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Tutorial Title:
Modeling, Analysis and Optimization of 5G Wireless Communication Networks
Time: 14:00-15:30, Nov. 2, Monday
Room: Tivoli, 3F

Marco Di Renzo, CNRS Associate Professor                              
Paris-Saclay University                                                      
CNRS – CentraleSupelec – Univ. Paris-Sud XI                                  
3 rue Joliot-Curie, 91192 Gif-sur-Yvette, France                                
Tel: +33 (0)1 69 85 17 36                                               
Fax: +33 (0)1 69 85 17 65                                              
Cheng-Xiang Wang, Professor
Heriot-Watt University
Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems
Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK
Tel: +44 131 4513329
Fax: +44 131 4514155

The fifth-generation (5G) is coming. Quo vadis 5G? What architectures, network topologies and technologies will define 5G? Are methodologies to the analysis, design and optimization of current cellular networks still applicable to 5G? The proposed tutorial is intended to offer a comprehensive and in depth crash course to communication professionals and academics. It is aimed to critically illustrate and discuss essential and enabling transmission technologies, communication protocols and architectures that are expected to make 5G wireless communication networks a reality. More specifically, the present tutorial is focused on illustrating the critical and essential importance of channel and spatial models for an accurate system-level analysis and optimization of 5G networks, which are expected to use different frequency bands compared to state-of-the-art networks and to rely on a much denser deployment of access points and antenna-elements, to a scale that has never been observed in the past.
The tutorial is organized as follows:
1. The Path Towards 5G Communications (30 minutes – Speaker: Marco Di Renzo)

a. 5G requirements
b. 5G worldwide research activities
c. 5G potential architectures and network topologies
d. 5G transmission technologies (massive MIMO, mmWave communications, wireless-powered communications, etc.)
e. 5G standardization efforts 

2.  5G Channel Models (60 minutes – Speaker: Cheng-Xiang Wang)

a. 5G channel model requirements
b. Massive MIMO and mmWave channel models
c. Channel models for high-mobility wireless systems
d. A unified 5G channel model framework 

3. Hyper-Dense Heterogeneous Cellular Networks Modeling, Analysis and Optimization (90 minutes – Speaker: Marco Di Renzo)

a. From the grid to the point processes: Why stochastic geometry modeling of hyper-dense cellular networks?
b. Enabling mathematical tools and fundamental results
c. Experimental validation of stochastic geometry modeling
d. Stochastic geometry modeling, analysis, and optimization of massive MIMO-aided cellular networks
e. Stochastic geometry modeling, analysis, an optimization of µWave MIMO-aided cellular networks
f. Stochastic geometry modeling, analysis, and optimization of mmWave MIMO-aided cellular networks
g. Stochastic geometry modeling, analysis, and optimization of self-powered MIMO-aided cellular networks

Biography of the instructor(s):

Paris-Saclay University (CNRS – CentraleSupelec – Univ. Paris-Sud XI), Paris, France 

Marco Di Renzo (S’05–AM’07–M’09–SM’14) was born in L’Aquila, Italy, in 1978. He received the Laurea (cum laude) and the Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Information Engineering from the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of L’Aquila, Italy, in April 2003 and in January 2007, respectively. In October 2013, he received the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR) from the University Paris-Sud XI, Paris, France. Since January 2010, he has been a Tenured Associate Professor (“Chargé de Recherche Titulaire CNRS”) with Paris-Saclay University in the Laboratory of Signals and Systems (L2S), a joint academic and research laboratory of CNRS, CentraleSupelec and University Paris-Sud XI, Paris, France. His main research interests are in the field of wireless communications theory. He is a Principal Investigator of six European-funded research projects (Marie Curie ITN-GREENET, Marie Curie IAPP-WSN4QoL, Marie Curie ITN-CROSSFIRE, Marie Curie IAPP-SmartNRG, Marie Curie ITN-5Gwireless and Marie Curie RISE-CASPER). He is a co-founder and the Chief Scientific Officer for Wireless Communications Research of the university spinoff company WEST Aquila s.r.l.. From August 2002 to January 2008, he was with the Center of Excellence for Research DEWS, University of L’Aquila, Italy. In the fall of 2006, he was a Visiting Scholar in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, USA. From February 2008 to April 2009, he was a tenured Research Associate with the Telecommunications Technological Center of Catalonia (CTTC), Spain. From May 2009 to December 2009, he was an EPSRC Research Fellow with the Institute for Digital Communications (IDCOM), The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Dr. Di Renzo is the recipient of a special mention for the outstanding five-year (1997-2003) academic career, University of L’Aquila, Italy; the THALES Communications fellowship (2003-2006), University of L’Aquila, Italy; the 2004 Best Spin-Off Company Award, Abruzzo Province, Italy; the 2008 Torres Quevedo Award, Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain; the “Dérogation pour l’Encadrement de Thèse” (2010), University of Paris-Sud XI, France; the 2012 IEEE CAMAD Best Paper Award; the 2012 IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS Exemplary Reviewer Certificate; the 2013 IEEE VTC-Fall Best Student Paper Award; the 2013 Network of Excellence NEWCOM# Best Paper Award; the 2013 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY Top Reviewer Award; the 2013 IEEE-COMSOC Best Young Researcher Award for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA Region); the 2014 Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, United Kingdom; the 2014 IEEE ATC Best Paper Award; the 2014 IEEE CAMAD Best Demo Award; the 2014 IEEE CAMAD Best Paper Award; and the 2014 IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS Exemplary Reviewer Certificate. Currently, he serves as an Editor of the IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS and of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS (Heterogeneous Networks Modeling and Analysis). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and COMSOC, a Member of the European Association for Communications and Networking (EURACON), and an Member of Faculty Row - America’s Top Professors.

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Cheng-Xiang Wang received the BSc and MEng degrees in Communication and Information Systems from Shandong University, China, in 1997 and 2000, respectively, and the PhD degree in Wireless Communications from Aalborg University, Denmark, in 2004. He has been with Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK since 2005, and became a Professor in Wireless Communications in 2011. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh, UK, and a Chair/Guest Professor of Shandong University and Southeast University, China. He was a Research Fellow at the University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway, from 2001-2005, a Visiting Researcher at Siemens AG-Mobile Phones, Munich, Germany, in 2004, and a Research Assistant at Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg, Germany, from 2000-2001. He has edited 1 book and published 1 book chapter, about 100 journal papers, and over 110 conference papers. Prof. Wang has served as an editor for 8 international journals, including the IEEE TVT (since 2011) and the IEEE TWireless (2007-2009). He was the lead Guest Editor for the IEEE JSAC Special Issue on Vehicular Communications and Networks and a Guest Editor for the IEEE JSAC Special Issue on Spectrum and Energy Efficient Design of Wireless Communication Networks. He has served as a TPC Member, TPC Chair, and General Chair for more than 70 international conferences. He received several awards, including Best Paper Awards from IEEE Globecom 2010, IEEE 2011, IEEE ITST 2012, and IEEE VTC 2013-Fall, as well as the Graphical System Design Achievement Award (RF and Communications) for “Wireless Testbed Solution for Novel Future Generation Communication Systems” by the National Instruments. He gave invited keynote speeches at 5 conferences and workshops and numerous invited talks. He is a Fellow of the IET, a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Fellow of the HEA, and a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College.

Tutorial Title:
Full-Duplex Communication and Networks
Time: 14:00-15:30, Nov. 2, Monday
Room: Parma, 3F

Lingyang Song,Professor of Wireless Communications and Signal Processing
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Peking University, Beijing, China 100871
Tel: +86 (0) 10 62763131      
Yonghui Li, Associate ProfessorCentre of Excellence in Telecommunications
School of Electrical and Information Engineering
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
Tel: 61 2 9351 2236
Almost all currentlydeployed radios for wireless communications are half-duplexwhich transmit and receive signals in two separate/orthogonalchannels. With the recent development of fullduplex (FD)communication, where a mobile node can send andreceive at both the same time and the same frequency band, another avenue has opened up forincreasing the capacity twice as high spectralefficiency as a half-duplex radio. Possible applicationsof FD radios include wireless base stations, wirelessrelays and personal-area wireless devices.The tutorial willprovides a systematic overview of the foundations and recent developments of this promising FD technology, in particular from physical-layer signal processing, radio resources utilization point of view, possible applications, and summarizes the current state of the art of the theory, key strategies and techniques. There are threeaspects for this tutorial. First, we provide literature for the current state of art for the FD hardware in Physical layer. Then, we illustrate how such FD paradigm will affect the design of other layers. Finally, we study how this will change the perspectives of different networks such as femtocell networks, cognitive radio networks, D2D networks.

Biography of the instructor(s):

Lingyang Song, Professor
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
Peking University, Beijing, China
Lingyang Song (S’03–M’06–SM’12) received his PhD from the University of York, UK, in 2007, where he received the K. M. Stott Prize for excellent research. He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Oslo, Norway, and Harvard University, US, until rejoining Philips Research UK in March 2008. In May 2009, he joined the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University, China, as a full professor. His main research interests include cooperative and cognitive communications,physical layer security, and device-to-device communications. He is co-authored 3 text books, and received 8 best paper awards, including WCNM 2007, ICCC 2012, ChinaCom2012, WCSP 2012, WCNC2012, ICC 2014, Globecom 2014, and ICC 2015. He is currently on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He is the recipient of 2012 IEEE Asia Pacific (AP) Young Researcher Award, and 2012 NSFC Outstanding Young Investigator Award. He is a senior member of IEEE and IEEE distinguished lecturer since 2015.

Yonghui Li
School of Electrical and Information Engineering
The University of Sydney

Yonghui(M’04-SM’09) received his PhD degree in November 2002 from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. From 1999 – 2003, he was affiliated with Linkair Communication Inc, where he held a position of project manager with responsibility for the design of physical layer solutions for the LAS-CDMA system. Since 2003, he has been with the Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications, the University of Sydney, Australia. He is now an Associate Professor in School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney. He is the recipient of the Australian Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship in 2008 and the Australian Future Fellowship in 2012.
His current research interests are in the area of wireless communications, with a particular focus on MIMO, cooperative communications, coding techniques and wireless sensor networks. He holds a number of patents granted and pending in these fields. He is an executive editor for European Transactions on Telecommunications (ETT). He received the best paper awards from IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2014 and IEEE Wireless Days Conferences (WD) 2014.

Tutorial Title: 
Tutorial on “Super Resolution Imaging and Research Trends”
Time: 14:00-15:30, Nov. 2, Monday
Room: Roma, 1F

Name: Dr.  Varsha H Patil
Tel. No.: Office: 0253-2577181, 9881024325
Email: ,
Super-Resolution Imaging serves as an essential reference for both academicians and practicing engineers. The tutorial shall cover the new research area of super resolution imaging. Super-Resolution Imaging tutorial presents a comprehensive analysis of current technology, along with new research findings and directions for future work. Aim is to cover Super Resolution basics, process, and current methodologies in use and under development and to create awareness and interest in this area as well as inspiration to researchers.

Biography of the instructor(s):

Professor Dr. V. H. Patil with 25 years of teaching experience is currently working as professor & Head of Computer Engineering department with additional responsibility of vice-principal at Matoshri College of Engineering & Research Centre situated at Nashik.She is member of board of studies of Computer Engineering at University of Pune. She is recipient of various honors & awards. She has authored 3 books in areas Discrete Mathematics, Data Structures and Theory of Computation published by  publishers as McGraw Hill & Oxford University Press. She has 35 papers to her credit, which are published at various national and international Journals and conferences.  She is life member of various professional bodies. Madam Patil is involved and has completed research projects under various funding bodies. Her areas of interest include Image Processing, Parallel Computing and Soft Computing.
Vice Principal, Professor & Head 
Department of Computer Engineering
           Matoshri College of  Engineering  and Research Centre, Nashik,

Tutorial Title:
Advanced Ad Hoc and Mesh Networks: From Theoretical to Practical
Time: 14:00-15:30, Nov. 2, Monday
Room: Milano, 3F

Jiajia Liu
School of Cyber Engineering, Xidian University, China

Ad hoc and mesh networks have been of significant importance among various networking techniques, and have received a great deal of attention from both academia and industry in the last decades. Recently, extensive research interests in ad hoc and mesh networks have been further sparkled around the newly emerging concepts of Internet-of-Things (IoT), LTE-A and 5G networks, D2D communication, machine type communication (MTC), cognitive radios, smart vehicle, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), etc. Therefore, we provide a tutorial for the latest research progress in advanced ad hoc and mesh networking techniques, from both theoretical side and practical side.
1. Theoretical modeling and evaluation
1.1 Interference in large-scale ad hoc networks
  - Poisson point process
  - Interference in Poisson networks
  - Random channel access
  - CSMA modeling
  - Outage and ergodic rate
  - Applicability to LTE-A multi-tier heterogeneous networks
1.2 End-to-end information propagation
  - Network dynamics and Markov chain
  - Operations of distributed coordination functions
  - V2V and V2I communication
  - Message relaying in DTNs/MANETs
- Derivations of throughput and delivery delay
1.3 Network reliability evaluation
  - Independent vs. correlated failures
 - Deterministic failure models
 - Line failure model
 - Circular failure model
 - Probabilistic failure models
 - Reliability assessment and estimation
2. Practical design and field experiment
 - Relay-by-smartphones for post-disaster relief
 - Integrations with UAVs
 - Moveable and deployable resource unit (MDRU) for disaster recovery
 - Field experiment for mesh network building with MDRU
3. Discussions and Future Directions

