1st Post-IRACON Meeting

Date: 14 – 15 September 2020

Place: Online Meeting

Venue: Microsoft Teams

Local Organisers: EURACON

 

1st Post-IRACON Meeting is organized by EURACON.

The event will be organised as follows:

  • the Plenary and WG meetings will take place on Mon 14  and on Tue 15  (9 am to no later than 6 pm).
  • due to its nature, the 1st Post-IRACON Meeting has the Break & Networking moments, that will take place everyday from 11 to 11.40 am and from 3.40 to 4 pm.
  • The Social Event will take place on Monday 14th from 5.50 to 6.20 pm.
  • The Closing Event will take place on Tuesday 15th from 6 to 6.20 pm.

Documents & Deadlines

Registration Fees

For all members of CA15104: free-of-charge (provided registration happens by 4th September)
For all members of CA15104 registering after the deadline: 50 EUR.
Others: 50 EUR.

How to pay

BANK TRANSFER

Account Holder: Euracon, AISBL, Avenue Georges Lemaitre 4-6, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Bank name: BNP Paribas Fortis NV (Louvain-la-Neuve)
Bank address: Place de l’Université 6, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
IBAN: BE84 0016 9348 0459
SWIFT-BIC code: GEBABEBB
REFERENCE: [Your first name] [Your last name], registration at 1st Post-IRACON Meeting

After the payment please send a confirmation email to flaminia.saratti@unibo.it and s.calderoni@unibo.it so that you can receive the receipt.

PAYPAL

Euracon accepts PayPal payments by adding 3% + € 0,35 for transaction fees.
To use the online payment, please send an email with subject “EURACON Online Payment – 1st Post-IRACON Meeting” to flaminia.saratti@unibo.it and s.calderoni@unibo.it
You will then receive an email from PayPal including the invoice and the payment instructions.

Please note: PayPal accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or PayPal account payments. A PayPal account is not required for online credit card payments.

PAYMENT RECEIPT

Receipts will be sent by email once EURACON has received the full registration and the related payment.
If you need a pro-forma invoice, please write an email to flaminia.saratti@unibo.it

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.


REQUEST FOR A TD NUMBER

To ask for a TD number please go to the Members’Area, click on “TD submission” and select “Request TD number” on 1st Post-IRACON Meeting.
The TD request page will close on 26 August 2020


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.


TD SUBMISSION

The final submission of a TD must be performed via email after receiving the TD number and no later than: September 2020

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

 

How to submit a pre-recorded TD presentation

TD presentations at the 1st Post-IRACON Meeting
All speeches will happen via Microsoft TEAMS. In order to ensure the speeches will be delivered even in case of last minute connectivity issues, ALL of them will be pre-recorded by the speakers and delivered to the organizational staff at EURACON before the event.

The pre-recorded TD presentations must be delivered by Sept. 9, EOB.

This will provide the organizational staff minimum time to check, and store all of them.

TD presentations should be confined to 15 min to leave at least five minutes for Q&A.

Chairs will choose among the questions posted by the attendees via the chat during the presentation. Speakers, at the end of the pre-recorded video, will provide live answers.

Guidelines for pre-recordings of TD presentations for the 1st Post-Iracon Meeting
It is suggested you record your presentation capturing both your slides and yourself presenting, besides the voice. This can be achieved in a number of ways. One option is to use a Zoom feature; you can download instructions at www.zoom.us. We prepared a short video tutorial to train towards the use of such option: please visit here.

  • Maximum file size: 200 MB
  • Format: mp4
  • Maximum Resolution: Full HD
  • Minimum Resolution: 480 pixel (height)
  • Suggested Aspect Ratio: 16 : 9 horizontal
  • Ensure your webcam does not overlap to any relevant part of your slides.

Please name your video file TD(20)13(your number) and send it using Wetransfer to s.calderoni@unibo.it ; subject of the e-mail: Pre-recorded video TD(20)13(your number)

Keynote Speakers

Mon 14, 9:00 – 9:45 am Andreas F. Molisch, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Title: “Recent Results in Outdoor mm-wave and THz Channels”

Mon 14, 9:45 – 10:30 am Alister Burr, University of York, York, UK. Title: “Massive MIMO, Beamforming and Radio Access Networks”

Mon 14, 4:20 – 5:05 pm Sana Salous, Durham University, Durham, UK. Title: “Propagation Measurements and Models for 5G”

Mon 14, 5:05 – 5:50 pm Richard Li, Futurewei, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Title: “New IP: Intent, Motivations and Applications”

Tue 15, 9:00 – 9:45 am Thomas Kürner, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany. Title: “THz Communications – A Candidate for Future 6G Systems”

Tue 15, 9:45 – 10:30 am Silvia Ruiz Boqué, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC), Barcelona, Spain. Title: “Always Look on the Bright Side of NewG (Despite Everything)”

12th MC Meeting and Final Workshop

Date: 27-29 January 2020

Place: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Venue: Université Catholique de Louvain

Local Organisers: Claude Oestges, Université Catholique de Louvain

 

IRACON 12th MC Meeting and Final Workshop is organized by the COST Action CA15104, “Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and beyond” (IRACON).

The event will be organised as follows:

  • the MC Meeting and the WG Meetings will take place on Mon 27 (9 am to no later than 6 pm) and on Wed 29 (9 am to no later than 3.30 pm)
  • the Final Workshop will take place on Tue 28 (9 am to no later than 6 pm), followed by a Gala Dinner

Documents & Deadlines

The Registration is now closed
Please go to the Members’ Area and click on “Meeting registration”; proceed then by paying € 180 as a contribution to the local expenses, which will be collected by EURACON.
Details on the payment procedure are available HERE.

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.


REQUEST FOR A TD NUMBER

The TD request is now closed
To ask for a TD number please go to the Members’Area, click on “TD submission” and select “Request TD number” on IRACON 12TH MC AND TECHNICAL MEETING.
The TD request page will close on 8 January 2020


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.


TD SUBMISSION

The final submission of a TD must be performed via email after receiving the TD number and no later than: 17 January 2020

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

Keynote Speakers

5G, a novel opportunity for smart transportation systems, by Lahatra Rakotondrainibe, Thales belgium

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The Invited Speakers of the Final Workshop are listed here: IRACON Final Workshop

11th MC meeting and 11th technical meeting

Date: 4-6 September 2019

Place: Gdańsk, Poland

Venue: Gdańsk University of Technology

Local Organisers: Slawomir Ambroziak, Gdańsk University of Technology

 

IRACON 11th MC Meeting and 11th Technical Meeting is organized by the COST Action CA15104, “Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and beyond” (IRACON).

Documents & Deadlines

Please go to the Members Area and click on “Meeting registration”; proceed then by paying € 160 as a contribution to the Local Organiser expenses, which will be collected by EURACON.
More information on the registration and payment procedure is available HERE.

The Registration is closed

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.


REQUEST FOR A TD NUMBER

To ask for a TD number, please go to the Members Area. Click on “TD Submission” and select “Request TD number” on IRACON 11TH MC AND TECHNICAL MEETING.
The TD request page will close on: 16 August 2019


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.


TD SUBMISSION

The final submission of a TD must be performed via email after receiving the TD number and no later than: 25 August 2019

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

Keynote Speakers

  1. Prof. Jacek Rak, Gdansk University of Technology. Title of the talk: “Disaster-resilience of communication networks”
  2. Prof. Mariusz Kaczmarek, Gdansk University of Technology. Title of the talk: “The use of ITC methods in supporting the elderly and chronically ill”

10th MC meeting and 10th technical meeting

Date: 27-29 May 2019

Place: Oulu, Finland

Venue: University of Oulu, Linnanmaa Campus

Local Organisers: University of Oulu (6G Flagship www.6gflagship.com) & Keysight

 

IRACON 10th MC Meeting and 10th Technical Meeting is organized by the COST Action CA15104, “Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and beyond” (IRACON).

Documents & Deadlines

Please go to the Members Area and click on “Meeting registration”; proceed then by paying € 165 as a contribution to the Local Organiser expenses, which will be collected by EURACON.
More information on the registration and payment procedure is available HERE

The Registration is closed 

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.


