5G Networks: Optimization, Machine Learning and Blockchain Technologies Ⅱ

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2023) | Viewed by 1428

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Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: antenna design; microwave components design; wireless communications; evolutionary algorithms; machine learning
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Shenzhen Institute for Advanced Study, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Shenzhen 518110, China
Interests: Internet of Things (IoT); edge computing; machine learning; computer vision; cyber physical systems; future Internet architecture and smart-energy
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, 50100 Kozani, Greece
Interests: IoT; 5G mobile communication; UAV; quality of service; radio access networks; computer network security; radio networks; artificial intelligence
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Institute of Signals, Sensors & Systems, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
Interests: 5G; lightweight and reconfigurable antennas; arrays; radar and RF sensing
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Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, School of Engineering, University of the Aegean, 83200 Samos, Greece
Interests: mobile and wireless communication systems; channel characterization and propagation models; performance modeling of wireless networks; opportunistic mobile networks; cooperative communications; satellite and aerial networks
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Section of Electronic Physics and Systems, Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 15784 Athens, Greece
Interests: wireless communication systems; free space optical communications (FSO); fiber optics communications; electronic physics; nonlinear optoelectronic circuits
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School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
Interests: 3D-printed/Inkjet-printed RF electronics; “green” and sustainable energy harvesting; nanotechnology-based ultrasensitive sensors; origami antennas and RF modules with morphing characteristics; novel flexible electronics & 3D modules up to mm-wave frequency-range (e.g.LCP); wearable and implantable wireless body-area networks; “smart skin”, “zero-power” and “smart energy” applications; wireless power transfer and localization applications; Internet of Things applications; real-time multiresolution algorithms for the analysis and design of wireless communication front-ends; novel RFID antennas/architectures for 13.56 MHZ/915 MHz/2.4 GHz applications; RF packaging (e.g. flip-chip, embedded passives); antenna integration and miniaturization techniques; adaptive transient analysis of active circuits

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The fifth generation (5G) of cellular communications is one of the key enabling technologies of the future and current information society. 5G network systems will serve users with data rates of several Gbps and will allow running new applications in mobile devices. In order to do so, several technical challenges have to be met. Machine learning (ML), will be a key feature of future 5G networks. Moreover, security for 5G network users is also an important issue due to the openness of some parts of the networks (slices for business), which is one of the main features and, at the same time, more critical for security. Management and network control require new technologies and solutions to ensure the operator’s manageability of the system.

Recent developments in blockchain technologies, including distributed ledger frameworks, consensus algorithms, smart contract engines, development libraries, and interfaces with other systems, are creating new types of services that were not possible before. Network design and management applications for these emerging technologies are a challenging task. We invite researchers to contribute original papers describing the design of 5G Networks as well as machine learning techniques and blockchain technologies.

 Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Network planning for 5G networks;
  • Massive MIMO;
  • Optimization methods for 5G networks;
  • User association in5G networks;
  • Spectrum usage and allocation for 5G;
  • Green 5G networks;
  • Cognitive radio networks for 5G;
  • IoT and IoMM in 5G networks;
  • Multimedia-centric VR/AR service and technology in 5G networks;
  • Network planning for 5G;
  • Antenna design for 5G Networks;
  • Physical layer security in 5G Networks;
  • Blockchain backbone network and protocols for 5G networks;
  • Smart contracts for 5G networks;
  • Blockchain platforms and testbeds for 5G;
  • Security and privacy issues of blockchain technologies for 5G networks;
  • Blockchain applications for 5G networks;
  • Blockchain use case scenarios for 5G networks;
  • Blockchain business models in 5G;
  • Blockchain technology for 5G management and control.

Prof. Dr. Konstantinos E. Psannis
Prof. Dr. Sotirios K. Goudos
Prof. Dr. Yutaka Ishibashi
Prof. Dr. Shaohua Wan
Prof. Dr. Panagiotis Sarigiannidis
Prof. Dr. Dimitris E. Anagnostou
Prof. Dr. Demosthenes Vouyioukas
Prof. Dr. Hector E. Nistazakis
Prof. Dr. Emmanouil M Tentzeris
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  • network design
  • 5G
  • IoT
  • machine learning
  • blockchain

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