Special Issue "Device-to-Device Communication"


A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Amitabha Ghosh
Research & Development Scientist UtopiaCompression, 11150 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 820, Los Angeles, CA 90064, USA
Website: http://anrg.usc.edu/~amitabhg
Phone: (310) 473-1500 ext 116
Interests: Wireless communications; optimization; approximation algorithms; scheduling; power control; modeling and analysis; data collection in sensor networks; cognitive networks; cellular networks; satellite networks; data center networks

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mobile video traffic has experienced an exponential growth in the last few years with the advent of new mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, and high speed cellular technologies such as 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE). Together with YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, iPad personalized magazine apps, and news web pages with embedded, video traffic is projected to reach 70 percent of the mobile data traffic by 2016. It is therefore crucial to increase network capacity to accommodate these high data rate applications and services. Device-to-Device (D2D) communication is an emerging concept that holds the promise to increase network capacity, improve resource utilization, and enhance user quality of experience (QoE) in cellular networks, for both licensed and unlicensed spectrum. D2D communication enables mobile devices in proximity of each other to establish a direct link instead of routing through the base station or access point. Moreover, D2D communication may extend the cellular coverage and facilitate new types of wireless peer-to-peer services while at the same time increase energy efficiency of communications.

In this special issue of Electronics on “Device-to-Device Communication,” we seek original research articles. The topics of interest include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Novel algorithms and protocols for power and interference management
  • Proximity-based detection, discovery, and resource management
  • Cognitive D2D networks and communications
  • QoE improvement for cellular users
  • D2D technology for electronic Health (eHealth)
  • Multi-hop D2D communication
  • Performance evaluation using simulation and experimental studies
  • Channel measurements and modeling
  • New services and application facilitated by D2D
  • Architectural and system development concepts
  • Business models and commercialization of D2D technology

Dr. Amitabha Ghosh
Guest Editor


Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Electronics is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • device-to-device communications
  • power and interference management
  • cognitive networks
  • proximity discovery
  • cellular coverage and capacity
  • energy-efficiency
  • multi-hop communications

Published Papers

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Last update: 9 December 2013

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