PhD on Electro-Magnetics Fields and 5G, University of Lille (IEMN-IRCICA Lab)

PhD on Electro-Magnetics Fields and 5G
University of Lille (IEMN-IRCICA Lab)

L. Clavier (IMT Lille Douai), D. Gaillot (Univ. Lille)
J. Wiart (T´el´ecom Paris)

With the increasing use of wireless communication facilities [1], we live in a permanent electromagnetic field (EMF) that has induced concern and risk perception despite existing regulation. The people in charge of networks deployment, the ones who check the compliance of EMF exposure to safety limits are facing such questions [2]. The assessment of exposure requires specific equipment or simulation tools that can be complex to operate, contributing therefore to increase the gap between lay people and experts. The 5G deployment, that is just starting, reinforce these issues [3, 4] bringing new uncertainties resulting from the ever increasing band used and the beamforming induced by massive MIMO. This PhD will address these questions, several locks remaining to be overcome.

The objective is to be able to built an EMF exposure map. Today the EMF monitoring is carried out using measurement campaigns, These in situ measurements are of great interest but they cannot be performed everywhere. Taking advantage of progress in connected devices technologies, the exposure assessment has been investigated using connected sensors. Recently, wireless sensors, autonomous in energy, have been designed, and proposed. Associated in networks, these sensors are of great interest since they can grab the exposure’s temporal variations; nevertheless, since they are still localized they cannot, alone, provide an exposure mapping because of unsampled locations. Reconstruction using measurements localized in some specific places has been investigated using methods based on geostatistic and Gaussian processes [5, 6, 7]. Recently works have been carried out using Artificial Intelligence and machine learning [8, 9]. These works have been performed using simulations taking into account information that are available through databases (like the position of the base stations) as well as drive testing. Since these works dealt with simulations, confrontation with measures will require an adaptation of the method to increase the accuracy and take into account specific properties of the EM field. Many improvements can be studied. The first one is to include some data from the field, like the city density, the position of the base station, or any other significant parameters, which are publicly available. It is also possible to manage sensors of different qualities and to include mobile sensors to improve the reliability of the reconstruction. Taking into account the density of the sensors, the imprecision of the location and the measurement and the temporal evolution of the EM field also constitute research challenges.

The work is based on data that will be measured in different locations in Lille. A large number of sensors ( 50) will allow to cover an area in the city center and another set of sensors will cover another place. The objective of the work is to develop a machine learning process to analyze the data and reconstruct in space and time the electro-magnetic field. This will allow to evaluate the exposure of a given person in the city.

Telecommunication, 5G. Part of the PhD is devoted to data processing and, possibly, measurement campaigns. Knowledge of Telecommunications is important and experimental abilities would be appreciated.
Machine learning
Python, Anaconda, Tensorflow

For further information or to apply, contact and send a CV to JoeWiart (, Davy Gaillot ( and Laurent Clavier (

[1] L. Clavier, T. Pedersen, I. Rodriguez, M. Lauridsen, and M. Egan. Experimental Evidence for Heavy Tailed Interference in the IoT. working paper or preprint; 4p.pdf, March 2020.
[2] Joe Wiart. Radio-Frequency Human Exposure Assessment: From Deterministic to Stochastic Methods. 01 2016.
[3] Miroslava Karaboytcheva. Effects of 5g wireless communication on human health. Briefing PE 646.172, EPRS – European Parliamentary Research Service, March 2020.
[4] M. Egan, L. Clavier, M. de Freitas, L. Dorville, J. Gorce, and A. Savard. Wireless communication in dynamic interference.
[5] Sam Aerts, D. Deschrijver, L. Verloock, T. Dhaene, Luc Martens, and Wout Joseph. Assessment of outdoor rf-emf exposure through hotspot localization using kriging-based sequential sampling. Environmental research, 2013.
[6] A. Solin, M. Kok, N. Wahlstr¨om, T. B. Sch¨on, and S. S¨arkk¨a. Modeling and interpolation of the ambient magnetic field by gaussian processes. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 34(4):1112–1127, 2018.
[7] Thomas Lemaire, Joe Wiart, and Philippe Doncker. Variographic analysis of public exposure to electromagnetic radiation due to cellular base stations: Variographic analysis of bts emf exposure. Bioelectromagnetics, 37, 10 2016.
[8] Sam Aerts, Joe Wiart, Luc Martens, and Wout Joseph. Assessment of long-term spatio-temporal radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure. Environmental research, 161:136–143, 11 2017.
[9] S. Wang and J. Wiart. Sensor aided emf exposure assessments in urban environment using artificial neural networks. Int. Journal Environmental research and public health, 2020.In GLOBECOM 2017 – 2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, pages 1–6, 2017.

