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Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 137, SJR: 1.337, h-index: 85)
Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.824, h-index: 16)
Autonomous Mental Development, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Bell Labs Technical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.411, h-index: 26)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Reviews in     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.462, h-index: 14)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.184, h-index: 118)
Broadcasting, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.314, h-index: 53)
Canadian J. of Electrical and Computer Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.119, h-index: 14)
China Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, 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: 19, SJR: 0.638, h-index: 14)
Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Computer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 50, SJR: 0.717, h-index: 112)
Computing in Science & Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.579, h-index: 40)
Control Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57, SJR: 0.83, h-index: 75)
Embedded Systems Letters, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.63, h-index: 8)
Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, 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: 49)
IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 105, SJR: 0.402, h-index: 35)
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.134, h-index: 13)
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 0.757, h-index: 57)
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.499, h-index: 54)
IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42, SJR: 0.737, h-index: 32)
IEEE Communications Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.19, h-index: 96)
IEEE Communications Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49, SJR: 3.196, h-index: 144)
IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 3.561, h-index: 52)
IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.066, h-index: 26)
IEEE Computer Architecture Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.871, h-index: 14)
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.501, h-index: 62)
IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
IEEE Control Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 57)
IEEE Design & Test     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
IEEE Distributed Systems Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.577, h-index: 41)
IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
IEEE Electron Device Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, 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: 29, SJR: 0.11, h-index: 9)
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 1.481, h-index: 46)
IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42, SJR: 2.105, h-index: 27)
IEEE Industry Applications Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.67, h-index: 36)
IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 47, SJR: 0.245, h-index: 26)
IEEE Intelligent Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36, SJR: 0.941, h-index: 79)
IEEE Internet Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.044, h-index: 79)
IEEE J. of Biomedical and Health Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.157, h-index: 61)
IEEE J. of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
IEEE J. of Oceanic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.687, h-index: 63)
IEEE J. of Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.594, h-index: 98)
IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 2.588, h-index: 114)
IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 2.705, h-index: 45)
IEEE J. of Solid-State Circuits     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 3.574, h-index: 144)
IEEE J. of the Electron Devices Society     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
IEEE J. of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IEEE J. on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE J. on Selected Areas in Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 3.335, h-index: 165)
IEEE Latin America Transactions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.162, h-index: 7)
IEEE Life Sciences Letters     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Micro     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.506, h-index: 67)
IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.915, h-index: 87)
IEEE Microwave Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.59, h-index: 41)
IEEE Multimedia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.639, h-index: 47)
IEEE Nanotechnology Express     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Network     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.796, h-index: 80)
IEEE Pervasive Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.923, h-index: 69)
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.805, h-index: 111)
IEEE Potentials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.153, h-index: 18)
IEEE Power and Energy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.671, h-index: 45)
IEEE Power and Energy Technology Systems J.     Open Access  
IEEE Power Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.1, h-index: 3)
IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.09, h-index: 51)
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.588, h-index: 44)
IEEE Sensors J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 76, SJR: 0.733, h-index: 56)
IEEE Signal Processing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.016, h-index: 82)
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 55, SJR: 1.831, h-index: 106)
IEEE Software     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 68, SJR: 0.842, h-index: 72)
IEEE Spectrum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 126, SJR: 0.191, h-index: 48)
IEEE Systems J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.034, h-index: 17)
IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Magazine     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.348, h-index: 17)
IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.598, h-index: 52)
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.837, h-index: 118)
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.46, h-index: 54)
IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 2.992, h-index: 175)
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.287, h-index: 35)
IEEE Transactions on Big Data     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.876, h-index: 29)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.47, h-index: 124)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.406, h-index: 68)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.932, h-index: 53)
IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 2.035, h-index: 150)
IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.71, h-index: 50)
IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.77, h-index: 83)
