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5G Communications: Energy Efficiency


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1Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Athens, Greece

2National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

3University of Science and Technology (UTP), Bydgoszcz, Poland


5G Communications: Energy Efficiency

Description

As the era of 5G networks has started to arise, several pertinent issues associated with the ambitious improvements that have to be achieved in future communications are attracting increasing research attention, including scalability, throughput, capacity, end-to-end delay, heterogeneity of requirements, and security. Nonetheless, 5G technologies should also become key enablers for the environmental sustainability of modern societies, as is happening in the case of other frameworks and initiatives such as Smart Cities, Smart Grids, and the Internet-of-Things. Hence, energy efficiency should be treated as an integral part of all proposed 5G solutions and technologies.

The goal of energy efficiency, apart from its ecological value, is also associated with the reduction of operational expenses for mobile network operators, as well as with greater customer satisfaction thanks to increased battery life. At present, however, it is not clear how 5G technologies, as they focus on higher bandwidths and are expected to be deployed as an overlay (rather than a replacement) on top of preexisting network equipment, could result in a reduction in power consumption.

In light of the above, this special issue is looking for original research papers as well as literature reviews that focus on energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in the context of 5G technologies in either of two ways: (i) technologies and solutions that may vastly improve or enhance the energy efficiency of 5G communications and networks; (ii) 5G concepts and technologies enabling significant improvements in energy efficiency in vertical markets, particularly in the context of Smart Cities.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • 5G system architecture
  • Software-defined networking applications in 5G
  • Network function virtualization techniques in 5G
  • Flexible spectrum utilization and sharing technologies in 5G
  • Cross-layer optimization techniques for 5G communications
  • Massive MIMO techniques for 5G
  • 5G terminal power consumption reduction
  • End-to-end delay optimization techniques
  • Energy efficient device-to-device communications
  • Big data analytics for (Internet-of-Things) IoT applications
  • Efficient machine learning and reasoning techniques in 5G
  • Energy efficient communications for IoT
  • Green communications
  • 5G as an enabler for energy efficiency in Smart Cities

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5121302
  • - Editorial

5G Communications: Energy Efficiency

Konstantinos Demestichas | Evgenia Adamopoulou | Michał Choraś
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5040347
  • - Research Article

Strategic Control of 60 GHz Millimeter-Wave High-Speed Wireless Links for Distributed Virtual Reality Platforms

Joongheon Kim | Jae-Jin Lee | Woojoo Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4291091
  • - Research Article

Limiting Energy Consumption by Decreasing Packets Retransmissions in 5G Network

Łukasz Apiecionek
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3146868
  • - Research Article

Effective Packet Number for 5G IM WeChat Application at Early Stage Traffic Classification

Muhammad Shafiq | Xiangzhan Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3406074
  • - Research Article

Performance Evaluation of 5G Millimeter-Wave Cellular Access Networks Using a Capacity-Based Network Deployment Tool

Michel Matalatala | Margot Deruyck | ... | Wout Joseph
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5618935
  • - Research Article

An Energy-Efficient Scheme for Multirelay Cooperative Networks with Energy Harvesting

Dingcheng Yang | Chuanqi Zhu | ... | Tiankui Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2748673
  • - Research Article

Energy Efficiency Maximization of Full-Duplex and Half-Duplex D2D Communications Underlaying Cellular Networks

Yiliang Chang | Hongbin Chen | Feng Zhao
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