Submission Deadline: 01 August 2018
IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Emerging Technologies for Device to Device Communications.
Mobile Internet, especially mobile multimedia service, has become very popular in recent years. To support mobile multimedia applications, however, network capacity has to be dramatically enhanced. As an emerging technology, Device to Device (D2D) communications, have been considered to improve the network capacity as well as reduce the traffic on base stations by offloading traffic to be delivered among mobile devices directly or in a multi-hop manner. As a result, many types of real-time services, such as mobile multimedia services, can be well supported by the new mobile network technology.
There are still many open research issues in building up a mobile network with D2D communications. For example, the mechanisms for radio resource allocation and interference management are still in their infancy. Many researchers are working on developing testbeds and/or standardizing D2D communications. Moreover, new applications are emerging, and these applications should be well supported by D2D communications. Furthermore, new technologies, such as social networks and software-defined networks, are expected to have great impacts on the design of the network architecture, supporting D2D communications. In addition, trust and privacy issues are very important concerns to users as they affect users’ willingness to use D2D communications. Researchers have been making great efforts to solve these problems and readers of IEEE Access have keen interest in the research progress in this area.
The goal of this Special Section In IEEE Access is to report up-to-date contributions in the area of the Emerging Technologies for D2D communications.
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Associate Editor: Honggang Wang, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA
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