IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
08-13 October 2017 – Montreal, QC, Canada

WORKSHOPS

IEEE PIMRC 2017 is pleased to announce the workshops confirmed and scheduled within the technical program of the conference.

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Tuesday 10
October
WS-06
WS-07
WS-09
Wednesday 11
October
WS-05
WS-08
WS-10 WS-11
Thursday 12
October
WS-01
WS-02
WS-04 WS-03


SCOPE

The demands for high data rates and ultra-reliable coverage become demanding issues due to increase number of population in the world by 2020. The huge demand for high quality life makes the administrator and the governments to put carefully planning in cities in a smarter way. As a premier agent for stimulating a quality of life compatible with a resource efficient economy, the smart city phenomenon has recently seized the imagination of the academia and the industry significantly. As the Internet of things (IoT) and Tactile Internet are predictable to be a primary driving force for future cities, advanced communication methods will play a crucial role in assisting real-time data acquisition and utilization from distributed sensors. However, smart cities will also have to function within the limitations of the national economy and available resources. Consequently, the challenges in the realization of smart cities are many and varied.

In general, low energy consumption, constrained bandwidth, latency and budgetary limitations are predominating. In order to overcome these hurdles, it is essential that new ideas and theories for optimizing the network in energy, spectral, latency and monetary terms are presented to achieve a robust environment monitoring and sustainable transportation network, among other provisions. This led the researchers to pave the way for future wireless networks under the umbrella of 5G communications as well. This is an amalgamation of a multitude of technologies ranging from device-level algorithms such as low power transmissions to system-level architectures such as software-defined networking (SDN), the challenges posed by each of these techniques are critical. The smart city idea is also known to work at the intersection of various techniques such as device-to-device (D2D) communications, massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO), millimeter wave (mmWave) communications, full-duplex transmissions and Internet of Things (IoT) to name a few.

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS AND CO-CHAIRS

Symeon Chatzinotas, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg Symeon Chatzinotas
Rui Dinis, Universidade, Nova de Lisboa (UNL), Portugal Rui Dinis
Syed Ali Hassan, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan Syed Ali Hassan
Dushantha Nalin K. Jayakody, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia (Lead Co-Chair) Dushantha Nalin K Jayakody

DATE, AGENDA, AND MEETING ROOM

Thursday, October 12, 08:30 – 18:00, Verdun

WS01/S01: Communications for Networked Smart Cities I

Thursday, October 12
08:30 – 10:30
Room: Verdun

 

08:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
08:42 Physical-Layer Network Coding: An Enabling Technology for Smart Cities
Vaibhav Kumar, Barry G Cardiff and Mark F. Flanagan (University College Dublin, Ireland)
09:00 Scheduling Services on an IoT Device Under Time-Weighted Pricing
Ioannis Avgouleas, Nikolaos Pappas and Vangelis Angelakis (Linköping University, Sweden)
09:18 Real-Time Cloud Robotics in Practical Smart City Applications
Nazli Khan Beigi (Concordia University & C2RO Company, Canada); Bahar Partov (WaveLite Company, Canada); Soodeh Farokhi (C2RO Robotics, Canada)
09:36 Urban Channel Models for Smart City IoT-Networks Based on Empirical Measurements of LoRa-links at 433 MHz and 868 MHz
Pascal Jörke, Stefan Böcker and Florian Liedmann (TU Dortmund University, Germany); Christian Wietfeld (TU Dortmund University & Communication Networks Institute, Germany)
09:54 Vehicle as a Resource for Continuous Service Availability in Smart Cities
Moayad Aloqaily (Carleton University, Canada); Ismaeel Al Ridhawi (American University of the Middle East & University of Ottawa, Kuwait); Burak Kantarci and Hussein T. Mouftah (University of Ottawa, Canada)
10:12 Acceptable Range of Spatial Density in an Ad Hoc Network of UAVs
Ali Rakhshan (Johns Hopkins University, USA); Hossein Pishro-Nik (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA)

WS01/S02: Communications for Networked Smart Cities II

Thursday, October 12
13:00 – 15:00
Room: Verdun

 

13:00 KW-10 Keynote Speech by Masoud Ardakani on “Efficient Coding for Cloud Storage”
13:30 Green Process Offloading in Smart Home Scenarios
Shahin Vakilinia (Synchromedia & Synchromedia, Canada); Iman Vakilinia (University of Nevada, Reno, USA); Mohamed Cheriet (Ecole de technologie superieure (University of Quebec), Canada)
13:48 Save-then-Transmit Scheme for Gaussian Channels Powered by Random Energy Harvesters
Linsong Du (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, P.R. China); Kun Yang (University of Essex, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Chuan Huang (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, P.R. China)
14:06 Cache-enabled D2D Communication: A Social Perspective
Yue Wang, Xiaofeng Tao and Xuefei Zhang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
14:24 Computationally Efficient Symbol-Level Precoding Communications Demonstrator
Juan Duncan, Jevgenij Krivochiza, Stefano Andrenacci and Symeon Chatzinotas (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg); Björn Ottersten (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
14:42 Distributed Zero-Forcing AF Beamforming for Energy-Efficient Communications in Networked Smart Cities
Slim Zaidi (University of Quebec, INRS-EMT, Canada); Oussama Ben Smida (Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada); Sofiene Affes (INRS-EMT, Canada); Shahrokh Valaee (University of Toronto, Canada)

WS01/S03: Communications for Networked Smart Cities III

Thursday, October 12
16:30 – 18:00
Room: Verdun

 

16:30 Efficient Resource Allocation for Video Streaming for 5G Network-to-Vehicle Communications
Farhan Pervez (Saudi Telecom Company, Saudi Arabia); Abdulkareem Adinoyi (Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC), Saudi Arabia); Halim Yanikomeroglu (Carleton University, Canada)
16:48 Connecting Mobility, Online Behavior and Urban Structure from Cellular Network Data
Bo Wen and Yuanyuan Qiao (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Wenhui Lin (Aisino, P.R. China); Jie Yang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
17:06 Throughput and Energy Consumption Trade-Off in Traffic Splitting in Heterogeneous Networks with Dual Connectivity
Sandrine Boumard and Ilkka S. Harjula (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland); Kari Horneman (N/a, Finland); Honglin Hu (Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, P.R. China)
17:24 Integrating PNC and RLNC for BSM Dissemination in VANETs
Minglong Zhang, Peter Han Joo Chong, Boon-Chong Seet and Saeed Ur Rehman (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand); Arun Kumar (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
17:42 Cognitive-Femtocell Based Resource Allocation in Macrocell Network
Joydev Ghosh (National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, RUSSIA, Russia); Dushantha Nalin K. Jayakody (National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia); Marwa Qararqe (Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar)

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E-mail: workshop.ws-01.co-chairs@pimrc2017.org


