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Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 103, SJR: 1.337, h-index: 85)
Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.824, h-index: 16)
Autonomous Mental Development, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Bell Labs Technical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.411, h-index: 26)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Reviews in     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.462, h-index: 14)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.184, h-index: 118)
Broadcasting, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.314, h-index: 53)
Canadian J. of Electrical and Computer Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.119, h-index: 14)
China Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.189, h-index: 6)
Communications and Networks, J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.364, h-index: 23)
Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.638, h-index: 14)
Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Computer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38, SJR: 0.717, h-index: 112)
Computing in Science & Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.579, h-index: 40)
Control Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.83, h-index: 75)
Embedded Systems Letters, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.63, h-index: 8)
Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 2.458, h-index: 139)
Haptics, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.808, h-index: 19)
IEEE Access     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46, SJR: 0.402, h-index: 35)
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.134, h-index: 13)
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.757, h-index: 57)
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.499, h-index: 54)
IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.737, h-index: 32)
IEEE Communications Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.19, h-index: 96)
IEEE Communications Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 3.196, h-index: 144)
IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 3.561, h-index: 52)
IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.066, h-index: 26)
IEEE Computer Architecture Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.871, h-index: 14)
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.501, h-index: 62)
IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
IEEE Control Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
IEEE Design & Test     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
IEEE Distributed Systems Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.577, h-index: 41)
IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Electron Device Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 2.191, h-index: 105)
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Engineering Management Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.11, h-index: 9)
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.481, h-index: 46)
IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 2.105, h-index: 27)
IEEE Industry Applications Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.67, h-index: 36)
IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.245, h-index: 26)
IEEE Intelligent Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.941, h-index: 79)
IEEE Internet Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.044, h-index: 79)
IEEE J. of Biomedical and Health Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.157, h-index: 61)
IEEE J. of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
IEEE J. of Oceanic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.687, h-index: 63)
IEEE J. of Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.594, h-index: 98)
IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 2.588, h-index: 114)
IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 2.705, h-index: 45)
IEEE J. of Solid-State Circuits     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 3.574, h-index: 144)
IEEE J. of the Electron Devices Society     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
IEEE J. of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
IEEE J. on Selected Areas in Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 3.335, h-index: 165)
IEEE Latin America Transactions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.162, h-index: 7)
IEEE Micro     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.506, h-index: 67)
IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.915, h-index: 87)
IEEE Microwave Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.59, h-index: 41)
IEEE Multimedia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.639, h-index: 47)
IEEE Network     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.796, h-index: 80)
IEEE Pervasive Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.923, h-index: 69)
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.805, h-index: 111)
IEEE Potentials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.153, h-index: 18)
IEEE Power and Energy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.671, h-index: 45)
IEEE Power Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 3)
IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.09, h-index: 51)
IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.588, h-index: 44)
IEEE Sensors J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 0.733, h-index: 56)
IEEE Signal Processing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.016, h-index: 82)
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.831, h-index: 106)
IEEE Software     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.842, h-index: 72)
IEEE Spectrum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.191, h-index: 48)
IEEE Systems J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.034, h-index: 17)
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.348, h-index: 17)
IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.598, h-index: 52)
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.837, h-index: 118)
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.46, h-index: 54)
IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 2.992, h-index: 175)
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.287, h-index: 35)
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.876, h-index: 29)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.47, h-index: 124)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.406, h-index: 68)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.932, h-index: 53)
IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
IEEE Transactions on Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 2.035, h-index: 150)
IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.71, h-index: 50)
IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems     Full-text available via subscription  
IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.77, h-index: 83)
IEEE Transactions on Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.768, h-index: 81)
IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.731, h-index: 69)
IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.543, h-index: 87)
IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.866, h-index: 36)
IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.785, h-index: 45)
IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.635, h-index: 71)

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  • Communications Standards
    • Abstract: Presents the front cover for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • IEEE Communications Magazine
    • Abstract: Presents the front cover for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Table of contents
    • Pages: 1 - 1
      Abstract: Presents the table of contents for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Global Communications Newsletter
    • Authors: Adachi; K.;
      Pages: 1 - 4
      Abstract: The 14th IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems (ICCS 2014) was successfully held in Macau, China, from 19???21 November 2014. It was co-organized by the IEEE Communications Society Singapore Chapter, the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Singapore Chapter, and the IEEE Singapore Section, and technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Macau Section. Started in Singapore in 1988, the IEEE ICCS has been a biennial conference providing a platform to researchers from both academia and industry to exchange the state-of-the-art communications technologies over two decades.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Internet of things: fundamental transformation agent [Editor's Note]
    • Authors: Parsons; G.;
      Pages: 2 - 2
      Abstract: By creating digital representations of the real world, the Internet of Things (IoT) allows us to interact, monitor, and control systems and environments as never before. Some predictions anticipate IoT will initiate a 100 fold increase in the number of connected devices, resulting in a demand for lower network latency and power consumption. IoT will become a fundamental transformation agent across a wide spectrum of industries and society. This rapid change and lack of standardization has resulted in a fragmentation of technology. To create a truly networked society requires market driven standardization and the deployment of standardized technology for IoT devices, networks, and software. In the end, users expect seemless connectivity, security, and manageability end-to-end.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Table of contents
    • Pages: 2 - 4
      Abstract: Presents the table of contents for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • IEEE standards philosophy [Commentary]
    • Pages: 3 - 4
      Abstract: IEEE is uniquely positioned as an independent, global, not-for-profit, technology-driven organization, with the flexibility to engage decision-making as a neutral body not representing any single constituency or government interest. In congruence with these principles, IEEE standards are intended to define technology concepts that can be used as blueprints for constructing technically feasible and economically attractive products that broadly benefit humanity.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Standards news
    • Pages: 5 - 7
      Abstract: Reports on standards development in the area of telecommunications.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Achievements in technical activities and conferences [The President's
    • Authors: Benedetto; S.;Letaief, K.B.;Sari, H.;
      Pages: 6 - 8
      Abstract: Presents the President's message for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • IoT/M2M from research to standards: the next steps (Part I) [Guest
    • Authors: Elloumi; O.;Song, J.;Ghamri-Doudane, Y.;Leung, V.C.M.;
      Pages: 8 - 9
      Abstract: As the pace of IoT deployments accelerate, IoT standards are undergoing major evolutions, sometimes revolutions. For instance, cellular networks standards are now adding techniques to improve network performance to address traffic patterns generated by an increasing number of IoT devices. Ongoing discussions around 5G requirements may become game changing for M2M communications because the standard will be designed, from the ground-up, for massive scale IoT deployments. This is a radical shift compared to the ???quick-fixes??? 3GPP and 3GPP2 have been adding to 2G/3G and 4G standards so far. Another example of this radical shift is related to IoT service platforms (such as the platform standardized by oneM2M) and IoT applications. Semantic interoperability is now emerging as a major trend that allows data exchange between applications, an increased level of interoperability, analytics, and reasoning. With ontologies engineering, researchers will soon overcome the limitations of static data models and bridge the gap between the currently deployed vertical silos. Other areas that will see intense standardization activity are IoT security and low power wide area connectivity.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Machine-type communications: current status and future perspectives toward
           5G systems
    • Authors: Shariatmadari; H.;Ratasuk, R.;Iraji, S.;Laya, A.;Taleb, T.;J??ntti, R.;Ghosh, A.;
      Pages: 10 - 17
      Abstract: Machine-type communications (MTC) enables a broad range of applications from mission- critical services to massive deployment of autonomous devices. To spread these applications widely, cellular systems are considered as a potential candidate to provide connectivity for MTC devices. The ubiquitous deployment of these systems reduces network installation cost and provides mobility support. However, based on the service functions, there are key challenges that currently hinder the broad use of cellular systems for MTC. This article provides a clear mapping between the main MTC service requirements and their associated challenges. The goal is to develop a comprehensive understanding of these challenges and the potential solutions. This study presents, in part, a roadmap from the current cellular technologies toward fully MTC-capable 5G mobile systems.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • IEEE ICC 2016 to explore "Communications for all things" [Conference
    • Pages: 10 - 10
      Abstract: The IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2016) will hold its next premier international event May 23???27 in Kuala Lumpur, a rising hub of economic and social innovations as well as the cultural, financial and economic centre of Malaysia. Served by modern infrastructure and surrounded by lush parks, mega-sized shopping malls and iconic colonial architecture, IEEE ICC 2016 is expected to host thousands of global communications experts attending more than 1,500 presentations at the globally-benchmarked Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre located close to some large ICT industries and research facilities.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Book reviews [2 books reviewed]
    • Pages: 12 - 12
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Conference calendar
    • Pages: 14 - 16
      Abstract: Presents the ComSoc conference calendar of events.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Next generation M2M cellular networks: challenges and practical
    • Authors: Ali; A.;Hamouda, W.;Uysal, M.;
      Pages: 18 - 24
      Abstract: In this article we present the major challenges of future machine-to-machine (M2M) cellular networks such as spectrum scarcity, and support for a large number of low-power, lowcost devices. As an integral part of the future Internet-of-Things (IoT), the true vision of M2M communications cannot be reached with conventional solutions that are typically cost inefficient. The cognitive radio concept has emerged to address spectrum under-utilization and scarcity. The heterogeneous network model is another alternative to relax the number of covered users. To this extent, we present a complete fundamental understanding and the engineering details of cognitive radios, the heterogeneous network model, and power and cost challenges in the context of future M2M cellular networks.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Software defined radio - 20 years later: Part 1 [Guest Editorial]
    • Authors: Mitola; J.;Marshall, P.;Kwang-Cheng Chen;Mueck, M.;Zvonar, Z.;
      Pages: 22 - 23
      Abstract: It has been two decades since the publication of the seminal tutorial "The Software Radio Architecture" in IEEE Communications Magazine. The evolution of Software Defined Radio (SDR) systems had profound impact both in military and multi-standard commercial space. The intent of the feature topic is to capture key elements of the evolution of the enabling technologies as well as SDR solutions for flexible and reconfigurable wireless platforms.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Software radio: a catalyst for wireless innovation
    • Authors: Moy; C.;Palicot, J.;
      Pages: 24 - 30
      Abstract: In this article, we deal with software radio in an original manner, emphasizing the fact that software radio is a major evolution of radio technologies and a convergence of different pre-existing fields. Joseph Mitola deserves credit for formalizing and conceptualizing this evolution. We do not define software radio. Rather, we look at software radio from different perspectives. New equipments include more and more software radio ???capacities,??? that is, they can be reconfigured thanks to software. Certain former analog functionalities are now performed digitally. We think that the timeframe during which software radio is advantageous, compared to a velcro1 approach for multi-standard terminals, is probably over. However, software radio has taken concrete form in the military field. We show that software radio is used de facto in all equipment and products because of the technological progress to which it has led. Software radio???s legacy indeed is that it has been and still is a catalyst for wireless innovation. We conclude by showing that software radio will be used to its full potential when it is the support technology for other more complex fields such as cognitive radio.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Connectionless access for mobile cellular networks
    • Authors: Kahn; C.;Viswanathan, H.;
      Pages: 26 - 31
      Abstract: The traffic characteristics of Internet of Things and machine type devices differ significantly from that of smart phone applications. The connection oriented approach in Long Term Evolution (LTE) that involves establishing a bearer prior to data transmission is inefficient for small burst traffic because of the signaling involved. We propose a connectionless access method for efficient small burst transmission for future cellular networks. With the proposed protocol for connectionless access, over-the-air signaling can potentially be reduced substantially while meeting the security requirements of mobile networks.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • The software communications architecture: two decades of software radio
           technology innovation
    • Authors: Belisle; C.;Kovarik, V.;Pucker, L.;Turner, M.;
      Pages: 31 - 37
      Abstract: What began more than 20 years ago as a U.S. Department of Defense project aimed at implementing a radio system that could be reprogrammed on the fly to support multiple waveforms has evolved to become a widely adopted, versatile, and industry-changing architecture. The resulting Software Communication Architecture has now been deployed in more than 400,000 radios worldwide. This article explores the evolution of the SCA starting with its origins back in the SPEAKEasy Program to the upcoming release of SCA 4.1.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Understanding the IoT connectivity landscape: a contemporary M2M radio
           technology roadmap
    • Authors: Andreev; S.;Galinina, O.;Pyattaev, A.;Gerasimenko, M.;Tirronen, T.;Torsner, J.;Sachs, J.;Dohler, M.;Koucheryavy, Y.;
      Pages: 32 - 40
      Abstract: This article addresses the market-changing phenomenon of the Internet of Things (IoT), which relies on the underlying paradigm of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications to integrate a plethora of various sensors, actuators, and smart meters across a wide spectrum of businesses. Today the M2M landscape features an extreme diversity of available connectivity solutions which, due to the enormous economic promise of the IoT, need to be harmonized across multiple industries. To this end, we comprehensively review the most prominent existing and novel M2M radio technologies, as well as share our first-hand real-world deployment experiences, with the goal to provide a unified insight into enabling M2M architectures, unique technology features, expected performance, and related standardization developments. We pay particular attention to the cellular M2M sector employing 3GPP LTE technology. This work is a systematic recollection of our many recent research, industrial, entrepreneurial, and standardization efforts within the contemporary M2M ecosystem.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • The ETSI standard architecture, related interfaces, and reconfiguration
           process for reconfigurable mobile devices
    • Authors: Jin; Y.;Kim, K.;Kum, D.;Choi, S.;Ivanov, V.;
      Pages: 38 - 46
      Abstract: This article introduces the ETSI standard architecture for a reconfigurable MD, the configuration of which is determined by the downloaded radio application code. The ultimate goal of standardizing the MD architecture is to resolve the problem of portability between the radio application codes and hardware platforms of MDs. First, this article introduces key components of the standard architecture. Then the related interfaces that allow interaction of the key components with one another are shown. In addition, this article also shows how the radio application codes can be distributed from a public domain to target MDs when the codes are given in platform-specific executable code, platform- independent source code, or platformindependent intermediate representation with a consideration of both static and dynamic linking of functional blocks of each radio application code. Finally, in order to verify the feasibility of the proposed standard architecture and related interfaces, this article shows sample procedures of data transfer communication service performed in an MD adopting the standard architecture.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • What can wireless cellular technologies do about the upcoming smart
           metering traffic?
