ICC 2016 Workshop 23-27 May 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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HIGHTS members, DLR, Bosch and Jacobs University, are supporting the organization of 2nd International Workshop on Advanced PHY and MAC Techniques for Super Dense Wireless Networks.
The workshop shall be held in conjunction with the Symposium of IEEE ICC 2016.

The workshop and the symposium are scheduled on 23-27 May 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.



Paper Submission December 18, 2015
Notification of the Acceptance February 21, 2016
Camera-Ready Paper Submission March 13, 2016
Workshop May 23-27, 2016



Densely deployed wireless networks provide one of the most important solutions to improve the area spectral efficiency, and to handle the spectrum crunch expected by 2020. They are expected to have a huge economic impact, contributing to 5G technology, wireless sensor networks, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, vehicular-to-vehicular (V2V) communications, and to public safety networks.

However there are many serious technical issues identified in the implementation of these networks, which include optimisation of spectral and energy efficiencies, minimisation of signalling overhead for network planning and link budget allocation, and security issues.

One potential solution to these problems is node cooperation with distributed/centralised data fusion. In particular wireless physical layer network coding exploits this route diversity and avoids the congestion that arises in conventional networks. Moreover distributed self-organisation methods are currently being intensively investigated, promising to allow robust and flexible distributed network optimisation.

Recent work on physical layer security also provides an opportunity to enhance security in dense wireless networks. This workshop aims to gather researchers, regulators, and users to present and debate advanced PHY and MAC techniques for coordinated or uncoordinated dense wireless networks, with the perspective of current cellular, M2M, and V2V standardisation activities in 3GPP, ETSI, IEEE and IETF.


Topics of Interest

Specifically, but not exclusively, the workshop addresses the following issues related to super dense wireless network:

  • Information theoretic limits
  • Advanced modulation and coding schemes
  • Cooperative communications in large-scale networks
  • Centralised/distributed signal processing
  • Physical layer network coding
  • Uncoordinated multiple-access
  • Non-orthogonal waveforms
  • Large-scale MIMO
  • Backhaul/Front-haul strategies
  • Distributed self-organising methods
  • Routine and re-transmission protocols
  • V2V communication protocols
  • Heterogeneous positioning
  • Location-aided communications
  • Security, trust and privacy issues
  • Field trials / test-beds / regulatory issues