IRCICA – Postdoc and Engineer positions

Experimental Evaluation of Communications:
(1) Optical MIMO and (2) Railway communications

POSTDOC / Engineer – 12 months


Startas soon as possible; applications will be processed when they arrive but the opening will be closed by end of April
Place – IRCICA, USR 3380, Univ Lille – Lille, France
Required Skills – Experimental realization on test bench and, either Signal Processing and Digital Communications, MIMO techniques, either Optics / Experimental Photonics

For further details or to apply send your CV, a letter of motivation and references


Context: IRCICA has a set of equipment dedicated to the generation and analysis of signals. We are aiming at developing these Telecom test benches for two specific use cases:

  • Transmission tests for any class of few-mode fibers; 4×4 MIMO processing is necessary, although widely used in wireless communication, it is not directly transferable to fiber communication and adaptation to the optical channel is essential.
  • Emulation of railway communication using a channel emulator in the loop for IP level assessment of the link quality.

Expected applications: We are looking for candidates knowing either optical communication or wireless communications and eager to apply their knowledge on experimental testbeds. A good understanding of the radio channel is expected. For the optical test bench, the candidate needs to be familiar with MIMO processing. For railway communications, the candidate is expected to be familiar with different wireless standards (at least WIFI, if possible GSM-air, 4G and 5G). Depending on the use case, knowledge in Matlab and/or Labview are expected.

Both positions can be opened for Postdocs or Engineers, the goal of the project will be adapted depending on the profile.

Final call for papers – Workshop MoTION 2019

Final call for papers

Workshop MoTION 2019 on “Mathematical Tools for IoT Networks Modeling”

15 April 2019, Marrakech, Morocco
in conjunction with IEEE WCNC 2019

Paper submission deadline: January 30th 2019 (FIRM)

Motivation and Background

IoT, myth or reality, is in an intensive development phase on a technical but also commercial and marketing point of views as well. Many of the existing technical solutions for wireless IoT connectivity are based on the adaptation of the techniques developed for wireless broadband communication and in that sense it is difficult to evaluate how far are they from the optimal solutions. From a theoretical point of view, IoT networks lie on a paradigm shift with respect to usual broadband cellular networks. In general, IoT connections can be divided into two clusters: massive Machine-Type Communication (mMTC) and Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC). In both types of IoT connectivity the main issue is no longer to achieve the highest possible data rate. In mMTC the objective is to support massive number of moderately reliable connections, while in URLLC the objective is to support several connections with ultra-high reliability and very low latency. In many use cases, IoT connections transport only few data bytes and this is comparable in size to the protocol overhead needed to support that transmission. The main features of IoT networks could be summarized as: i) short packet communications, ii) bursty interference, iii) massive number of nodes and iv) connectionless communications. The first feature points to the techniques of non-asymptotic information theory, which is generalization of the asymptotic results by Shannon. 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, in mMTC, due to the high number of nodes, perfect scheduling is not possible and only light coordination mechanisms should be used.

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

Paper submission: January 30th 2019 (FIRM)
Acceptance notification: February 15th2019
Final paper due: March 1st, 2019

For more information:
Submit a paper:

VTC Spring 2019 – Call for Workshop Papers

VTC Spring 2019 – CORNER Workshop: Communications for Networked Smart Cities

Call for Workshop Papers

VTC2019-Spring, Kuala Lumpur, MALASIYA 2019 – Workshop W1
International Workshop on CorNer: Communications for Networked Smart Cities
Date: Sunday, April 28. Time: 9.00 – 17.30


Deadline for paper submission is: 5th February

Motivation and Background

The demands for high data rates and ultra-reliable coverage become demanding issues due to increase number of population in the world by 2020. The huge demand for high quality life makes the administrator and the governments to put carefully planning in cities in a smarter way. As a premier agent for stimulating a quality of life compatible with a resource efficient economy, the smart city phenomenon has recently seized the imagination of the academia and the industry significantly. As the Internet of things (IoT) and Tactile Internet are predictable to be a primary driving force for future cities, advanced communication methods will play a crucial role in assisting real-time data acquisition and utilization from distributed sensors. However, smart cities will also have to function within the limitations of the national economy and available resources. Consequently, the challenges in the realization of smart cities are many and varied. In general, low energy consumption, constrained bandwidth, latency and budgetary limitations are predominate. In order to overcome these hurdles, it is essential that new ideas and theories for optimizing the network in energy, spectral, latency and monetary terms are presented to achieve a robust environment monitoring and sustainable transportation network, among other provisions. This led the researchers to pave the way for future wireless networks under the umbrella of 5G communications as well. This is an amalgamation of a multitude of technologies ranging from device-level algorithms such as low power transmissions to system-level architectures such as software-defined networking (SDN), the challenges posed by each of these techniques are critical. The smart city idea is also known to work at the intersection of various techniques such as device-to-device (D2D) communications, massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO), millimeter wave (mmWave) communications, full-duplex transmissions and Internet of Things (IoT) to name a few. The aim of this workshop is to bring together a group of experts with interest in emerging smart cities related areas. The recent advancement in smart cities has boosted the development of a new generation of highly-efficient mobile networks. This workshop will highlight the recent developments in this evolving area. It will provide a platform for exchanging new ideas and research collaboration. Topic are not limited to the following areas:

