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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Workshop Chairs: Tommy Svensson (Chalmers University of Technology), Halim Yanikomeroglu (Carleton University), Peiying Zhu (Huawei Technology)
Technical Program Chairs: Huseyin Arslan (University of South Florida), Lingjia Liu (Virginia Tech), Charlie (Jianzhong) Zhang (Samsung Research America).

Workshop room: Conference Hall A: Part A
Interactive Session 1 & 2: Hall A

08:30-08:45 Welcome and Introduction

08:45-09:45 Pitch talks for Interactive Session 1. Session chair: Tommy Svensson

09:45-11:30 Interactive Session 1: “Physical and MAC Layer Techniques” - 26 papers [Coffee break 10:00-10:30] Session chair: Tommy Svensson

Part A:

  1. Codebook Based Minimum Subspace Distortion Hybrid Precoding for Millimeter Wave Systems
    Zhitong Ni; J. Andrew Zhang; Kai Yang; Fei Gao; Zhen Gao

  2. Throughput Analysis for Multichannel ALOHA with Uplink NOMA in Cognitive Channels
    Zhong Tian; Jun Wang; Jintao Wang; Jian Song

  3. Downlink Performance of Uplink Fractional Power Control in 5G Massive MIMO Systems
    Paolo Baracca; Lorenzo Galati Giordano; Adrian Garcia-Rodriguez; Giovanni Geraci; David López-Pérez

  4. IDFT-VFDM for Downlink and Uplink Decoupling
    Qi Feng; Jiyong Pang; Marco Maso; Mérouane Debbah; Wen Tong

  5. Deep Learning-assisted Multi-Dimensional Modulation and Resource Mapping for Advanced OFDM Systems
    Junghyun Kim; Byungju Lee; Hyojin Lee; Younsun Kim; Juho Lee

  6. Ping Pong Beam Training for Multi Stream MIMO Communications with Hybrid Antenna Arrays
    Nabil Akdim; Carles Navarro Manchón; Mustapha Benjillali; Elisabeth de Carvalho

  7. Two-Step Analog-Digital Multiuser Equalizer for hybrid precoded mmWave Communications
    Roberto Magueta; Daniel Castanheira; Adão Silva; Rui Dinis; Atílio Gameiro

  8. Multiple RF Chains Assisted Parallel Beam Search for mmWave Hybrid Beamforming Systems
    Hao Yan; Danpu Liu

  9. Joint Directional LBT and Beam Training for Channel Access in Unlicensed 60GHz mmWave
    Pengru Li; Danpu Liu; Feng Yu

  10. Classifying the Order of Higher Derivative Gaussian Pulses in Terahertz Wireless Communications
    Shree Prasad M; Trilochan Panigrahi; Mahbub Hassan

  11. Conditions for Capacity-Achievability of Polar IR-HARQ Schemes
    Amitava Ghosh; Jie Chen; Jun Tan

  12. A Hybrid Interference Cancellation Scheme for Massive MIMO Heterogeneous Networks
    Changshan Chen; Xinsheng Zhao; Jide Yuan

  13. Achieving Channel Reciprocity in Multi-Carrier System: SRS Carrier-Based Switching
    Yiyan Zhang; He Wang; Xutao Zhou

Part B:

  1. Random Access preamble generation and procedure design for 5G-NR system
    Qi Xiong; Bin Yu; Chen Qian; Xiaojiao Li; Chengjun Sun

  2. SS/PBCH Block Design in 5G New Radio (NR)
    Zhipeng Lin; Jingya Li; Yanli Zheng; Naga Vishnu Kanth Irukulapati; Hai Wang; Henrik Sahlin

  3. Spatial Zadoff-Chu modulation for rapid beam alignment in mmWave phased arrays
    Nitin Jonathan Myers; Amine Mezghani; Robert Heath

  4. Polar Coding with Introducing Half-Frozen Bits
    Kazumasa Nagano; Takahiko Saba

  5. Channel Estimation and Symbol Detection for Communications on Overlapping Channels
    Tri Minh Nguyen; Long Bao Le

  6. Dual polarized spatial modulation for land mobile satellite communications
    Jing Zhu; Ping Yang; Yue Xiao; Marco Di Renzo; Shaoqian Li

  7. Massive MISO IBC Beamforming - a Multi-Antenna Stochastic Geometry Perspective
    Christo Kurisummoottil Thomas; Dirk Slock

  8. Signaling Basis with High Inter-symbol Interference Rejection Pilots in Doubly Dispersive Channels
    Karim Said; A. A. (Louis) Beex

  9. Wideband Receive Spatial Modulation with Time Domain Pre-Equalizer for Large MIMO Systems
    Ahmed Raafat; Adrian Agustin; Josep Vidal

  10. Antipodal Detection and Decoding for Large Multi-User MIMO with Reduced Base-Station Antennas
    Christopher Husmann; Rahim Tafazolli; Konstantinos Nikitopoulos

  11. HBF-PDVG: Hybrid Beamforming and User Selection for UL MU-MIMO mmWave Systems
    Khalid Aldubaikhy; Wen Wu; Sherman Shen

  12. Massively Parallel Detection for Non-Orthogonal Signal Transmissions
    Chathura Jayawardena; Konstantinos Nikitopoulos

  13. Diversity and Subcarrier Index Modulation Based Multiple Access for Tactile Internet
    Liangping Ma; Byung Yi

11:30-12:00 Keynote Talk #1: Air Interface for 5G and Beyond”, Dr. Jianglei Ma, Huawei Canada R&D Center.