SCOPE

There has been a vast increase in the range and proliferation of wireless technologies over recent decades, which has led to the crowding of existing spectrum. Among available solutions to address the resulting congestion and shortage of capacity, cognitive radio (CR) and spectrum sharing concepts have been envisioned. Such concepts will be particularly important in the context of 5G communication systems, where despite the introduction of novel mm-wave “pioneer bands”, there will be evermore increased pressure – especially on lower-frequency spectrum. This is due to the coverage and reliability requirements of 5G, in tandem with vastly increased capacity and throughput. CR and other spectrum sharing paradigms can address such issues through increasing the net spectrum available to each particular user. CR can also serve other benefits, such as enhancing the management, performance and coexistence of heterogeneous networks with diverse radio access technologies. It is widely expected that new emerging technologies applied in 5G networks will enable pioneering services, making 5G both socially beneficial and economically viable. Advanced solutions must be identified in both technical and regulatory domains to realize CR and spectrum sharing for such 5G and other future networks. Towards such ends, this workshop aims to gather and promote discussion among researchers, engineers, practitioners, and end-user groups, with the goal of inspiring the analysis and development of CR and spectrum sharing solutions for future networks. A key focus of this workshop is on the practical implementation of the above concepts, and “shift-to-market” considerations. Moreover, this workshop also focuses on issues, advances and challenges in various research domains related to cognition and wider spectrum sharing schemes in future generation communication systems and networks.

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS AND CO-CHAIRS

Kareem Baddour, Communications Research Centre, Canada Kareem Baddour
Faouzi Bader, CentraleSupélec, France Faouzi Bader
Panagiotis Demestichas, University of Piraeus, Greece Panagiotis Demestichas
Oliver Holland, King’s College London, UK (Lead Co-Chair) Oliver Holland
Adrian Kliks, Poznan University of Technology, Poland Adrian Kliks
Yiouli Kritikou, WINGS ICT Solutions, Greece Yiouli Kritikou
Markus Mueck, Intel Mobile & Communications Group, Germany Markus Mueck

DATE, AGENDA, AND MEETING ROOM

Thursday, October 12, 09:00 – 18:00, Lachine

WS02/S01: Fifth-Generation Networks

Thursday, October 12
09:00 – 10:30
Room: Lachine

 

09:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
09:10 Talk by Oliver Holland on “Thoughts on Database-Driven Spectrum Sharing for 5G”
09:30 Multiple Resource Reuse for D2D Communication with Uniform Interference in 5G Cellular Networks
Abubaker Matovu Waswa (Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany); Dariush Mohammad Soleymani (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany); Stephen S. Mwanje (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany); Jens Mueckenheim (University of Applied Sciences Merseburg, Germany); Andreas Mitschele-Thiel (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany)
09:50 On Active, Fine-Grained RAN and Spectrum Sharing in Multi-Tenant 5G Networks
Shah Nawaz Khan (FBK CREATE-NET, Italy); Leonardo Goratti (FBK Create-Net, Italy); Roberto Riggio (FBK CREATE-NET, Italy); Shahriar Hasan (University of Trento, Italy)
10:10 Leading Innovations Towards 5G: Europe’s Perspective in 5G Infrastructure Public-Private Partnership (5G-PPP)
Jose Alcaraz-Calero (University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Ioannis-Prodromos Belikaidis (WINGS ICT Solutions, Greece); Carlos J. Bernardos (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain); Pascal Bisson (Thales Group, France); Didier Bourse (Nokia, France); Michael Bredel (NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany); Daniel Camps-Mur (i2CAT Foundation, Spain); Tao Chen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland LTD, Finland); Xavier Costa-Perez (NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany); Panagiotis Demestichas (University of Piraeus, Greece); Mark Doll (Nokia Bell Labs & Nokia, Germany); Salah Eddine Elayoubi (Orange Labs, France); Andreas Georgakopoulos (WINGS ICT Solutions, Greece); Aarne O Mämmelä (VTT, Finland); Hans-Peter Mayer (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany); Miquel Payaró (CTTC, Spain); Bessem Sayadi (Nokia Bell-Labs, France); Muhammad Shuaib Siddiqui (Fundació i2CAT, Internet i Innovació Digital a Catalunya, Spain); Miurel Tercero (Ericsson AB, Sweden); Qi Wang (University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

WS02/S02: Resource Allocation and Access

Thursday, October 12
13:30 – 15:00
Room: Lachine

 

13:30 Machine Learning Based Scheme for Contention Window Size Adaptation in LTE-LAA
Zoraze Ali (Centre Tecnol`ogic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain); Lorenza Giupponi, Josep Mangues-Bafalluy and Biljana Bojovic (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain)
13:48 Multi-RAT Scheduling for Heterogeneous Networks
Pawel Kryszkiewicz (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)
14:06 Low-Complexity Uplink Resource Allocation Algorithm Based on Hypergraph Clustering for D2D Communications
Yifang Ren and Gang Chuai (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
14:24 Adjacent Channel Interference Cancellation for Robust Spectrum Sharing in Satellite Communications Systems
Tri Minh Nguyen (EMT-INRS, University of Quebec, Canada); Long Bao Le (INRS, University of Quebec, Canada)
14:42 Optimal Energy Harvesting Time and Power Allocation Policy in CRN Under SecurityConstraints from Eavesdroppers
Hung Tran (Malardalen University, Sweden); Truong Xuan Quach (TNU-University of Information and Communication Technology, Vietnam); Ha-Vu Tran (University of Québec, Canada); Elisabeth Uhlemann (Malardalen University, Sweden)

WS02/S03: Context and Constraints

Thursday, October 12
16:30 – 18:00
Room: Lachine

 

16:30 Detection Capacity of Multidetector Networks with Applications to Cognitive Radio
Ghurumuruhan Ganesan (NYU Abu Dhabi)
16:48 Analytical Study on the Estimation of Primary Activity Distribution Based on Spectrum Sensing
Ahmed Al-Tahmeesschi (The Unviersity of Liverpool, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Miguel López-Benítez (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Kenta Umebayashi (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan); Janne Lehtomäki (University of Oulu, Finland)
17:06 Spectrum Sharing Opportunities in Land Mobile Radio Bands: A Data-Driven Approach
Humphrey Rutagemwa (Communications Research Centre (CRC), Canada); Kareem E. Baddour and Amir Ghasemi (Communications Research Centre Canada, Canada)
17:24 Performance of Cognitive Spatial Modulation MIMO Systems Under Transceiver Hardware Impairments
Ali Afana (Lakehead University, Canada); Najah A. Abu Ali (UAEU, United Arab Emirates); Salama Said Ikki (Lakehead University, Canada)

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E-mail: workshop.ws-02.co-chairs@pimrc2017.org


SCOPE

The proliferation of wireless devices in the upcoming evolution of 5G will have a profound impact on the communications industry. Wireless traffic will also surge due to the increasing per-device data demand from novel services and applications. These changes to the wireless communications landscape are driving the demand for ultra-dense wireless network deployments. In recent years, this demand has led to a growing interest in optical wireless (OW) networks as a novel solution. Researchers have shown promising data rates for OW communications via Infrared (IR), visible light communication (VLC), and ultraviolet (UV) technologies. These high data rate capabilities coupled with the directionality of the optical medium allow OW small cells to provide very high bandwidth density (b/s/m2). Accordingly, densely distributed OW small cells have the potential to provide additional wireless capacity in the indoor environments where it is needed most.

