International Journal of Communication Systems

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Edited By: Professor Mohammad S. Obaidat

Impact Factor: 1.066

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 73/89 (Telecommunications); 189/260 (Engineering Electrical & Electronic)

Online ISSN: 1099-1131

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The International Journal of Communication Systems

The International Journal of Communication Systems provides a forum for R&D, open to researchers from all types of institutions and organisations worldwide, aimed at the increasingly important area of communication technology. The Journal's emphasis is particularly on the issues impacting behaviour at the system, service and management levels. Published twelve times a year, it provides coverage of advances that have a significant potential to impact the immense technical and commercial opportunities in the communications sector.

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  1. Modeling and performance analysis of a new secure address resolution protocol

    Osama S. Younes

    Version of Record online: 19 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/dac.3433

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    This work introduces the ARP-A scheme to secure ARP. ARP-A can detect, mitigate, and prevent the host impersonation, MITM, and DoS attacks resulting from the ARP spoofing attack. To analyze the performance of ARP-A, it was implemented on Linux. To test the scalability of the proposed scheme, a new stochastic Petri nets model has been proposed and validated. Compared with other schemes introduced in the literature, ARP-A is more efficient in terms of security and performance.

  2. Optimal scheduling of coordinated multipoint transmissions in cellular networks

    Ali Mohammad Saleh, Nadira Parveen and Md. Forkan Uddin

    Version of Record online: 19 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/dac.3431

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    To study the optimal scheduling problem in coordinated multipoint (CoMP) transmission–based cellular networks, an optimization framework is developed for computing the optimal max-min throughput and the optimal scheduling of the users. The problem is solved for several network instances and demonstrated that the optimal CoMP transmission provides a significant throughput gain over a traditional transmission. To avoid the complexity of computation, an effective heuristic scheduling algorithm is also proposed.

  3. Energy-efficient power allocation for multi-user MIMO systems with GZI precoding

    Feng Tian, Yue Yu, Tingting Zhao, Dapeng Li, Xuejun Zhang and Zhen Yang

    Version of Record online: 19 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/dac.3434

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    This paper investigates energy-efficient power allocation for MU-MIMO systems with GZI precoding. Through using Lagrange function, reducing the dimensions and solving the log function, it obtains a closed-form solution for guaranteeing the sum rate for all downlink users. And it obtains concrete numerical solution for guaranteeing the different rate requirements for users through convex optimization toolbox.

  4. Link abstraction models for multicarrier systems: A logistic regression approach

    Alberto Carreras Mesa, Mari Carmen Aguayo-Torres, Francisco J. Martin-Vega, Gerardo Gómez, Francisco Blanquez-Casado, Isabel M. Delgado-Luque and Jose Entrambasaguas

    Version of Record online: 19 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/dac.3436

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    In this paper, we propose a novel method for BLER prediction named as logistic regression-based Link Method (LRLM). Mean and standard deviation of the SINR set can accurately capture BLER behavior for wideband multicarrier systems through a simpler function, thus reducing the amount of information to be stored compared to EESM. Moreover, LRLM is very flexible and may include extra predictors to reduce the number of different models to be stored.

  5. An efficient network-side path protection scheme in OFDM-based elastic optical networks

    Hai Dao, Michel Morvan and Philippe Gravey

    Version of Record online: 12 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/dac.3410

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    We propose to take advantages of the reconfiguration capabilities of OFDM transponders for a more efficient network-side path protection in OFDM-based elastic optical networks

    We present optimal network designs in the form of integer linear programming models for both dedicated and shared path protection taking into account different degree of freedom for lightpath reconfiguration in changing from the working to protection path.

    We apply numerical evaluation on a realistic COST239 network to quantify the benefits of our proposal compared with traditional approaches in terms of spectrum efficiency and improvement in blocking ratio.