VTC2015-Spring
"WORKSHOP ON 5G NEW AIR INTERFACE"

Monday, 11th May 2015
Glasgow

Abstract

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.

Keynote Speakers

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.

Frank 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.

Eric Hardouin

Orange Labs Networks

Dr Eric Hardouin received his Ph.D. degree in signal processing and telecommunications from the University of Rennes I, France, prepared at Telecom Bretagne, France in 2004. Since 2004, he has been with Orange Labs, where he has conducted or supervised research on various physical layer or physical-MAC layer techniques for interference mitigation in mobile networks. Between April 2008 and March 2009, Dr. Hardouin led the Innovations work package of the Celtic project WINNER+, whose goal was to propose innovative radio techniques for IMT-Advanced systems. Between 2008 and 2013 he represented Orange in the physical layer standardization group of 3GPP (RAN WG1) for HSPA, LTE and LTE-Advanced. Since 2012, Eric coordinates the research on wireless networks in Orange Labs. Eric had a leading role in the NGMN 5G Initiative, as co-lead of the work on 5G requirements. Eric is the author of the book “LTE et les réseaux 4G” (in French).

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.

Belkacem Mouhouche

Samsung

Dr. Belkacem Mouhouche received his Ph.D. degree in Signal Processing from l’ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES TELECOMS (TELECOM PARISTECH) in Paris, France. During his Ph.D he worked on 3GPP third generation systems (UMTS). He later worked as a 3GPP standard Engineer following the development of HSDPA and LTE systems. He was also involved in FP7 European Project End to End Efficiency (E3) where he worked on cognitive radio in heterogeneous systems. Before joining Samsung he worked in major telecommunication companies like Sierra Wireless, Freescale Semiconductor, NEC and Alcatel Lucent. His research interest are in the area of advanced techniques for the physical layer of future communication systems including MIMO, beamforming and coding applied to broadcast and broadband systems.

Rahim Tafazolli

University of Surrey

Rahim Tafazolli (SM’09) is a professor and the Director of the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS) and 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC), The University of Surrey in the UK.

He has published more than 500 research papers in refereed journals, international conferences and as invited speaker.

He is the editor of two books on “Technologies for Wireless Future” published by Wiley’s Vol.1 in 2004 and Vol.2 2006.

He was appointed as Fellow of WWRF (Wireless World Research Forum) in April 2011, in recognition of his personal contribution to the wireless world. As well as heading one of Europe’s leading research groups.

Agenda

08:30 – 10:00 Key Note: The FANTASTIC 5G Project – Scope – Consortium – Technical Approach (slides) Frank Schaich, Alcatel-Lucent, Germany
Key Note: 5G Air Interface Options Rahim Tafazolli, University of Surrey
10:30 – 12:00 Compressive Sensing Multi-User Detection for Multicarrier Systems in sporadic Machine Type Communication (slides) Fabian Monsees, Matthias Woltering, Carsten Bockelmann, Armin Dekorsy, University of Bremen, Germany
Derandomized Multi-block Sign Selection for PMEPR Reduction of FBMC Waveform (slides) Saeed Afrasiabi Gorgani, Technische Universität Berlin; Gerhard Wunder, Technische Universität Berlin/Fraunhofer HHI
Large-scale Multi-user Distributed Antenna System for 5G Wireless Communications Dongming Wang, Zhenling Zhao, Yuqi Huang, Hao Wei, Xiangyang Wang, Xiaohu You, Southeast University, China
Industry talk, Flexible Air Interface Design Based on New Waveforms Martin Schubert, Huawei, Germany
Industry talk, Air interface evolution towards 5G Klaus Pedersen, Nokia Networks
 13:30 – 15:00

A Leaner Carrier for the New 5G Air Interface (slides)

Kilian Roth, Technical University Munich; Cecilia Carbonelli, Infineon, Germany; Michael Faerber, Intel Mobile Communications, Germany; Josef A. Nossek, Technical University Munich
Resource Allocation in Downlink Non-orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) for Future Radio Access (slides) Joumana Farah, Lebanese University, Lebanon; Marie-Rita Hojeij, Holy-Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon; Charbel Abdel-Nour, Catherine Douillard, Telecom Bretagne, France
An Advanced Hardware Platform to verify 5G Communication Concepts (slides) Thomas Wirth, Thomas Haustein, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany
Industry talk, 5G Samsung Vision (slides)
Belkacem Mouhouche,

Samsung

Industry talk, 5G The Orange Vision (slides) Eric Hardouin, Orange

Organising Committee

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.

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.

 

More information is available at:

http://www.commit.tu-berlin.de/menue/mitarbeiter/pd_dr-ing_habil_gerhard_wunder

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.

Workshop Chair

Thorsten Wild

Alcatel-Lucent, Germany

Thorsten Wild received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe in 2001, after that joining Alcatel-Lucent as a research engineer. He authored many 3GPP LTE standardization technical documents and is holding more than 40 filed patents in communications, being nominated for the Bell Labs Inventors Award in 2011. He has been engaged in several European and national research projects, like WINNER and Easy-C. Currently, he is the technical manager of the 5GNOW research project.

Thorsten Wild’s background is on signal processing, multi-antenna communication and physical layer design. He has been working on UMTS, LTE, LTE-A, multiuser MIMO, coordinated multi-point, channel estimation and limited feedback. He is co-author of the Cambridge University Press book “Coordinated Multi-Point in Mobile Communications “. His recent work in the context of 5G air interface design focuses on new waveforms and multiple access schemes.

Contact

Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute

PD Dr. Gerhard Wunder

Einsteinufer 37

10625 Berlin, Deutschland

+49 30 31002 872

gerhard [dot] wunder [at] hhi [dot] fraunhofer [dot] de