    • Authors: Nielsen; J.J.;Madue??o, G.C.;Pratas, N.K.;S??rensen, R.B.;Stefanovic, C.;Popovski, P.;
      Pages: 41 - 47
      Abstract: The introduction of smart electricity meters with cellular radio interfaces has placed an additional load on wireless cellular networks. Currently, these meters are designed for low duty cycle billing and occasional system check, which generates low-rate sporadic traffic. As the number of distributed energy resources increases, household power will become more variable and thus unpredictable from the viewpoint of the distribution system operator (DSO). Therefore, it is expected that in the near future there will be an increase in the number of wide area measurement system (WAMS) devices with phasor measurement unit (PMU)-like capabilities in the distribution grid, thus allowing utilities to monitor the low voltage grid quality while providing information required for tighter grid control. From a communication standpoint, the traffic profile will change drastically toward higher data volumes and higher rates per device. In this paper we characterize the current traffic generated by smart electricity meters, and we discuss the potential traffic requirements resulting from the introduction of enhanced smart meters, i.e. meters with PMUlike capabilities. Our study shows how GSM/ GPRS and LTE cellular system performance behaves with current generation and next generation smart meter traffic, where it is clearly seen that the PMU data will seriously challenge these wireless systems. We conclude by highlighting the possible solutions for upgrading the cellular standards, in order to cope with the upcoming smart metering traffic.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Publish/subscribe-enabled software defined networking for efficient and
           scalable IoT communications
    • Authors: Hakiri; A.;Berthou, P.;Gokhale, A.;Abdellatif, S.;
      Pages: 48 - 54
      Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) is the result of many different enabling technologies such as embedded systems, wireless sensor networks, cloud computing, big-data, etc., which are used to gather, process, infer, and transmit data. Combining all these technologies requires a research effort to address all the challenges of these technologies, especially for sensing and delivering information from the physical world to cloud-hosted services. In this article we outline the most important issues related to standardization efforts, mobility of objects, networking and gateway access, and QoS support. In particular, we describe a novel IoT network architecture that integrates software defined networking (SDN) and data distribution service (DDS) middleware. The proposed architecture will improve service delivery of IoT systems and will bring flexibility to the network.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Securing physical-layer communications for cognitive radio networks
    • Authors: Yulong Zou;Jia Zhu;Liuqing Yang;Ying-Chang Liang;Yu-Dong Yao;
      Pages: 48 - 54
      Abstract: This article investigates the physical-layer security of CR networks, which are vulnerable to various newly arising attacks targeting the weaknesses of CR communications and networking. We first review a range of physical-layer attacks in CR networks, including primary user emulation, sensing falsification, intelligence compromise, jamming, and eavesdropping attacks. Then we focus on the physical-layer security of CR networks against eavesdropping and examine the secrecy performance of cognitive communications in terms of secrecy outage probability. We further consider the use of relays for improving CR security against eavesdropping and propose an opportunistic relaying scheme, where a relay node that makes CR communications most resistant to eavesdropping is chosen to participate in assisting the transmission from a cognitive source to its destination. It is illustrated that the physical- layer secrecy of CR communications relying on opportunistic relaying can be significantly improved by increasing the number of relays, showing the security benefit of exploiting relay nodes. Finally, we present some open challenges in the field of relay-assisted physical-layer security for CR networks.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Software-defined internet of things for smart urban sensing
    • Authors: Liu; J.;Li, Y.;Chen, M.;Dong, W.;Jin, D.;
      Pages: 55 - 63
      Abstract: With more people living in cities, urban sensing is urgently required to create a comfortable and convenient living environment. As Internet of Things (IoT) is the fundamental infrastructure to realize urban sensing, it should be flexible to support various application requirements and convenient management of infrastructure. Inspired by software-defined networking, which aims to make networks more flexible, the authors propose a software-defined IoT architecture for smart urban sensing. This architecture decouples urban sensing applications from the physical infrastructure. Centralized controllers are designed to manage physical devices and provide APIs of data acquisition, transmission, and processing services to develop urban sensing applications. With these properties, various applications can coexist on the shared infrastructure, and each application can request controllers to customize its data acquisition, transmission, and processing on-demand by generating specific configurations of physical devices. This article discusses the background, benefits, and design details of the proposed architecture as well as open problems and potential solutions to realize it, which opens a new research direction for IoT and urban sensing.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Prototyping real-time full duplex radios
