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Evolution of Radio Access Network Technologies towards 5G

This special series originates from the international workshop organised by COST IC1004, held in May 2015 at the Technical University of Valencia. Initially, it publishes some key contributions presented at the workshop dealing with optimisation of 4G Networks performance and some aspects of 5G concepts for Future Radio Access Networks (RAN) beyond 2020. The series would continue with further articles dealing with 5G RAN related issues.

Edited by: Narcis Cardona, Kentaro Saito and Yan Zhang

  1. Research

    Cognitive radio spectrum allocation using genetic algorithm

    This paper presents the problem formulation, development, and use of a robust dynamic genetic algorithm (GA) for channel allocation in cognitive radio. This approach offers an efficient way to access available...

    Jamal Elhachmi and Zouhair Guennoun

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2016 2016:133

    Published on: 10 May 2016

  2. Research

    Automatic clustering algorithms for indoor site selection in LTE

    Small cell systems are a cost-effective solution to provide adequate coverage inside buildings. Nonetheless, the addition of any indoor site requires evaluating the trade-off between the coverage and capacity ...

    Rocío Acedo-Hernández, Matías Toril, Salvador Luna-Ramírez, Carlos Úbeda and María Josefa Vera

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2016 2016:87

    Published on: 22 March 2016

  3. Research

    Random access with adaptive packet aggregation in LTE/LTE-A

    While random access presents a promising solution for efficient uplink channel access, the preamble collision rate can significantly increase when massive number of devices simultaneously access the channel. T...

    Kaijie Zhou and Navid Nikaein

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2016 2016:36

    Published on: 3 February 2016

  4. Research

    Towards user-centric operation in 5G networks

    There are three pillars that characterize the new 5G revolution, namely, the use of heterogeneous wireless access technologies conforming an ultra-dense network, the software-driven flexibility of this network...

    Jose F. Monserrat, Irene Alepuz, Jorge Cabrejas, Vicente Osa, Javier López, Roberto García, María José Domenech and Vicent Soler

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2016 2016:6

    Published on: 7 January 2016