IEEE Global Communications Conference
9-13 December 2018 // Abu Dhabi, UAE
Gateway to a Connected World


The format of the workshop will be similar to the previous editions of the workshop, featuring several Keynote speeches from industry and academia, and a Panel. As during the last editions, the accepted peer-reviewed papers will be presented as posters, this year on digital displays in so-called Interactive Sessions. Each paper will also be introduced by the authors in a short pitch talk before the corresponding Interactive Session.

This format has been very successful in catalyzing vivid discussions and networking (with more than 120 participants during the 5th edition at Globecom 2016 in Washington DC).

Main workshop website:, there you will find all information. You can also download presentations from all previous editions of the workshop, under the History tab.


Workshop room: Conference Hall A: Part A

Interactive Session 1 & 2: Hall A

08:30-08:45 Welcome and Introduction

08:45-09:45 Pitch talks for Interactive Session 1. Session chair: Tommy Svensson

09:45-11:30 Interactive Session 1: “Physical and MAC Layer Techniques” - 26 papers [Coffee break 10:00-10:30] Session chair: Tommy Svensson

Part A:

  1. Codebook Based Minimum Subspace Distortion Hybrid Precoding for Millimeter Wave Systems
    Zhitong Ni; J. Andrew Zhang; Kai Yang; Fei Gao; Zhen Gao
  2. Throughput Analysis for Multichannel ALOHA with Uplink NOMA in Cognitive Channels
    Zhong Tian; Jun Wang; Jintao Wang; Jian Song
  3. Downlink Performance of Uplink Fractional Power Control in 5G Massive MIMO Systems
    Paolo Baracca; Lorenzo Galati Giordano; Adrian Garcia-Rodriguez; Giovanni Geraci; David López-Pérez
  4. IDFT-VFDM for Downlink and Uplink Decoupling
    Qi Feng; Jiyong Pang; Marco Maso; Mérouane Debbah; Wen Tong
  5. Deep Learning-assisted Multi-Dimensional Modulation and Resource Mapping for Advanced OFDM Systems
    Junghyun Kim; Byungju Lee; Hyojin Lee; Younsun Kim; Juho Lee
  6. Ping Pong Beam Training for Multi Stream MIMO Communications with Hybrid Antenna Arrays
    Nabil Akdim; Carles Navarro Manchón; Mustapha Benjillali; Elisabeth de Carvalho
  7. Two-Step Analog-Digital Multiuser Equalizer for hybrid precoded mmWave Communications
    Roberto Magueta; Daniel Castanheira; Adão Silva; Rui Dinis; Atílio Gameiro
  8. Multiple RF Chains Assisted Parallel Beam Search for mmWave Hybrid Beamforming Systems
    Hao Yan; Danpu Liu
  9. Joint Directional LBT and Beam Training for Channel Access in Unlicensed 60GHz mmWave
    Pengru Li; Danpu Liu; Feng Yu
  10. Classifying the Order of Higher Derivative Gaussian Pulses in Terahertz Wireless Communications
    Shree Prasad M; Trilochan Panigrahi; Mahbub Hassan
  11. Conditions for Capacity-Achievability of Polar IR-HARQ Schemes
    Amitava Ghosh; Jie Chen; Jun Tan
  12. A Hybrid Interference Cancellation Scheme for Massive MIMO Heterogeneous Networks
    Changshan Chen; Xinsheng Zhao; Jide Yuan
  13. Achieving Channel Reciprocity in Multi-Carrier System: SRS Carrier-Based Switching
    Yiyan Zhang; He Wang; Xutao Zhou

Part B:

  1. Random Access preamble generation and procedure design for 5G-NR system
    Qi Xiong; Bin Yu; Chen Qian; Xiaojiao Li; Chengjun Sun
  2. SS/PBCH Block Design in 5G New Radio (NR)
    Zhipeng Lin; Jingya Li; Yanli Zheng; Naga Vishnu Kanth Irukulapati; Hai Wang; Henrik Sahlin
  3. Spatial Zadoff-Chu modulation for rapid beam alignment in mmWave phased arrays
    Nitin Jonathan Myers; Amine Mezghani; Robert Heath
  4. Polar Coding with Introducing Half-Frozen Bits
    Kazumasa Nagano; Takahiko Saba
  5. Channel Estimation and Symbol Detection for Communications on Overlapping Channels
    Tri Minh Nguyen; Long Bao Le
  6. Dual polarized spatial modulation for land mobile satellite communications
    Jing Zhu; Ping Yang; Yue Xiao; Marco Di Renzo; Shaoqian Li
  7. Massive MISO IBC Beamforming - a Multi-Antenna Stochastic Geometry Perspective
    Christo Kurisummoottil Thomas; Dirk Slock
  8. Signaling Basis with High Inter-symbol Interference Rejection Pilots in Doubly Dispersive Channels
    Karim Said; A. A. (Louis) Beex
  9. Wideband Receive Spatial Modulation with Time Domain Pre-Equalizer for Large MIMO Systems
    Ahmed Raafat; Adrian Agustin; Josep Vidal
  10. Antipodal Detection and Decoding for Large Multi-User MIMO with Reduced Base-Station Antennas
    Christopher Husmann; Rahim Tafazolli; Konstantinos Nikitopoulos
  11. HBF-PDVG: Hybrid Beamforming and User Selection for UL MU-MIMO mmWave Systems
    Khalid Aldubaikhy; Wen Wu; Sherman Shen
  12. Massively Parallel Detection for Non-Orthogonal Signal Transmissions
    Chathura Jayawardena; Konstantinos Nikitopoulos
  13. Diversity and Subcarrier Index Modulation Based Multiple Access for Tactile Internet
    Liangping Ma; Byung Yi

11:30-12:00 Keynote Talk #1: “Air Interface for 5G and Beyond”, Dr. Jianglei Ma, Huawei Canada R&D Center.

