EuCNC 2019 Call for papers

 
 

Call for papers and proposals

EuCNC 2019 is the 28th edition of a successful series of a conference in telecommunications, sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society and the European Association for Signal Processing, and supported by the European Commission.

The conference focuses on various aspects of 5G communications systems and networks, including cloud and virtualisation solutions, management technologies, and vertical application areas. It targets to bring together researchers from all over the world to present the latest research results, and it is one of the main venues for demonstrating the results of research projects, especially from R&D programmes co-financed by the European Commission.

The EuCNC 2019 will be held in Valencia, Spain, from 18th to 21st June 2019. All the information is available at http://www.eucnc.eu, and you can always consult the Twitter account (@EuCNC) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/eucnc) for updates.

EuCNC 2019 will be co-located with the Global 5G Event, which brings together the world 5G industrial associations: 5G-IA, IMT-2020, 5G-Forum, 5G-MF, 5G-Brasil and 5G-Americas.

The conference program will include:

Key dates:

08 Feb. 2019 – Deadline for submission of papers for regular oral sessions

08 Feb. 2019 – Deadline for submission of proposals for workshops, special sessions, and tutorials

22 Mar. 2019 – Notification of acceptance of workshops, special sessions, and tutorials

15 Mar. 2019 – Deadline for submission of extended abstracts for posters

12 Apr. 2019 – Deadline for submission of proposals for exhibitions

15 Apr. 2019 – Notification of acceptance of papers and extended abstracts

26 Apr. 2019 – Deadline for final papers for all sessions and workshops

26 Apr. 2019 – Deadline for authors registration

17 May 2019 – Draft program available

Committees:
  • General Chair: Pearse O’Donohue, European Commision, BE
  • Steering Committee Chairs: Luis M. Correia, IST-U.Lisbon, PT, Bernard Barani, E.C., BE
  • Technical Program Chair: Narcis Cardona, iTEAM – U.P. Valencia, ES
  • Track Co-Chairs:

PHY – Physical Layer and Fundamentals: David Lopez-Perez, Nokia Bell Labs, IE, Laurent Clavier, U. Lille, FR, Takahiro Aoyagi, Tokyo I.T., JP

RAS – Radio Access and Softwarisation: Konstantinos Katzis, E.C.U., CY, Luzango Mfupe, C.S.I.R., ZA, Muhammad Z. Shakir, U. West Scotland, UK

WOS – Wireless, Optical and Satellite Networks: Salvador Sales, U.P. Valencia, ES, Antonio Grilo, IST – U. Lisbon, PT, Nader S. Alagha, ESTEC, NL

NET – Network Softwarisation: Hamed Ahmadi, U.C.D., UK, Zaheer Khan, CWC Oulu, FI, Jeongchang Kim, KMOU, KR

VAP – Vertical Applications and Internet of Things: Carlos Palau, U.P. Valencia, ES, Kamran Sayrafian, N.I.S.T., USA, Gordana Gardasevic, U. Banja Luka, BIH

OPE – Operational & Experimental Insights: Benoit Derat, Rohde & Schwarz, DE, Andres Navarro, ICESI, CO, Mansoor Hanif, OFCOM, UK

  • Panels Co-Chairs: Pavlos Fournogerakis, E.C., BE, Jose Monserrat, iTEAM – U.P. Valencia, ES, Javier Gozalvez, U.M.H., ES
  • Special Sessions Co-Chairs: David Gomez-Barquero, U.P. Valencia, ES, Chiara Buratti, U. Bologna, IT
  • Workshops Co-Chairs: Ramon Aguero, U. Cantabria, ES, Bosco Fernandes, COMCON, DE
  • Exhibitions Co-Chairs: Jorge Pereira, E.C., BE, Uwe Herzog, EURESCOM, DE, Conchi Garcia, iTEAM –U.P. Valencia, ES, David Garcia, iTEAM –U.P. Valencia
  • Tutorials Co-Chairs: Claude Oestges, U.C.L., BE, Thomas Kuerner, U. Braunschweig, DE
  • Publication Co-Chairs: Irene Alepuz, iTEAM – U.P. Valencia, ES, Daniel Calabuig, iTEAM – U.P. Valencia, ES
  • EURASIP Liaison: Fernando Pereira, IST – U. Lisbon, PT
  • COST Liaison: Ralph Stubner, COST, BE
  • URSI Liaison: Sana Salous, U. Durham, UK
  • IEEE/ComSoc Liaison: Hikmet Sari, Sequans, FR
  • Publicity Chair: Baldomero Coll-Perales, U.M.H., ES
  • Communication Chair: Alicia Abad, iTEAM – U.P. Valencia, ES
  • Financial Chair: Teresa Pardo, iTEAM – U.P. Valencia, ES
  • Local Arrangements Chair: Viajes El Corte Inglés, MICE, ES

