Journal Menu► ▼ Journal Menu
Journal Browser► ▼ Journal Browser
Special Issue "Optical Network Evolution Towards 5G"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Interests: Communication networks; Traffic models; Optimization models; 5G networking; SDN
Interests: Optical networks; Communication networks; 5G transport; 5G optical; Mobile fronthaul, mobile backhaul, Ethernet performance, SDN, Optical network security
Advanced mobile techniques and optical networks are strictly connected within the emerging cloud radio access network scenario to provide high speed, low latency transport solutions. The evolution of optical networks to provide scalable and flexible front-haul and mid-haul solutions are driven by key 5G technologies, including massive MIMO, ultra-high network density, heterogeneous device environment, and enhanced CPRI solutions, and Ethernet-based front-haul solutions. Passive and active solutions to extensively support WDM technologies with the quality of service required, in both indoor and outdoor contexts, are mandatory as a consequence of the increasing number of antennas per cell, cell density, and function centralization. Low and deterministic latency is one of the key enablers both for 5G applications and architectures. SDN-controlled virtual networking mechanisms to support reconfiguration capability and function assignment in an emerging service scenario aim at achieving unprecedented flexibility and performance. This Special Issue will collect the most recent studies and applications describing optical network evolution toward a next generation converged connectivity. Welcome topics include, but are not strictly limited to:
- Optical networks for front-haul and back-haul
- Optimized solutions for network functional splits and placement
- Techniques for time-sensitive optical networking
- Reconfigurable WDM optical networks for 5G support
- SDN-controlled optical networks for 5G
- Cloud RAN deployment and network virtualization
- Reliable optical networks and function placement in C-RAN
- Traffic aggregation in C-RAN with latency constraints
- Optical network solutions for high density contexts
- 5G transport networks and convergence applications
- Optical Ethernet experiments and applications
Prof. Dr. Carla Raffaelli
Prof. Dr. Steinar Bjornstadt
Dr. David T Chen
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Optical networks
- Cloud computing
- Ethernet switching
- White box
- Machine learning
- Programmable networks
- Converged networks
- Dynamic slicing