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The advancement of wireless communication technologies has revolutionized the way we connect and communicate. As we move towards the future, there is a growing need to develop the next generation of wireless networks that can meet the escalating demands for more demanding use cases, higher data rates, lower latency, massive connectivity, energy efficiency, higher reliability, and seamless user experiences accomplish this in a fully sustainable way. In this context, 6G wireless communications technologies and systems are envisaged to redefine the boundaries of what is possible. 6G will enable new applications and services that are beyond the scope of 5G, such as holographic communications, extended reality, and massive twinning. However, 6G also faces many challenges and open issues that need to be addressed by the research community.

There is significant pre 6G standard related activities going on across all geographical regions (e.g., IMT-2030, 6G IA, Hexa-X-II, NGA, etc.) and the third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) is expected to continue to play a crucial role driving the standardization efforts necessary for the successful implementation.

We invite researchers, professionals, and experts from industry and academia to contribute to the advancement and understanding of future 6G wireless communications systems. This is an industry driven Special Issue (SI) aiming at bringing together high-quality, original contributions that explore the potential, challenges, and innovations of future 6G wireless communication technologies and systems. We encourage submissions covering, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Standardization and regulation, including pre 6G standard related activities and the 3GPP approach for 6G.
  • Design, testing, and evaluation of novel architectures for secure, sustainable, and realizable 6G networks.
  • Use cases and scenarios for 6G.
  • Testbeds and prototypes for 6G.
  • Energy-efficiency and sustainability for 6G.
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning applications in 6G networks.
  • Spectrum sharing and management techniques in 6G networks.
  • Novel physical layer techniques, including evolution of duplexing, channel coding and modulation, and waveforms for 6G.
  • Advanced MIMO technologies and beamforming solutions for 6G.
  • New topology technologies, such as non-terrestrial networks and intelligent reflecting surfaces for 6G.
  • Integrated communication and sensing for 6G.
  • Novel architectures and design concepts for 6G networks, including integrated communication and computing for 6G.
  • Security, privacy, and trustworthiness in 6G.
  • Improved enablers for verticals in 6G.
  • Ultra-high-speed data transmission techniques for 6G networks.
  • Ultra-low latency communication protocols and techniques for 6G.
  • Enhanced reliability methods for 6G.
  • Semantic communications enablers for wireless systems and protocols in 6G.
  • Terahertz and optical communications for 6G.

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors should prepare their submissions in accordance with the rules specified in the "Information for Authors" of the IEEE Wireless Communications guidelines.

Authors should submit a PDF version of their complete manuscript to Manuscript Central. The timetable is as follows:

Important Dates

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

Guest Editors

Doru Calin
MediaTek, USA

Mikko A. Uusitalo
Nokia Bell Labs, Finland 

Ayman Naguib
Apple, USA

Juho Lee
Samsung, South Korea

Amina Boubendir
Airbus, France

Satoshi Suyama