Integration of Satellite and 5G Networks

  in Special Issue   Posted on August 17, 2017

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Submission Deadline: Thu 15 Feb 2018
Journal Impact Factor : 7.230
Journal Name : IEEE Network
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Special Issue Call for Papers:

Manuscript Submission: February 15, 2018
First Revisions/Reject Notification: April 15, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2018
Final Manuscript Due: July 15, 2018
Publication: September, 2018

We solicit high-quality original research papers on aspects of integrated terrestrial -satellite 5G networks including but not limited to the following topics:

Role of satellites in 5G networks
Heterogeneous terrestrial / satellite 5G network architectures
Air interface harmonization between terrestrial 5G and satellite systems
Regulatory impacts of 5G spectrum allocation on satellite/terrestrial integration
Satellite network space segment architectures (GSS, NGSS)
Integration of 5G and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to extend service coverage
Satellite network ground segment architectures
Information Centric Networking (ICN) architectures to enable Future Internet over federated satellite – 5G networks
End-to-end dynamic resource allocation building on novel network slicing techniques
Advanced satellite payload architectures (e.g., OBP with virtual hosted payloads) to improve resource allocation flexibility on an end-to-end basis
Mobile edge computing to enhance quality of experience (QoE) of mobile users attached to terrestrial and satellite networks.
Network function Virtualization (NFV) and Software-defined networking (SDN) in converged multi-tenant satellite and terrestrial networks
Network Coding and multi-path offloading techniques for optimized backhauling
Opportunistic and Cognitive Communications for spectrum sharing over satellite and 5G segments
Intelligent / smart antennas to enable optimal share of the capacity offered by satellite and 5G terrestrial backhaul segments.

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