The 5GENESIS team are collaborating on a forthcoming issue of SENSORS magazine called:
“Experimentation in 5G and Beyond Networks: State of the Art and the Way Forward”
As defined by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards in the Release 15 specifications, only recently has the first phase of the 5th Generation (5G) of cellular systems started to be deployed worldwide. Each country, based on its own needs and local market requests, has decided on its own deployment roadmap of 5G services. For instance, as of August 2020, not all European countries have launched commercial 5G services. This ongoing first phase of deployment will be followed by enhanced versions of the standards in the following years. Therefore, in parallel with the commercial rollout, the capability to experiment and validate the planned new features, thanks to data-driven analyses based on field trials and measurements, is of extreme interest to the whole 5G ecosystem, including researchers, standardization bodies, network operators, small and medium-sized enterprises, technology and equipment providers, and verticals. These analyses make it possible to identify correlations between deployment choices and achievable 5G key performance indicators (KPIs), while guiding towards system optimization and enhancement. The definition of KPIs, as well as measurement and validation methodologies, are complex tasks in 5G scenarios, due to intrinsic dependencies with specific use cases, services, and applications.
Within the above context, this Special Issue aims to collect original contributions on experimental aspects of 5G and beyond networks and systems. The 5GENESIS team would now like to reach out and attract more possible contributors from the 5G-PPP community.
The Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.
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