Special Issue "Theoretical Models and Simulations for New Mobile-Computing Architectures"

A special issue of Telecom (ISSN 2673-4001).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Peppino Fazio
Guest Editor
DIMES Dept., Via P. Bucci, 39/C, University of Calabria, 87036, Arcavacata di Rende (Cosenza), Italy
Interests: vehicular communications; channel modeling; path prediction; Markov chains; satellite communications; resource allocation; call admission control; neural networks; wireless communications
Prof. Dr. Floriano De Rango
Guest Editor
Department of Computer Engineering, Modelling, Electronics and Systems (DIMES), University of Calabria, 87036 Arcavacata of Rende, Cosenza, Italy
Interests: Internet of Things; advanced satellite networks for multimedia communications; wireless Ad Hoc networks; sensor networks; adaptive wireless systems; ultra wide band (UWB) technologies; channel modeling in wireless environment; security architectures and protocol over wireless networks; QoS services and architecture over distributed and centralized wireless systems
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Prof. Dr. Carlos Tavares Calafate
Guest Editor
Department of Computer Engineering, Technical University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Interests: ad-hoc and vehicular networks; UAVs, smart cities and IoT; QoS; network protocols; video streaming; network security
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the last decade, a huge amount of research contributions have been proposed in the scientific community in the field of mobile communications, aimed especially at enhancing the quality of service or experience (QoS or QoE) perceived by mobile hosts. Mobile computing, especially in 5G, has been proven to offer many advantages (such as flexibility and robustness), but at the same time, different issues arise when QoS/QoE need to be guaranteed. It is well known, for example, that user mobility affects channel conditions (Doppler and fast/slow fading degradations, strictly related to the average speed) or blocking/dropping probability performance (when users move among different coverage areas in infrastructure networks, the available resources could be scarce). Traffic flowing may be also affected, with dynamic congestion levels and huge fluctuations in relevant QoS/QoE parameters, such as throughput, e2e-delay, jitter, packet-loss, etc. Similar problems arise also in distributed environments, where topology changes are frequent and routing protocols suffer high overheads for new path rearrangements.

This Special Issue is aimed at dealing with the issues above, providing a point of interest for the discussion and presentation of theoretical models, simulation approaches or a mixture of them, regarding the world of the mobile computing paradigm. The development of theoretical models regarding different OSI-layers has been showing relevant results in recent years, especially if predictive approaches are involved. This Special Issue is soliciting original quality and high-level technical papers addressing the main research challenges in QoE-aware mobile networking, via the introduction of new models and simulations based on emerging approaches, such as swarm intelligence, evolutionary genetics, neural networks, artificial intelligence, cellular automata, etc.

The interest of this Special Issue is focused on, but not limited to, the following areas of interest:

  • Mobility patterns analysis by synthetic or realistic models;
  • Innovative modelling techniques for communication systems, and their execution using optimized simulation algorithms;
  • Simulation of wireless channel dynamics in new generation networks;
  • Aerial drone object tracking through predictive models and simulations;
  • Complex systems and networks;
  • Congestion and admission control in wireless networks;
  • Mobility management and congestion avoidance in vehicular environments;
  • New tools and prediction techniques for measuring and monitoring mobile networks;
  • Development of new simulation engines for communication systems with mobile nodes;
  • Performance evaluation of mobile networks;
  • QoS/QoE and models for predictive routing;
  • Simulation of mobile network structures;
  • Traffic analysis in mobile networks and modeling of performance metrics;
  • Modelling of telecommunication systems by taking into account user mobility.

Dr. Peppino Fazio
Prof. Dr. Floriano De Rango
Prof. Dr. Carlos Tavares Calafate
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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

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Published Papers

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