Final Technical Program





Chair: Marco Luise, Narcís Cardona

  1. 5G and beyond: What lies ahead for wireless system design - Prof. Andrea Goldsmith (Stanford U.)
  2. Device-centric wireless networks - Prof. Javier Gozálvez (U. Miguel Hernández)


  1. Welcome from the host, Carles Antón-Haro (CTTC)
  2. NEWCOM(1,2,3): A European success story, Sergio Benedetto (ANVUR)
  3. Goodbye NEWCOM#, Marco Luise (CNIT/Pisa)
  4. From COST IC1004  Action to IRACON  Network, Narcís Cardona  (iTEAM - U. Politècnica de Valencia)
  5. EURACON – European Association of Communications and Networking Roberto Verdone (CNIT/U. Bologna)


Chair: Carles Antón-Haro

  1. 'Distributed Information-Theoretic Biclustering of Two Memory Sources', Georg Pichler, Pablo Piantanida, Gerald Matz.
  2. 'Accuracy of RSS-based Ranging in a Real Indoor Environment', J. Manuel Castro-Arvizu, Ana Moragrega, Pau Closas, Juan A. Fernández-Rubio.
  3. 'A distributed ADMM Scheme for the Reconstruction of Jointly Sparse Signals with Sensor Networks', Javier Matamoros, Sophie M. Fosson, Enrico Magli, and Carles Antón-Haro.
  4. 'Secure Communication with Noisy Feedback', Germán Bassi, Pablo Piantanida and Shlomo Shamai (Shitz).
  5. 'Scheduling M2M traffic over LTE Uplink of a dense Small Cells Network', M. Danilo Abrignami, Lorenza Giupponi, Andrea Lodi, Roberto Verdone.
  6. 'Base Station Switch On/Off Strategies for Wireless Networks Powered with Energy Harvesting Sources', Javier Rubio, Antonio Pascual-Iserte, Josep Vidal.
  7. 'PAPR analysis in non-contiguous OFDM systems', Pawe? Kryszkiewicz, Adrian Kliks, Yves Louet.
  8. 'On the Convexification of Mixed ILP for DNA Network Optimization', Inosha Sugathapala, Le-Nam Tran, Muhammad-Fainan Hanif, Beatriz Lorenzo, Savo Glisic, Marku Juntti.
  9. 'Experimental Analysis of 5G Candidate Waveforms and their Coexistence with 4G Systems', Florian Kaltenberger, Raymond Knopp, Carmine Vitiello, Martin Danneberg, Andreas Festag.
  10. 'Experimental performance evaluation of a 5G spectrum sharing scenario based on field-measured channels', Oriol Font-Bach, Nikolaos Bartzoudis, David López, Evgenii Vinogradov, Miquel Payaró, Clau.
  11. 'Experimental Analysis of Distributed Outlier Detection Techniques for Wireless Sensor Network', Wenjie Li, Francesca Bassi, Davide Dardari, Michel Kieffer, and Gianni Pasolini.
  12. '"Some Are Born With White Space, Some Achieve White Space (Aggregation!), And Some Have White Space Thrust Upon Them', Oliver Holland.
  13. 'Spatially-Coupled LDPC Codes for Transmission over Nonergodic Channels: Recent Advances', N. ul Hassan, I. Andriyanova, M. Lentmaier and G. Fettweis.
  14. 'Massive MIMO Inspired 2-Stage Design of the Multi-Cell Multi-User MIMO Downlink', Wassim Tabikh, Dirk Slock and Yi-Yuan-Wu.
  15. 'Goodput-based Resource Allocation and DF Relay Selection for Dual-Hop Transmissions with Packet-oriented Cognitive BIC-OFDM Systems', Paolo Del Fiorentino, Jeroen Van Hecke, Vincenzo Lottici, Filippo Giannetti and Marc Moeneclaey.
  16. 'Cooperative Localization of Mobile Networks: A Hybrid Belief Propagation - Mean Field Message Passing Algorithm', Burak Cakmak, Daniel N. Urup, Florian Meyer, Troels Pedersen, Bernard H. Fleury, and Franz Hlawatsch.
  17. On Two Terminal Interactive Source Coding for Function Computation with Remote Sources, A. Zaidi.


1- GNSS-SDR: a software-defined, satellite-based navigation receiver (CTTC, Spain)

This demo presents the capabilities and features of GNSS-SDR, a software-defined, satellite-based navigation receiver developed within EuWIn. The software can read samples of GNSS signals gathered by a radio frequency front-end and process them up to the computation of the receiver's position and time, using either GPS, Galileo or a mixture of satellites of both constellations. Special attention will be devoted to the reception of signals coming from the Galileo space vehicles recently launched into orbit.

