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Adaptation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 4)
Aesthetic Surgery J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.538, h-index: 35)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59, SJR: 1.512, h-index: 46)
Age and Ageing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 85, SJR: 1.611, h-index: 107)
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American Entomologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
American Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 142, SJR: 0.652, h-index: 43)
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Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.884, h-index: 31)
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Biometrika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 2.801, h-index: 90)
BioScience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 2.374, h-index: 154)
Bioscience Horizons : The National Undergraduate Research J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.213, h-index: 9)
Biostatistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.955, h-index: 55)
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Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61, SJR: 6.097, h-index: 264)
Briefings in Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 4.086, h-index: 73)
Briefings in Functional Genomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.771, h-index: 50)
British J. for the Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.267, h-index: 38)
British J. of Aesthetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.217, h-index: 18)
British J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 542, SJR: 1.373, h-index: 62)
British J. of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 85, SJR: 0.771, h-index: 53)
British Medical Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.391, h-index: 84)
British Yearbook of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
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Cambridge J. of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 0.957, h-index: 59)
Cambridge J. of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.067, h-index: 22)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 7)
Capital Markets Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Carcinogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.439, h-index: 167)
Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 2.897, h-index: 175)
Cerebral Cortex     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 4.827, h-index: 192)
CESifo Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.501, h-index: 19)
Chemical Senses     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.436, h-index: 76)
Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.211, h-index: 18)
Chinese J. of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.737, h-index: 11)
Chinese J. of Intl. Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.238, h-index: 15)
Christian Bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.191, h-index: 8)
Classical Receptions J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 3)
Clinical Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59, SJR: 4.742, h-index: 261)
Clinical Kidney J.     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.338, h-index: 19)
Community Development J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.47, h-index: 28)
Computer J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.371, h-index: 47)
Conservation Physiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 3)
Contributions to Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 10)
Critical Values     Full-text available via subscription  
Current Legal Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Current Zoology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.999, h-index: 20)
Database : The J. of Biological Databases and Curation     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.068, h-index: 24)
Digital Scholarship in the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.296, h-index: 22)
DNA Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.42, h-index: 77)
Dynamics and Statistics of the Climate System     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Early Music     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.124, h-index: 11)
Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 2.052, h-index: 52)
ELT J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.26, h-index: 23)
English Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.311, h-index: 10)
English: J. of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.144, h-index: 3)
Environmental Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.791, h-index: 66)
Environmental Epigenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Environmental History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.197, h-index: 25)
EP-Europace     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.201, h-index: 71)
Epidemiologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 3.917, h-index: 81)
ESHRE Monographs     Hybrid Journal  
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 6)
European Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50, SJR: 6.997, h-index: 227)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 2.044, h-index: 58)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
European Heart J. - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart J. Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.152, h-index: 31)
European J. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.568, h-index: 104)
European J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 163, SJR: 0.722, h-index: 38)
European J. of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.09, h-index: 60)
European J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.284, h-index: 64)
European Review of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.549, h-index: 42)
European Review of Economic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.628, h-index: 24)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 2.061, h-index: 53)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Family Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.048, h-index: 77)
Fems Microbiology Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.687, h-index: 115)
Fems Microbiology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.126, h-index: 118)
Fems Microbiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 7.587, h-index: 150)
Fems Yeast Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.213, h-index: 66)
Foreign Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.859, h-index: 10)
Forestry: An Intl. J. of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.903, h-index: 44)
Forum for Modern Language Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.108, h-index: 6)
French History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.123, h-index: 10)
French Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.119, h-index: 7)
French Studies Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 3)
Gastroenterology Report     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Genome Biology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 3.22, h-index: 39)
Geophysical J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 1.839, h-index: 119)
German History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.437, h-index: 13)
GigaScience     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Global Summitry     Hybrid Journal  
Glycobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.692, h-index: 101)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.505, h-index: 40)
Health Education Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.814, h-index: 80)
Health Policy and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.628, h-index: 66)
Health Promotion Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.664, h-index: 60)
History Workshop J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 20)
Holocaust and Genocide Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.115, h-index: 13)
Human Molecular Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 4.288, h-index: 233)
Human Reproduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 79, SJR: 2.271, h-index: 179)
Human Reproduction Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 4.678, h-index: 128)
