7-8 June 2018, Linköping


Thursday, June 7th

09:00 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:10 Welcome

10:10 – 11:50 Invited talks: Best IEEE VT/COM/IT Sweden Conference Papers

10:10 – 10:35 Daniel Verenzuela, Emil Björnson and Michail Matthaiou, “Per- Antenna Hardware Optimization and Mixed Resolution ADCs in Uplink Massive MIMO,” in 51st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, USA, Oct. 2017.

10:35 – 11:00 Elena Lisova, Elisabeth Uhlemann, Johan Åkerberg and Mats Björkman, “Delay Attack Versus Clock Synchronization — A Time Chase,” in 2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT), Toronto, ON, Canada, Mar. 2017.

11:00 – 11:25 Le-Nam Hoang, Elisabeth Uhlemann and Magnus Jonsson, “Relaying with Packet Aggregation for Half-Duplex All-to-All Broadcast in Time-Critical Wireless Networks,” in 2017 IEEE Globecom Workshops, Singapore, Dec. 2017.

11:25 – 11:50 Slacđana Jošilo and György Dán, “A Game Theoretic Analysis of Selfish Mobile Computation Offloading,” in 2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Atlanta, GA, USA, May 2017.

11:50 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:30 Invited talks: Best IEEE VT/COM/IT Sweden Journal Papers – P1

13:00 – 13:30 Hossein Shokri-Ghadikolaei, Federico Boccardi, Carlo Fischione, Gábor Fodor and Michele Zorzi, “Spectrum Sharing in mmWave Cellular Networks via Cell Association, Coordination, and Beamforming,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 34, no. 11, pp. 2902-2917, Nov. 2016.

13:30 – 14:00 Christopher Mollén, Junil Choi, Erik G. Larsson and Robert W. Heath, “Uplink Performance of Wideband Massive MIMO With One-Bit ADCs,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 87- 100, Jan. 2017.

14:00 – 14:30 Wanlu Sun, Erik G. Ström, Fredrik Brännström, Kin Cheong Sou and Yutao Sui, “Radio Resource Management for D2D-Based V2V Communication,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 65, no. 8, pp. 6636-6650, Aug. 2016.

14:30 – 16:15 Coffee break and Poster Session (poster abstracts)

16:15 – 17:15 Invited talks: Best IEEE VT/COM/IT Sweden Journal Papers – P2


16:1516:45 Trinh van Chien, Emil Björnson and Erik G. Larsson, “Joint Power Allocation and User Association Optimization for Massive MIMO Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 9, pp. 6384-6399, Sep. 2016.

16:4517:15 Erik Sandgren, Alexandre Graell I Amat and Fredrik Brännström, “On Frame Asynchronous Coded Slotted ALOHA: Asymptotic, Finite Length, and Delay Analysis,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol 65, no. 2, pp. 691-704, Feb. 2017.

18:00 – 21:00 Social Event and Dinner; Announcement of Award Winners

Friday, June 8th

08:00 – 08:45 Registration

08:45 – 10:15 Tutorial 1: Deep Learning for Communications – Part 1

10:15 – 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 – 12:00 Tutorial 1: Deep Learning for Communications – Part 2

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:00 Tutorial 2: 5G Overview – 3GPP New Radio Rel-15 – Part 1

14:00 – 14:15 Coffee break

14:15 – 15:15 Tutorial 2: 5G Overview – 3GPP New Radio Rel-15 – Part 2

15:15 – 15:30 Closing of Swe-CTW 2018

Tutorials and Keynotes

Tutorial 1:

Deep Learning for Communications  by Jakob Hoydis


In the last decade, deep learning has led to many breakthroughs in various domains, such as computer vision, natural language processing, and speech recognition. Motivated by these successes, researchers all over the world have recently started to investigate applications of this tool to their respective domain of expertise, with communications being one of them. The goal of this tutorial is to provide an introduction to deep learning that will enable the attendees to identify potential applications in their own research field. We give an overview of the very rapidly growing body of literature, explain state-of-the-art neural network architectures and training methods, and go through several promising applications and concepts, such as neural decoding, deep MIMO detection, and autoencoders. The attendees receive tutorial slides and Jupyter notebooks containing code examples which allows them to quickly get up to speed with this new and exciting field. During the break, we demonstrate the world’s first fully neural network-based communications system.

Jakob Hoydis is a member of technical staff at Nokia Bell Labs, France, where he is investigating since several years applications of deep learning for the physical layer. Before this position he was co-founder and CTO of the social network SPRAED and worked for Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs in Stuttgart, Germany. He received the diploma degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in electrical engineering and information technology from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and the Ph.D. degree from Supélec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. His research interests are in the areas of machine learning, cloud computing, SDR, large random matrix theory, information theory, signal processing and their applications to wireless communications. He is recipient of the 2012 Publication Prize of the Supélec Foundation, the 2013 VDE ITG Förderpreis, the IEEE 2015 Leonard G. Abraham Prize, and the IEEE 2018 Marconi Best Paper Award. He received the WCNC’2014 best paper award and has been nominated as an Exemplary Reviewer 2012 for the IEEE Communication letters. He has co-authored the textbook Massive MIMO Networks: Spectral, Energy, and Hardware Efficiency in 2017.

Tutorial 2:

5G Overview – 3GPP New Radio Rel-15 by Pål Frenger


In this tutorial session we will provide an overview of the 3GPP New Radio (NR) Rel-15 standard. The session will cover a general overview of NR in terms of key design principles and differences in relation to previous standards such as LTE. We will also cover a significant amount of details related to architecture and protocols, time-frequency structure, UL and DL control channels, MIMO transmission modes, cell search, system information, paging, and initial random access. The lecture is suitable for anyone who wants an update on the latest developments related to the new 5G standard 3GPP New Radio Rel-15.

Pål Frenger joined Ericsson Research in 1999 and is currently working at the Wireless Access Networks department at Ericsson Research in Linköping, Sweden, where he holds a senior specialist position. He has a background in link level research, in particular on turbo coding and OFDM modulation aspects. He has been involved in development and standardization efforts for both HSPA, LTE, and NR. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. He recently received the “Ericsson inventor of the year 2017” award.


The Swedish Communication Technology Workshop 2018 will be held at Linköping University. The symposium is hosted by the Department of Electrical Engineering.

The workshop program will start Thursday June 7th at 10:00, 2018 and end Friday June 8th, 2018 at 16:00.

The workshop programme except for the poster session will be held at Campus Valla, B-building, room AUGUSTA ADA LOWELACE. The poster presentation and mingle will be held in the foyer, main entrance 27, corridor C-D (in front of Café JAVA).

About Linköping University
The origins of Linköping University date back to the 1960s. In 1965, The Swedish National Legislative Assembly (Riksdag) decided to locate some programmes within the fields of technology and medicine to Linköping. In 1967 a branch of Stockholm University was placed in Linköping, offering education within humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Two years later a unit for medical training and the Institute of Technology were established. In 1970 all activities were brought together in three faculties within the Linköping University College: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine and the Institute of Technology. Linköping University was established in 1975.

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About Linköping

Linköping is a city in southern Sweden, with 153 000 inhabitants in 2016. It is the 7th largest city in Sweden. It is the seat of Linköping Municipality and the capital of Östergötland County. Linköping is also the episcopal see of the Diocese of Linköping (Church of Sweden) and is well known for its cathedral. Linköping is the center of an old cultural region and celebrated its 700th anniversary in 1987. Dominating the city’s skyline from afar is the steeple of the cathedral.

Nowadays Linköping is known for its university and its high-technology industry. Linköping wants to create a sustainable development of the city and therefore plans to become a carbon neutral community by 2025. Located on the Östergötland Plain, Linköping is closely linked to Norrköping roughly 40 kilometres (25 mi) to the east near the sea.

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Travel and Accommodation


Linköping University, Campus Valla, is situated in the western part of Linköping.

Via the link below, you will find information how to reach the campus from the airport, central station or by car. You will also find information about the local public transport system – Östgötatrafiken.

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Information and map about Campus Valla >>
Campus Valla’s B-building >>

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