Focused session proposals (Chair persons, title, short description) should be sent to
prof. Pleskacz till 30.11.2017.


Focused session:
„mmWave Communications in 5G”

Focus area overview

The race is ongoing globally towards developing key technical components and concepts for a new 5G mobile radio access technology operating in frequency bands in the range 6 to 100 GHz. The use of such high frequencies for mobile communications is challenging but necessary for supporting 5G’s extreme mobile broadband service which will require very high (up to 10 Gbps) data rates, and in some scenarios, also very low end-to-end latencies (down to 1 ms). This special session will focus on signal processing techniques and communication algorithms and theory for mmWave Communications in 5G.

Keywords: 5G, mm-wave, access, backhaul, fronthaul

Session chair/organizer:

Tommy Svensson,

Department of Electrical Engineering,

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden,
tommy.svensson@chalmers.se

TOMMY SVENSSON [S’98, M’03, SM’10] is Professor in Communication Systems at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, where he is leading the Wireless Systems research on air interface and wireless backhaul networking technologies for future wireless systems. He received a Ph.D. in Information theory from Chalmers in 2003, and he has worked at Ericsson AB with core networks, radio access networks, and microwave transmission products. He was involved in the European WINNER and ARTIST4G projects that made important contributions to the 3GPP LTE standards, the EU FP7 METIS and the EU H2020 5GPPP mmMAGIC 5G projects, and currently in the EU H2020 5GPPP 5GCar project, as well as in the ChaseOn antenna systems excellence center at Chalmers targeting mm-wave solutions for 5G access, backhaul and V2X scenarios. His main research interests are in design and analysis of physical layer algorithms, multiple access, resource allocation, cooperative systems, moving networks and satellite networks. He has co-authored three books, 63 journal papers, 114 conference papers and 49 public EU projects deliverables. He is Chairman of the IEEE Sweden joint Vehicular Technology/ Communications/ Information Theory Societies chapter, has served as editor of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters and as coordinator of the Communication Engineering Master’s Program at Chalmers, www.chalmers.se/en/staff/Pages/tommy-svensson.aspx.


Focused session:
„Wireless technologies for high-density WLAN networks”

Focus area overview

All over the world hundreds of millions wireless devices are shipped every year. A great number of researches still develop new transmission and receiving methods to improve the wireless performance. These methods (MIMO technique, Space Time Coding, transmit beamforming, transmit diversity, LDPC and turbocoding, MAC throughput enhancements, etc.) allow to achieve greater range and higher data rate of the wireless communications.
The purpose of the special session is an answer the following question: “How to provide the users of high-density wireless networks with the highest throughput and required transmission quality?”
The main goal of this special session is to discuss original technical problems ranged over the following topics connected with the high-density wireless networks: Quality of Service mechanisms, Channel Coding, Space Time Coding, Multiple-Input Multiple-Output techniques, OFDM Systems, Multiuser Detection, Receiver Algorithms, Interference Rejection, MAC Efficiency Enhancements, Security Methods..

Session chair/organizer:

dr inż. Piotr Remlein,
dr hab. inż. Maciej Krasicki,
dr inż. Robert Kotrys,
dr hab. inż. Paweł Szulakiewicz, prof. PP;
pawel.szulakiewicz@put.poznan.pl


Focused session:
„Dynamic Spectrum Access”

Focus area overview

Explosion of the technical systems using wireless technologies (“addicted to spectrum“) results in the intense increase of spectrum scarcities. Big data transmitted by commercial and non-commercial networks needs more spectrum and more effective spectrum use. These circumstances became an inspiration to create a concept of spectrum sharing and as the result of it is the paradigm of dynamic spectrum access. The embodiment of this philosophy is cognitive radio.
The main goal of this session is to discuss wide range of topics related to the implementation of this paradigm into practice.

Session chair/organizer:

dr hab. inż. Marek Suchański, prof. WIŁ,
m.suchanski@wil.waw.pl


Focused session:
„D2D Communications in the 5G Era”

Focus area overview

Device-to-device (D2D) communications will enable direct communications between devices in cellular networks, thus potentially improving the spectrum utilization of the geographical region, enhancing the overall throughput, and increasing energy efficiency, also enabling new peer-to-peer and location-based applications and services, as well as help offload traffic from congested traditional cellular networks.
D2D systems should be able to use the same spectrum resources occupied by traditional cellular devices via an opportunistic manner in order to facilitate the point-to-point connectivity needed in D2D communications. Innovative network architectures and applications will redefine the current state-of-the-art with respect to wireless connectivity, 5G next generation cellular communications, Internet of Things (IoT), vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications..

Session chair/organizer:

Dr. Vlad Popescu received the M.Sc. degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering in 1999 and the PhD degree in Telecommunications in 2006, both from the Transilvania University of Brasov / Romania. In 2000 he spent four months at the University of Malmö in Sweden specializing in Multimedia applications. In 2001 / 2002 he spent one year as a research fellow at the Technical University in Aachen, Germany. In 2004 / 2005 he returned to Aachen at the same University to finish the experimental part of his PhD studies on wireless communication in underground environments. In 2009 he has been visiting professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Cagliari.
Dr. Popescu is since 2000 with the Department of Electronics and Computers, Transilvania University of Brasov / Romania, currently as an associate professor. He also collaborates close with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Cagliari / Italy both on research and didactical level. His main research topics of interest are telecommunications, cognitive radio systems, multimedia and IoT applications.

Email address:
vlad.popescu@unitbv.ro

Dr. Mauro Fadda is a post doc researcher in Electronic and Information Engineering at the University of Cagliari/Italy. In 2007 he spent one year as a researcher at the I.E.I.I.T. / C.N.R. (National Research Center) in Bologna developing UMTS mobile-network simulation software. In 2008/2009 he was a researcher at the Sardegna Ricerche (Research Center of Sardinia) in Pula/Italy implementing different web communication applications. In 2010 he received a two years “Young Researchers Grant” funded by Sardinia Region studing on wireless sensor networks and cognitive technologies. He received the M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering in 2006 from the University of Bologna/Italy and his Ph.D. from the University of Cagliari/Italy in 2013. In 2014/2015 he worked on “Opportunistic Vehicle to Grid Communications in the UHF Band” for the research unit of the Italian University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT) at the University of Cagliari. Currently, he is working on a project titled “Cognitive Smart TV: a joint Social Internet of Things and Cognitive Radio approach for future broadcasting services”.

mauro.fadda@diee.unica.it


Focused session:
„Energy-Efficient 5G Communication”

Focus area overview

We will discuss several problems referring to 5G Internet of Things, Energy-Efficient 5G Communication and Resource Pricing in 5G.

Session chair/organizer:

Prof. dr hab. inż. Hanna Bogucka,
hanna.bogucka@put.poznan.pl