Optimization for Emerging Wireless Networks: IoT, 5G and Smart Grid Communication Networks

Submission Deadline: July 25, 2016

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Optimization for Emerging Wireless Networks: IoT, 5G and Smart Grid Communication Networks.

The ever-increasing demand for wireless services and the continual improvements in wireless technology has led to the emergence of different types of wireless networks. These emerging networks include 5G networks (that is envisioned to adopt small cells, relays, device-to-device and machine-to-machine
communications), body area sensor networks, Internet-of-Things, cognitive radio networks, communication networks for smart grid, etc. These networks aim at providing wireless services to all network users with good quality-of-service, and ubiquitous and high data rate connectivity. Along with their envisioned benefits, these emerging network bring numerous challenges such as allocation and management of radio spectrum, co-existence of different networks, explosively increased energy consumption, etc. The effective deployment of these networks and coping with the associated challenges rely on the optimal modeling and design of the networks as well as on optimization method and algorithms for optimal management and utilization of radio spectrum and consumption of energy resource.

This Special Section in IEEE Access is intended to provide a plate form for researcher and practitioners from both academia and industry in the area of optimization and algorithms for emerging wireless networks. We invite original papers with novel contributions in all aspects of optimization for emerging wireless networks.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

5G Wireless Networks
• Optimization for 5G multi-tier networks
• Optimization for 5G multi-rats networks
• Optimization for device-to-device (D2D) communication
• Optimization for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication
• Optimization for millimeter-wave communication
• Optimization methods for energy-efficient 5G networks
• Optimization for software defined wireless networks
• Optimization for self-organizing networks (SON)
• Optimization for mmWave massive/virtual MIMO

Internet of Things (IoT)
• Optimization and management of IoT data
• Optimized data collection strategies
• Optimization related to energy-efficient data harvesting
• Optimization methods for energy-efficient mobile crowd-sensing
• Cost-effective data uploading in mobile crowd-sensing
• Optimization for route searching in IoT
• Optimal sensor placement, deployment and management

Cognitive Radio Networks (CRNs)
• Optimization of spectrum sensing in CRNs
• Optimization of spectrum allocation in CRNs
• Cross-layer optimization in CRNs
• Optimization methods for resource allocation in CRNs
• Optimizing energy-efficiency of CRNs

Communication for Smart Grid
• Optimization for resource management in wireless access networks (WPAN, WLAN, WLL, etc.)
for smart grid
• Optimizing PHY/MAC/Routing/Transport/Application layer protocols for smart grid communication
• Energy efficient wireless communication techniques for smart grid
Wireless Body Area Sensor Networks (WBASNs)
• Optimization for topology design of WBASNs
• Optimization methods for energy-efficient WBASNs
• Cross-layer optimization for WBASNs
• Optimization of spectrum allocation in WBASNs

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Associate Editor: Ayaz Ahmad, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

Guest Editors:
1. Mubashir Husain Rehmani, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
2. Hamidou Tembine, New York University, Abu Dhabi
3. Osama Mohammed, Florida International University, USA
4. Abbas Jamalipour, University of Sydney, Australia

IEEE Access Editor in Chief: Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland

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For inquiries regarding this Special Section, please contact: Bora M. Onat, Managing Editor, IEEE Access (Phone: (732) 562-6036, ieeeaccess@ieee.org)