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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General Chairs:

Dr. Tommy Svensson
 (Full) Professor,  Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Dr. Tommy Svensson (S'98--M'03--SM'10), (Full) Professor,  Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
tommy.svensson@chalmers.se, http://www.chalmers.se/en/staff/Pages/tommy-svensson.aspx

Dr. Svensson is leading the Wireless Systems 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 EU FP7 METIS and the EU H2020 5GPPP mmMAGIC 5G projects, and currently in the EU H2020 5GPPP 5GCar project, as well as in the ChaseOn antenna systems excellence center at Chalmers targeting mm-wave solutions for 5G access, backhaul and V2X scenarios. His research interests include design and analysis of physical layer algorithms, multiple access, resource allocation, cooperative systems, moving networks, and satellite networks. He has co-authored 4 books, 69 journal papers, 118 conference papers and 51 public EU projects deliverables. He is Chairman of the IEEE Sweden joint Vehicular Technology/ Communications/ Information Theory Societies chapter and editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and has been editor of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, Guest Editor of several top journals, organized several tutorials and workshops at top IEEE conferences, and served as coordinator of the Communication Engineering Master's Program at Chalmers.

Dr. Halim Yanikomeroglu
(IEEE Fellow)
Professor, Carleton University, Canada

Dr. Halim Yanikomeroglu (IEEE Fellow), Professor, Carleton University, Canada
halim@sce.carleton.ca, http://www.sce.carleton.ca/faculty/yanikomeroglu.html

Dr. Yanikomeroglu’s research interests cover many aspects of the physical, medium access, and networking layers of wireless communications with a special emphasis on 5G/5G+ networks. In recent years, Dr. Yanikomeroglu has been funded by the Canadian and international industry including Huawei, Blackberry, Samsung, Telus, DragonWave, Allen Vanguard, and Mapsted; this collaborative research resulted in 24 granted patents (plus about a dozen applied applied). He has coauthored 350+ peer-reviewed research papers including about 120 in the IEEE journals; these publications have received over 10,000 citations. Yanikomeroglu has been involved in the organization of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) since its inception, and over the years, he has served in various capacities including Steering Committee Member and 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) and the General Chair of the IEEE VTC 2017-Fall held in Toronto. Dr. Yanikomeroglu has served in the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, and IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, and involved in several special issues. He is a former chair of IEEE's Technical Committee on Personal Communications (now called Wireless Communications Technical Committee). He is a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society in 5G wireless technologies.

Dr. Peiying Zhu
 (IEEE Fellow)
Huawei Fellow, Leader of Huawei Global 5G Research Program, Canada

Dr. Peiying Zhu (IEEE Fellow), Huawei Fellow, Leader of Huawei Global 5G Research Program, Canada

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.

 TPC Chairs:

Dr. Huseyin Arslan
(IEEE Fellow)
Professor, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA

Dr. Huseyin Arslan (IEEE Fellow), Professor, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
arslan@eng.usf.edu, http://www.eng.usf.edu/~arslan/

Dr. Arslan received his BS degree from Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey in 1992; MS and Ph.D. degrees in 1994 and 1998 from Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, TX. USA. From January 1998 to August 2002, he was with the research group of Ericsson Inc., NC, USA, where he was involved with several projects related to 2G and 3G wireless communication systems.  Since August 2002, he has been with the Electrical Engineering Dept. of University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA. In December 2013, he joined Istanbul Medipol University to found the Engineering College, where he has worked as the Dean of the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences and director of the Graduate School of Engineering and Natural Sciences. In addition, he has worked as a part-time consultant for various companies. His current research interests are on 5G and beyond, physical layer security, interference management, cognitive radio, small cells, powerline communications, smart grid, UWB, multi-carrier wireless technologies, dynamic spectrum access, co-existence issues on heterogeneous networks, aeronautical communications, in vivo channel modeling and system design, and underwater acoustic communications. He has served as TPC chair and member, session and symposium organizer, and workshop chair in several IEEE conferences. He is currently a member of the editorial board for the IEEE Surveys and Tutorials and the Sensors Journal. He has also served as a member of the editorial board for the IEEE Trans. on Communications, the IEEE Trans. on Cognitive Communications and Networking (TCCN), the Elsevier Physical Communication Journal, the Hindawi Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Wiley Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing Journal.

