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Mobile Communications and Networks

Series Topic


The next generation of wireless cellular networks will transform mobile communications, from a mere supplier of generic high-speed data connectivity to a flexible provider of super-fast, highly reliable and low-latency communications that are capable of supporting diversified service categories. In order to fulfil the (often stringent) requirements of those services, mobile network designers are required to deploy novel high-performance technologies and solutions at all levels.

The IEEE Communications Magazine’s Mobile Communications and Networks Series selects and publishes in-depth, cutting-edge tutorial articles on state-of-the-art technologies and solutions for mobile wireless systems and networks.

The Series emphasizes novel but practical solutions and emerging topics of interest to industry, academia and government. Articles must be written in clear and concise language and should be suitable for a broad readership, i.e., design engineers, engineering managers, industrial/academic researchers, students, and others. A rigorous peer-review process ensures that only the highest quality articles that fully adhere to the IEEE Communications Magazine publications guidelines are accepted and published.

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts in all topics within the scope of this Series including, but not limited to, the following:

Mobile Wireless Systems and Their Architecture

  • Mobile cellular systems of 4th & 5th generation, IEEE 802.11 WLAN (Wi-Fi®), Bluetooth, WWAN
  • Mobile ad hoc networks – topology control, neighbourhood discovery, networking protocols, security
  • Dynamic spectrum access networks – cognitive radios, spectrum sharing techniques, standards, and protocols
  • Mobile communication in extreme environments – congestions, disruptions, disconnections, delay tolerant and opportunistic networking approaches
  • Non-terrestrial mobile networks (e.g., based on high-altitude platforms and/or satellites)
  • Millimeter wave (mmWave) air interfaces, networks and protocols
  • Mobile devices – architectures, applications, performance, energy, and security
  • Full duplex communications – hardware architectures, interference cancellation, medium access control and networking protocols
  • Air-interface architectural aspects such as framing, waveforms and their numerologies, duplexing, multiple access, synchronization, beam-forming, multi-point transmission
  • Carrier aggregation and multi-cell connectivity, multi-Radio Access Technology (RAT) connectivity
  • Coexistence of multiple radio technologies, joint operation in licensed/unlicensed bands
  • Air interfaces and infrastructure for networks of resource-constrained and autonomous wireless devices – applications, protocols, operation and performance
  • Spatial location and radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies
  • Radio navigation networks (GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BDS)

Mobile Networking Procedures and Algorithms

  • Signal processing and coding techniques for mobile applications (e.g. speech/video coding, haptic codecs, coding for augmented/virtual reality applications)
  • Wireless networking protocols, including encryption and error protection
  • Multi-antenna techniques: MIMO precoding, massive MIMO, beam-forming, beam acquisition and tracking/maintenance
  • Network slicing & orchestration impact on the lower layers of wireless networks
  • Channel estimation
  • Radio resource management
  • Mobility procedures
  • Learning algorithms for mobile wireless systems
  • Mobile network security, including secure learning systems
  • Physical layer security

Performance Evaluation, Testing and Measurement

  • Mobile communication channels characterization and modelling
  • Test and measurement of wireless systems and air interfaces
  • Mobile network security monitoring and telemetry
  • Mobile link/system/network test-beds and demonstrators, field trials
  • Simulation and modelling of mobile networks – applications, protocols, handoffs

Emerging Topics

  • Mobile edge computing (MEC)
  • Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer (SWIPT)
  • Terahertz communications
  • Cyber-Physical Networks


Tom Alexander
Uplevel Systems, Inc.

Wojciech Mazurczyk
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Amitabh Mishra
Johns Hopkins University

Alberto Perotti
Huawei Technologies