Special Issue "Wireless Network Protocols and Performance Evaluation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: design and analysis of wireless network protocols; wireless network performance evaluation methods; stochastic modeling of wireless networks based on random multiple access
Interests: 5G wireless sensor networks; radio resource management; edge computing; Internet of things; data-centric networks
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Interests: wireless LANs; quality of service provisioning; novel 802.11 amendments; coexistence in unlicensed bands (e.g., Wi-Fi + LAA/NR-U); IoT and wireless SDN; modelling and simulation of wireless networks; network protocols
Telecommunication technologies are rapidly evolving due to the rapid change of imposed functional requirements. Specifically, a quarter-century ago, the most typical problems of the time were successfully resolved by wired networks connecting mainframes. At the turn of the millennium, wireless networks were developed rapidly due to the need for the Internet access anytime and anywhere. Nowadays, we are witnessing the emergence of the Internet of Things, the ecosystem of billions of autonomous devices (sensors, controllers, robots, etc.) interacting with each other. Additionally, the future Internet will connect people and "things" and will become the Internet of Everything.
The practical development of this concept is driven by the evolution of the wireless networking technologies which are facing a number of challenges: the exponential growth of traffic, the increase in the number and density of wireless devices, and the rapid development of a new type of communications between autonomous systems involving physical objects and manufacturing processes. The development of these technologies is impossible without substantial progress in the field of modulation and coding schemes, channel access methods, QoS/QoE support and energy efficiency, the theory and recommended practice of reliable data delivery in multi-hop wireless networks (wireless mesh networks, MANET, VANET, FANET, etc.), analytical modelling, and the performance evaluation of wireless networks and their protocols.
The main aim of this Special Issue is to seek high-quality submissions focusing on the development of efficient algorithms for wireless networks and mathematical frameworks for the performance evaluation of network protocols. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Ad-hoc, sensor, mesh, and vehicular wireless networks;
- Energy efficiency and QoS/QoE provisioning for wireless and mobile networks;
- 5G Systems and beyond;
- Coexistence of wireless technologies in unlicensed bands;
- Network virtualization and software-defined wireless networks;
- Underground and underwater communications;
- RFID, NFC, and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications;
- Stochastic processes and models of wireless networks and their protocols;
- Queues and queueing networks for wireless network performance evaluation;
- Simulation tools for wireless network performance evaluation;
- Testbeds and prototypes.
Prof. Dr. Hossam S. Hassanein
Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Kosek-Szott
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- wireless network protocols
- performance evaluation
- analytical models
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Joint URLLC and adaptive video service: modeling and optimization
Authors: K. Ragimova; M. Liubogoshchev; E. Khorov
Affiliation: Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Abstract: Emerging 5G networks are expected to enable a wide variety of novel scenarios, services and traffic types. One of such novel scenarios is factory automation, when numerous sensors and controllers generate URLLC traffic: exchange control messages with extremely high requirements on reliability and delay. At the same time, to reduce costs and improve network utilization, the rest of the resources can be used to transmit video surveillance traffic from cameras located around the factory. To provide smooth video playback under possible fluctuations in the intensity of high priority traffic, video streaming should be done in an adaptive manner, e.g., by means of MPEG-DASH technology. In this paper, we investigate this scenario and develop an analytical model evaluating QoS for heterogeneous traffic. With this model, we can evaluate the impact of high priority traffic on video streaming and calculate the video stall probability for an arbitrary adaptation logic. It enables us to maximize the video quality under constrains on video stall probability, or conversely, to calculate the effective network capacity for high priority flows and video flows with the satisfied QoS requirements in order to optimally design the network.
Title: Efficient Clustering Protocol in Cognitive Radio Sensor Networks
Authors: Vladimir V. Shakhov; Insoo Koo
Affiliation: School of Electrical Engineering, University of Ulsan, Ulsan 680-749, South Korea
Abstract: Wireless sensor networks are considered as an important integral part of Internet of Things, which is the focus of research centers and governments around the world. Clustering mechanisms and cognitive radio, in turn, are considered as promising technologies for network management and spectral efficiency, respectively, in wireless networks. In this paper we consider lacks of previously proposed clustering protocols. In particular, we demonstrate that existing solutions do not operate properly with remaining energy and quality of available common channels even if their fusion is declared. Also, security issues have not been sufficiently developed. We offer an approach to avoid the lacks. To improve the protocol efficiency, a problem of its parameters tuning is discussed. Performance analysis of proposed solution is provided as well.