Recent Advances in Link and System Level Analysis, Simulation and Experimentation for Mobile Wireless Communications

EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking welcomes submissions to the special issue on Recent Advances in Link and System Level Analysis, Simulation and Experimentation for Mobile Wireless Communications.

Link and system level analysis, simulation and experimentation are central tools to investigate highly complex systems, such as, mobile cellular networks, and to efficiently evaluate the performance of novel technologies as well as newly developed signal processing algorithms and techniques. These tools thereby facilitate rapid prototyping and comparison of competing and complementing technologies, enabling to gauge the potential of such technologies early on in the development process. With the advent of a multitude of novel concepts and contender technologies within 5G and beyond mobile wireless communications, e.g., full-dimension/massive MIMO beamforming, mixed numerology multicarrier transmission, full-duplex systems, non-orthogonal multiple access by superposition transmission, dynamic spectrum access, and transmission in the millimeter wave band, analysis, modelling and simulation approaches, as well as, experimentation methods on link and system level need to be revised and enhanced. The objective of this special issue is to foster the latest developments and recent advances in analytic, experimental and simulation-based link and system level evaluation of mobile wireless communications.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Analytic, experimental and simulation-based evaluation methodologies for 5G and beyond technologies, particularly with respect to new 5G waveforms, non-orthogonal multiple access schemes, multi radio access technology, transmission in the millimeter wave band, full-duplex systems, ultra-dense networks, massive machine-type, vehicular and device-to-device communications (IoT-based applications), full-dimension/massive MIMO beamforming, dynamic spectrum access, cloud/edge computing etc. 
  • Signal and interference modeling in high-degree heterogeneous environments. 
  • Consideration of spatial consistency in scenarios involving moving network nodes and closely-spaced users. 
  • Simulation techniques for enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), ultra-reliable and low-latency communications (uRLLC), and massive machine-type communications (mMTC) 
  • Quality of service (reliability, latency, throughput) modelling and definitions for different applications.
  • Invalidity of commonly used assumptions that can significantly affect the performance of cellular networks. Methods for handling computational complexity, e.g., exploitation of parallel computing. 
  • Any findings contradicting the conventional wisdom, e.g., due to the consideration of realistic practical constraints in the modelling and experimentation, are of particular interest.

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines 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 special issue please select the appropriate special issue 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 special issue on Recent Advances in Wireless Powered Communication Networks. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 

15th April 2018

Lead Guest Editor: 

Stefan Schwarz, Technische Universität (TU) Wien, Austria

Guest Editors:

Qinghe Du, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Miguel López-Benítez, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Giovanni Nardini, Università di Pisa, Italy
Marco Mezzavilla, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, USA

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

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