Submission Deadline: 31 March 2020
IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Advances in Complex Networks Analysis and Engineering in 5G and beyond towards 6G.
Modern telecommunications networks represent one of the largest scale construction and deployment efforts with renovations occurring nearly continuously over the course of decades. The resulting networks consist of numerous subsections, each following its own trajectory of development, commingled into a complex ecosystem. Typical attributes used to characterize networks (e.g., interference, coverage, throughput, robustness, cost) fail to fully capture a key feature of future wireless networks, namely the degree of organization. This is increasingly important when we consider the trajectory of the evolution of 5G wireless networks and beyond towards 6G, with respect to densification, heterogeneity and distributed and self-organizing decision-making.
This Special Section tries to shed light on whether such a self-organizing and highly dynamic world can be treated as a complex system and whether complex systems science can give insights on the emergent properties of these kinds of networks and their design and deployment. One of the most widely accepted definitions of complex system, is that of “a system in which large networks of components with no central control and simple rules of operation give rise to complex collective behavior, sophisticated information processing, and adaptation via learning or evolution” (M. Mitchell, “Complexity – A Guided Tour”, Oxford University Press, 2011). This view resonates with the trends we are seeing in wireless networks.
In this Special Section in IEEE Access, we invite submissions of high-quality, original technical and survey papers, which have not been published previously, on complex systems science approaches and techniques and their applications for communications networks.
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Associate Editor: M. Majid Butt, Nokia Bell Labs, France
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IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Derek Abbott, University of Adelaide
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