7th International Workshop on Emerging Technologies for 5G and Beyond Wireless and Mobile Networks (ET5GB)
In conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM 2018, Sunday December 9, 2018 Abu Dhabi, UAE
Organizers: Tommy Svensson, Halim Yanikomeroglu, Peiying Zhu, Huseyin Arslan, Lingjia Liu, Charlie (Jianzhong) Zhang.
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The 5G standards are expected to be approved by ITU around 2020 timeframe followed by the initial commercial deployments in the early 2020s. As such, it is time to initiate a brainstorming endeavour towards the beyond-5G wireless networks; we refer to such networks as 5G+ in order to include the evolution of the 5G standards in 2020s and to perform the groundwork for those to be developed towards 2030. This workshop will be a venue to brainstorm on and to identify the emerging concepts, technologies, and analytical tools for 5G+ networks.

We aim to bring together leading researchers in both academia and industry, and to provide a forum for researchers from diverse backgrounds to share their views on 5G+ and to have an open dialogue on the future of wireless research. The goal is to identify the key 5G+ technologies that can deliver significant capacity, coverage, user-experience benefits, and can integrate well with the vertical industries. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following.

Novel radio access network (RAN) architectures
    o Non-terrestrial networks, very low-earth orbit (VLEO) satellites, aerial/drone/UAV-BSs, high altitude platforms (HAPs)
    o Multi-tier HetNets, small cells, moving cells
    o Advanced relaying, user terminal relaying, mesh relaying, COMP
    o Network slicing enablers, NFV
Novel enablers for wireless networks
    o Machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence
    o Data analytics, context awareness
    o Edge computing, coded caching
Advanced radio resource management (RRM) techniques
    o Interference management, interference awareness
    o Inter-cell/node/beam-space interference coordination
Emerging technologies in physical layer
    o ULLRC (ultra-low latency and reliable communications)
    o Efficient application of multi-numerology concept
    o Grant-free random access
    o FSO (free-space optical) communications
    o Massive MIMO, hybrid/low-resolution transceivers, AAS
    o Multiuser communications, network information theory
    o Novel modulation and coding schemes, waveforms
    o Faster-than-Nyquits (FTN) signaling; full-duplex
    o Code-domain NOMA, power-domain NOMA, overloaded CDMA
Verticals and novel services
    o C-V2X; drone-UEs
    o Enhanced voice and video, telepresence, AR/VR
    o Machine-to-machine (M2M), MTC, P2P, D2D communications
mm-wave and THz communications
    o Channel characteristics and modeling, feasibility studies
    o Initial access, beamforming, beam tracking, mobility solutions
Energy efficiency
    o Energy consumption models
    o Joint RF-baseband optimization, end-to-end energy optimization
    o Aggregation of intra & inter-band carriers for both FDD and TDD
    o Cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access
Prototype and test-bed for 5G+ technologies


Important Dates

Full Paper Submission:
Acceptance Notification:

01 14 July, 2018
15 August, 2018
15 September, 2018
09 December, 2018

EDAS link for paper submission:

Authors must follow the Globecom submission guidelines: All final submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font) including figures without incurring additional page charges (maximum 1 additional page with over length page charge of USD100 if accepted). Papers exceeding 7 pages will not be accepted at EDAS.