Expected by: 01 June 2024
Digital Twins for 6G
Fundamental theory, technology and applications
Digital twin (DT) technology is a real-time evolving digital duplicate of a physical object or process that contains all its history. It is enabled by massive real-time multi-source data collection and analysis. While 6G is considered as an enabler of digital twins, DT can also be a facilitator for integrating AI and 6G towards reliable, pervasive and efficient intelligent technologies.
While the DT concept is familiar among aerospace and industrial engineers, it is a relatively new topic among electronic, electrical, computer, communications and networking engineers. For future massive-scale industrial internet-of-things (IoT) applications facilitated by DTs, a 6G network will be much more advantageous than its 5G counterpart.
Digital Twins for 6G: Fundamental theory, technology and applications aims to bring together knowledge from industrial practitioners and researchers, and to introduce novel concepts that can help address the challenges associated with this interdisciplinary topic. The authors will cover fundamentals, enabling technologies, standards and advanced topics of DT and 6G to demystify the DT concept and its networking requirements and benefits, support a broader understanding of DT and its relationship with 6G to a larger audience, support learning and understanding for researchers and professionals working on 5G and 6G, and create a foundation on DT and 6G for the international research community.
This book is intended to be both a tutorial of the important topics around digital twin and advanced wireless communications technologies, including 6G, as well as an advanced overview for technical professionals in the communications industry, technical managers, and researchers in both academia and industry.
About the Editors
Hamed Ahmadi is a reader in digital engineering for future technologies at the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology, University of York, UK. He is the associate editor in chief for IEEE Communications Standards magazine. He is a senior member of IEEE, fellow of UK Higher Education Academy, and Networks working group chair of COST Action CA20120 (INTERACT).
Trung Q. Duong is a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) and a full professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. He is also the adjunct chair professor in telecommunications at Queen's University Belfast, UK. His current research interests include quantum communications, wireless communications, machine learning, and real-time optimisation.
Avishek Nag is an assistant professor in the School of Computer Science at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland. His research interests include the application of optimization theory, AI, and blockchain in telecom networks. He is the outreach lead for Ireland for the IEEE UK & Ireland Blockchain Group and also a member of the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking.
Vishal Sharma is a lecturer in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS) at Queen's University Belfast (QUB), Northern Ireland, UK. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 journal/conference articles and book chapters and co-edited two books. He serves on the editorial board of IEEE Communications Magazine, CAAI Transactions on Intelligence Technology, IET Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, IET Networks, ICT Express, and Section Editor-in-Chief of Drones journal.
Berk Canberk is a professor in the School of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University, UK. He is also an adjunct professor at the Artificial Intelligence Department at Istanbul Technical University and ECE Department at Northeastern University. He is an IEEE senior member, member of the ACM and member of the IET. He is an editor in IEEE Transactions in Vehicular Technology, and Elsevier's Computer Networks and Computer Communications journals.
Octavia A. Dobre is professor and Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University, Canada. She was a Fulbright scholar, Royal Society scholar, and distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society. She is a fellow of the IEEE, fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
Hamed Ahmadi, Trung Q. Duong, Avishek Nag, Vishal Sharma, Berk Canberk, Octavia A. Dobre