IEEE Global Communications Conference
9-13 December 2018 // Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Program

2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference: Workshops: IEEE Workshop on Next Generation Backhaul/Fronthaul Networks Program

  Thursday, December 13
8:30 ‑ 8:50 am BackNets-K1: Keynote Speaker 1: 5G deployment strategy: architecture and key technologies
8:50 ‑ 9:10 am BackNets-K2: Keynote Speaker 2: Fronthauling in cloud-RAN
9:10 ‑ 9:30 am BackNets-K3: Keynote Speaker 3: Self-organizing networks in a new ecosystem
9:30 ‑ 10:00 am BackNets-S1: Technical Papers: Backhaul/fronthaul architecture
10:00 ‑ 10:30 am  
10:30 ‑ 10:50 am BackNets-K4: Keynote Speaker 4: 5G mobile platforms for industry verticals
10:50 ‑ 11:10 am BackNets-K5: Keynote Speaker 5:  Machine intelligence for network management
11:10 ‑ 11:30 am BackNets-K6: Keynote Speaker 6: Next Generation Networks in 2030 and Beyond
11:30 am ‑ 12:00 pm BackNets-S2: Technical paper: Backhaul/fronthaul technologies

Thursday, December 13

Thursday, December 13 8:30 - 8:50

BackNets-K1: Keynote Speaker 1: 5G deployment strategy: architecture and key technologies

Merouane Debbah - Huawei, France

Room: Conference Hall B: Part C

Chair: Muhammad Ali Imran (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Thursday, December 13 8:50 - 9:10

BackNets-K2: Keynote Speaker 2: Fronthauling in cloud-RAN

Wei Yu - U. of Toronto, Canada

Room: Conference Hall B: Part C

Chair: Muhammad Ali Imran (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Thursday, December 13 9:10 - 9:30

BackNets-K3: Keynote Speaker 3: Self-organizing networks in a new ecosystem

Markus Gruber - Nokia, DE/Stuttgart

Room: Conference Hall B: Part C

Chair: Muhammad Ali Imran (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Thursday, December 13 9:30 - 10:00

BackNets-S1: Technical Papers: Backhaul/fronthaul architecture

Room: Conference Hall B: Part C

Chair: Muhammad Ali Imran (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

UAV-Assisted 5G Network Architecture with Slicing and Virtualization

George K Xilouris (NCSR Demokritos, Greece); Michael C BatistatosGeorgia E. Athanasiadou and George Tsoulos (University of Peloponnese, Greece); Haris Bin Pervaiz (Lancaster University, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Charilaos Zarakovitis (National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos, Greece)

Robust Beamforming for Cache-Enabled Cloud Radio Access Networks

Oussama Dhifallah (Harvard University, USA); Hayssam Dahrouj (Effat University, Canada); Tareq Y. Al-Naffouri (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, USA); Mohamed-Slim Alouini (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia)

Cross-Layer Offloading in Fog-RANs using Device Cooperation and Network Coding

Kameliya Kaneva and Neda Aboutorab (University of New South Wales, Australia); Sameh Sorour (University of Idaho, USA); Mark C Reed (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Thursday, December 13 10:30 - 10:50

BackNets-K4: Keynote Speaker 4: 5G mobile platforms for industry verticals

Xavier Costa - NEC, Germany

Room: Conference Hall B: Part C

Chair: Syed Ali Raza Zaidi (University of Leeds, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Thursday, December 13 10:50 - 11:10

BackNets-K5: Keynote Speaker 5:  Machine intelligence for network management

Henrik Ryden - Ericson Research, Sweden

Room: Conference Hall B: Part C

Chair: Syed Ali Raza Zaidi (University of Leeds, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Thursday, December 13 11:10 - 11:30

BackNets-K6: Keynote Speaker 6: Next Generation Networks in 2030 and Beyond

Hesham ElBakoury - Huawei, US

Room: Conference Hall B: Part C

Chair: Syed Ali Raza Zaidi (University of Leeds, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Thursday, December 13 11:30 - 12:00

BackNets-S2: Technical paper: Backhaul/fronthaul technologies

Room: Conference Hall B: Part C

Chair: Syed Ali Raza Zaidi (University of Leeds, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Wideband Hybrid Precoding for Next-Generation Backhaul/Fronthaul Based on mmWave FD-MIMO

Yiwei SunZhen Gao and Hua Wang (Beijing Institute of Technology, P.R. China); Di Wu (China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, P.R. China)

New MMSE Downlink Channel Estimation for Sub-6 GHz Non-line-of-sight Backhaul

Abdellah Chehri (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Canada); Hussein Mouftah (University of Ottawa, Canada)

Cost Saving Analysis in Capacity-Constrained C-RAN Fronthaul

Jay Chaudhary (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany); Jim Zou (ADVA Optical Networking, Germany); Gerhard Fettweis (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)

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