Workshop on IoT Networks, April 2019

Workshop on Mathematical Tools for IoT Networks (MoTION)

 
In line with the training school organized in Lyon, the 1st International Workshop on Mathematical Tools for IoT Networks Modeling will be Organized in conjunction with IEEE WCNC, 15-18 April 2019, Marrakech, Morocco. Topics of interest include Massive multiple access, Non-asymptotic information theory, Estimation theory, Stochastic geometry, Non-Gaussian interference and rare events dependency modeling, Low overhead protocols for radio access, Signal processing and coding techniques for non Gaussian interference, High dimensional methods, Game theory, Machine learning…

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Massive multiple access
• Non-asymptotic information theory
• Estimation theory
• Stochastic geometry
• Non-Gaussian interference and rare events dependency modeling
• Low overhead protocols for radio access
• Signal processing and coding techniques for non Gaussian interference
• High dimensional methods
• Game theory
• Machine learning

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit technical papers of their previously unpublished
work. Accepted papers will be part of the Conference Proceedings and will be uploaded to IEEEXplore. Submit a paper here.

Key Dates

Paper submission: January 10th, 2019
Acceptance notification: February 15th, 2019
Final paper due: March 1st, 2019

Steering/Technical Committee

Philippe Mary, Univ. Rennes, INSA Rennes, CNRS, IETR, France
Samir M. Perlaza, INRIA, France
Petar Popovski, Aalborg University, Denmark
 
 
More information at: https://sites.google.com/view/wcncworkshop-motion2019/home?authuser=0

And on the workshop Leaflet

Post-doctoral position in Electrical Engineering oriented towards Massive MIMO

Post-doctoral position in Electrical Engineering oriented towards Massive MIMO

 

Company: Lund University
Location: Lund, Sweden
Duration: 2 years
Type: Full Time
Application deadline: 20th of December, 2018
Contacts: Ove Edfors, ove.edfors@eit.lth.se

For more information: www.lunduniversity.lu.se/vacancies

 

Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Elektro- och informationsteknik

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

 

Subject description
The research area of this post doctoral position deals with Massive MIMO, a wireless communication technique gaining much attention, where massive number of antennas and transceiver chains makes possible large gains in spectral and energy efficiencies. Scaling up MIMO systems in this manner makes the entire construction less sensitive to the quality of individual transceiver chains and opens up for new system design principles. The research is performed in the context of a large joint research project with Ericsson AB, where we are investigating different aspects of massive MIMO technologies and applications. For more information on this cooperation see the Ericsson Research Blog (https://www.ericsson.com/research-blog/ericsson-goes-massive-lund-university/).

Work duties
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.
Detailed description of the work duties:

  • Research on Massive MIMO systems in general and associated scaling laws in particular.
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • Collaboration with industry and wider society
  • Actively seeking external research funding
  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Post-doctoral position in electrical and information technology, with a focus on vehicular communication

Post-doctoral position in electrical and information technology, with a focus on vehicular communication

 

Company: Lund University
Location: Lund, Sweden
Duration: 2 years
Type: Full Time
Application deadline: 30th of November, 2018
Contacts: Fredrik Tufvesson, fredrik.tufvesson@eit.lth.se

For more information: www.lunduniversity.lu.se/vacancies

 

Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Elektro- och informationsteknik

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

 

Subject description
Wireless connectivity in cars is no longer mainly about traditional infotainment. The use of wireless communication in vehicles is growing rapidly and is a key technology to increase road safety and efficiency. For accurate performance predictions, it is necessary to consider the whole system, including the influence of the surrounding environment, other vehicles, the networking stack and the application. V2X communication will rely on different underlying communication technologies. In order to make realistic assessment of the performance and study the complementary behavior of, e.g. 802.11p and LTE, and possibly C-V2X it is necessary to be able to make detailed and simultaneous simulation studies, including the whole network chain and proper temporal behavior.
In the project we will work with a simulation framework (based on OmNET++, SUMO, Veins, and Plexe) for system and application level simulations where detailed models of the environment and antenna arrangements are used, parts of the communication system that are vital but also very specific in vehicular environments. We will develop cluster based channel models based on realistic environment descriptions achieved from detailed map data. To complement existing models in the literature, especially when it comes to directional properties in the considered scenarios, we will perform directional channel measurements in some selected scenarios.

