4th MC meeting and 4th technical meeting

Date: May 29 – 31, 2017 - Venue: Lund, Sweden

Date: May 29 – 31, 2017

Venue: Lund, Sweden

IRACON 4th MC meeting and 4th technical meeting is organized by the COST Action CA15104, “Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and beyond” (IRACON). IRACON will hold his 4th MC meeting and 4th technical meeting in Lund, Sweden on May 29-31, 2017.

A Tutorial on Massive MIMO will be organised in conjunction with MC meeting on June 1st, 2017.

The meeting will take place in the E-building of Lunds tekniska högskola (LTH), Lund University, in the city of Lund at visiting address: John Eriksson väg 4 (main entrance) or Ole Römers väg 3 (parking lot side). The E-building can be viewed using Google Map: click HERE or search for “Ole Römers väg 3”. The main lecture hall is E:A and it can be accessed from the large lobby at the main entrance (on the western side of the E-building).


How to submit a TD

To submit a TD the Author(s) must:

  1. request a TD number within the deadline specified;
  2. prepare a PDF file containing the document to be presented, with a proper cover page;
  3. send the PDF file within the deadline specified.

Instructions on the various steps are given below.


If you intend to ask for a TD number, please go to the Members Area. Click on “TD Submission” and select “Request TD number” on IRACON 4TH MC MEETING AND 4TH TECHNICAL MEETING. The “TD Submission” page will close on May 10th, 2017.

TD STRUCTURE (Cover page)

Every Temporary Document must be preceded by a cover page.

– Those intending to use Word to edit their TD, please use the CoverPage_CA15104.doc file
– Those intending to use LaTeX to edit their TD, please use the LATEX.zip files

Please find here the instructions on how to fill in the cover page.


The final submission of a TD must be performed via email after receiving the TD number and no later than May 20th, 2017.

To submit your TD, please send an email with subject ” CA15104 – TD Submission” to lucia.vitiello@unibo.it attaching the full TD in PDF format named as the TD number assigned to you.

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Leif Wilhelmsson, Ericsson Research, Lund, Sweden

Title: Key IEEE 802.11 components: High Efficiency Wi-Fi and Wake-Up Radios

Abstract:  Leveraging on the success of earlier amendments of 802.11, such as 802.11n and 802.11ac, two new amendment are under development targeting improved spectrum efficiency and power consumption. This presentation will discuss some key features of High-efficiency Wi-Fi, 802.11 ax,  such as OFDMA, MU-MIMO, and means for improved spatial reuse.  We will also discuss activities within 802.11ba, where Wake-Up Radios for 802.11 are currently standardized.

  • Dr. Peter Karlsson, Sony Mobile, Lund, Sweden

Title: Next levels of low power and long range cellular IoT

Abstract: Solutions for low power and long range IoT connectivity to cellular networks have been standardised in 3GPP and new releases are in progress. The talk will describe use cases, an overview of cellular IoT Machine Type Communications (MTC) features in different 3GPP releases and latest implementations and prototyping of low complexity chipsets and modules.



Title: Tutorial, Massive MIMO: from theory to practice

When: June 1st, 9.00-13.00

Venue: Room E:2311, the E-Building of LTH, Lund University, Ole Römers väg 3, SE-223 63 Lund, Sweden


Currently, telecommunications providers face the challenge of increasing data rates while also expanding network capacity by orders of magnitude. Massive MIMO offer unique benefits that can address these concerns and enable 5G networks. To move Massive MIMO from theory to reality, however, advanced hardware must be combined with challenging signal processing.

In this tutorial, we give an overview of massive MIMO and the theory behind. We explain radio channel properties being important for massive MIMO operation and cover lessons learned from the implementation of the world’s first real time test bed for massive MIMO, the Lund University Massive MIMO testbed LuMaMi. With that, we also dive deep into the signal processing used, including reciprocity calibration, MIMO precoding, and MIMO decoding. Finally, we show the testbed in operation, with a number of simultaneous users using the same time-frequency resources for real time communication.


  • Fredrik Tufvesson received his Ph.D. in 2000 from Lund University in Sweden. After two years at a startup company, he joined the department of Electrical and Information Technology at Lund University, where he is now professor of radio systems. His main research interests are channel modelling, measurements and characterization for wireless communication, with applications in various areas such as massive MIMO, UWB, mm wave communication, distributed antenna systems, radio based positioning and vehicular communication.
  • Ove Edfors is Professor of Radio Systems at the Department of Electrical and Information Technology, Lund University, Sweden. His research interests include statistical signal processing and low complexity algorithms with applications in wireless communications. In the context of Massive MIMO, his main research focus is on how realistic propagation characteristics influence system performance and base-band processing complexity.

Cost: Free to attend

Tutorial registration: Registration is now OPEN HERE

*Due to limited space, special registration is needed. We will accept up to 35 participants on a strictly first-come, first-served basis