Submission Deadline: 28 February 2019
IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of D2D Communications: Security Issues and Resource Allocation.
Device-to-device (D2D) communications will enable direct communications between devices in cellular networks, thus potentially improving the spectrum utilization, enhancing the overall throughput, and increasing energy efficiency. D2D communication has the potential to enable new peer-to-peer and location-based applications and services, as well as to help offload traffic from the congested traditional cellular networks.
The primary issue with respect to D2D communications, is its sharing of spectrum resources with traditional cellular and other communication networks. D2D systems should be able to use the same spectral resources occupied by traditional communication devices in an opportunistic manner, in order to facilitate the needed point-to-point connectivity. To solve the spectrum scarcity issues involving D2D and traditional communication systems, the research community has resorted to the Cognitive Radio (CR) and Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) paradigms that devise new approaches for enabling spectrally efficient D2D communication networks. These new approaches have resulted in innovative network architectures and applications that have the potential to redefine the current state-of-the-art of wireless connectivity and to shape the next generation cellular communications (e.g., 5G and Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) / Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communications). The proliferation of D2D communications implies also special security measures, as the involved devices are susceptible to eavesdropping, interference, jamming, and other types of attacks.
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Associate Editor: Li Wang, Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications (BUPT), China
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