Compared to traditional RF networks; these OW deployments can provide very high aggregate capacity; however, densely distributed OW small cells are challenged to accommodate highly dynamic environments. Specifically, the OW channel is susceptible to blocking and the smaller coverage region of each cell implies that devices with high mobility will change connections frequently. In order to mitigate the impact of these limitations, heterogeneous networks (HetNets) have been proposed where OW networks supplement traditional RF small cell networks – combining the aggregate capacity gains of the former with the coverage and reliability of the later. These Coexisting Radio and Optical Wireless Deployments, or CROWD networks, are of high interest as we look for new ways to accommodate the demand that will be placed on next generation wireless networks.

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS AND CO-CHAIRS

Moussa Ayyash, Chicago State University, USA Moussa Ayyash
Hany Elgala, University at Albany, USA Hany Elgala
Abdallah Khreishah, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA Abdallah Khreishah
Thomas D.C. Little, Boston University, USA Thomas D.C. Little
Michael Rahaim, Boston University, USA (Lead Co-Chair) Michael Rahaim

DATE, AGENDA, AND MEETING ROOM

Thursday, October 12, 13:30 – 15:00, St-Michel

WS03 – TR1/S43: Coexisting Radio and Optical Wireless (Joint Session)

Thursday, October 12
13:30 – 15:00
Room: St-Michel

 

13:30 Interference-Limited Mixed Malaga-M and Generalized-K Dual-Hop FSO/RF Systems (submitted and accepted in Track 1)
Imene Trigui (University of Toronto, Canada); Nesrine Cherif (INRS, Canada); Sofiene Affes (INRS-EMT, Canada); Xianbin Wang (Western University, Canada); Victor C.M. Leung (University of British Columbia, Canada); Alex Stéphenne (Ericsson & INRS-EMT, Canada)
13:48 Hybrid LiFi – WiFi Indoor Broadcasting System (submitted and accepted in Track 1)
Akash Gupta (Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, India); Parul Garg (Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India); Nikhil Sharma (The LNM Institute of Information Technology, Jaipur, India)
14:06 On the Performance of AF Based Mixed Triple-Hop RF/FSO/RF Communication System (submitted and accepted in Track 1)
Sanya Anees (Indian Institute of Information Technology – Guwahati, India); P. Sai Shri Harsha (Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati, India); Manav Bhatnagar (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India)
14:24 Combination of Visible Light and Radio Frequency Bands for Device-to-Device Communication
Zdenek Becvar, Pavel Mach, Mehyar Najla and Stanislav Zvanovec (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic)
14:42 Why Would 5G Need Optical Wireless Communications?
Tezcan Cogalan (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Harald Haas (The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

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E-mail: workshop.ws-03.co-chairs@pimrc2017.org


SCOPE

Wireless network virtualization and cloud-based technologies allow flexible dynamic network composition and lower the entry barriers to the market for both emerging wireless resource providers and niche VNOs. As a result, the economic landscape of providing connectivity services is changing, and the existing pricing and procuring mechanisms of wireless services are becoming obsolete.

Virtualization will generate a more heterogeneous wireless networks ecosystem with new players both on the supply side of wireless resources – e.g. local infrastructure providers – and on the demand side – e.g. VNOs specialized in Internet of things services. New and dynamic mechanisms for wireless network orchestration are required to address this heterogeneous environment. In addition to technical aspects related to network management and operation, these new mechanisms should take into account the economic aspects of accessing wireless resources that are heterogeneous both in terms of ownership and type. This creates an interdisciplinary research area that needs a vast variety of expertise including knowledge of network architecture, data analysis and machine learning, game and auction theory, mechanism design, two-side pricing and billing, and user behavior analysis.

This workshop will focus on the technical and economic challenges of virtualized wireless networks. The goal of this workshop is to engage wireless engineers, data scientists and economists in a joint action and enhance their collaborations in understanding of the network virtualization ecosystem.

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS AND CO-CHAIRS

Hamed Ahmadi, University College Dublin, Ireland (Lead Co-Chair) Hamed Ahmadi
Linda Doyle, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Linda Doyle
Irene Macaluso, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Irene Macaluso

DATE, AGENDA, AND MEETING ROOM

Thursday, October 12, 08:30 – 10:30, Lasalle

WS04 – TR4/S11: Economics of Wireless Virtualization (Joint Session)

Thursday, October 12
08:30 – 10:30
Room: Lasalle

 

08:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
08:38 KW-09 Keynote Speech by Toktam Mahmoodi on “Wireless Network Virtualization, Business Opportunities and Economic Aspects”
09:18 Inter-Operator Dynamic Capacity Sharing for Multi-Tenant Virtualized PON
Nima Afraz (CONNECT Center, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland); Amr Elrasad (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland); Hamed Ahmadi (University College Dublin, Ireland); Marco Ruffini (CTVR, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
09:36 Exploring the Economical Benefits of Virtualized Wireless Sensor Networks
Roland Katona (Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland); Victor Cionca (Cork Institute of Technology & Nimbus Centre, Ireland); Donna O’Shea and Dirk Pesch (Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland)
09:54 5G via Evolved Packet Core Slices: Costs and Technology of Early Deployments
Wolfgang Kiess (DOCOMO Euro-Labs, Germany); Malla Reddy Sama (DOCOMO Euro-labs, Germany); József Varga (Nokia, Hungary); Johannes Prade (Nokia, Germany); Hans-Jochen Morper and Klaus Hoffmann (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany)
10:12 Hybrid Greyfield Wireless Access Virtualization with Leveraged Combining of Cloud, Fog, and Legacy RANs (submitted and accepted in Track 4)
Slim Zaidi (University of Quebec, INRS-EMT, Canada); Sofiene Affes (INRS-EMT, Canada); Mourad Azzakhmam (ETS, Canada); Charles Despins (ETS, University of Quebec, Canada); Keyvan Zarifi and Peiying Zhu (Huawei Technologies, Canada)

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E-mail: workshop.ws-04.co-chairs@pimrc2017.org


SCOPE

The key challenges in the success of mobile applications are the ability to personalize to the customer requirements, and the trustworthiness of the application through security and dynamic update of information. This workshop explores potentials and constraints of personalization of mobile applications and challenges for smart cities and smart citizens. New techniques and methodologies for personalization such as indoor localization, bi-channel communication between service providers and users are within the scope of the workshop. Furthermore, processes for user-centric design such as co-creation, techniques for secure access and dynamic data updates for secure smart cities and smart citizens are of special interest. As a novel and exciting addition, this workshop includes a specialist tutorial session on “Co-creation technique – the user-centric living labs approach” presented by Mr. Grahame Smith, Head of Allied Health at LJMU. The participants for the tutorial session will be selected based on their EOI expressed through a short description. Also our industry partners will run a product “elevator pitch” session (EOI required). Brief descriptions of the intended panel sessions are given below.

