Previous News

 

  • January 1st, 2015: The 5Gwireless project is launched. Here is the poster.

  • February 2015: 5Gwireless recruits 15 Early Stage Researchers (Ph.D. students). Check the job advertisements in EURAXESS.

  • April 2015: Thanh Tu Lam joins 5Gwireless as an ESR hosted by CNRS, France

  • May 5th and 6th, 2015: First (kickoff) meeting of 5Gwireless in Barcelona, Spain

  • July 2015: The first brochure of 5Gwireless is now available here.

  • September 2015: Carlos Lopez Martinez joins 5Gwireless as an ESR hosted by HWU, UK

  • September 2015: Yi Tan joins 5Gwireless as an ESR hosted by HWU, UK

  • October 2015: Shanshan Wang joins 5Gwireless as an ESR hosted by CNRS, France

  • October 2015: Abdelrahman Abdelkader joins 5Gwireless as an ESR hosted by TUD, Germany

  • October 2015: Giovanni Interdonato joins 5Gwireless as an ESR hosted by ERICSSON, Sweden

  • November 2015: Nikolaos Giatsoglou joins 5Gwireless as an ESR hosted by IQUADRAT, Spain

  • December 2015: Vedaprabhu Basavarajappa joins 5Gwireless as an ESR hosted by TTI, Spain

  • December 2015: Merve Yuzgeccioglu joins 5Gwireless as an ESR hosted by TUD, Germany

  • January 2016: Trinh van Chien joins 5Gwireless as an ESR hosted by LiU, Sweden

  • April 2016: The call for papers of the 1st 5Gwireless workshop co-located with the 2016 IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modelling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD) is now available.

  • April 12th and 13th, 2016: Shanshan Wang and Thanh Tu Lam participated to the Labex DigiCosme Research Days of Paris-Saclay University, Paris, France and gave a public talk. Take a look at the pictures of Shanshan and Thanh.

  • May 6th, 2016: Second plenary meeting of 5Gwireless.

  • May 2016: Watch the YouTube video of Shanshan Wang illustrating her paper accepted for publication at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT) 

  • May 2016: Watch the YouTube video of Trinh Van Chien illustrating his paper accepted for publication at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)

  • May 2016: Panagiotis Matzoros joins 5Gwireless as an ESR hosted by OTE-Academy, Greece

  • May 2016: Alexios Aravanis joins 5Gwireless as an ESR hosted by UPC, Spain

  • May 25th, 2016: Vedaprabhu Basavarajappa gives a public talk at the Universidad Europea del Atlántico. The picture is here.

  • June 2016: The second brochure of 5Gwireless is now available.

  • June 2016: The first newsletter of 5Gwireless is now available: Meet the Research Fellows here.

  • June 21st, 2016: Shanshan Wang and Thanh Tu Lam participated to the Ph.D. Day of the Laboratory of Signals and Systems at CentraleSupelec, Paris, France and gave a public talk. Take a look at the pictures of Shanshan and Thanh giving their presentations.

  • July 2016: Zahid Aslam joins 5Gwireless as an ESR hosted by SIRADEL, France

  • June 30th and July 1st, 2016: Third plenary meeting of 5Gwireless in Paris, France. See the group picture here.

  • July 2016: The program of the 1st 5Gwireless training event is now available here.

  • July 2016: Watch the YouTube video of Thanh Tu Lam illustrating his paper accepted for publication at the 2016 IEEE International workshop on Signal Processing advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC) 

  • July 2016: Merve Yuzgeccioglu and Abdelrahman Abdelkader are interviewed and publish an article on 5Gwireless in the newspaper of TUD University "Dresdner Universitätsjournal". Read it here and see the printed version here.

  • July 2016: Ahmed Raafat joins 5Gwireless as an ESR hosted by UPC, Spain

  • August 1st, 2016: Lucie Romelot joins 5Gwireless and CNRS as European Project Manager.

  • September 2016: The second newsletter of 5Gwireless is now available: Meet the Principal Investigators here.

  • 19-28 September 2016: The first training event of 5Gwireless took place in Dresden, Germany: Read here the program of the project Summer School, take a look at the pictures here

  • 29 September 2016: The 1st 5Gwireless Open Day was organized in Dresden, Germany. The program is available here. You can find the pictures here and two videos from one of our ESRs are available here and here

  • October 2016: The last 5Gwireless research fellow was selected by Linköping University: A warm welcome to Amin Ghazanfari.

