Workshop organised by WWRF at WCNC
April 6, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey

“Wireless Evolution beyond 2020”

Technical Programm Committee

Angeliki Alexiou, University of Piraeus, Greece
Hendrik Berndt, Docomo Euro-Labs, Germany
Federico Boccardi, Alcatel-Lucent, Germany
Luis Correia, IST Lisbon, Portugal
Klaus David, University of Kassel, Germany
Mischa Dohler, King’s College London, UK
Rarf Irmer, Vodafone, UK
Nigel Jeferries, Huawei, UK
Eduard Jorswieck, TU Dresden, Germany
Shalini Periyalwar, BlackBerry, Canada
Christos Politis, Kingston University, UK
Vino Vinodrai, Canada


Session 1:  “5G Enablers”

Chairpersons: Prof. Angeliki Alexiou, University of Piraeus, Prof. Christos Politis, Kingston University

[09.00-09.25]   Invited talk: “Massive MIMO: Bringing the Magic of Asymptotics to Wireless Networks”, Emil Björnson, Alcatel-Lucent Chair on Flexible Radio, SUPELEC, France, and Department of Signal Processing, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

[09.25-09.50]   Invited talk: “Trends in Wireless Cloud-based Systems”, Antoni Gelonch, Department of Signal Theory and Communications, UPC, Spain

[09.50-10.10]   “On the Performance of Transceiver Techniques for the K-User MIMO IFC with LTE-A Turbo Coding”, George C. Alexandropoulos, Stylianos Papaharalabos, Constantinos B. Papadias, (AIT, Greece).

[10.10-10.30]   “On the Optimal Solution for BER Performance Improvement in Dual-Hop OFDM Relay Systems”, Enis Kocan    , Milica Pejanovic-Djurisic (University of Montenegro), George K. Karagiannidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece).

[10.30-11.00] break

Session 2: “5G Architectures and Performance Evaluation”

Chairpersons: Prof. Angeliki Alexiou, University of Piraeus, Prof. Christos Politis, Kingston University

[11.00-11.20]   “On the Nash Equilibria of Graphical Games for Channel Access in Multihop Wireless Networks”, Name, Vaggelis G. Douros, Stavros Toumpis, George C. Polyzos (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)

[11.20-11.40]  “Error Analysis for Empirical Path Loss Models In GSM and WCDMA Bands”, Blessing Gbemisola, Nasir Faruk, Adeseko Ayeni, (University of Ilorin, Nigeria), Moses Olufemi (Northumbia University, UK)

[11.40-12.00]  “Efficient Spectrum Allocation Algorithm for Cognitive Radio Networks in a Shadow Fading Environment”, Ayman Sabbah, Mohamed Ibnkahla (Queen's University, Canada)

[12.00-12.20]   “RAN Architecture Options and Performance for 5G Network Evolution”, Huaning Niu, Clara (Qian) Li, Apostolos Papathanassiou,  Geng Wu, (Intel Corporation, USA)

[12.20-12.30]   Wrap up and conclusions


Call for Papers

With the rapid proliferation of advanced wireless communication technologies and services, wireless communications are now facing many emerging challenges, including prominently spectrum demand and network capacity limitations. There has been dramatic growth of subscriber base, and increasing dependence of world economy and society on wireless communications.

The challenge of this workshop is to identify decisive requirements and user expectations, system concept paradigm shifts, key radio technology enablers, promising research directions and potential regulatory issues that will play an important role in shaping future Wireless Networks in the era beyond 2020.

The workshop is organised by the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF). WWRF’s goal is to encourage global research that will achieve unbounded communications to address key societal challenges for the future. The term “Wireless World” is used in a broad sense to address the support of innovation and business, social inclusion and infrastructural challenges. This will be achieved by creating a range of new technological capabilities from wide-area networks to short-range communications, machine-to-machine communications, sensor networks, wireless broadband access technologies and optical networking, along with increasing intelligence and virtualization in networks. This will support a dependable future Internet of people, knowledge and things and the development of a service universe.

Areas of interest to be addressed during the workshop will include, but are not limited to

- Requirements, scenarios and usage trends in wireless networks beyond 2020
- Advanced signal processing and radio interface design
- Massive, distributed and network MIMO approaches
- Interference management and flexible radio resources allocation for linear capacity scaling
- Random versus scheduled access
- HetNets and Small Cell Networks
- Integration of WiFi into future cellular networks
- Internet of Things enablers and machine-to-machine communications
- Cloud-based architectures

Author Guidelines

The authors should follow the IEEE guidelines that apply to all WCNC submissions when preparing their contributions.

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