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Space Modulation MIMO Techniques

Call for Papers

Space modulation techniques are multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) methods that use the multiple transmit antennas in a novel fashion. Transmit antennas are considered as spatial constellation points and are utilized to carry additional information bits to boost the overall spectral efficiency. At the same time, an MIMO typical problem such as interchannel interference, which requires high receiver complexity, is entirely avoided. Space shift keying (SSK), spatial modulation (SM), and space-time shift keying (STSK) are some examples of space modulation techniques.

We invite investigators to contribute to original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to analyze the performance of these systems in different channel conditions, to compare their performance with other MIMO techniques, to study the performance with different coding techniques, applying such techniques to cooperative and multihop communications, and modeling of hardware and propagation effects. We are particularly interested in articles describing the benefits and the limitations of such techniques, novel ideas based on the concepts of space modulation, complexity analysis, channel coding techniques for space modulation, and the applications of space modulation techniques in existing and future wireless standards. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Performance analysis and theoretical limits
  • Network design: Resource managements, scheduling, and cross-layer design
  • Cooperative communication
  • Antenna design and propagation effects
  • Channel and source coding techniques
  • Channel impairments effects
  • Practical implementation and experimental measurements
  • Antenna selection algorithms
  • Space modulations for massive MIMO applications
  • Vehicular technology with space modulations
  • Space modulation for optical wireless
  • MIMO channel modeling

Before submission, authors should carefully read over the journal's Authors Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijap/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ijap/smmi/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 14 February 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 09 May 2014
Publication DateFriday, 04 July 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Raed Mesleh, Electrical Engineering Department 8 SNCS Research Center, University of Tabuk, Tabuk 71491, Saudi Arabia

Guest Editors

  • Harald Haas, Institute for Digital Communication, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JL, UK
  • Marco Di-Renzo, Laboratory of Signals and Systems, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Graduate School of Electricity, University of Paris-Sud XI (UPS), Paris, France
  • Salama S. Ikki, School of Electrical 8 Electronics Engineering, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK