IEEE Wireless Communications - April 2017 - page 5

IEEE Wireless Communications • April 2017
Our main goal has been to make sure that the IEEE Com-
munication Society continues to play a major role in smart
grid by publishing high quality papers. Therefore, I am very
pleased that a sizable portion of this issue is dedicated to
the wireless communication aspects of the smart grid. This
special issue contains important papers that address some of
the critical challenges described above. I would like to thank
the Guest Editors for handling a large number of high quality
papers that were submitted to this special issue. Unfortu-
nately, due to limited space, they had to restrict themselves
to selecting only a handful of papers.
This issue also contains several interesting open call
papers. Resource management of ad hoc clouds in both
static and dynamic modes is the main topic of the first
article entitled “AMCloud: Toward a Secure Autonomic
Mobile Ad Hoc Cloud Computing System”. This article
also discusses security and privacy issues in ad hoc cloud
Another open call article in this edition is entitled “Realiz-
ing the Tactile Internet: Haptic Communications over Next
Generation 5G Cellular Networks.” The article presents
design efforts for both the Tactile Internet and the under-
lying haptic communications, as well as providing an over-
view of the Tactile Internet revolution.
As demand for building an infrastructure network for
future railway communication is intensifying, the next article
by F. Mazzenga, R. Giuliano, A. Neri, and F. Rispoli introduc-
es a new telecommunication solution that is based on multi
radio bearers using cellular and satellite public networks as an
alternative to the deployment of a dedicated infrastructure.
The next article by Chunxiao Jiang
et al.
covers the
important aspects of machine learning and decision making
for next-generation wireless networks. It investigates the
family of supervised and unsupervised learning techniques
and their deployment in 5G networks.
The article by J. Zhang
et al.
, focuses on the issues con-
cerning the design of an antenna array architecture for
future 5G millimeter-wave systems. For practical applica-
tions, the article also provides a few guidelines for design-
ing millimeter-wave cellular access networks.
Relationships between network resources and a mech-
anism to allocate resources to virtual network operators
(VNOs) is investigated in the article entitled “Substitutability
of Spectrum and Cloud-based Antennas in Virtualized Wire-
less Networks”.
“A Flexible 5G Wide Area Solution for TDD with Asym-
metric Link Operation” is the title of the final article in this
issue. The article offers a flexible multi-service 5G wide area
(WA) solution for time division duplex (TDD) operation,
which shows a clear advantage over the current LTE. I hope
you enjoy this issue.
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received his Ph.D. degree from
Loughborough University, United Kingdom, in 1980. He joined the Visual
Communication Research Department at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel,
New Jersey, in 1982. He was then transferred to Bell Communications Research
(Bellcore) after the AT&T-Bell divestiture, where he became a consultant on video
technology and a Distinguished Member of Research Staff. In 1993, he joined
Loughborough University as a professor and chair of communication engineering.
Since September 1998, he has been with the National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce, Gaithersburg, Maryland. He
was a core member of Study Group XV (Specialist Group on Coding for Visual
Telephony) of the International Communications Standardization Body CCITT
(ITU-T). His research interests include smart grid, wireless multimedia, mobile
communications and wireless systems, mobile ad hoc networks, bandwidth
compression, and visual communications. He holds eight U.S. patents and has
over 100 publications related to these topics. He received the Charles Babbage
Premium Award from the Institute of Electronics and Radio Engineering in 1986,
and the IEEE CAS Society Darlington Best Paper Award in 1989. He has served
as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communication Society. In 1992 he was
elected a Fellow of IEEE for his contributions to low-bit-rate video coding and
research in subband coding for video applications. He has been a Guest Editor
for a number of special issues, including Smart Grid: The Electric Energy System
of the Future,
Proceedings of the IEEE
, June, 2011; a Special Issue on Sensor Net-
works & Applications,
Proceedings of the IEEE
, August 2003; and a Special Issue
onWireless Multimedia Communications,
Proceedings of the IEEE
, October 1999.
He was a TPC Co-Chair for IEEE SmartGridComm in 2010 and 2012. He served
as a member of the Editorial Board of the
Proceedings of the IEEE
from January
2003 to December 2008. From January 2010 to December 2013 he served as
Editor-in-Chief of
IEEE Transactions on CAS for Video Technology
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