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2nd International Workshop on 5G RAN Design
IEEE Globecom, Dec. 8 2016, Washington D.C., US


Workshop Program

Please find the workshop program also in PDF format.

9:00Keynote Speech 1 : Yet Another Keynote on 5G
(Angel Lozano, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)
With the 5th generation of wireless networks in the horizon, the debate is open as to what such networks should look like. Challenges keep mounting as user expectations grow with competing demands for higher bit rates, vastly enlarged capacities, vanishing latencies, and uniform user experiences. This lecture considers 5G, not from the perspective of a manufacturer, operator, or user, but rather from the perspective of a researcher. With this perspective, the presentation is organized around various reflections touching on aspects that relate to 5G but that also have broader conceptual implications.
9:25Oral Presentation Session 1 : 5G Waveforms
(session chair Miquel Payaro, CTTC Spain)
  Evaluation of Waveforms for Mobile Radio Communications Above 6 GHz, Ali Zaidi (Ericsson Research, Sweden); Jian Luo (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, Germany); Robin Gerzaguet (CEA-Leti, France); Hua Wang (Keysight Technologies, Denmark); Xiaoming Chen (Qamcom Research & Technology AB, Sweden); Yinan Qi (Samsung R & D Institute UK, United Kingdom); Nicolas Cassiau (CEA-Leti Minatec Campus, France); Andreas Wolfgang (Qamcom Research & Technology AB, Sweden); Jaakko Vihriälä (Nokia Bell Labs, Finland); Anastasios Kakkavas (Huawei Technologies, Germany); Tommy Svensson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden); Jafar Mohammadi (Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute & Technical University of Berlin, Germany); Richard J. Weiler (Fraunhofer HHI, Germany); Michael Dieudonné (Keysight Technologies, Belgium); Hardy Halbauer (Alcatel-Lucent Deutschland AG, Germany); Vicent Cases (Ericsson Research, Sweden); Honglei Miao (Intel Mobile Communication GmbH, Germany)

Waveform Parameter Design and Comparisons for Millimeter-Wave Massive MIMO Systems with RF Distortions, Amin Khansefid (University of Texas at Dallas, USA); Hlaing Minn (University of Texas at Dallas, USA); Qi Zhan (University of Texas at Dallas, USA); Naofal Al-Dhahir (University of Texas at Dallas, USA); Huang Huang (Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., P.R. China); Xianfeng Du (Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., P.R. China)

Single Carrier Waveform Solution for Millimeter Wave Air Interface, Hosein Nikopour (Intel Corporation, USA); Wookbong Lee (Intel Corporation, USA); Roya Doostnejad (Intel, USA); Eren Sasoglu (Intel Corporation, USA); Claudio da Silva (Intel Labs, USA); Huaning Niu (Intel, USA); Shilpa Talwar (Intel, USA)

WOLA-OFDM: a potential candidate for asynchronous 5G, Rafik Zayani (Innov'COM Lab, Sup'Com, Tunisia); Yahia Medjahdi (Cnam, France); Hmaied Shaiek (CNAM, France); Daniel Roviras (Cnam, France)

11:00Keynote Speech 2 : What Emerging 5G Deployment Concepts Teach Us about 5G RAN Requirements
(Preston Marshall, Google Inc.)
This talk will examine the unique requirements in deploying highly localized commercial wireless services, such as is currently emerging in the US Citizens Broadband Radio Service (3.5 GHz) deployments, and will be even more significant in the higher bands contemplated for 5G. Emerging concepts, such as neutral Host and crowd-sourced networks have significant implications for the nature of the RAN design, and for the management of the RAN operation. Equally, the emergence of localized networks makes exclusive spectrum less practical, and shared spectrum more so. RAN designs that can adapt around other users in shared bands will be much more economic than those dependent on exclusive, interference-free spectrum for their effectiveness.
11:25Oral Presentation Session 2 : Antennas, MIMO and Pilot Design
(session chair Gerhard Wunder, FU Berlin, Germany)
  5G on board: how many antennas do we need on connected cars?, Dinh-Thuy Phan-Huy (Orange-France Telecom, France); Mikael Sternad (Uppsala University, Sweden); Tommy Svensson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden); Wolfgang Zirwas (Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH&CoKG, Germany); Bernadette Villeforceix (France Telecom R&D, France); Fatima Karim (Orange, France); Salah Eddine Elayoubi (Orange Labs, France)

Enabling Low-Complexity MIMO in FBMC-OQAM, Ronald Nissel (TU Wien, Austria); Markus Rupp (TU Wien, Austria)

SNOPS: Short Non-Orthogonal Pilot Sequences for Downlink Channel State Estimation in FDD Massive MIMO, Beatrice Tomasi (Huawei Technologies, France); Alexis Decurninge (Huawei Technologies, France); Maxime Guillaud (Huawei Technologies & Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab, France)