IEEE Transactions on Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 0.768, h-index: 81)
IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.731, h-index: 69)
IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 1.543, h-index: 87)
IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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: 21, SJR: 0.785, h-index: 45)
IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.635, h-index: 71)
IEEE Transactions on Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.205, h-index: 44)
IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Capability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.199, h-index: 58)
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.451, h-index: 122)
IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.366, h-index: 36)
IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 2.532, h-index: 103)
IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.673, h-index: 57)
IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 3.102, h-index: 111)
IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 3.59, h-index: 119)
IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.98, h-index: 169)
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 2.666, h-index: 39)
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.407, h-index: 46)
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 3.397, h-index: 192)
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.788, h-index: 67)
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.533, h-index: 65)
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.763, h-index: 103)
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.624, h-index: 83)
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 2.081, h-index: 143)
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 2.019, h-index: 133)
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 2.258, h-index: 80)
IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing Systems     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.256, h-index: 77)
IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.396, h-index: 37)
IEEE Transactions On Nanotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.713, h-index: 50)
IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.502, h-index: 14)
IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.663, h-index: 128)
IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.497, h-index: 85)
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.778, h-index: 84)
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.252, h-index: 78)
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 6.594, h-index: 221)
IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.537, h-index: 74)
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.92, h-index: 105)
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 2.866, h-index: 128)
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 3.293, h-index: 144)
IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.733, h-index: 27)
IEEE Transactions on Reliability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.425, h-index: 55)
IEEE Transactions on Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 2.626, h-index: 77)
IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.474, h-index: 48)
IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 2.817, h-index: 162)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.033, h-index: 70)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.436, h-index: 7)
IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.887, h-index: 86)
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.807, h-index: 100)
IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.624, h-index: 69)
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.402, h-index: 78)
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 2.722, h-index: 118)
IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.924, h-index: 21)
IEEE Wireless Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 3.83, h-index: 98)
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.72, h-index: 35)
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.042, h-index: 124)
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.671, h-index: 74)
Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 2.911, h-index: 130)
Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.351, h-index: 115)
Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.76, h-index: 10)
IT Professional     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.303, h-index: 25)
J. of Display Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.984, h-index: 34)
J. of Lightwave Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 2.01, h-index: 134)
J. of Microelectromechanical Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.972, h-index: 104)
Learning Technologies, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.982, h-index: 18)
Magnetics Letters, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.624, h-index: 7)
Nanotechnology Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.192, h-index: 7)
Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.309, h-index: 16)
Optical Communications and Networking, IEEE/OSA J. of     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.83, h-index: 22)
Photonics J., IEEE     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.767, h-index: 20)
Photovoltaics, IEEE J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.378, h-index: 12)
Proceedings of the IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57, SJR: 1.951, h-index: 178)
Pulse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.485, h-index: 59)
Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE J. of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 1.632, h-index: 19)
Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.176, h-index: 27)
Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 4.072, h-index: 35)
Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 1.674, h-index: 111)
Solid-State Circuits Magazine, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 2.826, h-index: 24)
Terahertz Science and Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.32, h-index: 16)
Wireless Communications Letters IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.258, h-index: 9)
Women in Engineering Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 1)

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  • A tribute to Marvin Kenneth Simon [Society News]
    • Abstract: It is a measure of the importance and profundity of Marvin Kenneth Simon's contributions to communication theory that a tribute to his life and work is of current research relevance in spite of the continually accelerating rate of evolution in this area. Marv, as the entire community affectionately knew him, was one of the most prolific and influential communications researchers of his generation. Moreover, he laid the foundation for many of the techniques used in communication systems today. Marv's tragic death on September 23, 2007 continues to engender pangs not only of sadness at the passing of a great friend to many in our community, but also of regret that he is no longer with us to help resolve the many challenges facing communication systems today.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • IEEE Communications Magazine - Cover