Biography of the instructor(s):

Jiajia Liu
School of Cyber Engineering, Xidian University, China

Jiajia Liu (S'11-M'12) received the Ph.D. degree in information sciences from Tohoku University, Japan, in 2012. He was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) special research fellow in Tohoku University from Apr. 2012 to Mar. 2014. He is currently a Full Professor at the School of Cyber Engineering, Xidian University. His research interests include wireless and mobile ad hoc networks, network modeling, evaluation and optimization, LTE-A and 5G networks. He received the Yasujiro Niwa Outstanding Paper Award in 2012, and the Best Paper Awards of IEEE WCNC in 2012 and 2014. He was also a recipient of the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Students Abroad in 2011, the Tohoku University RIEC Student Award, and the Tohoku University Professor Genkuro Fujino Award in 2012, as well as the prestigious Dean Award and President Award of Tohoku University in 2013. He has been serving as editor for IEEE Network, guest editors and technical program committees of numerous international journals and conferences, including IEEE TETC, IEEE IoT Journal, WCNC 2013-2015, WCSP 2013-2015, etc. He is a member of IEEE.

Tutorial Title:
Economics of TV White Space Networks
Time: 16:00-17:30, Nov. 2, Monday
Room: Tivoli, 3F

Jianwei Huang and Lin Gao

Database-assisted TV white space network is a promising paradigm of dynamic spectrum sharing, and can effectively improve the spectrum utilization and alleviate the spectrum scarcity, via the centralized control of TV white space databases residing in the cloud. In this tutorial, we discuss the business modeling for database-assisted TV white space network, which is very important for the wide commercialization of this promising technology. Motivated by several recent business practices, we will discuss two types of different business models: spectrum market and information market. In the spectrum market model, spectrum licensees, through spectrum brokers acted by databases, lease the under-utilized (licensed) TV channels to unlicensed wireless devices for secondary utilization. In the information market model, databases sells the advanced information regarding (unlicensed) TV channels to unlicensed wireless devices in order to enhance the secondary spectrum utilization performance. We will discuss the trading mechanism for both market models, and evaluate the feasibility and performance of both models through theoretical and numerical studies.

Biography of the instructor(s):

Jianwei Huang, Associate Professor & IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer
Dept. of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Room 718, Ho Sin-Hang Engineering Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
Jianwei Huang (S'01-M'06-SM'11) is an Associate Professor and Director of the Network Communications and Economics Lab (, in the Department of Information Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2005, and worked as a Postdoc Research Associate at Princeton University during 2005-2007. His main research interests are in the area of network economics and games, with applications in wireless communications, networking, and smart grid. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society (2015-2016).
Dr. Huang is the co-recipient of 8 Best Paper Awards, including IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications in 2011, and Best (Student) Paper Awards from IEEE WiOpt 2015, IEEE WiOpt 2014, IEEE WiOpt 2013, IEEE SmartGridComm 2012, WiCON 2011, IEEE GLOBECOM 2010, and APCC 2009. He received the IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2009. He has co-authored four books: "Wireless Network Pricing," "Monotonic Optimization in Communication and Networking Systems,"  "Cognitive Mobile Virtual Network Operator Games," and "Social Cognitive Radio Networks". He has co-authored four "ESI Highly Cited Papers," which are among the top 1% papers in terms of citations within the field of Computer Science according to Web of Science.
Dr. Huang has served as an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking (2015-), Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2010-2015), Editor of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications - Cognitive Radio Series (2011-2014), Editor and Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Society Technology News (2012-2014), and Editor-in-Chief of IEEE ComSoc TCCN Communications (2015-). He has served as a Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid special issue on "Big Data Analytics for Grid Modernization" (2016), IEEE Network special issue on "Smart Data Pricing" (2016), IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications special issues on "Economics of Communication Networks and Systems" (2012) and "Game Theory in Communication Systems" (2008), and IEEE Communications Magazine feature topic on "Communications Network Economics" (2012). 
Dr. Huang has served as Vice Chair (2015-2016) of IEEE Communications Society Cognitive Network Technical Committee, Vice Chair (2010-2012) and Chair (2012-2014) of IEEE Communications Society Multimedia Communications Technical Committee, a Steering Committee Member of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (2012-2014) and IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (2012-2014), Chair of Meeting and Conference Committee (2012-2013) and Vice Chair of Technical Affairs Committee (2014-2015) of IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Board. He has served as the TPC Co-Chair of IEEE WiOpt 2017, IEEE ICCC 2015 Wireless Communications System Symposium, IEEE SDP 2015, NetGCoop 2014, IEEE SmartGridComm 2014 Demand Response and Dynamic Pricing Symposium, IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 Selected Areas of Communications Symposium, IEEE WiOpt 2012, IEEE ICCC 2012 Communication Theory and Security Symposium, IEEE GlOBECOM 2010 Wireless Communications Symposium, IWCMC 2010 Mobile Computing Symposium, and GameNets 2009. He is a frequent TPC member of leading networking conferences such as INFOCOM and MobiHoc. He is the recipient of IEEE ComSoc Multimedia Communications Technical Committee Distinguished Service Award in 2015 and IEEE GLOBECOM Outstanding Service Award in 2010.

Lin GAO, Associate Professor
School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) Shenzhen Graduate School
HITSGS Campus, Shenzhen University Town, Xili, Shenzhen, China (518055)
Lin Gao (S’08-M’10) is an Associate Professor in the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) Shenzhen Graduate School. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) in 2006 and 2010, respectively, and worked as a Postdoc Fellow in the Department of Information Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong during 2010-2015. His research interests are in the game theory and network economics, in particular, the game-theoretic modeling and analysis for cooperative communications, cognitive radio networks, TV white space networks, cellular-WiFi interworking, mobile cloud computing, and mobile crowdsourcing. He is the co-recipient of 3 Best Paper Awards in the IEEE International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks (WiOpt 2013, 2014, and 2015).
Dr. Gao has served as a Guest Editor of special issue on "Economics and Optimizations in Wireless Communication Networks (EOWC)", in Journal of Mobile Information Systems (2015). He has served as Publicity Chair of the 4th IEEE Workshop on Smart Data Pricing (SDP 2015), and Symposium Chair of Pricing and Network Optimization Symposium in the 5th International Conference on Game Theory for Networks (GameNets 2014). He is the TPC member of a variety of leading networking conferences such as ICC, GLOBECOM, and WiOpt.

Yuan Luo

Dept. of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Room 825, Ho Sin-Hang Engineering Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong

Yuan Luo is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Information Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2015, her M.S. degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (China) in 2011, and B.S. degree from Tianjin University (China) in 2008. From September 2014 to February 2015, she was a visiting scholar in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley. Her research interests are in the field of wireless communications and network economics, with current emphasis on TV white space networks and crowdsourcing. She is the recipient of the Best Paper Award in the IEEE International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks (WiOpt) in 2014. She served as a session chair in GLOBECOM’13, and a TPC member of IEEE ICCC’15 and GameNets’16.

Tutorial Title:
Energy Harvesting Wireless Communications: Resource Management and Cross-Layer Design
Time: 16:00-17:30, Nov. 2, Monday
Room: Parma, 3F

Sheng Zhou, Chuan Huang

In this tutorial, we provide an extensive overview for the recent research advances in the emerging energy harvesting wireless communications, in particular from the physical layer resource management and cross layer design point of view. Starting from the basic concepts of wireless communications powered by energy harvesters and the modeling of the random energy arrival processes, we overview the state-of-the-art results on the capacity/throughput limits for various types of wireless channels powered by energy harvesters. Then, we summarize the cross-layer designs that match the harvested energy to stochastic traffic variations over time and space, medium access control, and dynamic node sleeping, respectively. Finally, some applications of energy harvesting to the upcoming 5G systems are also discussed.

Biography of the instructor(s):

Sheng Zhou
Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

Sheng Zhou (S’06–M’12) is an assistant professor in Electronic Engineering Department at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University, in 2005 and 2011, respectively. From January to June 2010, he was a visiting student at Wireless System Lab, Electrical Engineering Department, Stanford University. His research interests include cross-layer design for multiple antenna systems, cooperative transmission in cellular systems, and green wireless communications.
Dr. Zhou has been studying on green communications since 2009 and published extensively in this area. He served as the guest co-editor for the China Communications Feature Topic on Energy Conservation and Harvesting for Green Communications (published on March. 2014). He served as the publicity chair of IEEE ICCC’12, the SPC symposium co-chair of IEEE ICCC’15, and the TPC member of WCNC, VTC, ICC, and GLOBECOM.
He is a co-recipient of the Best Paper Award from the Asia-Pacific Conference on Communication (APCC) in 2009 and 2013, the 23th IEEE International Conference on Communication Technology (ICCT) in 2011, and the 25th Intl. Tele-traffic Cong. (ITC) in 2013. 

Chuan Huang
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 611731, China

Chuan Huang (S’09–M’13) is a professor in National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Communications, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA, in 2012, and his M.S. in Communications Engineering and B.S. in Math both from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 2008 and 2005, respectively. From Aug. 2012 to Dec. 2013, he had been a Postdoc Research Fellow, and then promoted as an Assistant Research Professor from Dec. 2013 to July 2014 both at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA. He had also worked as a visiting scholar at National University of Singapore and a research associate at Princeton University, respectively. His current research interests include energy harvesting communications, multicast traffic scheduling, full-duplex communications, and signal processing in wireless communications.
Dr. Huang is the recipient of the “1000 plan” in Sichuan Province, China. He served as a guest editor of IEEE Access Journal, and the TPC member of WCNC, ICC, and GLOBECOM

Tutorial Title:
Advanced Techniques Driving Mobile Communications Forward
Time: 16:00-17:30, Nov. 2, Monday
Room: Roma, 1F

Instructor(s): Lie-Liang Yang

Abstract: Driven by the explosive growth of the variety of wireless services, mobile communications have been in the rapid development for several decades through the introduction of various advanced techniques at different stages. Without any doubt, this trend will continue to the future, towards the mobile networks that are capable of providing ultra high capacity while at relatively low cost, and are supported by the techniques of high spectral- and energy-efficiency, high flexibility and intelligence. Currently, a lot of researches are going on worldwide for the 5G mobile systems, with the motivation to support, such as, 1000 times the current system capacity, 10 times the spectral efficiency, energy efficiency and data rate, and 25 times the average cell throughput.
This tutorial will first review the state-of-the-art in mobile communications, with the emphasis on the history, principles and regulations of some typical techniques as well as their limits. Following the routes of the development of mobile communications, we will then discuss a range of techniques that may be employed for driving mobile communications to the future. The principles, advantages and challenges of a range of advanced techniques will be addressed, which may include heterogeneous wireless networking, Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) and massive MIMO, resource allocation, cross-layer optimization, cooperative communications, cognitive radios, multicell cooperation/processing and Coordinated MultiPoint (CoMP), ultra-dense deployment and user-centered distributed antenna concepts, MilliMeter-Wave (MMW) communications, mobile social networks, etc.  The tutorial will be concluded by the discussion of some open research issues towards the future generations of mobile communication systems.

Biography of the instructor(s):
Lie-Liang Yang (M’98, SM’2002) received his M.Eng and Ph.D degrees in communications and electronics from Northern (Beijing) Jiaotong University, Beijing, China in 1991 and 1997, respectively, and his B.Eng degree in communications engineering from Shanghai Tiedao University, Shanghai, China in 1988. Since December 1997, he has been with the University of Southampton, where he has been the professor of wireless communications since 2010. During his more than 20-year research/academic career, he has carried out research on a wide range of topics in wireless communications, wireless networks and signal processing for wireless communications. He has authored/co-authored three books, published 300+ research papers, which include 120+ journal papers and 190+ conference papers, mainly in IEEE/IET journals and IEEE conference proceedings. Dr. Yang is a Fellow of the IET (previously IEE) in the UK and a senior member of the IEEE in the USA. He acted as TPC/symposium/area/track/workshop chairs for various conferences and was involved in the teams of Technical Programme Committees (TPC) of many conferences. He has served as an associate editor to several journals, including IEEE Transactions of Vehicular Technology and IEEE Access, and as one of the guest editors organized several special issues for the journals, including IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine, IEEE Communication Magazine. For further information about his research and publications please refer to

Lie-Liang Yang
(Professor of Wireless Communications)
School of Electronics and Computer Science
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering
University of Southampton,
SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom







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