Tuesday, August 28

Tuesday, August 28 9:00 - 12:30

T1: [Tutorial 1] Massive MIMO - Fundamentals, Trends and Recent Developments

Emil Björnson Linköping University, Sweden, Luca Sanguinetti University of Pisa, Italy
Room: C302


Multiuser MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology consists of using multiple jointly processed antennas at the infrastructure side to separate interference in the spatial domain, allowing multiple users to send (uplink) or receive (downlink) data simultaneously, on the same time-frequency slot. While MU-MIMO is theoretically well-understood and has been around for decades, only relatively recently it has overcome practical implementation skepticism, and has become a mainstream technology. An important step forward, that pushed industry to widely embrace MU-MIMO, is the introduction of the concept of "Massive MIMO". This consists of a particular regime of MU-MIMO where the number of base station antennas is much larger than the number of simultaneously transmitted data streams. Everybody talks about Massive MIMO, but do they all mean the same thing? What is the canonical definition of Massive MIMO? What are the differences from the classical MU-MIMO technology from the nineties? How does the channel model impact the spectral efficiency? How can Massive MIMO be deployed and what is the impact of hardware impairment? Is pilot contamination a problem in practice?

This first half of this tutorial aims to answer all the above questions and to explain why Massive MIMO is a promising solution to handle several orders-of-magnitude more wireless data traffic than today's technologies. The second half reviews the most significant trends that are pushing the original Massive MIMO ideas in different directions, including: the key role of Massive MIMO when designing cellular networks that are highly energy efficient; how Massive MIMO makes more efficient use of the hardware, which opens the door for using component with lower resolution; an overview of important practical aspects, such as power allocation, pilot assignment, scheduling, load balancing, channel modeling, array deployment, and the role of Massive MIMO in heterogeneous networks.

T2: [Tutorial 2] Wireless Radio Access for 5G and Beyond

Huseyin Arslan University of South Florida, USA
Room: C202


Today's wireless services and systems have come a long way since the rollout of the conventional voice-centric cellular systems. The demand for wireless access in voice and multi-media applications has increased tremendously. In addition to these, new application classes like extreme mobile broadband communication, ultra reliable and low latency communications, massive machine type communications, and Internet of Things have gained significant interest recently for 5G. The trend on the variety and the number of mobile devices along with the mobile applications will certainly continue beyond 5G, creating a wide range of technical challenges such as cost, power efficiency, spectrum efficiency, extreme reliability, low latency, robustness against diverse channel conditions, cooperative networking capability and coexistence, dynamic and flexible utilization of wireless spectrum. In order to address these technical challenges, 5G waveforms and radio access technologies (RATs) should be much more flexible. The current 4G systems rely on the orthogonal frequency multiple access (OFDM) waveform, which is not capable of supporting the diverse applications that 5G and beyond will offer. This is because the traffic generated by 5G and beyond is expected to have radically different characteristics and requirements when compared to current wireless technology. For 5G to succeed, numerous waveform alternatives have been explored to best meet its various technical requirements. However, none of the alternatives were able to address all the requirements at the same time.

During the standardization of 5G, one thing has become certain: there is no single enabling technology that can achieve all of the applications being promised by 5G networking. This will be even more pronounced beyond 5G. For this purpose, the concept of using multiple OFDM numerologies, i.e., different parameterization of OFDM based subframes, within the same frame has been proposed in 3GPP discussions for 5G. This concept will likely meet the current expectations in multiple service requirements to some extent. However, since it is almost obvious that quantity of wireless devices, applications, and heterogeneity of user requirements will keep increasing towards the next decade(s), the sufficiency of the aforementioned flexibility level remains quite disputable considering future expectations. Therefore, novel RATs facilitating much more flexibility are needed to address the aforementioned technical problems.

In this tutorial, we will discuss the potential directions to achieve further flexibility in RATs beyond 5G. In this context, a framework for developing flexible waveform, numerology, and frame design strategies will be discussed along with sample methods in this direction. We will also discuss their potential role to handle various issues in the upper system layers.

T3: [Tutorial 3] NOMA for Next Generation Wireless Networks: State of the Art, Research Challenges and Future Trends

Zhiguo Ding Lancaster University, UK
Room: C205


Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) is an essential enabling technology for the fifth generation (5G) wireless networks to meet the heterogeneous demands on low latency, high reliability, massive connectivity, improved fairness, and high throughput. The key idea behind NOMA is to serve multiple users in the same resource block, such as a time slot, subcarrier, or spreading code. The NOMA principle provides a general framework, where several recently proposed 5G multiple access techniques can be viewed as special cases. Recent demonstrations by industry show that the use of NOMA can significantly improve the spectral efficiency of mobile networks. Because of its superior performance, NOMA has been also recently proposed for downlink transmission in 3rd generation partnership project long-term evolution (3GPP-LTE) systems, where the considered technique was termed multiuser superposition transmission (MUST). In addition, NOMA has been included into the next generation digital TV standard, e.g. ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) 3.0, where it was termed Layered Division Multiplexing (LDM). This tutorial is to provide an overview of the latest research results and innovations in NOMA technologies, where various signal processing algorithms and transceiver designs in NOMA systems will be also introduced. Future research challenges regarding NOMA in 5G and beyond are also presented.

Tuesday, August 28 9:00 - 16:30

W1: [Workshop 1] Workshop on End-to-end Performance Evaluation of Services, Applications and Devices in 5G Networks

Room: B201

Workshop Chairs: Almudena Díaz Zayas, Universidad de Málaga, Spain Pedro Merino, University of Málaga, Spain Michael Dieudonné, Keysight Labs Germán. C. Madueño, Keysight Technologies, Denmark

Tuesday, August 28 9:00 - 12:30

W2: [Workshop 2] Workshop on Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Wireless Communications for Machine-Type Communication

Room: B202

Workshop Chairs: Hirley Alves, Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland Jimmy Jessen Nielsen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Exploiting Time Diversity of LoRa Networks Through Optimum Message Replication
Arliones Stevert Hoeller, Jr. (Federal University of Santa Catarina & IF-SC, Brazil); Richard Demo Souza (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil); Onel Luis López and Hirley Alves (University of Oulu, Finland); Mario Noronha-Neto (IF-SC, Brazil); Glauber Brante (Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil)
Latency Reduction in Narrowband 4G LTE Networks
Zubair Amjad (ivESK, Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany); Axel Sikora (University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany); Jean-Philippe Lauffenburger (Université de Haute-Alsace - IRIMAS & ENSISA, France); Benoit Hilt (University of Haute Alsace, France)
Network Slicing in Local Non-Cellular Wireless Networks: A MC-CDMA-based Approach
Michael Karrenbauer and Andreas Weinand (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany); Ji Lianghai (University of Kaiserslautern); Hans D. Schotten (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany)
Parallel Sequence Spread Spectrum: Performance Analysis in Industrial Wireless Channels
Ramona Croonenbroeck, Lisa Underberg, Wolfgang Endemann and Ruediger Kays (TU Dortmund University, Germany)
Reliability Oriented Dual Connectivity for URLLC services in 5G New Radio
Nurul H. Mahmood and Melisa López (Aalborg University, Denmark); Daniela Laselva (Nokia Bell Labs, Denmark); Klaus I. Pedersen (Nokia-Bell Labs, Aalborg University, Denmark); Gilberto Berardinelli (Aalborg University, Denmark)

