Sunday, 15th May 2016
Nanjing, China

Submit papers for review by: 10th January 2016
Acceptance notices sent: 10th February 2016
Final papers due: 10th March 2016


The next generation (5G) cellular technology is expected to arrive in 2020. There are four trends indicating the need for a new generation of cellular technology including new air interface:


  • The demand for wireless data is predicted to increase significantly, resulting in 1000x higher mobile data volumes and 10-100x higher end user data rates.
  • The number of connected devices is predicted to increase by a factor of 10-100, which means that up to 300,000 devices need to be served per access point.
  • Wireless connectivity will be applied to new use cases that require very reliable connections and mission-critical communication, such as vehicle-to-vehicle coordination, critical control of the power grid, etc.
  • Remote presence and tactile Internet that impose stringent latency constraints on the overall connection, including the wireless part of it. Forecasts imply that the latency should be decreased for a factor of 5 in order to enable such services.


The air interfaces for 2G, 3G, and 4G were all designed for specific use cases (limited only to to voice and data communications) with a certain number of limited KPIs in mind (throughput, capacity, dropped/blocked call rates, etc.). However, as outlined above, 5G requires the support of a much broader class of services and consequently a very diverse family of devices and traffic characteristics.


The scope of the workshop is to contribute to the design of a new 5G air interface taking specifically the above application constraints into account. An important subject of the workshop is the feasibility of a single golden air interface able to support these requirements in a highly flexible manner.

Please find the Call for Papers here.

Submit a paper: http://www.ieeevtc.org/vtc2016spring/cfw-pprs.php

Keynote Speakers

To be announced

To be announced


beginning  topic contributors
13:00 Opening
13:05 5G Cellular Networks with Relaxed Synchronization: Waveform Comparison and New Results Jean-Baptiste Doré (CEA-LETI MINATEC),
Robin Gerzaguet (CEA Leti),
Dimitri Kténas (CEA-Leti, Minatec campus)
A Preliminary Study on Waveform Candidates for 5G Mobile Radio Communications Above 6 GHz Ali Zaidi (Ericsson Research),
Jian Luo (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH),
Robin Gerzaguet (CEA Leti),
Andreas Wolfgang (Qamcom AB),
Richard J. Weiler (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute),
Jaakko Vihriälä (Nokia),
Tommy Svensson (Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology),
Yinan Qi (Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd),
Hardy Halbauer (Bell Labs, Nokia),
Zhao Zhao (Huawei Technologies European Research Center),
Per Zetterberg (Qamcom Research & Technology),
Honglei Miao (Intel)
Cyclic Prefix Adaptation with Constant Symbol Duration for DFT-Spread-OFDM and OFDM Liangping Ma, Tao Deng (InterDigital),
Alpaslan Demir (InterDigital Communications, LLC)
13:59 mini break
14:04 Enhancing OFDM by Pulse Shaping for Self-Contained TDD Transmission in 5G Qi Wang (Huawei Technologies),
Zhao Zhao (Huawei Technologies European Research Center),
Yan Guo (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH),
Xitao Gong (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH),
Martin Schubert (Huawei),
Malte Schellmann (Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH),
Wen Xu (Huawei)
Subcarrier spacing – how to make use of this degree of freedom Frank Schaich (Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent),
Thorsten Wild (Bell Labs, Nokia),
Rana Ahmed (Bell Labs, Nokia)
A Reduced Complexity Time-Domain Transmitter for UF-OFDM Maximilian Matthe, Dan Zhang, (TU Dresden, Vodafone Chair),
Frank Schaich (Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent),
Thorsten Wild (Bell Labs, Nokia), Rana Ahmed (Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, Germany),
Gerhard Fettweis (TU Dresden, Vodafone Chair)
14:58 coffee break
15:18 A Mapping Scheme of Users to SCMA Encoders for D2D Communications Yanping Liu (Southwest Jiaotong University of China),
Xuming Fang, Huali Yang, Xi Li, Qi Xiao, Shuangshuang An (Southwest Jiaotong University),
Yan Luo (Southwest Jiaotong University of China),
Dageng Chen (2012 Communication Technology Lab, Huawei Technologies)
An Efficient Data Exchange and Detection Scheme for Two-Way Relay Based D2D Communications Yejian Chen (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs Germany)
A Two-stage Interference Alignment Scheme for Two-Cell Downlink MIMO Cellular Network with Delayed CSIT Liyu Xu (Xi’an Jiaotong University),
Xuewen Liao (Xi’an Jiaotong University),
Zhenzhen Gao, Jingke Wan (Xi’an Jiaotong University)
16:12 mini break
16:17 Weighted Sum Rate Maximization of Correlated Miso Interference Broadcast Channels Under Linear Precoding: A Large System Analysis Wassim Tabikh (Orange Lab Network),
Dirk T.M. Slock (EURECOM),
Yi Yuan-Wu (Orange Lab Network)
Enhanced HARQ design for 5G wide area technology Saeed R. Khosravirad (Bell Labs, Nokia),
Gilberto Berardinelli (Aalborg University),
Klaus I. Pedersen, Frank Frederiksen (Bell Labs, Nokia)
Coexistence of UF-OFDM and CP-OFDM Rana Ahmed (Bell Labs, Nokia),
Thorsten Wild (Bell Labs, Nokia),
Frank Schaich (Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent)
Flexible 5G below 6GHz mobile broadband radio air interface Wolfgang Zirwas (Nokia Siemens Networks),
Lars Thile (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute),
Martin Kurras (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute),
Pd Dr.-Ing. habil. Gerhard Wunder (FU Berlin, Head Heisenberg Communications and Information Theory Group)
17:29 end