  • Mobile applications for mission critical services such as disaster recovery: This session will explore novel intelligent mobility models and protocols to provide temporary communication infrastructure in effectively managing the rescue operation.
  • Personalized mobile applications in healthcare for smart citizens: Mobile apps in the healthcare sector have increased rapidly, all vying for the customer base that want to take control of their health and independent living. However, the success depends on the application’s ability to sustain user engagement. Co-creation or participatory design as termed by the health and psychology experts is a proven way of motivating the users and sustaining their engagement with the tool. This session will explore techniques and methodologies for co-creation. Lessons learned from challenges and benefits gained from opportunities in healthcare applications will also be explored.
  • Personalized mobile applications in transport for smart cities: One of the deciding factors on a city’s status as a smart city is the transport facility. The transport sector has been working hard to enhance the end-to-end journey experience of their customers. In recent years, there have been several calls for funding applications focusing on this theme. In addition, they also explore ways of enhancing the user experience through stations. The challenges for this focus could be personalizing the information provided to the user, the ability to locate the user indoors/underground, facilitating bi-channel communication between service providers and service users. This session will explore new techniques for indoor location, personalization, dynamic data analysis or cloud computing for providing quality of service for smart cities.

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS AND CO-CHAIRS

Nik Bessis, Edge Hill University, UK Nik Bessis
Keeley Crockett, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Keeley Crockett
Mesut Günes, University of Magdeburg, Germany Mesut Günes
Princy Johnson, Liverpool John Moores University, UK (Lead Co-Chair) Princy Johnson
Sergio Toral MarÍn, University of Seville, Spain Sergio Toral MarÍn

DATE, AGENDA, AND MEETING ROOM

Wednesday, October 11, 08:30 – 18:30, Verdun

WS05/S01: Personalized Mobile Apps for Smart Cities and Citizens I

Thursday, October 12
08:30 – 10:30
Room: Verdun

 

08:30 Smart Cardiac Health Management in IoT Through Heart Sound Signal Analytics and Robust Noise Filtering
Arijit Ukil (Tata Consultancy Services, India); Uttam Kumar Roy (Jadavpur University, India)
08:50 Real-time Cellular Activity Monitoring Using LTE Radio Measurements
Mohammed M. Olama, Teja Kuruganti, Miljko Bobrek, Stephen Killough and James Nutaro (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA); Gautam Thakur (Oak Ridge National Laboratory & Computational Data Analytics, USA)
09:10 Optimized Indoor Positioning for Static Mode Smart Devices Using BLE
Quang Huy Nguyen, Princy Johnson, Trung Nguyen and Martin Randles (Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
09:30 Deploying a BTLE Positioning System: Practical Issues on Calibration
Ana M. Bernardos (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain); Luca Bergesio, Eduardo Metola and Daniel Ortiz (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain); Jose R Casar (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)
09:50 Decentralized Iterative Community Clustering Approach (DICCA)
Amhmed Bhih, Princy Johnson, Trung Nguyen and Martin Randles (Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
10:10 Personalized Mobile Rapid Sentence Reading with Multi-lingual Extension
Toshiyuki Maeda (Hannan University, Japan)

WS05/S02: Tutorial by Grahame Smith on “Co-Creation Technique – The User-Centric Living Labs Approach”

Thursday, October 12
13:30 – 15:00
Room: Verdun

 

WS05/S03: Personalized Mobile Apps for Smart Cities and Citizens II

Thursday, October 12
16:30 – 18:30
Room: Verdun

 

16:30 WS05/S03: Networking Session and Elevator Pitch
17:00 Securing Critical Infrastructure in Smart Cities: Providing Scalable Access Control for Constrained Devices
Marian Buschsieweke (Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany); Mesut Günes (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany)
17:18 Service Management Platform to Support Service Migrations for IoT Smart City Applications
Kai Kientopf, Saleem Raza, Simon Lansing and Mesut Günes (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany)
17:36 Understanding Correlation Between Offline Mobility and Online Browsing Tendency in Mobile Network
Qi Li and Yuanyuan Qiao (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Wenhui Lin (Aisino, P.R. China); Jie Yang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
17:54 Optimized Mobility Models for Disaster Recovery Using UAVs
Onye Erim (Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Colin Wright (, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
18:12 A Fast Path Matching Algorithm for Indoor Positioning System Using Magnetic Field Measurements
Zixiang Ma, Stefan Poslad, Shaoxiong Hu and Xiaoshuai Zhang (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

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E-mail: workshop.ws-05.co-chairs@pimrc2017.org


SCOPE

Full-duplex (FD) has been considered as an advanced radio technology for next generation communication systems. It breaks the barrier of today’s communications by supporting bi-directional communications without time, frequency and spatial duplexers. By transmitting and receiving at the same time, on the same frequency and on the same spatial link, full-duplex has the potential to double the system capacity and reduce the end-to-end latency. The major challenge for a FD capable device (e.g., a FD capable base station or a FD capable user equipment) is how to effectively cancel the self-interference (SI) that consists of the leakage and reflection of its own transmitting signal which can be more than 100 dB stronger than the sensitivity level of a receiver. In the past few years, SI cancellation techniques have attracted considerable attention from both industry and academia, and have made remarkable progress in design, implementation and prototyping. Multi-stage and cross-domain approaches involving antenna design, analogue and digital signal processing have made FD technology feasible for future communication products.

In the meantime, research and investigation of FD-enabled communication networks are on the horizon. The implication and impact of FD-enabled devices on the throughput and scheduling of FD networks have been widely studied. Traditional communication networks have been challenged by the additional interference caused by FD nodes and devices. One issue that is particularly detrimental to FD networks is the additional mutual interference (MI) among FD capable nodes and devices when all or some of them operate in full-duplex mode. It suggests that network-wide SI and MI cancellation and mitigation are needed, and FD-aware and FD-optimum upper layer protocols are keys to capitalizing FD gains in FD networks.

