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Publication Date

Fourth Quarter 2020

Manuscript Submission Deadline

Special Issue

Call for Papers

The fifth generation (5G) wireless communication networks are expected to support communications with high mobility, e.g., with a speed up to 500 km/h. Hence 5G communications will have numerous applications in high mobility scenarios, such as high speed railways, vehicular ad hoc networks, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) communications.

In general, high mobility communication is not only about how large is the maximum speed, it is more about the challenges caused by mobility. In order to provide high mobility support to 5G, there are a number of technical issues to be investigated. This includes advanced signal processing for multiple physical and data link layer operations when high mobility is involved, transceiver structures that can exploit the properties of high mobility environments, signal processing techniques that can mitigate the impairments in high mobility environments, efficient mobility management, and new network architectures. Moreover, related theoretical system performance limits under various high mobility scenarios are still open.

In summary, many mobility related research problems still exist, and can become major obstacles to the development of 5G and beyond. Therefore, the proposed special issue aims to bring together researchers, industry practitioners, and individuals working on these related areas to share their new ideas, latest findings, and state-of-the-art results. Prospective authors are invited to submit articles on topics including, but not limited to the following:

  • Non-stationary channel sounding and modeling theory
  • Time-varying channel estimation and equalization for large Doppler spread
  • Transmission waveform, modulation and coding techniques for 5G high mobility communications
  • Doppler compensation techniques for 5G applications
  • Forward error correction schemes over high mobility channels for 5G applications
  • 5G user mobility modeling and characterization of mobility patterns
  • Mobility based adaptive transmission and software defined air interfaces for rapidly time-varying channels
  • 5G user centric network architecture, optimization, and new network topology with high mobility support
  • Channel estimation and precoding for massive MIMO under high mobility scenarios
  • Radio-over-fiber and millimeter-wave based technologies for 5G high mobility applications
  • Effective mobility management and optimal deployment of mobile relays
  • Enhanced mobile broadband services with high mobility
  • Techniques for achievement of ultra-reliable and/or low-latency communications with high mobility
  • 5G challenges for new vertical sectors subject to high mobility, such as railway, UAV, or automotive
  • New opportunities/challenges/use cases for high mobility communications in 5G and beyond

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors must follow the IEEE J-SAC manuscript format described in the Information for Authors. All papers need to be submitted via EDAS.

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 10 December 2019
First Notification: 15 February 2020
Acceptance Notification: 1 May 2020
Final Manuscript Due: 15 May 2020
Planned Publication: Fourth Quarter 2020

Guest Editors

Prof. Ruisi He (Lead Guest Editor)
Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Dr. Fan Bai
General Motors Research Center, USA

Prof. David W. Matolak
University of South Carolina, USA

Prof. Guoqiang Mao
University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Prof. Jérôme Härri

Dr. Pekka Kyösti
Keysight Technologies, Finland