Dr. Lingjia Liu,
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, USA

Dr. Lingjia Liu, Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, USA
ljliu@vt.edu, http://www.lingjialiu.ece.vt.edu

Lingjia Liu received his B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. He spent the summer of 2007 and spring of 2008 in the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory. Prior to joining the ECE Department at Virginia Tech (VT), he was an Associate Professor in the EECS Department at the University of Kansas (KU). He spent 3+ years working in the Standards & Mobility Innovation Lab of Samsung Research America (SRA) where he got Global Samsung Best Paper Award twice (in 2008 and 2010 respectively). He was leading Samsung’s efforts on multiuser MIMO, coordinated multipoint (CoMP), and heterogeneous networks in LTE/LTE-Advanced standards. He is currently an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and Associate Editors for the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking and Wiley's International Journal on Communication Systems. He is co-editor of special issues of many journals including Elsevier Journal on Computers & Electrical Engineering and IEEE Wireless Communications. He has 40+ journal publications, 60+ conference papers, 40+ US patent applications (20+ granted), and numerous technical contributions to 3GPP LTE/LTE-Advanced and IEEE 802.16m.

Dr. Charlie Jianzhong Zhang
(IEEE Fellow)
VP, Samsung  Research America

Dr. Charlie Jianzhong Zhang (IEEE Fellow), VP, Samsung  Research America

Charlie Jianzhong Zhang is a VP and head of Standards and Mobility Innovation Lab with Samsung Research America, where he leads research and standards for 5G cellular systems and next generation multimedia networks. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison.  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.

TPC Members:

Hatem Abouzeid, Ericsson Canada, Canada

Abdulkareem Adinoyi, Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC), Saudi Arabia

Raviraj Adve, University of Toronto, Canada

İbrahim Altunbaş, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Sergey Andreev, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Huseyin Arslan, University of South Florida & Istanbul Medipol University, USA

Hadi Baligh, Huawei Technologies Canada co. Ltd., Canada

Paolo Baracca, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany

Ertugrul Basar, Koc University, Turkey

Mats Bengtsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Gurhan Bulu, Hacettepe University, Turkey

Yegui Cai, Carleton University, Canada

Haotong Cao, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China

Houda Chafnaji, INPT Rabat, Morocco

Rong-Rong Chen, University of Utah, USA

Ghassan Dahman, Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS), Canada

Qinghe Du, Xi'an Jiaotong University, P.R. China

Lutfiye Durak-Ata, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Eylem Erdogan, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey

Ozgur Ertug, Gazi University, Turkey

Carlo Fischione, KTH, Sweden

Samy Ghoniemy, The British University in Egypt (BUE), Egypt

David Gonzalez G., Continental Automotive, Germany

Jing Guo, The Australian National University, Australia

Ekram Hossain, University of Manitoba, Canada

Hazer Inaltekin, Princeton University, USA

Wael Jaafar, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada

Aman Jassal, Huawei, Canada

Mohammad Reza Javan, Shahrood University of Technology, Iran

Gunes Karabulut Kurt, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey


Sina KhoshabiNobar, Carleton University, Canada

Mohammad Ghadir Khoshkholgh Dashtaki, University of British Columbia, Canada

Henrik Klessig, International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, CA, USA

Yicheng Lin, Huawei Technologies Inc., Canada

Lingjia Liu, Virginia Tech, USA

Liangping Ma, Interdigital, USA

Behrooz Makki, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Nicholas Mastronarde, University at Buffalo, USA

Lina Mroueh, Institut Supérieur d'Electronique de Paris, France

Masoumeh Nasiri-Kenari, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Keivan Navaie, Lancaster University, United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Mehmet Ozdemir, Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey

Özgür Özdemir, Selcuk University, Turkey

Apostolos Papathanassiou, Intel Corporation & Intel Platform Engineering Group, USA

Nikolaos Pappas, Linköping University, Sweden

S. Mohammad Razavizadeh, IUST, Iran

Frank Schaich, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany

Karim Seddik, American University in Cairo, Egypt

Cong Shen, University of Science and Technology of China, P.R. China

Gokul Sridharan, Qualcomm In, USA

Mehrdad Taki, University of Qom, Iran

Bulent Tavli, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey

Olav Tirkkonen, Aalto University, Finland

Cenk Toker, Hacettepe University, Turkey

Hugo Tullberg, Ericsson Research, Sweden

Xiaodong Xu, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications & Wireless Technology Innovation Institute, P.R. China

Rui Yang, Interdigital, USA