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Scheduling Algorithms for Maximizing Throughput with Zero-Forcing Beamforming in a MIMO Wireless System

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þÿ 1112 IEICE TRANS. COMMUN., VOL.E97–B, NO.6 JUNE 2014 MESSAGE IEICE Transactions on Communications: Editor’s Message At IEICE the fiscal year starts in June and members of the editorial committee of the IEICE Transactions on Communications change at the same time. It is my great pleasure to announce that I am stepping into the position of the Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the transactions for the coming two years. The followings are the current facts of the transactions. The number of paper submissions to the regular section in 2013 was 635 and it is slightly increasing every year. In 2012 the acceptance ratio was 30%. The ratio of the submissions from the countries outside Japan was more than 70%. It shows that the IEICE Trans. Comm. holds a prominent position in the international academic community of the field. As stated above, the IEICE Trans. Comm. has sustained a strong performance. However, since the inter- national circumstances around us have changed very rapidly, we have to adapt ourselves to the varying demands of readers and authors. In the editorial board of the transactions the “change” has been a frequent topic of discussions. In 2010 former EiC Prof. Hiroyuki Morikawa launched a strategic working group that developed a long list of recommendations for new plans. The discontinuance of the Letter category was one of the key points of the plans included in the recommendations. It was put into action in 2012 by the next EiC Prof. Miki Yamamoto. Shortening of the review period is another important issue highlighted in the recommendations. The succeeding EiC Prof. Takeo Ohgane demonstrated his excellent leadership in decreasing the review period. The steady outcome of our actions has already appeared. Furthermore, Prof. Ohgane initiated a monumental discussion of another new trial. The details must wait till the end of the discussion, which is on-going in the new working group formed at Prof. Ohgane’s direction to consider a new plan. I was assigned as a facilitator of th

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