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

Call for Papers

Today’s wireless services and systems have come a long way since the rollout of the conventional voice-centric cellular systems. The demand for wireless access in voice and multimedia applications has increased tremendously. In addition to these, new application classes, such as enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) communication, ultra-reliable and low latency communications (uRLLC), massive machine type communications (mMTC), and the Internet of Things (IoT), have gained significant interest recently for 5G wireless networks. The trend on the variety and the number of mobile devices along with the mobile applications will certainly continue beyond 5G, creating a wide range of technical challenges like cost, power efficiency, spectrum efficiency, extreme reliability, low latency, robustness against diverse channel conditions, cooperative networking capability and coexistence, dynamic and flexible utilization of wireless spectrum, etc. In order to address these technical challenges, 5G waveforms and radio access technologies (RATs) should be much more flexible. In the enhanced Mobile Broadband scenario, the user experienced data rate (from 100 Mbit/s, in urban and sub-urban areas, to 1 Gbit/s, in indoor cases) – defined as achievable data rate that is available ubiquitously across the related considered target coverage area to a mobile user/device – has the highest importance, especially in hotspots. In the massive machine type communication scenario, the high connection density (up to 106/km2), very high link budget as well as long battery life time are the most important parameter. For the ultra-reliable low latency communication scenarios, low latency (ms level) and reliability (five nines, and beyond) together with zero mobility interruption gab are of highest importance, e.g. in order to connect cars, in some high mobility cases, drones or mobile service robots.


Therefore, this workshops aims at presenting the most relevant scenarios, prominent research outcomes and state-of-the-art advances of 5G related to ultra-reliable low latency communication. Only technical papers describing previously unpublished, original, state-of-the-art research, and not currently under review by a conference or a journal will be considered. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Low latency and low complexity waveforms

* Energy and spectral efficient low latency communications

* Novel hybrid and flexible waveforms for low latency communications

* Cross-Layer design and performance analysis for low latency applications

* Adaptive, flexible, differential and cognitive OFDM

* Non-orthogonal waveform design

* Protocol stack restructure and procedures for low latency communication

* Coverage improvement techniques for low latency communication

* Spectrum aspects of URLLC – carrier frequency and spectrum requirements

* Network slicing and network functions virtualization – with focus on low latency

* Redundant or multi-point transmission, multi-point connectivity,

* Novel approaches towards session management and protocol stack,

* Network infrastructure and core network concepts,

* Cloud-RAN concepts in the context of latency- or reliability-critical applications,

* Architectural enablers for distributed or edge computing,

* Technical solutions to allow for a co-existence of traffic with stringent latency/reliability requirements and other traffic (e.g. with ultra-high throughput requirements).

* Enabling technologies: e.g., SDN, NFV, CRAN, D2D, cloud/fog computing and networking

* Emerging cellular architectures for distributed and flexible network functions in 5G/B5G

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