PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEWCOM# CONFERENCE 2015
PROGRAMME OF THE NEWCOM# CONFERENCE (programme overview)
- Tutorial on "Emerging topics in small-cell networks: evolution towards 5G solutions", organized by Adrian Kliks (PUT, Poland) and Jordi Perez-Romero (UPC, Spain)
? Part I
? Part II
PART 1 – INTRODUCTION AND REVIEW (approx. duration 45 mins)
The goal of the first part is to remind, summarise and organise the fundamental issues related to the small cells; this will be done in the form interesting for the experts in the field (as a brief overview) and as introduction for those who starts they adventure in small-cell networks
? Introduction (approx. duration 15 mins)
? Key concepts in the small-cell application
In this introductory part the fundamental aspects of the application of small-cells will be presented, such as the concept itself, typical problems such as interference and resource managements, security, privacy, deployment strategies etc.
? Role of small cell networks in the 5G network
Small cell networks are envisaged by many researchers as one of the technical enablers that will allow the efficient management of the increased traffic in next-generation cellular networks; in this short part we will examine how the small cells could be applied for these purposes
? Development of small-cell networks (approx. duration 30 mins)
? Evolutionary roadmap in the framework of cellular networks
As a continuation of the introductory part, the roadmap of the small cells evolution in the recent cellular networks standards will be presented, showing the solutions available on the market for 3G and 4G networks; the architecture evolution will be briefly analyzed
? Het-Nets in the context of WiFi Alliance
The term small cell contains also the WiFi Access Points, thus it is necessary to provide the listeners with the concise summary of the evolution of the standards from the 802.11 family, focusing on the connection between WiFi and cellular networks.
? Key problems in HetNets deployment
As the summary of this part, the key problems in HetNets deployment will be briefly identified, including not only technological problems but also legal issues
PART 2 – INTRODUCTION AND REVIEW (approx. duration 3h)
After presentation of the basics, the second and main part will be devoted for presentation of the three dedicated areas related to the small cell networks, i.e. backhauling, coexistence of various networks and context-aware networking.
- Backhauling design for the small cells (1 h 10 min)
- Introduction to the backhauling
In order to discuss later the detail on the specific aspects of backhauling, some fundamental problems will be discussed here.
- Key aspects of the backhaul design (delay, latency, coverage, throughput, synchronisation)
Following the generic introduction to that subject, now the key problems will be analyzed in details. In particular it is envisaged that the issues related to latency and delay of the backhaul will be discussed, followed by the coverage and capacity problem, finishing on synchronisation aspects and legal issues.
- Existing technologies (e.g., microwave links, sub-6 GHz, TV White Spaces, fiber or coaxial networks, etc.)
The problem of backhaul connection between the small cell base station and the core network can be solved in various ways. In that part the pros and cons of the possible technological solutions will be presented.
- Multiple technologies small-cells (1h 10 min)
- Coexistence of 3GPP and non-3GPP networks
The concept of 3GPP and non-3GPP networks coexistence has been studied for many years. However, from the perspective of 5G networks it seems that very efficient solutions are at our fingertips. The key aspects related to this subject will be presented.
- Existing solutions for cellular networks (e.g., Access Network Discovery and Selection Function, LIPA, SIPTO, IFOM, MAPCON, non-seamless Wi-Fi offloads etc.)
Generic discussion will be followed by the detailed description of the techniques already considered or foreseen to be applied in the future standards.
- The concept of Hotspot2.0 (including ANQP and other techniques)
The coexistence of various network types will be possible only if the appropriate solutions will be prepared in parallel for these networks. As previously the discussion concentrated on the cellular networks, now the main focus will be put on the WiFi network and the solutions proposed there.
- Handover procedures
As an example of coexistence, the problem of vertical handover will be presented followed by the traffic offloading schemes.
- Security aspects
As the summary of that part short discussion on the security aspects will be provided.
- Context aware networking (40 min)
- Application of REMs for Small Cells
As it will be highlighted in the previous part for multi technology small cells, the coexistence is possible if the context information can be easily accessed and exchanged. Thus in this part the visionary concept of the application of Radio Environment Maps for the better coexistence of various types of network will be presented.
