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Interference in Wireless Networks: Modeling, Analysis, Management, and Utilization

Call for Papers

Interference is an unavoidable phenomenon in wireless networks where multiple users share frequency, time, code, and space resources. Modern design and technological trends, such as network densification and heterogeneity, cognitive radio, full-duplex radio, massive MIMO, vehicle to everything, and device-to-device communications, as well as nonorthogonal multiple access, aim at meeting requirements on high throughput, massive connectivity, and high reliability. They may, however, boost interference effects and impose new challenges in analysis, design, and optimization of wireless networks.

Statistical distributions of transmitter locations play a key role in determining the aggregate interference. In practical scenarios with ultradense or/and correlated transmitter locations, traditional statistical models may not be appropriate. Therefore, advanced approaches and novel mathematical methodologies are required for analyzing and performance evaluating of general wireless networks.

Until very recently, interference in wireless networks was viewed only as a deteriorating factor, and design objectives were to avoid or to minimize interference. For a few last years, there has been a growing interest in exploiting interference for enhancing energy and spectral efficiencies, as well as for improving the security in wireless networks. A modern tendency is the development of interference-aware techniques aiming at optimal utilization of available wireless resources.

This special issue aims at providing a forum for advanced analytical and efficient numerical methods of modeling, analyzing, and designing of wireless networks with interference coming from both licensed and unlicensed network users. Along with original research papers, we invite review articles.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Mathematical models of interference in general wireless networks with the focus on 5G key networking technologies
  • Application of advanced mathematical theories such as stochastic geometry, random graphs, and random matrix theory to interference modeling
  • Fundamental limits and performance analysis
  • Interference-aware wireless protocols and networking technologies
  • Statistical models of wireless node locations
  • Interference management algorithms
  • Interference utilization techniques
  • Interference and security
  • Interference and privacy provision

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 16 March 2018
Publication DateAugust 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

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