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Guest Editors:

Meryem Simsek
Gerhard P. Fettweis
Chih-Lin I

Special Issue Papers

Scanning the Issue

By G. Fettweis, M. Simsek, and C.-L. I

The IEEE 1918.1 “Tactile Internet” Standards Working Group and its Standards

By O. Holland, E. Steinbach, R. V. Prasad, Q. Liu, Z. Dawy, A. Aijaz, N. Pappas, K. Chandra, V. S. Rao, S. Oteafy, M. Eid, M. Luden, A. Bhardwaj, X. Liu, J. Sachs, and J. Araújo

This article gives a summary of the IEEE P1918.1 working group’s standardization results.

Low-Latency Networking: Where Latency Lurks and How to Tame It

By X. Jiang, H. Shokri-Ghadikolaei, G. Fodor, E. Modiano, Z. Pang, M. Zorzi, and C. Fischione

This article presents a holistic analysis and classification of the main design principles and enabling technologies for the deployment of low-latency wireless networks.

5G-Based Systems Design for Tactile Internet

By C. Li, C.-P. Li, K. Hosseini, S. Bum Lee, J. Jiang, W. Chen, G. Horn, T. Ji, J. E. Smee, and J. Li

This article discusses the systems design of ultrareliable and low-latency communications in NR and LTE technologies from the physical and medium access control layer perspective.

Adaptive 5G Low-Latency Communication for Tactile Internet Services

By J. Sachs, L. A. A. Andersson, J. Araújo, C. Curescu, J. Lundsjö, G. Rune, E. Steinbach, and G. Wikström

This article provides an overview of Tactile Internet services and haptic interactions and communications.

Softwarization and Network Coding in the Mobile Edge Cloud for the Tactile Internet

By J. A. Cabrera, R.-S. Schmoll, G. T. Nguyen, S. Pandi, and F. H. P. Fitzek

This article highlights the importance of software-defined networking and network function virtualization for 5G networks and Tactile Internet applications and presents a holistic testbed as a key step toward creating an infrastructure for 5G systems and Tactile Internet applications.

Leveraging Tactile Internet Cognizance and Operation via IoT and Edge Technologies

By S. M. A. Oteafy, and H. S. Hassanein

This article presents novel techniques for Cloudlet-based cyber foraging to project how Tactile Internet interactions could benefit from IoT contextualization.

Ultrareliable and Low-Latency Communication Techniques for Tactile Internet Services

By K. S. Kim, D. K. Kim, C.-B. Chae, S. Choi, Y.-C. Ko, J. Kim, Y.-G. Lim, M. Yang, S. Kim, B. Lim, K. Lee, and K. L. Ryu

This article introduces novel physical layer solutions for spectrally efficient ultrareliable and low-latency communication techniques.

Multiconnectivity in Multicellular, Multiuser Systems: A Matching-Based Approach

By M. Simsek, T. Hößler, E. Jorswieck, H. Klessig, and G. Fettweis

This article discusses the feasibility of various multiconnectivity approaches and proposes new solutions to achieve reliability requirements of ultrareliable and low-latency communication.

The Tactile Internet for Industries: A Review

By A. Aijaz and M. Sooriyabandara

This article presents the technology landscape for the Tactile Internet to enable high-performance industrial wireless communication.

Cooperative Driving and the Tactile Internet

By F. Dressler, F. Klingler, M. Segata, and R. Lo Cigno

This article presents opportunities of Tactile Internet concepts that integrate interdisciplinary approaches from control theory, mechanical engineering, and communication protocol design.

Haptic Codecs for the Tactile Internet

By E. Steinbach, M. Strese, M. Eid, X. Liu, A. Bhardwaj, Q. Liu, M. Al-Ja’afreh, T. Mahmoodi, R. Hassen, A. El Saddik, and O. Holland

This article presents the fundamentals and state of the art in haptic codec design for the Tactile Internet.

Tactile Robots as a Central Embodiment of the Tactile Internet

By S. Haddadin, L. Johannsmeier, and F. Díaz Ledezma

This article discusses the concept of Tactile Robots connected with human operators via smart wearables as an essential multimodal embodiment of the coming Tactile Internet.

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