Submitted by weisheng.zhao on January 20, 2021 - 6:13am

Special issue on

Enhanced Systems and Circuits for Network 2030 Beyond 5G

Exponential growth of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, internet-of things (IoT), virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR), and automation is ushering in unprecedented paradigm shifts in wireless communication. Applications are ever expanding, becoming an important part of the social infrastructure and people’s daily lives.  Some of the future novel applications envisioned are wireless cognition, hologram type communications (HTC), high-resolution sensing, digital twins in industry and medicine/health care and accurate localization. This vision is also termed by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as Network 2030, networks in 2030 and beyond capable of HTC, extremely fast response in critical situations and meeting high-precision communication demands of emerging market verticals. 

To realise such a vision, networks will require data rates as high as 1 Terabit per second (Tb/s) with super ultra-low latency of less than 1ms. That is more than 100 times faster than fifth-generation (5G) networks, with ultra-low latency as well as very high precision in information timing. Following the commercialization of 5G technologies, trends in research will shape the communication networks beyond 5G (B5G) and towards realising the Network 2030 vision. Such applications will only be realised by novel advances in devices, circuits, signal processing, and systems. The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has taken first steps of opening up the  95 GHz-3 THz spectrum  to "expedite the deployment of new services in this spectrum."

Authors are invited to submit papers following the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I (TCAS I) guidelines, within the remit of this Special Issue call. Topics include novel advances for spectrum above 95 GHz (but are not limited to):

  • Low-power transmitters, receivers circumventing the use of power-hungry ADCs, DACs.
  • Ultra-wideband amplifiers.
  • Passive or active sub-THz and THz circuits
  • Integrated hybrid electronic-photonic transmitters, compound semiconductor receivers.
  • Low-power baseband processing for ultra-low latency and very-high throughput.
  • Other challenges such as high precision in information timing.

Submission Guidelines: All submitted manuscripts must 

(i) conform to TCAS I's normal formatting requirements and page count limits;
(ii) incorporate no less than 60% of new (previously unpublished) material;
(iii) validate principal claims with experimental results and all secondary, difficult-to-test claims with simulations;
(iv) be submitted on line at: Please note that you need to select “Enhanced systems and circuits for Network 2030 Beyond 5G”, when you submit a paper to this Special Issue.


Paper Submission: July 1, 2021
Completion of First Review: August 1, 2021
Completion of Final Review: September 1, 2021
Target Publication: October, 2021

Guest Editors

Dr Jaswinder Lota
University of East London, London UK

Dr Hui Zhang
Senior Principle Scientist
Broadcom Inc, Sunnyvale CA