5G Workshop

Friday, May 26, 2017

Recent Advances on Massive MIMO Radio Systems is an all day workshop focusing on recent and future research in Massive MIMO radio systems. Massive MIMO is becoming a mature technology for wireless communication systems and is being integrated in different radio systems such as Wi-Fi and LTE. The main goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers and industrial players from different areas to evaluate the current research on Massive MIMO and discuss future research initiatives. The speakers will be invited by the IEEE VTS Portuguese Chapter (people working in radio design) and the IEEE CAS (Circuits and Systems Society) Portuguese Chapter (people working in electronics and specific circuits for Massive MIMO).

The workshop includes individual presentations of distinguished speakers (IEEE VTS DL Y. Rosa Zheng, and Prof. Eric Klumperink IEEE CAS) and collective panels composed by different panelists from academia to industry and business (Vodafone, Huawei and Altice).


1. Agenda

  • 9:30 – Welcome
  • 10:00 – Y. Rosa Zheng
  • 11:00 – Eric Klumperink
  • 12:00 – Lunch
  • 14:30 – Vendors, Equipment Makers
    • Vodafone, Eng. Marco Serrazina, Vodafone Principal Engineer and IEEE Senior Member
    • Huawei, Eng. Nuno Bernardo, Huawei Solution Responsible of Wireless
    • Altice, Eng. António Branco, Altice PT/MEO Engineering and Operations
  • 15:30 – Future Directions (panel)


2. Lecturers

Y. Rosa Zheng

Y. Rosa Zheng
Dept of ECE, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO 65409

Talk 1: MIMO Turbo Equalization for Severe Triply-Selective Fading Channels

Severe triply-selective fading channels are found in many applications where multipath delay spread, Doppler-to-Carrier ratio, and MIMO spatial correlation are very high. Examples of such channel include digital TV broadcasting channel, shallow water acoustic channel, and amplify-and-forward relay channel. This talk will first give an overview of the technical challenges associated with such channels, then present MIMO turbo equalization techniques as a solution to enhancing performance of physical-layer receivers. An example of underwater acoustic communication is illustrated with results from several ocean experiments to compare the effectiveness of single-carrier frequency-domain Turbo linear equalization and time-domain linear or decision feedback Turbo equalization.

Yahong Rosa Zheng received the B.S. degree from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, in 1987 and the M.S. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1989. She received the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, ONT, Canada, in 2002. From 1989 to 1996, she worked as engineer and technical staff at several companies, including Beijing Peony Electronics Group, Beijing China, Sagem Australasia, Sydney, Australia, and Polytronics, Markham, Canada. She was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow from 2003 to 2005 with the University of Missouri-Columbia. Since fall 2005, she has been an Assistant and then Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA. Her research interests include array signal processing, wireless communications, and wireless sensor networks. She has published more than 60 journal papers and more than 100 conference papers in these areas. She has served as technical program Co-Chair for the Wireless Communications Symposium (WCS) of IEEE Globecom 2012 and ICC 2014 and tutorial co-chair for Globecom 2016 and ICC 2018. She has been Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology since 2009. She is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award in 2009. She is a Fellow of IEEE and a Distinguished Lecturer (DL) of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society since 2015.

Eric Klumperink

Eric Klumperink
University of Twente, The Netherlands

Talk 2: RF CMOS Techniques for Interference and Self-Interference Handling

Interference handling, but also self-interference handling, is increasingly becoming important in radio receivers. On the one hand this is because the number of wireless devices is steadily increasing, increasing the probability that a nearby strong interferer exists. On the other hand extra interference and also self-interference occurs because multiple radios have to co-exist in one user terminal, preferably with less external components. In systems that transmit at the same time but at different frequency, duplexer filters can be used to suppress self-interference. To maximize data throughput and spectral efficiency further, it might be beneficial to not only transmit and receive at the same time but also at the same frequency. However, such full-duplex communication causes very strong self-interference, and techniques to reduce this are very much wanted. Such techniques can also relax duplex filter requirements, also creating new possibilities in half-duplex radio architectures. This workshop contribution will review some recently proposed techniques to reduce interference and self-interference.

Eric Klumperink received his PhD from Twente University in Enschede, The Netherlands, in 1997 where he is currently an Associate Professor. He teaches Analog and RF CMOS IC Design and guides research projects focussing on Software Defined Radio and Beamforming. Eric served as Associate Editor for IEEE TCAS-I, TCAS-II and JSSC, as TPC member of ISSCC and RFIC, and as Distinguished Lecturer. He holds >10 patents, authored and co-authored >150 refereed journal and conference papers. He was recognized as top paper contributor to ISSCC, for >20 papers over 1954-2013, and received the ISSCC 2002 and the ISSCC 2009 “Van Vessem Outstanding Paper Award”.

Marco Serrazina

Marco Serrazina

Talk 3.1: “Mobile Access Networks Evolution, 5G and Massive MIMO”

Marco Serrazina graduated from New University of Lisbon, Faculty of Science and Technology in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2001 and concluded a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2006.
In 2002 joined Vodafone and has been working in Access Network Development, with special focus in the introduction of new products and technologies, Network strategy and Spectrum related matters, having responsibility for several projects in the last years. Marco has been Co-Supervisor, as Vodafone representative, of several Master Thesis in Radio Communications. Since 2015 elevated to IEEE Senior Member and Vodafone Principal Engineer.

Nuno Bernardo

Nuno Bernardo

Talk 3.2: “Evolution from 4.5G to 5G”

Nuno Bernardo was born in Portugal, in 1974. He received the Graduation in Electrical and Computer Engineering from IST (University of Lisbon) in 1998.
Since then has been responsible for National and International Wireless and Cross-domain projects. He has been speaker in CxO events about Network Evolution Vision 2020. Working in Huawei for 7 years, leads at the moment IoT and Industry4.0 projects.

António Branco

António Branco
Altice PT/MEO

Talk 3.3: “Massive MIMO on the Road to 5G” – Pressures on Mobile towards 5G, Massive MIMO service benefits and challenges for an operator.

António Branco Altice PT/ MEO Engineering and Operations, graduated from Universidade de Aveiro in Electronics and Telecom in 1994 and concluded Master Science in Digital Signal Processing in 1997. He began working as a Telecom engineer from 1997 onwards in Datacom and Mobile Operators. In 2001 joined TMN has a Network Planning engineer and has been involved since then in Mobile Network Planning, Network Architecture Strategy and the development of UMTS and LTE services.



3. Registration

Although there is no registration fee, those interested are requested to register online using the following form:


4. Venue

The 5G Workshop venue will be located in the main building of the Library of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FCT), Nova University of Lisbon (FCT NOVA), at the Campus of Caparica, in south Lisbon. FCT NOVA is one of the most prestigious Portuguese engineering and science public schools and it is located in Caparica, Almada, just across the Tagus River. The Campus of Caparica is served by a wide transport network, including combined services (bus, train, ferry) and by tram.

Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Nova University of Lisbon (FCT NOVA)
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Campus de Caparica,
Caparica 2829-516
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Website: http://www.fct.unl.pt/en



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