mmMAGIC WCNC 2017 Workshop

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Millimeter Wave-Based Integrated Mobile Communications for 5G Networks

(mmW5G, 2nd Edition)


mmW5G Proposed Programme Page 


Millimeter wave communication has generally been acknowledged as one of the enablers to meet the requirements of future communication systems, in particular to provide the high bandwidth necessary to achieve the expected high data rates for extreme broadband. However, to overcome the adverse propagation conditions at higher frequencies, high gain beamforming at transmitter and receiver ends on multi-node co-ordination solutions are actively pursued now. This kind of directional, coordinated communication leads to a new design paradigm for future systems which is much more complex than their counterparts operating at lower frequencies. There are multiple challenges in properly understanding the mm-wave radio channel,  designing radio systems with multiple RF chains at these higher frequencies, channel estimation and beam tracking under mobility, co-ordination and interference management in ultra-dense networks etc. However there have been significant advancements in the mm-wave technologies over the past few years, leading to prototype systems now being developed.

This workshop will bring together the leading names in industry, academia and research institutes to discuss and debate the latest developments in this area. It offers a unique opportunity for researchers in this field to disseminate their results in all areas of mm-wave communications to a diverse audience. The workshop invites authors to submit original and previously un-published research papers in the following and related topics:

  • Mm-wave channel sounding and modeling
  • Antenna design and characterization
  • Advanced multiple antenna systems (including massive MIMO)
  • Mm-wave beamforming techniques (Hybrid, Analog and Digital)
  • Efficient transceiver architectures and design
  • Advanced transceiver schemes for access, backhaul and self-backhaul
  • Novel channel estimation techniques considering the channel sparsity
  • Robust transceiver design taking into account hardware impairments and CSI imperfections
  • Multi-node/multi-beam coordination and cooperation at mm-wave frequencies
  • Coverage analysis of ultra-dense mm-wave networks
  • Mobility handling schemes in mm-wave networks
  • Mm-wave channel modelling and measurements
  • Mm-wave air interface and waveform candidates
  • Mm-wave prototyping efforts
  • Network architecture aspects (stand-alone, non-stand-alone) for mm-wave systems

Paper submission:
Papers should be submitted to the suitable conference track at EDAS on this link by 15 October 07 November 2016 (closed).

Workshop 6. Millimeter Wave-Based Integrated Mobile Communications for 5G Networks

Key dates:
Paper Submission Deadline: 15 October 07 November 2016 (closed)
Notification of Acceptance: 15 December, 2016 (closed)
Camera-Ready Submission: 12 January, 2017

mmW5G Proposed Programme Page

Organizing Committee:
General Chairs
Mythri Hunukumbure (Samsung Electronics UK),
Maziar Nekovee (University of Sussex, UK),
Miurel Tercero (Ericsson),

TPC Chairs
Raffaele D’Errico (CEA-LETI),
Mario Castaneda (Huawei),
Tommy Svensson (Chalmers University of Technology),

Publicity Chairs
Tommy Svensson (Chalmers University of Technology, for Europe),
Mehrdad Shariat (Samsung Electronics UK, from mmMAGIC),
Megumi Kaneko (National Inst. of Informatics, Japan, for APAC),
Ismail Guvenc (North Carolina State University, for US),