Millimeter Wave Communications and Networking in 5G and Beyond

A special issue of Telecom (ISSN 2673-4001).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021) | Viewed by 897

Special Issue Editors

Communications Engineering Department, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain.
Interests: radio resource management and optimization; machine learning in 5G networks and beyond; mission-critical communications
Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland.
Interests: heterogeneous networks; small cells; radio resource management; reinforcement learning; game theory
School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Burwood, VIC 3125, Australia
Interests: efficient distributed machine learning; distributed control; distributed ledger technology; applications for beyond 5G/6G communication systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the worldwide rollout of 5G’s first commercial deployments, the availability of multi-Gbps wireless connectivity in the millimeter wave (mmWave) frequency band (30–300 GHz) is closer to becoming a reality enabling several new use cases for 5G. While enabling high capacity radio links and broadband indoor wireless networking is expected in mmWave communication, the key challenges including inherent adverse propagation conditions and a high degree of transmitter–receiver coordination requirements therein delimit the full potential of mmWave communication. Hence, there is a dire need for investigating fundamentals and practicalities in mmWave communication from the perspectives of both academia and industry.

In this context, this SI offers a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers to disseminate their results in all areas of mmWave communications to a diverse audience in an open access format. To that end, we invite authors to submit their original and previously unpublished research papers and comprehensive reviews in the following or related topics of mmWave communications and networking for 5G and beyond:

  • Antenna design and characterization, including advanced multiple antenna systems;
  • mmWave beamforming, MIMO, and mMIMO;
  • mmWave channel sounding, modeling, measurements, and estimation;
  • mmWave network planning, optimizing, and mobility management;
  • Dense mmWave network analysis;
  • Wireless mmWave backhaul;
  • SDN and RAN support for mmWave networks;
  • Novel mmWave network architecture aspects;
  • Multi-node/multi-beam coordination and cooperation at mmWave frequencies;
  • Vision-aided mmWave communications;
  • Energy-efficient mmWave system designs;
  • Ultrareliable mmWave system designs;
  • Cell-free mmWave communication system designs;
  • mmWave control systems;
  • Machine learning over/for mmWave communication networks;
  • mmWave reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) system designs;
  • mmWave communication for vehicular networks;
  • mmWave communication for airborne and satellite networks;
  • mmWave communication for virtual reality applications;
  • High-resolution mmWave based localization.

Prof. Cristina Perfecto
Dr. Sumudu Samarakoon
Dr. Jihong Park
Guest Editors

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  • mmWave
  • 5G
  • 6G
  • Wireless communications
  • Radio channel
  • MIMO and m-MIMO
  • Antenna beamforming
  • Multicell cooperation
  • Energy efficiency

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