Human Rights Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 0.7, h-index: 21)
ICES J. of Marine Science: J. du Conseil     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 1.233, h-index: 88)
ICSID Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
ILAR J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.099, h-index: 51)
IMA J. of Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.329, h-index: 26)
IMA J. of Management Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.351, h-index: 20)
IMA J. of Mathematical Control and Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.661, h-index: 28)
IMA J. of Numerical Analysis - advance access     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 2.032, h-index: 44)
Industrial and Corporate Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.37, h-index: 81)
Industrial Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.184, h-index: 15)
Information and Inference     Free  
Integrative and Comparative Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.911, h-index: 90)
Interacting with Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 59)
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.743, h-index: 35)
Intl. Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52, SJR: 1.264, h-index: 53)
Intl. Data Privacy Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Intl. Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.835, h-index: 15)
Intl. Immunology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.613, h-index: 111)
Intl. J. for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 1.593, h-index: 69)
Intl. J. of Constitutional Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 19)
Intl. J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 156, SJR: 4.381, h-index: 145)
Intl. J. of Law and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.247, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Law, Policy and the Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.307, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Lexicography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.404, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Low-Carbon Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.457, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Neuropsychopharmacology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.69, h-index: 79)
Intl. J. of Public Opinion Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.906, h-index: 33)
Intl. J. of Refugee Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 21)
Intl. J. of Transitional Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.833, h-index: 12)
Intl. Mathematics Research Notices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 2.052, h-index: 42)
Intl. Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.339, h-index: 19)
Intl. Relations of the Asia-Pacific     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.539, h-index: 17)
Intl. Studies Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.998, h-index: 28)
Intl. Studies Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 2.184, h-index: 68)
Intl. Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.783, h-index: 38)
ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.155, h-index: 4)
ITNOW     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 4)
J. of African Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.647, h-index: 30)
J. of American History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.286, h-index: 34)
J. of Analytical Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.038, h-index: 60)
J. of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.157, h-index: 149)
J. of Antitrust Enforcement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Applied Poultry Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.563, h-index: 43)
J. of Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 1.341, h-index: 96)
J. of Chromatographic Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.448, h-index: 42)
J. of Church and State     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.167, h-index: 11)
J. of Competition Law and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 0.442, h-index: 16)
J. of Complex Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.165, h-index: 5)
J. of Conflict and Security Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.196, h-index: 15)
J. of Consumer Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43, SJR: 4.896, h-index: 121)
J. of Crohn's and Colitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.543, h-index: 37)
J. of Cybersecurity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.69, h-index: 36)
J. of Design History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.166, h-index: 14)
J. of Economic Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.894, h-index: 76)
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J. of Hindu Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.186, h-index: 3)
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J. of Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 4, h-index: 209)
J. of Insect Science     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.388, h-index: 31)

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  • Special Issue on Software-Defined Wireless Networks
    • Pages: 1415 - 1416
      PubDate: 2017-10-03
      DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxx084
      Issue No: Vol. 60, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Large-Scale Programing Code Dissemination for Software-Defined Wireless
           Networks
    • Authors: Liu X; Liu A, Deng Q, et al.
      Pages: 1417 - 1442
      Abstract: Rapid, reliable and energy-efficient programing code dissemination is a challenging issue and offers a programmable and flexible network architecture for software-defined wireless networks (SDWNs). However, many schemes for programing codes in large-scale network incur a longer dissemination convergence time (DCT) and lower energy efficient in loss nature of wireless channels. In this paper, an adaptive broadcast dissemination (ABD) scheme is proposed to achieve low DCT and high network lifetime for SDWNs. An ABD scheme makes full use of energy left of nodes in areas far from the sink. In an ABD scheme, codes are broadcast constantly few times by nodes near the sink to save energy, and many times by nodes in areas far from the sink to rapidly spread software codes. Thus, an ABD scheme can reduce transmission delay for spreading software code while retaining network lifetime. Theoretical analysis and experimental results show that DCT in an ABD scheme is reduced by 28.12–29.86% compared with the hybrid scheme, while retaining network lifetime.
      PubDate: 2017-03-03
      DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxx014
      Issue No: Vol. 60, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Software-Defined System Support for Enabling Ubiquitous Mobile Edge
           Computing
    • Authors: Jararweh Y; Alsmirat M, Al-Ayyoub M, et al.
      Pages: 1443 - 1457
      Abstract: Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) enables ubiquitous and efficient cloud services to mobile users which facilitates mobile cloud computing (MCC) more easily by providing storage and processing capacity within the access range of the mobile devices. To achieve the goals of MEC, Mobile Edge (ME) servers are co-placed with the mobile network base station (at the edge of the mobile network). This eliminates the need to move computation and storage intensive tasks from a mobile device to a centralized cloud server. This in turn reduces the network communication load and delay and it also enhances the quality of service provided for the mobile end users. Applications, such as smart grid applications, content delivery networks, crowed sourcing, traffic management and E-health, will greatly benefit from such deployment. Unfortunately, a large-scale deployment of ME servers that is needed to make hundreds of applications available to millions of users, comes with great management complexity. The emerging technique of Software-Defined Systems (SDSys) abstracts the management complexities of many systems at different layers by utilizing software components. In this paper, we build a software-defined based framework that enable efficient and ubiquitous MCC services by integrating different SDSys components with the MEC system. The integrated framework is implemented and it is evaluated for its feasibility, flexibility and potential superiority.
