5G workshop

Registration for the 5G workshop only : http://conferences.telecom-bretagne.eu/turbocodes/registration_5g/

For this edition of the Symposium, in addition to classical coding­ related themes, a special emphasis will be placed on latest advances owards the definition of the 5G physical layer.

This workshop will take place Thursday 8 September 2016 and will be chaired by David Gesbert, Professor at EURECOM. It will consist of the following 4 Special Sessions presenting new key ideas with the potential to provide the order of magnitude efficiency gain needed to meet the 5G requirements:

  • 5G for Internet of Things
  • Physical layer security for 5G
  • Cloud Radio Access Networks
  • Caching in wireless networks

Each of these 4 special sessions is organized by a recognized leader in the field and will feature internationally known invited speakers. A description of each of these Special Sessions is provided below.

Biography of David Gesbert

David Gesbert (IEEE Fellow) is Professor and Head of the Mobile Communications Department, EURECOM, France, where he also heads the Communications Theory Group. He obtained the Ph.D degree from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications, France, in 1997. From 1997 to 1999 he has been with the Information Systems Laboratory, Stanford University. In 1999, he was a founding engineer of Iospan Wireless Inc, San Jose, Ca.,a startup company pioneering MIMO-OFDM (now Intel). Between 2001 and 2003 he has been with the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo as an adjunct professor. D. Gesbert has published about 230 papers and several patents all in the area of signal processing, communications, and wireless networks. He was named in the 2014 Thomson-Reuters List of Highly Cited Researchers in Computer Science. Since 2015, he holds an ERC Advanced grant on the topic of "Smart Device Communications"

D. Gesbert was a co-editor of several special issues on wireless networks and communications theory, for JSAC (2003, 2007, 2009), EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing (2004, 2007), Wireless Communications Magazine (2006). He served on the IEEE Signal Processing for Communications Technical Committee, 2003-2008.  He was an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. He authored or co-authored papers winning the 20015 IEEE Best Tutorial Paper Award (Communications Society), 2012 SPS Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award, 2004 IEEE Best Tutorial Paper Award (Communications Society), 2005 Young Author Best Paper Award for Signal Proc. Society journals, and paper awards at conferences 2011 IEEE SPAWC, 2004 ACM MSWiM workshop. He co-authored the book “Space time wireless communications: From parameter estimation to MIMO systems”, Cambridge Press, 2006.  In 2013, he was a General Chair for the IEEE Communications Theory Workshop, and a Technical Program Chair for the Communications Theory Symposium of ICC2013. He is a Technical Program Chair for IEEE ICC 2017, to be held in Paris.

5G for Internet of Things

Keynote Speaker: Gerhard Wunder

Bio: Gerhard Wunder (IEEE Senior Member, Editor IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun.) studied electrical engineering at the University of Hannover, Germany, and the Technical University (TU) Berlin, Germany, and received his graduate degree in electrical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) with highest honors in 1999. In 2004 he received the PhD degree (Dr.-Ing.) in communication engineering on the peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) problem in OFDM with distinction (summa cum laude) in 2003 from TU Berlin and became a research group leader at the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut in Berlin. In 2008, he also received the habilitation degree (venia legendi) and became a Privatdozent (Associate Professor) at the TU Berlin in the field of detection/estimation theory, stochastic processes and information theory. Very recently, he has become Heisenberg Fellow, granted for the first time to a communication engineer, and heads now the Heisenberg Communications and Information Theory Group at the FU Berlin.

Dr. Wunder is coordinator and principal investigator both in the FP7 Call 8 project 5GNOW (www.5gnow.eu) supported by the European Commission and PROPHYLAXE (www.ict-prophylaxe.de) the largest IoT physical layer security project supported by the German Ministry of Education and Research, as well as part of project management team of FANTASTIC-5G (www.fantastic5g.eu). Dr. Wunder is a recipient of research fellowships from the German national research foundation (DFG). He also receives currently funding in the DFG priority programs 1397 COIN (Communications in Interference Limited Networks), the SPP 1798 CoSIP (Compressed Sensing in Information Processing), and the upcoming CPN 1914 (“Cyber-Physical-Networking”). In 2000 and 2005, he was a visiting professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Prof. Jayant) in Atlanta (USA, GA), and the Stanford University (Prof. Paulraj) in Palo Alto/USA (CA). In 2009 he was a consultant at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (USA, NJ), both in Murray Hill (Prof. S. Stolyar) and Crawford Hill (Dr. R. Valenzuela). In 2011 Dr. Wunder received the 2011 award for outstanding scientific publication in the field of communication engineering by the German communication engineering society (ITG Award 2011), and the Heisenberg Fellowship in 2014. He is the author of three recent articles in the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, on the PAPR problem (Dec. 2013), the IEEE Communication Magazine, 5G Special Issue (Feb. 2014), and in IEEE ACCESS on Compressed Sensing for 5G (Dec. 2015).

