5G Radios and Networks

  in Special Issue   Posted on August 13, 2017

Information for the Special Issue

Special Issue Call for Papers:

In Sep. 2015, International Telecommunication Unit Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) has identified three categories of upcoming wireless features for the fifth generation (5G) radios and networks. In the meantime, ITU-R has also identified the radio transmission requirements of 5G (also known as International Mobile Telecommunications 2020, IMT-2020). To this end, 3GPP and IEEE consequently launched the standardization activity to frame 5G radios and networks. To satisfy these unprecedented radio transmission requirements, a number of innovative technologies will be adopted. The objective of this special issue is consequently to bring together state-of-the-art innovations, research activities, and the corresponding standardization impacts of 5G, so as to understand the inspirations, requirements, and the promising technical options to boost the development of 5G radios and networks.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • New waveforms, NOMA, multi-user superposition transmission (MUST), beamforming based radio access, radio resource and interference management for eMBB, URLLC and mMTC
  • IEEE 802.11ax, 802.11ad, 802.11ay, 802.11ah and next generation WiFi technologies
  • Ultra-dense network, multiple TRPs, cloud radio access network, massive MIMO, sidelink, mobile backhaul, unlicensed transmissions
  • SDN, NFV, network slicing, open architecture for next generation core
  • Simulation platform, prototypes and field-try, standardizations of 5G radios and networks
  • Impacts of innovative applications supported by 5G radios and networks

Submission Format and Guideline

All submitted papers must be clearly written in excellent English and contain only original work, which has not been published by or is currently under review for any other journal or conference. A detailed submission guideline is available as “Guide to Authors” at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/622893/authorinstructions.

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through Elsevier Editorial System (EES). The authors must select as “VSI – 5G Radios – Deng” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. The EES website is located at: http://ees.elsevier.com/jnca/

Requests for additional information should be addressed to the guest editors.


Editor in Chief

Mohammed Atiquzzaman

University of Oklahoma


Guest Editors

Der-Jiunn Deng

National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan


Phone Lin

National Taiwan University, Taiwan


Alexey Vinel

Halmstad University, Sweden



Important dates

Paper submission:

Oct. 15, 2017

Acceptance notification:

Dec. 15, 2017

Final papers:

Jan. 15, 2018

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