Assistant / Associate Professor positions @ IMT Lille Douai (North of France)

Assistant / Associate Professor positions @ IMT Lille Douai (North of France)


IMT Lille Douai (North of France) is looking for 4 assistant/associate Professor permanent positions in the following themes:

  1. Telecommunications, signal processing, massive machine type communication, Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication, NOMA, IoT.
  2. Modeling, estimation, control and monitoring of systems.
  3. Artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems, machine learning, optimization.
  4. Data science, machine learning, deep learning.

For the full details, send an email to:

Deadline for applications: 04/30/2020

Conditions for the eligibility of applications: European nationality (European Union) effective on the date of the first test and holder of a PhD.

Special Issue “Human Exposure in 5G and 6G Scenarios”

Special Issue “Human Exposure in 5G and 6G Scenarios”

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section “Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering“.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020

For more details:


Special Issue Information

The upcoming development of the 5th generation mobile networks (5G) based on wireless communications will involve for the first time a wide use of the millimeter-wave spectrum (30–300 GHz). The need for new network performances, such as low transmission latency and an increase in data rates, will also involve the introduction of technological innovations, such as ‘massive’ MIMO antennas and beamforming. Furthermore, small cells will be integrated into 5G networks. All these novel usages will lead to a new world of connectivity, which will develop the concept of future smart cities, factories, and roads and will improve the user benefits, providing ubiquitous wireless access to the cloud. These heterogeneous networks will also drastically modify user exposure.

In this Special Issue, we invite submissions dealing with the human exposure assessment in the upcoming 5G exposure scenario and beyond 5G technologies (e.g., in the THz band). Research papers or reviews can focus on (but are not limited to) measurements and/or simulation methodologies for 5G and beyond 5G technologies, deterministic and statistical approaches, in situ exposure assessment, concepts for minimizing exposure, network optimizations, etc.

Dr. Marta Parazzini
Prof. Dr. Wout Joseph
Dr. Maxim Zhadobov
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • 5G and 6G technologies
  • human exposure assessment
  • measurements
  • simulations
  • real-life scenarios
  • in-situ exposure assessment
  • massive MiMO
  • distributed massive MIMO
  • 5G NR
  • beamforming
  • 5G network optimization and exposure minimization

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

Junior Professorship at TU Ilmenau, with tenure track “Radio Technologies for Automated and Connected Vehicles”

Junior Professorship (W1) with tenure track
“Radio Technologies for Automated and Connected Vehicles”


TU Ilmenau is looking for a Junior Professor on the topic “Radio technologies for automated and connected vehicles”.

The professorship has a tenure track, i.e., after 6 years and positive evaluation, it will be converted into a permanent W3 position.

The deadline is March 15th

For more information please follow these links:

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Call For Papers for BalkanCom 2020

The Fourth International Balkan Conference on Communications and Networking (BalkanCom 2020)
Technically co-sponsored by IEEE (approval pending)
June 3 – 5, 2020, Novi Sad, Serbia

The fourth edition of BalkanCom will take place on June 3-5, 2020 in Novi Sad, Serbia. The theme of the conference, WIRELESS FUTURE FOR 2020 AND BEYOND, is fitting not only for the Balkan Peninsula, but globally, heralding a new decade of innovation and groundbreaking progress in the ICT domain. BalkanCom 2020 continues the best tradition of scientific conferences of being completely not for profit.

