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Special Issue on Optimization methods for Key Enabling Technologies: 5G, IoT and Big Data

Nowadays, among others the key enabling technologies of the future and current information society include fifth generation (5G), Internet of Things (IoT), and Big Data. The 5G Radio Access technology will be a key component of the Networked Society. 5G will support massive numbers of connected devices and meet the real-time, high reliability communication needs of mission-critical applications. Internet of Things (IoT) is the new communications paradigm that will expand the current Internet and enable communication through machine to machine (M2M). Big data represents the collection of data sets characterized by high volume, velocity and variety. Due to the above traditional data processing techniques are difficult to use for value extraction. 

Optimization methods are applied widely to several problems to wireless communications and information processing in general. These, among others, include convex optimization, heuristic methods, evolutionary algorithms (EAs), machine learning methods, and artificial neural networks (ANNs). The use of all of the above has an increasing impact to key enabling technologies. Additionally, hybrid combinations of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques and other optimization methods are also emerging.

Edited by: Sotirios K. Goudos, George K. Karagiannidis and Wout Joseph

  1. Content type: Research

    Battery electric logistics vehicles (BELVs) reduce transportation costs and air pollution unlike conventional logistics vehicles. However, the limited driving range of BELVs creates new problems for logistics ...

    Authors: Jun Bi, Yongxing Wang and Jiawei Zhang

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2018 2018:251

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    As a promising technology in the context of m-health and e-medical, wireless body area networks (WBANs) have a stringent requirement in terms of transmission reliability. Meanwhile, the wireless channel in WBA...

    Authors: Hongyun Zhang, Farzad Safaei and Le Chung Tran

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2018 2018:246

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    Next generation 5G cellular networks are envisioned to accommodate an unprecedented massive amount of Internet of things (IoT) and user devices while providing high aggregate multi-user sum rates and low laten...

    Authors: Sahar Imtiaz, Georgios P. Koudouridis, Hadi Ghauch and James Gross

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2018 2018:142

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  4. Content type: Review

    Achieving the fifth-generation (5G) vision will introduce new technology innovations and substantial changes in delivering cutting-edge applications and services in current mobile and cellular networks. The Cl...

    Authors: Dimitrios Pliatsios, Panagiotis Sarigiannidis, Sotirios Goudos and George K. Karagiannidis

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2018 2018:136

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  5. Content type: Research

    Traditionally, mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) and hybrid optical-wireless networks, also known as fiber-wireless (FiWi), have been considered disjointly and independently, with no synergic management solutions...

    Authors: Paolo Bellavista, Carlo Giannelli, Thomas Lagkas and Panagiotis Sarigiannidis

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2018 2018:103

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