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Recent years have seen the proliferation in versatile mobile devices and application services that demand different data rates and latencies. Fixed channelization configuration in today's wireless devices fall inefficient in the presence of such dynamic demands. In this regard, fine-grained spectrum management designs have been advocated by the research(More)
—The proliferation of WiFi hotspots in public places enables ubiquitous Internet access. These public WiFi hotspots usually serve scores of mobile devices and suffer from extremely poor performance in terms of low goodput and severe delay. In this paper, we first study the traffic characteristics in public WiFi networks, and demonstrate that the main causes(More)
—The vision of Self-Organizing Networks (SON) has been drawing considerable attention as a major axis for the development of future networks. As an essential functionality in SON, cell outage detection is developed to autonomously detect macrocells or femtocells that are inoperative and unable to provide service. Previous cell outage detection approaches(More)
—The proliferation of sensor-equipped smartphones has enabled an increasing number of context-aware applications that provide personalized services based on users' contexts. However, most of these applications aggressively collect users sensing data without providing clear statements on the usage and disclosure strategies of such sensitive information,(More)
—In cognitive radio networks (CRNs), collaborative sensing has been considered as an attractive means to improve spectrum sensing performance. However, privacy issues arise when multiple service providers (SPs) collaborate on learning the spectrum availabilities. Specifically, sharing sensing data may enable malicious SPs or secondary users (SUs) to(More)
As the demands for mobile phone access to the data services are expanding, advantages in cellular services can be gained by offering enhanced user experience through cost-effective broadband mobile. By reducing the distance between base stations and end users, femtocells provide higher data rates and better indoor coverage. The small size of a femtocell(More)
Much of today's Internet ecosystem relies on online advertising for financial support. Since the effectiveness of advertising heavily depends on the relevance of the advertisements (ads) to user's interests, many online advertisers turn to targeted advertising through an ad broker, who is responsible for personalized ad delivery that caters to user's(More)
—Diagnosis for configuration troubleshooting in fem-tocell networks is extremely important for end users and network operators. However, because the small-size femtocell only serves several users, the historical data are very scarce. The data scarcity makes traditional cellular troubleshooting solutions which require a large amount of historical data not(More)
Sensor-equipped smartphones as well as wearable devices have undoubtedly become the predominant source of user-generated data in mobile networks. The proliferation of user-generated data has created a plethora of opportunities for personalized services based on the states of the users and their surrounding environments. Those personalized services, although(More)