5G Advanced: The Next Evolution Step of 5G NR

 5G attracted a lot of research in order to address the different verticals defined as the ones relevant for future cellular systems. After an intense research period, which is still ongoing, standardization activities were carried out and resulted the first version of Rel-15 3GPP that was adopted in December 2017.

The focus in 5G research and standardization up to now was on core verticals. Three of the most important verticals considered up to now are: Enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), Massive machine type communications (mMTC) and ultra- reliable and low-latency communications (URLLC). Research on Cellular networks beyond 5G, also known as 5G advanced, is starting to gain momentum in order to address other verticals/features that were not addressed in 5G. The workshop will target papers addressing advanced features relevant to 5G Advanced research from academia and industry that fully achieve or surpass 3GPP and ITU requirements.

Featured Topics

  • Advanced Massive MIMO/Beamforming solutions
  • Antenna arrays other than rectangular arrays
  • CRAN/DRAN based multi-node link management and interference coordination
  • Related CRAN/DRAN architecture splits
  • Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) and Random Access
  • Efficient control and signaling schemes (for URLLC, mMTC)
  • Native support of D2D, eV2X
  • E2E performance optimization, advanced network control
  • Novel context awareness and prediction framework
  • Innovative MAC, RLC, PDPC and RRC concepts
  • Novel content delivery techniques including caching
  • Solutions for Self-Backhauling
  • Broadcast (standalone Broadcast and mixed Broadcast/Unicast solutions)
  • Autonomous driving applications (platooning, delivery drone etc.)
  • Energy saving applications
  • Healthcare applications
  • Disaster relief applications
  • Inclusion of optical wireless systems in mainstream cellular technology
  • Flexible and efficient hardware transceiver implementation
  • Spectrum management (licensed / unlicensed)

Special Session: The Local Impact of 5G

We believe that 5G will have an equally important role to play in providing solutions for societal, economic or environmental issues specific to a country or a region, i.e. a local impact. These can even be adaptations of the generic 5G applications to suit specific local conditions. In this special session we invite proposals demonstrating such local 5G impact, to be presented and discussed in a lively interactive manner. These can be local 5G applications that your organisations are already developing or simply issues you have identified where the capabilities of 5G can bring unique solutions.
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General Chairs

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)
Panagiotis Demestichas (Piraeus University )
Stelios Stefanatos(Freie Universität of Berlin)

Special Session Chair

Mythri Hunukumbure (Samsung R&D Institute UK)

Publication Chair

Khan Reaz (Freie Universität Berlin)

TPC Members (to be updated)

Čedomir Stefanović (Aalborg University)
Gilberto Berardinelli (Aalborg University)
Jimmy Jessen Nielsen (Aalborg University)
Juwendo Denis (Centrale Supélec)
Malte Schellmann (Huawei)
Manuel Fuentes (Universitat Politècnica de València)
Miltiadis C. Filippou (Intel)
Mohamad Assaad (Centrale Supélec)
Nesrine Ben Khalifa (Centrale Supélec)
Nurul Huda Mahmood (Aalborg University)
Salah Eddine Hajri (Centrale Supélec)
Samer Bazzi (Huawei)
Sergio Fortes (University of Málaga)
Stelios Stefanatos (Freie Universität Berlin)
Wen Xu (Huawei)
Wenjie Li (Centrale Supélec)

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: 1 July 2018 14 July 2018
Notification of Acceptance: 31 July 2018
Camera-Ready Submission: 30 August 2018

Submission Guideline

Main Workshop : 6 pages. Max. 1 additional page with a charge of USD 100

Special Session :  2 pages extended abstracts.

Paper should follow the standard IEEE Conference Template and be submitted through EDAS:
Workshop track (5GNR) https://edas.info/N24870


Date: 13 December, 2018

Venue: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)

ADNEC is only 15 minutes’ drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport and 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi City Centre