Joint IRACON-WaveComBE Training Workshop on Radio Channel Modelling for 5G Millimetre Wave Communications in Built Environments


Date: 15 January 2019

Venue: Dublin, Ireland

Organisers: Narcis Cardona, iTEAM – U.P. Valencia (ES), Sana Salous, University of Durham (UK), Katsuyuki Haneda, Aalto University (FI)

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

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

Start time: 11:00 End time: 17:30


Millimetre-wave frequencies have been extensively studied during the recent years as the potential candidate bands for allocating mobile access services in 5G and beyond. A future with dense deployments of mobile network nodes working at such frequency bands is foreseen, mainly for environments where demand of extreme mobile broadband connectivity is concentrated, like in the build environments, either indoors or urban outdoors. IRACON ( is the COST Action on Radio Communications aimed to the design and analysis for the 5th-generation (5G) and beyond-5G radio networks. IRACON participants develop accurate radio channel models for scenarios including, but not limited to, heterogeneous cells, body area networks and vehicular communications, using carrier frequencies above UHF up to Terahertz. WaveComBE ( is an Industrial and Training Network of the Marie Sklodovska-Curie Action, dealing with the ultra-dense deployment of millimetre-wave (mmW) small-cells (SCs) in conjunction with massive multiple-input multiple output (MIMO) in 5G and beyond 5G (B5G) wireless networks. WaveComBE and IRACON Committees are offering this joint training workshop on the current advances on millimetre-wave radio channel modelling that both communities have produced recently. The objective of the workshop is to provide a comprehensive insight of the propagation aspects of mm-Wave frequencies, the various techniques for channel modelling in these bands, and the system level aspects of implementation and practical aspects, mainly on antennas and MIMO systems when applied above 30GHz.



  • Vittorio Degli Esposti, UniBO, IT
  • José María Molina, UPCT, ES
  • Andrés Alayón Glazunov, Univ of Twente, NL
  • Katsuyuki Haneda, Aalto Univ., FI
  • Pieter Demuytere, Televic, BE
  • Diego Dupleich, TU Ilmenau, DE
  • Athanasios Vasileiadis, U. of Sheffield, UK
  • Johannes Eckhardt, TU Braunschweig, DE
  • Jie Zhang, RanPlan, UK
  • Jonas Medbo, Ericsson, SE
  • Mark Beach, University of Bristol, UK


IRACON offers a limited number of grants to those who wish to attend the Joint Training Workshop:

Grants for ECI & PhD students of institutions participating in COST Action CA15104

Amount of the ECI/PhD Grant: € 400

To apply please send an email to with the following information:

  • Subject of the email: IRACON-WaveComBE Training Workshop – ECI/PhD grant application
  • Name, Affiliation and Country of the applicant
  • Career status of the applicant: PhD student, PostDoc, Assistant, Industry researcher, …
  • Applicant’s CV in attachment

Applications from ECIs/PhDs are officially accepted from  26 November until  7 December 2018
Emails received before or after this timespan will not be considered

Grants for MC Members of COST Action CA15104

A maximum of 1 MC grant per country will be offered, with priority given to inclusiveness criteria (in terms of ITCs, gender, ECIs)

Amount of the ECI/PhD Grant: € 160

To apply please send an email to , with the following information:

  • Subject of the email: IRACON-WaveComBE Training Workshop – MC grant application
  • Name and Country of the applicant

Applications from MC Members are accepted until 7 December 2018