Industry Tutorials

GC 2015 provides half-day tutorials, which provide focused lectures of new and emerging topics within the scope of communications.

Attendees will receive the selected tutorial (s) plus coffee breaks on the selected day.

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Sunday, December 6 2015

Half Day - Morning (8:15 – 12:00)

Half Day - Afternoon (13:30 – 17:15)

Thursday, December 10 2015

Half Day - Morning (8:15 – 12:00)

Half Day - Afternoon (13:30 – 17:15)

TIF-1: Ultra-Dense Small Cell Networks: Theory and Deployment

Thursday, 10 December 2015 • 13:30 – 17:15 • Elevation Room/30th floor

  • David Lopez-Perez, Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent, Ireland
  • Ming Ding, Data 61, Australia
Today’s heterogeneous networks comprised of mostly macrocells and indoor small cells will not be able to meet the upcoming traffic demands. Indeed, it is forecasted that at least a 100× network capacity increase will be required to meet the traffic demands in 2020. As a result, vendors and operators are now looking at using every tool at hand to improve network capacity. In this epic campaign, three paradigms are noteworthy, i.e., network densification, use of higher frequency bands and spectral efficiency enhancement techniques. This tutorial first describes the current state of the art in terms of heterogeneous network deployments. Thereafter, this tutorial aims at bringing further common understanding and analyzing the potential gains and limitations of these three paradigms, together with the impact of idle mode capabilities at the small cells as well as the user equipment density and distribution in outdoor scenarios. Special attention is paid to network densification and its implications when transitioning to ultra-dense small cell deployments. Results show that network densification with an average inter site distance of 35 m can increase the cell- edge UE throughput by up to 48×, while the use of the 10 GHz band with a 500MHz bandwidth can increase the network capacity up to 5×. The use of beamforming with up to 4 antennas per small cell base station lacks behind with cell- edge throughput gains of up to 1.49×. Our study also shows how network densifications reduces multi-user diversity, and thus proportional fair alike schedulers start losing their advantages with respect to round robin ones. The energy efficiency of these ultra-dense small cell deployments is also analyzed, indicating the need for energy harvesting approaches to make this deployments energy-efficient. Finally, the top ten challenges to be addressed to bring the ultra-dense small cell deployments to reality are also discussed.

David López‑Pérez (Member, IEEE) is a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, Alcatel‑Lucent, and his main research interests are in HetNets, small cells, interference and mobility management as well as network optimization and simulation. Prior to this, David earned his PhD in Wireless Networking from the University of Bedfordshire, UK in Apr. ‘11, and obtained his BSc and MSc degrees in Telecommunication from the Miguel Hernandez University, Spain in Sept. ’03 & Sept. ’06, respectively. David was Research Associate at King’s College London, UK from Aug. ‘10 to Dec. ‘11, carrying post‑doctoral studies, and was with VODAFONE, Spain from Feb. ‘05 to Feb. ‘06, working in the area of network planning and optimization. David was also invited researcher at DOCOMO USA labs, CA in 2011, and CITI INSA, France in 2009. For his publications and patent contributions, David is a recipient of both the Bell Labs Alcatel‑Lucent Award of Excellence (2013) and Certificate of Outstanding Achievement (2014, 2013). He was also finalist for the Scientist of the Year prize in The Irish Laboratory Awards (2013). David has also been awarded as PhD Marie‑Curie Fellow in 2007 and Exemplary Reviewer for IEEE Communications Letters in 2011. David is founding member of IEEE TSCGCC and author of the book "Heterogeneous Cellular Networks: Theory, Simulation and Deployment" Cambridge University Press, 2012. Moreover, he has published more than 70 book chapters, journal and conference papers, all in recognized venues, and filed more than 25 patents applications. David is or has been guest editor of a number of journals, e.g., IEEE JSAC, IEEE Comm. Mag., TPC member of top tier conferences, e.g., IEEE Globecom and IEEE PIMRC, and co-­‐‑chair of a number of workshops.
Ming Ding (Member, IEEE) is a researcher at National ICT Australia (NICTA). He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees with first class honours in Electronics Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in 2004 and 2007, respectively. In Apr. 2007, he joined Sharp Laboratories of China (SLC) as a Researcher. From Sep. 2007 to Sep. 2011, he pursued his Doctor in Philosophy (Ph.D.) at SJTU while at the same time working as a Researcher/Senior Researcher at SLC. In Dec. 2011, he achieved his Ph.D. in Signal and Information Processing from SJTU and continued to work for SLC as a Senior Researcher/Principal Researcher until Sep. 2014 when he joined NICTA. He has been working on B3G, 4G and 5G wireless communication networks for more than 9 years and his research interests include OFDM synchronization, MIMO‑OFDM technology, relay systems, interference management, cooperative communications, heterogeneous networks, device‑to‑device communications, and modelling of wireless communication systems. Besides, he served as the Algorithm Design Director and Programming Director for a system‑level simulator of future telecommunication networks in SLC for more than 7 years. Up to now, he has published more than 20 papers in IEEE journals and conferences, about 20 standardization contributions, as well as a Springer book "Multi‑point Cooperative Communication Systems: Theory and Applications". Also, as the first inventor, he holds 8 CN, 2 JP, 2 KR patents and filed another 30 patent applications on 4G/5G technologies, more than a dozen of which have been filed as international patent applications entering JP, US, EU and KR, etc. He was the recipient of the President’s Award of SLC in 2012 and currently he is serving as a guest editor of an IEEE JSAC SI on heterogeneous cellular networks.