– 5G oriented smart cities
– Big data and cloud computing in smart cities
– Internet of things and automation in smart cities
– Cognitive radio in smart cities, and ultra-dense network
– Energy harvesting technologies and communications
– Communication in smart grid and green communications and computing
– Novel network architecture design
– Resource-efficient cross-layer optimization
– Cooperative communications, mmWave and Massive MIMO Design for transmissions
– Energy-efficiency and spectral-efficiency
– Cooperative and relay communications for smart cities
– LDPC and Polar codes applications in Smart Cities
– Antennas design and channel modeling
– Machine-to-machine communications and Smart Drones Communications
– Safety, security, and privacy for smart Cities
– Smart transportation systems and infrastructure (V2V, V2I)
– Applications, deployments, test-beds and experimental experience for communications in smart cities


Submission Guidelines

TrackChair Link:


Key Dates

  • Paper Submission: 5 February 2019
  • Acceptance notices sent: 16 February 2019
  • Final paper due: 28 February 2019
  • Early conference registration end: 31 March 2019


Workshop Organizers

  • Dushantha Nalin K Jayakody, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia
  • Syed Ali Hassan, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
  • Rui Dinis, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), Portugal

TeamUp5G PhD student positions

PhD student positions from the recent MSCA Innovative Training Network TeamUp5G

(New RAN TEchniques for 5G UltrA-dense Mobile networks)


TeamUp5G (New RAN TEchniques for 5G UltrA-dense Mobile networks) is an MSCA ITN that has just started in 2019, whose focus is ultra-dense small cell systems, an important component in future heterogeneous 5G networks (commercial deployment in 2020) and beyond. TeamUp5G considers aspects such as enhanced multi-antenna techniques, efficient backhaul/fronthaul, massive MIMO, communications in the millimetre wavebands and visible light communications, as well as spectrum sharing and aggregation to enhance system capacity, decrease delay and energy consumption, and improve overall service quality.

The research team of 15 young researches supervised by committed experts from the industry and academia will advance the state of the art with the design of novel physical/link/medium access control algorithms and protocols to enhance capacity and user satisfaction, new dynamic spectrum management, opportunistic optimization of radio resources and cognitive radio techniques, together with self-organization capabilities, with different levels of collaboration, and techniques and methodologies to save energy. Both mobile broadband and IoT applications and traffic will be harmonized. The new developed techniques will be analyzed by simulation and prototyping and some show-cases (immersive video, drones) will be developed to illustrate the novelty and applicability of our ideas. The consortium will train the young researchers on how to contribute and will actively participate in the activities of standardization bodies.

Details on the fifteen PhD student positions from TeamUp5G (New RAN TEchniques for 5G UltrA-dense Mobile networks), leaded by Ana Garcia Armada from UC3M, are available at:

We would like to receive applications from Early Stage Researchers who are envisaging to pursue a PhD and hold a Master degree in this field.






Paper submission deadline: March 31, 2019

As the name suggests, the BalkanCom is held annually in a country of the Balkan Peninsula. The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers in academia, research labs and industry from all over the world to this historical region. The conference addresses the important challenges in the evolving world of Communications and Networking, while at the same time bolstering the potential and talent that is found in this exciting and dynamic region.

The third edition of the conference will take place on June 10-12, 2019 in Skopje, Macedonia. The theme of the conference, “5G and beyond“, is fitting not only for the Balkan Peninsula, but globally, reflecting the process of intensive ICT development and requirements for an ever increased interconnected world.

This conference edition will be dedicated to initiate and establish the spirit of “Balkans without the borders“, in order to support and boost the knowledge and technology transfer in the area and among the neighboring countries.

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
  • Next generation RAN and beyond 5G
  • mmWave, Terahertz communication
  • Free-space optical and visible light communication
  • Internet of Things and M2M communication
  • Ultra-reliable and low latency communication
  • Software-defined networking, network function virtualization and network slicing
  • Cognitive radio networks and dynamic spectrum access
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning for communication and networking
  • Nanoscale networks based on molecular and electromagnetic communication
  • Communication in challenging environments (underwater, underground, tunnels/mines, space, disasters)
  • V2X communications
  • Communication protocols (transport, routing, link, and physical layers)
  • Fibre-optical communication systems
  • Cross-layer design and optimization
  • Information theory and coding
  • Signal processing for communications
  • Green communication and networking
  • Resource management
  • Integration of heterogeneous networks
  • Wireless ad hoc, mesh and sensor networks
  • Security and privacy in communication networks
  • Deployment scenarios and experiences
  • Infrastructures, platforms, testbeds, and software



Papers should describe original work and should be no more than 5 pages in a double-column format including tables, figures and references.

