|Article by Javier Gozalvez, Editor-in-Chief, IEEE VTM|
The fifth-generation (5G) networks continue to emerge through evolved technologies that support massive users connectivity and multigigabits downloading speeds. The 5G is a service-based network that requires efficient selection of sliced architectures considering connected end-user and requested standard slice type.
The key advances over previous generations include spectrum extensions using new radio (NR) technologies, multi-interface access, orchestrated operations driven by network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN), etc.
Those technical evolutions will improve the resource availability and system scalability in response to dynamic changes in traffic. Considering a technology road-map for development, IEEE Future Networks is sponsoring this series of special issues to publish new papers on the state-of-the-art research material that covey new concepts and results in tutorial style.
The selected papers will mark the millstones for 5G findings and trails in view of end-to-end system features. Authors are invited to submit original manuscripts on topics including, but not limited to:
Authors should submit their manuscripts following the IEEE VTM guidelines.
Authors should submit a PDF version of their complete manuscripts (select Special Issue when submitting your paper) to ScholarOne Manuscripts.