Special Issue "Wireless Communication Technologies in 5G and 6G"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrical Power and Energy System".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Abdellah Chehri
Guest Editor
1. Department of Applied Sciences, University of Quebec in Chicoutimi, 555, boul. de l’Université, Chicoutimi, QC G7H 2B1, Canada
2. School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa, 800 King Edward Avenue Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
Interests: wireless communication; IoT; 5G; 6G; ultra-reliable and low latency (URLLC) networks; next generation of backhaul networks
Dr. Gwanggil Jeon

Guest Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fifth-generation (5G) mobile technology is expected to be operational by 2020 and is currently attracting extensive research interest from both industry and academia, with a specific focus on its opportunities and challenges, as well as the research developments which are enabling 5G technology. This is particularly important as, with 5G technology only just now being rolled out, work has already begun on the sixth-generation (6G) standard. In March 2019, a global 6G Summit event was held in Finland, and 6G is expected to bring forth a great revolution in communication technologies as it will enable the Internet of Everything. Compared with 5G technology, the future 6G technology is expected to allow even higher throughputs, even shorter latency times, greater component density, and the mass integration of artificial intelligence in all segments constituting the network.

As we move toward next-generation 6G mobile radio, many challenges will need to be fully mastered concerning individual components and their interactions. There are four research areas in 6G: wireless connectivity, devices and circuit technology, distributed computing, and services and applications.

This Special Issue encourages high-quality papers that advance the state of the art and practical applications of future 6G technologies. This feature topic will bring together academic and industrial researchers to identify and discuss the significant opportunities and challenges in applying 6G technologies to the understanding and design of modern network systems.

Dr. Abdellah Chehri
Dr. Gwanggil Jeon
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Terahertz communications and sensing
  • Mobile edge networking and computing
  • Massive millimeter wave (mmWave) technologies
  • Terahertz (THz) and quantum nanodevices and circuits
  • 6G applications such as robotics, UAVs, autonomous vehicles
  • Machine learning for 5G and 6G
  • 5G testbeds
  • New security concepts/new network architectures

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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