    • Authors: Minkeun Chung;Min Soo Sim;Jaeweon Kim;Dong Ku Kim;Chan-Byoung Chae;
      Pages: 56 - 63
      Abstract: In this article, we present a real-time full duplex radio system for 5G wireless networks. Full duplex radios are capable of opening new possibilities in contexts of high traffic demand where there are limited radio resources. A critical issue, however, in implementing full duplex radios in real wireless environments is being able to cancel self-interference. To overcome the selfinterference challenge, we prototype our design on a software-defined radio platform. This design combines a dual-polarization antenna-based analog part with a digital self-interference canceler that operates in real time. Prototype test results confirm that the proposed full duplex system achieves about 1.9 times higher throughput than a half duplex system. This article concludes with a discussion of implementation challenges that remain for researchers seeking the most viable solution for full duplex communications.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Low power wide area machine-to-machine networks: key techniques and
    • Authors: Xiong; X.;Zheng, K.;Xu, R.;Xiang, W.;Chatzimisios, P.;
      Pages: 64 - 71
      Abstract: As one of the fastest growing technologies, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications are expected to provide ubiquitous connectivity. M2M devices can be used for a wide range of emerging applications that have various communications requirements. While M2M communications have been developed for many years, major challenges still remain with their efficient implementation from the perspective of low energy consumption and wide coverage. To address these challenges, low power wide area (LPWA) technology is investigated as one of the potential candidate solutions. In this article, we first introduce some typical LPWA M2M application scenarios. Given their requirements, we highlight key techniques and standards that are explicitly designed for LPWA M2M communications. Finally, we present an LPWA prototype system to evaluate its performance and demonstrate its potential in bridging a technological gap for future Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • A low-cost desktop software defined radio design environment using MATLAB,
           simulink, and the RTL-SDR
    • Authors: Stewart; R.W.;Crockett, L.;Atkinson, D.;Barlee, K.;Crawford, D.;Chalmers, I.;Mclernon, M.;Sozer, E.;
      Pages: 64 - 71
      Abstract: In the last five years, the availability of powerful DSP and communications design software, and the emergence of relatively affordable devices that receive and digitize RF signals, has brought SDR to the desktops of many communications engineers. However, the more recent availability of very low cost SDR devices such as the RTL-SDR, costing less than $20, has brought SDR to the home desktops of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professional engineers and the maker communities. Since the release of the various open source drivers for the RTL-SDR, many in the digital communications community have used this device to scan the RF spectrum and digitize I/Q signals that are being transmitted in the range 25 MHz to 1.75 GHz. This wide operating range enables the sampling of frequency bands containing signals such as FM radio, ISM signals, GSM, 3G and LTE mobile radio, GPS, and so on. In this article we will describe the opportunity and operation of the RTL-SDR, and the development of a handson, open-courseware for SDR. These educational materials can be integrated into core curriculum undergraduate and graduate courses, and will greatly enhance the teaching of DSP and communications theory, principles, and applications. The lab and teaching materials have recently been used in senior (fourth year undergraduate) courses and are available as open course materials for all to access, use, and evolve.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Toward better horizontal integration among IoT services
    • Authors: Al-Fuqaha; A.;Khreishah, A.;Guizani, M.;Rayes, A.;Mohammadi, M.;
      Pages: 72 - 79
      Abstract: Several divergent application protocols have been proposed for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions including CoAP, REST, XMPP, AMQP, MQTT, DDS, and others. Each protocol focuses on a specific aspect of IoT communications. The lack of a protocol that can handle the vertical market requirements of IoT applications including machine-to-machine, machine-to-server, and server-to-server communications has resulted in a fragmented market between many protocols. In turn, this fragmentation is a main hindrance in the development of new services that require the integration of multiple IoT services to unlock new capabilities and provide horizontal integration among services. In this work, after articulating the major shortcomings of the current IoT protocols, we outline a rule-based intelligent gateway that bridges the gap between existing IoT protocols to enable the efficient integration of horizontal IoT services. While this intelligent gateway enhances the gloomy picture of protocol fragmentation in the context of IoT, it does not address the root cause of this fragmentation, which lies in the inability of the current protocols to offer a wide range of QoS guarantees. To offer a solution that stems the root cause of this protocol fragmentation issue, we propose a generic IoT protocol that is flexible enough to address the IoT vertical market requirements. In this regard, we enhance the baseline MQTT protocol by allowing it to support rich QoS features by exploiting a mix of IP multicasting, intelligent broker queuing management, and traffic analytics techniques. Our initial evaluation of the lightweight enhanced MQTT protocol reveals significant improvement over the baseline protocol in terms of the delay performance.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Software defined 5G networks for anything as a service [Guest Editorial]
