Special Issue "Real-Time Applications Support in Wi-Fi"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Networks".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Dmitry Bankov
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Guest Editor
Institute for Information Transmission Problems of Russian Academy of Sciences (IITP RAS), Moscow, Russia
Interests: telecommunications; wireless communications; Wi-Fi; Internet of Things; wireless sensor networks; low power wide area networks; LoRa; LoRaWAN; mathematical modeling of wireless networks; performance evaluation of wireless networks
Prof. Dr. Periklis Chatzimisios
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Department of Science and Technology, International Hellenic University, 570 01 Nea Moudania, Greece
Interests: IEEE 802.11 standards; Internet of Things; low-power protocols; Smart Cities
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Prof. Dr. Boris Bellalta
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Guest Editor
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Roc Boronat, 138. 08018 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: Wi-Fi; machine learning; modelling and analysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of computer and telecommunication technologies is giving rise to new scenarios of Wi-Fi usage, such as virtual and augmented reality, haptic technology, remote control, industrial control, and high-quality video streaming. Traffic generated by the corresponding applications — the real-time applications (RTA) — has stringent quality of service requirements, demanding very low delays, limited jitter, and very high reliability. The RTA support in Wi-Fi is a significant motivator of further development of the IEEE 802.11 standard, and many novelties of the under-development IEEE 802.11be amendment (Wi-Fi 7) aim to provide guaranteed latency for RTA. However, due to the peculiarities of Wi-Fi mostly related to the usage of an unlicensed spectrum, RTA support in Wi-Fi is a non-trivial problem.

This Special Issue aims to present and investigate new approaches to RTA support in Wi-Fi networks. We invite researchers to contribute original articles on topics which include, but are not limited to:

  • Real-time applications support in IEEE 802.11be and IEEE 802.11ax;
  • Real-time video streaming over Wi-Fi;
  • Adapting time-sensitive networking to Wi-Fi;
  • Interactive VR/AR and Cloud-gaming applications over Wi-Fi;
  • New PHY and MAC features to improve latency in Wi-Fi;
  • OFDMA approaches to guarantee low latency in Wi-Fi;
  • Usage of multilink transmissions to improve reliability and latency in Wi-Fi;
  • Wi-Fi network cooperation and coordination to provide a controlled environment for RTA;
  • WebRTC and streaming transport protocols over Wi-Fi

Dr. Dmitry Bankov
Prof. Dr. Periklis Chatzimisios
Prof. Dr. Boris Bellalta
Guest Editors

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  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 7
  • IEEE 802.11
  • IEEE 802.11be
  • IEEE 802.11ax
  • Real-time applications
  • Quality of service
  • Time-sensitive networking
  • Low latency communications

Published Papers

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