Mobile Information Systems

Enabling Technologies towards 5G Mobile Networks


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1Google Inc., California, USA

2Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China

3Oracle Inc., Mississauga, Canada

4Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

5University of Nebraska Lincoln, Nebraska, USA


Enabling Technologies towards 5G Mobile Networks

Description

Future fifth generation (5G) mobile networks denote the next generation mobile networks beyond the current 4G mobile networks. The 5G networks are provisioned by the Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance to provide much higher capacity and support various types of emerging applications with stringent quality of service (QoS) requirements. For example, on‐demand video streaming for entertainment needs to be delivered by 5G mobile networks. Another example is the machine‐oriented application. Billions of devices form the so‐called Internet of Things (IoT), which are used in e‐health system, smart city, and so on to make our daily life more efficient and comfortable. These applications have extremely diverse requirements in terms of capacity, latency, data rate, and energy cost.

How to design the 5G network to support these applications is an interesting and challenging issue. Looking back to previous generations (1G‐4G), each of them was dominated by single type of technologies (e.g., 3G technologies include CDMA2000, WIMAX, and UMTS‐HSPA; 4G mainly relies on LTE/LTE‐A and 802.16m). For 5G, single types of technologies cannot provide diverse QoS requirements across different applications. The 5G network can only be achieved by integrating various types of technologies, including new and existing technologies. For example, we could use millimeter‐wave communication which has very large bandwidth (multiple gigahertzes) to support much higher data rates and overwhelming capacity. The exploration of this new frequency band can be achieved by cognitive radio technology, which allows wireless devices to dynamically switch the radios to underutilized bands. At the same time, we should also leverage existing security and privacy technologies and provide heightened security and privacy in 5G.

The objective of this special issue is to solicit the state‐of‐art research contributions that present key and emerging results on 5G enabling technologies to optimize spectrum efficiency and provide heightened security and privacy.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Network architectures design for 5G
  • System environment study for device‐to‐device (D2D), machine‐to‐machine (M2M), and Internet of things (IoT)
  • Wireless communication technologies for 5G (millimeter‐wave communications, massive MIMO, and full‐duplex)
  • Cognitive radio technology
  • Spectrum sharing and aggregation
  • Security and privacy in 5G networks

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7401863
  • - Editorial

Enabling Technologies towards 5G Mobile Networks

Jing Zhao | Yejun He | ... | Qiben Yan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4747256
  • - Research Article

Training Based Channel Estimation for Multitaper GFDM System

Shravan Kumar Bandari | Venkata Mani Vakamulla | A. Drosopoulos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2358618
  • - Research Article

5G Development in China: From Policy Strategy to User-Oriented Architecture

Qian Liu | Xiaochuan Shi | ... | Jia Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6805056
  • - Research Article

Effective Feature Selection for 5G IM Applications Traffic Classification

Muhammad Shafiq | Xiangzhan Yu | ... | Dawei Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1750637
  • - Research Article

An Automata Based Intrusion Detection Method for Internet of Things

Yulong Fu | Zheng Yan | ... | Xuefei Cao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2349149
  • - Research Article

ULMAP: Ultralightweight NFC Mutual Authentication Protocol with Pseudonyms in the Tag for IoT in 5G

Kai Fan | Panfei Song | Yintang Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1325698
  • - Research Article

Privacy-Preserving Billing Scheme against Free-Riders for Wireless Charging Electric Vehicles

Xingwen Zhao | Jiaping Lin | Hui Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2084684
  • - Research Article

A Window-Based, Server-Assisted P2P Network for VoD Services with QoE Guarantees

Noé Torres-Cruz | Mario E. Rivero-Angeles | ... | Rolando Menchaca-Mendez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7843843
  • - Research Article

A Novel Secure Transmission Scheme in MIMO Two-Way Relay Channels with Physical Layer Approach

Qiao Liu | Guang Gong | ... | Hui Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3680671
  • - Research Article

Efficient and Privacy-Aware Power Injection over AMI and Smart Grid Slice in Future 5G Networks

Yinghui Zhang | Jiangfan Zhao | Dong Zheng
Mobile Information Systems
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Acceptance rate37%
Submission to final decision102 days
Acceptance to publication42 days
CiteScore3.900
Impact Factor1.508
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