    • Authors: Soldani; D.;Barani, B.;Tafazolli, R.;Manzalini, A.;Chih-Lin I;
      Pages: 72 - 73
      Abstract: The advanced fifth generation (5G) infrastructure is expected to become the ???nervous system??? of the digital society, digital economy, and silver economy. New service paradigms such as ???immersive experience??? and ???anything as a service??? (XaaS) everywhere are envisioned as among the primary drivers for global adoption and market uptake of new 5G technology components. Above all, 5G networks will support mission-critical machine communications and massive machine type of traffic. As a result, the key performance metrics that 5G is expected to improve are in terms of, but not limited to, latency, reliability, capacity, and spectrum and network agility. This calls for a complete rethinking of all functional domains, including access stratum (AS), non-access stratum (NAS), and transport network layer (TNL), in terms of protocols and procedures. New emerging technologies, such as software defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), mobile edge computing (MEC), and high-performance computing (HPC), provide momentum for new design principles toward software (service) defined 5G networks, targeting a software defined air interface (SDAI) for available bands (spectrum); sliced "networks on demand" for multiple industries, especially for vertical markets (new architecture); and flexibility and spectral efficiency for mobile broadband and machine type communications (new air interface).
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Non-orthogonal multiple access for 5G: solutions, challenges,
           opportunities, and future research trends
    • Authors: Linglong Dai;Bichai Wang;Yifei Yuan;Shuangfeng Han;Chih-Lin I;Zhaocheng Wang;
      Pages: 74 - 81
      Abstract: The increasing demand of mobile Internet and the Internet of Things poses challenging requirements for 5G wireless communications, such as high spectral efficiency and massive connectivity. In this article, a promising technology, non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), is discussed, which can address some of these challenges for 5G. Different from conventional orthogonal multiple access technologies, NOMA can accommodate much more users via nonorthogonal resource allocation. We divide existing dominant NOMA schemes into two categories: power-domain multiplexing and code-domain multiplexing, and the corresponding schemes include power-domain NOMA, multiple access with low-density spreading, sparse code multiple access, multi-user shared access, pattern division multiple access, and so on. We discuss their principles, key features, and pros/cons, and then provide a comprehensive comparison of these solutions from the perspective of spectral efficiency, system performance, receiver complexity, and so on. In addition, challenges, opportunities, and future research trends for NOMA design are highlighted to provide some insight on the potential future work for researchers in this field. Finally, to leverage different multiple access schemes including both conventional OMA and new NOMA, we propose the concept of software defined multiple access (SoDeMA), which enables adaptive configuration of available multiple access schemes to support diverse services and applications in future 5G networks.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Rethink fronthaul for soft RAN
    • Authors: Chih-Lin I;Yannan Yuan;Jinri Huang;Shijia Ma;Chunfeng Cui;Ran Duan;
      Pages: 82 - 88
      Abstract: In this article we discuss the design of a new fronthaul interface for future 5G networks. The major shortcomings of current fronthaul solutions are first analyzed, and then a new fronthaul interface called next-generation fronthaul interface (NGFI) is proposed. The design principles for NGFI are presented, including decoupling the fronthaul bandwidth from the number of antennas, decoupling cell and user equipment processing, and focusing on high-performancegain collaborative technologies. NGFI aims to better support key 5G technologies, in particular cloud RAN, network functions virtualization, and large-scale antenna systems. NGFI claims the advantages of reduced bandwidth as well as improved transmission efficiency by exploiting the tidal wave effect on mobile network traffic. The transmission of NGFI is based on Ethernet to enjoy the benefits of flexibility and reliability. The major impact, challenges, and potential solutions of Ethernet-based fronthaul networks are also analyzed. Jitter, latency, and time and frequency synchronization are the major issues to overcome.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Baseband unit cloud interconnection enabled by flexible grid optical
           networks with software defined elasticity
    • Authors: Zhang; J.;Ji, Y.;Zhang, J.;Gu, R.;Zhao, Y.;Liu, S.;Xu, K.;Song, M.;Li, H.;Wang, X.;
      Pages: 90 - 98
