Submission Deadline: 15 February 2019
IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Roadmap to 5G: Rising to the Challenge.
5G technology is crucial for building a modern information society (in Europe it is called a gigabit society). This is a society in which a citizen uses real-time interactive e-government services and advanced e-health diagnostics surrounded by Internet of Things services or participates in mass cultural events through high-quality digital media. It is expected that 5G will also increase revenue from mobile business applications by providing them a seamless, reliable communication service without the need for physical application installation on terminal equipment.
The horizon for the forthcoming network is 2020-2025 in several countries, and different strategies are being proposed by governments and enterprises in order to eliminate barriers, integrate solutions and start installation of required hardware. We can say that 5G is almost there, at least as far as research is concerned. However, there are many different inherent issues related to the development of the infrastructure. Among them, economic issues appear due to the conflict of interests between operators and citizenship (to operators, investment is only advantageous in dense hotspots). In addition, health problems may arise by high radiation of electromagnetic fields in cumulative 5G networks. Other issues are concerned with bandwidth access and sharing since the current bandwidth is not enough for the expected massive use of the mobile infrastructure. At last, implementation barriers appear where end-to-end communications with multiple radio and wired standards are concerned.
Some of these problems require political actions (regulations), others require business plans which may ensure revenues for required high investments. All the challenges may be faced by the introduction of technological solutions, which should make the implementation of 5G easier and smoother. This Special Section in IEEE Access aims at presenting the roadmap for the implementation of 5G network through the presentation of any challenges and the proposition of solutions in order to provide smooth research-to-market actions. This Special Section is not limited to research issues even if research challenges are included, but goes beyond by providing a vision of all aspects engaged in the 5G development roadmap. Therefore, we expect reports of experience and new technical insights/ideas presenting 5G deployment challenges, as well as potential solutions from all the stakeholders including operators, hardware vendors, the academic community and administration holders.
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Associate Editor: Kostas E. Psannis, University of Macedonia, Greece
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