As the research and standardisation efforts for 5G gathers pace, there is now a broad understanding that the technologies developed for both the sub 6 GH (cm-wave) and above 6 GHz (mm wave) spectrum will play vital roles in the 5G landscape. The phase I of 3GPP NR standardisation will focus on the spectrum of below 30 GHz, for eMBB (extreme Mobile Broadband) applications of 5G. The recent announcements by the European Commission on 5G pioneer bands in 700 MHz, 3.5 GHz and in 26 GHz spectrum is further evidence of the importance of these 2 components for comprehensive 5G RAN solutions.

The CmMmW5G workshop is an evolution from the two successful previous editions of the mmW5G workshop held in conjunction with WCNC 2016 and 2017. This will cover the innovative RAN technologies currently being developed for cm-wave and mm-wave spectrum, for both the 5G radio access and 5G broadcast domains. The focus will be on 5G eMBB applications as covered by the currently developed 3GPP NR standards, as well as on URLLC (Ultra Reliable and Low Latency Communications) and mMTC (massive Machine Type Communications) including verticals like Automotive, Smart cities, Healthcare and Industry 4.0. In addition, Broadcast/Multicast applications are considered where different verticals can be supported efficiently.

This full-day workshop is organised and technically co-sponsored by two of the flagship projects in the Phase II of the H2020/ 5GPPP initiative – ONE5G and 5G-Xcast. We will bring together leading names in industry, academia and research institutes to present, discuss and debate the latest developments. The program will include four keynotes by leading personalities in the 5G R&D domain, a panel session with the participation of key personalities from all major regions and oral paper presentation sessions. Please refer to the detailed program for more details. We look forward to seeing you and sharing ideas at this exciting workshop at WCNC 2018.

Call for Papers

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Future 5G systems are envisioned to support multiple sets of KPIs for multiple vertical applications, occupy varied spectrum bands from sub-6GHz to higher mm-wave bands and deliver un-paralleled quality of experience (QoE) in all these facets. These requirements bring about significant challenges in design and implementation 5G radio aspects, both in the unicast and multicast/broadcast contexts. While these challenges and possible solutions have been discussed in the 5G research community for a few years, now there is a real impetus to crystallise this initial work as the 3GPP NR standardisation on 5G is moving forward.

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.

  • 5G channel modelling and measurements
  • Novel channel estimation techniques5G antenna design and prototyping
  • 5G antenna design and prototypingMultiple antenna techniques, incl. MIMO, Massive
  • Multiple antenna techniques, incl. MIMO, Massive MIMO and BeamformingControl and implementation aspects for Massive MIMO and Beamforming
  • Control and implementation aspects for Massive MIMO and BeamformingNon-orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) schemes, code design
  • Non-orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) schemes, code designEfficient Transceiver architectures and design
  • 5G system prototyping, PoC efforts
  • Efficient Transceiver architectures and design5G air interface/ waveform design and optimization
  • 5G air interface/ waveform design and optimizationsAdvanced radio link management, incl. efficient
  • 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

