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3D Printing in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
3D Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.222, CiteScore: 1)
4OR: A Quarterly J. of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.825, CiteScore: 1)
AAPS J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.118, CiteScore: 4)
AAPS PharmSciTech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.752, CiteScore: 3)
Abdominal Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.866, CiteScore: 2)
Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universitat Hamburg     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.439, CiteScore: 0)
Academic Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.53, CiteScore: 1)
Academic Questions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.106, CiteScore: 0)
Accreditation and Quality Assurance: J. for Quality, Comparability and Reliability in Chemical Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.316, CiteScore: 1)
Acoustical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.359, CiteScore: 1)
Acoustics Australia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.232, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Analytica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.367, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Applicandae Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.675, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Biotheoretica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.284, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Diabetologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.587, CiteScore: 3)
Acta Endoscopica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
acta ethologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.769, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Geochimica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.24, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Geophysica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.312, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Geotechnica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.588, CiteScore: 3)
Acta Informatica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.517, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Mathematica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 7.066, CiteScore: 3)
Acta Mathematica Hungarica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.452, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Mathematica Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.379, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Mathematica Vietnamica     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.27, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Mathematicae Applicatae Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.208, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Mechanica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.04, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Mechanica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.607, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.576, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Meteorologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.638, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Neurochirurgica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.822, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Neurologica Belgica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.376, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Neuropathologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 7.589, CiteScore: 12)
Acta Oceanologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.334, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Physiologiae Plantarum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.574, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.605, CiteScore: 1)
Activitas Nervosa Superior     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.147, CiteScore: 0)
Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology     Hybrid Journal  
adhäsion KLEBEN & DICHTEN     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.72, CiteScore: 2)
Adhesion Adhesives & Sealants     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.005, CiteScore: 2)
Adolescent Research Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Adsorption     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.703, CiteScore: 2)
Advanced Composites and Hybrid Materials     Hybrid Journal  
Advanced Fiber Materials     Full-text available via subscription  
Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.698, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Astronautics Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal  
Advances in Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.956, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.812, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Contraception     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Data Analysis and Classification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 1.09, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Gerontology     Partially Free   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.144, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Health Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 1.64, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.475, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders     Hybrid Journal  
Advances in Polymer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 1.04, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.075, CiteScore: 3)
Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Aequationes Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.517, CiteScore: 1)
Aerobiologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.673, CiteScore: 2)
Aerosol Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Aerospace Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio : J. of Aerospace Science, Technologies & Systems     Hybrid Journal  
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.825, CiteScore: 1)
African Archaeological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.862, CiteScore: 1)
Afrika Matematika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.235, CiteScore: 0)
Ageing Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.39, CiteScore: 1)
Aggiornamenti CIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aging Clinical and Experimental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.67, CiteScore: 2)
Agricultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.276, CiteScore: 1)
Agriculture and Human Values     Open Access   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.173, CiteScore: 3)
Agroforestry Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.663, CiteScore: 1)
Agronomy for Sustainable Development     Open Access   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.864, CiteScore: 6)
AI & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.227, CiteScore: 1)
AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.792, CiteScore: 3)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.862, CiteScore: 3)
Akupunktur & Aurikulomedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Algebra and Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.531, CiteScore: 0)
Algebra Universalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.583, CiteScore: 1)
Algebras and Representation Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.095, CiteScore: 1)
Algorithmica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.56, CiteScore: 1)
Allergo J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.234, CiteScore: 0)
Allergo J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Alpine Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.11, CiteScore: 3)
ALTEX : Alternatives to Animal Experimentation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
AMBIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.569, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.951, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.329, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Criminal Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.772, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Cultural Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.46, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Dance Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.181, CiteScore: 0)
American J. of Potato Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.611, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.314, CiteScore: 0)
American Sociologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
Amino Acids     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.135, CiteScore: 3)
AMS Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.211, CiteScore: 1)
Analysis and Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.536, CiteScore: 1)
Analysis in Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Analysis of Verbal Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.978, CiteScore: 3)
Anatomical Science Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.367, CiteScore: 1)
Angewandte Schmerztherapie und Palliativmedizin     Hybrid Journal  
Angiogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.177, CiteScore: 5)
Animal Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.389, CiteScore: 3)
Annales françaises de médecine d'urgence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.192, CiteScore: 0)
Annales Henri Poincaré     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.097, CiteScore: 2)
Annales mathématiques du Québec     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.438, CiteScore: 0)
Annali dell'Universita di Ferrara     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.429, CiteScore: 0)
Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.197, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.042, CiteScore: 3)
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.932, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Annals of Dyslexia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.85, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.579, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.986, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.228, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.043, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.413, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.479, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Nuclear Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.687, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.943, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Annals of PDE     Hybrid Journal  
Annals of Regional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.614, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.239, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Surgical Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.986, CiteScore: 4)
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.223, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.495, CiteScore: 1)
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.834, CiteScore: 2)
Apidologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.22, CiteScore: 3)
APOPTOSIS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.424, CiteScore: 4)
Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.294, CiteScore: 1)
Applications of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.602, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.571, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.21, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Categorical Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.49, CiteScore: 0)
Applied Composite Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 0.58, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Entomology and Zoology     Partially Free   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.422, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Geomatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.733, CiteScore: 3)
Applied Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.488, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.6, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.319, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Mathematics & Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.886, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Mathematics - A J. of Chinese Universities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.17, CiteScore: 0)
Applied Mathematics and Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68, SJR: 1.182, CiteScore: 4)
Applied Physics A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.481, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.74, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.519, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.316, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Solar Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.225, CiteScore: 0)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.542, CiteScore: 1)
Aquaculture Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 2)
Aquarium Sciences and Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Aquatic Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 0.656, CiteScore: 2)
Aquatic Geochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 1)
Aquatic Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.109, CiteScore: 3)
Arabian J. for Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.303, CiteScore: 1)
Arabian J. of Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.319, CiteScore: 1)
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.052, CiteScore: 2)
Archaeologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.224, CiteScore: 0)
Archiv der Mathematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.725, CiteScore: 1)
Archival Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68, SJR: 0.745, CiteScore: 2)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.186, CiteScore: 1)
Archive for Mathematical Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.909, CiteScore: 1)
Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 3.93, CiteScore: 3)
Archive of Applied Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.79, CiteScore: 2)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 178, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.41, CiteScore: 5)
Archives of Dermatological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.006, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.773, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.956, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.644, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.146, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Osteoporosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.71, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Sexual Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.493, CiteScore: 3)
Archives of Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.541, CiteScore: 5)
Archives of Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.973, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Women's Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.274, CiteScore: 3)
Archivio di Ortopedia e Reumatologia     Hybrid Journal  
Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.946, CiteScore: 3)
ArgoSpine News & J.     Hybrid Journal  
Argumentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.349, CiteScore: 1)
Arid Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.2, CiteScore: 0)
Arkiv för Matematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.766, CiteScore: 1)
arktos : The J. of Arctic Geosciences     Hybrid Journal  
Arnold Mathematical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.355, CiteScore: 0)
Arthropod-Plant Interactions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.839, CiteScore: 2)
Arthroskopie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Artificial Intelligence and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.937, CiteScore: 2)
Artificial Intelligence Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.833, CiteScore: 4)
Artificial Life and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
Asia Europe J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.504, CiteScore: 1)
Asia Pacific Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.479, CiteScore: 1)
Asia Pacific J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.185, CiteScore: 2)

