Wireless Future for 2020 and Beyond

Critical Communication Towards 6G

Organizers and Chairs:

Matti Latva-aho, Nurul Huda Mahmood, and Hirley Alves,
Centre for Wireless Communication and 6G Flagship, University of Oulu, Finland

Scope of the Papers

Ultra-reliable and low-latency communication (URLLC), first introduced as a new service class in the fifth generation (5G) wireless systems, has gained significant traction in the academia and industry alike. URLLC/critical communication has applications across many verticals, such as Industry 4.0, eHealth, Smart Cities, Vehicular networks, etc.

Despite the wide attention given to URLLC in the context of 5G from both, a fundamental analysis and system design perspective, its fundamentals are yet to be fully explored. Simultaneously, emerging URLLC use cases and advances in manufacturing and control technology are pushing the boundaries further by requiring stricter and new measures of reliability and lower latencies with scalable connectivity.

This special session will elaborate and emphasize the key concepts in mission critical communication towards 6G in terms of visions, key requirements and potential enablers, and will provide the opportunity for researchers across the globe to share their latest research on the topic. Contribution are solicited targeting a fundamental understanding of URLLC and its evolution towards 6G, its research challenges and enabling technologies.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Visions for URLLC evolution towards URLLC2.0/eXtreme URLLC
  • Emerging use cases and key requirements
  • Energy and spectral efficient URLLC solutions
  • Cross-Layer design and performance analysis for low latency applications
  • Novel approaches towards diversity targeting URLLC
  • Technical solutions for co-existence of URLLC and eMBB traffic
  • Advanced radio resource management techniques for URLLC
  • Information theoretic results for high reliability and low latency communications

Submission Guidelines

This Special Session will feature full papers only, as defined below.

Full Papers: Full paper submissions of original work (not previously published, or under review at another conference or journal) must not be longer than five pages and will be published in the conference proceedings.

Please use the IEEE template as described here. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore (approval pending).

Submissions are now accepted through EDAS: [Start a new submission here]

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline:   TBD
Notification of acceptance:     TBD
Camera-ready papers due:    TBD

Contact Us

Matti Latva-aho, Nurul Huda Mahmood, and Hirley Alves
Centre for Wireless Communication and 6G Flagship, University of Oulu, Finland