TIF-2: High Performance Random Access Schemes for Machine to Machine Applications – From Satellite to Terrestrial Networks

Sunday, 6 December 2015 • 8:15 – 12:00 • Sapphire 402

  • Riccardo De Gaudenzi, European Space Agency
  • Oscar Del Rio Herrero, European Space Agency
  • Gennaro Gallinaro, European Space Agency
  • Stefano Cioni, European Space Agency
Over the past years there has been a fast growing demand for low-cost interactive satellite terminals supporting both fixed and mobile services, such as consumer broadband access, machine-to-machine communications, SCADA, transaction and safety of life applications. These networks are generally characterized by a large population of terminals sharing the available resources under very dynamic traffic conditions. In particular, in the return link (user to network) of commercial satellite broadband access networks, residential users are likely to generate a large amount of low duty cycle bursty traffic with extended inactivity periods. Random Access (RA) techniques are by nature, good candidates for the less predictive, low duty cycle as well as time sensitive return link traffic. Furthermore, RA techniques are capable of supporting large population of terminals sharing the same capacity and require low terminal complexity. The corresponding performance improvement obtained by these new RA schemes compared to classical ALOHA schemes is outstanding and their implementation complexity well within the current technological capabilities. Unexpectedly, the research on high performance satellite RA schemes has been quickly extending to encompass terrestrial wireless networks. The new RA paradigms developed or being researched are becoming attractive to support M2M in the broad Internet of Things application domain.
The tutorial will provide an extensive review of modern RA schemes well suited for the provision of M2M services for satellite and terrestrial wireless applications. First the key terrestrial random access techniques and their applicability to the satellite environment will be shortly reviewed. Then state-of-the-art high performance random access schemes will be illustrated reporting some analytical, simulation and real implementation performance results. The review will cover both slotted and unslotted RA solutions and consider the energy efficiency of the different schemes. RA performance sensitivity to key design parameters will be presented through numerical examples. Examples of practical implementations of the techniques illustrated will be provided jointly with their performance. Capacity bounds for spread-spectrum and non-spread-spectrum RA schemes will be also reviewed to assess the RA techniques level of sub-optimality. Satellite systems and standards adopting random access for the return link will also be listed. RA techniques application to emerging terrestrial M2M applications in 4G and 5G networks will be discussed. Finally, the future research perspectives will be illustrated. An extensive list of relevant literature references will also be provided for each part of the tutorial.

Riccardo De Gaudenzi was born in Italy in 1960. He received his Doctor Engineer degree (cum Laude) in electronic engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy in 1985 and the PhD from the Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands in 1999. From 1986 to 1988 he was with the European Space Agency (ESA), Stations and Communications Engineering Department, Darmstadt (Germany) where he was involved in satellite telecommunication ground systems design and testing. In 1988, he joined ESA’s Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, The Netherlands where since 2005 he is Head of the Radio Frequency Systems, Payload and Technology Division. The division is responsible for supporting the definition and development of advanced satellite system, subsystems and related technologies for telecommunications, navigation and earth observation applications. In 1996 he spent one year with Qualcomm Inc., San Diego USA, in the Globalstar LEO project system group under an ESA fellowship. His current interest is mainly related with efficient digital modulation and multiple access techniques for fixed and mobile satellite services, synchronization topics, adaptive interference mitigation techniques and communication systems simulation techniques. He actively contributed to the development and the demonstration of the ETSI S-UMTS Family A, S-MIM, DVB-S2, DVB-S2-X, DVB-RCS2 and DVB-SH standards. From 2001 to 2005 he has been serving as Associate Editor for CDMA and Synchronization for IEEE Transactions on Communications. He is currently Associate Editor for Journal of Communications and Networks. He is co-recipient of the 2003 and 2008 Jack Neubauer Memorial Award Best Paper from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He has published more than 65 journal full papers, co-edited two books and authored or co-authored 22 international patents.
Stefano Cioni received the Dr.Ing. degree in telecommunication engineering and the Ph.D from University of Bologna, Italy, in 1998 and in 2002, respectively. In 2010, he joined the European Space Agency (Noordwijk) where he is currently a Communications Systems Engineer within the Radio Frequency Systems, Payload and Technology Division. Since 2002, he has been a Senior Researcher of the Advanced Research Center for Electronic Systems (ARCES) of the University of Bologna. During the summer 2006 he was a Visiting Researcher at the Agilent Labs SMRD, Belgium. During the summer 2007 he was a Visiting Researcher at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany). From 2008 to 2010, he has been the Head of Digital Transmission Systems in Mavigex S.r.l. (Italy). His research activities are mainly focused on the next generation wireless telecommunication systems, both the terrestrial and the satellite networks. In particular, his interests include synchronization techniques, medium access control resource allocation algorithms, OFDM/MIMO systems, and iterative decoding techniques joint to channel parameter estimation. Dr. Cioni co-authored more than 70 papers and scientific conference contributions and he is co-recipient of the Best Paper Award at IEEE ICT 2001 and at IEEE ASMS/SPSC 2012.

TIF-3: Engineering Wireless Full-Duplex Nodes and Networks

Sunday, 6 December 2015 • 13:30 – 17:15 • Aqua Salon D

  • Melissa Duarte, Huawei
  • Maxime Guillaud, Huawei
A full-duplex wireless transceiver node can transmit and receive at same time and in the same frequency band. In contrast, a half-duplex wireless transceiver node cannot realize simultaneous bidirectional in-band communication. Consequently, networks where all or some of the nodes are full-duplex capable can potentially achieve higher spectral efficiency than networks were all the nodes are half-duplex. This is the main motivation for the deployment of full-duplex nodes. However, implementing full-duplex capable transceivers requires the mitigation of the self-interference signal, with a power level several orders of magnitude larger than the received power of the signal of interest coming from a distant node. Recently, different research groups have demonstrated the feasibility of substantial self-interference mitigation that enables the realization of full-duplex communications with higher spectral efficiency than half-duplex systems. These demonstrations have motivated research in the area of full-duplex wireless communications and have made full-duplex a candidate technology for next generation wireless networks. The recent increasing amount of research on full-duplex systems has resulted in a variety of methods for self-interference mitigation and of protocol designs for networks with full-duplex nodes. In this tutorial, we will present the state-of-the-art of full-duplex technology and give some insight about potential applications in future communications systems, in particular in the context of fifth-generation (5G) cellular networks and 802.11ax WLAN. The attendees will learn about the challenges that need to be overcome at the RF level, physical layer level, and network level, and about the trade-offs between performance gains and hardware complexity associated with full-duplex. The tutorial is targeted to a broad audience with the aim that attendees with different backgrounds can understand the overall challenges of full-duplex system design as well as potential benefits. There are still improvements to be made to current proposed full-duplex solutions before they can be integrated into commercial networks. Our goal is that our tutorial will familiarize the attendees with the main to-date results and will highlight some of the aspects that need to be addressed by future research.

