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In contrast to the Shannon paradigm whose underlying principle is to guarantee the correct reception of each single transmitted packet regardless of its meaning, semantic communication is concerned with the problem of how transmitted symbols convey a desired meaning to the destination, as well as how effectively the received meaning affects the action in a desired way. By communicating the meaning or semantics of the data, semantic communication holds the promise of making wireless networks significantly more energy-efficient, robust and sustainable.

Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) provide a powerful tool for solving fundamental problems in semantic communications. As a result, significant efforts have been made recently to design machine learning (ML)-based semantic communications for future wireless networks. To build a pathway to semantic communications, the system should be redesigned carefully.

The Feature Topic (FT) aims to focus on the theoretical analysis and implementation design for semantic communications. Prospective authors are invited to submit original manuscripts, either technical or tutorial articles, on topics including but not limited to:

  • Semantic entropy
  • Semantic sampling and quantization
  • Semantic compression
  • Semantic information pursuit for multimodal data
  • Semantic coding and signal processing
  • End-to-end semantic communication system design
  • Multi-agent reinforcement learning for semantic communications
  • Distributed learning architectures for semantic communications
  • Semantic interference control
  • Resource management for semantic communications
  • Network architectures and protocols for semantic communications
  • Privacy and security issues in semantic communications
  • Efficient/scalable neural network architectures and training algorithms for semantic communications
  • Experiments and testbeds for semantic communications
  • Semantic communications in emerging wireless networks, i.e., virtual reality and autonomous driving

The authors of survey or tutorial articles are strongly encouraged to have research experience in the area of semantic communication evidenced by technical publications or inventions.

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should conform to the standard format as indicated in the Information for Authors section of the Manuscript Submission Guidelines. Please, check these guidelines carefully before submitting since submissions not complying with them will be administratively rejected without review.

All manuscripts to be considered for publication must be submitted by the deadline through Manuscript Central. Select the “FT-2218 / Semantic Communications: Transmission Beyond Shannon” topic from the drop-down menu of Topic/Series titles. Please observe the dates specified here below noting that there will be no extension of submission deadline.

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 29 November 2022
Acceptance Notification: 15 March 2023
Final Manuscript Due: 25 March 2023
Publication Date: June 2023

Guest Editors

Geoffrey Ye Li
Imperial College London, UK

Yonina Eldar
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Arash Behboodi
Qualcomm Inc.

Guangyi Liu
China Mobile, China