International Workshop on Emerging Technologies for 5G Wireless Cellular Networks

In conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM 2014, Monday, December 8, 2014, Hilton Austin, TX, USA

Workshop Chairs

Wei Yu, University of Toronto, Canada
Charlie (Jianzhong) Zhang, Samsung Research America at Dallas, USA
Peiying Zhu, Huawei Technologies, Canada

Technical Program Chairs

Huseyin Arslan, Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey
Lingjia Liu, University of Kansas, USA
Tommy Svensson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Halim Yanikomeroglu, Carleton University, Canada

Plenary Speakers

Jens Zander, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Jianglei Ma, Huawei Technologies, Canada
Akbar Sayeed, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Wilhelm Keusgen, Fraunhofer HHI, Germany
Erik Dahlman, Ericsson Research, Sweden
Erik G. Larsson, Linkoping University, Sweden
Robert Heath, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Panel Program

5G: What to expect, and where to start?

Gerhard Fettweis, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Theodore S. Rappaport, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, USA
Wen Tong, Huawei Technologies, Canada
JiYun Seol, Samsung Electronics, USA
Kenneth Stewart, Intel Corporation, USA

Amitabha Ghosh, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Finland
Technical Program Committee

Hatem Abou-zeid, Queen's University
Ibrahim Abualhaol, Carleton University
Abdulkareem Adinoyi, Carleton University
Raviraj Adve, University of Toronto
Kelvin Au, Huawei Technologies
Erdem Bala, InterDigital
Anantharaman Balasubramanian, Interdigital Communications
Hadi Baligh, Huawei Technologies
Tuncer Baykas, Istanbul Medipol University
Anass Benjebbour, NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
Shengrong Bu, University of Glasgow
Gurhan Bulu, Hacettepe University
Houda Chafnaji, INPT Rabat
Ngoc Dao, Huawei Technologies
Zaher Dawy, American University of Beirut
Pawel Dmochowski, Victoria University of Wellington
Qinghe Du, Xi'an Jiaotong University
Salman Durrani, The Australian National University
Ozgur Ertug, Gazi University
Hamid Farmanbar, Huawei Technologies
Jong-kae Fwu, Intel Corporation
Tolga Girici, TOBB University of Economics and Technology
Ramy Gohary, Carleton University
David González G, Aalto University
Kamal Harb, University of King Fahd of Petroluim and Mineral
Mark Hawryluck, Huawei Technologies
Ekram Hossain, University of Manitoba
Hazer Inaltekin, Antalya International University
Yupeng Jia, National Instruments
Shi Jin, Southeast University
Mehmet Kemal Karakayali, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
Witold Krzymien, University of Alberta / TRLabs
Moon-il Lee, InterDigital Communication
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace
Jianglei Ma, Huawei Technologies
Nicholas Mastronarde, State University of New York at Buffalo
Hani Mehrpouyan, California State University
Keivan Navaie, University of Leeds
Hosein Nikopour, Huawei Technologies
Apostolos Papathanassiou, Intel Corporation
Hamid Saeedi, Tarbiat Modares University
Karim Seddik, American University in Cairo
Jaspreet Singh, Samsung Telecommunications America
Cenk Toker, Hacettepe University
Dimitris Toumpakaris, University of Patras
Zekeriya Uykan, Aalto University
Murat Uysal, Ozyegin University
Stefan Valentin, Bell Labs
Xiaodong Xu, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Rui Yang, Interdigital
Yavuz Yapici, TUBITAK
Yang Yi, University of Kansas
Yifei Yuan, ZTE Corporation
Yasir Zaki, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)
Liqing Zhang, Huawei Technologies

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission:

21 July 2014

Acceptance Notification:

1 September 2014

Camera-Ready Submission:

1 October 2014


8 December 2014


Committee Members

Workshop Chairs:

Wei Yu: Wei Yu received the B.A.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1997 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. Since 2002, he has been with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he is now Professor and holds a Canada Research Chair in Information Theory and Wireless Communications. His main research interests include network information theory, optimization, wireless communications, and broadband access networks. Prof. Wei Yu served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2010-13). He was an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications (2009-2011), IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2004-2007), and a Guest Editor for several special issues for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. He is a member of the Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award in 2008. Dr. Yu is a Fellow of IEEE.

