking into account the effect of imperfect self-interference cancellation, we investigate the design implications of full-duplex devices at the higher-layer protocols of next-generation vehicular networks and highlight the benefits they could bring with respect to half-duplex devices in some representative use cases. Early results are also provided that give insight into the impact of self-interference cancellation on vehicle-to-roadside communications, and showcase the benefits of FD-enhanced medium access control protocols for vehicle-to-vehicle communications supporting crucial road safety applications.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Mobile Small Cells: Broadband Access Solution for Public Transport Users
    • Authors: Ade Syaheda Wani Marzuki;Iftekhar Ahmad;Daryoush Habibi;Quoc Viet Phung;
      Pages: 190 - 197
      Abstract: The increasing popularity and usage of portable smart devices have heightened the demand for higher data rates and mobility support in wireless communication networks. Many portable device users rely heavily on public transport during their trips to work, school, and other business locations. To facilitate the provision of high data rates for these commuters, the development of innovative wireless technologies is critical. Small cell networks can be a promising solution to this challenge. However, incorporating small cells in vehicular environments demands further investigation, especially for issues related to their communication architecture, interference and resource management. In this article, we present a small cell network system design that can provide seamless high data rate services to public transport users. We address the frequency allocation problem for mobile small cells and introduce time-varying frequency allocation solutions to meet the dynamic network topology and varying user traffic requirements.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Ambient Noise in Warm Shallow Waters: A Communications Perspective
    • Authors: Ahmed Mahmood;Mandar Chitre;
      Pages: 198 - 204
      Abstract: In warm shallow waters, the ambient noise process is found to be impulsive. This phenomenon is attributed to the collective snaps created by snapping shrimp colonies inhabiting such regions. Each snap essentially creates a pressure wave, and the resulting noise process dominates the acoustic spectrum at medium-to-high frequencies. Consequently, if not addressed, snapping shrimp noise is severely detrimental to the performance of an acoustic communication system operating nearby. This article briefly summarizes and addresses the problems faced during acoustic communication in snapping shrimp noise. We discuss how the noise process can be characterized by a certain statistical model based on the symmetric a-stable (SaS) family of distributions. Within the framework of this model, we highlight problems and the corresponding solutions faced in various stages of digital communication system design. Both single and multicarrier systems are commented on. The resulting schemes are robust to outliers and offer excellent error performance in comparison to conventional methods in impulsive noise.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Sequential Behavior Pattern Discovery with Frequent Episode Mining and
           Wireless Sensor Network
    • Authors: Li Li;Xin Li;Zhihan Lu;Jaime Lloret;Houbing Song;
      Pages: 205 - 211
      Abstract: By recognizing patterns in occupants' daily activities, building systems are able to optimize and personalize services. Established technologies are available for data collection and pattern mining, but they all share the drawback that the methodology used for data collection tends to be ill suited for pattern recognition. For this research, we developed a bespoke WSN and combined it with a compact data format for frequent episode mining to overcome this obstacle. The proposed framework has been evaluated with both synthetic data from a smart home simulator and with real data from a self-organizing WSN in a student's home. We are able to demonstrate that the framework is capable of discovering sequential patterns in heterogeneous sensor data. With corresponding scenarios, patterns in daily activities can be deduced. The framework is self-contained, scalable, and energy-efficient, and is thus applicable in multiple building system settings.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Flexible Packet Matching with Single Double Cuckoo Hash
    • Authors: Gil Levy;Salvatore Pontarelli;Pedro Reviriego;
      Pages: 212 - 217
      Abstract: In modern switches, a packet can go through a number of processing steps to determine, for example, if the packet has to be discarded due to security policies, if it needs to be marked for quality of service or to determine the next hop for the packet. Most of those steps can be modeled as a matching of some of the packet fields with a set of rules that are stored in the switch. This has been generalized with the adoption of Software Defined Networks, using for example, the Openflow protocol, on which the processing steps are programmable as table matching operations and defined dynamically by a controller. Implementing this flexible packet matching in a switch is challenging, as we need to support multiple matching tables, each having different key size, and the size of the tables should also be programmable. The main options to support multiple tables are to use different memories for each table or to have several tables share the same memories. In the first approach, each table would have to match the size and width of the memories to achieve an efficient memory usage. This is a severe limitation when flexible table size and entry width need to be supported. In the second approach, all the tables can dynamically share the memories, providing better flexibility. The problem is that the width of the memories needs to be dimensioned to support the largest entry size. This leads to significant memory waste for smaller entries. Hash based techniques like cuckoo hashing can be used to efficiently implement exact matching using standard SRAM memories, and are widely used in modern switches. However, current implementations only support entries of one size. This article presents the Single Double cuckoo hash, which can support elements of two sizes. Its main benefit is to improve memory utilization when multiple tables with entries of different sizes share the same memories. This is achieved at the cost of a small increase in circuit complexity.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
  • Data-Driven Information Plane in Software-Defined Networking
    • Authors: Haojun Huang;Hao Yin;Geyong Min;Hongbo Jiang;Junbao Zhang;Yulei Wu;
      Pages: 218 - 224
      Abstract: The contemporary Internet has evolved from an academic infrastructure to a tremendous commercial network, serving as an indispensable information platform for human communications, but with inherent limitations such as complicated management and manual configuration. To overcome these limitations, the basic Internet architecture has unleashed an unprecedented wave of innovation over the past decade, and introduced a promising networking paradigm, software-defined networking (SDN), often referred to as a "radical new idea in networking." SDN offers numerous potential benefits such as enhanced configuration, improved performance, and encouraged innovation in network architectures and operations, while undergoing unprecedented challenges due to the lack of global network-wide information. Nowadays, the emerging data-driven thought opens the era of the fourth paradigm for science research and transfers the design philosophy of future networks, based on the large-scale data rather than the small-scale data. We argue that the existence of a data-driven information plane in SDN can address these challenges. In this article, we explicitly propose a data-driven information plane and extend the SDN architecture specifically. We first overview the evolution of SDN, and then illustrate a novel SDN paradigm by introducing a data-driven information plane into the commonly accepted SDN reference architecture. Finally, we outline emerging challenges and discuss future directions for further research triggered by a data-driven information plane.
      PubDate: 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 6 (2017)
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