Volume 15 | Issue 12

The IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) is a bimonthly journal for publishing archival research results related to mobility of users, systems, data, and computing as well as issues in information organization and access, services, management, and applications. It emphasizes various areas of nomadic computing, multimedia applications, mobile data and knowledge management, and mobile communication systems and networking.

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Ramesh Govindan
Department of Computer Science
University of Southern California
3710 S. McClintock Ave., RTH 412
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2905


This paper investigates the delay minimization problem for instantly decodable network coding (IDNC) based device-to-device (D2D) communications. In D2D enabled systems, users cooperate to recover all their missing packets. The paper proposes a game theoretic framework as a tool for improving the distributed solution by overcoming the need for a central controller or additional signaling in the... Read more on IEEE Xplore

Safety applications based on the dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) in vehicular networks have very strict performance requirements for safety messages (in terms of delay and packet delivery). However, there is a lack of systematic approach to achieve the performance requirements by leveraging the potential of multi-hop forwarding. This paper proposes a generic multi-hop probabilistic... Read more on IEEE Xplore

Spatial Crowdsourcing (SC) is a transformative platform that engages individuals in collecting and analyzing environmental, social, and other spatio-temporal information. SC outsources spatio-temporal tasks to a set of <italic> workers</italic>, i.e., individuals with mobile devices that perform the tasks by physically traveling to specified locations. However, current solutions... Read more on IEEE Xplore

Device-to-device (D2D) communications is an emerging service model that is currently under standardization by 3GPP. While D2D offloading has a great potential to relieve increasingly congested cellular networks, its benefits, however, come at a cost, namely interference. Most of the prevailing D2D designs conservatively avoid interference via either spectrum resource allocation or power control.... Read more on IEEE Xplore

RPL is an IPv6 routing protocol for low-power and lossy networks (LLNs) designed to meet the requirements of a wide range of LLN applications including smart grid AMIs, industrial and environmental monitoring, and wireless sensor networks. RPL allows bi-directional end-to-end IPv6 communication on resource constrained LLN devices, leading to the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) with... Read more on IEEE Xplore