Charlie Jianzhong Zhang: Charlie Zhang is currently senior director and head of Wireless Communications Lab with Samsung Research America at Dallas, where he leads technology development, prototyping and standardization for Beyond 4G and 5G wireless systems. From Aug 2009 to Aug 2013, he served as the Vice Chairman of the 3GPP RAN1 working group and led development of LTE and LTE-Advanced technologies such as 3D channel modeling, UL-MIMO and CoMP, Carrier Aggregation for TD-LTE, etc. Before joining Samsung, he was with Motorola from 2006 to 2007 working on 3GPP HSPA standards, and with Nokia Research Center from 2001 to 2006 working on IEEE 802.16e (WiMAX) standard and EDGE/CDMA receiver algorithms. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Peiying Zhu: Dr. Peiying Zhu is a Huawei Fellow and Senior Director of North American Wireless Research and Standards. The focus of her research is advanced wireless access technologies for LTE/LTE-A and beyond. She is currently leading 5G wireless system research in Huawei. Prior to joining Huawei in 2009, Peiying was a Nortel Fellow and Director of Advanced Wireless Access Technology in the Nortel Wireless Technology Lab. She led the team and pioneered research and prototyping on MIMO-OFDM and Multi-hop relay. Many of these technologies developed by the team have been adopted into WiMAX /LTE standards and 4G products. Peiying has more than 150 granted patents in those areas. She was actively involved in IEEE 802.16 and LTE standards development, served as IEEE 802.16j Relay Task Group vice chair, various ad-hoc chairs, and IEEE 802.16 Working Group Secretary positions. She is a WiFi Alliance Board member and Treasurer. Dr. Zhu is currently serving as a guest editor for the SPM Special Issue on Signal Processing for the 5G Revolution. Dr. Zhu received her Ph.D. degree in electrical Engineering from Concordia University in Canada and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Southeast University in China.

Technical Program Chairs:

Huseyin Arslan: Dr. Huseyin Arslan has received his PhD. degree in 1998 from Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, TX. From January 1998 to August 2002, he was with the research group of Ericsson Inc., NC, USA, where he was involved with several project related to 2G and 3G wireless cellular communication systems. Dr. Arslan has worked as part time consultant for various companies and institutions including Anritsu, Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Lecroy, and XG technologies. Dr. Arslan’s research interests are related to advanced signal processing techniques at the physical and medium access layers, with cross-layer design for networking adaptivity and Quality of Service (QoS) control. The current research interests are on cognitive radio, femtocells, powerline communications, smart Grid, UWB, OFDM(A) based wireless technologies with emphasis on WIMAX and IMT-Advanced, TV-White space radio, co-existence issues on heterogeneous networks with emphasis on unlicensed bands, aeronautical (High Altitude Platform) communications, and underwater acoustic communications. He is a member of the editorial board for IEEE Transactions on Communications, Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing Journal, and Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering by Hindawi Publishing Corporation. Dr. Arslan is a senior member of IEEE.

Lingjia Liu: Dr. Liu received his B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China in 2003 and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, in 2008. Prior to joining the EECS at KU, he spent more than three years in the Dallas Technology Laboratory of Samsung Electronics where he received the Global Samsung Best Paper Award twice (in 2008 and 2010 respectively). He was leading Samsung’s efforts on multiuser MIMO, coordinated multipoint (CoMP) transmission, and heterogeneous networks in LTE/LTE-Advanced standards. His general research interests lie in the areas of wireless communication systems, statistical signal processing, queueing theory, and information theory, with emphasis on delay-sensitive and energy-efficient communication over wireless systems and networks. Lingjia Liu is currently serving as an Associate Editor for the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking as well as Wiley's International Journal on Communication Systems. He is co-editor of special issues of several journals. He has been selected by the National Engineers Week Foundation Diversity Council as “New Faces of Engineering 2011”. Dr. Liu is a senior member of IEEE.

Tommy Svensson: Dr. Svensson participated in the EU FP6 WINNER and WINNER II projects, which contributed substantially to 3GPP LTE development, the CELTIC WINNER+ project and the recently completed EU FP7 ARTIST4G project focusing on LTE-Advanced evolution. He is currently active in the EU FP7 METIS project targeting solutions for the year 2020 (5G). He is also the initiator of a Swedish-Chinese project on IMT-Advanced and Beyond and involved in a national academic collaboration project on future wireless access. His main expertise is in design and analysis of physical layer algorithms, multiple access schemes, coordinated multipoint schemes, as well as moving relays/cells/networks for wireless access and wireless backhaul networks. He also has industrial experience of higher layer design for wireless communication systems. He has co-authored two books and more than 100 journal and conference papers. He is the chairman of the IEEE Sweden VT/COM/IT chapter, and coordinator of the Communication Engineering Master’s Program at Chalmers. Dr. Svensson is a senior member of IEEE.

Halim Yanikomeroglu: Dr. Yanikomeroglu’s research interests cover many aspects of the physical, medium access, and networking layers of wireless communications with a special emphasis on cellular networks. In recent years, Dr. Yanikomeroglu’s research has been funded by Huawei (Canada and China), Research In Motion (Canada), Samsung (Korea), Communications Research Centre of Canada, Telus, Nortel, NSERC, and TUBITAK. Dr. Yanikomeroglu is a member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), and has been involved in the organization of this conference over the years, including serving as the Technical Program Chair/Co-Chair of WCNC 2004, 2008, and 2014. Dr. Yanikomeroglu was the General Co-Chair of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall 2010 held in Ottawa (VTC2010-Fall). Dr. Yanikomeroglu has served in the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, and IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials. He is a former chair of IEEE's Technical Committee on Personal Communications (now called Wireless Communications Technical Committee). Dr. Yanikomeroglu is a senior member of IEEE.