Monday, September 11, 2017

[DMANET] SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS - Special issue on Optimization for heterogeneous wireless networks - Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journal


Optimization for heterogeneous wireless networks integrating cellular
and ad-hoc networks*

*Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing - Hindawi-Wiley open
access journal*

*Important DATES
*Submission Deadline Friday, 27 October 2017
*Publication Date March 2018

In our networked society, wireless devices will constantly interact with
each other as well as with their environment, communicating over
licensed and unlicensed frequency bands, employing any possible link,
from short-range device-to-device communications integrated into the
existing and evolving cellular infrastructure to satellite
communications. The efficient and effective management of these
heterogeneous network architectures requires new optimization
approaches, including central and distributed optimization schemes, or a
combination thereof, where optimization can have very different
objectives, including spectral efficiency, latency, reliability, energy
efficiency meeting constraints on the available spectrum, backhaul
network capacity, and deployment or operational costs.

In this special issue we solicit contributions on optimization-based
approaches to the design, dimensioning, deployment and operation of
heterogeneous wireless networks integrating cellular and ad-hoc
networks, using low and high frequencies, including traditional cellular
and millimeter wave bands. The topics addressed may include, but are not
limited to:
• Exact and heuristic optimization approaches for the dimensioning,
deployment, and efficient management of heterogeneous networks;
• Optimization techniques for cellular and heterogeneous networks in
decentralized scenarios;
• Multi-objective optimization approaches for heterogeneous networks;
• Cooperative and non-cooperative game theoretic analysis of cellular
and ad-hoc networks,
• Optimal spectrum allocation algorithms for cellular systems with
multiple-antenna terminals;
• Optimal spectrum sharing between multi-operator cellular and ad-hoc
• Radio resource optimization for shared terrestrial and satellite
• Optimal interference management for full-duplex and cognitive radio in
LTE networks;
• Optimal resource sharing between cellular and ad-hoc networks for
ultra-reliable low-latency communications.

Paolo Detti, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
Andrea Abrardo, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
Gabor Fodor, Royal Institute of Technology, and Ericsson Research,
Stockholm, Sweden
Marco Moretti, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Ana Pérez-Neira, Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya,
Castelldefels, Spain
Angela Yingjun Zhang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong,
People's Republic of China

The Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journal is published
using an open access publication model.
Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking
System at

The Call is available at:

Paolo Detti
Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics
University of Siena
Via Roma, 56
53100 Siena, Italy
phone: +39-0577-234850 (int. 1022)
fax: +39-0577-233602
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