Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing

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Edited By: Mohsen Guizani

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 46/77 (Telecommunications); 87/139 (Computer Science Information Systems); 157/249 (Engineering Electrical & Electronic)

Online ISSN: 1530-8677

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Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing

Presenting comprehensive coverage of this fast moving field, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing provides the R&D communities working in academia and the telecommunications and networking industries with a forum for sharing research and ideas.

The convergence of wireless communications and mobile computing is bringing together two areas of immense growth and innovation. This is reflected throughout the journal by strongly focusing on new trends, developments, emerging technologies and new industrial standards.

Under the guidance of an international editorial and advisory board drawn from academia and industry, this high quality, peer-reviewed journal, provides leading edge coverage of the opportunities and challenges driving the research and development of mobile communication systems.

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  1. Performance and scalability evaluation of IEEE 802.11v/aa multicast transport

    Yousri Daldoul, Djamal-Eddine Meddour, Toufik Ahmed and Raouf Boutaba

    Article first published online: 8 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/wcm.2663

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    IEEE 802.11v and 802.11aa are two recent amendments that define new functionalities to enhance the reliability of multicast transmissions over wireless networks. They define three new retransmission policies: directed multicast service, groupcast with retries (GCR) block acknowledgement (GCR-BACK), and GCR unsolicited retry (GCR-UR). This paper evaluates the throughput and the scalability of these new proposals using both analytical and simulation approaches.

  2. Optimal and quasi-optimal energy-efficient storage sharing for opportunistic sensor networks

    Amar H. Kabashi and Jaafar M. H. Elmirghani

    Article first published online: 5 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/wcm.2664

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    Research investigates optimum distributed storage techniques for data preservation and dissemination in opportunistic wireless sensor networks where data collection is intermittent and exhibits spatio-temporal randomness. Proposed techniques optimally share the network's storage and properly handle the storage traffic such that the buffering capacity of the network approaches its total storage capacity with minimum energy. Quasi-optimal decentralized heuristics have been developed to handle the problem in a practical implementation, and their performance is shown to be within only 6–10% from the optimum.

  3. Channel modeling for visible light communications—a survey

    Yang Qiu, Hsiao-Hwa Chen and Wei-Xiao Meng

    Article first published online: 4 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/wcm.2665

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    Visible light communication is a newly emerging technology, which integrates communications and lighting purposes, and has become a very active research topic in the areas of wireless communications. It is expected to become an important part of the next generation wireless communications because of its unique features in using unlicensed spectrum, support of high data rate, and its resistance to electromagnetic interferences.

  4. Dynamic PCI allocation on avoiding handover confusion via cell status prediction in LTE heterogeneous small cell networks

    Zhu Xiao, Tong Li, Wei Ding, Dong Wang and Jie Zhang

    Article first published online: 2 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/wcm.2662

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    A cell status prediction algorithm is proposed in this work, which is to exploit the statistical property of inbound handover events that would happen in small cells. Then, two novel strategies for dynamic allocation of PCI (DA-PCI) are designed. Through adopting Bayesian average method, the preference function is derived in order to allocate the dedicated PCI to the small cells in which handover confusion could most likely occur. The proposed method can significantly reduce handover confusion and latency.

  5. A faulty node detection scheme for wireless sensor networks that use data aggregation for transport

    Hassan Artail, Abdelkarim Ajami, Tania Saouma and Malak Charaf

    Article first published online: 12 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/wcm.2661

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    We present a faulty node detection scheme for wireless sensor nodes that report aggregated measurements to the data sinks. The scheme uses time division for stopping nodes selected in random order from contributing readings to the ones from upstream neighbors. It runs at the sink to derive the states of the nodes by comparing the readings before and after turning nodes on and off. The performance results show at least 98% detection rate with reasonable detection delays and energy consumption.