Organising Committee

Musbah Shaat

Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya

Musbah Shaat obtained his PhD degree on signal theory and communications from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona-Spain, in 2012. He received his master in degree in communication and electronics engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) and an engineering degree major in communication and control from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG)  in 2007 and 2004 respectively. He is currently a research associate in the department of arrays and multi-sensors processing at the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Barcelona-Spain. He received the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) master scholarship in 2005 and also awarded the CTTC PhD fellowship in 2007. He has participated in the European project PHYDYAS, COST Action IC902 and the network of excellence ACROPOLIS project and currently participating in the H2020 projects SANSA and FANTASTIC-5G. His main research interests include but limited to: multi-carrier wireless communications, cross layer optimization, cognitive radio systems, cooperative and green communications.

Berna Sayrac

Orange, France

Berna Sayrac is a senior research expert in Orange Labs. She received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey, in 1990, 1992 and 1997, respectively. She worked as an Assistant Professor at METU between 2000 and 2001, and as a research scientist at Philips Research France between 2001 and 2002. Since 2002, she is working at Orange Labs. Her research activities and interests include Cognitive Radio, Self-Organizing Networks, Device-to-Device communications, Machine Type Communications, Heterogeneous Networks and 5G radio access technologies. She has taken responsibilities and been active in several FP7 projects, such as FARAMIR, UNIVERSELF, and SEMAFOUR. She acts as the technical coordinator of the Celtic+ European project SHARING on self-organized heterogeneous networks, and she is also the technical manager of the H2020 FANTASTIC-5G project. She holds several patents and has authored more than fifty peer-reviewed papers in prestigious journals and conferences. She also acts as expert evaluator for research projects, as well as reviewer, TPC member and guest editor for various conferences and journals.

Franck Schaich

Alcatel-Lucent, Germany

Frank Schaich received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Stuttgart, and worked as a research assistant at the University’s Institute of Communications developing robust coding schemes for Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) while working toward his doctorate. 2007 he joined Alcatel-Lucent’s wireless access physical layer group. Dr. Schaich served as work package leader for the European Union’s FP7 projects PHYDYAS, which investigated alternative waveform designs (filter bank based multi-carrier, FBMC) and corresponding transceiver functionalities, and ACCORDANCE dealing with fixed-mobile convergence issues and architecture options for CRAN. Recently he has been active on developing solutions for the next generation of wireless cellular communication systems in the framework of 5GNOW and METIS. Dr. Schaich acts as coordinator for a new project (FANTASTIC-5G) in the framework of horizon 2020 targeting the definition of the air interface for 5G.

