Internet of Things, Smart Spaces, and Next Generation Networks and Systems 18th International Conference, NEW2AN 2018, and 11th Conference, ruSMART 2018, St. Petersburg, Russia, August 27–29, 2018, Proceedings
This book constitutes the joint refereed proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Next Generation Wired/Wireless Advanced Networks and Systems, NEW2AN 2018, the 11th Conference on Internet of Things and Smart Spaces, ruSMART 2018.
The 64 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 186 submissions. The papers of NEW2AN focus on advanced wireless networking and applications; lower-layer communication enablers; novel and innovative approaches to performance and efficiency analysis of ad-hoc and machine-type systems; employed game-theoretical formulations, Markov chain models, and advanced queuing theory; grapheme and other emerging material, photonics and optics; generation and processing of signals; and business aspects. The ruSMART papers deal with fully-customized applications and services.
We developed the mechanism of risk-adjusted scheduling and cost budgeting of research and development (R&D) projects in telecommunication. The relevance of this topic is explained by growing complexity and uncertainty of innovation activity; high importance of cost and time as key metrics of R&D projects’ performance. The paper addresses decreasing efficiency of existing mechanisms which poorly incorporate risks and fills the gaps in the research in this area. Results included development of the concept of the mechanism, its block diagram, the specification of its comprising tools, the step-by-step description of its phases. Unlike the “conventional” peers, the developed mechanism allows timely identification of uncertainties; facilitates robust and transparent evaluation of risks; focuses management efforts on key threats; and ensures remediation of risks earlier in the process thus improving speed and quality of decision making. These advantages let us conclude that the suggested mechanism should have a significant practical use.