Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing

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Edited By: Mohsen Guizani

Impact Factor: 0.922

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 50/82 (Telecommunications); 95/144 (Computer Science Information Systems); 163/257 (Engineering Electrical & Electronic)

Online ISSN: 1530-8677

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  1. Efficient handover measurement technique for small-cell networks using a virtual cell synchronization signal

    Rothna Pec, Chang Hwan Park and Yong Soo Cho

    Version of Record online: 20 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/wcm.2766

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    In this paper, a virtual cell synchronization signal that allows for an efficient handover in a virtual-cell network constructed using base stations with 3D beamforming is proposed. Using the signal metrics obtained by the virtual cell synchronization signal, an efficient handover measurement technique is proposed that can significantly reduce the processing time and overhead by distinguishing between the intra-cell/inter-cell handovers.

  2. Caching algorithms for broadcasting and multicasting in disruption tolerant networks

    Feng Tian, Bo Liu, Haibo Zhou, Yun Rui, Jiacheng Chen, Jian Xiong and Lin Gui

    Version of Record online: 21 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/wcm.2761

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    We have studied the relay selection for broadcasting from both network structure perspective and social network perspective. We have discussed the data query situation and accommodated the community central nodes selection algorithm for multicasting. Various trace-driven simulations are constructed to evaluate our proposed caching algorithms and illustrate the essential difference between the caching algorithms for broadcasting and multicasting.

  3. Analytical evaluation of downlink interference mitigation in multi-macrocell/femtocell networks with frequency & cell partitioning

    Da Chen, Tao Jiang, Haibo Li and Guochao Song

    Version of Record online: 20 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/wcm.2768

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    We propose an interference mitigation method to suppress the downlink interference in multi-macrocell and femtocell networks, and analytically evaluate the interference mitigation and average rate performances. The major contribution is that the downlink interference can be mitigated without cooperation between macrocells and femtocelss, while the full frequency utilization of the macrocell is achieved.

  4. Identifying effective initiators in OSNs: from the spectral radius perspective

    Songjun Ma, Ge Chen, Weijie Wu, Li Song, Xiaohua Tian and Xinbing Wang

    Version of Record online: 20 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/wcm.2765

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    We aim at answering how to select proper information initiators such that information can propagate as widely as possible. Our investigations on the information diffusion show that the spectral radius of the graph adjacency matrix can reflect the capability of information propagation, according to which we could determine effective initiators. Simulation results show that our approach could discover the initiators.

  5. Physical layer architectures for machine type communication networks—a survey

    Yi-Feng Huang and Hsiao Hwa Chen

    Version of Record online: 16 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/wcm.2752

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    In this paper, we aim to provide a literature survey on M2M communications in the context of PHY-layer architectures and implementations. In particular, we propose to use 3D complementary codes to configure code division multiple access air-links between MTC gateways and small-cell access points. This paper also identifies various challenges or open issues for the PHY-layer designing implementations of MTC in futuristic wireless communication systems.