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Issue 12 • Date Dec. 2009

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  • IEEE Communications Magazine - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • The comsoc presidency: farewell message [The President's Page]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):6 - 7
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  • Trans-national by intent and in fact - [Certification corner]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 8
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  • Conference calendar

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):10 - 12
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  • Quad photoreceiver arrays for 100 gigabit ethernet - [Product highlights]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 14
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  • Product spotlights

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 15
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  • Improving the noise performance of communication systems: radio and telephony developments of the 1920s [History of Communications]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):16 - 20
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    This article discusses the early pioneering work of both telephone and radio engineers in effecting improvements in the noise performance of communication systems. This work led ultimately to the explosive growth of communication activities following World War II. Radio engineers during the 1920s were most concerned with reducing the impact of externally generated "static," and showed this could b... View full abstract»

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  • The Alohanet - surfing for wireless data [History of Communications]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):21 - 25
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    The following article provides a concise, clearly written discussion of the history of the well-known Aloha protocol by Prof. Norman Abramson, the key individual responsible for its invention, development, and initial deployments in a variety of applications involving joint use of a given medium by potentially interfering systems. He discusses the use of this protocol and its various incarnations,... View full abstract»

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  • Commercialization of packet switching (1975-1985): A Canadian perspective [History of Communications]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):26 - 31
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    The following article provides a fast-moving, exciting account of the early days of commercial packet switching in the 1970s, focusing on X.25 and, in particular, on Datapac, the X.25-based Canadian packet switching network. It follows an earlier article in this Column on packet switching in the United Kingdom. We hope to publish additional papers on the history of packet switching from other coun... View full abstract»

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  • Radio communications: components, systems, and network [Guest editorial]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 32
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  • Interference mitigation techniques in 60 GHz wireless networks

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):34 - 40
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    In recent years, the unlicensed 60 GHz band has motivated the computer, wireless communications, and consumer electronics industries to develop wireless personal area network and wireless local area network standards that support wireless applications with multigigabit data rates. One of the technical challenges is managing interference between networks in a dense environment. In this article we f... View full abstract»

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  • Device-to-device communication as an underlay to LTE-advanced networks

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):42 - 49
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    In this article device-to-device (D2D) communication underlaying a 3GPP LTE-Advanced cellular network is studied as an enabler of local services with limited interference impact on the primary cellular network. The approach of the study is a tight integration of D2D communication into an LTE-Advanced network. In particular, we propose mechanisms for D2D communication session setup and management i... View full abstract»

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  • Technologies and standards forTD-SCDMA evolutions to IMT-advanced

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):50 - 58
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    The current TD-SCDMA commercialization in China brings about many issues concerning the implementation of TD-SCDMA technology, the market, and its applications. In order to make TD-SCDMA successful, evolution from the current TD-SCDMA standards to international mobile telecommunications-advanced are anticipated. TD-SCDMA standards and technologies will take a home-made evolution path in China, aim... View full abstract»

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  • Consumer communications going stronger than ever! [Guest editorial]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 60
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  • Virtualization in energy-efficient future home environments

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):62 - 67
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    Home environments promise high potential in terms of resource sharing and energy saving. More and more home computers are running on an always-on basis (e.g., media centers or file sharing clients). Such home environments have not been sufficiently analyzed regarding the possibility of aggregating home user resources in an energy-efficient way. This article describes a future home environment in w... View full abstract»

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  • IPTV and video networks in the 2015 timeframe: The evolution to medianets

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):68 - 74
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    The rapid progress being made in technologies that enable video content delivery over IP networks to consumers has prompted predictions that the evolution of IP-based next-generation networks will be largely driven by video service delivery requirements. This article surveys trends in the underlying technologies, extrapolating out to the 2015 timeframe, and drawing on the developments in standardi... View full abstract»

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  • Motivations, technologies, and sustainability models of wireless municipal networks

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):76 - 83
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    In this article we provide an integrated presentation of applications, technologies, and business models for wireless municipal networks together with design considerations. We give an overview on the state of affairs in municipal networks, presenting the driving forces and stakeholders of these projects, the applications and services for some carefully selected cases, and the available wireless t... View full abstract»

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  • Enabling technologies for wireless body area networks: A survey and outlook

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):84 - 93
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    A wireless body area network is a radio-frequency- based wireless networking technology that interconnects tiny nodes with sensor or actuator capabilities in, on, or around a human body. In a civilian networking environment, WBANs provide ubiquitous networking functionalities for applications varying from healthcare to safeguarding of uniformed personnel. This article surveys pioneer WBAN research... View full abstract»

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  • Safebook: A privacy-preserving online social network leveraging on real-life trust

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):94 - 101
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    Online social network applications severely suffer from various security and privacy exposures. This article suggests a new approach to tackle these security and privacy problems with a special emphasis on the privacy of users with respect to the application provider in addition to defense against intruders or malicious users. In order to ensure users' privacy in the face of potential privacy viol... View full abstract»

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  • Topics in ad hoc and sensor networks [Series Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 102
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  • Opportunistic routing for wireless ad hoc and sensor networks: Present and future directions

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):103 - 109
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    Opportunistic routing has recently attracted much attention as it is considered a promising direction for improving the performance of wireless ad hoc and sensor networks. With opportunistic routing, intermediate nodes collaborate on packet forwarding in a localized and consistent manner. Opportunistic routing greatly increases transmission reliability and network throughput by taking advantage of... View full abstract»

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  • Earthquake pause and resume: Seismic accelerogram data aggregation for critical snapshots

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):110 - 115
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    Earthquake engineering applications is an emerging area for sensor networks where survivability is a major concern. Due to the nature of the application, it is not possible to depend on a continuously connected network. It is vital to sustain the functionality during the disconnected times that might occur following seismic activity. In addition, due to resource constraints such as data storage ca... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile and interactive social television

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):116 - 122
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    Services that were traditionally designed for a static environment can now be implemented into mobile devices. At the same time, services with traditionally passive-consumption-oriented paradigms are moving toward participative and interactive services. One such service is mobile and interactive social TV (MIST), which allows geographically dispersed people to meet in a virtual shared space and wa... View full abstract»

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  • Global communications newsletter December

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1 - 4
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IEEE Communications Magazine, considered by most to be their most important member benefit, provides timely information on all aspects of communications: monthly feature articles describe technology, systems, services, market trends, development methods, regulatory and policy issues, and significant global events.

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Huawei Technologies