12:00-13:10 Lunch

13:10-14:00 Pitch talks for Interactive Session 2. Session chair: Halim Yanikomeroglu

14:00-15:30 Interactive Session 2: “Networking Techniques and Applications Awareness” - 21 papers [Coffee break 15:00-15:30] Session chair: Huseyin Arslan

Part A:

  1. Distributed Two-Way Localization Bounds for 5G mmWave Systems
    Zohair Abu-Shaban; Henk Wymeersch; Thushara D. Abhayapala; Gonzalo Seco-Granados

  2. Network Virtualization and Survivability of 5G Networks:Framework,Optimization Model, and Performance
    Rohit Abhishek; David Tipper; Deep Medhi

  3. Positioning and Location-based Beamforming for High Speed Trains in 5G NR Networks
    Jukka Talvitie; Toni A Levanen; Mike Koivisto; Tero Ihalainen; Kari Pajukoski; Markku K. Renfors; Mikko Valkama

  4. Modeling and Optimization of Direct Communications from IoT devices to Vehicles
    Chang-sik Choi; Francois Baccelli

  5. Design and Implementation of a 5G NR System based on LDPC in Open Source SDR
    Wangwang Ji; Zhiwen Wu; Kan Zheng; Long Zhao; Yang Liu

  6. Performance Analysis and Caching Design in Fog Radio Access Networks
    Aoao Peng; Yanxiang Jiang; Mehdi Bennis; Fu-Chun Zheng; Xiaohu You

  7. Improved Network Coverage with Adaptive Navigation of mmWave-based Drone-Cells
    Nikita Tafintsev; Mikhail Gerasimenko; Dmitri Moltchanov; Mustafa Akdeniz; Shu-ping Yeh; Nageen Himayat; Sergey Andreev; Yevgeni Koucheryavy; Mikko Valkama

  8. Resource Provisioning of MVNOs in a Virtualized Wireless Network: A Procurement Auction Approach
    Farhad Nouri; Farid Ashtiani; Mahtab Mirmohseni

  9. QoS-aware Mobile Edge Computing System: Multi-server Multi-user Scenario
    Te-Yi Kan; Yao Chiang; Hung-Yu Wei

  10. LBT Switching Procedures for New Radio-based Access to Unlicensed Spectrum
    Sandra Lagen; Lorenza Giupponi; Natale Patriciello

  11. Towards 5G: An Empirical Evaluation of Software-Defined End-to-End Network Slicing
    Caner Bektas; Stefan Monhof; Fabian Kurtz; Christian Wietfeld

Part B:

  1. Performance Evaluation of Millimeter-Wave Networks in the Context of Generalized Fading
    Jacek Kibiłda; Young Jin Chun; Fadhil Firyaguna; Seong Ki Yoo; Simon Cotton; Luiz DaSilva

  2. Multihop Routing in Hybrid Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Networks
    Yilin Li; Jian Luo; Zhongfeng Li; Richard A. Stirling-Gallacher; Wen Xu; Giuseppe Caire

  3. On the Feasibility of Hybrid Interference Alignment in 60 GHz Millimeter-Wave Dense Networks
    Wu Wei; Danpu Liu

  4. Computation Offloading with Time-varying Fading Channel in Vehicular Edge Computing
    Shichao Li; Gang Zhu; Siyu Lin

  5. Gibbs Sampling Aided Throughput Improvement for Next-Generation Wi-Fi
    Abolfazl Mehbodniya; Julian L Webber; Kazuto Yano; Tomoaki Kumagai; Mark F. Flanagan

  6. Flexible Design of Millimeter-Wave Cache Enabled Fog Networks
    Mostafa Emara; Hesham ElSawy; Sameh Sorour; Samir Al-Ghadhban; Mohamed-Slim Alouini; Tareq Y. Al-Naffouri

  7. Monte-Carlo Tree Search Aided Contextual Online Learning Approach for Wireless Caching
    Yang Du; PengYu Gao; Xiaodong Wang; Binhong Dong; Zhi Chen; Shaoqian Li

  8. Optimizing Multicell Scheduling and Beamforming via Fractional Programming and Hungarian Algorithm
    Ahmad Khan; Raviraj Adve; Wei Yu

  9. V2X Downlink Coverage Analysis with a Realistic Urban Vehicular Model
    Yae Jee Cho; Kaibin Huang; Chan-Byoung Chae

  10. Throughput Analysis for Relay-Assisted Millimeter-Wave Wireless Networks
    Cristian Tatino; Nikolaos Pappas; Ilaria Malanchini; Lutz Ewe; Di Yuan

15:30-16:00 Keynote Talk #2: Paving the way towards 5G Wireless Networks”, Prof. Mohamed-Slim Alouini, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

16:00-17:00 Panel Discussion on “Beyond 5G”, Moderator: Peiying Zhu


Keynote Talks:
11:30-12:00 Keynote Talk #1:
Title: “Air Interface for 5G and Beyond”

Speaker: Dr. Jianglei Ma, Huawei Canada R&D Center.