Work duties
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and Learning.
Detailed description of the work duties:

  • Research within the subject area, as described above. The work includes development of suitable channel models for system level simulations, work with the complete system level simulator including realistic mobility patterns, environment description, channel models and communication protocols. Planning, participation and evaluation of measurement campaigns for channel characterization.
  • Collaboration with industry; the project is a part of a larger joint project with the Swedish automotive industry and hence includes project meetings and joint project work.
  • Teaching at a undergraduate and graduate level, and supervision of degree projects and doctoral students, might be included.
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above.

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Post-Doc Researcher in Wireless Duplexing (University of Bristol, UK)

 

Job number: ACAD103633
Division/School: School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Engineering Maths
Contract type: Open Ended
Working pattern: Full time
Salary: £33,199 – £37,345 (Grade I) £37,345 – £42,036 (Grade J)
Closing date for applications: 20-Nov-2018

 

Applications are sought from highly talented Engineers with experience in the field of RF systems and circuit design to join the Communication Systems and Networks (CSN) research group at the University of Bristol.

A unique opportunity exists for a researcher to join the CSN group in an EPSRC funded position working on the development and characterization of novel tuneable RF transceiver architectures utilizing self-interference (SI) cancellation for frequency division duplexing and in-band full-duplex. Bristol’s track record in this field spans the conception, simulation, prototyping, and field testing of full-duplex transceivers. Ongoing research activities seek to develop further transceiver architectures, algorithms, and enhancements, as well as characterising and modelling the performance of these systems for use in network simulations.

This position is being offered on a full time, open-ended contract with funding up to 31 March 2020.

For informal enquiries, please contact Mark Beach, Professor of Radio Systems Engineering, M.A.Beach@bristol.ac.uk

 

Further details and how to apply can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/ycjmr48v

Postdoc within Next Generation Technology @Telenor Research

Company: Telenor Group

Location: Oslo, Norway

Duration: 3 years

Type: Full Time

Application deadline: 15th of November, 2018

Contacts: Patrick Waldemar (VP Head of NG Network Technology), +47 934 37 841 (Mobile)

For more informationwww.telenor.com/career/vacant-positions/?jobid=J071234

 

Telenor is an international provider of high quality telecommunications, data and media communication services to customers in 8 markets across Asia and Scandinavia with headquarter in Oslo, Norway. Telenor is also a leading provider of fixed-line and media services to the Scandinavian countries. Telenor is one of Norway’s largest companies with revenues in 2017 of approx. NOK 125 billion and a work force of more than 20 000 domestically and abroad.

Telenor Research is Telenor’s corporate unit for research. Telenor Research conducts research on new technology and service opportunities, changing consumer behaviour, changing regulatory regimes, the competitive environment and new technology platforms driving changes in the ecosystem. Telenor Research has extensive cooperation with industry and other research establishments at home and abroad, securing access to leading edge knowledge.

The Next Generation Technology department aims at understanding how core network technologies will be developing and enabling service development. A key challenge is to investigate how core network technologies can create new strategic opportunities and be used to differentiate our service positions in order to stay competitive in our markets.  Network virtualization and security within smart future networks are key research areas. Current research and innovation activities are focused on how Telenor can realize the 5G vision of profitable top line revenue growth by serving industry verticals and deliver mass market connectivity.  We are participating in several Horizon2020 projects, for instance:
5G (www.5g-vinni.eu/ ), (https://5g-ppp.eu/to-euro-5g/ 
Secure IoT networks (scottproject.eu/), and
Multi-Domain Orchestration (www.5gex.eu/).

We are offering a 3 year Postdoc temporary position and are seeking a highly motivated person with background from Computer Science, Telematics or similar, to strengthen our research on network virtualization and security within smart future networks. The ideal candidate has an outstanding academic track record and capabilities to publish in highly ranked academic journals. Furthermore, you should be keen to take on the challenge of combining technology research with developing research based strategic advice for Telenor.

