The Second IEEE International Workshop on 5G & Beyond - Enabling Technologies and Application will be held in San Diego, CA, USA on December 6, 2015 in conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM 2015.

Workshop Chairs

  • Ted Rappaport, NYU, USA.
  • John Cunliffe, CTO Ericsson, Western & Central Europe.
  • Gerhard Fettweis, Technical University of Dresden, Germany.
  • Mischa Dohler, King’s College London, UK.
  • Federico Boccardi, Principal Policy Advisor, Ofcom, UK.
  • Toktam Mahmoodi, King’s College London, UK.
  • Jerry Pi, CTO, Straight Path Communications.
  • Ralf Irmer, Vodafone, Germany.
  • Simone Redana, NSN, Germany.

Keynote Speakers

  • Stefan Parkvall , Principal Researcher, Ericsson Research
  • Tingfang Ji , System Lead, 5G design, Qualcomm Research


Final programme in pdf is available here.

08.45 -- 09.00 Opening & Welcome by Chairs

09.00 -- 09.45 Keynote#1 Tingfang Ji, System Lead, 5G design, Qualcomm Research
"5G: an Empowering Technology"

9.45 -- 10.15 Networking Break

10.15 -- 11.15 Panel Discussion: 5G Enablers: Radio to Architecture
Panel Members:
Simone Redana, NOKIA Networks, Radio Research Manager, 5GNORMA Coordinator
(E2E Architecture for 5G era)
Gerhard Wunder, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, 5GNOW Coordinator.
Tingfang Ji, System Lead, 5G design, Qualcomm Research.
Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile Research Institute.

11.15 -- 12.45 Session #1 Mobile Networking for 5G and beyond

12.45 -- 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 -- 14.30 Keynote#2 Stefan Parkvall, Principal Researcher, Ericsson Research
"5G Radio Access: Vision, Technology and Timeline"
14:30 -- 15.30 Session #2 Interactive Session (electronic Poster presentation)

15.30 -- 16.00 Networking Break

16.00 -- 17.30 Session #3 New wireless communication technologies for 5G and beyond

17.30 Closing of Workshop

Session #1 Mobile Networking for 5G and beyond
1. Leveraging Big Data Analytics for Cache-Enabled Wireless Networks
Manhal Abdel Kader and Ejder Bastug (Centrale Supelec, France); Mehdi Bennis (Centre of Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland); Engin Zeydan (AveaLabs & AVEA Communication Services, Turkey); Alper Karatepe and Ahmet Salih Er (AveaLabs, Turkey); Merouane Debbah (Huawei, France)
2. Redirection-based Rules Sharing Method for the Scalable Management of Gateways in Mobile Network Virtualization Manabu Ito and Nozomu Nishinaga (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan); Yoshinori Kitatsuji (KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc., Japan)
3. Taming Mobility Management Functions in 5G: Handover Functionality as a Service (FaaS)
Albert Morales (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain); Adnan Aijaz (Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, United Kingdom); Toktam Mahmoodi (King's College London, United Kingdom)
4. Frequency Envelope Modulation (FEM): A Passive Approach to Universal Spectrum Recognition and Network Self-Configuration
Corey D Cooke and Adam Anderson (Tennessee Technological University, USA)
5. Geolocation-Based Architecture for Heterogeneous Spectrum Usage in 5G
Oliver Holland and Mischa Dohler (King's College London, United Kingdom)
6. Pulse-Width optical modulation for CRAN front-hauling
Lorenzo Combi (DEIB Politecnico di Milano, Italy); Alberto Gatto, Mario Martinelli, Paola Parolari and Umberto Spagnolini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Session #2 Interactive Session
1. How Accurate Calibration is Needed in Massive MIMO?
Xiliang Luo (ShanghaiTech University, P.R. China)
2. A QAM-FBMC Space-Time Block Code System with Linear Equalizers
Zuleita Ka Ming Ho, Kyeongyeon Kim, Chanhong Kim, Yeo Hun Yun, Yong-Ho Cho and Ji-Yun Seol (Samsung Electronics, Korea)
3. On the Capacity of Faster-than-Nyquist MIMO Transmission with CSI at the Receiver
Michael Yuhas, Yi Feng and Jan Bajcsy (McGill University, Canada)
4. Parameters Selection for Filter Bank Precoded Filter Bank Multicarrier Systems
Agathe Valette (ETIS, ENSEA, Universite Cergy-Pontoise, CNRS & Thales Communications & Security, France); Sylvain Traverso (Thales Communications, France); Inbar Fijalkow (ETIS, CNRS, ENSEA, Universite Cergy-Pontoise, France); Myriam Ariaudo (ETIS, ENSEA, Universite Cergy-Pontoise, CNRS, France); Antonio M. Cipriano (Thales Communications and Security, France)
5. Spectrally Efficient CSI Acquisition Approach For Large-Scale MIMO Systems
Wenbo Ding and Fang Yang (Tsinghua University, P.R. China); Sicong Liu (Tsinghua University & Research Institute of Information Technology, Tsinghua National Laboratory of Information Science an, P.R. China); Jian Song (Tsinghua University, P.R. China)
6. Limits on the Capacity of In-Band Full Duplex Communication in Uplink Cellular Networks
Itsikiantsoa Randrianantenaina (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia); Hesham ElSawy and Mohamed-Slim Alouini (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia)
7. Compressive Sensing-based Random Access with Multiple-Sequence Spreading for Machine-Type Communications
Ameha Abebe and Chung G. Kang (Korea University, Korea)
8. Reflected Self-Interference Channel Measurement for mmWave Beamformed Full-Duplex System
Byunghwan Lee (Samsung Electronics, Korea); Jong Bu Lim (Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Korea); Chaehee Lim, Byungchul Kim and Ji-Yun Seol (Samsung Electronics, Korea)
9. Area Spectral and Energy Efficiency Analysis of Cellular Networks with Cell DTX
Peiliang Chang and Guowang Miao (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
10. Compressive Random Access Using A Common Overloaded Control Channel
Gerhard Wunder (Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, Germany); Peter Jung (TU-Berlin, Communications and Information Theory Group & Fraunhofer HHI - Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany); Mohammed Ramadan (Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, Germany)

