PIMRC 2018 Special Session SS11

Spectrum management for 5G systems: reference models and field trials

Date: Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, September 10-12 (depending on overall schedule)

Special Session Organiser(s): Sana Salous – Durham University (UK), Marina Barbiroli – University of Bologna (Italy)

Motivation and Background

The growth of commercial wireless broadband services, including smart phones, tablet and computers, the increase in scientific and governmental operations using radio frequency, and IoT wireless solutions have greatly boosted the demand for spectrum. At the same time, the economic value of spectrum has increased more than 25% in the last year. However, since the amount of spectrum is limited, there is concern about ensuring adequate access to an ever-increasing number of concurring services and applications. In this respect, the usage of high-frequency bands, such as the well-known mm-waves, shows a high potential and is envisaged to help meeting future spectrum needs in a timely manner, also enabling the full transition of mobile system to 5G.

Recent studies and research, which rely also on trials and experiments across the world, including recent 5G pilots, have considerably progressed knowledge for the development of novel spectrum management paradigms. Innovative reference models have been set up to show how spectrum can be fully utilized and wireless networks can be rapidly and fruitfully deployed, maximizing spectrum efficiency, creating new opportunities for sharing and ensuring a higher degree of flexibility.

The special session will address how novel spectrum management paradigms, capable to ensure higher efficiency and flexibility, can fully benefit from studies, experiments and research carried out in academia and industry. The session will focus on reference models to open up spectrum and successfully achieve the transition to 5G, derived from field trials, measurement campaigns, and simulations. Such reference models may also deal with different 5G use cases.

Keynote speaker

Dr. Reza Arefi (Intel)

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

reference models for spectrum management

field trials

on-field measurements

system simulations

5G use cases

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit technical papers of their previously unpublished work. Accepted special session papers will be part of the Conference Proceedings and will be uploaded to IEEE Xplore. Papers should be submitted via EDAS; the links are available at http://pimrc2018.ieee-pimrc.org under “Authors”. Papers should follow the same Author guidelines of the general symposium, which are available at http://pimrc2018.ieee-pimrc.org/authors/submission-guidelines/.



Paper submission: May 18, 2018

Acceptance notification: June 15, 2018

Final paper due: June 29, 2018