Melissa Duarte received her B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Pontifcia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia, in 2005. She received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University, Houston, TX, in 2007 and 2012 respectively. From 2012 to 2013 she was a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Computer and Communication Sciences, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. She is currently a research engineer at the Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab, France Research Center, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. Her Ph.D. thesis entitled `Full-duplex Wireless: Design, Implementation and Characterization' received the Rice University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Best Dissertation Award, 2012. She holds two US Patents, one of them on a `System and Method for Full-Duplex Cancellation'. She received the ACM MobiHoc 2013 Best Paper Award. Her research interests include the design and implementation of architectures for next-generation wireless communications. Specific interests and expertise include the areas of full-duplex wireless systems, cooperative relaying based networks, Multiple Input Multiple Output antenna (MIMO) systems, multi-carrier systems (OFDM), Software-Defined Radio (SDR), channel modeling for wireless systems, over-the-air measurements and experiments for the evaluation of wireless networks.
Maxime Guillaud received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from ENSEA, Cergy, France, in 2000, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Communications from Telecom ParisTech, Paris, France, in 2005. From 2000 to 2001 he was a research engineer at Lucent Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, NJ, USA. From 2006 to 2010, he was a Senior Researcher at the FTW in Vienna, Austria. From 2010 to 2014, he was a researcher with Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria. Since 2014, he is a principal researcher in Huawei Technologies' France Research Center. Dr. Guillaud is the author of over 50 research papers and holds two patents. He is the recipient of a SPAWC 2005 student paper award, and co-recipient of the Mario Boella Business Idea prize of the NEWCOM NoE in 2005. He worked on the transceiver architecture of multi-user cellular systems, as well as on various aspects of wireless channel modeling, including sparse representations and channel state inference methods. He introduced the principle of relative calibration for the exploitation of channel reciprocity. His recent interests include interference management in dense wireless systems. Dr. Guillaud is a Senior Member of IEEE.

TIF-4: Towards 5G Internet of Things

Sunday, 6 December 2015 • 13:30 – 17:15 • Cobalt 520

  • Rath Vannithamby, Intel Corporation
  • Kathiravetpillai Sivanesan, Intel Corporation
The objective of this tutorial is to provide a comprehensive guide on the emerging trends in Cellular IoT (C-IoT) applications, and the challenges of supporting such applications with current technologies such as 3GPP LTE and GERAN. We will describe the requirements for 5G IoT systems on device capacity, latency, power, etc., and explore candidate technologies currently being considered to meet the requirements. We will differentiate between the natural extension and enhancements of current technologies that are being developed in 3GPP Release 13 (both GERAN-based and LTE-based), and the technologies that are fundamentally different and suitable to satisfy the 5G IoT requirements. We will attempt to offer a wide coverage of topics, while balancing the treatment to suit the needs of first time learners of the concepts.

Rath Vannithamby received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in EE from the University of Toronto. He is currently a Director responsible for 5G Internet of Things research in Intel Labs. Previously, he was a researcher at Ericsson. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. He is an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2014-2015. He has published over 50 journal/conference papers and has over 160 patents granted/pending. He is a co-editor of a couple of books: (i) "Towards 5G: Applications, Requirements and Candidate Technologies" by Wiley and (ii) "Design and Deployment of Small Cell Networks" by Cambridge Press, in production. He has also authored chapters of 3 books on 4G. He has given or scheduled to give keynote speeches in IEEE GC’10 BWA workshop, IEEE APWiMob’14, IEEE IAICT’14, IEEE ISTT’14, and IEEE ICIIS’15. Dr. Vannithamby is currently an associate editor for two journals: (i) Journal of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, and (ii) IEEE Internet of Things Journal. He was the lead-chair for workshops on (i) "5G Technologies" and (ii) "M2M Communications for IoT" in IEEE ICC 2014. He is a Technical co-chair for STEMCOM 2016. He has given tutorials on 3G, 4G and 5G in numerous venues including IEEE GC’03, GC’04, GC’06, ICC’05, and ICC’15. He was a Guest Editor for EURASIP JWCN SI on RRM for 3G+ Systems. He was a TPC symposium co-chair for PIMRC'11. He is a member and the Standards Liaison for IEEE ComSoc Signal Processing and Communications Electronics Technical Committee (SPCE-TC). He has also served on TPC for IEEE ICC, GC, VTC, WCNC, and PIMRC. His research interests are in the area of 5G radio-access and core-networks, IoT/M2M/MTC, energy efficiency, low-latency, QoS for mobile internet applications.
Kathiravetpillai Sivanesan received his BSc (Eng), MPhil and PhD degrees from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong and University of Alberta, Canada, respectively. He has more than 10 years’ experience in wireless communication industry and is currently a senior research scientist at Intel Labs in Hillsboro, Oregon. Previously, he was with Samsung Electronics, Nortel Networks and Alcatel-Lucent. His research areas include PHY and MAC layer aspects of wireless communications systems. He has more than 20 papers published in international journals an conferences and more than 25 patents issued or pending.

TIF-5: Massive MIMO and FD-MIMO for LTE-Advanced and 5G

Sunday, 6 December 2015 • 13:30 – 17:15 • Sapphire 402

  • Ji-Yun Seol, Samsung
  • Younsun Kim, Samsung
  • Juho Lee, Samsung
  • Jianzhong Zhang, Samsung
Recent works on massive MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) have shown that a potential breakthrough in capacity gains can be achieved by deploying a large number of antennas at the base-station. In particular, the massive MIMO system achieves significant system performance enhancement through high-resolution beamforming towards multiple users simultaneously.
This has initiated standards discussion in 3GPP to support higher-order MU-MIMO (Multi-User MIMO) based on the 3D beamforming with 2D array antenna with massive antenna elements. With the adoption of 2D array antenna, it became possible to exploit 3D channels with elevation beamforming and azimuth beamforming, and hence the name FD-MIMO (Full-Dimension MIMO). The 3GPP discussion started in the June 2012 RAN plenary workshop, and the 3-5x potential network capacity gain of FD-MIMO quickly attracted lots of support from operators and vendors alike. In order to prepare for the system analysis and design of FD-MIMO, a 3D-channel modeling study was carried out in 3GPP from Jan 2013 to Aug 2014 to produce a working 3D channel model. The 3GPP community is currently in the middle of the FD-MIMO study item with a goal of quantifying system capacity benefits as well as identifying key technologies and specification requirements. An FD-MIMO work item is expected to start in the 3Q of 2015 and will be completed in the middle of 2016 as part of LTE-Advanced Rel-13. If everything goes according to the plan, this technology will be commercialized around 2017-2018 and will be a key technology driver for the future evolution of LTE.
On the other hand, with the research activities towards 5G mobile communications, it is becoming a common view that utilizing large chunk of bandwidth in higher frequencies above 6GHz (or, millimeter-wave) will be one of the key enabling technologies for 5G. Recent works on millimeter-wave show that the unfavorable channel characteristics in high frequencies can be overcome through a beamforming technology based on massive antenna array at the base-station and/or the mobile-station.
This tutorial will emphasize on the industry perspective, and aims to provide an industry “inside” view on how the industry takes an academic concept such as Massive MIMO and turn it into state-of-art 3GPP standards and commercial reality. The instructors are all cellular industry veterans and are pleased to have this opportunity to share the knowledge and excitement about the latest innovations in our cellular industry, especially in the area of LTE-Advanced and 5G.

Ji-Yun Seol received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University(SNU), Seoul, Korea, in 1997, 1999, and 2005, respectively. He has been with Samsung Electronics Co., LTD., Suwon, Korea, since 2004. He has years of experience in development of modem algorithms and standardization for Mobile WiMAX. He is currently a Director at Advanced Communications Lab., Communications Research Team at Samsung Electronics in Korea. He has been in charge of research for the next generation (B4G/5G) mobile communications since 2011. His current fields of interest include research/development of next generation mobile communication system and advanced PHY algorithms.
Younsun Kim is currently a principal engineer with Samsung Electronics where he coordinates the physical layer standardization of LTE/LTE-Advanced. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronic engineering from Yonsei University, Korea, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington in 1996, 1999, and 2009, respectively. He joined Samsung in 1999 and has since been working on the standardization of wireless communication systems such as cdma2000, HRPD, and LTE/LTE-Advanced. His research interests include multiple access schemes, coordination schemes, multiple-antenna techniques, and advanced receivers for next generation systems.
Juho Lee is currently a Master with Samsung Electronics and is the lead executive in charge of research on standardization of wireless communications. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, in 1993, 1995, and 2000, respectively. He joined Samsung Electronics in 2000 and has been working on standardization of mobile communications for 3G and 4G such as WCDMA, HSDPA, HUSPA, LTE, and LTE-Advanced and is also actively working on research and standardization for 5G. He was a vice chairman of TSG RAN WG1 during February 2003 through August 2009, chaired LTE/LTE-Advanced MIMO sessions, and served as the rapporteur for the 3GPP LTE-Advanced Rel-11 CoMP work item.
Charlie (Jianzhong) Zhang is currently a VP of Research and the 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 algorithms. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison.

TIF-6: Emerging Concepts and Technologies towards 5G+ Wireless Networks

Thursday, 10 December 2015 • 8:15 – 12:00 • Cobalt 501A

  • Halim Yanikomeroglu, Carleton University
Despite the recent advances in wireless technologies, the wireless community faces the challenge of enabling a further traffic increase of around 1,000 times, latency reduction of around 100 times, device increase of around 100 times in the next 15 years or so, while no customer is willing to pay more for the wireless pipe itself: the so called “traffic-revenue decoupling”. Moreover, many experts warn that the low-hanging fruits in wireless research (especially in information theory, communications theory, and signal processing) have already been collected. While the research community is full of ideas (as usual), many of these ideas are either not-too-relevant (i.e., not in the bottleneck areas) or they are in areas in which progress toward a tangible implementation is too slow.
The overall goal of the tutorial is to identify the emerging concepts and technologies, and the necessary analytical tools to study them (such as optimization, game theory, dynamic feedback control, and artificial intelligence).
In the first part of this tutorial, the following topics will be covered fundamental dynamics of cellular communications and key technologies.
In the second part of the tutorial, the potential research directions towards coping with the bottleneck problems, especially in the context of radio access network (RAN), resource allocation, layers 1, 2, and 3, will be discussed.
In the absence of a clear technology roadmap for the 2020-2030 timeframe, the tutorial has, to a certain extent, an exploratory view point to stimulate further thinking and creativity. We are certainly at the dawn of a new era in wireless research and innovation; the next twenty years will be very interesting.

Halim Yanikomeroglu was born in Giresun, Turkey, in 1968. He received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1990, and the M.A.Sc. degree in electrical engineering (now ECE) and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 1992 and 1998, respectively. During 1993–1994, he was with the R&D Group of Marconi Kominikasyon A.S., Ankara, Turkey. Since 1998 he has been with the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, where he is now a Full Professor. His research interests cover many aspects of wireless technologies with a special emphasis on cellular networks. He coauthored about 70 IEEE journal papers, and has given a high number of tutorials and invited talks on wireless technologies in the leading international conferences. In recent years, his research has been funded by Huawei, Blackberry, Samsung, Telus, Communications Research Centre of Canada (CRC), and Nortel. This collaborative research resulted in about 20 patents (granted and applied). Dr. Yanikomeroglu has been involved in the organization of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) from its inception, including serving as Steering Committee Member as well as the Technical Program Chair or Co-Chair of WCNC 2004 (Atlanta), WCNC 2008 (Las Vegas), and WCNC 2014 (Istanbul). He was the General Co-Chair of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall 2010 held in Ottawa. He has served in the editorial boards of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, and IEEE COMMUNICATIONS SURVEYS & TUTORIALS. He was the Chair of the IEEE’s Technical Committee on Personal Communications (now called Wireless Technical Committee). He is a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Communications Society as well as the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. Dr. Yanikomeroglu is a recipient of the IEEE Ottawa Section Outstanding Educator Award in 2014, Carleton University Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award in 2010, the Carleton University Graduate Students Association Excellence Award in Graduate Teaching in 2010, and the Carleton University Research Achievement Award in 2009. Dr. Yanikomeroglu spent the 2011–2012 academic year at TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey, as a Visiting Professor. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada.