Tuesday, August 28 13:30 - 17:00

T4: [Tutorial 4] Wireless Communications and Networking with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Walid Saad Virginia Tech, USA
Room: C302


Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are expected to become an integral component of future smart cities. In fact, UAVs are expected to be widely and massively deployed for a variety of critical applications that include surveillance, package delivery, disaster and recovery, remote sensing, and transportation, among others. More recently, new possibilities for commercial applications and public service for UAVs have begun to emerge, with the potential to dramatically change the way in which we lead our daily lives. For instance, in 2013, Amazon announced a research and development initiative focused on its next-generation Prime Air delivery service. The goal of this service is to deliver packages into customers' hands in 30 minutes or less using small UAVs, each with a payload of several pounds. 2014 has been a pivotal year that has witnessed an unprecedented proliferation of personal drones, such as the Phantom and Inspire from DJI, the Lone Project from Google, AR Drone and Bebop Drone from Parrot, and IRIS Drone from 3D Robotic. Such a widespread deployment of UAVs will require fundamental new tools and techniques to analyze the possibilities of wireless communications using UAVs and among UAVs. In the telecom arena, flying drones are already envisioned by operators to help provide broadband access to under-developed areas or provide hot-spot coverage during sporting events. More generally flying drones are expected to become widespread in the foreseeable future. These flying robots will develop a unique capability of providing a rapidly deployable, highly flexible, wireless relaying architecture that can strongly complement small cell base stations. UAVs can provide "on-demand" densification, help push content closer to the end-user at a reduced cost and be made autonomous to a large extent: Airborne relays can self-optimize positioning based on safety constraints, learning of propagation characteristics (including maximizing line of sight probability) and of ground user traffic demands. Finally UAVs can act as local storing units making smart decisions about content caching. Thus airborne relays offer a promising solution for ultra-flexible wireless deployment, without the prohibitive costs related to fiber backhaul upgrading. Yet another example is when UAVs can be used as flying base stations that can be used to serve hotspots and highly congested events, or to provide critical communications for areas in which no terrestrial infrastructure exists (e.g., in public safety scenarios or in rural areas). Clearly, UAVs will revolutionize the wireless industry and there is an ever increasing need to understand the potential and challenges of wireless communications using UAVs.

To this end, this tutorial will seek to provide a comprehensive introduction to wireless communications using UAVs while delineating the potential opportunities, roadblocks, and challenges facing the widespread deployment of UAVs for communication purposes. First, the tutorial will shed light on the intrinsic properties of the air-to-ground and air-to-air channel models while pinpointing how such channels differ from classical wireless terrestrial channels. Second, we will introduce the fundamental performance metrics and limitations of UAV-based communications. In particular, using tools from communication theory and stochastic geometry, we will provide insights on the quality-of-service that can be provided by UAV-based wireless communications, in the presence of various types of ground and terrestrial networks. Then, we will analyze and study the performance of UAV-to-UAV communications. Subsequently, having laid the fundamental performance metrics, we will introduce the analytical and theoretical tools needed to understand how to optimally deploy and operate UAVs for communication purposes. In particular, we will study several specific UAV deployment and mobility scenarios and we will provide new mathematical techniques, from optimization, game, and probability theory that can enable one to dynamically deploy and move UAVs for optimizing wireless communications. Moreover, we will study, in detail, the challenges of resource allocation in networks that rely on UAV-based communications. Throughout this tutorial, we will highlight the various performance tradeoffs pertaining to UAV communications ranging from energy efficiency to mobility and coverage. The tutorial concludes by overviewing future opportunities and challenges in this area.

T5: [Tutorial 5] Machine-type communications: from massive connectivity to ultra-reliable low latency communication

Hirley Alves University of Oulu, Finland, Jimmy Jessen Nielsen Aalborg University, Denmark
Room: C202


This tutorial focuses on Machine-type communications (MTC), from massive connectivity to ultra-reliability and low latency communications. MTC are at the core of the 5G revolution, which natively addresses MTC as: massive MTC and ultra-reliable, low latency communication. Massive MTC (mMTC) tackles issues related to large number of devices and their connectivity and spectral and energy efficiency. On the other hand, ultra-reliable, low latency communication (URLLC) focuses on mission critical communication where high reliability and low latency communication are mandatory. Thus enabling MTC networks operation with heterogeneous requirements -- massive connectivity, to ultra-reliability and low latency -- challenging current understanding of conventional techniques for wireless communications. In this tutorial we present common characteristics of distinct applications in different industry verticals (smart metering, V2X, industry automation), we discuss the current state-of-the-art, key challenges and open problems covering PHY, MAC and networking issues.

T6: [Tutorial 6] Rate Splitting for MIMO Wireless Networks: A Promising PHY-Layer Strategy for 5G and Beyond

Bruno Clerckx, Imperial College London, UK
Room: C205


MIMO has grown beyond the original point-to-point channel and nowadays refers to a diverse range of centralized and distributed deployments. Numerous techniques have been developed in the last decade for MIMO wireless networks, including among others MU-MIMO, CoMP, Massive MIMO, NOMA, millimetre wave MIMO. All those techniques rely on two extreme interference management strategies, namely fully decode interference and treat interference as noise. Indeed, while NOMA based on superposition coding with successive interference cancellation relies on strong users to fully decode and cancel interference created by weaker users, MU-MIMO/Massive MIMO/CoMP/millimetre wave MIMO based on linear precoding rely on fully treating any multi-user interference as noise. In the presence of imperfect channel state information at the transmitter (CSIT), CSIT inaccuracy results in additional multi-user interference that is treated as noise by all those techniques.

In this tutorial, we depart from those two extremes of fully decode interference and treat interference as noise and introduce the audience to a more general and more powerful transmission framework based on Rate-Splitting (RS) that consists in decoding part of the interference and in treating the remaining part of the interference as noise. This capability of RS to partially decode interference and partially treat interference as noise enables to softly bridge and therefore reconcile the two extreme strategies of fully decode interference and treat interference as noise.

In order to partially decode interference and partially treat interference as noise, RS relies on the transmission of common (degraded) messages decoded by multiple users, and private (nondegraded) messages decoded by their corresponding users. As a result, RS pushes multiuser transmission away from conventional unicast-only transmission to superimposed unicast multicast transmission and leads to a more general class/framework of strategies. For instance, in a MISO Broadcast Channel, RS is shown to encompass NOMA and MU-MIMO with linear precoding as special cases. Through information and communication theoretic analysis, RS is shown to be optimal (from a Degrees-of-Freedom region perspective) in a number of scenarios and provide significant benefits in terms of spectral efficiencies, reliability and CSI feedback overhead reduction over conventional strategies used/envisioned in LTE-A/5G that rely on fully treat interference as noise or fully decode interference. The gains of RS will be demonstrated in a wide range of scenarios: multi-user MIMO, massive MIMO, multi-cell MIMO/CoMP, overloaded systems, NOMA, multigroup multicasting, mmwave communications, communications in the presence of RF impairments and coded caching. Signal processing and optimization techniques used to achieve the fundamentally promised gains are further presented and elaborated. Open problems and challenges will also be discussed.

