Special Issue "Short Packet Communications for 5G and Beyond"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.
Interests: Information and Coding Theory; Communication Theory; Wireless Communications; Internet of Things; Rateless Codes
With the emergence of Internet of Things applications and services and development of ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC) and massive machine-type communications (mMTC) in the 5th generation of mobile standards, short-packet communication has gained enormous attention in recent years. In many mMTC scenarios, a small amount of data should be exchanged between the transmitter and receiver, which necessitates the use of short packets to maximize bandwidth efficiency. On the other hand, short packet communication can significantly reduce the latency which is favorable for URLLC applications. The purpose of this Special Issue is to shed light on the novel approaches for short packet communications. Researchers are highly encouraged to submit their recent findings in the field of information and coding theory and wireless communications. Topics of submission include but are not limited to the following:
Physical Layer Techniques for Short Packet Communications
- Fundamental information-theoretic limits of short packet communications
- Diversity techniques for short packet communications
- Physical-layer security for short packet communications
- Energy efficiency analysis and optimization for short packet communications
- Spectrum utilization and optimization for short packet communications
- Channel coding for short packet communications
- Modulation and signal design for short packet communications
MAC, application and other upper layer technologies for Short Packet Communications
- Multi-layer networks for short packet communications
- Information centralized networking (ICN) for short packet communications
- Queuing theory and optimization for short packet communications
- Retransmission techniques and HARQ for short packet communications
- Cross layer optimization for short packet communications
- AI-enabled resource allocation for short packet communications
- Access techniques for short packet communications
- NOMA and grant-free techniques for short packet communications
- Artificial intelligence-enabled security technologies for short packet communications
- Fingerprint classification/identification for short packet communications
- Endogenous security technologies for short packet communications
- Identity authentication for short packet communications
Dr. Mahyar Shirvanimoghaddam
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Grant-free access
- Channel coding
- Resource allocation
- Short packet communication