This Special Issue originates from the international conference EuCNC2016, which was held in June 2016 in Athens, Greece. It seeks to publish some key contributions presented at the conference describing different aspects in the most recent 5G activities in the areas of Air Interfaces and Management Technologies. The series continues with further articles in the context of the same area. 5G (5th Generation) mobile networks/wireless systems are the next step of mobile telecommunication standards, offering services and speed far beyond what 4G may offer. The most recent research activities focus on the development of 5G communications and networks, aiming to be fully available for the consumers through their devices by 2020. The scope of this Special Issue is to focus on aspects like 5G communications and networks technologies and more specifically Air Interfaces and Management Technologies.
Edited by: Panagiotis Demestichas, Emmanuel Protonotarios, Bernard Barani, Didier Bourse and Victor C.M. Leung