- Interference management and radio resource management
The concept of REMs application for Small Cells will be analysed in the context of interference and radio resource management
- Special technical session on "European platforms and facilities for experimentation towards 5G", organized by Miquel Payaró (CTTC, Spain).
? OpenAirInterface: Open-source software radio solutions for 5G, Florian Kaltenberger (Eurecom, France), Raymond Knopp (Eurecom, France), Navid Nikaein (Eurecom, France), Dominique Nussbaum (Eurecom, France), Lionel Gauthier (Eurecom, France), Christian Bonnet (Eurecom, France)
? End-to-end 5G services via an SDN/NFV-based multi-tenant network and cloud testbed, Raul Muñoz (CTTC, Spain), Josep Mangues-Bafalluy (CTTC, Spain), Nikolaos Bartzoudis, Ricard Vilalta (CTTC, Spain), Ricardo Martinez (CTTC, Spain), Ramon Casellas (CTTC, Spain), Nicola Baldo (CTTC, Spain), José Núñez-Martínez (CTTC, Spain), Manuel Requena-Esteso (CTTC, Spain), Oriol Font-Bach (CTTC, Spain), Marco Miozzo (CTTC, Spain), Pol Henarejos (CTTC, Spain), Ana Pérez-Neira (CTTC, Spain), Miquel Payaró (CTTC, Spain)
? Ericsson's 5G Vision, Hugo M. Tullberg (Ericsson Research, Sweden)
? A Broadcast-Based Routing Protocol for Linear Wireless Networks: Design and Testing on EuWIn, Chiara Buratti (University of Bologna, Italy), Andrea Stajkic (DEI, University of Bologna, Italy), Roberto Verdone and Parisa Hemmati (University of Bologna, Italy)
? Virtualizing the Network Edge with Microservers, Filipe Manco and Kenichi Yasukata (NEC Europe Ltd., Germany), João Martins (NEC Europe Ltd, Germany), Felipe Huici (NEC Europe Ltd., Germany)
- Special technical session on "Performance analysis of multi-user communication systems", organized by Michel Kieffer (L2S, CNRS– CentraleSupelec – Univ ParisSud, France).
? Bounds on the Benefits of Interaction in Distributed Source Coding for Function Computation, Abdellatif Zaidi (Université Paris-Est Marne La Vallée, France), Mohamed-Ali Moussa (Universite Paris-Est, France)
? Error exponent analysis for MIMO multiple-scattering channels, Giuseppa Alfano (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Carla-Fabiana Chiasserini (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Alessandro Nordio (IEIIT-CNR, Italy), Siyuan Zhou (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
? Spatial Coupling — A way to Improve the Performance and Robustness of Iterative Decoding, Michael Lentmaier (Lund University, Sweden), Iryna Andriyanova (ENSEA/UCP/CNRS, France), Najeeb Ul Hassan (Dresden University of Technology, Germany), Gerhard P. Fettweis (Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany)
? Error Probability of Downlink MIMO Cellular Networks by Using Stochastic Geometry, Peng Guan (CNRS, France), Marco Di Renzo (French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France), Christos Verikoukis (Telecommunications Technological Centre of Catalonia, Spain), Trung Q. Duong (Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom)
? The Role of Noisy Feedback in Secure Communications, Germán Bassi (Supélec, France), Pablo Piantanida (SUPELEC, France), Shlomo (Shitz) Shamai (The Technion, Israel)
- Special technical session on "Opportunistic and cooperative communications", organized by Sergio Palazzo (CNIT/UniCT, Italy).