Work description

  • Define postdoctoral project focus within the research program “Smart Future Networks” and work in collaboration with the researchers in Telenor Research to qualify for top academic positions, e.g. professor positions
  • Participate in ongoing research and advisory activities in the department, with initial focus on network virtualization and security within the research program “Smart Future Networks”.
  • Identify and pursue research within topics of high importance for Telenor´s strategic agenda
  • Contribute to strategic and operative recommendations and implications of the research results and present to relevant stakeholders
  • Continuous monitoring of technology trends which will influence Telenor´s business positions, as well as our competitors positions
  • Conduct research participating in internal projects and in close collaboration with national and international universities and research communities

Experience

  • A PhD in Computer Science, Telematics or similar
  • Broad understanding of computer systems and computer networks, e.g. in the intersection between IT and telecommunication networking
  • Specialisation within one or more of the following topics: virtualization (server and network), network control and management, including OSS, wireless, mobile and IP network security, Linux Native with cloud (OpenStack, Docker) skills, Linux Native with Network-Security skills
  • Excellent analytical skills with capability to publish academic papers in highly ranked academic journals
  • Understanding of and interest in the Telecom industry

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude, self-driven and open-minded
  • Highly interested in research and has a passion to influence business through research
  • Persuasive and confident in presenting complex topics to industry management as well as top management in Telenor
  • Ability to drive tasks and deliver results on time and with the required quality, either on an individual level, as a team member, or as a project leader

Post-Doctoral position at Railenium – 5G for remote control of train

 

Title: 5G for remote control of train

Summary: Development and implementation of a train-to-ground radio link based on cognitive radio and 5G features applied to the case of the remote-driving of trains

Duration: 18 months

Requested skills: Wireless communications, 3G/4G and 5G technologies, signal processing, Matlab simulations, fluent English, experience in writing journal papers, knowledge of Railway domain will be a plus

Host institution: Railenium (Villeneuve d’Ascq, France)

How to apply: send a CV + motivation letter to marion.berbineau@ifsttar.fr and emilie.masson@railenium.eu and iyad.dayoub@uphf.fr

 

Context

As a test and applied research centre for the railway sector, the IRT Railenium (http://railenium.eu/fr/) aims to develop, through collaborative innovation, the competitiveness of companies as engines of growth and employment.

Railenium is involved in the “TC-Rail” project: a 42-month project with a goal of achieving the possibility of safely driving a locomotive from a remote site, without a driver in the train cabin, with a safety level equivalent to that obtained in the presence of a driver in the cabin.

The consortium is composed of: SNCF, Thales Communication & Security, Actia Telecom and CNES.

This post-doctoral research position is offered in the context of the TC-Rail project which is a project that aims to develop two on site demonstrators for remote driving of a driverless train. Remote driving based on wireless link between the train and a control centre is a technological brick mandatory for the development of fully automatic driverless trains in a near future. This 18 months position is part of the TC-Rail project and will be held by Railenium for a work with Ifsttar/Cosys/Leost laboratory, IEMN/DOAE laboratory of the University of Valenciennes, Thales and SNCF.

Missions

The work will consist in the development of an uplink wireless solution based on emerging 5G technology to carry high quality video. A state of the art on different topics will be performed in the literature and different Eu projects: chosen 5G wave forms and the ones suitable for critical communications, MIMO and precoding techniques that can operate with these waveforms, railway radio channels and the associated impairments. Some suitable techniques will be chosen. Thanks to simulations with Matlab, some of these techniques will be evaluated and compared in the context of railway and identification of the most promising ones will be identified. Solutions for the optimization in the specific use case of remote driving will be proposed. These solutions will be implemented on SDR boards for on-site trials.

SIEM ACADEMY Electromagnetic Security – Cagliari 6-8 September 2018

immagineProtection of Environment and Systems.

Personal Protection.

Integrity of Objects and Data-Communication.

Emergency Management.

Efficient Data Management.

The First Edition of the SIEM Academy will be held during the 2018 Italian National ElectroMagnetics Conference (RiNEM) in Cagliari, Sardinia.  SIEM Academy represents a new cross-thematic training format aimed at informing, stimulating, and above all inspiring PhD students, scholars and engineers on emerging and not yet consolidated topics that are therefore particularly fertile to start new research activities or to expand existing studies.

