Manuscript Due

Feb. 1, 2019 (closed)


5G systems need to be capable of providing 1000 times higher capacity and a 90% reduction in energy consumption compared to today standards, in order to cope with the impressive increase of mobile data traffic and to reduce the ever increasing carbon emission footprint of mobile communications. 5G networks will enable digital sensing, communication and processing capabilities to be ubiquitously embedded into everyday objects, turning them into the Internet of Things (IoT). In this new paradigm, smart devices will collect data, will relay information or will contend for wireless access, and will perform most processing collaboratively over 5G cellular networks. 5G cellular networks are coming. What architectures, topologies and technologies will define 5G cellular networks? What methodologies shall be used to their analysis, design and optimization? Most probably, no single architecture and technology will be capable of meeting all requirements of 5G networks, as a function of the requested quality of service, user-experience, desired performance, hardware and signal processing complexity constraints and channel conditions. In the light of that, and in stark contrast with previous generations of cellular networks that were characterized by fixed radio parameters and spectrum blocks, 5G networks will be allowed to opportunistically utilize never used frequency bands and to exploit multiple technologies for guaranteeing the best delivery of services to the end users. As such, 5G will not be a mere evolution of the status quo, but it will need radical and disruptive changes in its architectures, topologies and technologies. The overarching objective of this 5Gwireless special issue is to discuss the most promising architectures, topologies, and technologies, which will significantly shape 5G standards and will enable the requested 1000 times increase of spectral efficiency and 90% reduction of energy consumption.

Lead Guest Editor

  • Marco Di Renzo, Paris-Saclay University / CNRS, France

Guest Editors

  • Alessio Zappone, CentraleSupelec, France
  • Luca Sanguinetti, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Vincenzo Sciancalepore, NEC Europe Laboratories, Germany
  • Emil Bj√∂rnson, Link√∂ping University, Sweden
  • Antonio Pascual-Iserte, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Cheng-Xiang Wang, Heriot-Watt University, UK
  • George Agapiou, OTE Academy, Greece
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking