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Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.881, h-index: 38)
Adaptation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 4)
Aesthetic Surgery J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.538, h-index: 35)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 1.512, h-index: 46)
Age and Ageing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 84, SJR: 1.611, h-index: 107)
Alcohol and Alcoholism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.935, h-index: 80)
American Entomologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
American Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 142, SJR: 0.652, h-index: 43)
American J. of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 1.441, h-index: 77)
American J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 167, SJR: 3.047, h-index: 201)
American J. of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.397, h-index: 111)
American J. of Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
American J. of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.151, h-index: 7)
American Law and Economics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.824, h-index: 23)
American Literary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.185, h-index: 22)
Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Annals of Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 1.912, h-index: 124)
Annals of Occupational Hygiene     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.837, h-index: 57)
Annals of Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 4.362, h-index: 173)
Annals of the Entomological Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.642, h-index: 53)
Annals of Work Exposures and Health     Hybrid Journal  
AoB Plants     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.78, h-index: 10)
Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.884, h-index: 31)
Applied Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 1.749, h-index: 63)
Applied Mathematics Research eXpress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.779, h-index: 11)
Arbitration Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Arbitration Law Reports and Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.96, h-index: 71)
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 20)
Arthropod Management Tests     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Astronomy & Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 0.144, h-index: 15)
Behavioral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 1.698, h-index: 92)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 307, SJR: 4.643, h-index: 271)
Biology Methods and Protocols     Hybrid Journal  
Biology of Reproduction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.646, h-index: 149)
Biometrika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 2.801, h-index: 90)
BioScience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, 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)
BJA : British J. of Anaesthesia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 145, SJR: 2.314, h-index: 133)
BJA Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63, SJR: 0.272, h-index: 20)
Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 6.097, h-index: 264)
Briefings in Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, 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: 34, SJR: 1.267, h-index: 38)
British J. of Aesthetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.217, h-index: 18)
British J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 525, SJR: 1.373, h-index: 62)
British J. of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 82, 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)
Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.474, h-index: 31)
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: 11, SJR: 2.897, h-index: 175)
Cerebral Cortex     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, 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: 22, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 3)
Clinical Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, 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: 7, 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: 6, 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   (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: 12)
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: 14, SJR: 0.124, h-index: 11)
Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61, SJR: 2.052, h-index: 52)
ELT J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.26, h-index: 23)
English Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50, 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: 25, 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: 49, 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: 157, 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: 8, SJR: 1.687, h-index: 115)
Fems Microbiology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.126, h-index: 118)
Fems Microbiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, 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: 31, SJR: 0.123, h-index: 10)
French Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, 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: 10, SJR: 3.22, h-index: 39)
Geophysical J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 1.839, h-index: 119)
German History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, 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: 48, 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: 19, 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: 26, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 20)
Holocaust and Genocide Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.115, h-index: 13)
Human Molecular Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 4.288, h-index: 233)
Human Reproduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 78, SJR: 2.271, h-index: 179)
Human Reproduction Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 4.678, h-index: 128)
Human Rights Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59, 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: 10)
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: 29, 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: 33, 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: 38, 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: 40, 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: 12, 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: 16, 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: 35, 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)
J. of Economic Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 2.909, h-index: 69)
J. of Environmental Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.457, h-index: 20)
J. of European Competition Law & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
J. of Experimental Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 2.798, h-index: 163)
J. of Financial Econometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.314, h-index: 27)
J. of Global Security Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Heredity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.024, h-index: 76)
J. of Hindu Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.186, h-index: 3)
J. of Hip Preservation Surgery     Open Access  
J. of Human Rights Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.399, h-index: 10)
J. of Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 4, h-index: 209)
J. of Insect Science     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.388, h-index: 31)

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   ISSN (Print) 0010-4620 - ISSN (Online) 1460-2067
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  • DROP: A New RAID Architecture for Enhancing Shared RAID Performance
    • Authors: Wu W; Wan J, Zhan L, et al.
      First page: 777
      Abstract: AbstractEnterprise storage systems are generally shared by multiple servers in a storage area network environment. Our experiments as well as industry reports have shown that disk arrays show poor performance when multiple servers share one RAID due to resource contention as well as frequent disk head movements. We have studied IO performance characteristics of several shared storage settings of practical business operations. To avoid the IO contention, we propose a new dynamic data relocation technique on shared RAID storages, referred to as DROP, dynamic data relocation to optimize performance. DROP allocates/manages a group of cache data areas and relocates/drops the portion of hot data at a predefined sub-array that is a physical partition on the top of the entire shared array. By analyzing the profiling data, we are able to determine the optimal data relocation and partition of disks in the RAID to maximize large sequential block accesses on individual disks and at the same time maximize parallel accesses across disks in the array. As a result, DROP minimizes disk head movements in the array at run time giving rise to fast IO response time. A prototype DROP has been implemented as a software module at the storage target controller. Extensive experiments have been carried out using real world IO workloads to evaluate the performance of the DROP implementation. Experimental results have shown that DROP improves the shared IO performance greatly. The performance improvements in terms of the average IO response time range from 42.06% to 58.34% at no additional hardware cost.
      PubDate: 2017-01-25
      DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxw092
  • Data Locality-Aware Big Data Query Evaluation in Distributed Clouds
    • Authors: Xia Q; Liang W, Xu Z.
      First page: 791
      Abstract: AbstractWith more and more businesses and organizations outsourcing their IT services to distributed clouds for cost savings, historical and operational data generated by the services have been growing exponentially. The generated data that are referred to as big data, stored at different geographic datacenters, now become an invaluable asset to these businesses and organizations, as they can make use of the data through analysis to identify business advantages and make strategic decisions. Big data analytics thus has been emerged as a main research topic in cloud computing. To efficiently evaluate a big data analytic query in a distributed cloud consisting of multiple datacenters at different geographic locations interconnected by the Internet, it poses great challenges: (i) the source data of the query typically are located at different datacenters; and (ii) the resource demands of the query may be beyond the supplies of any single datacenter at that moment. In this paper, we formulate an online query evaluation problem for big data analytic queries in distributed clouds, with an objective to maximize the query acceptance ratio while minimizing the accumulative query evaluation cost, for which we first propose a novel metric to model the usages of different resources in the distributed cloud, by incorporating the capacities and workloads of different datacenters and links, as well as resource demands of different queries. We then devise efficient online algorithms for query evaluations under both unsplittable and splittable source data assumptions. We finally conduct extensive experiments by simulations to evaluate the performance of the proposed algorithms. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed algorithms are promising, and outperform other heuristics at 95% confidence intervals.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxw101
  • Secure and Robust DV-Hop Localization Based on the Vector Refinement
           Feedback Method for Wireless Sensor Networks
    • Authors: Li X; Yan L, Pan W, et al.
      First page: 810
      Abstract: AbstractLocalization with low cost and high accuracy is of utmost importance for most applications in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Most existing range-free schemes have limitations in one or more areas, such as low accuracy, low scalability and threat from the malicious nodes. Secure sensor localization in WSNs has received considerable attention with the rise of Internet of things. In this paper, we propose an efficient and secure range-free localization scheme based on the outlier elimination and the vector refinement process. An outlier elimination method is introduced to the localization process by filtering inaccurate beacon nodes in the presence of the malicious beacon nodes, which can prevent the location attacks and improve the localization accuracy. A vector refinement feedback process is introduced to further improve the localization accuracy. Parameters that affect the localization accuracy are discussed. Simulation and experiment are carried out to evaluate the performance of the proposed outlier elimination vector refinement DV-hop with the presence of the malicious beacon nodes. All the results show that the localization accuracy is improved significantly compared to the DV-hop algorithm and the vector refinement DV-hop algorithm, for both of the cases of with and without the malicious beacon nodes.
      PubDate: 2017-01-28
      DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxx002
  • GB-PMIPv6: A Group-Based Handover Control Scheme for PMIPv6 Using the
           ‘Hitch on’ Concept
    • Authors: Chiang M; Huang C, Dao D, et al.
      First page: 822
      Abstract: AbstractProxy Mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) is a network-based mobility management protocol. Fast Handover for PMIPv6 (FPMIPv6) offers a handover preparation mechanism for MNs to improve the handover performance. It is possible that several MNs are doing the handover processing from the same previous network to the same new network around the same time. However, the current schemes of FPMIPv6 mainly focus on one MN instead of multiple MNs. It causes the problem of many duplicate control messages during handover. In this paper, a Group-Based Handover Control Scheme for PMIPv6 using the ‘Hitch on’ over heterogeneous wireless mobile networks was proposed. The ‘Hitch on’ concept means that multiple nodes can be grouped together to resolve the aforementioned problem. Multiple MNs, which have similar movement behaviors at the same time, are formed as a group, for which only one set of messages for handover processing is used instead of using n sets of messages. From the performance analysis, even if the number of MNs increases, the amount of handover signaling cost, handover latency and packet lost are reduced significantly and the handover procedure can be simplified using the proposed GB-PMIPv6 scheme.
      PubDate: 2017-02-22
      DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxx012
  • Optimized Cooperative Spectrum Sensing Algorithms in Cognitive Radio
    • Authors: Saifan R; Jafar I, Al Sukkar G.
      First page: 835
      Abstract: AbstractSpectrum sensing in cognitive radio (CR) is a basic requirement to protect the primary user (PU) from bad interference. However, sensing has two main challenges. Firstly, the CR is required to sense the presence of the PU under very low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) that prolongs the sensing time. Secondly, some CR nodes may suffer from deep fading and shadowing effects, which may produce false sensing results. Cooperative spectrum sensing (CSS) is supposed to overcome these challenges but at the expense of extra energy consumption due to sensing and reporting the results to the fusion center (FC). This energy is dependent on the sensing time of CR nodes, the selection of the FC and the number of CR sensing nodes. In this paper, we formulate three optimization problems, and we propose three independent heuristic algorithms each of which is capable of solving one of the optimization problems by specifying the FC, the cooperative sensing nodes, the sensing time and detection threshold for the sensing nodes. The optimization objective in these problems is minimizing sensing and reporting energy, minimizing sensing time or maximizing throughput under the assumption of different SNR value between the PU and CR nodes. Simulation results show that our approach achieves better performance than other existing approaches in terms of total sensing time, total sensing energy and achieved throughput.
      PubDate: 2017-02-24
      DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxx013
  • Fair Energy-Efficient Sensing Task Allocation in Participatory Sensing
           with Smartphones
    • Authors: Peng J; Zhu Y, Zhao Q, et al.
      First page: 850
      Abstract: AbstractWith the proliferation of smartphones, participatory sensing using smartphones provides unprecedented opportunities for collecting enormous sensing data. There are two crucial requirements in participatory sensing, fair task allocation and energy efficiency, which are particularly challenging given high combinatorial complexity, trade-off between energy efficiency and fairness, and dynamic and unpredictable task arrivals. In this paper, we present a novel fair energy-efficient allocation framework whose objective is characterized by min–max aggregate sensing time. We rigorously prove that optimizing the min–max aggregate sensing time is NP hard even when the tasks are assumed as a priori. We consider two allocation models: offline allocation and online allocation. For the offline allocation model, we design an efficient approximation algorithm with the approximation ratio of 2−1m, where m is the number of member smartphones in the system. For the online allocation model, we propose two algorithms: greedy algorithm and Robin-Hood algorithm, which achieve the competitive ratio of at most m and m+1, respectively. The results demonstrate that the approximation algorithm reduces over 81% total sensing time, the online greedy algorithm and Robin-Hood algorithms reduce the total sensing time 73% and 37.5%, respectively. The offline approximation algorithm and online greedy algorithm achieve much better min–max fairness compared to other algorithms.
      PubDate: 2017-02-24
      DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxx015
  • Ring Paxos: High-Throughput Atomic Broadcast †
    • Authors: Jalili Marandi P; Primi M, Schiper N, et al.
      First page: 866
      Abstract: AbstractAtomic broadcast is an important communication primitive often used to implement state machine replication. Despite the large number of atomic broadcast algorithms proposed in the literature, few papers have discussed how to turn these algorithms into efficient executable protocols. This paper focuses on a class of atomic broadcast algorithms based on Paxos, with its corresponding desirable properties: safety under asynchrony assumptions, liveness under weak synchrony assumptions and resiliency optimality. The paper presents two protocols, M-Ring Paxos and U-Ring Paxos, derived from Paxos. The protocols inherit the properties of Paxos and can be implemented very efficiently. We report a detailed performance analysis of M-Ring Paxos and U-Ring Paxos and compare them to other atomic broadcast protocols.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxx016
  • Energy Efficient IP-Connectivity with IEEE 802.11 for Home M2M Networks
    • Authors: Ozcelik I; Korpeoglu I, Agrawala A.