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS AND CO-CHAIRS

Jaehoon Chung, Advanced Standard R&D Lab, LG Electronics, Korea Jaehoon Chung
Tho Le-Ngoc, McGill University, Canada Tho Le-Ngoc
Shilpa Talwar, Wireless Communications Research, Intel Labs, USA Shilpa Talwar
Huan Wu, Huawei Technologies, Canada (Lead Co-Chair) Huan Wu

DATE, AGENDA, AND MEETING ROOM

Tuesday, October 10, 09:00 – 18:00, Verdun

WS06/S01: Full-Duplex Technologies: Interference

Tuesday, October 10
09:00 – 10:30
Room: Verdun

 

09:00 Vectoring-Based Dynamic Spectrum Management for G.fast Multi-User Full-Duplex Transmission
Wouter Lanneer and Jeroen Verdyck (KU Leuven, Belgium); Paschalis Tsiaflakis (Bell Labs, Nokia, Belgium); Jochen Maes (Nokia Bell Labs, Belgium); Marc Moonen (KU Leuven, Belgium)
09:22 Impact of User Terminal Antenna Spacing on Inter-Terminal Interference Cancellation in Multi-User Full Duplex MIMO Transmission
Atsuto Kawagoe and Naoki Honma (Iwate University, Japan); Nobuyasu Takemura (Nippon Institute of Technology, Japan)
09:45 Interference Cancellation in Full-Duplex Multi-Cell Networks
Huan Wu (Huawei Technologies Canada Co Ltd., Canada); Eddy Hum (Huawei Technologies, Canada); Wanyi Shiu (Huawei Technologies Canada Co. Ltd., Canada); James Griffiths (Huawei Technologies Canada Ltd, Canada)
10:07 Coupling Channel Estimation Based Self-Interference Cancellation in Massive MIMO Full-Duplex System
Daimeng Chen, Fangfang Liu, Chunyan Feng and Wen Zhao (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)

 

Tuesday, October 10
13:00 – 14:00
Room: Verdun

 

13:00 KW-03 Keynote Speech by Yang-Seok Choi on “Full-Duplex MIMO – Algorithms and PoC Performance”
14:00 KW-04 Keynote Speech by Yingbo Hua on “Secure Wireless Communication with Full-Duplex Radio”

 

WS06/S03 : Full-Duplex Communications: Systems and Networks

Tuesday, October 10
16:30 – 18:00
Room: Verdun

 

16:30 Area Spectral Efficiency and Coverage for Mixed Duplexing Networks with Directional Transmissions
Sanjay Goyal and Alphan Şahin (InterDigital Communications, USA); Robert L. Olesen (Interdigital Communications Corp., USA)
16:52  Capacity Gain Analysis for Underlaying Full-Duplex D2D Communications with A Novel Interference Management Scheme
Xinjing Hou (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Fang Liu and Yuanan Liu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecom, P.R. China)
17:15 Blind Polarization Oblique Projection Based Inter-User Interference Cancellation in Full Duplex Multiuser MIMO System
Wen Zhao, Chunyan Feng, Fangfang Liu, Caili Guo and Yao Nie (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
17:37 LDPC Encoding for Partial-Duplex Wireless Communication
Hamid Reza Barzegar and Luca Reggiani (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

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For more than a decade, the Internet of Things (IoT) and its enabling services have been increasingly narrowing the gap between the physical world and cyberspace. It has been pursued mostly by making objects smarter and connecting them pervasively through different technologies. We are witnessing that IoT is revolutionizing the way we interact to our environment. There are many concepts along this road which relate to the general vision of IoT, among which we can refer to (but not limited to): smart factories, smart cities, mobile health, smart products, smart spaces, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, intelligent transportation systems, smart manufacturing, surveillance, telemetry, industry 4.0, E-health and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications. What those concepts have in common is that they provide a platform that different smart objects and their related data are integrated to create some services.

Research activities have been ongoing in both academia and industry to pave the path towards vast deployment of IoT services and meeting their requirements. However, many issues should be addressed to enable seamless connectivity of devices, systems, and services to introduce varieties of applications. These issues include matters related to embedded sensors and smart objects, resource-constrained devices and networks, secure and robust communications for massive deployment of the sensors and devices, ultra-reliable and low-latency communications (URLLC) for the mission critical systems, data collection and analysis, IoT services and IoT techno-economics aspects, IoT platforms, just to name a few. Many standardization bodies (e.g., 3GPP, ETSI TC M2M, 6LowPAN, IETF, IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15, Bluetooth SIG etc.) have launched activities to support the spreading of IoT. More notably and most recently, the 3GPP has standardized narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) to address the requirements of IoT. The purpose is to provide improved indoor coverage, support to massive number of low throughput devices, low delay sensitivity, ultra-low device cost, low device power consumption, and optimized network architecture.

Thus, the research in this area is still underway and novel solutions are needed to efficiently serve a huge number of objects and devices that interact autonomously at a global level in heterogeneous networks. The goal of this workshop is to bring experts and various state-of-the-art research activities in both academia and industry together in the forefront of IoT to present and debate trends, advanced technologies, services and applications that will make possible the integration of verticals.

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS AND CO-CHAIRS

Hamid Aghvami, King’s College, UK Hamid Aghvami3
Amira Alloum, Nokia Bell Labs, France Amira Alloum
Piergiuseppe Di Marco, Ericsson Research, Sweden Piergiuseppe Di Marco
Sassan Iraji, Aalto University, Finland (Lead Co-Chair) Sassan Iraji
Andrés Laya, Ericsson Research, Sweden Andres Laya Romero
Rapeepat Ratasuk, Nokia Bell Labs, USA Rapeepat Ratasuk

DATE, AGENDA, AND MEETING ROOM

Tuesday, October 10, 08:30 – 18:30, Lachine

WS07/S01: IoT – Road Ahead: Apps, Challenges and Solutions I

Tuesday, October 10
08:30 – 10:30
Room: Lachine

 

08:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
08:38 KW-01 Keynote Speech by Amit Mukhopadhyay on “IoT: Multiple Facets of its Impact on the Economy and our Society”
09:18 A Dynamic Bandwidth and Power Allocation Scheme for Cooperative D2D Communications
Zeqian Ye and Qimei Cui (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Nan Hu (Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications, P.R. China); Fan Yang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
09:36 ELIoT: Design of an Emulated IoT Platform
Alli Mäkinen (Ericsson L M Oy Ab, Finland); Jaime Jiménez (Ericsson, Finland); Roberto Morabito (Ericsson Research, Finland)
09:54 Energy Aware Routing for Internet of Things with Heterogeneous Devices
Dudu Ok and Furqan Ahmed (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden); Piergiuseppe Di Marco (Ericsson, Sweden); Roman Chirikov (Ericsson AB, Sweden); Cicek Cavdar (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
10:12 Enhanced Range-Free Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks Using a New Weighted Hop-Size Estimation Technique
Mohamed Guadane (INRS-EMT, Canada); Wassima Bchimi (EPT, Tunisia); Abdelaziz Samet and Sofiene Affes (INRS-EMT, Canada)

