Focused sessions of Track 1

Focused session 1-1 (Joint session of MIKON and URSI) Highly-Integrated Millimeter-Wave Radar Sensors in SiGe BiCMOS Technologies
Focused session 1-2 Recent advancements in computer vision and image processing with special focus on deep learning methods
Focused session 1-3 Microsystems

Focused sessions of Track 2

Focused session 2-1 Radio astronomy – from instruments to astrophysics

Focused sessions of Track 3

Focused session 3-1 Measurement and statistical analysis of stochastic near-field ultra-wideband electromagnetic radiations
Focused session 3-2 EMC of systems and devices

Focused sessions of Track 4

Focused session 4-1 Medical Cyber-Physical Systems – Challenges, design, and applications
Focused session 4-2 Signal processing for medicine and biometry
Focused session 4-3 Electromagnetic field as a necessary component of everyday life

Focused sessions of Track 5

Focused session 5-1 Radio Channel Modelling in 5G Networks
Focused session 5-2 Radio Channel Modelling for Special Applications
Focused session 5-3 (Joint session of MIKON and URSI) Electromagnetic fields and waves in the ELF and VLF range

Focused sessions of Track 6

Focused session 6-1 mmWave Communications in 5G
Focused session 6-2 Wireless technologies for high-density WLAN networks
Focused session 6-3 Dynamic Spectrum Access
Focused session 6-4 D2D Communications in the 5G Era
Focused session 6-5 Energy-Efficient 5G Communication
Focused session 6-6 Technology, scenarios and compatibility aspects in the 5G mobile networks

Joint focused session of URSI and MIKON:
„Highly-Integrated Millimeter-Wave Radar Sensors in SiGe BiCMOS Technologies”

Focus area overview

Recent advances in Silicon-Germanium (SiGe) BiCMOS technologies in terms of high frequency characteristics have opened up the mm-wave frequency region for the implementation of high-performance sensor applications with an unprecedented level of resolution and integration. Low-cost miniaturized multi-channel radar sensors with extremely high complexity become feasible in the SiGe BiCMOS technologies. To push the radar sensor into broader application areas, research and developments are currently being carried out to further increase its integration level, reduce its manufacturing cost and use novel modulation techniques suitable for MIMO operations. This session will present the latest SiGe radar sensors at different frequency bands and for various applications. It will focus on novel scalable radar architecture and circuit topology, integration of antennas and different radar techniques.

Session chair/organizer:

Session co-chair:

Dr Herman Jalli Ng

Circuit Design / mm-Wave Wireless
IHP – Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nils Pohl,

Professorship for Integrated Systems,
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Focused session:
„Recent advancements in computer vision and image processing with special focus on deep learning methods”

Focus area overview

Computer vision has recently gained significant attention from the research community as one of the first successful artificial intelligence domains that can be useful in everyday life. Visual search recognition, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping and object detection and classification are just a few examples of applications that have been integrated both in hardware and software solutions. Moreover, recently proposed advancements in many of those solutions involve tight integration with other sensors available in modern mobile devices, e.g. infrared scanners, depth sensors or magnetic field detectors. In this session, we will discuss successful applications of computer vision and image processing methods in working applications, their theoretical background as well as their relation to multimodal signal processing.

Session chair/organizer:

dr inż. Tomasz Trzciński

The Institute of Computer Science
Warsaw University of Technology

Tomasz Trzciński is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Computer Graphics in the Institute of Computer Science at Warsaw University of Technology since 2015. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Vision at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 2014. He has (co)-authored papers in top-tier computer science conferences (CVPR, ECCV, NIPS) and high impact factor journals (TPAMI, TIP, TMM, PRL). He frequently serves as a reviewer in major computer vision conferences (CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, BMVC) and international journals (TPAMI, VISI, CVIU, TCSVT). His professional appointments include work with Google in 2013, Qualcomm Corporate R&D in 2012 and Telefónica R&D in 2010. In 2017, he was appointed a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University.

