Workshop co-organized by IRACON.


MoTION 2018 – The 1st International Workshop on Mathematical Tools for IoT Networks 

Organized in conjunction with IEEE PIMRC 2018


***** PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 18, 2018  *****


IoT, myth or reality, is in an intensive development phase on a technical but also commercial and marketing point of views as well. Existing technical solutions, such as the ones developed by Sigfox but also those supported by LoRa alliance or 3GPP, lie on proprietary solutions whose effectiveness seems difficult to evaluate or are based on techniques devoted to wireless broadband networks in a first place. From a theoretical point of view, IoT networks lie on a paradigm shift with respect to usual broadband cellular networks; the main issue is no longer to achieve the highest possible data rate but rather an ultra-high reliability and very low latency in order to transmit few information bytes without protocols, or at least with the minimal overhead. The main features of IoT networks could be summarized as: i) short packet communications, ii) bursty interference, iii) high number of nodes and iv) connectionless communications. The first feature invalidates the use of the classical Shannon Theory as a unique mathematical tool to assess the performance of IoT systems. The second feature is due to the small packet sizes, the different sources are random and generate bursty interference which is not Gaussian distributed. The large number of nodes advocates for the use of the stochastic geometry that should be adapted to i) and ii). Finally, due to the high number of nodes, perfect scheduling is not possible and only light coordination mechanisms should be used. This workshop aims at identifying the approaches allowing to handle correctly the radio access interface optimized for IoT. Specific contributions are expected on

  • Non-asymptotic information theory, estimation theory
  • Stochastic geometry and associated tools for dense wireless networks
  • Non-Gaussian interference and rare events dependency modeling
  • Low overhead protocol for radio access
  • Signal processing and coding techniques for non-Gaussian interference.




Prospective authors are invited to submit technical papers of their previously unpublished work. Accepted workshop papers will be part of the Conference Proceedings and will be uploaded to IEEE Xplore.

All submissions must be made electronically via EDAS using this link:


Papers should follow the same Author guidelines of the general symposium, which are available at http://pimrc2018.ieee-pimrc.org/authors/submission-guidelines/.





  • Manuscript submission deadline: May 18, 2018
  • Manuscript acceptance notification: June 15, 2018
  • Camera-ready paper submission: June 29, 2018
  • Conference dates: September 9, 2018




General Chairs

  • Philippe Mary, Univ. Rennes, INSA Rennes, IETR, France
  • Jean-Marie Gorce, Univ. Lyon, INSA Lyon, CITI-Lab, France
  • Laurent Clavier, IMT Lille-Douai, France

Technical Program Committee

  • Jean-Yves Baudais, CNRS, IETR, France
  • Alister Burr, University of York, UK
  • Marco Chiani, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Malcolm Egan, Univ. Lyon, INSA Lyon, CITI, France
  • Inaki Esnaola, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Victor Manuel Quintero Florez, Universidad de Cauca, Colombia
  • Claire Goursaud, Univ. Lyon, INSA Lyon, CITI, France
  • Kimmo Kansanen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Tobias Koch, Universidad Carlos III Madrid, Spain
  • Ingmar Land, Huawei Technologies, France
  • Ido Nevat, TUM CREATE, Singapore
  • Anne Savard, IMT Lille-Douai, IRCICA, France
  • Jan Sykora, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Michele Wigger, Telecom ParisTech, France
  • Shihao Yan, Macquarie University Research
  • Jie Zhang, University of Sheffield, UK