Monday, June 12th 2017

Opening Remarks (14:00—14:15)
Keynote (14:15—15:00)

Paving the Way to the Realization of 5G Cellular Networks based on mmWave Small Cell Networking

Dr. Gia Khanh Tran
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Abstract: Forecasts predict that the huge increase in consumer demand for data services driven by access to ever smarter and powerful devices is expected to continue beyond 2020. Accordingly many academic, industrial and policy initiatives have started to consider the development of next generation 5G mobile networks and the capabilities they will require to meet the future diversified demands e.g. higher data rates, widespread connectivity and low latency. In order to fulfill such multi-dimensional requirements, the introduction of millimeter-wave (mmWave) small cell access network and the jointly designed backhauling technology have been become prerequisite. This talk shows reality of mmWave access/backhaul integrated 5G systems by showing our latest developed Proof-of- Concept (PoC) systems from several domestic/international collaborative projects. Finally, lessons learnt and the way forward the realization of such technologies in 5G are presented.

Session I: SCN for 5G (15:00—15:30)
Chair: tbd
User Association in 5G Heterogeneous Networks with Mesh Millimeter Wave Backhaul Links
Agapi Mesodiakaki (Karlstad University, Sweden), Enrica Zola (UPC, Spain), Andreas Kassler (Karlstad University, Sweden)
Coffee Break (15:30—16:00)
Session II: Enabling SCN (16:00—17:30)
Chair: tbd
Interference Coordination for Small Cell Networks with Full-Duplex Base Stations
Zihan Zhang (Zhejiang University, China), Guanding Yu (Zhejiang University, China)
Exploiting Distance Information for Transparent Access Point Driven WiFi Handovers
Ensar Zeljkovic (University of Antwerp – imec & IDLab, Belgium), Roberto Riggio (FBK CREATE-NET, Italy), Steven Latré (University of Antwerp – iMinds, Belgium)
Performance Analysis of Distance-based Inter-cell Interference Coordination in Small Cell Networks
Jonghun Yoon (KAIST, Korea), Ganguk Hwang (KAIST, Korea)
Closing Remarks (17:30—17:40)


Dr. Gia Khanh Tran
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Biography: Gia Khanh Tran received the B.E., M.E. and D.E. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, in 2006, 2008 and 2010 respectively. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor at the same university. He received IEEE VTS Japan 2006 Young Researcher’s Encouragement Award from IEEE VTS Japan Chapter in 2006 and two Best Paper Awards from IEICE in 2014. He has served as a TPC co-chair in a series of IEEE WDN workshops including WDN-5G in ICC2017. He is a member of IEEE and an executive member of TCSR in IEICE ComSoc. His research interests are baseband signal processing (MIMO/MU-MIMO etc.), localization, coordinated cellular networks and mm-wave communications in 5G. He had been working on several domestic/international R&D projects centered on mm-wave communications including FP7 EU-JP joint project MiWEBA (2013 – 2016) and 5G-MiEdge (2016-2019).