  • 12 October 2016: Carlos and Yi gave their Public Talk at the Heriot Watt University. Take a look at Carlos presenting his poster, and at Yi presenting his poster

  • 23-25 October 2016: The First 5Gwireless Workshop in Toronto, Canada, took place . Get the program here. Our members were there: have a look at Alexios' and Trinh's videos presenting their papers. Carlos presents his paper as well here

  • 25-27 October 2016: Trinh gave his Public Talk at the Popular Science Week, Linköping University. Watch him presenting his poster, or take a look at this pictures

  • November 2016: The third newsletter is available here.

  • 7 November 2016: Carlos began his secondment at TTI premises. He focusesd his research on large-scale antennas to account for their specific features during the measurement campaign and to better integrate them in the HWU’s testbed. He also trained on antenna measurement in the anechoic chamber in order to facilitate the channel measurements. Take a look at the first picture here, and the second here

  • 9 November 2016: Ahmed and Alexios gave their Public Talk at the dept. of Signal Theory and Communications, within UPC premises. Take a look at the abstract of their talks here, and at Alexios and Ahmed pictures. To see Alexios' presentation, click here, and for Ahmed, here

  • 18 November 2016: It was Nikolaos' turn to do his Public Talk: within the premises of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and in collaboration with The Wireless Networks (WiNe) research group. Watch his presentation here (5Gwireless channel) or here (his channel), or read his powerpoint. Here are his pictures. 

  • 25 November 2016: Giovanni followed the lead and introduced the project and his research subject: massive MIMO. Learn more about it reading his presentation here, and have a look at his pictures here

  • 30 November 2016: Panagiotis took advantage of the Dr Robot workshop organized at the National Technical University of Athens to make his Public Talk about 5G technology & Ultra-dense Cellular Network Modelling. Watch his talk, or just look at the picture or the presentation.

  • 30 November 2016: In parallel, Merve presented the Performance of Multi-user Networks by Using OFDM with Index Modulation in her own Public Talk. Have a look at the abstract and see the pictures here. Read the presentation here.

  • 5 December 2016: Thanks to his paper called How Much Do Downlink Pilots Improve Cell-Free Massive MIMO?, Giovanni participated to the GLOBECOM conference, and did his presentation. Take a look at some pictures here and here. Nikolaos was there too, presenting his paper called Transmission Policies for Interference Management in Full-Duplex D2D Communication. Look at his pictures here

  • 15 December 2016: The Mid-term Review Meeting took place at CNRS premises, allowing the whole consortium to gather for a plenary meeting and concord on the fact that the 5Gwireless project is well on track thanks to the active commitment of each and every member of the team. On that occasion, awards were attributed to our ESRs to acknowledge their dedication to the project. Click here to see the pictures.

  • 16 January 2017: Vedaprabhu started his secondment at Heriot-Watt university, in Scotland. He will be trained on spatial modulation MIMO and on mmWave beamforming. These training are intended to better account for the practical requirements necessary in the antenna design for Massive MIMO and mmWave directional antennas. This would enable their integration into HWU´s testbed. He will also attend courses about the principles of mobile communications and RF mobile communications. Click here and there to see his pictures in Edimburgh. 

  • January 2017: The fourth newsletter is ready, read it here.

  • February 2017: The third brochure is ready, read it here

  • 1 - 3 February 2017: Zahid had the chance to do his Public Talk during the IRACON meeting, in the mark of a COST action, which is described as follows: "This COST Action aims at scientific breakthroughs by introducing novel design and analysis methods for the 5th-generation (5G) and beyond-5G radio communication networks." It took place in Lisbon, Portugal, and Zahid presented the Blockage Modelling for Evaluation of a 60 GHz Dense Small-Cell Network Performance, with an attendance of around 150 persons. Click here to see the pictures.

  • 19-24 March: Zahid attented the 11th EuCAP conference (European Conference on Antennas and Propagation) together with his Siradel colleagues, and he presented a paper and also welcomed visitors at the Siradel booth. Read his paper here, which title is "Mixing Deterministic and Stochastic Propagation for Assessing MmWave Small-cell Networks", and read his presentation here. Click here to see the pictures.

  • 29 March: Yi just started his secondment at TTI premises, and the objective is to study the characteristics of antennas for mmWave (e.g., high-directional and large-scale) to account for their specific features during the measurement campaign and for subsequent channel modeling. Indeed, he will collaboratively study how the antenna pattern affects the state-of-the-art mmWave channel models, and start working together with Vedaprabhu about the multi-beam indoor base station mmWave channels. Here is the picture of his arrival.