 

WS07/S02: IoT – Road Ahead: Apps, Challenges and Solutions II

Tuesday, October 10
13:00 – 15:00
Room: Lachine

 

13:00 KW-02 Keynote Speech by Ali Khayrallah on “5G for Smart City and Connected Industry”
13:48 A Traffic Model for Machine-Type Communications Using Spatial Point Processes
Henning Thomsen, Carles Navarro Manchón and Bernard Henri Fleury (Aalborg University, Denmark)
14:06 Combinatorial Code Designs for Ultra-Reliable IoT Random Access
Christopher Boyd, Roope Vehkalahti and Olav Tirkkonen (Aalto University, Finland)
14:24 Mathematical Model of LoRaWAN Channel Access with Capture Effect
Dmitry Bankov, Evgeny Khorov and Andrey Lyakhov (IITP RAS, Russia)
14:42 Applying Reliability Theory for Future Wireless Communication Networks
Tom Hößler and Lucas Scheuvens (TU Dresden, Germany); Norman Franchi (Dresden University of Technology, Germany); Meryem Simsek and Gerhard Fettweis (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)

 

WS07/S03: IoT – Road Ahead: Apps, Challenges and Solutions III

Tuesday, October 10
16:30 – 18:18
Room: Lachine

 

16:30 Impact of Aggregation Factor on Delay Performance in Group-based Machine Type Communications
Yu-Jia Chen, Zi Qi Wang and Li-Chun Wang (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
16:48 IoT-RF: A Routing Framework for the Internet of Things
Muhammad Omer Farooq (Cork Institute of Technology, Nimbus Centre for Embedded Systems Research, Ireland); Thomas Kunz (Carleton University, Canada)
17:06 MAC Layer Design and Evaluation of a Narrowband Wi-Fi System
Yu Wang (Ericsson, Sweden); Luis Felipe Del Carpio (Ericsson Research, Finland); Dennis Sundman and Divya Peddireddy (Ericsson, Sweden); Anna Larmo (Ericsson Research, Finland)
17:24 Near-Far Effect on Coded Slotted ALOHA
Ehsan Ebrahimi Khaleghi and Cedric Adjih (INRIA, France); Amira Alloum (Nokia Bell Labs, France); Paul Muhlethaler (INRIA, France)
17:42 On the Suitability of Bluetooth 5 for the Internet of Things: Performance and Scalability Analysis
Stefan Böcker and Christian Arendt (TU Dortmund University, Germany); Christian Wietfeld (TU Dortmund University & Communication Networks Institute, Germany)
18:00 Precision of RSS-based Indoor Geolocation in IoT Applications
Julang Ying (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA); Kaveh Pahlavan (WPI, USA); Xinrong Li (University of North Texas, USA)
18:18 Closing Remarks

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The fifth (5G) mobile communication systems are attracting significant amount of interest from industry and academia. Compared to legacy 3G/4G systems which were voice and data-oriented, 5G is expected to cover a wide range of use cases including enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), ultra-reliability low-latency communication (URLLC), and massive machine-type-communication (mMTC).

Massive MIMO/FD-MIMO is expected to be one of the essential technologies in meeting the diverse performance requirements of 5G. For eMBB with 1000x faster data-rate than 4G, massive MIMO with hundreds of antennas is considered a key enabler for overcoming challenging propagation conditions, especially in mmWave band. For mMTC with millions of connected devices, massive MIMO enables extreme high-order MU-MIMO and new multiple-access schemes such as non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA). For URLLC communications with very low latency and very high reliability (e.g., vehicular communications, automotive control), superior spatial diversity from massive antenna arrays is essential.

The performance gain of massive MIMO/FD-MIMO comes at the expense of increased system challenges including reference signal, channel quantization, CSI feedback, power consumption, beam steering and tracking, beam failure detection and recovery, as well as hardware complexity. The goal of this workshop is to bring together leading researchers in both academia and industry to share their views on these challenges, discuss progresses from both theoretical and implementation perspectives, and identify concepts and technologies that facilitate the successful rollout of massive MIMO in future 5G networks.

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS AND CO-CHAIRS

Lingjia Liu, University of Kansas, USA (Lead Co-Chair) Lingjia Liu
Shaohui Sun, China Academy of Telecommunications Technology, China Shaohui Sun
Yingmin Wang, China Academy of Telecommunications Technology, China Yingmin Wang

DATE, AGENDA, AND MEETING ROOM

Wednesday, October 11, 09:00 – 15:00, Lachine

WS08/S01: Massive MIMO/FD-MIMO I

Wednesday, October 11
09:00 – 10:30
Room: Lachine

 

09:00 Outdoor Experiments on 5G Radio Access Using Distributed MIMO and Beamforming in 28-GHz Frequency Band
Daisuke Kurita, Kiichi Tateishi, Atsushi Harada and Yoshihisa Kishiyama (NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan); Shoji Itoh (Nippon Ericsson, Japan); Hideshi Murai (Ericsson Japan, Japan); Arne Simonsson and Peter Ökvist (Ericsson Research, Sweden)
09:18 Dual-polarized Square-Ring Slot-Coupled Patch Antenna for Massive MIMO Application
Mingde Du and Dong Han (Huawei Technology Company, P.R. China)
09:36 Impact of User Height on the Coverage of 3D Beamforming-Enabled Massive MIMO Systems
Mahdi Baianifar (Iran University of Science & Technology (IUST), Sweden); Soheil Khavari (Iran University of Science & Technology (IUST), Iran); S. Mohammad Razavizadeh (IUST, Iran); Tommy Svensson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
09:54 High Resolution CSI Feedback with Beam Space MIMO
Ruiqi Zhang (Huawei Technologies Co. LTD, P.R. China); Yongxing Zhou (Huawei, P.R. China); Bingyu Qu (Huawei Technologies Co. LTD, P.R. China)
10:12 A Flexible Feedback Framework for 5G Massive MIMO Systems
Salam Akoum (AT&T Labs, USA); Xiaoyi Wang (NSN&NOKIA, USA); Arunabha Ghosh (AT&T Labs, Inc., USA)

 

WS08/S02: Massive MIMO/FD-MIMO II

Wednesday, October 11
13:00 – 15:00
Room: Lachine

 

13:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
13:04 KW-06 Keynote Speech by Frederick W. Vook on “Massive MIMO for the New Radio”
13:44 Two-dimension CSI Acquisition for Massive MIMO Systems
Hui Li (China Academy of Telecommunications Technology (CATT), P.R. China); Runhua Chen (China Academy of Telecommunications Technology & Datang Mobile, USA); Qiubin Gao, Rakesh Tamrakar and Shaohui Sun (China Academy of Telecommunications Technology (CATT), P.R. China)
14:02 Hybrid Beamforming with Spatial Modulation in Multi-user Massive MIMO mmWave Networks
Merve Yuzgeccioglu and Eduard Jorswieck (TU Dresden, Germany)
14:20 User Scheduling in Massive MIMO Systems with a Large Number of Devices
Martin Kuerbis (University of Applied Sciences Mittweida, Germany); Naveen Mysore Balasubramanya and Lutz Lampe (University of British Columbia, Canada); Alexander Lampe (University of Applied Sciences Mittweida, Germany)
14:38 Comparison of Access Point Distributions and Beamforming Strategies for Massive MIMO Networks : a Stochastic Geometry Approach
Charles Wiame (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium); Luc Vandendorpe (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium); Claude Oestges (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
14:56 Closing Remarks

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Different from conventional mobile network designs primarily optimizing the transmission efficiency of single service (e.g., voice/video streams), industry and academia have agreed with the manifold wireless features to be supported by the fifth generation networks (5G). In Sep. 2015, International Telecommunication Union, Radio-communication Sector (ITU-R), has identified three categories for these upcoming wireless features, including enhanced mobile broadband, eMBB (for high data rate transmissions in ultra-high resolution voice/video streams, mobile social networks, virtual/sensory reality), ultra-reliable and low latency communications, URLLC (for low latency and reliable data exchange in unmanned driving, intelligent transportation systems, industrial automation), and massive machine-type communications, mMTC (for small size packets and massive amount of terminal in smart grid/city, sensor networks, Internet-of-Things). In the meantime, ITU-R has also identified the radio transmission requirements of 5G (known as International Mobile Telecommunications 2020, IMT-2020), including 20 Gbps peak data rate, 100 Mbps user experienced data rate, 10 Mbps/m2 area traffic capacity, 106 devices/km2 connection density, 1 ms latency and mobility up to 500 km/h.

To this end, 3GPP consequently launched the standardization activity of 5G New Radio in 2016 to frame Release 15 as the Phase-I 5G specifications. To satisfy these unprecedented radio transmission requirements, a number of technologies not involved in LTE-Advanced will be adopted by New Radio, including utilizing spectrum above 6 GHz (up to 100 GHz), beamforming in both the control and user planes, gNBs with multiple remote transmission/ reception points (TRPs), frame structure with agile resource arrangement, non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), new waveforms, etc. In Phase-II specifications, new radio sidelink transmissions, mobile backhaul, unlicensed access, ultra-dense network/access, etc., are also projected for support. In addition to these radio access technologies, network function virtualization (NFV), software-defined network (SDN), network slicing, open stack/architecture are also considerably studied for the next generation core network. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together state-of-the-art innovations, research activities (both in academia and industry), and the corresponding standardization impacts of New Radio, so as to understand the inspirations, requirements, and the promising technical options to boost and enrich activities in the area of New Radio.

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS AND CO-CHAIRS

Mohammed Atiquzzaman, University of Oklahoma, USA Mohammed Atiquzzaman
Jong-Hyouk Lee, Sangmyung University, Korea Jong-Hyouk Lee
Shao-Yu Lien, National Formosa University, Taiwan (Lead Co-Chair) Shao-Yu Lien
Chih-Cheng Tseng, National Ilan University, Taiwan Chih-Cheng Tseng

DATE, AGENDA, AND MEETING ROOM

uesday, October 10, 08:55 – 18:00, Lasalle

WS09/S01: New Radio Technologies I

Tuesday, October 10
08:55 – 10:30
Room: Lasalle

 

08:55 Welcome and Opening Remarks
09:00 Outage Reduction with Joint Scheduling and Power Allocation in 5G mmWave Cellular Networks
Chun-Han Yao, Yin-Yi Chen, Biswa PS Sahoo and Hung-Yu Wei (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
09:18 Enhancing TCP End-to-End Performance in Millimeter-Wave Communications
Minho Kim (Yonsei University, Korea); Seung-Woo Ko (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong); Seong-Lyun Kim (Yonsei University, Korea)
09:36  A Contention-based Initial Beam Search Scheme for mmWave Cellular Communications
Soojung Jung and SeungKwon Baek (ETRI, Korea)
09:54 Prioritized Resource Reservation for Reducing Random Access Delay in 5G URLLC
Yu-Jia Chen, Li-Yu Cheng and Li-Chun Wang (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
10:12 PSMA for 5G: Network Throughput Analysis
Mohammad Moltafet (TMU, Iran); Nader Mokari (Tarbiat Modares University, Iran); Mohammad Reza Javan (Shahrood University of Technology, Iran); Hamid Saeedi (Tarbiat Modares University, Iran); Hossein Pishro-Nik (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA)

 

WS09/S02: New Radio Technologies II

Tuesday, October 10
13:30 – 15:00
Room: Lasalle

 

13:30 Generalized Subband-Filtered and Pulse-Shaped Multicarrier for Quasi-Synchronous Uplink Access
Wooram Shin (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea); Gi Yoon Park (ETRI, Korea); Gerhard Wunder (FU Berlin, Heisenberg Communications and Information Theory Group, Germany); SeungKwon Baek (ETRI, Korea); Joonhyuk Kang (KAIST, Korea)
13:48 Precoding for Generalized Frequency Division Multiplexing with Linear Receivers
Aman Sikri (IIT(BHU), Varanasi, India); K Venkata Srinivas (Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, India)
14:06 Applying Bit-level Probabilistically Shaped Coded Modulation for High-throughput Communications
Marcin Pikus (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf & Institute for Communications Engineering, TU Munich, Germany); Wen Xu (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH & – European Research Center (ERC), Germany)
14:24  Design and Implementation of NOMA Subband Scheduling Towards Larger Bandwidth Beyond LTE-A
Quang-Tuan Thieu (National Taiwan University & Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering, Taiwan); Chun Wang, Chun-Hsiung Wang and Hung-Yun Hsieh (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
14:42 Precoded OFDM for Asynchronous Uplink with Transparency to OFDM Receiver
Saeed Afrasiabi-Gorgani (Free University of Berlin, Germany); Gerhard Wunder (FU Berlin, Heisenberg Communications and Information Theory Group, Germany); Wooram Shin (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea)

 

WS09/S03: New Radio Technologies III

Tuesday, October 10
16:30 – 18:00
Room: Lasalle

 

16:30 Hooke Jeeves Search Method for Initial Beam Access in 5G mmWave Cellular Networks
Mohammed Jasim (University of South Florida, USA); Adel Aldalbahi (New Jersey Institute Of Technology, USA); Abdallah A Khreishah (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA); Nasir Ghani (University of South Florida, USA)
16:48 A Comparison of Beam Refinement Algorithms for Millimeter Wave Initial Access
Hao Guo, Behrooz Makki and Tommy Svensson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
17:06 Improved Spatially-Coupled Multiuser Transmission via Constellation Rotation
Min Jiang and Zhongwei Si (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
17:24  Network Slicing via Function Decomposition and Flexible Network Design
Diomidis S. Michalopoulos (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany); Mark Doll (Nokia Bell Labs & Nokia, Germany); Vincenzo Sciancalepore (NEC Europe Ltd., Germany); Dario Bega (IMDEA Networks, Spain); Peter Schneider (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany); Peter Rost (Nokia Networks, Germany)
17:42 Channel Estimation and Optimal Pilot Signals for Universal Filtered Multi-carrier (UFMC) Systems
Lei Zhang (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Chang He and Juquan Mao (University of Surrey, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Ayesha Ijaz (University of Surrey & Centre for Communication Systems Research, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Pei Xiao (University of Surrey, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

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With the developments and applications of wireless communications, more and more applications require advanced radio transmission technologies (RTT) to reach the goal of high power and spectrum efficiencies as well as flexibility and adaptation to multiple scenarios such as mobile broadband, ultra reliable communications, the internet of things, etc.

Recently, intelligent optimization and self-learning algorithms have been widely studied as potential solutions. Among the latter, the vey promising evolution algorithms aim to find the optimal operating point of complex non-continuous cost functions using biologically inspired techniques such as genetic algorithms and particle swarm optimization.

Self-learning algorithms are lighted up with the success of machine learning in the artificial intelligence field. Given the strong requirements expected from RTT and the fruitful achievements in evolution and self-learning algorithms (ESLA), it is foreseen that applying ESLA to RTT may solve some of the most daunting challenges in wireless communications.

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS AND CO-CHAIRS

Xiaojie Wang, BUPT, China Xiaojie Wang
Yi Wang, Huawei Technologies, China (Lead Co-Chair) Yi Wang

DATE, AGENDA, AND MEETING ROOM

Wednesday, October 11, 08:30 – 10:30, Lasalle

WS10/S01: Full Radio with Evolution and Self Learning

Wednesday, October 11
08:30 – 10:30
Room: Lasalle

 

08:30 KW-05 Keynote Speech by Kai Niu on “Learning to Decode”
09:00 Research on Machine Learning Algorithms and Feature Extraction for Time Series
Lei Li (Beijing University of Posts And Telecommunications, P.R. China); Yabin Wu, Yihang Ou, Qi Li and Yanquan Zhou (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Daoxin Chen (CapInfo Company Limited, P.R. China)
09:15 Activation Functions of Deep Neural Networks for Polar Decoding Applications
Jihoon Seo, Juyul Lee and Keunyoung Kim (ETRI, Korea)
09:30 Position-Aided Millimeter Wave V2I Beam Alignment: A Learning-to-Rank Approach
Vutha Va (University of Texas at Austin, USA); Takayuki Shimizu (TOYOTA InfoTechnology Center USA, USA); Gaurav Bansal (Toyota InfoTechnology Center, USA); Robert Heath (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
09:45 Recognizing Clothing Images with Extreme Learning Machines
Ruifan Li and Haoyu Liang (Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
10:00 Jointly Positioning Multiple Users in Aid of User-to-User Distances
Yi Wang (Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, P.R. China); Beihua Wu (East China University of Political Science and Law, P.R. China); Zhenyu Shi (Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, P.R. China)
10:15 User Positioning by Exploring MIMO Measurements with Particle Swarm Optimization
Zhenyu Shi and Yi Wang (Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, P.R. China)

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Vehicular communication is characterized by diverse environments, high mobility of both the communicating entities and their surroundings, and comparatively low antenna heights on vehicles. These characteristics are very different from classical cellular cases and make the vehicular propagation and channel modeling particularly challenging. Additionally, the ultimate goal of next generation Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication systems is enabling accident-free cooperative automated driving. To achieve this goal, the communication system will need to enable a diverse set of use cases, which can result in channel conditions not fully explored in the past (e.g., blockage effects caused by densely packed platooning vehicles, communication between vehicles and vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists, etc.). Finally, in recent years, different frequency bands have been proposed for V2X communications (e.g., in centimeter wave bands, millimeter wave bands, and in visible light spectrum). The impact of frequency band and the propagation characteristics of high frequency (millimeter wave) V2X channels, etc. become very important objects of investigation.

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS AND CO-CHAIRS

Taimoor Abbas, Volvo Cars, Sweden Taimoor Abbas
Mate Boban, Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, Germany (Lead Co-Chair) Mate Boban
Jian Luo, Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, Germany Jian Luo
Reiner Thomä, TU Ilmenau, Germany Reiner S. Thomä
Fredrik Tufvesson, Lund University, Sweden Fredrik Tufvesson

DATE, AGENDA, AND MEETING ROOM

Wednesday, October 11, 13:30 – 18:30, Lasalle

WS11/S01: V2X Channel Measurements and Modeling I

Wednesday, October 11
13:30 – 15:00
Room: Lasalle

 

13:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
13:40 KW-07 Keynote Speech by Fredrik Tufvesson on “Channel Characteristics for Cooperative ITS and Positioning”
14:30 Sparse Time-Variant Impulse Response Estimation for Vehicular Channels Using the c-LASSO
Thomas Blazek (TU Wien, Austria); Christoph F Mecklenbräuker (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
14:45 Time-varying K Factor of the mm-Wave Vehicular Channel: Velocity, Vibrations and the Road Quality Influence
Jiri Blumenstein (Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic); Ales Prokes (Brno University of Technology & Sensor, Information and Communication Systems Research Centre, Czech Republic); Josef Vychodil (Brno University of Technology & BUT Brno, Czech Republic); Martin Pospíšil and Tomas Mikulasek (Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic)

WS11/S02: V2X Channel Measurements and Modeling II

Wednesday, October 11
16:30 – 18:30
Room: Lasalle

 

16:30 KW-08 Keynote Speech by David Steer on “Observations on V2X Channel Modeling Requirements and Standards”
17:20 Vehicle-to-Vehicle Propagation Channel for Truck-to-Truck and Mixed Passenger Freight Convoy
Rui Wang (University of Southern California, USA); Olivier Renaudin (Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria); C. Umit Bas, Seun Sangodoyin and Andreas Molisch (University of Southern California, USA)
17:35 On the Higher Order Statistics of Car Clustering in Vehicle Communications Networks on a Road
Gleb Dubosarskii (The University of Western Ontario, Canada); Serguei Primak (University of Western Ontario, Canada); Xianbin Wang (Western University, Canada)
17:50 mmWave Channel Propagation Modeling for V2X Communication Systems
Bogdan Antonescu, Miead Tehrani Moayyed and Stefano Basagni (Northeastern University, USA)
18:05 A Simulator of Spatially Correlated Complex-Valued Nakagami-m Fading Channels
Jia-Chin Lin (National Central University, Taiwan)

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