Workshop Program

13:30 – 13:35  Opening & Welcome

Workshop Co-Chairs:


Prof. Marina Petrova (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Dr. Ljiljana Simić (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)



13:35 – 14:05  Keynote: “5G Millimeter Wave Wireless: Trials, Testimonies, and Target Rollouts”
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Prof. Theodore (Ted) Rappaport (IEEE Fellow; New York University & NYU WIRELESS, USA)

Abstract: This keynote highlights the remarkable progress to date, and realistic timelines we may expect, for the broad adoption of  5G millimeter wave wireless communications. This talk will review the fervent research activity by industry and academia that has occurred since pioneering measurements in New York City in 2012 showed that millimeter waves could be used for reliable massively broadband mobile communications. Key results, early products, standard developments, and early use cases for millimeter wave wireless will be presented, along with key regulatory decisions that will impact the rollouts of 5G networks. The talk will also look to the future, and will outline the most likely long-term evolutionary paths that will create ubiquitous 5G networks in the coming decade. Key challenges and active areas of research, along with major obstacles that exist to date, will also be highlighted.

14:05 – 15:00  Session 1: Millimeter-Wave System Architectures

Hybrid Beamforming for 5G Millimeter-Wave Multi-Cell Networks
Shu Sun (NYU WIRELESS & New York University, USA); Theodore Rappaport (New York University & NYU WIRELESS, USA); Mansoor Shafi (Spark New Zealand Ltd & Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand)

Investigation of Performance in Integrated Access and Backhaul Networks
Muhammad Nazmul Islam (Qualcomm, USA), Navid Abedini and Georg Hampel (Qualcomm, USA); Sundar Subramanian (Qualcomm, USA); Junyi Li (Qualcomm, USA)

Capturing Capacity and Profit Gains with Base Station Sharing in mmWave Cellular Networks
Shahram Shahsavari (New York University, USA); Fraida Fund (NYU Tandon School of Engineering, USA); Elza Erkip (New York University, USA); Shivendra Panwar (New York University & Tandon School of Engineering, USA)

15:00 – 15:30  Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:25  Session 2: Millimeter-Wave Network Control

Two-dimensional Reduction of Beam Training Overhead in Crowded 802.11ad based Networks
Sihua Shao (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA); Hanbin Zhang (University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA); Dimitrios Koutsonikolas (University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA); Abdallah A Khreishah (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)

Reducing Initial Cell-search Latency in mmWave Networks
Yanpeng Yang and Hossein Shokri-Ghadikolaei (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden); Carlo Fischione (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden); Marina Petrova (KTH Royal Institute of Technolgy, Sweden); Ki Won Sung (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Reinforcement Learning Based Predictive Handover for Pedestrian-Aware mmWave Networks
Yusuke Koda (Kyoto University, Japan); Koji Yamamoto (Kyoto University, Japan); Takayuki Nishio (Kyoto University, Japan); Masahiro Morikura (Kyoto University, Japan)

16:25 – 17:30  Panel & Discussion: “What is the (Right) Road Ahead for mm-Wave Networked Systems Research?”


Prof. Joerg Widmer
(IMDEA Networks, Spain)




Dr. Alberto Valdes-Garcia
(IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA)




Prof. Edward Knightly
(IEEE Fellow; Rice University, USA)




Dr. Ian Wong
(National Instruments, USA)