TIF-7: Intellectual Property (IP) Tutorial

Thursday, 10 December 2015 • 8:15 – 12:00 • Indigo 202A

  • Francesco Zaccà, European Patent Office
How do patents support innovation for the benefit of the young entrepreneurs and start-ups? This tutorial presents patents in the context of the whole innovation and value creation process including 1) Patenting: application, prosecution, grant, opposition, 2) Monetization: licensing, litigation, sale. and 3) Extra focus on specific issues of particular relevance in Telecommunications: CII, Standards, Open Source.
Staff from the European Patent Office (EPO) and innovators will discuss and share their experience on how to get a patent.

Francesco Zacca is director in Telecommuncations/ICT at the European Patent Office in The Hague; he has operational responsibility for several teams of highly qualified patent examiners in various areas telecommunications (power control, power saving, powerline communications, satellite communications, etc.). In the ICT management team he is responsible for strategic external relations with applicants, international institutions, standardisation bodies. He regularly represents the EPO at technical conferences, exhibitions, international symposia. He has been in charge of business re-engineering projects, member of the steering board of major IT development programmes, advisor to senior management. He is the chair of the internal jury board for the European Inventor of the year Award, which has reached its 10th edition this year in Paris. Previously he has been director in Medical Technologies, examiner in the Radar field, coordinator for applied research and development in the documentation department. Before the EPO he has been senior researcher in Electromagnetics and Electronic Warfare with a System Engineering consulting firm. Francesco received his Master in electrical engineering from Pisa University, specialising in telecommunications.

TIF-8: Rapid Prototyping of Real-Time Wireless Communication Systems with Software Defined Radio

Thursday, 10 December 2015 • 8:15 – 12:00 • Cobalt 501B/C

  • Jaeweon Kim, National Instruments
  • Malik Gul, National Instruments
In today’s competitive wireless research space, the ability to quickly prototype ideas on hardware using real signals is more important than ever. Software defined radio technology enabled by flexible RF, high performance computing, and streamlined platform based tool flows make prototyping of real-time DSP systems both efficient and affordable. In this half day tutorial, you will gain hands-on experience designing a real-time LTE OFDM link and with National Instrument's integrated hardware and software platform for rapid prototyping real-time wireless systems using the NI LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite (LabVIEW Communications) and the NI USRP RIO FPGA-based software defined radio. At the end of the tutorial, you will be able to design, simulate, and prototype a 20 MHz LTE-based real-time OFDM link on a high performance FPGA, and transmit data over the air using the link you design on the NI USRP-RIO. The tutorial will cover the most important aspects of the idea-to-prototype flow in a single tool, including floating-point simulation, floating-point to fixed-point conversion, HW/SW partitioning, performance-complexity tradeoffs, and finally verification and testing on an FPGA-based software-defined radio. Note: No prior experience with FPGA’s or NI hardware or software tools is required.
Participants will have an opportunity to complete hands-on exercises on provided laptop computers and SDR hardware.

Dr. Jaeweon Kim received the B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 1994 and 1996 respectively, and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011. From 1996 to 2002, he was with SK Telecom, Seoul, Korea, where he was working for 2G and 3G code division multiple access (CDMA) systems and their applications. He received the patent champion of the year in 1998 and the excellent employee award in 2001. During his Ph.D. program, he held a member of technical staff position at Bandspeed, Inc., Austin, Tx, from 2006 to 2008 and senior member of technical staff position at MediaExcel, Inc., Austin, Tx, from 2008 to 2011. Currently he is with National Instruments, Austin, Tx, as a senior wireless platform architect. Dr. Kim was awarded Information and Telecommunication National Scholarship by Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC), Korea from 2002 to 2005. His current research interests include 5G wireless communications, digital signal processing and prototyping.
Malik Gul is a Staff RF & Communications Platform Engineer at National Instruments, where he is involved in designing the reference architectures for mmWave and FD-MIMO communication systems. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Georgia Tech. His research interests include statistical signal processing, algorithm and training signal design for PHY layer, mmWave communications, software defined radios, and prototyping for next generation wireless communication systems.

TIF-9: Satellite Communications: Fundamentals, Configurations, Issues and Recent Developments

Thursday, 10 December 2015 • 8:15 – 12:00 • Cobalt 502A

  • Howard Hausman, RF Microwave Consulting Services
Satellite Communications is an integral part of the overall communication infrastructure. It has no terrestrial barriers and can supply connectivity where land lines are impractical or not cost effective. In emergency situations satellite communications can be setup quickly to obtain reliable connectivity anywhere in the world.
This half day tutorial is in three parts, focusing on introducing the communications engineer or non-engineering professional in the communications industry to the basics of transmission and reception via satellite.
Part 1 describes the fundamentals of satellite communications and recent advances in the technology that increases the data rates to speeds competitive with ground based communication solutions.
Part 2, Signal Transmission and Reception explains the difficulties, equipment and trade-offs involved in communicating with a satellite 25,000 miles above the Earth.
Part 3, Signal Modulation for Optimum Performance, explains commonly used satellite modulation techniques and explains why some techniques are more applicable for a particular location and frequency band than other modulation techniques.
The attendee should come away from the lecture with an understanding of the structure, the transmission medium, and the equipment used to communicate via satellite. This will enable engineer as well as the non-engineer to understand and sort out some of the negative issues and the advantages of this communicating media.

Howard Hausman received his BSEE and MSEE degrees from Polytechnic University now part of New York University and is President/CEO of RF Microwave Consulting Services Inc, an engineering consulting company that provides Engineering Design & Analysis for the RF & Microwave Systems, Satellite Communications, RADAR, Electronic Warfare industries. Mr. Hausman is consulting to the narda-MITEQ division of L3 corporation, communications sector. Formerly Howard Hausman was President/CEO of MITEQ, Inc., Hauppauge, NY. MITEQ, Inc., a microwave engineering company. He directed the engineering divisions of the corporation, Microwave Components and Systems, Microwave Amplifiers, and Satellite Communication Systems. During his career, Howard Hausman served as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering, before being appointed President/CEO of MITEQ, Inc. Mr. Hausman was also an Adjunct Professor at NYU-Polytech and Hofstra University where he taught graduate and under graduate courses in Electronic Engineering. Howard Hausman is also a recipient of the 2010 New York University / Polytech Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2013 IEEE LI Section Alex Gruenwald Award “For outstanding contributions to enhance the knowledge of the IEEE LI Section members in Satellite Communications and Microwave Theory”. He has lectured around the world and authored many papers relating to microwave systems, satellite communications, Radar, and reconnaissance systems.

