There is a general consensus regarding the requirements of next generation mobile networks to meet the future traffic demand. This common understanding indicates that the future system should make tremendous improvement in terms of data rate, throughput, delay, device connectivity, etc. Recently, both industry and academic have been assisting to a big rise of new architectures and technologies enabling next generation wireless networks. As a consequence, new challenges and research issues are also arising. Specifically, focusing on the perspective of networking technology, some emerging and important topics, such as software defined networking (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV), networking slicing, Internet of Things (IoT), information-centric networking (ICN), multi-access edge computing (MEC), cloud and fog computing, should be well discussed.
Therefore, this special issue is anticipated as a collection of outstanding technical research and industrial papers covering new research results with wide range of ingredients within the advanced technologies for next generation wireless networks. Both the theoretical and application sides are welcomed.
The topics of interest for the special issue include, but are not limited to:
- Software Defined Networking (SDN)
- Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
- Information-centric networking
- Free space optical (FSO) networks
- Network slicing technology
- Cloud computing and Fog computing
- Internet of Things (IoT), mMTC, M2M
- Advanced network architecture for future wireless communications
- Quality of Service provisioning
- Networking and communications for new scenarios, such as enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC), ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication (uRLLC).
- Vertical industry applications, including V2V, UAV, etc.
- Intelligent resource allocations
- RAN slicing configurations
Deadline for submissions: 10 October 2019
Lead Guest Editor
Yang Xiao, The University of Alabama, USA
Koichi Asatani, Kogakuin University, Japan
Jalel Ben-Othman, University of Paris 13, France