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  • Dynamic Multicriteria Alternative Routing for single- and multi-service
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  • Traveling distance estimation to mitigate unnecessary handoff in mobile
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  • Efficient relay selection scheme utilizing superposition modulation in
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    • Abstract: Abstract In this paper, a cooperative communication scheme is proposed utilizing superposition modulation (SM) in orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM). The proposed relay selection scheme selects an optimal relay and improves the BER performance by utilizing SM in cooperative communication. Also, the proposed cooperative communication scheme transmits the signal of source and relay at the same time by utilizing SM. As a result, the proposed schemes select the optimal relay and improve the reliability and throughput compared with the conventional cooperative communication scheme.
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  • An optimal mutually coupled concentric circular antenna array synthesis
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  • Multi-carrier, multi-band, and multi-layer cellular layouts using 3D
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  • Optical wireless multiple-input multiple-output system based on avalanche
           photodiode receiver
    • Abstract: Abstract With the rising demand for high data-transmission rates, optical wireless communication (OWC) is considered one of the particularly appropriate solutions. In this paper, an avalanche photodiode (APD)-based optical wireless configuration is used to approximate the receiver output. This paper also presents bit error rate (BER) evaluation statistics compared with the theoretical results for optical wireless multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication systems. In particular, the simulated results show that the BER of a 4 × 4 MIMO system is significantly lower than that of other APD systems (over 10 times better when the mean energy is higher than − 165 dBJ). To summarize, the OWC-MIMO system shows enormous potential in the high-speed data-transmission field.
      PubDate: 2019-11-18
       
