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Technical Program

Time Auditorium 1 Auditorium 2 Auditorium 3a Auditorium 3b Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5 Room 6+7 Room 8+9 Nexus 1 Nexus 2 Nexus 3

Sunday, September 4

09:00-10:40     SuA1: Workshop 1: From M2M Communications to Internet of Things SuA2: Workshop 2: IRACON - Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and Beyond SuA3: Workshop 3: 6th International Workshop on Self-Organizing Networks (IWSON)   SuA5: Workshop 8: Deployment perspectives of Physical Layer Security into wireless public RATs SuA6: Workshop 5: Internet of Things for Ambient Assisted Living (IoTAAL)   SuA8: Tutorial 2        

Coffee break

11:10-12:50     SuB1: Workshop 1: From M2M Communications to Internet of Things SuB2: Workshop 2: IRACON - Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and Beyond SuB3: Workshop 3: 6th International Workshop on Self-Organizing Networks (IWSON) SuB4: Workshop 4: Cognitive Radio and Innovative Spectrum Sharing Paradigms for Future Networks (CRAFT 2016) SuB5: Workshop 8: Deployment perspectives of Physical Layer Security into wireless public RATs SuB6: Workshop 5: Internet of Things for Ambient Assisted Living (IoTAAL)   SuB8: Tutorial 2 (cont.)        


14:10-15:50     SuC1: Workshop 1: From M2M Communications to Internet of Things SuC2: Workshop 2: IRACON - Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and Beyond SuC3: Workshop 3: 6th International Workshop on Self-Organizing Networks (IWSON) SuC4: Workshop 4: Cognitive Radio and Innovative Spectrum Sharing Paradigms for Future Networks (CRAFT 2016) SuC5: Workshop 7: 2nd International Workshop on Vehicular Networking and Intelligent Transportation systems (VENITS'16) SuC6: Workshop 6: The International Workshop on mmWave Networks—fundamental limits, protocols, and experimental research platforms (mmWave) SuC7: Tutorial 3 SuC8: Tutorial 5 SuC9: Tutorial 4      

Coffee break

16:20-18:00     SuD1: Workshop 1: From M2M Communications to Internet of Things SuD2: Workshop 2: IRACON - Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and Beyond SuD3: Workshop 3: 6th International Workshop on Self-Organizing Networks (IWSON) SuD4: Workshop 4: Cognitive Radio and Innovative Spectrum Sharing Paradigms for Future Networks (CRAFT 2016) SuD5: Workshop 7: 2nd International Workshop on Vehicular Networking and Intelligent Transportation systems (VENITS'16) SuD6: Workshop 6: The International Workshop on mmWave Networks—fundamental limits, protocols, and experimental research platforms (mmWave) SuD7: Tutorial 3 (cont.) SuD8: Tutorial 5 (cont.) SuD9: Tutorial 4 (cont.)      

Monday, September 5

09:00-10:40     MoA1: Massive MIMO Scheduling and Transceiver Design MoA2: Relaying MoA3: Cognitive Radio and D2D MoA4: Wireless Ad Hoc and Mesh Networks MoA5: Emergency and Healthcare MoA6: MAC and Routing for Wireless Sensor Networks MoA7: LTE System Design and Evaluation MoA8: Energy Efficient Communications 1 MoA9: Multiple Access Techniques      

Coffee break

11:10-11:30 MoB0: Openning                          
11:30-12:10 MoB0: Plenary 1. Part I                          
12:10-12:50 MoB0: Plenary 1. Part II                          


14:10-15:50   MoC0: Panel 1 MoC1: Massive MIMO Channel Measurement, Modeling and Calibration MoC2: Relaying/Cooperative Relaying 1 MoC3: Device-to-device (D2D) communications 1 MoC4: Wireless Sensor Networks: Applications and Localization MoC5: Opportunistic Communications MoC6: Medium Access Control (MAC) 1 MoC7: LTE Networks MoC8: Energy Efficient Communications 2        

Coffee break

16:20-18:00   MoD0: Panel 2 MoD1: Massive MIMO Channel Estimation and Precoding MoD2: Relaying/Cooperative Relaying 2 MoD3: Device-to-device (D2D) communications 2 MoD4: Wireless Sensor Networks: Architecture, Security, Traffic MoD5: QoS and ultra-reliability MoD6: Medium Access Control (MAC) 2 MoD7: LTE and WiFi Coexistence and Offloading Techniques MoD8: Energy Awareness and Power Control        

Tuesday, September 6

09:00-09:50 TuA0: Plenary 2. Part I                          
09:50-10:40 TuA0: Plenary 2. Part II                          

Coffee break

11:10-12:50   TuB0: Panel 3 TuB1: Beamforming Techniques TuB2: Coding Techniques TuB3: Cognitive radio TuB4: HetNets and Energy-Aware Communications TuB5: 5G System Design and Evaluation TuB6: Relaying and Satellite Communications TuB7: Security, Authentication and Pricing TuB8: Access Point and Base Station Deployment and Selection        




13:30-14:10 N2Women  
14:10-15:50   TuC0: Panel 4 TuC1: Millimetre-Wave Beamforming 1 TuC2: Modulation and Coding Techniques TuC3: Cognitive Techniques and Self Organizing Networks TuC4: HetNets and Resource Management TuC5: OFDM 1 TuC6: Energy Aware Wireless Sensor Networking TuC7: Physical Layer Security 1 TuC8: Network Planning and Topology Design        

Coffee break

16:20-18:00   TuD0: Panel 5 TuD1: Millimetre-Wave Beamforming 2 TuD2: Coding, Transport and Routing solutions for Wireless Networks TuD3: Spectrum Sensing and User Selection in Cognitive Radio Networks TuD4: Small cells and HetNets TuD5: OFDM 2 TuD6: Energy Harvesting and Smart Grids TuD7: Physical Layer Security 2 TuD8: Performance Analysis in Wireless Communications        

Wednesday, September 7

09:00-09:50   WeA0: Plenary 3. Part I                        
09:50-10:40   WeA0: Plenary 3. Part II                        

Coffee break

11:10-12:50     WeB1: Millimetre-Wave Channel Sounding and Modeling 1 WeB2: Transceiver Design 1 WeB3: Vehicular Communications 1 WeB4: Ultra Dense Networks WeB5: Caching, Multi-Cell and Software Defined Networks (SDN) WeB6: Resource and Interference Management in Wireless Networks WeB7: Applications WeB8: Localization and Tracking WeB9: Full Duplex Transmission and Networks      


14:10-15:50     WeC1: Millimetre-Wave Channel Sounding and Modeling 2 WeC2: Transceiver Design 2 WeC3: Vehicular Communications 2 WeC4: Small Cells and Network Densification WeC5: Software Defined Networking and NFV WeC6: Scheduling WeC7: Information Centric Networking and Caching Strategies WeC8: Localization, Mobility and Link Quality Prediction WeC9: Visible Light Communications (VLC)      

Coffee break

16:20-18:00     WeD1: Channel Measurement, Characterization and Modeling WeD2: MIMO Systems WeD3: Vehicular Communications 3 WeD4: WLAN networks WeD5: Cloud-RAN and SDN Cellular Networks WeD6: Cooperative Communications WeD7: Ultra-Wideband (UWB) WeD8: Body Area Networks WeD9: Faster-than-Nyquist (FTN)/Equalization      

Thursday, September 8

09:00-10:40                       ThA1: Workshop ARCO5G ThA2: Tutorial 6 ThA3: Tutorial 9

Coffee break

11:10-12:50                       ThB1: Workshop ARCO5G ThB2: Tutorial 6 (cont.) ThB3: Tutorial 9 (cont.)

Lunch (not included)

14:10-15:50                       ThC1: Workshop ARCO5G ThC2: Tutorial 7 ThC3: Tutorial 8

Break (coffee not included)

16:20-18:00                         ThD2: Tutorial 7 (cont.) ThD3: Tutorial 8 (cont.)

Sunday, September 4

Sunday, September 4, 09:00 - 10:40

SuA1: Workshop 1: From M2M Communications to Internet of Things

Local and Body Area Communications for IoT
Sassan Iraji
Room: Auditorium 3a
Chair: Sassan Iraji
A Novel Technique for ZigBee Coordinator Failure Recovery and Its Impact on Timing Synchronization
Davide Scazzoli, Atul Kumar, Navuday Sharma, Maurizio Magarini and Giacomo Verticale
An Analytical Model of the Effective Delay Performance for Bluetooth Low Energy
Raúl Rondón, Krister Landernäs and Mikael Gidlund
Comparison of 802.11ah and BLE for a Home Automation Use Case
Luis Felipe Del Carpio Vega, Piergiuseppe Di Marco, Per Skillermark, Roman Chirikov, Karin Lagergren and Parth Amin
Measurement and Characterization on a Human Body Communication Channel
Yan Zhang, Zunwen He, Yang Liu, Luis Alberto Lago Enamorado and Xiang Chen

SuA2: Workshop 2: IRACON - Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and Beyond

Room: Auditorium 3b
Chair: Laurent Clavier
Compact Dual-band Antenna Array for Massive MIMO
Linsheng Li, Muhammad Ali and Katsuyuki Haneda
On stochastically emulating continuous scattering structures by discrete sources for OTA testing of DuT with highly directive antennas
Wim A. Th. Kotterman, Markus Landmann and Giovanni Del Galdo
Indoor Experiment on 5G Radio Access Using Beam Tracking at 15 GHz Band
Kiichi Tateishi, Daisuke Kurita, Atsushi Harada, Yoshihisa Kishiyama, Shoji Itoh, Hideshi Murai, Arne Simonsson and Peter Ökvist

SuA3: Workshop 3: 6th International Workshop on Self-Organizing Networks (IWSON)

Small cells
Room: Room 1
Chair: Lars Christoph Schmelz
On attachment optimization and muting pattern selection in eICIC
Ole Grøndalen, Kashif Mahmood and Olav Norvald Østerbø
Self-Optimization of Coverage and Sleep Modes of Multi-Vendor Enterprise Femtocells
Lester Ho, Holger Claussen and Haris Gacanin

SuA5: Workshop 8: Deployment perspectives of Physical Layer Security into wireless public RATs

About new academic and experimental results on Physec schemes
Room: Room 3
Chair: Arsenia Chorti
Secure Compute-and-Forward Transmission With Artificial Noise and Full-Duplex Devices
Stefano Tomasin
Secure Multiuser MISO Communication Systems with Quantized Feedback
Berna Özbek, Özgecan Özdoğan and Gunes Karabulut Kurt

SuA6: Workshop 5: Internet of Things for Ambient Assisted Living (IoTAAL)

Enabling technologies
Room: Room 4
Chair: Susanna Spinsante
A Transmit Power Control Scheme for Body Area Networks used in Ambient Assisted Living
Son Dinh Van, Simon Cotton and David B Smith
A two stages fuzzy logic approach for Internet of Things (IoT) wearable devices
Amilcare-Francesco Santamaria, Pierfrancesco Raimondo, Floriano De Rango and Abdon Serianni
Indoor Localization System for AAL over IPv6 WSN
Paola Pierleoni, Luca Pernini, Alberto Belli, Lorenzo Maurizi, Lorenzo Palma and Simone Valenti
Smartphone-Centric Wi-Fi Device-to-Device Sensor Communication for User Mobility in AAL Services
Thomas Lindh and Jonas Wahslen
MQTT in AAL Systems for Home Monitoring of People With Dementia
Antonio Del Campo, Ennio Gambi, Laura Montanini, Davide Perla, Laura Raffaeli and Susanna Spinsante

SuA8: Tutorial 2

The Road to 5G: Small-Cells, Context-Awareness and Ultra Dense Networks
Mehdi Bennis
Room: Room 6+7

While small cell densification is a promising solution to tame increasing traffic demands, a systematic deployment of small cells is cost-inefficient and poses serious challenges in terms of backhaul and interference. In this tutorial, we provide a brief overview on SCNs while highlighting key challenges, associated techniques, and future landscape towards 5G. First, we delve into the details of advanced interference management techniques by introducing concepts such as cell range expansion (CRE), cell association, and intercell and interference coordination (ICIC) that lie at the heart of 5G networks. Then, we discuss in detail the concept of self-organizing networks (SONs) and its key role in self-configuring and self-optimizing small cell deployment. Here, we focus on novel game-theoretic and learning techniques that are seen as an enabler for deploying self-optimizing and self-configuring heterogeneous and small cell networks. In the second part of the tutorial, we will present an array of important topics such as cellular-WiFi integration (2015 COMSOC Fred Ellersick Prize), multi connectivity, dynamic TDD and decoupled uplink-downlink, full duplexing, co-primary operator spectrum sharing (CoPSS), backhaul-aware resource management, and context-aware edge caching (2016 COMSOC Best Tutorial Prize). The tutorial will conclude with a number of trending topics including connected vehicles (V2V/V2I), deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and other 5G-related topics. The objective of this tutorial is two-fold, first it will provide a good overview of the technical challenges and open problems of 5G, and second it will showcase a number of mathematical tools from which the audience will benefit.

Sunday, September 4, 11:10 - 12:50

SuB1: Workshop 1: From M2M Communications to Internet of Things

Low-Power Wide-Area Communications for IoT
Magnus Frodigh (Ericsson, Sweden)
Room: Auditorium 3a
Chair: David González G

Keynote title:

5G Machine Communication Technologies

NB-IoT Deployment Study for Low Power Wide Area Cellular IoT
Nitin Mangalvedhe, Rapeepat Ratasuk and Amitava Ghosh
Trusted D2D-based Data Uploading in In-band Narrowband-IoT with Social Awareness
Leonardo Militano, Antonino Orsino, Giuseppe Araniti, Michele Nitti, Luigi Atzori and Antonio Iera
Measurements, Performance and Analysis of LoRa FABIAN, a real-world implementation of LPWAN
Tara Petric, Mathieu Goessens, Loutfi Nuaymi, Laurent Toutain and Alexander Pelov

SuB2: Workshop 2: IRACON - Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and Beyond

M. Beach (University of Bristol, UK)
Room: Auditorium 3b
Chair: Laurent Clavier

Keynote title:

Massive MIMO: Bristol - Lund Joint Field Trial Experiments and Record Breaking Spectrum Efficiency

Evaluation of massive MIMO systems using time-reversal beamforming technique
Marie Mbeutcha, Wei Fan, Johannes Hejselbæk and Gert Pedersen
Large Scale Experimental Trial of 5G Mobile Communication Systems―TDD Massive MIMO with Linear and Non-linear Precoding Schemes
Xin Wang, Xiaolin Hou, Huiling Jiang, Anass Benjebbour, Yuya Saito, Yoshihisa Kishiyama, Jing Qiu, Haihua Shen, Chen Tang, Tingjian Tian and Tsuyoshi Kashima

SuB3: Workshop 3: 6th International Workshop on Self-Organizing Networks (IWSON)

Self-healing and traffic steering
Room: Room 1
Chair: Fredrik Gunnarsson
A Robust Algorithm for Anomaly Detection in Mobile Networks
Levente Bodrog, Márton Kajó, Szilárd Kocsis and Benedek Schultz
Self-optimizing adaptive transmission mode selection for LTE-WLAN aggregation
Irina Balan, Eva Perez, Bernhard Wegmann and Daniela Laselva
Evolution from Network Planning to SON Management using the Simulator for Mobile Networks (SiMoNe)
Dennis M. Rose, Sören Hahn and Thomas Kürner
QoE driven SON for Mobile Backhaul Demo
Lajos Bajzik, Csaba Deák, Tamas Karasz, Péter Szilágyi, Zoltán Vincze and Csaba Vulkán
Demonstrator for Utility-based SON Management
Christoph Frenzel, Simon Lohmüller, Lars Christoph Schmelz and Henning Sanneck

SuB4: Workshop 4: Cognitive Radio and Innovative Spectrum Sharing Paradigms for Future Networks (CRAFT 2016)

Innovations in Spectrum Sharing
Martha Suarez (Director of ANE, Colombia)
Room: Room 2
Chair: Andres Navarro

Keynote title:

TV White Spaces: Technical trial results in Colombia, challenges and perspectives

Potential Sharing between DTT and IoT Services in the UHF band
Gerardo Martinez-Pinzon, Kevin Llamas and Narcis Cardona
Sharing under Licensed Shared Access in a LTE real test network at 2.3-2.4 GHz
Doriana Guiducci, Claudia Carciofi, Valeria Petrini, Eva Spina, Domenico Massimi, Giuseppe De Sipio and Pravir Chawdhry
Spectrum sharing efficiency analysis in rule regulated networks with decentralized occupation control
Alexandr Kuzminskiy, Yuri Abramovich, Pei Xiao and Rahim Tafazolli

SuB5: Workshop 8: Deployment perspectives of Physical Layer Security into wireless public RATs

About the implantation perspectives of physec scheme
Room: Room 3
Chair: Stefano Tomasin
RECiP: Wireless Channel Reciprocity Restoration Method for Varying Transmission Power
Gerhard Wunder, Rick Fritschek and Khan Reaz

SuB6: Workshop 5: Internet of Things for Ambient Assisted Living (IoTAAL)

Room: Room 4
Chair: Susanna Spinsante
Ambient Assisted Living Systems in the Context of Human Centric Sensing and IoT Concept: eWall Case Study
Nikola Zaric, Milica Pejanovic-Djurisic and Albena Mihovska
Design and Implementation of Multi Radio, IoT Enabled Autonomous Greenhouse WSN
Shahnam Mirzaei and Mehrdad Amanabi
A Model for Adaptive Accessibility of Everyday Objects in Smart Cities
Ilaria Torre and Ilknur Celik
AAL solutions toward cultural heritage enjoyment
Fabio Franchi, Claudia Rinaldi, Fabio Graziosi and Francesco Tarquini

SuB8: Tutorial 2 (cont.)

The Road to 5G: Small-Cells, Context-Awareness and Ultra Dense Networks
Mehdi Bennis
Room: Room 6+7

Sunday, September 4, 14:10 - 15:50

SuC1: Workshop 1: From M2M Communications to Internet of Things

Ultrareliability and Security Aspects for IoT
Preben Mogensen (Nokia Bell Labs/Aalborg University, Denmark)
Room: Auditorium 3a
Chair: Andres Laya

Keynote title:

IoT Evolution Towards 5G

Analysis of Transmission Modes for Ultra-reliable Communications
Hamidreza Shariatmadari, Ruifeng Duan, Zexian Li, Sassan Iraji, Mikko A Uusitalo and Riku Jäntti
A Secure Scheme for Group Communication of Wireless IoT Devices
Bashar Ahmed Alohali and Vassilios G. Vassilakis
Ultra-Reliable Communication in a Factory Environment for 5G Wireless Networks: Link Level and Deployment Study
Bikramjit Singh, Zexian Li, Olav Tirkkonen, Mikko A Uusitalo and Preben Mogensen

SuC2: Workshop 2: IRACON - Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and Beyond

Roberto Verdone (CNIT-Univ. Bologna, Italy)
Room: Auditorium 3b
Chair: Laurent Clavier
A Self-Interference Cancellation Testbed for Full-Duplex Transceiver Prototyping
Chunqing Zhang, Leo Laughlin, Mark Beach, Kevin A Morris and John Haine
FQAM-FBMC Design and Its Application to Machine Type Communication
Yinan Qi and Milos Tesanovic
Waveform Performance For Asynchronous Wireless 5G Uplink Communications
Shendi Wang, Jean Armstrong and John Thompson

SuC3: Workshop 3: 6th International Workshop on Self-Organizing Networks (IWSON)

5G Neighbor relations and cell search
Room: Room 1
Chair: Thomas Kürner
On Automatic Establishment of Relations in 5G Radio Networks
Pradeepa Ramachandra, Fredrik Gunnarsson, Kristina Zetterberg, Reza Moosavi, Mehdi Amirijoo, Stefan Engström, Claes Tidestav and Edgar Ramos
Self-organizing Networks for 5G: Directional Cell Search in mmW Networks
Furqan Ahmed, Junquan Deng and Olav Tirkkonen

SuC4: Workshop 4: Cognitive Radio and Innovative Spectrum Sharing Paradigms for Future Networks (CRAFT 2016)

Innovations in Cognitive Technologies
Room: Room 2
Chair: Faouzi Bader
Weighted sum rate maximization with filtered multi-carrier modulations for D2D underlay communications
Mylene Pischella, Rostom Zakaria and Didier Le Ruyet
cooperative ARQ in full duplex cognitive radio networks
Vahid Towhidlou and Mohammad Shikh-Bahaei
Non-cooperative superposition relaying for multicarrier cognitive networks
Donatella Darsena, Giacinto Gelli and Francesco Verde
Network Architecture Self-adaption Technology in Cognitive Radio Networks
Haijun Wang, Haitao Zhao, Jiaxun Li, Shan Wang and Ji-Bo Wei
Using Trust to Mitigate Malicious and Selfish Behavior of Autonomous Agents in CRNs
Konstantinos Ntemos, Nicholas Kolokotronis and Nicholas Kalouptsidis

SuC5: Workshop 7: 2nd International Workshop on Vehicular Networking and Intelligent Transportation systems (VENITS'16)

Vehicular Networking and Communications
Room: Room 3
Chair: Claudia Campolo
Communication Protocol for Platoon of Electric Vehicles in Mixed Traffic Scenarios
Ibrahim Rashdan, Hong Quy Le and Stephan Sand
Beaconing from Connected Vehicles: IEEE 802.11p vs. LTE-V2V
Alessandro Bazzi, Barbara M Masini, Alberto Zanella and Ilaria Thibault
Context-aware Unified Routing for VANETs Based on Virtual Clustering
Celimuge Wu, Tsutomu Yoshinaga and Yusheng Ji
V2VUNet - A Filtering Out Concept For Packet Forwarding Decision in Three-Dimensional Inter-vehicular Communication Scenarios
Lisa Kristiana, Corinna Schmitt and Burkhard Stiller

SuC6: Workshop 6: The International Workshop on mmWave Networks—fundamental limits, protocols, and experimental research platforms (mmWave)

Room: Room 4
Chair: Behnaam Aazhang
Outage Probability Analysis of the Millimeter-Wave Relaying Systems
Nima Eshraghi, Behrouz Maham and Vahid Shah-Mansouri
Optimal Opportunistic Transmissions Over Directional mmWave Channels
David Ramirez, Lei Huang, Yi Wang and Behnaam Aazhang
Experimental Evaluation of a Novel Fast Beamsteering Algorithm for Link Re-Establishment in mm-Wave Indoor WLANs
Avishek Patra, Ljiljana Simić and Marina Petrova
Field Experimental Evaluation of Beamtracking and Latency Performance for 5G mmWave Radio Access in Outdoor Mobile Environment
Shohei Yoshioka, Yuki Inoue, Satoshi Suyama, Yoshihisa Kishiyama, Yukihiko Okumura, James Kepler and Mark Cudak

SuC7: Tutorial 3

Towards Network Softwarization
Tarik Taleb
Room: Room 5

This tutorial will be shedding light on network softwarisation, an important vision towards the realization of elastic and flexible 5G mobile systems. The tutorial will commence with a brief introduction of major 3GPP wireless technologies, namely GSM, GPRS, UMTS and LTE, comparing amongst the different relevant architectures and their evolution to the nowadays' Evolved Packet System (EPS). After a short discussion on the basic principles of LTE, the tutorial presents the major architectural enhancements that have been already standardized within 3GPP for supporting EPS. The tutorial will subsequently lay emphasis on the functional and technical requirements of 5G mobile systems and discuss relevant opportunities, challenges, and expectations. The tutorial will be afterwards touching upon cloud computing technologies, virtualization techniques, and software defined networking (SDN). The main focus will be towards the use-case of these technologies in the context of network softwarisation to create programmable virtual mobile networks, highlighting the key performance indicators and aspects for ensuring carrier-grade service delivery. The tutorial will also cover the concept of network function virtualization (NFV), detailing virtual network function (VNF) management and orchestration, and showcasing NFV and SDN as key technology enablers for the creation of elastic and flexible 5G mobile systems. The tutorial will be then describing, using concrete examples, how cloud-based virtual mobile networks can be designed, instantiated, configured, managed, and orchestrated, and that using current cloud infrastructure management tools, such as OpenStack and OpenDaylight. The tutorial will finish by highlighting few open issues that are forming the focus of research efforts in the network softwarisation arena.

SuC8: Tutorial 5

Internet of Medical things: Wearable wireless sensors systems for healthcare monitoring applications
Mona Ghassemian
Room: Room 6+7

Recent technological advancements in wireless low power/low range communication systems, MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) technology and integrated circuits have enabled low-power, intelligent, miniaturised, nano-technology sensor nodes strategically placed around the human body to be used in various applications, such as wearable wireless healthcare monitoring systems. This exciting new area of research is called Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) and leverages the emerging IEEE 802.15.6 and IEEE 802.15.4j standards, specifically standardised for Internet of Medical Things (IoMTs). This tutorial provides a survey on the current state-of-art of WBANs based on the latest standards which enable IoMTs with a range of representative applications. From these applications, we will abstract out the major challenges to realising the wearable wireless sensors systems for healthcare monitoring applications. Part I of the tutorial will start with an overview of WBANs, with a focus on the fundamental concepts of healthcare sensor hardware and measurement circuits. Furthermore related low power /low range wireless communication technologies and standards used for WBANs, the challenges and impairments of wireless media for IoMTs will be addressed. Introduction session will conclude by addressing the data acquisition and validation techniques for processing the healthcare data collected from the wearable wireless sensor networks. In Part II of the tutorial, the key design issues for wearable Activity Recognition systems, as an example of healthcare applications, will be presented. Design issues with respect to type/number/location of sensors according to the purpose of the application will be discussed. Emerging IoMTs research opportunities and challenges will be discussed in Part III of the tutorial. Topics in this section cover both theoretical and practical aspects, including the wearable system limitations, selection of attributes and sensors, obtrusiveness, data collection protocols, recognition performance criteria, energy consumption, processing and user flexibility. Open issues and challenges within each area are also explored as a source of inspiration towards future developments in WBANs. An activity recognition prototype demonstration will conclude the tutorial to provide the practical aspects and challenges for a wearable wireless sensor network solution.

SuC9: Tutorial 4

Energy-Neutral System-Level Analysis and Optimization of 5G Wireless Networks
Alessio Zappone, Marco Di Renzo and Eduard Jorswieck
Room: Room 8+9

The Internet of Things (IoT) will connect billions of devices by 2020. Such systems suppose batteries and/or energy harvesting from the environment, which also bets for very low energy devices. In order to enable IoT service capabilities, 5G wireless networks will need to bring a drastic energy efficiency improvement and will need to develop energy harvesting capabilities. This energy chase will cover low-energy devices and network elements, and will rely on the availability of renewable energy sources, dedicated power sources, as well as the possibility of harvesting energy directly from the radio waves that are primarily used for data transmission. This leads to a new design space, where the availability of energy is not deterministic anymore but may depend on environmental factors, the interference may not necessarily be harmful as it may be a natural source electromagnetic-based power to be used for replenishing the batteries of low-energy devices, and the intended signals may be exploited for both data transmission and energy harvesting. This paradigm-shift introduces a new concept in the design of 5G wireless networks: energy-neutrality. Energy-neutral networks are systems that not only make an efficient use of the available energy, but, more importantly, that operate in a complete self-powered fashion. The present tutorial provides the audience with a complete survey of the potential benefits, research challenges, implementation efforts and application of technologies and protocols for achieving energy-neutrality, as well as the mathematical tools for their modeling, analysis and optimization. This tutorial is unique of its kind, as it tackles both system-level modeling and optimization aspects, which are usually treated independently. Special focus will be put on two methodologies for enabling the system-level modeling and the system-level and distributed optimization of energy-neutral 5G wireless networks: stochastic geometry and fractional programming. In the proposed tutorial, we illustrate how several candidate transmission technologies, communication protocols, and network architectures for 5G can be modeled, studied and optimized for their energy-neutral operation.

Sunday, September 4, 16:20 - 18:00

SuD1: Workshop 1: From M2M Communications to Internet of Things

Energy, Architecture and Technoeconomical Aspects for IoT
Room: Auditorium 3a
Chair: Rapeepat Ratasuk
Feasibility and Fundamental Limits of Energy-Harvesting Based M2M Communications
Jukka Rinne, Jari Keskinen, Paul Berger, Donald Lupo and Mikko Valkama
Performance analysis of ambient backscattering for green Internet of Things
Donatella Darsena, Giacinto Gelli and Francesco Verde
RELOAD/CoAP Architecture with Resource Aggregation/Disaggregation Service
Luís Rodrigues, Joel Guerreiro and Noelia Correia
Theoretical Analysis of UNB-based IoT Networks with Path Loss and Random Spectrum Access
Yuqi Mo, Claire Goursaud and Jean-Marie Gorce
Value Creation and Coopetition in M2M Ecosystem - The Case of Smart City
Amirhossein Ghanbari, Andres Laya and Jan Markendahl

SuD2: Workshop 2: IRACON - Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and Beyond

Room: Auditorium 3b
Chair: Laurent Clavier
Numerology and Frame Structure for 5G Radio Access
Jaakko Vihriälä, Ali Zaidi, Venkatkumar Venkatasubramanian, Ning He, Esa Tiirola, Jonas Medbo, Eeva Lähetkangas, Karl Werner, Kari Pajukoski, Andreas Cedergren and Robert Baldemair
Energy Efficiency for Cloud-Radio Access Networks with Imperfect Channel State Information
Bayan Al-Oquibi, Osama Amin, Hayssam Dahrouj, Tareq Y. Al-Naffouri and Mohamed-Slim Alouini
Performance Analysis of K-Tier Cellular Networks with Time-Switching Energy Harvesting
Yan Liao, Jing Zhang, Yanxia Zhang, Min Chen, Qiang Li and Tao Han
Joint Remote Radio Head Selection and User Association in Cloud Radio Access Networks
Aini Li, Yan Sun, Xiaodong Xu and Chunjing Yuan

SuD3: Workshop 3: 6th International Workshop on Self-Organizing Networks (IWSON)

5G Management Challenges
Room: Room 1
Chair: Fredrik Gunnarsson
Network Management Automation in 5G: Challenges and Opportunities
Stephen S. Mwanje, Guillaume Decarreau, Christian Mannweiler, Muhammad Naseer-ul-islam and Lars Christoph Schmelz

SuD4: Workshop 4: Cognitive Radio and Innovative Spectrum Sharing Paradigms for Future Networks (CRAFT 2016)

Spectrum Sharing and Coexistence Mechanisms for 5G
Room: Room 2
Chair: Maziar Nekovee


Panel Discussion on Spectrum Sharing and Coexistence Mechanisms for 5G Networks

Panel Chair:

Maziar Nekovee (Samsung Electronics, UK)


  • Pravir Chawdhry (Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Italy/EU)
  • Martha Suarez (Agencia Nacional del Espectro, Colombia)
  • Faouzi Bader (CentraleSupélec, France)
  • Andres Navarro Cadavid (Universidad Icesi, Colombia)
Distributed Beam Scheduling for Multi-RAT Coexistence in mm-Wave 5G Networks
Maziar Nekovee, Yinan Qi and Yue Wang

SuD5: Workshop 7: 2nd International Workshop on Vehicular Networking and Intelligent Transportation systems (VENITS'16)

Network Services over VANETs
Room: Room 3
Chair: Celimuge Wu
Named Data Networking for Priority-based Content Dissemination in VANETs
Marica Amadeo, Claudia Campolo and Antonella Molinaro
Hierarchical Adaptive Trust Establishment Solution for Vehicular Networks
Chaker abdelaziz Kerrache, Carlos T. Calafate, Nasreddine Lagraa, Juan-Carlos Cano and Pietro Manzoni
Multimedia Transmissions over Vehicular Networks
Armir Bujari, Claudio E. Palazzi and Daniele Ronzani

SuD6: Workshop 6: The International Workshop on mmWave Networks—fundamental limits, protocols, and experimental research platforms (mmWave)

Room: Room 4
Chairs: Lei Huang, Jianhua Zhang
Effects of Vehicle Vibrations on mm-Wave Channel: Doppler Spread and Correlative Channel Sounding
Jiri Blumenstein, Josef Vychodil, Martin Pospíšil, Tomas Mikulasek and Ales Prokes
Radio Parameter Design for OFDM-based Millimeter-Wave Systems
Lei Huang, Yi Wang, Zhenyu Shi and Rong Wen
Delay Characteristics for Directional and Omni-Directional Channel in Indoor Open Office and Shopping Mall Environments at 28 GHz
Lei Tian, Jianhua Zhang, Pan Tang, Fusheng Huang and Yi Zheng
A SAGE Algorithm for Channel Estimation using Signal Eigenvectors for Direction-Scan Sounding
Luxia Ouyang and Xuefeng Yin

SuD7: Tutorial 3 (cont.)

