Future networks demand for an end-to-end co-design of communication, sensing, and computing functionalities, aiming at endowing networks with the native ability to "perceive" the physical world. In a conventional information processing pipeline, environmental information is collected by sensors (perception layer), exchanged via communications (transport layer), and fused by processing units (computing/application layer). Perceive networks aim to seamlessly integrate these three layers into a self-sustaining, intelligent network, virtually interacting with every aspect of our daily lives.

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