Special Issue "5G-V2X Communications and Networking for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Antonella Molinaro

DIIES Department, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy
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Interests: wireless and mobile networks; vehicular networks; 5G systems; future internet
Guest Editor
Dr. Claudia Campolo

University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy
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Interests: Vehicular Networks, Future Internet Architectures, Information-Centric Networking, 5G systems, MAC protocols
Guest Editor
Prof. Jérôme Härri

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Interests: Vehicular Networks, Mobility Modeling and Context Prediction, Cooperative Congestion and Awareness Control, Positioning Systems for Transport-Related Applications
Guest Editor
Dr. Christian Esteve Rothenberg

University of Campinas, Brazil
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Interests: Software-Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization, Network Slicing
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Alexey Vinel

Halmstad University, Sweden
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Interests: Vehicular Networks, MAC Protocols, Platooning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

in the last decade, we have experienced an incredible surge of interest in connected and autonomous vehicles and related enabling technologies, which are expected to revolutionize future intelligent transport systems (ITS). This complex ecosystem mandates a robust but flexible communication, networking and computing technology foundation. In such a context, fifth generation (5G) technologies and enablers will be game changers. By leveraging novel efficient air interfaces, higher frequencies (millimeter wave), as well as disruptive network software, virtualization and programmability principles, 5G intends to guarantee ultra-low latency, ultra-high reliability, high-data-rate vehicle-to-everything (V2X) connectivity.

This Special Issue encourages the submission of high quality, innovative and original contributions covering advances in the field of 5G-V2X technologies.

The list of possible topics includes, but is not limited to:

  • V2X access technologies (e.g., C-V2X Mode 3/Mode 4, DSRC, IEEE 802.11p, IEEE 802.11 Next Generation V2X)
  • New bands for V2X (e.g., visible light, mmWave)
  • 5G New Radio (NR) solutions for V2X ultra reliable ultra-low latency communications (URLLC)
  • Non-orthogonal multi-access techniques (NOMA) for V2X
  • Full-duplex techniques for V2X
  • Heterogeneous/multi-RATs V2X networking architectures
  • Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications
  • Software-defined networking (SDN)/network function virtualization (NFV) solutions for V2X
  • Information-centric networking (ICN) for V2X
  • Fog/mobile edge computing (MEC) for V2X
  • Big data and machine learning algorithms for V2X
  • Network slicing solutions for V2X
  • Security and privacy issues for V2X
  • Localization techniques for V2X (e.g., for vulnerable road users, platoons)
  • V2X applications (e.g., cooperative sensing and maneuvering, autonomous driving, platooning, tele-operated driving)
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) assisted communications for V2X
  • Emulation/simulation/experimental platforms and testing approaches for V2X
  • Standardization activities in the V2X/ITS landscape

Prof. Antonella Molinaro
Prof. Claudia Campolo
Prof. Jérôme Härri
Prof. Christian Esteve Rothenberg
Prof. Alexey Vinel
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • V2X
  • 5G
  • MEC
  • connected and autonomous vehicles
  • network slicing
  • IEEE 802.11
  • C-V2X
  • millimeter wave
  • 5G New Radio

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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