Abstract: The first release of 5G New Radio (NR) specifications (release 15) has been completed this year. This release of NR will enable enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and provide some basic ultra-low latency and high reliability (URLLC) services. Currently 5G field trials are conducted in many countries and the industry has entered the large-scale NR product development phase.  It is expected that 5G commercialization will be available in next year. Since early this year the standardization of Rel-16 NR has started. Rel-16 NR aims to further enhance eMBB and URLLC services and supports more application scenarios such as V2X, Non-terrestrial network, unlicensed spectrum, integrated access and backhaul, positioning, and etc. In this talk, the key new air interface features of rel-15 NR as well as the motivation to introduce these new designs will be introduced. Then the progress of rel-16 NR will be presented. The potential new features and research topics for beyond rel-16 NR will also be discussed.

Bio: Jianglei Ma is a Chief Scientist of 5G air interface based at Huawei Canada R&D Center. Her research area is next generation wireless access technologies with more than 300 granted US patents. She is currently leading 5G air interface research in Huawei. Prior to joining Huawei in 2009, Jianglei was a manager in Wireless Technology Lab at Nortel. She was involved in the research of 4th generation of wireless system.  Jianglei Ma was a visiting Associate Professor of Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Professor of National Laboratory of Millimeter Waves & Dept. of Electronic Engineering in Southeast University.   Jianglei Ma received her Ph.D. degree from Southeast University in China.

15:30-16:00 Keynote Talk #2:
Title: Paving the way towards 5G Wireless Networks

Speaker: Prof. Mohamed-Slim Alouini, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Abstract: <coming soon>

Bio: Mohamed-Slim Alouini (S’94–M’98–SM’03–F’09) was born in Tunis, Tunisia. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA, in 1998. He served as a Faculty Member with the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, and then with Texas A&M University at Qatar, Education City, Doha, Qatar, before joining the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, as a Professor of electrical engineering, in 2009. His current research interests include the modeling, design, and performance analysis of wireless communication systems.


Dr. Paolo Baracca, Nokia, Stuttgart, Germany

Bio: Paolo Baracca received both the B.Sc. and the M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering from the University of Padova in 2013. Since 2013 he has been a research engineer at Nokia Bell Labs in Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include signal processing, multi-antenna techniques and scheduling for wireless communications. He holds more than 50 issued or pending patents and peer-reviewed international research papers.

Dr. Henrik Sahlin, Ericsson, Gothenburg, Sweden

Bio: Henrik Sahlin is active within the section of antenna systems at Ericsson Research, Gothenburg, Sweden. He has actively participated in 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project) standardization for LTE (Long Term Evolution) and NR (New Radio, 5G) with a focus on initial access and reduced latency with physical layer design. Receiver algorithms in base stations and mobile devices have been a central research area for Henrik within several wireless standards such as NR, LTE, WCDMA and GSM. Currently Henrik is focusing on wireless communication for automotive applications and use cases.

Assoc. Prof. Konstantinos Nikitopoulos, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Bio: Konstantinos is an Associate Professor with the Institute for Communication Systems, University of Surrey, Guildford, U.K, and a member of the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC). He is the Director of the newly established “Wireless Systems Lab” and leads the “Proof-of-Concept and mmWave Solutions” Work Area in 5GIC. Before joining the University of Surrey, he has held research positions at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, at University of California at Irvine, US, and at University College London, UK. Konstantinos is a recipient of the prestigious First Grant of the U.K.’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and the PI of several research projects including AutoAir, a UK funded project on “5G Testbeds and Trials”.

Prof. Mohamed-Slim Alouini, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Bio: Mohamed-Slim Alouini (S’94–M’98–SM’03–F’09) was born in Tunis, Tunisia. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA, in 1998. He served as a Faculty Member with the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, and then with Texas A&M University at Qatar, Education City, Doha, Qatar, before joining the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, as a Professor of electrical engineering, in 2009. His current research interests include the modeling, design, and performance analysis of wireless communication systems.

Prof. Tommy Svensson, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Bio: Tommy Svensson [S’98, M’03, SM’10] is Full Professor in Communication Systems at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, where he 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, 73 journal papers, 120 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, www.chalmers.se/en/staff/Pages/tommy-svensson.aspx.