Towards Network Softwarization
Tarik Taleb
Room: Room 5

SuD8: Tutorial 5 (cont.)

Internet of Medical things: Wearable wireless sensors systems for healthcare monitoring applications
Mona Ghassemian
Room: Room 6+7

SuD9: Tutorial 4 (cont.)

Energy-Neutral System-Level Analysis and Optimization of 5G Wireless Networks
Alessio Zappone, Marco Di Renzo and Eduard Jorswieck
Room: Room 8+9

Monday, September 5

Monday, September 5, 09:00 - 10:40

MoA1: Massive MIMO Scheduling and Transceiver Design

Room: Auditorium 3a
Chair: Lei Tian
Low-Complexity Symbol Detection for Massive MIMO Uplink Based on Jacobi Method
Byeong Yong Kong and In-Cheol Park
User Scheduling and Beam Allocation for Massive MIMO Systems with Two-Stage Precoding
Chen Lu, Wenjin Wang, Wen Zhong and Xiqi Gao
Correlation-based User Scheduling and Multi-planar Parallelogram Array for Massive Antenna Systems
Takuto Arai, Atsushi Ohta, Satoshi Kurosaki, Kazuki Maruta, Tatsuhiko Iwakuni and Masataka Iizuka
Message-Passing Detector for Uplink Massive MIMO Systems Based on Energy Spread Transform
Lixin Gu, Wenjin Wang, Wen Zhong and Xiqi Gao
A Novel User Selection Algorithm for Multiuser Hybrid Precoding in mmWave Systems
Wenfang Yuan, Simon Armour and Angela Doufexi

MoA2: Relaying

Room: Auditorium 3b
Chair: Jose F Monserrat
A Thompson Sampling Approach to Channel Exploration-Exploitation Problem in Multihop Cognitive Radio Networks
Viktor Toldov, Laurent Clavier, Valeria Loscrí and Nathalie Mitton
Opportunistic Relay Scheme Exploiting Channel Coherence Time in IEEE 802.15.6 Wireless Body Area Networks
Ruifeng Zhang, Nick Francis Timmons and Jim Morrison
Hierarchical Mesh Routing Implementation for Indoor Data Collection
Verotiana Rabarijaona, Fumihide Kojima and Hiroshi Harada
Broadcasting in LTE-Advanced networks using multihop D2D communications
Giovanni Nardini, Giovanni Stea, Antonio Virdis, Dario Sabella and Marco Caretti
Connectivity Study in Professional Mobile Radio Networks with Portable 4G Base Stations
Leonardo Goratti, Karina Mabell Gomez, Tinku Rasheed and Sam Reisenfeld

MoA3: Cognitive Radio and D2D

Room: Room 1
Chair: Ferran Adelantado
Continuous Hidden Markov Model Based Interference-Aware Cognitive Radio Spectrum Occupancy Prediction
Rana Al Halaseh and Dirk Dahlhaus
Compressive Cognitive Radio with Causal Primary Message
Wenbo Xu, Yifan Wang and Jiaru Lin
Performance Improvements of Reputation-Based Cooperative Spectrum Sensing
Francesco Benedetto, Antonio Tedeschi, Gaetano Giunta and Pietro Coronas
Social Comparison Based Relaying in Device-to-Device Networks
Young Jin Chun, Gualtiero Colombo, Simon Cotton, William G. Scanlon, Roger Whitaker and Stuart Allen
Interference Management Scheme for Network-Assisted Multi-Hop D2D Communications
Laila Melki, Sameh Najeh and Hichem Besbes

MoA4: Wireless Ad Hoc and Mesh Networks

Room: Room 2
Chair: Olga Muñoz-Medina
Fair Queueing for mmWave WMN Backhaul
Kari Seppänen and Jouko Kapanen
QoI-aware Tradeoff Between Communication and Computation in Wireless Ad-hoc Networks
Sepideh Nazemi Gelyan, Kin K. Leung and Ananthram Swami
An Efficient Routing Strategy for Performance Improvement in WMNs
Francesco Valentini, Elena Cinque and Marco Pratesi
Multi-hop Multi-AP Multi-channel Cooperation for High Efficiency WLAN
Yinghong Ma, Jiandong Li, Hongyan Li, Haibin Zhang and Ronghui Hou
High-Reliability Scheduling in Deterministic Wireless Multi-hop Networks
Guillaume Gaillard, Dominique Barthel, Fabrice Theoleyre and Fabrice Valois

MoA5: Emergency and Healthcare

Room: Room 3
Chair: Susanna Spinsante
Mobile Network Service Demand in case of Electricity Network Disturbance Situation
Joonas Säe and Jukka Lempiäinen
Designing an Adaptive Emergency Warning System for Heterogeneous Environments
Gareth Tyson, John Bigham, Eliane L Bodanese, Nadeem Akhtar, Pradipta Biswas, Pat Langdon, Vineet Mimrot, Pratyay Mukhopadhyay and Vinay Ribeiro
An Ambient Assisted Living System for Elderly Assistance Applications
Luca Mainetti, Luigi Manco, Luigi Patrono, Andrea Secco, Ilaria Sergi and Roberto Vergallo
Impact of physical channels and physical signals from LTE small cell eNB in audible frequency band
Suna Choi
Heartbeat Detection with Doppler Radar Based on Estimation of Average R-R Interval Using Viterbi Algorithm
Eriko Mogi and Tomoaki Ohtsuki

MoA6: MAC and Routing for Wireless Sensor Networks

Room: Room 4
Chair: Kamran Sayrafian
Improving Robustness of Beacon-Enabled IEEE 802.15.4 with Round-Robin Channel Diversity
Liviu-Octavian Varga, Martin Heusse, Roberto Guizzetti and Andrzej Duda
Using RTS/CTS to Enhance the Performance of IEEE 802.15.6 CSMA/CA
Martina Barbi, Kamran Sayrafian and Mehdi Alasti
Ultra-low Power MAC Protocol Complied with RIT in IEEE 802.15.4e for Wireless Smart Utility Networks
Jun Fujiwara, Ryota Okumura, Keiichi Mizutani, Hiroshi Harada, Sota Tsuchiya and Takuya Kawata
Energy-Delay Constrained Minimal Relay Placement in Low Duty-Cycled Sensor Networks Under Anycast Forwarding
Messaoud Doudou, Jose M. Barcelo-Ordinas and Jorge Garcia-Vidal
CRRP: A Cooperative Relay Routing Protocol for IoT Networks
Jingwen Bai, Yan Sun and Chris Phillips

MoA7: LTE System Design and Evaluation

Room: Room 5
Chair: Fredrik Tufvesson
Adaptive Physical Resource Block Design for Enhancing Voice Capacity over LTE network in PMR Context
Manh-Cuong Nguyen, Hang Nguyen, Duy-Huy Nguyen, Eric Georgeaux, Philippe Mege and Laurent Martinod
Multi-antenna Feature Comparison in Urban Environment for 4 TX Base Stations
Andreas Nilsson and Martin Johansson
Enhanced Time of Arrival Estimation and Quantization for Positioning in LTE Networks
Henrik Rydén, Ali Zaidi, Sara Modarres Razavi, Fredrik Gunnarsson and Iana Siomina
Single-rate and Multi-rate Multi-service Systems for Next Generation and Beyond Communications
Lei Zhang, Ayesha Ijaz, Pei Xiao, Atta Ul Quddus and Rahim Tafazolli
Experimental evaluation of timing synchronization accuracy for QZSS short message synchronized SS-CDMA communication
Kei Ohya, Suguru Kameda, Hiroshi Oguma, Akinori Taira, Noriharu Suematsu, Tadashi Takagi and Kazuo Tsubouchi

MoA8: Energy Efficient Communications 1

Room: Room 6+7
Chair: David Plets
Antenna Selection based on Mutual Coupling and Spatial Correlation among Integrated Antennas for Maximum Energy Efficiency
Lakju Sung, Daehee Park and Dong-Ho Cho
An Adaptive Polarization-QAM Modulation Scheme for Improving the Power Amplifier Energy Efficiency in OFDM Systems
Shulun Zhao, Zhimin Zeng, Chunyan Feng, Fangfang Liu and Yao Nie
SWIPT Techniques for Multiuser MIMO Broadcast Systems
Javier Rubio, Antonio Pascual-Iserte, Daniel P Palomar and Andrea Goldsmith
Energy efficient power allocation and relay selection in MIMO relay channels
Zijian Wang and Luc Vandendorpe
Optimization of Energy Efficiency in Computationally-Aware Adaptive OFDM Systems
Bartosz Bossy and Hanna Bogucka

MoA9: Multiple Access Techniques

Room: Room 8+9
Chair: Ana Garcia Armada
Performance Evaluation of Subcarrier Hopping Multiple Access in Wireless LAN Scenarios
Yuta Hori and Hideki Ochiai
Inherent instability of user channels in the localized SC-FDMA under doubly selective fading
Takeshi Hashimoto and Chenggao Han
On the Performance Analysis of Binary Non-Coherent Modulations with Selection Combining in Double Rice Fading Channels
Rym Khedhiri, Nazih Hajri and Neji Youssef
Generalized Spatial Modulation for Downlink Multiuser MIMO Systems with Multicast
Robinson Pizzio, Bartolomeu F. Uchôa-Filho, Marco Di Renzo and Didier Le Ruyet
CSI enhancement for multi-user superposed transmission using the second best feedback
Karol Schober, Panu Lähdekorpi, Mikko Kokkonen, Mikko Mäenpää and Mihai Enescu

Monday, September 5, 11:10 - 11:30

MoB0: Openning

Room: Auditorium 1

Monday, September 5, 11:30 - 12:10

MoB0: Plenary 1. Part I

Leap Forward to 5G Commercialization
Peiying Zhu (Huawei, Ottawa, Canada)
Room: Auditorium 1


It is envisioned that 5G will embrace machine to machine and machine to human communication in addition to human to human communication. To enable this vision, extreme high throughput,ultra low latency/high reliability and massive connectivities are the design target of 5G. This talk will present the framework and a set of enabling technologies to build such a system including some latest Huawei's field trial efforts and results. In addition, a high level view of standardization efforts will be given to provide a roadmap toward the commercialization of 5G system.

Short Bio:

Dr. Peiying Zhu is a Huawei Fellow. She is currently leading 5G wireless system research in Huawei. The focus of her research is advanced wireless access technologies with more than 150 granted patents. She has been regularly giving talks and panel discussions on 5G vision and enabling technologies. She served as the guest editor for IEEE Signal processing magazine special issue on the 5G revolution and co-chaired for various 5G workshops. She is actively involved in IEEE 802 and 3GPP standards development. She is currently a WiFi Alliance Board member. Prior to joining Huawei in 2009, Peiying was a Nortel Fellow and Director of Advanced Wireless Access Technology in the Nortel Wireless Technology Lab. She led the team and pioneered research and prototyping on MIMO-OFDM and Multi-hop relay. Many of these technologies developed by the team have been adopted into LTE standards and 4G products. Peiying Zhu received the Master of Science degree and Doctor Degree from Southeast University and Concordia University in 1985 and 1993 respectively.

Monday, September 5, 12:10 - 12:50

MoB0: Plenary 1. Part II

Remote Tele-surgery via Haptic Communications- Potential and Challenges
Prokar Dasgupta (King's College London, London, UK)
Room: Auditorium 1


A number of important developments have taken place in the evolving field of robotic surgery. This includes the Touch and Image guided robotic surgery (TIGERS) project. Haptics is expected to play an important role in the future. In addition we have seen the development of a number of soft robots which learn to avoid danger from a surgeons movements. In parallel to this the imminent arrival of 5G will hopefully improve the underpinning communication between these hi tech devices. Finally it is expected that the cost to providers and patients will be cheaper in coming years.

Short Bio:

Professor Prokar Dasgupta is the Editor-in-Chief of the BJUI. He leads academic urology at Guy's Hospital, King's College London. He has over 500 publications and a highly productive team of clinician-scientists developing novel robotics for the delivery of cytotopic therapies in prostate cancer. He is credited with the "Dasgupta technique" of injecting Botulinum toxin in overactive bladders. He was awarded the Golden Telescope by BAUS for a significant and lasting contribution to urology.

Monday, September 5, 14:10 - 15:50

MoC0: Panel 1

What is relevant research for 5G Advanced?
Room: Auditorium 2
Chair: Olav Queseth


  • Dr. Magnus Frodigh (Ericsson, Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Dr. Maziar Nekovee (mmMAGIC/Samsung R&D, Staines, Surrey, UK)
  • Dr. Christian Mannweiler (Nokia Bell Labs, Munich, Germany)
  • Sébastien Hémard (Magneti Marelli, China)

Motivation and Background:

At the time of PIMRC the standardisation of 5G has been running for some time and the first deployments are only one and a half year into the future. What is clear though is that this first wave will be followed by a number of innovations and improvements. At this time it is important to start thinking about initiating research on topics that will be important in the future but at the moment may have taken a back seat to the standardisation efforts.

The panel will provide the view of a number of industry and academic leaders on the topics that will shape the development of 5G advanced and make a guess at important emerging fields.


  1. What research areas do you see to be important in 3-5 years?
  2. What services will be important that we cannot imagine today?
  3. When would you expect the first 5G system to be fully deployed?
  4. What would be the most important feature for the first 5G system to be considered 5G?
  5. What do you expect will not be standardised in the first wave of standards?

MoC1: Massive MIMO Channel Measurement, Modeling and Calibration

Room: Auditorium 3a
Chair: Katsuyuki Haneda
Massive MIMO Real-time Channel Measurements and Theoretic TDD Downlink Throughput Predictions
Siming Zhang, Paul Harris, Angela Doufexi, Andrew Nix and Mark Beach
Geometry-Based Stochastic Channel Models for 5G: Extending Key Features for Massive MIMO
Àlex Oliveras Martínez, Patrick Eggers and Elisabeth de Carvalho
A Receive/Transmit Calibration Technique based on Mutual Coupling for Massive MIMO Base Stations
Joao Vieira, Fredrik Rusek and Fredrik Tufvesson
A Phase Calibration Method Based on L1-norm Minimization for Massive MIMO Systems
Zhensheng Jiang, Wenjin Wang, Xiaodong Xie and Xiqi Gao
A Simple Over-the-Air Hardware Calibration Procedure in TDD Systems
Samer Bazzi and Wen Xu

MoC2: Relaying/Cooperative Relaying 1

Room: Auditorium 3b
Chair: Milica Pejanovic-Djurisic
Multi-hopping Loss in MIMO Decode-and-Forward Cooperative Relaying
Ishtiaq Ahmad, Khoa D. Nguyen, André Pollok and Nick A Letzepis
Amplify-and-Forward Relay based Spectrum Sensing with Generalized Selection Combining
Vaibhav Kumar, Deep Kandpal, Ranjan Gangopadhyay and Soumitra Debnath
Outage Probability of Dual-Hop FSO Fixed Gain Relay Transmission Systems
Emna Zedini, Hamza Soury and Mohamed-Slim Alouini
Outage Probability of Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access Schemes with Partial Relay Selection
Sunyoung Lee, Daniel Benevides da Costa and Trung Q. Duong
System-Level Performance Analysis of Relay-Aided Multiple-Antenna Cellular Networks
Konstantinos Ntontin, Marco Di Renzo and Christos Verikoukis

MoC3: Device-to-device (D2D) communications 1

Room: Room 1
Chair: Yan Zhang
A Two-Step Resource Allocation Algorithm for D2D Communication in Full Duplex Cellular Network
Luming Ren, Ming Zhao, Xinyu Gu and Lin Zhang
A Distributed MAC Protocol for Multi-Packet Reception Wireless Networks
António Furtado, Rodolfo Oliveira, Rui Dinis and Luis Bernardo
Interference Coordination in HetNet: Can D2D Communication Help?
Mustapha Amara, Afef Feki and Luca Rose
Q-Learning Based Power Control Algorithm for D2D Communication
Shiwen Nie, Zhiqiang Fan, Ming Zhao, Xinyu Gu and Lin Zhang
Joint Subcarrier Assignment and Power Allocation for D2D Communication Underlaying Full-Duplex Cellular Networks
Long Liu, Zhi Zhang and Yue Xu

