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Best Readings in Multi-Tier Cellular

Best Readings is a collection of Journal/Magazine Special Issues, books, articles, and papers on a featured topic. This Best Readings is on Multi-Tier Cellular. The contributors are:  Jeff Andrews,  Andrea Conti and Sherman Shen.

Issued May 2013


Special Issues

IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue on “Femtocells: Past, Present, and Future,” vol. 30, no. 3, April 2012.

IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Special Issue on “Heterogeneous Cellular Networks: From Theory to Practice,” vol.18, no.3, June 2012.

IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Special Issue on “Next Generation Cognitive Cellular Networks,” to appear, April 2013.

Overview Papers & Surveys

J. G. Andrews, "The Seven Ways HetNets are a Paradigm Shift", IEEE Communications Magazine,March 2013. 
This paper explains seven major ways that small-cell networks are different than traditional tower-based cellular networks, and associated technical and research challenges, and recommendations.

V. Chandrasekhar, J. Andrews, and A. Gatherer, “Femtocell networks: a survey,” IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 46, no. 9, pp. 59–67, 2008.
This article overviews the technical and business arguments for femtocells and describes the state of the art on each front.

H. Claussen, L. T. W. Ho, and L. G. Samuel, “An overview of the femtocell concept,” Bell Labs Technical Journal, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 221–245, May 2008.
In this paper, a user-deployed femtocell solution based on the base station router (BSR) flat Internet Protocol (IP) cellular architecture is presented.

A. Damnjanovic, J. Montojo, Y. Wei, T. Ji, T. Luo, M. Vajapeyam, T. Yoo, O. Song, and D. Malladi, “A survey on 3GPP heterogeneous networks,” IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 10–21, 2011.
This paper surveys current state-of-the-art in heterogeneous deployments and focus on 3GPP LTE air interface to describe future trends.

A. Ghosh, N. Mangalvedhe, R. Ratasuk, B. Mondal, M. Cudak, E. Visotsky, T. A. Thomas, J. G. Andrews, P. Xia, H. S. Jo, H. S. Dhillon, and T. D. Novlan, "Heterogeneous Cellular Networks: From Theory to Practice", IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 50, no. 6, June 2012.
This article discusses new theoretical models for understanding the heterogeneous cellular networks of tomorrow, and the practical constraints and challenges that operators must tackle in order for these networks to reach their potential.

R. Kim, J. S. Kwak, and K. Etemad, “WiMAX femtocell: requirements, challenges, and solutions,” IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 47, no. 9, pp. 84 –91, Sep. 2009.
This article presents an overview of WiMAX femtocell requirements, deployment models, and solutions in the near and long terms.

Z. Hasan, H. Boostanimehr, and V. K. Bhargava, “Green Cellular Networks: A Survey, Some Research Issues and Challenges,” IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, vol. 13, pp. 524–540, 2011.
This paper provides a comprehensive survey on techniques to obtain energy savings in base stations, by discussing how heterogeneous network deployment based on micro, pico and femtocells can be used to achieve this goal.

A. Khandekar, N. Bhushan, J. Tingfang, and V. Vanghi, “LTE-Advanced: Heterogeneous networks,” in Proceedings of IEEE Wireless Conference (EW), European, 2010, pp. 978–982.
This paper discusses the need for an alternative deployment model or topology using heterogeneous networks for LTE-Advanced.

N.M. Mosharaf Kabir Chowdhury, R. Boutaba, Network virtualization: State of the art and research challenges, IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 47, no. 7, pp. 20–26, July 2009.
This article investigates the past and the state of the art in network virtualization along with the future challenges that must be addressed to realize a viable network virtualization environment.

A. Damnjanovic, J. Montojo, Y. Wei, T. Ji, T. Luo, M. Vajapeyam, T. Yoo, O. Song, D. Malladi, A survey on 3GPP heterogeneous networks, IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 10–21, June. 2011. 
This article discusses the need for an alternative strategy, where low power nodes are overlaid within a macro network, creating what is referred to as a heterogeneous network.


