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12th EAI International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness

July 7–8, 2016 | Seoul, South Korea

Call for Papers

5G Communication Architecture and Technology


It is predicted that in 2020 there will be billions of heterogeneous devices relying on cellular networks for data exchanges. The capabilities offered by fourth generation (4G) networks, currently being deployed worldwide, where each device is capable of achieving data rates from the order of hundreds Mbps to several Gbps, will not be enough to service the projected amount of connected devices. Furthermore, it is expected a ten to thousand-fold increase in number of devices and traffic volume in 2020.

To be able to address such an unprecedented challenge, we should explore all the frontiers of human knowledge and potential technologies. This is the motivation that envisions the fifth generation (5G) communication networks. To support challenging massive and high-speed connections in 5G networks, different design principles have been widely discussed. In addition to the spectrum efficiency, network/energy efficiency, information management, universal service and user experiences should be jointly optimized, which will lead to a variety of solutions. Considering the limited time left to tackle these critical 2020 challenges, it is now time to move forward.

The purpose of this special session is to bring together state-of-the-art technologies, research activities (both in academia and industry), and the corresponding standardization impacts, so to understand the requirements and the promising technical options towards the realization of the 5G networks.


Topics of interest (includes but not limited to)

- Heterogeneous cloud radio access networks for 5G communications

- Cognitive radio and software network technologies

- Advanced multiple access designs for 5G networks

- Heterogeneous networking architecture and protocol stack designs for 5G networks

- Machine-to-machine, device-to-device, and vehicle-to-vehicle communications

- Distributed antennas, network coding, and advanced link/network adaptation techniques

- Radio/network resource, energy, traffic, and information managements for 5G networks

- Resilience, self-organization, and reconfigurable designs for 5G networks

- 5G networks in unmanned/complex/intelligent systems (e.g., energy harvesting, cyber-physical,…)

- Navigation, positioning, mobility tracking, and social connection in 5G networks

- Standardizations for 5G networks

- Impacts of innovative technologies (e.g, wireless charging, wearable devices,…) on 5G networks



Shao-Yu Lien, National Formosa University (

Jemin Lee, Singapore University of Technology and Design (

Chih-Cheng Tseng, National Ilan University (


Important Dates

Paper submission due: 30 April 2016

Notification due: 8 May 2016

Camera-ready paper: 22 May 2016


Paper Submission

All submissions should follow the guidelines at

For this special session submission, please choose “5G-CAT 2016” track when uploading the manuscript.

Questions about submitting manuscripts or special session related issues can be sent to Prof. Shao-Yu Lien ( )

Submit your paper here:


Paper Publication

All accepted and presented papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Selected papers will be automatically considered for publication in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Mobile Communications and Applications and in the special issues of:

-          Mobile Information Systems (MIS), SCIE-indexed

-          Springer Mobile Networks and Applications Journal (MONET), SCIE-indexed

-          Journal of Internet Technology (JIT) , SCIE-indexed

-          Journal of Computers (JoC) EI-indexed