2- Spectrum sharing scenario via 5G (candidate) waveforms (CTTC, Spain)

In this demo an experimental performance evaluation will be carried out within a communication scenario that features two of the key enablers of 5G: (i) the use of post-OFDM modulations (like FBMC) and (ii) an efficient use of the spectrum via spectrum sharing. In particular, in a scenario with a narrowband primary system, the performance of two different broadband waveforms (FBMC and OFDM) for the secondary system will be compared in terms of interference avoidance.  The experimental results will show that co-existence is possible as long as the broadband secondary transmission is making use of spectrally agile post-OFDM modulations such as FBMC.

3- OpenAirInterface: the EuWIn laboratory at EURECOM (EURECOM, France)

Eurecom will demonstrate the integration of a new waveform into the OpenAirInterface (OAI) as a first step towards 5G. The universal filterbank multicarrier (UFMC) modulation is especially suited for loosely synchronized devices and low-latency communications. It also has desirable spectral properties such as a low adjacent channel leakage. In this demonstration we will show the co-existence of such a waveform together with a legacy 4G system, which comprises a OAI eNB and a commercial UE.

4- EuWIn@UniBO: Network Architectures for the IoT (CNIT/UNIBO, Italy)

Two of the facilities provided by EuWIn@UniBo for IotT applications testing are FLEXTOP and DATASENS.
FLEXTOP is a remotely accessible network composed by more than 50 802.15.4 compliant devices deployed in a controlled environment. DATASENS is platform composed by more than 50 802.15.4 compliant devices that are battery powered and mobile. To show one possible use case, an experiment will be performed during the event exploiting DATASENS. Around 40 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 post processing phase, the dataset will be published, to be used for several possible apllication involving study and/or simulation of mobility (e.g., Delay Tolerant Networks application).

A low-cost UWB localization network based on recently available IEEE 802.11.4a chips has been designed and implemented at CNIT-UNIBO. Differently from other existing networks, this one is able to work in TDOA and TWR mixed modes without requiring cable synchronization between anchor nodes and using extremely low-cost infrastructures. This allows higher refresh rates and number of simultaneously tracked tags as well as a self-configuring set up. Such a network has been integrated in the EuWIn@UniBO Loctest platform that, together to the EuWIn@CTTC one, gives the possibility to test experimentally localization algorithm developed within the NEWCOM# community and outside under common interfaces and conditions.

5-  Non-classic Interference Alignment for Downlink Cellular Networks (U. Lyon, INRIA, INSA-Lyon, France)

Current  networks  aim  to  support  high  data  rates  to  end users  by  increasing  the  spectral  efficiency  in  bits-per-Hertz of  the  network,  at  the  expense  of  the  energy  efficiency of the  network.  Indeed,  an  important  part  of  the  energy  consumption  of  mobile  networks  is  proportional  to  the  radiated energy,  which  relies  on  the  frequency  bandwidth  and  the transmission power. Any energy efficient transmission scheme should  exploits  the  whole  system  bandwidth  by  allocating the  entire  available  spectrum  to  each  base  station.  Such  an approach,  however,  leads  to  significant  interference  increase and  performance  degradation  for  mobiles  located  at  the  cell edges. The key challenge is to balance interference avoidance and  spectrum  use  to  reach  an  optimal  spectral  efficiency  – energy efficiency (EE-SE) trade-offs.

6- SIMONE System Simulation Framework (TU Braunschweig, Germany)

Mobile radio systems become more and more complex with every release. It starts with the increasing number of different Radio Access Technologies (RATs) (such as GSM, UMTS and LTE) and their evolutions (like EDGE, HSPA+ and LTE-A) and continues with the integration of different cell layers (ranging from macro cells to small cells) and frequencies (from below 700 MHz up to 3.5 GHz and beyond). Furthermore, the usage behaviour is in constant transition. What began with pure voice-calls between human beings, today also includes streaming of high-definition video contents and increasing amounts of machine-to-machine communication. The upcoming innovations by 5G initiatives will most likely result in even more complex systems with a wide range of aspects. In order to have vital simulation capabilities, the Institute for Communications Technology of the Technische Universität Braunschweig has developed a Simulator for Mobile Networks (SiMoNe) that copes with realistic, modern, highly dynamic and highly complex mobile radio systems.

We will demonstrate aspects necessary to simulate and evaluate such a complex system. The first part of the demonstration includes show-cases on how to plan and predict realistic mobile network deployment scenarios. Such scenarios range from small cell indoor environments up to large scale areas covering entire cities all over the world. The second part deals with network simulations covering large time scales (days, weeks, months) using macroscopic traffic demand maps, as well as smaller time scales (seconds to hours) including realistic mobility models and focusing on individual user events (handover, radio-link-failure, user-traffic).

The demonstration of SiMoNe will feature visualisations of the respective networks showing the cell locations, spatial traffic distributions or individual users. To monitor the network, various performance indicators will be shown on dedicated screens that can be changed and chosen during the demonstration. However, besides scientific results new ways to explore the impact of a mobile network will be presented. This will be done by emulating video streams on actual handheld devices (such as smart phones or tablets) by adjusting the Block Error Rate (BLER) and latency based on the prevailing radio conditions of the users in the simulation.

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N#.1: TRACK 1  (Chair: Pierre Duhamel)

  1. 'NEWCOM# Track 1: Overview of main project results and success stories', Pierre Duhamel.
  2. 'On the Convexification of Mixed ILP for Dynamic Network Architecture Optimization', Savo Glisic (invited presentation).
  3. 'The Role of Interference Decoding and Multiple Description Coding on Interference and Broadcast Channels', Pablo Piantanida (invited presentation).
  4. 'Radio resource allocation algorithms in cognitive radio networks with outdated CSI',Filippo Gianetti (invited presentation).

N#.2: TRACK 2  (Chair: Roberto Verdone)

  1. 'EUWIN - NEWCOM# Track 2: Overview of main project results and success stories', Roberto Verdone.
  2. 'Experimental performance comparison between OFDM and FBMC for secondary broadband PPDR applications in a PMR system', Miquel Payaro (Invited presentation).
  3. 'Design and experimental validation of crowd sensing algorithms', Davide Dardari (Invited presentation).
  4. 'Processing Radio Access Network Functions in the Cloud: Critical Issues and Modeling', Florian Kalternberger (Invited presentation).


JW.1: PHY, MAC and Radio Channel aspects (Chair: Erdal Arikan)

  1. 'Reduction of Out-Of-Band emission in an SDR-based multicarrier transmitter', Pawe? Kryszkiewicz, Adrian Kliks, Hanna Bogucka
  2. 'Fast and accurate electric field estimation from a single ray tracing simulation', Juan Pascual-García,  José-María Molina-Garcia-Pardo, María-Teresa Martínez-Inglés, José-Víctor Rodríguez and Leandro Juan-Llácer.
  3. 'The network-aware, non-orthogonal physical layer for 5G', Alister Burr.
  4. 'Semi-Orthogonal MARC with half duplex relaying: A Backward Compatible Cooperative Network', Thang X Vu, Mohieddine El Soussi, Hong Nhat Nguyen, Pierre Duhamel, Florence Alberge, Luc Vandendorpe.
  5. 'A High-Throughput Energy-Efficient Implementation of Successive Cancellation Decoder for Polar Codes', Onur Dizdar and Erdal Arikan

JW.2:  Network aspects (Chair: Luis Correia)

  1. 'Deployment of Indoor LTE Small Cells in TV White Spaces', A. F. Abdelkader, J.Perez-Romero, A. Umbert, F. Casadevall, A. Kliks, P. Kryszkiewicz.
  2. 'DVB-T channels measurements for the deployment of outdoor REM databases', Pawe? Kryszkiewicz, Adrian Kliks, and Krzysztof Cicho?, Anna Umbert, Jordi Perez-Romero, Ferran Casadevall.
  3. 'Secure Spectrum Trading in Multi-hop Cognitive Cellular Networks', B. Lorenzo, I. Kovacevic, F. J. Gonzalez-Castano, J. C. Burguillo.
  4. 'Resource Allocation in Multi-tenant SDNs', Salvatore D’Oro, Laura Galluccio, Panayotis Mertikopoulos, Giacomo Morabito and Sergio Palazzo.
  5. 'Experimental Characterization of Information Diffusion Algorithms for Confidence Region Evaluation over Wireless Sensor Networks', Alex Calisti, Davide Dardari, Gianni Pasolini, Michel Kieffer and Francesca Bassi.


TD.A1 OTA (Chair: Wim Kottermann)

  1. 'Preliminary user measurements with the TINA system' Emil Buskgaard, Alexandru Tatomirescu, Ondrej franek, Gert F. Pedersen.
  2. 'Flexible Antenna Tuning Feeding Network', Alexandru Tatomirescu.
  3. 'Characteristics of physically large array channels, comparison: 2.6 GHz versus 5 GHz', Tomas Sidabras, Mohammad Salman, Ghassan Dahman, Fredrik Tufvesson.
  4. '"Wireless Cable”, realistic over-the-air testing of vehicles', Christopher Schirmer, Mario Lorenz, Wim A. Th. Kotterman, Rainer Perthold, Markus H. Landmann, Giovanni Del Galdo.

TD.B1: RAN + IoT (Chair: Roberto Verdone)

  1. 'Sensor Selection With Energy Harvesting Constraints', Miguel Calvo-Fullana, Javier Matamoros, Carles Anton-Haro.
  2. 'A Broadcast-Based Routing Protocol for Smart Lighting Systems', Chiara Buratti, Andrea Stajkic, Roberto Verdone.
  3. 'Characterizing the Social Behavior of People through Experimentationuni', Colian Giannini, Chiara Buratti, Roberto Verdone.
  4. 'Trimming the power consumption of domestic Wi-Fi networks: How much power does your router need?', David, Pérez-Díaz de Cerio, Marta, González-Rodríguez, José Luis, Valenzuela, José María, González-Arbesú.

TD.A2 Channel modelling (Chair: Claude Oestges)

  1. 'Evaluation of an Automatic Identification Algorithm for the Clustering of Radio Channels', Shiqi, Cheng, Maria-Teresa, Martinez-Ingles, Davy P., Gaillot, Jose-Maria, Molina-Garcia-Pardo, Martine, Liénard, Pierre, Degauque,
  2. 'Initial Characterization of Massive Multi-User MIMO Channels at 2.6 GHz in Indoor and Outdoor Environments', Jose Flordelis, Xiang Gao, Ghassan Dahman, Fredrik Tufvesson, Ove Edfors.
  3. 'Massive MIMO Channel Modeling -- Extension of the COST 2100 Model', Xiang Gao, Jose Flordelis, Ghassan Dahman, Fredrik Tufvesson, Ove Edfors.
  4. 'Fading Modelling in Dynamic Off-Body Channels', Slawomir J. Ambroziak, Kenan Turbic, Carla Oliveira, Luis M. Correia, Ryszard J. Katulski.
  5. 'Adaptive real-time detection algorithms for respiratory patterns based on UWB radar', Guillermo Rodríguez, Montse Nájar, Mònica Navarro.

TD.B2 PHY + RAN (Chair: Alister Burr/Silvia Ruiz)

  1. 'Integration of Mobile Context in the Diagnosis of Small Cell Networks', Sergio Fortes, Raquel Barco, Alejandro Aguilar-García, Pablo Muñoz.
  2. 'Performance of Hybrid Beamforming for mmWave Massive MIMO Systems in Dense Urban Scenarios', Sonia Gimenez, Sandra Roger, David Martin-Sacristan, Jose F. Monserrat.
  3. Beyond OFDM: Multicarrier Air-interfaces for future wireless', Alister Burr, Yahya Harbi,
  4. 'Task Reallocation Strategies in Pools of Baseband Computation Units in Cellular Networks', Sebastian Scholz.
  5. 'A Receive/Transmit Calibration Technique based on Mutual Coupling for Massive MIMO Base Stations', Joao Vieira, Fredrik Tufvesson, Fredrik Rusek.

TD.A3: mmWave (Chair: Pekka Kyosti)

  1. 'Measurement Planning and Time-domain Sounder Validation for mm-wave Applications', Angelos A. Goulianos, Tom H. Barratt, Mark Beach, Peter Cain, Tim Masson.  
  2. 'Real-field Performance Multiple-beam Beam-former with Polarization Compensation', Diego Dupleich, Christian Schneider, Stephan Häfner, Robert Müller, Reiner Thomä, Jian Luo, Egon Schulz, Xiofeng Lu, Guanjian Wang.
  3. 'Frequency Dependency of Channel Parameters in Urban Scenarios for mm-Wave Communications', Pekka Kyösti, Ines Carton, Wei Fan.
  4. 'Multi-band Channel Measurement Campaign', Gerhard Steinboeck, Robert Mueller, Stephan Haefner, Reiner Thomae, Jian Luo, Egon Schulz.

TD.A4: Vehicular (Chair: Erik Ström)

  1. 'An 802.11p Cross-Layered Pilot Scheme for Time- and Frequency-Varying Channels and Its Hardware Implementation', Keerthi Kumar Nagalapur, Fredrik Brännström, Erik G. Ström, Fabian Undi, Kim Mahler.
  2. 'Cluster-Based Non-Stationary Vehicular Channel Model for a Real-Time Implementation', Thomas Zemen, Mingming Gan, Zhinan Xu,
  3. 'A Statistical Multiple-Scattering Model of Small-Scale Fading in High-Speed Railway Cutting Scenarios', Bei Zhan.
  4. 'Interference Estimation in Wireless Mobile Random Waypoint Networks', Luis Irio, Rodolfo Oliveira.