TIF-10: Precision Time in Cyber Physical Systems Cancelled

Thursday, 10 December 2015 • 13:30 – 17:15 • Aqua 300B

  • Patrick Diamond, Diamond Consulting & Key2Mobile
This tutorial will address demand for precise Synchronization and Time awareness evolving in IoT, automotive, industrial, telecom, finance and gaming markets
Key points: IEEE 1588's role in precise time for the Internet of Things, Radio over Ethernet, LTE, and industrial Systems, Scientific instrumentations ie the large Hadron Collider at CERN and automotive manufacturing Robotic Systems.
The premise of this evolution is based upon 2 intrinsic elements. One, is increased speed of system operation requires more precise time/synchronization between inner-working functions within proximate systems components. Two, in wider system component distribution with exponential growth in volumes of data, control and management information needing to be processed, moved, identified, cataloged, stored and retrieved the synchronization/timing/tagging of each data element is more and more critical to system success.
This tutorial will dive deeply into the 6 noted markets to discuss how each is affected by and dealing with the need for tighter and tighter timing and synchronization demands. The technologies, GNSS and IEEE 1588 & IEEE 802.1AS that provide this fundamental timing and synchronization will also be discussed in detail as they relate to each market.

Patrick Diamond Ph.D. has 15 years experience with IEEE 1588 and is currently co-chair of one subcommittee on the P1588 task force creating version 3 of the Precision Time Protocol. Mr. Diamond is a member of the NIST pubic Cyber Physical Systems task force active in the Timing and Synchronization working group. Mr. Diamond was Senior Director of Systems Engineering at Semtech and lead the definition and creation of ToPSync technology which is the leading semiconductor solution in more than 2 million mobile wireless base station's used to synchronize LTE radio's across cells and networks. This physical layer synchronization provides the backbone to LTE operation and data throughput capability. Mr. Diamond has been active in the ITU, IETF and IEEE standards development organizations for many years. He has worked at NASA, McDonnell Douglas, Tymshare/Tymnet, Data General and was a founder of Frame Relay Technology. Mr. Diamond is a graduate of SJSU and UC Berkeley.

TIF-11: Databank Standardization and Tools toward Brain Communication Cancelled

Sunday, 6 December 2015 • 8:15 – 12:00

  • Narisa Chu, CWLab International
  • Amanda Danko, USAA
Fundamentals are discussed in collecting brainwave signals for recognizing certain human emotions or needs in person-to-person, person-to-machine, or person-to-social-media communication. Traditional brainwave signal databases of irregular record keeping, if preserved, do not lend itself readily available for universal brain communication. The objective of this tutorial is to build the corner stones for a brainwave databank to assess a person’s brain reaction toward various media and/or in locked-in-syndrome. It is realized that a standard, effective databank architecture is necessary to make brain communication feasible.
Research and commercial development tools are described and their implementations showcase capabilities for quantitative analysis of brain activity. These hardware and software tools expose practical attributes toward databank standardization, measuring various states in response to a series of controlled stimuli. The fundamentals of Event Related Potentials (ERP) and Visually Evoked Potentials (VEP) are reviewed prior to a comparative analysis of the designated toolsets against these features. It is demonstrated how to begin contributing to the BCI research community, by introducing concepts and technologies available and encouraging a standardized solution to brainwave storage.

Dr. Narisa Chu worked in AT&T Bell Labs, Rockwell International, Tellabs International, Comcast/Motorola/Verizon and Thomson Multimedia; started as a Senior Member of Technical Staff and promoted to Executive Manager of Advanced Technology, Product Development and Service Deployment. Her technical contributions have mirrored the transformation from digital voice, Internet data, to digital video distribution and processing, where she has been involved in encryption, conditional access, digital rights management, Intellectual Property protection as well as content processing and user interface. While heavily engaged with the Telecom industry, Dr. Chu has forged collaboration with the academia by grant management and adjunct teaching in University of Illinois - Chicago, Widener University - Philadelphia, California Lutheran University - Thousand Oaks and DeVry University – Oxnard & Sherman Oaks campuses, CA. She also worked as the Director of Research & Services at California State University – Northridge, collaborating with Industry in and around the Los Angeles area. She has started 2 companies since 1990 and currently is running a research arm with CWLab International, among other entrepreneurial activities throughout southern California and Asia.She has published 40+ papers in areas related to digital communication technology evolutions, and edited 2 books. Her current interests in research and product development include network security, network games, cloud computing, and Brain-Computer Interface technology to eHealthcare. She received her B.S. from National Tsing Hua University, M.S. from Iowa State University, and Ph.D. from Northwestern University, in Nuclear Engineering, 1972, 1973, and 1977, respectively. Her career in the nuclear industry was short-lived. Her career in Telecommunications and Software thrived for 30 years and continued till today. She serves on the Board of Governors in IEEE Consumer Electronic Society 2011-2016. She has been a veteran volunteer Chairwoman in IEEE Communications Society sponsored GLOBECOM 2012, 2015, and the Executive Chair to-be for the 2019 conferences. She has been an invited member (no fee) of the IEEE Computer Society due to her contribution to games and cloud computing.
Amanda is a Research Engineer in Revolutionary Innovation at USAA. She has completed her doctoral work at the University at Albany in New York, and will receive her Ph.D. in Computer Science in May 2015. She earned her M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University at Albany in 2011, and her B.S. from Siena College in 2007. She has worked as a Software Engineer with the New York State Department of Taxation & Finance, and with Auto/Mate Dealership Systems as a Java Developer and Project Manager. During her graduate studies, Amanda was a graduate Teaching Assistant for many years. She later became the primary instructor for ICSI-201 Introduction to Computer Science at the University at Albany. The course introduces the concepts via Java programming, and attracts between 200 & 250 students each Fall & Spring semester. Now as a researcher, Amanda continues her doctoral work in computer vision focused on cognition and computational models of biological vision systems. Her interests include image and signal processing, braincomputer interfaces, machine learning, and perception.

