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Signal processing methods played a crucial role in the early development of joint sensing and communication systems, driven by the need to use the limited spectrum more efficiently and reduce hardware costs. Initially, dual-function radar communication systems dominated the field of joint sensing and communication. However, it has since evolved into a more intricate paradigm called integrated sensing and communication (ISAC), which allows for various types of interactions between sensing and communication and considers other sensors besides radar. Designing future ISAC systems requires many tasks, such as selecting transmitter signals, designing precoders, processing received signals, estimating channels, tracking, and allocating resources. These tasks typically involve solving complex nonconvex optimization problems that require a standard performance metric or constraints related to the employed sensing and communication regime. In recent years, several signal processing techniques have been introduced to address these challenges, resulting in a growing interest in advanced signal processing methods for designing and implementing ISAC in future wireless networks. This Special Issue (SI) aims to provide a compendium of technical papers and vision-setting articles from academia, industry, and standardization activities, focusing on major disruptive trends related to ISAC.

Scope of Contributions

All submissions need to include standardization aspects to be in scope of the IEEE Communications Standards Magazine. In particular, this issue seeks submissions on a variety of topics including but not limited to:

  • New spectrum regulations and standards
  • Experimental demonstrations and prototypes
  • Security and privacy issues for ISAC
  • Spectrum sharing in CBRS band for ISAC
  • Integrated sensing, localization, and communications
  • Integrated sensing, communication, and computing
  • Interference management techniques of ISAC
  • Full duplex techniques of ISAC
  • Fundamental information theoretical limits for ISAC
  • Centralized/distributed machine learning for ISAC
  • Reconfigurable intelligent surface for ISAC
  • Synthetic aperture for sensing and communications
  • Terahertz-band ISAC
  • Unified/Integrated waveform design for ISAC
  • Transmission protocols/frame designs for ISAC
  • Radio dynamic zones and RF Data Factory for ISAC
  • Radio science, radio astronomy and spectrum access for ISAC
  • ISAC-enabled space-air-ground integrated networks
  • ISAC for drones and vehicular networks

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should conform to the standard format indicated in the Information for Authors section of the Paper Submission Guidelines. All manuscripts to be considered for publication must be submitted by the deadline through Manuscript Central. Select "March 2024/Integrating Sensing and Communications" from the drop-down menu of Topic/Series titles.

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 15 August 2023 (Extended Deadline)
Initial Decision Date: 15 October 2023
Revised Manuscript Due: 15 November 2023
Final Decision Date: 15 December 2023
Final Manuscript Due: 15 February 2024
Publication Date: May 2024

Guest Editors

Ahmet M. Elbir (Lead)
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Amitav Mukherjee
Tiami Networks, USA

Igal Bilik
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Jithin Jagannath
ANDRO Computational Solutions, USA

Ramesh Annavajjala
University of Massachusetts, USA