Workshop on Full-Duplex Communications for Future Wireless Networks

The emerging 5th generation and beyond wireless systems will experience a significant increase in the number of connected devices and high volume of data traffic. Additionally, high traffic load variations among heterogeneous network cells over time pose an extra challenge, due to the possible asymmetric traffic and dynamics between the uplink and downlink communications. Full-duplex (FD) technology, by which devices transmit and receive simultaneously on the same frequency band, can potentially double the spectral efficiency and allow a more flexible use of the spectrum, therefore making it a promising technology for future wireless networks. However, FD radios suffer from severe self-interference (SI), as well as extra cross interference between the uplink and downlink caused by simultaneous transmissions, which further degrades the overall network performance. To this end, many research groups around the world have proposed new transceiver designs, implemented advanced FD prototypes and have shown that SI can be suppressed almost down to the noise floor. Recently, some realistic field trials have already been completed in order to bring FD technology a step closer to practice. All these accomplishments show the feasibility of FD and its applicability for future wireless networks. Despite these fundamental results and achievements, still there are many challenges and open problems to resolve on FD operation. In order to achieve the full potential of FD transmission, it is necessary to cope with the self-interference and develop new mechanisms and efficient protocols, while reducing the energy consumption due to the required additional hardware.

Continuing the scientific discourse and dialogue with the industry started at IEEE ICC 2017, Paris, the second Workshop on Full-Duplex Communications for Future Wireless Networks at IEEE Globecom 2017, Singapore, will present the latest original research on FD techniques, protocols, and applications exploring all aspects of future wireless network design. Original research articles are solicited in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Advanced antenna and transceiver designs for full-duplex
  • Experimental evaluation of full-duplex transceivers and networks
  • Advanced self-interference cancellation techniques for full-duplex
  • Modelling of self-interference and channel measurements for full-duplex
  • MIMO and mmWave full-duplex transceiver design
  • Performance analysis of full-duplex transceivers, systems and networks
  • New full-duplex MIMO techniques for multiuser interference cancellation
  • Physical layer security and full-duplex techniques
  • Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) and full-duplex techniques
  • Full-duplex relaying and cooperative communications
  • Cognitive radio and full-duplex techniques
  • Full-duplex techniques with wireless power and energy harvesting
  • Full-duplex device-to-device and M2M communications
  • Full-duplex small cell deployments and heterogeneous networks
  • Ultra-reliable low-latency MAC and routing protocols for full-duplex networks
  • Cross-layer design and virtualization for full-duplex networks
  • Resource allocation, medium access control, and scheduling for full-duplex systems

Important dates

Paper Submission (Extended): 23 July 2017

Notification Date: 1 September 2017

Final Paper: 1 October 2017

Workshop Date: Dec 04th