WLANs 2013 : Special Issue on Research Advances and Standardization Activities in WLANs
Call For Papers
Special Issue on Research Advances and Standardization Activities in WLANs
Elsevier Computer Communications
A new generation of Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) is going to
make its appearance in the upcoming years, with the IEEE 802.11aa
(Robust Audio Video Transport Streaming), IEEE 802.11ac (Very-high
throughput ( 6GHz), IEEE 802.11af (TV White Spaces) and IEEE 802.11ad
(Very-high throughput ~ 60 GHz), as examples of the most expected ones.
Nevertheless, all next-generation standards will consider some of the
most significant advances on the wireless communication and networking
area in the last decade, developed by a highly active community, in both
academia and industry.
This special issue requests papers that advance the state-of-the-art of
the recent and on-going IEEE 802.11 standards (i.e., IEEE 802.11p, IEEE
802.11s, IEEE 802.11aa, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ad, IEEE 802.11ae,
IEEE 802.11ah, IEEE 802.11af, IEEE 802.11ai, etc.), as well as present
mechanisms and solutions, from MAC or above layers, that could be
readily transferred to the not-yet finished standards or their future
amendments. Please, note that pure PHY-layer papers are outside the
scope of this Special Issue, although cross-layer approaches are welcome.
In addition, there is special interest in those papers that provide new
theoretical and/or experimental insights on the performance of the new
and on-going IEEE 802.11 standards in real application scenarios, as
well as propose optimal parameter configurations to make them work as
much efficiently as possible. Papers proposing, evaluating and comparing
disruptive approaches to the path followed by the IEEE 802.11 standards
are also very much appreciated.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Coexistence mechanisms between IEEE 802.11 and other wireless networks
in unlicensed bands.
- Inter-Access point cooperative mechanisms.
- Service discovery in WLANs.
- Dynamic channel access mechanisms, including cognitive radio
techniques and channel bonding strategies.
- Link-layer mechanisms to efficiently operate in the new spectrum bands
(below 1 GHz, TV White Spaces, 60 GHz band, etc.).
- Multiple packet transmission and reception techniques.
- Packet aggregation mechanisms.
- Energy efficient link-layer protocols for multi-service WLANs with
heterogeneous QoS requirements.
- Cross-layer Network/MAC techniques for multi-hop networking and
- Advanced relaying strategies for MIMO multicell systems.
- Mobility support, vehicular networks and networks of mobile objects.
- Multimedia home networking, HDTV and video distribution.
- Integration of home and city Smart Grids (M2M communications) in WLANs.
- Submission deadline: October 31, 2012
- Author notification: January 31, 2013
- Revised paper due: February 28, 2013
- Final author notification: April 15, 2013
- Expected publication: 3rd quarter 2013
Boris Bellalta (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
Alexey Vinel (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)
Periklis Chatzimisios (Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Raffaele Bruno (IIT/CNR, Italy)
Chonggang Wang (InterDigital, USA)
Instructions for submission:
Manuscripts must not have been previously published nor currently under
review by other journals or conferences. If the paper was published in a
conference, the submitted manuscript should be a substantial extension
of the conference paper. Authors are also required to submit their
published conference articles and a summary document explaining the
enhancements made in the journal version. Papers must be submitted
through the Computer Communications website at
http://ees.elsevier.com/comcom, where guidelines for the manuscript
preparation can also be found. To ensure that all manuscripts are
correctly identified for consideration by the Special Issue, the authors
should select "Special Issue: WLANs" when they reach the "Article Type"
step in the
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