2nd Edition of 5G Networks and Wireless Communication Systems

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information and Communications Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 990

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, GR26504 Patras, Greece
Interests: 5G and beyond; convergence of optical and wireless networks; wireless broadband systems; channel modeling
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1. Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Peloponnese, GR26334 Patras, Greece
2. Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diofantus”, GR26504 Patras, Greece
Interests: signal processing; information theory; digital communications; machine learning; digital transformation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The MDPI journal Information is inviting submissions to the second volume of this Special Issue on “5G Networks and Wireless Communication Systems”.

The Fifth Generation is entering its mature phase of deployment. Fall/Winter 2023 marks the evaluation of the mature phase of 5G infrastructure, terminal equipment, performance and the expansion of 5G core, access and front-end technologies across a spectrum of applications and services, including new paradigms such as Public Safety networks, e-gov services and more.

The mature deployment of 5G still needs to address many persistent challenges, including spectrum assignment, resource allocation, IPv6-based user classification over content, NfV and cloud, mobile-edge computing, and metro/core optical backhaul, as well as access/fronthaul for implementing “fiber to the antenna” broadband connectivity, RRH deployment over urban obstacle-dense topologies, cell densification, and optimal power control. In addition, the smart world applications and solutions that 5G is meant to implement and support range from mobile health to smart cities and transportation, which have many issues and challenges. Use cases and case studies from test-bed developments and real-world large-scale deployments provide very significant empirical data. This allows operators and engineers to re-assess their knowledge of techno-economic metrics and re-arrange their priorities in order to optimize the key parameters of interest.

In this very demanding and resourceful field, researchers from academia and industry are welcome to submit original research work, reviews, articles, and surveys to this Special Issue, expanding upon the findings and novel work featured in the first volume.

The topics of Interest include (but are not limited to):

  • 5G regulatory and administrative issues;
  • 5G spectrum licensing, leasing, and allocation;
  • 5G over cm/mm-wave: can it still happen?;
  • Channel modeling and noise measurements over 3.5 GHz;
  • Wi-Fi as complementary 5G backhaul;
  • Ultra-wide-band (UWB) channel characterization for 5G;
  • RRH/antenna deployment and cell densification;
  • Fiber to the antenna: 5G access;
  • Metro/core backhaul network design;
  • Smart/mobile health and 5G;
  • Ultra-low latency for 5G solutions;
  • Smart cities and transportation: the 5G angle;
  • 5G and mobile-edge computing/fog;
  • Software-defined networking for 5G;
  • IPv6-based user classification;
  • User content and spectrum allocation;
  • Co-existence with 4G/4G+ infrastructure;
  • Hybrid terrestrial-satellite backhaul for 5G;
  • 5G and maritime communications;
  • PPDR services and 5G;
  • 5G and wireless theoretical information security.

Dr. Theofilos Chrysikos
Prof. Dr. Michael Paraskevas
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • 5G
  • networks
  • wireless communication systems
  • mobile-edge computing
  • software-defined networking

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