Post-Doctorate position


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,

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].



  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.

IEEE WoWMoM 2018 – Call for Participation


The 19th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), one of the premier conferences in the field of wireless networking, will take place June 12-15 2018 in Chania, Crete, Greece.

The two-track technical program includes the latest research in wireless network virtualization, connected vehicles, device-to-device communication, mobile edge computing, radio resource management, millimeter and UWB communication, mobility, location-based services, wireless routing, the Internet of Things, and cooperative communication.

This year’s program includes two keynote talks by Kay Roemer from the Graz University of Technology, Austria, and Albert Banchs from the University Carlos III of Madrid and IMDEA.

Demo, work-in-Progress, PhD, and hot-topic panel sessions complete this year’s technical program.

IEEE WoWMoM 2018 also features three workshops that will be held on June 12: The Internet of Things: Smart Objects and Services (IoT­SoS), Smart Vehicles, and User-Centric Service Provisioning Over 5G Networks.

The conference also provides a high quality social events program, including a welcome reception and a gala dinner.

This year WoWMoM will take place at the Minoa Palace Resort and Spa, in the city of Chania, one of the most beautiful cities in Greece. Chania is the second largest city in Crete, which was recently voted as the #5 tourist destination in the world by TripAdvisor.

Early Registration Deadline: May 7, 2018.


We look forward to seeing you in Chania!




Polychronis Koutsakis, Murdoch University, Australia


Salil Kanhere, UNSW Sydney, Australia

Vasilios Siris, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece


Marco Conti, IIT-CNR, Italy

Sajal K. Das, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA


Andreas Reinhardt, TU Clausthal, Germany

Petros Spachos, University of Guelph, Canada


Victoria Manfredi, Wesleyan University, USA

Rita Tse, Macao Polytechnic Institute, China


Stefano Avallone, University of Naples, Italy

Stefanos Papadakis, Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas, Greece


Ana Aguiar, University of Porto, Portugal

Dimitrios Koutsonikolas, University of Buffalo, USA

Corinna Schmitt, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Suranga Seneviratne, University of Sydney, Australia


Yue Gao, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Mario Papadopouli, University of Crete, Greece


Marilia Curado, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Angelos Marnerides, Lancaster University, UK


Yonghe Liu, University of Texas at Arlington, USA


Spyros Psychis, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Marios Kastrinakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece


David Murray, Murdoch University, Australia

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


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





  • 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




                           EuCNC 2018

    Ljubljana (Slovenia), June 18-21, 2018


         Early bird deadline: May 4 2018




Come join us in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from June 18 until June 21 2018.

Early bird deadline is available until May 4 2018.

All information about registrations is available here:

Follow us on Twitter (@EuCNC), LinkedIn ( or Facebook ( account for exciting updates about the programme, exhibition, workshops and tutorials, social events and more.

About the EuCNC 2018 conference

EuCNC 2018 is the 27th edition of a successful series of technical conferences in the field of telecommunications, sponsored by IEEE ComSoc and EURASIP, and financially supported by the European Commission. This year’s motto is “5G and beyond”, and it will focus on various aspects of 5G communications systems and networks, including cloud and virtualisation solutions, management technologies, and vertical application areas, among others. It targets to bring together researchers from all over the world to present their latest research results, being one of the main venues for showcasing, demonstrating and trialing the results of research projects, especially from successive European R&D programmes. It will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 18th to 21st June 2018.

The conference will include:

  • regular sessions with papers from the open call;
  • workshops;
  • special sessions;
  • poster sessions;
  • tutorials;
  • panels;
  • keynote talks;
  • demos and exhibitions;
  • technical pitches at coffee breaks by exhibitors.

Best regards,

Mihael Mohorcic, Jozef Stefan Institute, Department of Communication Systems, Slovenia

Mojca Volk, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Slovenia

Technical Program CoChairs, EuCNC 201

Postdoc position – Research Associate/Postdoc position in the EEE Department, Imperial College London


Dear Colleagues,

Applications are invited for a Research Associate/Postdoc position in the EEE Department, Imperial College London.

The project will focus on the prototyping of an entire closed-loop wireless power transfer architecture based on off-the-shelf components, and will complement the existing theoretical activities held in the group on communications and signals design for WPT.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Wireless Communications and should demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience in the design, measurement, prototyping and experimentation of RF communication systems (ideally using off-the-shelf components), including multi-antenna processing, channel estimation and phased array radio frontend. You also should be familiar with Labview and National Instruments equipment. Good written and oral communication skills in English are essential.

More details here

Best regards

Bruno Clerckx

PIMRC 2018 Workshop W11: WIreless Body COMunications in Medicine (WIBCOMM)


Date: Sunday, September 9.

Time: 14.00 – 17.30 h Workshop


Chair: Dr. Concepcion Garcia-Pardo, iTEAM Institute, Universitat Politècnica de València.

Vice-Chair: Prof. Narcis Cardona, iTEAM Institute, Universitat Politècnica de València.

Motivation and Background
The introduction of wireless communications in medical devices has grown up substantially in the last years. This has allowed medical devices to monitor important physiological parameters of the human body and send these data to a remote node to be post-processed for health purposes. However, although a vast variety of body devices have been proposed so far, they can be classified in two main groups: wearable devices for control some important parameters such us blood pressure or heart rate (typically known as on-body devices); or implanted devices for inspection or measuring parameters from the inner organs (known as in-body devices). In both scenarios, the human body plays an essential role due to their particular electromagnetic properties. Such properties impact on different aspects of wireless communications: antenna designs, radio channel modelling, standardization and so on. This workshop aims at surveying recent advances in wireless communications in the framework of wireless communications at the human body (on-body and in-body) covering aspects such us: simulation, testing, frequency bands, channel model, propagation or the electromagnetic emulation of the human body and others. Topics include, but are not limited to:

• Antennas for body area applications: wearables & implants

• Channel modelling & propagation studies in the environment of the body: in-body/on-body/out-of-the-body

• Experimental & theoretical propagation analysis for body applications

• Implanted devices • Electromagnetic characterization of the human body

• Wireless sensor networks • Wireless Capsule endoscopy

• SAR evaluation & measurements

• Localization and tracking at body area networks: in-body or on-body devices

• Interferences between medical devices & others

• Standardization for body area networks

• Internet of Things (IoT) for healthcare applications

More information can be found at:

Submission Guidelines
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. Papers should be submitted via EDAS; the links are available at under “Authors”. Papers should follow the same Author guidelines of the general symposium, which are available at

Key Dates Paper submission: May 18, 2018

Acceptance notification: June 15, 2018

Final paper due: June 29, 2018

Steering/Technical Committee
Prof. Narcis Cardona, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain; Dr. Kamran Sayrafian, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA; Prof. Ilangko Balasingham, Oslo University Hospital, Norway; Dr. Slawomir Jerzy Ambroziak, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland; Prof. Joseph Wout, Ghent University, Belgium; Dr. Katsuyuki Haneda, Aalto University, Finland; Dr. Qiong Wang, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany; Dr. Ali Khaleghi, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway; Dr. Mladen Veletic, Intervention Center, Oslo University Hospital, Norway; Dr. Günter Vermeeren, Ghent University, Belgium; Dr. Younghak Sin, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.

POSTDOC – 12 months in Lille, FRANCE


Project: Optical MIMO Communications: Propagation Channel Analysis and Communication Chain Performance

POSTDOC – 12 months

Start – as soon as possible

Place – IRCICA, USR 3380, Univ Lille – Lille, France

Required Skills: Either Signal Processing and Digital Communications, Matlab. MIMO techniques. Either Optics / Experimental Photonics

To apply send your CV, a letter of motivation and references to 


The evolution of telecoms makes it crucial to increase the maximum data transfer rates that can be transported by optical or wireless means. In the first case, the need is related to the announced saturation of the capacity of current monomode fibers [1].

IRCICA has a set of equipment dedicated to the generation and analysis of optical signals modulated in phase or amplitude. This Telecom chain is now operational for any single-mode fiber transmission project; a 2×2 MIMO processing that compensates for the interference of the two states of polarization is available. This configuration is also suitable for transmission tests on a special class of low multimode fiber, where all modes are non-degenerate, i.e., they do not exchange energy between them. Transmission tests on the active versions of such fibers (amplifying fibers) are in progress [2].

Recently, the bench has been completed to allow the generation and detection of two wavelengths simultaneously (512 Gbit / s or 2×256 Gbit / s). The chain is now able to generate and detect two completely independent signals, which will allow transmission tests to be extended to any class of low multimode fibers. The exchange of energy within each group means that to find the original information, 4×4 MIMO processing is necessary. Although MIMO processing is very widely used in wireless communication, it is not directly transferable to fiber communication and adaptation to the optical channel is essential [3].

Description of the project

The objective of the project is to develop a 4×4 MIMO processing for optical communications on low multimode fiber and to integrate this one with the Telecom channel. Two approaches can be envisaged according to the profile of the candidate: i) a “signal processing” approach using Matlab to do the MIMO processing in post-processing or ii) an “optical” approach using photonic components to make the MIMO treatment physical. This will characterize and model the transmission channel and optimize the signal processing to minimize the bit error rate. Extension to THz wireless communications may be considered, if time permits, the instruments used being the same. The tasks are:

  1. Characterization and modeling of the channel: in order to develop the right algorithms for retrieving information, it is necessary to characterize the properties of the multimode channel. If the optical properties of propagation are well controlled, the impact on baseband signals still needs to be studied, in particular nonlinearities and intermodal dispersion.
    1. Establishment of a channel characterization protocol.
    2. Measurements and analyzes.
  1. Transmission aspects: development of a 4×4 MIMO processing:
    1. Matlab development of MIMO 4×4
    2. Optimization of the execution time of the code (exploration of the most efficient / the most adapted estimation algorithms).
    3. Implementation for transmission on LP11a and LP11b modes of a circular core multimode fiber; or modes OAM + and OAM- of a multimode fiber with an annular core.
  1. Extend the study to 2×2 MIMO communications in pulsed THz with a target frequency of 300 GHz for very high speed broadband indoor applications.
  • Richardson et al., Nat. Photon. 7, 354 (2013).
  • Trinel et al., Opt. Fiber Technol., 35, 56-63, 2017.
  • Winzer et al., Opt. Express, 19, 16680 (2011).
  • Melati et al., Opt. Lett. 42(2) 342-345 (2017).

Ploschner et al. Nature Comm., 9, 529-535 (2015).

PIMRC 2018 Workshop W3: International Workshop on V2X Communications and Channel Modeling


Date: Sunday, September 9 Time: 9.00 – 17.30

Workshop Organiser(s): Christian Schneider, Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany;

Massimo Condoluci, Ericsson Research, Sweden

Motivation and Background

The support of reliable communications among vehicles and the surrounding environment (vehicle-to-everything, V2X) attracts interest from a wide set of industries (e.g., automotive, network operators, service providers, telco vendors), research communities, standardization bodies (e.g., ETSI, 3GPP) and industry associations (e.g., 5GAA). Due to complexity and intrinsic heterogeneity of V2X communications, harmonized efforts from several angles are needed regarding channel modeling, physical up to network layers, network architecture design, application design, etc. The aim of this workshop is to collect such recent advances on V2X. Initiatives such as the European COST CA15104 framework “Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and beyond (IRACON)” and various EU funded research projects (e.g., 5GCAR) are addressing this topic and might consider the workshop as a relevant for disseminating the findings.

Track 1: Second Workshop on V2X Channel Measurements and Modeling (WVCM 2018)

Vehicular communication is characterized by diverse environments, high mobility of both the communicating entities and their surroundings, and comparatively low antenna heights on vehicles. These characteristics are very different from classical cellular cases and make the vehicular propagation and channel modeling particularly challenging. Additionally, the ultimate goal of next generation V2X communication systems is enabling accident-free cooperative automated driving. To achieve this goal, the communication system will need to enable a diverse set of use cases, which can result in channel conditions not fully explored in the past (e.g., blockage effects caused by densely packed platooning vehicles, communication between vehicles and vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists, etc.). Finally, in recent years, different frequency bands have been proposed for V2X communications (e.g., in centimeter wave bands, millimeter wave bands, and in visible light spectrum). The impact of frequency band and the propagation characteristics of high frequency (millimeter wave) V2X channels, etc. become very important objects of investigation. This workshop is a sequel of the International Workshop on V2X Channel Measurements and Modeling (WVCM, that have successfully been conducted earlier in the PIMRC 2017 in Montreal, Canada.

