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Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 228, SJR: 1.151, h-index: 103)
Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, 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: 14, SJR: 0.208, h-index: 17)
China Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 9)
Communications and Networks, J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.608, h-index: 27)
Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.62, h-index: 23)
Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.325, h-index: 24)
Computer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 85, SJR: 0.599, h-index: 126)
Computing in Science & Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.688, h-index: 47)
Control Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 187, SJR: 0.942, h-index: 83)
Embedded Systems Letters, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, 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: 156, 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: 61, SJR: 0.947, h-index: 12)
IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 145, 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: 80, SJR: 1.016, h-index: 62)
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67, SJR: 1.901, h-index: 69)
IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 48, SJR: 0.937, h-index: 37)
IEEE Communications Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55, SJR: 0.934, h-index: 107)
IEEE Communications Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 81, SJR: 3.133, h-index: 170)
IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 4.187, h-index: 78)
IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 33)
IEEE Computer Architecture Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.348, h-index: 20)
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46, SJR: 0.377, h-index: 71)
IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38, 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: 27, 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: 39, SJR: 0.109, h-index: 12)
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 143, SJR: 1.203, h-index: 60)
IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 61, SJR: 2.451, h-index: 36)
IEEE Industry Applications Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.307, h-index: 41)
IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 61, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 29)
IEEE Intelligent Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 57, 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: 15, SJR: 0.943, h-index: 76)
IEEE J. of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 2.737, h-index: 15)
IEEE J. of Oceanic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.969, h-index: 71)
IEEE J. of Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 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: 37, SJR: 1.759, h-index: 62)
IEEE J. of Solid-State Circuits     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 3.278, h-index: 165)
IEEE J. of the Electron Devices Society     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.026, h-index: 7)
IEEE J. of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.262, h-index: 3)
IEEE J. on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE J. on Selected Areas in Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, 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: 21, SJR: 0.942, h-index: 98)
IEEE Microwave Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37, 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: 44, 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: 27, 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: 52, 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: 40, 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: 29, SJR: 0.734, h-index: 53)
IEEE Sensors J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 83, SJR: 0.759, h-index: 69)
IEEE Signal Processing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 1.072, h-index: 95)
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 68, SJR: 3.413, h-index: 125)
IEEE Software     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 185, SJR: 0.652, h-index: 84)
IEEE Spectrum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 175, SJR: 0.199, h-index: 52)
IEEE Systems J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, 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: 58, SJR: 2.13, h-index: 143)
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.381, h-index: 62)
IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.963, h-index: 108)
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52, 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: 10)
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.104, h-index: 42)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.606, h-index: 140)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 1.394, h-index: 86)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.747, h-index: 65)
IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, 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: 50, 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: 12, SJR: 0.71, h-index: 95)
IEEE Transactions on Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66, SJR: 0.924, h-index: 92)
IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, 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: 55, SJR: 2.986, h-index: 105)
IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 2.886, h-index: 27)
IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.155, h-index: 44)
IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.826, h-index: 53)
IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 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: 28, SJR: 1.329, h-index: 68)
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.436, h-index: 142)
IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
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: 14, 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: 9, 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: 67, SJR: 2.727, h-index: 198)
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 2.973, h-index: 59)
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.86, h-index: 63)
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.433, h-index: 217)
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, 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: 33, SJR: 2.087, h-index: 119)
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.602, h-index: 99)
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.941, h-index: 165)
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.346, h-index: 148)
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 1.826, h-index: 98)
IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.603, h-index: 88)
IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.572, h-index: 46)
IEEE Transactions On Nanotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 0.708, h-index: 61)
IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.021, h-index: 19)
IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.385, h-index: 97)
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.732, h-index: 95)
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.59, h-index: 94)
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65, 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: 59, SJR: 3.005, h-index: 160)
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, 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: 38, SJR: 1.93, h-index: 68)
IEEE Transactions on Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, 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: 8)
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73, SJR: 2.004, h-index: 187)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.84, h-index: 10)
IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.91, h-index: 98)
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.203, h-index: 116)
IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.698, h-index: 78)
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 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: 43, 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: 23, SJR: 2.305, h-index: 87)
Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 3.285, h-index: 169)
Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, 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: 5, 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: 38, SJR: 3.181, h-index: 149)
Optical Communications and Networking, IEEE/OSA J. of     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.306, h-index: 35)
Photonics J., IEEE     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.233, h-index: 34)
Photovoltaics, IEEE J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.968, h-index: 27)
Proceedings of the IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73, SJR: 1.586, h-index: 205)
Pulse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.311, h-index: 66)
Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 1.196, h-index: 37)
Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.726, h-index: 36)
Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 4.784, h-index: 66)
Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70, SJR: 1.543, h-index: 128)
Solid-State Circuits Magazine, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.19, h-index: 7)
Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 3.646, h-index: 45)
Terahertz Science and Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.079, h-index: 26)
Tsinghua Science & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.42, h-index: 24)
Wireless Communications Letters IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.08, h-index: 21)
Women in Engineering Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 1)

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  • Cover 2
    • Abstract: Advertisement, IEEE.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Cover 3
    • Abstract: Advertisement, IEEE.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
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  • Cover 4
    • Abstract: Advertisement, IEEE.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Wireless InSite for 5G MIMO Simulations
    • Pages: 3 - 3
      Abstract: Prospective authors are requested to submit new, unpublished manuscripts for inclusion in the upcoming event described in this call for papers.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • The President's Page
    • Authors: Harvey Freeman;Tao Zhang;
      Pages: 4 - 5
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Conference Calendar
    • Pages: 6 - 6
      Abstract: Presents the ComSoc upcoming calendar of events and meetings.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Global Communications Newsletter
    • Authors: Aduwati Sali;Fazirulhisyam Hashim;Chee Yen Leow;Nur Idora Abdul Razak;Hafizal Mohamad;Sarah Abou-Chakra;Cesar Vargas-Rosales;Rafaela Villalpando-Hernandez;
      Pages: 7 - 9
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Military Communications
    • Authors: Kevin S. Chan;Frank T. Johnsen;
      Pages: 10 - 10
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • IEEE Comsoc Society
    • Pages: 11 - 11
      Abstract: Advertisement, IEEE.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • A Unified Solution to Cognitive Radio Programming, Test and Evaluation for
           Tactical Communications
    • Authors: Yalin Sagduyu;Sohraab Soltani;Tugba Erpek;Yi Shi;Jason Li;
      Pages: 12 - 20
      Abstract: Spectrum is limited, but the demand for it is growing steadily with new users, applications, and services in both commercial and tactical communications. The current paradigm of static spectrum allocation cannot satisfy this demand, resulting in a congested, contested environment with poor spectrum efficiency. Tactical radios need to share spectrum with other in- and out-ofnetwork tactical and commercial radios, subject to potential jamming and other security attacks. Cognitive radio provides tactical communications with new means of spectrum sharing, cohabitation configurability, and adaptation to improve communication rates, connectivity, robustness, and situational awareness, all translated to network- centric mission success. A systematic solution to SDR programming and test and evaluation (T&E) is needed to address spectrum challenges with the network-centric mission success set as the primary goal. Once equipped with cognitive radio capabilities, tactical radios can quickly and reliably discover the white-space and effectively use spectrum opportunities across time, space, and frequency. This article presents the design and implementation of a visual and modular radio software programming tool that supports easy, fast, and radio-agnostic development of cognitive radio and network protocols and security mechanisms. This tool is fully integrated with a unified T&E framework that applies the same SDR solution to high fidelity simulation and emulation tests under a common, controllable, and repeatable scenario. This unified approach makes prototyping of cognitive radio capabilities with tactical radios faster, easier, and cost-effective.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • IEEE ComSoc Training
    • Pages: 21 - 21
      Abstract: Advertisement, IEEE.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Combining Software-Defined and Delay-Tolerant Approaches in Last-Mile
           Tactical Edge Networking
    • Authors: Iulisloi Zacarias;Luciano P. Gaspary;Andersonn Kohl;Ricardo Q. A. Fernandes;Jorgito M. Stocchero;Edison P. de Freitas;
      Pages: 22 - 29
      Abstract: Network-centric warfare is a no-way-back trend in modern military operations. The application of this concept ranges from upper-level decision making echelons to troop guidance on the battlefield, and many studies have been carried out in this area. However, most of these are concerned with either the higher-level strategic networks, that is, the networks linking the higher echelons with abundant resources, satellite communications, or even a whole network infrastructure, or high-end TEN, representing resource-rich troops in the field, with military aircraft, battleships, or ground vehicles equipped with powerful wireless communication devices and (almost) unrestricted energy resources for communication. However, these studies fail to take into account the "last-mile TEN," which comprises resource constrained communication devices carried by troopers, equipping sensor nodes deployed in the field or small unmanned aerial vehicles. In an attempt to fill this gap in the studies on battlefield networking, this article seeks to combine software-defined and delay-tolerant approaches to support the diverse range of strict requirements for applications in the last-mile TEN.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Inband Full-Duplex Radio Transceivers: A Paradigm Shift in Tactical
           Communications and Electronic Warfare'
    • Authors: Taneli Riihonen;Dani Korpi;Olli Rantula;Heikki Rantanen;Tapio Saarelainen;Mikko Valkama;
      Pages: 30 - 36
      Abstract: Inband FD operation has great potential in civilian/commercial wireless communications, because it can as much as double transmission links� spectral efficiency by exploiting the newfound capability for STAR that is facilitated by advanced SIC techniques. This article surveys the prospects of exploiting the emerging FD radio technology in military communication applications as well. In addition to enabling high-rate twoway tactical communications, the STAR capability could give a major technical advantage to armed forces by allowing their radio transceivers to conduct electronic warfare at the same time that they are also receiving or transmitting other signals at the same frequency bands. After comprehensively introducing FD transceiver architectures and SIC requirements in military communications, this article outlines and analyzes all the most promising defensive and offensive applications of the STAR capability. It is not out of the question that this disruptive technology could even bring about a paradigm shift in operations at the cyber-electromagnetic battleground. At least, forward-looking innovators in the military communications community would right now have a window of opportunity to engage in original, potentially high-impact scientific research on FD military radio systems, which we would like to spur on by this speculative tutorial article.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Data Leakage Prevention for Secure Cross-Domain Information Exchange
