International Workshop on Emerging Technologies for 5G Wireless Cellular Networks

In conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM 2015, Thursday, December 10, 2015, San Diego, CA, USA

Workshop Chairs

Wei Yu, University of Toronto, Canada
Tommy Svensson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Lingjia Liu, University of Kansas, USA

Technical Program Chairs

Halim Yanikomeroglu, Carleton University, Canada
Charlie (Jianzhong) Zhang, Samsung Research America at Dallas, USA
Peiying Zhu, Huawei Technologies, Canada
Huseyin Arslan, Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey

Plenary Speakers

Merouane Debbah, Huawei Technologies
Syed Ali Jafar, University of California, Irvine
Eduard Jorswieck, TU Dresden
Andreas Molisch, University of Southern California
John Smee, Qualcomm
Geng Wu, Intel

Panel Program

Driving Innovations in 5G

Nada Golmie, NIST
Thyagarajan Nandagopal, NSF
Sean Cai, ZTE
Maziar Nekovee, Samsung/mmMagic
Sanyogita Shamsunder, Verizon

Technical Program Committee

Hatem Abou-zeid, Queen's University
Ibrahim Abualhaol, Carleton University
Abdulkareem Adinoyi, Carleton University
Raviraj Adve, University of Toronto
Kelvin Au, Huawei Technologies
Erdem Bala, InterDigital
Anantharaman Balasubramanian, Interdigital Communications
Hadi Baligh, Huawei Technologies
Anass Benjebbour, NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
Shengrong Bu, University of Glasgow
Zaher Dawy, American University of Beirut
Qinghe Du, Xi'an Jiaotong University
Salman Durrani, The Australian National University
Ozgur Ertug, Gazi University
Ramy Gohary, Carleton University
David Gonz醠ez G, Aalto University
Mark Hawryluck, Huawei Technologies
Ekram Hossain, University of Manitoba
Hazer Inaltekin, Antalya International University
Mehmet Kemal Karakayali, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
Witold Krzymien, University of Alberta / TRLabs
Nicholas Mastronarde, University at Buffalo
Hani Mehrpouyan, California State University
Keivan Navaie, Lancaster University
Apostolos Papathanassiou, Intel Corporation
Karim Seddik, American University in Cairo
Jaspreet Singh, SpiderCloud Wireless, Inc.
Cenk Toker, Hacettepe University
Zekeriya Uykan, American University of the Middle East
Stefan Valentin, Huawei Technologies
Xiaodong Xu, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Rui Yang, Interdigital
Yang Yi, University of Kansas
Yasir Zaki, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission:

15 July 2015

Acceptance Notification:

1 September 2015

Camera-Ready Submission:

1 October 2015


Thursday, 10 December 2015


Committee Members

Workshop Chairs:

Wei Yu: Wei Yu received the B.A.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1997 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. Since 2002, he has been with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he is now Professor and holds a Canada Research Chair in Information Theory and Wireless Communications. His main research interests include network information theory, optimization, wireless communications, and broadband access networks. Prof. Wei Yu served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2010-13). He was an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications (2009-2011), IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2004-2007), and a Guest Editor for several special issues for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. He is a member of the Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award in 2008. Dr. Yu is a Fellow of IEEE.

Tommy Svensson: TOMMY SVENSSON (S'98--M'03--SM'10) is Associate Professor in Communication Systems at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, where he is leading the research on air interface and wireless backhaul networking technologies for future wireless systems. He received a Ph.D. in Information theory from Chalmers in 2003, and he has worked at Ericsson AB with core networks, radio access networks, and microwave transmission products. He was involved in the European WINNER and ARTIST4G projects that made important contributions to the 3GPP LTE standards, the recently finished EU FP7 METIS 5G project and is currently involved in the EU H2020 mmMAGIC project targeting mmWave solutions for 5G. His main research interests are in design and analysis of physical layer algorithms, multiple access, resource allocation, cooperative systems, moving networks and satellite networks. He has co-authored two books and more than 120 journal and conference papers. He is Chairman of the IEEE Sweden joint Vehicular Technology/Communications/Information Theory Societies chapter, and coordinator of the Communication Engineering Master's Program at Chalmers. Dr. Svensson is a senior member of IEEE.