  • 3-6 April: The 2nd 5Gwireless training event has taken place at CNRS, providing the students with the opportunity of learning more about writing scientific papers and patents, and presentation techniques. These complementary courses lasted 4 days and were attended jointly by another project ESRs: the students from 5GAuRA. More details are given here.

  • 25 April: Shanshan and Thanh, from CNRS, and their supervisor Marco Di Renzo, participated to the Research Day organised by Labex DigiCosme, and listened to multiples talks related to digital worlds, among which "Stochastic Geometry Modeling for Large-Scale Networks" was given by Marco Di Renzo. Find the program here and the pictures taken that day here.

  • May: The 5th newsletter is ready, read it here.  

  • 3 May: Panagiotis gave a Public Talk at the OTE Group telecommunications museum before students from a technical high school and visitors. The main subjects were MSCA ITN projects, 5G in general and his motivation towards this area, 5Gwireless and its objectives, and his part in the project. Here is his powerpoint, and here are the pictures. 

  • 4 May: Nikolaos gave a Public Talk at the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) to CTTC researchers of diverse research interests and to the undergraduate students of UPC Campus del Baix Llobregat. His talk was titled "Caching Techniques for the Future Cellular RAN" and introduced in simple terms the technology of caching to the attendants. Subsequently, he discussed the benefits of the application of caching techniques to 5G cellular networks, which has gained prominence recently, and presented his work from his recent journal publication on the topic. Here is the powerpoint. To see the pictures taken that day, click here

  • 10 May: Amin, Giovanni and Trinh went to the International Festival of Science (Vetenskapsfestivalen): with hundreds of activities and about 70,000 visits, it is one of Europe’s leading popular science events and the only one of its kind in Sweden. The Science Festival aims at communicating science to schools and the general public in an easily accessible and stimulating way, as well as providing a meeting place for the research community. The goal is to promote a positive attitude to science and research, and to encourage higher studies. Amin, Giovanni and Trinh attended the most important event in the opening day of the public programme, i.e. the Science Communication Forum on May 10. The programme is available here. The Science Communication Forum focused on the public’s understanding of science and why people often embrace beliefs that are sharply at odds with the scientific evidence. Pictures are available here, and a short video of the opening words can be found here.

  • 15 - 19 May: Shanshan, Thanh and Marco Di Renzo attended the 15th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt Conference), which took place at Télécom ParisTech. The scope of this conference was on all types of wireless networks: cellular, ad hoc, content-driven, delay-tolerant, mesh, metropolitan, sensor, cognitive, vehicular, robotic, Internet of Things, virtualized, etc. You can find the programme here and the slides of selected presentations here.

  • 17 - 19 May: Abdelrahman participated to the 2nd International Workshop on Competitive and Cooperative Approaches for 5G Networks collocated with European Wireless Day 2017 in Dresden, Germany. He had the opportunity to present a workshop paper entitled “Centralized and Distributed Optimum Power Control and Beam-forming in Network Flooding. You can read this paper here, the programme here and the picture here.

  • 20 May: Panagiotis did another Public Talk under the form of a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activity to middle school students in Athens. He presented the background and history of wireless and 5G technologies, and also introduced the project and its goals. The 11 to 14 years old boys and girls had the opportunity to understand how a cellphone could access and send data trough wireless networks, and were explained what a European project was, and how it worked. To see the pictures taken that day, click here. The presentation was given in Greek, to read it, click here, and here is the video.

  • 21 - 25 May: Trinh attended the IEEE International Conference on Communications in Paris. This conference exhibited an exciting technical program, complete with 13 Symposia highlighting recent progress in all major areas of communications. You can find the programme here and the pictures here.

  • 29 May - 1 June: Giovanni, Amin and Trinh gave Public Talks during the 2017 Joint IEEE SPS and EURASIP Summer School on Signal Processing for 5G Wireless Access, in Gothenburg, Sweden. The programme is available here. The Public Talk by Giovanni was “How much do downlink pilots improve cell-free massive MIMO?”. You can find his poster here, the pictures here and the video here. The Public Talk by Amin was “Joint power loading and mode selection for network-assisted device-to-device communication”, you can find his poster here, the pictures here and the video here. And the one by Trinh was “Joint Pilot Design and Uplink Power Allocation in Multi-Cell Massive MIMO Systems”, you can find the poster here, the pictures here and the video here

  • 8 June: Trinh, Amin and Giovanni, together with Professor Erik G Larsson, were interviewed in an article called “Smart communication making the world smaller” and published in the Linköping University Magazine. You can read the interview here or online here.