  • Traffic load–based cell selection for APCO25 conventional–based
           professional mobile radio
    • Abstract: Abstract Wireless communication between public safety officers is very important to transmit voice or data during emergency crises. When the public communication networks cannot provide services during crises, disasters, and high traffic cases, Professional or private mobile radio (PMR) such as Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO25) conventional systems are needed to improve the service quality and to provide uninterrupted service to the users. In this paper, we propose traffic-based cell selection algorithms for the APCO25 conventional systems to attach users to base stations in a balanced manner to reduce waiting time while establishing a connection. The simulation results of the proposed traffic load–based cell selection algorithms are illustrated in terms of the RSSI measurements counter, the number of connection requests, the average waiting time, and the number of re-selections for the APCO25 conventional systems.
      PubDate: 2019-10-12
       
  • Space-time code selection via particle swarm optimization
    • Abstract: Abstract In this paper, the space-time code selection technique for multiple-inputs single-output systems is optimized using particle swarm optimization. We considered both variable-rate and constant-rate strategies. For a variable-rate technique, we address the problems of minimizing the bit-error rate for a given throughput objective and maximizing the throughput for a given bit-error rate objective. For a constant-rate technique, we address the problem of minimizing the bit-error rate. Results show that it is possible to find BER and throughput values close to those required when using a variable-rate technique with optimized threshold levels. For the constant-rate technique, we obtain considerable energy to noise gains when using optimized threshold levels.
      PubDate: 2019-10-02
       
  • Multi-cloud cooperative intrusion detection system: trust and fairness
           assurance
    • Abstract: Abstract The sophistication of the recent cloud computing systems has made them more vulnerable to intelligent cyber attacks. Moreover, it is becoming very difficult for a single intrusion detection system (IDS) to detect all existing attacks, due to limited knowledge about such attacks’ patterns and implications. Recent works in cloud security have shown that cooperation among cloud-based IDSs can enhance their accuracy. However, there are two main challenges associated with the existing cooperative IDSs, which are related to trust and fairness assurance. To tackle these challenges, we propose in this paper a cooperative cloud-based IDS framework that (1) enables IDSs to distributively form trustworthy IDSs communities by advancing a trust-based hedonic coalitional game, which allows IDSs to increase their individual detection accuracy in the presence of untrusted IDSs and (2) formulates a fairness assurance mechanism as a Stackelberg game between the well-behaving IDSs and the selfish ones that frequently send consultation requests to other IDSs, and at the same do not answer other IDSs’ consultation requests. Experimental results show the effectiveness of the proposed approach in terms of enhancing the accuracy of detection and achieving the fairness among IDSs in terms of benefits obtained through cooperation.
      PubDate: 2019-10-01
       
  • Algorithms for the design of 5G networks with VNF-based Reusable
           Functional Blocks
    • Abstract: Abstract We face the problem of designing a 5G network composed of Virtual Network Function (VNF)-based entities, called Reusable Functional Blocks (RFBs). RFBs provide a high level of flexibility and scalability, which are recognized as core functions for the deployment of the forthcoming 5G technology. Moreover, the RFBs can be run on different HardWare (HW) and SoftWare (SW) execution environments located in 5G nodes, in line with the current trend of network softwarization. After overviewing the considered RFB-based 5G network architecture, we formulate the problem of minimizing the total costs of a 5G network composed of RFBs and physical 5G nodes. Since the presented problem is NP-Hard, we derive two algorithms, called SFDA and 5G-PCDA, to tackle it. We then consider a set of scenarios located in the city of San Francisco, where the positions of the users and the set of candidate sites to host 5G nodes have been derived from the WeFi app. Our results clearly show the trade-offs that emerge between (i) the total costs incurred by the installation of the 5G equipment, (ii) the percentage of users that are served, and (iii) the minimum downlink traffic provided to the users.
      PubDate: 2019-10-01
       
  • Resource management of cloud-enabled systems using model-free
           reinforcement learning
    • Abstract: Abstract The digital system of the future will face the growing challenge of controlling the system behavior in complex dynamically evolving environments. In this paper, we examine the applicability of a new management paradigm based on a reinforcement learning approach, where no preliminary specification of the system model is required. The learning agent identifies the most adequate control policies in live interaction with a partially observed system and provides it with autonomous management capabilities. We present the results of experimentation with cloud-based applications and discuss the technical challenges that need to be addressed in this field. Furthermore, we present the results of experimentation on a 5G network slice that hosts a cloud-based application in a multi-agent reinforcement learning setting, and demonstrate the value of information exchange between learning agents.
      PubDate: 2019-10-01
       
  • The controller placement problem for robust SDNs against malicious node
           attacks considering the control plane with and without split-brain
    • Abstract: Abstract In software-defined networking (SDN), the control plane is separated from the data plane. For scalability and robustness reasons, the logically centralized control plane is implemented by physically distributing different controllers throughout the network. The determination of the number and location of the SDN controllers is known as the controller placement problem (CPP). For given maximum switch-controller (SC) and controller-controller (CC) delays in the regular (failure-free) state, we aim to find a CPP solution that maximizes the control plane robustness against a given number of malicious node attacks. We describe an ILP-based method aiming to enumerate all CPP solutions that guarantee the existence of a data plane path from every switch to any controller if all other controller nodes are shut down (worst-case scenario). Then, for different malicious node attacks, based on node centrality metrics and corresponding to different attacker’s strategies, we evaluate the previous solutions to determine the ones that maximize the network robustness, considering the SDN control plane operating with or without split-brain. In the computational results, we compare the robustness and the average SC and CC delays of the best CPP solutions. Since a control plane with split-brain requires more controllers, the average SC and CC delays in the regular state of its CPP solutions are significantly better, on average. Concerning robustness, split-brain does not always provide the best robust CPP solutions due to its feature of requiring a minimum number of connected controllers (which must be over half of the total number of them) to be operational.
      PubDate: 2019-10-01
       
  • DAReSch: deadline-aware request scheduling for cloud storage services
    • Abstract: Abstract With the emergence of cloud computing and big data, many companies are increasingly relying on the cloud to store and retrieve tremendous amounts of data to leverage the scalability and performance offered by cloud storage services. As a result, data retrieval time has become of a paramount importance for cloud users especially. However, current data management systems are still not optimized to reduce such time. In this paper, we present a deadline-aware data request scheduling scheme, called DAReSch, that aims at scheduling data requests in order to minimize data transfer times and to meet the deadlines specified by the users. We show through real experiments using OpenStack storage system (i.e., Swift) that, compared with the traditional Swift Client system, DAReSch significantly increases the percentage of requests meeting their deadlines, reduces data transfer time, and maximizes bandwidth usage. Furthermore, we also study the impact of the request deadlines on the studied performance metrics. Our extensive experiments show that, when deadlines are stringent, DAReSh allows 60% of the requests to meet their deadline requirements compared with only 10% for the existing solution. When the deadline is less stringent, 90% of the requests can meet their deadline requirements with DAReSh compared with 40% for the existing solution.
      PubDate: 2019-10-01
       