MoC4: Wireless Sensor Networks: Applications and Localization

Room: Room 2
Chair: Kamya Yekeh Yazdandoost
Dynamic Service Switching for the Medical IoT
Philipp Kindt, Daniel Yunge, Andreas Tobola, Georg Fischer and Samarjit Chakraborty
Cloud-based Self-Organizing Localization with Virtual Network Topology for Wireless Sensor Networks and Its Implementation
Takamasa Kitanouma, Naotoshi Adachi and Yasuhisa Takizawa
Antenna Cluster Selection for Localization- Communication Dual Mode Operation
Stephen Lingfeng Wang, Yuechuan Zhang and Zhong Fan
Factor Graph Approach for Joint Passive Localization and Receiver Synchronization in Wireless Sensor Networks
Weijie Yuan, Nan Wu, Hua Wang and Jingming Kuang
Joint Optimization for Social Content Dissemination in Wireless Networks
Xiangnan Weng and John Baras

MoC5: Opportunistic Communications

Room: Room 3
Chair: Andres Navarro
A Green Coalitional Store-and-Forward Scheme for Delay Tolerant Networks
Sara Arabi, Sara Handouf, Essaid Sabir and Mohamed Sadik
BALCON: BAckward Loss Concealment Mechanism for Scalable Video Dissemination in Opportunistic Networks
Merza Klaghstan, David Coquil, Harald Kosch, Nadia Bennani and Lionel Brunie
Incentivizing User Provided Connectivity for Enhanced Quality of Service
Sinan Emre Tasci and Omer Korcak
Content- and Context-Aware Opportunistic Cellular Communications in Device-Centric Wireless Networks
Baldomero Coll-Perales and Javier Gozalvez
Estimating Data Transfer Capacity for Intermittent Connectivity: A Transport Aware Model
Johan Garcia, Stefan Alfredsson and Anna Brunstrom

MoC6: Medium Access Control (MAC) 1

Room: Room 4
Chair: Antonio Pascual-Iserte
Fair Resource Allocation Using the MCS Map for Multi-user Superposition Transmission (MUST)
Hung-Yun Hsieh, Ming-Jie Yang and Chun-Hsiung Wang
Joint Coding of Sequential HARQ Feedback
David Cooper
Improved Message Passing Algorithms for Resource Allocation in Two-Tier Femtocell Networks
Qun Gu, Ying-lei Teng and Mei Song
A Novel Dynamical Uplink Power Control Scheme for Dual Connectivity
Shizhou Lv, Chang Yongyu, Yang Sun and Mengshi Hu
Ephemeral: Lightweight Pseudonyms for 6LoWPAN MAC addresses
Jessye Dos Santos, Christine Hennebert, Cedric Lauradoux and Jean Christophe Fonbonne

MoC7: LTE Networks

Room: Room 5
Chair: Xavier Gelabert
Measurement-Based Modelling of LTE Performance in Dublin City
Miguel Báguena, Douglas Leith and Pietro Manzoni
Quality of Service for LTE Public Safety Networks with Satellite Backhaul
Laurent Reynaud, Karina Mabell Gomez and Tomaso De Cola
Feasibility Study of LTE Middle-Mile Networks in TV White Spaces for Rural India
Chaitanya Prasad N, Soubhik Deb and Abhay Karandikar
Dynamic and Adaptive QoE Management for OTT Application Sessions in LTE
Balázs Héder, Péter Szilágyi and Csaba Vulkán
Indoor Planning and Optimization of LTE-U Radio Access over WiFi
Omar Sandoval, David González G, Jyri Hämäläinen and Sangjo Yoo

MoC8: Energy Efficient Communications 2

Room: Room 6+7
Chair: Chenyang Yang
Physical and MAC Cross-Layer Analysis of Energy-Efficient MIMO Networks
Guilherme Peron, Glauber Brante and Richard Demo Souza
Energy Efficiency Optimization in Cognitive Radio Inspired Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access
Yi Zhang, Qian Yang, Tong-Xing Zheng, Hui-Ming Wang, Ying Ju and Yue Meng
Energy Efficient Optimization for Full-duplex Assisted Closed-loop MISO Downlink Transmission
Yu Zhang, Shengqian Han, Chenyang Yang and Gang Wang
Impact of Uncertainty in Predicting the User's Request on Pushing
Chuting Yao and Chenyang Yang
Energy-Efficient Optimization for MISO Gaussian Broadcast Channel with Integrated Services
Weidong Mei, Lingxiang Li, Zhi Chen and Chuan Huang

Monday, September 5, 16:20 - 18:00

MoD0: Panel 2

mmWave - The Path to 5G Enhanced Mobile Broadband
Room: Auditorium 2
Chair: James Kimery


  • Prof. Fredrik Tufvesson (Lund Univ., Lund, Sweden)
  • Prof. Mark Beach (Bristol Univ., Bristol, UK)
  • Dr. Laurent Dussopt (Research Director, CEA-LETI, Lyon, Francia)
  • Jyri Putkonen (Lead Researcher, Nokia, Espoo, Finland)
  • Alternate: Prof. Nuria González Prelcic (Vigo Univ., Vigo, Spain)

Motivation and Background:

The world's standardization bodies are moving to define the next generation of wireless access including the 3GPP. Enhanced Mobile Broadband with a goal of peak data rates exceeding 10 Gbit/s has been proposed as one goal but other objectives touch on latency, supporting billions of new types of devices, enhanced communication at the cell edge, and improved spectral efficiency. Many researchers are investigating cmWave and mmWave technologies as possible options for addressing these goals. However, research as these frequencies has really just begun and many questions remain including the use, deployment strategy, viability and potential integration with existing 4G structure. This panel will discuss cmWave and mmWave technologies for addressing the goals and objectives for next generation wireless and access to support a broad range of new applications.


  1. Are mmWave and cmWave frequencies possible for next generation wireless access?
  2. If so, what applications are better for communication in these frequencies?
  3. What frequencies could be possible for cmWave and mmWave frequencies for next generation wireless access?
  4. How can cmWave and mmWave be used in a mobile access network?
  5. What are the challenges for cmWave and mmWave for wide adoption?

MoD1: Massive MIMO Channel Estimation and Precoding

Room: Auditorium 3a
Chair: Jose Flordelis
Compressive Downlink CSI Estimation for FDD Massive MIMO Systems: A Weighted Block L1 -Minimization Approach
Chih-Chun Tseng, Jwo-Yuh Wu and Ta-Sung Lee
Pilot Design and AMP-Based Channel Estimation for Massive MIMO-OFDM Uplink Transmission
Xiaying Wu, Lixin Gu, Wenjin Wang and Xiqi Gao
Exploiting Antenna Correlation in Measured Massive MIMO Channels
Jose Flordelis, Sha Hu, Fredrik Rusek, Ove Edfors, Ghassan S Dahman, Xiang Gao and Fredrik Tufvesson
Nonlinear Block Multi-diagonalization Precoding for High SHF Wide-band Massive MIMO in 5G
Hiroshi Nishimoto, Akinori Taira, Hiroki Iura, Shigeru Uchida, Akihiro Okazaki and Atsushi Okamura
MMSE based Two-stage Beamforming for Large-Scale Multi-user MISO Systems
Younghyun Jeon, Changick Song, Seung Joo Maeng, Myonghee Park and Inkyu Lee

MoD2: Relaying/Cooperative Relaying 2

Room: Auditorium 3b
Chair: Hikmet Sari
Performance of Two-Way AF MIMO Relay Networks with Single and Multiple Antenna Selection Schemes
Efendi Fidan and Oğuz Kucur
Statistical Properties of Two Hop Relay Systems With Polarization Diversity
Maja Delibasic and Milica Pejanovic-Djurisic
Efficient hierarchical embedded signaling scheme for nodes identification in cooperative wireless networks with relay selection
Mariem Ayedi, Noura Sellami and Mohamed Siala
Joint Optimization of Throughput and Delay Over PPP Interfered Relay Networks
Young Jin Chun, Simon Cotton, Mazen Omar Hasna and Ali Ghrayeb
On the Reception Criteria Adopted in Asynchronous Multi-Packet Networks Relying on Spatial Reuse
Fulvio Babich and Massimiliano Comisso

MoD3: Device-to-device (D2D) communications 2

Room: Room 1
Chair: Baldomero Coll-Perales
Resource Allocation in D2D-based V2V Communication for Maximizing the Number of Concurrent Transmissions
Shiyu Zhang, Yanzhao Hou, Xiaodong Xu and Xiaofeng Tao
Cooperative Spectrum Sharing Between D2D Users and Edge-Users: A Matching Theory Perspective
Yiling Yuan, Tao Yang, Yuedong Xu and Bo Hu
Investigation of Decision Metrics for Reuse Link Selection in Device-to-Device Communication
Markus Klügel, Mu He and Wolfgang Kellerer
Clustered Device-to-Device Caching Based on File Preferences
Xiangyang Zhang, Ying Wang, Ruijin Sun and Dong Wang
ProVa: A Proximity Validation Approach For Enhanced Device Discovery
Dimitris Tsolkas, Nikos Passas and Lazaros Merakos

MoD4: Wireless Sensor Networks: Architecture, Security, Traffic

Room: Room 2
Chair: Panagiotis Sarigiannidis
SOL: An End-to-end Solution for Real-World Remote Monitoring Systems
Keoma Brun-Laguna, Thomas Watteyne, Sami Malek, Ziran Zhang, Carlos Oroza, Steven D Glaser and Branko Kerkez
Priority-oriented Multicast Transmission Schemes for Heterogeneous Traffic in WSNs
Debasish Ghose and Frank Y. Li
Analysing Indirect Sybil Attacks in Randomly Deployed Wireless Sensor Networks
Panagiotis Sarigiannidis, Eirini Karapistoli and Anastasios A. Economides
Adaptive Scheme for Collaborative Mobile Sensing in Wireless Sensor Networks: Bacterial Foraging Optimization approach
Ado Adamou Abba Ari, Abdelhak (Mourad) Gueroui, Nabila Labraoui, Blaise Omer Yenke, Chafik Titouna and Damakoa Irépran
Optimal Active Detection in Machine-to-Machine Mobile Networks: A Repeated Game Approach
Kun Wang, Miao Du, Dejun Yang, Chunsheng Zhu and Yanfei Sun

MoD5: QoS and ultra-reliability

Room: Room 3
Chair: David Gomez-Barquero
Performance of Retransmission Schemes for Multicasting in Random Wireless Networks
Mohammad Ghadir Khoshkholgh Dashtaki, Keivan Navaie, Kang G. Shin and Victor C.M. Leung
Optimized Transmission and Resource Allocation Strategies for Ultra-Reliable Communications
Hamidreza Shariatmadari, Sassan Iraji, Zexian Li, Mikko A Uusitalo and Riku Jäntti
QoE and Throughput Aware Radio Resource Allocation Algorithm in LTE Network with Users using Different Applications
Takahiro Hori and Tomoaki Ohtsuki
Power Allocation for Statistically Delay Constrained Video Streaming in Femtocell Networks based on Nash Bargaining Game
Hamed Hosseiny, Mohammadamin Baniasadi, Vahid Shah-Mansouri and Mohammad Ghanbari
QoE-based Video Delivery over LTE Hierarchical Architecture
Nabeel Khan and Maria G. Martini
QoE-aware Power Allocation for Device-to-Device Video Transmissions
Nima Eshraghi, Vahid Shah-Mansouri and Behrouz Maham

MoD6: Medium Access Control (MAC) 2

Room: Room 4
Chair: Masahiro Umehira
Stochastic Resource Allocation with a Backhaul Constraint for the Uplink
Javier Rubio, Olga Muñoz-Medina, Antonio Pascual-Iserte and Josep Vidal
Improvement of HARQ Based on Redundant Data of Near User in Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access
Dongseok Roh, Minhoe Kim and Dong-Ho Cho
Compressed Sensing based ACK Feedback for Grant-Free Uplink Data Transmission in 5G mMTC
Xianjun Yang, Wang Xin, Weiwei Wang and Jian Zhang
Two-tier Distributed and Open Loop Multi-point Cooperation Using SCMA
Hadi Baligh, Alireza Bayesteh, Yicheng Lin, Usa Vilaipornsawai and Keyvan Zarifi
User Cooperation Enabled Traffic Offloading in Urban Hotspots
Tim Rüegg, Yahia Hassan and Armin Wittneben

MoD7: LTE and WiFi Coexistence and Offloading Techniques

Room: Room 5
Chair: Xavier Gelabert
Optimal Scheduling for Incentive WiFi Offloading under Energy Constraint
Juntao Gao, Minoru Ito and Norio Shiratori
Coexistence of LTE and Wi-Fi for future 5G system: A Field Test on Cell ON/OFF Mechanism in Unlicensed Spectrum
Yang Liu, Rongtao Xu, Shaoyi Xu, Hantao Li, Zhenyu Li and Wenfang Tang
Mobile Data Offloading addressing the Service Quality vs. Resource Utilisation Dilemma
Alicia Whittier, Parag Kulkarni, Fengming Cao and Simon Armour
Performance Analysis of Delayed Mobile Data Offloading With Multi-level Priority
Heng Xu, Xiangming Wen, Zhaoming Lu, Zhiqun Hu, Wenpeng Jing and Kun Chen
A New Data Offloading Algorithm by Considering Interactive Preferences
Amir Mohammad Hatami, Mahtab Mirmohseni and Farid Ashtiani

MoD8: Energy Awareness and Power Control

Room: Room 6+7
Chair: Shengqian Han
On joint energy and information transfer in relay networks with an imperfect power amplifier
Mahdi Haghifam, Behrooz Makki, Masoumeh Nasiri-Kenari and Tommy Svensson
Energy and Spectrum Efficient Wireless LAN by Tightly Integrating Low-Power Wake-up Radio
Suhua Tang, Chao Zhang, Hiroyuki Yomo and Sadao Obana
Energy-Efficient Data Transmission with Non-FIFO Packets
Qing Zhou and Nan Liu
Transmission Power Control in WBAN Using the Context-Specific Temporal Correlation Model
Sukhumarn Archasantisuk, Takahiro Aoyagi, Minseok Kim and Jun-ichi Takada
Energy-Efficient Power Control for OFDMA Cellular Networks
Lokman Sboui, Zouheir Rezki and Mohamed-Slim Alouini

Tuesday, September 6

Tuesday, September 6, 09:00 - 09:50

TuA0: Plenary 2. Part I

The Road to Massive MIMO mmWave Mobile Communications Systems
Erik Luther (National Instruments, Texas, USA)
Room: Auditorium 1


Massive MIMO promises to increase the the capacity of wireless systems through high-channel count multi-user MIMO techniques. mmWave offers new spectrum above 24 GHz that offer multi GHz of bandwidth. The inevitable marriage of these techniques promise to revolutionize next generation wireless communications systems enabling efficient, low power, high data rate communications solutions. In this talk we discuss the evolution of bands being considered at mmWave frequencies and the obstacles research must overcome on the road to making this a commercially viable technology. Discussion includes the need for open, reconfigurable platforms that enable both early channel sounding research and advanced prototyping of real-time 2-way communications protocols that accelerate the prototyping process. New advances in RF, ADC and DAC, FPGA, and RFIC technologies provide the building blocks necessary to fully exercise this new spectrum.

Short Bio:

Mr. Erik Luther (KF5LTV), Senior Group Manager - 5G Prototyping Solutions, leads the 5G product marketing team at National Instruments (NI) focused on accelerating next generation wireless research. Over the last 5 years he has managed product marketing for NI and Ettus Research software defined radio solutions including product roadmaps, outbound marketing, and collaborations with leading industry, academic, and government wireless research teams. Since joining NI in 2002, Luther has held positions across applications engineering and product marketing focused on advancing NI design platforms, specifically making prototyping and experimentation more accessible for both research and education. Early in his career, Luther pioneered NI's efforts to support universities with curriculum and textbooks, launching NI's independent textbook publishing arm NTS Press. His accomplishments include collaboration on more than 50 published textbooks and lab related materials on topics that include RF/communications, DSP, circuit design, and real-time control which have been utilized by more than 100,000 engineering students around the world. Luther led the IEEE Communication Society Education and Training initiative to establish a community focused on establishing best practices for hands-on education and teaching resources for wireless communications. Luther holds a bachelors degree from the University of Missouri in Electrical Engineering.

Tuesday, September 6, 09:50 - 10:40

TuA0: Plenary 2. Part II

Beyond IoT - Ubiquitous Sensing and Human Experience
Joseph Paradiso (MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA USA)
Room: Auditorium 1


This talk will overview the broad theme of interfacing humans to the ubiquitous electronic "nervous system" that sensor networks will soon extend across things, places, and people, going well beyond the ‘Internet of Things,' and in different ways challenging the notion of physical presence. I'll illustrate this through two avenues of research - one looking at a new kind of digital "omniscience" (e.g., different kinds of browsers for sensor network data & agile frameworks for sensor representation) and the other looking at buildings & tools as "prosthetic" extensions of humans (e.g., making HVAC and lighting systems an extension of your natural activity and sense of comfort, or smart tools as human-robot cooperation in the hand), drawing from many projects that are running in my group at the MIT Media Lab.

Short Bio:

Joe Paradiso is the Alexander W. Dreyfoos (1954) Professor in Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Laboratory, where he directs the Responsive Environments group, which explores how sensor networks augment and mediate human experience, interaction and perception. He received his PhD in Physics from MIT in 1981 and a BSEE from Tufts University in 1977. After two years developing precision drift chambers at the Lab for High Energy Physics at ETH in Zurich, he joined the Draper Laboratory in 1984, where his research encompassed spacecraft control systems, image processing algorithms, underwater sonar, and precision alignment sensors for large high-energy physics detectors. He joined the Media Lab in 1994, where his current research interests include embedded sensing systems and sensor networks, wearable and body sensor networks, energy harvesting and power management for embedded sensors, ubiquitous and pervasive computing, human-computer interfaces, & interactive media.

Tuesday, September 6, 11:10 - 12:50

TuB0: Panel 3

Wireless Communications for the Internet of Things
Room: Auditorium 2
Chair: John Thompson


  • Prof Angeliki Alexiou (Digital Systems Department, Univ. of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece)
  • Dr Jesus Alonso-Zarate (CTTC, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Henrik Lund Staermose (Neogrid Technologies ApS, Northern Region, Denmark)
  • Prof Mahesh Sooriyabandara (Associate Managing Director of Toshiba TRL, Bristol, UK)

Motivation and Background:

One of the major growth application areas for future wireless communications is in the area of the Internet of Things. Enabling connectivity between different electronic devices and systems will open up many new application areas in different industries and different aspects of life. This panel is sponsored by the European Project ADVANTAGE which studies communications and power technologies for the emerging "smart grid". The smart grid will provide a more intelligent power grid in the future, which should provide a better match between supply and demand, as well as integrating increasing levels of renewable energy sources which are intermittent in terms of the power provided. Wireless communications and the internet of things is a key building block in enabling better sharing of information within the smart grid to support improved control and decision making. The first wave of this technology can be seen in smart meters which are currently being rolled out across Europe. This panel will discuss in detail the technology requirements for the internet of things in general as well as focussing on the application to smart grid technology in more detail.


  1. What are the key steps to move towards mass deployment of Internet of Things technology?
  2. What the stumbling blocks and problems that still need to be overcome to enable this vision?
  3. How will the Internet of Things be used in the Smart Grid in future?
  4. How will our lives be changed when the Smart Grid is fully deployed?
  5. What are the future research challenges in this area?

TuB1: Beamforming Techniques

Room: Auditorium 3a
Chair: Yinan Qi
Robust Beamforming Method for SDMA with Interleaved Subarray Hybrid Beamforming
Shunsuke Fujio, Chikara Kojima, Toshihiro Shimura, Kenichi Nishikawa, Kazuyuki Ozaki, Zhengyi Li, Atsushi Honda, Shohei Ishikawa, Takenori Ohshima, Hiroshi Ashida, Masahiko Shimizu and Yoji Ohashi
Linearization of nonlinear MISO channel
Ilia Iofedov and Dov Wulich
Block diagonalization for interference mitigation in Ka-band backhaul networks
Rudolf Zetik, Venkatesh Ramireddy, Marcus Grossmann, Markus Landmann and Giovanni Del Galdo
A Top-down SCMA Codebook Design Scheme Based on Lattice Theory
Haonan Yan, Hui Zhao, Zhaobiao Lv and Haojun Yang

TuB2: Coding Techniques

Room: Auditorium 3b
Chair: Felip Riera-Palou
RAID-6 Reed-Solomon Codes with Asymptotically Optimal Arithmetic Complexities
Sian-Jheng Lin, Amira Alloum and Tareq Y. Al-Naffouri
On Physical-Layer Raptor Coded Modulation with Gray-mapped 16QAM
Shiuan-Hao Kuo, Hsuan-Kuan Wu and Mao-Chao Lin
The Design of Protograph LDPC Codes for Channel-Coded Physical-layer Network Coding
Pingping Chen, Kaixiong Su, Yi Fang and Lingjun Kong
Analysis and Design of Rate Compatible LDPC Codes
Fulvio Babich, Matteo Noschese and Francesca Vatta
Improved Turbo Product Coding dedicated for 100 Gbps Wireless Terahertz Communication
Lukasz Lopacinski, Jörg Nolte, Steffen Büchner, Marcin Brzozowski and Rolf Kraemer

TuB3: Cognitive radio

Room: Room 1
Chair: Dirk Dahlhaus
Ant Colony System Based Control Channel Selection Scheme for Guaranteed Rendezvous in Cognitive Radio Ad-hoc Network
Henry Ohize and Mqhele E. Dlodlo
Fair and Regulated Spectrum Allocation in Licensed Shared Access Networks
M. Majid Butt, Carlo Galiotto and Nicola Marchetti
Blind Channel Selection Strategies for Distributed Cognitive MAC
Nazanin Rastegardoost and Bijan Jabbari
Energy-Efficient Power Allocation for Simultaneous Wireless Information-and-Energy Multicast in Cognitive OFDM Systems
Wei Chen, Wenjun Xu, Fengyu Wang, Shengyu Li and Jiaru Lin
Design and experimental evaluation of C-MAC solutions for heterogeneous spectrum sharing
Iker Sobron, Cristina Regueiro, Iñaki Eizmendi, Unai Gil and Manuel Velez

TuB4: HetNets and Energy-Aware Communications

Room: Room 2
Chair: Andrea Abrardo
Energy and Spectrum Efficient User Association in 5G Heterogeneous Networks
Agapi Mesodiakaki, Ferran Adelantado, Angelos Antonopoulos, Luis Alonso and Christos Verikoukis
An Energy-Efficient Radio Resource Allocation Algorithm for Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
Mary Adedoyin and Olabisi Emmanuel Falowo
Distributed Power and Resource Allocation for Weighted Sum Energy-Efficiency Maximization in OFDMA Smallcell Network
Guodong Zhang, Jinming Hu, Wei Heng and Wang Gang
Fuzzy Q-Learning based Energy Management of Small Cells Powered by the Smart Grid
Mouhcine Mendil, Antonio De Domenico, Vincent Heiries, Raphael Caire and Noredine Hadjsaid
Energy-Delay Analysis for Partial Spectrum Sharing in Heterogeneous Cellular Networks with Wired Backhaul
Zhiyan Cui, Qimei Cui, Zheng Wei and Zhen Li

TuB5: 5G System Design and Evaluation

Room: Room 3
Chair: Sandra Roger
5G Millimeter Wave SDMA Multi-user MIMO Experimental System
Huang Huang, Xianfeng Du, Wenxian Jiang, Guangjian Wang and Jia He
A 5G Hybrid Channel Model Considering Rays and Geometric Stochastic Propagation Graph
Gerhard Steinboeck, Anders Karstensen, Pekka Kyösti and Aki Hekkala
Uplink Control Channel Design for 5G Ultra-Low Latency Communication
Shuqiang Xia, Xianghui Han, Xiao Yan, Zhisong Zuo and Feng Bi
Ultra-Low Latency for 5G - A Lab Trial
Peng Guan, Xi Zhang, Guangmei Ren, Tingjian Tian, Anass Benjebbour, Yuya Saito and Yoshihisa Kishiyama
Effects of Channel Estimation Errors on Ultra-Dense Small Cell Networks
Yosub Park, Jihaeng Heo, Jintae Kim, Sooyong Choi and Daesik Hong

TuB6: Relaying and Satellite Communications

Room: Room 4
Chair: David López-Pérez
Selective Multi-Hop Relaying for Ultra-Reliable Communication in a Factory Environment
Bikramjit Singh, Olav Tirkkonen, Zexian Li, Mikko A Uusitalo and Risto Wichman
Dynamic Relay Selection and Channel Adaptive Uplink For LTE Device-to-Device (D2D) Communication
Bighnaraj Panigrahi, Rashmi Ramamohan, Hemant Kumar Rath and Anantha Simha
Toward High Throughput Contact Plan Design in Resource-Limited Small Satellite Networks
Di Zhou, Min Sheng, Jiandong Li, Chao Xu, Runzi Liu and Yu Wang
Joint Relay Selection and Power Allocation for Maximum Energy Efficiency in Hybrid Satellite-Aerial-Terrestrial Systems
Yichun Xu, Ying Wang, Ruijin Sun and Yuan Zhang
Capacity Analysis of Zero-Forcing Precoding in Multibeam Satellite Systems with Rain Fading
Ishtiaq Ahmad, Khoa D. Nguyen, André Pollok and Nick A Letzepis

TuB7: Security, Authentication and Pricing

Room: Room 5
Chair: Maria G. Martini
Dynamic Multi-Factor Authentication for Smartphone
Alexander Yohan, Nai-Wei Lo and Henry Roes Lie
Delay-Reliability Tradeoff for Wireless-Connected Indoor Robot Surveillance Based on Radio Environment Map
Yunlong Wu, Bo Zhang, Chaoqun Wang, Xuefeng Chang, Xiaodong Yi and Yuhua Tang
A Game Theoretic Model for Network Virus Protection
Iyed Khammassi, Rachid El-Azouzi, Majed Haddad and Issam Mabrouki
Biometric Authentication using Hand Movement Information from Wrist-worn PPG Sensors
Hiroto Kamoi and Tomoaki Ohtsuki
Optimal Pricing Strategy for a Wireless Sensor Data Broker under a Zipf-distributed Sensing Rate Offer
Luis Guijarro, Maurizio Naldi, Vicent Pla and Jose R Vidal

TuB8: Access Point and Base Station Deployment and Selection

Room: Room 6+7
Chair: Lorenza Giupponi
Two-stage Access Point Selection for Hybrid VLC and RF Networks
Xiping Wu, Dushyantha Basnayaka, Majid Safari and Harald Haas
An Energy Efficient Base Station Deployment for mm-wave Based Wireless Backhaul
Miryam Gonzalez and John Thompson
Environment-based Roadside Unit Deployment for Urban Scenarios
Jose Leon Calvo, Halil Alper Tokel and Rudolf Mathar
Access Point Selection in Li-Fi Cellular Networks with Arbitrary Receiver Orientation
Mohammad Dehghani Soltani, Xiping Wu, Majid Safari and Harald Haas
Inverse Fingerprinting: Server Side Indoor Localization with Bluetooth Low Energy
Jae Hyung An and Lynn Choi

Tuesday, September 6, 13:30 - 14:10


Tips Success in Different Stages of One's Career
Ana Garcia Armada
Room: Auditorium 2

It's time for Networking Networking Women (N2Women) Meeting

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Tuesday, September 6, 14:10 - 15:50

TuC0: Panel 4

From Vehicular Networks to the Internet of Vehicles
Room: Auditorium 2
Chair: Jorge Pereira


  • Dino Flore (Qualcomm, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Angela Doufexi (Univ. of Bristol, Bristol, UK)
  • Leonardo Goratti (CREATE-NET, Varese, Italy)
  • Álvaro Arrúe (Applus IDIADA, Barcelona, Spain)

Motivation and Background:

Vehicular Networks pose some still open challenges, but their potential is well recognized. As we move towards the so-called Internet of Vehicles, the problems compound with the need to up-scale to the level of a city, region, even continent, and to integrate the whole range of legacy (i.e., dumb) to semi-autonomous and eventually autonomous, as well as unmanned, vehicles. (This Panel will not focus on Autonomous Driving per se.)

The critical aspects of interaction with humans (pedestrians and drivers) and with infrastructure (built or self-organizing) also need to be taken into consideration. In this regard, large-scale deployments are essential to test and validate solutions in context. Complex Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) approaches need also to be explored.


  1. What are the major open challenges in Vehicular Networks? How can these scale up as needed for example in the context of Smart Cities? What underlying technologies will be needed?
  2. What role for Unmanned Vehicles (land, air, see and underwater) in the future Internet of Everything? How to optimally combine them to extract real-time system information, including in emergency situations? How to secure their interaction with humans and other vehicles?
  3. What role for large-scale deployments extending from Intelligent Transportation Systems to Smart Cities? How to address the challenge of multi-vendor offerings and of complex system integration?
  4. As we move towards connected vehicles, how expensive will on-board technology be, versus handheld solutions, and what impact in terms of coexistence with legacy and varying levels of smart public infrastructure, versus ad hoc solutions?

TuC1: Millimetre-Wave Beamforming 1

Room: Auditorium 3a
Chair: Maziar Nekovee
Linear Baseband Precoding Strategies for Millimeter Wave MIMO Multi-X Channels
Venkatesh Ramireddy, Marcus Grossmann, Markus Landmann, Rudolf Zetik and Giovanni Del Galdo
Experiment of 28 GHz Band 5G Super Wideband Transmission Using Beamforming and Beam Tracking in High Mobility Environment
Tatsunori Obara, Yuki Inoue, Yuuichi Aoki, Satoshi Suyama, Jaekon Lee and Yukihiko Okumura
Millimeter-Wave Beam Multiplexing Method Using Hybrid Beamforming
Masahiko Shimizu, Atsushi Honda, Shohei Ishikawa, Kazuyuki Ozaki, Shunsuke Fujio, Kenichi Nishikawa, Zhengyi Li, Chikara Kojima, Toshihiro Shimura, Hiroshi Ashida, Takenori Ohshima, Yoji Ohashi and Makoto Yoshida
Performance of Hybrid Beamforming for mmW Multi-antenna Systems in Dense Urban Scenarios
Sonia Gimenez, Sandra Roger, David Martín-Sacristán, Jose F Monserrat, Paolo Baracca, Volker Braun and Hardy Halbauer
Reconfigurable Hybrid Beamforming for Dual-Polarized mmWave MIMO Channels
Sau-Hsuan Wu, Jing-Wen Wang and Ju-Ya Chen

TuC2: Modulation and Coding Techniques

Room: Auditorium 3b
Chair: Laurent Clavier
Joint Recognition of Error Correcting Codes and Interleaver Parameters in a Robust Environment
Swaminathan Ramabadran and A S Madhukumar
Layered Source-Channel Coding for Uniformly Distributed Sources over Parallel Fading Channels
Hieu T. Nguyen, Ilangko Balasingham and Tor A. Ramstad
Adaptive Coded Modulation for Mobility Constrained Indoor Wireless Environments
Indrakshi Dey and Ronald Y. Chang
Constellation Shaping for Bit-Interleaved Polar Coded-Modulation
Dekun Zhou, Kai Niu and Chao Dong
Modulation Recognition of PSK and QAM Signals Based on Envelope Spectrum Analysis
Min Li, Lili Liang, Dong Wei, Meng Zhang and Chunwei Miao

TuC3: Cognitive Techniques and Self Organizing Networks

Room: Room 1
Chair: David González G
Tradeoff Between Energy Consumption and Detection Capabilities in Collaborative Cognitive Wireless Networks
Marco Martalò, Gianluigi Ferrari and Andrea Abrardo
Sender-Jump Receiver-Wait: a blind rendezvous algorithm for distributed cognitive radio networks
Jiaxun Li, Haitao Zhao, Ji-Bo Wei, Dongtang Ma, Chunsheng Zhu, Xiping Hu and Li Zhou
A Robust Conscious Model For Enhancing Cognitive Radio Quality of Service
Periola A Ayodele and Olabisi Emmanuel Falowo
Self Optimizing Network (SON) Framework for Automated Vertical Sectorization
Dereje Woldemedhin Kifle, Bernhard Wegmann, Ingo Viering and Anja Klein
A Double Auction Mechanism for Virtual Resource Allocation in SDN-based Cellular Network
Di Zhang, Zheng Chang, F. Richard Yu, Xianfu Chen and Timo Hämäläinen