    • Authors: Kyrre Wahl Kongsgard;Nils Agne Nordbotten;Federico Mancini;Raymond Haakseth;Paal E. Engelstad;
      Pages: 37 - 43
      Abstract: Cross-domain information exchange is an increasingly important capability for conducting efficient and secure operations, both within coalitions and within single nations. A data guard is a common cross-domain sharing solution that inspects the security labels of exported data objects and validates that they are such that they can be released according to policy. While we see that guard solutions can be implemented with high assurance, we find that obtaining an equivalent level of assurance in the correctness of the security labels easily becomes a hard problem in practical scenarios. Thus, a weakness of the guard-based solution is that there is often limited assurance in the correctness of the security labels. To mitigate this, guards make use of content checkers such as dirty word lists as a means of detecting mislabeled data. To improve the overall security of such cross-domain solutions, we investigate more advanced content checkers based on the use of machine learning. Instead of relying on manually specified dirty word lists, we can build data-driven methods that automatically infer the words associated with classified content. However, care must be taken when constructing and deploying these methods as naive implementations are vulnerable to manipulation attacks. In order to provide a better context for performing classification, we monitor the incoming information flow and use the audit trail to construct controlled environments. The usefulness of this deployment scheme is demonstrated using a real collection of classified and unclassified documents.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • IoT and Information Processing in Smart Energy Applications
    • Authors: Wei-Yu Chiu;Hongjian Sun;John Thompson;Kiyoshi Nakayama;Shunqing Zhang;
      Pages: 44 - 44
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • When Weather Matters: IoT-Based Electrical Load Forecasting for Smart Grid
    • Authors: Liangzhi Li;Kaoru Ota;Mianxiong Dong;
      Pages: 46 - 51
      Abstract: Electrical load forecasting is still a challenging open problem due to the complex and variable influences (e.g., weather and time). Although, with the recent development of IoT and smart meter technology, people have obtained the ability to record relevant information on a large scale, traditional methods struggle in analyzing such complicated relationships for their limited abilities in handling nonlinear data. In the article, we introduce an IoTbased deep learning system to automatically extract features from the captured data, and ultimately, give an accurate estimation of future load value. One significant advantage of our method is the specially designed two-step forecasting scheme, which significantly improves the forecasting precision. Also, the proposed method is able to quantitatively analyze the influences of some major factors, which is of great guiding significance to select attribute combination and deploy onboard sensors for smart grids with vast areas, variable climates, and social conventions. Simulations demonstrate that our method outperforms some existing approaches, and can be well applied in various situations.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Software Defined Machine-to-Machine Communication for Smart Energy
    • Authors: Zhenyu Zhou;Jie Gong;Yejun He;Yan Zhang;
      Pages: 52 - 60
      Abstract: The successful realization of smart energy management relies on ubiquitous and reliable information exchange among millions of sensors and actuators deployed in the field with little or no human intervention. This motivates us to propose a unified communication framework for smart energy management by exploring the integration of software-defined networking with machine-to-machine communication. In this article, first we provide a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art contributions from the perspective of software defined networking and machineto- machine integration. Second, the overall design of the proposed software-defined machine-to-machine (SD-M2M) framework is presented, with an emphasis on its technical contributions to cost reduction, fine granularity resource allocation, and end-to-end quality of service guarantee. Then a case study is conducted for an electric vehicle energy management system to validate the proposed SD-M2M framework. Finally, we identify several open issues and present key research opportunities.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
    • Pages: 61 - 61
      Abstract: Advertisement, IEEE.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • 5G Mobile Cellular Networks: Enabling Distributed State Estimation for
           Smart Grids
    • Authors: Mirsad Cosovic;Achilleas Tsitsimelis;Dejan Vukobratovic;Javier Matamoros;Carles Anton-Haro;
      Pages: 62 - 69
