SmartCom is the international workshop jointly organised by several IEICE Technical Committees and technical key players outside Japan. This is the 5th SmartCom in its history, and hosted in collaboration with academia in Thailand. The workshop targets on smart wireless communications, and provides a great opportunity for discussing smarter wireless world in future. The organising committee expects that the workshop also represents a great opportunity for networking such as for initiating cooperative research and joint proposals.
The scope of SmartCom 2018 includes radio technologies, spectrum management, wireless networks, communication theory, flexible hardware, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies for wireless systems, among the others. According to recent advancement of wireless technologies, mobile applications, and ubiquitous connectivity, it is required to support huge volume of wireless data traffic, demanding higher data rates. Hence, smart communication technologies to address this data demand are urgently required to sustain future wireless world. In this workshop, we discuss solutions targeting not only near future but also years beyond 2020, e.g., 5G, beyond 5G and Internet of things (IoT). Expected candidate solutions include small cells, heterogeneous networks including microwave/millimetre wave devices, dynamic spectrum management, machine learning for wireless communications, and so on.