Focused session:

Preliminary plan of session

Session A

Key note: Application of 3D printing in MEMS technique, author: Rafał Walczak (WEMiF WUST),

1. Intelligent MEMS-based natural gas calorific power meter for home applications; authors : Pawel Knapkiewicz, Jan A Dziuban, (WEMiF, WUST)
2. Zero-energetic 3D printed water flow MEMS meter for smart digital planting; authors: Krzysztof Adamski, Rafal Walczak, Jan Dziuban, (WEMiF WUST)
3. Towards MEMS-based mechanical microbiology – how parametrize mechanically a single cell; authors: Aleksandra Pokrzywnicka, Danilo Lizanet, (WEMiF WUST, Lviv NUP)
4. Digital planting – a study of MEMS solutions for smart agriculture; authors Jan Dziuban (WEMiF WUST), Anna Chelmonska Soyta (EUW)

Session B

Key note: Flying to Mars? A study of new integrated MEMS instrumenation for space applications, author: Jan Dziuban (WEMiF WUST)

1. Highly effective MEMS gas ionizer – a significant step of development of integrated ion-mass spectrometer, authors:Piotr Szyszka, Tomasz Grzebyk, Anna Gorecka-Drzazga, Jan Dziuban (WEMiF WUST)
2. High Vacuum in MEMS; author Tomasz Grzebyk (WEMiF WUST)
3. Transmittion electron microscope on-the-chip – a reality or mistification ?, authors: Michal Krysztof, Tomasz Grzebyk, Anna Gorecka Drzazga, Jan Dziuban (WEMiF WUSC)

Session chair/organizer:

Prof.  Jan Andrzej Dziuban

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Wrocław, Poland

Prof. Jan A Dziuban was born in 1951 in Sanok (Poland). Graduated MSc in electronic 1974, PhD degree 1978 in  microelectronics, habilitation in microsystems (2002) (all degrees from Wroclaw University of Science and Technology). He got presidential professor title in micro and nano engineering (2008, Institute of Electon Technology in Warsaw).

He started pioneer works on silicon micromechanics in Poland (1984), followed by invention of industrial MEMS micro sensors and actuators (1990-2002). Next to that he focused onto development and application of physical, chemical and biomedical MEMS/MOEMS and NEMS (2004-) and vacuum micro/nanoelectronic (1996-) devices and instrumentations including micro atomic clocks, DNA lab-chips and chemical microreactos. Recently, he has been  working on and a new family of high and very high vacuum MEMS and micro/nano systems (chip-scale ion mass spectrometers, transmittion electron microscopes).

Prof. Dziuban works actually as full professor at Faculty of Electronics, Microsystems and Photonics of Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. He published 300 scientific articles, is author and co-author of several books on microsystem technology, owns several patents. He chaired/co-chaired/will chair several well recognized scientific events (IVNCs, Eurosensors’s, COMS, NAMIS, ELTEs, Power MEMS), and international/domestic pro-industrial research projects. He is a member of several scientific committees and bodies, he serves actually as a President of Polish Sensors Society.

Focused session:
„Radio astronomy – from instruments to astrophysics”

Focus area overview

We will present recent achievements of radio astronomy using LOFAR, 32-m radio telescope in Toruń, European VLBI Network. Meters and centimetres radio waves are detected by these instruments and allow us to find out what is going on in dense regions in our Galaxy where the massive stars are being born. Advanced studies of polarized emission allow to estimate magnetic fields in diverse region of the Universe. This session will focus also on interstellar medium and monitoring pulsars and Sun. In order to achieve these goals the instruments must meet precise requirements.

