Vehicle Network and Communication Technology in the 5G Era

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Microwave and Wireless Communications".

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Faculty of Engineering, Free University of Bolzano, Bolzano 39100, Italy
Interests: AI; machine learning; IoT; vehicular networks; future internet architecture
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School of Computer Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Republic of Korea
Interests: connected cars; vehicular ad hoc networks; the Internet of Things (machine-to-machine/device-to-device); Wi-Fi networks (including Wi-Fi Direct); wireless mesh networks; wireless sensor networks; future Internet
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Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
Interests: data analsis; machine learning; smart systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Vehicle to everything, or V2X, networks have made it possible for automobiles to connect with both one another and the infrastructure. These networks make use of DSRC, WiFi, and cellular networks, among other communication technologies. With the emergence of 5G cellular networks, compared to cellular technology from prior generations, consumers can now have faster speeds, reduced latency, and improved connection. The combination of 5G networks with vehicular communication systems has the potential to increase safety, ease traffic, and enhance the driving experience as a whole. The application areas are numerous and can be found in various fields such as, healthcare, transportation, smart cities, entertainment, etc. To fully realize the potential of vehicle networks and communication technologies in the 5G era, there are a number of issues that must be resolved. Keeping communication networks secure and reliable is one of the toughest problems. Cyberattacks are more likely to occur as more automobiles link to the Internet, endangering the security and privacy of drivers and passengers. Standardized protocols and rules are also required to guarantee compatibility across various vehicles and communication systems. The development and implementation of vehicle network and communication technology must also be in line with privacy and security issues, which calls for cooperation between automakers, network operators, and regulatory agencies.

The aim of this Special Issue is to solicit high-quality original research papers that address the new challenges and opportunities emerging from Vehicle Networks and Communication Technologies in the 5G era. We invite original submissions that cover the following aspects of these technologies, topics including but not limited to:

  • Novel approaches for design, planning, and control to ensure ultra-reliable and resilient services over 5G-enabled vehicular networks.
  • Novel methodologies and paradigms for AI-enabled 5G and vehicular networks.
  • Security and privacy in 5G-enabled vehicular network applications.
  • Trust management schemes for 5G-enabled-based vehicular networks.
  • Role of blockchains in the realization of efficient 5G-enabled vehicular networks.
  • Efficient routing protocols for enabled vehicular networks applications.
  • Efficient content dissemination schemes over 5G-enabled vehicular networks.
  • Energy efficiency and quality-of-service support within 5G-enabled-based vehicular networks.
  • Integrating Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications within 5G-enabled-based vehicular networks.
  • Experimental results and experimentation platforms for 5G and vehicular networks

Dr. Muhammad Azfar Yaqub
Prof. Dr. Dongkyun Kim
Prof. Dr. Antonio Liotta
Guest Editors

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  • vehicular communications
  • connected cars
  • V2X
  • 5G networks

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