Session #3 New wireless communication technologies for 5G and beyond
1. Investigating Spectrum Sharing between 5G Millimeter Wave Networks and Fixed Satellite System
Francesco Guidolin (University of Padova, Italy); Maziar Nekovee (Samsung Electronics, United Kingdom)
2. Millimeter Wave Ad Hoc Networks: Noise-limited or Interference-limited?
Hossein Shokri-Ghadikolaei and Carlo Fischione (KTH, Sweden)
3. Energy as a Commodity: Enhancing the Sum-Rate of MISO Interference Channels via Energy Cooperation
Marco Maso (Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab, Huawei France Research Center, France); Subhash Lakshminarayana (Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC), Singapore); Italo Atzeni (Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab, France Research Center, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., France); Saurabh Gupta (Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India)
4. An Improved Unique Word DFT-Spread OFDM Scheme for 5G Systems
Alphan Sahin (InterDigital, USA); Rui Yang (Interdigital, USA); Monisha Ghosh (University Of Chicago, USA); Robert L. Olesen (Interdigital Communications Corp., USA)
5. FM-MAC: A novel MAC protocol for in-band full-duplex systems that use multipacket reception
Tiago Bento (FCT - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal); Luis Bernardo (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal); Rui Dinis (Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal); Rodolfo Oliveira (Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal); Paulo F Pinto and Pedro Amaral (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
6. Efficient Fast-Convolution Implementation of Filtered CP-OFDM Waveform Processing for 5G
Markku K. Renfors, Juha Yli-Kaakinen, Toni A Levanen and Mikko Valkama (Tampere University of Technology, Finland); Tero Ihalainen (Nokia Research Center, Finland); Jaakko Vihriala (Nokia Networks, Finland)


The number of devices connected to the Internet is significantly increasing while at the same time new applications and services with significantly higher expectations from the mobile communication are introduced to the users. This foreseen market growth has urged mobile operators to examine new ways to plan, deploy and manage their networks for improving coverage, boosting their network’s capacity, and reducing their costs. To provide a solution towards meeting new and evermore stringent end-user requirements, mobile stakeholders are already preparing the technology roadmap for next generation networks, which is collectively referred to as "5G". From the network perspective, 5G should address various spectrum, capacity, management complexity and cost issues. From a user perspective, 5G should significantly transform wireless service experience by enabling a uniform service experience anytime anywhere, and by providing a high level of service quality. Furthermore, from service perspective, 5G should enable delivering new services in a faster time-frame, and through more programmable interfaces.

To this end, this workshop cordially invites researchers to share latest research insights and present key and emerging results on the new mobile communications technology enablers, including novel networking protocols, wireless techniques, new hardware designs, and tactile Internet applications. Technical papers describing recent research results and controversial but substantiated opinions that may influence the direction of future R&D work are solicited.

Topics of Interest

Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following topics as 5G enabler technologies and applications:

Mobile Networking for 5G and beyond

  • Small cell architecture for 5G and beyond
  • Cloudification & Virtualisation of access and core
  • Programmable and software-defined radio, and network
  • Self-organising network and topology
  • Green Communications
New wireless communication technologies for 5G
  • Millimetre wave
  • Massive MIMO and new deployment concepts
  • Novel waveform design
  • Multi-Radio Networks and Interworking
  • Duplexing and simultaneous transmit and receive
Circuit Designs for 5G technologies
  • Low-Latency and Low-Power Circuits
  • Reconfigurable multi-standard systems
  • Heterogeneous seamless positioning
Tactile Internet Applications
  • MTC communications for smart cities
  • Wireless Robotics for medical, and industrial applications
  • Multi-modal data compression

Papers must be tailored to the problems of 5G & Beyond. The chairs maintain the right to quick-decline papers they deem to be out of scope of this workshop. Only originally unpublished contributions and invited articles will be considered for the workshop. The papers should be formatted according to the conference guidelines. Authors should submit a PDF version of their complete paper via EDAS according to the timetable below:

  • Submission deadline: Extended to 15 July 2015
  • Author Notification: 1 September 2015
  • Final Manuscript: 1 October 2015


The accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE GLOBECOM 2015 workshop proceedings and appear in IEEE Xplore.

