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 Only technical papers describing previously unpublished, original, state-of-the art research, and not currently under review by a conference or a journal will be considered.