Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies

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Edited By: Mischa Dohler

Impact Factor: 1.354

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 31/78 (Telecommunications)

Online ISSN: 2161-3915

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Call for papers: 5G Wireless Ultra-Dense Networks

Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies invites manuscript submissions in the area of Wireless Ultra-dense Networks. Full details can be found here.

Submission deadline: July 30, 2016


Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (ETT), formerly known as European Transactions on Telecommunications (ETT), has the following aims:

- To attract cutting-edge publications from leading researchers and research groups around the world

- To become a highly cited source of timely research findings in emerging fields of telecommunications - To limit revision and publication cycles to a few months and thus significantly increase attractiveness to publish

- To become the leading journal for publishing the latest developments in telecommunications

You can find out more about the new scope of the Journal by reading the new Aims and Scope

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  1. Demand-aware resource allocation for ultra-dense small cell networks: an interference-separation clustering-based solution

    Junfei Qiu, Qihui Wu, Yuhua Xu, Youming Sun and Ducheng Wu

    Version of Record online: 26 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ett.3046

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    A novel interference-separation clustering-based resource allocation framework is proposed for ultra-dense small cell networks. Specifically, based on the presented clustering technique, massive small cells are divided into smaller groups with different priorities, i.e., “Split Messengers (SMs)” with high priority and “Cluster Members (CMs)” with low priority, where the cluster becomes a resource assignment unit, which reduces the original network complexity. It is shown that this scheme can achieve satisfactory system performance with faster convergence speed in extremely dense networks.

  2. Pilot-assisted channel estimation with MSE-optimal thresholding for OFDM systems

    Yuexing Peng, George C. Alexandropoulos and Yonghui Li

    Version of Record online: 23 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ett.3044

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    A time-domain pilot-aided channel estimation method with mean squared error-optimal thresholding is proposed by discarding all unreliably estimated paths in orthogonal frequency division multiplexing systems. The detection reliability of the positions of paths, the mean squared error performance and the optimal threshold value are developed for block frequency-selective Rayleigh fading channels. Both analysis and simulation results verify the optimal thresholding technique considerably outperforms the existing ones.

  3. Variable-rate staircase codes with RS component codes for optical wireless transmission

    Pratana Kukieattikool and Norbert Goertz

    Version of Record online: 19 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ett.3045

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    This paper presents a rate-adaptive staircase code and application thereof in type-II hybrid automatic repeat request for use on time-varying optical wireless channels. This rate-adaptive staircase code has Reed–Solomon codes as component codes to assist Bose–Chaudhuri–Hochquenghem core codes used on the standard staircase scheme. The performance and throughput simulations of this code reveal better performance on a wide range of input error probabilities.

  4. A multi-objective performance modelling framework for enabling self-optimisation of cellular network topology and configurations

    Hasan Farooq, Ali Imran and Adnan Abu-Dayya

    Version of Record online: 15 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ett.3043

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    To effectively tackle spatiotemporal dynamics of network conditions, a generic low-complexity framework to quantify the key facets of performance, that is, capacity, quality of service and energy efficiency of the various network topology configurations (NTC), is needed for enabling self-organising networks empowered cellular system optimisation on the fly. In this paper, we address this problem and present a performance characterisation framework that quantifies the multiple performance aspects of a given heterogeneous NTC through a unified set of metrics that are derived as function of key optimisation parameters and also present a cross comparison of a wide range of potential NTCs. Moreover, we propose a low-complexity heuristic approach for holistic optimisation of future heterogeneous cellular systems for joint optimality in the multiple desired performance indicators.

  5. Tri-orthogonal polarization diversity for 5G networks

    Nicholas P. Lawrence, Hedley Hansen and Derek Abbott

    Version of Record online: 3 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ett.3042

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    Through a fundamental physical approach to tri-orthogonal antenna operation at a frequency designated to 5G networks, we show that the inclusion of a third orthogonal polarization provides orientation robustness and an overall increase in capacity performance over conventional circular polarization techniques.