Special Issue "Wireless Communication Networks"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2021) | Viewed by 2529

Special Issue Editors

Dept. Automatica, University of Alcala, Madrid, Spain
Interests: wireless networks; modeling; performance analysis; queueing theory; optimization; graph theory
Dept. Automatica, University of Alcala, Madrid, Spain
Interests: network security; distributed optimization; automated negotiation; complex self-interested networks
Department of ECE, KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641407, India
Interests: wireless sensor network
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wireless communications have emerged as a key technology that has changed our current society over the last two decades. However, their great popularity together with the increasing demand of new services makes the research in wireless communications a challenging field for the research community. Wireless technologies involve a wide range of expertise areas, from physical layer and electronics to application and architecture design. Moreover, as a consequence of the massive deployment of wireless networks, research must consider wireless network energy awareness and, also due to its crucial role in our economy, some cross-cutting issues like cybersecurity, reliability, and resilience must be taken into account.

This Special Issue calls for the submission of high-quality and unpublished papers discussing novel aspects and new paradigms of wireless networks. Both theoretical and experimental research papers are encouraged, as well as high-quality review and survey studies.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Mobile communications.
  • Wireless networks models.
  • Low-power wide area networks (LPWANs).
  • Wireless machine-type communications (MTCs).
  • Wireless IoT.
  • Software-defined networking (SDN) in wireless environments.
  • Software-defined radio.
  • Vehicular networks.
  • Energy harvesting for wireless systems.
  • Green networking and energy-efficient wireless networks.
  • Wireless sensor networks (WSNs).
  • Mobile ad-hoc networking.
  • Cognitive radio.
  • Emerging wireless technologies.
  • Wireless networks in health or industrial environments.
  • Smart cities and smart homes.
  • Indoor positioning systems.
  • Multimedia, QoS, and QoE over wireless systems.
  • Design of reliable and resilient wireless networks.
  • Cybersecurity and security threats in wireless networks.
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).
  • Antenna design and MIMO.
  • Standards and certification: 5G and 6G, NFC, Bluetooth, ZigBee, Wi-Fi, 6LoWPAN, IEEE 802.22, MIOTY, NEOCORTEC, ANT and ANT+, IQRF, LiFi, LoRa, NB-IoT, Sigfox, etc.
  • Regulatory issues.

Dr. Jose Manuel Gimenez-Guzman
Dr. Ivan Marsa-Maestre
Dr. R. Maheswar
Guest Editors

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  • wireless networks
  • protocols
  • models
  • architectures
  • applications
  • standards
  • IoT
  • cybersecurity
  • multimedia and QoS
  • antennas
  • green networking

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14 pages, 2855 KiB  
A Cluster-Based Channel Assignment Technique in IEEE 802.11 Networks
Telecom 2020, 1(3), 228-241; https://doi.org/10.3390/telecom1030016 - 30 Nov 2020
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Channel assignment has become a critical configuration task in Wi-Fi networks due to the increasing number and density of devices which use the same frequency band in the radioelectric spectrum. There have been a number of research efforts that propose how to assign [...] Read more.
Channel assignment has become a critical configuration task in Wi-Fi networks due to the increasing number and density of devices which use the same frequency band in the radioelectric spectrum. There have been a number of research efforts that propose how to assign channels to the access points of Wi-Fi networks. However, most of them ignore the effect of clients (also called stations or STAs) in channel assignment, instead focusing only on access points (APs). In this paper, we claim that considering STAs in the channel assignment procedure yields better solutions in comparison with those obtained when STAs are ignored. To evaluate this hypothesis we have proposed a heuristic technique that includes the effect of interferences produced by STAs. Results show that taking STAs into account clearly improves the performance of the solutions both in terms of the achieved utility and in terms of the variability of results. We believe that these results will be useful to the design of future channel assignment techniques which consider the effect of STAs. Full article
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