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Issue 12 • December 2016

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): C1
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  • Keysight

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • IEEE ComSoc Membership

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 3
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  • Staff Support: The Underlying Basis for ComSoc's Future Growth [The President's Page]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):4 - 5
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  • Conference Calendar

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 6
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  • Global Communications Newsletter

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):7 - 10
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  • Call for papers

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 11
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  • Internet of Things: Part 1 [Guest editorial]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • A Cloud to the Ground: The New Frontier of Intelligent and Autonomous Networks of Things

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):14 - 20
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    The Internet of Things paradigm is supporting - and will support - an ever increasing number of services and applications impacting on almost every aspect of our everyday life. The current trend is forecasting IoT to connect tens of billions of objects by 2020 yielding a very high volume of data to be acquired, transmitted, and processed. IoT typically relies on cloud computing to process, analyze... View full abstract»

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  • Call for papers

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  • EdgeIoT: Mobile Edge Computing for the Internet of Things

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):22 - 29
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    In order to overcome the scalability problem of the traditional Internet of Things architecture (i.e., data streams generated from distributed IoT devices are transmitted to the remote cloud via the Internet for further analysis), this article proposes a novel approach to mobile edge computing for the IoT architecture, edgeIoT, to handle the data streams at the mobile edge. Specifically, each BS i... View full abstract»

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  • Bluetooth Low Energy in Dense IoT Environments

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):30 - 36
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    Bluetooth Low Energy was designed as a low-power alternative to classic Bluetooth. However, the use of BLE in dense Internet of Things deployments results in high collision rates and wasted energy. To alleviate some of this contention, we present opportunistic listening, an extension to BLE active mode targeting IoT deployments with large numbers of tags and small numbers of scanning devices. For ... View full abstract»

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  • EcoSense: A Hardware Approach to On-Demand Sensing in the Internet of Things

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):37 - 43
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    An Internet of Things system typically contains a large number of low-cost devices that are mainly powered by batteries and designed to operate for a relatively long period of time. Due to the stagnated battery technology, energy efficiency will still be a burning issue for future IoT systems. To achieve better energy efficiency, we propose an innovative sensor architecture called EcoSense. Unlike... View full abstract»

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  • Smart Attacks against Intelligent Wearables in People-Centric Internet of Things

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):44 - 49
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    The people-centric Internet of Things, as an essential part of the general IoT ecosystem, relies heavily on intelligent wearables to control and actuate the ambient/remote “things” according to the sensed information or collected instruction from the specific person. Intelligent wearables, although becoming increasingly prevalent and pervasive, are vulnerable to various cyber-attacks... View full abstract»

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  • An Integrated IoT Architecture for Smart Metering

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):50 - 57
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    Advanced meter infrastructures (AMIs) are systems that measure, collect, and analyze utilities distribution and consumption, and communicate with metering devices either on a schedule or on request. AMIs are becoming a vital part of utilities distribution network and allow the development of Smart Cities. In this article we propose an integrated Internet of Things architecture for smart meter netw... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated communications, control, and computing technologies for enabling autonomous smart grid [guest editors' introduction]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):58 - 59
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  • Distributed Communication Architecture for Smart Grid Applications

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):60 - 67
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    One big challenge in building a smart grid arises from the fast growing amount of data and limited communication resources. The traditional centralized communication architecture does not scale well with the explosive increase of data and has a high probability of encountering communication bottlenecks due to long communication paths. To address this challenging issue, this article presents a dist... View full abstract»

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  • Software Defined Networking for Flexible and Green Energy Internet

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):68 - 75
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    Energy Internet is a vision of future power systems, which will achieve highly efficient interconnection among various types of energy resources, storage, and loads, and enable P2P energy delivery on a large scale. To enhance the flexibility and efficiency of Energy Internet, this article employs the methodology of SDN in Energy Internet and proposes an SDEI architecture. In the SDEI, the control,... View full abstract»

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  • Online Charging Scheduling Algorithms of Electric Vehicles in Smart Grid: An Overview

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):76 - 83
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    As an environment-friendly substitute for conventional fuel-powered vehicles, EVs and their components have been widely developed and deployed worldwide. The large-scale integration of EVs into power grid brings both challenges and opportunities to the system performance. On one hand, the load demand from EV charging imposes a heavey impact on the stability and efficiency of power grid. On the oth... View full abstract»

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  • Vehicular-Publish/Subscribe (V-P/S) Communication Enabled On-the-Move EV Charging Management

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):84 - 92
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    Recently, charging management for EVs on the move has become an emerging research problem in urban cities. Major technical challenges here involve intelligence for the selection of CSs to guide drivers' charging plans, as well as the corresponding communication infrastructure for information dissemination between the power grid and EVs. In this article, a vehicular-P/S communication framework, in ... View full abstract»

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  • Energy Management Framework for Electric Vehicles in the Smart Grid: A Three-Party Game

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):93 - 101
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    With the rapid development of EVs and their penetration in our modern society, the energy management issues in the smart grid integrated with EVs are attracting more and more research interest. Most of the existing literature only involves two-sided interactions between the EVs and the power grid or the smart home/buildings in the DSM investigation. In fact, however, similar to EVs, when equipped ... View full abstract»

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  • A Framework of Machine-to-Machine Authentication in Smart Grid: A Two-Layer Approach

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):102 - 107
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    M2M communication is an important part of smart grid communication networks. Improved automation in smart grids results in many heterogeneous applications based on M2M communications. However, the authentication for a large number of M2M nodes in smart grids has become a challenging issue. In this article, we design a lastmile authentication scheme for AMI that utilizes smart meters to enable two-... View full abstract»

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  • Making Demand Response a Reality in Europe: Policy, Regulations, and Deployment Status

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):108 - 113
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    Power systems are undergoing massive operational and technological changes amid increasing demand for environmental sustainability and energy efficiency. The traditional supply-driven approach, relying on large-scale generation plants, which dominated old utilities is reconsidered to incorporate the increased penetration of variable renewable energy sources, and distributed generation and storage.... View full abstract»

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  • Radio Communications: Components, Systems, and Networks [Series editorial]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 114
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