TIF-12: 5G New Waveforms

Thursday, 10 December 2015 • 13:30 – 17:15 • Cobalt 502B/C

  • Gerhard Wunder, Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz Institut
With 5G, cellular technology has entered a new innovation cycle. There are four trends indicating the need for a new generation of cellular technology: 1) The demand for wireless data is predicted to increase significantly, resulting in 1000x higher mobile data volumes and 10-100x higher end user data rates. 2) The number of connected devices is predicted to increase by a factor of 10-100, which means that up to 300,000 devices need to be served per access point. 3) Wireless connectivity will be applied to new use cases that require very reliable connections and mission-critical communication, such as vehicle-to-vehicle coordination, critical control of the power grid, etc. and 4) Remote presence and tactile Internet that impose stringent latency constraints on the overall connection, including the wireless part of it. Forecasts imply that the latency should be ecreased for a factor of 5 in order to enable such services.
The air interfaces for 2G, 3G, and 4G were all designed for specific use cases (limited only to voice and data communications) with a certain number of limited KPIs in mind (throughput, capacity, dropped/blocked call rates etc.). However, as outlined above, 5G requires the support of a much broader class of services and consequently a very diverse family of devices and traffic characteristics.
Consequently, an intense debate has started in the respective scientific communities about the necessity of (separate) 5G new air interfaces for specific services and, above that, the feasibility of a single ”golden air interface” covering all services based on a modular design and equipped with different
adaptable/reconfigurable modules.
The aim of the present tutorial is to treat candidate waveform solutions for 5G new air interfaces in a coherent way. Starting from the main drivers of 5G, we will follow up on these discussions and cover the relevant 5G candidate technologies (OFDM, FBMC, UFMC, GFDM, BFDM) in a comprehensive and unique manner: In the first part, we will provide a deep treatment of the mathematical foundations of orthogonal and non-orthogonal multicarrier transmission (Gabor theory). This includes analytical models for waveform adaptation/optimization, asynchronous multiuser operation in fragmented spectrum, peak power control, capacity etc. In the second part, we will present state-of-the-art transceiver and frame designs for all the candidate waveforms. This includes basic physical layer procedures (channel estimation, synchronization etc.), support of MIMO modes, PAPR control etc. In the third part we will discuss new access solutions such as ”one shot” transmission, IDMA, etc. In the final part we will present link-to-system interfaces and system simulations. Moreover, we will discuss and evaluate specific designs for high rate, massive access, ultra-low delay, and ultra-reliable communication. We will present some system simulations and conclude with some pros and cons of the candidates.
The tutorial is at the heart of current waveform research which has been conducted e.g. in the context of recent European projects 5GNOW and METIS and which will be continued by FANTASTIC-5G with all major stakeholders in the field.

Gerhard Wunder (M'05, Editor IEEE TWC) studied electrical engineering at the University of Hannover, Germany, and the Technical University (TU) Berlin, Germany, and received his graduate degree in electrical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) with highest honors in 1999 and the PhD degree (Dr.-Ing.) in communication engineering on the peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) problem in OFDM with distinction (summa cum laude) in 2003 from TU Berlin. In 2007, he also received the habilitation degree (venia legendi) and became a Privatdozent at the TU Berlin in the field of detection/estimation theory, stochastic processes and information theory. Currently, he is with the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut in Berlin. Dr. Wunder is coordinator and principal investigator both in the FP7 Call 8 project 5GNOW ( supported by the European Commission as well as PROPHYLAXE ( the largest IoT physical layer security project supported by the German Ministry of Education and Research. He is a recipient of research fellowships from the German national research foundation (DFG). He also receives currently funding in the DFG priority programs 1397 COIN (Communications in Interference Limited Networks) and the upcoming SPP 1798 CoSIP (Compressed Sensing in Information Processing). In 2000 and 2005, he was a visiting professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Prof. Jayant) in Atlanta (USA, GA), and the Stanford University (Prof. Paulraj) in Palo Alto/USA (CA). In 2009 he was a consultant at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (USA, NJ), both in Murray Hill (S. Stolyar) and Crawford Hill (R. Valenzuela). He was a general co-chair of the 2009 International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA 2009) and a lead guest editor in 2011 for a special issue of the Journal of Advances on Signal Processing regarding the PAPR problem of the European Association for Signal Processing. Since 2011, he is also an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWireless) in the area of Wireless Communications Theory and Systems (WCTS). In 2011 Dr. Wunder received the 2011 award for outstanding scientific publication in the field of communication engineering by the German communication engineering society (ITG Award 2011). He is the author of three recent articles in the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, on the PAPR problem (Dec. 2013), the IEEE Communication Magazine, 5G Special Issue (Feb. 2014), and in IEEE ACCESS on Compressed Sensing for 5G to appear in Dec. 2015.

TIF-13: System-level modelling of HetNets, Carrier Aggregation and Scheduling in MATLAB

Thursday, 10 December 2015 • 13:30 – 17:15 • Aqua 309

  • Slawomir Pietrzyk, IS-Wireless
In this tutorial we will demonstrate the use of system-level simulation library working under MATLAB environment and modelling LTE-A HetNets, Carrier Aggregation and Scheduling. The library has been implemented under EU 7FP SOLDER project targeting development of a new spectrum overlay technology for efficient aggregation of spectrum in HetNets and hRATs.
The tutorial will start by providing a solid introduction to LTE-A, HetNets, Carrier Aggregation and Scheduling. Then, through demonstration we will show how to model and analyze these techniques by setting up representative use cases and gathering valuable performance measures.

Dr. Slawomir Pietrzyk is an expert in wireless technologies and the author of the first book on OFDMA, entitled “OFDMA for Broadband Wireless Access”, and published in 2006 by Artech House. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and postgraduate diploma in management from the Warsaw School of Economics. Prior to IS-Wireless, Slawomir worked for T-Mobile and Ubiquitous Communication Program at the Delft University of Technology. After hours Slawomir enjoys full-contact karate kyokushin holding the grade of black belt and being a multiple medalist of national tournaments.