REQUEST FOR A TD NUMBER

To ask for a TD number, please go to the Members Area. Click on “TD Submission” and select “Request TD number” on IRACON 10TH MC AND TECHNICAL MEETING.
The TD request page will close on 6 May 2019


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.


TD SUBMISSION

The final submission of a TD must be performed via email after receiving the TD number and no later than 16 May 2019

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

9th MC meeting and 9th technical meeting

Date: Jan. 16 – 18, 2019

Place: Dublin, Ireland

Venue: Dublin City University, All Hallows Campus, Dublin 9, Ireland

Local Organiser: Conor Brennan, Dublin City University (IR)

IRACON 9th MC meeting and 9th Technical Meeting is organized by the COST Action CA15104, “Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and beyond” (IRACON).

Documents & Deadlines

Please go to the Members Area and click on “Meeting registration”; proceed then by paying € 150 as a contribution to the Local Organiser expenses, which will be collected by EURACON

The Registration is closed

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.

REQUEST FOR A TD NUMBER

To ask for a TD number, please go to the Members Area. Click on “TD Submission” and select “Request TD number” on IRACON 9TH MC AND TECHNICAL MEETING.
The “TD Submission” page will close on 17 December 2018

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.

TD SUBMISSION

The final submission of a TD must be performed via email after receiving the TD number and no later than 8 January 2019

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

Keynote Speakers

Kenneth Dwyer, Decawave

Because Location Matters

 

Ultan Mulligan, ETSI

Standardization Solutions for Researchers

 

Ihab Zine & P. Caffrey, COMREG

Mobile User Experience in Ireland

8th MC meeting and 8th technical meeting

Date: Oct. 1 – 3, 2018
Luogo: Podgorica, Montenegro

IRACON 8th MC meeting and 8th Technical meeting is organized by the COST Action CA15104, “Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and beyond” (IRACON).  The meeting will be held on Oct. 1 – 3 at the hotel Hilton Podgorica (http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/montenegro/hilton-podgorica-crna-gora-TGDPMHI/index.html). The address is: Bulevar Svetog Petra Cetinjskog 2, Podgorica 81000, Montenegro.

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Documents & Deadlines

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.

REQUEST FOR A TD NUMBER

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 8TH MC MEETING AND 8TH TECHNICAL MEETING. The “TD Submission” page will close on Sept. 14th, 2018.

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.

TD SUBMISSION

The final submission of a TD must be performed via email after receiving the TD number and no later than Sept. 21st, 2018.

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

Keynote Speakers

SpeakerDr. Mališa Vučinić, Research Engineer, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Montenegro

Summary: In this talk, we will present a first-hand experience on how an Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology is being developed within the IETF, on the example of 6TiSCH working group [1]. 6TiSCH is a technology that enables deterministic low-power wireless networking (bounded latency and duty-cycle). It targets industrial IoT applications such as monitoring and control, but has also been deployed in smart agriculture, smart parking and smart city space. We will give a high-level overview of what 6TiSCH is, how it is being standardized, implemented and tested, and related research. We will also discuss the IETF standardization process and how researchers can increase their impact by getting involved.

7th MC meeting and 7th technical meeting

Date: May 30 – June 1, 2018
Luogo: Cartagena, Spain

IRACON 7th MC meeting and 7th Technical meeting is organized by the COST Action CA15104, “Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and beyond” (IRACON).  The meeting will be held from May 30 to June 1 at the School of Telecommunication Engineering of the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain (address Antiguo Cuartel de Antigones, Plaza del Hospital, 1. 30202 Cartagena). This building was built in the 18th century and it formerly was a headquarter.

A Joint Seminar/Workshop on “Radiofrequency Localisation Techniques” will also be organized by the COST CA15104 (IRACON) – WIBEC on May 29 from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

Documents

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.

REQUEST FOR A TD NUMBER

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 7TH MC MEETING AND 7TH TECHNICAL MEETING. The “TD Submission” page will close on May 14th, 2018.

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.

