Special Issue "Recent Advances in Cellular D2D Communications"
A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2017
Dr. Boon-Chong Seet
Prof. Peter Chong
Device-to-device (D2D) communications have attracted a great deal of attention from researchers in recent years. It is a promising technique for offloading local traffic from cellular base stations by allowing local devices, in physical proximity, to communicate directly with each other. Furthermore, the resulting short-range communications can enable local devices to realize higher data rates, lower communication latency, and reduced power consumption. Through relaying, D2D is also a promising approach to enhancing service coverage, particularly at cell edges or in black spots within the cell. In addition to improving network performance and service quality, D2D can open up opportunities for new proximity-based services and applications for cellular users.
However, there are many challenges to realizing the full benefits of D2D. For one, minimizing the interference between legacy cellular and D2D users, operating in underlay mode, is still an active research issue. With 5G expected to be the main carrier for IoT traffic, the potential role of D2D and its scalability to support massive IoT devices and their machine-centric (as opposed to human-centric) communications need to be investigated. New challenges have also arisen from new enabling technologies for D2D communications, such as millimeter-wave and massive MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) systems, which call for new solutions to be proposed. The aforementioned matters are just a few examples of the many challenges that remain to be addressed.
This Special Issue aims to present a collection of exciting papers, reporting the most recent advances in cellular D2D communications. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
- Interference and power control for D2D communications
- Radio resource allocation and scheduling for D2D communications
- Machine-centric scalable D2D communications for 5G IoT
- D2D communications with relaying in millimeter-wave 5G networks
- Massive MIMO with D2D communications
- Fog/Cloud based 5G radio access networks with D2D communications
- Network coding in D2D communications
- D2D communications in vehicular environments
- Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) based D2D group communications
- Energy harvesting based D2D communications
- Big data based optimization of cellular network with D2D communications
- Novel new services and applications
Dr. Boon-Chong Seet
Dr. Syed Faraz Hasan
Prof. Peter Chong
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- resource allocation
- massive mimo
- non-orthogonal multiple access
- energy harvesting