Workshop Agenda

24 September 2017, 9:00 - 17:30, York Room, Hilton Toronto


Sunday 24 Sep. 2017 9:00 – 10:30 - Keynote Speeches (Session 1/2)
Session Chair: Halim Yanikomeroglu, Carleton University, Canada

Keynote Talk 1: Ultra-Agile Infrastructure for Ultra-Fast Connectivity
Halim Yanikomeroglu, Carleton University, Canada

Keynote Talk 2: Towards 5G Mobile Transport Platforms for Industry Verticals
Xavier Costa-Pérez, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany

Keynote Talk 3: The Internet of Everything: When Drones meet 5G in Context-Aware Smart Cities
Walid Saad, Virginia Tech, USA

Sunday 24 Sep. 2017 10:30 – 11:00 - Coffee Break


Sunday 24 Sep. 2017 11:00 – 12:30 - Keynote Speeches (Session 2/2)
Session Chair: Hayssam Dahrouj, Effat University, Saudi Arabia

Keynote Talk 4: Challenges and Potential Solutions for 5G Fronthaul and Backhaul
Peiying Zhu, Huawei, Canada

Keynote Talk 5: Next Generation Fronthaul Interface towards 5G mobile networks: IEEE P1914.1 Standard for Packet-based Fronthaul Transport Networks
Aleksandra Checko, MTI Radiocomp, Denmark and IEEE 1914.1 Project

Keynote Talk 6: On the Design of Hybrid Radio/Free-Space Optical Backhauls for Next Generation Wireless Systems
Hayssam Dahrouj, Effat University, Saudi Arabia

Sunday 24 Sep. 2017 12:30 – 14:00 - Lunch Break 


Sunday 24 Sep. 2017 14:00 – 15:30 - Paper Presentations
 (Session 1/2)
Session Chair: Hayssam Dahrouj, Effat University, Saudi Arabia

Case Study on Using the User-Centric-Backhaul Scheme to Unlock the Realistic Backhaul 
Mona Jaber, University of Surrey; Muhammad Ali Imran, University of Glasgow; Anvar Tukmanov, BT Research and Innovation; Andy Sutton, University of Salford,; Rahim Tafazolli, University of Surrey 

2 An Energy Efficient Integral Routing Algorithm for Software-defined Networks
Ghadeer, Mohamad Khattar Awad, Kuwait University

3 Auction Based Spectrum Efficient Offloading Mechanism in HetNets
Lu Wang, Pu Cheng, Sihai Zhang, Zhou Wuyang, University of Science and Technology of China

Transmission Rate Maximization in Self-Backhauled Wireless Small Cell Networks 
Maryam Lashgari, School of ECE, College of Engineering, University of Tehran; Behrouz Maham, Nazarbayev University; Walid Saad, Virginia Tech 

5 Energy-Aware Sensor Networks via Sensor Selection and Power Allocation
Lama Niyazi, Effat University; Anas Chaaban, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology; Hayssam Dahrouj, Effat University; Tareq Y. Al-Naffouri, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, King Abdulah University of Sience and Technology (KAUST)

3D Transition Matrix Solution for a Path Dependency Problem of Markov Chains-Based Prediction in Cellular Networks 
Metin Ozturk, Paulo Valente Klaine, Muhammad Ali Imran, University of Glasgow 


Sunday 24 Sep. 2017 16:00 – 16:30 - Paper Presentations (Session 2/2)
Session Chair: Hayssam Dahrouj, Effat University, Saudi Arabia

Improvement on the Performance of Predictive Handover Management by Setting a Threshold 
Metin Ozturk, Paulo Valente Klaine, Muhammad Ali Imran, University of Glasgow 

2 Transport Network Design for FrontHaul
Philippe Sehier, Anne Bouillard, Fabien Matthieu, Thomas Deiss, Nokia


Sunday 24 Sep. 2017 16:30 – 17:30 - Panel Presentations


Panel Title: Fronhaul and Backhaul for 5G and Beyond
Panel Chair: Frank Rayal, Xona Partners, Canada

Panelists: 
Hesham ElBakoury, Huawei, USA; Aleksandra Checko, MTI Radiocomp, Denmark; Mohammad Akhter, IDT, Canada; Glenn Parsons, Ericsson, Canada; Yves Lostanlen, Siradel, Canada; Richard Maiden, Intel, USA