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WS-02: ET5GB - Emerging Technologies for 5G and Beyond Wireless and Mobile Networks

WS-02: ET5GB - Emerging Technologies for 5G and Beyond Wireless and Mobile Networks

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7th International Workshop on Emerging Technologies for 5G and Beyond Wireless and Mobile Networks (ET5GB) - In conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM 2018, Sunday December 9, 2018 Abu Dhabi, UAE
Organizers: Tommy Svensson, Halim Yanikomeroglu, Peiying Zhu, Huseyin Arslan, Lingjia Liu, Charlie (Jianzhong) Zhang.

Main workshop website:, there you will find all information.

The 5G standards are expected to be approved by ITU around 2020 timeframe followed by the initial commercial deployments in the early 2020s. As such, it is time to initiate a brainstorming endeavour towards the beyond-5G wireless networks; we refer to such networks as 5G+ in order to include the evolution of the 5G standards in 2020s and to perform the groundwork for those to be developed towards 2030. This workshop will be a venue to brainstorm on and to identify the emerging concepts, technologies, and analytical tools for 5G+ networks.

We aim to bring together leading researchers in both academia and industry, and to provide a forum for researchers from diverse backgrounds to share their views on 5G+ and to have an open dialogue on the future of wireless research. The goal is to identify the key 5G+ technologies that can deliver significant capacity, coverage, user-experience benefits, and can integrate well with the vertical industries. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following.

Novel radio access network (RAN) architectures
    o Non-terrestrial networks, very low-earth orbit (VLEO) satellites, aerial/drone/UAV-BSs, high altitude platforms (HAPs)
    o Multi-tier HetNets, small cells, moving cells
    o Advanced relaying, user terminal relaying, mesh relaying, COMP
    o Network slicing enablers, NFV
Novel enablers for wireless networks
    o Machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence
    o Data analytics, context awareness
    o Edge computing, coded caching
Advanced radio resource management (RRM) techniques
    o Interference management, interference awareness
    o Inter-cell/node/beam-space interference coordination
Emerging technologies in physical layer
    o ULLRC (ultra-low latency and reliable communications)
    o Efficient application of multi-numerology concept
    o Grant-free random access
    o FSO (free-space optical) communications
    o Massive MIMO, hybrid/low-resolution transceivers, AAS
    o Multiuser communications, network information theory
    o Novel modulation and coding schemes, waveforms
    o Faster-than-Nyquits (FTN) signaling; full-duplex
    o Code-domain NOMA, power-domain NOMA, overloaded CDMA
Verticals and novel services
    o C-V2X; drone-UEs
    o Enhanced voice and video, telepresence, AR/VR
    o Machine-to-machine (M2M), MTC, P2P, D2D communications
mm-wave and THz communications
    o Channel characteristics and modeling, feasibility studies
    o Initial access, beamforming, beam tracking, mobility solutions
Energy efficiency
    o Energy consumption models
    o Joint RF-baseband optimization, end-to-end energy optimization
    o Aggregation of intra & inter-band carriers for both FDD and TDD
    o Cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access
Prototype and test-bed for 5G+ technologies