Date: 28 January 2020

Place: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Organiser: Claude Oestges, Université Catholique de Louvain

Venue: Université Catholique de Louvain

Start time: 9 am  End time: no later than 6 pm



Radio Communications have become one of the pillars on which our Society relies for performing many daily tasks. Today, the number of connected devices is increasing exponentially, reflecting not only enthusiastic smartphone adoption but also increasing connectivity of machines, sensors, vehicles and other devices for health and smart environments.

The Inclusive Radio Communications concept defines those technologies aimed to support wireless connectivity at any rates, for any communicating units, and in any type of scenarios. The Wireless Internet of Things beyond 2020 requires revolutionary approaches in Radio Access technologies, networks and systems. Over its four years of existence, COST Action CA15104 (IRACON) has achieved scientific breakthroughs by introducing novel design and analysis methods for the 5th-generation (5G) and beyond-5G radio communication networks. Results have spanned the whole gamut from radio channel modeling, in particular in the millimeter-wave range to signal processing for massive MIMO and C-RAN, innovative network architectures and protocols and finally experimental research addressing Over-the-Air testing, the Internet of Things, localization and tracking and new radio access technologies.

The IRACON Final Workshop will bring together several international experts to discuss new emerging challenges in the scientific  areas covered by the Action, as well as new research topics raised by a number of Vertical applications, in particular Health, Mobility, Industrial Automation and Smart Environments



Session 1: Future Internet-of-Things and its Applications (9:00-10:45)

  • IoT for Health: The Communication Infrastructure for a Pervasive Healthcare Environment, Kamran Sayrafian (NIST, USA)
  • Future Internet of Things: Building Intelligent Environments, Chiara Buratti (Uni. Bologna, Italy)
  • Quo Vadis, Wireless: An Industrial Automation Perspective, Ognjen Dobrijevic (ABB, Sweden)

Session 2: PHY Layer and Cellular Radio: Trends and Challenges (11:15-13:00)

Session 3: Intelligent Radio Networks (14:00-15:45)

Session 4: Smart Mobility and Positioning (16:15-18:00)





Registrations are managed by EURACON, the European Association for Communications & Networking (

Deadline: 8 January 2020

To register please fill out THIS FORM
Proceed then by paying € 180 as a contribution to the local expenses (including coffee breaks, lunch and a social dinner).
Accompanying persons may attend the dinner, upon seating availability, by paying € 90. They need to send an email to with subject “CA15104 – LLN dinner”, by 8 January 2020.

Contributions can be paid via one of the following options:

Account Holder: Euracon, AISBL, Avenue Georges Lemaitre 4-6, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Bank name: BNP Paribas Fortis NV (Louvain-la-Neuve)
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