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Sights set on 6G in latest issue of ITU Journal

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The latest issue of the ITU Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies features research on innovative network solutions for future services, intelligent surfaces, and gigahertz-to-terahertz (GHz-to-THz) broadband communications for 6G non-terrestrial networks.

The ITU Journal – free of charge to both readers and contributors – offers comprehensive coverage of communications and networking. The online journal welcomes research submissions on all relevant topics, all year long.

The new issue explores networking innovations for scenarios such as the automation of industrial processes, highly targeted disaster-relief communications, and remote surgery, as well as future health wearables, self-driving vehicles, and the immersive experiences promised by the metaverse.

It shares insights on how networked metasurfaces – coating walls and doors, for example – could form part of smart, programmable wireless environments that could be orchestrated to optimize wireless propagation and the quality and privacy of user experiences.

A paper focused on 6G non-terrestrial networks analyses total path loss and usable bandwidth in three 6G aerial communication cases: Low Altitude Platform to High Altitude Platform (LAP-to-HAP); HAP-to-HAP; and HAP-to-Satellite (HAP-to-SAT) using GHz-to-THz broadband communications.

Further issues of the ITU Journal in 2023 will address:

  • AI-driven security in 5G and beyond
  • Network virtualization, slicing, orchestration, fog and edge platforms for 5G and 6G wireless systems
  • AI for accessibility
  • Metaverse: Communications, networking and computing
  • AI and machine learning solutions in 5G and future networks
  • Intelligent technologies for future networking and distributed systems

All those upcoming issues are currently inviting submissions.

Opportunities for research communities

Along with research articles, the online ITU Journal includes recorded webinar discussions with internationally renowned researchers.

Academics can also engage in the work of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) through two other key avenues: ITU Academia membership and ITU Kaleidoscope conferences.

Academia members participate in ITU expert groups responsible for radiocommunication, standardization, and development, strengthening the work of ITU work as well as the impact of their own research.

Annual Kaleidoscope conferences highlight research into key strategic topics for ITU standardization work. The 2022 conference in Accra, Ghana, 7-9 December, investigated the innovation required to realize the metaverse.

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