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


Monday, 15 April - GHARNATA room
Session 1: 09:00 - 10:30 - Chair: Mythri Hunukumbure
09:00 - 09:05  - Welcome to the workshop (Session chair)
09:00 - 09:15 - Introduction to ONE5G project Hans-Peter Mayer (PM ONE5G)                                   

09:15 - 09:25 - Introduction to G-XCAST project Belkacem Mouhouche (TM 5G-XCAST)

Paper presentations: MIMO

  1. 09:30-09:45 - A Low-Complexity Antenna-Layout-Aware Spatial Covariance Matrix Estimation Method, Shangbin Wu, Xiaoqing Zhang
  2. 09:45-10:00 - Hybrid Digital and Analog Precoding Algorithm for Millimeter Wave MIMO Systems, Ye Wang, Weixia Zou
  3. 10:00-10:15 - Effect of Mutual Coupling on the Performance of STCM-MIMO Systems, Fatemeh Asghari Azhiri, Reza Abdolee, Behzad Mozaffari Tazehkand
  4. 10:15-10:30 - On the use of semi-definite relaxation for uplink phase-only hybrid beamforming with blockers, Reda Bekkar, Cyrille Siclet, Laurent Ros, Benoit Miscopein, Serge Bories

Session 2: 10:45-12:15 – Chair Belkacem Mouhouche

Paper presentations: Massive MIMO

  1. 10:45-11:00 - Quality-of-Service Constrained User and Antenna Selection in Downlink Massive-MIMO Systems, Javed Akhtar; Ketan Rajawat
  2. 11:00-11:15 Hybrid Processing for Multi-user Millimeter-Wave Massive MIMO Systems via Matrix Decomposition, Wu Wei, Danpu Liu
  3. 11:15-11:30 A 3D Ellipsoid Model for Isotropic and Non-Isotropic Scatterers Co-existing Massive MIMO Channels, Lingfeng Wang, Jianqiao Chen, Xiaoli Yang, Nan Ma, Ping Zhang
  4. 11:30-11:45  Low-Complexity Iterative Receiver for Orthogonal Chirp Division Multiplexing, Roberto Bomfin, Marwa Chafii, Gerhard Fettweis
  5. 11:45-12:00 Generalized JSDM with Enhanced Interference Management for Massive MIMO Systems, Guosen Yue, Bohan Zhang, Xiao Qi, Leonard Cimini

Session 3: 14:00-15:30 – chair Hans Pater Mayer

14:00- 14:30 - Keynote: Dr. Merouane Debbah (Huawei), Mobile AI for Beyond 5G Networks

Paper presentations: Waveform design and receiver processing

  1. 14:30 -14:45 - Fractional Media-Based Modulation with Golden Angle Modulation, Ibrahim Yildirim, Ertugrul Basar, İbrahim Altunbaş
  2. 14:45 -15:00 - Moment-Based Bound on Peak-to-Average Power Ratio and Reduction with Unitary Matrix, Hirofumi Tsuda
  3. 15:00-15:15 - Robust block-sparsity-based multiuser detection with inaccurate channel estimation for NOMA, Yan Tian
  4. 15:15-15:30 - Optimum Pilot and Data Energy Allocation for BPSK Transmission over Massive MIMO Systems, Tarig Ballal, Mohamed A. Suliman, Ayed M. Alrashdi, Tareq Y. Al-Naffouri

Session 4: 15:45-17:15 – chair Stelios Stefanatos

15:45- 16:15 – keynote Mr. Seizo Onoe (NTT DoCoMo), The 5G network deployment in Japan

Paper presentations: Networking aspects

  1. 16:15-16:30 - On the Fundamental Queue Analysis for Relay-assisted Two-stage Communication Networks, Nan Qi, Nikolaos I. Miridakis, Theodoros Tsiftsis, Rugui Yao
  2. 16:30-16:45 - Development and Piloting of Novel 5G-Enabled Road Safety Services, Tiia Ojanperä, Matti Kutila, Pasi Pyykönen, Johan Scholliers, Timo Sukuvaara, Kari Mäenpää, Oiva Huuskonen
  3. 16:45-17:00 - Delay-Based Congestion Control for Multipath TCP in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks, Honglin Li, Ying Wang, Ruijin Sun, Shan Guo, Hong Wang
  4. 17:00-17:15 - ICIC Enabled Association and Channel Selection for UAV-BSs Based on User Locations and Demands, Syed Awais Wahab Shah, Mohammad Galal Khafagy, Tamer Khattab, Mazen Omar Hasna, Khalid Abualsaud

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: