Expected by: 01 December 2023
The Role of 6G and Beyond on the Road to Net-Zero Carbon

The Role of 6G and Beyond on the Road to Net-Zero Carbon

Edited by Muhammad Ali Imran, Ahmad Taha, Shuja Ansari, Muhammad Usman, Qammer H. Abbasi

In the race against climate change, the focus has turned towards achieving the 2050 net-zero carbon target. Achieving net-zero means balancing between the amount of greenhouse gas removed from the atmosphere and those produced and released. Efforts are needed on both sides to find suitable solutions to reduce released emissions and to remove current emissions from the atmosphere. A collective effort revolving around the utilisation of new technologies, particularly in wireless and mobile communications, is needed to achieve the net-zero carbon target.

The previous generations of mobile connectivity have already played a crucial role in reducing emissions through such means as smart metering and remote working. Numerous studies have highlighted how vital 5G technology is in mitigating climate change and accelerating the way to net-zero. This is due to the potential 5G technology has in bringing increasing data rates, massive machine type communication, and ultra-low latency. As 5G is rolling out, researchers are researching how the 6th generation of mobile networks (6G) will take the advantages of 5G even further.

This book focuses on the potential of 6G to further expedite the achievement of net-zero. The authors cover the latest research efforts made in utilising 6G technology to solve real societal problems and to thought provoke researchers and scientists in proposing innovative ideas on how 6G can help with the fight against climate change.

The book is geared towards researchers, engineers, scientists, technology professionals and advanced students in the fields of wireless communication, energy management, green tech and sustainability with a focus on net-zero carbon. It will also serve as an advanced textbook for postgraduate students in mobile communications and energy-related disciplines, and it will be useful to policy makers, 5G and 6G stakeholders, regulators, institutional actors and research agencies to support them in incorporating green sustainable mobile communication networks in their plans for net-zero targets.

About the Editors

Muhammad Ali Imran is a professor of communication systems, dean of transnational engineering education and head of the Communications, Sensing and Imaging hub at the University of Glasgow, UK. He is also an affiliate professor at the University of Oklahoma, USA, visiting professor at the 6GIC at the University of Surrey, UK and affiliate research professor with the AI Research Centre of Ajman University, UAE. He has a grant portfolio of £20M+.

Ahmad Taha is a lecturer in Autonomous Systems & Connectivity at the James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK. He has a research output of 35+ publications and he is a named Co-I/PI on several research grants of £500k+ value, in total. He is recognised by the Royal Academy of Engineering under the Global Talent scheme; an inaugural member of the UK Young Academy; and an academic advisor to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

Shuja Ansari is a lecturer in autonomous systems and connectivity at James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK. He is a chartered engineer with over a decade's experience in telecommunications focusing on private and public mobile networks, radio access technologies, and their applications. He is the 5G use case lead for the Wave-1 Urban 5G project funded by the Scotland 5G Centre and the Glasgow principal investigator for the UK Electromagnetic Environment Hub.

Muhammad Usman is a lecturer and programme leader in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. Before joining GCU, he was a research associate at the University of Glasgow, UK, in the EPSRC funded COG-MHEAR project. He holds a PhD degree in ICT from the University of Trento, Italy. He has exceptional research output record in the field of beyond 5G cellular systems, RF sensing, and network security.

Qammer H. Abbasi is a professor with the James Watt School of Engineering (JWS), University of Glasgow, deputy head for the Communication Sensing and Imaging hub, lead for Connecting People theme at JWS and deputy theme lead for Quantum technology in the University's Advance Research Centre. He has grant portfolio of £10M+ and published more than 450 journal and conference papers and edited/published 11 books.

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Publication Year: 2023

Pages: 296

ISBN-13: 978-1-83953-736-3

Format: HBK

Editors: Muhammad Ali Imran, Ahmad Taha, Shuja Ansari, Muhammad Usman, Qammer H. Abbasi

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