International Journal of Wireless Information Networks, Sep 2014

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Int J Wireless Inf Networks Luis M. Correia 0 1 2 3 0 M. Dohler Department of Informatics, King's College London , S1.14 Strand Building, Strand Campus, London WC2R 2LS , UK 1 A. Sibille Telecom ParisTech , 46 rue Barrault, 75634 Paris Cedex 13 , France 2 L. M. Correia (&) IST/INOV-INESC, University of Lisbon , Rua Alves Redol, 9, 7D, 1000-029 Lisbon , Portugal 3 R. Verdone University of Bologna , Viale Risorgimento, 2, 40136 Bologna , Italy management and interference coordination, extending it to become power-aware in order to optimise and reduce the transmission power of LTE's base stations. The other paper, entitled ''The Cellular Relay Carpet: Distributed Cooperation with Ubiquitous Relay'', and authored by R.T.L. Rolny, T. Rueegg, M. Kuhn and A. Wittneben (ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland), investigates different types of relays as well as different relaying strategies for a relay carpet and compares them with respect to complexity, required channel state information, and performance in the interference-limited environment of dense cellular networks. Globally, these two papers address simultaneously ''old'' and ''new'' topics in the area of mobile and wireless communications, i.e., interference, coordination, cooperation, and relaying; this shows that progress in this area continues to be done by a proper mixture of ''old'' and ''new'' techniques, leading to further developments in two of the critical areas in these systems, i.e., coverage and capacity. - This issue of the journal includes best papers from PIMRC’2013 (the 24th IEEE Symposium on Personal, Indoor, Mobile and Radio Communications) held in London, UK, September 2013. A selection was done among the top papers of each of the tracks (Fundamentals and PHY, MAC and Cross-Layer Design, Mobile and Wireless Networks, Services, Applications and Business). Afterwards, authors were invited to submit extended versions of their papers; some of them did, these extended versions being reviewed again, and revisions were performed. In the end, 3 papers are being part of this Special Issue dedicated to PIMRC’2013, which we entitled ‘‘Stretching the Boundaries in Wireless Communications’’. Unfortunately, due to some delays, only 2 papers are being included in this issue, the remaining one being postponed to the next issue. One of the papers, entitled ‘‘Autonomous Schemes for Inter-Cell Interference Coordination in the Downlink of LTE Systems’’, and authored by H. S. Hamza, S. Khalifa and K. Elsayed (Cairo University, Giza, Egypt), proposes an autonomous self-adaptive scheme for radio resource Enjoy the reading.

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Editorial, International Journal of Wireless Information Networks, 2014, 161-162, DOI: 10.1007/s10776-014-0248-6