Next Generation Communication Systems

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: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 200

Special Issue Editor

Centre for Smart Information and Communication Systems, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Interests: RF/microwave; terahertz antennas; next generation communication systems; radio resource management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Modern society has advanced due in large part to the development of communication networks. Each generation of communication networks, from the earliest days of first generation to the 5G era, has brought about profound developments. Now, we are working for the upcoming generations and expecting 6G to become a reality around 2030. This Special Issue intends to examine the rising trends, difficulties, and opportunities in the field of Next Generation Communication Systems (NGCS) as we stand on the verge of the subsequent stage of technological progress.

The "Next Generation Communication Systems" Special Issue aims to compile the most recent findings and perspectives from academic, industrial, and research institutions across the globe.

The following subjects are covered by this special edition:

  • 5G Network Architecture and Design;
  • 6G Communication Systems;
  • Open/Virtual Radio Access Networks;
  • Spectrum Management;
  • Dynamic Spectrum Sharing ;
  • Industrial Internet of Things;
  • Society 5.0 and NGCS;
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Communication;
  • Perspectives of Green Communication;
  • Integrated Sensing and Communication;
  • Sustainable Development Goals and NGCS ;
  • Safety and Security in NGCS;
  • Ultra Massive MIMO and Cell Free Communication;
  • Advanced Channel Coding Techniques;
  • mm Wave and THz Communication;
  • Cloud and Fog Computing in NGCS.

Prof. Dr. Ghanshyam Singh
Guest Editor

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  • beyond 5G
  • 6G
  • ISAC
  • RAN
  • cloud and security
  • society 5.0
  • green communication
  • mmWave and THz communication
  • cassive MIMO

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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