Smart Mobility Management for D2D Communications in 5G Networks

YILMAZ O., Li Z., Valkealahti K., Uusitalo M. A., Moisio M., Lunden P., ...More

IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), İstanbul, Turkey, 6 - 09 April 2014, pp.219-223 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/wcncw.2014.6934889
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.219-223
  • Keywords: D2D, 5G, Mobility, Small cells, Context-aware handover, Self-organization
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Direct device-to-device (D2D) communications is regarded as a promising technology to provide low-power, high-data rate and low-latency services between end-users in the future 5G networks. However, it may not always be feasible to provide low-latency reliable communication between end-users due to the nature of mobility. For instance, the latency could be increased when several controlling nodes have to exchange D2D related information among each other. Moreover, the introduced signaling overhead due to D2D operation need to be minimized. Therefore, in this paper, we propose several mobility management solutions with their technical challenges and expected gains under the assumptions of 5G small cell networks.