Two-Dimensional Pilot Design for Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access in Multicarrier System, Yejian Chen (Bell Laboratories, Nokia, Germany)

14:00Keynote Speech 3 : Designing Ultra-Dense mmWave Cellular Networks
(Arunabha Ghosh, AT&T)
Apart from the usage of mmWave, ultra-dense networks are a critical enabler of 5G services. However the traditional network architecture used by today’s cellular networks does not allow the deployment of ultra-dense networks. Today’s network managements and transport infrastructure will not scale very well when we go to 5G and move towards creating such an ultra-dense network in mmWave. This talk will focus on new concepts on network architecture that can potentially help us overcome these hurdles in the future making network densification as simple as plug and play.
14:25Poster Session
(session chair Parick Marsch, Nokia Bell Labs, Poland)
  A Novel HARQ Pooling Scheme for Improved Multi-Connectivity in 5G Cloud RAN, Sheshachalam Satyanarayana (NOKIA NETWORKS & NOKIA NETWORKS, India); Suresh Kalyanasundaram (Nokia Networks, India); Satya Kumar V (Nokia Networks, India)

Frame Structure Design for Future Millimetre Wave Mobile Radio Access, Jaakko Vihriälä (Nokia Bell Labs, Finland); Nicolas Cassiau (CEA-Leti Minatec Campus, France); Jian Luo (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, Germany); Yilin Li (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, Germany); Yinan Qi (Samsung R & D Institute UK, United Kingdom); Tommy Svensson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden); Ali Zaidi (Ericsson Research, Sweden); Kari Pajukoski (Nokia, Finland); Honglei Miao (Intel Mobile Communication GmbH, Germany)

Retransmission Schemes for 5G Radio Interface, Cong Shi (ERICSSON, Sweden); Andreas Bergström (Ericsson, Sweden); Erik Eriksson (Ericsson AB, Sweden); Pål Frenger (Ericsson Research, Ericsson AB, Sweden); Ali Zaidi (Ericsson Research, Sweden)

Echo State Networks for Proactive Caching and Content Prediction in Cloud Radio Access Networks, Mingzhe Chen (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Walid Saad (Virginia Tech, USA); Changchuan Yin (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Mérouane Debbah (Huawei, France)

Impact of Major RF Impairments on mmwave Communications using OFDM Waveforms, Yaning Zou (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany); Per Zetterberg (Qamcom, Sweden); Ulf Gustavsson (Ericsson AB, Sweden); Tommy Svensson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden); Ali Zaidi (Ericsson Research, Sweden); Tobias Kadur (Techinische Universitat Dresden, Germany); Wolfgang Rave (Dresden University of Technology, Germany); Gerhard Fettweis (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)

A Wideband Scheduling Method for Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access under Vienna LTE-A Downlink System-Level Simulator, Tuan Thieu (National Taiwan University & Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering, Taiwan); Chun-Hsiung Wang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan); Hung-Yun Hsieh (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

Resource Allocation of Energy-Efficient Multi-User Massive MIMO Systems, Yun Zhang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Hui Gao (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Fangqing Tan (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China); Tiejun Lv (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)

Resource Allocation for Energy-Efficient Transmission in D2D Underlaid Cellular Networks, Hao Xu (Southeast University, P.R. China); Yijin Pan (SouthEast University, P.R. China); Jianfeng Shi (Southeast University, P.R. China); Zhaohui Yang (Southeast University, P.R. China); Nuo Huang (Southeast University, P.R. China); Ming Chen (Southeast University, P.R. China)

Evaluation of Intra-Subband Power Allocation for a Downlink Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) System, Zeina Eddo (Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), Lebanon); Marie-Rita Hojeij (Holy-Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon); Charbel Abdel Nour (Institut Telecom - Telecom Bretagne, France); Joumana Farah (Lebanese University, Faculty of Engineering, Lebanon); Catherine Douillard (Institut Mines Telecom - Telecom Bretagne, France)

DERA: Augmented Random Access for Cellular Networks with Dense H2H-MTC Mixed Traffic, Mohammad Istiak Hossain (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden); Amin Azari (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden); Jens Zander (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Joint optimization of base station deep-sleep and DTX micro-sleep, Peiliang Chang (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden); Guowang Miao (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

A Comparison of Channel Coding Schemes for 5G Short Message Transmission, Onurcan Iscan (Huawei European Research Center, Germany); Diego Lentner (Huawei European Research Center, Germany); Wen Xu (Huawei & Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH - European Research Center (ERC), Germany)

On Numerology and Capacity of the Self-contained Frame Structure Mohamed Ibrahim (Huawei Technologies, Germany); Wen Xu (Huawei & Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH - European Research Center (ERC), Germany)

New Radio 5G User Plane Design Alternatives, Caner Kilinc (Ericsson Research, Sweden); Jose F Monserrat (Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain); Miltiades C. Filippou (Intel Germany GmbH, Germany); Nandish Kuruvatti (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany); Ali Zaidi (Ericsson Research, Sweden); Icaro da Silva (Ericsson Research, Sweden); Marco Mezzavilla (NYU Poly, USA)

