Call for Papers- Special Issue on 6G Technologies and Applications - IEEE
VT Magazine (Impact Factor: 10.384).
http://www.ieeevtm.org

Submission deadline: 1 May 2022

5G networks have made a significant step towards developing a multi-sliced
infrastructure that supports various verticals with multi-KPIs. Although 5G
deployment is still in its initial phases, the research community is moving
forward to identify future 6G technologies and use cases. This series
presented some conceptual visions in the previous four special issues of
this series, and will continue to publish papers that study novel 6G
network architectures and underpinning technologies across all layers of
the protocol stack.
The next generation of communications networks will have a high degree of
embedded artificial intelligence (AI), and will make use of new spectrum to
create new smart infrastructures that feature proactive, secure and
adaptive paradigms. These networks will extend beyond terrestrial
environments. Future smart, secure and integrated networks will incorporate
embedded-analytics, energy efficiency mechanisms, and blockchain systems to
increase the network autonomy and foster self-synthesizing and self-healing
operations.
Sponsored by the IEEE Future Networks initiative, this series aims to help
the research and industrial communities define and shape the architecture,
technologies and services for 6G networks. We are soliciting original
contributions that are not published or currently under consideration by
any other journals. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- 6G dimensions and fundamental analyses
- Methods and technologies to harness new spectrum
- AI/ML assisted PHY and networking
- MU-MIMO and new antenna technologies
- New medium access technologies
- 6G networks and solutions including 6G-U and private networks
- New core network entities and interfaces
- Network assurance and service provisioning
- Cloudification, big data, orchestration, multi-access edge computing and
IoT
- Cyber security and encrypted connectivity
- Wireless networking using the optical spectrum: LiFi, visible light
communications (VLC), optical camera communication (OCC) and free-space
optical (FSO) communications
- Quantum communications
- Terahertz communications
- Green 6G networks, wireless harvesting technologies and energy efficiency
- 6G satellite and UAV networks
- 6G-enabled vertical applications and services

Submissions should clearly identify how they relate to 6G and how they
would progress beyond current 5G technologies. Submitted papers should
contain state-of-the-art research or technical material presented in a
tutorial or survey style. All manuscripts must adhere to the IEEE VTM
guidelines at http://www.ieeevtc.org/vtmagazine/submission.php. Authors
should submit a PDF version of their manuscript to (select Special Issue
when submitting) http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/vtm-ieee

Important Dates
- Manuscript Submission Deadline: 1 May 2022
- First Round Reviews: 29 July 2022
- Second Round Submissions by: 19 September 2022
- Second Round Reviews / Editorial Decision: 16 November 2022
- Publication: March 2023

Guest Editors:
Anwer Al-Dulaimi, EXFO, Canada, [log in to unmask]
Harald Haas, The University of Strathclyde, U.K., [log in to unmask]
Klaus David, Kassel University, Germany, [log in to unmask]
Rose Hu, Utah State University, USA, [log in to unmask]

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