5G - Next Generation Communication Networks - will be a global game changer from a technological, economic, societal and environmental perspective. Currently mmWave radio spectrum is critical for 5G rollout. Regulatory bodies around the world are currently working towards opening up new spectrum bands from 6-100 GHz and new technologies to meet the challenges of these mmWave bands have been developed. It is envisioned that advanced 5G network infrastructure includes ultra-broadband access, high-speed backhaul and relay, softwarized flexible evolved packet core solutions for efficient system management, and satellite communications as inherent component of 5G systems.
This special issue will focus on the recent advances made in studies related to 5G mmWave transmission and access technologies, heterogeneous and agile network technologies, and 5G satellite communications, including experimental testbed and implementation.
We welcome submission of papers that present emerging new technologies that can be applied to real products and thus lead to new business opportunities. We encourage the submission of papers that include the presentation of an implemented prototype that will provide readers with a better understanding of new technology and techniques in relation to existing research.
The submission deadline is September 15, 2017. Publication is scheduled for the Febraury 2018 issue.
Submissions for the special issue should be made on the ETRI Journal website, http://etrij.etri.re.kr, prepared using the standard template available on the site. When submitting, select “Special Issue on 5G Communications and Experimental Trials with Heterogeneous and Agile Mobile networks” for the paper type when submitting. For further details, please refer to the ETRI Journal website.
Dr. KyungHi Chang
Inha University, Korea
Research Interests: RTT design for beyond 3GPP LTE-A and 5G systems, cross-layer design, and public safety and mobile ad-hoc networks
Dr. Sejun Song
University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
Research Interests: trustworthy information and computing systems, and software, including resilient network and system management, software-defined networks, cloud computing auditability, mobile cloud computing, security, high availability, data storage, and embedded systems