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



Gerhard Fettweis: Gerhard Fettweis earned his Ph.D. under H. Meyr's supervision from RWTH Aachen in 1990. After one year at IBM Research in San Jose, CA, he moved to TCSI Inc., Berkeley, CA. Since 1994 he is Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden, Germany, with 20 companies from Asia/Europe/US sponsoring his research on wireless transmission and chip design. He coordinates 2 DFG centers at TU Dresden, namely cfaed and HAEC.
Gerhard is IEEE Fellow, member of the German academy acatech, and his most recent award is the Stuart Meyer Memorial Award from IEEE VTS. In Dresden he has spun-out eleven start-ups, and setup funded projects in volume of close to EUR 1/2 billion. He has helped organizing IEEE conferences, most notably as TPC Chair of ICC 2009 and of TTM 2012, and as General Chair of VTC Spring 2013 and DATE 2014.

Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport: Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport is the David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) and is a professor of computer science at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He is also a professor of radiology at the NYU School of Medicine.
Rappaport is the founding director of NYU WIRELESS, the world’s first academic research center to combine engineering, computer science, and medicine. Earlier, he founded two of the world’s largest academic wireless research centers: The Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG) at the University of Texas at Austin in 2002, and the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group (MPRG), now known as Wireless@ at Virginia Tech, in 1990.
Rappaport is a pioneer in radio wave propagation for cellular and personal communications, wireless communication system design, and broadband wireless communications circuits and systems at millimeter wave frequencies. His research has influenced many international wireless-standards bodies, and he and his students invented the technology of site-specific radio frequency (RF) channel modeling and design for wireless network deployment – a technology now used routinely throughout wireless communications.
Rappaport has served on the Technological Advisory Council of the Federal Communications Commission, assisted the governor and CIO of Virginia in formulating rural broadband initiatives for Internet access, and conducted research for NSF, Department of Defense, and dozens of global telecommunications companies. He has over 100 U.S. or international patents issued or pending and has authored, co-authored, and co-edited 18 books, including the world’s best selling books on wireless communications and smart antennas.
In 1989, he founded TSR Technologies, Inc., a cellular radio/PCS software radio manufacturer that he sold in 1993 to what is now CommScope, Inc. (taken private in 2011 by Carlyle Group). In 1995, he founded Wireless Valley Communications, Inc., a pioneering creator of site-specific radio propagation software for wireless network design and management that he sold in 2005 to Motorola.
Rappaport received BS, MS, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University, and is an Outstanding Alumni of his alma mater.

Wen Tong: Dr. Wen Tong is the IEEE Fellow and Huawei Fellow; the Head of Wireless Research, and the Head of Communications Technologies Laboratories, Huawei 2012 LAB
Prior to joining Huawei in March 2009, Dr. Wen Tong was the Nortel Fellow and global Head of the Network Technology Labs at Nortel. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1986 and 1993 and joined the Wireless Technology Labs at Bell Northern Research in 1995 in Canada. He has pioneered fundamental technologies in wireless with 180 granted US patents. Dr. Tong was Nortel’s Most Prolific Inventor.
Dr. Tong has conducted the advanced research work spanning from 1G to 4G wireless at Nortel. He had been the director of Wireless Technology Labs from 2005 to 2007. From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Tong was the head of Network Technology Labs, responsible for Nortel’s global strategic technologies research and development. In 2007, Dr. Tong was inducted as Nortel Fellow.
Since 2010, Dr. Tong is the vice president and head of Huawei wireless research leading one of the largest wireless research organizations in the industry with more than 700 research experts. In 2011, Dr. Tong is appointed the Head of Communications Technologies Labs of Huawei 2012 LAB, a corporative centralized next generation research initiative. In 2011, Dr. Tong was elected as Huawei Fellow.
Dr. Tong serves as Board of Director of WiFi Alliance and Board of Director of Green Touch Consortium.

JiYun Seol: Ji-Yun Seol received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University(SNU), Seoul, Korea, in 1997, 1999, and 2005, respectively. He has been with Samsung Electronics Co., LTD., Suwon, Korea, since 2004. He has years of experience in development of modem algorithms and standardization for Mobile WiMAX. He is currently a Director at Advanced Communications Lab., Communications Research Team at Samsung Electronics in Korea. He has been in charge of research for the next generation (B4G/5G) mobile communications since 2011. His current fields of interest include research/development of next generation mobile communication system and advanced PHY algorithms.

Kenneth Stewart: Dr. Kenneth (Ken) Stewart is Chief Wireless Technologist, Intel Wireless Products R&D team, and Intel Fellow. In this role he contributes to innovation in wireless system-on-chip solutions, cellular and connectivity transceiver solutions, codecs, radio access offloading and routing, and location systems.
Most recently, Dr. Stewart was Chief Technology Officer for TE Connectivity’s Wireless business unit. He led the development, delivery and deployment of conventional and CPRI-based advanced multi-wavelength digital distributed antenna systems (DDAS), including low- and high-power multi-band multi-carrier remote radio heads (RRH) for LTE, WCDMA/HSPA, CDMA and 802.11. He drove the implementation of TE’s first Gbps optical switching fabric for the flexible delivery of capacity within the network, TE’s first hybridized small cell and DDAS RAN implementation, and the integration of TE’s advanced DDAS systems with its rapid fiber deployment technology.
Previously, Dr. Stewart was Vice President, Standards and Research at Motorola Mobile Devices, where he led the Standards and Research Lab which made contributions to the creation of 3GPP’s LTE specification, and previously the WCDMA HSDPA and HSUPA specifications. In this period he served as advisor to Motorola senior leadership on technical and strategic issues in radio access networks and multimedia. In his career at Motorola, Dr. Stewart designed and productized advanced wireless solutions for LTE, WCDMA and CDMA base stations and terminals, interference-suppressing MIMO receivers, WiFi offloading and traffic routing middleware and next-generation audio codecs.
Dr. Stewart has served as Motorola Dan Noble Fellow and Motorola Science Advisory Board member and holds more than 80 issued patents. He is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde, where he is also Visiting Professor.

Amitabha Ghosh: Amitabha (Amitava) Ghosh joined Motorola in 1990 after receiving his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Since joining Motorola he worked on multiple wireless technologies starting from IS-95, cdma-2000, 1xEV-DV/1XTREME, 1xEV-DO, UMTS, HSPA, 802.16e/WiMAX/802.16m, Enhanced EDGE and 3GPP LTE. Dr. Ghosh has 60 issued patents and numerous external and internal technical papers. Currently, he is Head, North America Radio Systems Research within the Technology and Innovation office of Nokia Networks. He is currently working on 3GPP LTE-Advanced and 5G technologies. His research interests are in the area of digital communications, signal processing and wireless communications. He is a Fellow of IEEE and co-author of the book titled “Essentials of LTE and LTE-A”.