  • 15 June: Shanshan and Thanh from CNRS, under the supervision of Marco Di Renzo, participated to the Doctoral Students’ Day, organized by CentraleSupelec. They presented their research activities, Shanshan talked on “Modeling and performance evaluation of spatially-correlated multi-tier heterogeneous cellular networks” and Thanh on “Modeling and Analysis of Ultra-Dense Heterogeneous Cellular Networks by Using Stochastic Geometry”. You can find the programme here, Shanshan's video here and Thanh's video here

  • 16 June: Merve participated to the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften (Science Long Night) in Dresden, Germany. During this night, universities, laboratories and institutes open their doors and give scientific presentations, perform experiments and present their research activities. Merve presented a poster on “Marie Sklodowska Curie ITN and 5Gwireless Project” which attracted many visitors. You can see the poster here and the pictures here.

  • 26 - 30 June: Yi Tan went to the 13th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC ’17) in Valencia, Spain. He gave a Public Talk to present his paper “Comparison of Stationarity Regions for Wireless Channels From 2 GHz to 30 GHz”. You can find the programme here, his presentation here and the pictures here.

  • 28 June: Amin and Trinh attended a Swedish-Chinese collaboration 5G Workshop at Linkoping University. It was mentioned in an article called “Swedish-Chinese collaboration in 5G technology” and published in the Linköping University Magazine. You can read the article here or on the web here.

  • 11 July: 5Gwireless ESRs and Marco Di Renzo as a speaker, attended the IEEE 5G Thessaloniki Summit in Greece. This Summit was part of a successful series of 5G Summits and contributed to continuous provision of a platform for the industry leaders, innovators, and researchers from the industry and academic community. You can find this the programme here and the pictures here.

  • 31 July - 3 August: Abdelrahman participated to the 26th International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks (ICCCN 2017) in Vancouver, Canada. He presented a paper entitled “Multi-flow Glossy: Physical-layer Network Coding Meets Embedded Wireless Systems". You can find this paper here and the programme here.

  • 1 August: Boris Lambert joins 5Gwireless and CNRS as European Project Manager.

  • 1 August: Abdelrahman began his secondment at Ericsson premises in Sweden. Take a look at the picture of his arrival here. On his side, Nikolaos started his secondment at EURECOM in France. 

  • 14 August: Thanh started his secondment at Ericsson premises in Sweden. You can see a picture of his arrival here.  

  • 21 August: Zahid began his secondment at the Linköping University in Sweden. 

  • 28 August: The second 5Gwireless Workshop, organised jointly with the 5GAuRA project, has taken place in Bologna, Italy during the 14th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWSC 2017). This workshop was entitled “Ultra-Dense Cell-Less 5G Cellular Networks: Wireless Access and Programmable Network Architecture (5G Cell-Less Nets)”. You can read the Call for papers here,  the programme here and the pictures here. During this workshop, Yi Tan presented his Paper entitled "A Study of Angular Stationarity of 5G Millimeter Wave Channels" (presentation here and pictures here), Veda explained his Paper "Millimeter Wave Multi-Beam-Switching Antenna" (video here and presentation here). Also, Ahmed talked about his Paper entitled "Energy-Efficient Architecture for Receive Spatial Modulation in Large MIMO Systems" (video here and presentation here) and Merve presented her Paper entitled: "Performance of media-based modulation in multi-user networks" (video here and presentation here).

  • 14 - 15 September: Shanshan participated to the second edition of the Paris-Saclay Junior Conference on Data Science and Engineering (JDSE 2017). She had the opportunity to present her scientific work. You can find the program here, her poster here, her video here and pictures here.

  • 21 September: Veda gave a Public talk to the graduate students of the University of Cantabria on the topic “5Gwireless project and a proposal of antenna designs for 5G communications”. You can find the videos here and here and a picture here.

  • 27 September: Merve began her secondment at Siradel in France. You can see a picture here

  • 28 September: Fourth plenary meeting of 5Gwireless. You can find the picture here.

  • 29 September: 5Gwireless ESRs participated all together to the European Researchers' Night in Paris. In the "European Corner", they had the chance to present five posters to the general public. You can find the website of this event here, the posters presented here and the pictures here

  • 30 September: A sixth newsletter is available here

  • 1 October: Panagiotis started his secondment at TUD in Germany. 