Accepted papers up to 5 pages will be published in the proceedings. One extra page is allowed with an additional fee, if accepted. BalkanCom reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference if the paper is not presented at the conference. Best papers will be fast tracked to Computer Networks (Elsevier) and Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier) Journals.



Paper submission deadline: March 15, 2019   March 31, 2019
Notification of acceptance: April 26, 2019
Camera-ready papers due: May 10, 2019



Download here the PDF
Additional information is available at the conference webpage:


Liljiana Gavrilovska, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia
Petri Mahonen, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Alberto Leon-Garcia, University of Toronto, Canada

Özgür Gürbüz, Sabanci University, Turkey
Wolfgang Gerstacker, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Vladimir Atanasovski, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia
Aleksandar Neshkovic, ETF, Belgrade, Serbia

Dejan Vukobratovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Oliver Holland, King’s College London, United Kingdom

Mihael Mohorcic, JSI, Slovenia
Zoran Hadzi-Velkov, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia

Valentin Rakovic, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia
Daniel Denkovski, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia
Aleksandar Risteski, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia
Enis Kocan, University of Montenegro, Montenegro

Mehmet Can Vuran, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Anna Maria Vegni, Roma Tre University, Italy

Josep Miquel Jornet, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA

Ian F. Akyildiz, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Ilir Capuni, University of New York, Tirana, Albania
Anthony Ephremides, University of Maryland at College Park, USA
Mehmet Can Vuran, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Liljiana Gavrilovska, Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia
George Giannakis, University of Minnesota, USA
Josep Miquel Jornet, University at Buffalo, USA

New position as Research Assistant at Technische Universität Ilmenau


The Department of Electronic Measurements and Signal Processing (EMS) at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is offering a two-year position as:

Research Assistant

Compensation will be paid according to the civil service collective agreement (TV-L) and your individual qualifications up to payment group E13. The time limit of two years results from the third-party funding. Based on the results of the scientific work the post offers the possibility of gaining a doctoral degree.
The research of the Electronic Measurements and Signal Processing group EMS focuses on measurement and modelling of electromagnetic wave propagation, signal processing, multi-antenna systems in mobile radio and radar, UWB and millimeter wave radar sensors as well as localization of mobile radio terminals.

Your Tasks:
Your future research activities will be carried out in the Radar, Sounding and mmWave/THz Systems team. In interdisciplinary cooperation together with the EMS chair at the Technische Universität Ilmenau you will develop systems for the demonstration and measurement of broadband direction-agile radio interfaces for 5G mobile radio and radar.
We offer an attractive and familiar working environment with access to excellent laboratory facilities. You will perform research on and work with latest technologies as part of an open-minded and multi-cultural team. Our good contacts to numerous research facilities and technology partners, both nationally and abroad, enable you to shape the project realization as seen most promising. Furthermore we offer you excellent opportunities to reconcile working and family life.

Our Expectations:

  • Above-average university degree in electrical engineering or computer sciences or similar fields
  • Very good knowledge in the field of high frequency and microwave technology, signals and systems theory, microwave measurement technology
  • Knowledge in the usage of draft tools for microwave systems (e.g. ADS, Ansys HFSS, Ansys Designer or CST) and MATLAB or Python
  • Experience in the field of HF system integration
  • Willingness and ability for academic writing and publications in the international framework
  • Very good English skills in a technical and scientific environment

The tasks require a creative and self-reliant work kreative und eigenverantwortliche scientific work in a highly motivated multinational team. You should aim for a doctoral degree which will be highly supported by the chair oft he group.
Technische Universität Ilmenau is holder of the „TOTAL E-Quality“ distinction and emphasizes gender equality. Severely disabled applicants with essentially identical professional suitability will be preferentially selected.

Please send your application, consisting of application letter, CV, copies of certificates, references and recommendations, along with the reference 139/2018 by January 31 2018 at the latest, to:

Technische Universität Ilmenau
Dezernat für Personal und Recht
Postfach 10 05 65
98694 Ilmenau
or to:
(Please send attachments in a single PDF file)

For further information, please contact Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. R. Thomä (Tel. +49 (0)3677/69-2622,

Please notice that we cannot return your application documents unless you enclose a stamped and addressed envelope with sufficient postage. For saving public resources we kindly ask you to hand in copies, which are to remain at TU Ilmenau and will be destroyed at the end of the tending process.
Please be aware that this is a non-authoritative translation of the original document issued by TU Ilmenau under reference 139/2018 and is by itself not legally binding.

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, and you can always consult the Twitter account (@EuCNC) or Facebook ( 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

  • 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:

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,

For more information:


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 (

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.