IEEE Kingston Section


Emerging Concepts and Technologies towards 5G Wireless Networks

The IEEE Kingston Section is proud to present the following distinguished speaker seminar:


Emerging Concepts and Technologies towards 5G Wireless Networks


Date:  Thursday March 27th, 2014.

Time:  3:30 – 4:45 PM

Location: Queens University, Richardson Hall, Room 200

Speaker:  Professor Halim Yanikomeroglu

Abstract:  Despite the recent advances in wireless technologies, the wireless community faces the challenge of enabling a further traffic increase of up to 1,000 times in the next 10-15 years, while no customer is willing to pay more for the wireless pipe itself: the so called “traffic-revenue decoupling”. Moreover, many experts warn that the low-hanging fruits in wireless research (especially in information theory, communications theory, and signal processing) have already been collected. While the research community is full of ideas (as usual), many of these ideas are either not-too-relevant (i.e., not in the bottleneck areas) or they are in areas in which progress toward a tangible implementation is too slow.

The talk will start by presenting the key technologies in LTE and LTE-Advanced; then it will highlight the emerging challenges and opportunities in beyond-2020 wireless networks as well as the bottleneck problems.
In the second part of the talk, the potential research directions towards coping with the bottleneck problems, especially in the context of radio access network (RAN), resource allocation, layers 1, 2, and 3, will be discussed; the underlying mathematical tools will also be highlighted:

  • Thoughts on 5G PHY
  • Non-coherent communications
  • New frontiers in resource allocation and quality of experience
  • Steerable beamforming at the terminal with resource allocation
  • Uplink of massive machine-type communications
  • Heterogeneous traffic modeling in space and time
  • Inter-cell load coordination (ICLC) for non-uniform traffic
  • Interdisciplinary approaches in decision making
  • Cell switching off in dense small cell deployment
  • Robust algorithms and protocols
  • Layer 8 – User-in-the-loop (demand shaping in space and time)
  • Millimeter wave communications
  • Advanced antenna technologies

In the absence of a clear technology roadmap towards 5G, the talk has, to a certain extent, an exploratory view point to stimulate further thinking and creativity. We are certainly at the dawn of a new era in wireless research and innovation; the next twenty years will be very interesting.

Speaker Bio:  Halim Yanikomeroglu is a professor at the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University, Ottawa. His research interests cover many aspects of wireless technologies with a special emphasis on cellular networks. Dr. Yanikomeroglu has coauthored about 60 IEEE journal papers; his papers have received more than 5,000 citations. In recent years, Dr. Yanikomeroglu has been involved in several collaborative research projects with the Canadian and international industry; this collaborative research has resulted in 15 patents (applied and granted). Dr. Yanikomeroglu is currently leading the Project 5G funded by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Innovation, Huawei Technologies, and Telus. Dr. Yanikomeroglu has been involved in the organization of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) since its inception in 1999 in various capacities, including serving as the Steering Committee member, and the Technical Program Chair or Co-Chair in 2004, 2008, and 2014. He was the General Co-Chair of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall 2010. Dr. Yanikomeroglu has served in the editor boards of IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. He is a former chair of the IEEE’s Technical Committee on Personal Communications (now called, Wireless Technical Committee). Dr. Yanikomeroglu is a recipient of several teaching and research excellence awards. He is a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

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