      Abstract: With the transition toward 5G, mobile cellular networks are evolving into a powerful platform for ubiquitous large-scale information acquisition, communication, storage, and processing. 5G will provide suitable services for mission-critical and real-time applications such as the ones envisioned in future smart grids. In this work, we show how the emerging 5G mobile cellular network, with its evolution of machine-type communications and the concept of mobile edge computing, provides an adequate environment for distributed monitoring and control tasks in smart grids. In particular, we present in detail how smart grids could benefit from advanced distributed state estimation methods placed within the 5G environment. We present an overview of emerging distributed state estimation solutions, focusing on those based on distributed optimization and probabilistic graphical models, and investigate their integration as part of the future 5G smart grid services.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Energy Big Data Security Threats in IoT-Based Smart Grid Communications
    • Authors: Wen-Long Chin;Wan Li;Hsiao-Hwa Chen;
      Pages: 70 - 75
      Abstract: Increased intelligence and automation in smart grid results in many heterogeneous applications benefiting from the Internet of Things, such as demand response, energy delivery efficiency/reliability, and fault recovery. However, vulnerabilities in smart grid arise due to public communication infrastructure and Internet-based protocols. To deal with security threats, energy big data should be thoughtfully stored and processed to extract critical information, and security and blackout warnings should be given in an early stage. This work gives a comprehensive tutorial and survey to highlight research challenges on the aforementioned issues in the Internet-of-Things-based smart grid. We demonstrate that a stealthy and blind energy big data attack can be launched using a replay scheme. Also, we elucidate an intuitive geometric viewpoint for this type of attack. The proposed attack can bypass bad data detection successfully using either DC or AC state estimation.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Defense Mechanisms against Data Injection Attacks in Smart Grid Networks
    • Authors: Jing Jiang;Yi Qian;
      Pages: 76 - 82
      Abstract: In the smart grid, bidirectional information exchange among customers, operators, and control devices significantly improves the efficiency of energy supplying and consumption. However, integration of intelligence and cyber systems into a power grid can lead to serious cyber security challenges and makes the overall system more vulnerable to cyber attacks. To address this challenging issue, this article presents defense mechanisms to either protect the system from attackers in advance or detect the existence of data injection attacks to improve the smart grid security. Focusing on signal processing techniques, this article introduces an adaptive scheme on detection of injected bad data at the control center. This scheme takes the power measurements of two sequential data collection slots into account, and detects data injection attacks by monitoring the measurement variations and state changes between the two time slots. The proposed scheme has the capability of adaptively detecting attacks including both non-stealthy attacks and stealthy attacks. Stealthy attacks are proved impossible to detect using conventional residual- based methods, and can cause more dangerous effects on power systems than non-stealthy attacks. It is demonstrated that the proposed scheme can also be used for attack classification to help system operators prioritize their actions to better protect their systems, and is therefore very valuable in practical smart grid systems.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Resilient and Secure Low-Rate Connectivity for Smart Energy Applications
           through Power Talk in DC Microgrids
    • Authors: Cedomir Stefanovic;Marko Angjelichinoski;Pietro Danzi;Petar Popovski;
      Pages: 83 - 89
      Abstract: The future smart grid is envisioned as a network of interconnected microgrids (MGs) -- small-scale local power networks composed of generators, storage capacities, and loads. MGs bring unprecedented modularity, efficiency, sustainability, and resilience to the power grid as a whole. Due to a high share of renewable generation, MGs require innovative concepts for control and optimization, giving rise to a novel class of smart energy applications, in which communications represent an integral part. In this article, we review power talk, a communication technique specifically developed for direct current MGs, which exploits the communication potential residing within the MG power equipment. Depending on the smart energy application, power talk can be used as either a primary communication enabler or an auxiliary communication system that provides resilient and secure operation. The key advantage of power talk is that it derives its availability, reliability, and security from the very MG elements, outmatching standard off-the shelf communication solutions.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Behavior Recognition Based on Wi-Fi CSI: Part 1
    • Authors: Bin Guo;Yingying Jennifer Chen;Nic Lane;Yunxin Liu;Zhiwen Yu;
      Pages: 90 - 90
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Device-Free WiFi Human Sensing: From Pattern-Based to Model-Based
    • Authors: Dan Wu;Daqing Zhang;Chenren Xu;Hao Wang;Xiang Li;
      Pages: 91 - 97
