The scientific activities of IRACON are organised according to two types of working groups: disciplinary and experimental. Technical Document discussions will be organised in successive/parallel sessions on this initial basis.
DWG1: Radio Channels
The goal of DWG1 is to develop more accurate radio channel models for inclusive deployment scenarios (including but not limited to heterogeneous cells, body area networks and vehicular communications), using carrier frequencies above UHF up to Terahertz as well to co-develop antenna systems that can cope with the inclusive aspects of the targeted deployments.
WG Chairs: Sana Salous, Katsuyuki Haneda
DWG2: PHY Layer
The goal of DWG2 is to propose improved theoretical frameworks to study inclusive radio networks, to investigate new PHY layer algorithms to face capacity/energy/mobility/latency challenges and to confront when possible the proposed solutions to real experiments in the EWGs. With the other WGs, DWG2 will also address system level simulation issues because other test beds will not achieve the required scale to properly test some types of network.
WG Chairs: Hanna Bogucka, Jan Sykora
DWG3: NET Layer
The goal of DWG3 is to investigate the NET layer aspects that will characterise the merger of the cellular paradigm and the IoT architectures, in the context of the evolution towards 5G-and-beyond. In particular, the following objectives will be pursued : 1) identifying and assessing the network architecture of 5G-and-beyond systems; 2) studying the impact of the “fog” networking/computing approach foreseen for 5G, on the evolution of the RATs; 3) evaluating radio resource management approaches compatible to the new requirements set by future mobile radio networks (e.g. on latency); 4) proposing new concepts and paradigms to take account of the plethora of new applications arising from the IoT context.
WG Chairs: Silvia Ruiz Boqué, Hamed Ahmadi
EWG-OTA: Over-The-Air testing
The goal of this EWG is to investigate and validate new OTA testing methods, channel models (in coordination with WG1) for implementation in advanced OTA testing set-ups for inclusive networks (large objects, small ad-hoc networks, adaptive networks, etc.); development of advanced metrics for device and system performance ; experimental determination of the required degree of sophistication of models, metrics, and implementations, in line with current standardisation.
WG Chairs: Wim Kotterman, Moray Rumney
The goal of this EWG is to support the evolution of 5G networks through the inclusion of the IoT component, via the investigation and assessment of the network architectures, the comparison among the many approaches currently devised for the development of an ecosystem of the IoT platforms and applications in terms of operating systems, and the experimental validation of different protocols for large scale applications of the IoT.
WG Chairs: Erik Ström, Chiara Buratti
SEWG-IoT: Internet-of-Things for Health
The Sub Working Group Internet-of-Things for Health as part of EWG-IoT aims to focus on the design, development, performance evaluation and experimentation of IoT in healthcare applications such as health monitoring and Telemedicine.
Sub WG Chairs: Kamran Sayrafian, Sławomir J. Ambroziak
EWG-LT: Localisation and Tracking
The goal of this EWG is to follow the development of 5G standardisation, taking advantage of the new techniques implemented and defined (millimetre waves, massive MIMO, etc.) to design and test new localisation and tracking techniques for devices, working both in outdoor and indoor environments.
WG Chairs: Carles Anton-Haro, Klaus Witrisal
EWG-RA: Radio Access
The goal of this EWG is to experimentally validate the many techniques that will be implemented at the PHY and MAC layers of the radio access part of 5G, especially those developed within DWG2. New waveforms, cognitive radio approaches, or massive MIMO, are possible examples.
WG Chairs: Florian Kaltenberger, Mark Beach