Special Issue on Ultra-Reliable, Low-Latency and Low-Power Transmissions in the Era of Internet-of-Things (submission due: November 1, 2019)
• 大类 : 工程技术 - 4区
• 小类 : 工程：电子与电气 - 4区
• 小类 : 电信学 - 4区
5G is on its ways towards an efficient framework, not only for enhancing the data rate of current 4G, but also for the goal of achieving ubiquitous connections for anyone and anything despite of time and location. This goal embraces all emerging applications, such as unmanned or remotely controlled robots/vehicles/offices/factories, augmented/virtual reality, intelligent transportation systems, smart grid/building/city, immersive sensory experience, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Therefore, in order to provide heterogeneous services to massive devices, connections and applications in the 5G networks, advanced transmission technologies with different features and requirements are desired. The massive transmissions in IoT should be able to provide connectivity for primarily low-rate and low-power connectivity for enormous amounts of simple sensor/actuator type of devices, and enable real-time control and automation of dynamic processes in various fields, such as industrial process automation and manufacturing, energy distribution or traffic management and safety. Therefore, apart from the data rate improvement, an efficient and effective IoT system should be the one with ultra-low latency, as well as ultra-high reliability and availability. Moreover, as the devices are commonly powered by the batteries which are developed in a relatively low speed, low-power transmission methods are also desired. Nevertheless, the current research advances usually focus on the throughput improvement for the traditional cellular transmissions, while low power, low latency and high reliability schemes call for attention. Some fundamental problems are still open and require immediate studies, such as: How to provide insights to the fundamental tradeoff between ultra-reliable, low-latency and low-power consumption? How to derive an accurate and appropriate model for the above tradeoff? How can we make a smart decision addressing this tradeoff?
Are there any new applications that can utilize novel ultra-reliable, low-latency and low-power transmissions in the era of IoT?
The goal of this Special Issue is to bring together leading researchers and developers from both industry and academia to discuss and present their views on all the aspects of design of ultra-reliable, low-latency and low-power transmissions to embrace the IoT era. Topics of this special issue include but not limited to:
- Energy efficiency issues in D2D/M2M
- Ultra-reliable and low latency communications (URLLC) in IoT networks
- Finite blocklength performance analysis and optimal design for IoT networks
- IoT networks with edge computing nodes under energy/delay constraints.
- Multiple devices/sensors cooperative communication in IoT networks under energy/delay constraints
- IoT networks with energy harvesting nodes and simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT)
- NOMA applications in IoT networks under energy/delay constraints.
- Low-power transmission design for IoT
- Novel transmissions in different IoT applications, such as body centric network, industrial internet, etc.