IEEE WoWMoM 2016 5GB2P Workshop

IEEE WoWMoM 2016 5GB2P Workshop

Samah Ghanem
Daniele Tarchi

Muriel Medard
Angle Lozano

IEEE WoWMoM’16 Workshop on Fifth Generation Wireless: From Bits to Packets  (5GB2P)

June 21st, 2016 - Coimbra, Portugal


Fifth-generation wireless systems aim to 1000 fold capacity gains with 1ms maximal latency, high quality of experience, seamless connectivity for users and global ubiquity. To this end, multiple-layer paradigms need to be addressed to deal with the conflicting objectives that are required to meet the capacity and delay requirements of the 5G.

Small femto cells coexistence with macro cells, Massive MIMO, 3D beamforming, Device to Device communications, offloading, and multicell-multi-technology cooperation, within local and global coverage are at the heart of the breakthrough of the next generation wireless.

The aim of this workshop is to address a set of potential technologies in 5G from bits to packets, i.e. from the theory to the practical schemes and algorithms and to provide insights on the costs and gains associated to several solutions.

On the bit level, along with information and communications theory and signal processing, other tools as stochastic geometry,  optimization, random matrix theory play significant roles to allow modeling, designing, and evaluation of new scenarios with diversification and densification of cells within a wireless coverage area.  Besides, other  techniques such as game and team decision theory supporting  co-existence of Heterogeneous (HetNet) setups with licensed and unlicensed spectrum need to be explored.

On the packet level, the 5G challenging requirements motivate the quest for new flexible multiple access schemes, adaptive and distributed MAC Layer resource allocation, coding and modulation schemes. Innovative techniques and technologies for a smart exploitation of the 3D holy grail of telecommunications: ‘time-frequency-space’ are required. Addressing such 3D from bits to packets require a global awareness and micro-detailed optimization of multiple objectives with joint and cross layer perspectives.

This workshop will bring together academic and industrial researchers to identify and discuss technical challenges and recent results related to PHY and MAC layer for improving the spectral efficiency on a user and on a network level.

Specific topics include, but are not limited to:

· Information theoretic tools and fundamental limits for 5G

· Massive MIMO, Small Cells, D2D, M2M, Cloud RAN.

· Multicell Cooperation and Interference Management for 5G

· Radio Resource Allocation with Multicarrier Technologies for 5G

· Coding and Modulation Techniques for 5G

· Energy Efficiency for 5G

· MAC layer design for 5G

· Mobility Management for 5G

· 5G satellite/terrestrial convergence

· Demo and field trials

Submission Guidelines:

Authors are invited to submit original papers of no more than 5 pages (standard IEEE proceedings, two-column, 10 pt font, etc.), including figures, tables, and references, in PDF format. Accepted papers will be published in the WoWMoM 2016 conference proceedings, which will be submitted to IEEEXplore database. Submission implies that at least one of the authors will register and present the paper at the conference. Electronic submission is accepted through the EDAS web site at


  • Paper submission: March 10, 2016 (Extended to March 21st, 2016)
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 15, 2016
  • Camera Ready: April 29, 2016


Muriel Medard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Angel Lozano, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain


Samah A. M. Ghanem, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal

Daniele Tarchi, University of Bologna, Italy