    • Abstract: Presents the front cover for this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Communications Standards [A Supplement To IEEE Communications Magazine] -
    • Pages: 1 - 1
      Abstract: Presents the front cover for this issue of the magazine.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Table of Contents
    • Pages: 1 - 1
      Abstract: Presents the table of contents for this issue of the magazine.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Global Communications Newsletter - July 2016
    • Pages: 1 - 4
      Abstract: IEEE Members Voice and Raise the Importance of Science, Engineering and Technology at The Capital By Fawzi Behmann, Vice Chair, ComSoc NA and Chair ComSoc/ SP/CS Central Texas Austin Chapters; Community Development Opportunity Through IEEE ComSoc Workshops in New Zealand Nurul I Sarkar, Chair of the IEEE Joint NZ North, South and Central ComSoc Chapter; 17th Congress of Spain IEEE Student Branches: Promoting Engineering and Research to the Next Generation of Scientists By Oscar M Bonastre, Chair of Technical Activities, IEEE Spain Section; Technical Colloquium Conducted by the ComSoc Chapter of Hyderabad Section By N.Venkatesh, Chair, ComSoc/SPS Joint Chapter, IEEE Hyderabad Section; XII International Siberian Conference on Control and Communications (SIBCON-2016) By Oleg Stukach, Tomsk ComSoc Chapter Vice-Chair, Russia
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Table of contents
    • Pages: 1 - 2
      Abstract: Presents the table of contents for this issue of the periodical.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • The Internet of Things [Edit Note]
    • Pages: 2 - 3
      Abstract: Machine to machine communication is not new. The basics of control systems have been with us for decades in areas like factory automation and power control. Machine to machine applications and standards have developed to meet specific needs in specific industries. When we start to connect things together more flexibly, we open a whole new range of applications and the need for new standards.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • IEEE's industry connections program: A collaborative environment for
           developing shared results
    • Pages: 4 - 6
      Abstract: The IEEE Standards Association is primarily known for its extensive set of published standards, for example 802.3 Ethernet, and the process used to bring together experts from around the world to contribute to standards development. But there are occasions where industry wants to discuss technology trends and options without an immediate plan to produce a standard.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • IEEE technology initiatives and related ComSoc standards activities [The
           President's Page]
    • Pages: 4 - 6
      Abstract: In the three previous issues of this magazine, we described the three new technology areas in which the Communications Society (ComSoc) is playing a leading role. This President's message illustrates ComSoc's standards activities in relation to these emerging technology initiatives. To address the standards' aspects of the initiatives, we invited Dr. Alexander Gelman, ComSoc's Director of Standardization Programs Development, to write this article.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Zombie Patents [Communications and the Law]
    • Pages: 7 - 7
      Abstract: A new procedure for contesting the validity of patents was instituted under the American Invents Act (AIA) of 2011. In the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board can conduct a proceeding for the review on the validity of a patent instituted by a party other than the patent owner. The proceeding is called an inter partes review proceeding. [1] While it may be considered a review, nevertheless it is a trial before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and is litigation focused on the patent validity issues.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Wireless power transfer: "Look ma, no hands, no wires!"
    • Pages: 8 - 13
      Abstract: Today, most of us take access to Wi-Fi (IEEE Std. 802.11n) for granted. That is what makes our daily lives go-around at home, in the office, or on the road with access to information across the Internet. Compared to the "tethered" Internet access of a few years ago, we became so much more mobile and productive having "cut the cord." But one aspect of our technology usage that is still tied to cords is the need for power, even when you have battery operated devices. Think about all of the devices in our lives that require batteries to be recharged: wireless phones, laptops, electric vehicles, medical devices, all the fun wearables, and so much more. What if you didn't need to plug in a device to recharge its battery? Or what if your device didn't even need a battery for its power supply? There are a number of standards currently available and in development that support that capability through wireless power transfer (WPT) that can allow us to "cut the cord" to traditional power sources.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Conference calendar
    • Pages: 12 - 12
      Abstract: Provides a notice of upcoming conference events of interest to practitioners and researchers.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Standards News
    • Pages: 14 - 16
      Abstract: The following is referenced in this article: IoT Standards toward Its Next Stage By Prof. Song JaeSeung, Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea; 3GPP System Architecture News By Andreas Kunz, 3GPP SA2 Group; Building Cohesion in the Development of IoT and Smart Sustainable Cities By Nasser Al Marzouqi,; IOT Standards Vision By Christian Legare, President and Chairman, IPSO Alliance, EVP and CTO, Micrium; Update on Wireless Access Standards and Spectrum in ITU-R By Jose Costa, Ericsson, Ottawa, Canada
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Patents and standardization, part 2: duties to disclose patents to
           standards development organizations
    • Pages: 18 - 23
      Abstract: This article provides an overview of the patent disclosure provisions of two standards development organization patent policies and identifies issues those disclosure provisions raise for standards development organization participants and parties who own patent applications and issued patents that are subject to the patent policies. The article also presents an example to illustrate the possible consequences of failing to disclose the existence of relevant patent assets during the development of a standard.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Wireless technologies for development [Guest Editorial]
    • Pages: 18 - 19