      Abstract: The evolution toward 5G mobile networks is characterized by supporting higher data rate, excellent end-to-end performance and ubiquitous user-coverage with lower latency, power consumption, and cost. To support this, the RANs are evolving in two important aspects. One aspect is ???cloudification,??? which is to pool baseband units to be centralized for statistical multiplexing gain. The other aspect is to use advanced optical technologies for digital and analog signal transmission in a cloud-based RAN. In this article, we focus on BBU cloud interconnection with optical layer technologies. Flexible grid optical networks with the enabling technologies are introduced to provide elastic, transparent, and virtualized optical paths between the BBU pools. To improve the elasticity and intelligence of C-RAN, we propose a software defined centralized control plane to coordinate heterogeneous resources from three domains: the BBU domain, radio domain, and optical domain. We report an experimental demonstration of elastic lightpath provision for cloud radio-over-flexible grid optical networks in a software-defined-networking-based testbed.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Network coded software defined networking: enabling 5G transmission and
           storage networks
    • Authors: Hansen; J.;Lucani, D.E.;Krigslund, J.;Medard, M.;Fitzek, F.H.P.;
      Pages: 100 - 107
      Abstract: Software defined networking has garnered large attention due to its potential to virtualize services in the Internet, introducing flexibility in the buffering, scheduling, processing, and routing of data in network routers. SDN breaks the deadlock that has kept Internet network protocols stagnant for decades, while applications and physical links have evolved. This article advocates for the use of SDN to bring about 5G network services by incorporating network coding (NC) functionalities. The latter constitutes a major leap forward compared to the state-ofthe- art store and forward Internet paradigm. The inherent flexibility of both SDN and NC provides fertile ground to envision more efficient, robust, and secure networking designs, which may also incorporate content caching and storage, all of which are key challenges of the upcoming 5G networks. This article not only proposes the fundamentals of this intersection, but also supports it with key use cases and a thorough performance evaluation on an implementation that integrated the Kodo library (NC) into OpenFlow (SDN). Our results on singlehop, multihop, and multi-path scenarios show that gains of 3x to 11x are attainable over standard TCP and multi-path TCP.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Software defined service migration through legacy service integration into
           4G networks and future evolutions
    • Authors: Kyung; Y.;Nguyen, T.M.;Hong, K.;Park, J.;Park, J.;
      Pages: 108 - 114
      Abstract: With the ongoing worldwide deployment of 4G networks and consequent drop of the utilization ratio of legacy networks, network operators need a cost-effective way to flexibly operate and manage networks. The obligatory continuation of legacy services in their respective legacy networks consistently incurs OPEX. In this situation, we argue that network operators can benefit from the recent advances in SDN and NFV. This article introduces a blueprint for designing a novel network architecture that integrates legacy network services into 4G networks through SDN/NFV???s software-based characteristics. In addition, our architecture reduces time to market for employing newly emerging services without mandating any changes in 4G infrastructures.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Network testing [Series Editorial]
    • Authors: Ying-Dar Lin;Johnson; E.;
      Pages: 116 - 117
      Abstract: The geographical scale of network testing depends on the size of the testbed. It could be as small as the desk area in a laboratory, medium on a campus or within a building, or as large as the wide area in the Internet. Traditionally, one would construct the testbed in a laboratory so that all the environmental parameters could be programmed and controlled, and the results could be reproduced. However, since some of the environmental parameters are too complicated to program and control, often we need to use the real environment as the testbed. This extends the testbed from a laboratory to a building, a campus, or even the Internet. As the parameters in the real environment are often not programmable and controllable, we thus lose the exact reproducibility of results. One common way to solve this problem is to repeat the experiments for a prolonged period and average over the huge number of repetitive runs. Then the testing period is usually weeks to months instead of hours. Another less common way is to "capture" the environmental parameters as traces and replay them onto a laboratory testbed. Precise reproducibility can be achieved, but the environment parameters in the captured traces can only be ???replayed??? instead of programmed and controlled. The results from such tracedriven testing are useful if the environments and captured traces are representative enough.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Testing the capacity of off-the-shelf systems to store 10GbE traffic
    • Authors: Moreno; V.;Ramos, J.;Garcia-Dorado, J.L.;Gonzalez, I.;Gomez-Arribas, F.J.;Aracil, J.;
      Pages: 118 - 125
