Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing

Efficient Spectrum Usage for Wireless Communications


Publishing date
01 Nov 2018
Status
Published
Submission deadline
22 Jun 2018

1University of Alcala, Alcala de Henares, Spain

2Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan

3KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

3KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

3University of Alcala, Alcala de Henares, Spain


Efficient Spectrum Usage for Wireless Communications

Description

Wireless technologies have reached an impressive popularity in the last years. However, the radio spectrum is very limited, and therefore as wireless communications have become more and more widespread, problems related to spectrum scarcity have arisen. Radio spectrum, as the physical support for wireless communication, both for fixed applications and especially for mobile broadband, is becoming an extremely strategic, valued, and demanded resource. Therefore, technologies and techniques enabling a more flexible access for service providers and clients and a more efficient and effective usage are needed.

Spectrum scarcity can be addressed from many different perspectives. For instance, from the point of view of signal processing, we can look for higher spectral efficiency in modulations and better algorithms for error detection and correction. Cognitive radio takes a more active approach, making the devices responsible of efficient spectrum utilization by sensing spectrum usage and adjusting transmission parameters to accommodate communications in unused resources. On a higher level, coordination may happen in a centralized or distributed manner, by establishing protocols allowing base stations and clients to increase spectrum utilization while avoiding interferences. Optimization techniques, artificial intelligence approaches, or economic paradigms may contribute greatly to this endeavor.

The purpose of this special issue is to provide readers with original research articles as well as review articles that present the-state-of-the-art research results and technologies enabling effective and efficient spectrum usage in wireless networks.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Signal processing techniques for efficient spectrum usage
  • Cognitive radio approaches
  • Frequency assignment problems
  • Coordination mechanisms for spectrum allocation
  • Regulatory frameworks for spectrum management and dynamic access
  • Optimization techniques for spectrum scarcity problems
  • Software-defined radio technologies
  • Network densification and offloading techniques in 5G networks
  • Economic paradigms applied to spectrum usage
  • Spatial spectrum sharing
  • Optimized antenna deployment
  • Artificial intelligence techniques applied to spectrum management

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8719849
  • - Editorial

Efficient Spectrum Usage for Wireless Communications

Ivan Marsa-Maestre | Takayuki Ito | ... | Jose Manuel Gimenez-Guzman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7367028
  • - Research Article

Discrete-Time Analysis of Cognitive Radio Networks with Nonsaturated Source of Secondary Users

Vicent Pla | Attahiru S. Alfa | ... | Vicente Casares-Giner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5742712
  • - Research Article

On the Goodness of Using Orthogonal Channels in WLAN IEEE 802.11 in Realistic Scenarios

Jose Manuel Gimenez-Guzman | Ivan Marsa-Maestre | ... | Takayuki Ito
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8319749
  • - Research Article

Optimization of Cell Size in Ultra-Dense Networks with Multiattribute User Types and Different Frequency Bands

Yiqiao Wei | Seung-Hoon Hwang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4308913
  • - Research Article

Strategic Interaction between Operators in the Context of Spectrum Sharing for 5G Networks

Erwin J. Sacoto-Cabrera | Angel Sanchis-Cano | ... | Vicent Pla
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7484786
  • - Research Article

Dynamic Tradeoff between Energy and Throughput in Wireless 5G Networks

Cédric Gueguen | Malo Manini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2103868
  • - Research Article

A Practical Perspective on 5G-Ready Highly Dynamic Spectrum Management with LSA

Pavel Masek | Evgeny Mokrov | ... | Yevgeni Koucheryavy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3649513
  • - Research Article

Simple Algorithms for Estimating the Symbol Timing Offset in DCT-Based Multicarrier Systems

Fernando Cruz-Roldán | José Piñeiro-Ave | ... | Manuel Blanco-Velasco
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7985756
  • - Research Article

Optimal Multicommodity Spectrum-Efficient Routing in Multihop Wireless Networks

Mohamed Saad
Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
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Acceptance to publication38 days
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