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Publication Date

Fourth Quarter 2024

Manuscript Submission Deadline

Special Issue

Call for Papers

Next generation wireless networks, notably 6G, will embrace a horizon of new Internet-of-Everything (IoE) applications, such as autonomous vehicles, industry automation, holographic telepresence, virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR), etc. To accommodate these applications, future 6G wireless networks need to achieve much more stringent performance requirements than that in 5G, such as ultra high data rates and energy efficiency, extremely high reliability and low latency, as well as global coverage and connectivity. These demanding performance requirements cannot be achieved by existing 5G technologies, thus motivating the need for developing revolutionary technologies and new network paradigms for future 6G networks.

Among others, next generation advanced transceiver (NGAT) design is a core technology that represents a broad concept comprising innovative designs in the transceiver architecture, hardware, modulation and channel coding, waveform, channel estimation, detection, interference management, etc., which lay the foundations for efficient signal transmission and reception. Unlike existing transceiver designs that mainly target low-frequency bands, data-oriented communications, and terrestrial networks, NGAT has an ambitious goal to boost next generation network performance in broader frequency-bands, diverse applications, and new systems and networks, which introduce both opportunities and challenges. For example, NGAT is expected to achieve efficient communications across a broad spectrum, ranging from sub-6 GHz to the mmWave and even Terahertz bands. Second, NGAT will not only support communication services, but also offer other exciting functionalities such as computing, sensing, control, security, localization, and energy harvesting. Third, NGAT will enable a communication paradigm shift from conventional terrestrial-only networks to new integrated space/air/ground networks, thus realizing all-time, all-domain, and all-space communications. However, realizing the full potential of NGAT in practical communication scenarios is highly challenging and many important open problems remain unsolved.

This Special Issue (SI) seeks novel contributions from researchers and practitioners that explore NGAT technologies, innovations, and applications for next generation wireless systems, in order to bridge the gap between theory and applications. We solicit high-quality original research papers on topics with an NGAT focus including, but not limited to:

  • Terahertz/mmWave implementations
  • Modulation, waveform design, and channel coding
  • Relevant channel estimation methodologies
  • Multiple access issues
  • Full duplex designs
  • Uses in combination with reconfigurable intelligent surfaces
  • Modeling and analysis of non-linear transceiver behavior
  • Semantic-aware transceiver designs
  • Native-AI empowered architectures
  • Multi-functional transceivers
  • Related circuit theory and architectures
  • Energy efficient hardware implementations
  • Transceiver specifications/requirements for various use cases

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: 1 March 2024 (Deadline Extended)
First Notification: 1 June 2024
Acceptance Notification: 7 August 2024
Final Manuscript Due: 15 August 2024
Planned Publication: Fourth Quarter 2024

Guest Editors

A. Lee Swindlehurst (Co-Lead Editor)
University of California Irvine, USA

Yunlong Cai (Co-Lead Editor)
Zhejiang University, China

Aylin Yener
The Ohio State University, USA

Changsheng You
Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Marco Di Renzo
Paris-Saclay University, France

Tolga M. Duman
Bilkent University, Turkey

Yuanwei Liu
Queen Mary University of London, UK