TuC4: HetNets and Resource Management

Room: Room 2
Chair: Ramón Agüero
Analysis of Interference Avoidance with Load Balancing in Heterogeneous Cellular Networks
Fazal Muhammad, Ziaul Haq Abbas and Lei Jiao
Tridimensional Frequency Reuse Based Interference Mitigation Strategy in Two-Tier Femtocell Networks
Weilong Ren, Haichao Wei and Wuyang Zhou
Dynamic Cell Selection and Resource Allocation in Cognitive Small Cell Networks
Xiaoge Huang, Sijia Liu, Yangyang Li, Fan Zhu and Qianbin Chen
Resource Allocation via Hierarchical Clustering in Dense Small Cell Networks: A Correlated Equilibrium Approach
Zhu Xiao, Yu Jianzhi, Tong Li, Zhiyang Xiang, Dong Wang and Wenjie Chen
Control Plane Load Balancing in Wireless C/U Split Architectures
Jinwei Gang and Vasilis Friderikos

TuC5: OFDM 1

Room: Room 3
Chair: Gema Piñero
Blind Frequency Synchronization for OFDM System with I/Q Imbalance
Yue Meng, Weile Zhang, Wenjie Wang, Hui-Ming Wang and Yi Zhang
Selective Clipping and Filtering: A Low-EVM PAPR Reduction Scheme for OFDM Standards
Audrey Cuenin and Nur Engin
Subcarrier Index Modulation OFDM for Multiuser MIMO Systems with Iterative Detection
Huiying Zhu, Wenjin Wang, Qing Huang and Xiqi Gao
SINR Analysis of OFDM and f-OFDM for Machine Type Communications
Kun Chen Hu and Ana Garcia Armada
Using Maximal Ratio Combining and Subcarrier Selection to Improve the OFDM Receiver Performance in IEEE802.15.4g
Gabriel da Silva, Eduardo de Lima and Cesar G Chaves

TuC6: Energy Aware Wireless Sensor Networking

Room: Room 4
Chair: Takahiro Aoyagi
Semidefinite Programming based Resource Allocation for Energy Consumption Minimization in Software Defined Wireless Sensor Networks
Yueyue Zhang, Yaping Zhu, Feng Yan, Zhengquan Li and Lianfeng Shen
Energy Efficient Adaptive Transmission Strategy Using Cooperative Diversity for Wireless Sensor Networks
Nesrine Atitallah, Hela Hakim, Kais Loukil, Abdulfattah M. Obeid and Mohamed Abid
Energy Efficiency Cooperative Scheme for Cluster-based Capillary Networks in Internet of Things Systems
Liumeng Song, Kok Keong Chai, Yue Chen and John Schormans
Decentralized Data Dissemination and Harvesting for Urban Monitoring
Milica Milojevic and Javier A. Barria
Energy-Efficient Mobile Groupcasting Protocol in Wireless Sensor Networks
Jeongcheol Lee, Min Yoon, Hyun-kyu Lee, Yongje Shin, Euisin Lee and Mario Gerla

TuC7: Physical Layer Security 1

Room: Room 5
Chair: Pietro Manzoni
Intercept Probability-Constrained Secure MIMO AF Relaying with Arbitrarily Distributed ECSI Errors
Jiaxin Yang, Qiang Li, Hao Li and Benoit Champagne
Experimental Channel-Based Secret Key Generation with Integrated Ultra Wideband Devices
Marharyta Bulenok, Iulia Tunaru, Lionel Biard, Benoit Denis and Bernard Uguen
Novel Joint Secure Resource Allocation Optimization for Full-duplex Relay Networks with Cooperative Jamming
Zhenyu Xu, Jie Zhong, Gaojie Chen, Minjian Zhao and Liyan Li
A Hybrid Channel Estimation Strategy Against Pilot Spoofing Attack in MISO System
Fengyi Bai, Pinyi Ren, Qinghe Du and Li Sun
Secrecy Capacity Analysis for $\alpha-\mu$ / $\kappa-\mu$ and $\kappa-\mu$ / $\alpha-\mu$ Fading Scenarios
Nidhi Bhargav and Simon Cotton

TuC8: Network Planning and Topology Design

Room: Room 6+7
Chair: Mikael Knudsen
Drone Formation Algorithm on 3D Space for a Drone-based Network Infrastructure
Seongjoon Park, Hyunsoon Kim, Kangho Kim and Hwangnam Kim
Coverage and Performance of Stratospheric Balloons Wireless Networks
Jean-Marc Kelif
A Machine Learning enabled network Planning tool
Jessica Moysen, Lorenza Giupponi and Josep Mangues-Bafalluy
Capacity-aware Cost-efficient Network Reconstruction for Post-Disaster Scenario
Xiaoyan Wang, Hao Zhou, Lei Zhong, Yusheng Ji, Kiyoshi Takano, Shigeki Yamada and Guoliang Xue
Radio Environment Map Techniques and Performance in the Presence of Errors
Tim D Farnham

Tuesday, September 6, 16:20 - 18:00

TuD0: Panel 5

Smart Cities and the Internet Of Things
Room: Auditorium 2
Chair: Gema Roig


  • Gema Roig (INNDEA Valencia, Spain)
  • Ramón Ferri (VLCi Smart City Platform, Valencia, Spain)
  • Miguel Ángel Llorente (Prodevelop, Valencia, Spain)
  • Francisco Sanchis (PayIn, Valencia, Spain)
  • Javier Ferrer (WiTraC, Valencia, Spain)

TuD1: Millimetre-Wave Beamforming 2

Room: Auditorium 3a
Chair: Katsuyuki Haneda
Speeding Up mmWave Beam Training through Low-Complexity Hybrid Transceivers
Joan Palacios, Danilo De Donno, Domenico Giustiniano and Joerg Widmer
Low-Complexity Spatial Channel Estimation and Hybrid Beamforming for Millimeter Wave Links
Hsiao-Lan Chiang, Tobias Kadur, Wolfgang Rave and Gerhard Fettweis
System Validation of Millimeter-Wave Beam Multiplexing with Interleaved Hybrid Beam-forming Antennas
Atsushi Honda, Shohei Ishikawa, Kazuyuki Ozaki, Shunsuke Fujio, Kenichi Nishikawa, Zhengyi Li, Chikara Kojima, Toshihiro Shimura, Hiroshi Ashida, Takenori Ohshima, Masahiko Shimizu and Yoji Ohashi
Transmitter Design for Analog Beamforming Aided Spatial Modulation in Millimeter Wave MIMO Systems
Ming-Chun Lee and Wei-Ho Chung
On the Performance of Millimeter Wave-based RF-FSO Links with HARQ Feedback
Behrooz Makki, Tommy Svensson and Mohamed-Slim Alouini

TuD2: Coding, Transport and Routing solutions for Wireless Networks

Room: Auditorium 3b
Chair: Ramón Agüero
Efficient Scheduling to Reduce Latency for Signaling Traffic using CMT-SCTP
Johan Eklund, Anna Brunstrom and Karl-Johan Grinnemo
Transmission of Scalable Video Coding over Heterogeneous Cellular Networks
Mojtaba Ghermezcheshmeh, Vahid Shah-Mansouri and Mohammad Ghanbari
Q-SWiM: QoE-based Routing algorithm for SVC Video Streaming over Wireless Mesh Networks
Tran Anh Quang Pham, Kandaraj Piamrat, Kamal Deep Singh and César Viho
Performance and Complexity of Tunable Sparse Network Coding with Gradual Growing Tuning Functions over Wireless Networks
Pablo Garrido, Chres W. Sørensen, Daniel E. Lucani and Ramón Agüero
Study of the enhanced algorithm for control information dissemination in Wi-Fi Mesh networks
Andrey Belogaev, Evgeny Khorov, Artem Krasilov and Andrey Lyakhov

TuD3: Spectrum Sensing and User Selection in Cognitive Radio Networks

Room: Room 1
Chair: Rapeepat Ratasuk
Wireless Power Transfer Based Spectrum Leasing with User Selection in Cognitive Radio Networks
Chao Zhai, Ju Liu, Lina Zheng and Xinhua Wang
Secure Transmission via Jamming in Cognitive Radio Networks with Possion Spatially Distributed Eavesdroppers
Xiang Hu, Xing Zhang, Haozhou Huang and Yongjing Li
Sparse Spectrum Sensing in Infrastructure-less Cognitive Radio Networks via Binary Consensus Algorithms
Mohamed Seif Eldin Mohamed, Tamer ElBatt and Karim G Seddik
Embedded primary users identification and channel estimation for underlay cognitive radio network based on Compressive sensing
Imen Sahnoun, Inès Kammoun and Mohamed Siala

TuD4: Small cells and HetNets

Room: Room 2
Chair: Adrian Agustin
Almost Blank Subframes versus Partially Shared Deployment in Heterogeneous Networks
Ararat Shaverdian, Santhana Krishnan and Catherine Rosenberg
A Source-Destination Based Dynamic Pricing Scheme to Control Congestion in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
Jeremiah Mutungi and Olabisi Emmanuel Falowo
Load-Balanced User Association and Resource Allocation Under Limited Capacity Backhaul for Small Cell Networks
Chia-Yu Wang, Pei-Rong Li, Chia-Lin Tsai and Kai-Ten Feng
Energy Efficiency Optimization in OFDMA Heterogeneous Networks with RF Energy Harvesting
Zhiqiang Chen, Xiangming Wen, Zhaoming Lu, Wenpeng Jing, Zeguo Xi and Kun Chen
Radio Resource Allocation with Proportional-Fair Energy Efficiency Guarantee for Smallcell Networks
Wenpeng Jing, Xiangming Wen, Zhaoming Lu, Zhiqun Hu and Tao Lei

TuD5: OFDM 2

Room: Room 3
Chair: Felip Riera-Palou
Characterizing and Optimizing the Throughput of FFR/SFR-aided OFDMA Networks
Jan Garcia-Morales, Guillem Femenias and Felip Riera-Palou
Ultra-multi-amplitude-level BPSK based SSB-DFTs-OFDM to Achieve Higher Spectrum Efficiency
Hirokazu Fusayasu, Shigeki Nihei, Masahiro Umehira, Jun-ichi Abe and Jun Mashino
Atomic-Norm for Joint Data Recovery and Narrow-Band Interference Mitigation in OFDM Systems
Hanan Al-Tous, Imad Barhumi and Naofal Al-Dhahir
Performance Evaluation of Filterbank Multicarrier Systems in an Underwater Acoustic Channel
Mohammud Junaid Bocus, Angela Doufexi and Dimitris Agrafiotis

TuD6: Energy Harvesting and Smart Grids

Room: Room 4
Chair: David González G
Energy Outage and Achievable Throughput in RF Energy Harvesting Cognitive Radio Networks
Shanai Wu, Yoan Shin, Jin Young Kim and Dong In Kim
Spatial Throughput of Energy Harvesting Cognitive Radio Networks
Xiao Yang, Min Sheng, Hongguang Sun, Xijun Wang and Jiandong Li
Reducing the impact of solar energy shortages on the wireless access network powered by a PV panel system and the power grid
Margot Deruyck, Daniela Renga, Michela Meo, Luc Martens and Wout Joseph
Battery State Based Power and Time Allocation in Wireless Powered MIMO Uplink Transmission
Liqin Shi, Liqiang Zhao and Kai Liang
Holistic Link Quality Estimation-based Routing Metric for RPL Networks in Smart Grids
Sana Rekik, Nouha Baccour, Mohamed Jmaiel and Khalil Drira

TuD7: Physical Layer Security 2

Room: Room 5
Chair: Bernard Uguen
Physical Layer Security with Hostile Jammers and Eavesdroppers: Secrecy Transmission Capacity
Chenzhi Si, Hongguang Sun, Min Sheng, Xijun Wang and Jiandong Li
Transmission mode selection scheme for Physical Layer Security in Multi-user Multi-relay systems
Asma Mabrouk, Kamel Tourki and Nouredine Hamdi
Secure Communications for SWIPT over MIMO Interference Channel
Shiqi Gong, Chengwen Xing, Fei Zesong and Jingming Kuang
Secrecy Throughput Maximization for Millimeter Wave Systems with Artificial Noise
Ying Ju, Hui-Ming Wang, Tong-Xing Zheng, Yi Zhang, Qian Yang and Qinye Yin

TuD8: Performance Analysis in Wireless Communications

Room: Room 6+7
Chair: Ana Garcia Armada
On the Symmetric α -Stable Distribution with Application to Symbol Error Rate Calculations
Hamza Soury and Mohamed-Slim Alouini
An Exact Power Series Formula of the Outage Probability with Noise and Interference over Generalized Fading Channels
Nadhir Ben Rached, Abla Kammoun, Mohamed-Slim Alouini and Raul Tempone
Approximate Capacity Formulas for Generalized Fading Radio Channels
Natalia Ermolova
BER Analysis of Asynchronous and non Linear FBMC Based Multi-Cellular Networks
Brahim Elmaroud, Mohamed Abbad and Driss Aboutajdine
Modeling and Throughput Analysis of Distributed WiFi Networks
Shweta Suresh Sagari, Krishna Balachandran, Joseph Kang, Mehmet Kemal Karakayali and Kiran M Rege

Wednesday, September 7

Wednesday, September 7, 09:00 - 09:50

WeA0: Plenary 3. Part I

Enabling the Internet of Things with NB-IoT
Mabel Pous-Fenollar (New Technologies & Innovation Manager at VF Group, London, UK)
Room: Auditorium 2


Today's M2M technologies only partially address some key verticals, limiting new IoT business opportunities. Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) is a radio access technology that has been standardised in 3GPP Rel13 that will enable telecom industry to extend the existing products and services to address the key Low Power Wide Area requirements, battery, coverage and cost. In the last two year Vodafone has champion the technology with Huawei and has become the industry thought leaders, completing the first pre-standard NB-IoT field trial and developing a 3GPP global standard. Vodafone will present their experience on the technology and plans to continue to lead in this space.

Short Bio:

Mabel has recently been appointed to Head of Strategy in Group Technology. Mabel's career with Vodafone began nearly 10 years ago when she joined Vodafone Ireland as a network optimisation engineer, later moving into customer experience management and the introduction of Vodafone first CEM system. Mabel became optimisation manager, and played a major role in helping Ireland to achieve network leadership - Vodafone Ireland's data performance moved from last to 1st within 3 months of Mabel taking on the role. Following a year spent helping VHA to improve network performance in Australia, Mabel joined Vodafone UK to manage network performance in London, including optimisation of 4G when it was first launched. In 2015 she moved to Vodafone Group to manage the New Technologies and Innovation team within the Networks organisation where she has been critical to the success of 4GFi, Crowd Cell and other key initiatives such as Narrow Band IoT. Prior to joining Vodafone, Mabel was an Accenture Consultant in Madrid and London. Mabel earned her first degree in Electronic Engineering from Universidad de Valencia, Spain, and then undertook a two year Masters by Research with the Cork Institute of Technology in Ireland.

Wednesday, September 7, 09:50 - 10:40

WeA0: Plenary 3. Part II

Heterogeneous V2X Networks for Connected and Automated Vehicles
Javier Gozálvez (Univ. Miguel Hernández, Elche, Spain)
Room: Auditorium 2


Connected vehicles will rely on V2X communications to improve traffic safety and management. V2X communications can also facilitate the development of cooperative driving and sensing applications for automated vehicles. The automotive industry is currently working to deploy connected vehicles that will initially rely on the IEEE802.11p/ITS-G5 standard. At the same time, the cellular industry has started the evolution of 4G LTE standards to integrate V2X communications, and has identified the automotive sector as one of the key verticals in the development of 5G. A massive deployment of connected and automated vehicles demand the capacity to provide reliable, scalable, and low-latency V2X communications. Providing such levels of quality of service is a challenge, and this keynote will discuss the need, opportunities and challenges for heterogeneous V2X networks to support connected and automated vehicles.

Short Bio:

Javier Gozálvez received an electronics engineering degree from the Engineering School ENSEIRB (Bordeaux, France), and a PhD in mobile communications from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K. Since October 2002, he is with the Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH), Spain, where he is currently an Associate Professor and Director of the UWICORE laboratory. At UWICORE, he leads research activities in the areas of vehicular networks, multi-hop cellular networks and D2D communications, and wireless industrial networks. He has published over 125 papers in international conferences and journals. He has received several awards at international and national conferences, the best research paper award from the Journal of Network and Computer Applications (Elsevier) in 2014, and the Runner-up prize for the "Juan López de Peñalver" award of the Royal Academy of Engineering in Spain that recognizes the most notable Spanish engineers aged below 40. He is an elected member to the Board of Governors (2011-2016) and 2016 President of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (IEEE VTS). He was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE VTS, and currently serves as Distinguished Speaker. He currently serves as Mobile Radio Senior Editor of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, and on the Editorial Board of the Computer Networks journal. He was the General Co-Chair for the IEEE VTC-Spring 2015 conference in Glasgow (UK), ACM VANET 2013, ACM VANET 2012 and ISWCS 2006, and TPC Co-Chair for 2011 IEEE VTC-Fall and 2009 IEEE VTC-Spring.