The aim of this workshop is to discuss new V2X modelling and measurement results gained from various international and national activities. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Channel models and measurements for V2V, V2I, V2P, and V2N communication.
  • Measurement campaigns in sub-6 GHz (centimeter wave in 700 MHz – 6 GHz), higher frequencies incl. millimeter wave (6 GHz – 100 GHz), visible light spectrum.
  • Measurement campaigns in urban, highway, rural/suburban, indoor (parking garages), train/railway environments.
  • Effects of highly mobile scatterers on V2X channels.
  • Impact of dual mobility on V2X channels.
  • Advances in geometry-based stochastic and deterministic V2X channel modelling.
  • Modeling of blockage and/or mobile scatterer, characterization in platooning scenarios, spatial and temporal consistency for V2X channels, multi antenna systems.
  • Frequency-dependent parametrization of V2X channel models.
  • Comparison of different frequency bands for V2X.
  • Simulation environments in support of more realistic channel modeling (mobility modeling, environment modeling, modeling of new communication modes such as V2P).
  • Implementation of V2X-specific channel models in existing frameworks.
  • Results from large experimental testbeds and field operational tests related to V2X channel modelling.
  • V2X-specific antenna design and placement, and their impact on channel.

Track 2:  Workshop on 5G V2X Communications for Connected Autonomous Driving

The upcoming advent of 5G networks aims to provide reliable V2X connectivity to the automotive industry in order to support a wide range of use cases such as platooning, cooperative maneuvers, fleet and traffic management, autonomous and remote driving, etc. The heterogenous nature of V2X use cases poses challenges in developing ad-hoc solutions able to cope with different QoS requirements and different mobility scenarios, together with taking into consideration the interaction of vehicles with the surrounding environment. Several aspects are still under investigation by different research communities, industries and standardization bodies, such as fulfilling V2X QoS requirements together with supporting high mobility, designing ad-hoc network functions to support location-based services with strict delivery deadlines, dynamic adapting V2X application behavior to network changes, enhancing network capabilities at the edge, supporting V2X use cases in roaming and multi-operator scenarios, efficiently exploit different radio access technologies (RATs), etc. Gathering and harmonizing solutions to cope with above challenges will enable the design of a V2X end-to-end network slice, with V2X-tailored solutions from radio, network and application segments.

The aim of this workshop is to collect recent advances and inputs for the design of an automotive network slice, gathering novel works focusing on applications, business, network design, cloud, etc. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Market analysis and business models for V2X with focus on the interaction between automotive, telecom operator and vendor industries.
  • Use case analysis focusing on the interaction between vehicles and other interacting entities e.g., cameras, sensors etc.
  • Automotive Network Slices enablers and design.
  • Advances on V2V, V2N, V2I, and V2P communications.
  • Network architectures and orchestration for end-to-end V2X traffic delivery and optimization.
  • Exploiting edge solutions for V2X.
  • Network functions and protocols to cope with V2X QoS requirements.
  • Exploitation and management of multiple radio access technologies (RATs) to improve reliability and coverage.
  • Radio Access Network (RAN) for more efficient utilization of radio resources for V2X traffic, enabling low-latency, ultra-high reliability.
  • Co-existence of heterogeneous use cases from radio, network, and application points of view.
  • Support of roaming and multi-operator scenarios for V2X use cases.
  • 5G radio-assisted positioning.
  • Demonstrations and Validations.


Submission Guidelines

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. Papers should be submitted via EDAS; the links are available at under “Authors”. Papers should follow the same Author guidelines of the general symposium, which are available at

Key Dates

Paper submission: May 18, 2018

Acceptance notification: June 15, 2018

Final paper due: June 29, 2018

Workshop Steering

Taimoor Abbas, Volvo Car Corporation, Sweden

Mate Boban, Huawei Technologies, Germany

Massimo Condoluci, Ericsson Research, Sweden

Apostolos Kousaridas, Huawei Technologies, Germany

Christian Schneider, Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany

Tommy Svensson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Fredrik Tufvesson, Lund University, Sweden

Toktam Mahmoodi, King’s College London, UK

Workshop Publicity

Andres Laya, Ericsson Research, Sweden (publicity chair)

Naveed Iqbal, Huawei Technologies, Germany (publicity chair)

Taylan Sahin, Huawei Technologies, Germany (publicity chair)

Two open positions at InterDigital European Labs Open positions – Senior Research Engineer (NG-RAN)

InterDigital European Labs

Two open positions at InterDigital European Labs that may be of interest to some of the folks involved in COST CA15104 (IRACON):

Dr. Alain A.M. Mourad – Senior Manager – InterDigital Communications