Final Program: Sunday 15th April 9:00-17:30

Session 1: 09:00-10:30 – 5G enabling technologies  Session chair – Mythri Hunukumbure, Samsung UK
  • 9:00-9:05 – Brief intro to the workshop, agenda -Mythri Hunukumbure
  • 9:05-9:10 – Brief intro to the ONE5G project – Gerhard Wunder
  • 9:10-9:45 – Keynote by Mr. Erik Guttman (Samsung and 3GPP SA chair) – 3GPP update Download slides
  • 9:45-10:30 – 3 papers on Massivity theme (15 mins each)
  1. A Mixed Integer Programming Approach to Interference Exploitation in Massive MIMO, Pierluigi Vito Amadori, Christos Masouros (University College London, United Kingdom)
  2. Robust massive MIMO Equilization for mmWave systems with low resolution ADCs, Kilian Roth (TU Muchen), Jossef A. Nossek (TU Muchen and Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil)
  3. Secure Massive IoT Using Hierarchical Fast Blind Deconvolution, Gerhard Wunder, (FU Berlin), Ingo Roth (FU Berlin) Rick Fritschek (TU Berlin), Benedikt Gross (FU Berlin), Jens Eisert (FU, Berlin)
Session 2: 10:45-12:15 – 5G Broadcast and Multicast Session chair – Belkacem Mouhouche, Samsung UK
  • 10:45-10:50 – Brief intro to the 5GXcast project – Belkacem Mouhouche
  • 10:50-11:25 – Keynote by Prof. R. Tafazolli (5GIC) - 5G multicast, broadcast related Download slides
  • 11:25-12:15 – 3 papers on broadcast and multi-RAT themes
  1. Challenges for Enabling Virtual Reality Broadcast Using 5G Small Cell Network, Athul Prasad Mikko Uusitalo, Mikko Säily, David Navratil (Nokia, Finland)
  2. Good Neighbor Distributed Beam Scheduling in Coexisting Multi-RAT Networks, Alexandr Kuzminskiy, Pei Xiao, Rahim Tafazolli (University of Surrey, United Kingdom)
  3. Simple modeling of energy consumption for D2D relay mechanism, Cesar Vargas Anamuro, Nadège Varsier, Jean Schwoerer (Orange Labs, France), Xavier Lagrange (IMT Atlantique & IRISA, Université Bretagne Loire, France)  
Session 3: 14:00-15:30 – 5G URLLC advances Session chair – Gerhard Wunder (FU Berlin)
  • 14:00-14:40 – Keynote by Prof. Petar Popovski (AAU, Denmark) - "Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications: A Communication-Theoretic View" Download slides
  •  14:40-15:30 – 3 papers on V2X (15 mins each)
  1. Dynamic mmWave Beam Tracking for High Speed Railway Communications, Meilin Gao, Bo Ai Yong Niu (Beijing Jiaotong University and State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety, P.R. China), Zhangdui Zhong, Yiru Liu, Guoyu Ma, Zhewei Zhang (Beijing Jiaotong University, P.R. China) Dapeng Li (ZTE Corporation, P.R. China)
  2. 5G Multi-antenna V2V Channel Modeling with a 3D Game Engine, David Garcia-Roger, David Martín-Sacristán, Sandra Roger, Jose F Monserrat (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain), Apostolos Kousaridas, Panagiotis Spapis, Serkan Ayaz, Chan Zhou (Huawei Technologies, German Research Center, Germany)
  3. Evaluation of IEEE 802.11ad for mmWave V2V Communications, Baldomero Coll-Perales (Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche (UMH), Spain), Marco Gruteser (WINLAB / Rutgers University, USA), Javier Gozalvez (UMH, Spain)
Session 4: 15:45-17:30 – 5G standardization Session chair – Tommy Svensson, Chalmers University
  • 15:45-16:20 – Keynote by Mr. T. Nakamura (DoCoMo) - 5G trials, 5G deployment plan and collaborations with verticals
  • 16:20-16:35 – 1 paper on NR standardization
  1. Configurable Distributed Physical Downlink Control Channel for 5G New Radio: Resource Bundling and Diversity Trade-off, Honglei Miao, Michael Faerber (Intel Deutschland GmbH, Germany)
  • 16:35-17:30 – Panel session – moderated by Mythri Hunukumbure (Samsung UK)
Panel topic – The status of Vertical application development to fit into the 5G ecosystem (spectrum, technology maturity, key players, operator role, standardization)


  1. Marie Helene Hamon (Orange/ ONE5G)
  2. Fumiyuki Adachi (Tohoku Univ)
  3. Angela Doufexi (Univ. of Bristol)
  4. Peter Popovski (Aalborg University)
  5. Tommy Svensson (Chalmers Univ./5GCAR)


General Chairs

Mythri Hunukumbure (Samsung R&D Institute UK)
Frank Schaich (Nokia Solutions and Networks GmbH)
Marie-Helene Hamon (Orange Labs)
Belkacem Mouhouche (Samsung R&D Institute UK)

TPC Chairs

Gerhard Wunder (Freie Universität of Berlin)
Tommy Svensson (Chalmers University of Technology)
Mario Castaneda (Huawei)
Raffaele D’Errico (CEA-LETI)

Publicity Chairs

Irene Alepuz (Polytechnic University of Valencia, for Europe)
Ismail Guvenc (North Carolina State University, for US)
Megumi Kaneko (National Inst. of Informatics, Japan, for APAC)
Khan Reaz (Freie Universität Berlin)

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, Xi'an Jiaotong University
Yinan Qi, Samsung Electronics 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
Javier Mogarde, IRT, Germany
David Vargas, BBC R&D, UK
Jordi Joan Gimenez, UPV, Spain
Stelios Stefanatos, Freie Universität Berlin
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
Yiouli Kritikou, WINGS ICT Solutions, Greece
Andreas Georgakopoulos, WINGS ICT Solutions
Manuel Fuentes, Samsung, UK
Tero Jokela, TUAS, Finland


Date: 15-18 April, 2018

Venue: Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB), Spain

The CCIB can be reached by Metro (Line L4, “El Maresme-Forum” station), Tram (Line T4, “El Maresme” and “Forum” stops) and Bus (lines 7, H16)