Wednesday, August 29

Wednesday, August 29 9:00 - 10:00

K1: Keynote - Internet of Space Things

I.F. Akyildiz, Georgia Institute of Technology
Room: Main Auditorium


The Internet of Things (IoT) for terrestrial deployments is a major part of the next generation 5G wireless systems. However, there are many use cases such as monitoring remote areas, terrain monitoring including North and South poles, intelligent global transport management, etc. which require a more global, scalable, flexible and resilient solution. In this talk, a novel architecture of the Internet of Space Things (IoST) is introduced stemming from the fast development and application of newly designed CubeSats with compact hybrid THz/Ku/X band frequency transceivers and antenna arrays. The proposed IoST architecture is based on THz band communication for achieving terabit-per-second throughputs among CubeSats. Furthermore, software-defined networking (SDN), and network function virtualization (NFV) have been incorporated to effectively separate the abstraction of functionalities from the hardware by decoupling the data forwarding plane from the control plane, such separation is of prime importance given the limited onboard processing on CubeSats. Additionally, key parameters in the constellation design including the coverage footprint and number of CubeSats as well as orbital planes, etc. are investigated for feasibility and deployment studies at different altitudes in the exosphere orbit (800 km and above). Through the new IoST architecture, a much broader spatial and service domain with greatly enhanced efficacy can be served than with the traditional IoT solutions.

Wednesday, August 29 10:30 - 12:00

Wm1: Massive MIMO I

Room: B201
Chair: Francisco Javier Lopez-Martinez (Universidad de Malaga, Spain)
Correlation Based User Grouping and Resource Allocation in Uplink Massive MIMO Systems
Wu Jingzhou (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Yongyu Chang (Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications, P.R. China); Mengshi Hu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
Antenna Design For Noncoherent Massive MIMO Systems
Stephan Bucher, Ahmed Ragab, George Yammine and Robert F.H. Fischer (Ulm University, Germany); Christian Waldschmidt (University of Ulm, Germany)
User-Centric Cell-Free Massive MIMO with Interference Cancellation and Local ZF Downlink Precoding
Stefano Buzzi (University of Cassino and Lazio Meridionale/CNIT, Italy); Carmen D'Andrea (University of Cassino and Lazio Meridionale, Italy); Ciro D'Elia (University of Cassino and Lazio Meridionale)
Joint Equalization and Phase Noise Estimation for the Uplink in Massive MIMO SC-FDE Schemes
Pedro Pedrosa (Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal); Rui Dinis (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, University Nova de Lisboa & FCT-UNL, Portugal)
A Multiuser CQI Prediction Scheme with Channel Estimation Error in the Massive MIMO Networks
Bin Wang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Yongyu Chang (Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications, P.R. China); Minshan Xiang and Wu Jingzhou (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)

Wm2: Polar Codes

Room: B202
Chair: Rodrigo C. de Lamare (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro & University of York, Brazil)
A 5.16Gbps decoder ASIC for Polar Code in 16nm FinFET
Xiaocheng Liu (Huawei Technologies, P.R. China); Qifan Zhang (Huawei Technologies Canada Inc., Canada); Pengcheng Qiu (Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., P.R. China); Jiajie Tong, Huazi Zhang and Changyong Zhao (Huawei Technologies, Co. Ltd., P.R. China); Jun Wang (Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, P.R. China)
Rateless Codes Based on Punctured Polar Codes
Christopher Schnelling, Markus Rothe, Rudolf Mathar and Anke Schmeink (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
A Low-Latency SC Polar Decoder Based on The Sequential Logic Optimization
Bian Xin, Jincheng Dai, Kai Niu and Zhiqiang He (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
Interleaver Design for LDPC-partial polar codes based on EXIT analysis
Xueting Zhang and Yingzhuang Liu (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P.R. China); Shaoping Chen (South-Central University for Nationalities, P.R. China); Chen Hu (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P.R. China)
Puncturing Based on Polarization for Polar Codes in 5G Networks
Robert Mota Oliveira (PUC-RIO, Brazil); Rodrigo C. de Lamare (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro & University of York, Brazil)

Wm3: Machine Learning

Room: C202
Chair: Paul de Kerret (EURECOM, France)
No-reference Speech Quality Assessment of SWB Signal Based on Machine Learning
Ran Wang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Yitong Liu (Beijing University of Post and Telicommunications, P.R. China); Guanglei Ding, Yangguang Wei and Hongwen Yang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
Pilotless Channel Estimation Scheme using Clustering-based Unsupervised Learning
Kyowon Jung and Hanho Wang (Sangmyung University, Korea)
Voice Quality Assessment in Communication Services using Deep Learning
Franciscone Luiz de Almeida Junior (UFLA, Brazil); Renata Rosa (University of São Paulo, Brazil); Demostenes Zegarra Rodriguez (University of Sao Paulo & Nokia Technology Institute, Brazil)
Joint Mode Selection and Power Adaptation for D2D Communication with Reinforcement Learning
Yiming Qiu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Zelin Ji (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Yonghao Zhu and Guanghao Meng (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Gang Xie (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunicaitions, P.R. China)
Analysis of machine learning algorithms for spectrum decision in cognitive radios
Luiz H. A. Correia and Luccas Rafael Martins Pinto (Federal University of Lavras, Brazil)

Wm4: Cooperative Networks, Relaying, and Energy Harvesting

Room: C205
Chair: Namyoon Lee (POSTECH, Korea)
Throughput-efficient Relay assisted Hybrid ARQ
Alaa Khreis and Philippe Ciblat (Telecom ParisTech, France); Francesca Bassi (LSS-CNRS-Supelec, France); Pierre Duhamel (Lss Supelec & CNRS, France)
Resource Allocation and Relay Selection for Multi-User OFDM-Based Cooperative Networks with SWIPT
Sumit Gautam, Eva Lagunas and Symeon Chatzinotas (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg); Björn Ottersten (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
On the Energy Efficiency of Relay-Assisted In-Vivo Nano-Networks Communications
Marcos Eduardo Pivaro Monteiro and João Luiz Rebelatto (Federal University of Technology - Parana, Brazil); Glauber Brante (Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil)
Optimal Compression and Transmission Policies for Energy Harvesting Nodes
Hamed Mirghasemi (Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium); Ivan Stupia (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium); Luc Vandendorpe (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
DoF in sectored Cellular Systems with BS Cooperation Under a Complexity Constraint
Samet Gelincik (Telecom Paristech, France); Michele A Wigger (Telecom ParisTech, France); Ligong Wang (ETIS & CNRS, France)

Wm5: Detection and Estimation

Room: C302
Chair: Nuno Souto (ISCTE-IUL / Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal)
On blind symbol-timing estimation for FBMC systems: the case of FBMC-PAM
Davide Mattera (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy); Mario Tanda (Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy); Maurice Bellanger (CNAM, France)
A Compressive Sensing Based Multi-user Detection Algorithm for SIMO-NOMA Systems
Xiaojuan Zhao, Shouyi Yang and Xiaoyu Li (Zhengzhou University, P.R. China); Aihua Zhang (Zhongyuan University of Technology, P.R. China)
BER Analysis of SFBC-OFDM System with Different Detection Schemes over Fading Channels
Daljeet Singh (Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India); Hem Joshi (Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology)
Low Complexity OFDM Wideband DOA System for Indoor-Outdoor Localization under Multipath Propagation
Mohammed A. G. Al-Sadoon (MSc, United Kingdom (Great Britain) & Engineer, Iraq); Rameez Asif (University Of Bradford, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Abdulkareim Zweid (Basra University College of Science and Technology, Iraq); Huthaifa Obeidat (University of Bradford, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Nazar Thamer Ali (Khaifa University, United Arab Emirates); Jim M. Noras and Raed A Abd-Alhameed (University of Bradford, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Wednesday, August 29 13:45 - 14:45

K2: Keynote - 5G is here. Now what?

Angel Lozano, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Room: Main Auditorium


With the 5th generation of wireless networks in the horizon, the time is right to reflect on what has been accomplished, on challenges old and new, on the research tools at our disposal, and on the evolution of wireless communications at large. This lecture intends to contribute to this reflection, not from the perspective of a manufacturer, operator, or user, but from the perspective of a researcher. With this perspective, the presentation is organized around various ideas that relate to 5G, but that also have broader conceptual implications.

Wednesday, August 29 14:45 - 16:15

Wa1: [SS9] Learning to Communicate Over the Physical Layer

Room: B201
Chair: Meryem Benammar (ISAE-Supaero, France)
Joint Neural Network Equalizer and Decoder
Weihong Xu and Zhiwei Zhong (National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, Southeast University, P.R. China); Yair Be'ery (Tel Aviv University, Israel); Xiaohu You (National Mobile communication Research Lab., Southeast University, P.R. China); Chuan Zhang (National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, Southeast University, P.R. China)
Mutual Information Preserving Analysis of a Single Layer Feedforward Network
Alireza Javid (KTH Royal Insttitute of Technology, Sweden); Saikat Chatterjee (KTH - Royal Institute of Technology & Communication Theory Lab, Sweden); Mikael Skoglund (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Learning Assisted Estimation for Time-Varying Channels
Xiaoli Ma (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA); Hao Ye (Georgia Tech, USA); Geoffrey Ye Li (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Wa2: [SS2] Wireless Information and Power Transmission: RF, Signal and System Design

Room: B202
Chair: Jie Xu (Guangdong University of Technology, P.R. China)
Backscatter Communications with NOMA
Jing Guo, Xiangyun Zhou and Salman Durrani (The Australian National University, Australia); Halim Yanikomeroglu (Carleton University, Canada)
UAV-Enabled Wireless Power Transfer with Directional Antenna: A Two-User Case
Yundi Wu (USTC, P.R. China); Jie Xu (Guangdong University of Technology, P.R. China); Ling Qiu (University of Science and Technology of China, P.R. China)
Optimal Offloading Strategy and Resource Allocation in SWIPT-based Mobile-Edge Computing Networks
Nafiseh Janatian and Ivan Stupia (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium); Luc Vandendorpe (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Coverage Probability of Hierarchical Wireless Networks with Hybrid Powering/Relaying Nodes
Erhu Chen and Minghua Xia (Sun Yat-sen University, P.R. China); Sonia Aïssa (INRS, University of Quebec, Canada)

Wa3: Millimeter Waves

Room: C202
Chair: Aniruddha Chandra (National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, WB, India)
Joint Hybrid Precoding Based on Orthogonal Codebook in Millimeter Wave Systems
Ming Yang Cui (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Weixia Zou (BUPT, P.R. China)
Analysis of PSSS modulation for optimization of DAC bit resolution for 100 Gbps systems
Karthik KrishneGowda (BTU Cottbus, Germany); Lara Wimmer (University of Goettingen, Germany); Abdul Rehman Javed (Heinz Nixdorf Institute, University of Paderborn, Germany); Andreas Wolf (DWW, Germany); Christoph Scheytt (University of Paderborn, Germany); Rolf Kraemer (IHP Microelectronics, Frankfurt/Oder & BTU-Cottbus, Germany)
On Wireless Board-to-Board Communication with Cascaded Butler Matrices
Johannes Israel and Andreas Fischer (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany); Meik Dörpinghaus (TU Dresden, Germany)
A mmWave solution to provide wireless Augmented Reality in classrooms
Rodolfo Gomes (University of South Wales & Instituto de Telecomunicação (IT), United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Luís Sismeiro (IPL - Polytechnic Institute of Leiria & Universidade de Vigo, Portugal); Rafael F. S. Caldeirinha (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria & Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal); Carlos M. Ribeiro (Instituto de Telecomunicações / Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal); Manuel García Sánchez (Universidade de Vigo, Spain); Akram Hammoudeh (University of South Wales Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Combined K-Means and Amplitude Clustering of Impulse Response for 60 GHz Vehicular Channels
Sucheta Bhaumik (National Institute of Technology Durgapur, India); Ales Prokes (Brno University of Technology & Sensor, Information and Communication Systems Research Centre, Czech Republic); Aniruddha Chandra (National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, WB, India)

Wa4: Physical Layer Security

Room: C205
Chair: Willie K Harrison (Brigham Young University, USA)
Secure Power Allocation of Two-Way Relaying with an Untrusted Denoise-and-Forward Relay
Ruifeng Gao, Xiaodong Ji, Ye Li, Yingdong Hu and Zhihua Bao (Nantong University, P.R. China)
Secrecy Analysis of EGT and MRT Precoders for M-QAM Constellations
Gustavo Anjos (Universidade de Aveiro & Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal); Daniel Castanheira and Adão Silva (Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT)/University of Aveiro, Portugal); Atílio Gameiro (Instituto de Telecomunicações / Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal)
Bounds on Caching D2D Networks With Secure Delivery
Zohaib Awan and Rudolf Mathar (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Quantum Backscatter Communication: A New Paradigm
Roberto Di Candia (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany); Riku Jäntti (Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Finland); Ruifeng Duan, Jari Lietzen, Hany Khalifa and Kalle Ruttik (Aalto University, Finland)

Wa5: Wireless Networking 1

Room: C302
Chair: Renato M. de Moraes (Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil)
Towards Resource-efficient Wireless Edge Analytics for Mobile Augmented Reality Applications
Livia E. Chatzieleftheriou (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece); Georgios Iosifidis (Inactive EDAS Account, Ireland); Iordanis Koutsopoulos (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece); Douglas Leith (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Distributed Delay Tolerant Protocol
Pedro Gameiro (Instituto Superior Técnico - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal); Rui M. Rodrigues Rocha (IST - Technical University of Lisbon & Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal)
A Delay and Traffic Balancing Sensitive Scheme for User Association in Limited Fronthaul H-CRANs
Shaobo Liu and Biling Zhang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Jung-Lang Yu (Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan); Zhu Han (University of Houston, USA)
Non-Markovian Survivability Assessment Model for Infrastructure Wireless Networks
Lang Xie (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway); Poul E. Heegaard (Norwegian University of Science and Technology & NTNU, Norway); Yuming Jiang (Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway)
Optimum Transmission Rate in Fading Channels with Markovian Sources and QoS Constraints
Fahad Qasmi (University of OULU, Finland); Mohammad Shehab, Hirley Alves and Matti Latva-aho (University of Oulu, Finland)

Wednesday, August 29 16:45 - 18:00

P1: Panel on Advanced Connectivity for Cooperative Mobility

Moderator: Jorge Pereira, DG Connect, European Commission
Room: Main Auditorium


  • Jamshid Khun-Jush, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., DE
  • Mikael Fallgren, Ericsson, DE
  • Susana Sargento, VENIAM and Univ. Aveiro, PT

Thursday, August 30

Thursday, August 30 9:00 - 10:00

K3: Keynote - Robust GDoF Outer Bounds for Wireless Interference Networks based on Aligned Image Sets

Syed Jafar, University of California Irvine
Room: Main Auditorium


Structured codes are known to offer tremendous advantages for wireless networks. However, the benefits of such coding schemes depend strongly on the level of channel uncertainty. The fundamental tradeoff between structure and channel uncertainty is therefore essential to any capacity characterization of wireless networks, including asymptotic/approximate metrics such as the Generalized Degrees of Freedom (GDoF). In particular, finding tight outer bounds for GDoF under channel uncertainty has been a challenge. An approach based on "Aligned Image Sets" (AIS) has allowed progress on this frontier. This talk is an overview of the AIS approach, the insights that it reveals and the challenges ahead.

Thursday, August 30 10:30 - 12:00

Tm1: [SS7] Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Communications

Room: B201
Chair: Mari Kobayashi (Supelec, France)
MmWave MU-MIMO for Aerial Networks
Travis Cuvelier and Robert Heath (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Agriculture meets IEEE 802.11p: A Feasibility Study
Florian Klingler, Johannes Blobel and Falko Dressler (Paderborn University, Germany)
Secure Estimation in V2X Networks with Injection and Packet Drop Attacks
Arpan Chattopadhyay and Urbashi Mitra (University of Southern California, USA); Erik G Ström (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)

Tm2: [SS5] Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications

Room: B202
Chair: Nikolaos Pappas (Linköping University, Sweden)
Over-the-Air Time Synchronization for URLLC: Requirements, Challenges and Possible Enablers
Aamir Mahmood (Mid Sweden University, Sweden); Ikram Ashraf (Oulu & Ericsson, Finland); Mikael Gidlund (Mid Sweden University, Sweden); Johan Torsner (Ericsson Research, Finland)
Rate Control under Finite Blocklength for Downlink Cellular Networks with Reliability Constraints
Onel Luis López, Hirley Alves and Matti Latva-aho (University of Oulu, Finland)
Physical layer performance for low latency and high reliability in 5G
Alexey Shapin, Kittipong Kittichokechai and Niklas Andgart (Ericsson Research, Sweden); Mårten Sundberg (Ericsson, Sweden); Gustav Wikström (Ericsson AB, Sweden)
Performance Analysis of a System with Bursty Traffic and Adjustable Transmission Times
Nikolaos Pappas (Linköping University, Sweden)

Tm3: Massive MIMO II

Room: C202
Chair: Maxime Guillaud (Huawei Technologies, Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab, France)
Hybrid Beamforming Design for Multiuser Massive MIMO-OFDM Systems
Jingbo Du and Wei Xu (Southeast University, P.R. China); Chunming Zhao (National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, Southeast University, P.R. China); Luc Vandendorpe (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
A Low Complexity Solution for Resource Allocation and SDMA Grouping in Massive MIMO Systems
Weskley Vinicius (Fedral University of Ceará, Brazil); Daniel Araújo (Federal University of Ceará, Brazil); Francisco Hugo Costa, Neto (Federal University of Ceará & Wireless Telecommunications Research Group, Brazil); Francisco Rafael Marques Lima (Wireless Telecom Research Group (GTEL), Brazil); Tarcisio F. Maciel (Federal University of Ceará, Brazil)
Efficient Non-linear Equalization for 1-bit Quantized Cyclic Prefix-Free Massive MIMO Systems
Daniel Plabst (Technische Universität München, Germany); Jawad Munir (Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany); Amine Mezghani (The University of Texas at Austin, USA); Josef A. Nossek (TU Munich, Germany & Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil)
Adaptive Channel Estimation and Interference Mitigation for Large-Scale MIMO Systems with 1-Bit ADCs
Zhichao Shao (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Rodrigo C. de Lamare (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro & University of York, Brazil); Lukas T N Landau (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Joint Automatic Gain Control and MMSE Receiver Design for Quantized Multiuser MIMO Systems
Thiago Elias B Cunha (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Rodrigo C. de Lamare (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro & University of York, Brazil); Tadeu Ferreira (Fluminense Federal University, Brazil); Tim Hälsig (Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany)

Tm4: 5G and New Radio Physical Layer

Room: C205
Chair: Angel Lozano (Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Spain)
Impact of selective channels on post-OFDM waveforms for 5G Machine Type Communications
Yahia Medjahdi (ISEP, France); Yves Louet (CentraleSupelec, France); Daniel Roviras (Cnam, France); Sylvain Traverso (Thales Communications, France); Robin Gerzaguet (Univ Rennes, CNRS, IRISA, France); Hmaied Shaiek (CNAM, France); Rafik Zayani (Innov'COM, Sup'Com, Tunisia); David Demmer (CEA-Leti, France); Rostom Zakaria (CNAM, France); Jean-Baptiste Doré (CEA, France); Mouna Ben Mabrouk (Supélec, France); Didier Le Ruyet (CNAM, France)
5G New Radio Base-Station Sensitivity and Performance
Elena Peralta and Toni A Levanen (Tampere University of Technology, Finland); Tero Ihalainen (Nokia Bell Labs, Finland); Sari Nielsen (Nokia, Finland); Man Hung Ng (Nokia, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Markku K. Renfors and Mikko Valkama (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)
Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access for Vehicular Communication
Stephan F. Pfletschinger (Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany); Monica Navarro (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain)
A Novel 5G Indoor Service Provisioning Architecture
Syed Naqvi and Pin-Han Ho (University of Waterloo, Canada); Limei Peng (Kyungpook National University, Korea)
Study on Flexible TTI Scheduling for LAA Systems
Lulu Wang, Yuehong Gao and Mingyang Dong (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Zhidu LI (Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Zhening Zhang and Xin Zhang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Xiaofeng Liu (China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, P.R. China)

Tm5: Interference and Distortion Mitigation

Room: C302
Chair: Leila Musavian (University of Essex, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
Low-Complexity Nonlinearity Post Compensator for Shared Band Transmission in Satellite Communication
Sooyeob Jung (Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute (ETRI), Korea); JoonGyu Ryu (ETRI, Korea); DeokGil Oh (Elecrtonics and Telecommunicaions Research Institute, Korea); Heejung Yu (Yeungnam University, Korea)
Two-Tier Interference Mitigation with Directional Antennas for Small-Cells in an Apartment Building
Ang-Hsun Tsai (Chung Cheng Institute of Technology, National Defense University, Taiwan)
Self-Interference Cancellation for Full-Duplex in Spatial-Polarized Domain
Xinyi Wang, Fangfang Liu and Chunyan Feng (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
Use of Statistical Signal Properties for Adaptive Predistortion of High Power Amplifiers
Sanam Moghaddamnia (Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany); Martin Fuhrwerk and Jürgen Peissig (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany)
Band-Split Parallel Signal Processing DPD for Nonlinear Compensation of Broadband RF Signal
Tomoki Abe (the University of Electro-Communications & Advanced Wireless and Communication Research Center, Japan); Yasushi Yamao (The University of Electro-Communications, Japan)

Thursday, August 30 13:45 - 14:45

K4: Keynote - 5G and Beyond: Enabling the Next Generation of Industrial Automation

Harish Viswanathan, Nokia Bell Labs, NJ, USA
Room: Main Auditorium


A transformation in private industrial networks from wired cable and fiber networks to wireless networks is imminent. Reconfigurable production stations and increasing use of autonomous machines will require wireless networks with wireline equivalent sub millisecond latency and five to nine 9s reliability. 5G is expected to serve as the backbone for these future industrial networks, and numerous technology enablers have been developed to meet these stringent requirements. We will begin with a discussion of some of the major the use cases driving the requirements and then briefly summarize the technologies standardized in 5G Phase 1. Then we will take a deeper dive into motion control in factory floors and discuss novel solutions incorporating feedback and cooperative relaying to achieve the nine 9s reliability with 1 ms cycle times.

Thursday, August 30 14:45 - 16:15

Ta1: [SS4] Rate-Splitting in Wireless Networks: Bridging the Extremes of Fully Decode Interference and Treat Interference as Noise

Room: B201
Chair: Eduard Jorswieck (TU Dresden, Germany)
Secure NOMA Based Cooperative Networks with Rate-Splitting Source and Full-Duplex Relay
Beixiong Zheng, Fang-Jiong Chen, Miaowen Wen, Qiang Li, Yun Liu and Fei Ji (South China University of Technology, P.R. China)
Energy Efficiency of Rate-Splitting Multiple Access, and Performance Benefits over SDMA and NOMA
Yijie Mao (University of Hong Kong, P.R. China); Bruno Clerckx (Imperial College London, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Victor O. K. Li (University of Hong Kong, P.R. China)
Exploratory Analysis of Superposition Coding and Rate Splitting for Multibeam Satellite Systems
Màrius Caus, Adriano Pastore and Monica Navarro (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain); Tomas Ramirez and Carlos Mosquera (University of Vigo, Spain); Nele Noels (Ghent University, Belgium); Nader Alagha (European Space Agency, The Netherlands); Ana Pérez-Neira (CTTC, Spain)
Tomlinson-Harashima Precoded Rate-Splitting for Multiuser Multiple-Antenna Systems
Andre Flores Manrique (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Bruno Clerckx (Imperial College London, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Rodrigo C. de Lamare (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro & University of York, Brazil)
Rate Splitting in Multi-Pair Energy Harvesting Relaying systems
Abdelhamid Salem (UCL, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Leila Musavian (University of Essex, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Ta2: [SS6] Massive Machine-type Communications

Room: B202
Chair: Elisabeth de Carvalho (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Transmit Strategies for Massive Machine-Type Communications based on Mean Field Games
Charles Bertucci (Paris Dauphine University, France); Spyridon Vassilaras (France Research Center, Huawei Technologies, France); Jean-Michel Lasry (Paris Dauphine University, France); Georgios S. Paschos (Huawei Technologies, France); Mérouane Debbah (Huawei, France); Pierre-Louis Lions (Paris Dauphine University and Collège de France, France)
The Gigantium Smart City Living Lab: A Multi-Arena LoRa-based Testbed
Ignacio Rodriguez (Aalborg Universitet, Denmark); Mads Lauridsen, Gabriel Vasluianu, Anders Normann Poulsen and Preben Mogensen (Aalborg University, Denmark)
PLNC Decoding: Enabler for Massive MTC in 5G Networks
Monica Navarro (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain); Evangelos Kosmatos (WINGS ICT Solutions, Greece); David Gregoratti (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC/CERCA), Spain); Adriano Pastore (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain); Stephan F. Pfletschinger (Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany); Panagiotis Demestichas (WINGS ICT Solutions, Greece)
Scalable massive random access in C-RAN with fronthaul limitations
Patrick Agostini (TU Berlin, Germany); Zoran Utkovski (Fraunhofer HHI, Germany); Slawomir Stanczak (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute & Technische Universität Berlin, Germany); Jens Pilz (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany)

Ta3: MIMO Communication

Room: C202
Chair: Heejung Yu (Yeungnam University, Korea)
Power Allocation for Energy Efficiency Optimization in Distributed Antenna Systems
Zijian Wang (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium); Luc Vandendorpe (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Joint Cache Placement and Beamforming Design for Scalable Videos in C-RAN
Mingfeng Ma, Tiejun Lv and Xuewei Zhang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
Index Encoding for GPSM Multiuser MIMO Communication
Azucena Duarte Zelaya (Puc-Rio, Brazil); João Braz (PUC-Rio, Brazil); Raimundo Sampaio Neto (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Polarization-based Cross-tier Interference Alignment in Cognitive Heterogeneous Cellular Network
Xiaofang Gao, Caili Guo and Shuo Chen (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
Message-Passing Algorithm for Sum-rate Maximization in Multi-antenna Underlay D2D Communications
Berna Özbek (Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey); Mylene Pischella and Didier Le Ruyet (CNAM, France)

Ta4: Frequency-domain Techniques and Multicarrier Modulation

Room: C205
Chair: Didier Le Ruyet (CNAM, France)
Global power amplifier efficiency evaluation with PAPR reduction method for post-OFDM waveforms
Yves Louet (CentraleSupelec, France); Daniel Roviras (Cnam, France); Amor Nafkha (CentraleSupelec, France); Hmaied Shaiek (CNAM, France); Rafik Zayani (Innov'COM, Sup'Com, Tunisia)
Frequency-Domain Multi-User OFDMA Fast Fading Channel Simulation in High-Mobility Scenarios
Grzegorz Cisek and Tomasz P. Zielinski (AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland)
A Testbed for experimental performance evaluation of Multicarrier Waveforms in presence of RF PA
Hmaied Shaiek, Christophe Alexandre and A Kielys (CNAM, France); Rafik Zayani (Innov'COM, Sup'Com, Tunisia); Xinying Cheng and Xiaotian Fu (CNAM, France); Daniel Roviras (Cnam, France)
Energy Efficient Beamforming Design for Multi-carrier Multi-user Systems with Nonlinear Amplifiers
Zijian Wang (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium); Luc Vandendorpe (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
MIMO Time-Interleaved Block Windowed Burst OFDM with Iterative Frequency Domain Equalization
Andreia Pereira and Pedro Bento (Instituto de Telecomunicações - University of Coimbra, Portugal); Marco A. C. Gomes (University of Coimbra, Portugal); Rui Dinis (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, University Nova de Lisboa & FCT-UNL, Portugal); Vitor Silva (Institute of Telecommunications, Portugal)

Ta5: Modulation and Coding

Room: C302
Chair: Markku K. Renfors (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)
Improved BER for offset pulse position modulation using priority decoding over VLC system
Zohaib Ali Farhat (University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Mostafa Ahfayd (University of Huddersfield & University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Peter Mather and Martin Sibley (University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
On Peak-to-Average Power Ratio Optimization for Coded APSK
Farah Arabian, Willie K Harrison and Chad Josephson (Brigham Young University, USA); Erik Perrins (University of Kansas, USA); Michael Rice (Brigham Young University, USA)
A Simple Capacity Lower Bound for Communication with Superimposed Pilots
Adriano Pastore (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain)
Cryptanalysis of Lempel-Ziv Compressed and Encrypted Text: The Statistics of Compression
Parker Boyce (University of Colorado Colorado Springs, USA); Willie K Harrison (Brigham Young University, USA)

Thursday, August 30 16:45 - 18:00

P2: Panel on Smart Spectrum

Moderator: Jorge Pereira, DG Connect, European Commission
Room: Main Auditorium


  • Ingrid Moerman, imec-UGent, BE
  • Jaime Afonso, ANACOM, PT (TBC)
  • Luiz da Silva, TCD, IE
  • Miha Mohorcic, IJS, SI (TBC)

Friday, August 31

Friday, August 31 9:00 - 10:00

K5: Keynote - Wireless AI: Challenges and Opportunities

Mérouane Debbah CentraleSupélec and Huawei, France
Room: Main Auditorium


Mobile cellular networks are becoming increasingly complex to manage while classical deployment/optimization techniques are cost-ineffective and thus seen as stopgaps. This is all the more difficult considering the extreme constraints of 5G networks in terms of data rate (more than 10 Gb/s), massive connectivity (more than 1000000 devices per km2), latency (under 1ms) and energy efficiency (a reduction by a factor of 100 with respect to 4G network). Unfortunately, the development of adequate solutions is severely limited by the scarcity of the actual resources (energy, bandwidth and space). Recently, the community has turned to a new resource known as Artificial Intelligence at all layers of the network to exploit the increasing computing power afforded by the improvement in Moore's law in combination with the availability of huge data in 5G networks. This is an important paradigm shift which considers the increasing data flood/huge number of nodes as an opportunity rather than a curse. In this talk, we will discuss through various examples how the recent advances in big data algorithms can provide an efficient framework for the design of Intelligent Networks.

Friday, August 31 10:30 - 12:00

Fm1: [SS3] Deep Learning for Future Wireless Communications

Room: B201
Chair: Alessio Zappone (Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, Italy)
Machine Learning for Channel Estimation from Compressed Measurements
Michael Koller, Christoph Hellings, Michael Knödlseder, Thomas Wiese, David Neumann and Wolfgang Utschick (Technische Universität München, Germany)
Online Label Recovery for Deep Learning-based Communication through Error Correcting Codes
Stefan Schibisch, Sebastian Cammerer and Sebastian Dörner (University of Stuttgart, Germany); Jakob Hoydis (Nokia Bell Labs, France); Stephan ten Brink (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
CSI-based Outdoor Localization for Massive MIMO: Experiments with a Learning Approach
Alexis Decurninge (Huawei Technologies, France); Luis G. Ordóñez (Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., France); Paul Ferrand (Huawei Technologies France, France); Gaoning He (Huawei Technologies, P.R. China); Bojie Li (Huawei Technologies co., P.R. China); Wei (Wayne) Zhang (Huawei Technologies, P.R. China); Maxime Guillaud (Huawei Technologies, Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab, France)
Robust Decentralized Joint Precoding using Team Deep Neural Network
Paul de Kerret (EURECOM, France); David Gesbert (Eurecom Institute, France)
Receiver Design in Molecular Communications: An Approach Based on Artificial Neural Networks
Xuewen Qian (CentraleSupelec, P.R. China); Marco Di Renzo (Paris-Saclay University / CNRS, France)

Fm2: [SS8] Recent Progresses on Cache-aided Communication Networks

Room: B202
Chair: Sheng Yang (CentraleSupélec, France)
Information-Theoretic Analysis of D2D-Aided Pipelined Content Delivery in Fog-RAN
Roy Karasik (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel); Osvaldo Simeone (King's College London, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Shlomo (Shitz) Shamai (The Technion, Israel)
A Storage-Computation-Communication Tradeoff for Distributed Computing
Qifa Yan (Telecom ParisTech, France); Sheng Yang (CentraleSupelec, France); Michele A Wigger (Telecom ParisTech, France)
Spatially Scalable Lossy Coded Caching
Mozghan Bayat (TU Berlin, Communications and Information Theory Chair, Germany); Cagkan Yapar and Giuseppe Caire (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)
Reinforcement Learning for Proactive Caching of Contents with Different Demand Probabilities
Samuel O. Somuyiwa, Deniz Gündüz and András György (Imperial College London, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
An Efficient Fair Content Delivery Scheme for Coded Caching
Asma Ghorbel (CentraleSupelec, France); Apostolos Destounis (Huawei Technologies France Research Center, France); Mari Kobayashi (Supelec, France); Georgios S. Paschos (Huawei Technologies, France)

Fm3: Channel Modeling

Room: C202
Chair: Ignacio Rodriguez (Aalborg Universitet, Denmark)
A Tractable Line-of-Sight Product Channel Model: Application to Wireless Powered Communications
Francisco Javier Lopez-Martinez (Universidad de Malaga, Spain); Laureano Moreno-Pozas (Universidad de Málaga, Spain); Unai Fernández-Plazaola, Jose Francisco Paris and Eduardo Martos-Naya (University of Málaga, Spain); Juan M. Romero-Jerez (University of Malaga, Spain)
The kappa-mu shadowed fading model with arbitrary intercluster correlation
Pablo Ramirez-Espinosa (University of Malaga, Spain); Jose Francisco Paris (University of Málaga, Spain); José Antonio Cortés (Universidad de Málaga, Spain); Eduardo Martos-Naya (University of Málaga, Spain)
A Software-Defined Channel Sounder for Industrial Environments with Fast Time Variance
Niels Hendrik Fliedner and Dimitri Block (Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences & inIT - Institute Industrial IT, Germany); Uwe Meier (Institute Industrial IT, HS-OWL University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
Approximating Electromagnetic Exposure in Dense Indoor Environments
Debraj Basu (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland); Faraz Hasan (Massey University, New Zealand)
Performance Analysis of Small Cell Networks Using Accurate Path Loss Model at 39 GHz
Yangying Zhang, Xiaojun Jing, Hui Gao, Bohan Li and Jianxiao Xie (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)

