Advanced 5G radio access network features and performance

5G systems have been under study for about a decade and are intended to meet a certain set of KPIs for different verticals. 3GPP has finalised the first release of 5G (Rel’15) and is actively working on Rel’16 in view of submission to the IMT-2020. With the current state of the standardisation, the many trials around the world and the early network deployment, an initial assessment of the 5G solutions can be carried out. In particular, a comparison of the initial vision developed at the beginning of the decade can be compared with the current solutions. Furthermore, the challenges that remain to be addressed can be discussed in several verticals both in unicast and multicast/broadcast contexts (V2X, IOT, Multimedia, Health). Organized by two flagship 5GPPP European projects, this workshop will bring together the leading names in industry, academia and research institutes to discuss and debate the latest developments in this area. It offers a unique opportunity for researchers in this field to disseminate their results in all radio related aspects of 5G communications to a diverse audience. The workshop invites authors to submit original and previously un-published research papers in the following and related topics. They could cover traditional mobile broadband or any other new 5G vertical applications.

Featured Topics

  • 5G channel modelling and measurements
  • Novel channel estimation techniques
  • 5G antenna design and prototyping
  • Multiple antenna techniques, incl. MIMO, Massive MIMO and Beamforming
  • Control and implementation aspects for Massive MIMO and Beamforming
  • Non-orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) schemes, code design.
  • Efficient transceiver architectures and design
  • 5G air interface/ waveform design and optimizations
  • Advanced radio link management, incl. efficient signalling and control
  • Hardware impairments – modelling and impact analysis
  • 5G co-ordinated cells incl. NR-CoMP
  • Heterogeneous networks
  • Advanced Channel coding, waveform and Non-Uniform modulation
  • Layered-Division Multiplexing
  • Next generation of broadcasting systems
  • Convergence of broadcasting and broadband wireless
  • 5G system prototyping, PoC efforts

Organizing Chairs

Mythri Hunukumbure, Samsung R&D Institute-UK
Marie-Helene Hamon, Orange-France
Hans-Peter Mayer, Nokia-Germany
Belkacem Mouhouche, Samsung R&D Institute-UK

TPC Chairs

Manuel Fuentes, Polytechnic University Of Valencia
Stelios Stefanatos, Freie Universität Berlin

Publicity Chairs

Saeed Afrasiabi-Gorgani, Freie Universität Berlin
Irene Alepuz , Polytechnic University of Valencia

TPC Members

Paolo Baracca, Nokia Bell Labs
Yaning Zou, Tech. Univ. Dresden
Alphan Sahin, Interdigital
Nuria González Prelcic, Universidade de Vigo
Ulf Gustavsson, Ericsson
Xiaoming Chen, Qualcomm AB
Yinan Qi, Samsung R&D UK
Jingya Li, Ericsson
Ahmed Ibrahim, Florida International University
Miltiadis Filippou, Intel Germany
Yeon Ho Chung, Pukyong National University
Marianna Ivashina, Chalmers University


Tim O’Farrell, University of Sheffield
SaiDhiraj Amuru, Samsung R&D, India
Wei Guo, Samsung R&D, UK
David Vargas, BBC R&D, UK
Jordi Joan Gimenez. IRT, Germany
Galini Tsoukaneri, Samsung R&D, UK
Monisha Ghosh, University of Chicago
Daisuke Umehara, Kyoto Institute of Technology
Gia Khanh Tran, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Takayuki Nishio, Kyoto University
Kentaro Nishimori, Niigata University
John Thompson, University of Edinburgh
Pan Cao, University of Edinburgh
Behrooz Makki, Chalmers University
Shangbin Wu, Samsung Electronics, UK
Masahiko Shimizu, Fujitsu Labs, Japan
Panagiotis Demestichas, Univ. of Piraeus, Greece
Yiouli Kritikou, WINGS ICT Solutions, Greece
Andreas Georgakopoulos, WINGS ICT Solutions
Jose Luis Carcel, Samsung R&D, UK
Tero Jokela, TUAS, Finland


Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline (extended): 30 January, 2019
Paper Acceptance Notification : 15 February, 2019
Camera-Ready:  1 March, 2019

Submission Guideline

All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of eight (8) printed pages (10-point font) including figures. The papers exceeding 6 pages will be subject to an additional 100€ fee/page. Papers exceeding 8 pages will not be accepted in EDAS.

Papers should follow the standard IEEE Conference Template and be submitted through EDAS: