Editorial: Potential Sensors for the Forthcoming 6G/IoE - Electronics and Physical Communication Aspects

Fadi Al-Turjman
2020 Journal on spesial topics in mobile networks and applications  
Editorial: The new 6G and Internet of Everything (6G/IoE) infrastructure is expected to transform the world of connected sensors and reshape industries. Such a revolution would of course require research and development for the co-existence and device inter-operability of sensors' physics/electronics with 6G networks, novel sensor prototypes, deployment, placement, control and management strategies, smart and intelligent network on chip (NoC) solutions, energy-efficient sensing materials with
more » ... e support of new infrastructures, development of new energy harvesting methods in promising electronics sensors, inter/intra communication protocols and standards, integration of sensors with the existing Cloud-based infrastructures using 6G, and physical circuits reliability/ privacy and security issues for sensors employing 6G. Such research would also require case studies and physical deployment of sensors for the emerging IoE paradigm in 6G networks, studies using test beds, experimental results, as well as various performance evaluation and modelling approaches. Understanding the capabilities associated with these potential sensors is essential for practical implementation as they help modernize and streamline the motivating electronics and physical communication techniques in the near future. Consequently, researchers, scientists, and engineers face emerging challenges in designing sensor-based systems that can efficiently be integrated with the 6G/IoE communication paradigms. This special issue features nine selected papers with high quality. The first article,
doi:10.1007/s11036-020-01671-8 fatcat:hkkk25dmczd2dea57l2dtlzfji