Wednesday, September 7, 11:10 - 12:50

WeB1: Millimetre-Wave Channel Sounding and Modeling 1

Room: Auditorium 3a
Chair: Reiner S. Thomä
mm-Wave Channel Sounding Using a Fully Programmable SoC
Jan Erik Håkegård, Helge Rustad, Isabelle Tardy, Tor A Myrvoll and Vidar Ringset
Ultrawideband VNA Based Channel Sounding System for Centimetre and Millimetre Wave Bands
Johannes Hejselbæk, Wei Fan and Gert Pedersen
E-Band Millimeter Wave Indoor Channel Characterization
Aliou Bamba, Francesco Mani and Raffaele D'Errico
Spatio-Temporal Channel Sounding in a Street Canyon at 15, 28 and 60 GHz
Reza Naderpour, Joni Vehmas, Sinh Nguyen, Jan Järveläinen and Katsuyuki Haneda
Millimeter-Wave Channel Model Parameters for Urban Microcellular Environment Based on 28 and 38 GHz Measurements
Jae-Joon Park, Jinyi Liang, Juyul Lee, Heon Kook Kwon, Myung-Don Kim and Bonghyuk Park

WeB2: Transceiver Design 1

Room: Auditorium 3b
Chair: Angela Doufexi
A Low Complexity Detector with MRC Diversity Reception for MCIK-OFDM
Eleftherios Chatziantoniou, James Crawford and Youngwook Ko
Graph-Based Detectors for Filter Bank Multicarrier Systems
Fangyu Cui, Minjian Zhao and Jie Zhong
A New Digital Communications Receiver Using Partial Knowledge of the Channel State Information
Arafat Al-Dweik, Youssef Iraqi and Mohammed Al-Mualla
Coherent Detection in a Receive Diversity PLC System Under Nakagami-m Noise Environment
Soumya Prakash Dash, Ranjan K. Mallik and Saif Khan Mohammed
Optimum Receiver Filter for a Noise-based Frequency-Offset Modulation System
Ibrahim Bilal, Arjan Meijerink and Mark J. Bentum

WeB3: Vehicular Communications 1

Room: Room 1
Chair: Baldomero Coll-Perales
Propagation Experiment on Millimeter Wave for High-speed Rail Trains
Tetsunori Hattori and Tsukasa Kudo
Radar Cross Section Measurement with 77 GHz Automotive FMCW Radar
Seongwook Lee, Seokhyun Kang, Jae-Eun Lee and Seong-Cheol Kim
Hardware Testbed for Sidelink Transmission of 5G Waveforms without Synchronization
David Garcia-Roger, Josue Flores de Valgas, Nicolo Incardona, Jose F Monserrat and Narcis Cardona
Methods for Downlink Performance Enhancement in HST SFN
Fankui Lin, Chang Yongyu, Xizeng Dai, Qiming Li and Li Anjian
A Cooperative Relay Selection Scheme in V2V Communications under Interference and Outdated CSI
Petros S. Bithas, George Efthymoglou and Athanasios G. Kanatas

WeB4: Ultra Dense Networks

Room: Room 2
Chair: Lorenza Giupponi
An Efficient Sounding Protocol for Multi-User MIMO in IEEE 802.11ax WLAN
Toshihisa Nabetani, Hiroki Mori and Tsuguhide Aoki
Uplink Reference Signals Enabling User-Transparent Mobility in Ultra Dense Networks
Xavier Gelabert, Christer Qvarfordt, Mario Costa, Petteri Kela and Kari Leppanen
Joint User Scheduling and Transmit Direction Selection in 5G TDD Dense Small Cell Networks
Sandra Lagen, Adrian Agustin and Josep Vidal
Long-term Provisioning of Radio Resources Based on their Utilization in Dense OFDMA Networks
Sandra Lagen, Olga Muñoz-Medina, Antonio Pascual-Iserte, Josep Vidal and Adrian Agustin
Game-Theoretic Hierarchical Resource Allocation in Ultra-Dense Networks
Yuanfei Liu, Ying Wang, Yuan Zhang, Ruijin Sun and Lisi Jiang

WeB5: Caching, Multi-Cell and Software Defined Networks (SDN)

Room: Room 3
Chair: Faouzi Bader
Optimizing The Service Capacity of SDN-based Cellular Networks with Service Chaining and NFV
Rung-Hung Gau, Hsiao-Ting Chiu and Pei-Kan Tsai
OpenE2EQoS: Meter-based Method for End-to-end QoS of multimedia services over SDN
Tsungnan Lin, Yang-Ming Hsu, Sheng-Yi Kao and Po-Wen Chi
Real-time monitoring of SDN networks using non-invasive cloud-based logging platforms
Bartlomiej Siniarski, Philip A Perry, Cristian Olariu, John Murphy and Trevor Parsons
Power Allocation and Receive Antenna Selection Algorithm in Multi-cell Cooperative Networks
Chao Meng, Wei Heng, Wang Gang, Tian Liang and Jinming Hu
A Collaborative Caching Scheme with Network Clustering and Hash-routing in CCN
Weiyuan Li, Yang Li, Wei Wang, Yonghui Xin and Yuemei Xu

WeB6: Resource and Interference Management in Wireless Networks

Room: Room 4
Chair: Celimuge Wu
Mobility-aware Scheduler in CoMP Systems
Nivine Abbas, Thomas Bonald and Berna Sayrac
Joint real-time scheduling and interference coordination for wireless factory automation
Sébastien Auroux, Donald Parruca and Holger Karl
Inter-WBANs Interference Mitigation Using Orthogonal Walsh Hadamard Codes
Mohamad Ali, Hassine Moungla, Mohamed Younis and Ahmed Mehaoua
Resource Allocation with Interference Information Sharing in Multi-Carrier Networks
Marco Schito, Hamid Reza Barzegar and Luca Reggiani
Sparse Multi-User Detection for Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access in 5G Systems
K. HE, Y. Li and Changchuan Yin

WeB7: Applications

Room: Room 5
Chair: Pau Arce
A Mobile App for Real-Time Testing of Path-Loss Models and Optimization of Network Planning
David Plets, Roel Mangelschots, Kris Vanhecke, Luc Martens and Wout Joseph
A Novel Dynamic Adaptive Video Streaming Solution in Content-Centric Mobile Network
Yiran Wei, Changqiao Xu, Mu Wang and Jianfeng Guan
Cross Video HTTP Adaptive Streaming for Short Video Improvement
Xiaoli Wang and Atsushi Minokuchi
Combining Scheme of Multiple Differential Filter Outputs for Direct Conversion Receiver
Takaaki Kitano and Yukitoshi Sanada
Revisiting Multicast on Domain-based ID/Locator Separation Network
Joo-Chul Lee, Woojik Chun and Sang-Ha Kim

WeB8: Localization and Tracking

Room: Room 6+7
Chair: Marko Sonkki
Emender: Signal Filter for Trilateration based Indoor Localisation
Paul Crane, Zhiyi Huang and Haibo Zhang
Non-line-of-sight Mitigation in Wireless Localization and Tracking via Semidefinite Programming
Yueyue Zhang, Yaping Zhu, Feng Yan, Zhengquan Li and Lianfeng Shen
A GPR-PSO incremental regression framework on GPS/INS integration for vehicle localization under urban environment
Zhu Xiao, Sui Zhan, Zhiyang Xiang, Dong Wang and Wenjie Chen
Evaluation of Fast Human Localization and Tracking using MIMO Radar in Multi-path Environment
Dai Sasakawa, Naoki Honma, Kentaro Nishimori, Takeshi Nakayama and Shoichi Iizuka
A ToA/IMU Indoor Positioning System by Extended Kalman Filter, Particle Filter and MAP Algorithm
Xuechen Chen, Shupeng Song and Jihong Xing

WeB9: Full Duplex Transmission and Networks

Room: Room 8+9
Chair: Javier Lorca
Full-duplex based Successive Interference Cancellation in Heterogeneous Networks
Lei Huang, Shengqian Han, Chenyang Yang and Gang Wang
Tight Upper Bound Ergodic Capacity of an AF Full-Duplex Physical-Layer Network Coding System
Bilal Jebur, Charalampos C. Tsimenidis and Jonathon Chambers
Binary Power Control for Full-Duplex Networks
Rongpeng Li, Yan Chen and Yiqun Wu
A Virtual Full Duplex Distributed Spatial Modulation Technique for Relay Networks
Amir Shehni, Sandeep Narayanan and Mark F. Flanagan
Outage Analysis of Full-Duplex DF Relaying with Limited Dynamic Range of ADC
JaeHyun KO, Minwoo Jung and Hu Jin

Wednesday, September 7, 14:10 - 15:50

WeC1: Millimetre-Wave Channel Sounding and Modeling 2

Room: Auditorium 3a
Chair: Mark Beach
Dual-Polarized Indoor Propagation at 26 GHz
Jesper Ø Nielsen and Gert Pedersen
Dense Multipath Component Parameter Estimation in 11GHz-band Indoor Environment
Kentaro Saito, Jun-ichi Takada and Minseok Kim
Comparison of Characteristics of 13-17 GHz Propagation Channels in Indoor Environments with Different Measurement Configurations
Cen Ling, Xuefeng Yin, Haowen Wang and Xiaomei Zhang
Polarimetric Millimeter Wave Propagation Channel Measurement and Cluster Properties in Outdoor Urban Pico-cell Environment
Karma Wangchuk, Kento Umeki, Tatsuki Iwata, Minseok Kim, Kentaro Saito and Jun-ichi Takada
Measured and Modelled Corner Diffraction at Millimetre Wave Frequencies
Tom Barratt, Evangelos Mellios, Peter Cain, Andrew Nix and Mark Beach

WeC2: Transceiver Design 2

Room: Auditorium 3b
Chair: Tomoaki Ohtsuki
Fast Convergence of Joint Demodulation and Decoding Based on Joint Sparse Graph for Spatially Coupling Data Transmission
Zhengxuan Liu, Yanyan Guo, Guixia Kang, Zhongwei Si and Ningbo Zhang
Channel Shortening Algorithms for Multiple Intersymbol Interference Channels
Sha Hu and Fredrik Rusek
A Filter-Bank Based Transmission Scheme for Two-Component Carrier Aggregation
Stelios Stefanatos and Fotis Foukalas
A Novel Compressed Data Transmission Scheme In Slowly Time-Varying Channel
Yupeng Cui, Wenbo Xu and Jiaru Lin
A Cross-Polarization Discrimination Compensation Algorithm for Polarization Modulation
Jinjin Yuan, Fangfang Liu, Caili Guo, Chunyan Feng and Yao Nie

WeC3: Vehicular Communications 2

Room: Room 1
Chair: Daniel Calabuig
Accurate and Platform-agnostic Time-of-flight Estimation in Ultra-Wide Band
Francois Despaux, Katia Jaffrès-Runser, Adrien van den Bossche and Thierry Val
Improving CAMs Broadcasting in VANETs through Full-Duplex Radios
Claudia Campolo, Antonella Molinaro and Antoine O. Berthet
A Channel Access Scheme for Bluetooth Low Energy to Support Delay-Sensitive Applications
Made Harta Dwijaksara, Wha Sook Jeon and Dong Geun Jeong
A Reliable Token-Based MAC Protocol for V2V Communication in Urban VANET
Ali Balador, Annette Böhm, Carlos T. Calafate and Juan-Carlos Cano

WeC4: Small Cells and Network Densification

Room: Room 2
Chair: Josep Vidal
Fast Cell Select for Mobility Robustness in Intra-frequency 5G Ultra Dense Networks
Fasil Tesema, Ahmad Awada, Ingo Viering, Meryem Simsek and Gerhard Fettweis
Backhaul-aware Adaptive TP Selection for Virtual Cell in Ultra-dense Networks
Zihua Yang, Hongtao Zhang, Peng Hao and Xiao Yan
Boosted WiFi through LTE Small Cells: The Solution for an All-Wireless Enterprise
David López-Pérez, Jonathan Ling, Bong Ho Kim, Subramanian Vasudevan, Satish Kanugovi and Ming Ding
Canonical Domains for Cellular Networks: Analysis of the One-Dimensional Case
David González G and Jyri Hämäläinen
Intra-Cluster Autonomous Coverage Optimization For Dense LTE-A Networks
Ali Esswie

WeC5: Software Defined Networking and NFV

Room: Room 3
Chair: Olga Muñoz-Medina
Handover Implementation in a 5G SDN-based Mobile Network Architecture
Jonathan Prados, Oscar Adamuz-Hinojosa, Pablo Ameigeiras, Juan J. Ramos-Muñoz, Pilar Andres-Maldonado and Juan M. Lopez-Soler
Understanding Processing Latency of SDN based Mobility Management in Mobile Core Networks
Clarissa Cassales Marquezan, Zoran Despotovic, Ramin Khalili, David Perez-Caparros and Artur Hecker
RAVA - Resource Aware VNF Agnostic NFV Orchestration Method for Virtualized Networks
Faqir Zarrar Yousaf, Carlos Gonçalves, Luis Moreira-Matias and Xavier Costa Pérez
Virtualized EPC - Runtime Offload for Fast Data-Plane Scaling
Marco Liebsch and Faqir Zarrar Yousaf

WeC6: Scheduling

Room: Room 4
Chair: Takahiro Aoyagi
User Assignment and Discrete Power Control for Scalable NOMA Multicast in Cellular Networks
Rung-Hung Gau and Hsiao-Ting Chiu
Fair and Efficient Full Duplex MAC Protocol based on the IEEE 802.11 DCF
Jinho D Kim, David I Laurenson and John Thompson
Forecast scheduling for mobile users
Hind Zaaraoui, Zwi Altman, Eitan Altman and Tania Jimenez
Mobility-driven Scheduler for Mobile Networks Carrying Adaptive Streaming Traffic
Nivine Abbas, Yu-Ting Lin and Berna Sayrac
Frequency-Dependent Modulation and Coding Rates for LTE Link Adaptation in Static Conditions
Javier Lorca and Carlos F Lopez

WeC7: Information Centric Networking and Caching Strategies

Room: Room 5
Chair: Pau Arce
An Autonomous System Collaboration Caching Strategy Based on Content Popularity in CCN
Wang Kaili, Wu Muqing, Min Zhao and Cheng Yanqing
Distributed Optimal Caching for Information Centric Networking (ICN)
Samar Shailendra, Bighnaraj Panigrahi, Senthilmurugan Sengottuvelan, Hemant Kumar Rath and Anantha Simha
A Cost-Oriented Cooperative Caching for Software-Defined Radio Access Networks
Qiang Li, Caixia Zhang, Ge Xiaohu, Tao Chen and Tao Zhang
An In-network Caching Scheme Based on Betweenness and Content Popularity Prediction in Content-centric Networking
Xiaoqiang Zhou, Min Zhao and Wu Muqing
High Quality Guarantee for Video Streaming in Massive MIMO Relay Networks with Caching
Bowen Liu, Heli Zhang, Hong Ji, Xi Li and Ke Wang

WeC8: Localization, Mobility and Link Quality Prediction

Room: Room 6+7
Chair: Raffaele D'Errico
Characterizing and modeling the distance of mobile calls: a metropolitan case study
Nicolas Tastevin and Mathieu Bouet
A Hybrid Indoor Positioning Algorithm based on WiFi Fingerprinting and Pedestrian Dead Reckoning
Qian Lu, Xuewen Liao, Shulin Xu and Wei Zhu
PerfLoc (Part 1): An Extensive Data Repository for Development of Smartphone Indoor Localization Apps
Nader Moayeri, M. Onur Ergin, Filip Lemic, Vlado Handziski and Adam Wolisz
User Mobility Prediction based on Lagrange's Interpolation in Ultra-Dense Networks
BangXu Li, Hongtao Zhang and Haitao Lu
Predicting Link Quality of Wireless Channel of Vehicular Users Using Street and Coverage Maps
Nabajeet Barman, Stefan Valentin and Maria G. Martini

WeC9: Visible Light Communications (VLC)

