Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
In the last few decades, the paradigm of mobile communications redefined the way users take advantage of technology, both from a comfort and performance point of view. The deployment of the new protocols and technologies for mobile scenarios, such as 5G, HetNets, UAVs, and Autonomous Vehicles, and the integration of different heterogeneous research fields with them, has led to the enhancement of life quality, and the way human actions are conceived. In fact, in 5G environments, the pervasive nature of IP, e.g., IoT, gives us the possibility to put under observation several aspects of our life (environment, health, energy consumption, etc.), in a completely transparent way, especially if mobility is taken into consideration, and having the possibility to exploit the main benefits of new generation networks.
For these reasons, it is important to contribute to the scientific community, with solid ideas regarding the exploiting of new mobile TLC/IT technologies, and their integration with the last available technologies (such as 5G), along with several devices and/or sensors, generally used in heterogeneous research fields. So, the main aim of this SI is to collect solid works related to the aforementioned concepts; in particular, the possible research topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
Integration of different and recent mobile communications technologies with 5G standards;
Protocols and algorithms for environmental sensing suitable for 5G networks;
LPWAN technologies for Wireless Sensor Networks and IoT;
Applications of mobile and/or wearable sensing for healthcare based on 5G connectivity;
Ultra-low latency and real time applications in 5G networks;
Vehicular protocols and their integration with other technologies (VANETs, 4G, 5G, mobile IP, etc.);
Network planning and network slicing in the context of 5G networks;
Applications and Protocols related to sustainable computing in the context of 5G;
Beyond 5G: 6G enabling technologies.
Prof. Dr. Peppino Fazio
Prof. Dr. Carlos Tavares Calafate
Prof. Dr. Miroslav Voznak
Prof. Dr. Miralem Mehić
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Special Issue Editors
Prof. Dr. Peppino Fazio – Guest Editor
Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Via Torino 155, 30172 Mestre, Italy
Interests: mobile communications; channel modeling; vehicular protocols; predictive algorithms; mobility analysis; wireless communications
Prof. Dr. Carlos Tavares Calafate – Guest Editor
Computer Engineering Department (DISCA), Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: ad hoc and vehicular networks; UAVs; smart cities and IoT; QoS; network protocols; video streaming; network security
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Prof. Dr. Miroslav Voznak – Guest Editor
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, 708 00 Ostrava, Czech Republic
Interests: non-intrusive speech quality evaluation methods; quality of service (QoS); quality of experience (QoE) and security of real-time applications in networks; Traffic modeling; wireless communication; internet of things; energy harvesting; network security; big data analytics in networks
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Prof. Dr. Miralem Mehić – Guest Editor
Department of Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Interests: quantum cryptography; network security; network simulations; routing protocols; quality of service; steganography; authentication and VoIP