Fm4: Wireless Networking 2

Room: C205
Chair: Ruediger Kays (TU Dortmund University, Germany)
Integrate Topology Control with Multi Path Routing to Enhance the Sensor Network Lifetime
Bahia Zebbane (University of Science and Technology Houari Boumedienne (USTHB), Algeria); Chenait Manel (University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediane (USTHB), Algeria)
An Adaptive GPSR Routing Protocol for VANETs
Andrey Silva (Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil); K M Niaz Reza and Aurenice Oliveira (Michigan Technological University, USA)
A Hybrid Many-to-Many Communication Multi-Channel MAC Protocol for Ad Hoc Networks
Daniel Adauto and Renato M. de Moraes (Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil)
A Global Topology Based Broadcast Algorithm for VANETs
Ning Liu, Yubo Wu, Zhiqiang He, Kai Niu and Chao Dong (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
Geographic Routing Based on Social Dynamic Features Aware in Vehicle Social Network
Qing Liao (Beijing University of Posts And Telecommunications, P.R. China); Jingyi Zhang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)

Fm5: Signal Processing Applications

Room: C302
Chair: Tomasz P. Zielinski (AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland)
Kalman Tracking of GEO Satellite Signal for Opportunistic Rain Rate Estimation
Filippo Giannetti and Ruggero Reggiannini (University of Pisa, Italy); Marco Moretti (Università di Pisa - Dipartimento Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Italy); Simone Scarfone (University of Pisa, Italy); Antonio Colicelli (Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell' Informazione- University of Pisa, Italy); Francesca Caparrini and Alessandro Mazza (CNR IBIMET, Italy); Giacomo Bacci (MBI srl, Italy); Antonio Petrolino (MBI Srl, Italy); Attilio Vaccaro (MBI srl, Italy); Elisa Adirosi (CNIT, Italy); Luca Facheris (University of Florence, Italy)
Autocepstrum Approach for Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio
Azza Mahdy (Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Egypt); Koffi-Clement Yao (Université de Bretgane Occidentale, France); Ali Mansour (ENSTA Bretagne, France); Roland Gautier (University of Brest, France)
Using Low Cost Embedded Systems for Respiratory Sounds Auscultation
João Tiago Fernandes, Bruno Rocha, Rui Pedro Paiva and Tiago Cruz (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Single Sensor RF Emitter Location Using Ray Tracing Multipath Exploitation
Marcelo Nogueira de Sousa and Reiner S. Thomä (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany)

Friday, August 31 13:45 - 14:45

K6: Keynote - 5G for Growth, 5G for Good

Jorge Pereira, DG Connect, European Commission
Room: Main Auditorium


A lot has been discussed about the potential impact of 5G across the economy, namely in the many verticals starting with the ones that have been highlighted in the many impact studies. This keynote goes beyond that, to discuss the potential impact of 5G in other areas where the impact goes beyond the economic. Namely, it will address that security enhancement impact of 5G in the area of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Safety and the improvement of response in the area of Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR).

Friday, August 31 14:45 - 16:15

Fa1: [SS1] Multi-Tenant Programmable Networks - From Theory to Practice

Room: B201
Chair: Marco Di Renzo (Paris-Saclay University / CNRS, France)
Spectrum Trading in Virtualized Multi-Tenant 5G Networks
Christos Tsirakis (OTEAcademy, Greece); Elena Lopez-Aguilera (Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain); Panagiotis Matzoros (OTEAcademy S.A., Greece); George Agapiou (Hellenic Telecommunications Organization, Greece); Dimitris Varoutas (University of Athens, Greece)
Edge-Assisted Congestion Control Mechanism for 5G Network Using Software-Defined Networking
MeysaM Nasimi and Mohammad Asif Habibi (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany); Bin Han (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany); Hans Schotten (DFKI, Germany)
Radio resource management for user-centric JT-CoMP
Tareq M. Shami, David Grace and Alister G. Burr (University of York, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Muhammad D Zakaria (University of York, United Kingdom (Great Britain) & Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia)
On Guaranteeing End-to-End Network Slice Latency Constraints in 5G Networks
Lanfranco Zanzi and Vincenzo Sciancalepore (NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH, Germany)

Fa2: [SS10] Ultra-Reliable, Low-Latency and Low-Power Transmissions in the Era of Internet-of-Things

Room: B202
Chair: Yulin Hu (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Deep Reinforcement Learning based Resource Allocation in Low Latency Edge Computing Networks
Tianyu Yang (Institute for Theoretical Information Technology, RWTH Aachen, Germany); Yulin Hu (RWTH Aachen University, Germany); M. Cenk Gursoy (Syracuse University, USA); Anke Schmeink and Rudolf Mathar (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication of Periodic and Event-Triggered Dependable Traffic Streams
Antonios Pitarokoilis, James Gross and Mikael Skoglund (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Statistical Analysis of Downlink Transmissions for Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications
Hamidreza Shariatmadari (Aalto University, Finland); Zexian Li (Nokia Bell Labs, Finland); Klaus Hugl (Nokia, Finland); Mikko Uusitalo (Nokia Bell Labs, Finland); Riku Jäntti (Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Finland)
Joint Uplink and Downlink Transmission Design for URLLC Using Finite Blocklength Codes
Chao Shen (Beijing Jiaotong University, P.R. China); Tsung-Hui Chang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, P.R. China); Hanqing Xu (Beijing & ZTE Corporation, P.R. China); Yajun Zhao (ZTE Corporation, P.R. China)
5G URLLC: Design Challenges and System Concepts
Zexian Li (Nokia Bell Labs, Finland); Hamidreza Shariatmadari and Bikramjit Singh (Aalto University, Finland); Mikko Uusitalo (Nokia Bell Labs, Finland)

Fa3: IoT and D2D Communication

Room: C202
Chair: Luis Bernardo (FCT, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal)
NB-IoT Optimization on Paging MCS and Coverage Level
Haheon Chung, Sunguk Lee and Junho Jeong (Korea Telecom, Korea)
Resource Management for an Integrated OFDMA Cellular System with MC-CDMA Based D2D Communications
Hongnian Xing, Mikko Valkama and Markku K. Renfors (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)
RSS-based Location and Transmit Power Estimation of Multiple Co-Channel Targets
Ehsan Zandi and Rudolf Mathar (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Location-Aware Hypergraph Coloring Based Spectrum Allocation for D2D Communication
Zheng Li, Caili Guo and Shuo Chen (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
Joint Power and Channel Allocation for Relay-Assisted Device-to-Device Communications
Miaomiao Liu and Li Zhang (University of Leeds, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Fa4: Network Coding

Room: C205
Chair: Elisabeth de Carvalho (Aalborg University, Denmark)
On the Performance of Network-Coded Cooperative OFDMA Systems with Subcarrier Allocation
Thiago Ton (UTFPR, Brazil); João Luiz Rebelatto (Federal University of Technology - Parana, Brazil); Richard Demo Souza (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)
A Network Coding Approach for Multi-Hop Nanonetworks in Molecular Communication
Bayram Akdeniz, Ali E. Pusane and Tuna Tugcu (Bogazici University, Turkey)
Active Topology Inference in Store, Code, and Forward Networks
Gregory S Larmore (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA); Willie K Harrison (Brigham Young University, USA)