Coexistence in 5G: Analysis of Cross-Interference between OFDM/OQAM and Legacy Users, Quentin Bodinier (CentraleSupélec/IETR, France); Faouzi Bader (CentraleSupélec, France); Jacques Palicot (CentraleSupélec/IETR, France)

User-Centric QoS Provisioning for Heterogeneous D2D Multimedia Flows with Dense Spectral Reuse, Rui Tang (Xi'an Jiaotong University, P.R. China); Jihong Zhao (Xi'an Jiaotong University, P.R. China); Hua Qu (Xi'an Jiaotong University, P.R. China); Zhenwei Zhang (Xi'an Jiaotong University, P.R. China)

16:00Keynote Speech 4 : 5G RAN Design for the Factories of the Future
(Andreas Müller, Bosch)
Manufacturing and future smart factories are considered as one of the most promising new application areas for mobile communications enabled by 5G. Corresponding use cases are often characterized by very high requirements in terms of reliability, latency, and security, thus imposing serious challenges on the 5G network design. At the same time, however, industrial environments like production plants have special boundary conditions, which may simplify certain aspects compared to current deployments and hence offer new opportunities for specific optimizations. This talk will discuss these aspects a bit in more detail, starting with an overview of promising industrial use cases and associated requirements, followed by the presentation of expected key building blocks for the 5G RAN design, and finally concluding with some insights on the specific characteristics and opportunities of industrial deployments.
16:25Oral Presentation Session 3 : RAN Architecture and Fronthaul
(session chair David Gutierrez, Samsung, UK)
  Architecture Approaches for 5G Millimetre Wave Access Assisted by 5G Low-Band using Multi-Connectivity, Danish Aziz (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany); Jens Gebert (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany); Anton Ambrosy (Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Labs, Germany); Hajo Bakker (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany); Hardy Halbauer (Alcatel-Lucent Deutschland AG, Germany)

Auction Based Dynamic Distributed Association in Millimeter Wave Networks, Yuzhe Xu (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden); Hossein Shokri-Ghadikolaei (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden); Carlo Fischione (KTH, Sweden)

On the Performance Evaluation of Enabling Architectures for Uplink and Downlink Decoupled Networks, Maria Lema (King's College London, United Kingdom); Toktam Mahmoodi (King's College London, United Kingdom); Mischa Dohler (King's College London, United Kingdom)

Fronthaul for 5G: low bit-rate design enabling joint transmission and reception, Dora Boviz (Nokia Bell Labs, France); Yacine El Mghazli (Nokia Bell Labs, France)

17:30Panel Discussion

Important Dates:
Paper submission deadline: July 15th, 2016
Paper acceptance/rejection: September 1st, 2016
Camera-ready deadline: October 1st, 2016

Workshop Organizers:
Dr. Patrick Marsch, Nokia Bell Labs
Dr. Olav Queseth, Ericsson
Dr. Frank Schaich, Nokia Bell Labs
Dr. Gerhard Wunder, Heinrich Hertz Institute
TkL. Miurel Tercero, Ericsson
Mr. Krystian Safjan, Nokia Bell Labs
Dr. Xavier Costa Perez, NEC Labs Europe
Dr. Fabio Cavaliere, Ericsson
Michael Färber, Intel Deutschland
Dr. Miquel Payaró, CTTC

Technical Program Committee:
Angeliki Alexiou, University of Piraeus
Albert Banchs, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Gennaro Boggia, Politecnico di Bari
Mauro Boldi, Telecom Italia
Markus Breitbach, Deutsche Telekom
Daniel Camps, i2CAT
Marco Caretti, Telecom Italia
Aleksandra Checko, MTI Radiocomp
Antonio De Domenico, CEA-LETI Minatec
Christian Ibars, Intel Corporation
Awais Khawar, Federated Wireless
Dimitri Kténas, CEA
Erwu Liu, Tongji University
Nurul Mahmood, Aalborg University
Marco Mezzavilla, NYU Poly
Honglei Miao, Intel Mobile Communication GmbH
Jan Mietzner, Airbus Defence & Space
Marina Petrova, RWTH Aachen University
Sofie Pollin, KU Leuven
Junfei Qiu, PLA University of Science and Technology
Bessem Sayadi, Nokia Bell-Labs
Mehrdad Shariat, Samsung R&D Institute UK
Osvaldo Simeone, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Salvatore Talarico, Huawei Technologies Inc
Kostas Tsagkaris, WINGS ICT Solutions
Mojtaba Vaezi, Princeton University
Joerg Widmer, IMDEA Networks Institute
Dirk Wübben, University of Bremen
Lei Zhang, University of Surrey
Gerd Zimmermann, Deutsche Telekom AG

Paper submission:
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Workshop Registration:
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