Winter School on New radio access techniques enabling advanced video applications in 5G


Date: 20-22 November 2019
Location: Madrid, Barcelona
Venue: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
OrganisersAna Garcia Armada (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain), Fernando J. Velez (Instituto de Telecomunicações/Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal), Alvaro Villegas (Nokia Bell Labs, Spain)


The fact that video is (and will continue) dominating the mobile traffic is one of the drivers for the deployment of 5G. The new radio access techniques need to be able to provide the quality of service and experience that the new applications are demanding. In this Winter School we will have the possibility to learn from experts from both domains: the radio access and the video applications. Discussions to find out what is missing and where to orient the students’ research will be one of the main contributions of the training.

This three days training period will address recent advances in radio access, comprising signal processing, modulation, random access schemes and resource management, that are enabling the advance of mobile communications towards 5G and beyond and will facilitate the new uses cases, such as ultra-high definition video or virtual/augmented reality. The topics span form aspects of advanced multi-carrier or multi-antenna techniques following new paradigms such as cell-free massive MIMO, to system level optimization, including scheduling algorithms and spectrum management, as well as video applications that are able to exploit the availability of wireless 1 Tbit/s data rate on a per link basis.

Business aspects, cost/revenue trade-off, public policies for spectrum sharing and new frequencies, entrepreneurship and IPR protection will also be central parts of the training. The event also includes training on research, as it foresees a poster session that will allow the students to share their recent findings and ideas with their colleagues and tutors, who will give feedback and suggestions. Academic vision will be complemented by industrial experience, the IPR knowledge of the Spanish patent office and the “hands-on” part of the training.


20 November

9:00 – Registration and Welcome
9:30 – Seminar on patents and IPR – Juan Manuel Vázquez Burgos, OEPM (Spanish Patent Office)
13:00 – Lunch
14:30 – Visit to Nokia Bell Labs / – Talk “AR/VR in 5G” by Alvaro Villegas
16:30 – Visit to Telefónica / – Talk TBD by F. Javier Lorca

21 November

9:30 – Multicarrier modulations for 5G and beyond / ML? Overview?
10:30 – Massive MIMO in 5G, Ana Garcia Armada, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
11:30 – Cell Free Massive MIMO
12:30 – Physical Layer Aspects of Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication, Theodoros Tsiftsis, Jinan University, China
13:30 – Lunch
15:00 – Visit to labs and demos
16:00 – Poster session

22 November

9:30 – IoT architectures using CoAP, Jelena Misic, Ryerson University, Canada
10:30 – Blockchain for Communications, Vojislav Misic, Ryerson University, Canada
11:30 – About video QoS Luis Bellido, UPM, Spain
12:30 – Are Drones the killer application for taking 5G to new heights?, L Miguel Campos, PDMF, Portugal
13:30 – Lunch
15:00 – Entrepreneurship –  case study, Albena and Peter Lindgren, Aarhus University, Denmark
18:00 – Closing remarks


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