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Special Issue

Call for Papers

Due to the skyrocketing demand on high spectral efficiency and high energy efficiency by continuous growth of internet of things (IoT), the fifth generation (5G) wireless communication networks have urged researchers to develop new transmission technologies. By equipping with massive antennas, conventional multi-input multi-output (MIMO) may achieve high spectral efficiency, however, fails to meet the requirement of high energy efficiency due to the dynamic power consumption with a large amount of full-active antennas. As a novel MIMO scheme, spatial modulation (SM) has emerged as an attractive candidate to achieve the spectral and energy efficiency fulfillment of the next generation wireless communications. Many rapid advances, research opportunities, and technical challenges are contiguously emerging. Motivated by these observations, this special issue aims to capture the state-of-the-art advances in SM, and foster new avenues for research in this area. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Adaptive modulation and coding for SM.
  • Antenna and power allocation for SM networks.
  • Mobility management for SM networks.
  • Compressed-sensing theory for SM systems.
  • Security provisioning in SM.
  • Applications of SM in device-to-device communications, cooperative communications, 5G cellular networks, and visible light communications.
  • Applications of SM in a new domain.
  • Implementation: hardware and software issues.

In addition to technical research results, we invite very high quality submissions of a tutorial or overview nature, including accessible summaries of important results to date, and/or visionary articles about future trends. We also welcome creative papers outside of the areas enumerated here, such as SM generalizations using index modulation (IM). Prospect authors can contact the Guest Editors regarding topics that are not listed.

Submission Guidelines

Authors must follow the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications guidelines regarding the manuscript and its format. For details and templates, please refer to the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications Author Information webpage. All papers should be submitted through EDAS according to the following schedule:

Important Dates

  • Initial Paper Submission: 28 November 2018
  • First Reviews Complete: 30 March 2019
  • Revision Due: 27 April 2019
  • Final Review Decision: 11 May 2019
  • Final to Publisher: 8 June 2019
  • Publication: Third Quarter 2019

Guest Editors

Kyeong Jin Kim
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, USA

Miaowen Wen
South China University of Technology, China

Marco Di Renzo
Paris-Saclay University/CNRS, Paris, France

Theodoros A. Tsiftsis
Jinan University, China

Kwang-Cheng Chen
University of South Florida, USA

Naofal Al-Dhahir
The University of Texas at Dallas, USA