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Future technologies to transform 5G, beyond 5G, and towards 6G

Editorial Board
Guest Editors:
  • Chuyen Nguyen (Hanoi University of Science and Technology)
  • Thu Huong Truong (Hanoi University of Science and Technology)
  • Hoa Nguyen (Hanoi University of Science and Technology)
  • Matthias Pätzold (University of Agder)
Aims & Scope

The special issue on “Future technologies to transform 5G, beyond 5G, and towards 6G” of the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems is an open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal focused on wireless communications, along with the emergence of disruptive applications (e.g. smart cities, digital economy and agriculture, and e-health) that has stipulated the development of the 5G wireless networks.

In addition, in the next few years, the Internet of Things is envisioned to leverage the global interconnection as well as the fifth generation of mobile networks (5G) and beyond to serve a more massive number of IoT devices. Besides, the quality of service requirements of IoT will be more severe than the current ones, ranging from network performance such as low-latency and high-throughput to security and privacy. Therefore, along with novel technologies, there are high demands in evolving existing Internet technologies for future IoT (e.g., wireless power transfer technologies for prolonging the network lifetime, edge computing for network performance enhancement, distributed ledger for strengthening privacy and security, etc.).

The goal of the special issue is to solicit the advanced technologies with a vision of their potential evolvement into 5G, beyond 5G and towards 6G. The issue will bring together academic and industrial researchers to identify and discuss potential use cases, open research problems, technical challenges, and solution methods in this context.

These purposes are by no means limited to the topics focused on by the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems, namely:

  • Massive MIMO
  • Cell-free massive MIMO
  • Large intelligent surfaces
  • MmWave and THz MIMO communications
  • Wireless power transfer and Wirelessly powered communications
  • Backscatter communication systems
  • Ultra-reliable low latency communications
  • Ultra-dense networks
  • Machine-type communications
  • Security and Privacy Issues
  • Resource allocation and performance analysis
  • Channel modeling, testbeds, and experimental measurements
  • Network architectures and wireless transmission techniques
  • AI-based techniques, machine learning, and deep learning for beyond 5G networks
  • Mobile edge/fog computing
  • NOMA
  • Software Defined Radio
  • Cognitive Radio
  • Cooperative Communications
  • Energy-Harvesting
  • Evolved networking paradigms (SDN, NFV, etc.)
  • Evolved charging technologies for IoT devices
  • Evolved Distributed Ledger Technologies for IoT
  • Performance analysis and optimization of IoT systems
Manuscript submission deadline:
Notification of acceptance:
Submission of final revised paper:
Publication of special issue (tentative):

Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems
Submission Closed