Submission Deadline: 15 January 2018
IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Advances in Interference Mitigation Techniques for Device-to-Device Communications.
Emergence of data intensive applications such as online gaming and video sharing has resulted in an exponential increase in the mobile data traffic. Advances in Internet-of-Things (IoT) and 5G also require fusion of multiple services and wireless devices operating in real-time. Supporting such high data rates, within the framework of existing wireless access networks, is a challenging task. Addressing this ever-increasing demand of data hungry devices in an efficient and effective manner has driven the wireless industry to look into new paradigms. Device-to-Device (D2D) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications are viewed as promising solutions to this complex problem and hence, a key enabling technology for 5G IoT. The D2D communications, with its application specific variants of Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Human-to-Human (H2H) communications, is envisioned to operate either in out-band mode, representing use of a dedicated spectrum or in-band mode, representing operation within the same spectrum of the existing cellular spectrum.
Aligned with the mode, the D2D communications provide the closely located users with an opportunity to communicate directly without traversing traffic through the Evolved Node B (eNB) while offering exciting advantages of improved throughput, increased spectrum reuse and enhanced energy gain. Integration of the D2D with legacy systems brings new technical challenges. Interference to the primary users is one of the major challenges that need to be managed and mitigated effectively in order to have an optimal system performance.
This Special Section in IEEE Access invites researchers to contribute articles that seek to address the issue of interference mitigation in D2D communications.
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Associate Editor: Masood Ur Rehman, University of Bedfordshire, UK
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