Special Issue "Enabling-5G"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Microwave and Wireless Communications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Ana Vázquez Alejos
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Signal Theory and Communications Department, University of Vigo, 36310 Vigo, Spain
Tel. +34- 986811949
Interests: wireless mobile communications; antenna design; waveform design; radar
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Prof. Dr. Manuel García Sanchez
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Signal Theory and Communications Department, University of Vigo, 36310 Vigo, Spain
Interests: wireless mobile communications; antenna design
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Dr. Francisco Falcone
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Department of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering & Institute for Smart Cities (ISC), Public University of Navarre, 31006 Pamplona, Spain
Interests: wireless networks; performance evaluation; distributed systems; context-aware environments; IoT; next-generation wireless systems, Smart Health
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Prof. Dr. Leyre Azpilicueta
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School of Engineering and Sciences, Tecnologico de Monterrey, 64849 Monterrey, Mexico
Tel. +5281-582082 (ext. 5362)
Interests: wireless mobile communications; electromagnetic propagation; channel modeling
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The successful development of the fifth generation of wireless mobile communications will require disruptive technologies to fulfill unforeseen data rates, latency, and capacity, including, among others, network densification and virtualization, massive multiple input multiple output (MIMO), antenna beamforming, device-to-device communications, smart cells, and mitigation techniques. In this scenario, radio propagation acquires a new dimension and its proper modeling will contribute to ensuring the required 5G capacity.

Worldwide different spectrum bands have been released for 5G, with the first practicable bands being under 6GHz. However, high-frequency spectra, particularly 26 GHz, will soon be available and later millimeter wave spectrum will be a 5G pioneer band. Nonetheless, despite the exploitation of higher frequencies and millimeter wave spectrum being promoted to attain over gigabit data rates, the business model relying on expanding spectrum allocation is not valid for rural areas in terms of cost-effectiveness. Therefore, spectrum sharing of traditional and congested frequency bands will appear as a solution to avoid holding back those communities from a new era of connectivity. In short, 5G should work for all.

5G is also expected to expand wireless connectivity within the economy and society to create benefits for people and businesses, enabling revolutionary uses in sectors such as industry, manufacturing, transport, and healthcare. The potential applications of 5G enabling technologies must then be carefully considered, as all of them are data-driven, not only thinking of connected people.

In this Special Issue, we are particularly interested in describing, defining, and quantifying the challenges related to 5G deployment. We are looking at contributions presenting open-research, solutions, tools, prototypes, and demonstrators that address all of the aspects of key 5G enabling wireless mobile technologies. Any other topics related to 5G research challenges are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Ana Vázquez Alejos
Prof. Dr. Manuel García Sanchez
Prof. Dr. Francisco Falcone
Prof. Dr. Leyre Azpilicueta
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Millimeter wave
  • Radio channel modeling
  • Antenna design
  • Beamforming
  • MIMO
  • Beyond OFDM waveform design
  • Spectrum sharing
  • Non-orthogonal medium access techniques and protocols
  • Full-duplex communications
  • D2D, IoT, and M2M communications
  • Software simulators
  • Design tools
  • Applications: healthcare, vehicular communications, transport

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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