      Abstract: Recently, device-free WiFi CSI-based human behavior recognition has attracted a great amount of interest as it promises to provide a ubiquitous sensing solution by using the pervasive WiFi infrastructure. While most existing solutions are pattern-based, applying machine learning techniques, there is a recent trend of developing accurate models to reveal the underlining radio propagation properties and exploit models for fine-grained human behavior recognition. In this article, we first classify the existing work into two categories: pattern-based and model-based recognition solutions. Then we review and examine the two approaches together with their enabled applications. Finally, we show the favorable properties of model-based approaches by comparing them using human respiration detection as a case study, and argue that our proposed Fresnel zone model could be a generic one with great potential for device-free human sensing using fine-grained WiFi CSI.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • A Survey on Behavior Recognition Using WiFi Channel State Information
    • Authors: Siamak Yousefi;Hirokazu Narui;Sankalp Dayal;Stefano Ermon;Shahrokh Valaee;
      Pages: 98 - 104
      Abstract: In this article, we present a survey of recent advances in passive human behavior recognition in indoor areas using the channel state information (CSI) of commercial WiFi systems. The movement of the human body parts cause changes in the wireless signal reflections, which result in variations in the CSI. By analyzing the data streams of CSIs for different activities and comparing them against stored models, human behavior can be recognized. This is done by extracting features from CSI data streams and using machine learning techniques to build models and classifiers. The techniques from the literature that are presented herein have great performance; however, instead of the machine learning techniques employed in these works, we propose to use deep learning techniques such as long-short term memory (LSTM) recurrent neural networking (RNN) and show the improved performance. We also discuss different challenges such as environment change, frame rate selection, and the multi-user scenario; and finally suggest possible directions for future work.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Wi-Fi Radar: Recognizing Human Behavior with Commodity Wi-Fi
    • Authors: Yongpan Zou;Weifeng Liu;Kaishun Wu;Lionel M. Ni;
      Pages: 105 - 111
      Abstract: Wi-Fi, which enables convenient wireless access to Internet services, has become integral to our modern lives. With widely-deployed Wi-Fi infrastructure, modern people can enjoy a variety of online services such as web browsing, online shopping, social interaction, and e-commerce almost at any time and any place. Traditionally, the most significant functionality of Wi-Fi is to enable high-throughput data communication between terminal devices and the Internet. However, beyond that, we observe that a novel type of system based on commodity Wi-Fi is increasingly attracting intense academic interest. Without hardware modification and redeployment, researchers are exploiting channel state information output by commodity Wi-Fi and transforming existing Wi-Fi systems into radar-like ones that can recognize human behavior along with data communication. This fancy functionality is tremendously expanding the boundaries of Wi-Fi to a new realm and triggering revolutionary applications in the context of the Internet of Things. In this article, we provide a guide to and introduce the impressive landscape of this new realm.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Human Behavior Recognition Using Wi-Fi CSI: Challenges and Opportunities
    • Authors: Lili Chen;Xiaojiang Chen;Ligang Ni;Yao Peng;Dingyi Fang;
      Pages: 112 - 117
      Abstract: Human behavior recognition (HBR) has emerged as a core research area in human-computer interaction. In this article, we give a comprehensive introduction to HBR using Wi-Fi channel state information. We first comprehensively review the state-of-art of HBR, based on the two techniques that drove recent progress in Wi-Fi channel-state-information-based HBR -- fingerprint-based and model-based. Specifically, we describe their corresponding characteristics, general architectures, and provide a performance comparison of the two mechanisms. We then provide insights into the future directions of HBR research, and propose two possible new schemes, and the technical challenges coming with them.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Mobile Bandwidth Improvement Techniques
    • Authors: Vijay K. Gurbani;Salvatore Loreto;Ravi Subramanyan;
      Pages: 118 - 118
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Interference Alignment Testbeds
    • Authors: Cenk M. Yetis;Jacobo Fanjul;Jose A. Garcia-Naya;Nima N. Moghadam;Hamed Farhadi;
      Pages: 120 - 126
      Abstract: Interference alignment has triggered high impact research in wireless communications since it was proposed nearly 10 years ago. However, the vast majority of research is centered on the theory of interference alignment and is hardly feasible in view of the existing state-of-the-art wireless technologies. Although several research groups have assessed the feasibility of interference alignment via testbed measurements in realistic environments, the experimental evaluation of interference alignment is still in its infancy since most of the experiments were limited to simpler scenarios and configurations. This article summarizes the practical limitations of experimentally evaluating interference alignment, provides an overview of the available interference alignment testbed implementations, including the costs, and highlights the imperatives for succeeding interference alignment testbed implementations. Finally, the article explores future research directions on the applications of interference alignment in the next generation wireless systems.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Practical LTE and WiFi Coexistence Techniques Beyond LBT
