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

Call for Papers

5G attracted a lot of research in order to address the different verticals defined as the ones relevant for future cellular systems. After an intense research period, which is still ongoing, standardization activities were carried out and resulted the first version of Rel-15 3GPP that was adopted in December 2017.

The focus in 5G research and standardization up to now was on core verticals. Three of the most important verticals considered up to now are: Enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), Massive machine type communications (mMTC) and ultra- reliable and low-latency communications (URLLC). Research on Cellular networks beyond 5G, also known as 5G advanced, is starting to gain momentum in order to address other verticals/features that were not addressed in 5G. The workshop will target papers addressing advanced features relevant to 5G Advanced research from academia and industry that fully achieve or surpass 3GPP and ITU requirements.

  • Advanced Massive MIMO/Beamforming solutions
  • Antenna arrays other than rectangular arrays
  • CRAN/DRAN based multi-node link management and interference coordination
  • Related CRAN/DRAN architecture splits
  • Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) and Random Access
  • Efficient control and signaling schemes (for URLLC, mMTC)
  • Native support of D2D, eV2X
  • E2E performance optimization, advanced network control
  • Novel context awareness and prediction framework
  • Innovative MAC, RLC, PDPC and RRC concepts
  • Novel content delivery techniques including caching
  • Solutions for Self-Backhauling
  • Broadcast (standalone Broadcast and mixed Broadcast/Unicast solutions)
  • Autonomous driving applications (platooning, delivery drone etc.)
  • Energy saving applications
  • Healthcare applications
  • Disaster relief applications
  • Inclusion of optical wireless systems in mainstream cellular technology
  • Flexible and efficient hardware transceiver implementation
  • Spectrum management (licensed / unlicensed)

Special Session: The Local Impact of 5G

We believe that 5G will have an equally important role to play in providing solutions for societal, economic or environmental issues specific to a country or a region, i.e. a local impact. These can even be adaptations of the generic 5G applications to suit specific local conditions. In this special session we invite proposals demonstrating such local 5G impact, to be presented and discussed in a lively interactive manner. These can be local 5G applications that your organisations are already developing or simply issues you have identified where the capabilities of 5G can bring unique solutions.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: 1 July 2018
Notification of Acceptance: 31 July 2018
Camera-Ready Submission: 30 August 2018

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