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Call for Papers: “Green Wireless Networks in 5G-inspired Applications”

Call for Papers: “Green Wireless Networks in 5G-inspired Applications”

Dear Colleagues,

To facilitate the permeation of the WSN and IoT solutions in our daily lives, society and industry, we reckon that wireless networking, and especially 5G, can play a very important role. With growing IoT needs, networking should be ubiquitous, energy and spectrum efficient, with good quality of service (QoS) and adequate security, and require minimum human interaction and expertise in order to deploy and use. Adequate solutions to these challenges can provide green support for users in managing their tasks. This kind of development is, not only relevant to researchers, but also to corporations and individuals alike.

Green-Wireless Networks (G-WNs) play a major role in today’s green applications, which aim at avoiding the waste at all levels of the society (energy, materials, food, etc.). From providing rich connectivity to realizing 5G-inspired paradigms, these energy-frugal networks serve a wide range of green applications. This Special Issue will focus mainly on how such networks can be optimized to be energy efficient and cost effective, while maintaining high levels of availability and QoS. Hence, we focus on both design and implementation aspects of reachable green 5G networks, or that can be used for reachable systems (such as the RFID, sensor networks, biometrics, and nanonetworks), while realizing the most diverse green applications, e.g., smart-grids, Internet of Things (IoT), WSN, e-health, intelligent transportations, Cloudlets, etc.

This Special Issue call is open for both theoretical and implementation topics relevant to green networks and green applications in general, in green next generation networks, or in networks that can be utilized in green applications. The following is a non-exclusive list of topics of interest:

  1. 5G Green Implementations and testbed issues,
  2. Green services and G-WNs in 5G applications,
  3. Green communications and 5G architectures,
  4. Context awareness and signaling for energy saving strategies,
  5. Cooperative relaying for energy saving in 5G,
  6. Cross-layer protocols and opportunistic approaches,
  7. Wireless relay, including fixed and mobile elements in 5G,
  8. Integrated RFIDs and Sensor Networks (RSNs) in green 5G applications,
  9. Mobility and 5G in green applications,
  10. Cognitive radios and dynamic spectrum management in 5G,
  11. Performance evaluation in green networks,
  12. Green and ubiquitous computing in 5G,
  13. Cooperation in homogeneous and heterogeneous networks,
  14. Federation in wireless networks towards green 5G,
  15. Smart objects and green localization in G-WNs.
  16. 5G enabling technologies for the G-WNs
  17. Case studies and real world deployment scenarios in 5G networks
  18. Device-to-Device (D2D) communications in green scenarios
  19. Cloud computing in G-WNs
  20. Edge computing in 5G networks for green applications


Dr. Fadi Al-Turjman
Dr. Mihai T. Lazarescu
Dr. Ejaz Ahmed
Dr. Zeeshan Kaleem
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Green networks
  • Green applications
  • 5G/IoT 
  • D2D communications

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