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:

PostDoc position(s): Scaling IoT/5G networks

POSTDOC position(s): Scaling IoT/5G networks

Place: Lille, France (IMT Lille Douai)


We are looking for Postdocs on resource allocation for 5G and IoT, especially focusing on uncoordinated and distributed networks. Two main strategies have been proposed to the large scale deployment of IoT networks: long range single-hop or short range multi-hop communications; however none seems to ensure the expectation of 5G in terms of devices’ density or reliability and latency. We are looking for postdocs to reinforce our research on those topics. Candidates can have:

  • a theoretical background; publications related to one or more of the following topics: information theory, probability and communication theory, copula, multiple access (NOMA), cooperative communications, machine learning, optimization;
  • or an experimental background to implement and test solutions for IoT, for instance using machine learning to improve decoding in LP-WANs.

For further details, contact Laurent Clavier –

15 PhD positions in the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Project MINTS

15 PhD positions in the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Project MINTS
(MIllimeter-wave NeTworking and Sensing for Beyond 5G)


Applicants are invited for 15 PhD positions (“Early Stage Researchers”, ESRs) to be funded by the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “MINTS – MIllimeter-wave NeTworking and Sensing for Beyond 5G” within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission.

MINTS provides a unique system-oriented training to 15 ESRs, nurturing a new generation of innovators thanks to internationally recognized researchers with broad experience in research, training, and participation in EU, national, and industry-sponsored projects. With the intensive involvement of industrial beneficiaries and partner organisations (Nokia, NEC, Sony, NI, IMEC, Proximus, Italtel), the ESRs will obtain in-depth knowledge and skills in mmWave networks and its key applications. This interdisciplinary and intersectoral training is an essential component of each ESR’s PhD. The 15 ESRs are distributed over 7 beneficiaries in 6 countries: KU Leuven (Belgium), IMDEA Networks Institute (Spain), TU Darmstadt (Germany), NEC (Germany), University of Padua (Italy), Lund University (Sweden), and Nokia Bell Labs (Ireland). Additionally, the consortium is completed by 7 partner organisations: IMEC (Belgium), Proximus (Belgium), NI (Germany), Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain), Italtel (Italy), Maynooth University (Ireland), and Sony (Sweden).

Each of the 15 ESRs will be working towards a PhD degree, supported by a carefully chosen supervisory team that maximizes both scientific excellence as well as interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration. The 15 MINTS ESRs will not only receive state-of-the-art science/technology training but will also benefit from a unique soft-skills training programme. The interdisciplinary and inter-domain training will make MINTS ESRs highly employable in various industries (such as the EU telecommunication vendors and operators Nokia, Eriksson, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, and Vodafone), academia, or public government bodies.

Call for Papers – Future Networks: 5G and beyond

Journées scientifiques d’URSI-France

Future Networks: 5G and beyond

March 11-13, 2020
Telecom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Palaiseau, France)


The URSI-France 2020 workshop, organized under the auspices of the French Academy of Sciences, will focus on “Future Networks: 5G and beyond”. The workshop will be held on the campus of Telecom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, in Palaiseau (France), from March 11 to March 13, 2020.
Given the commercial launch of the Fifth Generation of Mobile Radio Networks (5G) in 2020, URSI-France dedicates its annual workshop to such networks and to their future developments, as they are called to transform society in-depth through very innovative uses. With 5G, wireless networks will have been designed for the first time from the outset, with the aim to make possible person-person, personmachine and machine—to-machine communications, giving access to a multitude of services relying on data. The 5G-specific technological developments, the use of millimeter waves, the foreseeable developments that will require extending 5G with a follow-up generation, will continue to stimulate important efforts and new lines of research for both academia and industry. However, as each new generation introduces more complexity and service enrichment, it also raises concerns and fears stemming from the increased number of electromagnetic emission sources, the associated exposure and the energy consumption. It is therefore important to address these various issues in an altogether unbiased vision, at the core of the scientific approach.
In this context, the workshop will be organized around oral sessions and posters. Most sessions will be introduced by invited speakers, presenting the state of the art and / or recent developments, followed by papers that have been selected by the Scientific Committee.


December 15, 2019: Deadline for submission of abstracts
January 16, 2020: Notification to authors of acceptance by the Scientific Committee.
February 7, 2020: Deadline for full text submission
February 21, 2020: Notification of the final acceptance of the full paper
March 11-13, 2020: Workshop


For more information please download the LEAFLET

PhD position in Ultra-dense cell-free mmWave deployment – KU Leuven

PhD position in Ultra-dense cell-free mmWave deployment

– KU Leuven (Leuven University), Belgium –


Desirable skills/interests: Wireless networking protocols, network architecture, optimization, machine learning (the applicant should be proficient in at least one or two of the skills)

Objectives: To design an algorithm to assign users to mmWave hybrid antennas in ultra-dense cell-free networks; To optimize the management overhead of optimal user/antenna allocation; To improve the scalability of cell-free mmWave networking by leveraging available network information such as the clients’ location.

More info & application

Deadline: October 31, 2019

PhD position in Machine learning-enabled fast and hybrid mmWave beam tracking – KU Leuven

PhD position in Machine learning-enabled fast and hybrid mmWave beam tracking

– KU Leuven (Leuven University), Belgium –


Desirable skills/interests: signal processing, optimization, machine learning, programming & implementation skills (the applicant should be proficient in at least one or two of the skills).

Objectives: To extract multidimensional (time, frequency, space) statistics from high-resolution channel measurements; To design a low complexity mmWave hybrid beamforming antenna and a beam tracking algorithm for realistic channels using machine learning approaches.

More info & application:

DeadlineOctober 31, 2019

PhD position in RF DESIGN FOR IoT – KU Leuven

PhD position in RF DESIGN FOR IoT

– KU Leuven (Leuven University), Belgium –


Description: The Internet of Things has been identified as one of the most important technological evolutions in the 21st century. Small devices with onboard sensors and wireless communication technology, deployed in large numbers, provide unprecedented opportunities for monitoring and controlling homes, cities, and the environment. This high-speed long-range IoT however requires solutions with acceptable spectral efficiency, making optimal use of the available bandwidth for powering and uplink and downlink data transfer. Achieving spectral efficient communication typically comes at a cost, most often a power cost. In this project, innovative system level solutions will be proposed to achieve high throughput communication with zero power cost. This will be achieved by co-designing a massive MIMO basestation as source of downlink power and control data, and a backscattering node that is able to reflect sensor data back in-band, adjacent-band, and out-of-band. Depending on the mode of operation, a trade-off can be achieved between spectral efficiency and range in the system.

Profile: The applicant should have a Master Degree in Electronic Engineering and should meet the minimum eligibility criteria for a PhD at KU Leuven, namely having very good grades as well as mature mastering of English, both oral and in writing. The applicant should have a background in RF engineering. Experience with designing microwave circuits on printed-circuit-boards is a strong asset. The applicant should demonstrate interest in experimental work, such as proof-of-principle realizations, while also showing interest for team work with other PhD students in wireless networking.

More info:

You can apply for this job no later than September 20, 2019 via the online application tool