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Integrated Sensing and Communications with Emerging Wireless Technologies

Guest Editors:
George C. Alexandropoulos:
 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Christos Masouros: University College London, UK
Fan Liu: Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Submission Status: Closed   |   Submission Deadline: Closed

EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking is calling for submissions to our Collection on Integrated Sensing and Communications with Emerging Wireless Technologies. 

While the standardization of 5G-Advanced is under the way, researchers from academia and industry are speculating on the key technologies and applications for next generation networks. As jointly witnessed by recent advances in signal processing and wireless communications, radio sensing can be integrated into next generation cellular networks and Internet of Things (IoT) in a low-cost and computationally efficient manner. This perspective can empower future networks with the capability to image their operation environment with increased spatial resolution, enabling highly accurate location-aware services as well as sensing/location-aided optimization of communications parameters, ranging from the physical to application layers. This research direction targets a synergistic design, e.g., cohabitation strategies with interference management, between sensing and communications functionalities, and is lately known as Integrated Sensing And Communication (ISAC). With the ISAC paradigm, key network components (e.g., waveforms, beamforming) are optimized to enable both communications and sensing functionalities.

The potential of ISAC is recently being investigated in various wireless technologies and trends, including vehicular networks, massive MIMO, and 3D environmental monitoring, as well as applications such as human activity recognition. However, to support ubiquitous communications and sensing capabilities with the same network infrastructure, it is of paramount importance to identify the synergies and interplay of ISAC with emerging technologies for 6G networks, such as millimeter-wave and THz systems, metamaterials and metasurfaces, holographic MIMO, full-duplex radios, and artificial intelligence. This special issue aims exactly this research need, aiming at bringing together researchers from academia and industry to identify and discuss the major technical innovations, recent breakthroughs, and new applications with respect to ISAC, and, in particular, to ISAC supported by numerous emerging technological innovations.

  1. This paper focuses on radio resource management (RRM) in multi-user dual-function radar communication (DFRC) systems using orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) waveforms. We propose two RRM scheme...

    Authors: Jia Zhu, Yuanhao Cui, Junsheng Mu, Zexuan Jing and Xiaojun Jing
    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2024 2024:18
  2. In the complex multipath propagation environment, whether there is a line of sight (LOS) path will directly affect the positioning accuracy. Therefore, this paper proposes a single base station hybrid position...

    Authors: Yang Gao, Zihan Jiao, Qiang Wu, Xiaoyuan Dou and Jiancun Fan
    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2023 2023:62

About the collection

This issue’s topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Fundamentals of ISAC
• Distributed signal processing for ISAC
• ISAC with/for multi-functional reconfigurable intelligent surfaces
• ISAC for holographic MIMO systems
• Electromagnetics information theory and signal processing for ISAC
• ISAC for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) networks
• ISAC-enabled unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) networks
• ISAC with edge intelligence
• Integrated sensing, localization, and communications (ISLAC)
• ISAC-empowered simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)
• Physical-layer security for ISAC
• ISAC-empowered federated learning
• Joint communications and sensing with full-duplex radios
• Sensing-aided beamforming and MIMO
• ISAC with non-orthogonal multiple access(NOMA)
• Integrated sensing, communications, and wireless power transfer
• ISAC for optical systems
• ISAC for millimeter waves and THz
• Machine learning and artificial intelligence schemes for ISAC
• Underwater ISAC
• Integrated power line communications and sensing