Physical Layer Security for 5G Wireless Networks

  in Special Issue   Posted on August 17, 2017

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Submission Deadline: Fri 01 Sep 2017
Journal Impact Factor : 11.420
Journal Name : IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
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Manuscript submission: September 1, 2017
Acceptance notification: January 1, 2018
Final manuscript submission: February 1, 2018
Publication date: Second Quarter 2018

Exploiting propagation properties of radio channels in physical layer to design efficient secure transmission schemes for 5G wireless networks has attracted wide research interests recently. This approach is referred to as physical layer security for 5G wireless networks. Physical layer security approaches are robust to more advanced passive and active eavesdroppers.With careful management and implementation, physical layer security and conventional encryption techniques can provide a well-integrated security solution that efficiently safeguards the confidential and privacy communication data in 5G wireless networks. This special issue solicits high-quality original research papers which design physical layer security schemes for 5G wireless networks or provide the industry a fresh/timely insight into the development of practical physical layer security wireless networks. Prospective authors are invited to submit original manuscripts on topics including, but not limited to:

Fundamental aspects of physical layer security in 5G systems
Security threats and countermeasures for massive MIMO technology
Security for millimeter wave communications
Secure transmission in heterogeneous networks
Security for full duplex communications
Security provisioning in NOMA
Cross-layer design for secure communications
Practical test beds for physical layer security

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