Special Session Chair: Petar Popovski, Nuno Pratas

Bio: Petar Popovski is a Professor in wireless communications at Aalborg University, Denmark. He received Dipl.-Ing. in electrical engineering (1997) and Magister Ing. in communication engineering (2000) from Sts. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia, and Ph.D. from Aalborg University, Denmark, in 2004. He has more than 250 publications in journals, conference proceedings and books and has more than 25 patents and patent applications. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a holder of a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council and recipient of the Elite Researcher Award (2016) in Denmark. In the past he served as an Editor in IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications, IEEE JSAC Cognitive Radio Series and Senior Editor in IEEE Communications Letters. He is currently an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications. From 2012 to 2014 he served as the Chair of IEEE ComSoc Emerging Technology Committee on Smart Grid Communications. He is a Steering Committee member for IEEE Internet of Things Journal, as well as Steering committee member of IEEE SmartGridComm. His research interests are in the broad area of wireless communication and networking, communication and information theory.


Bio: Nuno Pratas is an Assistant Professor in wireless communications at Aalborg University, Denmark. He received his Licenciatura (2005) and M.Sc. (2007) in Electrical Engineering from Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal and his Ph.D. degree (2012) in Wireless Communications from Aalborg University, Denmark. He received in 2007 a doctoral fellowship from the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation. He has been awarded twice the best student conference paper award. He has authored and co-authored more than 40 publications in conferences, journals, books and patent applications. He is serving as reviewer for IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IET Letters and other IEEE conferences and journals. He has also served as a technical program committee member on several other conferences. His research interests are on wireless communications, networks and development of analysis tools for communication systems currently focused on Machine-to-Machine and Device-to-Device applications

Physical layer security for 5G

Keynote Speaker: Yingbin Liang

Bio: Dr. Yingbin Liang received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005. In 2005-2007, she was working as a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. In 2008-2009, she was an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii. Since December 2009, she has been on the faculty at Syracuse University, where she is an associate professor. Dr. Liang's research interests include information theory, wireless communications and networks, and statistical machine learning.

Dr. Liang was a Vodafone Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during 2003-2005, and received the Vodafone-U.S. Foundation Fellows Initiative Research Merit Award in 2005. She also received the M. E. Van Valkenburg Graduate Research Award from the ECE department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in 2005. In 2009, she received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and the State of Hawaii Governor Innovation Award. More recently, her paper titled “compound wiretap channels” received the 2014 EURASIP Best Paper Award for the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. She served as an Associate Editor for the Shannon Theory of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory during 2013-2015.

Special Session Chair: Mari Kobayashi, Sheng Yang

Bio: Mari Kobayashi received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 1999 and the M.S. degree in mobile radio and the Ph.D. degree from “École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications”, Paris, France, in 2000 and 2005, respectively. From November 2005 to March 2007, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. In May 2007, she joined the Telecommunications department at CentraleSupélec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, where she is now associate professor. Her current research interests include multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) communication systems, multiuser communication theory. She is the recipient of the Newcom++ Best Paper Award in 2010, the IEEE Joint Information Theory/Communications Society Best Paper Award in 2011. She is a senior member of IEEE.




Bio: Sheng Yang received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, in 2001, and both the engineer degree and the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST, now Telecom ParisTech), Paris, France, in 2004, respectively. From 2004 to 2007, he worked as teaching and research assistant in the Communications & Electronics department in ENST. During the same period, he completed his Ph.D., graduating in 2007 from Université de Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI). From October 2007 to November 2008, he was with Motorola Research Center in Gif-sur-Yvette, France, as a senior staff research engineer, working on multiuser MIMO communication within the framework of LTE advanced and 802.16m. Since December 2008, he has joined the Telecommunications department at CentraleSupélec where he is currently an assistant professor. From April 2015, he also holds an honorary assistant professorship in the department of electrical and electronic engineering of the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He received the 2015 IEEE ComSoc Young Researcher Award for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region (EMEA). He is an editor of the IEEE transactions on wireless communications.

Cloud Radio Access Networks

Keynote Speaker: Shlomo Shamai

Bio: Shlomo Shamai (Shitz) received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technion---Israel Institute of Technology, in 1975, 1981 and 1986 respectively.