SIEM Academy will help promote a virtuous contamination of the electromagnetic background with that of neighbouring or even traditionally distant communities.

Each edition of the SIEM Academy will focus on a different main theme: the 2018 theme is “Electromagnetic Security”. Several tutorials will summarize the state of the art and will outline the open issues and the possible research challenges. The tutorials will be taught by both SIEM faculty and recognized experts from other disciplines and organizations that will offer a different point of view on the topic, thus fostering new long-term synergies.

The scientific program will be completed by the stories of colleagues who have won important European grants (ERC and H2020 projects) and will therefore share their experience on how to write a successful proposal. There will be also room for companies and startups to introduce themselves and their activity. The synthesis of the School will be the Research Contest wherein participants, organized in groups, will challenge themselves in the drafting of multi-disciplinary research proposals based on the School’s topics, to be evaluated by the organizing committee who will then issue a SIEM Academy certificate useful for the recognition of training ECTS credits. SIEM will grant a prize for the best proposals, and a financial aid for the most deserving participants.

TOPICS

 1. Cyber and Physical Security in the Internet of Things

2. Integrity and Protection of Products and Equipments

3. Indoor Surveillance

4. Operational Management in Harsh Environments

5. Electromagnetics for Homeland Security

6. Terahertz Imaging for Security

7. Security and Drones: Surveillance and Countermeasures

 

8. Security in Quantum Communication

9. Data Analytics and Visualization

10. Fundraising, How To

11. Meet Industry

12. Spin-off corner

13. Research contest

 

 

Speakers

G. Bianchi, Università di Roma Tor Vergata

A. Costanzo, Università di Bologna

A. Neto, Technical University of Delft (NL)

R. Mugavero, Univ. di Roma Tor Vergata

V. Degli Esposti, Università di Bologna

F. Viani, Università di Trento

D. Ostrowsky, CNRS, Nice, (FR)

A. Chessa, Linkalab, Cagliari

G. Marrocco, Università di Roma Tor Vergata

C. Lucianaz, Politecnico di Torino

Fee

  By 15.06.18 After 15.06.18
SIEM members €. 200 €. 250
Non members €. 210 €. 260

 

Organizing Committee

  1. Marrocco, L. Tarricone, A. Costanzo, C. Lucianaz, D. Riccio, V. Degli Esposti, M. Midrio, G. Montisci

Info: http://sites.unica.it/rinem2018/,   gaetano.marrocco@uniroma2.it

Post-Doctorate position

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Title: Antenna selection techniques in massive MIMO for increasing the robustness of 5G communications to interferences.

Post-doctorate duration of 12 months: Preferably starting September 2018.

Requested skills: Signal processing – Digital communications.

Host laboratory: IEMN (TELICE team), Villeneuve d’Ascq, France.

Supervising team: Eric Simon (MCF at IEMN) – Joumana Farah (professor at the Lebanese University).

 

Contact: Eric Simon, eric.simon@univ-lille.fr

Keywords: 5G – Channel sounding – Massive MIMO – Antenna selection – Power allocation.

 

Mission: The candidate will first study antenna selection strategies in massive MIMO to combat different types of interferences. The candidate will then develop techniques for detecting the sources of interference in the network, based on channel sounding techniques that will be tested using the MIMOSA sounder. The next step will consist in combining antenna selection techniques with appropriate power allocation methods in such a way to minimize the influence of interference sources on the transmission quality.

The originality of this subject is that it encompasses both theoretical aspects, with the development of new antenna selection and power allocation algorithms, and practical aspects, with the exploitation of the MIMOSA channel sounder. In addition, the candidate will rely on the group’s strong expertise in the field of channel measurement, as well as on the latest research works realized by the supervising team on the impact of interferences on wireless communications and on power allocation [2-5].

 

References:

  1. Deniau, C. Gransart, G. L. Romero, E. P. Simon, J. Farah, “IEEE 802.11n Communications in the Presence of Frequency-Sweeping Interference Signals”, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, 2017.
  2. Dermoune, E. P. Simon “Analysis of the maximum likelihood channel estimator for OFDM systems in the presence of unknown interference”, EURASIP J. Adv. Signal Process., 2017
  3. Farah, E. Sfeir, C. Abdel Nour, C. Douillard, “New Resource Allocation Techniques for Base Station Power Reduction in Orthogonal and Non-Orthogonal Multiplexing Systems”, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2017), May 2017, Paris, France.