Special Issue "Trends, Issues and Challenges toward 5G and beyond"
A special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
Graduate School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Kogakuin University, 1-24-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, 163-8677 Japan
Interests: IoT; 5G; FTTH; NGN; future networks; QoS
In the last decade of 20th century, information and communication technologies (ICT) growth was primarily driven by mobile technologies. New mobile generations appeared approximately every 10 years since the first 1G systems (analog) were introduced in 1982. The first 2G systems (first digital) were commercially deployed in 1992, and the 3G systems appeared in 2001. 4G systems were first standardized in 2012. Now, the 5G system is focused and is expected to be more than new access technology. It may mean a new wireless access technology, new core network technology and may support very wide applications, including IoT, such as smart cars, smart cities, in additions to the enhancement of mobile wireless communications.
The Internet has driven ICT growth and has been applied to man-to-man, man-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications. IoT is based on machine-to-machine communications and will be a driver for next generation applications. As such, 5G and IoT are two of vital pivots in the future ICT platform and applications. The goal of 5G is very challenging.
This Special Issue solicits original work presented as research contributions, tutorials or technical papers on development related to 5G networking, and applications in 5G. Manuscripts should describe completed and unpublished work not currently under review elsewhere.
Prof. Dr. Koichi Asatani
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- Architectures for 5G communications
- Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization
- Network slicing and softwarization
- IoT and 5G networking
- Context and location-aware wireless services and applications
- User-centric networks and adaptive services
- End-to-End Quality of Experience support and evaluation under 5G environments
- Security and privacy in 5G communications
- Multimedia delivery over 5G networks
- Big data under 5G environment
- AI in 5G network management and control
- Applications in 5G communications
- End-to-End testbeds and trials
- Adaptive content distribution in on-demand services
- Wireless body area networks and e-health services under 5G environments
- Smart cities and 5G
- Smart transportation systems
- Dynamic sensor networks for urban applications
- Emergency and security systems
- Regulations, standards, and spectrum management
- Licensed/unlicensed spectrum access schemes
- Architecture for new backhaul schemes