      Abstract: The maturity of the telecommunications market and the fact that user demands increase every day leaves network operators no option but to deploy high-speed infrastructures and test them in an efficient and economical manner. A common approach to this problem has been the storage of network traffic samples for analysis and replay using different versions of what we have named NTSS. This type of task is particularly demanding in 10 Gb Ethernet links and has traditionally been addressed by closed solutions or NTSS built on top of high-end hardware. However, these approaches lack flexibility and extensibility, which typically translates into higher cost. This work studies how NTSS can be built using COTS: a combination of commodity hardware and open source software. To this end, we present the current limitations of COTS systems and focus on low-level optimization techniques at several levels: the NIC driver, hard drives, and the software interaction between them. The application of these techniques has proven crucial for reaching 10 Gb/s rates, as different state-of-the-art systems have shown after an extensive performance test.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Platform for benchmarking of RF-based indoor localization solutions
    • Authors: Haute; T.V.;Poorter, E.D.;Lemic, F.;Handziski, V.;Wirstr??m, N.;Voigt, T.;Wolisz, A.;Moerman, I.;
      Pages: 126 - 133
      Abstract: Over the last few years, the number of indoor localization solutions has grown exponentially, and a wide variety of different technologies and approaches are being explored. Unfortunately, there is currently no established standardized evaluation method for comparing their performance. As a result, each solution is evaluated in a different environment using proprietary evaluation metrics. Consequently, it is currently extremely hard to objectively compare the performance of multiple localization solutions with each other. To address the problem, we present the EVARILOS Benchmarking Platform, which enables automated evaluation and comparison of multiple solutions in different environments using multiple evaluation metrics. We propose a testbed-independent benchmarking platform, combined with multiple testbed-dependent plugins for executing experiments and storing performance results. The platform implements the standardized evaluation method described in the EVARILOS Benchmarking Handbook, which is aligned with the upcoming ISO/IEC 18305 standard ???Test and Evaluation of Localization and Tracking Systems.??? The platform and plug-ins can be used in real time on existing wireless testbed facilities, while also supporting a remote offline evaluation method using precollected data traces. Using these facilities, and analyzing and comparing the performance of three different localization solutions, we demonstrate the need for objective evaluation methods that consider multiple evaluation criteria in different environments.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • How far is Facebook from me? Facebook network infrastructure analysis
    • Authors: Farahbakhsh; R.;Cuevas, A.;Ortiz, A.M.;Han, X.;Crespi, N.;
      Pages: 134 - 142
      Abstract: Facebook is today the most popular social network with more than one billion subscribers worldwide. To provide good quality of service (e.g., low access delay) to their clients, FB relies on Akamai, which provides a worldwide content distribution network with a large number of edge servers that are much closer to FB subscribers. In this article we aim to depict a global picture of the current FB network infrastructure deployment taking into account both native FB servers and Akamai nodes. Toward this end, we have performed a measurement-based analysis during a period of two weeks using 463 Planet- Lab nodes distributed across 41 countries. Based on the obtained data we compare the average access delay that nodes in different countries experience accessing both native FB servers and Akamai nodes. In addition, we obtain a wide view of the deployment of Akamai nodes serving FB users worldwide. Finally, we analyze the geographical coverage of those nodes, and demonstrate that in most of the cases Akamai nodes located in a particular country service not only local FB subscribers, but also FB users located in nearby countries.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Radio communications: components, systems, and networks [Series Editorial]
    • Authors: Mishra; A.;Alexander, T.;
      Pages: 144 - 144
      Abstract: Computer networking in the 1970s and 1980s meant exactly that: interconnecting large timesharing systems to exchange information, principally email and files. As computing became more pervasive, however, it ultimately resulted in the personal data devices we carry around with us (also known as smartphones), and networking moved from a computer-centric focus to a people-centric focus. By some estimates, more than 3 billion people today, or about 40 percent of the world???s population, are connected to the global Internet in one way or another. Clearly, the majority of these users must be networked via their personal devices; for most people the Internet represents a direct personal communications facility rather than anything to do with a ???computer??? in the traditional sense of the word.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • IEEE 802.11ah: sub-1-GHz license-exempt operation for the internet of
    • Authors: Park; M.;
      Pages: 145 - 151
      Abstract: IEEE 802.11ah Task Group has been developing an amendment to the 802.11 standard to define sub-1-GHz license-exempt operation to support sensors and Internet of Things applications. This article presents an overview of major physical layer and MAC layer features of 802.11ah.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
  • Advertisers' index
    • Pages: 152 - 152
      Abstract: Presents the index of advertisers in this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: September 2015
      Issue No: Vol. 53, No. 9 (2015)
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