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Feature Topic, Vol.17, No.11, 2020 New Advances in Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access

Call for Papers -- Feature Topic, Vol.17, No.11, 2020
New Advances in Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access 

Multiple access is one of the core technologies in wireless communications, which enables wireless base stations to support a large number of terminal users and serve them simultaneously under stringent spectrum constraints. Orthogonal multiple access (OMA), as one multiple access method, has been prevailing since the first generation (1G) cellular system. However, the number of active users allowed access to the OMA system is strictly limited by the number of available orthogonal resources since as required by OMA the communication resources allocated to different users are orthogonal in at least one radio resource dimension, e.g., frequency, time, code, etc. Nowadays, with the rapid growth of mobile network and Internet of Things (IoT) this problem becomes more and more critical. 
Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), as another multiple access method, arises as a promising solution to the aforementioned problem. In contrast to OMA, NOMA simultaneously accommodates a multitude of users with the same radio resource via superposition coding and successive interference cancellation (SIC), achieving high spectral efficiency, massive connectivity, and enhanced user fairness. Owing to its promising features, NOMA has been highlighted in many fifth generation (5G) white papers produced by industrial and academic bodies. However, there are still a number of open issues remaining to be solved before NOMA can be successfully applied in practical systems. 
This feature topic aims to bring together leading researchers in both academia and industry from diversified backgrounds to unlock the potential of NOMA for beyond 5G networks. Extended versions of papers published in conferences, symposiums, or workshop proceedings are encouraged for considerations.
Submission Deadline: May 30, 2020
Acceptance Notification (1st round): July 15, 2020
Revision Due: August 15, 2020
Final Decision Due: August 31, 2020
Final Manuscript Due: September 30, 2020
Publication Date: November 15, 2020
● Prof. Miaowen Wen, South China University of Technology, China
● Prof. Wei Duan, Nantong University, China                
● Prof. Zhiguo Ding, IEEE Fellow, The University of Manchester, UK
● Prof. Ioannis Krikidis, IEEE Fellow, Cyprus University, Cyprus
● Dr. Yifei Yuan, China Mobile Research Institute, China
● Emerging applications of NOMA in B5G, IoT, V2X, and UAV
● Cooperative NOMA systems
● Resource allocation in NOMA networks
● Energy efficiency optimization for NOMA systems
● Grant-free NOMA system design
● Channel coding and modulation schemes for NOMA
● Security provisioning in NOMA
● Multiple antenna techniques for NOMA
● NOMA assisted wireless caching and mobile edge computing
● Machine learning for NOMA
● NOMA in wireless powered communications
● Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces for NOMA
This feature topic “New advances in non-orthogonal multiple access” invites submissions of high-quality original research papers capturing the state-of-the-art advances in NOMA and foster new avenues for research in this area. Potential topics of interest include, but not limited to areas listed above.
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 “New advances in Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access–November Issue, 2020” as your manuscript type when submitting; otherwise, it might be considered as a regular paper.
Each submission must be accompanied by the following information:
● An abstract of about 150 words
● 3-8 keywords
● Original photographs with high-resolution (300 dpi or greater); eps. or tif. format is preferred 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, "pervateture in wireless hetergeneous..",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
Please note that each submission will normally be approximately 4500 words, with no more than 20 mathematical formulas, accomplished by up to 10 figures and/or tables.

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