Lingjia Liu: Dr. Liu received his B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China in 2003 and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, in 2008. Prior to joining the EECS at KU, he spent more than three years in the Dallas Technology Laboratory of Samsung Electronics where he received the Global Samsung Best Paper Award twice (in 2008 and 2010 respectively). He was leading Samsung�s efforts on multiuser MIMO, coordinated multipoint (CoMP) transmission, and heterogeneous networks in LTE/LTE-Advanced standards. His general research interests lie in the areas of wireless communication systems, statistical signal processing, queueing theory, and information theory, with emphasis on delay-sensitive and energy-efficient communication over wireless systems and networks. Lingjia Liu is currently serving as an Associate Editor for the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking as well as Wiley's International Journal on Communication Systems. He is co-editor of special issues of several journals. He has been selected by the National Engineers Week Foundation Diversity Council as �New Faces of Engineering 2011�. Dr. Liu is a senior member of IEEE.

Technical Program Chairs:

Halim Yanikomeroglu: Dr. Yanikomeroglu�s research interests cover many aspects of the physical, medium access, and networking layers of wireless communications with a special emphasis on cellular networks. In recent years, Dr. Yanikomeroglu�s research has been funded by Huawei (Canada and China), Research In Motion (Canada), Samsung (Korea), Communications Research Centre of Canada, Telus, Nortel, NSERC, and TUBITAK. Dr. Yanikomeroglu is a member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), and has been involved in the organization of this conference over the years, including serving as the Technical Program Chair/Co-Chair of WCNC 2004, 2008, and 2014. Dr. Yanikomeroglu was the General Co-Chair of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall 2010 held in Ottawa (VTC2010-Fall). Dr. Yanikomeroglu has served in the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, and IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials. He is a former chair of IEEE's Technical Committee on Personal Communications (now called Wireless Communications Technical Committee). Dr. Yanikomeroglu is a senior member of IEEE.

Charlie Jianzhong Zhang: Charlie Zhang is currently senior director and head of Wireless Communications Lab with Samsung Research America at Dallas, where he leads technology development, prototyping and standardization for Beyond 4G and 5G wireless systems. From Aug 2009 to Aug 2013, he served as the Vice Chairman of the 3GPP RAN1 working group and led development of LTE and LTE-Advanced technologies such as 3D channel modeling, UL-MIMO and CoMP, Carrier Aggregation for TD-LTE, etc. Before joining Samsung, he was with Motorola from 2006 to 2007 working on 3GPP HSPA standards, and with Nokia Research Center from 2001 to 2006 working on IEEE 802.16e (WiMAX) standard and EDGE/CDMA receiver algorithms. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Peiying Zhu: Dr. Peiying Zhu is a Huawei Fellow and Senior Director of North American Wireless Research and Standards. The focus of her research is advanced wireless access technologies for LTE/LTE-A and beyond. She is currently leading 5G wireless system research in Huawei. Prior to joining Huawei in 2009, Peiying was a Nortel Fellow and Director of Advanced Wireless Access Technology in the Nortel Wireless Technology Lab. She led the team and pioneered research and prototyping on MIMO-OFDM and Multi-hop relay. Many of these technologies developed by the team have been adopted into WiMAX /LTE standards and 4G products. Peiying has more than 150 granted patents in those areas. She was actively involved in IEEE 802.16 and LTE standards development, served as IEEE 802.16j Relay Task Group vice chair, various ad-hoc chairs, and IEEE 802.16 Working Group Secretary positions. She is a WiFi Alliance Board member and Treasurer. Dr. Zhu is currently serving as a guest editor for the SPM Special Issue on Signal Processing for the 5G Revolution. Dr. Zhu received her Ph.D. degree in electrical Engineering from Concordia University in Canada and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Southeast University in China.

Huseyin Arslan: Dr. Huseyin Arslan has received his PhD. degree in 1998 from Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, TX. From January 1998 to August 2002, he was with the research group of Ericsson Inc., NC, USA, where he was involved with several project related to 2G and 3G wireless cellular communication systems. Dr. Arslan has worked as part time consultant for various companies and institutions including Anritsu, Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Lecroy, and XG technologies. Dr. Arslan�s research interests are related to advanced signal processing techniques at the physical and medium access layers, with cross-layer design for networking adaptivity and Quality of Service (QoS) control. The current research interests are on cognitive radio, femtocells, powerline communications, smart Grid, UWB, OFDM(A) based wireless technologies with emphasis on WIMAX and IMT-Advanced, TV-White space radio, co-existence issues on heterogeneous networks with emphasis on unlicensed bands, aeronautical (High Altitude Platform) communications, and underwater acoustic communications. He is a member of the editorial board for IEEE Transactions on Communications, Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing Journal, and Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering by Hindawi Publishing Corporation. Dr. Arslan is a senior member of IEEE.