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Publication Date

First Quarter 2021

Manuscript Submission Deadline

Special Issue

Call for Papers

IEEE Open Journal of Communications Society (OJ-COMS) invites manuscript submissions in the area of non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) for 5G and beyond.

Future wireless networks are expected to meet the unprecedented requirements: higher spectral-energy efficiency, massive connectivity, ultra-reliability and low latency. Recently, non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) has been envisioned as one of the key enabling techniques to fulfil these demanding requirements. In contrast to the conventional orthogonal multiple access (OMA) schemes, NOMA introduces a paradigm shift in accessing networks. The fundamental concept of NOMA is to remove orthogonality in between the allocated resource blocks to different users and serve multiple users simultaneously by sharing those limited system resources. In fact, this non-orthogonal concept is a generalized framework of recently proposed different multiple access schemes for 5G and beyond wireless networks such as power-domain NOMA, sparse code multiple access, lattice partition multiple access, multi-user shared access, and pattern division multiple access. Furthermore, NOMA principles have been considered in the development of a number of standards including multi-user superposition transmission (MUST) in 3GPP LTE Advanced and layered division multiplexing (LDM) in the next generation digital TV standard. Without any doubt, this novel technique has attracted a great deal of research interest from both academia and industry. This special issue will provide a platform to bring together the latest research developments, key ideas, novel solutions to address challenging issues in NOMA which will bridge the gap in theory and practice while tailoring NOMA to incorporate in the disruptive technologies for 5G and beyond 5G (B5G) wireless networks. Prospective authors are invited to submit original manuscripts on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Information theoretic limits and performance analysis of NOMA
  • Transceiver design for NOMA
  • Advanced design of channel coding and modulation for NOMA
  • MIMO techniques for NOMA
  • Cooperative NOMA
  • NOMA for massive MIMO and cell-free massive MIMO
  • Novel resource allocation techniques for NOMA
  • Interference management in multi-cell NOMA
  • NOMA assisted wireless caching and mobile edge computing
  • Artificial intelligence driven techniques for NOMA
  • Energy efficient designs for NOMA
  • Security provisioning in NOMA
  • Cross-layer design and optimization for NOMA
  • Hybrid multiple access with NOMA
  • NOMA for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
  • NOMA for Terahertz communications
  • NOMA with other disruptive technologies for 5G and beyond wireless networks
  • Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces and meta-surfaces for NOMA
  • Emerging applications of NOMA
  • Hardware implementations of NOMA

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors should submit their manuscripts following the IEEE OJ-COMMS guidelines at Authors should submit manuscript to:

Lead Guest Editor

Kanapathippillai Cumanan, The University of York, UK

Guest Editors

Daniel Benevides da Costa, Federal University of Ceara (UFC), Brazil
Derrick Wing Kwan Ng, The University of New South Wales, Australia
George C. Alexandropoulos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Jie Tang, South China University of Technology, China
Mojtaba Vaezi, Villanova University, USA
Zhiguo Ding, The University of Manchester, UK

For inquiries regarding this Special Issue, please contact the Lead Guest Editor.