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Publication Date

Fourth Quarter 2022

Manuscript Submission Deadline

Special Issue

Call for Papers

It is widely agreed that sustainability, high resource efficiency, and intelligent environment awareness are the three key aspects for enabling future wireless networks. In the past few decades, researches on environment sensing and wireless communications are in two separate ways, which adopt different spectral and signaling resources. With the recent advances of communications and signal processing techniques, the capability of sensing would be integrated with communications, which benefits from dedicated communications and sensing hardware with new waveform design, transmission strategies, and resource allocation. Therefore, there is an emerging trend to integrate both functionalities relying on the same hardware architecture, spectral resources, and signal processing framework. Considerable gains are achieved in terms of spectral, energy, hardware, and cost efficiencies, which triggers a paradigm shift paving the way for the development of greener communications networks in the future.

To unleash its potential in the future green networks, various research problems related to integrated sensing and communication (ISAC) need to be addressed that cover a wide range of disciplines, including resource optimization, green network architecture, waveform design, transceiver protocol, etc. This special issue will provide a forum for the latest research, innovations, and applications of ISAC technologies in green networks. We solicit high-quality original research papers that have shown the importance of sustainability, energy efficiency, and green wireless techniques, covering topics including, but not limited to:

  • Fundamental information theoretical limits for ISAC in green communication networks
  • Green network architectures/transmission protocols/frame designs for ISAC
  • Resource and energy optimization for ISAC
  • Full duplex/interference management techniques for ISAC
  • Modulation and receiver design for ISAC
  • Waveform design and coding techniques for ISAC
  • ISAC for green IoT and energy-efficient applications
  • Multiple access for ISAC
  • Low-cost MIMO/Massive MIMO for ISAC
  • Intelligent reflecting surface (IRS)/Reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) for ISAC
  • Indoor environment sensing via Wi-Fi/Li-Fi/Terahertz signals
  • ISAC for 6G unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
  • ISAC for 6G vehicular-to-everything (V2X) networks
  • Experimental demonstrations and prototypes for ISAC

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors should submit their manuscripts following the IEEE TGCN guidelines. Authors should submit a PDF version of their complete manuscript according to the following schedule:

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 15 June 2022
First Decision Notification: 1 August 2022
Revised Manuscript Due: 1 September 2022
Acceptance Notification: 20 September 2022
Final Manuscript Due: 1 October 2022
Publication Date: Fourth Quarter 2022

Guest Editors

Weijie Yuan
Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

Henk Wymeersch
Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Yuanhao Cui
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China

Derrick Wing Kwan Ng
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Pingzhi Fan
Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China

Octavia A. Dobre
Memorial University, St. John's, Canada