CFP: Special Issue on “Theoretical Models and Simulations for New Mobile-Computing Architectures”
9/12/2020 – 07:57
MDPI – Telecom Journal
Submission deadline: February 21st, 2021
In the last decade, a huge amount of research contributions have been proposed in the scientific community in the field of mobile communications, aimed especially at enhancing the quality of service or experience (QoS or QoE) perceived by mobile hosts. Mobile computing, especially in 5G, has been proven to offer many advantages (such as flexibility and robustness), but at the same time, different issues arise when QoS/QoE need to be guaranteed. It is well known, for example, that user mobility affects channel conditions (Doppler and fast/slow fading degradations, strictly related to the average speed) or blocking/dropping probability performance (when users move among different coverage areas in infrastructure networks, the available resources could be scarce). Traffic flowing may be also affected, with dynamic congestion levels and huge fluctuations in relevant QoS/QoE parameters, such as. throughput, e2e-delay, jitter, packet-loss, etc. Similar problems arise also in distributed environments, where topology changes are frequent and routing protocols suffer high overheads for new path rearrangements.