TD SUBMISSION

The final submission of a TD must be performed via email after receiving the TD number and no later than no later than May 21st, 2018.

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

1. High-accuracy Positioning in Multipath Channels

SpeakerProf. Klaus Witrisal, Graz University of Technology, Austria, Chair of the Localisation and Tracking working group of IRACON

Summary:  This talk reviews first the difficulties faced by radio-positioning systems due to multipath radio propagation. The discussion of performance limits, arising from these channel impairments, will motivate the requirement for a large signal bandwidth and demonstrate the advantages of multi-antenna systems. Finally, localization and tracking algorithms will be discussed. Experimental results will illustrate the achievable performance levels in realistic scenarios. The potential capabilities of upcoming generations of wireless systems will increasingly make high-accuracy positioning available in near future.

2. Positioning and localization of mobiles in rich multipath scenarios (Davy Gaillot, ULille)

SpeakerDr. Davy Galliot, Associate Professor, CMI EEA – MiNT Manager, TELICE Research GRoup, University of Lille,  France

Summary: In this talk, a review and limitations of the positioning and localization techniques natively implemented in the most recent wireless mobile communication standards will be introduced.  Moreover, multi-antenna systems (e.g. MIMO) will be discussed through two realistic use cases as an opportunity not only to improve the accuracy of these systems in complex scenarios but also to extend the application range. First, a comprehensive framework will be presented to localize users for search and rescue applications or even for electronic surveillance in urban or suburban NLOS conditions. Then, a geometrical approach will be introduced to localize users in indoor scenarios using the WiFi 802.11n/ac architecture for applications where a high accuracy is required.

3. Cooperative Positioning for Real Time Location Systems (RTLS)

SpeakerDr. Mònica Navarro, Head of Communication Systems Division, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC)

Summary: This talk will review the state of the art on cooperative schemes and will deepen into a particular solution that integrates GNSS, INS and UWB technologies together with the principles of data fusion algorithms. Among the different technology solutions for localisation services and applications, GNSS is a strong candidate since it provides accurate positioning in a global reference system, with global coverage at a very low cost. However, GNSS-based navigation itself does not always achieve lane line accuracy required for such new services, it degrades in the presence of multipath (e.g. urban environments) or it is simply not always available (e.g. tunnels). Other systems such are cameras or scanners have higher accuracy but may lack global reference positioning, have a considerably higher cost or demand more complex mechanical and physical integration. To overcome limitations of each particular solution, and exploit other available systems, such as widely deployed wireless communication systems, cooperative schemes that integrate several technologies have been proposed.

6th MC meeting and 6th technical meeting

Date: Jan. 29 – 31, 2018
Venue: Nicosia, Cyprus

IRACON 6th MC meeting and 6th Technical meeting is organized by the COST Action CA15104, “Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and beyond” (IRACON).  The MC and Technical meeting will be held from January 29 at 09:00 to January 31 at 17:30 at the campus of European University Cyprus (address Diogenous 6, Engomi, Nicosia, Cyprus).

A Training Workshop onSoftware Defined Radio Hands-On: FPGA Prototyping with Over-the-Air Signals” will also be organized by the COST CA15104 (IRACON) – TBA on January 31 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

 

IMPORTANT: Sockets in Cyprus are like in the UK. Please remember to bring your adaptors!

Documents

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.

REQUEST FOR A TD NUMBER

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 6TH MC MEETING AND 6TH TECHNICAL MEETING.  The “TD Submission” page will close on January 12nd, 2018.

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.

TD SUBMISSION

The final submission of a TD must be performed via email after receiving the TD number and no later than January 19th, 2018.

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

Keynote speaker 1

Bio: Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir is an Assistant Professor at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), UK. Before joining UWS in Fall 2016, he has been working at Carleton University, Canada, Texas A&M University, Qatar and KAUST, Saudi Arabia on various national and international collaborative projects. Most of his research has been supported by industry partners such as Huawei, TELUS and sponsored by local funding agencies such as Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) and KAUST Global Research Fund (GCR). His research interests include design, development and deployment of diverse wireless communication systems, including hyper-dense heterogeneous small cell networks, Green networks and 5G and beyond-5G (B5G) technologies such as D2D communications, IoT and Networked-flying platforms. He has published more than 90 technical journal and conference papers and has contributed to 7 books, all in reputable venues. He is editor of 2 research monographs and co-author of a research monograph entitled Green Heterogeneous Wireless Networks published jointly by Wiley and IEEE Press. He has been/is serving as Chair/Co-Chair/Member of several workshops/special sessions and technical program committee of different IEEE flagship conferences, including Globecom, ICC, VTC and WCNC. He has been serving as Editor to Elsevier Journal Physical Communications and IEEE Communications Magazine and has served as lead Guest Editor/Guest Editor for IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Wireless Communications and IEEE Access. He is serving as Chair of IEEE ComSoc emerging technical committee on backhaul/fronthaul networking and communications. He is Senior Member of IEEE, active member of IEEE ComSoc and IEEE Standard Association.

Title: Networked Flying Platforms: Paving the Way Towards B5G Wireless Networks

Abstract: Driven by an emerging use of Networked Flying Platforms (NFPs) such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned balloons in future network applications and the challenges that the 5G and beyond-5G (B5G) networks exhibit, the focus of this talk is to demonstrate the evolution of the NFPs as a novel architectural enabler for radio access network (RAN) and their integration with the future cellular access and backhaul/fronthaul networks. NFPs are networked, flying and a potential way to offer high data rate, high reliability and ultra-low latent access and backhaul/fronthaul to 5G and B5G wireless networks. Such large scale deployable platforms and frameworks will guarantee the global information and communication requirements in future smart and resilient cities and solve the ubiquitous connectivity problems in many challenging network environments, e.g., coverage or capacity enhancements for remote or sparsely populated, social gathering and disaster affected areas, etc. This talk will provide balanced coverage on recent trends, challenges and future research and development related to the integration of NFPs with 5G and B5G networks.

Keynote speaker 2

Bio:  Ioannis Krikidis received the diploma in Computer Engineering from the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department (CEID) of the University of Patras, Greece, in 2000, and the M.Sc and Ph.D degrees from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications (ENST), Paris, France, in 2001 and 2005, respectively, all in electrical engineering. From 2006 to 2007 he worked, as a Post-Doctoral researcher, with ENST, Paris, France, and from 2007 to 2010 he was a Research Fellow in the School of Engineering and Electronics at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. His current research interests include wireless communications, cooperative networks, wireless powered communications, cognitive radio, and secrecy communications.

Dr. Krikidis serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, and IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. He has published over 170 papers in scientific journals and international conferences. He was the recipient of the Research Award Young Researcher from the Research Promotion Foundation, Cyprus, in 2013, as well as the recipient of the IEEE ComSoc Best Young Professional Award in Academia in 2016. He has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as an ISI Highly Cited Researcher 2017.

TitleFrom Wireless Power Transfer to Wireless Powered Communications

Abstract: Conventional energy-constrained wireless systems such as sensor networks are powered by batteries and have limited lifetime. Wireless power transfer (WPT) is a promising technology for energy sustainable networks, where terminals can harvest energy from the ambient electromagnetic radiation through appropriate electronic circuits. The integration of WPT technology into communication networks introduces a fundamental co-existence of information and energy flows; radio-frequency signals are used in order to convey information and/or energy. The efficient management of these two flows through sophisticated networking protocols, signal processing/communication techniques and network architectures, gives rise to a new communication paradigm called wireless powered communications (WPC).  In this talk, we discuss the principles of WPC and we highlight its main network architectures as well as the fundamental trade-off between information and energy transfer. Several examples that deal with the integration of WPC in modern communication systems are presented. Specifically, we study some fundamental network structures such as MIMO broadcast channel, interference channel, relay channel, multiple-access channel, and ad-hoc networks.  We envision that WPC will be an enabling technology for the upcoming wireless communication technologies.