      First page: 883
      Abstract: AbstractMachine-to-machine communication (M2M) technology enables large-scale device communication and networking, including home devices and appliances. A critical issue for home M2M networks is how to efficiently integrate existing home consumer devices and appliances into an IP-based wireless M2M network with least modifications. Due to its popularity and widespread use in closed spaces, Wi-Fi is a good alternative as a wireless technology to enable M2M networking for home devices. This paper addresses the energy-efficient integration of home appliances into a Wi-Fi- and IP-based home M2M network. Toward this goal, we first propose an integration architecture that requires least modifications to existing components. Then, we propose a novel long-term sleep scheduling algorithm to be applied with the existing 802.11 power save mode. The proposed scheme utilizes the multicast DNS protocol to maintain device and service availability when devices go into deep sleep mode. We prototyped our proposed architecture and algorithm to build a M2M network testbed of home appliances. We performed various experiments on this testbed to evaluate the operation and energy savings of our proposal. We also did simulation experiments for larger scale scenarios. As a result of our test-bed and simulation experiments, we observed significant energy savings compared to alternatives while also ensuring device and service availability.
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
      DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxx020
  • A Prior-Free Spectrum Auction for Approximate Revenue Maximization
    • Authors: Ying C; Huang H, Gopinathan A, et al.
      First page: 898
      Abstract: AbstractDynamic spectrum allocation has been proven as a promising solution to the spectrum scarcity problem. Auctions represent a natural allocation mechanism that generates a monetary remuneration for primary users. We study approximate revenue-maximizing spectrum auctions in a prior-free setting, when information on user valuations on channels is unavailable. A two-phase auction framework is presented. In Phase 1, a strategyproof mechanism computes a subset of users with an interference-free spectrum allocation, such that the potential revenue to be gained in the second phase is maximized. A carefully tailored payment scheme ensures truthful bidding at this stage. The selected users advance into Phase 2, where eventual auction winners are computed through a recursive random partitioning and revenue extraction procedure. While no strategyproof auction can achieve absolute optimal revenue in the prior-free setting, our random partition auction is both truthful in expectation and achieves the best known ratio 13 of the optimal revenue.
      PubDate: 2017-03-17
      DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxx022
  • Throughput Optimization for Energy Harvesting Cognitive Radio Networks
           with Save-Then-Transmit Protocol
    • Authors: Zhang F; Jing T, Huo Y, et al.
      First page: 911
      Abstract: AbstractIn this paper, we consider a time-slotted energy harvesting cognitive radio network with the save-then-transmit protocol, in which the secondary user (SU) is powered by energy harvested from the ambient environment. The primary concern of this study is to design an optimal harvesting-access policy to maximize the throughput of the SU, where the harvesting part of the policy specify the time duration allocated for harvesting energy, and the access part of the policy specify the power level to be used upon transmission. Jointly considering the presence of primary users, diversity of channel quality, time and energy consumption for the sensing process as well as sensing errors, we formulate the above design problem as an infinite-horizon Markov decision process, and propose an algorithm to find the optimal harvesting-access policy using the value iteration. We then investigate the relationship between the throughput, the available energy in the battery and the battery capacity. It is indicated that the achievable throughput is monotonously increases with the available energy in the battery if the available energy is under a threshold, which is determined by the battery capacity. Next, in order to reduce the computational complexity, we propose an optimal myopic policy with a closed-form expression. Finally, the performance of the proposed policies and the impacts of system parameters are evaluated through numerical results.
      PubDate: 2017-03-17
      DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxx024
  • Efficient Load-Balancing Aware Cloud Resource Scheduling for Mobile User
    • Authors: Chunlin L; Min Z, Youlong L.
      First page: 925
      Abstract: AbstractThe paper proposes an efficient load-balancing aware cloud resource scheduling approach for mobile users. The proposed approach augments local cloud service pools with public cloud to increase the probability of meeting the service level agreements. The proposed problem is divided by public cloud service scheduling and local cloud service scheduling. The system status information is used in the hybrid mobile cloud system such as the preferences of mobile applications, energy, server load in cloud data center to improve resource utilization and quality of experience of mobile user. Therefore, the system status of hybrid mobile cloud is monitored continuously. The mathematical model of the system and optimization problem is given. An example for hybrid cloud-based mobile multimedia application is also presented. Through extensive experiments, the paper evaluates our algorithm and other approaches from the literature under different conditions. The results of the experiments show our approach has better performance than the approaches from the literature.
      PubDate: 2017-04-21
      DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxx037
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