Session chair/organizer:

Dr hab. Anna Bartkiewicz (Niezurawska)

Centre for Astronomy
Nicolaus Copernicus University
Torun, Poland

Focused session:
„Measurement and statistical analysis of stochastic near-field ultra-wideband electromagnetic radiations „

Focus area overview

The session will deal with electromagnetic fields radiated by printed circuit boards (PCB) of electronic devices that course electromagnetic interferences (EMI) which can be treated as realizations of underlying stochastic processes. Scanning with ultra-wideband near-field probes over the surface of PCBs in conjunction with real-time high-rate sampling digital oscilloscope allows measuring the space-time distribution of the magnetic and/or electric fields. In addition to the conventional model of wide-sense stationary processes corresponding to the thermal noise, the methods based on the model of cyclostationary stochastic processes produced by radiations excited by switching operations of digital circuits will be considered.
The topics include methods, algorithms and instrumentation for:

  • measurements of EMI produced by PCBs of electronic devices;
  • statistical analysis of the time-domain sequences allowing to estimate the correlation and spectral characteristics of EMI;
  • localization of the lump radiation sources and electric current paths on the surface of PCB;
  • evaluating the far-field distribution and radiation pattern of the EMI in the surroundings of electronic devices.

Session chair/organizer:

Prof. Yury V. Kuznetsov, Dr.Sc. (Tech.)

Head of the Theoretical Radio Engineering Department Moscow Aviation Institute
(National Research University), Russian Federation

Yury Kuznetsov received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering in 1974, the Ph.D. degree in 1981, and the Doctor of Science degree in 2005, both in microwave and radar engineering, all from the Moscow Aviation Institute (State Technical University). In 2007, he received the academic title Professor of the Theoretical Radio Engineering Department.

He joined the European Microwave Association (EuMA) in 2003 and the IEEE in 2005, IEEE Senior Member from 2010. He is currently a Chair of the URSI Commission D at Russian national committee.

His current research interests are system identification, electromagnetic compatibility, antennas and propagation, theoretical radio engineering, signal processing. Yury Kuznetsov is an author of more than 200 scientific and educational papers and textbooks in these areas.

Focused session:
„EMC of systems and devices”

Focus area overview

The session will deal with wide-area problems related to Electromagnetic Compatibility of systems and devices. Our focus will be put on modelling and measurement techniques related to electromagnetic screening and shielding, intersystem electromagnetic compatibility as well as methods and techniques for design and modelling of systems and devices protection against influence of electromagnetic disturbances.

Session chair/organizer:

prof. Tadeusz Więckowski, PhD, DSc

Faculty of Electronics, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Wroclaw, Poland

Zbigniew Jóskiewicz, PhD

Faculty of Electronics, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Wroclaw, Poland

Tadeusz Więckowski received his MSc in electronics and telecommunications engineering and PhD in telecommunications from the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (WUST), Wroclaw, Poland in 1976 and 1980, respectively. In 1996 he received his DSc degree, and in 2002 he became full professor.

Prof. Więckowski started his professional career in 1976 at the National Radio Inspectorate in Wroclaw. In 1980 he joined the Institute of Telecommunications and Acoustics at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. Since that time his career was developing developed continually. At the late 80’s he was promoted to head of the Institute of Telecommunications and Acoustics. In 2002 he was promoted to the vice president of the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, responsible for Research and Industry Cooperation. In 2008 he was elected as president of the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, and he led the University until 2016.

He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Lviv Polytechnic National University and the Moscow Power Engineering Institute. He was also awarded an honorary professorship by the Obuda University in Hungary.

His research interests include methods for EMC testing of systems and devices and especially investigation into intersystem compatibility. In addition to these, he is involved in antenna theory and radio-wave propagation theory.

Prof. Wieckowski is also a co-founder of the EMC laboratory at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. The Laboratory has over four decades of experience in EMC testing and is one of the biggest EMC Lab in Poland. Currently, prof. Wieckowski is the head of this Laboratory and the head of Telecommunications and Teleinformatics Department at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the EMC Europe conferences, the Association of the Telecommunications Engineers and the head of EMC Section in Polish Academy of Science. He was Program Committee member of  National Wroclaw EMC Workshops in 2011, 1013, 2015 and 2017.

