10-12 June 2019, Lund

Poster abstract submission

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed for relevance and technical quality in line with the scope and quality of previously held Swe-CTW. The abstracts will not appear in any proceedings – only in the Book of Abstracts. Submitted abstracts can be from published, submitted, or previously unpublished material in the general areas of communication technologies and related areas. The abstract should be of a maximum of 300 words and submitted together with title, list of authors, and potential reference to where it has been published/submitted to IEEE.SweCTW@gmail.com at the latest May 6, 2019. After this date, poster slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to limitations on available space. A poster presentation slot will be allocated to all accepted abstracts.

Important dates

Submission of abstracts for poster presentationMay 6, 2019
Notification of abstracts acceptanceMay 13, 2019
Registration deadlineJune 3, 2019

Follow the link to download the complete Call for papers


Monday, June 10

12:30 – 13:00 Registration

13:00 – 13:15 Welcome

13:15 – 14:45 Tutorial 1, Part I:      Download slides
Short-packet communications – fundamentals and practical coding schemes

14:45 – 15:15 Coffee break

15:15 – 16:45 Tutorial 1, Part II

Tuesday, June 11

09:00 – 10:00 Invited talks Part I

09:00 – 09:20 Chao Fang, Behrooz Makki, Jingya Li, and Tommy Svensson, ”Coordinated Hybrid Precoding for Energy-efficient Millimeter Wave Systems’’; 2018 IEEE International workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC).

09:20 – 09:40 Dirk van Dooren, Gabor Fodor, James Cross, Karl Henrik Johansson, ‘’Delay Analysis of Group Handover for Real-Time Control over Mobile Networks,’’ IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), December 2018.

09:40 – 10:00 Mairton Barros, H. Ghauch, G. Fodor, and C. Fischione, “How to split UL/DL Antennas in Full-Duplex Cellular Networks;” 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, May 2018.

10:00 – 10:20 Coffee break

10:20 – 12:00 Invited talks Part II

10:20 – 10:40 Özgecan Özdogan, Emil Björnson and Jiayi Zhang, “Cell-Free Massive MIMO with Rician Fading: Estimation Schemes and Spectral Efficiency;” Asilomar Conference on Signals, systems, and Computers, October 2018.

10:40 – 11:00 Giovanni Interdonato, Marcus Karlsson, Emil Björnson, Erik G. Larsson, “Downlink Spectral Efficiency of Cell-Free Massive MIMO with Full- Zero-Forcing Pilot;” Proceedings of IEEE Global Conference on Signals and Information Processing (GlobalSIP),  Anaheim, California, USA, December 2018.

11:00 – 11:30 Trinh Van Chien, Emil Björnson, and Erik G. Larsson, “Joint Pilot Design and Uplink Power Allocation in Multi-Cell Massive MIMO Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 17, No. 3, March 2018.

11:30 – 12:00 Steffen Malkowsky, Joao Vieira, Liang Liu, Paul Harris, Karl Nieman, Nikhil Kundargi, Ian C. Wong, Fredrik Tufvesson, Victor Öwall, and Ove Edfors, “The World First Real-Time Testbed for Massive MIMO: Design, Implementation, and Validation”, IEEE Access, May 2017.

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 15:00 Tutorial 2, 5G Cellular-V2X communications    Download slides

15:00 – 16:30 Coffee break and Poster Session

16:30 – 18:00 Invited talks Part III

16:30 – 17:00 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, Feb. 2017.

17:00 – 17:30 Christopher Mollén, Junil Choi, Erik Larsson, and Robert W. Heath Jr, “Uplink Performance of Wideband Massive MIMO with one-bit ADCs”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 16, No. 1, January 2017.

17:30 – 18:00 Sha Hu, Fredrik Rusek, and Ove Edfors, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 66, No. 10, May 2018.

19:30 – 22:00 Dinner and Announcement of Award Winners
(at Tegnérs Matsalar, entrance from Sankt Annegatan)

Wednesday, June 12

09:00 – 10:30 Tutorial 3, Part I: 5G NR positioning Part II: low power MTC/NR

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 Tutorial 4, NR Physical Layer  Download slides NR-PHY Download slides NR-MIMO

12:30 – 13.30 Lunch, End of workshop


Tutorial 1:

Short-packet communications – fundamentals and practical coding schemes  Download slides
by Giuseppe Durisi (Chalmers) and Fabian Steiner (TU Munich)          

The design of block codes for short information blocks (e.g., a thousand or less information bits) is an open research problem that is gaining increasing relevance because of emerging applications in the area of lowlatency wireless communication. In this tutorial, we shall review the fundamental tradeoff between throughput and reliability when transmitting short packets, using recently-developed tools in finite-blocklength information theory. We will then describe the state-of-the-art code constructions (involving binary/nonbinary LDPC and turbo codes, polar codes, and tailbiting convolutional codes) for the short-block regime, and compare their performance with nonasymptotic information-theoretic limits.

