Beyond 5G Wireless Networks: Convergence of Intelligent Sensing, Communication, Computing, and Control

  in Special Issue   Posted on September 28, 2020

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Submission Deadline: Wed 30 Jun 2021
Journal Impact Factor : 1.594
Journal Name : Physical Communication
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While the fifth generation (5G) of wireless networks is being deployed, both industry and academia have started to look beyond the 5G, with the aim to increase the networks’ capabilities to serve a massive amount of diversified mobile applications, especially those supported by artificial intelligence, such as intelligent industry and self-driving vehicles. The performance of such application depends on the trade-off between a trade-off among computational accuracy, latency, and efficient use of available resources. From this perspective, the wireless networks beyond the 5G are envisioned to significantly extend wireless network depth from single information transmission to information transmission, storage, and processing, which will maximize the overall performance and quality of experience for various services and applications. Therefore, the convergence of intelligent wireless sensing, communication, computing, caching, and control becomes of paramount importance. Moreover, the designed techniques and protocols should be flexible enough to meet the requirements of different verticals, e.g., in terms of connectivity, latency, security, energy efficiency, and reliability.

This special issue will provide a forum for the latest research and innovations in the wireless networks beyond 5G with the main focus being on their cross-layer design and optimization, while it aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Prospective authors are invited to submit original manuscripts on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Joint communication, computing, and storage resources allocation
  • Computation oriented communications
  • Artificial intelligence for the convergence of communications, storage, and computing resources
  • Distributed artificial intelligence and federated learning in wireless networks
  • Wireless data offloading
  • Energy efficient scheduling for Internet-of-Things applications
  • Low-latency in wireless networked control systems
  • Multiple access protocols in systems with distributed computing resources
  • Cloud and fog computing based radio access networks
  • Wireless caching
  • Cross-layer based security management
  • Wireless networks with multidimensional radio access and backhaul technologies
  • Optimization of communication, storage, and computing resources in hybrid terrestrial-aerial networks
  • Optimization of computing and storage resources for energy harvesting systems (e.g., with wireless power transfer)
  • Novel architectures and designs for end-to-end optimal performance
  • Multi-layer network slicing

Important Dates

  • Manuscript submission deadline: June 30, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: Oct. 30, 2021
  • Submission of final revised paper: Nov. 30 2021
  • Publication of special issue (tentative): Dec 30, 2021

Guest Editors

  • Professor Lisheng Fan, Guangzhou University,
  • Professor George K. Karagiannidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
  • Dr. Panagiotis D. Diamantoulakis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
  • Professor Nan Zhao, School of Information and Communication Engineering, Dalian University of Technology,
  • Professor Junhui Zhao, School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University,

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