T. Q. S. Quek, G. de la Roche, I. Guvenc, and M. Kountouris, “Small Cell Networks: Deployment, PHY Techniques, and Resource Allocation,” Cambridge University Press, Jun. 2013.
This book provides a comprehensive technical overview of small cell networks

L. Ortigoza-Guerrero and A. Aghvami, “Resource allocation in hierarchical cellular systems,” Artech House, ISBN: 978-1580530668, 2000.
This book addresses the problem of channel allocation in mobile cellular networks and presents CAS for operation in universal mobile telecommunications systems formed of hierarchical cellular structures.

J. Zhang and G. de la Roche, “Femtocells: Technologies and Deployment,” ISBN: 978-0470742983, Wiley, Nov. 2009. 
The authors provide a comprehensive and organized explanation of the femtocell concepts, architecture, air interface technologies, and challenging issues arising from the deployment of femtocells.

S. Sesia, I. Toufik, and M. Baker, “LTE–The UMTS Long Term Evolution: From Theory to Practice,” published in From Theory to Practice, ISBN: 978-0470697160, Wiley, 2009.
This book offers comprehensive system-level understandings of LTE and the key features of LTE-Advanced.

L. Song and J. Shen, “Evolved Cellular Network Planning and Optimization for UMTS and LTE,” ISBN: 978-1439806494, Auerbach Publications, CRC Press, 2010. 
This book presents an accessible introduction to all stages of planning and optimizing UMTS, HSPA, and LTE cellular networks.

Z. Han, D. Niyato, W. Saad, T. Basar, and A. Hjorungnes, “Game Theory in Wireless and Communication Networks: Theory, Models and Applications,” ISBN: 978-0521196963, Cambridge University Press, UK, 2012.
This unified treatment of game theory focuses on finding state-of-the-art solutions to issues surrounding the next generation of wireless and communications networks.

W. Song and W. Zhuang, “Interworking of Wireless LANs and Cellular Networks,” Springer Briefs in Computer Science, ISBN 978-1461443797, 2012.
This book focuses on three aspects of interworking of wireless LANs and cellular Networks, namely access selection, call admission control and load sharing.

X. Chu, D. Lopez-Perez, Y. Yang, and F. Gunnarsson, “Heterogeneous Cellular Networks: Theory, Simulation and Deployment,” ISBN: 978-1107023093, Cambridge University Press, 2013.
This book provides a comprehensive coverage of design, development, and deployment of heterogeneous cellular networks. The authors strike a delicate balance among theoretical concepts, simulation performance, and practical implementation, resulting in a complete and thorough exposition of various technologies. The book is highly recommended to those interested in the emerging and future mobile communication systems.

L. Hanzo, Y. Akhtman, L. Wang, M. Jiang, "MIMO-OFDM for LTE, WiFi and WiMAX: Coherent versus Non-coherent and Cooperative Turbo Transceivers," ISBN-10: 0470686693, Wiley-IEEE, 2010 This monograph collates the latest techniques in a number of specific design areas of turbo-detected MIMO-OFDM wireless systems.


3GPP TS 25.467 V8.2.0 UTRAN architecture for 3G Home Node B (HNB).

3GPP TS 25.469 V8.2.0 Home Node B Application Part (HNBAP) signaling.

3GPP2 Femtocell Standard Released. 3GPP2. Retrieved 2010-12-19.

3GPP, “Mobility Procedures for Home NodeB; Overall Description Stage 2,” TS 25.367 (release 11), 2011.

TR 36.921 Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); FDD Home eNode B (HeNB) Radio Frequency (RF) requirements analysis.

TR 36.922 Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); TDD Home eNode B (HeNB) Radio Frequency (RF) requirements analysis.

TR 36.932 Scenarios and Requirements of LTE Small Cell Enhancements