The research area of cellular and wireless networks spans diverse technologies and applications including mobile broadband networks, wireless data networks, wireless sensor networks, and wireless network security. It includes technologies, such as LTE and 5G, IoT, WiFi, and Zigbee, and ranges from deployments on a national scale to small experimental networks. Papers in this field provide innovative solutions to challenges, whether new or well established, where the most interesting portion of the network is wireless. Such issues and solutions will primarily be technical, but relevant social, environmental, or economic issues are also appropriate for this minitrack.
The defining property of cellular and wireless networks is the use of the wireless medium, with all its challenges and opportunities, to support communication, often among mobile systems. Issues for such systems are as diverse as security, spectrum and channel allocation, cell sizes and offloading, all the way to game-theoretic incentive designs and routing protocols. Another defining property of cellular and wireless networks is their ubiquity, and this minitrack welcomes any contribution that offers new insights into recent standards, such as 5G, or into existing widely deployed networks. Support for mobility may range from cellular handoff to vehicle-to-roadside VANET applications and ad-hoc wireless networks. Novel applications of wireless networks are also appropriate, especially if these applications are enabled by recent advances in the technology. Non-technical issues that may affect the success or usefulness of a new technology, or issues of scale and experimentation and evaluation of existing, practical networks are all relevant to this topic.Topical coverage