Best Paper Award


Technical Committee

Technical Program Committee Members

Giuseppe Araniti, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria
Angeliki Alexiou, University of Piraeus
Simon Fletcher, NEC
Valerio Frascolla, Intel Mobile Communications Gmbh
Afshin Haghighat, InterDigital Communications
Satish Jha, Intel Corporation
Babak Hossein Khalaj, Sharif University of Technology
Witold Krzymien, University of Alberta / TRLabs
Long Le, INRS, University of Quebec
Franco Mazzenga, University of Roma Tor Vergata
Joachim Sachs, Ericsson Research
Konstantinos Samdanis, NEC Europe
Meryem Simsek, Technische Universität Dresden
Tommy Svensson, Chalmers University of Technology
Athanasios Vasilakos, National Technical University of Athens
Gerhard Wunder, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut


Omer H. Abdelrahman , Imperial College London
Pooyan Abouzar , University of British Columbia
Shadi Abu-Surra , Samsung Research America – Dallas
Saeed Afrasiabi Gorgani , Technical University of Berlin
S. Agrawal , Delhi Technological University (DTU)
Imtiaz Ahmed , McGill University
Hayder Al-Salihi , King's College London
Angeliki Alexiou , University of Piraeus
Mhd Omar Alkadri , King's College London
Giuseppe Araniti , University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria
Farid Ashtiani , Sharif University of Technology
Yassin Awad , NEC
Maurice Bellanger , CNAM
Gilberto Berardinelli , Aalborg University
Petros Bithas , University of Patras
Federico Boccardi , Ofcom
Ömer Bulakci , Huawei Technologies
Massimo Condoluci , University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria
Rohit Datta , TU Dresden
Antonio de la Oliva , Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Yansha Deng , King's College London
Marcelo Fernandes , UFRN - DCA
Simon Fletcher , NEC
Valerio Frascolla , Intel Deutschland Gmbh
Rick Fritschek , Berlin Institute of Technology
Ivan Gaspar , Technische Universität Dresden
Marco Gramaglia , National Research Council of Italy
Vu Ha , INRS, University of Quebec
Afshin Haghighat , InterDigital Communications
Wolfgang Hahn , Nokia Networks
Prasanna Herath , University of Alberta
Giovanni Interdonato , University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria
Ralf Irmer , Vodafone Group
Toufiqul Islam , Huawei Canada Research Center
Satish Jha , Intel Corporation
Peter Jung , TU-Berlin, Communications and Information Theory Group
Martin Kasparick , Technical University Berlin
Wilhelm Keusgen , Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
Babak Hossein Khalaj , Sharif University of Technology
Witold Krzymien , University of Alberta / TRLabs
Long Le , INRS, University of Quebec
Tan Le , University of Quebec
Tuan Le , Middlesex University
Moon Lee , Chonbuk National University
Maria Lema , King's College London
Caroline Liang , NEC Telecom Modus
Steffen Limmer , Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
Andreas Maeder , Nokia
Behrouz Maham , University of Tehran
Toktam Mahmoodi , King's College London
Konstantinos Maliatsos , University of Piraeus
Christian Mannweiler , Nokia Networks
Michal Maternia , Nokia Siemens Networks
Mahmood Mazrouei-Sebdani , University of Alberta / TRLabs
Franco Mazzenga , Università di Roma Tor Vergata
David Michelson , University of British Columbia
Mahtab Mirmohseni , Sharif University of Technology
Arumugam Nallanathan , King's College London
David Oehmann , Technische Universität Dresden
David Öhmann , BMW Group Research and Technology
Antonino Orsino , University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria
Mohammad Reza Pakravan , Sharif University of Technology
Kostas Peppas , NCSR Demokritos
Simone Redana , Nokia Networks
Rukhsana Ruby , University of British Columbia
Fredrik Rusek , Lund University
Joachim Sachs , Ericsson Research
Ahmed Sadek , Qualcomm Inc.
Konstantinos Samdanis , NEC Europe Ltd.
Kostas Samdanis , NEC Labs Europe, DE
Fragkiskos Sardis , Middlesex Unversity
Nishanth Sastry , King's College London
Pasquale Scopelliti , University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria
Cigdem Sengul , Oxford Brookes University
Vesh Raj Sharma Banjade , University of Alberta
Meryem Simsek , Technische Universität Dresden
Rakash Sivasiva Ganesan , Nokia
Maciej Soszka , Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems
Stelios Stefanatos , University of Piraeus
Ki Won Sung , KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Tommy Svensson , Chalmers University of Technology
Jaap van de Beek , Luleå University of Technology
Athanasios Vasilakos , National Technical University of Athens
Shiguo Wang , Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Gerhard Wunder , Heinrich-Hertz-Institut
Hamid Zargariasl , University of Mediterranea
Dan Zhang , Technische Universität Dresden
Wolfgang Zirwas , Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH&CoKG

Submission Instructions

Camera ready submissions are due October 1st, via IEEExplore website, and using glo15ws as the Conference ID. Further details can be found here .