High Mobility 5G LTE-V: Challenges and Solutions

Submission Deadline: 1 December 2017

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of High Mobility 5G LTE-V: Challenges and Solutions.

The Internet of Vehicles, previously referred to as Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs), will be collections of mobile ad hoc networks for vehicular communications to improve driving safety and traffic efficiency. Major categories include vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications, and collectively these (and future categories) can be termed V2X communications. These two categories entail a variety of communication channels, network topologies, vehicle densities and communication scenarios, and in response to this, IEEE has released the IEEE 802.11p and IEEE 1609 protocols for VANETs. With the global commercial application of Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile communication systems, LTE based vehicular (LTE-V) networks have been shown to offer advantages in V2I communications, coverage, high mobility and complicated communication scenarios. Therefore, in the 5th generation’s (5G) mobile communication networks, the 3GPP is discussing V2V communications as a device-to-device (D2D) communication application. As is well known, in high mobility scenarios, the wireless channel is rapidly time varying, Doppler shifts and spreads can be much larger than in cellular, network topology can change quickly, and switching among base stations and vehicles is more frequent. All this presents formidable challenges to realizing reliable communications with low latency in 5G LTE-V systems. This Special Section in IEEE Access will focus on the challenges and solutions for the 5G LTE-V, with topics including but not limited to:

  • High mobility V2X channel measurement and modeling
  • High mobility V2X channel estimation
  • High mobility V2X channel equalization
  • High mobility channel frequency offset compensation
  • Joint time-frequency correction for high mobility V2X channel
  • LTE-V physical (PHY) and medium access control (MAC) layer enhancements to cope with high mobility V2X channels
  • Interference management for 5G LTE-V and VANETs
  • Resource allocation based on channel state information
  • Cross layer design based on dynamic congestion control
  • Mobility management for V2X applications
  • Heterogeneous networks of 5G LTE-V and other VANETs
  • Nonorthogonal multiple access for LTE-V

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Associate Editor: Wen Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Guest Editors:

  1. Ruisi He, Beijing Jiao Tong University, China
  2. David W. Matolak, University of South Carolina, USA
  3. Chintha Tellambura, University of Alberta, Canada
  4. Zhengguo Sheng, University of Sussex, UK


Relevant IEEE Access Special Sections:

  1. Communication, Control and Computation Issues in Heterogeneous Vehicular Networks
  2. Resource Management in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks: Energy Management, Communication Protocol and Future Applications
  3. Recent Advances on Modelling, Optimization and Signal Processing Methods in Vehicle Dynamics and Crash-worthiness


IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief: Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland

Paper submission: Contact Associate Editor and submit manuscript to:

For inquiries regarding this Special Section, please contact: wenchen@sjtu.edu.cn