Submission Deadline: 31 August 2017
IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Optical Wireless Technologies for 5G Communications and Beyond.
The explosive increase in the demand for high data-rate communications has triggered the re-emergence of optical wireless communication (OWC) technologies as promising ingredients of future communication systems. The vast potential of OWC has attracted significant global attention, both from communications and optoelectronics viewpoints, and continues to do so. This potential stems from various interesting desirable properties including its wide and free spectrum and its spatial locality, leading to great advantages in terms of data-rates, spatial reuse, and more. As such, it becomes important to study this potential, and how it can solve the envisioned challenges of future wireless communications, including 5G and beyond.
To this end, the purpose of this Special Section in IEEE Access is to attract innovative research addressing the capabilities of OWC, and its existing and emerging theoretical and practical challenges. It aims to bring together theoretical as well as experimental boundary-pushing research works that improve upon the state-of-the-art, illustrate and justify the applicability of OWC as a future communication technology, and open up new research topics related to OWC. This special section will solicit top quality papers focusing on the following applications:
Here, OWC refers to general optical wireless communication including infrared (IR), ultraviolet (UV), and visible-light communications (VLC), whichever is suitable for the given application. Special attention will be given to papers reporting new results and insights along the following principal technical areas:
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Associate Editor: Muhammad Ali Imran, University of Glasgow, UK
IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief: Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland
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For inquiries regarding this Special Section, please contact: Bora M. Onat, Managing Editor, IEEE Access (Phone: (732) 562-6036, email@example.com)