An Introductory Editorial: Special Issue on Global Wireless Summit (GWS-2015)
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The last decade has been witnessing fastest developments in wireless communications and ICT technologies worldwide particularly new wireless based systems. The Wireless communications, besides providing the last mile access and the vital mobility, revolutionized the way we communicate, stay connected, learn and even entertained. Pioneering work and developments in communication systems, protocols and VLSI technology played a catalytic role in making a quick evolution possible and providing ubiquitous and seamless connectivity. The yet other area of ICT to revolutionize the communication which handle things including gadgets and machines is Internet of Things (IoT). These areas have been experiencing vibrant research and technology development activities. The Global Wireless Summit (GWS) was conceptualized in bringing together wireless media communication/personal communication, etc. The First GWS was successfully held in Princeton (USA), in 2013, followed by the Second one in Aalborg (Denmark), in 2014.
The 3rd in series of the Global Wireless Summit, the GWS-2015 organized with two major conferences namely 18th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Communications (WPMC) and 5th Wireless VITAE, which was held in Hyderabad (India) during December 13–16, 2015. The GWS-2015 was on the theme of ‘Democratizing Communications’ with focus on green and secure communication, wherein government, academia, industry and standardization bodies actively participated. In GWS-2015, more than 200 thoroughly reviewed papers were presented from all over the world, categorized under five groups namely Algorithms and Channel Estimation in Wireless Communications, Antenna and Circuit Design, Opportunistic Approaches in Communication Technologies, Special Interest, Vehicular and Mobile Ad hoc Networks and Wireless Sensor Networks.
The topics covered were Wireless Communications and Physical Layer; Internet of Things; Machine to Machine (M2M)Communications; Wireless Networks; Communications Services and Multimedia Applications; 5G; WLAN; WPAN; Radio Resource Management; and Optical Wireless; etc.
After the success of the Global Wireless Summit (GWS) 2015, held in Hyderabad (India) during December 12–16, 2015, a decision was taken to bring out a Special issue of selected high quality papers in an internationally reputed Journal, Wireless Personal Communications (WPC). As a follow up, 50+ high ranking papers were short-listed amongst the papers presented at GWS-15 and the authors were invited to submit the extended version of their papers for consideration of publication in a Special Issue. Out of the extended version of papers received, a bunch of papers (27) have been accepted for publication in the Special Issue of the International Journal of Wireless Personal Communications (WPC) on GWS-15.
Nonetheless, after the successful publication of first special issue, further decision was also taken to bring out another Special Issue on GWS-15 to include the missed high quality papers from different sessions of the GWS-15 conferences With rigorous peer review processes, 28 papers were accepted for final publication in the second special issue of International Journal of Wireless Personal Communications (WPC) on GWS-15.
The authors were advised to maintain the quality and integrity with significant contributions and should not have any plagiarized content from any source, even from own work. We are sure that this Special Issue covering wide ranging topics on wireless communications and ICT will open new doors of knowledge.