5G and Beyond Mobile Wireless Communications Enabling Intelligent Mobility

Submission Deadline: 30 September 2019

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of 5G and Beyond Mobile Wireless Communications Enabling Intelligent Mobility.

Increasing urbanization is one major trend that shapes tomorrow’s society; by 2050 more than 85% of the developed world’s population will live in a comparatively small number of ever-growing cities. Within such cities and their commuter belts, reliable high-rate wireless communication will not only be required for (quasi-) static users, but also for hosts of people moving in public and private transportation networks. Yet, wireless connectivity is not restricted to people; frictionless functioning of such a society in motion is supported by Intelligent Mobility where each connected transportation vehicle (car, train, bus, ship, aircraft, motorcycle, bicycle) is expected to be a smart object equipped with a powerful multi-sensor platform, communication capability, computing units, and Internet protocol (IP)-based connectivity, such as to be highly efficient in various vehicular and transportation applications. This vision requires a more pervasive and ubiquitous communications and networking core, which will not be only driven by the existing research on 5G, but also enabled by future mobile wireless communications which employ new concepts, such as data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud-computing, etc. Therefore, this Special Section in IEEE Access focuses on various theoretical and experimental views on researching and developing the required technological enhancements of 5G and beyond mobile wireless communications to efficiently support the vision of intelligent mobility, providing mobility as a service and enabling dependable Internet services.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Propagation and channel measurement and modeling for connected cars, trains, ships, and aircrafts, especially at new frequency bands
  • Integrated space-air-vehicle-ground networks
  • Integration of artificial intelligence and machine learning into new wireless systems solutions and applications for intelligent mobility
  • Data analytics for intelligent transportation systems
  • Cloud- and edge based high-performance computing techniques for mobile networks
  • MIMO and Massive MIMO for intelligent transportation systems
  • Radio technologies for high mobility transportation systems
  • Physical layer techniques for connected vehicles, public transportation control and signaling
  • Wireless technologies for automated and connected vehicles
  • Millimeter wave, sub-millimeter wave, and THz communications enabling intelligent mobility
  • Heterogeneous networks and distributed antenna systems
  • Novel physical layer waveforms and modulation schemes

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Associate Editor:  Ke Guan, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Guest Editors:

  1. Markus Rupp, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  2. Thomas Kürner, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
  3. Cesar Briso, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
  4. David W. Matolak, University of South Carolina, USA
  5. Jun-ichi Takada, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  6. Wei Wang, Chang’an University, China


Relevant IEEE Access Special Sections:

  1. Advances in Statistical Channel Modeling for Future Wireless Communications Networks
  2. Millimeter-wave and Terahertz Propagation, Channel Modeling and Applications
  3. Network Resource Management in Flying Ad Hoc Networks: Challenges, Potentials, Future Applications, and Wayforward

IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief:
  Prof. Derek Abbott, University of Adelaide

Paper submission: Contact Associate Editor and submit manuscript to:

For inquiries regarding this Special Section, please contact: kguan@bjtu.edu.cn.