1st workshop edition  
(IEEE ICC 2016)  

2nd workshop edition  
(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 Program

The workshop will consist of 13 technical paper presentations, 4 keynote speeches and a panel discussion. We are proud to announce the following keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Takaharu Hakamura, Fujitsu Inc., 3GPP TSG RAN vice chair - 3GPP Work Towards 5G
    The presentation summarizes latest activities in 3GPP towards '5G' (or what we call 'New Radio'). Latest status of initial studies towards '5G', such as use case studies with key performance requirements are introduced.

  • Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia University - 5G: a spectrum of possibilities
    5G will be the first large-scale opportunity to integrate a number of advances in managing spectrum: spectrum sharing relying on databases and sensing; much higher frequency bands; risk-based spectrum co-existence; highly directional antennas; and the blending of various spectrum licensing models, from unlicensed to lightly licensed to traditional exclusive licenses. I will describe the opportunities, practical and economic challenges for deploying 5G networks, and try to highlight the trade-offs that will govern whether IOT, the supposed motivating application for 5G, will be primarily LAN, LPWAN or 5G-based. The FCC and other national regulatory bodies are actively monitoring and starting to discuss appropriate next steps; the talk will highlight some of the on-going FCC rulemakings and advisory committee activities.

  • Dr. Dorothy Stanley, Head, Wireless Standards Strategy, Hewlett Packard Enterprise - IEEE 802.11 RAN components in 5G

  • Dr. Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile Research Institute - RAN Revolution Towards 5G
    From Rethink Ring and Young, Rethink Fronthaul, to Rethink Protocol Stack, this talk will zoom in at the most transformative aspects of the next generation wireless and mobile network. Related progress in representative alliances, fora, and SDOs will also be highlighted.

  • Prof. John Cioffi, Stanford University and Chairman and CEO, ASSIA Inc. - Software-Defined Spatio-Temporal Licenses (?)
    Massive MIMO methods contemplated for 5G (and beyond) permit the potential carving of space and time at resolutions beyond those original contemplated in cognitive radio. The value of a spectrum license is technically important only at the location of a licensee’s receiver at the time that receiver is active. Spectrum licenses instead grant spectrum use largely for all time (perhaps with some prioritize licensees) and over a wide spatial (really geographic today) range for all the licensee’s receivers. Similarly, unlicensed spectrum use involves contention resolution protocols that might be considered spatially wasteful. This talk raises the question of whether 5G systems might be ready to consider software-defined spatial-temporal licenses?

Please find more details on the program on the 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.