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 González 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



Nada Golmie: NADA GOLMIE ( received her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park. Since 1993, she has been a research engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She is currently the chief of the wireless networks division in the Communications Technology Laboratory. Her research in media access control and protocols for wireless networks led to over 100 technical papers presented at professional conferences, journals, and contributed to international standard organizations and industry led consortia. She is the author of “Coexistence in Wireless Networks: Challenges and System-level Solutions in the Unlicensed Bands," published by Cambridge University Press (2006). She is the technical lead for the simulation modeling and evaluation of LTE in support of public safety communications and serves as a co-chair for the 5G mmWave Channel Model Alliance.

Thyaga Nandagopal: Thyaga Nandagopal is a Program Director at the National Science Foundation in the Directorate of Computer & Information Science and Engineering (CISE), where he manages wireless networking and mobile computing research within the Networking Technologies and Systems (NeTS) program. He also serves as the co-chair of the Wireless Spectrum Research and Development Senior Steering Group (WSRD SSG), which co-ordinates spectrum-related research and development activities across the Federal government.

Sean Cai: As Vice President of CTO Group, Sean Cai is responsible for innovation and new technology development, as well as global marketing strategy. He leads a team of end-to-end technical experts in the United States and Europe, working closely with global operators to provide the latest solutions in ICT transformation. Sean regularly participates in various industry forums. He has been a key contributor to the development of leading 4G solutions, such as TDD/FDD LTE, multiple-antenna technologies, Small Cell, virtualization of network functions and solutions, and next-generation technologies such as 5G.
Sean has over 20 years of professional experience in telecommunications industry, specializing in advanced wireless products research and ICT network solutions development. Prior to joining ZTE in 2002, he held various senior positions in infrastructure system development with AMCC, STMicroelectronics, and Nortel, and has been awarded multiple international patents in telecommunications.

Maziar Nekovee: Dr. Maziar Nekovee is a Group Leader and Chief Engineer at Samsung Electronics R&D Institute UK (SRUK) where he leads Samsung's European Research in 5G, including Samsung's overall involvement in the Horizon 2020 5G PPP projects mmMAGIC (where he is project coordinator), METIS-II and FANTASTIC-5G. He is member of Steering Board of the EU's 5G PPP Initiative. His current research focuses on system architecture and spectrum aspects of 5G and mm-wave communications and networking.
Prior to joining Samsung in 2013 he was from 2001 with BT (British Telecom) where he pioneered and led research in cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum sharing technologies, with applications to rural broadband and M2M/IoT, and provided technical consultancy to business units on wireless strategy and 4G spectrum auction. ). Maziar has a PhD in Physics from University of Nijmegen, and a first degree and MSc. (cum laude) in Electronics from Delft University of Technology, both in the Netherlands. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed papers, 1 book and several patents, and has presented in numerous international conferences and meetings, as keynote, plenary and panel speaker.

Sanyogita Shamsunder: Sanyogita Shamsunder is the Director of Strategy at Verizon. In this role, she is responsible for long term product and service strategy built around new technologies. Prior to Verizon, she held positions at Lucent-Bell Labs, Sandbridge Technologies and Linquest Corporation. Sanyogita has led teams in all facets of the wireless business including device and network technology development, marketing, planning and strategy. She was also an assistant professor at Colorado State University. Sanyogita received an MBA with honors from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from The University of Virginia.