      Abstract: We live in a world in which there is a great disparity between the lives of the rich and the poor. Information and communication technology (ICT) offers promise in bridging this digital divide through its focus on connecting human capacity with computing and informational content. It is well known that Internet access has the capability of fostering development and growth by enabling access to information, education, and opportunities. Unfortunately, the availability of Internet in worldwide terms is limited, with an estimated 4 billion people - an estimated 60 percent of the human population - lacking Internet access. People in rural areas are particularly hard hit since socio-economic factors preclude the provisioning of Internet access and mobile telephony in these sparsely populated low-income areas.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Advances in wireless community networks with the community-lab testbed
    • Pages: 20 - 27
      Abstract: Beyond traditional telecom providers, citizens and organizations pool their own resources and coordinate in order to build local network infrastructures to address the digital divide in many parts of the world. These crowdsourced network infrastructures can be self-organized and shared by a community for the collective benefit of its members. Several of these networks have developed open, free, and neutral agreements, and are governed as a common-pool resource: community networks. These are built using a variety of commodity wireless hardware (e.g., Wi-Fi long-range point-to-point links, Wi-Fi and GSM access points, and mesh networks), sometimes optical fiber links, heterogeneous nodes, routing protocols, and applications. A group of researchers, developers, and community networks developed the Community-Lab testbed, and for the last five years have worked together to overcome obstacles, improve the technologies, tools, and operational models being used, as well as model best practices for more effective and sustainable community networks. This article presents the challenges for experimentation, the testbeds built, results, lessons learned, and the impact of that work to place wireless community networks as one sustainable way toward an Internet accessible to all.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Characterization of web single sign-on protocols
    • Pages: 24 - 30
      Abstract: Single Sign On (SSO) protocols are today integrated in millions of web services so end users can authenticate to a third-party identity provider (IdP) to access multiple services. IdPs normally provide integration tools that hide almost all implementation details and allow developers to implement SSO in minutes. Such integration tools along with cumbersome protocol specifications result in developers without a clear view of the underlying SSO protocol. This article presents a conceptual characterization of web SSO protocols through their assertions and their features that help preserve the privacy of the user resources involved in SSO.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Toward enabling broadband for a billion plus population with TV white
    • Pages: 28 - 34
      Abstract: One of the major impediments to providing broadband connectivity in semi-urban and rural India is the lack of robust and affordable backhaul. Fiber connectivity in terms of backhaul that is being planned (or provided) by the Government of India would reach only up to the rural offices (called Gram Panchayat) in Indian villages. In this exposition, we articulate how TV white space can address the challenge in providing broadband connectivity to a billion plus population within India. The villages can form local Wi-Fi clusters. The problem of connecting the Wi-Fi clusters to the optical fiber points can be addressed using a TV white space based backhaul (middle mile) network. The amount of TV white space present in India is very large when compared to the developed world. Therefore, we discuss a backhaul architecture for rural India that utilizes TV white spaces. We also present results from our TV white space testbed that support the effectiveness of backhaul by using TV white spaces. Our testbed provides a broadband access network to rural populations in seven villages. The testbed is deployed over an area of 25 km2, and extends seamless broadband connectivity from optical fiber locations or Internet gateways to remote (difficult to connect) rural regions. We also discuss standards and TV white space regulations, which are pertinent to the backhaul architecture mentioned above.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • From network sharing to multi-tenancy: The 5G network slice broker
    • Pages: 32 - 39
      Abstract: The ever-increasing traffic demand is pushing network operators to find new cost-efficient solutions toward the deployment of future 5G mobile networks. The network sharing paradigm was explored in the past and partially deployed. Nowadays, advanced mobile network multi-tenancy approaches are increasingly gaining momentum, paving the way toward further decreasing capital expenditure and operational expenditure (CAPEX/OPEX) costs, while enabling new business opportunities. This article provides an overview of the 3GPP standard evolution from network sharing principles, mechanisms, and architectures to future on-demand multi-tenant systems. In particular, it introduces the concept of the 5G Network Slice Broker in 5G systems, which enables mobile virtual network operators, over-the-top providers, and industry vertical market players to request and lease resources from infrastructure providers dynamically via signaling means. Finally, it reviews the latest standardization efforts, considering remaining open issues for enabling advanced network slicing solutions, taking into account the allocation of virtualized network functions based on ETSI NFV, the introduction of shared network functions, and flexible service chaining.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • The TUCAN3G project: wireless technologies for isolated rural communities
           in developing countries based on 3G small cell deployments
    • Pages: 36 - 43
      Abstract: Recent years have witnessed a massive penetration of cellular systems in developing countries. However, isolated rural areas (sparsely inhabited by low-income population) have been disregarded because classical access and backhaul technologies do not ensure the return on investment. This article presents innovative techno- economical solutions to provide these areas with cellular voice and data services. We first analyze the general characteristics of isolated rural communities, and based on this information, low-cost solutions are designed for both access (using 3G access points) and backhaul networks (using non-carrier grade equipment as WiFi for long distances or WiMAX in non-licensed bands). Subsequently, a study of population- dependent income vs. costs is presented, and a new business model is proposed involving mobile network operators, rural operators, and infrastructure providers. In order to test these solutions, we have built two demonstration platforms in the Peruvian jungle that have allowed validation of the technical feasibility of the solution, verifying the business model assumptions and the scalability of the initiative.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Internet of things standards: who stands out from the crowd?
    • Pages: 40 - 47
      Abstract: While time-to-market constraints are accelerating the deployment of a variety of fragmented and proprietary IoT products, there is still a lack of understanding of what an IoT service is meant to be, what its consequences are, and how to promote standard IoT services. This article gives a concise but comprehensive survey of IoT service definition, regulation, and standardization activities. We discuss mainstream standards as well as emerging, independent, and state-funded projects.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Smartcell: small-scale mobile congestion awareness
    • Pages: 44 - 50
      Abstract: Despite improvements and expansion of cellular coverage in developing regions, a substantial qualitative divide remains. Maps that display the presence or absence of cellular coverage mask critical differences in infrastructure performance and client load. In order to illuminate challenges faced by users of such mobile networks, we collect and analyze GSM network measurements at the local scale. We discover higher network congestion in developing regions as well as performance differences between available carriers in each location. Based on our findings, we propose an app, called SmartCell, that informs and empowers users in near real time to seek out improved mobile connectivity.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Standard-based IoT platforms interworking: implementation, experiences,
           and lessons learned
    • Pages: 48 - 54
      Abstract: The Internet-of-Things (IoT) provides a great opportunity to many vertical industries because IoT interconnects various devices such as sensors and actuators and collects/processes data from them in order to improve services and reduce costs. As there exists many IoT technologies in the market, global standards and interworking mechanisms are critical to the success of the IoT. This article introduces standardized interworking interfaces and procedures based on oneM2M global standards, and tests them through use cases involving multiple IoT service platforms. The interworking involves smart city applications/services running on multiple IoT service layer platforms interoperating with each other. The main purpose of the interworking experiment is to show how machine-to-machine (M2M)/IoT service providers are using oneM2M compliant service layer platforms to deliver services more efficiently across multiple technology domains such as smart city. Because the deployment configurations of this interworking experiment span multiple domains, and the IoT devices and platforms are from different companies, we believe that this interworking experiment clearly proves that global IoT standards specifications can foster implementations of a service layer that enables services and interoperability between devices/device networks and cloudbased applications.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • LTE-Advanced Pro: Part 3 [Guest Editorial]
    • Pages: 52 - 53
      Abstract: The mobile Internet that will be enabled by LTE-Advanced Pro and the way in which we interact with it will change significantly within the next few years. From a usage point of view, it is anticipated that by 2020, each person, globally speaking, will consume on average as much as 5 GB of data each month, in addition to the traffic generated by 20-30 billion connected things. More significantly, not only will the mobile network be significantly faster, but even more applications will become possible. The video experience will be improved globally; mobile virtual reality will be available; networked vehicles and perhaps self-driving cars will roam our streets; the Internet of Things will enrich and make our lives more productive; and a mobile cloud will allow access to our data anytime, anywhere.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Advanced coordinated beamforming for the downlink of future LTE cellular
    • Pages: 54 - 60
      Abstract: Modern cellular networks in traditional frequency bands are notoriously interference-limited, especially in urban areas, where base stations are deployed in close proximity to one another. The latest releases of LTE incorporate features for coordinating downlink transmissions as an efficient means of managing interference. Recent field trial results and theoretical studies of the performance of JT CoMP schemes revealed, however, that their gains are not as high as initially expected, despite the large coordination overhead. These schemes are known to be very sensitive to defects in synchronization or information exchange between coordinating base stations as well as uncoordinated interference. In this article, we review recent advanced CB schemes as alternatives, requiring less overhead than JT CoMP while achieving good performance in realistic conditions. By stipulating that in certain LTE scenarios of increasing interest, uncoordinated interference constitutes a major factor in the performance of CoMP techniques at large, we hereby assess the resilience of the stateof- the-art CB to uncoordinated interference. We also describe how these techniques can leverage the latest specifications of current cellular networks, and how they may perform when we consider standardized feedback and coordination. This allows us to identify some key road blocks and research directions to address as LTE evolves toward the future of mobile communications.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Advanced carrier aggregation techniques for multi-carrier ultra-dense
    • Pages: 61 - 67
      Abstract: An emerging scenario to be considered for further evolution of Long-Term Evolution and beyond is a multi-carrier ultra-dense network (MC-UDN). Advanced carrier aggregation (ACA) techniques, such as carrier switching, lightweight carriers, opportunistic transmissions, and adaptive resource optimization schemes, provide important means for the MC-UDN to allocate carrier-level resources properly and efficiently according to traffic load, channel, and interference conditions across the network. In this article, the general background, motivations, high-level design, and performance benefits of ACA techniques for the MC-UDN are described.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Non-orthogonal transmission technology in LTE evolution
    • Pages: 68 - 74