During 1975-1985 he was with the Communications Research Labs, in the capacity of a Senior Research Engineer. Since 1986 he is with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Technion---Israel Institute of Technology, where he is now a Technion Distinguished Professor, and holds the William Fondiller Chair of Telecommunications. His research interests encompasses a wide spectrum of topics in information theory and statistical communications.

Dr. Shamai (Shitz) is an IEEE Fellow, a member of the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities and a foreign member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He is the recipient of the 2011 Claude E. Shannon Award and the 2014 Rothschild Prize in Mathematics/Computer Sciences and Engineering.

He has been awarded the 1999 van der Pol Gold Medal of the Union Radio Scientifique Internationale (URSI), and is a co-recipient of the 2000 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award, the 2003, and the 2004 joint IT/COM societies paper award, the 2007 IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award, the 2009 and 2015 European Commission FP7, Network of Excellence in Wireless COMmunications (NEWCOM++, NEWCOM#) Best Paper Awards, the 2010 Thomson Reuters Award for International Excellence in Scientific Research, the 2014 EURASIP Best Paper Award (for the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking), and the 2015 IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award. He is also the recipient of 1985 Alon Grant for distinguished young scientists and the 2000 Technion Henry Taub Prize for Excellence in Research. He has served as Associate Editor for the Shannon Theory of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, and has also served twice on the Board of Governors of the Information Theory Society. He has served on the Executive Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.

Special Session Chair: Aydin Sezgin

Bio: Aydin Sezgin received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.S.) degree in communications engineering and the Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) degree in electrical engineering from the TFH Berlin in 2000 and the TU Berlin, in 2005, respectively. From 2001 to 2006, he was with the Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI), Berlin. From 2006 to 2008, he was a Post-doc and Lecturer at the Information Systems Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University. From 2008 to 2009, he was a Post-doc at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California Irvine. From 2009 to 2011, he was the Head of the Emmy-Noether-Research Group on Wireless Networks at the Ulm University. In 2011, he was professor at TU Darmstadt, Germany. He is currently a professor of Information Systems and Sciences at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.  

Aydin is interested in signal processing, communication and information theory with focus on wireless networks. He has published several book chapters, more than 30 journal and 120 conference papers on these topics. He has co-authored a book on multi-way communications. He served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 2009-2014. Aydin is the winner of the ITG-sponsorship award in 2006. He is the first recipient of the prestigious Emmy-Noether grant by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in communication engineering in 2009. He has co-authored a paper that received the best poster award at the IEEE Comm. Theory Workshop in 2011. He has also co-authored a paper that received the best paper award at ICCSPA in 2015.  

Caching in wireless networks

Keynote Speaker: Antonia Tulino

Abstract: Pre-storing data in cache memories close to the end users during periods of low network congestion or good connectivity, is one of the most promising ways to increase data rates and decrease latency and energy consumption in cellular systems. Full exploitation of the benefits offered by caching, however, requires new coding and access techniques. In this session we will propose and analyze new coding and access techniques for such cache-aided networks, and present new information-theoretic benchmarks.

Bio: Antonia M. Tulino received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Italy, in 1999. She held research positions at Princeton University, at the Center for Wireless Communications, Oulu, Finland and at Università degli Studi del Sannio, Benevento, Italy. In 2002 she joined the Faculty of the Università degli Studi di Napoli ”Federico II”, and in 2009 she joined Bell Labs. From 2011, Dr. Tulino is Member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and in 2013, she was elevated to IEEE Fellow. She has received several paper awards and among the others the 2009 Stephen O. Rice Prize in the Field of Communications Theory for the best paper published in the IEEE TRANSACTION ON COMMUNICATION in 2008. She has been principal investigator of several research projects sponsored by the European Union and the Italian National Council, and was selected by the National Academy of Engineering for the Frontiers of Engineering program in 2013. Her research interests lay in the area of communication systems approached with the complementary tools provided by signal processing, information theory and random matrix theory.

Special Session Chair: Michèle Wigger

Bio: Michèle Wigger (S’05, M’09, SM’14) received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering (with distinction) and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering both from ETH Zurich in 2003 and 2008, respectively. In 2009, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the ITA Center at the University of California, San Diego, USA. Since December 2009, she has been an Assistant Professor and an Associate Professor at Telecom ParisTech, in Paris, France. She has been an associate editor for the IEEE Communication Letters since December 2012. Her main research interests are in multi-terminal information theory, in particular in distributed source coding, and capacities of networks with states, feedback, user cooperation, or caching.