Specifically, we will illustrate how to achieve performance close to the theoretical bounds with different performance vs. decoding complexity trade-offs. A special emphasis will be given to the LDPC and polar code solutions selected within 3GPP for eMBB data and control channel signaling.

Giuseppe Durisi received the Laurea degree summa cum laude and the Doctor degree both from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. From 2006 to 2010 he was a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. In 2010, he joined Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, where he is now professor with the Communication Systems Group and co-director of Chalmers ICT Area of Advance and of Chalmers AI research centre.
Dr. Durisi is a senior member of the IEEE. He is the recipient of the 2013 IEEE ComSoc Best Young Researcher Award for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region, and is co-author of a paper that won a “student paper award” at the 2012 International Symposium on Information Theory, and of a paper that won the 2013 IEEE Sweden VTCOM-IT joint chapter best student conference paper award. In 2015, he joined the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Communications as associate editor. From 2011 to 2014, he served as publications editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. His research interests are in the areas of communication and information theory and machine learning.

Fabian Steiner was born in Prien am Chiemsee, Germany. He received the B.Sc. degree and M.Sc. degree (with high distinction) in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany, in 2011 and 2014, respectively. He is now working toward the Ph.D. degree at the Institute for Communications Engineering, TUM. He is supervised by Prof. Gerhard Kramer. His current research interest include coding, modulation and multi-user massive MIMO systems. He received the Prof. Dr. Ralf Kötter memorial award for his master’s thesis and won the third prize of the 2015 Bell Labs Prize with his proposal on probabilistic shaping for capacity achieving and rate adaptive communication.

Tutorial 2:

5G Cellular-V2X    Download slides
by Tommy Svensson (Chalmers), Mikael Fallgren (Ericsson), Antonio Eduardo Fernandez Barciela (PSA), Zexian Li (Nokia), Laurent Gallo (Orange Labs), Toktam Mahmoodi (KCL), Bastian Cellarius (Ericsson)

This tutorial will give an introduction to 5G cellular V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything), and elaborate on key use cases, requirements and technical enablers with a special focus on the research outcomes from the EU H2020 5GPPP 5GCAR project (https://5gcar.eu/). The main objectives within the 5GCAR project has been to develop an overall 5G system architecture providing optimized end-to-end V2X network connectivity for highly reliable and low-latency V2X services, which supports security and privacy, manages quality-of-service and provides traffic flow management in a multi-RAT and multi-link V2X communication system; Interworking of multi-RATs that allows embedding existing communication solutions and novel 5G V2X solutions; Develop an efficient, secure and scalable sidelink interface for low-latency, high-reliability V2X communications; Propose 5G radio-assisted positioning techniques for both vulnerable road users and vehicles to increase the availability of very accurate localization; Identify business models and spectrum usage alternatives that support a wide range of 5G V2X services; and Demonstrate and validate the developed concepts and evaluate the quantitative benefits of 5G V2X solutions using automated driving scenarios in test sites. In this tutorial we will also highlight recent academic research results for beyond 5G in the area of network assisted vehicular communications.

Tommy Svensson [S’98, M’03, SM’10] is Full Professor in Communication Systems at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, where he is leading the Wireless Systems research on air interface and wireless backhaul networking technologies for future wireless systems. He received a Ph.D. in Information theory from Chalmers in 2003, and he has worked at Ericsson AB with core networks, radio access networks, and microwave transmission products. He was involved in the European WINNER and ARTIST4G projects that made important contributions to the 3GPP LTE standards, the EU FP7 METIS and the EU H2020 5GPPP mmMAGIC 5G projects, and currently in the EU H2020 5GPPP 5GCar project, as well as in the ChaseOn antenna systems excellence center at Chalmers targeting mm-wave solutions for 5G access, backhaul and V2X scenarios. His research interests include design and analysis of physical layer algorithms, multiple access, resource allocation, cooperative systems, moving networks, and satellite networks. He has co-authored 4 books, 80 journal papers, 121 conference papers and 52 public EU projects deliverables. He is Chairman of the IEEE Sweden joint Vehicular Technology/ Communications/ Information Theory Societies chapter and editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and has been editor of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, Guest Editor of several top journals, organized several tutorials and workshops at top IEEE conferences, and served as coordinator of the Communication Engineering Master’s Program at Chalmers.