    • Authors: Jonathan Ling;David Lopez-Perez;Mohammad R. Khawer;
      Pages: 127 - 133
      Abstract: Coexistence with WiFi is the key issue for unlicensed band LTE. The main coexistence mechanism is listen-before-talk, whereby radio frequency energy is sensed over a short period and compared to a threshold. Given the default energy thresholds, the energy sensing range is much less than the cell range. Either technology can experience a collision due to transmissions being below energy detection threshold. Currently, WiFi is agnostic to unlicensed band LTE. To improve coexistence, a relay-based communications channel is proposed whereby LTE announces its presence. Legacy WiFi APs may be programmed to interpret and respond by firmware upgrade . Higher performance for both networks is demonstrated via more effective radio frequency channel selection and adaptive energy detection thresholding.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Integrated Circuits for Communications
    • Authors: Charles Chien;Zhiwei Xu;
      Pages: 134 - 134
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Lidar System Architectures and Circuits
    • Authors: Behnam Behroozpour;Phillip A. M. Sandborn;Ming C. Wu;Bernhard E. Boser;
      Pages: 135 - 142
      Abstract: 3D imaging technologies are applied in numerous areas, including self-driving cars, drones, and robots, and in advanced industrial, medical, scientific, and consumer applications. 3D imaging is usually accomplished by finding the distance to multiple points on an object or in a scene, and then creating a point cloud of those range measurements. Different methods can be used for the ranging. Some of these methods, such as stereovision, rely on processing 2D images. Other techniques estimate the distance more directly by measuring the round-trip delay of an ultrasonic or electromagnetic wave to the object. Ultrasonic waves suffer large losses in air and cannot reach distances beyond a few meters. Radars and lidars use electromagnetic waves in radio and optical spectra, respectively. The shorter wavelengths of the optical waves compared to the radio frequency waves translates into better resolution, and a more favorable choice for 3D imaging. The integration of lidars on electronic and photonic chips can lower their cost, size, and power consumption, making them affordable and accessible to all the abovementioned applications. This review article explains different lidar aspects and design choices, such as optical modulation and detection techniques, and point cloud generation by means of beam-steering or flashing an entire scene. Popular lidar architectures and circuits are presented, and the superiority of the FMCW lidar is discussed in terms of range resolution, receiver sensitivity, and compatibility with emerging technologies. At the end, an electronic-photonic integrated circuit for a micro-imaging FMCW lidar is presented as an example.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Integrated Circuit Technology for Next Generation Point-of-Care
           Spectroscopy Applications
    • Authors: Jonas Handwerker;Benedikt Schlecker;Maurits Ortmanns;Jens Anders;
      Pages: 143 - 151
      Abstract: Point-of-care personalized medicine and home diagnostics are emerging topics that can help to master the challenges of aging societies. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy is one of the most promising sensing principles because it enables the detection of proteins, metabolites, and reactive oxygen species, which play crucial roles in a large number of diseases, with high specificity. To provide a self-contained introduction to the topic, this article starts with a description of the basic working principle of magnetic resonance spectroscopy, highlighting the similarities and differences compared to conventional impedance spectroscopy methods. Focusing on the two specific techniques of NMR and ESR spectroscopy, we explain how miniaturized systems co-integrating detectors and the signal processing electronics on a single chip are a key enabler for portable, low-cost spectrometry systems. These systems bear many similarities to conventional communication transceivers and can therefore largely benefit from recent advances in communication circuits as well as entirely new detection principles such as VCObased detection, which are enabled by the use of modern nanometer-scaled integrated circuit technologies. An overview of the current state of the art of such miniaturized magnetic resonance spectrometers is presented, which both highlights the excellent new possibilities associated with these systems and at the same time outlines the current challenges and future research directions in this emerging field of research.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Multi-Service System: An Enabler of Flexible 5G Air Interface
    • Authors: Lei Zhang;Ayesha Ijaz;Pei Xiao;Rahim Tafazolli;
      Pages: 152 - 159
