1st workshop edition  
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(IEEE Globecom 2016)

3rd workshop edition  
(IEEE ICC 2017)

International Workshop on 5G RAN Design
in co-location with IEEE ICC, May 27, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Workshop Information

This workshop has taken place on May 27th 2016, with 13 technical paper presentations, 5 keynote speeches, and a panel discussion.
Workshop participants and speakers may download the presentations here (password-protected).

This workshop is jointly organized by the 5th Generation Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP) projects METIS-II, FANTASTIC-5G, mmMAGIC and 5G NORMA, and aims to foster the discussion and consensus building on key 5G RAN design aspects. The workshop will provide the opportunity to share and discuss results from the mentioned projects and other 5G research activities, and to elaborate on how the 5G RAN design shall be best taken forth in the standardization which is expected to start in this time frame.

The workshop chairs solicit original, unpublished technical papers in particular in the following fields:

  • Physical layer concepts related to 5G, as for instance
    • waveforms, synchronization, numerology, unified frame structure concepts
    • means to obtain ultra-low latency and ultra-high reliability
    • native support of D2D, V2X, broadcast and multi-cast
    • low-complexity massive MIMO solutions and related enablers
    • solutions for contention-based access and back-/fronthauling aspects

  • MAC, RLC, PDCP and RRC concepts, in particular related to a an efficient integration of multiple novel 5G air interfaces among each other, and with evolved legacy technology. Examples:
    • Novel resource management concepts, tailored to the support of a wider range of service and QoS requirements and novel communication forms such as D2D
    • Novel initial access and mobility concepts, in particular in the context of the integration and co-location of multiple novel and legacy air interface in 5G
    • Novel multi-connectivity approaches and related system enablers

  • General considerations on the control and user plane design in 5G RAN

Please find here a workshop flyer.

Workshop Chairs:
Dr. Patrick Marsch, Nokia Bell Labs
Dr. Didier Bourse, Nokia Bell Labs

Organising Committee:
Mr. Mauro Boldi, Telecom Italia
Dr. Frank Schaich, Nokia Bell Labs
Dr. Berna Sayrac, Orange
Dr. Gerhard Wunder, Heinrich Hertz Institute
Dr. Peter von Wrycza, Ericsson
Mr. Krystian Safjan, Nokia Bell Labs
Dr. Joerg Widmer, IMDEA Networks
Dr. Peter Rost, Nokia Bell Labs
Dr. Bessem Sayadi, Nokia Bell Labs
Dr. Gerd Zimmermann, Deutsche Telekom

Technical Program Committee:
Angeliki Alexiou, University of Piraeus, Albert Banchs, IMDEA Networks, Mehdi Bennis, University of Oulu, Gennaro Boggia, Politecnico di Bari, Mauro Boldi, Telecom Italia, Markus Breitbach, Deutsche Telekom, Daniel Camps, i2CAT, Marco Caretti, Telecom Italia, Aleksandra Checko, Technical University of Denmark, Antonio De Domenico, CEA-LETI Minatec, Guido Dietl, University of Applied Sciences Landshut, Mark Doll, Nokia Bell Labs, Catherine Douillard, Institut Mines Telecom - Telecom Bretagne, Michael Einhaus, Panasonic R&D Center Germany, Andreas Georgakopoulos, WINGS ICT Solutions, Christian Ibars, Intel Corporation, Awais Khawar, Federated Wireless, Dimitri Ktenas, CEA, Erwu Liu, Tongji University, Nurul Mahmood, Aalborg University, Marco Mezzavilla, NYU, Honglei Miao, Intel Mobile Communication GmbH, Jan Mietzner, Cassidian (EADS), Belkacem Mouhouche, Samsung Electronics Research and Development UK, Klaus Pedersen, Nokia Bell Labs, Marina Petrova, RWTH Aachen, Sofie Pollin, KU Leuven, Olav Queseth, Ericsson Research, Peter Rost, Nokia Bell Labs, Krystian Safjan, Nokia Bell Labs, Bessem Sayadi, Nokia Bell-Labs, Berna Sayrac, Orange Labs, Frank Schaich, Nokia Bell Labs, Mehrdad Shariat, Samsung R&D Institute UK, Osvaldo Simeone, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Salvatore Talarico, West Virginia University, Kostas Tsagkaris, WINGS ICT Solutions, Mojtaba Vaezi, Princeton University, Peter von Wrycza, Ericsson, Joerg Widmer, IMDEA Networks Institute, Dirk Wübben, University of Bremen, Gerhard Wunder, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, Gerd Zimmermann, Deutsche Telekom.

Paper submission:
Paper submission is closed.

Workshop Registration:
Registration to the workshop is possible here.