      Abstract: Non-orthogonal transmission, although not entirely new to the wireless industry, is gaining more attention due to its promised throughput gain and unique capability to support a large number of simultaneous transmissions within limited resources. In this article, several key techniques for non-orthogonal transmission are discussed. The downlink technique is featured by MUST, which is being specified in 3GPP for mobile broadband services. In the uplink, grantfree schemes such as multi-user shared access and sparse code multiple access, are promising in supporting massive machine-type communication services. The multi-antenna aspect is also addressed in the context of MUST, showing that MIMO technology and non-orthogonal transmission can be used jointly to provide combined gain.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • LTE broadcast and supplemental downlink enablers for exploiting novel
           service and business opportunities in the flexible use of the uhf
           broadcasting spectrum
    • Pages: 76 - 83
      Abstract: This article reviews technology and business enablers for future flexible use concepts of the UHF broadcasting spectrum (470-790 MHz) by digital terrestrial TV and MBB. Flexible use of the UHF band aims to increase the efficiency of spectrum use in delivering fast-growing and converging mobile broadband, media, and TV content to meet changing consumer needs. Enabling technical factors are presented, and potential services are compared in order to identify similarities and differences in possible business model designs and scaling factors for developing successfully deployable services and regulatory concepts. The results indicate that several services meet basic requirements to scale, leveraging key existing assets and capabilities of LTE technologies and the business ecosystem while extending current business models beyond connectivity. Regulation and standardization forums can utilize the developed use case and service scenarios in analyzing the future of UHF spectrum and LTE broadcasting evolution. Furthermore, the flexible use concept has the potential to transform the business ecosystem around both BC and MBB by introducing new convergence opportunities for LTE's development toward 5G.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • A unified traffic steering framework for LTE radio access network
    • Pages: 84 - 92
      Abstract: This article presents an overview of recent 3GPP developments in the area of traffic steering that are shaping the road toward the approaching 5G systems. Due to the increasing availability of RAN features addressing mobile data delivery over a variety of spectrum access techniques, a new traffic steering design is required for the evolving LTE-Advanced Pro standard. LTE evolution toward 5G brings an opportunity to introduce a native and unified approach to the coordination of radio access mechanisms in multi-radio access technology networks for efficient data delivery in mobile networks. This leads to a design of a unified traffic steering framework, aiming at the orchestration of traffic steering related features for optimal radio resource utilization. Load-based radio access network coordination is presented and accompanied by illustrative examples to visualize how the multitude of LTE-Advanced Pro features can be handled in a holistic manner. Based on the proposed solution, potential evolution directions of mobile networks are discussed as an initial step toward the standardization of 5G.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Trends and challenges in wireless channel modeling for evolving radio
    • Pages: 93 - 99
      Abstract: With the advent of 5G, standardization and research are currently defining the next generation of radio access. Considering the high constraints imposed by future standards, disruptive technologies such as massive MIMO are being proposed. At the heart of this process are wireless channel models that now need to cover a massive increase in design parameters, a large variety of frequency bands, and heterogeneous deployments. This tutorial presents the key drivers behind the evolution of channel modeling and simulation tools as a platform to evaluate future radio access technologies. This evolution comes with new challenges for the research community; this tutorial surveys these challenges, and the approaces to overcome them.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Social and mobile solutions in ad hoc and sensor networking [Series
    • Pages: 100 - 101
      Abstract: Recent advances in mobile and wireless technology have affected many areas of our lives, including the way we communicate, and how we interact and collaborate. Along with this, we have also witnessed a rapid increase in the mobility of people, thanks to faster transportation methods, simplified connections, and shorter commute times. These developments mean that studying the technological impact of mobile ad hoc and sensor networking now also requires studying aspects of social and human mobility. Mobile and wireless networking now involves people with networked sensors, mobile devices, and sensing context. The performance of each system then also depends on how people interact with these systems.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Spatial crowdsourcing: current state and future directions
    • Pages: 102 - 107
      Abstract: Crowdsourcing relies on the contributions of a large number of workers to accomplish spatial tasks, and it has drawn more attention in recent years. Many crowdsourcing tasks are completed online due to its convenience and efficiency. However, sometimes this traditional method may not work due to special requirements involving actual physical locations. Thus, a new paradigm of data collection, called spatial crowdsourcing, has emerged in the past few years. Spatial crowdsourcing consists of location-specific tasks that require people to physically be at specific locations to complete them. In this article we discuss unique challenges of spatial crowdsourcing, provide a comprehensive view of this new paradigm by introducing the taxonomy, and give future directions.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Empowering mobile crowdsensing through social and ad hoc networking
    • Pages: 108 - 114
      Abstract: Mobile crowdsensing (MCS) enables collective data harvesting actions by coordinating citizens willing to contribute data collected via their sensor-rich smartphones that represent sources of valuable sensing information in urban environments nowadays. One of the biggest challenges in a real long-running MCS system lies in the capacity not only to attract new volunteers, but also, and most importantly, to leverage existing social ties between volunteers to keep them involved to build long-lasting MCS communities. In addition, the advent of high-performing devices and ad hoc communication technologies can help to further amplify the effect of sensing actions in proximity of the volunteer devices. This article originally describes how to exploit these socio-technical networking aspects to increase the performance of MCS campaigns in the ParticipAct living laboratory, an ongoing MCS real-world experiment that involved about 170 students of the University of Bologna for more than two years. The article also reports some significant experimental results to quantify the effectiveness of the proposed techniques.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • OPENRP: a reputation middleware for opportunistic crowd computing
    • Pages: 115 - 121
      Abstract: The concepts of wisdom of crowd and collective intelligence have been utilized by mobile application developers to achieve large-scale distributed computation, known as crowd computing. The profitability of this method heavily depends on users' social interactions and their willingness to share resources. Thus, different crowd computing applications need to adopt mechanisms that motivate peers to collaborate and defray the costs of participating ones who share their resources. In this article, we propose OPENRP, a novel, lightweight, and scalable system middleware that provides a unified interface to crowd computing and opportunistic networking applications. When an application wants to perform a device-to-device task, it delegates the task to the middleware, which takes care of choosing the best peers with whom to collaborate and sending the task to these peers. OPENRP evaluates and updates the reputation of participating peers based on their mutual opportunistic interactions. To show the benefits of the middleware, we simulated the behavior of two representative crowdsourcing applications: message forwarding and task offloading. Through extensive simulations on real human mobility traces, we show that the traffic generated by the applications is lower compared to two benchmark strategies. As a consequence, we show that when using our middleware, the energy consumed by the nodes is reduced. Finally, we show that when dividing the nodes into selfish and altruistic, the reputation scores of the altruistic peers increase with time, while those of the selfish ones decrease.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • People-centric computing and communications in smart cities
    • Pages: 122 - 128
      Abstract: The extremely pervasive nature of mobile technologies, together with the user's need to continuously interact with her personal devices and to be always connected, strengthen the user-centric approach to design and develop new communication and computing solutions. Nowadays users not only represent the final utilizers of the technology, but they actively contribute to its evolution by assuming different roles: they act as humans, by sharing contents and experiences through social networks, and as virtual sensors, by moving freely in the environment with their sensing devices. Smart cities represent an important reference scenario for the active participation of users through mobile technologies. It involves multiple application domains and defines different levels of user engagement. Participatory sensing, opportunistic sensing, and mobile social networks (MSNs) currently represent some of the most promising people-centric paradigms. In addition, their integration can further improve the user involvement through new services and applications. In this article we present SmartCitizen app, an MSN application designed in the framework of a smart city project to stimulate the active participation of citizens in generating and sharing useful contents related to the quality of life in their city. The app has been developed on top of a context- and social-aware middleware platform (CAMEO) able to integrate the main features of people-centric computing paradigms, lightening the app developer's effort. Existing middleware platforms generally focus on a single people-centric paradigm, exporting a limited set of features to mobile applications. CAMEO overcomes these limitations and, through Smart- Citizen, we highlight the advantages of implementing this type of mobile application in a smart city scenario. Experimental results shown in this article can also represent the technical guidelines for the development of heterogeneous people-centric mobile applications embracing di- ferent application domains.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Network and Service Management [Series Editorial]
    • Pages: 130 - 130
      Abstract: This is the 21st issue of the Network and Service Management series, which is typically published twice a year, in January and July. The Series provides articles on the latest developments in this well established discipline, highlighting recent research achievements and providing insight into both theoretical and practical issues related to the evolution of the discipline from different perspectives. The Series provides a forum for the publication of both academic and industrial research, addressing the state of the art, theory, and practice in network and service management.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Geographical route design of physical networks using earthquake risk
    • Pages: 131 - 137
      Abstract: In this article, we investigate the challenges in designing a communication network robust against earthquake-induced disasters. Due to the heterogeneity of local geology conditions, an earthquake may cause different devastating effects on network links at different locations. Therefore, the aim of this research was to develop a network design method that, based on actual seismic hazard information, finds appropriate geographical routes for network links under a cost constraint to maximize the robustness of the network. We carried out experiments on local as well as nationwide networks considering many possible earthquake scenarios in Japan. The results suggest that the shortest route is often the optimal route, and, in some cases, long detour routes can significantly reduce the average endto- end disconnection probability compared to the shortest route solutions. This gives a network operator guidelines to design a network that is resilient against earthquake disasters at the lowest possible cost.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Approaches to end-user applications portability in the cloud: A survey