  • 16 - 24 October: The 3rd 5Gwireless training event is taking place at Linköping University, in Sweden. This event is entitled: “5Gwireless Complementary Courses on Standardization, Patents, Entrepreneurship and EU funding.” It lasts 7 days and will give the opportunity to ESRs to learn on various subjects. There are courses, e.g., dedicated to “3GPP 5G standardization process” or on “Patent process – From idea to granted patent”. You can find more details, as the program or the presentations, here

  • 17 October: The 2nd 5Gwireless Open Day was organized by the Linköping University during the Popular Science Week. You can read the leaflet here, the program here and look at the pictures here. The ESRs also made a video to present themselves and the project. You can watch this video here

  • 27 October: The 3rd 5Gwireless Open Day was organized by Heriot-Watt University. During this day, Yi Tan and Carlos gave Public Talks on "Next Generation of Wireless Communications". You can see the leaflet here, find the program here, read the presentation here and look at the pictures here and here.

  • 6 November: Giovanni began his secondment at UPC premises. He is working on the impact of imperfect channel reciprocity calibration in TDD Cell-free massive MIMO and on a proposal of a robust precoding design for such imperfections. Take a look at the pictures of his arrival here

  • 29 November: Alexios and Ahmed gave Public talks to graduate students of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Alexios' Public Talk was entitled "Revisiting the Connectivity Paradigm in 5G Networks". You can find his presentation here. Ahmed's Public Talk was called "Receive Spatial Modulation for Massive MIMO Systems". Have a look at his presentation here. You can find the pictures here and here

  • December 2017: Veda was interviewed by the Cantabria University Newspaper called "Periodico El Gallo". He talked about the project, shared his unique experience, said his luck and delight to study in Santander and encouraged all doctoral fellows to work on an Horizon2020 project. You can read his interview in Spanish here

  • December 2017: The fourth brochure is ready, read it here.  

  • 15 December 2017: The seventh newsletter of the 5Gwireless project is ready. You can read it here

  • 1 January 2018: Shanshan began her secondment at the OTE Academy. Look at some pictures here. The objectives of her secondment are to research on deriving good approximations of probability density function (PDF) for active interfering MTs’ distribution in uplink cellular networks and on deriving tractable framework for EE and spectral efficiency in the closed form expressions.

  • 15 January: Trinh started his secondment at the OTE Academy, in Greece. You can find pictures here. The objectives of his secondment are to understand the propagation characteristics of the narrowband and wideband mmWave signals and to evaluate the performance of the proposed energy efficient receive spatial modulation precoding and receive antenna selection schemes.

  • 30 January: The fifth 5Gwireless Plenary Meeting took place by visioconference. 

  • 1 February: Ahmed began his secondment at Siradel in France. You can see a picture here. The objectives of his secondment are to research on how many active antennas and how much transmit power each base station needs to provide the rate requirements of the users based on real traffic measurements and how predicting how the power consumption and the number of antennas will grow according to the traffic growth.

  • 13 February: Thanh participated to a festival called "Bouge la Science" ("Move the Science"). Hosted at CentraleSupelec in France, it aims to present scientific experiences and discoveries to more than 300 secondary-school pupils and high-school students. You can find the poster here and some pictures here

  • 20 February: Merve and Ahmed gave a joint Public Talk at SIRADEL. You can find his presentation here and look at the picture here

  • 1 March: The eighth newsletter of the 5Gwireless project is ready. You can read it here

  • 1 March: Alexios started his secondment at CNRS in Gif-sur-Yvette, France. 

  • 15 March: The ESRs participated to the 5Gwireless Final Conference at Bochum, Germany. This conference was co-located with the 22nd International WSA-ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas. You can find the programme here and some pictures here. For this conference, Ahmed wrote (with Adrian Agustin and Josep Vidal) a paper entitled: "Receive Antenna Selection and Hybrid Precoding for Receive Spatial Modulation in Massive MIMO Systems". And Giovanni wrote (with Pal Frenger and Erik G. Larsson) a paper entitled: "Utility-based Downlink Pilot Assignment in Cell-Free Massive MIMO". 

  • 22 March: Thanh participated to the colloque "Echos des Sciences : à l'écoute des ondes sonores" organised by the University Paris-Saclay. Thanh's Public Talk was entiled "Innovative Architectures, Wireless Technologies and Tools for High Capacity and Sustainable 5G Ultra-Dense Cellular Networks". You can watch the video here and see his poster here. You can find the program here and some pictures here.

  • 14 April: Yi Tan and Carlos gave Public Talks during the Edinburgh SciFest in an event entitled: "Family Fun Day". Many families came to the 5Gwireless stand and learned what waves are and what they can be used for. You can find the programme here,  some pictures of your ESRs and the visitors here and two videos here.

  • 02 May: The first video presentation of the 5Gwireless project was made by some ESRs and the project manager. They start with the project's recap, continue by presenting the main scientific challenges and finish by sharing their feelings and opinions on this project. You can watch the video here