Workshop on Emerging Massive MIMO & Millimeter Wave Technologies for Cooperative and Cognitive 5G/B5G Networks


First Workshop on Emerging Massive MIMO & Millimeter Wave Technologies for Cooperative and Cognitive 5G/B5G Networks will be held in Guildford, Surrey, UK on 21-24 March 2016 in conjunction with First EAI International Conference on Systems and Technology for Energy Management in Communication Networks (StemCom 2016).


It is expected that there will be an expansion of traffic volume due to the increased number of connected devices, i.e., 50 billion internet-connected devices by the year 2020. The Exabyte flood is further complemented with the challenge of provisioning robust and reliable interconnectivity for machine type communications. The demand for such machine type communication is fueled through the emerging need of all-connected society to derive innovative transformations across various vertical sectors. While wireless spectrum is infinitely renewable, the capacity crunch has rendered it as a scarce commodity. Moreover, increasing CO2 foot-print of ICT sector demands exponential reduction in energy consumption for future networks deployments. To summarize, the key design requirements for future wireless networks is to reduce energy consumption while increase the resource utilization. Consequently, these design considerations are central to the Fifth Generation (5G) & beyond 5G networks.

The 5G/B5G wireless networks aims to combine several unique technological solutions such as: Higher frequency communications (mmWave), Massive antenna arrays (Massive Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output MIMO systems), device/user and content centric communication, Machine-to-Machine communication, energy harvesting and wireless power transfer, cooperative communications and network coding etc. The expected target for 5G network to achieve the 1000 times more system capacity, 10 times higher spectral efficiency, 100 time more energy efficiency than the current network technologies. Also, high data rate (i.e., peak data rate of 10 Gb/s for low mobility and peak data rate of 1 Gb/s for high mobility), and higher cell throughput with significant consideration of the cost and reliability of the system. These underline key targets can be achieved via appropriate combination of these technological ingredients. These emerging areas of 5G/B5G brings the promise of enabling flexible, scalable, highly configurable and reliable network functions and complete solutions for future 5G mobile networks.

Future wireless devices will need to coexist in a world of high spatial densities with concomitant spectral congestion. One way of addressing this is through hugely flexible nodes that can operate in an intelligent and cooperative manner, particularly at the physical layer which consists of radio front-end, modulation schemes and protocols used. Cooperative telecommunication systems can effectively be used to combat fading by exploiting the broadcast nature of the wireless medium.

Key objectives

To explore intersections and interfaces of Massive MIMO and mmWave for cooperative and cognitive wireless networks and related various technologies under the umbrella of 5G networks;

To provide a platforms for researchers to explore design issues specific to the integration of these architectural components;

To invite industrial stake holders for initiating new discussions on the challenges and opportunities in terms of interoperability of solution, i.e., to discuss how technologies complement each other;

Potential Keynote Speakers

Keynote#1: mmMagic: Millimeter-Wave based Mobile Radio Access Network for 5G  Maziar NekoveeSenior Manager Samsung Electronics, UK

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