3rd April 2016, Doha, Qatar

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Device-to-Device (D2D) communications is gaining increasing popularity, not only among researchers in academia and industries but also among standardization bodies. In fact, D2D communication is viewed as a key technology for providing ubiquitous computing and communication, traffic offload from cellular networks, improved energy efficiency and coverage extension, peer-to-peer communications etc. The D2D concept is built around the idea of enabling two or more mobile devices in proximity of each other to establish direct local links, either in an autonomous manner to form an ad hoc network or coordinated by a base station in order to perform direct data transfer. As a result, D2D is expected to lead to novel wireless applications such as proximity services and robust public safety communications. However, there are many issues to be addressed before the concept of D2D communication can be implemented and commercialized such as interference management, self-organization, network discovery, and resource allocation, among others.

Topics of interest cover all aspects related to D2D communications with and without infrastructure, including results for both cellular-coordinated approaches and distributed ad hoc networking solutions from academia, industries as well as standardization bodies. In particular, this workshop solicits contributions on the following (but not limited to) topics:

  • Energy efficiency analysis for D2D communications
  • Game-theoretic techniques for D2D communications
  • Resource allocation and power control for D2D communications
  • Interference cancellation and coordination for D2D communications
  • Frequency reuse and spectrum sharing for D2D communication
  • Energy-harvesting aware protocols for D2D communication
  • Neighbour discovery and link maintenance
  • Cognitive and cooperative D2D communication
  • MAC mechanisms for distributed and central-controlled D2D networks
  • Routing protocols for multi-hop D2D networks
  • Business models for D2D communication
  • Performance analysis of D2D networks
  • Recent advances in 3GPP Release-12 standardization related to D2D and public safety communications
  • Exploiting social networks for D2D and public safety communications
  • Experimental results on D2D performance in proximity services and public safety scenarios
  • D2D-aided content caching and delivery networks (CDN)
  • Machine to machine (M2M) communications and machine type communications (MTC)
  • D2D and multi-hop communications with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
  • Machine type communication (including IoT, LTE-M).
Submissions should be in English, adopt IEEE paper templates, and not exceed 6 double-column pages. 

Important Dates:

  • Paper Submission: November 23, 2015 (EXTENDED)
  • Acceptance Notification: January 5, 2016 (EXTENDED)
  • Camera Ready Submission: January 12, 2016