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Publication Date

Third Quarter 2023

Manuscript Submission Deadline

Special Issue

Call for Papers

To meet the increasingly demanding objectives of next generation wireless communications, wireless networks must exploit the available frequency spectrum more efficiently. One key limit to spectrum utilization involves the current practice of half-duplex communications i.e., current radios cannot transmit and receive at the same time and on the same frequency. This separation prevents self-interference, which has frequently been seen as an insurmountable technical problem. However, recent advances in self-interference cancellation (SIC) technologies that employ antenna, radio frequency, analog and digital techniques have provided experimental evidence for the feasibility of full-duplex communications. Full-duplex communications have the potential to improve the attainable spectral efficiency and throughput and reduce latency. In addition, the full-duplex technology enables the convergence towards a unified communication, sensing, and computing platform due to its inherent capability to support simultaneous uplink and downlink communications within the entire frequency band. However, there are many challenges and open problems to resolve on full-duplex operation and achieve the full potential of full-duplex transmission. The purpose of this Special Issue of the IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications is to provide an overview of the status of full-duplex and self-interference cancellation techniques. Prospective authors are invited to submit original manuscripts on topics including but not limited to:

  • Advanced antenna and transceiver designs for full-duplex
  • Experimental evaluation of full-duplex transceivers and networks
  • Advanced self-interference cancellation techniques for full-duplex
  • Modelling of self-interference and channel measurements for full-duplex
  • MIMO, massive MIMO, mmWave and higher frequency-bands full-duplex transceiver design
  • Performance analysis of full-duplex transceivers, systems, and networks
  • Full-duplex communications for integrated communications and sensing
  • New full-duplex MIMO techniques for multiuser interference cancellation
  • Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) and full-duplex techniques
  • Physical layer security and full-duplex techniques
  • Full-duplex relaying and cooperative communications
  • Cognitive radio and full-duplex techniques
  • Full-duplex techniques with wireless power and energy harvesting
  • Full-duplex device-to-device and M2M communications
  • Full-duplex small cell deployments, dynamic TDD and heterogeneous networks
  • Ultra-reliable low-latency MAC and routing protocols for full-duplex networks
  • Cross-layer design and virtualization for full-duplex networks
  • Resource allocation, medium access control, and scheduling for full-duplex systems
  • Full-duplex enabled UAV/satellite/non-terrestrial networks
  • Machine learning techniques for full-duplex systems and self-interference cancellation
  • Reconfigurable front-ends, meta-surface-based antennas, and reconfigurable intelligent surfaces for full-duplex communications.

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors should submit their manuscripts following the IEEE JSAC guidelines. Authors should submit a PDF version of their complete manuscript to EDAS.

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 25 October 2022 (Deadline Extended)
First Notification: 31 January 2023
Acceptance Notification: 31 March 2023
Final Manuscript Due: 15 April 2023
Planned Publication: Third Quarter 2023

Guest Editors

Besma Smida
University of Illinois in Chicago, USA

Gabor Fodor
Ericsson Research and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Ashutosh Sabharwal
Rice University, USA

Himal A. Suraweera
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Chan-Byoung Chae
Yonsei University, South Korea

George C. Alexandropoulos
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece