Call for Papers


Both the mobile data traffic and the number of devices connected to the Internet are expected to increase rapidly in the next few years. Meanwhile, new applications and services with significantly higher expectations from the mobile communication are introduced to the users: busy hour mobile data traffic is expected to grow more rapidly than average traffic; Machine Type Communication (MTC) services result in spatially and temporally varying demand etc. Therefore, a future wireless network will not only must support a fast growing overall mobile data volume and a significantly increased number of connected devices, but also adapt to dynamically fluctuating traffic demands and a great deal of new requirements of future service portfolios. To satisfy the above trends, mobile stakeholders are already preparing the technology roadmap for “5G”, which promises to meet all sorts of diverse and extreme requirements. The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers and developers as well as regulators and policy makers to present their latest views on 5G: New Networking, New wireless communications, Resource control & management, Future Access Techniques, New Emerging Applications, and of course, latest findings in key research activities on 5G.


The conference tracks include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Track 1 – New Networking for 5G&Beyond

  • Small cell architecture for 5G & beyond
  • Super density networking
  • Network slicing
  • Cloud based 5G architectures
  • Cloud-RAN
  • Mobile cloud computing/Mobile edge computing
  • Fog computing
  • Network function vitalization (NFV)
  • Software defined networking (SDN)
  • Programmable and software-defined radio, and network
  • Self-organizing network and topology
  • Device-to-Device Communications and networking

Track 2 – New wireless communications for 5G

  • Millimeter wave communications
  • Massive MIMO
  • Novel waveform design
  • Multi-Radio Networks and Interworking
  • Duplexing and simultaneous transmit and receive
  • Interference management
  • Modulation & coding
  • Green Communications
  • MAC and duplexing
  • Adaptive TRX schemes

Track 3 – Resource control & management for 5G

  • Spectrum utilization and sharing
  • Dynamic beam forming techniques
  • Novel mobility management
  • Multi-connectivity
  • Relay, cloud-computing related management
  • QoE/QoS management over 5G
  • Dynamic QOS framework
  • Ultra-reliability and low-latency communications

Track 4 – Future Access Techniques

  • Non-orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA)
  • Cross-layer design and optimization
  • Cooperative networking/transmission
  • Content distribution networks & caching
  • Coexistence of NOMA and OFDMA
  • Sparse code multiple access
  • Multi-user shared access
  • Lattice partition multiple access
  • Interleave division multiple access
  • Cognitive spectrum access

 Track 5- New Emerging Applications

  • Tactile Internet
  • Massive MTC applications
  • Crowd-sensing, human centric sensing
  • Multi-modal data compression
  • Massive internet-of-things (IoT)
  • Vehicle-to-X (V2X) and satellite networks
  • Big data and 5G Data Analytics
  • Social-aware 5G networks
  • Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) and 5G
  • Design principles and practices for 5G applications
  • Testbeds for 5G&Beyond


All registered papers will be submitted for publication by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Selected best papers will be considered to be published in the special issue of “Advanced Networking & Wireless Communication Techniques for 5G&Beyond” in:

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
21 October 2018 FINAL DEADLINE!

Notification deadline
5 November 2018

Camera-ready deadline
19 November 2018

Conference date
4 December 2018