Special issue on advances in 4G wireless and beyond
1 Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, South Korea
2 Mathematics and Computer Science Department, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, New York, NY, USA
3 Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London (UCL), London, UK
4 System Design Lab, Network Systems Division, Samsung Electronics, Suwon, South Korea
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2013, 2013:157 doi:10.1186/1687-1499-2013-157Published: 10 June 2013
4G cellular systems envisions a comprehensive all-IP-based solution, including voice, data, and streamed multimedia at much higher data rates and spectral efficiency. Emerging standards and technologies like LTE and M-WiMAX are actually leading towards this vision. The objective of this special issue is to address specific research research issues and solutions on different aspects of 4G wireless systems and beyond. The total six papers included in this special issue demonstrates research outcomes in different aspects of 4G wireless, like scheduling, resource allocation, cognitive and cooperative communications, multicast services and coverage and planning of small cells. We hope that the research results included in this special issue will serve as an important step for further research and development in 4G wireless communication systems.