Room: Room 8+9
Chair: Joaquin Perez
Visible Light Communication Systems Using Blue Color Difference Modulation for Digital Signage
S. Sato, Hiraku Okada, Kentaro Kobayashi, Takaya Yamazato and Masaaki Katayama
Enhanced Bayesian MMSE Channel Estimation for Visible Light Communication
Xianyu Chen and Ming Jiang
Spatial Modulation in Layered Space-Time Coding for Image-Sensor-Based Visible Light Communication
Keisuke Masuda, Koji Kamakura and Takaya Yamazato
A Novel Mirror Diversity Receiver for Indoor MIMO Visible Light Communication Systems
Ki-Hong Park, Wael Alheadary and Mohamed-Slim Alouini
Bit Error Rate Analysis of Free-Space Optical Communication Over General Malaga Turbulence Channels with Pointing Error
Wael Alheadary, Ki-Hong Park and Mohamed-Slim Alouini

Wednesday, September 7, 16:20 - 18:00

WeD1: Channel Measurement, Characterization and Modeling

Room: Auditorium 3a
Chair: Wim A. Th. Kotterman
Power Delay Profile Measurement for VHF-band Broadband Mobile Communication System
Hiroki Ohara, Hirokazu Sawada, Masayuki Oodo, Hideki Kobayashi, Fumihide Kojima, Hiroshi Harada and Jun-ichi Takada
Stochastic Misalignment Model for magneto-inductive SISO and MIMO Links
Gregor Dumphart and Armin Wittneben
Spectrum Database-assisted Radio Propagation Prediction for Wireless Distributed Networks: A Geostatistical Approach
Koya Sato, Kei Inage and Takeo Fujii
Analysis of the Doppler Shift due to Pendulation and Static Spinning for Projectile Antennas
Manuel Milla, Hervé Boeglen, Loic Bernard, Dirk Schmoltzi and Rodolphe Vauzelle

WeD2: MIMO Systems

Room: Auditorium 3b
Chair: David Gomez-Barquero
Non-reused Pilot Design for Large-scale Multi-cell Multiuser MIMO System
Dedan Meng, Li Guo, Chao Dong, Qian Deng and Tianyu Kang
Antenna Selection Based Dimming Scheme for Indoor MIMO Visible Light Communication Systems Utilizing Multiple Lamps
Zhipei Wang, Caili Guo, Yang Yang and Qiang Li
An Improved Mixed Gibbs Sampling Algorithm Based on Multiple Random Parallel Markov Chains For Massive MIMO Systems
Cheng Gao, Jin Xu, Xiaofeng Tao and Zhiheng Qin
A channel estimation error adapted uplink scheduling algorithm in coordinated MIMO systems
Siqi Liu, Jianyuan Cui, Jin Xu and Xiaofeng Tao
Channel Prediction for Massive MIMO with Channel Compression based on Principal Component Analysis
Rei Nagashima, Tomoaki Ohtsuki, Wenjie Jiang, Yasushi Takatori and Tadao Nakagawa

WeD3: Vehicular Communications 3

Room: Room 1
Chair: Claudia Campolo
Performance Assessment of 5G-Candidate Waveforms in High Speed Scenarios
José Rodríguez-Piñeiro, Tomás Domínguez-Bolaño, José A. García-Naya and Luis Castedo
UE Autonomous Cell Management in a High-Speed Scenario with Dual Connectivity
Lucas Chavarria Gimenez, Per Henrik Michaelsen and Klaus Pedersen
A FLRBF Scheme for Optimization of Forwarding Broadcast Packets in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
Zhifang Miao, Xuelian Cai, Quyuan Luo and Weiwei Dong
Adaptive Mobility Aware Call Admission Control For Mobile Hotspot Networks
Enoruwa Obayiuwana and Olabisi Emmanuel Falowo
Two-Tier Cellular Communication Systems with Enhanced Vehicular-Based Primary Nodes
Samer Henry, Ahmed Alsohaily and Elvino Silveira Sousa

WeD4: WLAN networks

Room: Room 2
Chair: Andres Navarro
Enhancement of Full-Duplex Efficiency in an Asymmetric IEEE 802.11-Based WLAN
Shirin Goshtasbpour, Farid Ashtiani and Mahtab Mirmohseni
Addressing MAC Layer Inefficiency and Deafness of IEEE802.11ad Millimeter Wave Networks using a Multi-Band Approach
Gek Hong Sim, Thomas Nitsche and Joerg Widmer
A New Contention Based Adaptive MAC Protocol Based on the Renewal Access Protocol
Youngrock Oh, Yunbae Kim, Ganguk Hwang and Seung Keun Park
Evaluation of the DSC algorithm and the BSS Color scheme in dense cellular-like IEEE 802.11ax deployments
Ioannis Selinis, Marcin Filo, Seiamak Vahid, Jonathan Rodriguez and Rahim Tafazolli
Wi-Fi Channel Load Estimation Based on Control Frames Metrics
Pablo Romero-Hierro, Mari Carmen Aguayo-Torres, Carlos Cardenas and Janie Baños

WeD5: Cloud-RAN and SDN Cellular Networks

Room: Room 3
Chair: Leonardo Goratti
Dynamic Resource Allocation Exploiting Mobility Prediction in Mobile Edge Computing
Jan Plachy, Zdenek Becvar and Emilio Calvanese Strinati
Ultra-Low Latency Service Provision in 5G Fog-Radio Access Networks
Te-Chuan Chiu, Wei-Ho Chung, Ai-Chun Pang, Ya-Ju Yu and Pei-Hsuan Yen
A Service-tailored TDD Cell-Less Architecture
Vincenzo Sciancalepore, Konstantinos Samdanis, Rudraksh Shrivastava, Adlen Ksentini and Xavier Costa-Perez
Reallocation Strategies for User Processing Tasks in Future Cloud-RAN Architectures
Sebastian Scholz and Heidrun Grob-Lipski
A Framework for Resources Allocation In Virtualised C-RAN
Imad Samman, Matteo Artuso, Henrik Christiansen, Angela Doufexi and Mark Beach

WeD6: Cooperative Communications

Room: Room 4
Chair: Witold A. Krzymień
Evaluation of the Effect of Base Station Antenna Polarization on the Performance of CoMP Transmission Techniques based on Synchronous Multi-Link Measurements
Sakib Bin Redhwan, Ahmad Shekhan, Ghassan S Dahman, Jose Flordelis and Fredrik Tufvesson
Performance Evaluation of CoMP Transmission Schemes using: Measurements vesrus the COST 2100 Channel Model
Panagiotis Papaioannou, Ghassan S Dahman, Jose Flordelis and Fredrik Tufvesson
Dynamic Clustering for Max-Min Fairness with Joint Processing CoMP
Mubarak Aminu, Jarkko Kaleva and Antti Tölli
Low Complexity Moore-Penrose Inverse for Large CoMP Areas with Sparse Massive MIMO Channel Matrices
Amir M. Ahmadian, Wolfgang Zirwas, Rakash SivaSiva Ganesan and Berthold Panzner

WeD7: Ultra-Wideband (UWB)

Room: Room 5
Chair: Raffaele D'Errico
Pulse Shaping for High Capacity Impulse Radio Ultra-Wideband Wireless Links Under the Russian Spectral Emission Mask
Eilzaveta Grakhova, Simon Rommel, Antonio Jurado Navas, Albert Sultanov, Juan Jose Vegas Olmos and Idelfonso Tafur Monroy
Up to 35 Gbps Ultra-Wideband Wireless Data Transmission Links
Rafael Puerta, Simon Rommel, Juan Jose Vegas Olmos and Idelfonso Tafur Monroy
Improved Propagation Modeling in Ultra-Wideband Indoor Communication Systems Utilizing Vector Fitting Technique of the Dielectric Properties of Building Materials
Konstantinos Prokopidis, Dimitrios Zografopoulos, Christos Kalialakis and Apostolos Georgiadis
UWB Planar Monopole Antenna with Differential Feed
Marko Sonkki, Eva Antonino-Daviu, Nora Mohamed Mohamed-Hicho, Miguel Ferrando-Bataller and Erkki T. Salonen

WeD8: Body Area Networks

Room: Room 6+7
Chair: Kamran Sayrafian
Simultaneous Channel Measurements of the On-Body and Body-to-Body Channels
Nidhi Bhargav, Simon Cotton, Gareth A Conway, Adrian D McKernan and William G. Scanlon
Joint Orientation and Position Estimation from Differential RSS Measurements at On-Body Nodes
Benoit Denis, Bernard Uguen, Francesco Mani, Raffaele D'Errico and Nicolas Amiot
Experimental Ultra Wideband Path Loss Models for Implant Communications
Concepcion Garcia-Pardo, Raúl Chávez-Santiago, Alejandro Fornes-Leal, Sverre Brovoll, Øyvind Aardal, Jacob Bergsland, Rafael Palomar, Svein-Erik Hamran, Narcis Cardona and Ilangko Balasingham
Antenna for Wireless Capsule Endoscopy at Ultra Wideband Frequency
Kamya Yekeh Yazdandoost
BLE Analysis and Experimental Evaluation in a Walking Monitoring Device for Elderly
Antonio Del Campo, Laura Montanini, Davide Perla, Ennio Gambi and Susanna Spinsante

WeD9: Faster-than-Nyquist (FTN)/Equalization

Room: Room 8+9
Chair: Kentaro Saito
A Graphical Model based Frequency Domain Equalization for FTN Signaling in Doubly Selective Channels
Weijie Yuan, Nan Wu, Xiaotong Qi, Hua Wang and Jingming Kuang
Interference Detection in Centralized Cooperative Spectrum Sensing from Sub-Nyquist Samples
Anastasia Lavrenko, Anibal Sosa, Andres Navarro and Reiner S. Thomä
Cyclic prefix/suffix-assisted Frequency-Domain Equalization for Faster-than-Nyquist Signaling Block Transmission
Seong Beom Hong and JongSoo Seo

Thursday, September 8

Thursday, September 8, 09:00 - 10:40

ThA1: Workshop ARCO5G

Session I
Room: Nexus 1

ThA2: Tutorial 6

Wireless Proactive Caching for 5G
Ejder Baştuğ and Mérouane Debbah
Room: Nexus 2

In the 90s, the world-wide-web traffic exploded, leading its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee to declare the network congestion as one of the main issue of the future internet. In this client-server model, a website is downloaded from the same server by every Internet user, resulting in bottlenecks in heavy traffic conditions and creating scalability issues in the network. This has been resolved by usage of proxy/caching servers and later on with the rise of content delivery networks (CDNs). The key idea was to geographically replicate the contents (i.e., video, picture, audio, etc..) closers to the users, so that the end-to-end delay is decreased and unnecessary usage of the infrastructure is avoided. Nowadays, researchers are revisiting the same challenge in the context of wireless networks. Mobile data traffic sharply increases each year, due to the rich multi-media applications, video streaming, social networks, and billions of connected users and devices. This increasing mobile data traffic is expected to reach by 2018 roughly 60% of the total network traffic. In this regard, caching contents at the edge of the network, namely at the base station and user terminals, is a promising way of offloading the backhaul (especially crucial in dense network deployments) and decreasing the end-to-end content access delays, since the requested contents become very close to the users. Although the key motivation of wireless edge caching is similar to the caching in wired networks, a number of technical challenges remain unsolved and involve several scientific disciplines such as networking, information theory, machine learning, and wireless communications. The aim of this tutorial is therefore to present some of key techniques available in wireless edge caching and discuss existing challenges and future directions. Some of well-known technical misconceptions and business barriers are also elaborated.

ThA3: Tutorial 9

Radio Propagation: Measurements, Modelling and Channel Characterisation
Sana Salous and Robert Bultitude
Room: Nexus 3

This tutorial outlines methods, measurement equipment, and analysis and modelling procedures used by experts to make radio channel models and design parameters available to systems engineers. The target audience is one of students and practicing engineers considering research in the field or systems engineers who use the results from such work and are seeking better knowledge of how information of importance to them is compiled. The tutorial begins with an overview, using material from "Radio Propagation Measurement and Channel Modelling," by Prof. Salous, of radio propagation basics with special attention to frequencies between 6 GHz and 60 GHz. Representation of radio channels as linear filters, estimation of channel impulse response functions, and applications are covered next. Best practices for analysing measured data, including: estimation and reporting of impulse response estimates and static rms delay spreads; appropriate intervals for dynamic channel analysis and estimation and application of average power delay profile, dynamic rms delay spread, frequency correlation function, and coherence bandwidth results are discussed. An overview of advanced topics related to double directional sounding and spatial channel modelling for MIMO applications follows. Attention is finally turned to narrowband channel modelling for a discussion on the removal of the influence of long term fading from measurements, and the modelling of short term fading, including estimation of Rician K ratios, and determining the goodness of fit of experimentally-determined fading distributions to hypothesised models. A discussion of passive and active measurement techniques using both standard test equipment, and custom radio channel sounders opens the second part of the tutorial. Observations are made on the assessment of radio coverage for placement of relay stations and spectral sensing for cognitive radio. Considerations in the design and implementation of radio channel measurement equipment are discussed as well as the planning and conduct of measurements for different environments. This includes consideration of: waveforms, processing gains, time and frequency synchronisation, stability and phase noise, time delay windowing and Doppler coverage. Resolution in time delay and Doppler shift are related to the radar ambiguity function, and techniques for the calibration of sounders are described and compared. Suitable sounder architectures for probing single band as well as multiple band radio links, with both single antenna and multi-antenna sounders are discussed. The tutorial ends with examples showing and comparing measured data and experimental results from the GSM and UMTS bands as well as from higher frequencies ranging up to 60 GHz.

Thursday, September 8, 11:10 - 12:50

ThB1: Workshop ARCO5G

Session II
Room: Nexus 1

ThB2: Tutorial 6 (cont.)

Wireless Proactive Caching for 5G
Ejder Baştuğ and Mérouane Debbah
Room: Nexus 2

ThB3: Tutorial 9 (cont.)

Radio Propagation: Measurements, Modelling and Channel Characterisation
Sana Salous and Robert Bultitude
Room: Nexus 3

Thursday, September 8, 14:10 - 15:50

ThC1: Workshop ARCO5G

Session III (Starts at 14:30)
Room: Nexus 1

ThC2: Tutorial 7

Software Defined Wireless Networks
Yan Zhang and Sabita Maharjan
Room: Nexus 2

Software defined wireless networking (SDWN) is a new communications paradigm and an essential technology in the next-generation 5G systems. SDWN separates the data plane and the control plane in the wireless communication networks. In an SDWN, software oriented network architecture design, the separation of the data and control planes, and network virtualization, can unfold numerous advantages to manage network complexity and dynamics. SDWN is a very new research topic. It is very important to discuss and promote the concept and the potentials of SDWN. In this tutorial, we will start from basic concepts and main principles on both software defined networking and software defined wireless networks. Then we will discuss about the architectures, protocol design and performance issues for the emerging SDWN scenarios. These applications include software defined radio access networks, software defined sensor networks, software defined mesh networks and software defined vehicular networks. Next we will focus on the research challenges related to resource management, control and optimization in SDWN. We will also discuss about the implementation examples and testbed for SDWN. Finally, the tutorial will point out several new research directions in this area.

ThC3: Tutorial 8

Standards for the Industrial IoT: a hands-on tutorial with OpenWSN and OpenMote
Pere Tuset, Xavier Vilajosana, Thomas Watteyne, and Tengfei Chang
Room: Nexus 3

This tutorial aims at acquainting its audience with ongoing standardization activities around the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), and provide hands-on experience through the OpenWSN and OpenMote ecosystems. OpenWSN was founded in 2010 and together with the OpenMote platform, which was launched in 2014, it has become the de-facto open-source implementation of IEEE802.15.4 Time Synchronized Channel Hopping (TSCH). TSCH is the standard at the heart of the IIoT, which enables ultra-high reliability and low-power operation. This tutorial is tailored to the level of practicing engineers and advanced researchers who are interested in IIoT, as well as hands-on experience.

Thursday, September 8, 16:20 - 18:00

ThD2: Tutorial 7 (cont.)

Software Defined Wireless Networks
Yan Zhang and Sabita Maharjan
Room: Nexus 2

ThD3: Tutorial 8 (cont.)

Standards for the Industrial IoT: a hands-on tutorial with OpenWSN and OpenMote
Pere Tuset, Xavier Vilajosana, Thomas Watteyne, and Tengfei Chang
Room: Nexus 3