? In-network reconstruction of jointly sparse signals with ADMM, Javier Matamoros (CTTC, Spain), Sophie Fosson (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Enrico Magli (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Carles Antón-Haro (CTTC, Spain)
? Cramer Rao Lower Bound for Multi-Source Localization in Spatial Correlated Environment, George Arvanitakis (Eurecom, France), Ioannis Dagres (University of Athens, Greece), Florian Kaltenberger (Eurecom, France), Andreas Polydoros (University of Athens, Greece)
? Epidemic information dissemination in opportunistic scenarios: a realistic model, Laura Galluccio (DIEEI, Italy), Beatriz Lorenzo (University of Vigo, Spain), Savo Glisic (University of Oulu, Finland), Chiara Buratti (University of Bologna, Italy), Colian Giannini (University of Bologna, Italy), Roberto Verdone (University of Bologna, Italy)
? Cost-Efficient Power Allocation in OFDMA Cognitive Radio Networks, Salvatore D'Oro (CNIT Research Unit at University of Catania/CNIT - UdR Catania, Italy), Panayotis Mertikopoulos (French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)/Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, France), Aris Moustakas (University of Athens, Greece), Sergio Palazzo (University of Catania, Italy)
? Experimental Study on Cyclostationary Feature and Eigenvalue based Algorithms for Spectrum Sensing, Amor Nafkha (CentraleSupélec, France), Babar Aziz (IFSTTAR, LEOST, Villeneuve D’Ascq, France,; Malek Naoues (CentraleSupelec, France), Adrian Kliks (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)
- EuWin @ Eurecom "OpenAirInterface", Raymond Knopp (EURECOM, France)
EURECOM booth is centered around recent advances in the OpenAirInterface.org (OAI) platform. We will show an example of the use of OpenAir4G as a fully compliant 4G basestation using commercial terminals. We will also demonstrate how the OAI platform can be used to create so-called Cloud-RAN centralized processing for virtualizing basestations in a server platform.
- EuWin @ UniBO "DataSens Social Mobility Experiment", Chiara Buratti (CNIT/UniBO, Italy), Colian Giannini (CNIT/UniBO, Italy)
During the conference, around 50 Wireless devices will be given to conference attendees in order to monitor the contacts among them.
The data will be collected and elaborated in real time in order to show social characteristics of people carrying devices. Moreover, after a further post processing the data will be published, to be used for several possible apllication involving study of mobility (e.g., Delay Tolerant Networks application).
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEWCOM# CONFERENCE 2014
- The EuWin@ CTTC site facilities: Testing an interference management algorithm in GEDOMIS®, Miquel Payaro (CTTC, Spain)
- The EuWin@ Unibo site facilities: Testing Smart City applications Thought Flextop, Davide Dardari, Chiara Buratti (CNIT/UniBO, Italy)
- The EuWin@ EURECOM site facilities, Raymond Knopp, Florian Kaltenberger (EURECOM, France)
- Network Protocols for Linear Wireless Sensor Networks for Smart City Applications, Andrea Stajkic, Chiara Buratti, Roberto Verdone (CNIT/UniBO, Italy)
- OpenInLocation: a platform to test indoor positioning algorithms, Ana Moragrega, Javier Arribas, Pau Closas, Carles Fernández-Prades (CTTC, Spain), Giacomo Calanchi, Davide Dardari (CNIT/UniBO, Italy)
- eMBMS Experimentation in TV White Spaces, Raymond Knopp, Florian Kaltenberger, Dominique Nussbaum (EURECOM, France) Oliver D. Holland (KCL, UK)
- Special technical session on "Fundamental limits of wireless networks", organized by Merouane Debbah and Mari Kobayashi (CNRS/Supelec).
- On Interference channels with generalized and intermittent feedback, Abdellatif Zaidi (CNRS, France)
- Stochastic Geometry Modeling and Analysis of the Error Probability of Two-tier Cellular Networks, Wei Lu, Marco Di Renzo (CNRS, France)
- Effects of randomness on power optimization in wireless networks, Anthony Mays (Supelec,CNRS, France), Aris Moustakas (University of Athen, Greece), Merouane Debbah (Supelec, CNRS, France)
- Decoding Options for the Symmetric and Asymmetric Turbo-Coded Two-Way Relay Channel, Stephan Pfletschinger (CTTC, Spain), Carmine Vitiello (University of Pisa, Italy) Monica Navarro (CTTC, Spain)
- Erasure channel decoding and density evolution for a class of non-linear codes with local constraints, Jossy Sayir and Caroline Atkins (University of Cambridge, UK)
- Low complexity distributed outlier identification for wireless sensor networks, Wenjie Li, Francesca Bassi (CNRS – SUPELEC, Univ. Paris-Sud, France), Davide Dardari (CNIT, DEI, University of Bologna, Italy), Michel Kieffer (CNRS - SUPELEC, Univ. Paris-Sud, France), Gianni Pasolini (CNIT, DEI, University of Bologna, Italy)
- Interference management in HetNets based on the use of Radio Environmental Maps, Jordi Pérez-Romero (UPC, Spain), Andreas Zalonis (IASA, Greece), Adrian Kliks (PUT, Poland), Lila Boukhatem (CNRS – UniPS, France)
- Optimal Design of Energy-Efficient Multi-User MIMO Systems, Emil Bjornson,(CNRS – Supelec, France), Luca Sanguinetti (CNIT-Pisa, Italy), Jakob Hoydis (Alcatel-Lucent, France), Mérouane Debbah (CNRS – Supelec, France)
- Mixed-Integer Linear Programming approaches for the LTE Uplink Radio Resource Assignment model, Melchiorre Danilo Abrignani (DEI, University of Bologna, Italy), Lorenza Giupponi (CTTC - Centre Tecnològic Telecomunicacions Catalunya, Spain), Andrea Lodi, Roberto Verdone (DEI, University of Bologna, Italy)
- Radio resource allocation algorithms in cognitive radio networks with outdated CSI, Paolo Del Fiorentino, Riccardo Andreotti, Filippo Giannetti, Vincenzo Lottici (CNIT/Pisa, Italy), Jeroen Van Hecke, Marc Moeneclaey (UGent, Belgium)
Opportunistically Cooperating Radios in Action (invited talk), Andreas Polydoros (University of Athens, Greece)
- VAA Formation Game for Cooperative Wireless Sensor Networks,Riccardo Andreotti (CNIT at University of Pisa, Italy), Stefan Mijovic (CNIT at University of Bologna, Italy), Ivan Stupia (UCL, Spain), Chiara Buratti (CNIT at University of Bologna, Italy), Andrea Zanella (CNIT at University of Bologna, Italy) Filippo Giannetti (CNIT at University of Pisa, Italy)
- Multiple relay selection in underlay cognitivenetworks with per-relay constraints,Luis Blanco (CTTC, Spain), Montse Nájar (UPC, Spain)
- On the impact of sociality in multicast delay tolerant networks with adaptive infection recovery,Beatriz Lorenzo, Savo Glisic (University of Oulu, Finland), Laura Galluccio (CNIT at University of Catania, Italy)
- A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Anti-Jamming Timing Channels, L. Chen (CNRS, UPS, France), Salvatore D’Oro, Laura Galluccio (CNIT at University of Catania, Italy), F. Martignon (CNRS, UPS, France), Giacomo Morabito, Sergio Palazzo (CNIT at University of Catania, Italy.
- Testing Protocols for the Internet of Things on the EuWIn Platform, Sebastiano Milardo (Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy), Gordana Gardasevic (Università di Bologna, Italy), Melchiorre Danilo Abrignani, Andrea Stajkic, Stefan Mijovic (Università di Bologna, Italy), Giacomo Morabito (Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy), Chiara Buratti, Roberto Verdone (Università di Bologna, Italy)
- A VLSI Implementation of the Belief PropagationAlgorithm Applied to the Decoding of Polar Codes, Andrea Biroli, Guido Masera (Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
- Measurement Based Modeling of Time-Variant Fading Statistics in Indoor Peer-to-peer Scenarios, Evgenii Vinogradov (ICTEAM/Electrical Engineering, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium), Joseph Wout (Dept. of Information Technology (INTEC-WICA), Ghent University/IMinds, Belgium), Claude Oestges (ICTEAM/Electrical Engineering, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
- RSS based localization: Theory and experimentation, Ioannis Dagres (Institute of Accelarating Systems and Applications, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece), George Arvanitakis (Eurecom, France), Adrian Kliks (Poznan University of Technology, Poland), Andreas Polydoros (Institute of Accelarating Systems and Applications, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)
- Exploitation of TVWS measurements in indoor/outdoor scenarios for HetNets deployment, Jordi Perez-Romero (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain), Adrian Kliks (Poznan University of Technology, Poland), Anna Umbert (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain), Pawel Kryszkiewick (Poznan University of Technology, Poland), Ferran Casadevall (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
The NEWCOM# Annual Conference was held in Bologna, Italy, on July 23-26, 2014, and was hosted in Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi near the Exhibition Centre in Bologna (address: Piazza Costituzione 4A) and it was part of the EuCNC Conference.
Download the detailed programme here.