Mikael Fallgren is a Senior Researcher at Ericsson Research, Stockholm, Sweden. He has received a M.Sc. degree in engineering physics and a Ph.D. degree in applied and computational mathematics from KTH (the Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm, and a B.Sc. degree in business administration from Stockholm University. His research interests include V2X and wireless access networks. In the METIS project he led the work on scenarios and requirements as well as on dissemination and standardization. He was editor for two chapters of the book: 5G Mobile and wireless communications technology. Dr Fallgren is the 5GCAR project coordinator (https://5gcar.eu/).

Tutorial 3:

Part I: 5G NR positioning by Basuki Priyanto (Sony)
Part II: low power MTC/NR by 
Nafiseh Mazloum (Sony)

Abstract Part I:
We will present an overview of positioning in 5G NR. NR positioning poses many challenges than the predecessor (e.g. LTE). It includes the need to be operated in both FR1 and FR2, supporting many deployment scenarios (outdoor, indoor, etc), and to support both regulatory and demanding commercial positioning requirements. First, the potential NR positioning use-cases and its requirements will be presented. NR radio access has many new features, such as wider bandwidth, and beam management operation. In addition, some potential NR positioning techniques have been identified. We will present the details of those techniques and also how to utilize NR new features to improve positioning accuracy.

Abstract Part II:
To support IoT applications through cellular connectivity, several enhancements have been introduced to LTE, by adding new features to reduce the device cost and complexity, and also enabling connectivity for large number of devices covering all types of communication between machines. In this presentation, we will give an overview of massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC) features. Energy efficiency is one of the key requirement for mMTC/IoT devices. We discuss in more detail power savings schemes for mMTC and potential future NR IoT devices which allow low power operation.

Basuki Priyanto received the M.Eng degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2002 and the Ph.D. degree in wireless communications from Aalborg University, Denmark in 2008. From 2005 to 2008 he was an external researcher at Nokia Networks. From 2008 to 2012 he worked with baseband algorithm unit at Ericsson Mobile Platform. From 2012 to 2014 he was a Senior specialist at Huawei Technologies Sweden. He is currently with research and standardization at Sony Research Center Lund as Master Engineer. His research interests include positioning techniques in cellular network and optimization of machine type communications (MTC), in particular related to low power consumption, and radio access protocol.

Nafiseh Mazloum received the M.Sc. degree in Digital Communication Systems and Technology from Chalmers University in 2008 and the Ph.D. degree in Radio Systems from Lund University in 2016. From 2000 to 2006, she worked as a hardware design engineer at Catalyst Enterprises Inc (acquired by LeCroy), in Tehran, Iran. From 2007 to 2008 she was with the Distributed Sensor Systems Department at Philips Research Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Since 2017, she works as a researcher at the Radio Access Lab., Sony Research Center Lund, Sweden. Her main research focus is on low-power wireless communication systems.

Tutorial 4:

NR Physical Layer  Download slides NR-PHY / Download slides NR-MIMO
by Robert Baldemair and Claes Tidestav (Ericsson)

In this presentation we will give an overview over the NR physical layer. Compared to earlier mobile communication standards, NR has a much wider operating range stretching from sub-1 GHz to several 10 GHz, operates over much wider bandwidth, provides lower latencies, and has a very lean design enabling energy efficient operation. We will present NR design choices such as frame structure, modulation and numerology, control channels, reference signals, coding, and multi-antennas techniques enabling these extended operating characteristic. Operations in mmW bands require high-gain beamforming and as a consequence communication will often be beam-based, beam management becomes therefore an essential part of NR mmW operations. Fundamentals on NR beam management will discussed.

Robert Baldemair received his Dipl. Ing. and Dr. degree from the Vienna University of Technology in 1996 and 2001, respectively. From 1996 to 2000 he was a research assistant at the Vienna University of Technology. In 2000 Robert joined Ericsson where he initially was engaged in research and standardization of digital subscriber line technologies ADSL and VDSL. Since 2004 Robert has been working with research and development of radio access technologies for LTE and since 2011 with wireless access for 5G. Currently he holds a Master Researcher position at Ericsson.
Robert received the Ericsson Inventor of the Year 2010 award, an award Ericsson awards to employees with substantial contributions to Ericsson’s patent portfolio. In 2014 he and colleagues at Ericsson were nominated for the European Inventor Award, the most prestigious inventor award in Europe, for their contribution to LTE.
Robert’s research interests include signal processing and communication theory for wireless communications systems.