    • Pages: 138 - 145
      Abstract: End-user applications are provisioned in cloud settings using PaaS. Portability is key to the success of end-user application providers because it helps avoid vendor lock-in. It makes the components deployment of the same end-user application across multiple PaaS possible. It also enables them to move end-user applications from PaaS to PaaS with minimal adaptation efforts. This survey discusses and evaluates the approaches proposed so far within the standardization bodies, research projects, and academia for enabling end-user applications portability in PaaS. It also identifies the trajectory of research on the topic. An illustrative use case is described in order to identify evaluation requirements, and then the state of the art is reviewed in light of the requirements. The identified research directions are related to application executables, deployment descriptors, and operations, and a comprehensive set of management operations in the PaaS.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Network slicing as a service: enabling enterprises' own software-defined
           cellular networks
    • Pages: 146 - 153
      Abstract: With the blossoming of network functions virtualization and software-defined networks, networks are becoming more and more agile with features like resilience, programmability, and open interfaces, which help operators to launch a network or service with more flexibility and shorter time to market. Recently, the concept of network slicing has been proposed to facilitate the building of a dedicated and customized logical network with virtualized resources. In this article, we introduce the concept of hierarchical NSaaS, helping operators to offer customized end-to-end cellular networks as a service. Moreover, the service orchestration and service level agreement mapping for quality assurance are introduced to illustrate the architecture of service management across different levels of service models. Finally, we illustrate the process of network slicing as a service within operators by typical examples. With network slicing as a service, we believe that the supporting system will transform itself to a production system by merging the operation and business domains, and enabling operators to build network slices for vertical industries more agilely.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • CoAP congestion control for the internet of things
    • Pages: 154 - 160
      Abstract: CoAP is a lightweight RESTful application layer protocol devised for the IoT. Operating on top of UDP, CoAP must handle congestion control by itself. The core CoAP specification defines a basic congestion control mechanism, but it is not capable of adapting to network conditions. However, IoT scenarios exhibit significant resource constraints, which pose new challenges on the design of congestion control mechanisms. In this article we present CoCoA, an advanced congestion control mechanism for CoAP being standardized by the Internet Engineering Task Force CoRE working group. CoCoA introduces a novel round-trip time estimation technique, together with a variable backoff factor and aging mechanisms in order to provide dynamic and controlled retransmission timeout adaptation suitable for the peculiarities of IoT communications. We conduct a comparative performance analysis of CoCoA and a variety of alternative algorithms including state-of-the-art mechanisms developed for TCP. The study is based on experiments carried out in real testbeds. Results show that, in contrast to the alternative methods considered, CoCoA consistently outperforms the default CoAP congestion control mechanism in all evaluated scenarios.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Sparse mobile crowdsensing: challenges and opportunities
    • Pages: 161 - 167
      Abstract: Sensing cost and data quality are two primary concerns in mobile crowdsensing. In this article, we propose a new crowdsensing paradigm, sparse mobile crowdsensing, which leverages the spatial and temporal correlation among the data sensed in different sub-areas to significantly reduce the required number of sensing tasks allocated, thus lowering overall sensing cost (e.g., smartphone energy consumption and incentives) while ensuring data quality. Sparse mobile crowdsensing applications intelligently select only a small portion of the target area for sensing while inferring the data of the remaining unsensed area with high accuracy. We discuss the fundamental research challenges in sparse mobile crowdsensing, and design a general framework with potential solutions to the challenges. To verify the effectiveness of the proposed framework, a sparse mobile crowdsensing prototype for temperature and traffic monitoring is implemented and evaluated. With several future research directions identified in sparse mobile crowdsensing, we expect that more research interests will be stimulated in this novel crowdsensing paradigm.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Index modulation techniques for 5G wireless networks
    • Pages: 168 - 175
      Abstract: The ambitious goals set for 5G wireless networks, which are expected to be introduced around 2020, require dramatic changes in the design of different layers for next generation communications systems. Massive MIMO systems, filter bank multi-carrier modulation, relaying technologies, and millimeter-wave communications have been considered as some of the strong candidates for the physical layer design of 5G networks. In this article, we shed light on the potential and implementation of IM techniques for MIMO and multi-carrier communications systems, which are expected to be two of the key technologies for 5G systems. Specifically, we focus on two promising applications of IM: spatial modulation and orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing with IM, and discuss the recent advances and future research directions in IM technologies toward spectrum- and energy-efficient 5G wireless networks.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
  • Advertiser's Index
    • Pages: 176 - 176
      Abstract: Presents the index of advertisers in this issue of the publication.
      PubDate: July 2016
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 7 (2016)
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