Zbigniew Jóskiewicz received his MSc degree in electronic and telecommunication engineering and PhD degrees in telecommunications engineering from the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (WUST), Wroclaw, Poland in 1994 and 2002, respectively. In 1994, he joined the Faculty of Electronics, Wroclaw University of Technology as an Assistant Professor. He was associated with Radiocommunications Department and Laboratory of Computer Network Maintenance. Since 2003 he has cooperated with the EMC laboratory at WUST and in 2008 he become deputy head of this laboratory.

His research interests include planning and optimization of radio networks, electromagnetic interference and shielding effectiveness measurement techniques of radiated emissions. He teaches a range of courses at WUST, related to wireless and mobile communications and electromagnetic compatibility.

Dr. Joskiewicz is a member of the Steering Committee of the EMC Europe conferences, the Association of the Telecommunications Engineers and EMC Section in Polish Academy of Science. He was the Deputy Chair of the International Symposia on Electromagnetic Compatibility held in Wroclaw in 2008 (Wroclaw EMC 2008), 2010 (EMC Europe 2010) and 2016 (EMC Europe 2016) as well as he was organizing chair and Program Committee member of  National Wroclaw EMC Workshops in 2011, 1013, 2015 and 2017.

Focused session:
„Medical Cyber-Physical Systems – Challenges, design, and applications”

Focus area overview

Medical Cyber Physical Systems (MCPS) represent a new generation of dependable, interconnected, intelligent systems of medical devices that enable a holistic treatment of patients. MCPS are recognized as a separate class of Cyber-Physical Systems due to a tight integration of embedded control of the networked medical devices with complex and often life-critical human physical processes. New innovative applications of autonomous, adaptive, learning and cooperative MCPS are becoming feasible.
Telemonitoring as a part of telemedicine is of rising importance, diversity and scale of medical services. It enables an early recognition of threatening symptoms, long-term monitoring and care in the comfort of patients’ homes, using information transfer instead of costly transport of patients or physicians. MCPS by presenting a new level of integrated network intelligence offer possibilities for radically new telemedical services.
This Focused Session is soliciting papers that address design issues of dependable MCPS systems including: model driven development, networking based on modern wireless technologies, human-machine interfaces, reference architectures, integrated tool sets for MCPS design, and interoperability of medical devices. Furthermore, we would like to discuss innovative applications of CPS in healthcare.

Session chair/organizer:

dr hab. inż. Janusz Jeżewski, prof. ITAM,

dr inż. Adam Pawlak,

dr hab. inż. Andrzej Pułka,

Janusz Jeżewski is an associate professor at the Institute of Medical Technology and Equipment – ITAM in Zabrze, he is also a director for Science. In 1979 he received the M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering from the Institute of Electronics of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, the Ph.D. degree in biological sciences (1997) from the University of Medical Sciences in Poznan, and in 2012 the D.Sc degree in biocybernetics and biomedical engineering from the Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.

His research interests include: biomedical instrumentation and digital signal processing, especially the analysis of biomedical signals: the fetal heart rate variability acquired via pulsed Doppler ultrasound as well as the transabdominal fetal electocardiogram and the uterine electromyographic activity. Currently, his main area of interest is an application of computational intelligence for the extraction of clinically relevant information, and the automated classification of fetal and maternal signals within a Medical Cyber-Physical System for telemonitoring. He is an author or co-author of numerous scientific papers in various international journals, conference proceedings and books.

Janusz Jeżewski is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (Senior Member), the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE), and the Polish Society of Biomedical Engineering.