Claes Tidestav received his M.Sc. and PhD degrees from Uppsala university in 1994 and 1999, respectively. Between 1999 and 2003, he worked with Systems management for early 3G development with Ericsson, before joining Ericsson research. Between 2003 and 2008, he worked with radio network algorithms for 3G systems, and between 2008 and 2014 he led the research on radio network algorithms at Ericsson Research. Since 2015, Claes has worked with radio network algorithms, in particular related to the advanced antenna aspects. In recent years, Claes has worked with advanced antenna solutions for 5G, with particular focus on mmW systems. Currently, he holds a Principle Researcher position at Ericsson.

Claes’ research interests include radio network algorithms, in particular related to advanced antenna systems and the interaction with higher layer protocols.


The Swedish Communication Technology Workshop 2019 will be held at LTH, the Faculty of Engineering of Lund University and hosted by the Department of Electrical and Information Technology. The workshop will start Monday, June 10 at 13.00 and end Wednesday, June 12 at 13.30.

Location: E-building, Lecture room E:B, Ole-Römers väg 3

About Lund University and LTH

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH is one of the largest faculties at Lund University and has nearly 10,000 students and 1,500 employees from all over the world. The majority of courses are held in Lund but we also educate university engineers at the Helsingborg campus and also at the school of aviation in Ljungbyhed, which is organisationally linked to LTH.

LTH is part of the globally unique infrastructure in the form of MAX IV and is close to ESS, an interdisciplinary ecosystem in which LTH is a driving partner. We have a central location in the Öresund region, which is the largest transnational cooperation region in the Nordic region by population. There are close to four million inhabitants, leading universities and colleges here, along with a strong demand for education and research from all parts of society.

About the City of Lund

As one of the oldest cities in Sweden dating back to 990, Lund is a city of contrasts where 1,000 years of history blend with modern knowledge and ideas. In Lund, you find the charm of a small picturesque, cobble-stoned city, side-by side with big city attractions such as services, shopping, restaurants and cultural events.

Lund Cathedral, dating from 1145, is one of the most popular attractions in the Skåne region and marks the centre of the city. It is easy to get around in the city and most people use bicycles for their daily transportation. In addition, there is a comprehensive public transportation system including buses and trains to transport you in and around Lund and the region. The Lund train station is the hub that connects Lund to Malmö and to other destinations in the region, as well as to the rest of Sweden and the international airport in Copenhagen.

More information about Lund

Travel and Accommodation

It is easy to get to Lund from all around the world. There are connections from two nearby airports and you can get to Lund easily by train whether you arrive domestic or come from Denmark. If you are driving, Lund is connected to both the E6 and the E22.

The LTH campus in Lund is in the northern part of Lund and is 20 minutes walking distance from the Lund central station.

By train

It takes about 15 minutes from Malmö to Lund via commuter train, the Öresund train. From Copenhagen Central Station the journey is no more than an hour.

For more information see Skånetrafiken and SJ.

By bus

From the train station, Lund Central, you can get to LTH via the Lund link, which is served by a couple of different bus lines and runs from Lund C/Clemenstorget via the University Hospital to Kårhuset (LTH). During daytime on weekdays, the Lund link has around four departures per hour.

The county buses stop at bus stops on Tornavägen, Sölvegatan and John Ericsson väg, for example bus 171 stops. For more information see Skånetrafiken and SJ.


The largest international airport in our vicinity is Kastrup in Denmark (CPH). The distance between Kastrup and Lund is about 50 minutes by train.

To Malmo Airport (MMX) it takes approximately 40 minutes by airport bus from Lund Central Station.

For more information see Københavns Lufthavne and Malmö Airport.

Recommended hotels

Grand Hotel*, Bantorget 1
Phone number: +46 46 280 61 00

Hotel Lundia*, Knut den Stores torg 2
Phone number: +46 46 280 65 00

Concordia Hotel*, Stålbrogatan 1
Phone number: +46 46 13 50 50

Hotel Duxiana*, S:t Petri Kyrkogata 7
Phone number: +46 46 13 55 15

Lilla Hotellet i Lund, Bankgatan 7
Phone number: +46 46 32 88 88

StayAt*, Laboratoriegatan 10
Phone number: +46 46 42 36 000

*Hotels which offer special prices for arrangements at Lund University. Please remind them about this when you make your reservation.