Technical Program

The detailed program of the WNC3 workshop can be found here below.

The workshop will feature two keynote spea
kers who are worldwide experts in wireless communications.

Zhu Han (S’01–M’04-SM’09-F’14)  received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, in 1997, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. From 2000 to 2002, he was an R&D Engineer of JDSU, Germantown, Maryland. From 2003 to 2006, he was a Research Associate at the University of Maryland. From 2006 to 2008, he was an assistant professor in Boise State University, Idaho. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of Houston, Texas. His research interests include wireless resource allocation and management, wireless communications and networking, game theory, wireless multimedia, and security. Dr. Han is an NSF CAREER award recipient 2010. Dr. Han is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications since 2010. Dr. Han is the winner of the 2011 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize. Dr. Han is the coauthor for the papers that won several best paper awards in IEEE International Conferences. Since 2014, Dr. Han is IEEE fellow. (

Wireless Device-to-Device Communications and Game Theoretical Resource Allocation

Mobile data traffic, especially mobile video traffic, has dramatically increased in recent years with the emergence of smart phones, tablets, and various new applications. It is hence crucial to increase network capacity to accommodate these bandwidth consuming applications and services. D2D communication, which has been listed in 3GPP as a study item, is a promising concept to improve user experiences and resource utilization in cellular networks, both for licensed and unlicensed spectrum. However, design, analysis, and optimization of D2D communications & networking require multidisciplinary knowledge, such as wireless communication and networking, signal processing, artificial intelligence (e.g., for learning), decision theory, optimization, and economic theory. Therefore, this tutorial, containing the basic concepts/theories for addressing research advances that enable D2D communications in cellular networks, the state-of-the-art of research and development and the related information, will be useful in designing D2D-based wireless communications systems and services.  Moreover, we will highlight the game theoretical resource allocation schemes that are developed recently.

Yezekael Hayel received his M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics in 2001 and a M.Sc in Computer Science in 2002 both from the University of Rennes 1. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Rennes 1 and INRIA, obtained in 2005. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of Avignon, France. He works in the Networking group from 2006, this group is part of the computer science laboratory (LIA/CERI) of the University of Avignon. His research interests include game theoretical models applied to communication, social and transport networks. He is also interested in bio-inspired frameworks and pricing techniques for controling and optimizing complex networks. He is involved in several international and national projects.

Structural Aspects for Advanced Game Theoretical models in Communication Networks

For a decade, many game theoretic models and methods have been proposed to study decentralized optimization problems in telecommunications. Particularly, optimal decentralized resource allocation mechanisms have been built in wireless communication based on game theoretic frameworks. Recently, several efforts are performed to add other components of the system while studying a decentralized optimization problem by a game model. One of the most important component is the structure of the interactions between the decision makers. In this tutorial, I will present two important structural aspects of a game model which have an important role on the outcome of the game. The first  aspect is the information structure and particularly asymmetric informations between players which lead to the Stackelberg solution concept. The second aspect is the topology of the interaction and I will introduce for this, an example of a decentralized protection strategy against SIS epidemics in complex networks.

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Keynote speech

Wireless Device-to-Device Communications and Game Theoretical Resource Allocation

Zhu Han (University of Houston, Texas, USA)   

****  09h45 - 10h30am ****

[1] "Pricing for Distributed Resource Allocation in MAC Without SIC Under QoS Requirements with Malicious Users"

Fei Shen, Eduard Jorswieck, Anil Kumar, Chorppath, and Holger Boche

[2] "Distributed Energy-Efficient Power Optimization for Relay-Aided Heterogeneous Networks"

Ivan Stupia, Luca Sanguinetti, Giacomo Bacci, and Luc Vandendorpe

**** 10h30 - 11h00am ****

Coffee Break

**** 11h00 - 12h15 ****

[3] "Many-to-Many Matching Games for Proactive Social-Caching in Wireless Small Cell Networks"  

Kenza Hamidouche, Walid Saad, and Mérouane Debbah

[4] "Applications of Stationary Anonymous Sequential Games to Multiple Access Control in Wireless Communications"    

Eitan Altman, and Piotr Wiecek

[5] "Implicit Coordination in Two-Agent Team Problems; Application to Distributed Power Allocation" 

Benjamin Larrousse, Achal Agrawal, and Samson Lasaulce

**** 12h15 - 01h45pm ****

Lunch Break

**** 01h45 - 02h30pm ****

Keynote speech

Advanced Game Theoretical models for Competition in Wireless Networks: New challenges and Open problems    

Yezekael Hayel (University of Avignon, France)

**** 02h30 - 03h45pm ****

[6] "Energy Efficiency Analysis of Relay-Assisted Cellular Networks Using Stochastic Geometry"    

Huan Yu, Yunzhou Li, Marios Kontouris, Xibin Xu, and Jing Wang

[7] "Analytic Quantification of Outage Probability and Radiated Power of Cooperative Base Stations"

Matthias Herlich, and Holger Karl

[8] "On the Benefits of Random FDMA Schemes in Ultra Narrow Band Networks"

Minh-Tien Do, Claire Goursaoud, and Jean-Marie Gorce

**** 03h45 - 04h00pm ****

Coffee Break and End Discussions