*** Call for Papers ***

We seek original, completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/magazine/conference. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
– Wireless systems and networks
– Communication protocols (transport, routing, link, and physical layers)
– Optical communication systems
– Cross-layer design and optimization
– Information theory and coding
– Signal processing for communications
– Green communication and networking
– Resource management
– Deployment scenarios and experiences
– Infrastructures, platforms, testbeds, and software
– Big data for communications
– THz communications
– Machine learning for communications
– Mobile edge computing
– Non-terrestrial communications
– 5G/6G wireless and 3D Cellular
– Wireless ad hoc, mesh, sensor and robot networks
– Green, cognitive, and intelligent communications and networks
– Communication in challenging environments (underwater, underground, tunnels/mines, space, disasters)
– Internet of Things and M2M communication
– Localization and Sensing
– Nano-scale networks
– Integration of heterogeneous networks
– Software-defined networking
– Security and privacy in communication networks

*** Key Dates ***
Paper submission deadline: March 15, 2020
Notification of acceptance: May 7, 2020
Camera-ready papers due: June 1, 2020

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore (approval pending).

Research post of an RF Transceiver Architect, University of Bristol

Research post of an RF Transceiver Architect within the Communication Systems and Networks research group at the University of Bristol


Job number: ACAD104397
Division/School: School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Engineering Maths
Contract type: Open Ended
Working pattern: Full time
Salary: £33797 – £38017
Closing date for applications: 10-Feb-2020


Applications are sought for the research post of an RF Transceiver Architect within the Communication Systems and Networks research group at the University of Bristol. The successful applicant will join the UKRI Prosperity Partnership on Secure Wireless Agile Networks (SWAN), with specific skills in the frequency agile, blocker resilient and multi-band radio frequency (RF) receiver front-end analogue circuit technology.

Further details and how to apply can be found HERE

Call for papers: special Issue “Human Exposure in 5G and 6G Scenarios”

Special Issue “Human Exposure in 5G and 6G Scenarios”

The Applied Sciences Journal will publish a special issue on Human Exposure in 5G and 6G Scenarios.
We invite submissions dealing with the human exposure assessment in the upcoming 5G exposure scenario and beyond 5G technologies (e.g., in the THz band).
Research papers and reviews can focus on (but are not limited to):

  • Measurements and/or simulation methodologies for 5G and beyond 5G technologies
  • Deterministic and statistical approaches
  • In situ exposure assessment
  • Concepts for minimizing exposure
  • Network optimizations
  • etc.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020

Further details and the manuscript submission information are available at:

Call for Papers – 2020 Baltic URSI Symposium

2020 Baltic URSI Symposium, 19-21 May 2020 in Vilnius, Lithuania

The 2020 Baltic URSI Symposium invites you to submit a paper related to one of the following areas:

Commission A: Electromagnetic Metrology
Commission B: Fields and Waves
Commission C: Radiocommunication Systems and Signal Processing
Commission D: Electronics and Photonics
Commission E: Electromagnetic Environment and Interference
Commission F: Wave Propagation and Remote Sensing
Commission G: Ionospheric Radio and Propagation
Commission H: Waves in Plasmas
Commission J: Radio Astronomy
Commission K: Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine



1 Oct 2019 – Paper submission opens
14 Jan 2020 – Submission deadline
3 Mar 2020 – Acceptance notice
14 Apr 2020 – Final paper



Open Research Fellow/Post-doc positions at CEA-LETI, France

Open Research Fellow/Post-doc positions at CEA-LETI, France


CEA-LETI ( is looking for motivated candidates to fill two Research Fellow/Post-doc positions (3 years) in:

  • Propagation modelling for beyond 5G communications (mm-wave-THz)
  • Radar systems (including MIMO Radar, Ground Penetrating Radar)

The candidate should have a PhD or a first experience in the field of radio communication and/or radar systems. The candidate will work in R&D projects with industrial companies, as well as in collaborative research projects on these topics.  Desirable skills/interests are channel sounding and modelling, microwave instrumentation, signal processing, radio communication and radar systems. A predisposition to teamwork, organization and report writing skills are required.

For further information and application, contact

Tenure track or tenured full time position in THz circuits and systems at UCLouvain


Tenure track or tenured full time position in THz circuits and systems at UCLouvain

The tenured full-time position (start in Sep 2020) is opened in the field of hardware design of electronic or opto-electronic circuits, for frequencies ranging from 30 GHz to THz, and application systems for these frequency ranges. This includes, but is not limited to, emerging applications such as ultra-high speed and very high bandwidth communications, thermal/low wavelength detectors and imagers, chemical detectors and imagers (gases, biomolecules, etc.), THz cryptography, etc.

Detailed offer: