Special Session on Enabling Technologies for Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communications


Goals of the Session

Future 5th generation (5G) networks are expected to enable three key services -enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), massive machine type communications (mMTC), and ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC). As per the 3rd generation partnership project (3GPP) URLLC requirements, it is expected that the reliability of one transmission of a 32 byte packet will be at least 99.999% and the latency will be at most 1 ms. This unprecedented level of reliability and latency will yield various new applications for numerous vertical industries such as smart grids, industrial automation and intelligent transport systems. These stringent requirements of ultra-high reliability and low latency bring a lot of technical challenges in the field and open a new world of research questions for both academia and industry researchers.
This special session aims at presenting the most relevant scenarios, prominent research outcomes and state-of-the-art advances of 5G related URLLC. Only technical papers describing previously unpublished, original, state-of-the art research, and not currently under review by a conference or a journal will be considered.

List of Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Cross-Layer design and performance analysis for low latency applications
  • Protocol stack redefinition and procedures for low latency communication
  • Network slicing and network functions virtualization – with focus on low latency
  • Novel multiple access protocols for URLLC (e.g. grant free transmission, NOMA)
  • Edge computing and low-complexity algorithms for URLLC
  • Interference mitigation and management techniques for URLLC
  • Network infrastructure and core network concepts
  • Cloud-RAN concepts in the context of URLLC
  • Architectural enablers for edge\fog computing
  • Enabling technologies for URLLC: SDN, NFV, Cloud-RAN, D2D
  • Emerging cellular architectures for distributed and flexible network functions in 5G/B5G
  • Proof-of-concepts and field trial results related to URLLC use cases
  • Advanced radio resource management techniques for URLLC
  • Network infrastructure, core network, cloud and IoT platform considerations for distributed real-time signal processing in URLLC
  • Low latency industrial control
  • URLLC in Automotive and Industrial IoT Applications
  • Standardization activities on URLLC