GALLERY

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5th MC meeting and 5th technical meeting

Date: Sep. 12 – 14, 2017
Luogo: Graz, Austria

IRACON 5th MC meeting and 5th Technical meeting is organized by the COST Action CA15104, “Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and beyond” (IRACON).  The MC meeting will be held from Sept. 12 at 17:30 to Sept. 14 at 17:30, the Technical meeting from Sept. 13 at 11:00 to Sept. 14 at 16:30 at the campus “Inffeldgründe” of Graz University of Technology (address Inffeldgasse 25/D, 8010 Graz).

On Sept. 12, a Workshop on “Dependable Wireless Communications and Localization for the IoT” will be organized by the COST CA15104 (IRACON) EWGs Internet of Things (IoT) and Localization and Tracing (LT).

Documents

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.

REQUEST FOR A TD NUMBER

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 5th MC MEETING AND 5th TECHNICAL MEETING. The “TD Submission” page will close on August 28th, 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.

TD SUBMISSION

The final submission of a TD must be performed via email after receiving the TD number and no later than August 31st, 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

Keynote speaker 1

Bio: Henk Wymeersch received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering/Applied Sciences in 2005 from Ghent University, Belgium. He is currently a Professor in Communication Systems at the Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. Prior to joining Chalmers, he was a postdoctoral researcher, from 2005 until 2009, with the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served as Associate Editor for IEEE Communication Letters (2009-2013), IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (since 2013), and IEEE Transactions on Communications (since 2016). His current research interests include cooperative systems and intelligent transportation.

Title: 5G mmWave: a unique synergy between positioning and communication?
In this talk, I will give a brief overview of some of our group’s activities, in particular related to intelligent transportation systems and automated driving. In the second part of the talk, I will focus on 5G positioning. 5G will likely include a shift towards higher frequencies, towards massively higher number of antennas, and towards device-to-device communication. While these technological shifts are meant to satisfy several of the requirements of 5G networks (in terms of rate, density, coverage, latency, and overheads), they also have an unexpected side-effect: preliminary studies have revealed that the 5G technologies have the potential to provide high-precision location and orientation information. We will explore these potentials and highlight the possibility of a more tight integration between positioning and communication.

 Keynote speaker 2

Jean-Marie Gorce received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from INSA Lyon in 1998. He is a co-founder of the Centre for Innovation in Telecommunications and Integration of Services (CITI) of which he was the director (2009-2014). He has been associated to Inria since 2003 and he was a visiting scholar at Princeton University from Sept. 2013 to Aug.2014. He is the scientific coordinator of the experimental facility FIT-CorteXlab and he was the principal investigator of several French or European sponsored projects related to wireless networks. He is an associate editor of the Eurasip journal of Wireless Communications and Networking (Springer). His research interests lie in wireless networking and communication theory, focusing on realistic modeling, wireless system optimization and performance assessment considering both infrastructure-based and /ad hoc/networks. He published more that 150 conference and journal articles.

Title: Toward reliable, reactive and energy efficient bursty multi-user communications
We Supporting IoT communications in future 5G networks is an important challenge that will be addressed in standardization. IoT services will rely on the deployment of billions of things communicating various traffic under many different quality of service requirements. In this sense, IoT requires a new wireless network paradigm especially for services based on bursty traffic of low rates but under strong reliability, security and real-time constraints. For this kind of services often referred to as tactile internet, where IoT nodes are deployed in smart environments (e.g. smart cities), high reactivity and reliability are mandatory to offer haptic communications. In this presentation we consider scenarios where there are a very large number of nodes in each cell that transmit with a very low probability. We propose a theoretical framework to study these scenarios, and we highlight the main challenging issues which make classical cellular results inapplicable for IoT. We revisit the capacity of these networks exploiting recent results in non asymptotic information theory, associated to stochastic geometry models. We draw some operational rules to optimize these networks and we discuss the efficiency of current IoT network solutions investigated in the 5G standardization roadmap. We then describe some cutting edge technologies and solutions that will allow to balance and optimize the different KPI: energy efficiency, spectral efficiency, complexity, reactivity and reliability.

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4th MC meeting and 4th technical meeting

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).

Documents

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.

REQUEST FOR A TD NUMBER

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.

TD SUBMISSION

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.

Tutorial

Speakers:

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

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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.

Bios

  • 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

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