[hpc-announce] CfP JNSM SI on Network management for beyond 5G systems (IF: 2.25)

Andrés García Saavedra andres.garcia.saavedra at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 02:27:09 CST 2021

 Dear Colleagues,

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forward to the appropriate groups the following opportunity to submit and
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Journal of Network and Systems Management
Special Issue on Network management for beyond 5G systems

Beyond 5G (B5G) wireless systems are expected to provide a significant
increase in data rates, ultra-low latency, enhanced connectivity of a
massive number of devices, and improvements in the network energy
efficiency. In order to successfully implement and deploy such networks,
significant novel contributions and innovations are required in the area of
wireless network management.

Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) during the last 5-10 years have
provided a new set of algorithms and tools to solve challenging problems in
multiple domains by learning complex relationships directly from data.
These kinds of algorithms are also very promising to empower a new
generation of fully automated network management mechanisms. However, new
challenges emerge, such as deciding when to use traditional management
algorithms, AI-based models, or even hybrid approaches; design AI models
tailor-made for mobile management problems; decide where they have to be
deployed (fog vs. edge); and how to manage their life cycle (from data
harvesting to intelligent decision making).

This special issue focuses on novel research in algorithms (especially
AI-based) for network management in beyond 5G systems. More specifically,
we encourage original paper submissions, which have not been published or
submitted for publication elsewhere, from both academia and industry
presenting novel research on the most recent advances, frameworks, models,
and approaches for wireless networks and system management using AI. We are
also interested in articles revising the state-of-the-art of this topic,
showing recent major advances and discoveries, significant gaps in the
research, current standardisation status, and new future issues. Topics of
interest include, but are not limited to:

  *   Novel non-AI-based algorithms for network management in B5G systems
with benchmarking against their AI-based counterparts using performance
metrics such as solution optimality, algorithm complexity, resource
demands, energy consumption, etc.
  *   AI-based algorithms for network slicing in B5G systems
  *   AI-based algorithms for service function chaining and orchestration
in B5G systems
  *   AI-based algorithms for allocation and management of resources (e.g.,
spectrum, storage, computing, processing) in B5G systems
  *   AI-based algorithms for network state prediction
  *   Architectures and frameworks for AI-based network and system
management in B5G systems
  *   Strategies for designing, training, and deployment of AI-based
algorithms for management in B5G systems
  *   AI-based algorithms for wireless network management in
resource-constrained environments
  *   Guidelines and performance evaluation of AI-based algorithms with
objectives and loss functions that are specifically designed for management
in B5G systems
  *   Energy-efficient techniques for data pre-processing, resource
allocation, and model training and deployment of AI-based algorithms for
management in B5G systems
  *   AI application to Open and Virtual Radio Access Networks.

Guest Editors
Dr. Steven Latré, University of Antwerp - imec, Belgium
Dr. Miguel Camelo, University of Antwerp - imec, Belgium
Dr. Andres Garcia-Saavedra, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
Dr. Marco Gramaglia, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

Open-submission schedule: in this special issue, we implement an “open”
submission approach, where we do not have a submission time period.
Interested authors can submit the paper any time before a fixed deadline,
and the review process will be started right after the paper submission,
i.e., in a first-in first-served fashion. The detailed submission schedule
is presented as follows:

Manuscript due: March 30, 2021
Revision notification: 2-month after the submission
Revised paper due: 2-month after the revision notification
Final notification: 1-month after the revised paper notification
Expected Publication of the Special Issue: third-quarter of 2021 (early
accepted papers will be accessible online before the deadline)

Submission format and review guidelines
The submitted manuscripts must be written in English and describe original
research not published nor currently under review by other journals or
conferences. Parallel submissions will not be accepted. All submitted
papers, if relevant to the theme and objectives of the special issue, will
go through a vigorous peer-review process. Submissions should (i) conform
strictly to the Instructions for Authors available on the Journal website
and (ii) be submitted through the Editorial Management system available at:

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Guest Editors JNSM SI on Network management for beyond 5G systems

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