      Abstract: A multi-service system is an enabler to flexibly support diverse communication requirements for the next generation wireless communications. In such a system, multiple types of services coexist in one baseband system with each service having its optimal frame structure and low out-of-band emission waveforms operating on the service frequency band to reduce the ISvcBI. In this article, a framework for a multi-service system is established, and the challenges and possible solutions are studied. The multi-service system implementation in both the time and frequency domains is discussed. Two representative SFMC waveforms, F-OFDM and UFMC, are considered in this article. Specifically, the design methodology, criteria, orthogonality conditions, and prospective application scenarios in the context of 5G are discussed. We consider both SR and MR signal processing methods. Compared to the SR system, the MR system has significantly reduced computational complexity at the expense of performance loss due to ISubBI in MR systems. The ISvcBI and ISubBI in MR systems are investigated with proposed low-complexity interference cancellation algorithms to enable multi-service operation in low interference level conditions.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Multi-Antenna Beamforming Techniques in Full-Duplex and Self-Energy
           Recycling Systems: Opportunities and Challenges
    • Authors: Duckdong Hwang;Sung Sik Nam;Janghoon Yang;
      Pages: 160 - 167
      Abstract: Full-duplex technique is considered as an essential component of the coming 5G wireless systems. Since the SI from its transmit antennas dominates over the signal received from remote sites, the suppression of SI is the first priority challenge in the design of FD systems, and thus combinations of analog SI cancellation with radio frequency domain approaches are considered. Applying BF techniques with multiple antennas on top of these combined approaches can further strengthen the SI suppression capability so that wireless systems can enjoy the benefit from FD operation without much concern on SI. However, various factors affect the design of BF in FD networks, and hence they provide a set of research challenges. Also, S-ER is an alternative way of utilizing SI in FD networks, where the RF radiation from a node is reused as an energy source. In this article, we go through these opportunities and challenges along with a survey of technical results developed so far in regard to the BF for handling the SI of FD systems. We look at various network models, the strategies for handling the SI, relay protocols, and antenna structure to see how these provide technical challenges for the BF design.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Toward Context-Aware Mobile Social Networks
    • Authors: Zhiyong Yu;Daqing Zhang;Zhu Wang;Bin Guo;Ioanna Roussaki;Kevin Doolin;Ethel Claffey;
      Pages: 168 - 175
      Abstract: CA-MSNs are more intelligent and user-friendly than conventional online or mobile social networks. We first classify CA-MSNs into four categories, and divide their life cycle into four phases: discovery, connection, interaction, and organization. We then introduce personal and community context, and discuss the corresponding taxonomy. Subsequently, we elaborate how such context can be leveraged to enhance each life cycle phase. We also present our practices on designing various CA-MSN applications. Finally, future research directions are identified to shed light on the next generation MSNs from the context awareness perspective.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access in Multi-Cell Networks: Theory,
           Performance, and Practical Challenges
    • Authors: Wonjae Shin;Mojtaba Vaezi;Byungju Lee;David J. Love;Jungwoo Lee;H. Vincent Poor;
      Pages: 176 - 183
      Abstract: Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) is a potential enabler for the development of 5G and beyond wireless networks. By allowing multiple users to share the same time and frequency, NOMA can scale up the number of served users, increase spectral efficiency, and improve user-fairness compared to existing orthogonal multiple access (OMA) techniques. While single-cell NOMA has drawn significant attention recently, much less attention has been given to multi-cell NOMA. This article discusses the opportunities and challenges of NOMA in a multi-cell environment. As the density of base stations and devices increases, inter-cell interference becomes a major obstacle in multi-cell networks. As such, identifying techniques that combine interference management approaches with NOMA is of great significance. After discussing the theory behind NOMA, this article provides an overview of the current literature and discusses key implementation and research challenges, with an emphasis on multi-cell NOMA.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
  • Wireless-Optical Network Convergence: Enabling the 5G Architecture to
           Support Operational and End-User Services
    • Authors: Anna Tzanakaki;Markos Anastasopoulos;Ignacio Berberana;Dimitris Syrivelis;Paris Flegkas;Thanasis Korakis;Daniel Camps Mur;Ilker Demirkol;Jesus Gutierrez;Eckhard Grass;Qing Wei;Emmanouil Pateromichelakis;Nikola Vucic;Albrecht Fehske;Michael Grieger;Michael Eiselt;Jens Bartelt;Gerhard Fettweis;George Lyberopoulos;Eleni Theodoropoulou;Dimitra Simeonidou;
      Pages: 184 - 192
      Abstract: This article presents a converged 5G network infrastructure and an overarching architecture to jointly support operational network and end-user services, proposed by the EU 5G PPP project 5G-XHaul. The 5G-XHaul infrastructure adopts a common fronthaul/backhaul network solution, deploying a wealth of wireless technologies and a hybrid active/passive optical transport, supporting flexible fronthaul split options. This infrastructure is evaluated through a novel modeling. Numerical results indicate significant energy savings at the expense of increased end-user service delay.
      PubDate: OCTOBER 2017
      Issue No: Vol. 55, No. 10 (2017)
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