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Ultra-Reliable-and-Available Low-Latency Communications for 5G/B5G-enabled IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) provides continuous connectivity for various physical objects (e.g., sensors, mobile phones, vehicles, RFID tags, other electronic embedded devices, etc.) as well as humans by allowing them to communicate and exchange data. IoT encompass a massive number of low-cost and low-power devices that must transmit a diverse set of messages observed from their environment in a reliable and available way to deliver a plethora of smart applications. Moreover, one of the critical missions of IoT is envisioned to enable real-time control and automation of dynamic processes in various fields (e.g., industrial process automation and manufacturing, energy distribution, intelligent transport systems, etc.). This mission requires communications with very high reliability and availability, as well as very low end-to-end latency at the millisecond level.

This special issue intends to bring together the leading researchers and developers from both academia and industry to present their latest research and innovation on ultra-reliable-and-available, low-latency (URALL) communications for 5G/B5G-enabled IoT. All submissions should neither have been published previously nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. The submitted papers will undergo a strict peer review process based on originality, quality, and relevance to this special issue and the journal.

Edited by: Chunguo Li, Yunfei Chen, Zheng Chang, Nan Zhao, Junhui Zhao

  1. Content type: Research

    In this paper, we propose an optimal resource allocation policy for sparse code multiple access (SCMA) networks supporting ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC). The network is assumed to operate w...

    Authors: Qinwei He, Yulin Hu and Anke Schmeink

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2018 2018:282

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    In this paper, we study the hybrid beamforming for the wideband mmWave multiuser MIMO-OFDM system. We characterize the frequency-dependent beam angle problem, i.e., beam squint effect. Firstly, we extend the m...

    Authors: Bin Liu and Hongbo Zhu

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2018 2018:267

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  3. Content type: Research

    This paper focuses on a full-duplex (FD) two-way relay network with one base station (BS), one FD amplify-and-forward (AF) relay, and one user, and the BS is equipped with massive multiple-input multiple-outpu...

    Authors: Baofeng Ji, Yuqi Li, Yinghui Meng, Yi Wang, Kang Song, Congzheng Han, Hong Wen and Liang Song

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2018 2018:265

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  4. Content type: Research

    For the uplink multicell massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) block fading systems, a two-dimensional smoothed l0 channel estimation method (2D-SL0-CE) with the aid of virtual channel representation is f...

    Authors: Xinrong Ye, Aiqing Zhang, Gan Zheng, Li You and Xiqi Gao

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2018 2018:238

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  5. Content type: Research

    In this paper, a super-resolution direction-of-arrival (DoA) algorithm for strictly non-circular sources is introduced. The proposed algorithm is based on subspace-weighted mixed-norm minimization. Firstly, we...

    Authors: Weijie Tan, Xi’an Feng, Xinrong Ye and Lianyou Jing

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2018 2018:225

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  6. Content type: Research

    We investigate the uplink and downlink achievable rates of full-duplex (FD) massive multi-input multi-output (MIMO) systems with low-resolution analog-digital converters/digital-to-analog converters (ADCs/DACs...

    Authors: Juan Liu, Jianxin Dai, Jiangzhou Wang, Xiaohui Yin, Zhifang Jiang and Jinyuan Wang

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2018 2018:222

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  7. Content type: Research

    We analyze the downlink multiuser precoding of massive multiple input multiple output (MIMO) system, where the base station (BS) has ideal channel state information (CSI) and adopts three types of different li...

    Authors: Weiqiang Tan, Wei Huang, Xi Yang, Zheng Shi, Wen Liu and Lisheng Fan

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2018 2018:210

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  8. Content type: Research

    In cloud radio access network (Cloud-RAN), most previous research aims to reduce the energy consumption of the total system and ignores specific requirements of energy-saving in mobile users. For the meantime,...

    Authors: Yuan Sun, Shidang Li and Luxi Yang

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2018 2018:188

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