      PubDate: 2017-02-24
      DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxx019
      Issue No: Vol. 60, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • How Far Can We Go' Towards Realistic Software-Defined Wireless
           Networking Experiments
    • Authors: Fontes R; Mahfoudi M, Dabbous W, et al.
      Pages: 1458 - 1471
      Abstract: Software-Defined Wireless Networking (SDWN) is an emerging approach based on decoupling radio control functions from the radio data plane through programmatic interfaces. Despite diverse ongoing efforts to realize the vision of SDWN, many questions remain open from multiple perspectives such as means to rapid prototype and experiment candidate software solutions applicable to real-world deployments. To this end, emulation of SDWN has the potential to boost research and development efforts by re-using existing protocol and application stacks while mimicking the behavior of real wireless networks. In this article, we provide an in-depth discussion on that matter focusing on the Mininet-WiFi emulator design to fill a gap in the experimental platform space. We showcase the applicability of our emulator in an SDN wireless context by illustrating the support of a number of use cases aiming to address the question on how far we can go in realistic SDWN experiments, including comparisons with the results obtained in a wireless testbed. Finally, we discuss the ability to replay packet-level and radio signal traces captured in the real testbed toward a virtual yet realistic emulation environment in support of SDWN research.
      PubDate: 2017-03-29
      DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxx023
      Issue No: Vol. 60, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Ultra Dense Cells Management and Resource Allocation in Green
           Software-Defined Wireless Networks
    • Authors: Li S; Zhu G, Lin S, et al.
      Pages: 1472 - 1481
      Abstract: Ultra dense networks are a promising technique to achieve increasing 1000 times data rate requirements of the fifth generation (5G) wireless communications. However, due to the ‘tidal effect’ of mobile Internet traffic, the energy efficiency of the 5G communication system decreases dramatically, especially in off-peak hour, such as midnight. The software-defined wireless networks (SDWN) architecture provides a solution to reduce the energy consumption via cells management. To facilitate wide usage of cells management in SDWN, we consider in this paper the problem of joint ultra dense cells management and resource allocation, with the objective to minimize the network power consumption while guaranteeing the quality of service requirements of users and the coverage rate requirement. The problem is formulated as a mixed-integer nonlinear programming problem. To deal with this problem, we utilize the sparse characteristics of the beamforming vector and the method of reweighted l1 norm to approximate l0 norm. Because the coverage rate requirement constraint is still non-convex, we propose an iterative algorithm to derive the lower bound of the problem, and then propose a heuristic iterative algorithm to obtain a practical solution. Simulation results confirm that minimizing the total network power consumption results in sparse network topologies, and some of the small cells are inactivated when possible. The performance of the proposed heuristic algorithm is only increased by 13.09% compared with the lower bound, while the target signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio grow from 0 to 8 dB. And the proposed heuristic algorithm can achieve good performance compared with the conventional sparsity-based algorithm.
      PubDate: 2017-03-17
      DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxx028
      Issue No: Vol. 60, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Latency-Aware Sum-Rate Maximization for 5G Software-Defined Radio Access
           Networks
    • Authors: Rastegar S; Abbasfar A, Shah-Mansouri V.
      Pages: 1482 - 1497
      Abstract: In this paper, we consider the downlink power allocation problem where the objective is to maximize the sum-rate in software-defined radio access network (SDRAN). Using SDRAN, the power allocation is performed at a central controller with the channel state information (CSIs) received from the base stations (BSs). However, due to time variable nature of the fading channel and the control path delay between the controller and BSs, the central decisions at the controller might become outdated by the time each BS wants to transmit. Modeling channel fading by using a time-correlated channel model, the power allocation problem would consist of parameters which are random variables. In order to solve this problem, we use the stochastic optimization framework and propose two practical schemes. The first solution works in a completely centralized manner while the second one is performed collaboratively in the controller and BSs. We analyze these schemes for cellular networks with arbitrary number of BSs and present procedures to find the optimum power allocations. Finally, using different numerical experiments, we evaluate the performance of our proposed schemes. Significant improvement in comparison to the scenario without considering CSI variation is observed.
      PubDate: 2017-04-27
      DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxx030
      Issue No: Vol. 60, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Ashman: A Bandwidth Fragmentation-Based Dynamic Flow Scheduling for Data
           Center Networks
    • Authors: Song T; Liu Y, Wang Y, et al.
      Pages: 1498 - 1509
      Abstract: Current data center (DC) topologies provide redundant paths to satisfy significant communication requirements. Researchers have proposed various approaches including static and dynamic ones to utilize path diversity more effectively. The static methods adopt hash-based way to distribute flows onto multiple paths randomly, while the dynamic ones relying on centralized controller place flows on candidate paths. Unfortunately, the existing flow-scheduling policies have ignored and even resulted in network bandwidth fragmentation which adversely slows down transmission rate of new flows or affects chances of accepting new flow requests, especially when the granularity of flows is larger. This phenomenon is considered as a bottleneck for higher utilization of bandwidth resource in DCs. In this paper, we are the first to identify and define network bandwidth fragmentation within DC. Accordingly, we present Ashman, a flow-based dynamic scheduling approach to reduce bandwidth fragmentation by proactively considering potential large flows. This policy dynamically schedules the existing large flows to resolve congestions and maximize bandwidth utilization and network throughput. We describe our design and implementation in OpenFlow framework with unmodified hosts. Our evaluation on the software-defined networking simulator called Mininet demonstrates that Ashman effectively reduces bandwidth fragmentation, and thereby achieves higher network bandwidth utilization and the overall throughput of DC.
      PubDate: 2017-06-14
      DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxx042
      Issue No: Vol. 60, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • On Software-Defined Wireless Network (SDWN) Network Virtualization:
           Challenges and Open Issues
    • Authors: Abdelaziz A; Tan Fong A, Gani A, et al.
      Pages: 1510 - 1519
      Abstract: Software-defined networking (SDN) is new network architecture that emerges as to implement network virtualization (NV) with vast features, especially when it is applied it in multi-tenant scenarios. The rapid growth of wireless network applications and services, let to adopt NVs into software-defined wireless network (SDWN). This is because wireless networks require specific features that can be hindered of implementing NVs such as updated location information, dynamic channel configuration, and rapid client re-association. This paper presents state-of-the-art NV methods for SDWN with the aim of highlighting issues and challenges of applying NVs techniques of SDN into SDWN. We discuss three SDN techniques that facilitate NV in the cloud, namely proxy-based virtualization, layer two prefixes-based virtualizations and programing language-based virtualization. Moreover, the paper points out the possibility of providing effective VNs in the SDWN architecture. We also taxonomies the SDWN proposed virtualization methods based on hypervisor controller in the different networks. Finally, the potential requirements and challenges and open issues of SDWN NVs are also identified and presented as the future directions in SDWN research.
      PubDate: 2017-10-03
      DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxx063
      Issue No: Vol. 60, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Software-Defined Wireless Mesh Networking: Current Status and Challenges
    • Authors: Rademacher M; Jonas K, Siebertz F, et al.
      Pages: 1520 - 1535
      Abstract: The combination of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) is challenging due to the different natures of both concepts. SDN describes networks with homogeneous, static and centralized controlled topologies. In contrast, a WMN is characterized by a dynamic and distributed network control, and adds new challenges with respect to time-critical operation. However, SDN and WMN are both associated with decreasing the operational costs for communication networks which is especially beneficial for internet provisioning in rural areas. This work surveys the current status for Software-Defined Wireless Mesh Networking. Besides a general overview in the domain of wireless SDN, this work focuses especially on different identified aspects: representing and controlling wireless interfaces, control-plane connection and topology discovery, modulation and coding, routing and load-balancing and client handling. A complete overview of surveyed solutions, open issues and new research directions is provided with regard to each aspect.
      PubDate: 2017-07-13
      DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxx066
      Issue No: Vol. 60, No. 10 (2017)
       
  • Coverage Hole Bypassing in Wireless Sensor Networks
    • Authors: Wan S; Zhang Y.
      Pages: 1536 - 1544
      Abstract: Wireless sensor networks deployment and operation are most likely to take place under hazardous conditions. One extreme scenario is the deployment of a wireless sensor network in a mountainous and forested region in which a fire has ignited, for the purpose of localizing and/or tracking, in real time, its spread. Some methods developed in this paper are expected to provide superior performances under these conditions. Existing fires in the deployment region will also affect the nodes’ coverage because the nodes that will fall in the middle of the fire will likely cease to operate. In our work, we develop a coverage hole bypassing algorithm for storing and maintaining holes-information in the network based on which a boundary node can provide the communication path which is more efficient to try to bypass a hole. Simulation results are presented to illustrate the proposed method and evaluate its run-time and message count per node. We show that these routing can be used in many applications.
      PubDate: 2017-07-28
      DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxx073
      Issue No: Vol. 60, No. 10 (2017)
       
 
 
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