Advances in Communication Systems and Networks

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information and Communications Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 August 2024 | Viewed by 2266

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School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
Interests: wireless communications; internet of things; smart cities; fog computing; delay tolerant networks

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School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
Interests: wireless communications; internet of things; antenna designs for CubeSat applications; wearable antennas; antenna design for medical applications; antenna design using metamaterials

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Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
Interests: wireless communications; internet of things; CubeSat Communications; delay-tolerant networks

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, entitled “Advances in Communication Systems and Networks”, aims to serve as a guiding light in the field of telecommunication. The principal objective will be to shed light on the forefront of innovation in an era defined by unprecedented connectivity demands. This curated collection of articles encapsulates the relentless pursuit of communication technology advancement, employing a multidisciplinary approach. This publication adeptly navigates the intricate landscape of communication systems and networks, offering profound insights into a diverse array of topics. Our compilation stands as a testament to the dynamic nature of the field and the unwavering commitment of researchers worldwide to drive progress and shape the future of global communication.

Key Themes:

5G and Beyond: Exploring the latest advancements in fifth-generation (5G) communication technologies, this theme anticipates paradigm shifts in forthcoming generations of wireless networks. Contributions highlight novel techniques, protocols, and architectures poised to revolutionize wireless communication.

Security and Privacy: Addressing the critical concern of security in communication systems, this theme encompasses research on encryption, authentication, intrusion detection, and privacy-preserving techniques. It explores robust methodologies to safeguard sensitive data amidst an evolving threat landscape.

Internet of Things (IoT) Integration: Investigating the integration of IoT devices within communication networks, this theme examines the challenges and opportunities presented by the proliferation of connected devices. Articles focus on protocols, middleware, and applications enabling seamless IoT integration.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Communication: This theme explores the infusion of AI in communication systems, including machine learning algorithms for network optimization, intelligent resource allocation, and predictive analytics. It addresses how AI augments the efficiency and adaptability of communication infrastructures.

Network Virtualization and Software-Defined Infrastructures: Focusing on software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV), this theme elucidates techniques for dynamic, programmable, and efficient network management. Articles discuss virtualization strategies and their impact on communication networks.

Emerging Technologies and Protocols: This theme encompasses explorations of emerging communication technologies such as quantum communication, terahertz communication, and visible light communication. It investigates their potential to reshape the future of communication systems.

Wireless Sensor Networks: Focusing on sensor-based communication networks, this theme discusses deployment strategies, energy-efficient protocols, and applications in diverse domains including healthcare, smart cities, and environmental monitoring.

This Special Issue serves as a compendium of state-of-the-art research, providing valuable insights for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in the field of communication systems and networks. Most of all, this publciation illuminates the trajectory of advancements shaping the future of global connectivity and information exchange.

Dr. Saeid Iranmanesh
Dr. Faisel Tubbal
Dr. Raad Raad
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • wireless communications
  • Internet of Things
  • edge computing
  • security and privacy
  • optimizations
  • green communications

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A Novel Radio Network Information Service (RNIS) to MEC Framework in B5G Networks
by Kaíque M. R. Cunha, Sand Correa, Fabrizzio Soares, Maria Ribeiro, Waldir Moreira, Raphael Gomes, Leandro A. Freitas and Antonio Oliveira-Jr
Information 2024, 15(6), 352; https://doi.org/10.3390/info15060352 - 13 Jun 2024
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Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) reduces latency, provides high-bandwidth applications with real-time performance and reliability, supporting new applications and services for the present and future Beyond the Fifth Generation (B5G). Radio Network Information Service (RNIS) plays a crucial role in obtaining information from the [...] Read more.
Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) reduces latency, provides high-bandwidth applications with real-time performance and reliability, supporting new applications and services for the present and future Beyond the Fifth Generation (B5G). Radio Network Information Service (RNIS) plays a crucial role in obtaining information from the Radio Access Network (RAN). With the advent of 5G, RNIS requires improvements to handle information from the new generations of RAN. In this scenario, improving the RNIS is essential to boost new applications according to the strict requirements imposed. Hence, this work proposes a new RNIS as a service to the MEC framework in B5G networks to improve MEC applications. The service is validated and evaluated, and demonstrates the ability to adequately serve a large number of MEC apps (two, four, six and eight) and from 100 to 2000 types of User Equipment (UE). Full article
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Optimizing Energy Efficiency in Opportunistic Networks: A Heuristic Approach to Adaptive Cluster-Based Routing Protocol
by Meisam Sharifi Sani, Saeid Iranmanesh, Hamidreza Salarian, Faisel Tubbal and Raad Raad
Information 2024, 15(5), 283; https://doi.org/10.3390/info15050283 - 16 May 2024
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Opportunistic Networks (OppNets) are characterized by intermittently connected nodes with fluctuating performance. Their dynamic topology, caused by node movement, activation, and deactivation, often relies on controlled flooding for routing, leading to significant resource consumption and network congestion. To address this challenge, we propose [...] Read more.
Opportunistic Networks (OppNets) are characterized by intermittently connected nodes with fluctuating performance. Their dynamic topology, caused by node movement, activation, and deactivation, often relies on controlled flooding for routing, leading to significant resource consumption and network congestion. To address this challenge, we propose the Adaptive Clustering-based Routing Protocol (ACRP). This ACRP protocol uses the common member-based adaptive dynamic clustering approach to produce optimal clusters, and the OppNet is converted into a TCP/IP network. This protocol adaptively creates dynamic clusters in order to facilitate the routing by converting the network from a disjointed to a connected network. This strategy creates a persistent connection between nodes, resulting in more effective routing and enhanced network performance. It should be noted that ACRP is scalable and applicable to a variety of applications and scenarios, including smart cities, disaster management, military networks, and distant places with inadequate infrastructure. Simulation findings demonstrate that the ACRP protocol outperforms alternative clustering approaches such as kRop, QoS-OLSR, LBC, and CBVRP. The analysis of the ACRP approach reveals that it can boost packet delivery by 28% and improve average end-to-end, throughput, hop count, and reachability metrics by 42%, 45%, 44%, and 80%, respectively. Full article
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Empowering Pedestrian Safety: Unveiling a Lightweight Scheme for Improved Vehicle-Pedestrian Safety
by Khaled Rabieh, Rasha Samir and Marianne A. Azer
Information 2024, 15(3), 160; https://doi.org/10.3390/info15030160 - 12 Mar 2024
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Rapid advances in technology and shifting tastes among motorists have reworked the contemporary automobile production sector. Driving is now much safer and more convenient than ever before thanks to a plethora of new technology and apps. Millions of people are hurt every year [...] Read more.
Rapid advances in technology and shifting tastes among motorists have reworked the contemporary automobile production sector. Driving is now much safer and more convenient than ever before thanks to a plethora of new technology and apps. Millions of people are hurt every year despite the fact that automobiles are networked and have several sensors and radars for collision avoidance. Each year, many of them are injured in car accidents and need emergency care, and sadly, the fatality rate is growing. Vehicle and pedestrian collisions are still a serious problem, making it imperative to advance methods that prevent them. This paper refines our previous efficient VANET-based pedestrian safety system based on two-way communication between smart cars and the cell phones of vulnerable road users. We implemented the scheme using C and NS3 to simulate different traffic scenarios. Our objective is to measure the additional overhead to protect vulnerable road users. We prove that our proposed scheme adds just a little amount of additional overhead and successfully satisfies the stringent criteria of safety applications. Full article
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