Special Issue on “Joint Sensing and Communication for Future Wireless Networks”
Call for Papers
To alleviate the spectrum scarcity and further enhance the performance of a single sensing or communication system, the joint sensing and communication (JSC) designs, which integrates the sensing capabilities and wireless communications into one system via sharing spectral and signaling resources, hardware platforms, or even network architectures, have recently received considerable attention as key enablers for future wireless networks. The requirements of emerging wireless applications, such as vehicular sensing and detection, indoor positioning and activity recognition, and extended reality (XR), call for novel and effective design principles on seamlessly integrating communication and sensing (including radar sensing and more various types of sensing), that speeds up the research progress of JSC. Moreover, the maturity of millimeter-wave, massive MIMO, advanced radar/LiDAR techniques will empower the current wireless networks with various sensing capabilities including localization/positioning, tracking, object detection/recognition, etc., opening up more possibilities for JSC. In addition to academic research, industrial effort on JSC is also well underway. For instance, JSC has been recognized as a promising technology towards 5.5G/6G and the next-generation WLAN standards.
However, realizing the full potential of JSC in practical wireless networks is challenging, and there are still many important open research problems to be solved. This special issue aims at gathering cutting-edge contributions to JSC designs from both academia and industry, bringing this promising vision closer to reality. Authors are invited to submit high-quality original research papers on topics including, but not limited to:
1) Theoretical frameworks for joint sensing and communication (JSC) systems;
2) Multidimensional signal processing and waveform/beamforming design for joint sensing and communication (JSC) systems;
3) Network architectures and transmission protocols for joint sensing and communication (JSC) systems;
4) Resource management for joint sensing and communication (JSC) systems;
5) Joint sensing and communication (JSC) systems on Millimeter wave and THz band;
6) Joint sensing and communication (JSC) systems in emerging applications, such as unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) networks, vehicular-to-everything (V2X) networks, indoor localization and activity recognition, etc.;
7) Security and privacy issues in joint sensing and communication (JSC) systems;
8) Machine learning/AI enhanced joint sensing and communication (JSC);
9) System-level simulation and experimental testbeds for joint sensing and communication (JSC).
Submission Deadline: Jul. 31, 2021
Initial Decision: Aug. 31, 2021
Revised Manuscript: Sep. 15, 2021
Final Decision: Sep. 25, 2021
Final Upload: Sep. 30, 2021
Zhiyong Feng (Lead Guest Editor), Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Jian (Andrew) Zhang, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Fan Liu, Southern University of Science and Technology, China
Li Chen, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Zhiqing Wei, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Ying Du, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, China
All original manuscripts to JCIN should be submitted through the Manuscript Central https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jcin. Please indicate that your manuscript is intended for this Special Issue by adding the Special Issue topic to your manuscript title (e.g., Your Manuscript Title - Special Issue on JSC).
Manuscripts for this Special Issue should adhere to the requirements for regular papers of JCIN specified in the Author Guidelines at http://www.infocomm-journal.com/jcin/EN/column/column287.shtml.