  • Automotive virtual edge communicator (AVEC) with vehicular inter-agent
           service orchestration and resourcing (ViSOR)
    • Abstract: Abstract At time of crisis, relief teams must have assured connectivity, not only just within the team but also across different service agencies in the area. Since emergency agencies and essential services always send service cars to affected zones, advanced technologies and computing resources aboard these vehicles can be pooled together to boost network capacity temporarily, just where it is crucially needed. These vehicles become automotive virtual edge communicators (AVECs). They are managed by a vehicular inter-agency service orchestration and resourcing (ViSOR) system that creates transient proximity-based “trust circles” to manage novel cooperative hosting, opportunistic virtualization, and “car sourcing” of crisis zone data. This study evaluates the feasibility for this challenging but highly rewarding concept and identifies gaps in emerging technologies.
      PubDate: 2019-10-01
       
  • A survey on authentication and access control for mobile networks: from 4G
           to 5G
    • Abstract: Abstract The next generation of mobile networks, 5G, is expected to support a set of multiple requirements and use cases that will create an improved user experience. 5G will also be able to provide a high level of security by considering a variety of security aspects, such as authentication and access control mechanisms. The current protocol in 4G designed to address security is 4G AKA. It presents some weaknesses and vulnerabilities that negatively affect operators’ networks and their subscribers’ security. In designing an authentication and access control mechanism for 5G, it is crucial to evaluate both 4G AKA’s weaknesses and the new requirements of 5G. In this paper, we survey the vulnerabilities of the 4G AKA protocol, as well as the current 5G architectural answers brought by the 3GPP.
      PubDate: 2019-10-01
       
  • Techniques for smart and secure 5G softwarized networks
    • PubDate: 2019-09-12
       
  • Context-aware parallel handover optimization in heterogeneous wireless
           networks
    • Abstract: Abstract The key idea of this paper is to a use cross-layer triggering concept in order to control the vertical handover (VHO) in heterogeneous networks. Current mobility management protocols could not handle the ever-growing quality of service (QoS) demand for connected mobile nodes (MNs). Motivated by addressed challenging problems, the proposed multi-layer parallel handover optimization (MPHO) is capable of handling application awareness in its decision process. Each layer in the protocol stack implements its own decision mechanisms in response to environmental changes. Independent decisions may lead to un-optimal operation while reacting to the same event. MPHO coordinates triggered actions using a centralized controller. MPHO utilizes dynamic attributes to reduce HO latencies and signaling overheads with a more advanced coordination logic. It contains a prediction module that utilizes MN mobility patterns. Evaluation results validate the achieved enhancements with a smaller HO failure rate and increased throughput. MPHO achieves improvements in terms of perceived quality and delay constraints.
      PubDate: 2019-08-23
       
  • Embedded network design to support availability differentiation
    • Abstract: Abstract The problem of how to provide, in a cost-efficient manner, high levels of availability and service differentiation in communication networks was investigated in Tipper (Telecommun Syst 56(1): 5–16 2014), Gomes et al. (2014), and Alashaikh et al. (Comput Netw 82:4–19 2015). The strategy adopted was to embed in the physical layer topology a high availability set of links and nodes (termed the “spine”). The spine enables through protection, routing, and cross-layer mapping, the provisioning of differentiated classes of resilience with varying levels of end-to-end availability. Here, we present an optimization model formulation of the spine design problem, considering link availability and the cost of upgrading link availability. The design problem seeks to minimize the cost while attaining a desired target flow availability. Extensive numerical results illustrate the benefits of modifying the availability of a subset of links of the network to implement quality of resilience classes.
      PubDate: 2019-08-16
       
 
 
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