TWIF-3: 5G Design and Test

Sunday, 6 December 2015 • 13:30 – 17:15 • Elevation Room (30th Floor)

  • Martha Zemede, Keysight
  • Greg Jue, Keysight
  • Sheri Detomasi, Keysight
  • Suren Singh, Keysight
  • Sangkyo Shin, Keysight
5G presents a plethora of new research challenges including new waveforms, millimeter-wave and multiple-antenna technologies, and channel sounding. Some of the waveforms being investigated may include wideband waveforms with possibly up to 2GHz of modulation bandwidth. Simulation modeling plays a critical role in investigating these new technologies, as well as to provide new design and test methodologies for physical layer system and circuit designs. New test methodologies are needed to evaluate wideband millimeter-wave hardware performance, and to characterize propagation channel characteristics.
This three hour tutorial will discuss key 5G topics including 1) New physical layer waveform modeling and verification case studies up to 2GHz modulation bandwidth, along with wideband amplitude and phase correction techniques, 2) RF/microwave and millimeter-wave waveform design and test challenges with testbed solutions, 3) Coexistence scenarios analysis between 5G and 4G technologies, 4) Multiple antenna techniques including massive MIMO, 5) Millimeter-wave channel sounding methodologies, 6) Millimeter-wave component verification and 7) Detailed mmWave test application examples including VNA gain compression, mixer measurements, and a 60GHz WiGig application.

TWIF-4: Opportunities and Challenges with Vehicular Networks

Thursday, 10 December 2015 • 8:15 – 12:00 • Elevation Room/30th floor

  • Tim Weil, Principal, SecurityFeeds, LLC
  • James Misener: Director, Technical Standards at Qualcomm
  • John Kenney: Director and Principal Researcher at Toyota InfoTechnology Center, USA
  • Tao Zhang: Chief Scientist for Smart Connected Vehicles at Cisco Systems
  • Weidong Xiang: Associate Professor at University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Walt Fehr: Transportation Specialistat US Department of Transportation
  • Falko Dressler: Professor of Computer Science, University of Paderborn
With the prospect of deployment of vehicular networks, there are challenges and debates. Viable deployment models, pros and cons of different air interfaces, spectrum sharing issues and security and privacy concerns are but a few. These sessions cover these multiple aspects of opportunities and challenges with vehicular networks by first describing the near-term opportunities for deployment, not only with Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) but also with evolving concepts in LTE, spectrum sharing across unlicensed technologies,  up to and including 5G. The session will also cover network security and privacy issues, and will conclude with panels and presentations that describe current research in network simulation, vehicular cloud computing and vehicle telematics. 

TWIF-5: Taking LTE to Unlicensed Band: Technology and Practice

Thursday, 10 December 2015 • 8:15 – 12:00 • Indigo BF

  • Yongbin Wei, Senior Director of Engineering, QUALCOMM Technology, Inc.
  • Mingxi Fan, Vice President of Engineering, QUALCOMM Technology, Inc.
Strong growth of mobile data demand calls for innovative ways to use available spectrum, including the unlicensed band, for service providers to offer superior and differentiated user experience. Two different realizations based on LTE carrier aggregation include LTE-U, with a downlink-only secondary cell based on LTE release 10/11/12 waveform and software optimization to coexist with other unlicensed band technologies such as WiFi (with the corresponding specifications having been released by LTE-U forum publicly). The second realization, Licensed Assisted Access (LAA), employs downlink and uplink on a secondary carrier in the unlicensed band, where the waveform of LTE is modified to enable fast listen-before-talk (LBT) operation and wide bandwidth occupancy according to ETSI specification, and is currently being standardized in 3GPP Release-13.
The objective of the tutorial is to invite members of wireless communities to share different aspects of the LTE-U and LAA technologies, compare how these technologies coexist with WiFi, and compare the performance of these technologies. Discussion will focus on technical features, performance tradeoffs in different deployment environments, co-channel as well as in-device coexistence techniques between LTE-U and LAA with WLAN and other technologies, potential test methodologies, and up-to-date lab and field test results. Industry prototype and early product demos are also planned.

TWIF-6: Next Generation WLAN and WPAN Technologies

Sunday, 6 December 2015 • 13:30 – 17:15 • Cobalt 501

  • Minyoung Park, Research Scientist, Intel Laboratories
  • Shahrnaz Azizi, Research Scientist, Intel Laboratories
  • Alexander Min, Research Scientist, Intel Laboratories
  • Kerstin Johnsson, Sr. Research Scientist, Intel Laboratories
  • Yiting Liao, Research Scientist, Intel Laboratories
  • Bahareh Sadeghi, Research Scientist, Intel Laboratories
New usages for WiFi/WiGig/Bluetooth connectivity are emerging all the time, which often require higher throughput, lower energy consumption, and longer transmission ranges. For more than 20 years the industry has been able to keep up with demands on these by introducing new technologies such as OFDM in 802.11a/g, MIMO in 802.11n, channel bonding and MU-MIMO (multi-user MIMO) in 802.11ac, 60 GHz operation in 802.11ad, and sub 1 GHz operation in 802.11ah. 802.11ax is currently being developed to increase average throughput per station by at least four times in the <6 GHz bands, and 802.11ay is trying to achieve a maximum throughput of at least 20 Gbps in the 60 GHz band. This tutorial will bring together researchers both from academia and industry to present and discuss current issues with and new technologies for Wi-Fi, WiGig, or BT, with an eye toward supporting the vast number and variety of new devices and usages within WLAN and WPAN.

  • Dr. Minyoung Park Intel Corporation - Welcome message
  • Dr. Jeffrey Foerster Intel Corporation - Opening Keynote: Ultra-low Power Radios for IoT and Wearables
  • Dr. Edward Knightly Rice University - New Spectrum for New WLAN Services and Architectures
  • Dr. Klaus Doppler, Nokia - WLAN and WPAN technologies for wearable devices
  • Dr. David Love, Purdue University - Future Multiple-Antenna Enhancements for Next Generation Wireless Systems
  • Ahmed G. Helmy Dr. Shahrnaz Azizi University of Texas at Dallas & Intel Corporation - Spatial Modulation for Improved Performance of Next-Generation WLAN
  • Dr. Andrea Goldsmith, Stanford University - The Wireless Network behind the IoT: Dreams and Challenges
  • Dr. Amin Arbabian, Stanford University - Radio Design for the Tera-Scale IoE Era
  • Dr. Jaeweon Kim, National Instruments - Enabling the development of next generation WLAN technology through proof of concept (PoC) systems