Special issue

Emerging Air Interfaces and Management Technologies for the 5G Era

EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking welcomes submissions to the new thematic series on " Emerging Air Interfaces and Management Technologies for the 5G Era ".

This Special Issue originates from the international conference EuCNC2016, which was held in June 2016 in Athens, Greece. Initially, it publishes some key contributions presented at the conference describing different aspects in the most recent 5G activities in the areas of Air Interfaces and Management Technologies. The series continues with further articles in the context of the same area. 

5G (5th Generation) mobile networks/wireless systems are the next step of mobile telecommunication standards, offering services and speed far beyond what 4G may offer. The most recent research activities focus on the development of 5G communications and networks, aiming to be fully available for the consumers through their devices by 2020. The scope of this Special Issue is to focus on aspects like 5G communications and networks technologies and more specifically Air Interfaces and Management Technologies. 

*Papers originating from EUCNC that wish to be considered for this special issue should contain additional scientific material (The editors suggest at least 1/3) , with written content that is significantly different from its conference counterpart.


Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

Air Interfaces (PHY, MAC, RRM):

  •  5G air interfaces.
  •  Advanced modulation schemes, new coding solutions, FEC, HARQ, PAPR optimisation.
  •  Advanced Radio RRM and MAC functions.
  •  Antennas and propagation.
  •  Cloud-RANs, fronthaul/backhaul aspects.
  •  Communications at the mm wave range.
  •  MIMO advances.
  • Multi-service (MBB, MCC, MTC, etc.) support.
  •  New air interfaces below 6GHz.
  •  Integration through wireless and fixed optical access technologies in the context of ubiquitous 5G access.
  •  Integration of radio and optical access technologies in the context of ubiquitous 5G access.

Management Technologies:

  • Autonomic network management.
  •  Big Data, analytics, predictive and prescriptive technologies.
  •  Cognitive and self-learning mechanisms.
  • Energy-efficient networks/infrastructures.
  •  Management architectures and frameworks.
  •  Management of resources, services and customer experience.
  •  Resilience and network reliability.
  • Security, trust, and privacy.

Submission instructions:

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Instructions for Authors for EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the Thematic Series on Emerging Air Interfaces and Management Technologies for the G5 Era. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 5 October, 2016

Lead guest editor:

Panagiotis Demestichas, University of Piraeus, Greece

Guest editors :

Emmanuel Protonotarios, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Bernard Barani, European Commission, Belgium

Didier Bourse, Nokia, France

Victor C.M. Leung, The University of British Columbia, Canada

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:
• Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
• High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
• No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
• Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed 

For editorial enquiries please contact editorial@jwcn.eurasipjournals.com

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