Call for Paper

Feature Topic, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2025--Efficient Cooperative Transmission over Satellite Internet for 6G

Satellite Internet, as a strategic public information infrastructure, can effectively bridge the limitations of traditional terrestrial network coverage, support global coverage and deep space exploration, and greatly enhance the range of network information services accessible to humans. With the transition of terrestrial mobile communication networks from the 5G era, which provides access to information anywhere, to the 6G era, which seeks to connect everything, the construction of satellite Internet, which promises a "network reaching everywhere and service is ubiquitous", has become the consensus of the industry's development and the focus of global scientific and technological innovation.


With the rapid emergence of Starlink, Oneweb, and other large-scale LEO constellations, the future satellite Internet is shifting towards a landscape characterized by the coexistence of a multitude of heterogeneous satellites operating in GEO, MEO, and LEO. These satellites vary greatly in coverage, communication, sensing, and computing capabilities, channel dynamics, etc. It is challenging for any single type of satellite or constellation to meet the deterministic needs of typical 6G application scenarios and diverse services, such as ensuring network reliability, positioning accuracy, latency, jitter, etc.


In light of the above, it is imperative to focus on the various types of deterministic business requirements within the network, explore the efficient cooperative transmission technology of the satellite Internet, and achieve flexible and adaptable transmission through effective collaboration between heterogeneous satellites such as GEO, MEO and LEO satellites and disparate systems such as satellite and terrestrial networks, thus capitalizing on the advantages of flexible allocation of idle communication, computation, storage, and other resources of various types of nodes within the satellite Internet.


Despite the remarkable achievements of deterministic networks in industrial manufacturing and vehicle networking, these domains place more emphasis on latency, packet loss rate, jitter, etc., while less emphasis is placed on coverage, throughput, etc., further research is needed on how to design innovative mechanisms, architectures, protocols, and algorithms to enhance the performance boundaries of the satellite Internet in terms of the above metrics, and optimize the quality of service to potential users.


This special issue focuses on high-quality and original research papers on heterogeneous satellite Internet network architecture, standards and prototypes, integrated sensing, communication and computing, high-efficiency networking, robust communication and other important technical directions, and the subject directions related to the call for papers are as follows:

Topics include (but not limited to):

● Satellite Internet network architecture, standards, protocols and applications for 6G

● High dynamic and high reliability waveform and detection

● Satellite Internet multidomain and multidimensional resource management technology

● On-board beamforming and management technology

● On-board interference perception and intelligent decision

● Satellite Internet mobility management technology

● Satellite Internet resilient networking technology

● Multi-satellite collaborative communications technology

● Satellite Internet integrated sensing, communication and computing and cloud-side-end intelligent collaboration technology

● Satellite Internet massive and efficient access technology

● Satellite Internet cyber security technology

● Deterministic performance boundary analysis for satellite Internet


Submission Deadline: August 15, 2024

Acceptance Notification (1st round): September 25, 2024

Minor Revision Due: October 25, 2024

Final Decision Due: November 15, 2024

Final Manuscript Due: November 30, 2024

Publication Date: February 15, 2025


Guest editors 

Lidong Zhu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Michele Luglio, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Zhili SunUniversity of Surrey, U.K.

Gengxin ZhangNanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Mingchuan YangHarbin Institute of Technology, China

Submission guidelines 

This feature topic “Efficient Cooperative Transmission over Satellite Internet for 6G” seeks for original, UNPUBLISHED research papers reporting substantive new work in various aspects of topics above. Papers MUST clearly indicate your contributions to the topic field and properly cite related work in this field.


Papers should be submitted in two separate .doc files (preferred) or .pdf files: 1) Main Document (including paper title, abstract, key words, and full text); 2) Title page (including paper title, author affiliation, acknowledgement and any other information related with the authors’ identification) through the Manuscript Central. Please register or login at, then go to the author center and follow the instructions there. Remember to select “Efficient Cooperative Transmission over Satellite Internet for 6GFebruary Issue 2025”; otherwise, it might be considered as a regular paper.


Each submission must be accompanied by the following information:

● an abstract of no more than 150 words

● 3-8 keywords

● original photographs with high-resolution (300 dpi or greater); eps. ortif. format is preferred; sequentially numbered references.

● sequentially numbered references. The basic reference format is: author name, “article name”, issue name (italic), vol., no., page, month, year. for example: Y. M. Huang, “peradventure in wireless heterogeneous…”, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas, vol. 27, no. 5, pp 34-50, May, 2009.

● brief biographies of authors (50-75 words)

● contact information, including email and mailing addresses

Pubdate: 2023-12-25    Viewed: 685