Adam Pawlak received a Ph.D. in technical sciences from the Silesian University of Technology (SUT), Poland in 1983. Later he did research on: hardware description and design languages in GMD St. Augustin, Germany; engineering libraries, component modelling, and quality assurance at the Univ. Fourier, Grenoble and IRESTE (Univ. of Nantes). He was also with ITE (Institute of Electron Technology) and IPI PAN (Institute of Computer Science PAS), both in Warsaw. Since middle of ’90 he was involved in the EU projects: ECIP and ESIP (standardization in Electronic Design Automation), BENEFIT (pan-European collaboration in microelectronics), E-COLLEG (advanced infrastructure for collaborative engineering), VOSTER (virtual organisations) and MAPPER (knowledge modelling in EDA), and recently DCPS (Dependable Cyber-Physical Systems).

He has been in the programme committees of the major scientific events related to HDLs in general and VHDL in particular, Digital System Design, and Collaborative Networks. He was responsible for numerous scientific and technical events, as chair or co-chair. Adam Pawlak was also instrumental to EU as a reviewer of European projects proposals from the 4th Framework Programme up to Horizon 2020, as well as of the ENIAC and ECSEL Calls.
Current research interests include: distributed collaborative engineering, design in collaborative networks, and Cyber-Physical Systems design in healthcare applications.

Dr. Pawlak is a member of EUROMICRO, IFIP 10.5, and SOCOLNET. He was a member of the Telecommunication Council of Poland (2001-2002) nominated by Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek.

Andrzej Pułka was born in Katowice, Poland in 1964. He received the M.Sc., Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees in Electronics Engineering at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland in 1988, 1997 and 2013, respectively. Andrzej Pułka is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Electronics at Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland.

Prof. Pułka is the author and co-author of over 80 scientific publications merely in the area of VLSI modeling and simulation in VHDL, mixed A/D signals simulation, AI techniques (especially non-monotonic reasoning) in digital circuits design and modeling and lately modeling of Electronic Embedded Systems and Systems on Chip (SoC).

His research interests include: Artificial Intelligence techniques and commonsense reasoning modeling and applications in electronics, digital and mixed analog-digital systems design, modeling and verification in VHDL, SystemVerilog and SystemC, logic optimization and Binary Decision Diagrams (BDD), mixed mode simulation in VHDL-AMS, Systems on Chip and Hardware-Software Co-design and Co-simulation techniques (especially transaction level models – TLM), precision time machines (PRET) and real-time predictable embedded systems, genome patterns recognition by hardware platforms and SAT Solving methods.
Currently he is the coordinator of PhD studies in the field of electronics and cyber-physical systems.

Prof Andrzej Pułka is a senior member of IEEE and a member of the Electronics Commission at Branch of the Polish Academy of Science in Katowice.

Focused session:
„Signal processing for medicine and biometry”

Focus area overview

Although modern signal processing is a very bright and interdisciplinary area of science and technology its medical and biometrical applications constitute not only a quite well defined and important part of it but a continuously growing and becoming more and more intensively developed field of research. Presentation of the newest achievements in this field and integration of the researchers active in signal processing for medicine and biometry are the main goals of the proposed focused session.

Session chair/organizer:

Prof. Adam Dąbrowski

Faculty of Computing,
Poznan University of Technology, Poland

Adam Dabrowski received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Electronics) from the Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland in 1982. In 1989 he received the Habilitation degree in Telecommunications from the same university. Since 1997 he is a full professor in digital signal processing at the Faculty of Computing, Poznan University of Technology, Poland, and Chief of the Division of Signal Processing and Electronics Systems. He was also professor at the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany, and visiting professor at the Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium and Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. He was a Humboldt Foundation fellow at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany (1984-1986).

His scientific interests concentrate on: digital signal processing (digital filters, signal separation, multidimensional systems, wavelet transformation), processing of images, video and audio, multimedia and intelligent vision systems, biometrics, and on processor architectures. He is author or co-author of 5 books and over 500 scientific and technical publications. Among them he is one of the co-authors of „The Computer Engineering Handbook” (first edition in 2002, second edition in 2008) bestseller and most frequently cited book of the CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA.

Focused session:
„Electromagnetic field as a necessary component of everyday life”

Focus area overview

Session is devoted to the impact of various forms of electromagnetic field on living organisms. It includes research regarding both biological effects and medical aspects. In the Session there are presented papers in which the acting factor are static electric field, and electromagnetic fields with industrial and high frequency, as well as some selected diagnostic and therapeutic effects obtained by means of electromagnetic fields.

Session chair/organizer:

Prof. Aleksander Sieron

Silesian Medical University,

Focused session:
„Radio Channel Modelling in 5G Networks”

Focus area overview

In order to ensure the overall system performance of the 5th-generation (5G) radio communication networks, a good and deep understanding of the radio channel is required. This has to be made possible by studying propagation channel via measurements, simulations and developing models considering various network types and various scenarios (e.g. mmWave communications, body area networks, vehicular communications, M2M communications, etc.). This session will give the possibility to exchange views on various methodologies of channel modelling, including simulation and measurements, and to discuss approaches to integrate results in order to build flexible channel models for 5G networks.

Session chair/organizer:

dr inż. Sławomir J. Ambroziak,

Focused session:
„Radio Channel Modelling for Special Applications”

Focus area overview

Currently conducted measurement and simulation studies focus on radio channel analysis for different environments, especially in the context of the upcoming 5G solutions. Development of systems for special applications i.e. high-speed data transmission in maritime and coastal environment, airborne localization applications require knowledge about radio channel to maximize their efficiency. On this session the radio channel modelling for special applications will be discussed focusing on unusual environments i.e. maritime, air, mines etc.

Session chair/organizer:

Krzysztof K. Cwalina,
Piotr Rajchowski,

Joint focused session of URSI  and MIKON:
„Electromagnetic fields and waves in the ELF and VLF range”

Focus area overview

The main goal of this session is to present recent studies in the areas of extremely low frequency (ELF, f < 3 kHz) and very low frequency (VLF, 3-30 kHz) electromagnetic waves. We are particularly interested in modeling and measurements of natural electromagnetic fields and their sources, but other contributions that advance knowledge in the ELF and VLF range are also welcomed.
Solicited topics for this session include, but are not limited to:

  • modeling radio wave propagation in the ground-ionosphere waveguide
  • modeling sources and their radiation (lightning discharges, atmospheric discharges associated with Transient Luminous Events)
  • estimating source parameters using inverse solutions
  • the Schumann resonances in the spherical ground-ionosphere cavity
  • influence of strong lightning discharges on the parameters of ground-ionosphere waveguide
  • influence of space weather on radio wave propagation
  • radiolocation and remote sensing of natural sources in the ELF and VLF range
  • antennas, receivers, and signal processing.

Session chair/organizer:

Janusz Mlynarczyk

Department of Electronics,
AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland

Janusz Mlynarczyk is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics, AGH University of Science and Technology. He received the Ph.D. degree in electronics engineering from Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, and from AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland. His Ph.D. research focused on radio wave propagation in the ionosphere.
He has co-authored more than 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Radio Science, and Journal of Geophysical Research. His fields of interest include antennas, radio wave propagation in the ELF, HF and UHF bands, wireless communication, and RF electronics.

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 [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,

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;

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,

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.

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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”.

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,

Focused session:
„Technology, scenarios and compatibility aspects in the 5G mobile networks”

Preliminary plan of session

1. „Assessment of human exposure to electromagnetic fields in the vicinity of BTS”
2. „Services orchestration within 5G networks – challenges and solutions”
3. „The technical concept of using the 700 MHz band as a base for 5G Smart Cities networks in Poland”
4. „Compatibility analysis of the 5G systems with DTT in the 700 MHz frequency band”

Session chair/organizer:

dr inż. Jerzy Żurek

National Institute of Telecommunications,
Warsaw, Poland