12:00-13:10 Lunch

13:10-14:00 Pitch talks for Interactive Session 2. Session chair: Halim Yanikomeroglu

14:00-15:30 Interactive Session 2: “Networking Techniques and Applications Awareness” - 21 papers [Coffee break 15:00-15:30] Session chair: Huseyin Arslan

Part A:

  1. Distributed Two-Way Localization Bounds for 5G mmWave Systems
    Zohair Abu-Shaban; Henk Wymeersch; Thushara D. Abhayapala; Gonzalo Seco-Granados
  2. Network Virtualization and Survivability of 5G Networks:Framework,Optimization Model, and Performance
    Rohit Abhishek; David Tipper; Deep Medhi
  3. Positioning and Location-based Beamforming for High Speed Trains in 5G NR Networks
    Jukka Talvitie; Toni A Levanen; Mike Koivisto; Tero Ihalainen; Kari Pajukoski; Markku K. Renfors; Mikko Valkama
  4. Modeling and Optimization of Direct Communications from IoT devices to Vehicles
    Chang-sik Choi; Francois Baccelli
  5. Design and Implementation of a 5G NR System based on LDPC in Open Source SDR
    Wangwang Ji; Zhiwen Wu; Kan Zheng; Long Zhao; Yang Liu
  6. Performance Analysis and Caching Design in Fog Radio Access Networks
    Aoao Peng; Yanxiang Jiang; Mehdi Bennis; Fu-Chun Zheng; Xiaohu You
  7. Improved Network Coverage with Adaptive Navigation of mmWave-based Drone-Cells
    Nikita Tafintsev; Mikhail Gerasimenko; Dmitri Moltchanov; Mustafa Akdeniz; Shu-ping Yeh; Nageen Himayat; Sergey Andreev; Yevgeni Koucheryavy; Mikko Valkama
  8. Resource Provisioning of MVNOs in a Virtualized Wireless Network: A Procurement Auction Approach
    Farhad Nouri; Farid Ashtiani; Mahtab Mirmohseni
  9. QoS-aware Mobile Edge Computing System: Multi-server Multi-user Scenario
    Te-Yi Kan; Yao Chiang; Hung-Yu Wei
  10. LBT Switching Procedures for New Radio-based Access to Unlicensed Spectrum
    Sandra Lagen; Lorenza Giupponi; Natale Patriciello
  11. Towards 5G: An Empirical Evaluation of Software-Defined End-to-End Network Slicing
    Caner Bektas; Stefan Monhof; Fabian Kurtz; Christian Wietfeld

Part B:

  1. Performance Evaluation of Millimeter-Wave Networks in the Context of Generalized Fading
    Jacek Kibiłda; Young Jin Chun; Fadhil Firyaguna; Seong Ki Yoo; Simon Cotton; Luiz DaSilva
  2. Multihop Routing in Hybrid Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Networks
    Yilin Li; Jian Luo; Zhongfeng Li; Richard A. Stirling-Gallacher; Wen Xu; Giuseppe Caire
  3. On the Feasibility of Hybrid Interference Alignment in 60 GHz Millimeter-Wave Dense Networks
    Wu Wei; Danpu Liu
  4. Computation Offloading with Time-varying Fading Channel in Vehicular Edge Computing
    Shichao Li; Gang Zhu; Siyu Lin
  5. Gibbs Sampling Aided Throughput Improvement for Next-Generation Wi-Fi
    Abolfazl Mehbodniya; Julian L Webber; Kazuto Yano; Tomoaki Kumagai; Mark F. Flanagan
  6. Flexible Design of Millimeter-Wave Cache Enabled Fog Networks
    Mostafa Emara; Hesham ElSawy; Sameh Sorour; Samir Al-Ghadhban; Mohamed-Slim Alouini; Tareq Y. Al-Naffouri
  7. Monte-Carlo Tree Search Aided Contextual Online Learning Approach for Wireless Caching
    Yang Du; PengYu Gao; Xiaodong Wang; Binhong Dong; Zhi Chen; Shaoqian Li
  8. Optimizing Multicell Scheduling and Beamforming via Fractional Programming and Hungarian Algorithm
    Ahmad Khan; Raviraj Adve; Wei Yu
  9. V2X Downlink Coverage Analysis with a Realistic Urban Vehicular Model
    Yae Jee Cho; Kaibin Huang; Chan-Byoung Chae
  10. Throughput Analysis for Relay-Assisted Millimeter-Wave Wireless Networks
    Cristian Tatino; Nikolaos Pappas; Ilaria Malanchini; Lutz Ewe; Di Yuan

15:30-16:00 Keynote Talk #2: “Paving the way towards 5G Wireless Networks”, Prof. Mohamed-Slim Alouini, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

16:00-17:00 Panel Discussion on “Beyond 5G”, Moderator: Peiying Zhu


  • Dr. Paolo Baracca, Nokia, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Dr. Henrik Sahlin, Ericsson, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Assoc. Prof. Konstantinos Nikitopoulos, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
  • Prof. Mohamed-Slim Alouini, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Prof. Tommy Svensson, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

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