Special Issue "6G Wireless Communication Systems: Applications, Opportunities and Challenges"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903). This special issue belongs to the section "Internet of Things".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Chan Hwang See
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Guest Editor
Edinburgh Napier University, School of Engineering and the Built Environment, UK
Interests: wireless sensor network system design; wireless communication; computational electromagnetism; antennas and acoustic sensor design
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Dr. Kelvin Anoh
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University of Bolton, School of Engineering, UK
Interests: intelligent reflecting surfaces (IRS); smart signal processing; massive MIMO; 5G and beyond; machine learning; optimization; Internet of Things (IoT); smart energy cities.
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Dr. Yousef Dama
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Electrical Engineering, Al Najah University, Palestine
Interests: space-time coded orthogonal frequency division multiplexing; propagation channel modeling; 5G Mobile Communications; novel localization applications.
Prof. Dr. Simeon Keates
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Edinburgh Napier University, School of Engineering and the Built Environment, UK also University of Chichester, UK
Interests: inclusive design; user-centered design; AI; HCI; robotics; novel computer architectures and machine-learning
Prof. Dr. Raed A Abd-Alhameed
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the maturity and forthcoming commercialization of the fifth-generation (5G) communication networks, an exponential increase in mobile data demand can be supported, and the varying needs of vertical industries, such as creative, retail, transport, and health, as part of a much broader worldwide revolution in the digital economy. Meanwhile, the total installed base of Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices, such as computers and tablets, is projected to increase to 75.44 billion devices worldwide by 2025, a five-fold increase in a decade. This transition will present a formidable challenge for future mobile communication technology as wireless networks are hitting their physical capacity limits. There is also growing concern about the associated significant increase in energy consumption required to maintain such networks. 

Therefore, it is imperative to develop radical new solutions to support this ever-increasing number of connected devices in smart, energy-efficient ways. To address this, the future 5G and beyond (6G) wireless networks will be a transformative factor for both society and the economy by delivering unprecedented, seamless, massive connectivity to millions of users and interconnected devices. To meet the coming challenges, the sixth generation (6G) mobile network is expected to define the high technical standard of this new spectrum, including energy-efficient transmission techniques.

The objective of this Special Issue is to define the framework of the 6th generation of communication networks, its services and breakthrough technologies. We are soliciting original contributions that have not been published and are not currently under consideration by any other journals. Particular emphasis is placed on radical new concepts and ideas. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Novel AI-based architectures, frameworks, and testbeds for 6G,
  • New energy harvesting technologies,
  • New antenna array design for massive MIMO,
  • Intelligent spectrum management in 5G/6G using AI-assisted blockchains,
  • Breakthrough technologies and concepts,
  • New network architectures concepts and technologies to harness new spectrum,
  • Techniques to improve energy efficiency in a radio network,
  • Reconfigurable antennas and devices for the next generation,
  • Innovative AI and 6G-enabled user applications,
  • AI applications for the physical layer of wireless communications

Dr. Chan Hwang See
Dr. Kelvin Anoh
Dr. Yousef Dama
Prof. Dr. Simeon Keates
Prof. Dr. Raed A Abd-Alhameed
Guest Editors

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. Future Internet is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • Novel AI-based architectures, frameworks, and testbeds for 6G
  • New energy harvesting technologies
  • New antenna array design for massive MIMO
  • Intelligent spectrum management in 5G/6G using AI-assisted blockchains
  • Breakthrough technologies and concepts
  • New network architectures concepts and technologies to harness new spectrum
  • Techniques to improve energy efficiency in a radio network
  • Reconfigurable antennas and devices for the next generation
  • Innovative AI and 6G-enabled user applications
  • AI applications for the physical layer of wireless communications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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