Martin Schubert

Huawei, Germany

Martin Schubert (martin.schubert@huawei.com) received the diploma and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from the Technische Universität, Berlin, Germany, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. In 1998, he joined the Heinrich Hertz Institute for Telecommunications, Berlin, as a research assistant. From 2003 to 2012, he was with the Fraunhofer German-Sino Lab for Mobile Communications. He was lecturer at the Technical University of Berlin (2003–2012) and Technical University of Munich (2012-2013). He was a corecipient of the 2007 Johann–Philipp–Reis Award of the Association of German Electrical Engineers (VDE), and he coauthored the 2007 Best Paper Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. From 2009 to 2013, he was an associate editor of IEEE Transactions of Signal Processing. Since 2013, he is principal researcher at Huawei’s European Research Center in Munich, Germany, where he is engaged in research on 5G wireless systems. He participated in the FP7 project METIS.

Klaus I. Pedersen

Nokia Networks

Klaus I. Pedersen received his M.Sc. E.E. and Ph.D. degrees in 1996 and 2000, respectively, from Aalborg University, Denmark. He is currently with Nokia Networks in Aalborg, where he is a senior wireless network specialist. His current work is related to 5G air interface and system design. He is the author/coauthor of more than hundred peer-reviewed publications on a wide range of topics. He is appointed as apart-time professor at Aalborg University in the Wireless Communications Networks (WCN) section.

Dr. Hao Lin

Orange Labs

Hao Lin received his Ph.D. degree in communication and electronics from the Ecole National Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST) Paris, France, in 2009. Since 2010, he has joined Orange Labs (Rennes) as a research engineer. His research interests include multi-carrier modulation and signal processing for communications. He is a task leader in FP7-METIS.

Gerhard Wunder

Fraunhofer HHI, Germany

Gerhard Wunder (M’05, Editor IEEE TWC) studied electrical engineering at the University of Hannover, Germany, and the Technical University (TU) Berlin, Germany, and received his graduate degree in electrical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) with highest honors in 1999 and the PhD degree (Dr.-Ing.) in communication engineering on the peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) problem in OFDM with distinction (summa cum laude) in 2003 from TU Berlin. In 2007, he also received the habilitation degree (venia legendi) and became a Privatdozent at the TU Berlin in the field of detection/estimation theory, stochastic processes and information theory. Currently, he is with the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut in Berlin. Dr. Wunder is coordinator and principal investigator both in the FP7 Call 8 project 5GNOW (www.5gnow.eu) supported by the European Commission as well as PROPHYLAXE (www.ict-prophylaxe.de) the largest IoT physical layer security project supported by the German Ministry of Education and Research. He is a recipient of research fellowships from the German national research foundation (DFG). He also receives currently funding in the DFG priority programs 1397 COIN (Communications in Interference Limited Networks) and the upcoming SPP 1798 CoSIP (Compressed Sensing in Information Processing).

In 2000 and 2005, he was a visiting professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Prof. Jayant) in Atlanta (USA, GA), and the Stanford University (Prof. Paulraj) in Palo Alto/USA (CA). In 2009 he was a consultant at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (USA, NJ), both in Murray Hill (S. Stolyar) and Crawford Hill (R. Valenzuela). He was a general co-chair of the 2009 International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA 2009) and a lead guest editor in 2011 for a special issue of the Journal of Advances on Signal Processing regarding the PAPR problem of the European Association for Signal Processing. Since 2011, he is also an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWireless) in the area of Wireless Communications Theory and Systems (WCTS). In 2011 Dr. Wunder received the 2011 award for outstanding scientific publication in the field of communication engineering by the German communication engineering society (ITG Award 2011). He is the author of three recent articles in the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, on the PAPR problem (Dec. 2013), the IEEE Communication Magazine, 5G Special Issue (Feb. 2014), and in IEEE ACCESS on Compressed Sensing for 5G to appear in Dec. 2015.


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